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Attitude Key West (2 Bikes and Wireless Internet)

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bath, Sleeps 4

Thank goodness we made it through Irma. We can happily say that there was certainly a big mess to clean up but no structural or physical damage to the property...... I have pictures of pre and post clean up if you want to see them.

This is our vacation home and we'd love to share it with you!!!! We love it here so much that we feel compelled to share the Key West Experience with others when we can't be there!

This unique unit is OUR VACATION HOME NOT JUST ANOTHER RENTAL. Complete Kitchen and Bathroom Reno's on January 2015. Located in the Ship Yard of Truman Annex a luxury community in the heart of Old Town Key West. It is a 1st floor unit that boasts 2 sets of new Hurricane rated french doors opening onto a quaint private paradise with lots of palm trees for that tropical feeling. Lounge chairs and a table for four with overhead fans await your arrival. The air conditioned unit has been painted using lively citrus colors as accents, quality linens, and furnishings ,New COUPLES SHOWER, bathroom vanity and comfort height toilet, all new tiles with bright beautiful accent tiles. ALL new stainless steel appliances, high end dishwasher, icemaker, smooth top stove in January 2015. Memory foam King mattress and a Beauty Rest -Recharge Queen mattress for your comfort. You are located off the street in a lovely quiet part of the Shipyard. The back patio features over head fans, landscape lighting, and a gas grill. Only a short walk from Duval St, Sunset at Mallory Square, Fort Zach Beach or the community pool... the list goes on.... enjoy the vibrant life of Key West and know that you have your very own sanctuary to return to. Experience Key West like a local on our personal bicycles.

Our Vacation Home: Is decorated in a wonderful citrus color pallet of green's, yellow's and orange's all reflected in the furnishings, bedding, towels etc. One patio lounger, quality pots and pans, Thermos coffee maker, 2 Adult Bikes (Ladies and Mens) . New A/ C handler in Feb 2011, This is OUR VACATION HOME...... NOT JUST ANOTHER RENTAL UNIT and we are proud to share it with you...... our Guests.

We purchased 2 adult bikes for our use and the use of our guests 2017.... this is the best way to get around Key West.... no need to fight for a parking spot..... relax, feel like a local. We installed a front door with the blinds in the glass to allow more light to enter the front hall way.

February 2011 we installed a new A/C handler, this was a proactive measure to ensure the comfort of our guests during their stay with us

October 2011 we purchased a new washer and dryer as the old one was getting very tired.

We inspect our linens on a regular basis and replace them when they become tired with high quality bedding and towels.

2015 Complete Kitchen and Bathroom Renovation, all new paint throughout, refinished the floors, installed Hurricane rated patio doors, painted the deck, all new bathroom linens and new pillows and sheets.

We are very proud of our vacation home, it is not just a rental unit!!!!!

More Details

Owner
Sherri MacKenzie-Ritchie
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Sherri MacKenzie-Ritchie

We LOVE to travel...We reside just outside of Halifax, NS, in Canada. In the past 10 years we have visited Cuba, New Zealand, Spain, Germany, Holland twice, Several US visits to Florida, California and Maine and several visits to some of our Capital Cities here in Canada, Vancouver, Toronto, Quebec City, Ecuador, Singapore and Thailand next we are headed to Scotland. Although we love to experience new cultures and new places we have decided to make Key West our second home when we escape the cold winters here in Atlantic Canada.

Sherri MacKenzie-Ritchie purchased this condo in 2010

Why Sherri MacKenzie-Ritchie chose Old Town

I have been visiting Key West for 30 years it is amazing and it has many faces...... here in the Shipyard you are close to all of the action, walking distance to pretty much everything ...the floral and fauna is beautiful....but most of it is the ATTITUDE!!!!! Come in, sit down, relax..... the pace is never hurried.... always relaxed..... not to say there isn't excitement in Key West.....just stroll Duval..... This is our Paradise!

