Petronia Palms, Just Off Duval St. Safe! and Has a Large Pool!
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Private Homes, Old Town house description
First I want to say. With the many Scammers out there? I do not advertise on Craigslist. Welcome to Petronia Palms! and the 'Royal Palm Cottage'! The sooner you book, the better the Deal! The safest location in Key West!
This is a monthly rental! Just wanted to give a heads up, that I don't use the calendar on this booking site, as I have multiple VRBO vacation rentals that may be available to you, too.
Was on the HGTV ( Home and Garden) show, 'Bang for your Buck'.Filmed April 2010.
Petronia Palms Is located just one block from the famous “Duval Street”! Which dumps out right at the ' World Famous 801 Bourbon Bar'. This lovely stand alone 800 sq. ft. cottage is located on Petronia Street Rear and just over 150 feet off the road by itself in it’s own enchanting little peaceful compound of 4 beautiful/cute cottages. The compound has a security coded entrance too. You are within walking distance to most of what Key West has to offer. Although close to Duval, the cottage is a quiet escape, since it is set back in its own little world of peace. You can kick back, just outside your private French doors from the large living room next to the 12 ft. x 24 ft. shared pool. Or just relax on the decking surrounding the pool under the sun in day and the stars at night or under the large covered porch, which leads along the meandering brick pathways. A large Gas BBQ has been provided, so that you can prepare your favorite meats and foods. Even Hammocks provided for each cottage,too. We can even provide any special requests, such as running an errand for Wine, flowers, etc., some may require a small fee to do so.
The single story cottage will sleep 4 very comfortably and has a large living room, large private/separate bedroom with a King sized bed, a queen sofa sleeper with memory form mattress in the living area, nice sized kitchen,with Slate flooring , diningroom and full bath with Slate flooring ,the rest of the cottage is in brand new 18 inch tile, theres a washer and dryer in its own private secured room. You can cool down , ( or warm up in the winter ) with a dip in the pool or enjoy the new Central Air conditioning, within the cottage!
IT IS VERY PRIVATE AND QUIET! PUTS YOU IN A PLACE OF PEACEFULLNESS!
I have provided free DSL internet & wireless (Wifi), phone with FREE long distance use, and cable TV an alarm system too. I also provide the use of 8 (Eight) Brand New Bikes with locks, lights, baskets at a very minimal charge too! And use of a safe at no additional costs. Its located in the heart of old town, this cottage is the perfect spot to enjoy the sites and sounds of historic Key West. Enjoy the excitement of the tropical evening, night life, just a minute’s walk over to Duval Street. Not far from where Hemmingway hung out at “Sloppy Joe’s”. AND, everyone has their own PRIVATE parking place, right infront the compound. Yes, everybody has a place to park! Unheard of in Old Town Key West...
I have decorated the Petronia Palms cottages with carefully chosen colors, furnishings and fabrics, to remind you that you truly are in a tropical oasis, but with the Key West flare! The traditional Caribbean blues, yellows, greens and cottage style furnishings, make you feel as though you are in paradise, as you grab your favorite book and mix your favorite frozen beverage, in the fully equipped kitchen. Centrally located, you can bike or walk to the beaches or visit the special boutiques and restaurants up and down Duval Street!
This is it; paradise is waiting for you at Petronia Palms!!
Also I have a less priced condo in the Meadows at VRBO # 171894 or #219051 and #249689 at Petronia Palms too. And a Private home right next to Petronia Palms # 442437. And a Studio in Petronia Palms for the folks on a budget at #265376. and if you are looking for Kauai Hawaii? Look at VRBO # 152385.
Keywords: Single Story Cottage
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Covered Parking:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Washing Machine:
- Air Conditioning:
- Outdoor Grill
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Miniature Golf
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
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Best Vacation EVER!
Best Vacation EVER!
Well it has taken me a while to write a review only because doing so reminds me of how amazing this trip was and it makes me sad that I'm no longer there! The condo was absolutely perfect! Ted was great with explaining everything and getting the payment situated. The condo was very clean and secluded, our own personal paradise. Every possible thing that you would need was in that condo!!! The pool and personal hammocks and bbq made everything just a little more perfect! Christina was very helpful (she actually helped me find my idol Nick Carter who was in town!) The location was perfect. It was peaceful but also walking distance to all the bar and hot spots on Duval Street! The bikes that were available to use was an extra bonus. We rode them all over the island. I would give anything to stay in Petronia Palms forever! Thanks to Ted my goal one day is to live in Key West he made a memorable vacation something I would love to experience every day and I hope to one day soon return! Thanks again :)
- Guest Nicole (Michigan )
- Date of stay 07/08/13
- Review Submitted 08/07/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Very cool you got to see Nick Carter. he is actually a friend of mine. Next time he is in KW, I plan to have him stay at Petronia Palms. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see yah back. Thanks. Ted the Owner!
