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Atlantis House's Master Suite... voted top 25 in USA - Steps from beaches

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Welcome to Atlantis House the most private and unique Guesthouse in Key West. As the only guesthouse along the beaches, we offer just 2 exclusive suites both featuring private over-sized Jacuzzi baths, perfect for Romantic getaways and Honeymooners! Recently awarded 'Travelers' Choice' for the top 25 best Inns in the United States. Also awarded by our Guests with the 'Certificate of Excellence' for 2009-2017 and awarded the Best overall 'Top 10 in the US.' Rated #1 for 2016 and 2017 out of 77 Inns in Key West! Contemporary architecture houses beautiful decor and lush gardens.

The Master Suite which sleeps 2 ranges from $225 off season-$325/night in season. The Garden Suite VRBO # 649536 which sleeps 2 ranges from $189/night -$250/night. Both rooms together can sleep a total of 4 and ranges from $394-$575/night.

Master suite

The Master suite at 600 sq ft, has a king size bed, 17 ft vaulted ceilings, ceiling fans and recessed lighting on dimmer switches, central AC, tiled floors, Ipod Docking Station, 40 in HD Flat screen TV, music system with a choice of 50 channels of commercial free music, kitcenette w/wet bar, large wrap around bar, wet bar, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, with an oversized 10x16 bath featuring a 9 ft vanity with double sinks over which hang Baroque framed mirrors, make-up vanity, separate water closet, spacious clear glass shower, and a huge Jacuzzi tub with a skylight overhead.

Garden suite VRBO # 649536 (not pictured)

The Garden suite at 350 sq. ft enters through French doors from the deck into a sitting room has a daybed that is covered with overstuffed pillows over which hangs a cranberry tulle netting, an etagere with 40 in HD Flat screen TV, music system with a choice of 50 channels of commercial free music, small library & a collection of gold gilt mirrors surrounding a sunny windowsill. The bedroom has a queen bed w/Jamaican wicker nightstands, Ipod Docking Station, wet bar area with fridge, coffee maker and microwave. The 8x10 bath is tiled with an open shower & bench, vanity, 9 ft vaulted ceilings, skylight, and a large Jacuzzi tub for 2.

More Details

Capt. Steven and Kayla Kessler
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Capt. Steven and Kayla Kessler

Steve, a licensed USCG Captain, with over 9,000 hrs on the water, charters his Contender and takes guests on private fishing trips and exclusive to Atlantis House, Steve and Kayla will prepare you dinner with the 'catch of the day'. He also offers private guided snorkeling tours at the only coral reef in the Continental United States. And for those with a taste for Lobster, Steve will hand catch you lobsters for dinner. For couples with a sense of adventure that want to get away from it all, Captain Steve with an extensive Marine biology background offers private island adventure/eco tours to secluded natural beaches where you can take a peaceful stroll along the beach and pass the time having lunch and snorkeling for marine life and seashells. NBC. Com Travel featured Capt. Steve's Eco-Tours as a best kept secret of Key West and the Florida Keys!

Kayla, a licensed massage therapist (LMT and NMT), with over 15 years of experience offers relaxation 'island style'.

Living in Key West for 24 years and operating the guest house for 23 years, both Kayla and Steve are dedicated to making your stay as enjoyable as possible and are happy to make suggestions and arrangements for myriad of island activities from casual to fine dining ideas, sunset catamaran or tall ship sails, diving and water sports, to private secluded island adventures to wile away the day while basking on a tropical sandy beach. So come find yourself again at Atlantis House.

Capt. Steven and Kayla Kessler purchased this guest house in 1993

Why Capt. Steven and Kayla Kessler chose Midtown

Closest private home to the beaches...


Midtown Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , double sinks-separate make-up vanity-skylight-organic towels
  • double sinks, large clear glass shower, Jacuzzi tub, separate make-up vanity
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Atlantis House's Master Suite... voted top 25 in USA - Steps from beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Atlantis house is a little sanctuary in a quieter side of Key West near beaches and botanical gardens and butterfly gardens. What a beautiful property! the bedroom suite was spacious and beautifully decorated and the owners have cared for everything from fresh tropical flowers to the turkish towels and organic soaps in the bathroom. Huge master bath area that makes you feel truly pampered, and outside the room is a beautiful garden area with several seating areas creating a cool oasis of relaxation. They provide bikes to use during the whole stay and that was a great way to see different parts of the Island! We really enjoyed the personal attention and hospitality from Captain Steve and his wife Kayla, and especially the bonus of Kayla's key lime pie! We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful heartfelt review. It was our pleasure hosting you and look forward to your next stay with us! Capt. Steve and Kayla
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Atlantis house

  • 5 of 5

Steve and Kayla are wonderful gracious hosts. Their guest house is beautiful and immaculate. The shower, hot tub and bathroom are spacious and luxurious. The whole experience was wonderful and relaxing. We highly recommend the Atlantis house!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. It was our pleasure hosting you and hope to have you back for a return visit! Capt. Steve and Kayla
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We loved the Atlantis House!

  • 5 of 5

The Master Suite was amazing. It was cozy and very comfortable. The inside was so elegant. It was just a short walk to the beach. Captain Steve and Kayla were very hospitable and easy to work with. Mrs. Kessler’s key lime pie was the best in town. She is also a massage therapist and offers massages. We enjoyed ours.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Atlantis House is beautiful with an awesome location! The Master Suite had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Close proximity to beaches and walking/bike trails for going to the beach or town. The bikes are perfect for an easy cruise to all of Key West. Be sure to partake of Captain Steves fishing or snorkeling and Kayla provides a wonderful professional massage. Everything was better than we expected and we had a wonderful vacation. Will go there again for future trips! You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Rental!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this rental! We stayed in the Master Suite of the guest house, which is much larger than a hotel. It's very close to the beach and Duval Street. The amenities are stellar: bicycles, clean beach towels daily, and coolers. It's so close to everything, we just biked every where and saved a fortune on the cost to take Uber everywhere (which I would recommend over taxis - it's much cheaper, and the experience is much more pleasant). Even though it's close to everything, it's extremely quiet. Also, Steve and Kayla were the most amazing hosts! They picked us up from the airport, picked up our trash daily, and even made the bed each day. We couldn't have been happier with the rental!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Key West location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Atlantis House! One block from the beach, three blocks from Salute' On The Beach for great meals.

The Master Suite was very spacious and all the amenities of home. Very Clean and well appointed. Captain Steve and Kayla were great hosts. Cleaned our room daily, fabulous Key Lime pie on arrival and bikes to ride. The backyard patio was very relaxing, a place to eat, a place to sun, a place to visit with a bottle of vine and a romantic gazebo!! Truly an awesome stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you had an awesome stay with us enjoying the room, gardens, bikes and Kayla's Key lime pie. It was our pleasure hosting you and hope to have you back for another visit!! Capt. Steve and Kayla
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Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
Smathers Beach
Key West Lighthouse Museum
Green Parrot Liquors
Key West Aquarium
Santiago's Bodega | Key West
Salute! On The Beach
The Porch
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
Chico's Cantina
Sandy's Cafe
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
KYW- offer airport pick up
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Key West Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Key West Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Rest Beach and Higgs
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80

Cancellation Policy:
Because of our small size, cancellations affect us significantly. Your deposit is non refundable. In the event you cancel your deposit is credited towards a future stay. We must know 20 days before your scheduled day of arrival if you will be canceling. If you cancel after that point, you will be liable for any days, up to the entire length of your booking, that we are unable to rebook. There are no refunds for early departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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