What makes this condo unique

The Island is only 1 1/2 miles wide and 4 miles long so you are never far from anything. I have been visiting Key West for 30 years now and started staying in Truman Annex 20+ years ago, never did I think that one day I would have a place her to call our own......I introduced my then fiance to Key West in 2008.... he got it.... and Fell in LOVE with the place we were fortunate to find this property in 2010 and the rest is history..... The feelings that are evoked when we walk through the door are hard to explain.... when we arrive the first thing we do is check the bikes.... oh how we love our bikes... then with beverage in hand we head to the back patio, turn on the overhead fans...... and let the moment sink in.... WE are here PARADISE... all of the stresses of the real world melt away...... it is truly magical! Welcome to PARADISE!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are so very proud of our reno. It was a big project. We gutted the kitchen and bathroom. All new kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanity, Couples shower with rain shower and fixed/hand held shower head, custom frameless shower doors, comfort height toilet, contemporary vanity and medicine chest. Subway tile with spectacular glass accents. All new contemporary Ikea kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances including the Ultra quite dishwasher. Two new sets of Hurricane rated patio doors, with blinds between the glass, Freshly painted from top to bottom, fresh painted back patio, refinished stiletto tiles... there isn't a surface that hasn't been touched. We had holes everywhere in the ceiling and in the walls where we ran new electrical for the wall sconces and can lights in the ceiling. I replaced the eating utensils, bought some new dishes, and cooking utensils, replaced all of the towels and some of the bedding. We are delighted with the results..... it is truly OUR Paradise. We look forward to sharing our home with you!

Sherri and Michael

Remember it is ALL in the Attitude Key West!
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Amenities

Old Town Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Be courteous and considerate of others. Keep in mind that not everyone is on vacation respecting a quite time after 10 pm and before 8 am
  • Loud audio is not permitted at anytime. If you are deemed troublesome you may be removed by security. If this happens there are no refunds.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Contemporary Couples Shower
  • Couples shower with rain shower and a fixed height adjustable hand held shower head. You can have each operate independently or have both on at the same time.... custom sliding frameless glass doors..... subway tile with glass accents. Contemporary vanity, comfort height toilet. Luxurious cotton towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The master bedroom offers 1 King Size Bed the second bedroom offers a Queen Size Bed and French doors opening onto the back patio. Both bedrooms also have overhead fans for your comfort. The second bedroom is separated by 3 fibreglass/tempered glass doors with blinds between the double pane glass to provide privacy yet allow the space to feel open and airy throughout the day.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
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
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Smoking is permitted on the back patio only. There are only 2 steps at the front door thus allowing a wheelchair to be lifted with a little assistance however the condo is not equipped with grab bars.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Attitude Key West (2 Bikes and Wireless Internet)
average rating of 4.8297873 based on 55 reviews
5

Post Irma Stay ( 10/7-14/17 )

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in two years at Attitude Key West. The accommodations are well decorated and maintained . All the comforts of home. My wife and I find the location to be ideal, close to restaurants, bars and attractions. Most of which were open for business during our stay on the island. Enjoyed meals at Blue Heaven, Blue Macaw, La Te Da, Southernmost Café, Mangia Mangia, Alonzo;s Oyster Bar, Off the Hook Grill, just to name a few. Some of our activities included Monday nite bingo for charity at The Green Parrot, Tuesday nite trivia at Mary Ellen's, The Porch, watching Eagles football at Charlie Mac's, and the Wind and Wine Sail. There are plenty of areas to bike ride, including Fort Zachary State Park, just minutes from Truman Annex. All in all, Key West has and is making a quick recovery post Irma. My wife and I are looking forward to returning to Attitude Key West in 2018. Lastly, our reason for visiting the island is that our son lives and works in Key West.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to review. I know that there are lots of folks that are apprehensive about booking a trip to Key West post Irma and this should help put their minds at ease, knowing that Key West is not only making a quick come back but that she is continuing to do so........ The local's mantra immediately after Irma was Key West Strong..... and it's good to hear first hand that Key West won't disappoint...........Look forward to having you visit again next year! Sherri and Michael
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Wildwood, Flroida
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Such a great location, easy to go to town and get to where we wanted to be! The amenities are thoughtful We all felt so comfortable on the deck, pool or walking the area.... a perfect place for us to gather to celebrate Christmas! The details are tended to nicely! We loved being inside/outside in the beautiful weather,... the condo is beautifully appointed with great local art .... made us feel really on vacation!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oddly decorated for a Florida cottage. Small, no more that three people.

  • 1 of 5

Location is great. Needs some comfortable furniture. Had a hard time with appliances (washer and refrigerator)

