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Lazy Iguana ~ Weekly Rental

4BR 3.5BA ~ Weekly Rental
Sleeps 8

This genuine Key West combo of our Private Pool Garden Villa plus a classy private studio cottage that adjoins the property next door, can be your very own get-away for a week or more. When rented together, we call the property the Lazy Iguana. Off-the-beaten path of most tourist homes and harkening back to the last bastion of Key West bohemia, the Lazy Iguana vacation rental is a fixture of the remaining literary old guard in Key West. With this property you will enjoy beautiful authenticity that pre-dates the last decade of rapid gentrification on Key West with comfort, style, and privacy.

We invite you to laze-away the hot summer days or unwind your mind in tropical autumn, in the cooling freshness of this genuine Key West tropical pool garden property. While sun sizzles on the white sandy beaches, turquoise waters surrounding the island warm to a luxurious temperature beckoning those who love to spend their down-time in the tropics.

But Key West is famous for its refreshing tropical gardens too, and in the warm seasons lush island flora strike their pose with vibrant orange blooms of flamboyant Poinciana and brilliant climbing red and purple bougainvillea. Fuzzy fragrant pink flowers sprout from exotic mimosa trees and tiny fragrant white stars of night blooming jasmine invite you to retreat to the garden. Take a deep breath, refresh your spirit with a dip the pool, then flop down on a garden chaise - to be still and get just plain lazy - like an iguana in the garden.

Property Layout: This property offers a spacious 3 bedroom 2.5 bath mid-century home and a private studio cottage with renovated kitchenette and private bathroom.

Main House - The floor plan of the main house has a traditional mid-century layout with the three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms that are off the hall that connect to the living room.

There are two master bedrooms in the main house. The blue master bedroom has an en-suite private bath, king size bed, and little garden space for reading and relaxation. A second master bedroom across the hall offers a queen size bed and has a custom renovated en-suite bathroom that features oversize windows above the tub, glass block, with an oversized shower with seamless glass doors, oversized vanity with a black granite top, and walls finished with knotty pine and tile.

The third (spare) bedroom, also off the hall is cozy and has a view of the tropical forest green. Bedding is a trundle bed that offers one or two twins. The half bath (i.e. free-standing sink and commode) are directly across the hall from the third bedroom.

Studio Cottage - The brilliantly renovated studio cottage with spacious sleeping loft, is set up as a writers retreat and is a perfect office space as well as private living area. Complete with spacious candy apple red kitchenette and private bathroom with shower, the downstairs provides a living room area with a sofa, writing desk and large flat screen TV. Climb the ladder to the loft and find a private sleeping cuddle nook with king size bed. Downstairs next to the writing desk is a twin size bed for napping or sleeping on the ground floor.

Bedding Summary:

  • Main House - 1 queen size bed, 1 king size bed, and 1 trundle bed (2 twins).
  • Studio Cottage - 1 king bed (in loft) 1 twin bed on first floor

Special Features: Very large swimming pool and fun outdoor cabana entertaining area. Close to the beach. Renovated private studio cottage with kitchenette, bathroom, and sleeping loft.

Amenities: Large swimming pool (heat optional) with large garden, fenced yard, full kitchen, kitchen, private studio / office, A/C, W/D, color cable TV's, BBQ grill, C/D player and stereo. Linens and towels provided, easy neighborhood parking next to house. Pets allowed, restrictions apply. 

Area: The property is very unique for a Key West weekly rental in that it is located in a quiet residential area away from most vacation rentals that are licensed to rent weekly. Situated on corner lot, there are neighbors only on one side. There is plenty of room to lounge at the pool in the large garden area.

Activities: Higgs Beach and Salute Restaurant on Higgs Beach, White Street Pier, Rest Beach, tennis courts, West Martello Fort (Key West Garden Club) are a 5 minute walk from the house. Down the street from the White Street Gallery nieghborhood where you find Fausto's Fine Food Palace for groceries, shopping, galleries, and restaurant. All Old town Key West features including, museums, sailing, boating, snorkeling, diving, theatre, night life, family activities an easy bike ride away.

