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Atlantis House's Garden Suite... voted top 25 in USA - Steps from beaches

Bedrooms 1
Space 350 sq. ft.
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Atlantis Guest House - 3 night minimum stay

Welcome to Atlantis House the most private and unique Guesthouse in Key West. As the only guesthouse along the beaches, we offer just 2 exclusive suites (rented individually or together) both featuring private over-sized Jacuzzi baths, perfect for Romantic getaways and Honeymooners! Recently awarded '2014 Travelers' Choice' for the top 25 best Inns in the United States. Also awarded by our Guests with the 'Certificate of Excellence' for 2009-2016 and awarded in 2012 as the Best overall 'Top 10 in the US.' Contemporary architecture houses beautiful decor and gardens.

The Garden Suite which sleeps 2 ranges from $169/night -$250/night. The Master Suite VRBO # 968938 which sleeps 2 ranges from $225 off season-$325/night in season. Both rooms together can sleep a total of 4 and ranges from $394-$600/night.

Garden suite

The Garden suite at 350 sq. ft enters through French doors from the deck into a sitting room has a daybed that is covered with overstuffed pillows over which hangs a cranberry tulle netting, an etagere with 40 in HD Flat screen TV, music system with a choice of 50 channels of commercial free music, small library & a collection of gold gilt mirrors surrounding a sunny windowsill. The bedroom has a queen bed w/Jamaican wicker nightstands, Ipod Docking Station, wet bar area with fridge, coffee maker and microwave. The 8x10 bath is tiled with an open shower & bench, vanity, 9 ft vaulted ceilings, skylight, and a large Jacuzzi tub for 2.

Master suite

The Master suite at 600 sq ft, has a king size bed, 17 ft vaulted ceilings, ceiling fans and recessed lighting on dimmer switches, central AC, tiled floors, Ipod Docking Station, 40 in HD Flat screen TV, music system with a choice of 50 channels of commercial free music, kitcenette w/wet bar, large wrap around bar, wet bar, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, with an oversized 10x16 bath featuring a 9 ft vanity with double sinks over which hang Baroque framed mirrors, make-up vanity, separate water closet, spacious clear glass shower, and a huge Jacuzzi tub with a skylight overhead.

More Details

Capt. Steven and Kayla Kessler
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017

About Capt. Steven and Kayla Kessler

Steve, a licensed USCG Captain, with over 9,000 hrs on the water, charters his Contender and takes guests on private fishing trips and exclusive to Atlantis House, Steve and Kayla will prepare you dinner with the 'catch of the day'. He also offers private guided snorkeling tours at the only coral reef in the Continental United States. And for those with a taste for Lobster, Steve will hand catch you lobsters for dinner. For couples with a sense of adventure that want to get away from it all, Captain Steve with an extensive Marine biology background offers private island adventure/eco tours to secluded natural beaches where you can take a peaceful stroll along the beach and pass the time having lunch and snorkeling for marine life and seashells. NBC. Com Travel featured Capt. Steve's Eco-Tours as a best kept secret of Key West and the Florida Keys!

Kayla, a licensed massage therapist (LMT and NMT), with over 15 years of experience offers relaxation 'island style'.

Living in Key West for 21 years and operating the guest house for 20 years, both Kayla and Steve are dedicated to making your stay as enjoyable as possible and are happy to make suggestions and arrangements for myriad of island activities from casual to fine dining ideas, sunset catamaran or tall ship sails, diving and water sports, to private secluded island adventures to wile away the day while basking on a tropical sandy beach. So come find yourself again at Atlantis House.

Capt. Steven and Kayla Kessler purchased this guest house in 1993

Why Capt. Steven and Kayla Kessler chose Key West

Atlantis House is the closest private home to the Beaches in Key West!

Guestbook comments from the owner

5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We stayed in the Master Suite at the Atlantis House for four nights in March, during the St. Patrick's celebration, although every day is a party in Key West. The Atlantis House was a great "retreat" from the party on Duval Street. You always wonder about the photos on a site, but the suite was even better then the pictures. The place is immaculate and there was a certin peacefulness, not only withn the suite, but in the "patio" area as well, which was more like a Buddha garden of serenity. Kayla and Steve are wonderul hosts and are available to answer questions, as well as share a piece of Kayla's wonderful key lime pie. We could go on with the reivew, but a lot has been said in previous ones as far as location, restaurants, etc. At times we felt that we could just stay at Atlantis House and not go anywhere in Key West because of its serenity and wonderful accomodations.

Room Tip: The Master Suite is well worth it. Bikes are provided and a great path is available along the water...

