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Down Island Digs ~ Weekly Rental

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Everything about this historic Key West tropical gem adds up to make a precious private garden cottage. Sitting in the mature tropical tree garden in the hidden back yard, you would never know you're just 1/2 block off Duval Street in Old Town Key West. It is indeed rare to find a cottage property in this downtown island location situated on two full private lots with such lush mature tropical landscaping. A focal point of this unique property is the Key West quintessential indoor / outdoor living that makes island life so wonderful. Even though you are located in the down town Key West area, the entire large back garden is made private with high fences and unless you've been back in this yard you would never know this spacious garden is here. A redesign of the garden features an adorable ...Everything about this historic Key West tropical gem adds up to make a precious private garden cottage. Sitting in the mature tropical tree garden in the hidden back yard, you would never know you're just 1/2 block off Duval Street in Old Town Key West. It is indeed rare to find a cottage property in this downtown island location situated on two full private lots with such lush mature tropical landscaping. A focal point of this unique property is the Key West quintessential indoor / outdoor living that makes island life so wonderful. Even though you are located in the down town Key West area, the entire large back garden is made private with high fences and unless you've been back in this yard you would never know this spacious garden is here. A redesign of the garden features an adorable tropical living area complete with lounging hammock stretched between a giant gumbo-limbo and grand palm tree. A round stone garden table set amidst a stage of soft river stones and variety of fanciful foliage, makes a relaxing setting to enjoy a garden lunch that you can buy right across the street at Fausto's Fine Food Palace. At the front part of the garden, next to the cottage, is a wooden pool deck which is joined by sliding glass doors to the interior living room and pool-side bedroom. The wooden deck surrounds the graceful lounge pool which you enter down a graduated underwater stair case. In contrast to the expansive back garden, the interior sitting room area of the Down Island Digs vacation cottage is made cozy and charming. Colorful walls of Caribbean blue and sage green create the back drop for whimsically framed mirrors that offset the comfy coral colored sofette, fan-back 'queen chair' and home spun dining table that command the space between the indoors and outdoors. Then over-sized sliding glass doors open up the back of the cottage by connecting the deck on both sides of the living room to draw guests onto the deck to the outdoors. Chocolate colored wicker outdoor living room furniture provides plenty of pool side seating under a forest green awning to create an irresistible tropical indoor / outdoor living room comfortable for lounging. The renovated U-shaped kitchen is traditional cottage-style with bright white tiles and new light wood cabinets. Adjoining the small dining and living room area, the kitchen is fully equipped, offers a full size electric range, dishwasher, and refrigerator with ice maker and has a nice view of the pool and garden so the cook can be part of the party. The Cottage wooden floors throughout the living room, kitchen, and bedrooms feel nice to bare feet. The bedrooms have a tropical flare and are comfortable and inviting. The coral colored spacious master suite is toward the front of the cottage and offers a luxurious king size, cottage-style white 4-poster bed, with pillow top mattress, full size sofa sitting area, and wall mounted flat screen TV. The master suite offers an en-suite bath and has direct outdoor access to the front porch of the cottage for sitting and watching the world go by. The sage-colored pool side bedroom is toward the back of the cottage and offers a queen size bed and bedside TV and DVD player. This bedroom has a view of the pool and sliding glass doors that open out directly onto the pool deck for that quick dip in the morning. Interior Layout: The floor plan of this vintage cottage has been re-worked to focus the main living area toward the back of the cottage so that indoor / outdoor pool garden living is maximized. The cottage is not entered through the front door, but instead is accessed through an extra tall locked green garden gate situated immediately to the left of the front of the cottage. Once through the gate a deck leads to the back of the cottage where you enter to the interior. As you enter the cottage you step into the sitting / dining / kitchen area which also has sliding glass doors on the back wall that lead to the pool deck and garden. Proceeding forward, past the dining area, you find the sage colored pool-side bedroom which also has a sliding glass doors leading to the pool. Immediately to the right of this bedroom is a full bathroom just off the open hall. At the end of the hall just past the kitchen, is door to the coral colored master bedroom. Located towards the front of the cottage, the master suite was the original living room space, before the cottage was reconfigured to meet modern requirements of linking the interior to the outdoor pool garden area. An en-suit bathroom joins the master bedroom to the right of the bedroom door. The front sitting porch, and front door entrance, is visible to the street but has been railed off to block street access and has been re-designed to become a private sitting porch for the master bedroom. Notes: The layout of this cottage makes it ideal for 2 couples or it is a wonderful space for 1 couple or single who want to spread out. The sleeper sofa in the master suite works great for one coupleMore
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
DVD Player
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Safe
Dryer
Air Conditioning
Dishwasher
Housekeeping Optional
Freezer
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Ceiling Fans
Stereo System
TV
Parking
Microwave
Linens Provided
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Telephone
Toaster
Patio
Deck
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

This is such a cute and cozy home in a great location! The house is perfect for 3 people or less. The kitchen/den have limited space so it can get crowded with everyone inside, but there are sliding doors leading to the patio that more...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank MBT1518
Management response:Responded 25 May 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are delighted to hear that you had a great time at Down Island Digs and Key West. Can't wait to have you back soon! VHKW Team

Reviewed 25 January 2017

We stayed for a week at 508 Bahama St. We were 1 block behind Duval but you would never have known it. The backyard is so peaceful and where we basically lived all week. Beautiful gardens, hammock and pool were perfect. There is an awesome...More

Date of stay: January 2017
Thank PennyS29
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

If you want to be near the heart of Duval, but never hear it when you choose to take a break, then this is your place. The backyard garden is amazing with gorgeous landscaping and a perfectly placed hammock. The best part is the pool....More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank amblerb13
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Great little cottage for 2 couples; clean and comfy. Great pool, it was warm and felt wonderful (it was a bit cool during week we visited); great location. King bed mattress replaced while we were there (Feb. 2016) and it was very comfortable! Our friends...More

Date of stay: February 2016
Thank 12Indiana
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Down Island Digs is a smaller 2 bedroom house. The kitchen and living room are really small and if you hard to hang out inside it would not be comfortable for 4 people. Luckily we didn't have much rain. The pool is a nice size...More

Date of stay: July 2015
4  Thank kaitflower
Management response:Responded 18 September 2015

We appreciate the feedback and we apologize for any inconvenience that might have been caused. We value customer satisfaction and we always strive to resolve any issues that come up. We are also committed to protect the properties that we manage so we hope the...More

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Vacation Homes of Key West
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2010
Availability
December 2018
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