Coastal Living's Artists Paradise!
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- Minimum stay:1-30 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Coastal Living featured Turtle House and its artist/proprietress in April 09! An enchanting tropical retreat situated on a tiny little lane in Old Town Key West. Hidden beyond the gate of a 6 ft. weathered wooden fence, two historic cigar maker’s cottages joined by a deck and an elaborate garden.
Turtle House is appointed with beautiful, artful dishes and linens and cookware that offers a comfortable elegance without losing its rustic simplicity. Its owner offers to her guests the beauty she has created for her own inspiration. Cloistered within a periphery of green hedges for total privacy, the lush garden is teaming with butterflies and birdsongs, extinct native plantings original to the island, palms, lemon trees, key limes and exotics like the aromatic ylang ylang which is the basis of Chanel #5! The covered breezeway connects the two cottages and serves as an indoor outdoor dining area: a rustic wooden table under a large wooden ceiling fan.
The master suite is its own cottage with cathedral ceilings and pristine white floors, a king bed and a large desk with a comfortable ergonomic desk chair provides a perfect perch for work or rest. An indoor/outdoor bath connects to the master suite and is also accessible from the deck.
enjoy the privacy of Turtle House or bike through Old Town Key West, dine on Duval Street, bike to Fort Zachary Taylor beach....all a stone's throw away. Find inspiration and respite in the unique hide away! TURTLE HOUSE.
Please note, Turtle House is not available for short term rental. 30 day minimum.
Member since: 2011
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Soak in a hot tub under the stars in the turtle house dipping pool.
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2017
30 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
- Cleaning $200
call for up to date rates and availability
personal check. full payment in advance. security (damage protection) returned when tenant leaves if property is found in the same shape it was given them.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Car: Not Necessary
Key West Artist private hideaway. Delight in the uniqueness of this property which was designed by the artist and her late husband, an architect. It has been featured in several magazines, including the April 2009 edition of Coastal Living Magazine. Turtle House is enchantingly simple ... a wonderful vacation retreat. Behind the six foot fence, you will find the magic and charm of Old Key West along with a black tiled heated jacuzzi with a flowering trellis and all the amenities of modern living.
About the owner: I am a painter, dividing my time between NYC and Key West. Turtle House is my haven. Tenants seem to fall in love it as their own during their stay. The property has a charm about it, hard to describe.... I have worked with great pleasure to create a magical domain, inside and out, for all to enjoy.
Why the Owner Chose Old Town, Key West, FL, USA:
Key West is as far south as you can go without leaving the country. The village is unusual and captivating for its architecture and its culture. It feels both wonderfully remote and yet we have access to all amenities...sophisticated theater, art, music ... Fed Ex, grocery stores, gourmet bakeries, apple computer store, etc. When I am here, I feel I can step out the gate and delight in a very lively social life ... or hide in my studio, and work, undisturbed for days!
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welcome to Turtle House!
Dipping Pool facing living room, can be heated...
indoor bathroom accessible from living room and guest bedroom
living room sliding door to deck, dipping pool and garden
pergola joining the cottages kitchen, living room: left. master suite: right.
Master Suite, sliding glass door facing garden
Master Suite with Storage - perfect for the artist and writer
Indoor/Outdoor Bath connected to master suite and deck
Zachary Taylor beach a bike ride away from Turtle House
Turtle House's resident artist. the sky at dawn
view from the garden toward the house
black tiled, sunken into deck.
looking from living room into kitchen
guest bedroom full size. wonderful mattress!
front bedroom seen from indoor bathroom
comfy feather/down cushions
master cottage to the right. dining table under pergola.
master suite looking toward deck and garden
the rooftops of Turtle House! an oasis in the heart of Old Town...
Higgs Beach...a bike ride away from Turtle House
Here's the forest adjacent to the beach at Fort Zachary!
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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