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William Skelton House - 10% DISCOUNT for any 5 nights stay!

Bedrooms 6
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

In the center of Old Town w/6 bedrooms, 4 baths, private pool, sleeps up to 14

A hidden gem in Old Town!! The house is really unique with its exposed Dade County Pine walls and private, shaded porches. This property is located just steps from Duval Street in the heart of Old Town (at the corner of Duval and Eaton streets). Some of the island's best restaurants and activities are within a few blocks. Although having a car is not necessary, a single parking space is included with this rental. A fully equipped kitchen and private pool are also included.

We accept credit cards and ONLY require a 3 night minimum stay (except during holidays and special events). We require a 50% deposit to confirm the reservation, and full payment is due 30 days prior to arrival. We also have a 60 day cancellation policy, or 90 days for holidays/special events.

Please be aware of scams asking for wire transfers or offers from Craigslist. If you have any questions, please call our reservations desk 305-292-2170

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, arabic
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our stay at the William Skelton House over Thanksgiving was a delight. The house was clean & bright and ready for us though we were much earlier than the usually designated time. I’ve already recommended it to friends as a perfect house for a big family & in a perfect location.

I’d like to compliment Haytham who responded so kindly & quickly to all our requests, including coming over to take a family photo. He was so welcoming in all regards and we enjoyed his upbeat & warm personality. In fact, everyone connected with the house - from those I spoke with to reserve the house, to the housekeepers & others at the front desk - were all helpful & friendly.

I thank you on behalf of my family for all your kind attention.


Nov 2016
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Historic Seaport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 3rd Floor Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Floor Main - toilet , combination tub/shower
    1st Floor Front (Boca) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    1st Floor Back (Cottage) - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • 1st Floor Boca - 1 queen , Queen bedroom
    1st Floor Boca - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Queen bedroom with twin bed
    2nd Floor - 1 queen , Queen bedroom - shared bath with twin bedroom
    3rd Floor master - 1 queen , Master Queen bedroom with private bath
    2nd Floor - 2 twin/ single , Bedroom w/ 2 twin beds - shared bath with queen bedroom
    Cottage - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Queen bedroom with twin bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Wood Deck
  • 14 bicycles
  • 14 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
If you have any questions during our Office Hours (9:00 am - 6:00 pm) please call our office at 305-292-2170 and one of our front desk specialists will assist you. No glass is allowed at the swimming pool. Guests may swim at your own risk. Our pool is heated up to approximately 80 degrees. Grilling is not permitted. Smoking is not permitted indoors, and will result in a $200 charge. There are no refunds for early check-outs. The lessee is responsible for their own consumable products, such as toilet paper, paper towels and coffee beyond the complimentary starter set included for your arrival.


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William Skelton House - 10% Off any 5 Night Stay!
average rating of 4.627907 based on 44 reviews

Unbelievable weekend. Really took Key West to another level!

  • 5 of 5

The property was more than we could've expected. It was perfect for our group, plenty of room for everyone to enjoy their own space and the floor plan made for plenty of room for everyone to enjoy their weekend in Key West. I would recommend the William Skelton house to ANY large group that wants to stay as close to Duval as possible without sacrificing anything in the process. A MUST BOOK!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

fabulous property in the best spot in town

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, Better Service!

  • 4 of 5

The William Skelton House was a great place for so many of our family to gather. It was a great location being close to everything, and we loved the porches for people watching. Even better was the service we received from property managers. They were very responsive to any questions or issues, and provided outstanding concierge services. I'd highly recommend them.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great historic home with charm

  • 3 of 5

House clean upon arrival; plenty of towels for each bathroom; basic necessities supplied; beach towels for nice warm pool appreciated; nice furnishings; air conditioning worked well; key code locks very convenient instead of keys; comfortable beds; kitchen very adequate for cooking; TV's all functioned; all rooms good size with adequate furniture. Great location

Attention needed to the following:

1. maintenance needs improvement with attention to details:

Knobs missing off dressers in second floor bedroom

Pot holders needed in kitchen as well as more silverware ( 12 of all)

Trim shrubs back on walkways & spiral staircase

White Rockers on porch missing piece so screw is exposed

One of dinning chairs was broken (not by us)

3 of the 4 chase lounges by pool had broken hinges

Debris in the backyard area needs attention on a continual basis

Shower handle in third floor bath is very loose

We should have been notified there was going to a wedding on Saturday night

Thursday night from 2:00 to 3:00 A.M. an evidently a drunk female was obnoxiously loud thus waking all in Skelton home

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, Thank you for taking time to leave us this detailed review. We take every review seriously and we appreciate your feedback. We regret your stay was anything less than perfect. We’re happy that you enjoyed the spacious, clean home, the heated private pool, the updated furniture and decor, and the convenient location of the house. We apologize that you were inconvenienced by the maintenance issues you listed. These are not to our standards. I will personally make sure future guests do not have the same experience. Thank you, again, for choosing to stay with us. We hope to welcome you back to Key West soon. Best, Haytham
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and well kept and you won't find a better location in Key West. My only complaint would be the entrance for the second floor is separate from the first floor entrance so you have to go outside to access the upstairs. This is not a deal breaker but it is s a slight inconvenience.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in the PERFECT location!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at The William Skelton House with 13 of my girlfriends for a long weekend earlier this month. We couldn't have had a better stay! The place was extremely clean and was large enough to sleep everyone comfortably! Haytham came to check on us right when we arrived to make sure everything was just right. He even went out and bought us an air pump so we could blow up our inflatable pool floats! The location is phenomenal and within walking distance to the fun on Duval street. This pink house is a charmer and we couldn't have asked for a better stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Southernmost Point
Mallory Square
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Dry Tortugas National Park
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum
The Cafe, A Mostly Vegetarian Place
Help Yourself
Fort Zachary Taylor State Historic Site and Park
Grand Cafe Key West
The Porch
Margaritaville Restaurant Key West
Sloppy Joe's Bar
Hog's Breath Saloon
A&B Lobster House
Schooner Wharf Bar
Smokin Tuna Saloon
Green Parrot Liquors
Aqua Key West
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Key West International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
There's plenty all within walking distance
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Key West Express
Nearest Golf
5.1 Miles
Key West Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Key West Conch Train Tours
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
There's plenty all within walking distance
Nearest Ski
0.4 Miles
Fury Water Sports
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Fort Zachary Taylor State Park
Car: not necessary

This home is located within 2 blocks of all major attractions. Everything is walking distance, so a car is not necessary. It is in the heart of Old Town, Key West.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $400 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates are subject to change and are higher for holidays and special events. Monthly rentals are not available.
We require a 50% deposit of the total amount in order to hold the reservation and the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to check in. We accept payment via most major credit cards.
We have a 60 day cancellation policy,Or 90 days for holidays/special events. Please refer to lease agreement for applicable policies.
Cleaning fee $400
Our pool is heated

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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