Peaceful and Yet Close to Everything
Peaceful and Yet Close to Everything
I am just completing my 2-week stay here in the Petronia Palms compound and I must say that having visited Key West several times, this was one of the most enjoyable and peaceful. Christina is a wonderful resource and a new Key West friend. I particularly enjoyed the pool where I did my daily water exercise regimen, then coming inside for a sandwich before heading out for a walk over to the beach. I am already booked for a 30-day stay in late Dec 2013 to the end of January 2014 ... I may try to return sooner! Thanks to all!
- Guest Mike (Washington, DC)
- Date of stay 06/12/13
- Review Submitted 06/26/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+, people with disabilities.
Owner response: Thanks for being a Repeater. Hope to see yah back, so. Oh wait, you already have booked to come back. Thanks for the kind words. Ted The Owner!
5 Star Accommodations
5 Star Accommodations
My husband and I stayed for 15 days.....we loved it. The location is perfect....every ammenity we needed was in our cottage...I'm a clean freak and our place was spotless. Christina is a gem....she was available for any questions we had. The laundry facilities is definitely a plus as well as the gas grill. The pool was clean and perfect for a cooling off swim. Another plus...off street parking. We booked in for next year and are bringing our family for 20 days...that says it all!
- Guest Bodee (Ohio)
- Date of stay 12/29/12
- Review Submitted 04/27/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+, people with disabilities.
Owner response: I appreciate your response. Glad you enjoyed your stay. We / I look forward to your next stay. Thanks, From Ted the Owner!
Sent my son and his girlfriend here to spend a week for their Christmas gift. Both absolutely LOVED the location and convenience of this cottage. Also said it was just perfect for the two of them and they really appreciated having bikes at their disposal. Their only complaint was difficulty locating the washing machine. (I think they probably just weren't really looking that hard!) Very satisfied and would definitely rent it again!
- Guest Marla V.
- Date of stay 12/29/12
- Review Submitted 01/05/13
Owner response: I'm glad they had a great time, as almost everyone does. But, not to find their own private Washer and Dryer? Which is right at their cottage location? That is a first. I'm not sure what happened, but upon check in, everything is pointed out. Just opening the door that says Washer and Dryer would have done the job. We always instruct check in's, if anything is needed? Call the property manager. Glad they had a nice time and it appears they still did with clean clothes too. The Owner of Petronia Palms, since it has been Petronia Palms. Ted Franse
We have stayed at Petronia Palms for three years in a row now, and that attests to how much we enjoy this property, the staff, and the location. It is peaceful and spacious enough for our family of four. We can park our car and ride bikes everywhere (provided by the owner) the whole time we're in town. Christina is available at all times via text or phone to respond to requests. We have stayed in the Date Palm, Queen Palm, and Royal Palm (different years), and have enjoyed each. The pictures of the property are exact representations of where you'll be staying. We liked it so much the first two years that we rented the whole complex this year and brought along our friends and family. Some of the things we like about the Royal Palm cottage: ceiling fans in every room (even the bathroom and kitchen) to facilitate air flow on cooler days when the a/c is not needed, comfortable king-sized bed in the bedroom, *very* well-equipped kitchen (I couldn't believe I even found a pizza pan and round pizza cutter), pull-out sofa with a mattress that was in good shape, large closet in the bedroom. The one negative review of this property lists nit-picky things that need attention--I think the comment is ridiculous. Each year we've visited we've found new things that Ted has upgraded; he, Christina and the staff are making constant improvements. This is not a chain hotel--it's a privately-owned, well-kept set of cottages. If you want a cookie-cutter hotel room, stay at the Marriott. If you want to actually feel like you're in Key West, Petronia Palms can't be beat.
- Guest Susan (Raleigh, NC)
- Date of stay 12/16/12
- Review Submitted 12/21/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Owner response: I greatly appreciate your nice comments. It's nice when we are appreciated. As some must nit-pick about some stupid stuff, which is normally out of our control. Thanks again. And I / We appreciate your continued returns. Thanks from the Owner Ted Franse and the Crew.
