About the property
- House2300 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Apartment, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
Perfectly staged in the island’s city center, this spectacular downtown Key West rental received a major upscale renovation to become a premium “Penthouse On Duval." Just completed in June, 2009, this unique private Caribbean style penthouse is the perfect prescription for some lofty relaxation. Perched just above the fun and frolic of the 700 block of Duval Street below, you’re sure to capture the ‘urban life’ that stirs this tiny tropical island.
When you walk through the newly designed interior space the rooms artistically unfold before you with a colorful spirit that is at once playful and downright deluxe. Each and every room is unique in design and each is set with beautiful furnishings, custom wall colorings and floors, and unique and colorful island art work. Even the powder rooms in this property stand as gorgeous little ‘art alcoves’ that reflect the artist-owners commitment to bringing art into everyday life activities.
The front of this unique property features the original front porch that spans the width of the building with a commanding ‘front and center’ view of the 700 block of Duval Street below. The porch connects to the stunning great room which has soaring open beam ceilings with designer lighting and tan wicker paddle fans. The owner-artist hand selected a wonderful selection of eclectic furnishings to pull the entire presentation together. Custom colors and unique artwork take their cue from the Caribbean Sea with vivid turquoise walls and oversized diagonally placed sand colored floor tile.
A fully equipped designer kitchen with views to the porch flows easily from the dining area with a tiled breakfast bar and two chair back stools. Gorgeous mahogany cabinets and shiny stainless steel appliances have been tastefully placed to add a modern interpretation of tradition of the L-shaped kitchen. From this point of view, the cook can entertain while enjoying a complete view of the porch and Duval Street below.
The bedroom on the first level is off the front great room and has a king size bed. Dark mahogany furniture set against cream colored walls and a sky blue ceiling give a West Indies feel to the space. The entire master bath is an art piece in and of itself with rounded counters tiled in mini aqua tiles and a brilliant smattering of sea shells that covers one entire wall and frames the Jacuzzi bath tub.
The 2nd bedroom and bathroom are located upstairs just off the hall. Elegant island décor was chosen for this bedroom. Two twin beds have been arranged in this room so they can be pushed together to make a king size bed.
A brand new back lounging deck spans the width of the building and provides a hidden space for stargazing in the city. The deck connects to a spacious 2nd great room situated at the back of the house, which is elegantly furnished with West Indies style linen and woven grass furnishings. In a beautiful contrast to the vivid front great room, soft and relaxing colors were chosen for the back. The artistic powder room puts this part of the house over-the-top with rich gold toned walls, designer podium style vanity topped with a clear glass bowl sink, and unique lighting. A metal sculpture of sea creatures frames the vanity mirror creating yet another art space to enjoy.
The elegant 2nd kitchen connects flawlessly to the back great room via an artistic island dining counter. Tiny sand-stone tiles set in the counter top are placed on the diagonal and offer a refreshing change from overused granite that we see so much of these days. Shiny stainless steel appliances are set off with custom mahogany cabinets, designer lighting, and a grand size gold-framed decorator mirror that is set above the stove.
Two more bedrooms with en suite bathrooms are just up the stairs on the 2nd level toward the back of the house. The 3rd bedroom, set as an additional master bedroom with king size bed, has an eclectic collection of white wicker and golden bamboo furnishings placed against sky blue walls and light hard wood floors. The 4th bedroom has two twin beds that can be pushed together to make a king size bed. White cottage furniture mixed with rattan, light wood floors, and a wicker paddle fan create and inviting room.
In the redesign of this property, all four bedrooms are situated far enough away from the street to obtain the maximum quiet possible. Despite the prime Duval Street location we have noted how quiet the space is whenever we have been inside.
2 King size beds
4 Twin beds
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- Apr 17, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Right on duval, close to everything, such an awesome stay!
We stayed over Labor Day weekend (August 30th - September 2nd) 2013. In total, we had 8 people or 4 couples stay at the property. Based on the pictures, we anticipated an upgraded property that could accommodate our big group and more. The property did not disappoint! It exceeded our expectations by a landslide. We were a bit weary based on a previous post but were reassured by the property coordinator and any concerns were laid to rest the minute we walked in. The property was huge with two full kitchens, living areas, ample bathrooms, back & front balconies, and it felt like we were staying in one of the 'Real World' mansions. We had more room to roam than we knew what to do with. Kitchens were fulled stocked with utensils, plates, cups, pans and everything in between. Aside from our own groceries, we didn't have to purchase a thing, which took the worry out of stay. Same for the bathrooms and bedrooms. Living area was comfy and welcoming. It's a vacation property after all, not the Ritz and minor wear and tear were visible but not major. If you can see pass those little nuances and view it as old Key West charm, you'll have a great time and enjoy the property to the fullest. Overall, the penthouse was clean and well-maintained and would highly recommend it. In fact, we would stay again should we make another visit to the Conch Republic.
We were in Key West for the first time celebrating my husband’s birthday. I had asked the rental agent for advice, as we had never visited the area; I specifically explained that I was searching for a quality rental and I was assured the penthouse on Duval would fit our needs. The website pictures looked fine, but they did not truly represent the current run down condition of the home. The list of issues is long including dry wall tape coming of under the paint in several areas of the living area wall, stained or torn carpets, stained/dirty living room sofa, broken bathroom mirror, one bedroom’s furniture was badly stained and missing paint (I was embarrassed to have one guest use the room), badly worn painted plywood stairs leading to both upstairs bedrooms, missing door pulls, the dining room table was so wobbly we were afraid to use it, most of the doors to the bedrooms and bathrooms were unpainted folding doors and one of the toilet seats was much small than the toilet, so it was difficult to use. We never used the back porch because the view and smell was of the building next store that had been destroyed by fire back in October; the rental agent failed to mention this and when I asked about it, I was told it had happened recently, which was not true. I did call the rental agent immediately on arrival to express our dismayed with the condition of the home and received a call back the afternoon of the following day from a repairman saying he understood we wanted a mirror replaced! I told him the mirror was the least of the problems, explained our many concerns and asked to speak to someone in charge. I received a call a couple of hours later from someone who identified herself as a manager, she offered to send someone to clean the house, but that was not going to help the overall condition of the rental. We did take pictures if the owner would like to see our concerns. So disappointed in our first and perhaps last trip to Key West!!
This is THE BEST PLACE TO VIEW THE FANTASY FEST PARADE. For a relaxing day in the tropics, tour Beautiful Tropical Botanical Gardens throughout the island.