Few places exist where you can ride the fine line separating a secluded tranquil luxury villa, and the Heart of Old Town Key West. It may sound like a poetic abstraction, but for this masterful property with 5-Star amenities, the distinction is definitely real. Extraordinarily secluded and completely hidden from view on a sleepy artist's lane, Tropical ~ Tranquility vacation rental is a special slice of Key West you would never find on your own. While most of the colorful cottages along this charming Old Town lane face right up to the curb, commanding immediate attention, the gated entrance to this authentic Caribbean resort-style property is set back off the lane and masterfully camouflaged.
Grounds: From the moment you step inside the property gate you'll feel as though you've entered "a world all your own." All human senses are immediately redirected to a different perception and the winding down to island-time begins. First the meandering brick path, lined with mature tropical landscaping, comes to view and leads through an impressive manicured garden. Visuals become simultaneously dramatic and tranquil with the spacious free-form black bottom pool that possesses the prettiest elements of a peaceful natural lagoon. Next you are treated to the serene sound of a trickling waterfall that gently spills to the pool. Walk past the lagoon, and the brick pathway widens way out to become an open spacious courtyard where you enjoy more tropical trees and flowers which, depending on the time of year, produce a sensual floral fragrance. At this point the stresses of everyday life seem to gently float away and you know you're in your own little piece of paradise.
A Brief History: It's hard to imagine that the creation of the this impressive structure started with the humble beginnings of little more than a tiny "shot gun" cottage which was in a state of major disrepair. The owner / designer loved its original lines and the lane where it was situated and envisioned how it could be mindfully renovated to become a "green" dream home while at the same maintaining the historic integrity of both the house and artisan neighborhood. An adventurous artist and sophisticated businessman who shares his time between Norway, the Island of Crete, and Key West, the dramatic transformation of the house was a brilliant architectural testimony of the owner's love and appreciation for Key West, its distinctive wooden houses, and the best elements of an authentic tropical life-style.
Interior Layout: Your focus now naturally turns to the house itself which displays the most authentic and romantic elements of Key West's historic architecture while simultaneously offering all of the most tranquil attributes of a traditional Caribbean resort-style villa. In order to enlarge the house and create the privacy he envisioned, the owner began by purchasing and annexing the next door property thereby lending ample room for the spacious garden and new lagoon swimming pool. A tall fence built across the front of the property served to camouflage the house and also created off-street parking for two cars. The next task was to repair and then re-define the original "shot-gun" cottage so as to incorporate it into the visualization designs of a spacious villa.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms: In its grand new form as a villa most of the original little cottage structure was re-invented as the master bedroom. Located at the far left of the villa (as you face it) it is situated to offer maximum privacy and now stands with a vaulted cathedral ceiling, wood flooring, a spacious en-suite master bathroom, and double French doors leading to a charming private deck and garden ideal for sipping morning coffee and evening champagne. Furnishings are soft and sophisticated and it is beautifully appointed with original artwork and a king size bed.
A light-filled hallway off the master bedroom serves as a wing connecting three of the bedrooms to the rest of the villa. Skylights and transom lights over the bedroom doors invite the sunshine into the long hallway which leads the way to bedrooms two and three, the second bathroom, and the laundry center; bedrooms and full bathroom are on one side of the hall and the laundry center on the other.
Moving up the hall, the next room is the second bedroom which is filled with window light and a view of the pool garden. This room offers pretty tropical bamboo furnishings, original wall art work, and a queen size bed. Just past this room up the hall is a full bathroom that is conveniently situated between the second and third bedrooms and serves as their shared bath.
The next room up the hall is bedroom number three. Furnished and appointed in a similar pretty d ecor as the second bedroom, this room offers two twin beds (which can be pushed together to make a king size bed). This light filled room also offers beautiful pool garden views. As you continue up the hallway you find a conveniently located power room (half-bath) just to your left.
Kitchen / Dining / Living Room: At the end of the long hallway French doors seamlessly adjoin a pavilion style building that was created to house an elegant Scandinavian style cooking center. Light pickled wood walls, white counter tops, open kitchen shelving, and vaulted ceilings with elegant lighting make a beautiful statement. Situated at the center of the home this kitchen really is the hub of the house and the natural place to gather. A wide center cook's island with a gas cook top is placed on the side of the island closest to kitchen sink. Bar stools are set on the other side of the cook's island so friends and family can chat with the cook during meal preparation. A round dining table is set in a pavilion style loggia that is joined to the garden with more French doors so as to facilitate the pleasure of indoor-outdoor dining to the maximum. Like the kitchen this beautiful dining area has dramatic vaulted ceilings just lightly pickled to show the wood grain. The unique round marble top dining table is a unique piece the owner purchased in Bali.
