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Modern Luxury and Privacy Just Steps from Duval

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights

Overview

VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Would you enjoy truly modern luxury within walking distance to Key West's best restaurants, clubs, and art galleries? If so, this is the vacation house for you! We are set within Key West's Historic District, a block from famous Duval Street, 2 1/2 blocks from the Hemingway House, 7 blocks to beaches on The Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico!! The house is in the middle of all of Key West's action, yet it is a quiet compound. The Property consists of two separate houses. The Front House is available only.

Basking in the sun on the elevated private sundeck

Cooking in the ultramodern kitchen with Bosch and Sub-Zero appliances

Pampering in the elegant Bizazza Bathroom

Savoring dinner on the cobblestone patio

Enjoy Florida-living at its best with large window-walls that frame views of the zen-style garden, the deep water pool, and the heated spa. This beautiful garden features palm trees, bamboos and tropical foliage framing the dry creek and dry pond. In addition, off the Main Entrance is a petite courtyard in which sunlight filters through a monastery bamboo and Japanese privet onto the private granite patio.

The two-story home featuring ultramodern architecture designed by Searle Lamaster Howe of Chicago is unique to Key West. Located in Old Town, the structure is constructed of board-formed concrete and houses two bedrooms, two baths, a spacious living/dining room, and a private second floor sundeck with its own shower.

The interior has an open plan with soaring ceilings, elegant lighting and European appliances. It is furnished with European and Carribean furniture; the bedrooms have European Beech walls, and the bathrooms offer Italian marble and Bisazza tile walls and the latest European fixtures.

In back is a large rock-laden garden and patio with a generously sized pool and attached heated spa.

Keywords: Single-Family House with private garden

More Details

Owner
Don and Kim Wilson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Don and Kim Wilson

Don and I are grateful for every guest that chooses to stay at our Vacation home here in Key West! We love meeting each guest and doing what we can to meet their individual needs and requests that result in a stews-free stay in Paradise! from Chicago; but the sun, the island vibe, and the friendly people of Key was irresistible! Every day is a day in paradise -- as opposed to the endless cloud cover of Chicago. Don and I are both modernist; Kim is an architect and Don lived in Europe for many years.... Don and I purchased the two-house property in 2006. In 2008, we tore the front building and built the front house. Architecturally, Key West is a very conservative City and we found building a modern house very challenging. But, it was a labor of love and we enjoyed every minute of it.

Since 2009. we have been operating it independently as a Vacation Home. We love sharing our home with all of our guests, treating each guest individually, working to make their Experience in Paradise better than they could imagine.

We look forward to meeting you soon!!

kind regards,

Kim and Don

Don and Kim Wilson purchased this house in 2008

Why Don and Kim Wilson chose Key West

We purchased the property because we could tear down the front house and built a contemporary structure in its place.

What makes this house unique

Luxurious and modern living -- no expense has been spared.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came here for a short vacation with myself and two daughters and loved it! Hate to recommend it in case we cannot return. As a father of two young adult daughters I was concerned for safety. No need to worry!! Don and Kim's property is very secure with the gates and the 8-foot fence allowed us to be comfortable and safe in the backyard pool and spa. Thank you for a great Vacation!
Dec 2015
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Amenities

Old Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Located in Master Bedroom on 2nd floor, Queen size Beds (1) Located on 1st floor Bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One Twin-size Futon-Bed located in upstairs hall One Full-size Convertible_Bed located in Living Room
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Large Garden featuring boulders from the Red Sea, Eastern Tennessee and Western Pennsylvania

Reviews

Comfortable modern luxury right in the heart of Key West!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Sep 21, 2016

This two-story luxurious vacation home is perfectly located a block from the center of the famous Duval Street in downtown Key West. There is a market nearby and a grocery store a short drive away for stocking the kitchen. For bears who aren’t interested in cooking, there are many local restaurants nearby. I highly suggest Deuce's Off the Hook (reservations recommended). Although this vacation home is conveniently close to the 'action', it is surprisingly quiet. The overall feel is one of comfortable luxury, with unique wood, exotic tiles and rich marble. Parking is available in the private driveway. The entrance has a private courtyard and the landscaped backyard has a swimming pool/hot tub, picnic table and a Big Green Egg grill. The well-equipped kitchen includes high end appliances. The dining area sits seven comfortably and opens into the modern style living area with a unique entertainment system. The master bedroom has a private sundeck (with outside shower) and a decadent bathroom (this bear’s favorite feature) beautifully tiled floor to ceiling with a large, glass enclosed walk-in shower containing SIX different nozzles that you can use one at a time or all at once. Sleep came easy on the king-sized bed with feather pillows and a down comforter (non-feather pillows and comforter available). The downstairs bedroom has direct access to the backyard pool and to the downstairs bathroom with white marble floors and walls and a glass enclosed walk in shower. The owner, Kim, is extraordinarily attentive and helpful. A helpful notebook containing local maps, information and recommendations is provided. This beautifully decorated, luxuriously appointed and thoughtfully hosted guesthouse is the nicest place that I have ever stayed in while traveling. We highly recommended staying here while vacationing in Key West.

