Featured on HGTV House Hunters on Vacation, the timeless charm of this distinguished Classic Key West Estate vacation rental is at once authentic and magnificent. If you have ever had the opportunity to stroll the residential streets of the Historic Seaport of Old Town of Key West, you have experienced first hand the type of incredible architectural history this authentic classic revival mansion embodies. This is a grand wooden Key West historic home that was built in the late 1800's most probably for a prominent seafaring captain.
Displaying an abundance of elegant and gracious Victorian design, artisan ship carpenters milled elaborate gingerbread trim that adorn turned porch columns that line the front of the Classic Key West Estate home. Deep porches grace the entire width of the first and second floor porches, beautiful stained glass transom windows top symmetrically set French doors, and oversized windows surround the home to invite in the light and tropical breezes. A beautiful pool-side pied-a-terre in the private back yard provides the perfect touch of fantasy. The quintessential white picket fence with capitals topped posts gracefully surrounds the front yard to complete the perfect picture of elegance.
Interior Layout: Throughout the restorations and renovations the interior of this home has, for the most part, retained its authentic original layout. Below is detailed description by floor.
Downstairs - Right side (as you face the house): A classic center hall design lends for the impressive hard wood entrance hall that leads all the way to the back of the house. The original wide wooden banister staircase is intricately carved, and anchors the center point of the home. Stately rooms with 12- foot ceilings line both sides of the house.
The front right side of the first floor holds a spacious living / media room that gently flows via a mid-point archway into the large dining room ideally staged for group dining. These rooms are beautifully furnished and artfully decorated with up-scale tropical furniture, and pleasing art work. The last room on the right is the beautifully renovated kitchen.
Complete with granite counter tops, and cook's island, this luxurious kitchen has French doors that lead to the pool and deck area on one side and a doorway to the dining room on the other. The layout is ideal for entertaining.
Downstairs - Left side (as you face the house): Across the center hall are the rooms that line the left side of the house. The front room on the left is the perfectly appointed study. Furnished with comfortable seating, a writing desk, and a wall of bookshelves, this beautiful has the added feature of a delightful Murphy bed that makes this room a delightful sixth bedroom in the home.
Go out the door from the library and turn left down the hall, and the next door is the second downstairs bedroom. This room bedroom has a king sized bed. Authentic and romantic appointments include antique armoire, and beautiful art work. This bedroom is completed with an en-suite bathroom. The last room on the left is a half bathroom.
Outside in the back is the private swimming pool and wooden pool deck. An outdoor dining table is positioned near the kitchen doorway. There is plenty of seating for sunning and lounging.
Pool Side- in the back: The pool-side pied-a-terre in the private back yard provides the perfect touch of fantasy. Enter this wooden cottage with shiny tin roof through a double set of sliding French doors just off the pool deck. Inside you will find beautiful bare pine wood walls and open beam ceilings. This romantic space provides its own kitchenette and a full bathroom. There are two full (double) size beds each placed to catch a view of the pool.
Upstairs - Right side: The beautiful banister staircase goes straight up and leads you to the back of the second floor. Atrium style hallways switch back on both sides of the stairway to create the entrances for the four bedrooms. From the right front of the house looking back, the first room we call Anne's room. This styled room has a king size bed, dressed in beautiful bed coverings. Exposed, hand rubbed bare heart pine walls and romantic window sheers create a wonderful joyful feeling. The second room to the right also offers a king size and it is completed with a large en-suite bath. This bathroom features a double sink vanity, shower and a chaise lounge chair.
Upstairs - Left side: The left front bedroom on the second floor we call Jack's room. This spacious handsome room is fit for anyone with discerning taste. Like all the other luxury bedrooms in this great home, it feels grand and inviting. Jack's room has a comfortable wood and wicker king size bed, halo netting, artistic furnishings. Pale yellow walls with crown molding offset the beautiful heart pine wooden floors. The next room down the left side is comprised of a large beautifully furnished bedroom and spacious en-suite bathroom, these beautiful rooms are comforting and a joy to be in. The bedroom offers the same style king size wood and wicker bed we find in Jack's room. Other appointments include artful furnishings including French country style armoire. Like the front left hand bedroom, walls are painted a subtle tropical yellow that warmly highlights the heart pine floors. Crown molding and ginger bread trim around the windows and doors add the final touch to make this suite picture perfect.
