Petronia Palms, Just Off Duval St.Safe! and Has a Large Pool!
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Private Homes, Old Town cottage description
First I would like to address. Due to all the Scammers out there. I do not advertise on Craiglist. Welcome to Petronia Palms! and the 'Queen 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 100 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 Tile flooring , dining room and full bath with Slate flooring , 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, #219051 or #208439 at Petronia Palms too. and if you are looking for Kauai Hawaii? Look at VRBO # 152385.
Keywords: Single Story Private Cottage
- Vacation Rental
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Pets Considered:
- Non Smoking Only
- Limited Accessibility
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Wireless Internet:
- Outdoor Grill
- Wood Deck
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Away From It All
- Jet Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- In addition, I also have other cottages iat Petronia Palms on homeaway Property # 224674, Property # 210550, 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. Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Racquetball, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Basketball Court, Miniature golf, Hot Air Ballooning, Health/Beauty Spa Golf: I provide Brand New Bikes with locks, lights, baskets at a very minimal charge too!...moreless
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GREAT location in old town.
GREAT location in old town.
We stayed for 10 days over thanksgiving and enjoyed it very much. The houses are clean and updated. The compound is off the street and secure. When not dining out it was nice to throw a few steaks on the grill on the private patio. The location was better than expected being just a block off of Duval St. in the middle of the island, so going to the pier or the ocean was a pleasant walk. I would gladly book it again on the next KW trip.
- Guest Wayne T. (Charlotte, NC)
- Date of stay 11/24/09
- Review Submitted 12/21/09
Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Wayne: I look forward to yah staying again. Thanks. I appreciate the kind write up! Ted
Great location and cute space with small annoyances
Great location and cute space with small annoyances
We overall enjoyed our stay at Petronia Palms. As the other reviews say, it is quiet and secluded, while being super close to Duval Street. You are 7 blocks from the Gulf, 7 from the Atlantic, and 1 from Duval. We parked our car and left it there, opting to bike and walk everywhere! The house itself is cute, clean, and spacious. The bathroom is small, a little outdated, and both it and the closet are separate from the master bedroom, which was a bit of a nuisance. There are also lots of windows around the house with bad vertical blinds, so privacy was a bit of an issue when the maintenance crew was around. The house is also super well stocked -- there were a few items I was surprised were not there: cookie sheet, laundry hamper, and an extra cutting board would all be helpful. I was worried about sharing bikes and the pool, but it was never a problem. We always had the pool to ourselves and there were plenty of bikes with baskets to use. Christina was a super friendly and helpful hostess. When we arrived they were replacing the refrigerator, but considering that they moved quickly to get us into our cottage as soon as possible. She chatted with us and gave our dogs water while we waited. She was also very quick to replace our gas for the grill - it only took about 10 minutes. Unfortunately, I was annoyed that she left laundry in the wash from the previous tenant. I understand her schedule was thrown off by needing to get a new refrigerator, but she had literally stuffed the laundry full and it had sat there for days. I ran it through the dryer once, and when it was still damp I set her a message -- I did not want to spend my vacation doing someone else's laundry! She did not respond to the message, and left the damp, moldy laundry sitting out for three more days. By the time she DID come to do the laundry, it was the day before we were leaving, so I had my own laundry I needed to be doing! We left for four hours, and when we came back she had left it in the wash AGAIN, leaving me to do someone else's laundry until midnight on my last night there, just so that I could do our own laundry. Needless to say, I was frustrated by the lack of professionalism in that situation, which felt out of character considering how helpful she was the rest of the time. My Key West recs: Butterfly Conservatory, Sebago Power Cruise, Better Than Sex dessert restaurant, Kermit's Key Lime Shop, and shopping at Deja Vu and Wanderlust
- Guest Liz (Orlando, FL)
- Date of stay 06/09/13
- Review Submitted 06/16/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+.
Owner response: I can't please everyone. Didn't know they had Pets either, or I would have charged extra for that!
Perfect place to stay in Key West!
Perfect place to stay in Key West!
