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Kim Gilbert

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Key West Oasis, Live Like a Local, 2BR/2 BA, Seperate Cottage, Very Private Pool

62 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Key West House Rental Photos and Description

Key West Oasis (KWO), private gardens and pool, seperate cottage w/ 2nd BR/Bath

* Please NOTE: I only list my property on legitimate rental sites, like VRBO and Homeaway. I will never list it on Craigslist. If you see my property listed on Craigslist, it was not put there by me.

Key West Oasis is a private two bedroom/two bath rental house ideally located in Charming Old Town, Key West, Florida, close to Duval street, great restaurants, bars and the beach. This 1906 'cigar maker's cottage' has been newly renovated into a stylish Key West retreat. The house features an open floor plan with original Dade County pine walls and ceilings. The main house has hard wood flooring throughout and houses the master suite, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen and the living and dining area. Inside the house are all the comforts of home, with every room providing its own unique feel.

Three sets of French doors lead from the living and dining area onto your own private lanai and pool area. Bask in the sun and listen to the tranquil sounds of falling water, which is the backdrop of the heated pool. Tropical plants and flowers are abundant and offer complete privacy for guests. The back gardens and pool area were designed to create a calming effect, which pervades the mind, body and spirit.

The detached cottage offers a 2nd bedroom and bath with a private open-air shower – what better way to enjoy your morning shower than amidst flowering bougainvillea trees! The cottage also features 20 ft vaulted ceilings and two sets of French doors which open to the garden and pool area. Guests tell us they love having the detached cottage, as it offers couples traveling together much more privacy.

Key West Oasis is located in the historic Old Town district, close to restaurants, bars, Duval Street etc. To give you an idea of what is located around the house, check out the distance to the following:

The Bike Shop Rentals, Famous Sandy's Café, and Faustos Supermarket, 1 block

Island Gym, Shakti Yoga, Key West Cakes Bakery, Fausto’s Supermarket and Bistro Solé - 1.5 blocks

Liquor/beer store, 2 blocks

El Siboney Cuban Restaurant, 4 blocks

Key West Cemetery, 3 blocks

Duval Street, 8 blocks

Higgs Beach, 9 blocks

Key West Bight Marina, 10 blocks

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kim Gilbert (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Kim Gilbert

Our names are Kim and Ron Gilbert and we currently reside near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ron is in the hospitality business and manages hotels and restaurants/bars throughout the US and I am in marketing and advertising business.

Kim Gilbert purchased this house in 2012

Why Kim Gilbert chose Key West

We purchased this home in December of 2012 and have renovated and completely redecorated it into a stylish Key West Retreat.

Key West Oasis is a licensed transient rental property.

What makes this house unique

The home has a separate detached cottage with 2nd bedroom and bath - perfect for couples traveling together, as it offers so much more privacy. The house also has an amazing pool with lush tropical gardens - very private!

Reviews

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based on 62 traveler reviews

Key West Oasis, Live Like a Local, 2BR/2 BA, Seperate Cottage, Very Private Pool
average rating of 4.983871 based on 62 reviews
5

Key west oasis

  • 5 of 5

Perfect home tucked away on a residential street away from the action but close enough to walk anywhere. Ten minutes to the beach, two minutes to grocery shopping, yoga, health club, etc. Nightlife on Duval just five blocks away. But the real treat is the totally private backyard, pool and waterfall. Read on the back porch (equipped with fan), then dip in the pool. There is even a guest house for private naps! Owner is concerned about your happy stay, and a local contact makes sure you have everything you need. This is our second year in a row! Oasis indeed!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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High School Graduation/Fishing Trip!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at KWO! This vacation home was amazing and perfect for me, my husband and our two young adult children! It's a beautifully decorated bungalow/cottage that is well equipped, clean and centrally located. We loved the lanai and swimming pool ... best way to cool down after a 6 hour fishing trip. Thank you Kim for the fishing guide recommendation. We fished three out of the six days and each was a success (we caught tarpons, barracuda, yellowtail snapper, amberjack, red grouper, shark ... good variety). The Yellowtail Snapper was delicious! Would definitely make a return trip back to KWO. Thank you Kim and Ron for sharing your home!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Melanie: So glad that you and your family enjoyed your time in Key West and at KWO! It sounds like you had some very successful fishing trips - well done! If your travels ever lead you back our way, please look us up, we would love to have you stay with us again! Thank you for the great review and for being such wonderful guests! Have a fantastic summer! Kim
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A jewel in this vacation town!

