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'Desert Rose' - a Key West Classic Stilt Home

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Master bedroom balcony with view of the Gulf

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Last updated: 08/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Private Homes, Mid Island house description

Desert Rose is the ultimate in indoor/outdoor living. Inside is large and open with cathedral ceilings in the living area, leading into the long breakfast bar, kitchen, dining and cocktail areas with double French doors opening onto a large screened deck. The laundry/utility room is right off the kitchen and has a large laundry sink (ideal for washing small very sandy dogs).

Throughout the house, french doors open onto the deck/balcony from each bedroom including the third story master bedroom with a sunset view over the gulf of Mexico. Large cool Mexican tiles soothe your feet as your mind unwinds in a southwestern motif with a Key West soul.

Outside, large screened decks provide privacy and natural ventilation in the front and rear of the main floor. Relax in the late afternoon sun in the hammock on the front deck then prepare a meal on the Webber gas grill and dine on the back deck overlooking the heated turquoise swimming pool under the canopy of the pool cage. Massage those tired muscles with the Jacuzzi jets blazing from the built-in pool bench. Keep up with your favorite shows on the flat panel High Def. TV in the living room or any of the other TVs in the bedrooms, kitchen or poolside. Wi-Fi is available throughout. Beach chairs and bicycles are at your disposal. Both the back bay and your private beach access are but a block and 1/2 away. So too is 'Publix' our island's main grocery. Beside it, Snookbright , a full service marina, offers a variety of watercraft for rent,
fishing charters and a fine dining restaurant overlooking Estero Bay.

Keywords: Paradise at the beautiful white sandy beach, warm pool in the privacy of the back yard

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                please specify with owner prior to final negotiation...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

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              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Catering Available
              • Ice Maker
              • Refrigerator
              • Kitchen
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils

              Amenities

              • Babysitter
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Air Conditioning
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Parking Off Street
              • Linens Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • Desert Rose is ultimate in indoor/outdoor living. French door open onto screened decks or balcony from every room. Large cool Mexican tile with southwest motif and Key West soul. A stone's throw from private beach access, island grocery, marina with fine dining overlooking Estero Bay. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television
                  • Games
                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • VCR
                  • Music Library
                  • Stereo
                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable

                  Communications

                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Telephone
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Heated Pool
                  • Private Pool

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Bicycles
                  • Golf
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Shopping
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Golf
                  • Sailing
                  • Surfing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Synagogues
                  • Water Parks
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Live Theater
                  • Zoo
                  • Museums
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Shelling
                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Cycling
                   

                  Reviews

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                  May-Dec 19 .. $1200-1400/week .. $4800/month *
                  Dec 19-Apr 30 .. $1600-$2400/week .. $7000/month *
                  $1600-$2600/wk Holiday, special events, other weeks. 
                  $150 cleaning fee.Longer stay/negotiate costs
                  A damage deposit of $500 is required upon arrival refundable following departure 
                  Pets considered with owner preauthorization.
                  All rates based upon six person maximum occupancy.Additional guests
                  accomodated with owners prenotification at $20.00 per person per night.
                  

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 08/05/2014
                  Check availability
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                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates
                   

                  Location

                  Fully screened deck with dining area, deck with hammock, social area and poolside recreational entertainment area with dartboard.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1999

                  About the owner: Here I am doing what I do best - - - being easy. A recycled bar and grill owner from Key West, I am, sadly, a widower now and another one of them beach musicians who can't quit his day job. A whole other lifetime or two ago I worked in D.C. for the U.S. Labor Dept. and prior to that for the state of Vermont.

                  Why the Owner Chose Private Homes, Mid Island:
                  Location, location, location. Surrounded by palm trees and tropical vegetation, Desert Rose provides the serenity of a Caribbean island paradise yet close to all the beach action water sports, shopping, shelling and dining. If that's not enough, cross the bridge to the mainland for a large selection of fine golf courses, casino gambling, greyhound racetrack, professional baseball, botanical parks, air-boat rides in the Everglades and much, much more.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Long sun filled days and quiet starry nights.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • Master bedroom balcony with view of the Gulf

                    Master bedroom balcony with view of the Gulf

                  • sugar sand beach home of champion sand sculpting competition

                    sugar sand beach home of champion sand sculpting competition

                  VRBO #266450

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Monday, October 14, 2013

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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 08/05/14
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                  (239) 940-6865

                  Speaks: english
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                  'Desert Rose' - a Key West Classic Stilt Home

                  Fort Myers Beach #266450

                  3 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 8

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