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Location, location, location - Walk to the Beach!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 28 nights

Overview

About the property

Studio

Location, location, location!

Situated in the heart of the Cuban district, steps from arguably the best 'con leche' in Key West, this monthly rental is minutes from everything on the island. No cars are necessary, bikes and beach chairs are provided.

This property will meet all of the demands a vacationer might have. Other amenities include a 1930's claw–foot soaking tub, free WIFI and digital HD cable.

* We are limited by the city to no less than a 28 day rental.


Owner
Shawn Cowles
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Shawn Cowles

Shawn and Adele are the owners and operators of The Hidden Treasure, a Key West property rental company. As a team, they strive to provide all the creature comforts necessary for the perfect vacation. There are many reasons why their properties are so special – ideal locations, exotic interiors, a close attention to artistic detail and exceptional hospitality. You will find that any one of The Hidden Treasure Suites will bring you an unparalleled level of comfort, privacy and relaxation.

Shawn and Adele are avid ocean enthusiasts and frequent world travelers. Shawn is a treasure diver and the Investor Relations Manager for Mel Fisher’s, a world leader in historical shipwreck recovery. Adele is currently studying for her Master’s in Marine Biology and is a full time Montessori Educator. Adele is originally from New Guinea and Shawn is from New England.

Shawn Cowles purchased this studio in 2009

Why Shawn Cowles chose Key West

Our downtown Studio is perfect for a single person or a couple wanting to be right in old town and walking distance from the beach. Centrally located, the studio is walking or cycling distance to beaches, shops, grocer and entertainment.

And it comes with bikes!

What makes this studio unique

Our properties are closer to Cuba than the nearest Walmart, the climate is designated tropical and the air is salty–What more does a good vacation need?

Guestbook comments from the owner

The room was amazing, perfect size for two people, a really cold fridge, a nice bathroom, comfy bed, and the bonus of a quality TV for when you are just relaxing in the room. The use of the bikes was how my wife and i got around, they were incredibly handy and honestly riding around the island day or night was one of our favorite parts of the entire trip to Key West. We typically made our own breakfast using the kitchen so that was good to have as well. The patio area is a nice place to relax if its not too hot. The room is located in the middle of the island so nothing is far away, including the airport. There is a lot in walking distance including a very highly reviewed Cuban restaurant, El Siboney, as is the local grocer, two different laundry mats w/great coffee and espresso, and also 2 different gyms if you need to go workout.
May 2013
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Amenities

Old Town Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Claw foot tub
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Studio
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Large Cooler
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Location, location, location - Walk to the Beach!
average rating of 4.8 based on 19 reviews
Midland, Michigan
5

Blu on White is a small yet fabulous place to stay in Key West!

  • 5 of 5

Our three month stay at Blu on White was wonderful!! The location, still in Old Town yet far enough from Duval (10 minute bike ride) gave us that neighborhood feel. We could head into town and partake of all the bars, music, shopping, excursions, etc ... or we could hang out close to "home" because there were plenty of wonderful neighborhood restaurants, a small grocery, laundry, and a beach close by. The apartment itself was very nicely decorated and equipped. The private outside courtyard was a nice plus.

We enjoyed relaxing there in the mornings and evenings. Although small, we found that Blu on White worked fantastic for us. Additionally, Shawn and Adele, the hosts of Blu on White, are simply fabulous! They were readily available to help with any issues we had (almost none and all incredibly minor) and at the same time, very unobtrusive as we went about day to day living in beautiful Key West. Each time we visited with either of our hosts our awareness of what wonderful, interesting, and, well .... nice people they are!!! They truly enhanced our stay. We would happily return to Blu on White for future stays!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This is the deal of Key West! I am a tennis player and the suite is just a few blocks from Bayview tennis courts where all the local tennis is played. Just across the street is the island gym that I got a one month membership and made workouts convenient. Fausto's Grocery is just one door down from the gym and I swam every day at Higgs beach, a short bike ride from the place. The bike that comes with the rental was ideal and the check in, check out and other arrangements were low maintenance. Shawn is very accommodating. I plan to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

For a week we stayed in the studio nextdoor to Shawn and Adele. Two bicycles, the sun and blue sky and two lovely landlords who were most helpfull to make our stay as nice as possible. Thank you so much, hope to be back one dat with the rest of the family.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

FANTASTIC.....

  • 5 of 5

Shawn & Adele were very friendly and told us about some of the local places to eat. The actual efficiency was great it was clean and decorated very nice and it was very comfy. We had a full kitchen to utilize and a great little patio area outside and the efficiency is 5 min to the beach by bike which they proived two and main Duvall area was only about 10min by bike.

The efficiency bed was comfortable and the area around the house is very friendly we have stayed in Key West in different hotels and another efficieny previously and we will stay at Shawn and Adeles again for sure.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Michigan
5

Small but elegant!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a month in this lovely studio, small but everything you could need. Lovely outdoor patio added to the experience. Close to beaches, walking distance from all the fun of downtown Key West. Shawn was very helpful, would recommend highly!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Enjoyed my month at this cute studio!

  • 5 of 5

I Loved this very cute and clean studio. It was perfectly equipped with all necessary items. The location was so very convenient and I felt very safe. I had rented it for a month and would definitely return. Shawn, the owner was so very welcoming. Thanks, Shawn, for making my stay in Key West so very comfortable and pleasant.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Map

El Siboney Restaurant
Salute! On The Beach
Fausto's Food Palace
White Street Pier
Fort East Martello Museum & Gallery
Fort East Martello Museum
Banana Cafe
Higgs Beach Dog Park
Cole's Peace Artisan Bakery and Sandwich Shop
Danger Charters
Key West City Cemetery
Michaels Restaurant
Old Town Bakery
Eaton Street Seafood Market
Eaton Bikes
Santiago's Bodega
Green Parrot Bar
White Street Healing Arts
Bistro Sole
Island Gym
Salt Studio
Help Yourself
Sugar Apple Health Food Store
Sandy's Cafe
Dairy Queen
Shakti Yoga Key West
Matthessen's 4th of July Ice Cream Restaurant -- CLOSED
Garbo's Grill
The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.
Gulfstream Party Boat Fishing
Easy Day Charters
Island Arts Co-op Gallery
Studios of Key West
Key West Pottery - Honest Works LLC
Smathers Beach
Bayview Park
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Key West International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Salute, Bistro Sole
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Naple fl
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Key West Golf course (18 holes)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Salute
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Higgs
Car: not necessary

Our downtown studio apartment is perfect for a couple wanting to be right in old town and walking distance from the beach. Centrally located, the studio is walking or cycling distance to beaches, shops, grocer and entertainment. Comes with bikes!

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Rates & Availability

Old Town Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150
Tax Rate 12.5%

This is a monthly rental.
The City of Key West has strict ordinances concerning transient rentals. It is illegal to rent a property out for less than 30 days if you do not have a transient license. We do not have a transient license; please do not ask to rent for less than 30 days or one month.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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