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am surprised by your rating and your comments. I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations .....we try to not only meet but exceed our guests expectations.....Yes, .. It is a small condo 670+ Sq feet..( as are most of the condo's in this complex). it is decorated in a contemporary style with clean lines...and accents of citrus: yellows, orange and lime in keeping with the tropical environment. Completely renovated at a cost of $45K in 2015... (our pictures are current) ....... 2 bedrooms that accommodate a party of 4 (2 couples) nicely (1 king bed and 1 queen bed)..with lots of living space on the back deck...but yes it can be crowded if everyone is inside.... if you are traveling with a group that require more then 2 beds you are correct we don't work well, that is why we don't have a sofa bed...... We have received numerous compliments on the comfort of the beds (even requests for the manufacturer/name). I am surprised by your comment that we need comfortable furniture.... my husband is a Physical Therapist and he is adamant that we have good furniture that supports one's back and posture..... I have provided numerous cushions and a comfy blanket to make relaxing on the sofa pleasurable and to provide lumbar support when wanted. I hope that you enjoyed the modern kitchen and the bathroom with the couples shower for 2.......The appliances are high end .... the washer and dryer have markings on them for our cleaners (that don't have a good comprehension of the English language and they don't have an issue) they are actually nicer than the ones that I have at my permanent residence in Canada. Please let me know what I can do to improve the instructions for future guests.... the dishwasher is a high end (Bosch designed for GE) with one of the lowest decibel emissions available so that you can run it while still being in the condo or you can set it prior to retiring for the night.without being disturbed.... The refrigerator is a small apartment size with an ice maker ... if you fill the fridge with things that are already cold it will maintain the temperature but when you fill it with warm (shelf/car temperature items) it will take several hours to cool those items down and bring them to a cool temperature but once there it will keep your beer and drinks cold. I am truly sorry that we did not meet your expectations. We hope that your next HomeAway experience is better. Regards Sherri and Michael
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5

Fabulous clean upgraded condo!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was in a great location. We walked, rode bikes & felt very safe. It was a lucky experience finding just the right vacation condo on your first try!! We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. So glad that we met your expectations..... Look forward to seeing you again. Sherri and Michael
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Sugarloaf, PA
5

Ideal in every way--accommodations, location, weather.....

  • 5 of 5

We thought Hurricane Irma was going to spoil our Key West trip; nothing could have been further from the truth. Of the over 300 restaurants in Key West, we only encountered three not opened 6 weeks after Irma hit, and two are reopening soon. There was virtually no evidence of a hurricane there.

We hopped in a cab (which runs $9/person to the condo from the airport) and began our "Attitude Key West" adjustment. The driver gave us some tips for places to go and we found all you need to do is ask folks and they're happy to share their experience.

When we entered the condo, we were glad to find that everything was as pictured or even better. There are 2 bedrooms with plenty of storage space. We used the bedroom with the king-sized bed as our dressing area and the one with the queen-sized bed off the back deck for sleeping. The bed was super comfortable, which was very welcoming after a long day in the sun or exploring the island.

We did some cooking (mostly breakfast) and found everything we needed to start the day off right. If we were headed to the pool, we grabbed a couple beach towels that are provided and walked a few steps to it. On our beach days, we strapped on the backpack beach chairs, threw our gear in the bike baskets, and pedaled our way to the beach. Fort Zachary is the closest and our favorite beach. You can pack a picnic lunch or grab something from the cafe, including an alcoholic drink. Higg's Beach is a 10-minute bike ride and has a nice clean beach. It's a great place to catch a sunrise or have lunch at Salute! On the Beach. Smather's Beach is further up and our least favorite beach. The public facilities are not as good, the beach has a lot of sea grass and the smell to go with it.

Duval Street, Mallory Square, and nearly anything you'd want to see or do are within easy walking or biking distance, and the gated community always felt very safe even late at night.

Sherri was great to work with and gave us all the information we needed to have a great stay including recommendations for restaurants and happy hours. Lobster Benedict at Blue Heaven is a must; also for breakfast try the shrimp hash or huevos rancheros at Deuce's Off the Hook. Lunch - grab a sandwich at Bien or pork platter at El Siboney. With so many good restaurants, it's hard to go wrong.

Thanks, Sherri. We loved your condo and Key West. Hope to be back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The best sister vacation to date!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I keep asking ourselves how we got so lucky to find this gem. The condo was decorated with a beachy vibe, well stocked with everything we needed, and clean! It is the perfect location to access our favorite beach, Zachary Taylor, and to walk the town. We didnt need the car. We felt safe and comfortable. It truly was a dream vacation. We are already planning for next year.

Thank you, Sherri, for being the perfect "hostess". Everything was marked and identified; no time was spent on trying to figure anything out.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. So glad that you enjoyed. Hurry back.....
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Key West
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Green Parrott
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Historic Seaport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Key West Golf
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Mile Marker 0
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Within easy walking distance to many restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Fort Zach
Car: not necessary

Key West is an amazing and diverse community. It has something to offer for everyone a day at the beach, lunch at the bar, a stroll along the Atlantic Ocean or Sunset on the Gulf side, and the night life on Duval. You can rest assured that you will never be bored in Key West. Truly a tropical paradise.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Parking Permit $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Included in your stay is the use of 2 Adult Bicycles at no additional charge.
Parking is available at an additional charge.
The total rate is subject to 12.5% state and county taxes.
Please visit www.attitudekeywest.com to review our complete cancellation policy prior to booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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