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We have a wonderful MONTHLY rental to offer you: an historic 'conch' house has been completely redesigned and custom crafted by 2 architects as our home away from home. Featured on HGTV in 2007 (!), this intimate house boasts many fun and thoughtful features which will help make your stay in Key West special. It is located in a wonderfully private yet centrally-located neighborhood on a hidden Old Town lane. It has a lovely freeform heated pool (with built-in bench) and relaxing patio in a private backyard - complete with outdoor eating area. Swim, eat, and watch butterflies and birds under the palms....
This is a classic compact 'Conch' house, typical of old Key West. This house is in a truly quiet, residential neighborhood just a few blocks to Duval Street, the boisterous hub of town. Although on the cozy side, we designed it to be light and airy and is decorated with lovely modern furnishings (Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, etc), wireless broadband internet service, living/dining/kitchen area and it even has a second comfortable living room complete with cable TV (including Netflix, HuluPlus, and Pandora radio), DVD/VCR and stereo/CD player with an iPod dock as well. Both bedrooms also feature flat panel TVs.
The house is perfect for your retreat both inside and out. Inside it's lovely with tile floors, central air, cathedral ceilings, a full, modern kitchen, 2 bedrooms plus a comfortable carpeted loft with 2 twin beds and 2 lovely tiled bathrooms - one with a creatively tiled tub/shower and the other with a tumbled marble tiled shower. All beds feature down pillows and comforters. Our home is strictly non-smoking.
We have provided everything you’ll need to make you feel right at home including a collection of books, a fully stocked kitchen, a gas grille (with gas provided) and cooling ceiling fans in every room. Call us for current availability and rates for your stay! We will try to accommodate your needs.
All you need to bring to this lovely island is your bathing suit, a pair of shorts and flip flops and come enjoy the beauty and diversity that Key West has to offer!
Here's a quick To Do list I sent to someone recently: 'So much to do here! snorkeling out in the reef (about 5 miles out) on a boat is great - can combine it with a sunset sail, parasailing is awesome - go to Smathers Beach for good early in the day deals, best beach for swimming/snorkeling is Ft. Zachary Taylor - not perfect sand (lots of coral) but lovely place with beach chairs for hire too, great dining all over - definitely try Louie's Backyard for a splurge and get there before sunset - they have incredible decks overlooking the ocean and fabulous food (we also love El Siboney - a locals Cuban place), really tasty croissants at Old Town Bakery, great place for coffee/breakfast is Sandy's Cafe on White St., La Te Da has fabulous high class drag shows and dinner, rent bikes for best overall experience (just lock them religiously) or rent a scooter for the day. That's for starters. Don't need to bring many clothes or fancy shoes - very casual and carribean. Flip flops work well here day and night!' p.s. At the house we've left a couple of binders stuffed with menus and things-to-do and places-to-go while you're in town. We hope you find Key West as enchanting as we do!
Keywords: House, private house, house rental, bungalow, cottage, pool,single family house
Rental to groups over 25 years old or families only....moreless
We've left the house with a few kids books, crayons, cards and some games and puzzles. The pool and patio are invaluable as well....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
You may smoke on the front porch but there is no smoking allowed in house. No exceptions!...moreless
certain pets may be accepted. Please contact us about what pets you may want to bring with you. We require a separate pet deposit if we accept your rental with a pet. We are right next door to a small but very dog-friendly park....moreless
We have 2 living rooms, cool tiled floors, books, CDs, some old movies, literature about Key West and the surroundings, a hurricane lamp (just in case...), and privacy! We include instant-view Netlfix and HuluPlus for the living room TV which has also been set to play Pandora radio (a wonderful internet radio station), an iPod player that also plays CDs and the radio (good sound, and very versatile). Parking is available very close by on Williams Lane (just past park - 1/2 block from house). ...moreless
We leave some good ones behind - feel free to leave one for the next renter....moreless
iPod/iTouch hookup to stereo
and Jimmy Buffet Cds!...moreless
Satellite / Cable:
flat screen cable TVs provided in the living room and both bedrooms: Netflix as well as HuluPlus are now hooked up to the living room TV! Great for those looking for current movies and TV shows - an incredible selection. ALSO, Pandora radio is set up on the TV as well so you can listen to the kind of music you like....moreless
two living rooms - one in front facing lane and one in back facing the pool....moreless
Fully stocked kitchen - just like home - (blender included, of course!), grilling tools, skewers, wine bottle stoppers, trays, vases, wine glasses, colorful martini glasses (that double nicely as ice cream dishes), candles, and SO much more....moreless
summer/fall* - $4000/month min.
Winter $7000/month min.
* the rent may be negotiable if you take it for 3+ months.
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Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Walking, Biking, Train & Trolley tours, Fort Zachary Taylor State Park with lovely beach and public park, Mallory Square for the sunset!!
Year Purchased: 2004
About: My husband and I are architects and have worked in the residential design/build field for the past 20+ years building custom homes and renovating existing historic houses. I continue to practice architecture and my husband is now selling real estate, a passion of his since adolescence. We have 2 wonderful children and look forward to spending more time in Key West once they are off to college. We spent a year in our Key West house with our kids (and my mother-in-law)our wolf hound and our cat while the kids went to the local schools. We loved getting to know the town from a local's perspective. It's a town with a terrific arts community and talented musicians of all sorts.
Why Private Homes, Old Town: We fell in love with Key West the first time we visited. We stayed out on 'the strip' (large hotels) on that visit but spent much of our time wandering the streets of old town and started to look for a house to buy. We knew that the town's funky flavor, intimacy and relaxed feel was unique and it just spoke to us. The locals treated us well from that very first visit and we felt at home immediately. We love to bike and walk and the town is made for walking! Everything you need is within 1/2 mile it seems, and the architecture enchanted us more and more as we wandered the lovely streets and alleys. We had spent much time in and around New York City growing up, so the grid layout of the town was easily understandable and within a day we could find our way around. We felt at ease here and found so much to see and do while also giving us the space to relax and take in the beautiful ocean surrounding the island with it's incredible crystal turquoise waters!
The Unique Benefits at this House: Our house is in a perfect location - no kidding. - it's within a few blocks of the tourist hub of town and is an easy 10 minute walk or bike ride from everything you could possibly want. There's a library within 4 blocks, tons of restaurants and shops, a great Cuban coffee place about 6 blocks away, art galleries, small supermarkets and the best beach in town is about a mile away. We still can't believe that we found such a location. And, it's private and on a lane that many people can't find - perfect for a getaway. We also put in a lovely curved pool which creates an oasis under our coconut palm for those lazy afternoons or dinner on the patio. We created a home that will be perfect for your visit and hope that it entices you to stay again and again, as it does for us. We ask that you respect the quiet that you will find around you; this is an established full time resident kind of neighborhood, so we want to make sure that our renters fit right in and feel at home.