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Atlantis House's Garden Suite... voted top 25 in USA - Steps from beaches

Bedrooms 1
Space 350 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Atlantis Guest House - 3 night minimum stay

Welcome to Atlantis House the most private and unique Guesthouse in Key West. As the only guesthouse along the beaches, we offer just 2 exclusive suites (rented individually or together) both featuring private over-sized Jacuzzi baths, perfect for Romantic getaways and Honeymooners! Recently awarded '2014 Travelers' Choice' for the top 25 best Inns in the United States. Also awarded by our Guests with the 'Certificate of Excellence' for 2009-2018 and awarded in 2012 as the Best overall 'Top 10 in the US.' Contemporary architecture houses beautiful decor and gardens.

The Garden Suite which sleeps 2 ranges from $169/night -$250/night. The Master Suite VRBO # 968938 which sleeps 2 ranges from $225 off season-$325/night in season. Both rooms together can sleep a total of 4 and ranges from $394-$600/night.

Garden suite

The Garden suite at 350 sq. ft enters through French doors from the deck into a sitting room has a daybed that is covered with overstuffed pillows over which hangs a cranberry tulle netting, an etagere with 40 in HD Flat screen TV, music system with a choice of 50 channels of commercial free music, small library & a collection of gold gilt mirrors surrounding a sunny windowsill. The bedroom has a queen bed w/Jamaican wicker nightstands, Ipod Docking Station, wet bar area with fridge, coffee maker and microwave. The 8x10 bath is tiled with an open shower & bench, vanity, 9 ft vaulted ceilings, skylight, and a large Jacuzzi tub for 2.

Master suite

The Master suite at 600 sq ft, has a king size bed, 17 ft vaulted ceilings, ceiling fans and recessed lighting on dimmer switches, central AC, tiled floors, Ipod Docking Station, 40 in HD Flat screen TV, music system with a choice of 50 channels of commercial free music, kitcenette w/wet bar, large wrap around bar, wet bar, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, with an oversized 10x16 bath featuring a 9 ft vanity with double sinks over which hang Baroque framed mirrors, make-up vanity, separate water closet, spacious clear glass shower, and a huge Jacuzzi tub with a skylight overhead.

More Details

Capt. Steven and Kayla Kessler
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Capt. Steven and Kayla Kessler

Steve, a licensed USCG Captain, with over 9,000 hrs on the water, charters his Contender and takes guests on private fishing trips and exclusive to Atlantis House, Steve and Kayla will prepare you dinner with the 'catch of the day'. He also offers private guided snorkeling tours at the only coral reef in the Continental United States. And for those with a taste for Lobster, Steve will hand catch you lobsters for dinner. For couples with a sense of adventure that want to get away from it all, Captain Steve with an extensive Marine biology background offers private island adventure/eco tours to secluded natural beaches where you can take a peaceful stroll along the beach and pass the time having lunch and snorkeling for marine life and seashells. NBC. Com Travel featured Capt. Steve's Eco-Tours as a best kept secret of Key West and the Florida Keys!

Kayla, a licensed massage therapist (LMT and NMT), with over 15 years of experience offers relaxation 'island style'.

Living in Key West for 21 years and operating the guest house for 20 years, both Kayla and Steve are dedicated to making your stay as enjoyable as possible and are happy to make suggestions and arrangements for myriad of island activities from casual to fine dining ideas, sunset catamaran or tall ship sails, diving and water sports, to private secluded island adventures to wile away the day while basking on a tropical sandy beach. So come find yourself again at Atlantis House.

Capt. Steven and Kayla Kessler purchased this guest house in 1993

Why Capt. Steven and Kayla Kessler chose Midtown

Atlantis House is the closest private home to the Beaches in Key West!

Guestbook comments from the owner

5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We stayed in the Master Suite at the Atlantis House for four nights in March, during the St. Patrick's celebration, although every day is a party in Key West. The Atlantis House was a great "retreat" from the party on Duval Street. You always wonder about the photos on a site, but the suite was even better then the pictures. The place is immaculate and there was a certin peacefulness, not only withn the suite, but in the "patio" area as well, which was more like a Buddha garden of serenity. Kayla and Steve are wonderul hosts and are available to answer questions, as well as share a piece of Kayla's wonderful key lime pie. We could go on with the reivew, but a lot has been said in previous ones as far as location, restaurants, etc. At times we felt that we could just stay at Atlantis House and not go anywhere in Key West because of its serenity and wonderful accomodations.

