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August 13th
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Casa Bella Petite le Bleu ~ Monthly Rental

2BR 2BA ~ Monthly Rental
Sleeps 4

First impressions are everything. And you are sure to fall in love with the charming Casa Bella Petite when you catch your first sight of it. This classic Key West cigar-maker's cottage was built on a lazy little Old Town lane in 1889. And it was so lovingly restored and renovated in 2011 that it was awarded a coveted Historic Florida Keys Foundation Preservation Award. Note the front to back sawtooth roof design; the first peak houses the Master Suite, the second one provides an open vaulted ceiling above the kitchen.

As you face this lovely home from the quiet street, to your left you'll notice its off-street brick paved parking area, an enviable perk in this part of the town. Also note the convenient Tesla charging station mounted on the fence. As your eyes pan right, you take in the crisp white clapboard cottage accented by bright blue storm shutters and a traditional metal roof. The ample covered porch invites you to linger for a moment in its shade to savor the fragrant island breeze wafting by. This porch features comfortable outdoor furnishings, and roll down sunscreen shades that you can lower to block the afternoon sun and add privacy.

For larger groups we recommend Bella Grand Premier Estate, located accross the street from Casa Bella Petite.

Come On In: The Great Room

As you step through the front door into the open floorplan Great Room, you'll be struck immediately by the skillful blending of clean modern lines with traditional Key West touches. The generous use of pine, including the original Key West construction staple, Dade County Pine, warms and personalizes the environment. The wood-paneled ceiling punctuated by clean white beams creates a sense of openness usually reserved for much taller spaces. The pine flooring adds warmth to the entire main level except for the kitchen and bath areas, which have practical and beautiful ceramic tile floors. The sense of openness is amplified by the plentiful outdoor views afforded by the many windows and glass doors which wrap around the room. Tasteful, clean contemporary furnishings include a queen sleeper sofa. The two large double French doors on the wall to your left may be opened wide on many days of the year, seamlessly merging the swimming pool and lush tropical foliage with the indoor living space. 

Main Level Bedroom

The interior wall directly opposite the poolside French doors, is the only Great Room wall without windows. Immediately to the right of the home's front door is the entrance to the first floor bedroom, featuring a queen sized bed, large flat screen TV and spacious double closet. 

Upstairs Bedroom Suite

Next as we move down the interior wall, we come to a simple open stairway which leads up to the second floor Master Suite. As you reach the top of the stairs, you find yourself in what is basically one long room nestled beneath the pitched roof which runs the entire width of the house. Turn to your right, and you'll be drawn into the bedroom area with its king bed and 40" flat screen TV. On the other end, just past the stairs, is the bath area featuring a spacious glass-enclosed shower with rainfall shower head as well as a hand held spray. A 12-light sash window in the shower looks out over the treetops outside.

Kitchen Area

Heading back down the stairs, we find ourselves approaching the kitchen area, separated from the living area by a four-stool breakfast bar. Unlike the living area, the kitchen enjoys a vaulted ceiling, which adds a nice sense of volume to the space as it distinguishes it from the rest of the Great Room. 

The upscale Viking appliance package includes a large capacity dishwasher, a two over one refrigerator/freezer, and a stove featuring a state of the art downdraft venting system behind the 5 element, smooth top range. The large double stainless sink with high end fixtures plus disposal and under-counter lighting finish out the efficient work space. Two large windows and a French door bring in lots of natural light and never let you forget for a moment that you're in a tropical paradise.

Master Bath/Rear Deck

On the opposite wall from the kitchen is the entrance to the master bath. Under its vaulted ceiling, you'll find the bathtub complete with rain shower head, and ample closet space. In its own closet, you'll find a Frigidaire washer/dryer stack. Step through the frosted glass French door, and you're under a shady little lanai which opens onto the back deck. Here you'll spot a table and chairs for luxurious dining under the stars, and also an open shower stall, handy for rinsing off after a swim. 

Tropical Pool Garden

Round the corner from this rear deck to the side of the house, and you arrive at the swimming pool garden and deck we mentioned earlier as being just outside the French doors of the Great Room. The roomy heated swimming pool features a sparkling sheet waterfall which contributes to the ambiance with the soothing sound of splashing water. The pool is surrounded by a deck where you can sunbathe in the chaises or retreat to a shady corner for a refreshing afternoon beverage. We suspect that throughout your stay at Casa Bella Petite, this beautiful pool area will be your prime go-to spot for relaxing, swimming, reading a good book or socializing.

