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Charming, Romantic, Funky, Cozy, Unique, Beautiful, Island Charm, Beach, Ocean

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

This unique bungalow is 2 story with king bed and is for 2 people only.

For nearly 20 years now guests have been delighted to discover the Beach Bungalow-Key West.

Nestled among palm trees, hibiscus, and boganvillas, the Beach Bungalow is located in a compound just a block from the Beach and Atlantic Ocean, about a mile from Upper Duval Street, and across the street from the Bike Path.

The Bungalow features 2 stories, 2 open decks- one with outdoor Jacuzzi, and free parking.

The unit was designed by a Princeton trained architect, and features great light, vaulted ceilings, exposed wood beams, wood floors, and vibrant island colors.

The Bungalow has free Internet service, 40' HD TV, King Bed,I-Pad Docking, washer/dryer access, Free Parking on the street, original Art, books, movies, and other features to make your vacation cozy and relaxing.

The kitchenette has a microwave, dishes, small sink, refrigerator, and outdoor gas grill.

Truly living like a Local ... The Beach Bungalow is the best value in Key West.

Located 1 block from the Beach on Atlantic Blvd, which runs along the Atlantic Ocean from Smathers to Higgs Beach.

The commons features extensive palms and other plantings all done by the owner over the past 10 years, with an outdoor fireplace, outdoor Jacuzzi, deck chairs, gas grill, water features, and the largest beach in Key West only a block away.

Bikes are available to rent and encouraged. The Bike path is across the street and Sloppy Joe's and the Hemingway House are just 10 minutes away by bike.

Guest's also receive discounts on all sorts of fun things to do while in Key West.

Live like a local for the price of a hotel room. The Beach Bungalow-Key West is the island's best buy.

More Details

Property Manager
Timothy Gaffney
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Timothy Gaffney

Born and raised in the midwest.

Graduated from Iowa State University and the University of Iowa.

Have lived in Connecticut for about 5 years.

Have vacation Rentals in Palm Springs and also property in Boulder, Co. and Iowa City Iowa for students.

No outstanding warrents at this time.

Timothy Gaffney purchased this house in 1990

Why Timothy Gaffney chose Midtown

People stay with us because they like to go down to Duval Street, but don't want to be out till the bars close at 4 AM each nite, or stay next to the bars with music until then.

Very secluded little spot a short walk to the beach. Across from the Nature Preserve, and the Bike Path.

What makes this house unique

The Beach Bungalow is unique because of it's excellent value, as well as location-- a block to the beach.

Guest's receive an intimate bungalow in a great location for the price of an ordinary hotel room.

Those things, plus the quality of design, make the Beach Bungalow a real 'Price Performer', as a friend of mine would say.


Midtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Smaller but very island functional with shower on the first floor.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The 2nd story bedroom features a Cal King bed, wood floors, exposed wood beams, TV, and French Doors going out to a private sun deck.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
Outdoor fireplace, gas grill, outdoors chairs on the deck. Surrounded by palms and flowering plants.


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Charming, Romantic, Funky, Cozy, Unique, Beautiful, Island Charm, Beach, Ocean
average rating of 4.758929 based on 112 reviews

This charming bungalow was a home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were celebrating our 20th anniversary. We found the beach bungalow online and it was everything we expected. It was in a great location within walking distance to Smathers Beach. It was far enough away from the craziness of Duval Street, even though we found ourselves going there quite often. We were able to eat breakfast in most mornings, and even made a dinner on the grill one night. The three rooms are equipped with everything we needed. Tim was a wonderful host. We would stay there again if we end up returning to Key West , which is very possible.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Couldn't Have Been Happier!!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was exactly as described and perfect for our vacation. Tim was an amazing host. The rental was exceptionally clean, quiet and cozy. 5 minute walk to Smathers beach and about a 15 minute walk to SALUTE restaurant. I would highly recommend and will definitely be renting again upon our next visit. Thank you Tim for everything that you did to make our stay memorable and enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thanks again for your kind comments and for staying with us in Key West. Best wishes for 2018. Hope to see you guys again soon! Tim
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Easy to be here

  • 5 of 5

Great location for us. Close proximity to beach and others traveling with us.

