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

Midtown, Key West, FL, USA
  • Guest House350 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights

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.


Capt. Steven and Kayla Kessler

Member Since 2014
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 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 Key West

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


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Garden Suite
        1 queen, 1 of 2 suites


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Garden Suite Bathroom
          toilet, shower, jetted tub, Large 8x10, fully tiled with separate make-vanity

          Location Type

            • Beach View
              Steps away from Rest Beach, 1 block from Higgs Beach, White St. Fishing Pier, Key West Marine Park, and Historic Civil War Fort (Housing the Key West Garden Club) Beach Towels, Cooler & Bikes provided
            • Downtown
              We are located on the edge of Historic Old Town Key West and the Casa Marina District.
            • Near The Ocean
              We are 40 yds from the Ocean. Located centrally along the beaches on the South side of the island.
            • Ocean View
              Steps away from Rest Beach, 1 block from Higgs Beach, White St. Fishing Pier, Key West Marine Park, and Historic Civil War Fort (Housing the Key West Garden Club) Beach Towels, Cooler & Bikes provided
            • Village
              We are located on the edge of Historic Old Town Key West and the Casa Marina District along the BEACHES.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                          Free High-speed Wi-Fi
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                          Luxury linens and Organic dye and cotton hand woven Turkish towels
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided
                          Organic cotton and dye hand woven Turkish towels


                            • Coffee Maker
                              complimentary Wolfgang Puck coffee provided, creamers and sugar and Teas on request
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Microwave
                            • Pantry Items
                              Toilet paper, paper towels, coffee filters, salt and pepper
                            • Refrigerator


                                • Dining
                                  Wrap around bar seats 2-4 in the Master Suite and Outside alfresco dining as well as pergola seating
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Books
                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Expanded Cable and Music
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      40 in Flat screen


                                        • Bicycles
                                          Complimentary bikes with lock and lights
                                        • Boat
                                          Owner Capt. Steve charters his Contender offering private Snorkeling, Fishing, Eco-Adventure trips, Dolphin Watch and Sunset excursions. Ask for pricing
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Beautifully landscaped 700 sq ft bi level deck with 4 seating and lounge areas
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          Night time lightning creates a perfect outdoor space for enjoying a glass of wine!
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Tropical oasis...winner of the Mayors award for the Cleanest and Greenest property!
                                        • Tennis
                                          2 blocks from public tennis courts!
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          Snorkeling Gear on request


                                            • not suitable for children
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Hot Tub
                                                  Master Suite and Garden Suite each have a private in room Hot Tub

                                                  Onsite Services

                                                    • Concierge
                                                    • Massage


                                                        • marina
                                                        • arboretum
                                                        • churches
                                                        • cinemas
                                                        • festivals
                                                        • health/beauty spa
                                                        • library
                                                        • live theater
                                                        • botanical garden
                                                        • museums
                                                        • playground
                                                        • recreation center
                                                        • restaurants
                                                        • ruins
                                                        • synagogues
                                                        • winery tours
                                                        • zoo

                                                          Leisure Activities

                                                            • photography
                                                            • antiquing
                                                            • bird watching
                                                            • boating
                                                            • eco tourism
                                                            • paddle boating
                                                            • beachcombing
                                                            • 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

                                                                    • roller blading
                                                                    • basketball court
                                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                                    • fishing
                                                                    • fly fishing
                                                                    • golf
                                                                    • hiking
                                                                    • jet skiing
                                                                    • kayaking
                                                                    • parasailing
                                                                    • pier fishing
                                                                    • cycling
                                                                    • sailing
                                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                    • snorkeling
                                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                                    • surf fishing
                                                                    • swimming
                                                                    • tennis
                                                                    • water skiing
                                                                    • wind-surfing

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      22 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Beautiful and peaceful property

                                                                      Britany W.Fort Collins

                                                                      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.


                                                                      kenneth f.

                                                                      Beautiful outside. Small inside for price.

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Steve and Kayla were such great hosts!

                                                                      Keila D.

                                                                      The property was beautiful- especially the garden. The bikes were a great way to see the island. Kayla makes the best key lime pie you will ever taste! Can’t wait to stay again.

                                                                      5 Star Great

                                                                      cleo m.

                                                                      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

                                                                      Magical; an ideal get-away

                                                                      Bruce S.

                                                                      Atlantis House is a perfect place to escape the stress and stain of the world. Perfectly appointed; owners are ideal hosts. Only step from the water it escapes the craziness of duval street. Yet if you want to partake, the supplied bikes are perfect. Owners could not be more accommodating and responsive. Can't wait for my next visit.


                                                                      james c.hamburg ny

                                                                      My wife and I stayed in the garden suite during our honeymoon. We were met by Captain Steve who surprised us with a nice bottle of bubbly and congratulations. The room was as beautiful as the garden itself. We were met by Kayla on our last morning with several slices of her homemade key lime pie! I know my pie and this was one of if not THE best I’ve had. I highly recommend Atlantis House and look forward to visiting again!


                                                                      Midtown, Key West, FL, USA

                                                                      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

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                                                                      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.

                                                                      22 Reviews
                                                                      Wonderful 4.9/5
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