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple

5 of 5 stars Value

5 of 5 stars Location

5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality

5 of 5 stars Rooms

5 of 5 stars Cleanliness

5 of 5 stars Service
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday guest house in Midtown in Key West

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No aerosol sunscreens allowed to be dispensed in rooms.
  • No oils allowed in Jacuzzi tubs (bubble bath is provided)
  • No wet/sandy beach towels in room. Leave outside on deck.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Large 8x10, fully tiled with separate make-vanity
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Garden Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 of 2 suites
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Atlantis House's Garden Suite... voted top 25 in USA - Steps from beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
Powder Springs, Georgia

A beautiful retreat hosted by wonderful people!

  • 5 of 5

My son and I stayed in the Garden Suite for 4 nights. The suite was perfect for the 2 of us. My son had his own space in the outer area with a daybed and television. Steve and Kayla are fantastic hosts. They go above and beyond for their guests. We took advantage of the complimentary bicycles and cycled all over the island. Kayla makes amazing desserts which were shared with us on 2 occasions. The grounds are incredible and maintained beautifully. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and I highly recommend these wonderful hosts. I would definitely stay here again should I return to Key West.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. It was our pleasure hosting you and hope to have you as our guests again if you make it back to Key West! Capt. Steve and Kayla and Nemo (the boxer)
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Anniversary Dream Trip

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I called Capt. Steve from the airport to the moment he dropped us off, the service and attention we received was impeccable. Steve and Kayla have built a wonderful place to stay and play, away from the noise and bustle of Duval St, complimented amazingly by the nearby beach and neighborhoods. The bed was as comfortable as home, the small amenities made the room feel like a full access suite, and the garden served as a perfect place to have your first (or last) cocktail of the day.

We will no doubt be back to the Atlantis House, maybe as soon as next year, and would recommend this bed and breakfast for anyone looking to get away in comfort. It is rare to experience something as natural and close to home while away, but Steve and Kayla have nailed it here!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! It was our pleasure hosting you and hope to see you back for another visit!!
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Denver, CO

Amazing stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at the Atlantis House!! We went to Key West for an athletic event and this home was in the perfect location. Close to the beach, and close enough to walk into town. The Garden Suite is cozy and sweet. The entrance to the room is small with a trundle bed/sofa and tv. The bedroom is very comfy, with a mini bar. The bathroom is terrific with a nice walk in shower. We were met by the hosts and were treated to the best keylime pie on the island!! The best treat was seeing the amazing Christmas display of lights and animation. The grounds of the property are spectacular and the backyard garden was great for relaxing with coffee and conversation. Can't wait to return. Also--the hosts are the kindest, sweetest people--very committed to guest's stay with enthusiastic hospitality!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! Congrats again on your placement in the triathlon. It was our pleasure hosting you and look forward to your return!
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Cherry Hill

Kayla and Steve were superb hosts. Immaculately clean, lovely linens, beautiful grounds.

  • 5 of 5

The very best Key lime pie we have ever eaten. Lovely couple and lovely surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time! Steve and Kayla are wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a relaxing and enjoyable time. The room was great! We enjoyed using the beach bikes everyday even though we hadn't ridden a bike in years! Will go back and stay longer next time. Oh, and Kayla's key lime pie is to die for! M and D Johnson

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet retreat in Key West

  • 5 of 5

Atlantis House offers a great escape from the action on Duval. Quietly located in a residential area, close to the beach, with complimentary bikes available. A wonderful garden area is available for guests and offers a great place to enjoy a quiet breakfast, or afternoon beverage. The Master Suite includes a kitchenette, and a large bathroom with a soaker tub for two. The property is well maintained and extremely clean. The pictures accurately represent the property. Steve and Kayla are friendly and make themselves available if you have any needs. We would absolutely recommend Atlantis House.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Key West International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Salute On The Beach
Nearest Ferry
1.25 Miles
Key West Express
Nearest Golf
4.3 Miles
Key West Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Salute On The Beach
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Rest Beach
Car: not necessary

The owners, Capt. Steve and Kayla, living in Key West for 24 yrs personally assist and offer suggestions from Dining to Island activities. Kayla is a licensed massage therapist. Steve is a USCG certified Captain and charters his Contender offering snorkeling trips, fishing, dolphin watch, Sunset and island eco-discovery adventure trips. The only guesthouse in Key West and Florida that will prepare your catch of the day after fishing or hand catch you lobsters for dinner while snorkeling. So come find yourself again at Atlantis House.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday guest house in Midtown, Lower Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak Season
16 Dec 2016 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
low season
1 Jun 2017 - 24 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fantasy Fest
24 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mid Season
29 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak Season 2018
16 Dec 2017 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Years
27 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £61.84
Tax Rate 12.5%

Cancellation Policy:
Because of our small size, cancellations affect us significantly. Your deposit is non refundable. In the event you cancel your deposit is credited towards a future stay. We must know 20 days before your scheduled day of arrival if you will be canceling. If you cancel after that point, you will be liable for any days, up to the entire length of your booking, that we are unable to rebook. There are no refunds for early departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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