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Old Town /WrapAround Balcony Views,PRIVACY,Loft,Heated Pool,W/D

Bedrooms 1
Space 710 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 28 - 90 nights


About the property

Key West Writer's Home 2 BR/1B. Walk to everything!

Tropical modern/industrial style, I of 3 condos with pool/garden. Perfect for a couple/single for month or more stay and loft with twin beds for short term visitors. CENTRAL A/C & heat. Unit has private washer/dryer & poolside W/D, L-shaped balcony that overlooks pool and street. Every window and set of French doors is "picture postcard" perfect with trees, pool, security cameras, lovely mansion across the street, on a quaint street close to seaport, library, marina, galleries, KW Waterfront Playhouse, Red Barn Theatre, and some of the finest restaurants. Rates are a MONTH MINIMUM and based on the season and events during a specific month. For example, Fantasy Fest, Boat Races, Songwriter Festival. Mid stay housekeeping upon request.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2018


A freshwater Conch, I started elementary school here not knowing that KW was unique and special. After graduation from KWHS, working here in the 70s, college, backpacking through Europe one summer and traveling/living in other parts of the US, I finally realized what I'd taken for granted growing up here. Now, decades later, I'm home and looking forward to sharing it with those who are looking for a special spot on a special island. As to the KW writer's home thing, the island is loaded with amazing writers, artists, musicians, chefs, entertainers, etc. far more note worthy than me.

VICKI RILEY-FISCHER purchased this condo in 2015

Why VICKI RILEY-FISCHER chose Historic Seaport

Size (710 sq ft) doesn't matter if it's set on one of the loveliest streets of Old Town, sandwiched between the historic seaport and historic cemetery, a monument in and of itself, where New Orleans style funerals and above ground burials remind us that "Manana" may never come. As a "Key Wester" I can't think of a better place to be in the action when I want, or in the peaceful flora and fauna amidst this historic property. So kick back at my place, listen to the bells of historic St Paul's Episcopal Church, balcony palms' song and the Bells of Paradise chimes -all free - and in between - your own personal journey in Key West.

What makes this condo unique

I looked for decades at many properties. When I saw this property, I knew in less than 5 minutes, "it was the one". It was a foreclosure, dumpy, dirty and tired. Something I could afford with good bones and all the ambience and location I could ask for. Postcard perfect from every window, French doors and the balcony. Fabulous neighbors and other condo owners. My renovation pictures demonstrate the fun, relaxed atmosphere waiting for the right souls to enjoy. We honor our neighbors with the guests we endorse to share the sweetness.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Vicki, I didn't realize how much I would love being in Key West when I first contacted you nor did I have any idea how delightful your home is. My blunder. Sure do wish I had been aware so I could have set up 2017😪. I'm now a lot more savvy!! If things work out for you in 2018 I certainly would appreciate being on the list for Feb/March. That does seem a long way off but I'm learning that planning ahead is important here.
Jan 2016
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Historic Seaport Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 710 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Small 1 person shower, toilet and sink
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Old Town /WrapAround Balcony Views,PRIVACY,Loft,Heated Pool,W/D
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Beautifully decorated, quiet, and in walking distance of Duval Street

  • 5 of 5

We had a positive experience staying at this condo. The pool was a nice added benefit and the wrap around porch was nice to sit outside and have cocktails. We loved our stay and would go back in a heart beat.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How thoughtful of you to review your stay post Irma so kindly as the island was not at its best. We look forward to your return. And it would be difficult to forget you since we share the last name, Fischer!
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A nice modern apartment close to everything in Old Town

  • 5 of 5

Staying in this apartment was a pleasure. It was clean, with a modern interior, and stocked with the essentials. The open floor plan makes it feel very spacious with a lot of sunlight. There were only 2 of us so we didn't need the loft but it's perfect to sleep a couple additional people. The apartment was close enough to Duval street to walk or bike yet far enough that it was peaceful. The street itself is nice and quiet (you don't hear cars constantly going by like in other areas). Being on the second floor offered a nice view from the porch as well. We loved drinking coffee and reading on the porch in the morning. The pool is large (especially for Key West) and well maintained. There were plenty of lounge chairs and it's surrounded by trees offering privacy. We didn't have any issues and the owner was easy to work with. Overall it's a beautiful place and we'd stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Norbert. You and Jessica were wonderful guests and I'm delighted you both appreciate the place like I do! You are welcome back anytime and I hope it's soon.
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Great winter stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, great accommodations and great neighbors.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Ron. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay January through March 2017 with so much of what we offer and value in this unique home and lovely area of Old Town. Since your stay, a gorgeous stained glass window was installed in the bathroom. Looking forward to your return! ~Vicki
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Nearest Airport
3.1 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Finnegan's Wake
Nearest Ferry
0.4 Miles
Key West Bight Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
3.8 Miles
Key West Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.3 Miles
Higgs Beach
Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 12.5%

Payment summary
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Credit cards available only through site. E-checks, certified/personal checks, money orders.

Background checks required.
Less than 90 day advance booking for a monthly rental is due in full with all fees. If you are paying by check this payment must be received within 7 calendar days. 15 days before check in, $1000 security deposit (fully refundable) is due.
90 day or more advance booking requires a NON-REFUNDABLE 50% of rent due with booking. 60 days prior to check in, other half is due with all fees and 12.5% taxes. 15 days before check in, $1000 security deposit (fully refundable) is due.
• Exit Clean $200
• Refundable Security Deposit $1000 (non-accidental damage, excessive cleaning, missing items)
• Tax Rate 12.5%
Florida Dept. of Revenue requires we charge sales tax at the prevailing rate on any rental for 6 months or less.

Arrival: 1st Day of Month / Depart: Last Day of Month
All guests must be at least 30 years of age to be considered. All guests under 30 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Spring break groups are prohibited and eviction strictly enforced with no refund.
Guests are strictly prohibited from hosting a party or event at the rental property without written permission from the owner.
***We highly recommend waiting to book flights until you have fully secured a reservation; meaning you have received the email confirmation and have made your deposit payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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