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Secret Villa II @ Old Town: with Private Pool, close to Duval!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,628 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

Gated 3 BR, 3BA w/ Private Pool located in the heart of Old Town, Key West

- Secret Villa II -

A Newly Renovated, Private Sanctuary, Centrally Located off of Duval Street with your very own private pool. Secret Villa II is available for rent exclusively on VRBO and HomeAway. We have recently completed a total update of the pool deck to match the beauty and size of her sister property, Secret Villa I.

Secret Villa II is the perfect vacation rental for discerning, upscale clientele. The property is a newly renovated 3BR, 3BA home with a heated pool situated in the heart of old town on a quiet and private lane. The fenced-in private pool is surrounded by lush gardens, natural vegetation, and tropical canopies, providing our guests with the privacy and intimacy that Key West visitors are looking for. Newly renovated inside and out so that you and your party experience Key West in a clean & comfortable environment where everything is just right.

If you are looking for additional accommodations our sister property Secret Villa I is available in the same compound. Please see our VRBO listing #754594 for availability.

- The Location -

SVII is just 1.5 blocks from Key West's most famous party area - Duval Street! Enjoy the hustle and bustle of live music and world renowned restaurants, then you and your party can retire to SVII's private, fence enclosed sanctuary.

SVII is conveniently located on a private lane just off Simonton, between Southard and Fleming (just behind the Marquesa Hotel). It’s an extremely unique location for such a large Villa. SVII provides the convenience of being within walking distance to all the action Old Town has to offer, while still allowing guests to retreat to the sanctuary, a much more tranquil atmosphere that only a home on a quiet Key West lane can provide. Although a driveway is provided, most guests find they leave the keys at home and instead walk or bike to local attractions - fine dining, bars, galleries, nightlife, shopping, museums, and much, much more! And although the heated pool may encourage you to relax and sunbathe at home, three of the most popular Key West beaches are within a minute's bike ride.

Please note - mid-sized cars and small SUV's can comfortably fit in the driveway.

- Secret Villa II is a Healthy Environment Experience -

Anyone who has traveled in the tropics knows humidity is the enemy, quickly turning even elegant venues into musty unhealthy experiences. No matter how much a place is cleaned or overly scented with perfumes to hide the problem, the only way to have a healthy house is to address humidity and air quality head on!

At Secret Villa II, the entire structure has been renovated including the air quality and air handling equipment. All furniture, draperies, mattresses, pillows and linens are clean and new. All duct work was either replaced or cleaned with eco-friendly antimicrobial agents. The HVAC system includes HEPA filtration and whole house dehumidification. The house has hurricane impact windows and doors that seal in the low humidity and HEPA-clean air making it pleasant throughout the entire house.

Also while guests may smoke their Havana cigars out by the pool, we have a “No Smoking” policy inside the house. The result is an extraordinarily healthy environment where guests wake up feeling refreshed, energized, and ready to meet the day!

- The Accommodations -

All SVII rooms are large and comfortable making the house a perfect getaway for 2 to 3 couples. The 2nd floor has 2 master bedrooms each with an en suite bathroom - one with a California King bed and the other with a King bed. The upstairs bedrooms share a large outside porch where guests can enjoy a late night glass of wine while watching the night sky and taking in a cool evening breeze. The first floor bedroom shares a bath with the living room and comes furnished with a Queen sized bed. The first floor bedroom is perfect for in-laws or grandparents that may be part of your vacation party.

All beds have recently been updated with double pillow tops, ultra luxurious, extra firm mattresses. All bedrooms include extra soft, high thread count sheets with 6 pillows, a comforter, extra sheets, blankets, towels, dark make-up removing towels, a ceiling fan, black-out curtains, smoke detector, safe, and flat screen cable TV. Every convenience has been thought-of and added, including even small conveniences such as powerstrips with USB connections on both sides of the bed. Although designed for 3 couples, the living room also includes a full-sized pullout bed.

- The Private Pool -

One of the highlights of this home is the private pool area. Fully fenced and surrounded by lush tropical greenery for safety and complete privacy, this will undoubtedly be a primary gathering place for your group. The comfortable chaise lounges can be pulled into the sun or the shade right beside the pool. Sun bathing can be on the upper terrace or poolside, and multiple pool towels are provided.

