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The Pavilion Villa ~ A Private Paradise in Downtown Key West

Old Town, Key West, FL, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights

Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

A Private Tropical Paradise ... is the feeling you get when you enter the pavilion of this award winning villa just a half block off Duval St. in Old Town Key West. I first visited this private home when it was featured on the prestigious Garden Home Tour of Key West which opens a few select private homes to the public. A total renovation created a stunning one-of-a-kind tropical water pavilion by bridging two cottages with a pool, spacious deck and lushly landscaped garden. The pool is made both mysterious and fantasy-like with beautiful glistening stones and a giant frangipani tree which drapes the pool. Just a few blocks from Mallory Square, 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 the more unique properties available in Old Town.

The Pavilion Villa vacation rental home was re-designed to create a spectacular indoor and outdoor multi-level living space which is both elegant and playful. Enter the main cottage from the street side, and you’re immediately reminded you’re on an island by delightful tropical reef carpeting that adorably covers a charming historic staircase leading to the 2nd floor sleeping loft. Here you find a 1 ½ story dwelling which houses the living room, kitchen, three bedrooms, and a full bath with a beautiful indoor/outdoor shower room.

The inventive layout of the main historic cottage maximizes the use of available space, using every nook and cranny to offer something both functional and beautiful. Immediately inside the front door to your left, is the first bedroom with two twin beds that can be put together to make a king bed on request. Straight ahead of the front door is the small scale historic stair case which leads to a loft-style bedroom. This bedroom provides a queen size bed, and has an added feature of a roof-top balcony that overlooks the pool. Back downstairs is one more bedroom, with a king size bed, and an artistic Caribbean blue bathroom with a sunken tub and elaborately tiled large private indoor/outdoor garden shower.

Updated in December, 2015, the dining room, completely renovated kitchen, and beautifully furnished living room are towards the back of the main cottage, and are linked to the pool and deck through double sets of French doors. An outdoor dining table and chairs set just outside the doors serve to extend the living area to the outdoors to the pool and deck area which draw you to the second two-story cottage which is on the opposite side of the pool. Once on the deck pavilion, it is almost impossible to proceed to the back cottage without stopping to dip your toe in the pool, and take in the beauty of the garden. The private spacious deck has plenty of room for sunning and lounging. A second bathroom in the outdoor garden area, consisting of a sink and commode room, and tiled shower room, makes indoor/outdoor living fun and convenient.

Walk the deck past the pool to reach the second cottage at the back of this unique paradise pavilion. The back cottage has 2 full stories with the first floor set up as a sleeping and lounging area. There is also a large kitchenette and breakfast bar for convenience. The second floor has master bedroom with king size bed and full bathroom, and a spacious balcony which overlooks the pool and looks back towards the front cottage.

The design of this home makes it ideal for family groups or groups of friends. The pavilion-style plan provides two private buildings which are adjoined with a spacious outdoor living room for all to gather. It should be considered as an ideal location for a wedding party to reside, but not to stage the wedding. At the same time, the intimacy created by the garden pool pavilion make this unique home a wonderful location for a smaller group who want privacy and room to spread out.

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

Bedding Summary:

• Front Cottage:

Down stairs - 1 king size bed , 2 twin beds (can be pushed together to make a king).

Upstairs - 1 queen size bed.

• Back Cottage:

Down stairs - 1 queen sleeper sofa.

Upstairs - 1 king size bed (master bedroom)

Amenities: Private Swimming pool with exotic landscaping, fountains, pond, roof top deck, full pool bath, fully fenced and private, fully equipped kitchen, 2nd service kitchen, unique separate living areas, color cable TV's, VCR's stereo, a/c, telephone, all linens and towels provided, parking, just 3½ streets from Mallory Square. Maid service on request.

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Vacation Homes of Key West (VHKW)

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About Vacation Homes of Key West (VHKW)

Few world destinations have such a remarkable collection of original century-old Victorian and Caribbean architecture as Old Town Key West. Our company' s success was founded on our belief that the remarkable island homes and neighborhoods are not only an excellent tangible investment in our community heritage and economy, they are one of Key West's most important sustainable resources, to be preserved and enjoyed for generations to come. Our mission is to help honor the heritage and preserve the authenticity of these resources by providing specialized locally owned and operated vacation rental management services. We pride ourselves on being local members of the community that we do business in. Through our proprietary marketing and management system, we provide visitors a unique opportunity to experience island life, by actually living in a Key West house while on vacation. Through this service, we turn the vacation homes we manage into customized profit centers for property owners, by providing guests a special vacation stay. First time visitors to Key West always find it to be exotic and distinctive, and are surprised to discover the many layers of our diverse island culture. It is undoubtedly a one-of-a-kind corner of the world, with extraordinary architectural and neighborhood characteristics that make it impossible to replicate. There are many ways to experience Key West, and we believe that once guests have enjoyed the delights and charm of staying in a privately owned Key West house, they will have a deeper appreciation of the island where we live. A stay in a private vacation rental helps visitors enjoy and appreciate Key West to its' fullest, while at the same time defraying costs and making money for owners of vacation homes. Each property is a unique private residential home that has been set-up as a custom personalized vacation rental. They are not standardized like a hotel room.

Vacation Homes of Key West (VHKW) purchased this House in 2001

Why Vacation Homes of Key West (VHKW) chose Old Town

We are a locally grown, locally based entrepreneurial business with deep roots in Key West. We are also well educated world travelers, with several international staff members who help bring a global awareness to our customer service. This means we have both the local knowledge required to get things done on a small island hundreds of miles from the nearest city, and the sophistication required to manage privately owned vacation homes that are part of a world destination that increasingly caters to the luxury traveler. Over 25 years later, we are still going strong, and believe in what we are doing.

