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

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 12+)

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.

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Property Manager
Vacation Homes of Key West (VHKW)
Member since: 1997
Speaks: english, czech, Bulgarian
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2017

Amenities

White St. Gallery House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
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
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Down Stairs: 1 King size bed, 1 Queen size bed, 2 Twin size beds. Upstairs: 1 King size bed, 2 Twin size beds. Attached cottage suite:1 King size bed, Twin size built-in bunk with trundle bed (2 Twin beds)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Attached cottage suite works nicely as a private room for a couple

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White St. Gallery House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Shoulder
Apr 22 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,100
$6,050
 
 
Shoulder
May 30 2017 - Jun 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,000
$4,950
 
 
Shoulder
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 11 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,100
$6,050
 
 
Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Oct 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,000
$4,950
 
 
Fantasy Fest
Oct 22 2017 - Oct 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,100
$6,600
 
 
summer
Oct 29 2017 - Nov 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
$4,950
 
 
Boat Races
Nov 6 2017 - Nov 12 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,100
$6,050
 
 
Summer
Nov 13 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
$4,950
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,100
$6,050
 
 
Summer
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
$3,950
 
 
Christmas
Dec 17 2017 - Dec 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,200
$6,600
 
 
New Year's
Dec 26 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,200
$7,950
 
 
Winter
Jan 2 2018 - Jan 12 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,200
$5,750
 
 
Winter
Jan 20 2018 - Jan 26 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,200
$6,050
 
 
Winter
Jan 27 2018 - Feb 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,200
$6,050
 
 
Winter
Feb 3 2018 - Feb 16 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,200
$6,750
 
 
Presidents Day
Feb 17 2018 - Feb 23 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,300
$7,050
 
 
Winter
Feb 25 2018 - Apr 20 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,200
$6,750
 
 
Sholder
Apr 21 2018 - May 27 2018
4 night minimum stay
$1,100
$6,200
 
 
Summer
May 28 2018 - Jun 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
$5,100
 
 
Summer
Jun 16 2018 - Aug 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,100
$6,200
 
 
Summer
Aug 10 2018 - Oct 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
$5,100
 
 
Fantasy Fest
Oct 21 2018 - Oct 27 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,200
$6,750
 
 
Shoulder
Oct 28 2018 - Nov 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
$5,100
 
 
Boat Races
Nov 5 2018 - Nov 11 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,100
$6,200
 
 
Thanks Giving
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 23 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,100
$6,200
 
 
Shoulder
Nov 24 2018 - Dec 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
$4,100
 
 
Christmas
Dec 17 2018 - Dec 25 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,200
$6,750
 
 
New Year's
Dec 26 2018 - Jan 1 2019
5 night minimum stay
$1,300
$8,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$1,100
$6,500
 

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

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