My boyfriend and I were lucky enough to find Petronia Palms for our latest trip to KW. We stayed in the Queen Palm cottage which was PERFECT. The location (right off Duval) made walking or biking to everything very convenient, but the location of the Petronia Palms is such that there is absolutely no noise at all. It is a quiet and relaxing oasis in the best part of Old Towne. The cottage itself had everything we need - plenty of indoor and outdoor space, a kitchen with everything we needed, linens, towels, a great gas grill, hammocks, bikes, and a wonderful pool. Everything was thoroughly cleaned before we arrived. The outdoor areas are so caringly maintained with beautiful plants, flowers, palm trees, and all the outdoor furniture you need. Christina was great! We've been to Key West many times, but she had suggestions for restaurants we never heard of and she was right on everyone. It was great to find places that the conchs like to visit :-) She was also able to get us fish right off the boat so that we were able to do dinner in a few nights. It was better and fresher than most restaurants! Having stayed many places in KW before, the biggest advantages I see to the Petronia Palms would be: location, quaintness, cleanliness, quiet, free bike access, the pool, the grounds and the site manager Christina. We are already looking forward to our next trip and plan to stay there again. The owner, Ted, was so easy and professional to deal with and responsive to all our questions very quickly. Thanks for a great stay!
- Guest Kim W. (Pennsburg, PA)
- Date of stay 04/13/13
- Review Submitted 04/25/13
Fantastic Key West experience @ Queen of Palms!
Fantastic Key West experience @ Queen of Palms!
My wife and I have traveled fairly extensively and have decided that renting private homes is our best option. We understand some people enjoy room service and nightly turn down of the sheets but we prefer our own privacy and time to ourselves. With that said, we rented a cottage at the Petronia Palms through VRBOdotcom. The Petronia Palms complex is a group of four separate cottages with a community pool. There is wonderful landscaping around the complex and behind our cottage there was a deck with hammocks we could lounge and enjoy as well. Our particular cottage was the “Queen of Palms” and was quite cozy and clean. The bedroom had a queen sized bed that was a little soft for our taste and a small TV and radio. There is a large TV (with basic cable) in living area with a nice fold-out bed in the sofa that a friend used over the weekend that he said was good enough for his visit. The kitchen was galley-styled and had the necessary pots, pans and tools to cook meals and eat at the counter top table. The bath room has a split shower/toilet area with a door separating it from the vanity area. Our only issue with the cottage was that the bathtub looked ‘stained’ and my wife who is a bather, preferred to shower all week for that reason. Our “Neighbors” (Jim and Kate) were very nice and we shared a pool-side meal with them during the week. The other folks here are monthly renters and more or less did their thing so no one was in anyone’s way during our visit. A great location with enough parking and solitude for all! We would highly recommend this to our friends as it was quite a treat for us. A special shout out to Christina and Troy for making our visit so nice and comfortable – great folks who make you feel right at home! Thanks Ted for working with us to make our anniversary vacation special!
- Guest cdawg63026 (Saint Louis, MO USA)
- Date of stay 03/30/13
- Review Submitted 04/08/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks for the response. About the Tubs. We do have them professionally re-coated on a regular basis. But, being in a tropical setting where there is lots of sand and Coral dirt in the surrounding neighborhoods, it does take Havok on fixtures and Tubs, hammocks,bicycles, BBQ's etc. I am constantly replacing items on a daily basis. Hope to see yah back. From Ted the Owner!
MADE OUR WEEKEND UNFORGETTABLE
MADE OUR WEEKEND UNFORGETTABLE
My husband and I ONLY stay in vacation rentals. We love the space and freedom it offers. Weve probably stayed in at least 20 homes in the last 5 years. This is one of the most memorable stays. The location is absolutely PERFECT! Near duval but removed enough to have quiet. The villa was perfectly appointed, clean, tastefully decorated, private and did i mention clean? The manager was very nice. She took a moment out of her busy day and chatted with us. There are about 3 rentals on the property and we never felt crowded. The bikes offered by the owner were the best. We rode everywhere and discovered places we had never seen before. The owner is incredibly quick to respond to questions, patient, and easy to work with. We will definitely stay here again! LOVED IT A++++
- Guest jadejoann4 (US)
- Date of stay 11/02/12
- Review Submitted 11/27/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.
