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House is set on a quiet historic dead-end lane 1/2 block off Upper Duval St.

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Last updated: 12/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

You know that incredible experience of Déjà vu? When you enter someplace for the very first time, and instantly you get that sense that you’ve been there before? When I first visited this vacation rental house, it happened to me. My mind sparked, the place seemed wonderfully familiar, and I felt an instant kinship with the surroundings.

As I toured the house and the grounds of the property, I quickly realized that my brain was just catching up to my fondest memories of favorite beach vacations in other parts of the Caribbean. The creative blend of tropical color and playfully elegant style reminded me of a favorite vacation villa in St. Barth’s and an endearing beach house in The Bahamas. A carefree beachiness permeates every room of this two-story wooden house and it had taken me right back to bliss. After that moment of recall it was then pronounced the Villa Déjà vu Key West.

Ideally located, this property is set at the end of a quiet historic ‘dead end’ lane, just off the more elegant area of Upper Duval Street, in Old Town. Each house on the little lane is completely unique, mostly ‘build-as-you-go’ creations of skilled ship builders and carpenters in the 1940’s. This historic wooden house, originally built in 1943 has an uncharacteristically unornamented front entrance for Key West, and is set right up to the edge of the lane. But don’t let this illusion of simplicity fool you. Most of the outdoor space is reserved for the very spacious private backyard, which today has been turned into a showcase tropical pool garden.

The entire property was recently given a complete renovation and new interior design to bring it to modern standards. But in keeping with Key West historic guidelines, the footprint and façade of the house remain in tact. The layout of the Villa Déjà vu Key West vacation rental is ideal for family groups or groups of friends. The floor plan provides 2 spacious separate floors which are adjoined with a covered indoor/outdoor staircase, with a large indoor living room, and pool garden with large deck for all to gather. The 2nd floor is set so it almost feels like two houses in one.

Interior Layout: Since the unique layout of this property is anything but straight-forward, the best way to understand it is to do a virtual walk-through. What better place to begin our tour, than the front entrance.

The front door takes you directly into an outdoor tropical style entrance hall, where you find the usual expected accoutrements of a chair and mirror for last minute fussing. (Immediately to your right, is door that leads to the master bedroom, but let’s leave that late for later when we look at that bedroom room.)

From the entrance way a door takes you into the downstairs hallway. When I first stepped into the hall, I was awestruck by the floor-to-ceiling mural depicting a Key West lane, painted by locally famous artist Rick Worth. The next thing you’ll notice is the artistic wide-planked wood floor that was distressed and painted a wonderful Caribbean blue that leads to straight ahead to the large, and very island-stylish, galley kitchen.

Kitchen: The fully equipped L-Shaped kitchen spans nearly the length of the house, and makes a bend toward the left at the end creating even more counter space. Lots of artistic touches make this a fun room to be in. I love the counter-height cottage style table and yellow art mural of a vintage Cuban menu board. A bank of sash windows is set above the counters at the back to bring in plenty of sunlight.

Bedroom / Bathroom One: With your back to the front entrance, looking toward the kitchen, the first door on your left is bedroom one. Here you’ll find a queen size bed with artistic handcrafted furnishings including wooden bed platform bed, lime-green headboard, and unique round bamboo end tables. Original distressed wide-planked floors are left a natural color in this room.

The bathroom for this bedroom is just out the door, a few steps past the cottage-style kitchen table to your left. The bathroom is decorated with Caribbean island theme art and offers a full shower, and was recently refitted with an apron front sink and dark-wood vanity.

Living Room: The sunken’ living room is on the opposite of the hallway from the first bedroom and bathroom. Spacious, artful and colorful all the way, there are too many special touches to mention. Bright and cushy canvas furnishings set against the wide-planked wooden floors and a reclaimed wooden Key West Navy trunk create relaxed island feel. A large white handcrafted ‘picnic-style’ dining table, lit with a pretty chandelier, is placed overlooking the pool garden. A large wide screen TV is hung on the wall towards the kitchen in case you need it. A vintage ‘Discovery Undersea Tours’ sign is featured as a show piece on the opposite wall from the TV.

