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Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6-8, Private Home with Private Pool & Parking

Traveling to Key West with a group deserves the ultimate vacation rental home: plenty of space to stretch out and enjoy time together, separate rooms and bathrooms to enjoy privacy, a private pool and of course, outdoor lounge area off street parking for scooters, and bicycles. “The Smiling Ibis” checks all of these boxes, and more. Located within walking distance to Duval Street and the Historic Seaport, this gorgeous and modern island home is the premiere accommodation for a group to relax and enjoy the experience of Key West’s most upscale vacation getaway. NEED MORE SPACE? Rent both “The Contented Crane” and “The Smiling Ibis” together as “The Ibis & The Crane” – two identical side-by-side homes that can sleep a total of 16 guests with two private pools.


Imagine your vacation home being just steps in either direction from all of the shops, restaurants, and sites of Duval Street and the Historic Seaport. Take a stroll or ride your bike down to the best of Key West, three blocks down Olivia St to hit local favorites like Croissants de France, Martins, and Nine-One-Five. Just a few blocks down Windsor Lane and you’ll be at BO’s Fish Wagon or Schooner Wharf.


This lively island home welcomes you with bright, tropical colors, tall ceilings, and luxurious modern furnishings. Floor to ceiling windows allow natural light to pour into the first floor all day. The living area boasts a gigantic 60-inch flat screen Smart HDTV, which you can watch from the comfort of the plush living room furniture or the kitchen/dining areas thanks to the open living plan of the first floor. The kitchen is fully equipped with state of the art appliances and all of the tools and utensils you will need to prepare a meal at home when taking a break from the decadent restaurant options of Key West. There is also a wet bar complete with the full bar set up for happy hour your way. The dining area has seating for 6, with 3 additional seats at the kitchen bar.


Through the sliding glass doors of the living area is one of the highlights of this home: the private pool area. Fully fenced for privacy and surrounded by lush tropical greenery, this will undoubtedly be a primary gathering place for your group. The comfortable chaise lounges can be pulled into the sun or the shade, and they sit right beside the heat-optional pool that is great for a dip on a hot day. A full outdoor dining set can comfortably sit 6. The backyard is complete with a large propane grill for an outdoor barbeque by the pool.


This home has a variety of options in terms of accommodations. There is a bedroom suite on the first floor with a Queen-sized bed and flat screen TV. This room has an en-suite bathroom with a glass and marble shower. The other two bedrooms are on the second floor. The master bedroom has a King-sized bed, a large flat-screen TV, plenty of dresser space, and a private balcony overlooking the pool. The master bathroom is en-suite with dual sinks, granite countertops, and a glass and marble shower. The third bedroom has two twin beds that can convert to a King upon request, a flat-screen TV, and a private balcony. The third bathroom is also en-suite and has a tub/shower. Additional sleeping area is available in the living room, as the sofa pulls out into a Queen bed. There is also a half bath off the living room.


Washer & Dryer, Central Heat and A/C, Ceiling Fans, Off-Street Parking, Flat Screen State-of-the Art HD TVs in all bedrooms and main living area, Fully Equipped Chef’s Kitchen with Gourmet Appliances, Full Wet Bar, Private Pool with available Pool Heat, Large BBQ Grill, Linens and Towels provided. Interim housekeeping provided upon request. Wireless high-speed Internet access and full cable is included. This property will accommodate 6-8 adults.


As a Vacation Rental Broker, we will do everything possible to assure you of a memorable and thoroughly enjoyable stay while you are in one of the homes we manage. Our job is to make sure each home has been maintained to an exceptional standard and has no defects or problems that will spoil your stay. If there is a problem, we pride ourselves in our ability to address and solve that problem before it has intruded on your vacation experience. And in these uncertain times, you'll have added peace of mind knowing that the rental funds you have paid in advance will remain in a secure escrow fund until the day you enter your vacation home.


If you decide you want to buy your own piece of paradise, as your Exclusive Buyer's Broker we will do our utmost to discover assets and/or defects of a given home or parcel. We will negotiate on the buyer’s behalf for the best price and term, using every legal and ethical device to obtain the most favorable outcome for the buyer through every step in the property buying process. And that is our commitment, for each and every client we serve, on every transaction we oversee.