Restrictions: Smoke Free House. The property is located in a residential neighborhood and is definitely not suitable for staging loud parties. 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. Pets allowed, restrictions apply. 

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Aug 25- Aug 29
Nightly $650
Sept 2- Sept 5
Sept 8- Sept 17
Weekly $3500
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Dates Weekly Nightly Terms
Aug 9, 2019 - Oct 19, 2019 $4300$7504 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.
Oct 20, 2019 - Oct 26, 2019 $6400$11007 night minimum
Oct 27, 2019 - Nov 3, 2019 $4300$7504 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.
Nov 4, 2019 - Nov 10, 2019 $4700$8007 night minimum
Nov 11, 2019 - Nov 22, 2019 $4300$8004 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.
Nov 23, 2019 - Nov 29, 2019 $4700$8007 night minimum
Nov 30, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019 $3700$7504 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.
Dec 21, 2019 - Dec 27, 2019 $5400$9007 night minimum
Dec 28, 2019 - Jan 3, 2020 $6700$11007 night minimum
Jan 4, 2020 - Jan 10, 2020 $4700$9004 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.
Jan 11, 2020 - Jan 17, 2020 $4700$9004 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.
Jan 18, 2020 - Jan 24, 2020 $4700$9004 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.
Jan 25, 2020 - Jan 31, 2020 $5000$9005 night minimum - 'within' Sat/Sat Only
Feb 1, 2020 - Feb 14, 2020 $5400$9007 night min Sat/Sat Only, but 3-5 nights within 60 days
Feb 15, 2020 - Feb 21, 2020 $5800$9007 night min Sat/Sat Only, but 3-5 nights within 60 days
Feb 22, 2020 - Apr 17, 2020 $5400$9007 night min Sat/Sat Only, but 3-5 nights within 60 days
Apr 18, 2020 - May 24, 2020 $4700$8004 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.
May 25, 2020 - Jun 12, 2020 $4300$7504 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.
Jun 13, 2020 - Aug 7, 2020 $4700$8005 night min, but 3-4 nights within 60 days
Aug 8, 2020 - Oct 15, 2020 $4300$7504 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.
Oct 16, 2020 - Oct 24, 2020 $6400$11007 night minimum
Oct 25, 2020 - Nov 7, 2020 $4300$7504 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.
Nov 8, 2020 - Nov 15, 2020 $4700$8007 night minimum
Nov 16, 2020 - Nov 19, 2020 $4300$7504 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.
Nov 20, 2020 - Nov 28, 2020 $4700$8007 night minimum
Nov 29, 2020 - Dec 18, 2020 $3700$7504 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.
Dec 19, 2020 - Dec 25, 2020 $5400$9007 night minimum
Dec 26, 2020 - Jan 1, 2021 $6700$11007 night minimum

Additional Notes:

  • High Season generally requires a 7 night minimum stay. Shorter stays of 3 - 5 nights may be available within 60 days of your arrival date or in special situations. Certain dates may not be available if they minimize optimal booking for the property's reservation calendar. Please contact us to inquire about stays less than 7 nights.
  • Shoulder and Low Season is a 3 - 5 night minimum available on reservations made within 60 days of arrival May through mid-August. From mid-August through mid-December, 3 - 5 night minimum stays are available any time.
  • Short Stays are available if there are open nights that are less than the minimum stay, shorter stays may be possible depending on the property. Please contact us to inquire.
  • Holiday, Festival, and Event Rates are 20% to 25% higher. These include, but are not limited to: Fantasy Fest, New Years, Key West Yacht Race Week, Thanksgiving, Power Boat Races, Mini-Lobster Season, Labor Day, Parrot Heads Meeting of the Mind, Biker's Poker Run, 4th of July, Easter. A 7 night minimum stay is required for most major holidays, festivals, and events.

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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VHKW offers promotional specials for purchasing trip insurance for stays between Aug 10 and Oct 20. Please call for more details.

