You would never know you're just ½ block off downtown Duval Street in Old Town Key West! Everything about this unique Key West gem adds up to make an ideal precious "down island" hideaway, right in the center of downtown. It is indeed rare to find a cottage property with such a large tropical garden in this location situated on two full private lots with such lush mature tropical landscaping.
This unique vacation garden cottage was refreshed complete with new kitchen and new flooring throughout in 2009. In January 2010 a new landscape design was created for the back garden and the swimming pool was re-stored to brand-new condition. If you have stayed at Down Island Digs before or if you’ve heard about it, you’ll love the upgrades and attention to detail of this authentic vintage circa 1918 historic island cottage. While we have honored its well earned charm, we have added lots of spice and luxurious comfort features.
The focus of this property is definitely the Key West quintessential indoor / outdoor living that makes island life so relaxing and wonderful. The entire large back yard is made very private with high fences and is visually divided into two parts. The front part of the garden is an expansive pool deck which is joined by sliding glass doors to the living room and pool side bedroom. The deck surrounds the graceful lounge pool which you enter down a graduated underwater stair case. Beyond the sun deck walk toward the back and the deck leads you down the middle of the yard into the large native tropical shade garden.
In contrast to the expansive garden, the indoor living room area is made cozy and charming. A whimsically painted sideboard and home spun dining table command the space between the indoors and the outside. Then sliding glass doors open up the space by connecting the decks on all sides of the living room and draw guests onto the deck to the outdoors. Plenty of pool side seating under a pretty awning create an irresistible tropical indoor / outdoor living room comfortable for lounging.
The U-shaped kitchen is open to the living room area. It is updated and easy to cook in. It is fully equipped, offers a full size electric range and dishwasher, and has a nice open view of the pool and garden so the cook can be part of the party.
Throughout the property inside and out are whimsical pieces of island art by local artists. Inside, the cottage has new floors throughout the living room, kitchen, and bedrooms that feel nice to bare feet. The bedrooms have a tropical flare and are comfortable and inviting. The pool side bedroom offers a queen size bed and has sliding glass doors that open out directly onto the pool deck. The master bedroom has a white 4-poster king size bed and is set up as a suite with a queen size sleeper sofa sitting area as well as the bed. The master bedroom has direct outdoor access to a front porch for sitting and watching the world go by. Additional bedding is offered with a twin sleeper sofa in the living room area.
This downtown Key West property is located right next door to our Pavilion Villa. The downtown location is just around the corner from famous Duval Street and steps from grocery shopping, excellent restaurants, popular clubs, the Historic Seaport, and tropical shops makes this one of the most requested and convenient accommodations in Key West. We are so pleased to offer it as one of our more unique properties available in Old Town.
This home is offered as an exclusive vacation rental in the most requested location in Key West. The property will not tolerate smoking inside.