photos by Barry Fitzgerald
The Meeting Point – Key West is by-far the most spacious and classically elegant vacation rental property on the island. Situated in the heart of Old Town, there is nothing else like it. If you’re looking for luxury and plenty of room, The Meeting Point is the grandest vacation rental in Key West, both in stature and style. Refashioned in early 2013, by new owners who have fallen in love with the property, it has been thoughtfully re-designed to create an exclusive vacation rental compound to meet the specific needs of larger groups with discerning tastes.
A combination of the renovated stately centurion 7 bedroom 7 bathroom 3-story Victorian mansion, Grande Dame Key West – ‘The Watson House’ and the brand new ‘L-Shape’ 4 bedroom 4 bathroom courtyard villa, Villa Nouveau Key West , this vacation property compound is ideal to stage a reunion of family and friends or corporate gathering. In concert, the grounds provide 2 private swimming pools with lounge decks (one pool has Jacuzzi jets), 2 classic Victorian front porches overlooking a beautiful historic street, 2 covered terraces with look-down views of the back pool garden, plus private off-street parking for multiple vehicles.
A creative new layout of the back grounds of the property set a tall plank-board wall between the l800’s Victorian home and the new villa allowing for privacy between the two buildings. But when rented together, a French door style gate is set at the far left corner of the wall to connect the 2 pool decks. Depending on the needs of your group, this gate can be opened or kept closed.
The layout of the interior space offers many different usage options which are described in detail on the web pages for each property linked above. But we would like to point out excellent options that meet private housing needs for special gatherings, such as a bride and groom or even grandparents who need some solitude from a larger family group. The flexible design concept imagined options that include the possibility of reserving the 3rd floor penthouse suite of the Victorian home, or parlaying the open-concept living room/kitchen plus back bedroom/en-suite bathroom of the villa, which has a privacy lock-out door in the hall. Both spaces offer private entrances and doors that can be locked off to make a private accommodation.
As for location, you can’t get more central or convenient. Prominently set on Simonton Street, in the 500 block, just a 2 minute walk to Duval Street, The Meeting Point property is set back off the street just enough, and bounded by a fence it offers an ideal balance of privacy, luxury, and location. In Old Town Key West, where many of the larger historic Victorian homes have been transformed into guest houses or businesses, this private vacation rental is in a class all of its own.
First Floor - 1 Queen size bed, 1 King size bed
Second Floor- 3 Queen size beds, and 1 King size bed
Third Floor - 2 trundle beds (can be made to 4 twin beds or 2 king beds)
3 King size beds
2 Twin size beds
Amenities: Upscale renovation. 2 swimming pools (1 with Jacuzzi jets), 2 connecting pool decks, courtyard, gardens, covered terraces, expansive porches, and privacy fences. 2 fully equipped kitchens, central a/c, cable TV’s, stereos, 2 washer / dryers. Linens and towels are provided. Private off- street parking for 3 to 4 cars. Catering can be arranged. Maid service can be scheduled.
Activities: Ideal place to relax with family and friends, but if you’re looking for more active fun, you’re never more than a short stroll to international restaurants, shopping, spas, museums, famous bars, art galleries, night life, Key West Historic Seaport, boating, diving, family activities, and the beach. Heart of Key West's designated historic district. Walk to all Old Town features, no need for a car. Just one short street from Duval St. Conveniently located to Fausto’s Fine Food Palace local gourmet grocery store with excellent wine selection, sushi deli, and butcher.
Area: An historic tree-line residential - commercial street in the tiny section of Key West is in the “island urban” area. When you stay in this tiny district it’s amazing how much there is to see on each street. The mid-section of famous Duval Street in Old Town Key West grew up as the central downtown area. The original city infrastructure was built here in the 1800’s to create a diverse array of shopping, offices, entertainment, restaurants, bars, hotels, and churches, and these features are still offered in a modernized mode. From this area you can walk to the Mallory Square Sunset Celebration in 10 to 15 minutes.
Restrictions: Smoke free property. While this property is ideal for families and groups to unite, is not suitable for staging loud parties. Only well behaved children are welcome. This property is not "child-proof". We do not accept guests less than 25 years of age unless accompanied by a family group or guardian. Absolutely no pets please.
Rented as separate units: For Holidays and Festivals this property may only available as a single estate rental. Depending on availability, it is possible to rent this property as separate suite units listed next. Please inquire about availability to rent separately or together.
Grande Dame Key West – ‘The Watson House’ - Main 3-Story 1800’s Victorian Home.
Villa Nouveau Key West - New 4 bedroom villa with private swimming pool (with Jacuzzi jets) and private pool deck.
**The graphic shown in our slide show above gives the layout of the property and clarifies the sizes of the beds in each bedroom.