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The Palm Villa, Island Oasis blocks from Duval

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,350 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 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. For 10 years we have been in the business and we are a member of The Better Business Bureau. 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

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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Old Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 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 ...
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
  • 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:
  • 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 4.929293 based on 109 reviews

Wonderful accommodations

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We arr do glad that you enjoyed our home so much; please vidirt us again!
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Sweet Retreat!

  • 4 of 5

Pros: Exceptional quality house that is one block from Duval and within walking distance to all major restaurants and bars. The pool and spa are incredible and the property is completely private and enclosed, quite the oasis from the real world! Bedrooms are on separate floors and are completely private from each other.

Cons: minor but worth noting. The overhead fan in the master bedroom was not working and was not repaired while we were there. When paying over $500 per night, everything should be working. One additional irritant was that on the second floor patio, there were no cushions for the chairs and sofas, we were told that they were being ordered. Again, with the rate per night, this should have been solved before we got there.

I would highly recommend that you rent this house but ensure everything is in order before getting there.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Modern Masterpiece

  • 5 of 5

The house and pool area created a perfect vacation retreat. There was so much attention to detail in the design of the villa. The pool, spa and garden area were enjoyed by our entire group. The owners were also very easily accessible to answer any questions. We will definitely be back to Key West and the Palm Villa!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home. Very close to everything Key West has to offer. Pool is not as private as I would like to be able to truly enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rent it!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect in every way. Pool and hot tub are amazing. Location can’t be beat.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Spent 4 days here & didn’t want to leave. Convenient location, tasteful decor, thoughtful amenities & kind hosts. I would LOVE to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

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.