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Todd Kemp

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Chick-A-Pea's Cottage:Near Duval-yet private with the comforts of home

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Uptwon/Upper Duval House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom, 2.5 Baths, Private Pool and Cabana. All new in 2012

The house is a traditional Key West cottage that has undergone a complete renovation in 2012. The charm and historic features have been retained, while all the luxuries of today have been added.

There is a master bedroom, with king bed and full bath, on the first floor. Additionally, there is a half bath and a small bedroom with single bed on the first floor. The second floor has two bedrooms and a shared bath. One of the upstairs bedrooms has a queen bed, the other upstairs bedroom has twin beds. The bathrooms were completely rebuilt during the renovation. All the mattresses are new.

On the first floor, a great room opens to the pool / patio. This room is adjacent to the new kitchen. There is also a half bath and full size laundry machines.

The best feature of the house is the heated pool and cabana. There is deck space around the pool that is great for sunning. The pool is maintained at 88 degrees for year round use. The pool cabana is covered with a sofa and lounge chairs…. This is the perfect spot for an afternoon cocktail or nap!

The property is fenced and the yard is private. Once you are inside the yard, you will never know you are just steps off of Duval St.

Cable TV and Wi-fi are included.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Todd Kemp (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)
Chick-A-Pea's Cottage:Near Duval-yet private with the comforts of home
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Great house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Simple put, this house was a perfect place for our family vacation. We were there for a week in June to celebrate our father's 60th birthday. The house was clean, well kept, and the accommodations met every expectation that we had. The pool and deck area were perfect places to cool down after the hot days of being at the beach or hitting the strip. It is less than 100 feet from Duval St, so access to all of the stores and restaurants is easy and well within walking distance. It would be easy to park the car for the week and still be able to access all of the attractions and entertainment with ease. Todd even helped us out with a couple of restaurant recommendations since it was our first time into town. I would highly recommend this place to any family that is looking for a quite, fun vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute Cottage, Nice Stay

  • 4 of 5

Chick-A-Pea was exactly how I wanted to celebrate a birthday. This cottage is right off of Duval. The house is secured and the landscaping and exterior property are well maintained. It has a nice theme and everything you would need. The pool was smaller than what I thought but perfect for 6 adults who just wanted to float. The interior of the house was tastefully decorated but we thought it could have been cleaned a bit better. We lost a sandal and lifted the couch to find lots of dirt and pieces of garbage. Something that can be easily fixed. We are rating this property four stars for one main reason, the owners emails were very vague and when we asked a question we were told the answer was in the contract. Not overly helpful or friendly. We felt like we were bothersome and like he was doing us a favor. Spending over $5,000 to stay at this property we expected a more personable person to deal with. Overall, Chick-A-Pea has Key West charm.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I do not work in an office setting. I deal with 120 contracts a year with my 3 houses. I email contracts out with all the payment information and schedule on them. When I'm not in my office it may take several emails to find out what house, what dates and what name the reservation is under. That is maybe why I responded that the question they had was on their contract.
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Jupiter, Fl

Here for three more glorious days!!

  • 5 of 5

I'm a Florida -nearly native... I moved here in my early 20's and I now have 3 grown children in there 20's. While we live much further north in Jupiter, we love The Keys. For years we vacationed on Duck Key at Hawks Cay when the kids couldn't really enjoy Key West...but the last few two trips we used VRBO specifically for Key West. This-trip to celebrate my twin daughters recent 21st birthday and my 50 somethimgish b-day. I booked Chick A Pea Cottage in February based on the photos alone!!! It is better than the photos... And as I sit here in the outdoor cozy cabanas with my grown children fast asleep I realize that we will celebrate our summer birthdays here for years to come. The house is beautiful, cozy, warm, relaxing and far enough from the crazy side of Duval that you can sleep wonderfully at night. Great beds by the way. But close enough to walk to party.... And yes we have every night so far. Our days are spent finding fantastic brunch restaurants like Blue Heaven or Banana Cafe and the relaxing at the cottage for the rest of the afternoon at our own pool with drinks until it's time for dinner and Duval Street. The pool is PERFECT. Nice little waterfall-very zen. Great outdoor cabana for shade-enough lounge chairs for sun...the owner, Todd has thought of everything. If you want to REALLY relax in Key West, but party like a Rock. star when you're ready--then this is the place!!!

LOVE IT... Know I won't want to leave on Saturday.... Todd--the Davis family will be coming backtrack year after tear to celebrate our birthdays! We love Chick A pea Cottage!!


  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully Appointed and Beautifully Maintained

  • 5 of 5

We left a month ago after spending the winter in Chick-a-Pea cottage. All the comforts of home with access to all that Key West has to offer. Spent much of our time by the pool or front porch. Very comfortable furniture in both locations. Todd, the owner, takes great pride in his properties and makes sure everything is in top condition. You'll not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Key West. We chose this property because of the location and it was PERFECT! The house is modern, comfortable, beautiful, and PRIVATE! We walked or biked to everything. Really no need to rent a car. We highly recommend this property. Thank you Todd!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

Quintessential Key West

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time during our stay at Chick-a-Pea. The property was immaculate and well appointed. The photos are spot on. We spent much of our time in the pool/cabana area with the cool breezes making it the perfect setting to sit, relax and chat. The owner was responsive to all of our questions and needs. Thanks Todd! The location of the cottage is fantastic. It is walking distance to the Hemingway House, all of the Duval Street attractions and a quick scooter to the beach. I would not hesitate to recommend Chick-a-Pea cottage and we look forward to returning again next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Key West (EYW)
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Southermost, Higgs & Zachery Taylor Park
Car: not necessary

Located in the gallery district of Key West. The house is steps off of Duval St. near Hemingway house, the Southernmost Point, the Butterfly Museum and great shops, restaurants and bars . The location is quiet & private… yet in the heart of key west.


Rates & Availability

Uptwon/Upper Duval House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season
Jul 16 2016 - Oct 7 2016
5 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Oct 8 2016 - Dec 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
Fantasy Fest
Oct 23 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
winter 2017
Dec 17 2016 - May 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Spring Season
May 6 2017 - Jul 14 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125
Tax Rate 12.5%

$500 Refundable Cleaning Deposit Required
Please review the rates by season - Rentals are generally Saturday to Saturday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Uptwon/Upper Duval House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Outdoor Shower by Pool
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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