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Tom's Chicken Coop: Nice Ocean View, Pool, Renovated, Close to Beach

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 nights


Key West Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, One King, Two Twins, Sleeper Sofa, Air Mattress, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This unit underwent a renovation late 2013 and is now handicap friendly..

Please enter your dates and click detailed price. The all inclusive rate including the 12.5% tax will appear. You can then book directly on this page. Just hit the 'Book' icon. I live in the building year round (unit C-241) and try to make things as painless as possible. Please keep in mind although the maximum occupancy is six, four is ideal comfort wise. I have it listed at six with small children in mind.

Located only two miles from Duval the area truly offers the best of both worlds, close to downtown without most of the partying noise. 1800 Atlantic sits on 400 feet of oceanfront property. An Olympic sized heated pool and spa sit ocean side surrounded by a lushly landscaped garden. Plan a picnic or barbecue in the shade of this beautiful garden. When you are done relaxing by the pool, hit one of three lighted tennis courts. Enjoy Smathers beach without the drive. located only a few blocks from building Smathers offers sailboat, paddle board, hobie cat, chair, and umbrella rentals. Parasailing is also available. An over sized sidewalk runs parallel along the beach for walks, jogging, biking, or rollerblading. Several chairs, coolers, and beach towels are available in the condo. Large living area compared to most condo's in Key West (1550sf).

I should point out the guest bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and the master bedroom does not. So the master runs a bit cooler than the guest room.

Once I receive either an e mail or booking request I supply my cell number. With three condos calls from people looking to negotiate were getting a little out of hand so I took the number down. Thank you for considering one of my condo's. There is a link to my website towards the bottom of this page which contains the check in process and rental agreement.

Disclaimer: Renovation work is allowed at the building 9am - 5pm weekdays. Usually its quiet here but unfortunately there are exceptions. Neighbors give no warning of renovation work and even building management does little / nothing keeping us up to date on general work on the building. The safest bet is a hotel to avoid such surprises. Anything major that I see coming will give a heads up about though.

7. CANCELLATIONS - If a cancellation is made between the time of booking and 30 days prior to arrival the $100 deposit will be forfeited. The full balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. If a cancellation is made within the 30 days prior to arrival 50% will be refunded. Keep in mind this is only 50% of the base rate I would hold onto. NOT the grand total.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Tom Rechsteiner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016

About Tom Rechsteiner

We live in the building year round. Renting my condo's here at 1800 Atlantic is all I do. If there is ever an issue I wont be too far away.

Tom Rechsteiner purchased this condo in 2009


based on 35 traveler reviews

Tom's Chicken Coop: Nice Ocean View, Pool, Renovated, Close to Beach
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews
Park hall, md


  • 5 of 5

Our condo was so well stocked, it was nice having the owner very close by if we had any concerns, the pool area was so relaxing. We just simply loved our very updated condo.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Monroe, MI

Time in the chicken coop

  • 5 of 5

First time using VRBO and we could not have been more pleased. The chicken coop was well equipped with everything we would have at home, so this little home away from home was Perfect!! The pool, hot tub, balcony views.....another 5 stars!

We came during hurricane season so the beaches were disappointing and smelled bad but our overall experience in Key West was a happy and relaxing time.

Thanks Tom for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the Coop!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Tom's Chicken Coop. The condo was clean, spacious and very well equipped. The bathrooms are both nicely updated with large tiled showers and we appreciated the view of the ocean from the rooms. It was great having beach equipment (chairs, mats, coolers) available for our use and the pool area was great as well. Tom has thought of everything to make this place comfortable and enjoyable. We would definitely stay here again !!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just blown away!😁

  • 5 of 5

I cannot brag enough! The view, the openness of the place, cleanliness and so updated! I'm definitely looking to book again in the future without a doubt! 😄 What a beautiful place and close to everything!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Why did the chicken cross the road?

  • 5 of 5

To stay in Tom's coop! Great location, beautiful view, (not looking across a road like nearby properties) very spacious rooms and balcony. Fully equipped kitchen for those of us who love to cook. Great pool, beautiful grounds and the beach is the next lot over. Easy checkin and out. We loved Key West and will totally rent here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Tom's condo was absolutely beautiful! My stay there was great, thank you Tom!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Key West


Rates & Availability

Key West Condo Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Condo Check In Fee (The Association Charges Me) $65
Cleaning Fee $120
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.5%

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Key West Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Please note there are beds for four plus a sleeper sofa and air mattress.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • restaurants
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis

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