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Flower Power House -Sleeps 12+ Good Value with Giant Pool in Key West

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Living Room in Main House has Cathedral Ceilings

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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Boho beautiful, the free-spirited presence of the Key West Flower Power House has much more in common with the real Key West than the shiny hotels around town. Kindred to memories we share about ‘the good old days,’ this 1938 wooden house was first renovated by unconventional ‘hippy builders’ in the 1970’s who were creatively rethinking the use of space of Old Town wooden dwellings, around the same time the first street buskers where inventing the Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square.

Breaking down barriers between indoors and out, nearly every room received French doors so architectural design labels of mid-century modern or Key West Victorian, a spacious living room was added, with soaring ceilings and transom windows that rise clear to the roof peak. Refusing to be limited by stultifying design, original glassed in porches became alternative sleeping spaces, while the adjoining carriage house became a whimsical seashell cottage.

Decades after the hippy and military days of Key West, our company continues to watch this house be re-invented by artistic owners who’ve added their own sense of bohemian flair, embracing an eclectic mix of new with old, reflecting a love for island art and the Caribbean Sea. Nothing boxy or modular, no-way modern-flat pack style anyway anywhere. Informal island comfort is presented with a love of tropical color, a down-home style that celebrates the beauty of nature and what’s naturally imperfect. To sum it up, our Flower Power House harkens back to what Key West still means for many – anti-style, freedom from convention, an occasional gypsy chicken mingling with guests in the garden.

Interior Layout: Ultimately, the house was reconfigured to offer three separate areas that are joined together as one. The ground level, at the front of the house, features a spacious living room, with cathedral ceilings and connecting fully equipped kitchen. Here we also find two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The 1st bedroom offers a king size bed and the 2nd bedroom a queen size bed. French doors open to the porch in both of these bedrooms. Accessed through bedroom two with a doorway for privacy, is a sleeping porch. Set with two twin beds, it adequately functions as a 3rd bedroom and is ideal for children sleeping close by.

A 4th and 5th bedroom, one full bathroom, a galley kitchen, and sitting room and are found on the 2nd floor, which is accessed via an exterior staircase. A split floor plan provides maximum privacy with a master bedroom with a glassed in porch and king size bed on one side of the house, and two twin beds with a window view to the pool on the opposite end.

Back downstairs, and connected at the back of the house is the adorable 1.5 story 6th bedroom. Set in the artist-owner's cute re-design of the carriage house, this is an intimate boho space that was once featured in Coastal Magazine. Exterior French doors connect with the garden in the back and front. With a sense of playfulness, stucco pastel faux painted walls inside form a colorful creamy backdrop for a flamboyant adornment of sea shells like icing on a cake. Open beam ceilings on the main level plus a kitchenette and a comfy sitting area set with shabby chic finds, make the cottage suite feel larger than it is. A bunk in the corner provides an extra sleeping space if you need it.

A short hall-way stairwell leads to the half-story 2nd level sleeping space with a king size bed and a one-of-a-kind witty ‘she-sells-sea-shells’ theme bathroom. Definitely tropical and different than what we live with day-to-day, this space is an artists’ boho love nest. French doors off the back open to the garden to create a little private sitting space steps from the rest of the house.

Exterior Layout: This house is part of a private gated mini-compound set back from the street. Covered porches that run the entire length of the house maximize the opportunity for indoor-outdoor living. Step down off the porches to the large landscaped garden and just beyond enjoy a 40’ X 16’ swimming pool (no heat) and more gardens ample for lounging. Outdoor furniture is place for lounging on the porches and around the pool. A little piece of old Key West, not too shiny, no-way modern sterile.

The swimming pool and middle part of the garden are shared with a recently updated 3 bedroom town home on the opposite side of the compound. For a larger group, please inquire about renting our Family Reunion compound property, which includes this townhome called, A Tropical Tradition.

Bedding Summary:

Down Stairs: 1 King size bed, 1 Queen size bed, 2 Twin size beds
Upstairs: 1 King size bed, 2 Twin size beds
Carriage Cottage (Seashell Cottage) Suite: 1 King size bed, Twin size built-in bunk with trundle bed (2 Twin beds)

Amenities: Spacious tropical garden. Large 40' X 16' feet swimming pool (no heat, shared with another property, A Tropical Tradition, if they are rented at the same time). TV's, a/c, stereo, phone, washer dryer, linens and towels provided, fenced yard, large porches, two kitchens plus kitchenette.

Activities: Conveniently located to grocery shopping, art galleries, restaurants, and deli restaurant and bakery. Close to the beach (a short walk), favorite Salute Restaurant on the Beach, parks, Key West Wildlife Center. Ride your bike to Duval Street and the southernmost point of the U.S. in less than five minutes. Walk to Duval Street in 20 minutes. See this favorites list of Things to Do in Key West for more recommended activities.

