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Simonton Studio, an Old Town get-away for 2

Bedrooms Studio
Space 300 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2

This Simonton Studio is neat, sweet and complete. This pet friendly accommodation is the perfect location for exploring Key West. So, get out there and live it up in Key West and come home to a king size bed and everything you need to fix your own cocktails and prepare some shrimp. Two bicycles are provided to explore the island . Located in a 6 unit compound this tiny Association is located in the heart of Old Town. Walk to the Hemmingway House, the Butterfly Conservatory and stroll Duval street with its shops, restaurants, galleries and museums. There is a Laundromat providing drop off service a block away.

Property Manager
Pam MacKenzie
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Pam MacKenzie

I have been living in Key West since 1992 having moved here from Nova Scotia, Canada. I have been doing vacation rentals since 2004 and my three properties keep me plenty busy. My properties are strictly rentals and they are not a second home. I operate as a business using my Florida Corporation called Scotia, Inc. operating as Key West Breeze Vacations, you can find me on Face Book under Key West breeze Vacations. All three properties are licensed as transient rentals with both with the City of Key West and with the State of Florida.

Pam MacKenzie purchased this studio in 2004

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Pam. I trust you found everything in order after we left on the 4th. I want to thank you again for our cute little rental - it has a lot of classy & well thought out details that many other units just do not have. We had a blast in K.W. & will definitely contact you again should we get another chance to holiday there. Take care,

Feb 2011
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Old Town Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Key West is a town filled with Victorian architecture; it has a history filled with pirates, salvaging and the wealth that those trades once brought. It has been a refuge for writers, Presidents, parrotheads(Jimmy Buffet fans), artists and tourists looking to find a different Florida experience. Key West is funky, eccentric, expressive, tolerant and fun loving. The nearest beach is South Beach, 6 blocks form the condo. Fort Zachary Taylor State Park has the local's favorite beach and is about 1 mile from the condo. For a beautiful pool try Dante's of Key West, a fabulous restaurant located at 955 Caroline Street in the Conch Harbor Marina on the corner Grinnell Street. They offer a wide selection of food, from their fresh seafood, caught by local fishermen to sandwiches that anyone will enjoy. The pool is for patrons of Dante's to enjoy; go in and have some food and drinks, while you are there take a swim in the afternoon to beat the Florida heat.


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Simonton Studio, an Old Town get-away for 2
average rating of 4.763441 based on 100 reviews

Quiet, clean, convenient !!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for our get away! Unit is quiet and clean. The king bed was very comfortable. Our visit was quick so we didn’t get a chance to use the bikes or kitchen - but they would have been perfect. We would definitely recommend to our friends or re-book in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great value

  • 5 of 5

The first thing I should say is that there are no in-season bargains in Old Town. That is not a criticism of this property. To the contrary, the $275/night we paid for the Simonton studio was well worth it. It really has everything a couple needs for a comfortable stay: excellent location, quiet except for the early morning serenade of the roosters (hey, it's Key West) and full kitchen. I could nit-pick on a few small items (somewhat limited storage space for clothing and luggage) but that would be unfair in the overall evaluation. The property owner, Pam, could not have been more helpful and responsive; she was easily accessible by phone. If my wife and I knew for sure that we will return to KW next year we would not hesitate to rent this property again.

J.S. from Pennsylvania

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful location, clean, easy place

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location, clean easy place to stay

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Location is perfectly located in Old Town. Cottage had everything we needed and was very clean. We will definitely stay here again! It was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Lots of unexpected amenities inside unit, which may vary, but it met our needs for a morning coffee or tea without making an immediate purchase.

Enjoyed the outdoor patio table, and the overall peace..but, there are roosters everywhere, so expect an early greeting.

CVS is less than a block away, as well as the city “free” bus loop that satisfies a tourist’s need for the Key West experience without driving and paying huge parking fees! Plus you get the walking in that is really required to absorb it all.

The weather was perfect, although due to the storm, it did impact tourism. I drove down, so the impact is still present, but they are trying hard to get the Keys back to normal. I highly recommend a meal at Bass Pro on the water-Islamorada Key.

Restaurant regulars that don’t disappoint: Pepes/Blue Heaven/Michaels/Mangia Mangia/El Siboney. Experience the Stone Crab if it’s in season, they opened a seafood market with restaurant on Eaton St., but I couldn’t fit that in.

Shopping: shops around Mallory Square (you must do the sunset, and dance by El Meson de Pepe after sunset-a Latin band starting at 5pm that’s been there for can’t be an enticement, the breeze, and good music..they also have a great cigar shop inside). There is also a $5 shop near there, primarily clothing.

Also in that vicinity is a fantastic tea and spice shop, a winery, and a key lime shop. If you’re a foodie, check out the local grocery Fausto’s for everything needed to cook in the unit, or bring home.

Pam’s immediate response to anything ensures a relaxing vacation will occur!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for Old Town Key West Exploring

  • 5 of 5

Small, clean cottage studio that is nicely equipped with everything you'd need for a great stay in Old Town Key West. Before the stay there was great communication with the owner, Pam. The studio has a full kitchen with full size appliances. Nice bathroom with a great shower. The bed was big and comfy. The only downside was that the wall AC unit was a bit on the noisy side when it was cranking. It wasn't too much of a problem though. Parking in the area can be limited but we didn't have a problem finishing a spot. I can't say enough about the location. It was right in the middle of everything! The best part of the trip was being able to walk to the great cafes and sights nearby while being able to quickly pop back to check on our dog who was staying with us too. Yes, it's pet friendly! I would definitely stay here again the next time I'm in town. Thanks Pam!!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I appreciate the feedback. I recently met with Appliance people about a better choice for the wall AC and will be trying a new option soon. Glad you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to your return. Pam
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Key West
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Key West Express from Fort Myers, FL
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
US 1
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: not necessary

Located at 910 Simonton St., 1.5 blocks from Duval St.

Other Activities: kayaking, Ghost Tours, Conch Train Tours and much much more


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Cancellation and Refund Policy: There is a 30-day cancellation policy for regular reservations and 60 days for 7 night or more stays, special events and holidays. If your reservation is made within these time frames, it is a no-cancel reservation with no refund. If you cancel before the 30 or 60 day period, I will receive a full refund minus a $30 cancellation fee per unit. PET Fee: $15/night

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.