SWEET SPOT FOR TWO…EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR AN ENCHANTED TROPICAL GET-AWAY.

Kari S. Hjerpe

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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SWEET SPOT FOR TWO…EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR AN ENCHANTED TROPICAL GET-AWAY.

Key West Cottage Rental Photos and Description

studio, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2

Recently and immaculately renovated 350 square-foot cottage on a quiet street in Old Town. Live life in true Keys fashion. Close enough to walk to the merriment, far enough away to be tranquil. This cottage is five blocks from Duval Street and six blocks to the beach/tennis courts. Full kitchen, queen bed, 900 square foot deck with pool, outdoor dining table and umbrella, beautiful gardens, private off-street parking, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, cable TV, and Wi-Fi; linens and towels are provided.

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Kari S. Hjerpe

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english

My husband and I bought this circa 1919 property to set down roots and raise our family. The front house on the property was a single- story 600 square foot mess with a tropically overgrown backyard; what is presently the cottage was originally a separate grandfather's abode.

Kari S. Hjerpe purchased this cottage in 1988

As soon as we macheted our way around the property, we were able to see a gem through the detritus and decay: a large property for Old Town (55'x100'), with lovely high walls for privacy, plenty of space for grass and gardens, a fresh-water well, and two large bunnies living an indoor/outdoor lifestyle. But really, we bought it for the Cuban food around the corner.

The location of this property is perfect for us. We wanted an in-town lifestyle, but did not want to be so far downtown as to be impacted by the decibel level of Duval Street. From here it is a quick walk to downtown fun or to the beach; the best of both worlds and tropical gardens, too..

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Sweet spot for two…everything you need for an enchanted tropical get-away.
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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Sweet spot for two…everything you need for an enchanted tropical get-away.
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Key West Lower Florida Keys
Fairhaven, MA
5

WONDERFUL TROPICAL GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
Loved our stay here. Cottage was just right; enough room to move around, and the yard was fantastic and well maintained. The lovely plants and decorations gave the place the feeling of a secluded sanctuary. Loved having coffee on the deck in the morning or finding an afternoon retreat by the pool. Decor in the cottage is light and happy; everything is clean and fresh. Air conditioning and ceiling fans keep it comfortable. Kari thinks of everything to keep her guests happy, and was available and happy to answer any questions we had. Wonderful amenities including plentiful pillows on the bed; lawn chairs and a cooler available for a beach day. The cottage is in the backyard of the main house, but no one intruded on our privacy or limited our use of the yard and pool. It felt like we owned the place! Within walking distance of the beach and Duval St; but we found bikes to be a great form of transportation. There was a place to rent them only about a block and a half from the cottage.
Highly recommend a day trip to Dry Tortugas. Also enjoyed a Fury catamaran sunset sail. Dining at the Conch Seafood Republic was great; we also treated ourselves to lunch at Latitudes on Sunset Key (a little pricey, but lunch is much more affordable than dinner!).
Would recommend this property to anyone wanting a fun but relaxing vacation in Key West.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sweet spot for two…everything you need for an enchanted tropical get-away.
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Key West Lower Florida Keys
New Britain
5

GREAT TIME AT OASIS- A LITTLE PIECE OF PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I loved our accommodations. It's beautifully decorated, spacious for 2 people and the deck and pool were fantastic. We will definitely be back and I'm recommending it to anyone I know heading to Key West. Keri went above and beyond in making sure that we had everything we needed. We can't thank her enough for making us feel so welcomed. It was great having a full kitchen, grill and washer & dryer. We saved money and generally ate healthier by making our own meals - breakfast/lunch on the deck and dinners out. We love the fish sandwich at Fogerty's and pulled pork sandwich at Sandy's Café. No trip is complete without eating at each twice.

If I was traveling solo I would also recommend this place for a private retreat. Yoga or reading by the pool would be nice. Keri has a green thumb so the plantings and the high walls really make you feel like you have your own private oasis.

We did have some problems with the Wi-Fi inside the cottage which Keri tried to address. For us it worked well outside on the deck but it was spotty inside when we wanted to surf while lying in bed. Not a deal breaker for us though. It made us spend more time outside in the beautiful sunshine or finding other things to do while inside in the air conditioned room.

