|Minimum Stay||28 nights|
Ashe Splashe is a beautiful, all-Dade County-pine, two-story house on Ashe Street, one of the quietest, most residential streets in Key West's historic Old Town, near Truman Avenue. All of Old Town's attractions and beaches are minutes away. Within a three minute walk you will find a specialty grocery, wine/liquor shop, renowned deli/caterer, Sandy's famous Cuban sandwich and coffee cafe, good restaurants and many other amenities. Key West life at its finest!
The rate for Summer, 2016 (August and Sept.) is $5000 per month.
Currently we have availability for August and September up until October 14.
The rate for Fall, 2016 (October and November) is $6500 per month.
Currently we availability only until October 15, 2016.
Sorry, Ashe Splashe is already booked for Winter 2016/2017.
Please contact us, the owners, directly. We manage reservations for our house personally and that saves you the new VRBO fees now being charged to travelers who book online through VRBO. We employ a wonderful agency in Key West to prep the house, hand over keys and provide assistance to our guests. You pay no commission. We are at 845-373-8416.
A full refund is provided if you need to cancel and do so 30 days or more before your rental period begins.
Sorry, but the MINIMUM RENTAL IS 28 DAYS. This minimum is mandated by City of Key West law and we abide by it without exception.
The first floor consists of a breezy front porch, the kitchen and a large living room that opens onto a bricked pool area. On this floor there is also a full bath and a tv den. The den converts to an extra bedroom via a queen size murphy bed stored behind louvered doors.
The second floor has two very spacious bedrooms with baths en suite. Each bedroom has its own porch, shaded by palms, overlooking Ashe Street or the pool. The floor plan offers superb privacy for the two master bedrooms. The first floor tv den provides a third bedroom perfect for extra guests.
The lighted, heated pool is surrounded by garden lights, inviting you to take an evening swim.
Tropical colors and accessories add to the authentic Key West experience.
Ashe Splashe was featured in the November/December 2008 issue of COTTAGE LIVING magazine under the title, 'We Evoked the Best of Old Key West' and in the January 2013 issue of the British magazine HOMES & ANTIQUES under the title, 'Winter Sun.'
The house was meticulously restored in 2006 and, in 2007, awarded a coveted ceramic star, the highest preservation award, by the Historic Florida Keys Foundation. The spacious rooms are built entirely of wood—even the ceilings—in the tradition of original Key West architecture. Antique flooring and details are paired with three new baths and a state-of-the-art kitchen with stainless appliances, offering you charm and comfort.
Keywords: Single Family House
Jane and Carey like to spend winters in Ashe Splashe but offer their house for April through November to full-month renters. The owners love the balmy breezes and funky architecture, of course, but also the laissez faire attitude of the Key West's diverse citizens, where tolerance and creativity are daily watchwords. And the air is not to be believed (except in summer when it's all too believable, but bearable thanks to central air conditioning). The first house they bought and restored in 1999 was nearby on Frances Street. It was perfect, and they loved it unreservedly, especially for the long weekends and occasional week-long vacations they were able to make use of it. But as Carey began to contemplate retirement, Jane realized it would be too small for more extended visits, especially if they involved the grandchildren Jane and Carey hope, one day, to have. So in 2004, at the top of the market (natch), they bought the Ashe Street house now listed on VRBO. It turned out to be a complete gut job, which thanks to the intervention of a couple of ferocious hurricanes, took about two years and twice their budget, But hey, it turned out great.
Jane and Carey Winfrey purchased this house in 2004
There's so much to do in Key West, from the many beaches to golf and sailing and snorkeling and kayaking (and paddle boarding) through mangrove swamps. The Winfreys partake of some of these activities, of course, but also just enjoy riding their bikes around Key West (Carey loves to take photographs of the many unique houses and gardens) and sampling the town's many wonderful restaurants. They also frequently patronize the wonderful Tropic Cinema, just off Duval Street, which specializes in first-run features and quirky independent movies.
The Winfreys' Ashe Street house is in the charming Old Town section of Key West close to the cemetery (high ground) and to bustling Truman Avenue in a quiet residential neighborhood. It is just under a mile from touristy (and sometimes noisy) Duval street. Higgs beach is also nearby. The house is close to Fausto's Old Town's grocery store, and to Five Brothers, where Carey gets his morning Cuban cafe con leche and is in walking distance to more than a dozen excellent restaurants.
All our expectations were exceeded. The house is well maintained, clean, uncluttered and comfortable. There is a good collection of books provided including many on Key West. The neighborhood is quiet and we met several nice residents in the immediate vicinity. We didn't know this little enclave of Old Town before we arrived. It is a hidden gem. The Studios of Key West holds many evening programs and it a short walk from the house. The cemetery, just on the next street, is a fun place to bike or stroll through. There is a great dance exercise studio called The Coffee Mill on Havana Lane half a block away. Rent Key West couldn't have been more accommodating in processing our reservation. All in all our month was wonderful.
Ashe Street house has larger rooms than our previous rentals, and a friendly feel. We liked everything about it . The upstairs bedrooms are luxurious. Downstairs tv room has a library and comfy sofa. (non-sleep sofa) The queen size Murphy bed worked well when we had extra visitors. (House is roomy, could really sleep 8 in a pinch) Backyard & pool are beautiful, Weber, big table for dinners. The owners left many nice touches. Staff at Rent Key West are very helpful on check in. We hired them for an extra cleaning; they know the house & have keys.
Ideas: Find the Pescado food truck around the corner for lobster rolls, Bistro Sole for outside dining two bl. west on White St., and Salute on Higgs Beach. Key West is mad fun, we're coming back.
We loved our month in Key West. It is a wonderful city for celebrations and for really kicking back and relaxing. The house was perfect for us. It has a Caribbean feel because the breezes blow through it front to back and there are porches off both the upstairs bedrooms. It is decorated with great colors and is very roomy. The pictures accurately reflect the house and it was thoroughly cleaned before we arrived.
We've rented Ashe Splash twice and will again. It's very comfortable, with lots of Old Key West features but with a new kitchen and baths. The house was spotless, pool serviced once a week. Occasionally in between we would pick leaves off the water. The bedrooms upstairs each have their own bath and porch so you and your guests have privacy and quiet. The downstairs bedroom is smaller than the two upstairs but it is still larger than most bedrooms in Key West rentals. The house is just as described. The owners have thought of everything you might want: beach towels, books, hair dryers, etc. The location is good for Higgs Beach and the White St. Faustos grocery; bike rentals are nearby. You don't need a car. Our favorite restaurant, Seven Fish, is a 7 minute walk away. This is a quiet end of Old Town. If you want to have bars and clubs outside the front door this is not the house for you. If you like to relax in a peaceful setting you will not find a better spot. Great house.
My family and I travel to Key West every other year for a month of relaxation and conky tonkin', and we have stayed in many different accomodations in Old Town; Ashe Splashe is by far our favorite! Ashe Splashe's rennovation is perfection. It has all of the history and character that you want when staying in Key West with the added bonus of a modern kitchen, air conditioning (a must in the summer!) and a private pool! We will definitely stay again when we head down to the Conch Republic next summer!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
28 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
28 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Sorry, we cannot permit cats.
Travelers pay one half of one month's rate upon making reservation. The balance is due prior to arrival. We use Key West's best management agency to transact payments, prep the house for you and provide keys. We don't use the VRBO online reservations system; we prefer to communicate directly with our guests and help you avoid new "traveler's fees."
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.