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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome

Overview

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

Owner
Kim Gilbert
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

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!

Amenities

Old Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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
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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(70 traveler reviews)

Key West Oasis, Live Like a Local, 2BR/2 BA, Seperate Cottage, Very Private Pool
average rating of 4.9857144 based on 70 reviews
Port Royal, South Carolina
5

Wondeful place to stay !

  • 5 of 5

The house is was everything we could have asked for and more. The separate bedroom and outdoor shower was a special treat and at the end of the day the pool was perfect. The location is perfect... easy bike ride to the beach and walking to dinner and Duval St. Parking was no problem and we only used our car once the whole week! Kim and Gary could not have made this experience any any easier and enjoyable. If you book this property we promise you will not be disappointed !

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Evan and Jane: I am so glad that you all enjoyed your time in Key West and at KWO! If your travels ever lead you back to Key West, please look us up, we would love to have you back with us again! Thank you for being such great guests and for the wonderful review! Wishing you a wonderful Spring! Kim
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5

Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation at Key West Oasis was definitely one of the best trips we’ve ever been on. From start to finish it was the perfect trip. I spoke with Kim when I booked the trip and she was just great to work with. I felt like I was talking to the concierge at a five star hotel. When we arrived, we were greeted by Gary who went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. With the front house and back cottage it was the perfect arrangement for two couples. After a couple of days lounging around the pool I have to say the name Key West Oasis is the perfect description. It’s so quiet and private that your stress just melts away and time seems to have no real meaning. We can’t wait to get back there again. I wouldn’t even consider staying anywhere else in Key West.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rob: I am so glad that you all had a nice time in Key West and at KWO. Thank you for being such wonderful guests and for the fantastic review! If you ever find yourself traveling back to Key West, please do look us up, we would love to have you all back with us again! Wishing you a wonderful spring and summer 2017! All the best, Kim
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5

Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked this place for Thanksgiving week in September. I had it marked as a "favorite" for some time. We have spent numerous times in KW--inns, B&B's, and even other houses. This was the best place we've stayed at by far. Backyard is secluded; the pool and the covered porch areas are great for reading, relaxing or enjoying a glass of wine with conversation and music. We had plenty of room in the house, never bothered with the guest house, although it is very nicely appointed as well. There was some construction noise next door, but it was OK. I walked everywhere or rode a bike (rental shop one block away), but my husband can't walk more than a few blocks. Cab service was quick and convenient to restaurants, etc. Sandy's Cuban sandwich (around the corner) was a good stop; Cafe Sole, Raw Bar, Sarabeth's--all very good. Two different friends of mine are already interested in renting this place. I think we will be back soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Patricia: I am so glad that you and Frank enjoyed your time at KWO and Key West! Thank you for the referrals and for being such wonderful Guests! I would love to have you both back with us again, please do look me up the next time travels lead you back our way. I hope that you and Frank have a wonderful holiday season! All the best, Kim
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5

A Little Secluded KW Spot

  • 5 of 5

I had this place marked as a "favorite" when I started looking for Key West homes and kept coming back to it. It looked exactly like the photos on VRBO. Like most places in KW, it is small, but well-appointed, comfortable and makes great use of all space. It was just the two of us for a week, and we found the place to be perfect for us. We stayed in the bedroom in the house; there was some construction next door and in hindsight, we probably should have stayed in the guesthouse bedroom, but we were too lazy to move everything after a couple days settled in.

The back porch/pool area is what sold me on booking KW Oasis in the first place. We've rented other places in KW, and this was the nicest backyard. The porch was a great place for a drink or to read a book and relax to music.

If you want to head over to Duval Street or down to the wharfside, it can be a bit of a walk. My husband isn't able to walk far, but I walked everywhere. When we needed to get to a restaurant, we had fast service from the pink cab (6666) listed in KW Oasis' helpful directory. Bike rentals are just a block down the street. While there is limited parking on the street, you really don't need a car in KW as parking in the popular areas can be a nightmare.

We hope we can squeeze in another visit at KW Oasis later next year

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Surpassed all expectations and is truly an "Oasis"

  • 5 of 5

With nearly a year of planning, we had worked up high expectations for our Key West vacation. Stepping in the door, and being immediatly greeted by the local homeowner's representative; we knew that we were in paradise. The upscale, island decor both indoors and outdoors. The private spa like pool with all the amenities, led to days of relaxation. This has truly earned its cottage name, "Key West Oasis". Thank you for the great memories. We WILL be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Todd: I am so glad that you and Randy had a nice time in Key West and at KWO! I would love to have you stay with us again - if your travels ever lead you back our way, please look us up! Thanks again for being such wonderful guests and for the great review! Hope you have a wonderful fall season! All the best, Kim
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5

Truly exceptional

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time in Key West and our first time staying at Key West Oasis. This was so much better than a hotel or B&B. The décor was warm and welcoming and the kitchen was fully stocked. We used the pool daily and the outdoor shower was phenomenal. Some fantastic restaurants close by. We would definitely stay here again and again. Truly a gem in Key West.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Diane: So nice to hear that you enjoyed your time in town and at KWO! Thanks for being such wonderful guests and for the great review! Please look us up next time your travels lead you to Key West or St. Maarten, we would love to have you stay with us again! Happy Autumn! Kim
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Rates & Availability

Old Town House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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
$3,599
 
 
Summer Season
Jul 6 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,299
 
 
Shoulder
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,599
 
 
Christmas Week 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,399
Flat fee
 
 
New Years Eve Week 2017
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,399
Flat fee
 
 
In Season
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,099
 
 
Shoulder
May 1 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,599
 
 
Summer Season
Jul 7 2018 - Sep 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,299
 
 
Shoulder
Oct 1 2018 - Dec 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,599
 
 
Christmas Week 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Dec 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,399
Flat fee
 
 
New Years Eve Week 2018
Dec 29 2018 - Jan 4 2019
7 night minimum stay
$4,399
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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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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