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Lazy River Pool and Enchanting Gardens in Old Town Key West

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights

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Minimum Stay
28 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Bahama Village - John's Poolside Paradise

You are steps from Duval Street, Hemingway House and Blue Heaven Restaurant

Beautifully remodeled home with quaint charm. Colorful and breezy with covered front and back porches. Sliding back doors open onto lush landscaping and one of a kind lazy river heated pool.

Equipped with full kitchen, washer/dryer, local art that includes an original Shel Silverstein mural. (Shel was a beloved Key West artist and author.)

Steps from Blue Heaven Restaurant, Hemingway.House and Duval Street but you can retreat to a quiet home in one of the last authentic Key West neighborhoods. Two bicycles come with the property. One parking space is included with this property, however, you don't need a car! Everything is a short walk or bicycle ride away!

The heated pool is shared within a five home community. Responsive and helpful and friendly owners live just across from the pool.

Two bedrooms each have a queen size bed. Two bathrooms each have walk in showers. HDTV cable and high speed WIFI are all included.

This is a one month minimum rental! Come join us and live like a Conch in the Conch Republic for a month or longer! If you can work from your laptop, you have two full desks and wifi so you can work in paradise and play in paradise when you are finished telecommuting.

This property is NEW to the vacation rental market on January 1, 2015. If you would like to see Susan's performance and reviews for condos she owns and has rented for the last 5 years, go to homeaway #244472 . You will see she has a fabulous track record for taking excellent care of guests and keeping fine properties.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Susan Mitchell
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 September, 2016
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About Susan Mitchell

We are living the dream! Thirty years ago we hoped to someday move to Key West! After working and raising our family in Athens Ohio for 30 years, the dream came true. Susan has been renting her weekly vacation condos in Key West for the last five years in the Historic Truman Annex. Bruce recently retired from The Athens NEWS, the paper he founded in 1977. Susan and Bruce have two sons,Will and Orhan, who attend in college in Ohio.

Susan Mitchell purchased this house in 2014

Why Susan Mitchell chose Key West

This Terry Lane property became available because we moved across the pool. We were so taken by the colorful little row of cigar maker houses, each unique and well appointed with the most amazing backyard. We now wish to share this get away cottage with travelers.

What makes this house unique

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Literally between the world famous Hemingway House and Blue Heaven on a cozy narrow lane. Because this is a one month minimum rental, you will feel like a local Key Wester rather than a tourist!


based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

Lazy River Pool and Enchanting Gardens in Old Town Key West
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Brilliant property in Key West

  • 5 of 5

Although I have enjoyed a short visit to Key West via cruise ship, this was my first trip to enjoy a full month in this area. I am so delighted to have had the opportunity to enjoy a stay at this beautiful property. Susan is a super host. She is very accommodating, quick to respond, and simply a delight to work with.

The house is set up with a great use of space. The house is well thought out and provides the comforts of home. Loved having a laundry machine to wash clothes. There was plenty of room for two couples to have space without being on top of each other.

My favorite spot was the back porch, sitting close to the swimming pool and enjoying the sound of the fountain. At night, the lit pool was relaxing and serene. There is a nice amount of shade in and around the pool which was a nice break during the July heat.

There were noodles for the pool, chairs for the beach, and bikes to get around town. Location was fabulous. It was close to many attractions and restaurants yet, very quite for some down time. Would highly recommend this property for a stay in Key West. Well worth giving 5-stars.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming all the way to the southernmost point and enjoying Poolside Paradise! You were fabulous guests who loved to swim and enjoy the pool and lush landscaping.
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Perfection in Key West

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect place to enjoy all that Key West has to offer. The cute bungalow is just 1/2 a block from Blue Heaven and 1 1/2 blocks from Ernest Hemingway's House. The lazy river pool is the perfect afternoon cooling off spot. It is so peaceful, yet close to all the great things that Key West has to offer. Having bicycles right at the front door is also super convenient. The owners, Susan and Bruce are some of the nicest people you will ever meet!! Staying for a month is definitely the best way to enjoy all of Key West!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a find!

