Petronia Palms for Budget Minded by Duval St Has a Large Pool!
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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 'Sago Palm Cottage'! The sooner you book, the better the Deal! The safest location in Key West!Call for last minute specials!
This is for the Budget minded folks looking to be in the heart of Key West and Duval Street, but at a fraction of the cost of a large cottage. Small and comfortable at a comfortable price.
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 studio is a 220 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 cottage close 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 on your own private deck, which leads along the meandering brick pathways. A Gas BBQ has been provided, so that you can prepare your favorite meats and foods outside, anytime.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 2 very comfortably and is a studio for the budget minded folks that don't want a hotel room and you get all the comforts that you have at home, but in a smaller setting. The living space has a Queen sized bed, and storage space, plus an eating area and a complete mini fully functional kitchen area.
The flooring is a nice Dade county pine floor. A washer and dryer is provided 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 Air conditioning, within the cottage! And your own private parking spot! 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 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 cost. 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!!
This cottage has been tastefully decorated in the Fantasty Fest theme.
Also I have a condo in the Meadows at VRBO # 171894, and #219051 or #208439 and #249689 at Petronia Palms too. and if you are looking for Kauai Hawaii? Look at VRBO # 152385.
Keywords: Single Story Private Cottage
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 1-2
- Queen size Beds (1) One Queen Bed. Very Comfortable.
Bathrooms: 1 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Parking Off Street:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Washing Machine:
- Air Conditioning:
Pool & Spa
- Jet Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Miniature Golf
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
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Sago Palm is Paradise.
Sago Palm is Paradise.
Great Paradise!,, Wife and me went to Key West for 22 years of marriage and had a wonderful time. The cottage was perfect for us two. Wish would have stayed longer to enjoy it fully. Ted is excellent to work with. We are hoping to go back soon with friends and rent the other cottages. The place is close to everything you need and enjoy from Key West. May God Bless this piece of Heaven.
- Guest John
- Date of stay 11/10/12
- Review Submitted 11/21/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
Highly Recommended Key West Experience
Highly Recommended Key West Experience
First, a few things you may want to know about us and Key West before you read my review. "Who are these people?" I'm 63 and my wife is 59. I've traveled all over the world and stayed in many of the world's top rated hotels. We're not neophyte travelers or kids. We were in Key West twice last year. We stayed in this unit for two months this year. "What is Key West like?" If you have not been to or stayed in Key West before, here are a few things you need to know. 1. Key West is a very expensive place to hang out. We're talking Hawaii or Bermuda expensive. So if you're looking for a cheap vacation, go to Mexico. 2. Key West is a real town. A real old town. A real old and quirky town. This is not a Disneyland clean and everything new old codger city like Naples Florida. If you like everything new, nice and squeaky clean perfect, don't come to Key West. Go to Naples. Now the review. We loved it here. We really like Ted the owner and we found him very pleasant to work with. His phone and email response is outstanding anytime of the day or evening. The unit was as described and pictured accurately. You do need to know this is an efficiency or small studio unit. Basically that means everything except the bathroom is in one room. My wife was a bit confused when she booked this unit and at first was shocked at the size. That being said, it was very clean and Ted provided everything we needed to stay here. Linens, silverware, dishes, pots, pans etc. We didn't need anything except food and we stayed for two months. The location could not be any better. And location in Key West is everything. We parked our car when we got here and didn't move it until we left two months later. This is a small locked compound of four cottages and we really liked the size/setting. It's quiet, pretty and has a nice small Key West pool and vibe. The mosquito comments were from someone who never even stayed here, so ignore that review. Yes there were a few mosquitoes but they didn't bother us. My wife is allergic to mosquitoes and we're from Minnesota so we know mosquitoes. Price. It’s expensive. You can stay other places in Florida for much less. But if you check prices around Key West which we’ve been doing since we got here, Ted’s prices are competitive. Not a bargain but definitely worth the money. We would definitely stay here again but if you're staying a month or more, I'd get one of Ted's larger units. Or you'd better be crazy in love with each other like we are.
- Guest sansei1
- Date of stay 01/01/11
- Review Submitted 02/26/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, sightseeing, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thanks for the response. It was a pleasure servicing you. His comments about Key West , it is not cheap, nothing cheap about it. Folks, you can only imagine, how much Real Estate costs and the cost to keep things real nice, labor etc. The closer you get to Duval Street? The more things cost; throw in a pool and even more. My compound, is only one block from Duval Street, but my prices are not at the Crazy Duval Street pricing. And I have a nice sized pool, that is heated 24/7. One thing about prices in Key West? It does keep out the rift-raft, as those types, can't afford to stay in K.W. I hope to see yah back soon. Thanks again!