  • Main House - 1 queen size bed, 1 king size bed, and 1 trundle bed (2 twins).
  • Studio Cottage - 1 king bed (in loft) 1 twin bed on first floor
Aug 19, 2019,
Wonderful property! We had the best time! House was clean, stocked, check in was easy. We would come again and stay here in a heartbeat.

Jul 31, 2019,
1. Answered all of my ore-booking questions quickly and I always felt as though you were available for all questions and concerns at any time. 2. Booking process easy 3. Thank you for allowing us to get into our rental early since we arrived earlier than expected. 4. Prompt assistance with issues during rental (A/C quit!!). 5. Easy check-in and check-out. 6. Beautiful home in a quiet area with a pool. Maintenance is fair to good. House and property need some updating. But we had everything we need. 7. Cottage... I think there is a moisture issue as it smelled of mildew/mold during the entire stay.

Jul 03, 2019,
Absolutely loved the lazy iguana. No complaints from neighbors, beautiful pool and landscaping, lots of privacy and in the “suburbs” of key west. We will definitely be coming back

Jun 27, 2019,
This is a lovely property that is spacious, charming and well appointed. The outdoor spaces were awesome and we spent most of our time there. It is a short walk to the beach and the neighborhood is quiet and peaceful. We loved our time at the Lazy Iguana.

Jan 19, 2019,
Our family group of 8 loved the Lazy Iguana ! The weather was spectacular so we were able to use the beautiful outdoor space everyday and evening. The property has amazing trees & foliage and is so private we felt like we were on a secluded island ! Our little girls headed to the warm pool each morning and spent most of every day there. We planned lots of sightseeing but they wanted to stay at the house. It is a short walk to Higgs Beach where we discovered the African Cemetery and West Martello - KW Garden Club. We were told that Smathers Beach and especially Fort Taylor would be better beaches but never made it there. The readers in our group were surprised by the extensive books - needed another week+ to read some more ! We hope to visit this property again in the future. The VHKW staff was very helpful in my search for a KW rental and thorough with the follow-up. Although I am a VRBO owner client & traveler, I would use VHKW without hesitation again.

Jan 17, 2019,
we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lazy Iguana. It was the perfect choice of accommodations for our family of six. Though located in a quiet, un-touristy residential neighbourhood, it was still within walking distance of beaches, great restaurants and the ever-helpful Duval Loop bus which made getting downtown a breeze. The rooms were delightful, the facilities - including the big country-style kitchen, pool and cabana - were charming, and we always looked forward to returning home at the end of a busy day. It's not a place we could afford to rent every year, but if (when!) we scrape up enough funds to book with you again we won't go anywhere else.

Dec 19, 2018,
My family and I had a wonderful vacation at the Lazy Iguana!The property was well supplied, clean and beautiful. A private hidden oasis that my family thoroughly enjoyed. Parking happened to be a bit of an issue as the neighbor across the street had parked two vehicles in front our rented property, however i believe it was due to his Christmas display so this probably isn't an issue other times of the year. There is normally ample parking in front of the property and on the side street. Also, the customer service at VHKW was exceptional. I will highly recommend the company to friends and family.

Aug 16, 2018,
House was amazing! Great service from the rental company!!!

Jun 14, 2018,
Great location and terrific space for a family with 4 teenagers. The boys loved the personal space they had with the studio. Thank goodness for the kitchen as trying to keep 4 teenagers feed during a vacation can be costly and a 24 hour job.

Jun 08, 2018,
As always, my dealings with the staff of VHKW were professional, pleasant and extremely efficient. I think the staff does a wonderful job of meeting the (occasionally quite challenging) needs of my students and myself. The houses were generally well-maintained and clean and the instructions with the houses were clear. I found your maintenance people to be very responsive as well. I always appreciate working with you folks and I look forward to working with you again in two years. I do have some small maintenance and environmental comments on the 306 Elizabeth house that I will be happy to share with you and/or the owner (most importantly that the house has a relatively serious termite infestation) but some other issues as well. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss this further. Many thanks--Steven Vest, Alma College

Jan 11, 2018,
We stayed at the Lazy Iguana for a week over Christmas. Had a wonderful time. The home is very comfortable. Very short walk to the beach, pier, and many other features of interest. Highly recommend if you have a larger group. We will likely stay there again in the future!