The pool area includes a propane grill for an outdoor BBQ by the pool. Enjoy the view from the upper terrace that overlooks the rooftops and the trees of Old Town, or mix-up some much-deserved cocktails in the blender as you watch the rest of your group play in the pool and the burgers cook on the grill.

- The Living Area & Kitchen -

Secret Villa II boasts an extra large living room with high ceilings and luxurious modern furnishings including a 60” LED HDTV with premium Cable. Secure 100MB/s high-speed internet with wifi is available throughout the property. Floor to ceiling double french doors allow natural light to pour into the first floor all day while blackout curtains provide privacy at night. A full complement of games are located in the credenza under the living room TV (i.e. Poker chip set and playing cards, Clue, Monopoly, Cards Against Humanity, Yahtzee, Scrabble, etc.).

Amateur and master chefs alike will love their cooking experience in the fully equipped and spacious kitchen. If you enjoy staying in and creating your own meals, every high-end modern kitchen appliance can be found right in the comfort of your vacation home. The kitchen includes state of the art appliances and all of the tools and utensils you will need to prepare a meal at home when taking a break from the restaurant options of Key West. Open shelving allows guests to easily select the right wine, beer, or cocktail glass for your own happy hour (blender provided!). The outdoor patio, accessible from either the kitchen or living room, has seating for eight.

Conveniently located at the end of the kitchen is a state-of-the-art, over-sized washer and dryer, making laundry tasks quick, easy, and finished while you’re out and about enjoying the town.

- Summary -

SVII is more than fantastic – instead it’s actually JUST RIGHT! Newly renovated, clean, comfortable, spacious, private, lush, and centrally located.

Secret Villas Key West is proud to represent this paradise home and to provide you with the vacation experience you’ve always wanted and deserved.

More Details

Property Manager
Jim Heslin
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

Why Jim Heslin chose Old Town

SVII is more than fantastic – instead it’s actually JUST RIGHT! Newly renovated, clean, comfortable, spacious, private, lush, and close to everything Key West has to offer. Backed by Secret Villas Key West, the exact vacation that you’ve always wanted and deserved is waiting for you in paradise.

What makes this villa unique

Very Private. Very Conveniently and Centrally Located. Very Spacious & Comfortable. Very Clean & Healthy. Accommodating Staff & Concierge Services.

If you are looking for additional accommodations our sister property Secret Villa I is available in the same compound. Please see our VRBO listing #754594 for availability.

Amenities

Old Town Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1628 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Only one vehicle is allowed. The maximum size vehicle our small driveway can accommodate is a medium sized SUV.
  • Please note we have a strict 60 day cancellation policy, we strongly suggest you purchase travel insurance in the event of an emergency.
  • Cancellation or changes made prior to 60 days of the arrival date can be accommodated with a penalty of 25% of the total reservation.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double Sinks, Marble Countertop, Shower Exhaust Fan
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Shower Exhaust Fan
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Shared Bath with 1st Floor BR & Living Room
  • High pressure shower heads, Egyptian cotton towels. Separate towels for the pool. Essentials: A hairdryer can be found in every bathroom. Make-up removing wash clothes are also provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king , California King
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , High Ceilings & Double French Doors to back porch.
  • All beds have recently been updated with extra firm, super soft double pillow top mattresses. All bedrooms include extra soft, high thread count sheets with 6 pillows, a comforter, extra sheets, blankets, towels, a ceiling fan, black-out curtains, smoke detector, safe, and flat screen cable TV. The owner, a well traveled retired software entrepreneur, has taken care of everything including even small conveniences such as powerstrips with USB connections on both sides of the bed and special dark make-up removing washcloths.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

You will enjoy this tropical oasis and its convient location.

