CARPE DIEM - A TROPICAL CONCH COTTAGE IN OLD TOWN KEY WEST -

Rainer Horn

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 28 nights
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CARPE DIEM - A TROPICAL CONCH COTTAGE IN OLD TOWN KEY WEST -

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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bath (Sleeps 6)

From the owners of the award winning CARPE DIEM Spa Resort in Provincetown / MA, this quintessential Conch Cottage is close to all attractions & only a few blocks from Higgs Beach.

Around the corner you’ll find the best Cuban coffee, excellent deli with fresh foods & confections, a local supermarket, restaurants, great art galleries and 3 Yoga/Fitness Studios

Everything is provided in this peaceful retreat, from a fully equipped kitchen to wireless internet.

The front porch at Carpe Diem is perfect for watching the world go by and the spacious back garden patios and upstairs deck offer outdoor living in tropical style with wonderful palm trees inviting you to a large dining table, BBQ & lounge areas.

The Carpe Diem cottage has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, multiple decks and patios as well as indoor lounge areas.

For more information about our cottage please visit http://www.carpediemkeywest.com - Interested in our Spa Resort on Cape Cod ? Please visit http://www.carpediemguesthouse.com

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Rainer Horn

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Speaks french, german, english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 28 nights
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Carpe Diem - a tropical Conch Cottage in old town Key West -
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Carpe Diem - a tropical Conch Cottage in old town Key West -
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Key West Lower Florida Keys
5

Tranquility in Paradiise

  • 5 of 5
This beautiful home is just perfect to recharge your batteries for your everyday life.
The owners have designed Carpe Diem to perfection, it has every modern amenity you might require within the peaceful surroundings of a Balinese themed decor.
Sitting in the garden you can hear the trickle of the fountain, the whooshing of the bamboo and the tinkle of the wind chimes. An added bonus is the rear upstairs balcony where you can lie on the day bed and catch the early morning rays of sunshine.
Sitting on the front porch amongst the lush green plants and trees is just as sublime and you get the added bonus of chatting to the lovely people of Key West. You also get to see and hear a number of different birds including a very pretty woodpecker.
The house itself is extremely comfortable with chairs, beds and pillows that were definitely chosen with great comfort in mind! The home sleeps 6 as there are 3 double beds but 2 are in the same room so you would need to be close family or even closer friends to share.
Nothing is too much trouble for the owners who will sort anything they possibly can to ensure your stay is perfect.
The location is great - there is an excellent food market in the street behind that sells anything you may need should you wish to cook and perhaps, like us, sit in the lovely garden to eat.
You can hire push bikes at the end of the street (you may want to consider buying one from one of the big shops on Roosevelt if you are staying for a month or more, you can always sell it or give it away at the end of your stay and I think it may work out cheaper) which is by far the best way to get around the island or you can walk which is equally delightful. Higgs beach is a short distance away and it has the added bonus of Salute where you can get delicious Key Lime pie. If you don't have one I suggest you buy a snorkel as the fish are in abundance and in an array of colours, shapes and sizes.
You can walk to Duval with ease in about 15 mins dependant on the length of your legs.
All in all I would say the perfect place to stay
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Carpe Diem - a tropical Conch Cottage in old town Key West -
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Key West Lower Florida Keys
Athens, GA
5

Conch Out at Carpe Diem

  • 5 of 5
My spouse, teenage daughter and I chose Carpe Diem as our Key West base camp for our summer vacation in 2013. The cottage was perfect for us and our lifestyle. It had everything we needed and then some. The vibe is completely chill - as my daughter would say. In addition to being extremely easy to work with, it's obvious that Rainer has paid particular attention to every detail... the décor, the kitchen appliances and cookware, the sound system, the linens and towels, and that delicious outdoor shower... oh, yes, the Buddha's, too. The description and pictures in the listing were spot on but you really can't fully appreciate Carpe Diem without being there in KW! I spent hours every morning (while my wife and daughter slept in) reading, drinking coffee, and watching the world go by. The poinceana tree in front of the house was in full bloom and spectacular.

