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Location, location, location - Walk to the Beach!

Old Town, Key West, FL, USA
  • Apartment450 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights


Location, location, location!

Situated in the heart of the Cuban district, steps from arguably the best 'con leche' in Key West, this nightly rental is minutes from everything on the island. No cars are necessary, bikes and beach chairs are provided.

This property will meet all of the demands a vacationer might have. Other amenities include a 1930's claw–foot soaking tub, free WIFI and digital HD cable.


Shawn Cowles

Member Since 2009
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within two days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
About Shawn Cowles

Shawn and Adele are the owners and operators of The Hidden Treasure, a Key West property rental company. As a team, they strive to provide all the creature comforts necessary for the perfect vacation. There are many reasons why their properties are so special – ideal locations, exotic interiors, a close attention to artistic detail and exceptional hospitality. You will find that any one of The Hidden Treasure Suites will bring you an unparalleled level of comfort, privacy, and relaxation. Shawn and Adele are avid ocean enthusiasts and frequent world travelers. Shawn is a professional treasure hunter and TV personality. Adele is currently studying for her Master’s in Marine Biology and is the director of education for the Key West Art & Historical Society. Adele is originally from New Guinea and Shawn is from New England.

Shawn Cowles purchased this Apartment in 2009

Why Shawn Cowles chose Old Town

Studio Blu is perfect for a one person or a couple wanting to be right in old town and walking distance from the beach. Centrally located, the Studio apartment is walking or cycling distance to beaches, shops, grocer, and entertainment. And it comes with bikes!

What makes this Apartment unique

Our properties are closer to Cuba than the nearest Walmart, the climate is designated tropical and the air is salty–What more does a good vacation need?


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Studio


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Claw foot tub

      Location Type

        • Beach
          6 blocks from Higgs Beach
        • Downtown
          Walking and biking distance to everything.
        • Near The Ocean
          6 blocks from Higgs Beach
        • Village
          Walking and biking distance to everything.


            • Adventure
            • Budget
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Maps
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      Free On-street parking
                    • Parking On Street
                    • Shampoo
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Microwave
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Freezer
                        • Kitchen
                          Full kitchen in the studio
                        • Blender
                        • Oven
                          One regular oven and one toaster Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          Under counter Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 2 people


                                • Books
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television


                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Bicycles
                                      Free Bikes!
                                    • Courtyard
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Seating for four in the shared courtyard
                                    • Fully Fenced Property
                                    • Large Cooler
                                    • Patio
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                    • Small Cooler


                                        • not suitable for children

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Massage


                                                • marina
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • cinemas
                                                • coin laundry
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • churches
                                                • museums
                                                • nude beach
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • reefs
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              16 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Great accommodations!

                                                              Chris A.Grand Island, NY, USA

                                                              We enjoyed our stay very much at this location. The room was spotless, which is important to us. The 2 bikes were a great perk and we enjoyed riding them all over the island. Made it very convenient, relaxing and didn't have to worry about parking. The owners were very friendly, outgoing and accommodating. Felt like we've known them long before our stay. They really thought of everything to make our stay comfortable. We would definitely return to this spot!

                                                              Blu on White is a small yet fabulous place to stay in Key West!

                                                              Karen E.Midland, Michigan

                                                              Our three month stay at Blu on White was wonderful!! The location, still in Old Town yet far enough from Duval (10 minute bike ride) gave us that neighborhood feel. We could head into town and partake of all the bars, music, shopping, excursions, etc ... or we could hang out close to "home" because there were plenty of wonderful neighborhood restaurants, a small grocery, laundry, and a beach close by. The apartment itself was very nicely decorated and equipped. The private outside courtyard was a nice plus.

                                                              We enjoyed relaxing there in the mornings and evenings. Although small, we found that Blu on White worked fantastic for us. Additionally, Shawn and Adele, the hosts of Blu on White, are simply fabulous! They were readily available to help with any issues we had (almost none and all incredibly minor) and at the same time, very unobtrusive as we went about day to day living in beautiful Key West. Each time we visited with either of our hosts our awareness of what wonderful, interesting, and, well .... nice people they are!!! They truly enhanced our stay. We would happily return to Blu on White for future stays!

                                                              Great Location

                                                              Doug T.

                                                              This is the deal of Key West! I am a tennis player and the suite is just a few blocks from Bayview tennis courts where all the local tennis is played. Just across the street is the island gym that I got a one month membership and made workouts convenient. Fausto's Grocery is just one door down from the gym and I swam every day at Higgs beach, a short bike ride from the place. The bike that comes with the rental was ideal and the check in, check out and other arrangements were low maintenance. Shawn is very accommodating. I plan to stay here again.

                                                              Lovely place


                                                              For a week we stayed in the studio nextdoor to Shawn and Adele. Two bicycles, the sun and blue sky and two lovely landlords who were most helpfull to make our stay as nice as possible. Thank you so much, hope to be back one dat with the rest of the family.


                                                              DOREEN G.

                                                              Shawn & Adele were very friendly and told us about some of the local places to eat. The actual efficiency was great it was clean and decorated very nice and it was very comfy. We had a full kitchen to utilize and a great little patio area outside and the efficiency is 5 min to the beach by bike which they proived two and main Duvall area was only about 10min by bike.

                                                              The efficiency bed was comfortable and the area around the house is very friendly we have stayed in Key West in different hotels and another efficieny previously and we will stay at Shawn and Adeles again for sure.

                                                              Small but elegant!

                                                              We spent a month in this lovely studio, small but everything you could need. Lovely outdoor patio added to the experience. Close to beaches, walking distance from all the fun of downtown Key West. Shawn was very helpful, would recommend highly!


                                                              Old Town, Key West, FL, USA

                                                              Our downtown studio apartment is perfect for a single person or couple wanting to be right in old town and walking distance from the beach. Centrally located, the apartment is walking or cycling distance to beaches, shops, grocer, and entertainment. Plus it comes with bikes!

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