Ocean front 4 bedroom, 2 baths villa, with in-ground heated pool 15 M from KW.
JOHN T GANNON
- english, hungarian
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 35
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
WOW WOW WOW
What a an amazing experience! The sunsets are worth the price of admission! Beautiful home, open spaces inside, beautiful views and on the Ocean with a large heated swimming pool. The ocean front backyard with the pool is more private than any property we have sceseen in the Keys!
The backyard has multiple places to hang out; pool side, dock, off the dining room with very comfortable seating and a large patio table. More than adequate amenities. Fun places nearby, and although only 15 mins from the noisy activity of down town, it is a quiet residential neighborhood. Will be coming back!
Improving on Perfection
For many people, it just doesn’t get better than a holiday in the Florida Keys. We’ve been going, on & off, for the last twenty years, and each time we’ve refined our choice of accommodation.
This year we really hit the jackpot with our stay at Villa Southern Comforts in Saddlebunch Key.
First of all, the location is outstanding – just 15 miles from all the attractions in Key West, yet set on a quiet road with local amenities (Baby’s Coffee is superb!)
Without a doubt, the best feature of the location is that the villa is on the sunset side of the Key. There’s no need to trek down to Mallory Square – just enjoy the most amazing sunsets from the privacy your own back yard – the drinks are cheaper too!
Secondly, an excellent local Realtor professionally manages the property. Payment was easy and secure, (often a problem from the UK) there was a point of contact during our stay and nothing was too much trouble.
Finally the villa itself: Previous reviewers who have focused on the wear & tear that rental properties acquire over time have, I believe, missed the point. This property’s outstanding feature is the pool. It is completely secluded and as private as you are ever likely to get in the Keys. Everything else was in working order, but even if it hadn’t been – with a pool that good it would have been churlish to complain. Easy access and a sense of security combine to give a real feel-good quality to the property that turns a good holiday into a great one.
In short – we loved it, and are already planning our return trip.
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience while visiting our property, the Villa Southern Comforts. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and took advantage of the outstanding amenities of the property, such as the private setting, the sunsets and the advantageous location to Key West and the many attractions in the area. We look forward to your return visit!
We too found paradise at Southern Comforts. This year we returned for our second stay and we enjoyed it even more this year than last year, which I would not have thought possible. The pool was as ever PERFECT, there is new patio furniture which is lovely, and the grounds were well looked after and ideal for watching the amazing wildlife. We fed the fish every day from the dock and by the end of the first week we had a very full aquarium. The neighbours and neighbourhood are great, the house is the perfect distance from Key West and very comfortable. We just can't get enough of this place, we already miss it.
Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained
I'm no John Milton, but this must be the case for Paradise Lost and Paradise Found! We read with some concern the January guests' review, but we did not find any of the few issues they listed as concerns. Our family are annual snow bird visitors to the Keys, and we like to splurge on our vacations so we rent high end properties. This has proven to be far superior to the newer "lux" properties we have stayed at. It is an older typical Key West villa, well maintained without the cookie cutter look and feel of the newer stilt structures. The back yard fronting the ocean has the privacy that we have not experienced with the newer properties.I am a rehab guy, but I did not find any of the wear and tear issues described by the January guests. The bathrooms are more than adequate, and the caulking around the tubs the guests complained about were clearly professionally done.
Also we did not have any connection issues with the WiFi. It was fast and very reliable. The patio furniture the guests complained about being worn, was actually seemingly brand new, with an oversize patio table and very comfortable swivel type dining chairs. So maybe the owners have addressed the issues. There was a very useful info folder about the property with several pages of the owner's personal recommendations for dining and entertainment in the area. In fact the pool guy is a recording artist with several CDs and we heard him perform at a local venue. Great fun! Terrific fishing off the dock and more than one evening we had fresh caught grouper grilled outside as we watched the sunset from the pool! Actually quite a bit larger than most of the other pools on the newer properties. We had great weather, and since we follow the weather in the Keys, we know that this past January was unusually ugly, with rain, cool winds and overcast skies. Perhaps that also added to a bit of the disappointment for the January tenants. We found the property manager, Deirdre to be warm and welcoming and responsive and accessible. So the January folks experienced Paradise Lost, but for us Paradise Found! We are looking forward to not searching anymore for the Keys paradise, and coming back to Southern Comforts.
Thank you so much for your informative review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Southern Comforts. You described so well the advantages and the amenities that the property has to offer, in such a balanced, informative and objective manner. We consider our property a work in progress, as I believe all rental property owners should, and as such we are committed to continually improving Villa Southern Comforts to enhance the quality of our guests' experiences. We welcome your return visit as your plans allow.
Great location and property
Great neighbourhood and home. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay as did our family. Our grandchildren enjoyed the pool which is close to the house and easy to supervise. Fishing in the channel from the dock was good .. shark, barracuda, grouper, plus others .. you will have to buy chum to attract these.