Master Bedroom Suite: The master bedroom suite includes a sitting room / office, bedroom, and en-suite bathroom. The sitting room adjoins the left side of the living room, as you face the kitchen. In the photograph, you see the wicker chaise painted a coral color, and the corner of the writing desk painted a white patina.

Straight ahead, is the master bedroom with a queen size bed using similar artistic handcrafted furnishings as bedroom one, including a wooden platform bed. This time the artsy headboard is made with reclaimed shutters that are painted white patina along with the end tables. An added feature is the doorway that leads to the entrance hall, and the stairs that lead to the 2nd floor. Wood floors are left a natural color in the entire suite, except for the bathroom which has earth-tone tile. The master bathroom, which adjoins the sitting room, is shown with the antique wall mirror adorned with a starfish.

Second Floor Bedrooms and Bathroom: A hidden switch-back staircase off the downstairs entrance way, leads up to the 2nd floor bedrooms via a private entrance. A covered sitting porch, with classic Key West gingerbread railings, spans nearly the entire width of the 2nd floor of the house. Nestled behind mature tropical trees, the porch provides an exotic outdoor space with a private down look view of the lane below.

Step inside to a beautiful tropical 2nd floor suite with dark hard wood floors. Painted in white, and styled in soft colors, the 3rd bedroom is furnished with a queen sized platform bed, twin size trundle lounging bed and wicker writing desk. A European size refrigerator and microwave are conveniently placed toward the back of the room.

The 4th bedroom, which also provides a queen size bed, is located behind a white louvered wall at the back corner of the 2nd floor. White wicker and white patina framed mirrors in this bedroom make a striking contrast with the dark wood floors. The full bathroom for the 2nd floor carries the tropical white wicker on white theme. It provides a vanity with marble top, tiled floor, and a shower.

Pool Garden Grounds: The spacious private back yard with swimming pool, sun deck, and lush landscaping is focal point of Villa Déjà vu Key West. Access this space through a double set of French doors topped with wide transom windows, just off the living room. A large blue awning covers the deck and is set as an outdoor living room with nice wood furnishings. A playful sign over the couch sets the tone, “Welcome To The Beach.” Even though you’re not right on the beach, South Beach is just a few short streets up Duval Street, but with this kind of privacy you just might end spending most of your time right here. A combination of high fencing lined with an impressive variety of tall mature palm trees surround the decked courtyard and make a private backdrop for the nice size swimming pool with trickling waterfall.

Laundry: There is a laundry closet with a washer / dryer on the pool deck, on the back wall of the house near the kitchen.

The general design of this property lends itself perfectly to small gatherings of families and friends and should be considered an ideal spot for a gathering of family or friends.

Bedding Summary:

Bedroom #1 – 1st floor – 1 queen size bed
Bedroom #2 – 1st floor – Master suite – 1 queen size bed.
Bedroom #3 – 2nd floor – 1 queen size bed – Twin trundle bed ( 2 twins)
Bedroom #4 - 2nd floor – 1 queen size bed

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(305) 294-7358 (Florida, USA)

Owner

Member since: 1997

Speaks: english, czech, Bulgarian
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 or older unless accompanied by a parent or guardian in a family group....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Only well behaved children. House is not child proof....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Tucked back at the end of a ‘dead end’ lane hidden from view. Elegant Upper Duval Street neighborhood. Walk out your door and down the lane to all you want to see in Historic Key West. Historic area originally built around the Gato Cigar Factory in the 19th century. Lane where this house is located features a unique one-of-a-king collection of hand crafted historic wooden homes. A few short streets from South Beach, close to the Southern Most Point of the United States....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Ideally located, this property is set at the end of a quiet historic ‘dead end’ lane, just off the more elegant area of Upper Duval Street, in Old Town. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Completely fenced in and private swimming pool and lush landscaped garden....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Nov 26 - Dec 17, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,500
Christmas
Dec 18 - Dec 25, 2016
7 night min stay