Area: This home is ideally located in the White Street Gallery neighborhood of Old Town Key West in a historic neighborhood just a few streets from White Street and Higgs Beach. Play beach volleyball, rent hobi-cat sail boats, swim, snorkel, swim, fish, from the White Street Pier. From this location you can quickly walk to the famous beach restaurant, Salute on the Beach, Fausto's Fine Food Palace (fine wine, cheeses, and gourmet foods), Sandy's Cafe of Cuban coffee, numerous art galleries (White Street Gallery area), and yoga and exercise studios. Duval Street shops, attractions, and the Historic Seaport District is a ten minute walk.

Restrictions: Smoking permitted only outside please.

Keywords: House

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 12-13

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Attached cottage suite works nicely as a private room for a couple

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

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
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Aug 13 - Oct 22, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,950
Fantasy Fest
Oct 23 - Oct 29, 2016
7 night min stay

$6,600
Summer
Oct 30 - Nov 6, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,950
Boat Races
Nov 7 - Nov 13, 2016
7 night min stay

$6,050
Summer
Nov 14 - Nov 18, 2016
5 night min stay
$1,000
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 - Nov 25, 2016
7 night min stay

$6,050
Summer
Nov 26 - Dec 17, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,950
Christmas
Dec 18 - Dec 25, 2016
7 night min stay

$6,600
New Year's
Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$7,950
Winter
Jan 2 - Jan 13, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,600
Sailboat Races
Jan 14 - Jan 20, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,900
Winter
Jan 21 - Jan 27, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,900
Winter
Jan 28 - Feb 3, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,900
Winter
Feb 4 - Feb 17, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,600
President's Day
Feb 18 - Feb 24, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,900
Winter
Feb 25 - Apr 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,600
Shoulder
Apr 22 - May 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,050
Shoulder
May 30 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,950
Shoulder
Jun 17 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,050
Summer
Aug 12 - Oct 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,950
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$6,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Processing $75 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $425 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Manager's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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Photos

  • Living Room in Main House has Cathedral Ceilings

    Living Room in Main House has Cathedral Ceilings

  • Bathroom off of living room in main house

    Bathroom off of living room in main house

  • Queen BR in Main House connects to sleeping porch. Ideal for family with kids

    Queen BR in Main House connects to sleeping porch. Ideal for family with kids

  • Queen bedroom in Main House shares a bathroom with the King bedroom

    Queen bedroom in Main House shares a bathroom with the King bedroom

  • Main house second floor living room and dining room

    Main house second floor living room and dining room

  • Large Swimming Pool in Gated Pool-Garden Compound

    Large Swimming Pool in Gated Pool-Garden Compound

  • Second floor bathroom

    Second floor bathroom

  • Master suite on second floor

    Master suite on second floor

  • Lounge area and trundle bed in corner of cottage suite

    Lounge area and trundle bed in corner of cottage suite

  • Bathroom in Cottage artfully decorated with seashells around the mirrors

    Bathroom in Cottage artfully decorated with seashells around the mirrors

  • Adorable Seashell Cottage

    Adorable Seashell Cottage

  • Living room in Main House

    Living room in Main House

  • Downstairs Bedroom in Main House opens to garden

    Downstairs Bedroom in Main House opens to garden

  • Outdoor shower and washer/dryer are right outside the bathroom on the 1st floor

    Outdoor shower and washer/dryer are right outside the bathroom on the 1st floor

  • The sleeping porch in the Main House provides two twin beds

    The sleeping porch in the Main House provides two twin beds

  • Plenty of room on the front porch to lounge around and enjoy the garden view

    Plenty of room on the front porch to lounge around and enjoy the garden view

  • U-shaped kitchen on the second floor of main house

    U-shaped kitchen on the second floor of main house

  • Main house 2nd floor twin bedroom is the first room on the left when you walk in

    Main house 2nd floor twin bedroom is the first room on the left when you walk in

  • The master suite is very spacious, includes glassed in porch with 2 twin beds

    The master suite is very spacious, includes glassed in porch with 2 twin beds

  • Large Swimming Pool in Gated Pool-Garden Compound

    Large Swimming Pool in Gated Pool-Garden Compound

  • Bedroom in cottage suite

    Bedroom in cottage suite

  • Kitchenette with door leading to side yard.

    Kitchenette with door leading to side yard.

  • Higgs Beach is a short distance from the house. An easy 5 minute stroll.

    Higgs Beach is a short distance from the house. An easy 5 minute stroll.

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Sunday, August 28, 2016

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