2 Bed, 2 Bath Newly Renovated House-Comfortably sleeps 8 - CLOSE TO BEACH
About Emily Altshuler
Hello, thank you for the interest in our beautiful home in Key West! Our names are Emily and Mike, and we hope you are able to enjoy our home, and Key West, as much as we do/have! We are both born and raised in Maryland, and still live here with our 3 young children.
Emily Altshuler purchased this House in 2013
Why Emily Altshuler chose Midtown
It took about 5 minutes into our first trip to Key West to realize we were smitten. We fell in love with the town. From the unique restaurants and bars, to the beaches, to the small island feel that makes you forget you are in the United States, we knew we would be spending more time down here. We had been talking about potentially buying a vacation property for years, so we decided to just go for it. But we didn't want just any property - we wanted a home. We found this gem, charming, wide open, and just begging for a little TLC. We spent 3 months giving this home the kind of character it deserved. From high-end appliances and fixtures, modern conveniences, including large, flat screen HD Tv's inside and out, to brand new tiling and carpeting throughout, and of course, Key West beach colors throughout, we couldn't be happier or prouder of what we've been able to create. We can't wait to share this with you.
What makes this House unique
WHAT SEPARATES OUR HOME? We think our home is a one of a kind. First and foremost, have you rented from a management company and felt like just one of a hundred other nameless customers? We are not a management company. We are owners, who take great pride in providing not just a home, but an experience to our guests. We have exactly 1 vacation property that we rent - this one. So you will get 100% of our attention. The one comment we've heard more than any other from our guests is how nice it is to deal directly with owners, rather than a large management company. Our promise to you - we want you to have a 5 star experience - if anything falls short of that, let us know, and we will fix it. Immediately. No questions asked. We have an electronic keypad that will provide access. We control it remotely, so you will be provided your own unique code that you request and it will be good from the day you arrive to the day you leave. So no stopping and wasting the first day of your vacation picking keys up at a management company. Drive right to the house, enter the code, and start your vacation. Even better, call Kathy at the Hip Tourist - (305) 292-3332, and she'll have the house stocked with groceries, flowers or anything else for your arrival. We went to great lengths to make sure that our home had a balance of top-end finishes as well as modern conveniences and comforts, while still retaining the Key West Conch charm that we fell in love with on our first trip. We are humbled at the amount of interest in our property, and the number of return guests in the short 2 years since we've listed (we've not yet had an open month). We believe it is a testament to the combination of luxury, charm and value that our home provides. All in the middle of the Casa Marina district, one of the most coveted areas on the island.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
When can I expect my deposit return?
In the mail today!
Awesome Place to Stay
I've been coming to Key West for the past 10 years. This was the first trip I was able to stay for an entire month. We usually stay in Old Town and I was a little reluctant to stay past White St. but the location, house and trip couldn't have been better. It was a quick walk to Old Town and Duval when you wanted to party but it was easy to get away from all that when you wanted to. I had my car down there but very rarely drove it. The house was big and the patio was great for entertaining and grilling. We watched NHL playoffs in the pool and grilled out all the time. Emily, the owner, was one of the most responsive owners I've dealt with and we had zero problems with the property. This place is always booked but I'd stay here again in a heartbeat.
Thank you so much for the 5 star review!! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you again in the future!
Owner and house were great. Emily responded quickly to our inquiry and we were able to see house before booking. House is cool and comfortable. Plenty of lounging room. You still get the Key West vibe in this residential neighborhood. Smathers and Highs Beach are close. It was a good month!
We are so glad you had a great month in our house!
Beyond our expectations
Emily and Mikes home is so wonderful. The pool and outdoor areas are amazing. The pictures do the home justice. Sometimes on VRBO the pictures are at a certain angle that make it look bigger than it actually is. Not the case with this rental. Its spacious indoor and out, beds are very comfortable, i could go on and on!! Emily and Mike were so easy to correspond with and quick to get back with us. First day when we got in the pool it was cold and since its a heated pool, texted Emily and the pool gal was there within an hour. Could not have been happier with everything. Thanks you!!!!
Dana and Sonya,
Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We are so glad you had a wonderful stay at our house, and hope to have you again in the future!
Emily and Mike
A Gem in Key West
My husband and I just returned from beautiful, sunny, ultra-friendly Key West, where we spent four glorious months at "Low Key Paradise". This home is aptly named; we truly felt that we died and went to heaven! What sets this home apart from other rentals where we have stayed are the owners, Emily and Mike, and their direct contact with the renters, rather than a manager who acts as an intermediary. It's apparent from the moment you enter the house that Emily and Mike take great pride in their home. And this is reinforced by their accessibility throughout the rental period, just in case there is a minor problem.
This home is extremely comfortable with two lovely bedrooms (the master has French doors leading to the patio), two updated bathrooms, a living room with a pull-out sofa bed, a bright, sunny dining area, a fully-stocked kitchen with modern appliances, a laundry room, and a family room which was our favorite indoor space. It has a sofa, a love seat, a club chair with ottoman, and a large flat screen tv. There are two sets of French doors along one wall which bathe the room with Key West sunshine, and bring the outside pool and deck area with tropical vegetation into view.
The large outside space is unusual for Key West. Many rentals have small dipping pools and limited outside space. "Low Key Paradise" has a large pool surrounded by a huge deck where we lolled away the days in one of six lounge chairs. In the morning we enjoyed our coffee at the outside bar, while watching the news on the flat screen tv located above the bar. When not dining at one of the many superb Key West restaurants, we enjoyed our lunch and dinner at a large table on the patio covered by an awning. This became the favorite gathering site for cocktails and a barbecue with our family visitors and our many friends who winter in Key West.
"Low Key Paradise" is in a quiet, safe, residential area of Key West and only a short walk to beautiful Smather's Beach. At sunrise each morning, we took a two mile walk along the ocean wall to enjoy the turquoise water, the graceful pelicans, and the shrimp boats in the distance.
My youngest son called me "the customer from hell" when he was a teenager because I am such a demanding consumer. I am not one to lavish praise, unless it is well-deserved. Emily, Mike and "Low Key Paradise" deserve the utmost praise. And yes, we are returning to this gem next winter!
Wow! What great feedback! Thank you so much - makes all of the hours invested in our home worth it to receive this type of praise. Thanks for the kind words, and being such fantastic guests. We can't wait to have you back next year!
Amazing "Low Key Paradise"
My husband and I were able to enjoy this amazing Key West home for the entire month of August with our dog Papi. Mike and Emily were amazing hosts and attended to any small issue that may have arisen with an immediate response. This home is clean, comfortable, immaculate, renovated and painted with very cool coastal Key West colors!! The kitchen is well equipped for cooking, and the pool/bar area is fabulous for both relaxing and entertaining. We had a few friends visit, and they also enjoyed the home cooked meals, pool area and playing games at the outdoor bar, which also has a flat screen TV.
The hosts also left impeccable tips, distances, directions and suggestions for anything at all that you would like to enjoy throughout Key West and many other Keys as well. We enjoyed many, many of their suggestions and appreciated all of the local knowledge. The last occupants who were residing there also left many tips and helpful information regarding restaurants, happy hours, sight seeing excursions and beaches.
One of our favorites is Blue Heaven for breakfast/brunch and lunch as well as Kojin Noodle Bar which is fabulous!! Louie's Back yard is also a short walk or bike ride from the house and should not be missed on your trip to Key West.
We really can't say enough positive things regarding our stay and this lovely home!! Hopefully Mike and Emily will allow us back for another visit ;0)
Thank you for your kind words!! We are so happy you enjoyed our home and Key West so much-- we'd love to have you back sometime!