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

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Last updated: 09/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:28 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Private Homes, Old Town cottage 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 elegant 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.

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Concierge

                  Suitability

                  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
                  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
                  • 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. Art and nature lovers welcome!...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
                      • Stereo:

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

                      • Music Library:

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

                      • Television
                      • Satellite / Cable

                      Theme

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

                      Attractions

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

                      Leisure Activities

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

                      local services and businesses

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

                      Location Type

                          • Resort

                          sports and adventure activities

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

                          catering options

                              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                              Dining

                              • Dining Area
                              • Seating for 4 people

                              General

                              • Internet
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Clothes Dryer
                              • Wireless Internet
                              • Air Conditioning
                              • Linens Provided
                              • Heating:

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

                              • Living Room:

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

                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Iron & Board
                              • Parking Off Street:

                                Suitable for one vehicle....moreless

                              • Parking:

                                private space - part of property...moreless

                              • Towels Provided:

                                for house and beach...moreless

                              Kitchen

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

                              Outside

                              • Outdoor Grill:

                                very simple chatcoal grill....moreless

                              • 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

                              • Bicycles

                              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
                                  Rental rates quoted in: $
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Season
                                  Mar 1 - Apr 15, 2014
                                  28 night min stay

                                  $6,500

                                  Notes: $150.00 in addition for cleaning plus security deposit.

                                  summer
                                  May 1 - Oct 1, 2014
                                  28 night min stay

                                  $4,000

                                  Notes: $150.00 in addition for cleaning plus security deposit.

                                  Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency ($) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.


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                                  Fees and Taxes:

                                  • Tax Rate 12.5%
                                  • Cleaning $200

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                                  Last updated: 09/06/2014
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                                  Location

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

                                  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 Private Homes, 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!


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                                  Speaks: english

                                   

                                  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

                                  • 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!

                                  • 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

                                  • 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

                                  • 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...

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                                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                                  Date last modified - Saturday, September 06, 2014

                                  $4,000 per month
                                  4

                                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 4

                                  View calendar: Updated 09/06/14
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