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Tropical Retreat with private heated pool, deck and gardens

Bruce Hirshman

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 29 nights

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Bruce Hirshman

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015
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Tropical Retreat with private heated pool, deck and gardens

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 29 nights

Overview

Special Offer! June Available! Last minute discount! June 1 - June 30

Key West House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Relax poolside on a private deck, enjoying the bougainvillaea draped over the masonry privacy fence. Banana trees and many variety of palm offer shade to the house and gardens. The house has been remodeled in the last 5 years with an enormous great- room and large windows that allow breezes to flow through the house. The kitchen is a chef's delight with a 6 burner Vulcan commercial stove and additional convection oven. Meals can be enjoyed under the covered lanai or in the dining area. Book shelves holding hundred of books line the dining room and are available for your reading delight. The bedrooms are comfortable with a king bed in the master bedroom and two full beds in the second bedroom. The bathroom has been recently updated with a double rain-head shower, ceramic tile floors and ceramic tile walls. The house is clean and simply decorated and the pool is heated during the cool months. If you need secure parking for your motorcycle or bike, it is available in the driveway behind a security fence. The beach is a mere 4 block walk, as are the tennis courts. If life gets too relaxing, bikes can be delivered to the house for a 1 mile ride to Duval Street. Within easy biking distance are world class restaurants such as Louie's Backyard, El Siboney and Salute. Attached to the house is a separate and private 400 square foot studio with queen bed and full bath that also may be rented with the main house.

Keywords: Private house, Heated pool

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Bruce Hirshman (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015

About Bruce Hirshman

We have lived in Key West since 1992. We have moved out of the area to pursue work opportunities in a large city. Our plan is to return to the island for retirement. I am sure that you will find the tropical and private digs, calming to your spirit but close enough to Duval and beach for major fun.

Bruce Hirshman purchased this house in 1992

Why Bruce Hirshman chose Key West

Read our reviews...we go out of our way to provide a clean house with heated pool, private decks, complete kitchen and plenty of space to relax.

What makes this house unique

The sun is almost up. Catch sunrise over the water standing on White Street Pier. Walk down White for some Cuban Coffee and order breakfast at one of the restaurants suggested on the visitor's guide in the house. By now you're exhausted...it's pool time and you need a bit of a nap. During a late lunch at the house, your eye catches some reading in the dining room library. The afternoon is devoted to the beach or visiting the sights. A quick dip in the warm pool refreshes and a rinse in our new outdoor but private shower finishes the effort. Friends are coming over for a poolside barbeque. After dinner it is a short ride to the Red Barn Theater for a play. Dessert for the day is some of the best ice cream you can imagine followed by a short bike ride home to enjoy the balmy weather and burn a few of those guilt ridden calories. You lie in a bed with the french doors open to the pool and fall asleep in record time...dreaming of tomorrow's adventure.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 29 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Tropical Retreat with private heated pool, deck and gardens
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Western New York State
5

Wonderful Key West Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I have been coming to Key West for a month each winter (since retirement) from the cold North. We've been pretty happy with all our rentals, all through VRBO. But this rental was incredible. The photos are accurate, the space is large, clean, easy to care for, & very comfortable, very beautiful. Took our meals outside by the light of the pool. Loved the outside shower & used it consistently except for our last day --- way too early & still dark outside! We bought 2 used bikes which we were able to sell back at the end of the month & this made grocery shopping & going to the beaches much more do-able. Also used the Key West bus -- who knew they had one--Bus stop is very close & bus was always on time. would often walk one way & use the bus one way. Then there's squeaky the cat who comes for food, water, & a little attention daily. Added to the "at home" feeling.

Because we'd been to KW a few times, we didn't have many questions for Mardee or Bruce, but it was very re-assuring to know how available they were. Mardee was wonderful on our arrival & checked in from time to time to insure we were doing okay. And the next doo r neighbor, Rich, was just great - If you choose this rental, you'll love it.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Beavercreek, OH
5

Great location and fantastic pool

  • 5 of 5

Had a great month at this wonderful house. Not a bad morning or afternoon walk to Duval. Ability to walk (about 7 minute stroll) to beach every evening was great! House is large and very well laid out for a couple or a family. My favorite place was the covered area by the pool - sat there every day with my laptop under the ceiling fan. It is so peaceful and seems very tropical with the lush landscaping. Mardee could not have been more helpful. We appreciated the fact that Bruce had the pool guys out every week to clean and maintain the pool; showed us he wanted his guests to spend their time enjoying themselves. Also want to point out that the pool and landscape folks Bruce has selected are first-rate and very professional; both took the time to answer any questions we had but were never intrusive. I know I used the word "great" too many times in this review but that is the word that keeps coming to mind when I think about every aspect of this property and our month there.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear that the folks tending the garden and pool offered great service and respect for your privacy. Mardee is a wonderful help managing the property and making our guests feel at home. Outdoor wireless is a pool side treat for work or play. Thanks for your kind words about the property.
Celebration, FL
5