VRBO Bear stayed here

Jul 17, 2016

Secret Villa II is perfect for an escape in the heart of Key West. You’re right in the middle of all the action (only 2 blocks off Duval Street,) yet the secluded house is set on a quiet, residential street for when you want to relax. The outdoor area is a tropical oasis that we had a hard time leaving! The pool, the lush foliage, and the outdoor seating were all perfect. We spent many hours at the pool relaxing, drinking fresh frozen beverages and bonding together. The house was equipped with everything we could possibly need during our stay (bath soaps, beach towels, all sorts of kitchen appliances, Apple TV, extended cable, and even a new bag of coffee). Each of the bedrooms is very private and equipped with the most comfortable luxury linens for a dreamy night’s sleep. Everyone in our party couldn’t stop talking about how comfortable the beds were! Secret Villa II was perfect for six adults. And perhaps the best part of Secret Villa II is the wonderful hosts! Jim and Kevin truly went above and beyond to make sure we were 100% comfortable during our stay. They were available when we needed them but also gave us complete privacy. Secret Villa II is the perfect home for your Key West vacation.

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Secret Villa II @ Old Town: with Private Pool, close to Duval!
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

This house is stunning. It is very well decorated. The rooms are spacious for family gatherings.

  • 5 of 5

The pool area is private with a beautiful, lush greenery around a heated pool

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed the house and private pool area and look forward to hosting you again!
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5

5-star paradisw within a paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations at Secret Villa II surpassed our expecations. Plenty of room in the common areas and the three bedrooms provided space to retreat for a nap or read a book. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking meals at home but Secret Villa II is conveniently located to great restaurants too. The hosts were very friendly and helpful! We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing House with a Private Pool in a Great Location!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time here. We were here with friends to celebrate a milestone birthday and it was the perfect location. The house is beautiful, as noted by the pictures, and is well appointed. The beds were extremely comfortable. We loved the private pool. The house is close to everything which made it the ideal location. Paul greeted us when we arrived and made sure we had everything we needed. He was only a text away for quick questions related to the house, restaurant recommendations, and anything else we needed. He was great to work with - Thanks Paul. We would highly recommend this property and will definitely be back - though for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Everything you could want and more in a vacation home. They thought of every amenity you could need. We can’t wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Key West location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home in a great location close to everything! We walked to town every night for dinner but decided to drive to the beach as it is a bit of a walk. Easy to drive and park! This home is equipped with everything you could need including toiletries, dishwasher and washer supplies and even a pack of coffee waiting for your first morning! Paul met us when we arrived and was only a phone call away for anything we needed while there. The house was clean and definitely humidity controlled despite all the water the Keys received with the recent hurricane. Beds were ever so comfortable! Driveway is definitely only big enough for a small vehicle but we were able to find free street parking very close for out other car. Pool is small but just big enough to cool off with space to lay in the comfortable chairs either in sun or shade. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Key West Spot!

  • 5 of 5

Three couples from Iowa escaped to Key West for 5 days . . .we loved the 3 bedroom / 3 bath combo at this house. The outdoor lanai area and pool area was our favorite spot! We enjoyed the closes proximity to various restaurants and shopping. Loved that we rented a 6 person golf cart and had a spot to park it! Our host was exceptional . . he met us at the residence to show us around . . .they had everything we needed and more! Would love to rent the sister place next door with 3 more couples and open the gate between the places! We will be back!!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
1.5 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.15 Miles
Duval St.
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Duval St.
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Higgs Beach
Car: not necessary

SVI is just 1.5 blocks from Key West's famous party area - Duval Street! It is centrally located off Duval nearer the north end of Old Town (just behind the Marquesa Hotel).

Enjoy the hustle and bustle of live music and world renowned restaurants then retire to SVI's private, gated sanctuary which only a house on a quiet Key West lane can provide. Although a driveway is provided, most guests find they leave the keys at home and instead walk or bike to everything Old Town has to offer - fine dining, galleries, nightlife, shopping, museums, and much, much more!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Insurance $79

Higher rates apply to Holidays, Special Events, Fantasy Fest and New Year's Eve.

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Bookings made more than 60 days before arrival require payment of 50% of the total cost of reservation. Personal Checks are preferred and all checks are made payable to: Secret Villas Key West, L.L.C.

Payment must be received by Secret Villas Key West, L.L.C. within 7 days of the signed Rental Agreement. The final payment of 50% and the Security Deposit is due no later than 60 days before Guest arrival. Bookings made within 60 days of arrival date require 100% of the Total Cost of Reservation and a $750 Security Deposit. Payments made in full within 60 days of arrival must be received by Secret Villas Key West within 3 days of booking.

Manager'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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