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Charming, Romantic, Funky, Cozy, Unique, Beautiful, Island Charm, Beach, Ocean

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

This unique bungalow is 2 story with king bed and is for 2 people only.

For nearly 20 years now guests have been delighted to discover the Beach Bungalow-Key West.

Nestled among palm trees, hibiscus, and boganvillas, the Beach Bungalow is located in a compound just a block from the Beach and Atlantic Ocean, about a mile from Upper Duval Street, and across the street from the Bike Path.

The Bungalow features 2 stories, 2 open decks- one with outdoor Jacuzzi, and free parking.

The unit was designed by a Princeton trained architect, and features great light, vaulted ceilings, exposed wood beams, wood floors, and vibrant island colors.

The Bungalow has free Internet service, 40' HD TV, King Bed,I-Pad Docking, washer/dryer access, Free Parking on the street, original Art, books, movies, and other features to make your vacation cozy and relaxing.

The kitchenette has a microwave, dishes, small sink, refrigerator, and outdoor gas grill.

Truly living like a Local ... The Beach Bungalow is the best value in Key West.

Located 1 block from the Beach on Atlantic Blvd, which runs along the Atlantic Ocean from Smathers to Higgs Beach.

The commons features extensive palms and other plantings all done by the owner over the past 10 years, with an outdoor fireplace, outdoor Jacuzzi, deck chairs, gas grill, water features, and the largest beach in Key West only a block away.

Bikes are available to rent and encouraged. The Bike path is across the street and Sloppy Joe's and the Hemingway House are just 10 minutes away by bike.

Guest's also receive discounts on all sorts of fun things to do while in Key West.

Live like a local for the price of a hotel room. The Beach Bungalow-Key West is the island's best buy.

More Details

Property Manager
Timothy Gaffney
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2017

About Timothy Gaffney

Born and raised in the midwest.

Graduated from Iowa State University and the University of Iowa.

Have lived in Connecticut for about 5 years.

Have vacation Rentals in Palm Springs and also property in Boulder, Co. and Iowa City Iowa for students.

No outstanding warrents at this time.

Timothy Gaffney purchased this house in 1990

Why Timothy Gaffney chose Midtown

People stay with us because they like to go down to Duval Street, but don't want to be out till the bars close at 4 AM each nite, or stay next to the bars with music until then.

Very secluded little spot a short walk to the beach. Across from the Nature Preserve, and the Bike Path.

What makes this house unique

The Beach Bungalow is unique because of it's excellent value, as well as location-- a block to the beach.

Guest's receive an intimate bungalow in a great location for the price of an ordinary hotel room.

Those things, plus the quality of design, make the Beach Bungalow a real 'Price Performer', as a friend of mine would say.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Midtown in Key West

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Smaller but very island functional with shower on the first floor.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • The 2nd story bedroom features a Cal King bed, wood floors, exposed wood beams, TV, and French Doors going out to a private sun deck.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Crow's Nest
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
Outdoor fireplace, gas grill, outdoors chairs on the deck. Surrounded by palms and flowering plants.


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Charming, Romantic, Funky, Cozy, Unique, Beautiful, Island Charm, Beach, Ocean
average rating of 4.7522936 based on 109 reviews

Beautiful and comfortable base to explore Key West and the Lower Keys.

  • 5 of 5

1815 Atlantic Boulevard is a delightful and tastefully appointed and decorated home. It is a good bolt-hole from which to explore Key West and the lower Keys and is in a quiet neighbourhood.

Particularly nice features include seating areas upstairs (key hanging by bedroom door) and outside the main door (with LED lights and beautiful palms and shrub garden) - and the hot tub. The bedroom is lovely with a large, comfortable double bed.

Tim and his assistant Jeff are, literally, accommodating and delightful guys - on site to help you with any questions, information or problems. Their very useful file is packed full of all the sort of information that you really need about the house, nearby amenities and things to see. Directions are clear, the house is easy to find and obtaining keys went very smoothly.

If you are energetic there is a reasonable walk to where the Key West trolley tour begins - a good way to get your bearings in Key West. There is also information from Tim about easy bike hire or car parking near Key West centre. Parking at the property is right outside the house and good supermarkets are only 10 minutes drive away.

The bungalow is ideally suited for two people and has most things to make your stay comfortable (shower, TV, Aircon, fridge/freezer, iron). At first sight you may think there are no laundry and cooking facilities (only a microwave), but don't panic: there is an excellent large washer and dryer in an outside cupboard and you can grill stuff on the barbecue, which is on the verandah of the other property on site (as is the hot tub). So you may run into others staying there while you use these facilities - but they are all nice folks! Tim's property only attracts classy people!