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My boyfriend and I just got back from this property. We stayed there for 4 nights before we stayed at another key. The property is absolutely beautiful and is very close to all of the action. We stayed in the smallest cottage; which is all that we needed because we didn’t spend much time at all in the cottage. It was perfect and clean. When we were there, we mostly hung out on the deck and it was beautiful. So was the pool. We also got to check out another one of the cottages; which was a lot bigger and was gorgeous!!! If you are looking for a nice place to stay and don’t need anything too big, stay at the little one. If you plan to spend a little more time in the cottage, pick one of the more spacious ones. Either way, you will be very happy. Everyone does a great job to make the property perfect for you. In addition, Ted had bikes for us to use and we used them just about every day; which was extremely great. However, if you don’t want to bike, Duval is very close and you won’t have any trouble getting around by foot. To sum this up, the property is beautiful. The cottages are very well kept and clean. You have the ability to cook out on grills if you would like. Can't beat the price for being so close to everything! We had a great time and will definitely be back... We might even bring some friends and rent out a couple of his beautiful cottages at the same time!
- Guest Julie
- Date of stay 09/26/10
- Review Submitted 10/06/10
I have to respond to the two complaints concerning the mosquitos. We were staying in the Date Palm when these two women checked in with their child. We had been there a couple of days and not found the mosquitos to be any worse than any tropical climate we've been to. In fact, they were not as bad as where we live in Alaska. I was also there when the Mosquito Abatement Service came. I was interested so I walked around with him while he checked for standing water and mosquito larvae--he found none. Our experience at Petronia Palms was wonderful. Ted, the owner, was great to work with and Christina and Dale was very helpful and responsive to any request or question. We viewed all the cottages and they are all great. Ted is having them all completely updated and they are clean and well maintained. Dale was working on the one unit while we were there but it was not in the least disturbing. I think the couple who rented the Sago Palm just thought it was too small for the three of them even though it is listed as a studio which sleeps 1 or 2. I hope their comments won't keep you from taking advantage of a wonderful experience at Petronia Palms!
- Guest Rhonda R.
- Date of stay 05/24/10
- Review Submitted 07/19/10
Owner response: Thanks for your kind words. You nailed it right on the head. They told me only 2 people were checking in and tried to bring in 3 for a space that only 2 are allowed. They have been a real pain and have been such a pain, that I have had to file a lawsuit against them. I have never had to do that, but they have pushed me past the point of no return, with their outright lies. I appreciate your comments. Thanks!
What a wonderful hidden gem!!
What a wonderful hidden gem!!
This is mainly in response to the nasty comment below! I found Petronia Palms on www.vrbo.com the week before our intended trip. (Our stay was May 30th – June 6th.) I was surprised to hear that Ted (the owner) still had a cottage available and even more surprised to hear about the price. It was WELL below anywhere else we had found. My husband and I were very excited about the price and the location (1 1/2 blocks off Duval). We booked immediately. Ted was very easy to work with and the payment (via PayPal) went through quickly and with no issues. We made the trip down to the compound and fell in love immediately. We met Christina who helped us get all settled in and we were ready to go. We rented the Sago Palm (the smallest of the 4 units). I have to say, it was a little smaller than I had hoped. In the ad, Ted was very honest in saying it was small so I knew it would be. I just hoped it would have been a little bigger. Either way, it was a beautiful cottage and very private. It had everything we could have needed or wanted for our week away from home. It was cozy. We even had a little private sitting area (complete with comfy chairs) out front. Let me say, we LOVED that. It is very wooded back there and there were lots of lizards. On our first night there, we sat outside on our patio and had a few beers and just took in the beautiful scenery. Being from Florida, I know mosquito season so we came prepared. They are outside and there isn’t a whole lot of avoiding them. We brought some OFF (mosquito spray) and were prepared to use it. My husband and I sat outside there for about 2 hours that first evening (prime time for mosquitoes) and not once did we have to use our spray. We didn’t even have to use the mosquito fog or citronella candle (provided by Ted). For the rest of the week, we spent a LOT of time out there along with our neighbors and never had any problems. There were a couple of nights I lit the citronella candle, but that was only to get a little light. It was nice to sit outside and listen to the nothingness by candle light. So, in short (or long as the case may be), we LOVED Petronia Palms AND the Sago Palm. We had no issues. Anytime we needed anything, Christina was there to help. We, hopefully, will be back!!!