Owner response: I get some nice reviews. But, I wanted to say this was one of the best. I am so glad you had a great time. You nailed everything on the head. I try to convey that the location is a prime location. People cannot believe that it can be soooo pleaceful, yet so near duval Street. Thanks again. Hope to see yah back, soon!
We had a GREAT stay at Petronia Palms. Ted was excellent to quickly respond to questions either by phone or e-mail. Christina is the property manager onsite and was delightful! She made sure we had an excellent stay and gave us lots of great advice on local sites to visit. The Queen Palms cottage was perfect for two of us. It was very clean and decorated to the "Caribbean theme." All the necessities were there. We enjoyed cocktails on the back deck and took quite a few dips in the pool. Using the bikes to get around were an added treat! We would highly recommend the Petronia Palms!
- Guest VetSterr (Clinton, IL)
- Date of stay 08/02/12
- Review Submitted 08/09/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Thanks. Isn't Ted a nice guy. I do try and make everyone's experience a good one from when you first contact me to your final vacation. because of that, I get many re-peaters. I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves. Sorry, we didn't have a chance to meet. I had just left from my own stay there at Petonia Palms. Hope to see yah back. Thanks Again-The Owner Ted Franse
Fantastic Get Away
Fantastic Get Away
We really enjoyed our stay. The cottage listing was very accurate. We liked the large kitchen and the modern electronic ammenities (cable tv/wifi/stereo/DVD players). With the living room doors opened to the back porch we enjoyed indoor/outdoor relaxation! Wish we could have used the outdoor grill but we didn't stay long enough! We used the bikes and the pool as well. The owner was friendly and responsive as was Christine, our local contact. The cottage was clean. Any maintainence problems were handled and we enjoyed a laid back self reliant experience with appropriate support as described. One down-side.... there are others in the "compound" and the owner warns you that only two deeded parking spaces exist for everyone. Believe me, once you experience trying to find parking on the street, you know why no one ever gives up those spaces! So, count on finding parking eventually, enjoy the safe walk back to the cottage and relax. Afterall it is Key West!
- Guest Laura C. (Johnson Creek, Wisconsin)
- Date of stay 04/21/12
- Review Submitted 05/01/12
Owner response: Thanks for the kind words. Even though I may be in California? As you found out, I am on the phone or texting, emailing or all the above constantly with my folks there in Key West. Too make sure everything is going smoothly. The parking can be an issue or not. That is why I do make sure that people are aware about the 2 spots infront of my property. Fortunately, many come without a vehicle, some do, some don't, some show up by Taxi. Luckily, the street ( Petronia Street) normally does have parking, available. I always park on the street when I am there. Part, to leave it open for the others, and for ease to pull in and out, as I am normally running errands, buying items for the properties, while I am in KW. Thanks again. I am glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope to see yah back soon. Ted The Owner.
Great property--Key West hidden gem!
Great property--Key West hidden gem!
Just returned from my visit to Key West and stay at Petronia Palms-Queen Palms. First, Christina could not have possibly done anymore for us: greeted us within an hour of our arrival, offered tips on dining, sites, etc. and even brought fresh fish over one evening for our compound cookout! Thank you Christina! Amazed to find this great little compound in the heart of Key West. We only drove the car to Publix for groceries; biking around town on the bikes that were included in our rental was SO much better. We had an awesome neighbor and really enjoyed our pool time and getting to know her and the other folks at the pool. Evenings were spent laying in the double hammock reading Hemingway aloud prior to our tour of his Key West home. We hope to return in the near future. Thank you Ted and Christina for a fabulous, memorable visit.
- Guest Gina B. (Georgia)
- Date of stay 10/05/11
- Review Submitted 10/11/11
Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Owner response: I am glad you had a great time. Hope to see yah back soon! Thanks!
Adorable, clean, convenient, quiet, relaxing, georgeous grounds. All in one package. Great deal, great time, PERFECT place to stay. We will definately return to Petronia Palms! Thanks Ted!