$5,700
New Year's
Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,800
Winter
Jan 2 - Jan 13, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,650
Sailboat Races
Jan 14 - Jan 20, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,000
Winter
Jan 21 - Jan 27, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,650
Winter
Jan 28 - Feb 3, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,650
Winter
Feb 4 - Feb 17, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,700
President's Day
Feb 18 - Feb 24, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,900
Winter
Feb 25 - Apr 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$5,500
Shoulder
Apr 22 - May 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,500
Shoulder
May 30 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,200
Shoulder
Jun 17 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,500
Summer
Aug 12 - Oct 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,200
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$5,700

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pool Heat $150
  • Cleaning Fee $295 + tax
  • Processing $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

3 Miles
Nearest Airport
EYW
20 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Rum Bar
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Key West Express
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Key West Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 1
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Camille's Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Southbeach

Car: Not Necessary

 

Owner info

Vacation Homes of Key West (VHKW)

Year Purchased: 2011


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Speaks: english, czech, Bulgarian
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

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Photos

  • House is set on a quiet historic dead-end lane 1/2 block off Upper Duval St.

    House is set on a quiet historic dead-end lane 1/2 block off Upper Duval St.

  • Artistic distressed wood floor painted Caribbean blue leads to the kitchen.

    Artistic distressed wood floor painted Caribbean blue leads to the kitchen.

  • Spacious and artful sunken living room joins the pool deck through French doors.

    Spacious and artful sunken living room joins the pool deck through French doors.

  • Reclaimed wooden Key West Navy trunk makes a relaxed island coffee table.

    Reclaimed wooden Key West Navy trunk makes a relaxed island coffee table.

  • Bathroom 1  is just out the door from bedroom 1, a few steps from the kitchen.

    Bathroom 1 is just out the door from bedroom 1, a few steps from the kitchen.

  • Colorful sitting room in master bedroom suite on 1st floor.

    Colorful sitting room in master bedroom suite on 1st floor.

  • The staircase to the second floor.

    The staircase to the second floor.

  • 2nd floor suite has two bedrooms and a sitting area.

    2nd floor suite has two bedrooms and a sitting area.

  • The second bedroom upstairs features a queen beed and full sized closet.

    The second bedroom upstairs features a queen beed and full sized closet.

  • A playful sign over the couch sets the tone, “Welcome To The Beach.”

    A playful sign over the couch sets the tone, “Welcome To The Beach.”

  • Outdoor dining table with sun umbrella and plenty of chaises on back sun deck.

    Outdoor dining table with sun umbrella and plenty of chaises on back sun deck.

  • Mural depicting a Key West lane, painted by locally famous artist Rick Worth.

    Mural depicting a Key West lane, painted by locally famous artist Rick Worth.

  • Fully equipped L-Shape kitchen spans nearly the length of the house.

    Fully equipped L-Shape kitchen spans nearly the length of the house.

  • Bright and cushy canvas furnishings set against the wide-planked wooden floors.

    Bright and cushy canvas furnishings set against the wide-planked wooden floors.

  • Bathroom 1  is just out the door from bedroom 1, a few steps from the kitchen.

    Bathroom 1 is just out the door from bedroom 1, a few steps from the kitchen.

  • Colorful sitting room in master bedroom suite on 1st floor.

    Colorful sitting room in master bedroom suite on 1st floor.

  • Artsy headboard is made with reclaimed shutters that are painted white patina.

    Artsy headboard is made with reclaimed shutters that are painted white patina.

  • A covered sitting porch, with classic Key West gingerbread railings.

    A covered sitting porch, with classic Key West gingerbread railings.

  • The first bedroom upstairs has a queen bed, closet and desk with a tv.

    The first bedroom upstairs has a queen bed, closet and desk with a tv.

  • Full bathroom for 2nd floor carries the tropical white wicker on white theme.

    Full bathroom for 2nd floor carries the tropical white wicker on white theme.

  • Spacious back garden with swimming pool, sun deck, & lush landscaping.

    Spacious back garden with swimming pool, sun deck, & lush landscaping.

  • Front door just inside the street entrance gate with chair and mirror.

    Front door just inside the street entrance gate with chair and mirror.

VRBO #418127

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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