The house is really centrally located. It was easy to get to Higgs Beach in one direction and Duval Street in the other. Rent bikes at the bike shop at the end of the street; the guys there are super friendly and will take good care of you. There's a grocery store only a block or so away and a Cuban take-away place that has people lining up at all hours. The snorkeling along the old breakwater at Higgs Beach was great. We literally went to every museum and old fort in KW and enjoyed every one. The Eco Center is very well done and free. Hired a sailboat with Capt. Albert for an overnight and that was a blast. Enjoyed many restaurants (Azur, Flaming Buoy, Louis Back Porch) but Santiago's Bodega and Salutes at Higgs Beach rose to the top for value and quality. Salutes isn't fancy but the food is consistently good and reasonable... and it's right on the beach. Get the key lime pie there if you get it anywhere. Check out Archeo and Besa Me Mucho for extraordinary non-touristy shopping experiences. Ride bikes everywhere. Learn about KW history.

I have recommended Carpe Diem to friends and family and would love the opportunity to return...and stay longer.
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Carpe Diem - a tropical Conch Cottage in old town Key West -
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Key West Lower Florida Keys
5

Charming little Cottage in Key West

  • 5 of 5
My partner and I stayed in this charming little cottage for one month and just loved it. We've rented many holiday apartments/houses over the years and this was our favorite so far. It was beautifully decorated, the kitchen had everything we could possibly need (we cook a lot) and we spent a lot of time sitting in the peaceful back garden with its relaxing water feature or sitting on the front porch watching the world go by. We both work from home during the day and there was quick and reliable internet access. Rainer, the owner, was very responsive and did everything possible to make our stay enjoyable. We absolutely loved our time in Key West and were extremely sorry to leave. Would not hesitate to recommend to any visitors.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2011
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Carpe Diem - a tropical Conch Cottage in old town Key West -
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p281441
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Key West Lower Florida Keys
FRANCE
5

Magnifical stay at key west

  • 5 of 5
We have spent one wonderfull week in Key West with our son this summer and we so much loved it that we've planed to come back at christmas this year with our son and daughter to let her know the pleasure of spending vacation in your lovely house. We loved snorkelling, biking, catching lobsters and watching the sunset at Mallory square. We recommend this property to every one.
Anissa from France
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
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Carpe Diem - a tropical Conch Cottage in old town Key West -
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p281441
+1 5086482213
Key West Lower Florida Keys
Hoboken, NJ
5

An Amazing Visit

  • 5 of 5
My family and I recently spent the month of August at Carpe Diem in Key West, and it was truly spectacular! The house is beautiful, well maintained, and has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing Key West vacation. The house is convenient to everything, yet quite enough to allow privacy and independence. The owners are tremendously helpful in every way, providing precise information about the area, and attending to your every wish. We will most certainly be back to Carpe Diem...a true gem in this magical place called Key West.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Key West
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Key West Express
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Higgs Beach
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Havana 1

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, parasailing, shelling, spa

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Key West Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
28 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
28 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Winter
Dec 23 2014 - Apr 30 2015
28 night minimum stay
$6,500
 
 
Spring
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
28 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
28 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
28 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2015 - Apr 30 2016
28 night minimum stay
$6,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay
$3,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
End Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes Additional charges for Fantasy Fest $500.00

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Key West Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Mobile Phone
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Clawfoot tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large European style open rain shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Enclosed outdoor Shower on our Patio
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 queen
  • Downstairs bedroom has a queen bed with a bathroom located directly across the hall. The entire upstairs is our Mastersuite with a Kingsize bed and a queensize bed, writing desk and private upstairs deck as well as on-suite bathroom!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • MP3 Dock
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • water tubing
  • snorkeling
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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