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PETRONIA PALMS, JUST OFF DUVAL ST.SAFE! AND HAS A LARGE POOL!

Ted H. Franse

Advertiser since: 2007
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 28 nights

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PETRONIA PALMS, JUST OFF DUVAL ST.SAFE! AND HAS A LARGE POOL!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 28 nights

Overview

Overview

Key West Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

First I would like to address. This is a MONTHLY rental. Due to all the Scammers out there. I do not advertise on Craiglist. Welcome to Petronia Palms! and the 'Queen Palm Cottage'! The sooner you book, the better the Deal! The safest location in Key West!

NOTE:

This is a monthly rental! Just wanted to give a heads up, that I don't use the calendar on this booking site, as I have multiple VRBO vacation rentals that may be available to you, too.

Was on the HGTV ( Home and Garden) show, 'Bang for your Buck'.Filmed April 2010.

Petronia Palms Is located just one block from the famous “Duval Street”! Which dumps out right at the ' World Famous 801 Bourbon Bar'.This lovely stand alone 800 sq. ft. cottage is located on Petronia Street Rear and just over 100 feet off the road by itself in it’s own enchanting little peaceful compound of 4 beautiful/cute cottages. The compound has a security coded entrance too. You are within walking distance to most of what Key West has to offer. Although close to Duval, the cottage is a quiet escape, since it is set back in its own little world of peace. You can kick back, just outside your private French doors from the large living room next to the 12 ft. x 24 ft. shared pool. Or just relax on the decking surrounding the pool under the sun in day and the stars at night or under the large covered porch, which leads along the meandering brick pathways. A large Gas BBQ has been provided, so that you can prepare your favorite meats and foods.Even Hammocks provided for each cottage,too. We can even provide any special requests, such as running an errand for Wine, flowers, etc., some may require a small fee to do so.

The single story cottage will sleep 4 very comfortably and has a large living room, large private/separate bedroom with a King sized bed, a queen sofa sleeper with memory form mattress in the living area, nice sized kitchen, with Tile flooring , dining room and full bath with Slate flooring , washer and dryer in its own private secured room. You can cool down with a dip in the pool , ( or warm up in the winter )or enjoy the new Central Air conditioning, within the cottage! AND, everyone has their own PRIVATE parking place, right infront the compound. Yes, everybody has a place to park! Unheard of in Old Town Key West...

IT IS VERY PRIVATE AND QUIET! PUTS YOU IN A PLACE OF PEACEFULNESS!

I have provided free DSL internet & wireless ( Wifi ), phone with FREE long distance use, and cable TV an alarm system too. And use of a safe at no additional costs. Its located in the heart of old town, this cottage is the perfect spot to enjoy the sites and sounds of historic Key West. Enjoy the excitement of the tropical evening, night life, just a minute’s walk over to Duval Street. Not far from where Hemmingway hung out at “Sloppy Joe’s”. You also get your own private front parking spot, right in front of the Petronia Palms compound and off the main street.

I have decorated the Petronia Palms cottages with carefully chosen colors, furnishings and fabrics, to remind you that you truly are in a tropical oasis, but with the Key West flare! The traditional Caribbean blues, yellows, greens and cottage style furnishings, make you feel as though you are in paradise, as you grab your favorite book and mix your favorite frozen beverage, in the fully equipped kitchen. Centrally located, you can bike or walk to the beaches or visit the special boutiques and restaurants up and down Duval Street!

This is it; paradise is waiting for you at Petronia Palms!!

Also I have a less priced condo in the Meadows at VRBO # 171894, #219051,#265376 or #208439 at Petronia Palms too. Or #442437. and if you are looking for Kauai Hawaii? Look at VRBO # 152385.

Thanks!

Keywords: Single Story Private Cottage

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Ted H. Franse (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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About Ted H. Franse

This is a picture taken of my girlfriend and I on a long 350 mile ride up and back down the entire Keys for the day. What an awesome ride. Fortunately she loves the tropics as much as I do. So traveling to Key West or Hawaii, where I have many different vacation rentals, which I own, doesn't require me to twist her arm to go.