Room Tip: The Master Suite is well worth it. Bikes are provided and a great path is available along the water...

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple

5 of 5 stars Value

5 of 5 stars Location

5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality

5 of 5 stars Rooms

5 of 5 stars Cleanliness

5 of 5 stars Service
Apr 2014
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Midtown Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No aerosol sunscreens allowed to be dispensed in rooms.
  • No oils allowed in Jacuzzi tubs (bubble bath is provided)
  • No wet/sandy beach towels in room. Leave outside on deck.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large 8x10, fully tiled with separate make-vanity
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Garden Suite - 1 queen , 1 of 2 suites
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Atlantis House's Garden Suite... voted top 25 in USA - Steps from beaches
average rating of 4.92 based on 43 reviews

Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good things about Capt.Steve & Kayla's hospitality and property. Very helpful with suggestions on places to see and eat. Kayla was so kind to share some of her homemade Key Lime Pie with us, which was like eating a slice of heaven. The backyard/deck was like being in your own private paradise. Everything in the garden suite was super clean, plus they supplied alot of amenities that most places do not. The bikes were a major plus as well as the free parking spot if you have a rental car. The organic soaps, shower gels & shampoo were wonderful! I could go on & on, but you definitely need to try one of their suites out for yourself. I highly recommend it! Thank you Capt. Steve & Kayla for being such wonderful hosts!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful oasis a block from the beach

  • 5 of 5

If you don't want to stay in the hustle-bustle of Duval St, Atlantis house is perfect. Just down the street from a nice beach and Salute restaurant, and a quick Uber ride to all the action. And your host is Captain Steve, who can take you out on the water for various excursions! The deck area just outside your door is a lush oasis - lovely!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous birthday weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Steve and Kayla have thought of everything their guests could want or need. We rode the bikes everywhere and it was so much fun. We started and ended each day relaxing in the lush garden outside our suite. They provided delicious coffee, beach chairs, towels, robes, transportation to/from the airport, and anything you can think of for an awesome stay. The bed is comfy and the jetted tub is relaxing. The garden suite was spotless and the decor is eclectic but tasteful. Next time we’ll try the master suite! Steve and Kayla were great hosts!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Julie, Thank you for such a wonderful review! It was our pleasure hosting you. If you get a chance to copy and paste this review to TripAdvisor it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again and hope to see you back for a return visit!
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Beautiful and peaceful property

  • 5 of 5

Everything from the hosts, to the initial greeting, and the property was absolutely amazing. Loved the place. The patio was perfect and peaceful. The hosts are more than accommodating. Will definitely return if in the area.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Beautiful outside. Small inside for price.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you found the gardens beautiful. Many 1st time visitors like yourself may not realize that the room is actually larger than the average room in Key West at 350 sq. ft. and priced below the average rate in Key West too. Your visit was at the peak of our high season and everything is at a premium due to demand. Thanks again for staying with us.
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5 Star Great

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay while in Key West. Our room was clean and tidy Steve and his wife were soo nice. We’ll be back

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Key West International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Salute On The Beach
Nearest Ferry
1.25 Miles
Key West Express
Nearest Golf
4.3 Miles
Key West Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Salute On The Beach
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Rest Beach
Car: not necessary

The owners, Capt. Steve and Kayla, living in Key West for 24 yrs personally assist and offer suggestions from Dining to Island activities. Kayla is a licensed massage therapist. Steve is a USCG certified Captain and charters his Contender offering snorkeling trips, fishing, dolphin watch, Sunset and island eco-discovery adventure trips. The only guesthouse in Key West and Florida that will prepare your catch of the day after fishing or hand catch you lobsters for dinner while snorkeling. So come find yourself again at Atlantis House.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80

Cancellation Policy:
Because of our small size, cancellations affect us significantly. Your deposit is non refundable. In the event you cancel your deposit is credited towards a future stay. We must know 20 days before your scheduled day of arrival if you will be canceling. If you cancel after that point, you will be liable for any days, up to the entire length of your booking, that we are unable to rebook. There are no refunds for early departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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