The only negative things (very minor) is that you might find that the kitchen is very small and lacking one or two minor items, such as a sink plug and chopping board - and there is no kettle (Brits go into panic mode!). But these are very minor observations about a lovely house that we would not hesitate to recommend to others - and stay in again ourselves. We hope to do so one day. Thanks, Tim!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, We have got to get a "kettle" for our British friends. Thank you very much for your kind review, and to Jeff for holding the fort down while I was gone. Irma has passed and we expect to be back up by the end of September. Thanks again. Hope to see you again in the US. Tim
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Nice house, close to the beach, 10 minute bike to Duval st.

  • 4 of 5

Property was good size for the 2 of us. It has a great deck and hot tub area where you can relax. Short walk to the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Nice to meet you two this weekend. Travel safe back to the MIdwest. Hope to see you again soon! tim
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Comfortable Retreat, Away from the Crowds

  • 4 of 5

On arrival, I was a bit concerned with the location surrounded by homes and apartments, but once entering the main door, I found it to be a lush, quiet oasis. We stayed in Beach Bungalow, in the rear of the property. The patio area was very private. It was a shared grill and jacuzzi but we rarely saw the other couple in bungalow 2 and had them to ourselves. The bungalow was clean and comfortable. Kitchen was small but stocked with coffee, tea, sugars and a few spices. There is no stove but we cooked out on the grill twice and the microwave was sufficient.

Wonderful king sized bed, and the shower, although small, had great water pressure.

Tim was great, giving us advice on what to do and where to eat. He also supplied all beach towels, chairs and mats. Best advice is to rent bikes. Very flat, no hassle with parking and the best way to see everything in Key West.

We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thanks again for staying. Great to meet you. The town is almost back to where it should be ... still a few fences like ours that need replacing . Happy Holidays.
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Super nice

  • 5 of 5

Perfect little get away! Very clean, quiet and cozy. Nice tropical outdoor space. Friendly, informative owner with plenty of information on how to have a great time! Like Tim said, "If you don't have a good time, it's your fault." LOL!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rick. Great to have you as a guest. Glad you enjoyed Key West. Hope to see you again soon! Tim
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Great and charming

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Beach Bungalow. Timmothy is very nice and made our stay more comfortable. Unfortunately we planned only one night in Key West. We would highly recommend the location.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Great to meet you two. Sorry you couldn't stay longer. Travel safe back home! Tim
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Romantic and Cozy, great for nights in and coffee on the bedroom patio!

  • 4 of 5

Loved most everything about it. Only two downsides were how difficult it was to cook/prep meals in the kitchenette (at least we had the grill though) And now tiny the shower was, (always hitting an elbow) Hot tub and little decks were a nice oasis after a long day in the sun, and all the amenities were really nice :) a few dishes, a few cleaning supplies, towels for the beach and a bike rack, perfect get away spot. Also - the king bed was AMAZING.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Hope, Thank you again for staying with us, and for your nice review. Because we are on an island, everything is on a smaller scale than say the Midwest or the South where land is not at a premium. I hope you will think of us in the future. Just let me know when you'd like to come back and visit Key West! Tim
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.03 Miles
Shanna Key
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Ft. Meyers and Naples to Key West and Back
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Key West Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US #1
Nearest Restaurant
0.03 Miles
Shanna Key and a Mexican joint about 4-5 blocks.
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
Smather's Beach
Car: not necessary

You are on an Island that is basically 2 miles X 4 miles long.

Everything is here within @ a 5 minute drive, or @ a 10-15 bike trip.

P.S. If we are booked on the dates you are looking for, check out our Bungalow2 on Home Away #3592043, or condos on the golf course in Palm Springs,CA at #972511and #3654438


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Midtown, Lower Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2017 Fall
30 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2018 High Season
22 Dec 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2018 Value Season
1 May 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2018 Fantasy Fest
20 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
2018 Fall Specials
1 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2019 Season
21 Dec 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2019 Value Season
1 May 2019 - 17 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Key Fee £7.51 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Guests Required to be 25 Years or older.
Maximum of 2 people.
Arrival and Confirmation sent by Email. Please include your email address.
All Reservations Discounted/Non-Cancelble.
All Units No pets and No smoking.
Credit Card required for Security Deposit/ Authorization.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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