The last room off the hall is the third bath on the second floor. This is a full bath and serves as the bathroom for Anne and Jack's rooms.
Upstairs - Porch and Verandah: At the very end for the hall in the front is a door that goes to the deep porch that runs the full length of the house, a perfect place to watch the world go by.
Back Verandah - At the very end of the hall in the back is a door that goes to a verandah that runs the full length of the house. The verandah overlooks the deck and the pool.
Grounds: The property grounds are fenced in the front and back for privacy. The back yard is decked creating a wonderful place for private entertaining complete with swimming pool, and an upstairs verandah creates a covered loggia. Beautiful palm trees and foliage create a romantic tropical setting. The front of the home has beautiful curb appeal with large front porches on the first and second floor that overlook the estate neighborhood.
Amenities: Upscale renovation and antique furnishings. Swimming pool, large deck, tropical gardens, expansive porches, and privacy fences. Fully equipped kitchen, central a/c, telephone, cable TV, stereo, washer / dryer. Linens and towels are provided. Catering can be arranged. Maid service can be scheduled. Complimentary parking pass for City Parking Garage.
Activities: Heart of Key West's designated Historic Seaport District. Walk to all old town features, no need for a car. Just 3 1/2 streets to Duval St., close to KeyWest Mallory Square Sunset Celebration, and a few short streets from Historic Seaport and retailers (remember it takes 3 to 4 Key West streets to equal the distance of a typical city block). Sailing, boating, diving, museums, nightlife. Conveniently located to gourmet grocery shopping with excellent wine selection, sushi deli, and butcher. Close to shopping, art galleries, and a variety of national and international restaurants, coffee shops. Close to the beach.
Area: This estate home is situated on famous Fleming Street in the Historic Seaport Neighborhood. This part of the island is on the gulf side and encompasses the original lower Duval Street area. This tiny disctrict is where the founding fathers and mothers of the late 1800's built the first shipping docks and warehouses, restaurants and grand homes, including this one. Today these homes stand as one of the largest and most impressive collection of turn-of-the-century architecture in the U.S. Today this district includes famous waterfront restaurants and bars, retail stores, museums, fishing and sailing charters, a large variety of historic homes, and Mallory Square.
Restrictions: While this property is ideal for families and groups to unite, is not suitable for staging loud parties. Smoking permitted outside only. No pets please. We do not accept guests less than 25 years of age unless accompanied by a family group or guardian.
Notes: This property is ideal for professionals and executives who have discerning tastes looking for a spacious and luxurious accommodation that is truly authentic.
Today there are only a few such historic estate homes that are available for rent as private, single-family residences. Most homes of this type have been made over into apartments or bed and breakfast accommodations.
