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Andrew Lippi

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian

Real World MTV House---Not Just a House Your Own Private Resort

43 Reviews
Sleeps20
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Key West House Rental Photos and Description

8 to 10 Bedrooms 1 Crash Pad (very cool) 5 full baths 1 half bath sleeps 16

This isn't just a house, this is your own private mini resort in Key West, Florida. THERE IS NO OTHER PROPERTY THAT COMPARES TO THIS IN KEY WEST- 500 FEET OCEANFRONT- 6000 SQ FOOT LIVING-ACTIVITIES-SECLUDED This is the property used by MTV to film the 2006 Real World Key West. 500 feet of oceanfront, 8 bedrooms (sleeps 16) , 4 1/2 baths,11 plasma TVs, pool table (and ping pong), tennis court, gym, racket ball court (optional), hammocks, 5 paddle boards, 20 bikes, 7 kayaks, basketball court, off sreet car parking, 60 foot long deep boat dock, 100 foot shallow boat dock, plus secondary protected dock for storms and weather. This property is by far the best Key West has to offer!!!!!!! Off season specials available. Perfect for large family getaways, small business retreats. Call early as it gets filled quickly.

THE RESORT COMPOUND CONSISTS OF THE LARGE 8 Bedroom House used by the Real World Key West series and an additional optional house build (called the Racket Ball House) literally built around a racket ball court with 2 waterfront bedroom. The additional house is rented as an additional option if wanted. Please note that to insure the privacy of the Guests of the Main House, the Racket House will not be rented to 3rd parties and is only rented to the Group staying in the big main house. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PROPERTY IS ONLY REPRESENTED BY THE OWNER ANDREW LIPPI. ANY OTHER PERSON INCLUDING A CRAIGSLIST LISTING IS NOT AUTHORIZED AND PROBABLY A SCAM.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Andrew Lippi (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian

Reviews

4.9
based on 43 traveler reviews

Real World MTV House---Not Just a House Your Own Private Resort
average rating of 4.9069767 based on 43 reviews
5

Super Holiday House

  • 5 of 5

We had a first family reunion in Key West In late December.. My brother found the Real World MTV House online and 22 of us came. We had the time of out lives!! The house is a whoot, we arrived to a beautiful Pink Christmas Tree. A first for me!! The 10 bedrooms are brightly painted and the common rooms unique as well. The furniture is also non conventional and fits the crazy décor of a wild hip MTV theme. The house is very well maintained and clean. Since there were 22 of us it did not take long for us to make it a minor mess anyway. We hired a maid ($80 per day) to come in everyday and tidy up a bit. This helped me from getting mad at my brothers for cleaning up after them as I did 20 years ago. I slept in the Suite in the Racket Ball House. This rather large room, painted orange with black and white highlights had couches, a kitchenette and a Racket Ball Court, The room alsoo has huge views of the ocean from the multiple picture windows. This second house is located about 25 feet from the large house and by the pool. It was nice to be able to escape the crew for sleep and join them again in the morning for late breakfast. All my younger brothers have multiple kids who wake up early so this 2nd house retreat was perfect. There are huge oceanfront porches off the large house that we eat breakfast and lunch on. This was a real treat for a Midwestern farm girl.to live so close to the ocean. I also used the included kayaks and unsuccessfully tried one of the paddle boards. You need a little more balance for them. The ocean water behind the house was as warm at Christmas time as it is in late summer on the lakes in Nebraska. The neighborhood was great with little traffic for the little ones and also riding the bikes. Overall I think the house is perfect for a large family like ours and I would recommend it for reunions and familycelebrations. Also most of the living activities are on the first floor of the main house including several bedrooms, so my older mother and my aunt did not have too many steps to deal with. Millie from McCook, Nebraska

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great House for Large Group

  • 5 of 5

5 Couples to celebrate an upcoming wedding, booked the house for 5 nights. House was clean and well maintained. Plenty of room without feeling cramped. Great Back decks and nice amenities including paddle boards, kayaks, and bikes. Also extremely nice neighborhood. secluded with beautiful waterfront views. Caretaker was helpful with fishing tips and restaurant suggestions. Plenty of parking for 5 cars in the compound as well.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not as pictured

  • 1 of 5

The pictures show beautiful décor and a clean lovely house. This is not what you get. I called Andrew the night we checked in and asked to leave. I wanted to stay in the home pictured not in this home. I took many photos and videos to show how dirty the house is and how it is misrepresented. The house is in desperate need of a makeover and really good cleaning. Mattresses are wore out, lumpy and uncomfortable.

For a party group this house would be just fine. Our group was miserable and emailed many times and asked to leave.

Upon check in Aric was rude when I expressed concern over no cover in the master bathroom. We saw the previous persons review where they stated the same thing and also said they "found out the hard way they could be seen".

