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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.
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$1,000
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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.
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!