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

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Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


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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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Timothy Gaffney
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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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.


based on 83 traveler reviews

Charming, Romantic, Funky, Cozy, Unique, Beautiful, Island Charm, Beach, Ocean
average rating of 4.7349396 based on 83 reviews


  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Beach Bungalow very much. The bedroom, which is upstairs, is beautiful. Several windows and French doors opening to a rooftop deck. The window air conditioners & ceiling fans kept the place nice and cool. The kitchenette & bathroom are both small but manageable. I expected a small bathroom since none of the reviews actually mentioned the bathroom. The patio outside the unit has a few seating options and is very private. The location is great, an easy bike ride to the beach, to everything. Two blocks from a Cuban food stand - walk or ride easily. One thing that would make the bungalow better would be a full length mirror somewhere. I toggled between moving a wall mirror around & using the reflection from the tv. We would stay here again regardless - great place!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Good suggestion. Thanks again for staying. Glad you enjoyed Key West. Just let me know when you would like To come back and visit. Tim
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Tropical paradise

  • 5 of 5

The bungalow was neat and clean. Tim was welcoming upon our arrival. The patio is like a Tropical Paradise! I would definitely recommend this property to anyone traveling to the Keys!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Glad to see you made it home safe and sound. Thanks again for staying with us. Great to meet you. Just let me know when you decide to come back to our fair city again! Tim
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Very Nice!

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the "charming, romantic, funky, cozy, unique" bungalow. It is exactly as advertised--clean, comfortable, well-appointed. It was also very nice to have the owner on site; he gave us a thorough overview of the property and the neighborhood possibilities, including bike rentals, and where to go for coffee in the morning. We were in town for a wedding on Smathers Beach, and it was an easy walk to the ceremony. Duval Street is just a cab ride away. We would certainly recommend the bungalow to friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, It was great to meet you both. Hope you enjoyed the area and had fun at the Wedding. Come back and see us again soon. I'll still have my Bernie sign up! Tim
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Lovely loft!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the beach bungalow! We loved all the greenery and beautiful plants as we walked through the entrance it was like walking through a tropical jungle! We got to enjoy the hot tub under the stars and it was very relaxing. We got a great sleep on the king size bed upstairs and loved that there was a porch off the bedroom. The property was very clean and well kept. Mr. Gaffney was very helpful upon our arrival he gave us the run down on everything and recommendations. The hands down best beach to go to is the Zachary Taylor state park they have rocks out in the ocean you can snorkel around and swim with beautiful fishes, we even saw crabs, tarpon, and sting rays. The water and beach were beautiful we recommend getting there early when the water is calm to snorkel, it's well worth the $2.50/person for all day entry into the park! They also have picnic tables and a small cafe that sells food. We rented bikes and rode them everywhere! They delivered and picked them up when we left. Great trip! I would definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thanks for your kind review. It was great to meet you. I'm glad you got to go to Zachary Taylor State Park. It is kind of a local favorite. Hope to see you in Key West again soon! Tim
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FL Keys trip - Key West

  • 5 of 5

It is just as described in the write-up. It is so much more than the cost of staying price! Such a neat place....beautiful garden area to enjoy morning coffee or a drink, very comfortable king bed, decorated so island quaint!! It is very convenient to a couple of beaches. Also very close to the Southernmost Point. A taxi ride away ($12 - $14) from Duval Street and all the restaurants and bars in that area! So much better that staying at a hotel. We highly recommend it to anyone visiting Key West!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thanks again for taking the time to write a review. Great to meet you. Hope you can come back and see us again soon! Tim
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Love the peace and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay! It was in a great location....close to town but far enough away to escape the late night commotion if you want to! Would stay again for sure and have already sent the link to friends!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Great to meet you. Thanks again for your time to review your stay. Hope to see you again 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
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
Fantasy Fest 2016
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Fall Specials
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Dec 23 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
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

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Midtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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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