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Key West Dreamin' - Downtown Location Near Duval Street with a Private Pool

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Blue tiled swimming pool surrounded by flag-stone pool deck.

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Last updated: 07/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Key West Dreamin' vacation rental is a private historic home that is beautifully furnished and offers all the amenities of a luxury accommodation situated in a genuine Old Town Key West location. I love to trace our authentic properties to their historic significance and this home has a rich one that links us to our Cuban heritage back to the late 1800's. A stroll through this charming Upper Duval neighborhood is to rendezvous with an important part of our island's rich cigar and rum history.
A Little Bit of History: It is noteworthy that in 1876, one of our most prominent Cuban immigrants, Eduardo H. Gato, built a stunning marble Cigar Factory on the corner of Simonton and Catherine Streets to create the city's largest producing hand-rolled cigar factory. As the cigar industry boomed, so did the immediate need for neighborhood housing. Houses for merchants and workers alike sprang up side-by-side, right to the street, to form the Old Town Key West "Gato" neighborhood which includes Louisa, Catherine, Amelia, Virginia and Simonton Streets; indeed at one point this end of the island was once called "Gatoville."
Located just off Duval on Catherine Street, Key West Dreamin', is an important representation of how the history of our architectural culture is tied to the boom of the cigar industry in the late 1800's. Today the neighborhood is part of Key West's historic preservation district. So the front facade of the houses look very similar to how they originally looked, giving the wonderful effect of maintaining the charm of the neighborhood.
You don't have to smoke Cohibas (flagship brand of Cuban Cigars) or drink Cubra Libras (1.25 oz Rum, and fill with coke and always lime wedge), to enjoy the dynamic impact the early cigar and rum industries had on our architectural culture. Choosing to stay in this historic neighborhood will help take you back to a simpler time in history. Come and enjoy this authentic Key West house in this important part of our island. And why not have rum... And maybe even a cigar.
Interior Layout: The interior of this one-of-a-kind property has been luxuriously renovated and reconfigured to bring the joy of indoor-outdoor pool-garden living to focus. In the fall of 2014, the kitchen and bathrooms received a major renovation for the specific purpose of redesigning it as a luxury vacation rental home.
As you step into the front door, the ‘shot gun’ style hallway leads from the front all the way to the back of the house to the great-room. Eyes are immediately drawn to the back of the house since the back wall is light-filled and gorgeous. A broad bank of French doors and large transom windows span the entire width of the room and the whole effect is made even more dynamic with a soaring cathedral ceiling. The French doors adjoin the great-room to the lushly landscaped back yard and generous size swimming pool.
A beautiful renovation has created the feeling of a grand great-room with soaring open-beamed ceilings and custom transom windows that meet the ceiling. Set to one side of the room, the upscale kitchen offers bright white cabinets, state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances, cream colored granite counter tops, and glistening subway tile back splashes, creating an artistic and functional space. I love the over-sized dining island which is set in the center of everything so you can enjoy the cooking, the large screen TV and turn your gaze to the tropical back deck and swimming pool.
Since the great-room is connected to the outdoors with French doors that extend the entire width of the house, the stage for the indoor - outdoor island lifestyle is set. Whether you choose to cozy inside or lounge around the pool you're always sure to enjoy the quintessential outdoor tropical scene. Just outside the kitchen door, the back yard offers a lovely lounge room complete with an open beam ceiling and shuttered walls making this a unique open-air sitting area that is delightful to enjoy all year around.
The two large bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms are just off the hallway that joins the front to the back of the house. Both bedrooms are made to feel more spacious with open beam cathedral ceilings. Facing the front of the house the master bedroom is to the right. This bedroom offers a king size bed, and in addition to a private bath the master bedroom has a set of French doors that connect it with the back yard and swimming pool.
The second bedroom is a similar design to the master bedroom in that it also has cathedral ceilings and a private en-suite bath. This bedroom situated off the hall to the left as you face the house, offers two twin beds that can be joined to make a king size bed. Bathrooms for each bedroom suite are luxurious and similar in design, donning fabulous Key lime colored granite vanity tops, brilliant white subway tiles, and floor-to-ceiling frameless clear glass walls that create double size shower rooms. A fashion stripe of shining colored glass tiles and designer bath fixtures complete the look.
Grounds: The curb appeal is endearing with a white garden wall and wrought iron fence toppers. The symmetrical entrance is appointed with garden-basket wall statues and is gated with a charming wrought iron gate. Once inside the gate the spacious front porch invites you to pause and "sit a spell" on the porch swing. The front side and back yards are nicely landscaped and artful flagstone has been used to cover the entire grounds.
The original back yard is fully fenced with a white picket fence. A pretty garden trellis holds a showy tropical vine which flowers during different times of the year, and a wide variety of beautiful palm trees and colorful tropical foliage create privacy and a romantic tropical setting. The back yard garden was redesigned to accommodate a nice size swimming pool and flagstone pavers are set throughout the back to create a beautiful garden and sun deck.
The original back yard is fully fenced with a white picket fence. A pretty garden trellis holds a showy tropical vine which flowers during different times of the year, and a wide variety of beautiful palm trees and colorful tropical foliage create privacy and a romantic tropical setting. The back yard garden was redesigned to accommodate a nice size swimming pool and flagstone pavers are set throughout the back to create a beautiful garden and sun deck.
Sleeping configuration:
• Master bedroom - king size bed.
• Second bedroom - 2 twin beds (can be made up as a king bed)
• Queen Sleeper Sofa – in Great Room
Amenities: Swimming pool, large flagstone deck, tropical gardens, front porch with porch swing, privacy fences. Fully equipped kitchen, central a/c, telephone, large flat-screen cable TV, stereo, washer / dryer, grill. Linens and towels are provided. Catering can be arranged. Maid service can be scheduled.
Parking: Off - Street Parking for one standard or compact size car. "Big Rigs" won't fit.
Activities: Uptown Key West - Close to the Southern Most Point of the United States and Key West South Beach. Cafe neighborhood features art galleries, wonderful eateries and internationally famous fine restaurants (Camille's is just down the street), coffee and tea house, fine gift and clothing stores, Grand Vin wine tasting, flamingo Crossing homemade ice cream. Start at the top of Duval St. near the Atlantic Ocean and can take the 20 min stroll to the Gulf of Mexico (remember it takes 3 to 4 Key West streets to equal the distance of a typical city block). Sailing, boating, diving, museums, nightlife.
Restrictions: Smoke free house. Smoking permitted outside only. Absolutely no pets. (Please don't ask!).

