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

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Kim Gilbert
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

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 Old Town

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!


Old Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main House Bathroom - toilet , shower , Has large walk-in shower
    Cottage Bathroom - Open-air shower - very private
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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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Key West Oasis, Live Like a Local, 2BR/2 BA, Seperate Cottage, Very Private Pool
average rating of 4.9875 based on 80 reviews

Great Time @ KWO!

  • 5 of 5

Our family Christmas get away at KWO was fantastic!! The house was just right for us and our 2 adult sons, who stayed in the guest house. The house is furnished with everything you could need and so comfortable. We especially loved the back porch sitting area along with the pool, which made a relaxed setting for us to catch up with one another. The house had such a nice ambience (lamps!) and we enjoyed just hanging out there most of the day. Higgs Beach is close enough to walk to if you don't have a car. We have been to Key West many times and I can say this was by far the BEST trip ever! The house met our every expectation. Booking with Kim was great as well as Gary who met us at the house upon arrival. Thanks guys for your great customer service. I can assure you that you will not be disappointed! We will return to KWO on our next trip down.

Glenn and Sherry Anderson, Cumming, Georgia

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sherry and Glenn: I am so glad that you all enjoyed your time in Key West and at KWO - I love to hear when guests enjoy the house as much as we do! Thank you being such wonderful guests and for the great review! If your travels ever lead you back our way, please look us up, we would love to have you stay with us again! Happy 2018! Kim
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Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

KWO is truly paradise. The house is amazing.

The pool is to die for. Kim was wonderful to work with. The house is convenient for the grocery store and the all important Old Town liquor store. Just a short walk to all the major parts of town. We loved staying here and we will be back. Thank you Kim for sharing your amazing house.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jerry: So glad that you and Jen both enjoyed your time in Key West and KWO! You were a joy to work with! Thank you for being such wonderful guests and for the great review! Wishing you a fantastic holiday season ahead! Kindest regards, Kim
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Amazing House

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect!! I loved everything about it I was bummed our vacation was cut short do to Hurricane Irma . The days we had where awesome

The owner Kim was great Paula who met us at the house was supper nice. Can't wait to book it again

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cealy: So glad to have you all stay with us, even if for a shorter time than expected - Thank you for the great review and for being such wonderful guests! Hoping to have you all back at KWO in the future! All the best, Kim
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Location was absolutely perfect and the house was amazing. Perfect for 2 couples. The pool and patio were wonderful and very private in spite of being so close to the neighbors. Will for sure return to this house!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Stephanie: So glad that you all had a nice time in Key West and at KWO! If your travels ever lead you back our way, please look me up, I would love to have you all stay with us again! Thank you for being such wonderful guests and for the great review! Have a great rest of your summer! Kim
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a more perfect spot for vacation. Key West Oasis was phenomenal!! We will be booking again whenever we return to Key West!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Key West Oasis is an Oasis!

  • 5 of 5

This fantastic residence is in the perfect location in Key West. The main house has everything you need and the cottage in the back provides the perfect privacy for a second couple. We spent a week here and just loved it. The back porch and pool area are terrific for hanging out after a day of diving or snorkeling. If we are ever back in K.W., we will try to stay here again! Owner is extremely responsive and wonderful to work with.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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