At this point in the villa, both the indoor cooking center and pavilion dining area intersect with the expansive and elegant living room / music room. Graceful furnishings are a European and sophisticated Caribbean blend and are thoughtfully placed to invite guests to lounge and visit, curl up with a good read, sit and play the piano, or watch TV. Light wood floors, vaulted ceilings, and multiple windows invite in the light and French doors open up to the pool garden to bring the outdoors in with an effortless style. An expansive covered wooden porch is trimmed with capital-topped porch posts and appointed with stylized recessed ceiling lighting. Teak chairs and a porch swing entice everyone to sit outside and take in the pool garden ambience.
Private Guest Cottage: As we complete our tour of this phenomenal villa we finally arrive to the private free-standing Caribbean design guest cottage. This building is situated just within a few feet of the living room, close but completely separate. This cottage serves as the fourth bedroom to the villa. It has a king size bed and offers the most privacy of all. The front entrance to the private guest cottage is turned to face the brick courtyard so the lagoon pool is always in view and just steps away. Ceilings are vaulted up to meet the hip-roof line to optimize air flow. When the French doors are opened the tropical breezes easily flow through to maximize open-air island living. The cottage has its own private covered sitting porch that mirrors the style of the next door living room porch described above. Consistent with the rest of the home the beautiful furnishings for this free-standing cottage are soft, elegant, and sophisticated and the walls are decorated with original art work. A private spacious en-suite bathroom is set to the left side of the cottage as you face the front.
Ultimate International Island Resort Home: The overall style and design of the Tropical ~ Tranquility villa reflect the unique vision of the worldly Scandinavian artist-owner to create the ultimate Key West - Caribbean - European villa that flawlessly blends the indoors with the garden. French doors leading to covered porches, soaring vaulted ceilings, and ceiling fans make it comfortable to enjoy the open air island "green life style." While the villa does have two central a/c units, the forward thinking environmental design of this home allows you to enjoy life without a/c on most days.
Beautiful furnishings throughout the home and outside are understated and elegant. An original art collection from local Key West artists and Scandinavian artists graces every room. Furniture and wall colors are soft and neutral to enhance the tranquil feel of the home; most of the color is provided from bright tropical flowers in the garden.
Amenities: Large lagoon style swimming pool with trickling waterfall, expansive bricked courtyard with mature palm garden and manicured tropical garden, privacy fences. Fully equipped kitchen, a/c, telephone, piano, color cable TV, stereo, washer / dryer. Linens and towels are provided.
Parking: Private off street parking for one to two cars maximum. From this location you do not need a car. Enjoy walking or biking everywhere-you'll see more that way.
Activities: Heart of Old Town Key West in designated historic district. Walk to all old town features, no need for a car. Close to shopping, art galleries, and variety of national and international restaurants, coffee shops. Sailing, boating, diving, museums, nightlife are within easy walking distance.
Restrictions: Smoke free house. Smoking permitted outside only. Absolutely no pets please. We do not accept guests less than 25 years of age unless accompanied by a family group or guardian.
Notes: The elegance and design of this home make it ideal for sophisticated individuals with discerning tastes and is best suited for a family or executive group looking for the very finest Key West has to offer in a truly authentic home with 5-Star Quality amenities. It should never be considered as an option for travelers looking to stage a party or any kind of event.
