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The Palm Villa, Island Oasis blocks from Duval

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + 3 Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Come stay at The Palm Villa and experience unparalleled luxury and comfort in Key West’s historic Old Town. The Villa is set a block away from the restaurants and clubs of famous Duval Street and within waking to distance to the beaches and historic landmarks like The Hemingway House and The Southernmost Point.

Amidst the historic, centuries-old-architecture of Old Town, the Palm Villa is a new building with a modern edge, new interiors and new equipment. It’s concrete edifice encloses a large private Japanese garden, crystal clear pool and heated spa. Also in the garden is a Big Green Egg BBQ and alfresco seating next to a waterfall.

The Palm Villa features an open plan with soaring ceilings. There are two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, living room, dining area and sundeck for your use.


The Palm Villa is on Simonton Street, a street one street away that is parallel to Duval. Beaches on The Atlantic or The Gulf of Mexico are just 7 blocks away. There is a supermarket, a drug store 2.5 blocks from the house. It is an easy walk to The Hemingway House, The Southernmost Point, The Little White House, and all of Duval Street’s restaurants and clubs.

Keywords: Single-Family House with private garden

More Details

Don and Kim Wilson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 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 stress-ree 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 Old Town

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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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


Old Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 double
  • King size beds (1) Located in Master Bedroom on 2nd floor, Queen size Beds (1) Located on 1st floor Bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) One Twin-size Futon-Bed located in upstairs hall and 1 in Master Bedroom One Full-size Convertible_Bed located in Living Room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
Large Garden featuring boulders from the Red Sea, Eastern Tennessee and Western Pennsylvania


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.

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The Palm Villa, Island Oasis blocks from Duval
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 95 reviews

Location, ammenitiea, beauty

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay here and we have no complaints! We travel with another couple and have plenty of space to get some R&R or hangout playing cards. Love the use of a heated spa at night and the pool for a dip before dinner after spending our days out and about.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sterling , Va

Amazing property as described with great and responsive owner and owner representative

  • 5 of 5

Great property. As described. Perfect walking distance to all the Duvall St fun, dinning and other attractions. Would 100% book again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Worth TX

2nd Stay in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in this beautiful home. This trip was just my wife and I, but the house easily accommodates another couple or children. The property is in a quiet neighborhood just a block off Duval - so guests can have peace and privacy or a short walk puts you in the middle of everything. Private pool in the back with hot tub for evening relaxation.

You can walk to most anything you want to see or do - or just down the street is a place you can rent a scooter and tour the island. Favorite restaurants discovered - Banana Café (Breakfast - Crepes and Dinner), El Siboney (Dinner - Cuban), Only Wood Pizzas and Hog Fish Bar and Grill (Stock Island).

The owner has been very responsive on both of our stays (even though being out of town during both times). Housekeeping was provided during the stay and was completely coordinated so as to not impact our plans.

I have recommended this property to folks before and will continue to. Staying here was so much better than in a hotel or resort with 300 of your best friends.

Key West Modern will always be our first choice for a place to stay in Key West! Not supposed to mention names in reviews, but I do want to thank the owner for another wonderful stay - thanks.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great house! Everything was top notch! Very convenient location! It has a great pool! We really enjoyed just hanging out there.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Property Steps from Duval but Soooo Quiet!

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples celebrating our 20th and 25th anniversaries on the same date. We have both done many VRBO and airbnb rentals, but even we were pleasantly surprised. The house was amazing, all of the finest amenities, with plenty of space for the four of us. The pool, hot tub and sanctuary backyard are so peaceful - we swam morning noon and night. Location is ideal. Steps from the heart of Duval, but you would never know it. We managed to hit all of the high points of Key West without getting in our rental car once. I cant speak more highly about the house, location and the owner. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow!!!! You must stay here!!!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our first trip to Key West and wow, it was amazing! I surprised my husband with this trip for his 50th. His best friend and wife drove down from Orlando to meet us at the airport. We cannot say enough about this gorgeous home! I have never rented a house before and this experience was above expectations. The location is absolutely perfect! Walking distance to everything. The house was spectacular, every amenity you could imagine. I can say so much more but I encourage you you to experience this place for yourself! If we ever go to Key West again, we won't stay anywhere else! This home made our trip, we all agree it was one of the best long weekend vacations we've had. A huge thank you to the owners! You have a beautiful property! PS...loved the chocolates, what a nice welcome!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.