This Historic home was built in 1895 and lovingly restored in 2001 , 2009 and 2017! This is one of only two eyebrow style homes in Key West that have a front dormer in the roof for architectural appeal. Although this home is an historic treasure, it is fully equipped with all modern conveniences including a heated pool, spa, steam bath and bidet. The 3 bathrooms are done differently from traditional to contemporary. There are 3 bedrooms PLUS a separate fully furnished office with wifi , fax, copier, scanner and printer. A large great room with working wood burning fireplace leads to the pool/spa area. This award winning home has received a Certificate of Excellence from the Historic Florida Keys Foundation and was on the Old Island Restoration Foundations House Tour in 2006. The floors and stairs have been restored to their original 1895 beauty. Minimum stay 28 nights. Special Summer rates available!!
House - 3 Bedrooms - 3 Baths - (Sleeps 6)
I am a retired yet still licensed real estate broker . I am also a retired building contractor and did the renovations on this home which was awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the Florida Keys Historic Foundation. I lived in this home full time for about 5 years and now use it as my vacation home when it is not rented out to others.
Richard purchased this House in 2001
Why Richard chose Historic Seaport
I love renovation projects and this home in 2001 was a wreck, and just the kind of property that I like to restore. There are pictures in an album in the bookcase. The location is in Old Town Key West which is a Historic District.The home is located very conveniently to many wonderful restaurants, attractions and the Historic Seaport. It is walking distance to Duval St.( 5 1/2 blocks) which is the main street to stroll and shop and enjoy the many beautiful and architectually significant buildings and attractions.
What makes this House unique
Steam bath in master bathroom, private pool and spa, fireplace ( for the few days in winter that it might be necessary) Separate fully equipped office in the home as well as 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. Vaulted ceiling in Living/dining area with a wall of glass doors leading to the pool/spa/deck area. There is also access to the pool/spa directly from the master bedroom. The pool/spa heater is controlled by your smart phone!
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Spent wonderful month in this home. Plenty of room and located in a perfect spot. Owner responsive to a few requests.
Would highly recommend.
Beautifully restored key west house
As always great time in Key west. This house was the perfect location. Lots of room and comfortable. Open. Bright and cheerful to wake up to each day. Minor pool problem but owner was very responsive throughout entire repair. Overall a wonderful vacation experience
No attempt to maintain the property!!
Day of arrival house was filthy and the pool was leaking so badly it was unuseable. 7days later largest leak fixed, but small leaks continued. Told Owner long dead dangerous palm fronds over pool and grandkids coming for visit. Owner ignored problem and 5 foot palm frond fell in pool near them. Sent Owner picture of floating frond. 2 days later he sent a guy who trimmed half a tree, left and never returned, leaving us to clean up the debris he left in pool and on deck. Pool system again quit working near the end of our stay because pool filters were so dirty. We have rented many properties through the years and NEVER have had such a bad experience of being treated so poorly and unfairly.
I have never had a renter who treated ME so unfairly. I responded to her texts immediately and did my best to correct any problems as soon as they were reported to me. I am a responsible owner who bends over backwards to accomodate and please my guests. I guess some people cannot be pleased no matter how hard someone tries. Please see all my 5 star reviews in this review section.
Lovely historic home in fantastic location
This is a lovely historic house in a prime Key West location. The interior is charming and has everything needed for an extended stay. Everything is within walking distance including a bakery and sandwich place right on the corner. The owner is very friendly and accommodating. We would definitely stay here again and would reccommend it to friends.
March in Key West
My husband and I and our small dog, JW, stayed in Richard's beautiful home for a little over a month. It felt like home to us! The backyard is a great set up. Totally loved the pool and hot tub. Very comfortable home with a well equipped kitchen. The master suite is perfectly designed. Very comfortable bed. Richard is wonderful to work with and wants his guests to feel at home and enjoy their stay. We will be back to Key West and would definitely stay here!
Fabulous home away from home
I stayed at this property with 2 of my friends. The house was well maintained, and had plenty of space for all of us. Very clean! The pool and the jacuzzi were wonderful for relaxing afternoons. Only about 6 blocks to Duvall Street where all the fun is. An easy walk.
The home is located in Old Town, 2 blocks from the historic seaport and walking distance to world famous Duval St, gourmet restaurants, tourist attractions, walking and bicycle tours, fishing, diving, and all that beautiful Key West has to offer. You won’t want to leave!!
Other Activities: Two blocks from the Historic Seaport, Walk to Duval St, gourmet restaurants and all that beautiful Key West has to offer!!!