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Island Village Cottage ~ Weekly Rental

  • Property description
    Key West
    Rental Home – 
    2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
    Ideally situated in the Historic Seaport side of Old Town Key West, this one-and-one-half-story Island Village Cottage vacation rental is located in one of the most charming and interesting Old Town residential neighborhoods of Key West. Perfect retreat for anyone who wants to experience Key West as the locals love and live it.

    The renovation of this 19th Century Classic Revival shotgun cottage was careful to respect the original seafaring charm by restoring the original pine floors on and walls on the first floor. The long tall wooden hall that runs from the front door to the back of the cottage is characteristic of the shotgun island cottage, and the shiny wood floors and pickled walls make it a beautiful room in and of itself. At the same time the renovation opened the ceiling of the...
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    • Stereo System
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    Listing #FKN4018191 by: FlipKey
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Michele D
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in June 2015

I'm thrilled my husband and I found Vacation Homes of Key West before booking our trip. We stayed at the Island Cottage, which has two bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a private dipping pool (which has been a treat at the end of each day after aquatic or beach activities). The house is located in Historic Key West, which is walking distance from Duval St and from many of the main attractions. This location is perfect!

The house could use larger tv's and possibly some new furniture in the master bedroom, because the dresser is warped and it's not easy to open the drawers. But all in all, it's been a great experience and we'll definitely use VHKW again on our next trip. It's been a wonderful vacation and the weekly cost of the house was a great value in comparison to the hotels in the area (which don't provide this amount of space or privacy and certainly not a private dipping pool)! Staying in a VHKW home also provides the charm and authenticity to the experience that is Key West...

Wayne, New Jersey
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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This was not a good experience for us.

Here are the good things: it is a decent amount of square footage. The master bedroom is a decent size and the loft to downstairs is cool. The wifi worked great & we had no issues connecting to work. The washer/dryer was really nice to have.

Here are the things that were most frustrating:
Ants in the master bathroom. Lots of tiny little ants...which we didn't notice when we came in at night, so by the next morning, they were in all of my cosmetics. Several days - and several complaints - later the management company offered to spray for them. Maybe they're just used to having them since there's an inch high gap on the right side of the front door - direct to the outside, and gaps around the AC units, too. The pool was dirty - the walls had brown stuff all over them, and the concrete was cracked and missing in sections on the bottom. Again, days into the trip they sent someone over to clean it, and on our last...

Management response:

It is regrettable to hear that your experience with us was not good. All reviews are passed along to the appropriate staff for improvement. However, please keep in mind that this is the Tropics and the little sugar ants are very common down here. Unfortunately we have no control on what's going next door; the pool has been resurfaced. Thank... more

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Listed since : Oct 2012
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