Perfect KW Location
Perfect KW Location
We visited KW for the annual Parrothead Meeting of the Mind gathering and got a real lucky break when we found Petronia Palms on VRBO. Situated within a small compound of cottage homes all under one ownership, this is a one bedroom, one bathroom cottage with a dining area, large kitchen (fully equipped) and beautifully furnished living room with large flat screen TV and all other fun electronics. A pool with deck chairs is right outside the double-door entrance and the owner provides bikes for the guests. The location is a block off Duval but without all the party noise. It's also located about halfway between Casa Marina Hotel and Schooners Wharf and only a couple of blocks from Blue Heaven. The place was exceptionally clean and the property manager was around to help in any way. We highly recommend Petronia Palms for any length of stay in the Conch Republic
- Guest Steve S. (Anna Maria Island, Florida)
- Date of stay 10/31/12
- Review Submitted 11/15/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks for the nice write up. I appreciate the kind words. We all work real hard to make sure everyone has the best time / stay, possible. Thanks Again.
BEST KEPT SECRET
BEST KEPT SECRET
Cottage was awesome, it was super clean , well stocked with all utensils all you have to do is bring food and beverages. The property manager (Christine) was knowledgeable about the island ie: best places to eat,drink and be merry and the best places to park. I am definitly renting this cottage again and again.
- Guest Andy and Marisol (Miami,Fl)
- Date of stay 09/17/11
- Review Submitted 06/29/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank You for your review. I'm glad folks notice all the hard work we all put in to make the compound real nice. As you noticed the location is just "Perfect". Close to everything, yet situated in the center of a block, where most don't even know my property is where it is. Hope to see yah back, soon. Thanks. The Owner-Ted Franse
GREAT PLACE TO STAY!!!
GREAT PLACE TO STAY!!!
Everyone should put Key west on their BUCKET LIST!!! We stayed at the most wonderful place! Christina, cottage and pool were the best. We walked to everything. Can't wait to return.
- Guest Gary S. (-)
- Date of stay 05/09/12
- Review Submitted 05/13/12
Owner response: Thanks for the write up. I appreciate it. I agree, Key West should be on everyones' Bucket list and so should Petronia Palms. Thanks the Owner, Ted.
Petronia palms a hit with me and friends
Petronia palms a hit with me and friends
My sister and I stayed in the Royal Palm Cottage for several days in December. Friends stayed in the Queen Palm. We loved the looks and comfort of the two cottages. Every convenience we could want. The manager, Christine, was extremely responsive, installing new internet equipment and making sure everything worked properly. She is a very customer oriented and conscientious manager. The pool was inviting, warm and used every day. My little dog loved sitting in her basket by the pool watching the activity. I used the free bikes every day. The other guests were friendly, courteous and quiet. The cottages are secluded yet minutes from everyplace you want to go. The two parking spaces were tight but useable and when full, we could find street parking within a few yards of the entrance to the property. Within a day after checking in, I extended my stay for another two days and would have stayed another two weeks if possible. I definitely plan to return, hopefully for a longer stay. The cottage is set up perfectly for long visits.
- Guest Elizabeth P.
- Date of stay 12/08/11
- Review Submitted 02/20/12
Owner response: Thank you for the kind words. I am glad you all had a Great time. The Year around heated pool is a hit and thank you for the nice words about the Free Use of all my bikes. The Free Bike's seemed to never be appreciated, by most. So, thanks for that. I hope to see you back, soon. Thanks again from The Owner, and my crew.
A Beautiful Place To Stay
A Beautiful Place To Stay
My wife, little dog Louis and I just completed our month stay in this unit. Last year we stayed in the smaller Sago Palms unit. Here are just a few advantages of Petronia Palms: - As other guests have mentioned, this is a really beautiful, cozy, secluded group of 4 small cottages. -Everyone of the units is very light and bright. This unit has both front and patio doors which really makes the cottage feel airy and open. -This unit and the other two large units have central air. This is a big deal in Key West where many cottages and small homes have window/wall units which add quite a bit more noise. -This unit has it’s own washer and dryer. If you’re staying for a month or more, this is huge. -The pool is always heated and warm. It costs a ton of money to heat a pool and Ted always keeps this one comfortable. -Kristina the complex manager is always extremely prompt and very pleasant responding to email or calls as is Ted the owner. -The prices are competitive which is to say expensive. Key West is an expensive place to stay but the price of these units is very competitive with other locations in the area. -Location. This has been mentioned before but you could not have a better Key West location. It’s walking distance to almost anywhere on the island or a quick bike to the more distant locations. -Bikes are provided for free. So if two people stay and rented bicycles, it would cost you another $400 a month for two bikes. Nothing is perfect and if you stay long enough in Key West the various quirky characters and events will become part of your life. Sometimes driving you a little crazy. But I’m rating this place, not the people and highly recommend Petronia Palms as a place to stay here in Key West.
