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Down Island Digs - Ideal Location Downtown, Private Pool.

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Neatly tucked away on a little street just around the corner from Duval St.

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Last updated: 08/16/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

You would never know you're just ½ block off downtown Duval Street in Old Town Key West! Everything about this unique Key West gem adds up to make an ideal precious "down island" hideaway, right in the center of downtown. It is indeed rare to find a cottage property with such a large tropical garden in this location situated on two full private lots with such lush mature tropical landscaping.

This unique vacation garden cottage was refreshed complete with new kitchen and new flooring throughout in 2009. In January 2010 a new landscape design was created for the back garden and the swimming pool was re-stored to brand-new condition. If you have stayed at Down Island Digs before or if you’ve heard about it, you’ll love the upgrades and attention to detail of this authentic vintage circa 1918 historic island cottage. While we have honored its well earned charm, we have added lots of spice and luxurious comfort features.

The focus of this property is definitely the Key West quintessential indoor / outdoor living that makes island life so relaxing and wonderful. The entire large back yard is made very private with high fences and is visually divided into two parts. The front part of the garden is an expansive pool deck which is joined by sliding glass doors to the living room and pool side bedroom. The deck surrounds the graceful lounge pool which you enter down a graduated underwater stair case. Beyond the sun deck walk toward the back and the deck leads you down the middle of the yard into the large native tropical shade garden.

In contrast to the expansive garden, the indoor living room area is made cozy and charming. A whimsically painted sideboard and home spun dining table command the space between the indoors and the outside. Then sliding glass doors open up the space by connecting the decks on all sides of the living room and draw guests onto the deck to the outdoors. Plenty of pool side seating under a pretty awning create an irresistible tropical indoor / outdoor living room comfortable for lounging.

The U-shaped kitchen is open to the living room area. It is updated and easy to cook in. It is fully equipped, offers a full size electric range and dishwasher, and has a nice open view of the pool and garden so the cook can be part of the party.

Throughout the property inside and out are whimsical pieces of island art by local artists. Inside, the cottage has new floors throughout the living room, kitchen, and bedrooms that feel nice to bare feet. The bedrooms have a tropical flare and are comfortable and inviting. The pool side bedroom offers a queen size bed and has sliding glass doors that open out directly onto the pool deck. The master bedroom has a white 4-poster king size bed and is set up as a suite with a queen size sleeper sofa sitting area as well as the bed. The master bedroom has direct outdoor access to a front porch for sitting and watching the world go by. Additional bedding is offered with a twin sleeper sofa in the living room area.

This downtown Key West property is located right next door to our Pavilion Villa. The downtown location is just around the corner from famous Duval Street and steps from grocery shopping, excellent restaurants, popular clubs, the Historic Seaport, and tropical shops makes this one of the most requested and convenient accommodations in Key West. We are so pleased to offer it as one of our more unique properties available in Old Town.

This home is offered as an exclusive vacation rental in the most requested location in Key West. The property will not tolerate smoking inside.


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Veranda is roofed with expansive awning

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • 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 Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

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
  • Kitchen:

    Newly renovated kitchen in 2009...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large tropical tree garden professionally landscaped, surrounded by high fencing. Includes a hammock and round stone dining table. Swimming pool was restored to brand new condition in January 2010...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
 

Reviews

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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

$2,400
Fantasy Fest
Oct 23 - Oct 29, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,840
Summer
Oct 30 - Nov 6, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,400
Boat Races
Nov 7 - Nov 13, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,750
Summer
Nov 14 - Nov 18, 2016
5 night min stay
$475
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 - Nov 25, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,750
Summer
Nov 26 - Dec 17, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,900
Christmas
Dec 18 - Dec 25, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,200
New Year's
Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,840
Winter
Jan 2 - Jan 13, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,625
Sailboat Races
Jan 14 - Jan 20, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,900
Winter
Jan 21 - Jan 27, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,775
Winter
Jan 28 - Feb 3, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,950
Winter
Feb 4 - Feb 17, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,350
President's Day
Feb 18 - Feb 24, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,575
Winter
Feb 25 - Apr 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,350
Shoulder
Apr 22 - May 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,750
Shoulder
May 30 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,400
Shoulder
Jun 17 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,750
Summer
Aug 12 - Oct 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,400
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$3,200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
  • Pool Heat $150
  • Processing $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes:

50% of the balance is due upon reservation. The remainder is due 60 days prior to arrival.

After 60 days prior to arrival there will be no refunds upon cancellation.

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Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 08/16/2016
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Location

Duval Street is just around the corner. Don't miss the variety of public tropical gardens you can tour. The famous sunset on Mallory Square is a nightly event.

 

Owner info

Vacation Homes of Key West (VHKW)

Why the Owner Chose Downtown, Key West, FL, USA:
Perfect Key West location just around the corner from Duval Street plus this adorable cottage offers a very large and beautifully landscaped back yard that is hidden from view.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
While this cottage is in downtown Key West it has a large tropical tree garden in the back yard that is hidden from view.


Contact us

Speaks: english, czech, Bulgarian

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Photos

  • Neatly tucked away on a little street just around the corner from Duval St.

    Neatly tucked away on a little street just around the corner from Duval St.

  • Eight-foot tall glass doors really open up this cottage.

    Eight-foot tall glass doors really open up this cottage.

  • Kitchen - dining area

    Kitchen - dining area

  • Outdoor living room on the pool deck is right outside the sliding doors.

    Outdoor living room on the pool deck is right outside the sliding doors.

  • View from private garden looking back toward the cottage.

    View from private garden looking back toward the cottage.

  • A completely private little tropical world.

    A completely private little tropical world.

  • Master Bedroom has a king size four-poster bed.

    Master Bedroom has a king size four-poster bed.

  • En suite bath adjoins the Master Bedroom.

    En suite bath adjoins the Master Bedroom.

  • Second Bathroom features a double-size shower.

    Second Bathroom features a double-size shower.

  • Quiet morning hours in the heart of town.

    Quiet morning hours in the heart of town.

  • Key West's hottest spots for nightlife excitement are within a short stroll.

    Key West's hottest spots for nightlife excitement are within a short stroll.

  • Side deck leads to entrances, with the pool and garden areas beyond.

    Side deck leads to entrances, with the pool and garden areas beyond.

  • Soaring cathedral ceilings make this cozy cottage feel spacious.

    Soaring cathedral ceilings make this cozy cottage feel spacious.

  • New kitchen is open to cozy living area and has a view of garden & pool.

    New kitchen is open to cozy living area and has a view of garden & pool.

  • Enjoy lounging and dining poolside.

    Enjoy lounging and dining poolside.

  • In a corner of the garden is this perfect spot to sneak for an afternoon nap.

    In a corner of the garden is this perfect spot to sneak for an afternoon nap.

  • Delightful exotic plants all over.

    Delightful exotic plants all over.

  • Master bedroom is set up as a suite with a queen sleeper sofa.

    Master bedroom is set up as a suite with a queen sleeper sofa.

  • Second bedroom has doors to deck, garden and pool.

    Second bedroom has doors to deck, garden and pool.

  • Duval St., right around the corner, is the shopping/dining/nightlife hub of KW.

    Duval St., right around the corner, is the shopping/dining/nightlife hub of KW.

  • Appelrouth Lane is just one of many nearby  little tucked-away gems to explore.

    Appelrouth Lane is just one of many nearby little tucked-away gems to explore.

  • Ft. Taylor State Park, possibly KW's finest beach, is a 10 min. walk away.

    Ft. Taylor State Park, possibly KW's finest beach, is a 10 min. walk away.

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, August 18, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english, czech, Bulgarian
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