Old Town Key West Hidden Gem
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
You know the adage … “An unexpected turn can lead to hidden discoveries.” Well if there were ever a house that meets that description, this Old Town Key West Hidden Gem is the one. Like a secret island hideout, there’s no way you’d find this place, unless you have local knowledge. Tucked away on a huge lot, nearly smack dab in the middle of Old Town Key West, this home is cleverly camouflaged on a very spacious lot in between 2 little lanes that most folks have never even heard of.
Staying in the heart of Old Town usually means doing without large outdoor private living spaces and modern architecture. But this is not the case with the Old Town Key West Hidden Gem. There was a freedom to invent on the island when this property was originally designed and built in 1988, and the architect did a masterful job at creating multiple outdoor living spaces that are nearly completely decked.
Back Driveway Entrance – The main entrance is at the back of the property. On this side you see a tall grey weathered privacy fence that quietly blends in so well that you have to look for the gate. Step inside the back gate, and a paved path leads past the back of the pool side cabana and for a second you get the unmistakable feeling you’re sneaking into a private hideaway.
Sweeping steps expanding the entire width of the back decks connect two distinctive multi-level outdoor living spaces. An upper outdoor lounging deck connect to the house via French doors to the great-room and master bedroom, and a huge triangular shaped lower deck complete with a pool cabana + outdoor kitchen + pool bath. A custom triangular swimming pool is the focal point that mirrors the unique shape of the lower deck.
The pool cabana kitchen is equipped with a full size stove and refrigerator, and has plenty of counter top space to prep. A half-bath (sink and commode) are in the cabana, and just across the deck near the house is a completely private outdoor shower.
Front Walk in Entrance - If you walk to the property or take your bicycle, you can enter the house from the front of the property via the unknown little walking path. On this end of the property, when you step inside the gate, you come face-to-face with a lovely mature mahogany tree surrounded by an inviting wooden lounging deck. A hammock is temptingly strung between the tree and house creating another tropical outdoor room.
Main House – Great-Room: At the center of the house is the stunning open living room / dining room/ kitchen. An effortless South Florida elegance permeates the contemporary laid-back interior with the use of open beamed ceilings and light pickled wood floors. A thrilling point is the glamorous round Miami glass block wall you as soon as you walk into the great-room. Perhaps nothing in the room is more emblematic of the relaxed resort life-style than the custom built entertainment center with a huge 90 inch projection screen TV.
Towards the front entrance is the gourmet kitchen and dining area. The layout of the kitchen and how it relates to the rest of the great-room makes it the natural indoor hub for the house. A wet bar, complete with built in cutting board, is conveniently set between the kitchen and the dining area.
Main House - 3 Bedrooms and 4 Bathrooms:
Island glamour permeates the impressive master bedroom with spacious en-suite bathroom. Situated on the opposite side of the floor-to-ceiling round glass block wall in the great room, is one of the biggest surprises in the house that makes it so uncommonly delightful… a round King size bed!
This feeling is repeated with another floor to ceiling round glass wall that separates the master bedroom from the master bathroom, only this time it provides a stage for a round Jacuzzi bathtub with in-tub shower! The master bedroom has two access points. From the interior, it’s just off the dining room area, and from outside it’s through a set of single pane French doors that open to the back deck.
The 2nd bedroom also offers access from the interior of the same hall, or from the outside. But for this bedroom the exterior entrance joins the front deck. This bedroom is filled with sunlight between the double French doors on one side and double hung windows on the other. The 2nd bathroom is in the hall, next door to the bedroom. It features a double clear glass shower and designer bathroom fixtures.
The 3rd bedroom is on the opposite side of the great-room with a door between the kitchen counter and entertainment center. It also has an exterior entrance that opens to the other side of the house.
Cottage-Style 2nd Floor Apartment – 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom:
The 4th bedroom is on the 2nd floor in a cottage-style apartment with a separate entrance. The space feels completely detached yet it is a 2nd floor set above 1/3 of the main house. You get to it through an exterior staircase just beyond the front entrance of the house.
Inside the apartment, you enjoy 535 SQ FT of private living space that provides a living / dining area with TV, bedroom, simple kitchen, and full bathroom with tub and in-tub shower. The bedroom provides a queen size bed.
The design of the Old Town Key West Hidden Gem vacation rental makes it ideal for a family, or group of friends who plan to be in Key West for a month or more. It should be considered as a preferred location for a family who appreciates an additional private apartment space to be used as an executive office, nanny quarters, mother-in-law apartment, or perhaps a teenage getaway (for well behaved kids :-). The floor plan provides two distinctly separate interior spaces, which feel like 2 separate buildings with separate entrances, but are actually contained within one structure.
• Main House - 1 Round King Size bed, 2 Double Size Beds (one will be replaced with a Queen)
• 2nd FL Cottage – style Apartment - 1 Queen Size bed
Keywords: House, Villa, vacation rental home, vacation rental villa,
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Smoking Allowed
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Attached Unit
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2)
- 3.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Washing Machine
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Jetted Tub
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
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Winter - Dec 01 - April 30 ... $10500/ month Shoulder: May 01 - July 31 ... $8500/ month Summer: Aug 01 - Nov 30 .. $7500/ month
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Year Purchased: 2008
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes, Old Town:
You would never know this hidden gem exists. If you close your eyes, you'll swear you are far away from the heart of Old Town. Unsurpassed private location and yet walk everywhere, large decks, swimming pool, plenty of private parking,
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Privacy, pool, comfortable, and within walking distance to all major attractions.
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Swimming pool, large deck, pool cabana to the right and house in the back
View the great room standing at the dining table
Modern Kitchen is open to the living room and dining area
Outdoor kitchen lets you live outside
Outdoor shower off large deck near swimming pool
Master bathroom is extraordinary with round Jacuzzi tub
2nd bedroom adjoins a deck through French doors
One of the sitting areas on the large back deck
Outdoor kitchen and dining area and swimming pool
Standing from the French door entrance by the pool. Note the huge 70 inch TV
Indoor kitchen is completely updated with granite and stainless steel
Shot from living room looking out to the pool at a distance
Large master suite features round bed
3rd bedroom has outdoor is off the kitchen and as an outdoor entrance
Deck adjoining the front of the front bedroom.
Entrance to this home is off 2 hidden secret lanes
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Date last modified - Tuesday, February 19, 2013