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful bungalow, full of old world charm but with modern plumbing and wifi, and comfy new beds. Susan and Bruce made us feel so welcome, nothing was too much trouble for them. We spent many happy hours in the rockers on the front porch watching the chickens, and just as many in the shady oasis around the pool spotting butterflies, humming birds and a lime green iguana. We will be recommending you to all our friends, so expect another British invasion....

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What You See Isn't Even As Good as What You Get!!

  • 5 of 5

Sometimes you arrive at a rental property only to find it really doesn't match the level of expectation set by the pictures and property description in the listing. WELL THIS IS NOT ONE OF THOSE!!! We were EXTREMELY pleased upon arrival. We quickly fell in love with John's Bungalow AND the owners (Susan and Bruce). In fact, a real plus for us was that Susan and Bruce live right across the lazy river pool from our rented Bungalow. We very quickly became very good friends. And they are such a great resource with recommendations of places to go, where to eat, shows and attractions in town, etc. Heck, we ever became good friends with the roosters in the neighborhood. John's Bungalow was PERFECT for my wife and me and extremely comfortable for the month we were there. The personal touches they made to the bungalow (artwork, etc) were very special. Others have mentioned the location and for sure that is a real plus. We had a car but I think we started it three times the whole month for a ride to Publix grocery store . We walked all over the island which was a very good thing to help offset some of our caloric intact from the delicious Key West food choices (like Key Lime Pie at Blue Heaven with is dangerously close to the bungalow). There are also two bikes but we only used those once. We will definitely be back and in fact already reserved for November 2016!! YEE HAW (that's Tennessee Smoky Mountain Conch language)

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene, yet near the action

  • 5 of 5

This is by far the best place I've stayed in Key West. I slept like a baby and soaked in the lagoon-like pool, which I had to myself, it seemed, because the other guests I hardly ever saw. I will always return to Susan'r place!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Escape

  • 5 of 5

Hey Susan Just letting you know again me and my wife had a great time .We escaped from reality for the month of august and loved it. Even though you were off galavanting the globe throughout our stay, you were still the most gracious hostess imaginable. I hope you enjoyed your visits with family and friends. This cottage is everything one would want for their stay in KW to live like a local. I could go on forever. I highly recommend this property both for comfort/location and Susan. Hope to return

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ernest Hemingway Museum
"Two minute walk from this house in the heart of Old Town. "
Blue Heaven
"The best and most truly unique Key West restaurant. Great seafood and great atmosphere. True..."
Fort Zachary Taylor State Park
"Only a two minute bike ride to THE MOST GORGEOUS BEACH IN KEY WEST! A historic fort to explo..."
Mallory Square
"Sunset Celebration every night with street theater, musicians.artists and food. Great celebr..."
Duval Street
"Everything from fine dining to drag shows. Every form of art, entertainment and nightlife ca..."
Key West Lighthouse Museum
"You will literally find the lighthouse and beautiful ariel views of Key West in the front ya..."
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Green Parrot
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Key West Express from Fort Myers
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Conch Tour Train FUN!
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Blue Heaven
Nearest Ski
1700 Miles
Far far away!
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Fort Zachary State Park and Beach
Car: not necessary

You are less than two blocks from Duval Street but still in a quiet respite from activity. Your backyard overlooks a beautiful pool and gorgeous landscaping.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bahama Village, Key West

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Grateful for Thanksgiving
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
IN 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
Fantasy Fest Month
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
Grateful for Thanksgiving
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 12.5%

Travel dates are based upon calendar months. Guests are welcome to arrive at 4pm the first day of the month and depart on or before 10am the last day of the month.
There is a 25 percent discount to the quoted price if you stay for 6 months or longer during one visit.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bahama Village in Lower Florida Keys

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • 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 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walkin tiled shower.
  • Both bathrooms have walk in tiled showers.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master bedroom has private full bathroom, queen bed and entrance to front porch.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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