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Modern Luxury and Privacy Just Steps from Duval

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Would you enjoy truly modern luxury within walking distance to Key West's best restaurants, clubs, and art galleries? If so, this is the vacation house for you! We are set within Key West's Historic District, a block from famous Duval Street, 2 1/2 blocks from the Hemingway House, 7 blocks to beaches on The Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico!! The house is in the middle of all of Key West's action, yet it is a quiet compound. The Property consists of two separate houses. The Front House is available only.

Basking in the sun on the elevated private sundeck

Cooking in the ultramodern kitchen with Bosch and Sub-Zero appliances

Pampering in the elegant Bizazza Bathroom

Savoring dinner on the cobblestone patio

Enjoy Florida-living at its best with large window-walls that frame views of the zen-style garden, the deep water pool, and the heated spa. This beautiful garden features palm trees, bamboos and tropical foliage framing the dry creek and dry pond. In addition, off the Main Entrance is a petite courtyard in which sunlight filters through a monastery bamboo and Japanese privet onto the private granite patio.

The two-story home featuring ultramodern architecture designed by Searle Lamaster Howe of Chicago is unique to Key West. Located in Old Town, the structure is constructed of board-formed concrete and houses two bedrooms, two baths, a spacious living/dining room, and a private second floor sundeck with its own shower.

The interior has an open plan with soaring ceilings, elegant lighting and European appliances. It is furnished with European and Carribean furniture; the bedrooms have European Beech walls, and the bathrooms offer Italian marble and Bisazza tile walls and the latest European fixtures.

In back is a large rock-laden garden and patio with a generously sized pool and attached heated spa.

Keywords: Single-Family House with private garden

More Details

Owner
Don and Kim Wilson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Don and Kim Wilson

Don and I are grateful for every guest that chooses to stay at our Vacation home here in Key West! We love meeting each guest and doing what we can to meet their individual needs and requests that result in a stews-free stay in Paradise! from Chicago; but the sun, the island vibe, and the friendly people of Key was irresistible! Every day is a day in paradise -- as opposed to the endless cloud cover of Chicago. Don and I are both modernist; Kim is an architect and Don lived in Europe for many years.... Don and I purchased the two-house property in 2006. In 2008, we tore the front building and built the front house. Architecturally, Key West is a very conservative City and we found building a modern house very challenging. But, it was a labor of love and we enjoyed every minute of it.

Since 2009. we have been operating it independently as a Vacation Home. We love sharing our home with all of our guests, treating each guest individually, working to make their Experience in Paradise better than they could imagine.

We look forward to meeting you soon!!

kind regards,

Kim and Don

Don and Kim Wilson purchased this house in 2008

Why Don and Kim Wilson chose Key West

We purchased the property because we could tear down the front house and built a contemporary structure in its place.

What makes this house unique

Luxurious and modern living -- no expense has been spared.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came here for a short vacation with myself and two daughters and loved it! Hate to recommend it in case we cannot return. As a father of two young adult daughters I was concerned for safety. No need to worry!! Don and Kim's property is very secure with the gates and the 8-foot fence allowed us to be comfortable and safe in the backyard pool and spa. Thank you for a great Vacation!
Dec 2015
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Amenities

Old Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Located in Master Bedroom on 2nd floor, Queen size Beds (1) Located on 1st floor Bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One Twin-size Futon-Bed located in upstairs hall One Full-size Convertible_Bed located in Living Room
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Large Garden featuring boulders from the Red Sea, Eastern Tennessee and Western Pennsylvania

Reviews

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Modern Luxury and Privacy Just Steps from Duval
average rating of 4.9404764 based on 94 reviews
Sterling , Va
5

Amazing property as described with great and responsive owner and owner representative

  • 5 of 5

Great property. As described. Perfect walking distance to all the Duvall St fun, dinning and other attractions. Would 100% book again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Fort Worth TX
5

2nd Stay in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in this beautiful home. This trip was just my wife and I, but the house easily accommodates another couple or children. The property is in a quiet neighborhood just a block off Duval - so guests can have peace and privacy or a short walk puts you in the middle of everything. Private pool in the back with hot tub for evening relaxation.

You can walk to most anything you want to see or do - or just down the street is a place you can rent a scooter and tour the island. Favorite restaurants discovered - Banana Café (Breakfast - Crepes and Dinner), El Siboney (Dinner - Cuban), Only Wood Pizzas and Hog Fish Bar and Grill (Stock Island).

The owner has been very responsive on both of our stays (even though being out of town during both times). Housekeeping was provided during the stay and was completely coordinated so as to not impact our plans.

I have recommended this property to folks before and will continue to. Staying here was so much better than in a hotel or resort with 300 of your best friends.

Key West Modern will always be our first choice for a place to stay in Key West! Not supposed to mention names in reviews, but I do want to thank the owner for another wonderful stay - thanks.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great house! Everything was top notch! Very convenient location! It has a great pool! We really enjoyed just hanging out there.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome Property Steps from Duval but Soooo Quiet!

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples celebrating our 20th and 25th anniversaries on the same date. We have both done many VRBO and airbnb rentals, but even we were pleasantly surprised. The house was amazing, all of the finest amenities, with plenty of space for the four of us. The pool, hot tub and sanctuary backyard are so peaceful - we swam morning noon and night. Location is ideal. Steps from the heart of Duval, but you would never know it. We managed to hit all of the high points of Key West without getting in our rental car once. I cant speak more highly about the house, location and the owner. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wisconsin
5

Wow!!!! You must stay here!!!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our first trip to Key West and wow, it was amazing! I surprised my husband with this trip for his 50th. His best friend and wife drove down from Orlando to meet us at the airport. We cannot say enough about this gorgeous home! I have never rented a house before and this experience was above expectations. The location is absolutely perfect! Walking distance to everything. The house was spectacular, every amenity you could imagine. I can say so much more but I encourage you you to experience this place for yourself! If we ever go to Key West again, we won't stay anywhere else! This home made our trip, we all agree it was one of the best long weekend vacations we've had. A huge thank you to the owners! You have a beautiful property! PS...loved the chocolates, what a nice welcome!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, Ohio
5

Luxurious and amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Don and Kim's place is absolutely fantastic. My group was in Key West for a bachelor party and their place really made the experience really wonderful. The private pool and jacuzzi in the back yard really added a tropical relaxed atmosphere. The outdoor shower is a great touch. All the amenities are provided and made for a stay where we could really enjoy a fun vacation and not have to worry about any other details. I would absolutely come back and stay again, everything was great! Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: not necessary

Private Homes, Old Town, Key West, Key West Area, Florida Keys, Florida, USA (In the middle of Old Town -- steps from Duval Street!)

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing

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Rates & Availability

Old Town House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$475
$3,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Shoulder Season
Sep 11 2017 - Nov 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$525
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Shoulder Season
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Week
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years Week
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 6 2018
8 night minimum stay
$5,500
Flat fee
 
 
Winter in Paradise
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
$625
 
 
Spring Shoulder
May 1 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
$525
 
 
Summer season
May 25 2018 - Oct 12 2018
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Shoulder Season
Oct 13 2018 - Dec 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
$525
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Damage Deposit $500

The address of the property is 720D Simonton Street. It is located in Key West's Historic District. It is one block from Duval Street and one half-mile to two beaches.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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