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|Feb 26, 2023 - Apr 8, 2023||$9405||$1679.50||5 night min, but 3-4 nights within 60 days|
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|Oct 31, 2023 - Nov 5, 2023||$6645||$1281.75||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Nov 6, 2023 - Nov 13, 2023||$8075||$1442.00||7 night minimum|
|Nov 14, 2023 - Nov 18, 2023||$6645||$1281.75||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Nov 19, 2023 - Nov 27, 2023||$7945||$1418.75||7 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Nov 28, 2023 - Dec 16, 2023||$5420||$1075.00||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Dec 17, 2023 - Dec 25, 2023||$9800||$1750.00||7 night minimum|
|Dec 26, 2023 - Jan 2, 2024||$11535||$1977.50||7 night minimum|
|Jan 3, 2024 - Jan 12, 2024||$9220||$1675.00||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
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|Jan 20, 2024 - Feb 2, 2024||$9220||$1675.00||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Feb 3, 2024 - Feb 16, 2024||$9910||$1800.00||5 night min, but 3-4 nights within 60 days|
|Feb 17, 2024 - Feb 23, 2024||$10400||$1850.00||5 night min, but 3-4 nights within 60 days|
|Feb 24, 2024 - Apr 12, 2024||$9910||$1800.00||5 night min, but 3-4 nights within 60 days|
|Apr 13, 2024 - May 29, 2024||$7580||$1350.00||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|May 30, 2024 - Jun 9, 2024||$6645||$1280.00||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Jun 10, 2024 - Aug 11, 2024||$7580||$1350.00||5 night min, but 3-4 nights within 60 days|
|Aug 12, 2024 - Oct 2, 2024||$5915||$1150.00||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Oct 3, 2024 - Oct 17, 2024||$7580||$1350.00||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Oct 18, 2024 - Oct 27, 2024||$11430||$1960.00||7 night minimum|
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“Staff at VHKW was very hospitable, professional and made many helpful suggestions such as , Hip Tourist for renting items we needed for a 14 month baby, nearby grocery stores and any other questions we had. Definitely would recommend VHKW and will work with them again in the future!
“We loved the house, will be back next September.
“Better than expected! The photos don't do it proper justice. This home is amazing, everything promised and more. It is secluded but only a 5 minute walk to Duvall St. so close to the action if you want to go out, quiet and very private if you don't. The pool is even nicer than pictured and the layout of the home is ideal for a family or even two couples. The kitchen was well equipped as was the pool area. We would stay here again.
“We all had a wonderful time .
“Wonderful time ! Wonderful rental! Thank you!
“Love u guys...u rock
“Perfect house for us and beautifully kept. Thank you!
“The entire experience was great. From the time I made an inquiry about renting through the contract process was very easy. Anytime I had a question, someone at the office was helpful in getting the correct answer. The Tropical Tranquility property was perfect for my family. Each family member had their own space and the common areas were large and open enough for all of us. The location was ideal to get around Key West especially with a golf cart. If I return to Key West, I will check on this property first.
“Perfect as always!
“Great stay! Love the property!
“Absolutely outstanding! From towels to pool accessories, the amenities were incredible, and the home was very clean and spacious. The company is very professional and organized, and the response time to emails quick and efficient. My family and I will definitely be using this company again in the future! Thank you for a memorable stay!
“The house was perfect. Well stocked and a great location. We would visit again next time in Key West!
“We had an AMAZING time! There were 8 of us there for our girlfriends 60th birthday and it was the perfect home for us! The pool was absolutely beautiful and was used every day we were there. The home was stocked with everything you could possibly need from kitchen items to hair dryers in every room. The layout was perfect and easy to be together or spread out when needed! You will miss a gem if you pass up the opportunity to stay here!
“It was our first time in Key West. The house was so nice and so inviting that we spent most of our time enjoying the pool. cooking and having a good time. It's a little hidden gem, serene, tranquil and just fabulous. We love it, recommend it and will be back!
“As always a good time was had by all, great customer service. The house remains well maintained, and I plan to return to Tropical Tranquility. Just as a side note, the landscaping needs attention , a lot of dead foliage in the beds and some plants are showing stress,
“Great properties and staff!!!
“We very much enjoyed our stay at this very lovely home. Loved how the kitchen opened into the beautifully landscaped courtyard / swimming pool area. Kevin was awesome !!!
“OMG......Such a piece of heaven here. All the attention to details from dimmable light switches to comfy beds. We are coming back in 2022
“We had an incredible time. The photos don't do the house justice.
“Fantastic property! Very well appointed. Kitchen stocked with everything you could need. The private setting would lead you to believe you're miles out from the hustle & bustle. We will be staying here again.
“The home was perfect for our family of six. We loved the pool area and the outdoor dining. The kitchen was the best stocked kitchen we’ve ever seen in a rental. Everything was very clean and well decorated. Finally, the location was perfect - easy walk to restaurants and attractions and the two parking spots onsite were a nice bonus.
