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Key West Oasis, Live Like a Local, 2BR/2 BA, Seperate Cottage, Very Private Pool

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Key West Oasis (KWO), private gardens and pool, seperate cottage w/ 2nd BR/Bath

* Please NOTE: I only list my property on legitimate rental sites, like VRBO and Homeaway. I will never list it on Craigslist. If you see my property listed on Craigslist, it was not put there by me.

Key West Oasis is a private two bedroom/two bath rental house ideally located in Charming Old Town, Key West, Florida, close to Duval street, great restaurants, bars and the beach.

This 1906 'cigar maker's cottage' has been newly renovated into a stylish Key West retreat. The house features an open floor plan with original Dade County pine walls and ceilings. The main house has hard wood flooring throughout and houses the master suite, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen and the living and dining area. Inside the house are all the comforts of home, with every room providing its own unique feel.

Three sets of French doors lead from the living and dining area onto your own private lanai and pool area. Bask in the sun and listen to the tranquil sounds of falling water, which is the backdrop of the heated pool. Tropical plants and flowers are abundant and offer complete privacy for guests. The back gardens and pool area were designed to create a calming effect, which pervades the mind, body and spirit.

The detached cottage offers a 2nd bedroom and bath with a private open-air shower – what better way to enjoy your morning shower than amidst flowering bougainvillea trees! The cottage also features 20 ft vaulted ceilings and two sets of French doors which open to the garden and pool area. Guests tell us they love having the detached cottage, as it offers couples traveling together much more privacy.

Key West Oasis is located in the historic Old Town district, close to restaurants, bars, Duval Street etc. To give you an idea of what is located around the house, check out the distance to the following:

The Bike Shop Rentals, Famous Sandy's Café, and Faustos Supermarket, 1 block

Island Gym, Shakti Yoga, Key West Cakes Bakery, Fausto’s Supermarket and Bistro Solé - 1.5 blocks

Liquor/beer store, 2 blocks

El Siboney Cuban Restaurant, 4 blocks

Key West Cemetery, 3 blocks

Duval Street, 8 blocks

Higgs Beach, 9 blocks

Key West Bight Marina, 10 blocks

More Details

Owner
Kim Gilbert
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Kim Gilbert

Our names are Kim and Ron Gilbert and we currently reside near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ron is in the hospitality business and manages hotels and restaurants/bars throughout the US and I am in marketing and advertising business.

Kim Gilbert purchased this house in 2012

Why Kim Gilbert chose Key West

We purchased this home in December of 2012 and have renovated and completely redecorated it into a stylish Key West Retreat.

Key West Oasis is a licensed transient rental property.

What makes this house unique

The home has a separate detached cottage with 2nd bedroom and bath - perfect for couples traveling together, as it offers so much more privacy. The house also has an amazing pool with lush tropical gardens - very private!

Amenities

Old Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main House Bathroom - toilet , shower , Has large walk-in shower
    Cottage Bathroom - Open-air shower - very private
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Main House Bedroom - 1 king
    Cottage King Bedroom - 1 king , King bed can be split into two (2) twins if needed
  • Both Bedrooms have en-suite baths
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(75 traveler reviews)

Key West Oasis, Live Like a Local, 2BR/2 BA, Seperate Cottage, Very Private Pool
average rating of 4.9866667 based on 75 reviews
Port Royal, South Carolina
5

Wondeful place to stay !

  • 5 of 5

The house is was everything we could have asked for and more. The separate bedroom and outdoor shower was a special treat and at the end of the day the pool was perfect. The location is perfect... easy bike ride to the beach and walking to dinner and Duval St. Parking was no problem and we only used our car once the whole week! Kim and Gary could not have made this experience any any easier and enjoyable. If you book this property we promise you will not be disappointed !

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Evan and Jane: I am so glad that you all enjoyed your time in Key West and at KWO! If your travels ever lead you back to Key West, please look us up, we would love to have you back with us again! Thank you for being such great guests and for the wonderful review! Wishing you a wonderful Spring! Kim
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5

Key West Oasis is an Oasis!

  • 5 of 5

This fantastic residence is in the perfect location in Key West. The main house has everything you need and the cottage in the back provides the perfect privacy for a second couple. We spent a week here and just loved it. The back porch and pool area are terrific for hanging out after a day of diving or snorkeling. If we are ever back in K.W., we will try to stay here again! Owner is extremely responsive and wonderful to work with.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Anna from Chicago

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home! Girlfriends vacation and couldn't have asked for a better rental. It was hard to pull ourselves away from the private pool and tropical pool deck but we did, eventually. Gary, Laura and Paula were great. The only comment I would make is that there is construction gong on next door, which I was told about and adjusted to quickly. I highly recommend KWO and hope to come back very, very soon! Thanks Kim.