Go ahead and book here. You won't be sorry.
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Sweet spot for two…everything you need for an enchanted tropical get-away.
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Key West Lower Florida Keys
5

WONDERFUL

  • 5 of 5
We spent 6 days in the Kari's cottage.
Everything was as advertised. The cottage is very well located near Duval street but in a very quiet street. It is fully equipped and the pool and the terrace are very nice.
Kari was perfect, unobtrusive but always available for advice.
We rented bikes during our stay. Key West with bike is ideal to discover the city and beaches.
We recommend this place without hesitation.
A big thank to you Kari !!!!
Nathalie and Olivier from France
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Sweet spot for two…everything you need for an enchanted tropical get-away.
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Key West Lower Florida Keys
Tennessee
5

EXACTLY AS DESCRIBED. WE LOVED IT!!!

  • 5 of 5
Description and photos don't do this jewel any justice! PERFECT. Very clean with pretty much anything you'd need. Great privacy and wonderful interaction with Kari, the owner. We had bikes for the week and enjoyed being away from touristy Duval St. but within easy bike ride of anything and everything you could want to do... or eat. After many trips to KW, this will be my go-to accomodations for the future. Loved being in a neighborhood and out of the crowds. Don't miss eating at Garbo's or El Siboney...the latter of which is an easy walk away. Thanks, Kari!!!
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Sweet spot for two…everything you need for an enchanted tropical get-away.
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Key West Lower Florida Keys
5

GREAT SUMMER STAY

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I traveled to Key West for 4th of July. We had an amazing trip, and our stay in the cottage was perfect. We had breakfast on the deck each morning, swam in the pool, and were pleased to find that the cottage had more than enough space.

The location is a bonus as well. We walked anywhere we needed to go. We went for a run each morning along the beach, which is just a few blocks away from the cottage.

Our favorite restaurant was El Siboney, which is right around the corner from the cottage. We had breakfast delivered from Cuban Coffee Queen two mornings (the cafe con leche is a must). We also recommend Lobo's, Schooner's Wharf, and The Cafe for dinner. Happy hour was a lot of fun at the Conch Republic. Dante's has a great pool party on the weekends. The Porch is good spot for craft beer. We also went stand up paddleboarding at Lazy Dog on Stock Island and had a great time. We are looking forward to our next trip to Key West!
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Sweet spot for two…everything you need for an enchanted tropical get-away.
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Key West Lower Florida Keys
5

A LITTLE SLICE OF PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
What a quaint little hideaway! After battling Nor'easter Nemo up in Boston, this was the perfect getaway spot. The property is beautifully maintained, the cottage is clean, bright, comfortable, tastefully decorated, and adorned with quality appliances and fixtures. The pool is steps from your door and refreshing. The property is perfectly located close enough to the popular Duval Street yet far enough away from the hustle and bustle where you can completely relax. You are a short walk to the excellently eclectic Flaming Buoy Filet Co. and El Siboney Restaurants. Sushi lovers do not miss Ambrosia on Simonton Street (near Duval) and Thai Island on Palm Avenue. Oh, and it doesn't hurt that Kari is the perfect host!

We will be back!

Paul & Fran
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Beach
Higgs Beach
Nearest Barpub
Louis' Backyard
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Stock Island
Nearest Restaurant
ElSiboney - best Cuban food on the island
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Availability & Rates

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Key West Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 6 2014 - Oct 18 2014
5 night minimum stay
$170
$1,110
 
 
Fall
Oct 27 2014 - Dec 19 2014
5 night minimum stay
$175
$1,150
 
 
High Season
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$190
From
$190
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes A 40% deposit is required to make a reservation. The balance is due 2 weeks prior to arrival. Deposit is refundable, less $25 cancellation fee, until 30 days prior to check-in. Personal checks are accepted. I now have a PayPal account, so that you can use a credit card to secure your stay. Just log on to PayPal and send the reservation deposit to my email address.
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Amenities

Key West Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • reefs
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
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