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True Key West Experience! Coastal Living's Artists Paradise!

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Last updated: 06/07/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Coastal Living featured Turtle House and its artist/proprietress in April 09! An enchanting tropical retreat situated on a tiny little lane in Old Town Key West. Hidden beyond the gate of a 6 ft. weathered wooden fence, two historic cigar maker’s cottages joined by a deck and an elaborate garden.
Turtle House is appointed with beautiful, artful dishes and linens and cookware that offers a comfortable elegance without losing its rustic simplicity. Its owner offers to her guests the beauty she has created for her own inspiration. Cloistered within a periphery of green hedges for total privacy, the lush garden is teaming with butterflies and birdsongs, extinct native plantings original to the island, palms, lemon trees, key limes and exotics like the aromatic ylang ylang which is the basis of Chanel #5! The covered breezeway connects the two cottages and serves as an indoor outdoor dining area: a rustic wooden table under a large wooden ceiling fan.

The master suite is its own cottage with cathedral ceilings and pristine white floors, a king bed and a large desk with comfortable ergonomic desk chairs provide a perfect refuge for work or rest. An indoor/outdoor bath connects to the master suite and is also accessible from the deck.
enjoy the privacy of Turtle House or bike through Old Town Key West, dine on Duval Street, bike to Fort Zachary Taylor beach....all a stone's throw away. Find inspiration and respite in the unique hide away! TURTLE HOUSE.

Please note, Turtle House is not available for short term rental. 30 day minimum.

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • King Master Suite: 1 king

    Spacious King Master Bedroom Suite adjacent to its own bath....moreless

  • Guest Bedroom in main cottage: 1 double

    adjacent to its own bath. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Suite Bath: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    Unique Indoor/Outdoor allows luxury & nature to envelope you...moreless

  • Bathroom in main house: toilet, shower

    Full Bath for Guests. ...moreless

  • Soak in a hot tub under the stars in the turtle house dipping pool.

Other Amenities

  • This home was featured in Coastal Living magazine in April 09 issue. Art and nature lovers welcome! NOT available for less than 30 days....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    many wonderful art and architecture and biographies as well as a collection of travel books related to Key West....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    wide range from classical to tango to blues and jazz....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    plays CDs and has a port for your Iphone ...moreless

  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Resort

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    window units. no central...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    space heaters for the occasional chilly evening in February....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    flat screen TV connected to netflix instant play and pandora....moreless

  • Parking:

    private space - part of property...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Suitable for one vehicle....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    for house and beach...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    two wooden lounge chairs and a Thai bench. cushions and dappled light throughout the day. beautiful....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    covered breezeway between houses....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    table in the garden as well, for dining or just lounging....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    very simple charcoal grill....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Commune with nature in this five foot deep sunken dipping pool which can be heated...surrounded by Butterflies and a Lush Landscape...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
May 1 - Nov 14, 2015
30 night min stay

$5,500
Season
Nov 15 - May 1, 2016
30 night min stay

$6,700
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 06/07/2015
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Location

3 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Key West Artist private hideaway. Delight in the uniqueness of this property which was designed by the artist and her late husband, an architect. It has been featured in several magazines, including the April 2009 edition of Coastal Living Magazine. Turtle House is enchantingly simple ... a wonderful vacation retreat. Behind the six foot fence, you will find the magic and charm of Old Key West along with a black tiled heated jacuzzi with a flowering trellis and all the amenities of modern living.

 

Owner info

About the owner: I am a painter, dividing my time between NYC and Key West. Turtle House is my haven. Tenants seem to fall in love it as their own during their stay. The property has a charm about it, hard to describe.... I have worked with great pleasure to create a magical domain, inside and out, for all to enjoy.

Why the Owner Chose Old Town:
Key West is as far south as you can go without leaving the country. The village is unusual and captivating for its architecture and its culture. It feels both wonderfully remote and yet we have access to all amenities...sophisticated theater, art, music ... Fed Ex, grocery stores, gourmet bakeries, apple computer store, etc. When I am here, I feel I can step out the gate and delight in a very lively social life ... or hide in my studio, and work, undisturbed for days!


Contact us

Speaks: english, french
 

Photos

  • welcome to Turtle House!

    welcome to Turtle House!

  • Dipping Pool facing living room, can be heated...

    Dipping Pool facing living room, can be heated...

  • kitchen

    kitchen

  • indoor bathroom accessible from living room and guest bedroom

    indoor bathroom accessible from living room and guest bedroom

  • living room sliding door to deck, dipping pool and garden

    living room sliding door to deck, dipping pool and garden

  • pergola joining the cottages kitchen, living room: left. master suite: right.

    pergola joining the cottages kitchen, living room: left. master suite: right.

  • Master Suite,  sliding glass door facing garden

    Master Suite, sliding glass door facing garden

  • Master Suite with Storage - perfect for the artist and writer

    Master Suite with Storage - perfect for the artist and writer

  • Indoor/Outdoor Bath connected to master suite and deck

    Indoor/Outdoor Bath connected to master suite and deck

  • Zachary Taylor beach  a bike ride away from Turtle House

    Zachary Taylor beach a bike ride away from Turtle House

  • Turtle House's resident artist. the sky at dawn

    Turtle House's resident artist. the sky at dawn

  • view from the garden toward the house

    view from the garden toward the house

  • black tiled, sunken into deck.

    black tiled, sunken into deck.

  • looking from living room into kitchen

    looking from living room into kitchen

  • guest bedroom  full size.  wonderful mattress!

    guest bedroom full size. wonderful mattress!

  • front bedroom  seen from indoor bathroom

    front bedroom seen from indoor bathroom

  • comfy feather/down cushions

    comfy feather/down cushions

  • master cottage to the right.  dining table under pergola.

    master cottage to the right. dining table under pergola.

  • master suite looking toward deck and garden

    master suite looking toward deck and garden

  • the rooftops of Turtle House! an oasis in the heart of Old Town...

    the rooftops of Turtle House! an oasis in the heart of Old Town...

  • Higgs Beach...a bike ride away from Turtle House

    Higgs Beach...a bike ride away from Turtle House

  • Here's the forest adjacent to the beach at Fort Zachary!

    Here's the forest adjacent to the beach at Fort Zachary!

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  • Property type
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Speaks: english, french
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