Dec 28, 2017,
Great stay at The Lazy Iguana. 2nd time we rented the house and it was wonderful. The folks at VHKW were very helpful leading up to and during our stay. We had some changes to the reservation that were handled seamlessly. We had a one or two minor issues at the house (blown fuse) that were addressed and resolved within an hour or two. would HIGHLY recommend them

Nov 30, 2017,
We had a wonderful week at the Lazy Iguana property. Great house, great pool and great location. We had a group of six and it was perfect for our trip. The guest cottage was perfect for our friend who likes her privacy. We had visits from several iguanas while we relaxed by the pool and we enjoyed our close proximity to the beach. We plan to come back again!!!

Nov 25, 2017,
The Lazy Iguana was a great house with a great pool and patio area. Key west was also great. I would definitely go back and stay at the Lazy Iguana!

Oct 29, 2017,
You guys are great! Loved the house.

Sep 07, 2017,
Excellent property and ease of checking in.

Aug 15, 2017,
We loved our time at the Lazy Iguana! Paige @ VHKW went above and beyond communicating with me as we prepped for my husbands 50th birthday celebration week. She even had balloons waiting for us upon arrival! So sweet. The home is perfect for a group due to the open kitchen living floor plan. We had so much fun in the pool. It is deep,get your best cannonball ready. There really is a Lazy Iguana that hangs out or 2! This is the real KW feel. It's not pristine, its relaxed. I had to let go all stress that came with our day long drive and by the end of the week I never wanted to leave. Best trip ever for our entire mixed age group family. Highly recommend this rental group.

Jul 28, 2017,
Amazing home and great experience. Home appeared just as it did in photos. Clean, neat, and great customer service. Will definitely book again!

Jun 06, 2017,
The property was like a much space, the pool was pristine, and the grounds were gorgeous - orchids everywhere! We loved our stay and the house met all of our needs. Hope to come back soon!

May 31, 2017,
VHKW was great and the house was perfect. Thanks for your help in making a fun vacation so memorable!

Jan 09, 2017,
The Lazy Iguana is a beautifully decorated house with a library that could keep one engaged for months. It is a two block walk from the beach and a grocery store is nearby. There are restaurants in walking distance. The neighborhood is quiet - not the Duval St. scene which is about a mile and a half away.

Jan 06, 2017,
The Lazy Iguana is a private, beautifully decorated house with a library that could keep one reading for months. There is quick beach access, a close grocery and good restaurants closeby

Dec 25, 2016,
This House was amazing and perfect for my Brother's 50th Birthday weekend.

Dec 15, 2016,
Awesome time at the Lazy Iguana. The folks at VHofKW were easy to work with and flexible. The property was as exactly as described and perfect for our group.

Dec 01, 2016,
We had a wonderful trip to Key West. The Lazy Iguana was wonderful! The location was perfect! We enjoyed being a quick bike ride away from the beach (Smather's Beach) and the Key West hot spots on Duval Street. The house was clean. The kitchen was fully stocked. The pool and landscaping was beautiful! We loved staying on a quiet street with very friendly neighbors. We enjoyed having the guest house for more privacy. We cannot wait to return. Thank you!

Nov 19, 2016,
The lazy iguana house was just what we were looking for. The house was tucked away in a residential area of key west. The neighborhood was nice and the neighbors were friendly. The grounds were very nice with old growth Florida foliage. Inside, the house was well stocked and very clean. We had a party of 8 and had no trouble with accommodations. The pool was clean and heated, which was very nice for early November. The outdoor living room was a big hit and where we spent most of our time. I would definitely recommend this place and will be staying here again.

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