Petronia Palms, Just Off Duval St.Safe! and Has a Large Pool!
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Private Homes, Old Town cottage description
First I want to say. With the many Scammers out there? I do not advertise on Craigslist. Welcome to Petronia Palms! and the 'Date Palm Cottage'! The sooner you book, The better the DEAL! The safest location in Key West!
NOTE: 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 700 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 the cottage covered in brand new 18 inch tile flooring , dining room and full bath , washer and dryer in its own private secured room. You can cool down with a dip in the pool,( or warm up in the winter ) or enjoy the new Central Air conditioning, within the cottage! 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...
IT IS VERY PRIVATE AND QUIET! PUTS YOU IN A PLACE OF PEACEFULNESS!
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”. You also get your own private front parking spot, right in front of the Petronia Palms compound and off the main street.
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,# 208439 and # 249689 in 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 Private Cottage
- 800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Parking Off Street:
- Air Conditioning:
- Linens Provided:
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Your own Private parking spot in front of private compound!
Pool & Spa
- Heated Pool
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Wood Deck
- Away From It All
- Water Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Jet Skiing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Freshwater Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Deepsea Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Equestrian Events
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Rain Forests
- Duty Free Shops
- Winery Tours
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Eco Tourism
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- In addition, I also have other cottages at Petronia Palms on homeaway Property # 210550, Property # 248921, Property # 258192 and one in the Meadows at Property # 182589 . Only one block off Duval Street and in its own peaceful secured locked compound. This is the safest part of Key West, also known as Solares Hill in Old Town. My compound is on the highest point in Key West at 18 feet, right on Solares Hill point. This is in the heart of Historic Mid-Town, one block from all the main action on Duval Street, but the compound itself is centered in the middle of the block, so nothing can be heard. The best of both Worlds. Golf: I provide Brand New Bikes with locks, lights, baskets at a very minimal charge too!...moreless
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We stayed at Date Palms for eleven nights, and found it well stocked with a warm pool right outside our door. The location was perfect--only a block from upper Duval Street. Dale, the caretaker, was always obliging and so helpful. This little cottage sits among three others with a pool to share. We enjoyed the other tenants, and I was so happy my little dog was welcome, too. Thanks.
- Guest W'orly (Poestenkill, NY)
- Date of stay 09/07/09
- Review Submitted 10/02/09
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, age 55+, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: I appreciate the write up. Thanks!
Great cottage and a great time
Great cottage and a great time
My husband and I stayed in June 2013 everyone was so nice. The place was very clean and Christina was great. The owner was very easy to work with everything went very smooth. We had a great neighbor the whole time we were there. It's definitely somewhere we will be staying again.
- Guest Beth S.
- Date of stay 06/15/13
- Review Submitted 08/20/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Glad you had a Great time. Ted The Owner!
Jeff and Sue Wilson
Jeff and Sue Wilson
We spent a wonderful week and had great accommodations! Mother Nature did not smile on us all the time but we loved where we stayed. The pictures on the website were very accurate and we felt very safe. We really appreciated the helpfulness of Christina! She told us good places to go and even helped us attain shrimp for the dinner we cooked in our cottage! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who would like to be close to the action but far enough away for some peace and relaxation!
- Guest Jeff & Sue (Monmouth, IL)
- Date of stay 07/11/13
- Review Submitted 07/19/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Thanks for the nice review. I know the weather has been strange this Summer. Rain Rain Rain. Hey, at least NO hurricanes. Thanks. The Owner, Ted.
This was our first Key West experience. Luck of the draw on this property. The description was just as noted on sight. Very clean, plenty of towels, great location. Easy walk to the action, but far enough away to be quiteand relax. Ted was easy to work with, and Christina had great info. on food, grocery store etc. Will to return in the future!! We flew into Key West & rented a scooter. Best choice of travel on the island!! My husband and I had a BLAST!!!
- Guest Terri (Nederland, TX)
- Date of stay 06/08/13
- Review Submitted 06/17/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Thanks for the nice words. We try real hard to please. Glad you had a nice stay! Ted the Owner.
Petronia Palms is the best!!!!
Petronia Palms is the best!!!!