Ted H. Franse purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Ted H. Franse chose Key West

Back in July of 2008 my girlfriend and I went back to Key West, because the previous stay was all work, converting one of my condos in the Meadows in Key West. While we were there, the last day I was told about a compound one block off Duval Street on Petronia Street, that was not directly listed for sale, but was just awesome. So I asked my girlfriend to go, and said no way, because if I liked it, I would start crunching numbers to figure out how to buy it. I went alone and met with now the previous owner. Of course, I then went back and got my girlfriend to come back to check this piece of paradise out. Most folks that have lived in Key West, don't even have a clue that this compound is back there, off its own little un-paved street. The compound is so quiet and peaceful and totally tropical with all the Key West colors too. The Big pool was in great shape as the entire compound. So, for those next few months, lots of Negotiations and finally on October 1st 2008, I became the new owner. I gave it the new name Petronia Palms and everything has been decorated to fit in with the Key West flare! Each cottage has its own personality and have been decorated to the max. I even have one with tons of Hemingway artifacts too. My handyman in Key West has become a welcomed sight to all that have stayed there. He has without my asking, took folks fishing, boating, shrimping, trips to the store etc. He even brings the folks fresh fish after his big catches. He has become the tour guide.

What makes this cottage unique

I have already been there 6 times since October 2008, doing lots of 20 hours days, providing lots of improvements to the entire compound. My next visit is set for May 1st 2009, to do more work. The compound is so peaceful. Who would think so, for being only a block or so from the Famous Duval Street. It is unknown to most the locals. I have heard comments, like, wow, I never knew this was back here. What a plus, to be off a one-way street and a private street off of Petronia Street. Sitting in the compound having a BBQ, swimming, sitting and reading a book, taking one of the 8 bikes provided for a ride or just sitting out on one of the many private decks for each cottage is a nice plus too. The entire compound is real lush with tropical plants and little cute artifacts around the entire compound. Too Cute! Even though each cottage is its own home, over time you get to know the others that are staying. Being right down the street to Duval Street, it is easy to get anywhere in mid-town and walk back home for a night-cap. It is its own little world away from the world. Pretty cool.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I spent a month here June/July 2009, and it is truly a little tropical paradise! The compound grounds are beautiful and well-maintained by the owner's one-in-a-million grounds-keeper, Dale. The cottages are decorated Key West colors/style, and you are literally 5 or 6 steps from the pool from any cottage entrance. The location is excellent, about a block off the main drag Duval Street. Bikes are provided, but it's easy walking distance to just about anything you could want/need.
May 2009
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4.7
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Petronia Palms, Just Off Duval St.Safe! and Has a Large Pool!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 18 reviews
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Petronia Palms, Just Off Duval St.Safe! and Has a Large Pool!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p249689vb
-(916) 965-8266
Key West Lower Florida Keys
Charlotte, NC
5

GREAT location in old town.

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for 10 days over thanksgiving and enjoyed it very much. The houses are clean and updated. The compound is off the street and secure. When not dining out it was nice to throw a few steaks on the grill on the private patio.
The location was better than expected being just a block off of Duval St. in the middle of the island, so going to the pier or the ocean was a pleasant walk.
I would gladly book it again on the next KW trip.
  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wayne:

I look forward to yah staying again.

Thanks. I appreciate the kind write up!

Ted
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Petronia Palms, Just Off Duval St.Safe! and Has a Large Pool!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p249689vb
-(916) 965-8266
Key West Lower Florida Keys
Mississippi
5

Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed out time at the Queen Palm Cottage. It is isolated but yet only two blocks from Duval. We brought our Miniature long haired Dachshund and even he had a great time. The cottage was very Key Westy with bright and alive colors. It is a very well maintained property. Working with Ted was also easy. The pool was very well maintained and the compound is lush and well landscaped. We will try and stay there next summer again but for a longer time.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I real glad you had a nice time. Hope to see you back. Ted The Owner!
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Petronia Palms, Just Off Duval St.Safe! and Has a Large Pool!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p249689vb
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Key West Lower Florida Keys
Tampa, FL, USA
5