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(77 traveler reviews)

Modern Luxury and Privacy Just Steps from Duval
average rating of 4.935065 based on 87 reviews
5

Home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

I booked this months in advance and looked forward to this vacation trip. As the months grew near, it became a business trip, rather than vacation. But thanks to Don and Kim, it was still relaxing. There was much love and affection used in this home and you can easily take it for granted, but can't escape the undeniable feeling of being in the best place available in Key West. I wanted to write a terrible review so that this was available anytime I needed it again!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palmerton PA
5

Amazing Property!

  • 5 of 5

This property is wonderful! Not only is the home beautiful and clean, it has everything you could need for your stay and then some. My husband and I stayed here with friends for our 10 year anniversary and we had the most wonderful time! The private pool and hot tub were the perfect place to spend afternoons and late evenings to wind down after a night out. In fact, most afternoons, we had to force ourselves out of the pool so we would make it to dinner at a reasonable time. The location of the home is perfect... within walking distance to all of the hotspots such as Duval St., Mallory Square and Southernmost Point. Kim was so accommodating and easy to book through! I really can't say enough about this property. I am hoping to stay again in the future!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Will stay here again

  • 5 of 5

Owners were super nice and helpful. The house is modern, clean and spacious. Just make sure that you are okay with the fact that the first floor bedroom only has sliding doors. Wonderful backyard with pool and hot tub. Just one block from Duval, perfect location. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

All the comforts of home!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Houston, Texas
5

Perfection for a stay in Key West.

  • 5 of 5

We stay at VRBO properties all over the world and have been satisfied. This is probably the most perfect property we stayed at, maybe tied with one other. The house is beautiful and appears brand-new it is so perfect and spotless. If you have two couples, it is like living at home if you have a really nice house. Private pool and spa, excellent full-size washer and dryer with washing products, everything feels new, no old worn bedding or towels. Kitchen is beyond well-equipped, with inclusion of basic spices, etc. Friendly welcome, off-street parking (which we found is a big deal in Old Town) and amazing location. It's a short block off the heart of Duval, but you would never know it from the lack of noise. Kim anticipated the ubiquitous roosters and told us we would need earplugs for them and provided them. Great showers with super water pressure. You can walk almost everywhere from here.Very responsive to any questions. Mid-week cleaning provided. The Wilsons seemed to anticipate every need and want. Loads of great restaurants within walking distance, as well as all the other attractions.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dona and I are so happy that you and your family enjoyed yourselves in our Key West Vacation Home! Thank you for all of your nice comments. We look to your next visit with us again. warm wishes, Kim and Don
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Dundas, Ontario
5

Simply the Best

  • 5 of 5

Went with m y girlfriends for a fiftieth birthday get-away weekend and honestly can't say enough good things about our stay here. The location is perfect! We walked to everything, beaches, shops, Mallory square - definitely no car needed here. And amazingly even though it is so well situated it is very quiet and peaceful. The beds are the most comfortable beds I have ever slept on and I have emailed the owner for more info about them. The house is so cool and clean with absolutely everything we needed and wanted at our finger tips from books to beach towels to state of the art appliances. Kim and Don are excellent hosts easily available to answer questions but otherwise never heard or saw them. I have been to Key West many times and hope to go many more times ( and soon). I will always book here first if its available!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Don and I are so glad that you enjoyed your time in Key West at our Vacation Home. So glad that had a good time here. We spent lots of time ensuring that our Home is comfortable for our guests ... including the beds and bed linens. We hope to see you again for your next adventure in Paradise!! kind regards, Kim
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: not necessary

Private Homes, Old Town, Key West, Key West Area, Florida Keys, Florida, USA (In the middle of Old Town -- steps from Duval Street!)

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing

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Rates & Availability

Old Town House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$475
$3,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Shoulder Season
Sep 11 2017 - Nov 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$525
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Shoulder Season
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Week
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years Week
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 6 2018
8 night minimum stay
$5,500
Flat fee
 
 
Winter in Paradise
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
$625
 
 
Spring Shoulder
May 1 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
$525
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

The address of the property is 720D Simonton Street. It is located in Key West's Historic District. It is one block from Duval Street and one half-mile to two beaches.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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