- Guest eyecndi
- Date of stay 05/30/10
- Review Submitted 07/01/10
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Owner response: I appreciate your honest and nice review. I have addressed the size issue. We are currently adding to the size of this cottage, so that there will a little more space, and I won't be changing the nightly rate. Thanks Again!
Great stay for the price!
Great stay for the price!
My husband and I just returned from a week in Sago. The unit is small, as described, but it was just what we were looking for -- a comfortable place within walking distance to the main area of Key West. There were quite a few handymen on the premises when we were there, doing tile, working on roofing, etc. but they were all friendly and did not disturb us in the least. The property manager - Christina is a great lady and we very much enjoyed meeting her. It is obvious from the work being done and the care being taken by those on site that this property is well-loved.
- Guest Tammy
- Date of stay 06/13/10
- Review Submitted 06/30/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thanks for your review. We do constantly work on the compound, to bring it to the standards that I expect from my compound. As you mentioned, we / I make sure that whatever we do, such as all the tile work.If anything that can be done off-site so we don't disturb anyone's vacation, even though it costs me more? That will be the way we do things. As many know, lot's of folks rent places and then get there and are disappointed. But, I can promise you this; that will not be the case at Petronia Palms. Thanks!
What an Awesome Cottage. I loved my stay! See yah next year!
What an Awesome Cottage. I loved my stay! See yah next year!
I just went to look about finally writing a nice review for the Sago Palm Cottage. I happened to see some person, totally complained about the cottage and it appears she did not even stay there. Now I did, for the month prior to this person's comment. I just loved the Sago Palm cottage. For the price and the location, no one can beat it. One short block from Duval Street too. The cottage has everything provided, just as the larger cottages, which are also owned by the same person. I was able to peek in all the other cottages, and he has spent a small fortune in each of his cottages, doing complete updates, such as tile work was being done at the time I was there, re-doing all the outside decking. He was even adding additional living space to my cottage, to make it that much more comfortable. I must say, having a private deck, access and free use of multiple bicycles, my own BBQ, wifi, cable, etc. what a deal. I should say, the owner does have two private parking spots too. I parked there, myself. This compound is a hidden gem. The pool was awesome, and most the time, I had it to myself. And I need to say, what Mosquito's? I was in the same cottage that this other person wrote about too. I almost hate to tell everyone about it, as I am planning to become an annual returning vacationer. I already booked my month for next year. Look at all the pictures, this owner has done everything he can and still is, making this compound a great place to stay. Thanks to the owner and his property manager. You made my stay a wonderful one.
- Guest Harley Witch
- Date of stay 04/23/10
- Review Submitted 06/09/10
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thank you for your kind words. I have spent a fortune to make this cottage, as well as my others as nice They can be. This week, we tiled all of the countertops in every cottage. All the tubs and showers are being re-glazed. The outside decking, is completely being redone. Of course all this work is being done to not impact anyone's stay. For example, all the tile has/had been cut prior to installation, at another location and not in/on the compound. Other upgrades only take place, when there are openings in-between stays. All the Bicycles, which are provided for free have been completely re-painted and serviced, which is done on a regular basis. I have done constant improvements, and do everything possible not to disturb any vacationer's stay. I will be updating some pictures with newly completed projects. I am sure most can tell by my pictures, that this compound has a lot to offer and is as cute as it gets.
Worst Place Ever! Renter Beware
Worst Place Ever! Renter Beware
Mosquito Pit!!! Horrible vehicle access! Zero Parking. Owner claims to have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on reovations to property - He deserves a refund. Floor is sanded down plywood. Pictures are misleading to say the least. It was so bad we could not stay there and when I contacted the owner he wanted to argue from his place in California how nice the place was. We stayed at a hotel blocks away with NO MOSQUITOS nor mosquito problems!