- Guest sansei1 (Minneapolis/St Paul area)
- Date of stay 01/01/12
- Review Submitted 02/03/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you very much. I do agree with you about some of the crazy things that happen in Key West and glad we were able to get an issue or two resolved.Sometime issues do come up, that are totally out of my control. I hope to see you back. I may be 3,000 miles away, but I literally spend hours each day, on the phone, texting, emailing all the staff in Key West, to make sure whatever needs to be done, gets done, no matter what it costs. I hope you enjoyed the Party that Christina and I put together. I heard it was fun.Wished I could have been there. Thanks!
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Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: This is a picture taken of my girlfriend and I on a long 350 mile ride up and back down the entire Keys for the day. What an awesome ride. Fortunately she loves the tropics as much as I do. So traveling to Key West or Hawaii, where I have many different vacation rentals, which I own, doesn't require me to twist her arm to go.
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes, Old Town:
Back in July of 2008 my girlfriend and I went back to Key West, because the previous stay was all work, converting one of my condos in the Meadows in Key West. While we were there, the last day I was told about a compound one block off Duval Street on Petronia Street, that was not directly listed for sale, but was just awesome. So I asked my girlfriend to go, and said no way, because if I liked it, I would start crunching numbers to figure out how to buy it. I went alone and met with now the previous owner. Of course, I then went back and got my girlfriend to come back to check this piece of paradise out. Most folks that have lived in Key West, don't even have a clue that this compound is back there, off its own little un-paved street. The compound is so quiet and peaceful and totally tropical with all the Key West colors too. The Big pool was in great shape as the entire compound. So, for those next few months, lots of Negotiations and finally on October 1st 2008, I became the new owner.I gave it the new name Petronia Palms and everything has been decorated to fit in with the Key West flare! Each cottage has its own personality and have been decorated to the max. I even have one with tons of Hemingway artifacts too. My handyman in Key West has become a welcomed sight to all that have stayed there. He has without my asking, took folks fishing, boating, shrimping, trips to the store etc. He even brings the folks fresh fish after his big catches. He has become the tour guide.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
I have already been there 6 times since October 2008, doing lots of 20 hours days, providing lots of improvements to the entire compound. My next visit is set for May 1st 2009, to do more work. The compound is so peaceful. Who would think so, for being only a block or so from the Famous Duval Street. It is unknown to most the locals. I have heard comments, like, wow, I never knew this was back here. What a plus, to be off a one-way street and a private street off of Petronia Street. Sitting in the compound having a BBQ, swimming, sitting and reading a book, taking one of the 8 bikes provided for a ride or just sitting out on one of the many private decks for each cottage is a nice plus too. The entire compound is real lush with tropical plants and little cute artifacts around the entire compound. Too Cute! Even though each cottage is its own home, over time you get to know the others that are staying.Being right down the street to Duval Street, it is easy to get anywhere in mid-town and walk back home for a night-cap. It is its own little world away from the world.Pretty cool.
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Living Room area! All new!
Private security coded entrance!
Living Room Area, and a Queen Sofa Bed!
Private bedroom with a King Bed!
Private deck area with lots of your own Hammocks and a large BBQ.
Private covered deck, with your own large BBQ!
Another Bedroom shot! Cable and TV, plus music too.
An overhead shot. That's me the Owner.
View outside Kitchen window.
All your sitting and tanning area.
The Royal Palm back private deck, with your own BBQ and Hammocks.
Private parking at Petronia Palms!
Royal Palm Cottage entrance next to lovely pool!
Another of Living area!
Hallway from private bedroom and past the kitchen into livingroom!
French doors from Bedroom onto Deck and private walkway and large BBQ!.
View of Pool from Inside the Royal Palm cottage!
Full Bath with a Tub and shower!
Overhead Picture of the Compound Pool. Owner not included. LOL.
View outside the Kitchen window. Very Peaceful.
Nice year-round heated pool.
Right outside your door.
This is from where you would be sitting outside the Royal palm cottage.
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