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Secret Villa I @ 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

About the property

Private Fenced 3 BR, 3BA, & Pool located in the heart of Old Town, Key West

- Secret Villa I -

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

Secret Villa I 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 II is available in the same compound. Please see our VRBO listing #692758 for availability.

- The Location -

SVI 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 SVI's private, fence enclosed sanctuary.

SVI 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. SVI 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 I 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 I, 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 SVI 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 I 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 -

SVI 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.

Please note - The Secret Villas are only available via VRBO.

More Details

Property Manager
Jim Heslin
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

Why Jim Heslin chose Key West

SVI 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. Conveniently and Centrally Located. Spacious, Comfortable, Clean & Healthy. Accommodating Staff & Concierge Services.

If you are looking for additional accommodations our sister property Secret Villa II is available in the same compound. Please see our VRBO listing #692758 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
  • 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.
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
  • En suit Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Well lit, beautifully tiled, with long his and her sinks.
    En suit bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Spacious and well lit. Wonderful shower heads.
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , First floor living room and next to guest room.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Master Bedroom2 - 1 king , California King
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , High Ceilings, flat screen TV, & french doors to back deck.
  • 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 ...
  • 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

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average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews
5

Beautiful house, clean and hidden but close to everything. The manager was very helpful and kind

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Secret Villa, pool was perfect for our group. We felt like we were in a private place eventhough we are in the center of it all. The bed rooms are georgous, the kitchen is fabulous, and the patios we the great common area to gather. Thank you for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

My second time here. Just right - close to everything, quiet and secluded, comfortable, nice pool with a cool iguana that lives in the bushes :-). The staff is friendly and helpful. Thanks Tim! Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Great property, in grest condition, in a great location on a great Key. What more could you want! The meet and greet was perfect and the purchase of groceries etc beforehand was very helpful and easy. A great holiday and we'd definitely do it again.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous home, great location and oh so clean!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful home for a birthday trip and couldn't have been happier! Jim and Tim were a pleasure to work with and very responsive to emails and questions. We thought the ice maker was broken and Tim arrived within minutes with a bag of ice to get us going and to see if he could fix it. Turns out, it wasn't broken at all, just not turned on and all was well.

The house is appointed beautifully. Everything is fresh and new. And clean. Very clean!! It's stocked with absolutely anything and everything you need. The pool is fantastic and the perfect way to spend the day. A Bluetooth speaker is even available for music.

The location is perfect! We walked everywhere we went. It's so close to Duvall but yet secluded from the noise and craziness.

If this house is on your short list, do not hesitate! It's absolutely wonderful!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic house!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house. All the amenities were great!! My children spent hours in the pool.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The property manager was so friendly and responsive. We told him we had bees by the pool and he was there within an hour. No more bees the rest of the week!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
1.5 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Duval St.
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Key West Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Cafe Marquesa
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 SV1's private, fenced enclosed sanctuary which only a house on a quiet lane can provide in Key West. 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

Property Damage Protection $79
Exit Clean $250
Tax Rate 12.5%

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.