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|Nov 17, 2018 - Nov 23, 2018||$7975||$1500||5 night minimum|
|Nov 24, 2018 - Dec 19, 2018||$6375||$1500||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Dec 20, 2018 - Dec 28, 2018||$9550||$1900||5 night minimum|
|Dec 29, 2018 - Jan 4, 2019||$12100||$2350||5 night minimum|
|Jan 5, 2019 - Jan 11, 2019||$8175||$1850||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Jan 12, 2019 - Jan 18, 2019||$8175||$1850||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Jan 19, 2019 - Jan 25, 2019||$8175||$1850||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Jan 26, 2019 - Feb 1, 2019||$8600||$1850||5 night minimum - 'within' Sat/Sat Only|
|Feb 2, 2019 - Feb 15, 2019||$9850||$1850||5 night minimum - 'within' Sat/Sat Only|
|Feb 16, 2019 - Feb 22, 2019||$10300||$1850||5 night minimum - 'within' Sat/Sat Only|
|Feb 23, 2019 - Apr 19, 2019||$9850||$1850||5 night minimum - 'within' Sat/Sat Only|
|Apr 20, 2019 - May 26, 2019||$8175||$1500||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|May 27, 2019 - Jun 14, 2019||$7175||$1500||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Jun 15, 2019 - Aug 8, 2019||$8175||$1500||5 night minimum|
|Aug 9, 2019 - Oct 19, 2019||$7175||$1500||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Oct 20, 2019 - Oct 26, 2019||$10950||$2000||5 night minimum|
|Oct 27, 2019 - Nov 3, 2019||$7175||$1500||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Nov 4, 2019 - Nov 10, 2019||$8175||$1500||5 night minimum|
|Nov 11, 2019 - Nov 22, 2019||$7175||$1500||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Nov 23, 2019 - Nov 29, 2019||$8175||$1500||5 night minimum|
|Nov 30, 2019 - Dec 18, 2019||$6575||$1500||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Dec 19, 2019 - Dec 27, 2019||$9850||$1900||5 night minimum|
|Dec 28, 2019 - Jan 3, 2020||$11800||$2350||5 night minimum|
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You can also view a detailed floor plan of the property here and detailed floor plan of the 1st & 2nd floor bedroom layout here.
“Could not have asked for a better setting to host several couples for a relaxing and fun long weekend. Literally nothing negative to say about the property, people or process for staying here. This is one of the few places where the pictures do not exaggerate the quality of the property, if anything it was better than the photos. Thanks again for an easy rental process and a great stay.
“Great location and a very beautiful house. The neighborhood was very nice as well. I would recommend this home to anyone.
“We have been coming to Key West for 20 years and this is the first time that we used Vacation Homes. The house was great! The pool was awesome! With 6 couples in one house we thought might be a little crazy but it wasn't. Its big enough that it worked out great. Relaxing in the pool after a night on Duval was just what we needed. We did have a leak that came downstairs in the bathroom. We called and they had someone over to look at it within the hour. Thank You for everything. We will definitely use Vacation Homes again.
“We really loved this house. The heated pool was amazing. Beds were comfortable. Bathrooms modern and clean. Location was great. Thanks again for another great week.
“We rented the Classic Key West Estate the first week in Nov. 2017. It was an amazing house!! The main house had 5 bedrooms and the cottage in the back had 1 bedroom that slept 4 people. Plenty of room for our group. The kitchen was huge and very well stocked. The pool was outstanding. We use the pool quite a bit during our stay. The people at Vacation Homes of Key West were very friendly and helpful. Overall it was a great week and we will definitely be back next time.
“We rented the Classic Key West Estate the first week in Nov. 2017. It was an amazing house!! The main house had 5 bedrooms and the cottage in the back had 1 bedroom that slept 4 people. Plenty of room for our group. The kitchen was huge and very well stocked. The pool was outstanding. We use the pool quite a bit during our stay. The people at Vacation Homes of Key West were very friendly and helpful.
“The house was perfect for our group of friends. There was plenty of space for everyone. The pool was the best part though. During the summer heat of Key West, we hit the pool every afternoon and just hung out for hours. The house is nicely appointed with all the amenities needed. With the exception of some broken blinds everything was in working order. The location couldn't be any better, just two/three blocks off of Duval. Fantastic place to stay. I would highly recommend it.
“We had a wonderful week in Key West celebrating my son's wedding. The house was terrific, clean, nice that you supplied paper products and even put out the trash for us to the curb. What a great time and great location. Thanks for all your help and support making this a trip to remember.
“We were pleased. Very smooth experience. Thank u!
“The House was amazing and in a great spot close to the action but far enough away you didn't have to worry about noise or being disturbed. We rented bikes for the week which was great and the fenced yard was perfect for storing them.
“The house was gorgeous. In a great location. We did have a few bumps along the way but VHKW was more than accommodating. Would definitely look into going back.
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