Our August Staycation

  • 5 of 5

We met the property manager Mardee, (a true gem), on move in day and fell in love with the house immediately upon showing. The house is wonderfully decorated and well equipped with plenty of small extras such as an iPod player, beach towels, a well equipped kitchen and comfortable furniture in every room. In keeping in line with classic vacation rentals - there were plenty of "leftover" extras such as spices, sunscreen, etc. The deck area with the pool (one of the deepest we've seen in KW) and outdoor shower (NOBODY!! used the inside showers) are the highlights of this home. No call for help was left unanswered by Mardee or Bruce (the owner); we never felt more taken care of than during our stay. As a guest that actually had to work during his month in KW, the proximity to the airport is an extra bonus (6 minutes). We brought our bikes and only used the car for shopping excursions and day trips to Big Pine for the world's best pizza. Otherwise, 10 minutes to downtown by bike and a few minutes' walk to the beach made the month a perfect experience. We are looking forward to our stay next year (already reserved) and have decided to make this an annual family event.

P.S. A guest's comments book left on property would be a nice feature!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Renting our home to an appreciative family...what a pleasure! Thanks for the thoughtful and thorough review. We delight in folks enjoying the pool, house and setting in Key West. You offered us a great idea and we will start a guest comment book similar to the ones that we have read in other VRBO rentals.
Port Orchard, Washington
5

Fabulous Key West Rental!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home during the month of February, 2013, and could not have made a better choice for our winter escape. As another reviewer noted, the home is even better than the pictures. It is spacious, decorated so nicely, and every detail has been attended to with thought and care.We have stayed in many, many, VRBO rentals, and this is by far our favorite, ever. We loved the Cuban tile floors, the outdoor shower, the wonderful kitchen, and especially the backyard pool area - a lush, peaceful place that feels a million miles away from the world, our own private relaxation space. We have local Key West friends, and they couldn't believe what a nice place it is - perfect for entertaining, and a short walk from the beach. If you plan to spend much time down in the Duvall/Mallory Square area, I would recommend a car, but we enjoyed the fact that this place is away from the frenetic tourist crush. It's not far from grocery and other stores on Roosevelt Blvd., and it's easy to get anywhere quickly. We visited other friends' rental homes while we were there, and nothing compared to this - it far exceeded our expectations. Bruce, the owner, and Nikki, the manager, are simply the best, and we could tell that it was very important to them that we had everything we needed We'll be going back next year, and cannot recommend this rental highly enough - it's a gem.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! We love to hear from our guests. Thanks for your kind words. We do try very hard to make each visit to our home, the best possible experience. It is nice to hear that the pool and back yard offer an ideal setting for total relaxation.
New Jersey
5

Perfect Island Get-away

  • 5 of 5

Rented this house in October '12. It is even nicer than the photos. Could not have been happier. House, pool and garden are beautiful and in a great location - nice quiet area but only a short trip to Duval St. and all its craziness. It's also just a short stumble off to Louies' Backyard. The owner and property manager were great and very easy to reach. If you are thinking of trying this place, go ahead and book it - you'll be so glad you did.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted and enjoy making our guests happy with their choice for a vacation rental. We do our best to offer a clean tropical home managed with a professional and responsive staff. Thanks to all our guests for their kind words.
Wausau, WI
5

AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a month in September '12. FIRST RATE!! The owners are a pleasure to rent from. The grounds and the pool are beautiful! Everything is well kept. We felt as if we were at our own home and had a very difficult time leaving at the end of our stay. We hope to return SOON!!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes our day to read such kind reviews. We our delighted to have return renters. We go out of our way to be sure that everyone enjoys their time in Key West. Let us spoil you.

Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Key West Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Public course
Car: not necessary

Walk to the beach, bike to Duval St., or stay on the property and enjoy the private heated pool.

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Rates & Availability

From $3,600 Per month

Key West House Rental Rates

Special Offer! June Available! Last minute discount!

Special Offer From:
Dates Jun 1, 2015 to Jun 30, 2015

Great weather. Flat Seas. Don't miss the great fishing and diving. Avoid the winter crowds. Enjoy the total privacy of the pool and deck.

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 30 2015
29 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
29 night minimum stay
$3,600
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
29 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
High Season
Dec 1 2015 - Mar 30 2016
29 night minimum stay
$6,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes Consecutive month rentals may have a discounted rate.
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Amenities

Key West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , The outdoor shower is off the master bedroom
  • In the main house there is a full bath. There is also an outdoor shower off the deck offering complete privacy and a very large shower for two people in the cottage. The master bath has been fully remodeled with ceramic tile throughout and walk in shower with rain heads.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , French doors open to the pool and deck
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Windows overlooking the gardens
    Attached optional cottage - 1 queen , Additional 400 square feet of living space with bath
  • King size bed (1) In master bedroom french doors open to pool and deck, Double Beds (2) In second bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
The beach is four blocks away, close to shopping, and Duval Street is an easy walk or bike ride away.

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