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William Skelton House - 10% Off any 5 Night Stay!

Bedrooms 6
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

In the center of Old Town w/6 bedrooms, 4 baths, private pool, sleeps up to 14

A hidden gem in Old Town!! The house is really unique with its exposed Dade County Pine walls and private, shaded porches. This property is located just steps from Duval Street in the heart of Old Town (at the corner of Duval and Eaton streets). Some of the island's best restaurants and activities are within a few blocks. Although having a car is not necessary, a single parking space is included with this rental. A fully equipped kitchen and private pool are also included.

We accept credit cards and ONLY require a 3 night minimum stay (except during holidays and special events). We require a 50% deposit to confirm the reservation, and full payment is due 30 days prior to arrival. We also have a 60 day cancellation policy, or 90 days for holidays/special events.

Please be aware of scams asking for wire transfers or offers from Craigslist. If you have any questions, please call our reservations desk 305-292-2170

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, arabic
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our stay at the William Skelton House over Thanksgiving was a delight. The house was clean & bright and ready for us though we were much earlier than the usually designated time. I’ve already recommended it to friends as a perfect house for a big family & in a perfect location.

I’d like to compliment Haytham who responded so kindly & quickly to all our requests, including coming over to take a family photo. He was so welcoming in all regards and we enjoyed his upbeat & warm personality. In fact, everyone connected with the house - from those I spoke with to reserve the house, to the housekeepers & others at the front desk - were all helpful & friendly.

I thank you on behalf of my family for all your kind attention.


Nov 2016
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Historic Seaport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 3rd Floor Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Floor Main - toilet , combination tub/shower
    1st Floor Front (Boca) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    1st Floor Back (Cottage) - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • 1st Floor Boca - 1 queen , Queen bedroom
    1st Floor Boca - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Queen bedroom with twin bed
    2nd Floor - 1 queen , Queen bedroom - shared bath with twin bedroom
    3rd Floor master - 1 queen , Master Queen bedroom with private bath
    2nd Floor - 2 twin/ single , Bedroom w/ 2 twin beds - shared bath with queen bedroom
    Cottage - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Queen bedroom with twin bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Wood Deck
  • 14 bicycles
  • 14 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
If you have any questions during our Office Hours (9:00 am - 6:00 pm) please call our office at 305-292-2170 and one of our front desk specialists will assist you. No glass is allowed at the swimming pool. Guests may swim at your own risk. Our pool is heated up to approximately 80 degrees. Grilling is not permitted. Smoking is not permitted indoors, and will result in a $200 charge. There are no refunds for early check-outs. The lessee is responsible for their own consumable products, such as toilet paper, paper towels and coffee beyond the complimentary starter set included for your arrival.


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William Skelton House - 10% Off any 5 Night Stay!
average rating of 4.6595745 based on 48 reviews
Miami, FL

Trip back in time

  • 5 of 5

If you are going to stay in Key West and your'e there just to pretend you're a Parrot-Head, get plastered and be an overall obnoxious drunk tourist, don't stay at the William Skelton House. But if you're going to Key West because you appreciate place and history, this home truly takes you back. Wonderfully and simply appointed with fascinating tongue and groove paneling throughout with myriad stories hidden in it's cracked plaster, you can sit for hours in spacious rooms and porches imagining what Conch life was like for the people who lived in it's walls over the last 150 years. The house is located walking distance from wonderful cafes, restaurants and Kino Plaza ( you must go there for your sandals and Rodriguez Cigars). And if you're going to drink, walk past Sloppy Joes and hang a left to Captain Tony's. Or better yet, bring a bottle of your favorite top-shelf Bourbon and your favorite Neat glass to sip on the second floor front porch. That's how the William Skelton House should be enjoyed. Take your time. It's a magical little place to soak in and live a piece of history. And okay... they have a Margaritaville Blender on-premises. And it works really well. At least that's what I've been told... not that we enjoyed copious amounts of mango daiquiris or anything... So I guess if you're wanting the Parrot-Head experience, you can come too.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roomy and authentic

  • 5 of 5

This house is so charming and every single thing we needed was provided without us having to ask. It was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Key West Location

  • 5 of 5

Skelton House was the perfect location for a vacation with family and friends from overseas. There were 11 adults and so much space. Never felt crowded. The house has so much character and all the amenities you could possibilities need. Spotlessly clean on arrival. It is in easy walking distance from all the attractions of Key West. Haytham was fantastic to work with. Extremely responsive to any questions we had. I would stay there again in a heartbeat. Highly recommend Skelton House for your Key West vacation.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Spot in Key West

  • 5 of 5

Really loved the house and it was perfect for our group. Haytham was great as a contact point the whole way and really receptive to our needs. Would recommend this for any and all groups looking for a large house in Key West!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this review! We're so happy that you enjoyed your time at the William Skelton House. We hope that you join us again in the future. Thanks again! Haytham
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Unbelievable weekend. Really took Key West to another level!

  • 5 of 5

The property was more than we could've expected. It was perfect for our group, plenty of room for everyone to enjoy their own space and the floor plan made for plenty of room for everyone to enjoy their weekend in Key West. I would recommend the William Skelton house to ANY large group that wants to stay as close to Duval as possible without sacrificing anything in the process. A MUST BOOK!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! We are pleased to have exceeded your expectations and that there was plenty of room for everyone to enjoy. Thank you very much for the recommendation. Best, Haytham
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  • 5 of 5

fabulous property in the best spot in town

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Best, Haytham
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Key West International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
There's plenty all within walking distance
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Key West Express
Nearest Golf
5.1 Miles
Key West Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Key West Conch Train Tours
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
There's plenty all within walking distance
Nearest Ski
0.4 Miles
Fury Water Sports
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Fort Zachary Taylor State Park
Car: not necessary

This home is located within 2 blocks of all major attractions. Everything is walking distance, so a car is not necessary. It is in the heart of Old Town, Key West.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $400 + Tax

Rates are subject to change and are higher for holidays and special events. Monthly rentals are not available.
We require a 50% deposit of the total amount in order to hold the reservation and the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to check in. We accept payment via most major credit cards.
We have a 60 day cancellation policy,Or 90 days for holidays/special events. Please refer to lease agreement for applicable policies.
Cleaning fee $400
Our pool is heated

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund