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Award-Winning Historic Restoration - Spacious -Tropical Charm + Pool

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Last updated: 08/08/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-28 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Ashe Splashe is a beautiful, all-Dade County-pine, two-story house on Ashe Street, one of the quietest, most residential streets in Key West's historic Old Town, near Truman Avenue. All of Old Town's attractions and beaches are minutes away. Within a three minute walk you will find a specialty grocery, wine/liquor shop, renowned deli/caterer, Sandy's famous Cuban sandwich and coffee cafe, good restaurants and many other amenities. Key West life at its finest!

The rate for Summer, 2016 (August and Sept.) is $5000 per month.
Currently we have availability for August and September up until October 14.
The rate for Fall, 2016 (October and November) is $6500 per month.
Currently we availability only until October 15, 2016.

Sorry, Ashe Splashe is already booked for Winter 2016/2017.

Please contact us, the owners, directly. We manage reservations for our house personally and that saves you the new VRBO fees now being charged to travelers who book online through VRBO. We employ a wonderful agency in Key West to prep the house, hand over keys and provide assistance to our guests. You pay no commission. We are at 845-373-8416.

A full refund is provided if you need to cancel and do so 30 days or more before your rental period begins.

Sorry, but the MINIMUM RENTAL IS 28 DAYS. This minimum is mandated by City of Key West law and we abide by it without exception.

The first floor consists of a breezy front porch, the kitchen and a large living room that opens onto a bricked pool area. On this floor there is also a full bath and a tv den. The den converts to an extra bedroom via a queen size murphy bed stored behind louvered doors.

The second floor has two very spacious bedrooms with baths en suite. Each bedroom has its own porch, shaded by palms, overlooking Ashe Street or the pool. The floor plan offers superb privacy for the two master bedrooms. The first floor tv den provides a third bedroom perfect for extra guests.

The lighted, heated pool is surrounded by garden lights, inviting you to take an evening swim.

Tropical colors and accessories add to the authentic Key West experience.

Ashe Splashe was featured in the November/December 2008 issue of COTTAGE LIVING magazine under the title, 'We Evoked the Best of Old Key West' and in the January 2013 issue of the British magazine HOMES & ANTIQUES under the title, 'Winter Sun.'

The house was meticulously restored in 2006 and, in 2007, awarded a coveted ceramic star, the highest preservation award, by the Historic Florida Keys Foundation. The spacious rooms are built entirely of wood—even the ceilings—in the tradition of original Key West architecture. Antique flooring and details are paired with three new baths and a state-of-the-art kitchen with stainless appliances, offering you charm and comfort.

Keywords: Single Family House

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/08/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pet deposit required...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Other (See Description)

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 murphy bed

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  • Queen size Beds (3) The large master bedroom suite has a queen bed - and plenty of room for a child's bed if desired (not supplied by owner). The second master suite also has a queen size bed. The third bedroom can be converted to a spacious tv den/library by storing the queen size murphy bed into its built in cabinet....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Excellent selection of books and several guidebooks...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (2) wide screen sets, one in den and one in guest bedroom. Smaller set in kitchen....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    minmal...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    Key West is a small island!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    on the street...moreless

  • Telephone:

    landline...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    electric stove...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

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  • Boat:

    There are plenty of charter and book rentals in Key West....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Golf can be found on Stock Island, a short drive away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks and paddleboards can be rented on nearby Stock Island....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Tropical...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Free, public courts are available within walking distance at Bayview Park or Higgs Beach....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    in back yard "plunge pool" about six feet deep. Electric heater....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2016
28 night min stay

$5,000
Fall
Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2016
28 night min stay

$6,500
Winter
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2017
28 night min stay

$10,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $500
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes:

Sorry, we cannot permit cats.

Travelers pay one half of one month's rate upon making reservation. The balance is due prior to arrival. We use Key West's best management agency to transact payments, prep the house for you and provide keys. We don't use the VRBO online reservations system; we prefer to communicate directly with our guests and help you avoid new "traveler's fees."


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Location

3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Key West International
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Nearest Motorway
U.S. 1
300 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Bistro Sole
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Higgs Beach, Smathers Beach. Fort Zach Beach

Car: Not Necessary

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2004

About: Jane and Carey like to spend winters in Ashe Splashe but offer their house for April through November to full-month renters. The owners love the balmy breezes and funky architecture, of course, but also the laissez faire attitude of the Key West's diverse citizens, where tolerance and creativity are daily watchwords. And the air is not to be believed (except in summer when it's all too believable, but bearable thanks to central air conditioning). The first house they bought and restored in 1999 was nearby on Frances Street. It was perfect, and they loved it unreservedly, especially for the long weekends and occasional week-long vacations they were able to make use of it. But as Carey began to contemplate retirement, Jane realized it would be too small for more extended visits, especially if they involved the grandchildren Jane and Carey hope, one day, to have. So in 2004, at the top of the market (natch), they bought the Ashe Street house now listed on VRBO. It turned out to be a complete gut job, which thanks to the intervention of a couple of ferocious hurricanes, took about two years and twice their budget, But hey, it turned out great.

Why Old Town, Key West, FL, USA:
There's so much to do in Key West, from the many beaches to golf and sailing and snorkeling and kayaking (and paddle boarding) through mangrove swamps. The Winfreys partake of some of these activities, of course, but also just enjoy riding their bikes around Key West (Carey loves to take photographs of the many unique houses and gardens) and sampling the town's many wonderful restaurants. They also frequently patronize the wonderful Tropic Cinema, just off Duval Street, which specializes in first-run features and quirky independent movies.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Winfreys' Ashe Street house is in the charming Old Town section of Key West close to the cemetery (high ground) and to bustling Truman Avenue in a quiet residential neighborhood. It is just under a mile from touristy (and sometimes noisy) Duval street. Higgs beach is also nearby. The house is close to Fausto's Old Town's grocery store, and to Five Brothers, where Carey gets his morning Cuban cafe con leche and is in walking distance to more than a dozen excellent restaurants.


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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/08/2016

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Photos

  • The den makes for comfortable reading or TV-watching

    The den makes for comfortable reading or TV-watching

  • Another view of the den, facing Ashe Street, shows the wide-screen HD-TV.

    Another view of the den, facing Ashe Street, shows the wide-screen HD-TV.

  • Dine al fresco or close the French doors for cozier ambiance. The table seats 8.

    Dine al fresco or close the French doors for cozier ambiance. The table seats 8.

  • The cheery kitchen boasts up-to-date appliances and dade county pine counters.

    The cheery kitchen boasts up-to-date appliances and dade county pine counters.

  • The guest bedroom features a queen-size bed, en suite bathroom and private porch

    The guest bedroom features a queen-size bed, en suite bathroom and private porch

  • Landscaping provides privacy; the cottage/shed can be used for changing.

    Landscaping provides privacy; the cottage/shed can be used for changing.

  • Christmas lighting turns Ashe Splashe into a holiday delight

    Christmas lighting turns Ashe Splashe into a holiday delight

  • The Christmas garland above the pool  was added for a magazine photo shoot.

    The Christmas garland above the pool was added for a magazine photo shoot.

  • A queen-size Murphy bed turns the den/TV room into a comfortable bedroom.

    A queen-size Murphy bed turns the den/TV room into a comfortable bedroom.

  • The living room opens onto the pool and patio for gracious indoor/outdoor living

    The living room opens onto the pool and patio for gracious indoor/outdoor living

  • The downstairs bathroom has a full shower; there is also an outdoor shower

    The downstairs bathroom has a full shower; there is also an outdoor shower

  • The master bedroom is spacious and comfortable. The bed is queen-size.

    The master bedroom is spacious and comfortable. The bed is queen-size.

  • The guest room porch looks out upon quiet, residential Ashe Street.

    The guest room porch looks out upon quiet, residential Ashe Street.

  • Want to take a dip after dark? The  lighting makes for enchanted evenings.

    Want to take a dip after dark? The lighting makes for enchanted evenings.

  • Ashe Splashe was featured on Key West house tours in 2008 and again in 2013.

    Ashe Splashe was featured on Key West house tours in 2008 and again in 2013.

VRBO #177438

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, August 25, 2016

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AWARD-WINNING HISTORIC RESTORATION - SPACIOUS -TROPICAL CHARM + POOL

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