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Tom's 2000sf Direct Oceanfront Penthouse. Renovated, Heated Pool, Close To Beach

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday condo in Key West - Tom's Oceanfront Penthouse

King Bed. 2 Twin Beds. Sleeper Sofa In Master. Aerobeds. (Sleeps 6 Max)

On VRBO & Homeaway you can now check availability & get an instant quote by entering the dates on the upper right and clicking detailed price. This is the full all inclusive rate including the 12.5% tax. You can make your reservation by clicking the 'Book' button on the upper right. I live in the building year round (C-241) and do my best to make the process 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.

This is arguably the best available rental unit at 1800 Atlantic and one of the better ones in Key West. No expense was spared in the renovation which took over half a year. The kitchen alone cost over $100,000 featuring blue granite counter tops imported from Brazil. The floor tile was imported from Spain. An audio dock is wired throughout the unit for your listening pleasure. Over half a million went into renovating and furnishing this million dollar plus condo. Once you enter the unit you will be amazed at the craftsmanship and view. There are so many gadgets and switches its almost confusing.

Located only two miles from Duval the area offers the best of both worlds; close to downtown without most of the party noise. 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 the courts on one of three lighted tennis courts. Enjoy Smathers beach without the drive. located only a few blocks from the 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, and biking,. Several chairs, coolers, and beach towels are available in the condo.

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

Thomas Rechsteiner
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016

About Thomas Rechsteiner

I have lived in the building since 2005. I had planned on moving into this condo but changed my mind. It has a transient license which cannot be transferred within the building. A transient license is permission from the town to rent short term and they are a hot commodity in Key West.

Thomas Rechsteiner purchased this condo in 2013


based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

Tom's 2000sf Direct Oceanfront Penthouse. Renovated, Heated Pool, Close To Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Lifestyles of Rich and Famous for Sure

  • 5 of 5

Luxurious penthouse condo ovelooking ocean and pool. Very well appointed, decorated, fit and finish. Appliances, tile, showers, balconies, furniture, all are the quality you want at home. The condo is better than described. Very quiet, never hear neighbors or outside noise. Wake up to sunrise over the ocean.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do the condo justice; it's beautiful! The view is absolutely exquisite and is very conveniently located. It's far enough off Duval to avoid the crowds and congestion, but only a few short minutes away. Tom is awesome too! If you're looking for the perfect spot to getaway in the Keys, you've found it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yeah... I'm pretty cool.
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Excellent !

  • 5 of 5

This gorgeous 2BR 2BATH condo is a fantastic way to stay in the key west area. The view is fantastic and the owner is very nice and easy to reach for any or all of your needs. The condo is very well stocked with all the essentials and has ample views with it's wrap around lanai that extends from the living room to the guest bedroom around to the master suite. I have stayed in this condo before and look forward to my next return visit as well. The pool is beautiful and the beach is within walking distance (smather's beach). My only concern regarding this stay was so many children. Key West has nothing to offer children and is a very Adult playground environment. If you are considering this vacation for a family with children I am going to strongly encourage you to consider other options that are more suitable.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

We traveled with our 2 younger children. The unit had a great master suite and an extra bedroom with 2 beds that worked well for our children. This was a well appointed condo right on the ocean with 180 degree views. The unit also has a great view of the pool to watch the kids play. The condo looked recently remodeled with high-end finishes. Huge outdoor balcony. When traveling to Key West with the family, we wont stay anywhere else.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This condo was exceptional. The grounds were beautiful. The pool was nice. Tom was a wonderful host. There was an attention to detail that I don't find often. There wasn't anything we were missing for a perfect Key West vacation. Can't wait for our next trip.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winston Salem

Perfect in every aspect

  • 5 of 5

You can tell a lot of time and effort went into making sure every convenience was thought of and provided with this place. Very nice and accommodating. We'll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Key West, Key West

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Additional pricing information

Condo Registration Fee £53
Maid Service Fee £115
Refundable Damage Deposit £164
Tax Rate 12.5%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Key West in Florida Keys

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Two Full Bathrooms .
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleeper Sofa is located within master bedroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Aerobeds are also available.
  • The ideal number of occupants in this unit is four. However, six is possible.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna

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