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Petronia Palms for my birthday weekend and had the best time ever. We arrived there late at night and were amazed how beautiful everything looked. Our room was ready for us with candles and nice Key West music:) The cottage was very spacious and extremely clean, the back porch was set up very nicely and had super romantic feel:) We didn't plan, but end up using bikes on our last day there, and couldn't believe how convenient it is to have a bike in Key West. It definitely was a great future to have. Christina was always there to help with anything and answer any questions we had. She recommended some great restaurants and local happy hours, where we met some amazing people. We met a really nice couple who also stayed at Petronia Palms and enjoyed their stay as much as we did. Everything was AMAZING!!!! We are already planning our next trip to Key West and definitely planning to stay at Petronia Palms. Thanks to Ted and Christina I had a very memorable birthday weekend!!!
- Guest Ania (Miami FL)
- Date of stay 05/16/13
- Review Submitted 05/20/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway.
Cleanliness was only problem
Cleanliness was only problem
We loved the pool, the hammocks and laid back atmosphere. Also, we loved the location...just far enough off Duval to relax but still in walking distance to most of our favorite spots. The cleanliness of the cottage was a bit unsatisfactory. We mopped the floors 1 day after we arrived as we noticed the tile floor was pretty filthy upon arrival. Also, our bed sheets had a cigarette burn in them. And, there was pet hair covering most surfaces (ie - the bedside table/tray). The kitchen counters had something sticky spilled on them prior to our arrival. Finally, the walls in the bedroom had dust bunnies/hair all the way up to the ceiling. Once again, we enjoyed the location of the cottage and the outdoor area. However, I can't say that this made up for the uncleanliness of the cottage. And, we'd have to reconsider before staying again or recommending the cottage to others.
- Guest William S.
- Date of stay 12/05/12
- Review Submitted 12/19/12
Owner response: I have an issue with this review, as my Property manager said these two men were impossible to make happy. The place had been cleaned. They also talked behind her back. Look at all my other reviews, which are all 5 star reviews. No one is allowed to smoke in my units. Sheets have been checked, no burns in any of them found. None. As not being close to Duval Street? It is one, yes one short block to Duval street at the corner of Duval and Petronia street. I don't know how much closer you wanted to be. I did understand that some of the bars you chose to visit are not the bars, most would care to be in. As they were for an alternative lifestyle. Why did you not alert us to any issues, while you were there? We would have been on this immediately. My property manager almost lives on site. You did not alert us to any issues, and you saw her multiple times each day. As the floors go? With constant walking in and out from a Coral entrance and pool deck, floors can get dirty. We clean it to start you out, and we do not provide a daily maid service. Final word? I cannot make everyone happy, but I have made 99+% of them very pleased with and during their stays. The Owner.
Date Palm Cottage was the best ! I absolutely loved the colors and furnishings - so Key West and comfortable. Having coffee in the morning and late night night wine on our privite porch was so romantic! I highly recommend this property. It is close to everything and we either walked or biked where ever we went. We parked on the street due to a large truck in the driveway the whole stay but never really had any problem finding a close spot. Also loved the property cat ! Such a personality. We will definitely stay here again in the future.
- Guest Lo, (Granby, CO)
- Date of stay 11/06/12
- Review Submitted 11/19/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Glad you enjoyed yourselves. I am at Petronia Palms now, doing some more improvements. And yes, the Cat is a cutie. Thanks, the Owner.
My family and I spent four days at this beautiful cottage. Everything was perfect from the heated pool to the back porch. Duval Street was less than two blocks from the cottage. My family and I were very fortunate to find such a wonderful and hospitable place. Visiting Key West was the best vacation my family and little dog has ever experienced. Thanks to Cristina for having everything ready for our early arrival. Next time we will know to rent a smaller vehicle; the streets are extremely narrow. Thanks Ted for this wonderful experience.
- Guest Sadona W.
- Date of stay 07/16/12
- Review Submitted 07/26/12
Owner response: I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves. I am here at Petronia Palms as I thank you for your comments. Doing many more upgrades and odd jobs. Thanks again. Ted Franse The Owner.
A little piece of paradise!
A little piece of paradise!