PS, you don't really need a car.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Anna: I am so glad that you all enjoyed your time at KWO - I love when guests enjoy the home as much as we do! As I mentioned when we first spoke that you would catch the tail-end of the neighbors work (they are finishing all work in May 2017), the end result will be very nice - that property was definitely in need of a little TLC. Anna, thank you for the great review and for being such wonderful guests! If your travels ever lead you back our way, please look us up, I would love to have you all stay with us again. Wishing you a wonderful summer! Kim
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5

Peaceful and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at KWO. It was our first time to Key West and when I looked into renting a house and saw the back of the property, I knew we had to rent it. While there was construction next door, it did not really bother us as we go with the flow. We are on vacation after all. The accommodations were perfect for us. My husband and I stayed in the "outside" bedroom and the other couple was in the main house. It worked for us because they had to make the coffee every morning. The house had all that we needed and there were a few places very close for a quick bite which worked out perfectly. We will definitely stay there again if we go back to Key West. Gary gave us great choices of where to eat and things we should do being first timers, and he was on the mark. Thanks again to everyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Denise: So glad that your first time to Key West did not disappoint! I love when our guests enjoy KWO as much as we do! Thank you for being such wonderful guests and for the great review! If your travels ever lead you back our way, please look us up, we would love to have you stay with us again! Wishing you and Mike a wonderful Spring and Summer! Kim
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Carrollton, ga
5

KEY WEST OASIS

  • 5 of 5

THIS HOUSE IS FANTASTIC!!....... KWO was absolutely incredible....."better than advertised!".....the beds, the location, the landscaping, etc etc etc....Everything exceeded our expectations!!! The tarpon fishing was a little tough, but I did get one on fly rod. And 2 permit on spinning rod. 😁? we come to key west 3 to 4 times a year and this was our best vacation yet all because of the house. Your a delight to work with and I promise we will back!!

Thanks for everything - Bo

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bo: I am so glad that you all enjoyed your time in Key West, as well as KWO! It sounds like you has some good times fishing! I would love to have you stay with us again, please do look us up if your travels lead you back our way. Thank you for the great review and for being such wonderful guests!! Wishing you a great spring and summer! Kindest regards, Kim
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5

Love Key West Oasis!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from one week at Key West Oasis. Since this was our second stay, we felt like we were returning to our home away from home. From the moment we walked in the door, we knew our vacation had begun. We particularly love the little cottage in the back, between the main house and the pool, which is the perfect set-up for two couples traveling together. The house and cottage are beautifully decorated and the kitchen has everything (and then some) needed for cooking. The lanai is peaceful, the pool is inviting, and the lounge chairs and gas grill were used every day. I can't think of one thing that would have made our stay more pleasant. The neighborhood is nice and for one week we felt like locals. Added bonus: Kim is great to work with! I highly recommend Key West Oasis.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karen: It is always a pleasure to have you stay with us! I am so glad that you all enjoyed your vacation time at KWO! Thanks again for being such wonderful guests and for the great review! Hope you and Rene have a fantastic Spring! All the best, Kim
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Map

Nearest Airport
2.7 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Higgs Beach
Car: not necessary

Key West Oasis is centrally located and within walking distance to Duval Street, great shopping, restaurants and bars. Unless there are mobility issues, a car is not necessary once you have arrived in Key West.

Bikes are a fun way to see and get around the island. The Bike Place is one block from the house and they do daily and weekly rentals.

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Rates & Availability

Old Town House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Shoulder
May 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,599
 
 
Summer Season
Jul 6 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,299
 
 
Shoulder
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,599
 
 
Christmas Week 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,399
Flat fee
 
 
New Years Eve Week 2017
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,399
Flat fee
 
 
In Season
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,099
 
 
Shoulder
May 1 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,599
 
 
Summer Season
Jul 7 2018 - Sep 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,299
 
 
Shoulder
Oct 1 2018 - Dec 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,599
 
 
Christmas Week 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Dec 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,399
Flat fee
 
 
New Years Eve Week 2018
Dec 29 2018 - Jan 4 2019
7 night minimum stay
$4,399
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,899
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

* The above rates are subject to a 12.5% tax ( 7.5% Florida Sales Tax and a 5% Monroe County Tourist Development Tax). Until confirmed, these rates are subject to change.

A 7 night minimum is required, however, if there is a 5 or 6 night spot available between two reservations, then I will rent that 5 or 6 night period (with an additional $125 cleaning fee). We do not rent for 1-4 night stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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