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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
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub


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
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

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 Key West

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(97 traveler reviews)

Charming, Romantic, Funky, Cozy, Unique, Beautiful, Island Charm, Beach, Ocean
average rating of 4.7628865 based on 97 reviews

Perfect Locatuon

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 3 nights in March with my partner who had booked everything for a birthday present and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. On arrival Tim greeted us with an ice cold beer each which we thought was a perfect touch after a 2 hour drive from Key Largo. Tim was lovely and nothing was too much trouble. Our beach bungalow was well equipped and very quaint. Had the best 3. nights sleep in our huge bed and we also had a sun terrace with loungers so did a spot of sun bathing while we were there too. The bungalow was close to the beach so a really nice walk which only took about 10 minutes. Duvall Street was a taxi ride away and we also hired bikes and explored for the whole afternoon. Wish we had stayed longer as we would have explored more places. We would definitely stay here again and couldn't really fault anything. Thank you Tim hope to see you again one day.

Regards Janice and Tony xx

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Janice, Thanks again for your kind review, and for staying with us in Key West. Great to meet you! Hope to see you soon. tim
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Love that the property has character

  • 5 of 5

Great time, second time here and will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to see you guys again! Thanks for staying. Sorry I missed you when you took off this morning... I have been busy all week with my taxes. tim
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Key West feel.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at dusk and were enchanted by the lighted, plant filled patio we walked through on the way to our back rental. Very nice, cozy, place with a very comfortable bed. We rented bicycles and they were delivered and picked up here. Very easy biking everywhere. Our two favorite places to eat were Inca's and DJ's Crab Shack. We miss everything already. Thank You Tim!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Great to hear from you. Thank you for your kind words. Just let us know when you are able to come back and see us again! Tim
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Winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time and the place was amazing. Everything you need for a great stay is there. Its within walking distance to two beaches and Old Town Key West. My luggage didnt make the same flight as I did and Tim was nice enough to put it in our unit by the time we got back from the beach. We have already told friends about the Beach Bungalow and will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Great to meet you. Thanks for taking the time to tell others about your visit to Key West. Just let us know when you want to come back and visit again! Tim
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Brighton, Ontario, Canada

The best place north of the 'most southern place in the continental US'

  • 5 of 5

We had the opportunity to stay at Tim's Bungalow for three nights and loved it! It as all that we were looking for and more. We were looking for a place that was slightly off the main busyness of town and Duval Street, that was close to the beach, and yet not too far to access any part of Key West, and this was it. We were also looking for a place that fit the eclectic culture of Key West, and that had all or most of the amenities that we enjoyed at home. We got all that at the Bungalow and more. As promised, the keys were waiting for us at the designated location when we arrived, and also by chance we had the opportunity to meet Tim as well. He is a very kind gentlemen indeed. Tim gave us a brief tour of the bungalow and all that it offered, and even a couple hints of where to go places that were very helpful. The bungalow itself was perfect, clean, and well stocked of all that we had at home. We loved the quaint quietness of our own deck. I will not give an inventory of all that you can enjoy at Tim's bungalow, in short, it was all that we were looking for and so much more, and we are very thankful of Tim's kindness and generosity in sharing his little piece of Key West with us.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI, Thanks for your kind review. Great to meet you. I'm glad you had a good time in our little town. Stay warm up in the North Country. Hope to see you both again soon! Tim
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You will get more than you think

  • 5 of 5

Pictures do not do justice to this property. High ceilings, great light, and lush garden. Each morning we walked two blocks to Kim's Cubano for coffee and walked down to the water. Rent bikes and get to see the island. Each night, enjoy the deck off the bedroom or the hot tub. Tim is a resource and a great host. My wife and I cannot wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thanks for your kind review. Great to have you stay with us. Hope you will come back "home" soon! 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

Midtown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Value Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Fantasy Fest
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
2017 Fall
Oct 30 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
2018 High Season
Dec 22 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Key Fee $10 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

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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