Tim was very pleasant to work with us and was quick to respond after the hurricane. Property was clean and everything worked as it should


  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thanks again for staying, and for taking the time to let other know about Key West. I hope you will come back and see us again soon, John! tim
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Nice house, close to the beach, 10 minute bike to Duval st.

  • 4 of 5

Property was good size for the 2 of us. It has a great deck and hot tub area where you can relax. Short walk to the beach.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Nice to meet you two this weekend. Travel safe back to the MIdwest. Hope to see you again soon! tim
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Comfortable Retreat, Away from the Crowds

  • 4 of 5

On arrival, I was a bit concerned with the location surrounded by homes and apartments, but once entering the main door, I found it to be a lush, quiet oasis. We stayed in Beach Bungalow, in the rear of the property. The patio area was very private. It was a shared grill and jacuzzi but we rarely saw the other couple in bungalow 2 and had them to ourselves. The bungalow was clean and comfortable. Kitchen was small but stocked with coffee, tea, sugars and a few spices. There is no stove but we cooked out on the grill twice and the microwave was sufficient.

Wonderful king sized bed, and the shower, although small, had great water pressure.

Tim was great, giving us advice on what to do and where to eat. He also supplied all beach towels, chairs and mats. Best advice is to rent bikes. Very flat, no hassle with parking and the best way to see everything in Key West.

We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thanks again for staying. Great to meet you. The town is almost back to where it should be ... still a few fences like ours that need replacing . Happy Holidays.
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Beautiful and comfortable base to explore Key West and the Lower Keys.

  • 5 of 5

1815 Atlantic Boulevard is a delightful and tastefully appointed and decorated home. It is a good bolt-hole from which to explore Key West and the lower Keys and is in a quiet neighbourhood.

Particularly nice features include seating areas upstairs (key hanging by bedroom door) and outside the main door (with LED lights and beautiful palms and shrub garden) - and the hot tub. The bedroom is lovely with a large, comfortable double bed.

Tim and his assistant Jeff are, literally, accommodating and delightful guys - on site to help you with any questions, information or problems. Their very useful file is packed full of all the sort of information that you really need about the house, nearby amenities and things to see. Directions are clear, the house is easy to find and obtaining keys went very smoothly.

If you are energetic there is a reasonable walk to where the Key West trolley tour begins - a good way to get your bearings in Key West. There is also information from Tim about easy bike hire or car parking near Key West centre. Parking at the property is right outside the house and good supermarkets are only 10 minutes drive away.

The bungalow is ideally suited for two people and has most things to make your stay comfortable (shower, TV, Aircon, fridge/freezer, iron). At first sight you may think there are no laundry and cooking facilities (only a microwave), but don't panic: there is an excellent large washer and dryer in an outside cupboard and you can grill stuff on the barbecue, which is on the verandah of the other property on site (as is the hot tub). So you may run into others staying there while you use these facilities - but they are all nice folks! Tim's property only attracts classy people!

The only negative things (very minor) is that you might find that the kitchen is very small and lacking one or two minor items, such as a sink plug and chopping board - and there is no kettle (Brits go into panic mode!). But these are very minor observations about a lovely house that we would not hesitate to recommend to others - and stay in again ourselves. We hope to do so one day. Thanks, Tim!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, We have got to get a "kettle" for our British friends. Thank you very much for your kind review, and to Jeff for holding the fort down while I was gone. Irma has passed and we expect to be back up by the end of September. Thanks again. Hope to see you again in the US. Tim
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.03 Miles
Shanna Key
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Ft. Meyers and Naples to Key West and Back
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Key West Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US #1
Nearest Restaurant
0.03 Miles
Shanna Key and a Mexican joint about 4-5 blocks.
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
Smather's Beach
Car: not necessary

You are on an Island that is basically 2 miles X 4 miles long.

Everything is here within @ a 5 minute drive, or @ a 10-15 bike trip.

P.S. If we are booked on the dates you are looking for, check out our Bungalow2 on Home Away #3592043, or condos on the golf course in Palm Springs,CA at #972511and #3654438


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Guests Required to be 25 Years or older.
Maximum of 2 people.
Arrival and Confirmation sent by Email. Please include your email address.
All Reservations Discounted/Non-Cancelble.
All Units No pets and No smoking.
Credit Card required for Security Deposit/ Authorization.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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