Bottom line, this was my 10th anniversary and I wanted the house shown and I expected it to be clean.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am never pleased if a guest does not enjoy their stay. This is very rare and usually other issues are involved. Once a couple fought like cats and dogs over a possible divorced and took it out on the caretaker the whole week. Another time a family tried to sneak 2 very large dogs and a cat in the house. Sometimes I can tell in advance that the house is not a good fit for a guest. A guy called me and asked what the thread content was for the sheets and whether they were Egyptian cotton. I politely told him that the house was booked that week. The current guest did not like the weather, it was a rainy day when she arrives and the forecast was bad. After she totally inspected the house at 4 PM when she arrived, she contacted me at 9 PM and said there was some sand on one of the carpets in one of the bedrooms. I told her I would have the caretaker come immediately and vacuum the room.. The next time I heard from her was the next morning. She did not like that the pillows were not extra thick and that the towels were not plush and thick also. She explained that this was a wedding anniversary and she expected thick pillows and thick towels. I told her that I personally hated thick pillows and that thick pillows were not as good for your neck and back posture and thick towels were difficult to keep clean and prevent mildew in a hot and humid environment like Key West. I offer that she could go buy thick pillows and towels at a local store and that I would reimburse her for purchases. I usually pick up items that guests want, myself, but I knew that whatever I bought for this guest would be wrong. It is interested that the same day, this guest was complaining, I received 2 emails from guests that had stayed a few days before her stay. Both emails were extremely positive and I forwarded them to her. She said that she understood that the house was great for large families and friends, but that she had wanted something very intimate for her wedding anniversary. This property is professionally cleaned every week by a respected local cleaning company. There is a full time caretaker that maintains the house and is available to fix most items within a few hours. If a guests needs a particular item, the caretaker and I try and please the guest by either leading our personal items (i.e fishing polls) or buying the item. This property is not advertised as an intimate boutique hotel, rather as a great place for large families, friends to reunite and vacation together.
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5

PERFECT FOR !8 BUDDIES!!

  • 5 of 5

A group of old army buddies for a week. 18 guys, house was perfect size, pool, spas, ocean, kayaks. paddle boards. fishing, bikes, racket ball court all made for a great time. House was clean and caretaker on the ball with help. Would recommend for large groups!! Also quiet, nice, neighborhood. Location. Location. Location!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Haha Cold Buffalo New York!!

  • 5 of 5

This year while my friends and neighbors froze to death in Buffalo, my extended family and a few friends escaped the cold at the Real World MTV House Key West. It was cold in Key West as well just 78 degrees, all the locals were complaining.and wore sweaters (haha). Everything was great and we laughed as we watched the weather on the TV at night up north. The 2 houses (main and Racket ball) are absolutely perfect for 20 guests. The property is huge . No complaints, we loved the paddle boards and kayaks, and how easy it was to put in the ocean behind the house and go!! Aric, the caretaker, gave us a few good tips for riding the paddle boards, fishing holes and restaurants. A nice quiet guy!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family House

  • 5 of 5

The Real World House was a great house for our 1 week vacation. We had three families staying here with a total of 8 kids and the house was perfect. Plently of bedrooms, bathrooms and space. We loved the pool, the bikes, the paddle boards, kayaks and tennis court. This house had everything we could need, although a bigger icemaker would have been nice. The house was very clean. Location was great for kids to play outside and ride bikes on the street, little traffic and nice safe neighborhood setting. The ocean surrounding the property was a treat for folks from Kansas.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

This isn't just a house, this is your own private mini resort in Key West, Florida. This is the property used by MTV to film the 2006 Real World Key West. 500 feet of oceanfront, 8 to 10 bedrooms (sleeps up to16 or 20) , 5 1/2 baths,11 plasma TVs, pool table, tennis court, gym, racket ball court (optional), hammocks, paddle boards, bikes, kayaks, basketball court, 30 car parking, 60 foot deep boat dock, secondary protected wind/wave boat dock. Close enough to Duval Street/Old Town (a few minutes) to enjoy the fun and quirkiness but also in a section of Key West that is quiet and just enough away from the crowds, mopeds, motorcycles, smoke, cruise ships crowds, and noise to appreciate what the KEYS are really all about.

This property is by far the best Key West has to offer!!!!!!!

Off season specials available. Perfect for large family getaways, small business retreats. Call early as it gets filled quickly.

THE RESORT COMPOUND CONSISTS OF THE LARGE 8 Bedroom House (plus 2 extra bedrooms optional) used by the Real World Key West series and an optional additional house build around a racket ball court with 2 waterfront bedroom. The additional house is rented as an additional option (500 per night, 2500 per week) if wanted and is not included in the prices on this site.

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Rates & Availability

Key West House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Cancellation Special
Aug 21 2016 - Aug 26 2016
6 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
2015/6 Rate
Aug 26 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
From
$3,100
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$13,500
$50,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
From
$3,100
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$13,500
$50,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

Higher rates for Holidays and Special events in Key West

Rates are for the main house (sleeps 16, 8 bedrooms). The Racket Ball House is optional and sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms. The rate is 2500 for the week or 500 per night. (plus tax)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Key West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 9600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • master - toilet , tub , jetted tub , bidet
    blue - toilet , shower , 2 showers
    pineapple - toilet , shower
    the half - toilet , sink
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom in Racket Ball House - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master - 1 king
    Orange - 1 queen
    Oriental - 2 twin/ single
    Surf - 2 twin/ single
    Hurricane - 1 double
    Pineapple - 1 queen
    OPTIONAL Key Lime Oceanview in Racket Ball House - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Crash Pad (in liv room) - 1 king
    Sunk In Living Room - 3 twin/ single , couches
    Pool TV Room - 2 twin/ single , couches
    Zebra - 1 queen
    OPTIONAL Saint Bart Suite/Bedroom in Racket Ball House - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , the most beautiful view of the Sunrise and Ocean In Key West
    Union Jack Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 couch
  • plenty of space on back porch hammocks to fall a sleep in the ocean moonlight
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
THE RESORT COMPOUND CONSISTS OF THE LARGE 8 Bedroom House used by the Real World Key West series and an additional house build around a racket ball court with 2 waterfront bedroom. The additional house is rented as an additional option if wanted

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