Bedding Summary (Sleeps Six):

  • Upstairs Bedroom Suite - King size bed
  • First Floor Bedroom - 1 Queen size bed
  • Living Room - Queen sleeper sofa.

Amenities: This is an upscale complete renovation with many extras. Comfortably decorated and furnished. Fully equipped user-friendly Viking kitchen. 55- inch flat screen TV in the 1st floor bedroom, 40-inch flat screen TV in the 2nd floor suite. Central A/C. Linens and Towels are provided. There is a laundry closet in the 1st floor bath with stacked Frigidaire washer/dryer. Heated swimming pool, lush tropical landscaping, large private sun deck, outdoor shower, kettle style charcoal smoker/BBQ grill. There is a full outdoor dining set complete with high-end umbrella.

Activities: Casa Bella Petite is conveniently located in a classic Key West residential neighborhood. It is an easy 5-10 minute walk straight ahead to Duval St., around the midpoint between the Atlantic and the Gulf. Along this bustling strip, you'll find a wide selection of shops and galleries as well as restaurants of every style and price point. And of course you'll want to check out the many bars and nightspots for which Duval is famous. Walk 10-15 minutes to your right and you'll find yourself at the colorful Historic Seaport with its myriad of attractions, restaurants, bars and shops on the land side, and boats and ships of every description docked along the waterfront.

Area: Although not really much of a hill by the usual standards, Solaris Hill is actually the highest point of land on our little island. This neighborhood was developed in the late 1800's, and is comprised mainly of smaller homes built for Key West's early working folks. A few larger homes are dotted throughout, though, as is not unusual in Old Town. From this home, a half a block from the dead center of this "hill", you are only two blocks from the fascinating Key West Cemetery (circa 1847), host to over 100,000 former Conchs and many entertaining gravestones. From such a central location, you will have easy access to beaches, attractions, shopping and galleries all over the historic end of the island. This is a terrific spot for guests who opt to rent bicycles rather than a motor vehicle.

Parking: This home has a private designated off-street parking area paved with bricks for one car or a couple of golf carts or scooters. A Tesla charging station is provided. A convenient gate in the parking area fence allows easy access to the side pool deck where you can securely stash your rental bicycles.

Restrictions: Month minimum rental. Smoke free house. Not suitable for staging loud parties. Maximum of 8 guests allowed. We do not accept guests less than 25 years of age unless accompanied by a family or group.

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Dates Monthly
Aug 1, 2022 - Aug 31, 2022 $6000
Sep 1, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022 $6000
Oct 1, 2022 - Oct 31, 2022 $6000
Nov 1, 2022 - Nov 30, 2022 $7000
Dec 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022 $9000
Jan 1, 2023 - Jan 31, 2023 $15000
Feb 1, 2023 - Feb 28, 2023 $15000
Mar 1, 2023 - Mar 31, 2023 $15000
Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 30, 2023 $9000
May 1, 2023 - May 31, 2023 $6000
Jun 1, 2023 - Jun 30, 2023 $6000
Jul 1, 2023 - Jul 31, 2023 $6000
Aug 1, 2023 - Aug 31, 2023 $6000
Sep 1, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023 $6000
Oct 1, 2023 - Oct 31, 2023 $6000
Nov 1, 2023 - Nov 30, 2023 $7000
Dec 1, 2023 - Dec 31, 2023 $9000

Additional Notes:

  • Holiday, Festival, and Event Rates are 20% to 25% higher. These include, but are not limited to: Fantasy Fest, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Power Boat Races, Mini-Lobster Season, Labor Day, Parrot Heads Meeting of the Mind, 4th of July, Easter.
  • Future Dates not listed, please call 305-294-7358 for pricing.

Rates and Terms are subject to change without notice. Above rates do not include taxes and fees. Click here for more details on additional fees. Please contact us for specific pricing and to confirm rates. Rates in US Funds. (305) 294-7358 Ext 1 -

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  • Upstairs Bedroom Suite - King size bed
  • First Floor Bedroom - 1 Queen size bed
  • Living Room - Queen sleeper sofa
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