- Guest becky d.
- Date of stay 08/04/11
- Review Submitted 08/12/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Thanks for your review. As you know, we work real hard to please. Thanks Again!
We were happy to go home
We were happy to go home
My husband and I spent five nights here in Nov. 2009. The location is convenient and we appreciated the convenience of the washer/dryer. The other people staying in the complex were friendly, and we enjoyed the visits from the two cute kitties. Unfortunately, the drawbacks outweighed the positives. The rental decor badly needs a woman's touch. Do NOT stay here if you're allergic to dust. Cheap tin knicknacks are scattered throughout the unit and nailed on the walls all the way up to the ceiling, making dusting an impossibility. The dusty couches made us itch, so we covered them with extra sheets before sitting on them. The bedroom mattress was worn out and needs replacing. The "heated pool" was icy cold and needed cleaning. There were a number of things that my husband dubbed "very Florida." For example, you could only lock the cottage doors inside with a key, which poses a fire hazard. It's impossible to figure out which of the bank of 12 switches operates a particular fan or light without trying them all. The closet for the bedroom is in the living room. One must walk from the bedroom through the living room to reach the bath room. Finally, the first thing we saw when we walked in was a sign from the owner warning us not to leave the A/C on when away or he'd have to raise the rental fees to "cover this abuse." Ironically, we found the A/C on full blast after every time the caretaker left our cottage.
- Guest LadyElaine24 (Los Angeles, CA)
- Date of stay 11/19/09
- Review Submitted 05/18/10
Owner response: These are the first folks that have not found this cute cottage to be a joy. I can't please everyone. This cottage was completely remodeled only months before their stay, from the ground up and the bed is a brand new pillow sleeper too.All the furniture is brand new, as well as everything in the cottage. One of the side doors did need a key, due to someone during the stay breaking the lock. It was fixed and all locks actually got replaced. I have spent a fortune to make my compound a nice place to stay, but once in a blue moon, I will get someone that won't be pleased, no matter what I do. As for the A/C? , there has been an abuse issue with folks leaving them on 24/7, while gone for hours and power is a big concern in Key West, as there are outages all the time. As for the pool? It was November and the pool is heated, but not like a bath tub. I try to make sure the pool stays at a reasonable heat, but periodically we catch folks cranking the heat to jacuzzi temperatures and draining an entire 30 gallon propane tank in 24 hours.As for closet space? The space is outside the bedroom and it is huge! There are dressers in the bedroom. I found out that their Dogs made a mess of the place and they paid no required Pet Deposit,either! As figuring out light switches? Come on now? Get a clue! They are light switches, you're not operating a rocket ship. I am sure anyone who reads their write up may see that these folks were really unreasonable.Who complains about light switches? Look at the pictures and other write ups and I can provide dozens more.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 Cottage:
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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The Mainroom, nice Queen Pullout sleeper for guests. Private deck in background.
New Bedroom with a Queen Bed and Key West Flare!
Bike area. You will have FREE use of all nine ( 9 ) bikes. Saves rental fees.
Another picture of the mainroom.
A front view of Cottage. This is considered the most private cottage in compound
The nice and private deck with your own hammocks.
Scenic view of pathway within the private compound!
Front private parking in front of Petronia Palms.
Another overhead picture of Pool in Petronia Palms.
Just a neighbor shoot. Most are landlocked around my place.
Entrance to Petronia Palms.
Hammocks all over. Everyone has their own Hammocks.
Family Room and Kitchen.
Another view of the bedroom.
Bathroom to Rt., Bedroom door to Ft. Kitchen to Rt. Nice and open feel.
Another view of the cute bathroom.
Great View of the Pool from the cottage.
Another view with your hammocks from the private deck.
Private Secured coded entrance of Petronia Palms!
An overhead picture of pool area in Petronia Palms. That's me, the Owner.
The Petronia Palms Pool.
Walkway to the front door at Queen Palm cottage.
Another nice Sitting / Sunning place next to Queen Plam cottage.
The Back walkway from Queen Palm private deck.
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