This charming studio looks out on the spa and covered patio, shaded by grand old trees, some of them seasonally flowering. It's approximately 225 sq ft. Sleeps two in full size bed, has upper bunk with extra long twin. AC, Wi-Fi-, flat screen tv with cable and telephone and washer and dryer. The bathroom has an outdoor tropical shower. There's a four burner electric stove, with oven, a medium size refrigerator with a generous freezer, coffee maker, microwave, blender and the usual pots, pans, utensils, dishes, etc. The swim spa has colorful patio furniture, hammocks, sky chairs and beach towels. It's in the Historic District, just south of Truman Ave. and west of White Street, in a quiet neighborhood that is not suitable for partying. Higgs Beach is about six blocks south, Historic Seaport about six blocks north and Southernmost Point, Duval Street, Hemmingway House, Truman Little White House, Fort Zachary Park, cruise ship docks, and Mallory Square are from one half to one mile west. There's off street parking but it's best to walk or bike to the most popular spots because of congested parking. Those who prefer not to see the sights on foot or bike can rent an electric car - small and easier to find parking. There's a bike rental three blocks away on the corner of Truman and White and they have tandem bikes. There are several neighborhood restaurants within four blocks, two of which are quite good.
Keywords: Garden studio for two. A/C. TV. Spa. covered patio. Beautiful shade trees
Owners are Marshall, a former lawyer, and Loretta, a former banker. In 1998 when our youngest left for college we retired, bought a 45 foot sailboat and cruised the East Coast, Bahamas and Virgin Islands. We found ourselves returning to Key West so frequently that in 2010 we sold the boat and bought a cottage here. We live in the cottage and use the detached studio when children, grandchildren and other assorted family and friends come to visit.
We love Key West for many reasons. Lot's of sunshine, surrounded by sparkling water, beautiful beaches, spectacular sunsets and lovely balmy evenings. Old Town is compact, level and so bicycle friendly that we don't need a car. The town has a rich history that's apparent in every day living. There's live theater and good restaurants. Lots of live entertainment. But most of all we bought in Key West because the people who live here are so happy and cordial, as well they should be, because they live in Paradise.
We usually eat every meal outdoors in the covered patio beside the spa under the beautiful trees. We do all our getting about by bicycle - visiting the beach, theater, sunsets at Mallory Square, etc. Most of all we love our neighbors.