House, 3-4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
About Soren Pfeffer
My husband and I are architects and have worked in the residential design/build field for the past 20+ years building custom homes and renovating existing historic houses. I continue to practice architecture and my husband is now selling real estate, a passion of his since adolescence. We have 2 wonderful children who have spent many happy winter vacations at the house. We also spent a year in our Key West house with our kids (and my mother-in-law), our wolf hound and our cat while the kids went to the local schools. We loved getting to know the town from a local's perspective. It's a town with a terrific arts community and talented musicians of all sorts.
Soren Pfeffer purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Soren Pfeffer chose Old Town
We fell in love with Key West the first time we visited. We stayed out on 'the strip' (large hotels) on that visit but spent much of our time wandering the streets of old town and started to look for a house to buy. We knew that the town's funky flavor, intimacy and relaxed feel was unique and it just spoke to us. The locals treated us well from that very first visit and we felt at home immediately. We love to bike and walk and the town is made for walking! Everything you need is within 1/2 mile it seems, and the architecture enchanted us more and more as we wandered the lovely streets and alleys. We had spent much time in and around New York City growing up, so the grid layout of the town was easily understandable and within a day we could find our way around. We felt at ease here and found so much to see and do while also giving us the space to relax and take in the beautiful ocean surrounding the island with it's incredible crystal turquoise waters!
What makes this Cottage unique
Our house is in a perfect location - no kidding. - it's within a few blocks of the tourist hub of town and is an easy 10 minute walk or bike ride from everything you could possibly want. There's a library within 4 blocks, tons of restaurants and shops, a great Cuban coffee place about 6 blocks away, art galleries, small supermarkets and the best beach in town is about a mile away. We still can't believe that we found such a location. And, it's private and on a lane that many people can't find - perfect for a getaway. We also put in a lovely curved pool which creates an oasis under our coconut palm for those lazy afternoons or dinner on the patio. We created a home that will be perfect for your visit and hope that it entices you to stay again and again, as it does for us. We ask that you respect the quiet that you will find around you; this is an established full time resident kind of neighborhood, so we want to make sure that our renters fit right in and feel at home.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Style, comfort, beauty and convenience
This is a wonderful place to stay when visiting Key West, whether for a weekend, a week or a month. Irene and Soren are great hosts. They can give you all sorts of guidance on how to explore the many facets of this intriguing island, if you want it. The interior of the house is both beautiful and comfortable. There are comfy spaces for two or three people to chat privately, as well as a spacious dining and living area. There is beautiful tiling throughout the house which adds special colorful touches to each room. The pool is right out the back door, inviting you to take a plunge. Stay here once and you'll want to return as often as you can.
We are so glad you loved our house and we hope you come back to stay again! It is a truly special place with lots of spaces to hang out and the pool under the palm tree is extra special we think!
Thanks for the review and for staying in our little piece of paradise.
-Irene and Soren
Dream home in Key West!
Wow! This home far exceeded our expectations! The home was perfectly laid out and felt way bigger than 1000 sq ft. It was our own private oasis in Key West. The house had everything we could possibly need. We enjoyed cooking in the spacious kitchen and we loved hanging out in the living space right on the kitchen. The rain shower in the master bathroom is so amazing that I told my husband we need to redo our bathroom at home just like it. It was very hot while we were there so we used the pool all the time! You can tell the owners really love their home and want others to do the same. Any contact with the owners was extremely pleasant and they were so very helpful! We were lucky to stay for a whole month because I was on maternity leave. Staying at this home was a fabulous way to introduce our baby boy to the keys! The only thing I wish is for this house to be available for weekly rentals so we can stay every time we come to Key West! Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!
Vacation dream hideaway
Irene and Soren's home is close to everything. Great shopping and restaurants are just a short walk away. The house is a gem. Beautifully appointed, and very comfortable. We loved sitting in the backyard by the pool. It is so quiet and peaceful. We will definitely be back!
Visit to Soren and Irene's place!
This home is the perfect home away from home! The comfort and consideration to detail was exquisite and allowed for the diversity of our group! I had a boys vacation with my 11 and my 23 year old sons and reflective of our divergent interests there was plenty of space for each of us. Situated right in key wests heart we could walk or bike to everything! It was a fantastic vacation!
We hope you can get back to use the house again! Loved being able to share it with you and your family.
Sweet Little Slice of Paradise
Our family of four, including two teens, loved staying in this home. Quaint and full of beautiful little touches, including a fantastic shower in the master bath, this is a relaxing spot to enjoy Key West. The house has a lovely dipping pool in the back and a nice kitchen, should you want to cook. We ate out most of the time given all the great options so close by. This is really an ideal location, quite and lovely neighborhood with beautiful homes, yet walking distance to restaurants and entertainment. The home also has four bikes available which we used to go everywhere including daily beach trips. Looking forward to another trip to Key West and hope to stay here again.
We are so glad you had a great stay. We do our best to make the house better and better each year - and this was the year to improve the shower in the master bath (added a rain shower head + hand held). We love going down and adding touches to make the place even more comfy-cozy. It is truly a slice of paradise- a joy to stay and hard to leave. Come again soon!
Great Location in Key West! Have Recommended to Friends!
Location! Location! Location! This updated historic "Conch" house is conveniently located within walking distance of Duval as well as the Seaport area. The beach is only a bike ride away. It is located in a quiet residential area. When returning back from a day of activity it is so nice to return and enjoy a drink and/or grilling by the pool in their private backyard. In the mornings we enjoyed having coffee on the porch. Once settled in, we walked and biked everywhere. Did not need our car at all. The house is cozy and feels like home as soon as you walk in. Appointed with all the amenities you could want. There are two bedrooms and a great little loft area. A big plus is having two bathrooms as many homes seem to only have one and a half in this area. We have stayed here twice and have recommended to friends that have also stayed at this wonderful property. The owners were wonderful to work with as well as their property managers.
We are so happy that you love our little house in Key West! We really do hope that visitors will feel at home so we are happy to hear that you like it enough to recommend it to friends.
Walking, Biking, Train & Trolley tours, Fort Zachary Taylor State Park with lovely beach and public park, Mallory Square for the sunset!! Sunset Key for Latitudes breakfast!!