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Sophisticated Elegance in the Heart of Old Town (Pool, Parking)

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Minimum Stay
30 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Historic Seaport

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Constructed by shipping mogul Amos Roberts in 1859, this quintessential, prestigious Key West home exemplifies elegant tropical living. Superb renovations in 2006-07 perfect the ideal haven for entertaining with modern convenience in the heart of Old Town.

With the island's best possible location, the beach, historic seaport, and dozens of Old Town restaurants and boutiques lie within steps of the front gate.

Inside, the new professional-grade stainless steel and slate kitchen, spa bathrooms and Kable lighting systems resonate with modern comfort, and the high ceilings, Dade County Pine floors/walls, and original glass pane windows evoke a 19th century elegance. The property features three bedrooms, two full master baths, three half baths, a grand staircase, a formal dining room, a library, a study and a separate media room.

Outside, a covered terrace and private balconies (constructed with an exceptional Brazilian hardwood: ipé) lead guests to the large heated pool, travertine stone pool deck and lush tropical landscaping. Ceiling fans and custom lighting allow for comfortable year-round use of all covered outdoor areas.

Should they choose, guests may also keep in touch with the rest of the world from anywhere on the property by connecting to the wireless DSL.

Come and enjoy this beautiful island in one of its most beautiful properties!

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2007
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2016
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based on 23 holidaymaker reviews

Sophisticated Elegance in the Heart of Old Town (Pool, Parking)
average rating of 4.652174 based on 23 reviews

Need our deposit back

  • 1 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed the location and house. HOWEVER, I am trying to get in touch with the owner to get my deposit back. I am hoping through this review we will be able to get the owner to contact us so we can get our deposit back. I have called and emailed the owner. I have tried other points of contact and still have not heard anything. There was no damage or problems so I'm not sure why we continue to have trouble getting in touch with the owner of this rental. PLEASE RETURN OUR DAMAGE DEPOSIT.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfection! Best Vacation home ever!

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends and myself rented this property for Memorial Weekend. We were all couples, and the layout for this house was perfect! With two queen beds on the second floor and a king bed on the third floor. All the beds were super comfortable, even the pillows! Every bedroom had it's own toilet and sink, which was beyond what we could have expected and super ideal when you have a group! This made getting ready for the girls really easy because we all had our own space to get primped! The only thing was only two of those bathrooms had showers, so we did have to plan our showers, but that was not a big deal at all!! And totally worth the sacrifice for the rest of the house.

The outside covered porch off the kitchen is amazing, and where we spent most of our time when we were at the house or in the pool. I could have spent my entire vacation on that porch lounging and listening to all the birds. The house is only a few blocks from the madness of Duval, close enough to walk or stumble home, but far enough to keep any noise or riff raff away! We are in our mid to late thirties, so we like to have fun but we also like our quiet space! The Kitchen is exactly how they describe, literally a chef's kitchen. We cooked a lot while we where there, and it was super convenient with all the utensils and cooking supplies. It is also a communal room, where we all hung out if we weren't on that back porch! The house is just gorgeous and has a ton of history. Lots of original wood, flooring, windows, which gives it such a warm cozy feeling. You can also see the original deed to this historical house in the hallway on the 2nd floor! We were all impressed!

The property management team was awesome too! They were super accommodating with our schedule for check-in and check-out. They met us there, showed us around the house, and were available when we needed them for check-out. All in all, I don't know why anyone would be unhappy staying here! It was such a gem, and it truly was hard for us to leave. I wish we had more time. If we go back, we all want to stay at this property again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property is perfectly located within a beautiful pool that we used a lot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend here. There are a few appliances that don't work (part of the stove top, the ice machine and the washer) we were just fine with this as it was a short stay but if we were staying for a long period the washer would be an issue. The pool is beautiful- we enjoyed hanging out in it. The outdoor deck is a wonderful place to relax as well. Close neighbors require some attention to noise but we didn't find too much trouble with it. We are so happy we were able to enjoy this house in Key West- we hope we get the opportunity again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love it!

  • 4 of 5

Loved the house! Loved the location! Property manager was great to us. Only negative was that a few things need some attention. Stove top partially worked, porch fans worked occasionally, broken deck chair and pool wasn't maintained until we were leaving. That may sound like a lot however everything else about the rental was so wonderful, I can't wait to rent it again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home is the PERFECT location

  • 5 of 5

"Sophisticated Elegance" is in a superb location to enjoy Key West. Close enough to walk everywhere and two blocks from a market that sells EVERYTHING you might need, and far enough away from the crowds to enjoy peace and quiet. The pool is lovely and the house has been beautifully renovated. Kitchen, while in need of a few minor appliance repairs, is well equipped and perfectly functional for vacation cooking. Bathrooms are beautiful, beds are comfortable, and house was spotless.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great Key West experience

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I frequent Key West as a favorite destination and this was by far our favorite rental. The pool was fairly large and very pleasant. The house was amazing. There are a few glitches like a couple stove burners not working and other small issues but this is a historical home. The stairs are pretty high also. The outdoor patio in back is awesome. We spent all of time out there. We will be back to this place with family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Historic Seaport, Key West

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October - April
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
30 night minimum stay
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Historic Seaport in Lower Florida Keys

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Master King Suite on third floor., Queen size Beds (2) Two second floor bedrooms furnished with a queen-sized bed., Twin or Single Beds (2) Day Bed with Twin Trundle, Child Beds (1) There is a 'Pack and Play' provided with the property.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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