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Last updated: 11/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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Property description

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

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Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/24/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Kids love the pool just outside of the Living Area...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Service Animals are welcome...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • 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...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Large Garden featuring boulders from the Red Sea, Eastern Tennessee and Western Pennsylvania...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games, card games, and puzzles are available....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Direct TV with HD service - 46 in. LCD 1080p Sharp Aquos in living toom; 40 in 1080p Sony in master bedroom Panasonic Blu-Ray DVD player...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Downtown

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Air Conditioning and Heating...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens for beds, convertible couch, and futon....moreless

  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street:

    Fenced-in Parking for one car...moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels, kitchen towels, and pool towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size Maytag Washing Machine...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High Speed WiFi...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart Coffee Maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and utensils for 6 places....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Bosch range, Bosch dishwasher, Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer with Icemaker...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Large Sundeck on second level offering total privacy Shower on Sundeck...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Front & rear patios. Large swimming pool with attached heated spa. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Big Green Egg...moreless

  • Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool:

    12 ft. x 14 ft. with stainless steel fountain ...moreless

  • Spa Whirlpool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 72 traveler reviews
Comfortable modern luxury right in the heart of Key West! 09/21/2016

VRBO Bear stayed here:


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.

The VRBO Bear
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Shoulder Season
Nov 29 - Dec 20, 2016
3 night min stay
$500
$3,200

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Christmas Week
Dec 23 - Dec 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,200

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

New Years Week
Dec 31 - Jan 3, 2017
4 night min stay

$5,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Winter Season
Jan 4 - Apr 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$625
$4,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Shoulder Season
May 1 - Jun 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$475
$3,200
Summer
Jun 17 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$475
$3,200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes:

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.

If you have 5 or 6 in your party, please note that we charge an additional $50 per guest per night. We ask for a 50% deposit to secure the reservation; 30 days prior to your arrival the balance and the $500 Refundable Damage Deposit is due. We invoice through PayPal and we accept checks.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 11/24/2016
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Location

2 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beach

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: 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

Why the Owner Chose Downtown, Key West, FL, USA:
We purchased the property because we could tear down the front house and built a contemporary structure in its place.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Luxurious and modern living -- no expense has been spared.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/24/2016

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Photos

  • Enjoy the pool and Zen-style Garden

    Enjoy the pool and Zen-style Garden

  • A serene master bedroom with an ensuite bath and a door to the Sundeck

    A serene master bedroom with an ensuite bath and a door to the Sundeck

  • The Second Bedroom which is adjacent to the garden on the first floor

    The Second Bedroom which is adjacent to the garden on the first floor

  • The Marble Bathroom

    The Marble Bathroom

  • See the garden while you dine al fresco on the cobblestone patio

    See the garden while you dine al fresco on the cobblestone patio

  • The Futon-chair is located in a hall on the second floor

    The Futon-chair is located in a hall on the second floor

  • Your private courtyard steps from the Front Door

    Your private courtyard steps from the Front Door

  • A good overview of the living area and kitchen

    A good overview of the living area and kitchen

  • The Bizazza Master bathroom

    The Bizazza Master bathroom

  • The Marble Bathroom serves the second bedroom as well as the first floor

    The Marble Bathroom serves the second bedroom as well as the first floor

  • The Pool/Spa in back of the Front House

    The Pool/Spa in back of the Front House

  • Distinctive Modern Architecture in the middle of Historic Old Town

    Distinctive Modern Architecture in the middle of Historic Old Town

  • Your private sun deck

    Your private sun deck

VRBO #302200

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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