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

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Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Midtown - Atlantis House

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Steven and Kayla Kessler
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 December, 2016
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About 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.

Steven and Kayla Kessler purchased this house in 1993

Why 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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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

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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Nice and very clean

  • 5 of 5

Very clean quiet place to stay. We had so much fun on the eco tour and could ride bikes to any tourist destination!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very beautiful inside and out!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and our room was very clean and beautiful. We were right by the beach and only a bike ride away from duval street. They have the most amazing deck with trees that are all lit up at night. Highly recommend anybody to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We could never have been happier than here

  • 5 of 5

This was the best place my husband and I have ever stayed. The owners thought of everything to make our stay comfortable, friendly, and complete. Not only were the accomodations perfectly clean and beautiful, but the owners supplied things we didn't even realize we needed. From beach towels to bikes and helmets, sun screen to shampoo and toiletries, dishes to hot fresh cookies.... we couldn't have asked for more.

The owners were knowledgeable of the area and gave great advice but weren't in our space, so that we could have time as a couple.

You will love the hot tub, gazebo, porch and cabana, and proximity to the beach. AND if you can get Kayla to bake you some cookies, you'll truly be in heaven.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much for the wonderful review! It was our pleasure hosting you over the Holidays and look forward to having you as our guests again!
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If You Want To Stay In Paradise, This Is The Place You Want To Book

  • 5 of 5

I really didn't want to write this review for very selfish reasons...only because I always want this place to be available for when I go to Key West. In the past, I've stayed at the Coconut Mallory Resort, and the Marriot Beachside in Key West---both great places in their own right, but not very convenient in terms of location.

Atlantis House is the place I will always stay from now on. Atlantis House is a short walk to Smather's and Higgs Beach, but it's only a 5-15 minute leisurely cruiser bike ride to absolutely everywhere else you want to be in Key West. I parked my rental car in the driveway and used one of 6 complimentary beachcruiser style bicycles (with baskets, bike locks, helmets, and headlights) during my entire stay---day and night. Anyone who's been to Key West knows the best way to get around is by bicycle---that Atlantis House offers them to their guests for free is a HUGE convenience! It only took 15 minutes tops to casually ride to the farthest point on the island. While Atlantis House is not in the middle of downtown, it only takes 7 minutes to get into the heart of it by bike, and I got to enjoy peace and quiet when I started and finished my day. Additionally, I was able to see and explore so much more of Key West by bike, plus burn off the calories of all the food and drink I enjoyed there, I will never do Key West by cab or car ever again.

Atlantis House has only two rooms available, and they are adult-only. I stayed in the "smaller" Garden Suite. It was not "small" by Key West room standards, and it was much more beautifully appointed, comfortable, luxurious, and private by Key West standards. The grounds are a meticulous paradise. It is the most beautiful garden in Key West. Words and pictures just don't do it justice---the beauty and tiny details are jaw-dropping. You could stay in your room and the grounds for your entire stay and be entirely relaxed and satisfied. You will be sad to leave.

The bed was comfortable, the linens were more luxurious than those in a suite at the Marriot, and there's a Jacuzzi-style tub big enough for two, and a stand-up shower big enough for two with a big skylight in the bathroom. Aside from the bedroom (which has a larger mini fridge, coffee station, and microwave), there's a sitting room with a large flat screen TV and French doors that open into the garden. Kayla was away on business during my stay, but Steve was welcoming, attentive, but not intrusive at all. A+ all around!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful heartfelt review! We are so happy you enjoyed everything about the Atlantis House including the FREE bike use, the decor and amenities in the room, the gardens and our location on the island of Key West. Perhaps next time we can get out on my boat for snorkeling or and eco-tour or fishing. Thank you for your A+ 5 star rating!! We hope to see you back soon and wish you the best!
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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 20 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 house in Midtown, Key West

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
23 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak Season
16 Dec 2016 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Years
27 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £31
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.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Midtown in Lower Florida Keys

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • city centre ...
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Garden Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Large 8x10, fully tiled with separate make-vanity
    Master Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , spacious 12x15- double sinks and a separate make-up 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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