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Amelia's Hideaway ~ Hidden Courtyard Villa with Private Pool

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10) Private Pool Just off Duval Street

"In-the-know" travelers who return to Key West to vacation love to choose the more elegant area of Upper Duval St. as their favorite area to stay . . . and this is exactly where you find "Amelia's Hideaway". This one-of-a-kind vacation villa is perfectly situated just off Upper Duval, and because it is way at the end of an unknown lane it is well hidden from public view. Unless you've stayed in this villa before, there's no-way you'd ever know it's just steps off Upper Duval Street in one of the prettiest parts of Old Town Key West.

The property itself is authentic Key West and unique all-the-way. Pineapple carvings on the fence gracing this property just hint at the island-living charm you find inside. Art work by famous local artist David Wegman perched above the gates welcomes you at the entrance. Enter the large wooden blue-green gate off the little private lane and you step into the beautiful courtyard with a crystal clear swimming pool. A statue of the happy Buddha graces the pool side and further welcomes you to your home in Key West and once inside the courtyard you are treated to even more art work; this time canvas art pieces painted by Key West artist Sanford Birdsey are uniquely incorporated into the courtyard walls.

This vacation villa was refreshed and the layout re-worked in October 2008 by local designers to maximize comfort and sleeping options that now include four full bedrooms that all open to the private courtyard. If you have stayed at Amelia's Hideaway before you will love the upgrades and the new room layout that now features one spacious great-room with open kitchen / living room and a flat screen HD TV. The great-room opens directly to a covered lanai that has a dining table for 'el fresco' dining.

The best way to visualize the layout of this villa is to consider each room as it is situated within the courtyard. The house is built as an "L-Shaped" villa with each room in the house opening to the courtyard, and then ¾ of the roof of the villa is an expansive Mexican tiled roof-top deck. We begin our descriptive tour as you pass the rooms once inside the courtyard gates.

Room One: Bedroom #1 (yellow room) is a large room and is set as a full suite offering 2 twin beds that can be put together to make a king size bed, a large kitchenette, and a private half-bath (commode and sink). There is also a table conveniently placed for you lap-top. This room also offers a full size sofa that can be made into a queen bed

Room Two: Bedroom #2 (blue room) has a king size bed. This bedroom connects to a full bathroom with bath tub. The design is decidedly unique and very tropical using tumbled marble in an unusual design.

Room Three: Bedroom #3 (rose room) has a Queen bed and offers a writing desk. While this bedroom connects to the same newly renovated full bathroom as bedroom #2, the door connecting this bedroom to the courtyard is just steps from the “pool bath' which can be used as a private bath for the "rose room".

Room Four: The great-room (living room / kitchen) is the fourth room down the line of the courtyard. The great-room has a beautiful retro-style blue and white kitchen that is open to the cream colored living room area on the other end of the room that provides a sofa and love seat. This combined living area has a flat screen HD TV. The sofa in this great-room is a queen sleeper sofa if you need another bed in a private sleeping area. The main dining area for this room is found in the covered lanai just out the French doors from the kitchen offering a Caribbean ‘el fresco' dining area.

Room Five: The 'pool bath' is an artistically tiled full bathroom with a blue and white design created by a local Key West artist. This bathroom has entrances from the lanai as well as the 'great room'.

Room Six: The sixth room (green room) is Bedroom #4 and is considered the master suite for this villa as it is situated 'off to itself' offering the most privacy. This bedroom offers a king size bed and a private full bathroom. The bathroom is tiled in tumbled marble tile of muted tones of golden brown.

Roof Top Deck: The next living space in this unique Key West villa is outdoors and upstairs on the large Mexican tiled roof top deck which expands over 3/4 of the roof. This upper deck is reached by a stair case just outside the master suite. The upper deck offers the perfect spot for private lounging, sunning, star gazing, catching the ocean breeze, or staging a roof top cocktail party or dinner. This deck is furnished with outdoor furniture, built-in side bench seating, and outdoor lighting.

Laundry: Finally, back towards the entrance gate is a separate building which serves as the laundry and utility area.

The design of this property lends itself perfectly to small gatherings of families and friends.

Bedding Summary:

Bedroom #1 - 2 twin size beds (can be made as a king size bed); queen sleeper sofa.

Bedroom #2 – king size bed;

Bedroom #3 – queen size bed.

Bedroom # 4 – king size bed.

Great-room – queen sleeper sofa.

Keywords: Villa

More Details

Owner
Vacation Homes of Key West (VHKW)
Speaks: english, czech, Bulgarian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time and it was a fantastic property. Looking forward to next year.
Mar 2017
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Amenities

Uptown/Upper Duval House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We do not accept guests less than 25 years of age unless accompanied by a family group or guardian.
  • Please refer to your rental agreement for Cancellation Policy for this property
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , can be made as king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Large private Mexican tile roof top deck. Perfect for private sunbathing and star gazing. Also has a second kitchen with bar area. All rooms open to pool and courtyard area.

Reviews

4.3/5 -
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Amelia's Hideaway ~ Hidden Courtyard Villa with Private Pool
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
3

Overpriced for poorly maintained property

  • 3 of 5

Great location but no parking. Appliances are old and this place needs some work. Comfortable until the water was turned off? Called maintenance and no answer. The next day the water went off again, there was a plumber working on the house across the street?

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really sorry that you were disappointed in your rental. We appreciate your comments very much and we are happy to share that the property has been refreshed and also parking for one car is available close by. We hope to have you back in the near future! VHKW Team
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Lansdale, PA
5

Great Girls Getaway Location

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 7 arrived for a week of fun and sun in Key West, and found everything 'as pictured' on the website. The rooftop deck was a favorite spot to soak up the sun each day (an iguana joined us on the tile deck one afternoon!). Very glad to have this deck as the pool was in the shade. The bedrooms were separate from the main living area/kitchen - a feature that made it nice for early risers. (You actually walked out on the pool deck and entered through a separate exterior door).

The location was perfect! Right off Duval St., just around the corner from La Ti Da. We walked or biked everywhere. Would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amelia's Hideaway - Great Find!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful vacation week 9/16/11. This property was every advertised and more. Perfect for our grown family members and children. The bedroom entrances off the pool were great. You could have your own private space or join the festivities. We had a wedding ceremony on the roof deck, and although there was a brief shower, the sun came right back out and it was perfect.

The pool, although small, was clean and was enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

The location was perfect. Only used a cab to and from the airport. Everything else was within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
3.5 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Key West Express
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Key West Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Banana Cafe Key West
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
South Beach Key West
Car: not necessary

Great place to kayak not far from this property. Several Tropical Botanical Gardens are on the island for touring and relaxing. There is also an amazing Butterfly Conservatory just up the street in the neighborhood where this house is located.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $295

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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