OUTSTANDING HIDDEN GEM!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I were planning a trip to Key West for a weekend to attend a friends wedding when we stumbled on Petronia Palms, and decided to make it a week rather than a weekend! Let me tell you that the REALITY of Petronia Palms in every way lives up to the pictures and description provided by Ted Franse, the owner! When we walked into the compound, it was almost as if we had been there before, the pictures on this website very accurately showed the compound, and when we entered the Queen Palm, we were overwhelmed with how awesome it was. Ted was spot on in his communications with us, and the Christina his property manager was equally awesome and responsive when we had 2 simple questions we had for her, and she was very pleasant to speak with. This location is definitely right of Duval, unbelievably quiet and secluded, and close to all of the action. We parked our car on Tuesday, and didn't get back into it until we left the following Tuesday. Lots of nice touches such as the pool share by the compound, hammocks out on the private deck, the gas grill with all of the utensils, the washer dryer, bicycles for you to use (the bikes were a little "tired" however we did use them to ride to the beach and back and loved it!) overall a perfect setup. We filled a cooler before we left Tampa with food and supplies for a weeks worth of grilling and it was nothing short of fantastic! Great way to save money rather than eating out every single night! We will most definitely consider renting this property from Ted again! Thank you Ted, and of course Christina, your fine property manager for exceeding our expectations!
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a wonderful time. I really appreciate when people take the time to say nice things of their stay. Thanks again. Hope to see you back again. Ted The Owner!
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Petronia Palms, Just Off Duval St.Safe! and Has a Large Pool!
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Key West Lower Florida Keys
Orlando, FL
4

Great location and cute space with small annoyances

  • 4 of 5
We overall enjoyed our stay at Petronia Palms. As the other reviews say, it is quiet and secluded, while being super close to Duval Street. You are 7 blocks from the Gulf, 7 from the Atlantic, and 1 from Duval. We parked our car and left it there, opting to bike and walk everywhere!

The house itself is cute, clean, and spacious. The bathroom is small, a little outdated, and both it and the closet are separate from the master bedroom, which was a bit of a nuisance. There are also lots of windows around the house with bad vertical blinds, so privacy was a bit of an issue when the maintenance crew was around. The house is also super well stocked -- there were a few items I was surprised were not there: cookie sheet, laundry hamper, and an extra cutting board would all be helpful.

I was worried about sharing bikes and the pool, but it was never a problem. We always had the pool to ourselves and there were plenty of bikes with baskets to use.

Christina was a super friendly and helpful hostess. When we arrived they were replacing the refrigerator, but considering that they moved quickly to get us into our cottage as soon as possible. She chatted with us and gave our dogs water while we waited. She was also very quick to replace our gas for the grill - it only took about 10 minutes.

Unfortunately, I was annoyed that she left laundry in the wash from the previous tenant. I understand her schedule was thrown off by needing to get a new refrigerator, but she had literally stuffed the laundry full and it had sat there for days. I ran it through the dryer once, and when it was still damp I set her a message -- I did not want to spend my vacation doing someone else's laundry! She did not respond to the message, and left the damp, moldy laundry sitting out for three more days. By the time she DID come to do the laundry, it was the day before we were leaving, so I had my own laundry I needed to be doing! We left for four hours, and when we came back she had left it in the wash AGAIN, leaving me to do someone else's laundry until midnight on my last night there, just so that I could do our own laundry. Needless to say, I was frustrated by the lack of professionalism in that situation, which felt out of character considering how helpful she was the rest of the time.

My Key West recs: Butterfly Conservatory, Sebago Power Cruise, Better Than Sex dessert restaurant, Kermit's Key Lime Shop, and shopping at Deja Vu and Wanderlust
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I can't please everyone. Didn't know they had Pets either, or I would have charged extra for that!
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Petronia Palms, Just Off Duval St.Safe! and Has a Large Pool!
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Key West Lower Florida Keys
Pennsburg, PA
5

Perfect place to stay in Key West!

  • 5 of 5
My boyfriend and I were lucky enough to find Petronia Palms for our latest trip to KW. We stayed in the Queen Palm cottage which was PERFECT. The location (right off Duval) made walking or biking to everything very convenient, but the location of the Petronia Palms is such that there is absolutely no noise at all. It is a quiet and relaxing oasis in the best part of Old Towne.