- Guest ate alive
- Date of stay 05/24/10
- Review Submitted 05/24/10
Owner response: I can't believe that I must deal with flat out lies and this person can say whatever she wants,and it must be posted and she never stayed in my compound. First of all I have 2 (TWO) front private parking spots,(Look at the pictures) right infront of my compound. I also provide additional parking right around the corner. I don't charge for these parking spots and everyone else near Duval Street, charges at least $10 dollars a day for their private parking . The floor, is a set of expensive individual strips of Rare Florida Dade Pine knotted hardwood and was installed at anything but a cheap price. That type of hardwood is very expensive and rare.When this person called, her first comments was about the size, then she came up with the Mosquito response. I immediately, yes immediately told her, if there was an issue, we would flog the outside and and also purchase citronella candles and have Mosquito abatement make a visit. Which , all was taken care of immediately. The Mosquitos were outside, like they are everywhere in Key West, during this time of the Year. There are Mosquitos, Geckos, termites, snails, cats, sand fleas on the beaches and many other critters that come with Tropical locations. I spoke with this Lady the minute she called and when she realized that I could and would and did resolve the issue she had, with Mosquitos Outside? Not inside! She then changed her story and would not return our many calls from either myself or my Property Manager. I even offered her my largest cottage, The " Royal Palm cottage", that runs 3 times the nightly rate she paid for this smallest unit. She said, what if Mosquitos are there too? and declined my offer! I don't know what she meant by, I deserve a refund? I offered her my largest most expensie unit, during her stay, while her issue was taken care of. I did have Mosquito Abatement come out and they said, there was nothing going on with Mosquitos, other than this was and is the Mosquito season. They did do their normal Mosquito service and this is done on a regular basis in the Key's and my property too. There are 4 cottages in my compound and we even checked with all the other folks staying, and none of them had any issues with Mosquitos. Maybe I need to consider a slander suit against a person that had blantenly lied and had another motive. The pictures show exactly what it looks like, minus any Mosquitos. Bottom-line, she was upset about the size and they didn't want to share a bed . This only sleeps 2.
My wife and i just completed our yearly trip to Key West and stayed at Petronia Palms. We stayed in the smallest of the 4 units and couldn't have been happier. We've stayed in the nicer hotels that the island has to offer and enjoyed our stay here as much and at considerable savings. Upon arrival our room was neat, clean and ready for our occupancy. The property manager was there to greet us and make sure our needs were met. We almost considered her a friend by the time we departed. The location is perfect as situated, less than 2 Key West blocks from the "500 block" of Duval. We enjoyed the bikes provided by the owner and used them daily. They were by no means "new, high-end" bikes but they were as expected, dependable and met the general standards of "the local" bikes being used throughout. The pool area was neat, clean and well kept. The grounds were neat, clean and kept as well. There was some minor upkeep during our trip, cleaning of the common areas as can be expected, but it in no way interfered with our trip. I took the time to sweep our steps each morning as leaves would fall in the evening from the island breezes. Our deck was spacious and included a bbq grill that we didn't get a chance to use. I was fortunate enough to tour all four units on the secure property and am looking forward to our stay in all of them. The deck areas of all units are incredible. Our unit being the smallest was no more than a hotel room in size but i suited our particular needs perfectly. The thing i appreciated the most was the island feel of the units as well as the secure feeling of the property. It definitely makes my travel plans easy the next time.
- Guest LA32
- Date of stay 04/28/10
- Review Submitted 05/03/10
Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Owner response: I appreciate your kind comments. This cottage does offer a prime location and not at a prime price. Because of the size, I am able to make it very Affordable. We all work real hard to make my compound real nice. Thanks!
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We have just stayed for a month in the beautiful cottage on Petronia. Its a cozy cottage located close to Duval and quite private. The owner is sure to make your stay a pleasant one. A beautiful pool and the most comfortable bed we have ever slept on. We would come back again and again.
- Guest Guest
- Date of stay 02/01/10
- Review Submitted 04/28/10
High (Prime Time): Jan 01, 2009-May 31, 2009 .. $3100-$4000/month Low: Jun 01, 2009-Oct 31, 2009 ........ $2800/month and up Shoulder: Nov 01, 2008-Dec 31, 2008 ........ $2500/month and up! I accept Pay Pal.
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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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There is no other words, other than Cute as a button! Extra Frig. and Freezer!
The other side in cottage! We really made use of the space!
Interior shot with small eating area a bathroom with a shower, sink and toilet!
Another walkway to the private cottage.
Another way to the Sago Palm Cottage in private back setting!
The main entrance which enters into Petronia Palms!
Walking to the private pool from the cottage!
Another Overhead Picture of the Petronia Palms Pool.
Private exit out of Petronia Palms. Most hate leaving!
The little private road to find Petronia Palms. Most pass right by.
Small cooking area, plus BBQ outside.
A view of the Sago Palm Cottage from just outside! Cute!
There is a small complete Kitchen with Refirgerator/freezer.
Yes, a nice flatscreen T.V. and cable T.V. too and cottage now made larger too.
The Private Secured entrance into Petronia Palms!
Looking from the deck of the Sago Palm cottage!
The front private parking!
The outside covered private deck and the entrance to the Sago Palm cottage.
Overhead Picture of the Compound Pool. The Owner does not come with rental. LOL
One of you're private walkways to the Sago Palm cottage.
Entrance to Petronia Palms.
Another picture with bed rotated.
A nice real sized heated pool.
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