  • 5 of 5

We can't thank the owners enough! This home was perfect for us. The main house was well appointed, with everything you need to do some cooking at home; the back porch was great for cocktails by the pool! Oh, the pool! Wow! Heavenly and private! The cottage with outdoor shower was my personal favorite! A great place to sneak in an afternoon nap! We love the location; not too close to town and water activities for the noise, but close enough and walkable to restaurants and morning coffee or a stroll to the beach. Bikes can be rented from right down the street. Cozy, comfortable, and simply perfect! Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys for the wonderful review and for being such great guests! I am so glad that you enjoyed your time in Key West, as well as the house! If your travels ever lead you back our way, please look us up, we would love to have you stay with us again! Have a wonderful summer! Kim
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Anniversay Trip!

  • 5 of 5

This was my husband and I's one year anniversary trip and last hoorah before baby! Turns out that we ended up pregnant before the trip so there was no hoorah's for me! lol. But the house was amazing and so relaxing! It was perfect for two couples that traveled together! The house is set up with everything that you could possibly need! Gary was so amazing and helpful with whatever questions or needs that we had! This is definitely on our list to return! Thank you Kim so much for everything and sharing your beautiful home with us for the week!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Renee: Firstly, congratulations on Baby!! That is very excited news!! I am so glad that you all enjoyed your time in Key West and KWO, albeit sober LOL! Thanks for the great review and for being such wonderful guests! All the best to you and your husband! Kim
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This one's a keeper!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed with my parents at Key West Oasis for 9 nights in March. We have been going to Key West for over 20 years and have stayed in many hotels and rented many houses. We normally stay closer to Duval Street, but we did not find the location of this house to be an issue at all. It is still in Old Town, you feel more like a local, and you can get away from the craziness. It is a quick bike ride or a nice walk - no car needed. It is very difficult to find a tastefully decorated, well maintained home with a private pool, and PRIVACY! Key West Oasis is all of these things and more. Kim was great to work with, and Gary met us to go over everything and answer any questions. The cottage in the back makes this house very comfortable for 2 couples or a family, and the pool is awesome. You will not regret renting this beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kris: I am so glad that you all enjoyed your time in Key West and KWO! Thank you for the great review and for being such wonderful guests! If your travels ever lead you back to Key West, please look us up, we would love to have you stay with us again! Have a wonderful weekend! Kim
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Wonderful trip!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful trip to Key West! The house is absolutely beautiful. The pool was perfect and very private. We actually stayed in a few times just to enjoy the pool and backyard. It is a great neighborhood and you have very nice neighbors. We were able to walk to almost everything we did or had a very short taxi ride. Thanks for making this a perfect winter getaway!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jacob: I am so glad that you enjoyed your time at KWO and in Key West! Thank you for the wonderful review and if your travels ever lead you back our way, please look us up, we would love to have you stay with us again! Hope you have a wonderful 2016! All the best, Kim
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Map

Nearest Airport
2.7 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Higgs Beach
Car: not necessary

Key West Oasis is centrally located and within walking distance to Duval Street, great shopping, restaurants and bars. Unless there are mobility issues, a car is not necessary once you have arrived in Key West.

Bikes are a fun way to see and get around the island. The Bike Place is one block from the house and they do daily and weekly rentals.

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Rates & Availability

Old Town House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season
Jul 6 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
 
Shoulder
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Christmas Wk, checkout 12/26
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,300
Flat fee
 
 
New Years Wk, Checkout 1/2
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,300
Flat fee
 
 
In Season
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,899
 
 
Shoulder
May 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Summer Season
Jul 6 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
 
Shoulder
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Christmas Week 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,300
Flat fee
 
 
New Years Eve Week 2017
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,300
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,899
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

* The above rates are subject to a 12.5% tax ( 7.5% Florida Sales Tax and a 5% Monroe County Tourist Development Tax). Until confirmed, these rates are subject to change.

A 7 night minimum is required, however, if there is a 5 or 6 night spot available between two reservations, then I will rent that 5 or 6 night period (with an additional $125 cleaning fee). We do not rent for 1-4 night stays.

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Amenities

Key West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main House Bathroom - toilet , shower , Has large walk-in shower
    Cottage Bathroom - Open-air shower - very private
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Main House Bedroom - 1 king
    Cottage King Bedroom - 1 king , King bed can be split into two (2) twins if needed
  • Both Bedrooms have en-suite baths
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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