About the property
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- Minimum Stay29 - 30 nights
'Finisterre' - 4BR/4BA Private Retreat in Old Town Key West
Located at the end of the Florida Keys connected by road, Key West is both an oasis of calm and the launching pad for an exciting vacation. 'Finisterre' is located in Old Town close enough to Duval Street to enjoy the many restaurants, bars and shops, but in a quiet residential neighborhood for those times when you want a break.
The house and property, like so many in Old Town, has been through a variety of incarnations. The front of the lot originally held an old one story Conch cottage of modest proportions while the rear held a massive brick and coral oven which served the Cuban bakery located on the street behind. A few years ago the cottage was completely redone and now contains two bedrooms and two baths plus a delightful den which can be used as an additional sleeping area if you open the fold out couch. Connected to the cottage is a new addition which contains the kitchen, living and dining area. Off this space is the master bedroom suite complete with third bathroom. This configuration allows you to invite others to join your vacation while still maintaining some privacy from your guests when you desire it.
Immediately behind the living and dining areas and accessible through four sets of French doors is the sun-filled backyard. To maximize its use your hosts lovingly dismantled the oven preserving the bricks and coral blocks which were reused to build a surround that houses the built-in gas grill, a gazebo with dining table, heated pool, outdoor shower and half bath. The entire property was replanted with native plants which provide a green and colorful backdrop for the birds and butterflies.
The house is an ideal retreat for a quiet break complete with four porches for private relaxing or a spot to entertain family or friends. Your host is a serious cook and the kitchen is equipped to make any aspiring chef happy. For those who like to be pampered there are numerous restaurants and nightspots within easy walking distance. Whenever you are looking for a place to get away from it all at 'the end of the road,' or a spot from which to launch the adventure of a lifetime, 'Finisterre' will suit your needs.
Bedding consists of a queen size bed in the master bedroom and master bath, queen size in second bedroom with private bath, two twin beds in their third bedroom with a hall bath, and a full size pull out sofa in the office/library and hall bath.
Certain pets will be considered for home stays in this beautiful home which is available only for 30 days or more.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 10, 2018
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I rented your home for the month of November 2015. This is by far the finest monthly rental I have ever had in Key West, and I have been doing it for years. Your house is most welcoming, obviously well-loved, beautifully furnished and equipped. The layout of the house is wonderful for the diverse family and friends who joined me over the month, with plenty of communal space yet plenty of privacy. We enjoyed its location, too, a quiet street yet close to everything. We could walk to Salute on the Beach in ten minutes, or go the other way and visit the Gallery on Green. We enjoyed evening meals under the gazebo by the pool, cooled by the outdoor ceiling fan. The pool itself was sparkling clean and well-maintained. Kevin, who managed my rental, was so very responsive to any request that emerged, always prompt and professional. And Glenda, the housekeeper, did a fine job to help me keep it beautifully throughout my stay. Finesterre is heavenly and we want to return next November.
This was not my first time renting a house but was disappointed with this experience. The whole house smelled musky even though they had just finished cleaning. The house was
Not very clean overall and very cluttered, kitchen cabinets were full of half consumed food from previous renters, we had to clean cabinets and frig before using. MBR carpet was very dirty and smelled like sour baby throw up. had to sprinkle baking soda to be able to use room. Vacs were no good would not pick up, management brought one over no better they were sending cleaners next day, ten days later we had to call again stains did not come out clearly carpet should have been replaced could be done in a day between renters. Did not get feeling that we were in a special property but felt more like we were staying in occupied house. House and grounds both needed TLC,could be much better property if maintained better.GET NEW CLEANERS. DECLUTTER. Renters need to feel special experience with some wow
Upscale conch home
This home was so much more than we could have imagined. The one wing is perfect for guests and the main house was just right for the 2 of us and our 13 year old golden. Our guests loved the privacy of their wing. Well appointed kitchen and the furnishings were pottery barn and front gate and so comfy. The outside pool area created yet another room for us to sprawl out in. And the tropical foliage made it seem so private. The outside shower and bath were a bonus too! Great location to bike to everything on the island. Lots of great restaurants on nearby to walk to. Safe and quiet and friendly neighborhood. No need to lock the doors here! Can't wait to come back!
A retreat in old town
This beautifully restored home in key west makes it hard to leave. Everything you could possibly need or think of is all there. The owner has gone far above and beyond making sure your stay is complete. Top of the line EVERYTHING and the pool patio area adds another room to the house! Our golden retriever was very comfortable and the house offers a guest wing for privacy from main house. Great location to Higgs Beach and just far enough away from Duval. Perfect for biking anywhere on the island!
Thank you so much for your kind words. We always try to make sure that all of our guests have what they need for a great time in Key West, and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Please come back again soon.
Additional information about rental rates
Due to city licensing regulations, this property may only be rented for terms of 30 days or longer.
50% Deposit to hold a reservation; balance due 30 days prior to arrival