What makes this House unique

VHKW ~ Vacation Homes of Key West is a premier locally owned and operated vacation rental management (VRM) company providing personalized service, through the use of a proprietary management and marketing system. We specialize in vacation rental property management which involves marketing, renting, and maintaining weekly and monthly vacation rentals in Key West, Florida. While other companies are moving into corporate off-the-shelf management systems that force compliance with mega corporate on-line travel and vacation rental websites, we have remained independent and flexible, based on our decades of experience. Also, by design, we do not sell real estate and we do not manage long-term rentals. This allows us to completely focus on providing detailed and outstanding vacation rental management services for privately owned Key West weekly rentals and Key West monthly rentals.


    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, can be made up as a King bed
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        1 king
      • 1 sleep sofa /futon, queen sleeper sofa
      • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)


      • 3 Bathrooms


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Air Conditioning
                • Broadband Access
                • Clothes Dryer
                • Linens Provided
                • Parking Off Street
                • Telephone
                • Washing Machine


                    • Catering Available
                    • Cooking Utensils
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Ice Maker
                    • Kitchen
                    • Microwave
                    • Refrigerator


                        • Dining Area


                            • CD Player
                            • DVD Player
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Stereo


                                • Balcony
                                • Deck / Patio
                                • Lanai / Gazebo
                                • Outdoor Grill

                                  Pool / Spa

                                    • Private Pool


                                        • library
                                        • botanical garden
                                        • cinemas
                                        • festivals
                                        • health/beauty spa
                                        • churches
                                        • live theater
                                        • marina
                                        • museums
                                        • playground
                                        • restaurants

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • antiquing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • boating
                                            • eco tourism
                                            • outlet shopping
                                            • photography
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • Babysitter
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • laundromat
                                                • massage therapist
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • pier fishing
                                                    • basketball court
                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • parasailing
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • roller blading
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • water skiing
                                                    • water tubing
                                                    • wind-surfing

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                      5 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Perfect location in Key West

                                                      jennica k.Kiel, WI

                                                      Four couples stayed at this property for a week. It is tight quarters but it worked out well. It was nice enjoying our morning coffee on the back patio while we visited with "Mr. Bojangles" (the lizard previously mentioned in another review). The pool and patio are enjoyable. The location is perfect. One block from plenty of restaurants, not a far walk to the Harbor or South Beach. The outside shower was unique and refreshing. We did have trouble connecting to the wireless and the upstairs air wasn't working but the management & maintenance staff were quick to correct the problems. They were very helpful.

                                                      It was a great place to stay.

                                                      12/27/2014 thru 1/3/2015

                                                      MI-IN-NYAnn Arbor, MI

                                                      I just wanted to add an additional comment to my last review--It would be very helpful if the property had visitor information on what attractions to see around town & eatery information. We did stop at an "information center" after the fact, but it would be nice to have that information inside the home. Thank you.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thank you for your comment. As part of our rental confirmation, we do email a personalized 'Welcome Packet' to our guests who book the property, prior to their arrival, which includes information on things to see and do in Key West. This includes personal recommendations of some of our favorite places around Key West and near this property. We are sorry if you were inconvenienced by not seeing this. Our office staff is also available to help provide recommendations, and we are now providing a Concierge Service to our guests. We are a locally owned and operated company and enjoy providing information based on our personal experience and favorites.

                                                      Arrived 12/27/2014 thru Jan. 3-2015

                                                      MI-IN-NYAnn Arbor, MI

                                                      This was a little smaller than what the pictures shown, but it was very cozy! We had a party of 6 & we had a great time especially being close to Duvall St.. We did have a visitor that we named "Hank"(large lizard) that came every other day--smile! What I will say is that there was adequate cookware there--very nice, but my changes to this property would be to get new mattresses for ALL rooms--too soft & an uncomfortable.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Since this review, in January 2015, all new high quality mattresses have been put in this property. The upstairs bedroom in the front cottage, has a all new bedroom set, including headboard and dresser. A brand new roof-top deck, that connects to the front cottage upstairs bedroom, was built the last week of January, 2015. Regarding the size of the property - A wide-angle lens is used in architectural photography to show as much a room as possible, can make a room look a bit smaller than it is. We apologize for any confusion. We feel that the architectural photography gives a more accurate representation than a fish-eye lens.

                                                      Stayed in Dec '11 with a large group

                                                      We had a great time at this house with ~5 couples. Its right around the corner from Duval in a great location. The house had everything we needed, bath/showers, lines etc. It doesn't offer a ton of privacy unless you are in the back house but that should be expected when you are staying in a house like this with so many people and not a 5 star hotel.. The pool and sun deck are great and the indoor/outdoor shower is really cool.

                                                      Description does not match what you get.

                                                      Southern GirlLouisiana

                                                      The beds are so soft you roll into each other, the front bed room is the living room with shutters as dividers. There is no privacy in this paradise. When it rains you can't use the shower as it is outside. The roof leaked when it rained. Would not stay here again.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      We are sorry you were disappointed and we do value your input. Since this review in September of 2011, please note the excellent review we have received for this property.

                                                      This property does have 2 indoor showers, in addition to the outdoor shower. The outdoor shower is completely enclosed and private, and recently received a complete makeover with beautiful tile.

                                                      In a recent renovation, a wall and privacy door was added to the extra sleeping area and the room dividers have been removed.

                                                      The roof leak has long since been resolved. However, it should be noted that September is the peak of the rainy season in Key West, and sometimes roofs in old wooden houses leak. If a leak occurs, we have a roofing company addresses the problem as soon as possible.

                                                      We appreciate guest feedback and are very quick to respond to unexpected issues that come up.


                                                      Old Town, Key West, FL, USA

                                                      There is a kitchenette in the back cottage that has a microwave, full refrigerator and dishwasher.

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