More Details

Property Manager
Last Key Realty
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Old Town in Key West

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Third Bathroom (First Floor) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Second Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    First Floor Half Bathroom - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • First Floor Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    2nd Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Twins convert to a King upon request
    Living Room Sleep Sofa - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(33 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.878788 based on 33 reviews

Amazing vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at the Smiling Ibis. This was by far the best home we’ve ever rented. The home is immaculately clean. It is so comfortable with each bedroom having it’s own private bathroom. It’s just a short block to Duval St but far enough away so there is no noise. When we walked in we were shocked at how beautiful it was. The folks at Last Key made sure we had everything we needed. They left a treat for us in the fridge and let us know they were there for us anytime we needed. I would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not what I paid for and pictures are deceiving.

  • 1 of 5

The pool was cold and we all got sick .

Pool small .

Next day people next door we’re running up and down stairs and was so noisy making my dogs bark . No parking

Was clean and nice,

I thought it was a superstructure unit with parking for over 5000

I cleaned everything and all towels and left next day.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Everytime

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time that I rent a home with Last Key Rental. Keith has been our concierge both time. The experience is wonderful from beginning to end. Very seamless and streamlined. The listing is accurate in every way. Keith got us a stove top espresso maker upon request. He also provided some goodies for our two dogs, which they loved. It is always a pleasure. Some recommendations to improve the experience: 1) there was a distinctive odor to the home (at first I thought it was new wood, but it may have been smoking from a previous tenant? -- it really agitated my allergies -- I could be wrong), 2) the second thing is the BBQ -- they should really be cleaned better -- old grease collects on the bottom and burns rather than cooks or grills, 3) the lights outside not all worked, 4) I would recommend curtains or shutters for the living room area door (goes to pool), and the 5) cleanliness of the pool. This is not a reflection of Keith, at all, as his customer service was/is superb. I would recommend the property to a friend, relative or colleague, but again, I hope my recommendations are considered (as they were similar to the previous home from last year too).

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this detailed review. Although we take great pride in our attention to detail, we do ultimately rely on our guests' feedback to make our homes as comfortable as they can be. This home has been deep cleaned and will continue to receive complete cleans of the interior and exterior (including the grill) for each stay. The sofa in the living room has been replaced along with many other furnishings that were ready for replacing. Our only concern for future guests is: if you find yourself wishing for anything (grill touch up clean, pool clean, curtains, etc) we hope you will tell us while you are here with us so we can address and make it right for you while you are here! :) We look forward to the next time this guest visits so we can show her ourselves.
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Clean, updated and close to all the action

  • 5 of 5

Updated throughout. Very clean. Location was close to everything. Very roomy for my adult family of 5.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Smiling Ibis in Old Own.... IS KEY WEST !!

  • 5 of 5

First off, another shout out to Last Key Realty! This was our second visit to this same property, & just as last time, they took care of us so well, and we were so happy with our property host Keith, that we will never look anywhere else when returning to the island. This "Old Town" property has everything you could need: large main floor living/gathering area connected to a high-end kitchen with wide open floor-plan, well maintained rear deck & private pool, BBQ pit ready to fire up, fully stocked linen closet, and LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION. We are literally a minute walk to Duval Street.

This place has it all, is always spotlessly cleaned & so welcoming, and you seriously cannot beat the price. Surrounded by a wide variety of bars & restaurants, finding a fun atmosphere for the day is a no-brainer. For a party of 7 adults were not overcrowded at all, and truly, the only thing that could that could make this property any better is if Duval Street was actually inside the house. Ha! Thanks a million Keith!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place has everything. Want to be close to action on Duval? Want elegance with affordability? Demand top notch concierge service? Check all those boxes and more. Keith & Shel were absolutely on top of our every need. We will certainly stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2.4 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nine One Five
Nearest Ferry
0.6 Miles
Key West Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
3.6 Miles
Key West Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
US 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Seven Fish
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Casa Marina Beach
Car: not necessary


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