The cottage itself had everything we need - plenty of indoor and outdoor space, a kitchen with everything we needed, linens, towels, a great gas grill, hammocks, bikes, and a wonderful pool. Everything was thoroughly cleaned before we arrived. The outdoor areas are so caringly maintained with beautiful plants, flowers, palm trees, and all the outdoor furniture you need.

Christina was great! We've been to Key West many times, but she had suggestions for restaurants we never heard of and she was right on everyone. It was great to find places that the conchs like to visit :-) She was also able to get us fish right off the boat so that we were able to do dinner in a few nights. It was better and fresher than most restaurants!

Having stayed many places in KW before, the biggest advantages I see to the Petronia Palms would be: location, quaintness, cleanliness, quiet, free bike access, the pool, the grounds and the site manager Christina.

We are already looking forward to our next trip and plan to stay there again. The owner, Ted, was so easy and professional to deal with and responsive to all our questions very quickly.

Thanks for a great stay!
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Petronia Palms, Just Off Duval St.Safe! and Has a Large Pool!
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Key West Lower Florida Keys
Saint Louis, MO USA
5

Fantastic Key West experience @ Queen of Palms!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I have traveled fairly extensively and have decided that renting private homes is our best option. We understand some people enjoy room service and nightly turn down of the sheets but we prefer our own privacy and time to ourselves. With that said, we rented a cottage at the Petronia Palms through VRBOdotcom. The Petronia Palms complex is a group of four separate cottages with a community pool. There is wonderful landscaping around the complex and behind our cottage there was a deck with hammocks we could lounge and enjoy as well. Our particular cottage was the “Queen of Palms” and was quite cozy and clean. The bedroom had a queen sized bed that was a little soft for our taste and a small TV and radio. There is a large TV (with basic cable) in living area with a nice fold-out bed in the sofa that a friend used over the weekend that he said was good enough for his visit. The kitchen was galley-styled and had the necessary pots, pans and tools to cook meals and eat at the counter top table. The bath room has a split shower/toilet area with a door separating it from the vanity area. Our only issue with the cottage was that the bathtub looked ‘stained’ and my wife who is a bather, preferred to shower all week for that reason. Our “Neighbors” (Jim and Kate) were very nice and we shared a pool-side meal with them during the week. The other folks here are monthly renters and more or less did their thing so no one was in anyone’s way during our visit. A great location with enough parking and solitude for all! We would highly recommend this to our friends as it was quite a treat for us. A special shout out to Christina and Troy for making our visit so nice and comfortable – great folks who make you feel right at home! Thanks Ted for working with us to make our anniversary vacation special!
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the response. About the Tubs. We do have them professionally re-coated on a regular basis. But, being in a tropical setting where there is lots of sand and Coral dirt in the surrounding neighborhoods, it does take Havok on fixtures and Tubs, hammocks,bicycles, BBQ's etc. I am constantly replacing items on a daily basis. Hope to see yah back. From Ted the Owner!

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Petronia Palms!
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Hemingway's House.
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Duval Street!
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The Southernmost Point!
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Mallory Square!
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My condo in the Meadows.
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Charter Boat anyone?
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Anyone say Beach?
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Beach!

In addition, I also have other cottages iat Petronia Palms on homeaway Property # 224674, Property # 210550, Property # 258192 and one in the Meadows at Property # 182589 .

Only one block off Duval Street and in its own peaceful secured locked compound. This is the safest part of Key West, also known as Solares Hill in Old Town. My compound is on the highest point in Key West at 18 feet, right on Solares Hill point.

This is in the heart of Historic Mid-Town, one block from all the main action on Duval Street, but the compound itself is centered in the middle of the block, so nothing can be heard. The best of both Worlds.

Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Racquetball, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Basketball Court, Miniature golf, Hot Air Ballooning, Health/Beauty Spa

Golf: I provide Brand New Bikes with locks, lights, baskets at a very minimal charge too!

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Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Nice new Queen Bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Nice Queen sleeper, with memory foam mattress.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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