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Pets Not Allowed

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

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Shoulder
Apr 16 - Aug 12, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,250
Summer
Aug 13 - Oct 22, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,950
Fantasy Fest
Oct 23 - Oct 29, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,200
Summer
Oct 30 - Nov 6, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,950
Boat Races
Nov 7 - Nov 13, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,250
Summer
Nov 14 - Nov 18, 2016
5 night min stay
$550
$2,950
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 - Nov 25, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,250
Summer
Nov 26 - Dec 17, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,300
Christmas
Dec 18 - Dec 25, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,000
New Year's
Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,700
Winter
Jan 2 - Jan 13, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,650
Sailboat Races
Jan 14 - Jan 20, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,650
Winter
Jan 21 - Jan 27, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,750
Winter
Jan 28 - Feb 3, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,750
Winter
Feb 4 - Feb 17, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,850
Presidents Day
Feb 18 - Feb 24, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,150
Winter
Feb 25 - Apr 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,850
Shoulder
Apr 22 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,250
Summer
Aug 12 - Oct 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,950
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$3,750

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $175 + tax
  • Pool Heat $150
  • Processing $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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  • Blue tiled swimming pool surrounded by flag-stone pool deck.

    Blue tiled swimming pool surrounded by flag-stone pool deck.

  • The Great Room vault-ceiling and expansive windows lend an airy openness.

    The Great Room vault-ceiling and expansive windows lend an airy openness.

  • Fully equipped kitchen overlooks the beautiful patio/garden/pool area.

    Fully equipped kitchen overlooks the beautiful patio/garden/pool area.

  • Hallway leads from the front door to the Great Room; bedrooms are to the sides.

    Hallway leads from the front door to the Great Room; bedrooms are to the sides.

  • Master bedroom features luxury en suite bath with over sized shower.

    Master bedroom features luxury en suite bath with over sized shower.

  • We can convert these twin beds to make a comfortable king bed at your request.

    We can convert these twin beds to make a comfortable king bed at your request.

  • Garden Patio table is the perfect place to enjoy a private picnic

    Garden Patio table is the perfect place to enjoy a private picnic

  • Covered lanai for outdoor lounging also offers a gas grill for cookouts.

    Covered lanai for outdoor lounging also offers a gas grill for cookouts.

  • Enjoy a breeze and watch the world go by from the front porch swing.

    Enjoy a breeze and watch the world go by from the front porch swing.

  • Key West Butterfly Conservatory,on Upper Duval St.,a short walk from the house.

    Key West Butterfly Conservatory,on Upper Duval St.,a short walk from the house.

  • Another shot of Higgs Beach. Play volleyball or just hang out.

    Another shot of Higgs Beach. Play volleyball or just hang out.

  • Key West Historic Seaport is an easy bike ride away.

    Key West Historic Seaport is an easy bike ride away.

  • Artistic Cuban cornucopia add grace to the iron gate front entrance.

    Artistic Cuban cornucopia add grace to the iron gate front entrance.

  • Standing at the kitchen looking into the living room toward entrance hall

    Standing at the kitchen looking into the living room toward entrance hall

  • Great-room view looking toward the kitchen. French doors open to the pool deck.

    Great-room view looking toward the kitchen. French doors open to the pool deck.

  • Master BR is at the back of the house, and opens directly onto the pool area.

    Master BR is at the back of the house, and opens directly onto the pool area.

  • Twin beds (than can be made as a King bed) are offered in this bedroom.

    Twin beds (than can be made as a King bed) are offered in this bedroom.

  • This luxury bathroom, offers an over sized shower, and adjoins the front bedroom

    This luxury bathroom, offers an over sized shower, and adjoins the front bedroom

  • In a nearly hidden corner of the garden...your little secret spot!

    In a nearly hidden corner of the garden...your little secret spot!

  • Palm tree gardens create a tropical paradise all year round.

    Palm tree gardens create a tropical paradise all year round.

  • A charming Key West classic just steps away from Duval Street's 'quiet end.'

    A charming Key West classic just steps away from Duval Street's 'quiet end.'

  • Higgs Beach is a nice stroll from the cottage. South Beach is also close by.

    Higgs Beach is a nice stroll from the cottage. South Beach is also close by.

  • Fort Zachary Taylor State Park features a favorite Key West Beach.

    Fort Zachary Taylor State Park features a favorite Key West Beach.

  • Hibiscus flowers are a favorite flower throughout the neighborhood gardens.

    Hibiscus flowers are a favorite flower throughout the neighborhood gardens.

VRBO #184033

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, July 28, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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