What a wonderful experience. My husband (one of the B's) and our two mini-schnauzers (the other 2 B's) were pleasantly surprised when we opened the gate to our little spot of paradise. Christina greated us as we were getting settled ----- she is great and our cottage was spotless. We had some guests arrive with a large, loud dog who disrupted the tranquility. Christina handled the issue and eventually had to ask the intruders to leave. Thank you for doing the right thing. So close to everything yet so peaceful. We met some wonderful people. It is great to sit at the pool and make new friends. Nice job Ted and Christina, we will be back and thank you!
- Guest Carol & her 3 B's (Ft Lauderdale )
- Date of stay 06/14/12
- Review Submitted 06/23/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Thanks again for the nice words. Sometimes being "Pet" friendly comes with it's drawbacks. I was glad that we were able to clean up the situation, about the misbehaving Dogs, and their Owners. Neither seemed to be very house-broken. I was glad that we got them to leave. This compound is , as you said , "a very peaceful setting", and we work real hard to keep it that way. Thanks again. Hope to see yah back soon. Ted Franse-The Owner!
My wife, yorkie and I loved the Palms!! It is exactly as shown in the pictures. The owner is very user friendly and Christina who manages the place is down to earth & seems to love her job. If there is something you want to do in Key West check with Christina first to get the local perspective & deals! The compound is off the street & yes parking is at a premium - large vehicles beware! It was very quite & we were blessed with good neighbors during our stay. The pool was right out our front door, well maintained and refreshing. The location is walking distance to everything - Duval was a block and a half away. The inside was well maintained, tile floor, flat screen TV, small appliances and nice furniture. The back porch had a table and chairs, a rocking chair and a hammock. Everything we needed was provided! My only complaint -was I had to get use to the bed - but did adjust after the first night. Our favorite restaurant was Blue Heaven - breakfast was incredible!Unfortunately we left a day early because my wife was not feeling well. We are glad we chose to stay here - thank you Ted and Christina, if we get down that way again we will defiantly stay at the Palms!!
- Guest James, Shelia & Precious (Phenix City, AL)
- Date of stay 06/03/12
- Review Submitted 06/12/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, age 55+, sightseeing, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Thanks for the response, I appreciate it. Not sure what was up with the new Pillow Top King Sized bed. I didn't go cheap on anything, especially the Beds, as a good night's sleep, makes for a wonderful stay. Unless you slept on the Queen pull-out in the main room. If so? We do provide extra comfort matresses, as no matter what pull-out I purchase, a pull-out is a pull-out. Glad everything else was great. Thanks, the Owner Ted Franse
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- Nearest Airport: 2 Miles at 2 Miles
- Nearest Beach: beach at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: 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....Collapse 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 like it, I will start crunching numbers to figure out how to buy iy. 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 Kwy 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 negociations and finally on October 1st 2008, I became the new owner.I gave it the name Petronia Palms and everything has been decorated to fit in with the Key West flair! 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, taking folks fishing, boating, shrimping, trips to the store etc. He even brings the folks fresh fish after his big catches.
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes, Old Town:
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 vist 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.
- Primary: (916) 965-8266
- Secondary: (916) 835-8340 (California, USA)
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Petronia Palms "Date Palm Cottage" Living room and pool right outside.
Hallway from Kitchen into the private bedroom!
Another view from the bedroom. Closet and entry to bathroom.
View of your own private Patio.
Lots of Bikes for use. This is the secured Bike area.
Side shot of the Date Palm Cottage!
Bathroom and hallway in background! Now also has new Tile, but not shown.
Picture of Petronia Palms Compound Pool.
Just a view of surrounding neighborhood around compound.
That's the Front of the Date Palm cottage.
A Pool picture infront of Date Palm cottage.
Kitchen Area of Petronia Palms ( Date Palm Cottage!) With New Tile!
New Bedroom with a King Bed and Key West Flare!
View of Front entrance of Date Palm Cottage!
Another Kitchen Shot with New Tile!
You have two private hammocks on and off your private deck.
Private Secured coded entrance of Petronia Palms!
Pool shot! Just outside Date Palm Cottage!
An overhead shot of Pool .
An Overhead picture of Pool.
Another Bedroom shot of King sized Bed.
Pool Picture. Of Petronia Compound pool.
One of the many Hammocks. This is off your own Private Deck.
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