Tropical Seclusion on Old Town Lane with Pool and Detached Bungalow. Sleeps 6
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- Minimum stay:28-30 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Hidden at the end of one of the most beautiful lanes in Old Town, Casa Escondida awaits you with its tropical seclusion and quiet serenity. Nestled amongst mature tropical landscaping, the main 2/2 house features an indoor/outdoor ethos that is reflected throughout. The bright cathedral ceiling living room spills out onto the covered and screened in patio, the master bathroom French doors open to the large swimming pool, and the master bath invites you to take a plunge in the outdoor heated spa.
The separate 1/1 guest cottage is almost too cute for its own good – your guests will not want to leave! Bright, cool, and unassuming, this small space has all its own charm.
The house is located on one of THE most desired locations in Key West – on the end of one of the most beautiful and quiet lanes in center of the old historic district and arguably one of the most pleasant neighborhoods. “In the middle of it all, yet worlds away,” would be a great description. The Historic waterfront is a short four blocks away, as is bustling Duval street. Less than two blocks away you’ll find the best Cuban coffee at 5 Brothers, Help Yourself organic restaurant and produce market, homemade pasta at Mangia Mangia, and the famous Michaels restaurant. This is the Key West living everyone is looking for.
THE LIVING AREA
The living room and dining area opens up to a covered and screened in porch, allowing you to enjoy your meals and relaxation inside or out. Two comfy couches in the living room invite you to curl up with a good book, with plenty of natural light from the large windows and multiple French doors.
THE POOL AREA
This is where you’ll end up spending a lot of your days. Composed of both sunny and shaded areas, the pool area features a large heated pool, a separate hot tub with air jets, expandable teak table with 6 matching chairs, and 3 Barlow Tyrie teak chaise lounges with pull out drink trays. There is also a gas fired BBQ grill for afternoon cookouts.
In tightly packed Key West, gardens can be a luxury, and this 6,425 sq. ft. property has the room to spread out. The tropical garden is framed overhead by a spectacular Royal Poinciana tree and surrounded by my majestic palms. The understory plants have been carefully chosen to provide year-round flowers, from colorful hibiscus, native and exotic flowering trees and butterfly attracting plants, to the wild orchids growing throughout the property. There’s always something blooming at Casa Escondida!
There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms in the main house, plus the detached guest cottage and bathroom. All of the bedrooms have flatscreen TVs and cable/DVD players. The master bedroom has double French doors that open to the pool via a private screened porch and features cathedral ceilings and a king sized bed. The second bedroom has double French doors that open to the private front porch and has a queen bed. The cottage has a queen bed and private bathroom, as well as two small private decks with outdoor chairs.
• Central Air
• Ceiling fans
• Heated pool and outdoor hot tub with therapeutic air jets.
• Off-street gated parking for two cars
• Lush, mature landscaping and wild orchids throughout property
• Outdoor furniture and chaise loungers
• Outdoor shower
• Full size washer/dryer
• Gas BBQ grill
• Cable, DVD players and flat screen TVs
• Wireless High-speed internet
• Bose Bluetooth wireless speakers
Member since: 2015
- 1296 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms in the main house, plus the detached guest cottage and bathroom. The master bedroom has double French doors that open to the pool via a private screened porch and features cathedral ceilings and a king sized bed. The second bedroom has double French doors that open to the front porch and has a queen bed. The cottage also has a queen bed and private bathroom, as has two small private decks with outdoor chairs....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
There are three dining areas - indoor, screened in patio, and outdoor garden. The indoor and patio areas have 4-person tables, which can be combined for larger groups. Outdoor teak table sits 6....moreless
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
Lawn / Garden:
In Key West, gardens can be a luxury, and this 6,425 sq. ft. property has the room to spread out. Fully the tropical garden is framed overhead by a spectacular Royal Poinciana majestic palm trees....moreless
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
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Winter (High Season)
Nov 1 - May 31, 2017
30 night min stay
My Standard Rate
28 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
- Cleaning Fee $300 + tax
- Tax Rate 12.5%
Cancellations must be made in writing to owners. Cancellations made within 60 days of scheduled arrival dates are non-refundable for spring, summer and fall rentals. For January, February and March rentals, cancellations must be made 90 days in advance. If we are able to rent the property for the time frame reserved, we will return your payment. See Rental Policy Agreement for more details.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 2014
About the owner: Jack Anderson, originally from Tacoma, Washington, and Liliane arrived in Key West in 1986, having recently completed an adventure on the family home – a 42 foot sailboat. Four years prior, they had sold their thriving leather crafts business in the French Alps, said goodbye to friends and family, and boarded their steel hulled ketch, Nividic, with their 5 year old daughter and 2 year old son in tow. Setting sail for the Canary Islands, and then crossing the Atlantic, the family spent the next four and half years sailing in the Caribbean, eventually arriving, with $23 left, at Land’s End Marina, behind the Half Shell Raw Bar at the Key West Bight. Always the sailor and leather craftsman, Jack started making leather jewelry and selling at the nightly sunset celebration on Mallory Square. Soon, Local Color opened next door to the historic Turtle Kraals, at the original location of Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville store. As the businesses grew, Jack and Liliane, with children still in tow, would travel the world, buying jewelry, clothing, and accessories in far flung locales – Bali, Mexico City, the highlands of Guatemala, Ibiza, Vilnius, Paris, India, the Dominican Republic… Always evolving, the Andersons designed their own clothing lines for the tropics and Key West jewelry collections. Today, you can see all of these influences when you shop at Local Color and Commotion, and there’s always something new! And it is still very much a family affair. In 2014, the Andersons bought 814 Carey as their retirement house, but they're not quite ready to settle down, so this property will be selectively available for another few years! The Anderson family
Why the Owner Chose Old Town, Key West, FL, USA:
This property is everything that you could want in Key West, but that can be surprisingly hard to find... A location in the Historic Old Town, at the end of a quiet lane (no traffic noise!), with a large lot, a big pool, privacy, and the classic indoor/outdoor living that Key West is known for. The Andersons spent a long time looking for this special place!
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Large private heated pool and hot tub in the back yard overlooking the garden.
The outdoor heated spa has therapeutic body jets for those cool evenings.
King bed in the master bedroom, cathedral ceilings, flat screen TV and DVD.
Large closet and dresser in Master Bath.
French doors bring the outdoors into the living room and dining area.
The colorful Key West kitchen is fully stocked has all the modern conveniences.
The second bedroom opens to the front porch and has separate bathroom.
Second bedroom and bathroom. This bathroom also serves as a guest bath.
The detached guest cottage is is one of the cutest parts of the property.
Private bathroom in the guest cottage.
Behind a private gate, off street parking fits two cars.
The home lies at the end of this quiet lane in Old Town.
The poolside seating area includes a BBQ grill and garden seating area.
Master bedroom opens with view to the pool and private screened in porch.
Master Bath is bright, airy, and colorful with cathedral ceilings.
Covered, screened in patio overlooks the pool and gardens.
The living room features cathedral ceilings, two couches, and a dining area.
The kitchen sink overlooks the back garden.
Second bedroom, interior view.
Second bathroom has shower and linen closet.
The cottage has a queen sized bed, A/C, ceiling fan, and flat screen TV/DVD.
Shower and linen closet in guest cottage.
Relaxing front porch with views of the garden and orchid tree.
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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