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Tropical Seclusion On Old Town Lane With Pool And Detached Bungalow. Sleeps 6

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,296 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

2/2 Main House, 1/1 Bunglow, Large Pool And Hot Tub On Beautiful Old Town Lane

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 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.


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 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

• 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

More Details

Jesse Anderson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Jesse Anderson

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

Jesse Anderson purchased this house in 2014

Why Jesse Anderson chose Old Town

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!


Old Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1296 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , outdoor shower
  • Master Bath is bright, airy, and colorful with cathedral ceilings and whimsical tiles. The second bathroom has two entrances, one for the bedroom and the other accessible from the kitchen so it can serve as a guest bathroom. The detached cottage has a private bathroom with shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Cottage - 1 queen
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

A wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed the month of February at this beautiful and relaxing property. The location was fabulous, it is in a quiet, tropical area and we were able to walk to most things. We drove to Key West so we were really happy to have parking on the property. We enjoyed relaxing indoors and outdoors. We spent a lot of time outside at the table and lounge chairs, we used the grill, and really enjoyed the hot tub. We enjoyed the openness of the house, we had the doors open most of the time. The house was very well provisioned, the kitchen had everything we needed. The owners were very approachable and responsive. If we needed anything they got back to us very quickly.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Nestled into a large private gated lot at the end of one of the most desirable dead end streets on all of Key West, this family compound offers a 3 bedroom/3 full bath layout that is difficult to find in the charming historic district. Having rented several properties in the US, Caribbean and Europe, I would say that the owners of this property were the most helpful that I've experienced with orientation to the island and the house, and the most responsive to questions during my stay. The house is extremely quiet and peaceful and offers several places to relax, both indoors and out. I took advantage of close proximity to great Cuban coffee, breakfast, a chat with locals, a walk on the docks or a yoga class each morning. Likewise, fabulous restaurants and shops that are off the beaten path are within easy walking distance to the house. We appreciated both the hot tub and pool that, again, are a rare find in the rental market. I can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Oasis!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful month at this tropical oasis! From the moment we stepped on the property to the moment we left, we loved everything about our stay. The owners are a wonderful family and made us feel very comfortable. They were extremely accommodating as well as friendly!

We truly were nestled in this private home amongst beautiful, tropical foliage at the end of a charming lane in Old Town. We rented bikes right up the road and that was the best advice we could've been given as we rode those bikes every day! The location is perfect - close enough to the action and removed enough to escape if you choose. The pool and hot tub were a definite asset. There was nothing like the end of a busy day relaxing in the hot tub surrounded by the peaceful scenery under the white lights!

We had plenty of choices for restaurants within a very short walking distance - some of our favorite meals in fact!

We would highly recommend this home, which for us was just what we wanted in beautiful Key West! We have memories now that will last our lifetime.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Barpub
This is Key West!
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Key West Express
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
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.