“Could not ask for more! Positively beautiful home, well cared for, perfect! Our family has stayed there two times now, and can not wait to stay there again! Plenty of room for the whole family, comfortable and extremely clean! A perfect piece of paradise. Quite and friendly neighborhood, within biking distance to everywhere. If I could give more stars I would. Soon as you walk through the front gate, you just feel engulfed in a wonderfully welcoming atmosphere. Thank you for sharing your home with us!! VHKW was positively fabulous! Answered every question without hesitation and made the whole rental process a breeze. We have rented many vacation homes over the years, and we would definitely recommend VHKW to everyone!
“Vacation Homes of Key West is the only way to go with a family plus friends.... We go at least once a year and always use vhkw and we are never disappointed.. We just got home and we are already scheduling for next year!!@!@
“We had a terrific time! The home was amazing and allowed our family to have the perfect Key West get away! We look forward to future visits.
“We had such a blast this past week!! We were debating whether to reschedule or come down. We didn't know if locals wanted us.. We asked Paige what she thought and Paige said come down not all people are feeling that way. SO happy we did. All locals we fantastic. We were all wearing masks as told the island wasn't packed lots to do. Now yes some of our favorite places were closed but we found other hidden jems we never knew about.. Thank you paige and vhkw my family and i loved loved loved our time on the island and tropical tranquility.. We even stayed an extra day!!!!!
“Wonderful property convenient to Duval Street and many restaurants. Home is well equipped and spacious with resort quality pool landscaping. Our family had one of best vacations ever so we will likely be back in the future.
“4 couples stayed in Tropical Tranquility which was recommended to us through the good folks at Vacation Homes of Key West. The house was perfect and completely met our needs. Every person on this trip raved about the house and the laid back setting by the pool. The team at VHKW were pros. Using them again once we set the next date to KW. Kevin and Bella are awesome!
“The house was beautiful and thoughtfully appointed. No complaints. A great and memorable vacation thanks to you all!
“My largish multigenerational family often rents vacation places over holidays, so we've been in quite a few, and this one was by far the best. Start with the perfect layout around the incredibly landscaped LARGE pool, which felt so private and peaceful and yet was so close to the hottest spots in busy Key West. We loved the open kitchedn and dining room, and you could find us--or some subset of us--around the big outdoor dining table most times of the day and often night. The kitchen is placed so that the cook misses none of the action out around the pool. And I have to say, the kitchen was as well stocked of any rental I've been in ever. FINALLY, a rental with enough big bowls, plates, trays, glasses, etc. etc. etc.!! There's also a lovely great room where we spent a delightful Christmas morning but hardly saw the rest of the week as the weather was so good and the pool called! The bedrooms are comfortable and the bathrooms spacious. Plenty of closet and drawer space as well. Parking for two cars, though almost anything worth seeing in Key West is within walking and certainly biking distance. We loved it here and certainly hope to be back again someday!
“I don't even know where to begin! The house was ready when we arrived just before 4pm on the 23rd of November. It was immaculate and the kitchen was equipped better than my own at home! We settled into our respective rooms, unpacked and all met back by the pool to give our first impressions. Everyone one of use was impressed beyond belief! The location of the house could not be better - we only used our car to go pick up some grandsons who were staying at a hotel several miles away on Thanksgiving. Our holidays were perfect, thanks to this home-away-from-home. My husband wanted me to be sure to mention that not only did the BBQ work perfectly, he was so impressed with the stock of fuel! All I can say is thank you for providing this fabulous respite. I hope we left it in as good a condition as we found it - we tried! We will definitely stay here when and if we ever return to Key West. Thank you thank you thank you!!!
“Beautiful home! The backyard was such a great treat!!
“The house has set a high standard that may not ever be surpassed. The grounds were beautiful, the home was beautifully decorated but also homey and comfortable. The private pool was beautiful. The color of the pool enhanced the relaxing experienced. My Mother said this was the 2nd most memorial experience in her life. The first being a surprise 45 year wedding anniversary party. Well done VHKW
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Tropical tranquility home and are happy that Kevin is so generous to open his beautiful abode for others to have that sort of experience on the island. We have been to key west several times, this being the first time we chose a home rather than a hotel. I can safely say we’ve been spoiled and wouldn’t have it any other way. We hope to return to the Tropical Tranquility in the future! The only thing we found odd was the fact that a cleaning fee was included but it was clearly stated to wash and replace anything used, which we also found co fusing as to what that exactly meant. I think we left the house in a very decent manner, but we were a little unsure.
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