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

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 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.

Amenities

Midtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Smaller but very island functional with shower on the first floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Outdoor fireplace, gas grill, outdoors chairs on the deck. Surrounded by palms and flowering plants.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Charming, Romantic, Funky, Cozy, Unique, Beautiful, Island Charm, Beach, Ocean
average rating of 4.7596154 based on 104 reviews
5

Piece of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this wonderful little bungalow for three nights in early May. Plenty of room for two. The kitchenette made it possible for us to have a lite breakfast or lunch right there. The furnishings are warm and welcoming and the bed was super comfortable!! We went parasailing one morning at Smathers beach which is only a short block away. We rented bikes and took the bike trail to Duval and Mallory Square during the day. But at night when back at the bungalow, it was quiet and serene. The outside area is enclosed, gated and so perfectly landscaped with palms and plants that it seems as if you are in your own little world. Completly private and tropical. One day we used the blender provided to make frozen cocktails and just sat outside in our private little tropical oasis for several hours. It was perfect!! We didn't want to leave!!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sharon, Thanks for your very kind words. Great to have you as a guest. I hope you guys will come back again and see us soon! Tim
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4

Romantic and Cozy, great for nights in and coffee on the bedroom patio!

  • 4 of 5

Loved most everything about it. Only two downsides were how difficult it was to cook/prep meals in the kitchenette (at least we had the grill though) And now tiny the shower was, (always hitting an elbow) Hot tub and little decks were a nice oasis after a long day in the sun, and all the amenities were really nice :) a few dishes, a few cleaning supplies, towels for the beach and a bike rack, perfect get away spot. Also - the king bed was AMAZING.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Hope, Thank you again for staying with us, and for your nice review. Because we are on an island, everything is on a smaller scale than say the Midwest or the South where land is not at a premium. I hope you will think of us in the future. Just let me know when you'd like to come back and visit Key West! Tim
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5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there for 3 nights while attending a charity event. It is a great, quiet getaway. Loved the way it was set up and the owner is a great guy. Close to Smathers Beach and not to far from downtown. It was central to all the areas we were going while there. Would suggest if you are looking for an older but nice place to stay away from all the hub bub of the hotels this place is for you. We would stay there again if we return to the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Guy, Thanks for staying. Great to meet another Iowan. Hope you will come back to see us again in the future. Tim
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Davenport, IA
5

Nice getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there for 3 nights while attending a charity event. It is a great, quiet getaway. Loved the way it was set up and the owner is a great guy. Close to Smathers Beach and not to far from downtown. It was central to all the areas we were going while there. Would suggest if you are looking for an older but nice place to stay away from all the hub bub of the hotels this place is for you. We would stay there again if we return to the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thanks again for staying with us and for your kind words. Hope to see you again soon when it gets chilly in Iowa! Tim
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5

The stay was relaxing and refreshing!

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful and inviting. It was a home away from home. I will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI, It was very nice to meet you both. Thanks for coming down from FTL to our fair island. Keep those little kids under control in school next Fall. Thanks again for your kind words! Tim
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5

Absolutely Charming!!

  • 5 of 5

We had so much fun. Tim was so helpful and made the trip an easy one for us! The home was clean, adorable and conveniently located. The beach was steps away and restaurants were as well. I would recommend this adorable home to anyone looking for a charming get away for you and your significant other!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thanks for writing to tell others about your trip to Key West. Great to meet you both. Glad you had fun. Just let us know the next time you want to come down for a little more fun and sun in our fair city! Tim
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Midtown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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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
$179
$1,195
 
 
2017 Fantasy Fest
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
$299
$1,995
 
 
2017 Fall
Oct 30 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$189
$1,195
 
 
2018 High Season
Dec 22 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$279
$1,795
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$189
$1,295
 

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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