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Tropical ~ Tranquility ~ Weekly Rental

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4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
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Few places exist where you can ride the fine line separating a secluded tranquil luxury villa, and the Heart of Old Town Key West. It may sound like a poetic abstraction, but for this masterful property with 5-Star amenities, the distinction is definitely real. Extraordinarily secluded and completely hidden from view on a sleepy artist's lane, Tropical ~ Tranquility vacation rental is a special slice of Key West you would never find on your own. While most of the colorful cottages along this charming Old Town lane face right up to the curb, commanding immediate attention, the gated entrance to this authentic Caribbean resort-style property is set back off the lane and masterfully camouflaged. Grounds: From the moment you step inside the property gate you'll feel as though you've entered 'a...Few places exist where you can ride the fine line separating a secluded tranquil luxury villa, and the Heart of Old Town Key West. It may sound like a poetic abstraction, but for this masterful property with 5-Star amenities, the distinction is definitely real. Extraordinarily secluded and completely hidden from view on a sleepy artist's lane, Tropical ~ Tranquility vacation rental is a special slice of Key West you would never find on your own. While most of the colorful cottages along this charming Old Town lane face right up to the curb, commanding immediate attention, the gated entrance to this authentic Caribbean resort-style property is set back off the lane and masterfully camouflaged. Grounds: From the moment you step inside the property gate you'll feel as though you've entered 'a world all your own.' All human senses are immediately redirected to a different perception and the winding down to island-time begins. First the meandering brick path, lined with mature tropical landscaping, comes to view and leads through an impressive manicured garden. Visuals become simultaneously dramatic and tranquil with the spacious free-form black bottom pool that possesses the prettiest elements of a peaceful natural lagoon. Next you are treated to the serene sound of a trickling waterfall that gently spills to the pool. Walk past the lagoon, and the brick pathway widens way out to become an open spacious courtyard where you enjoy more tropical trees and flowers which, depending on the time of year, produce a sensual floral fragrance. At this point the stresses of everyday life seem to gently float away and you know you're in your own little piece of paradise. A Brief History: It's hard to imagine that the creation of the this impressive structure started with the humble beginnings of little more than a tiny 'shot gun' cottage which was in a state of major disrepair. The owner / designer loved its original lines and the lane where it was situated and envisioned how it could be mindfully renovated to become a 'green' dream home while at the same maintaining the historic integrity of both the house and artisan neighborhood. An adventurous artist and sophisticated businessman who shares his time between Norway, the Island of Crete, and Key West, the dramatic transformation of the house was a brilliant architectural testimony of the owner's love and appreciation for Key West, its distinctive wooden houses, and the best elements of an authentic tropical life-style. Interior Layout: Your focus now naturally turns to the house itself which displays the most authentic and romantic elements of Key West's historic architecture while simultaneously offering all of the most tranquil attributes of a traditional Caribbean resort-style villa. In order to enlarge the house and create the privacy he envisioned, the owner began by purchasing and annexing the next door property thereby lending ample room for the spacious garden and new lagoon swimming pool. A tall fence built across the front of the property served to camouflage the house and also created off-street parking for two cars. The next task was to repair and then re-define the original 'shot-gun' cottage so as to incorporate it into the visualization designs of a spacious villa. Bedrooms and Bathrooms: In its grand new form as a villa most of the original little cottage structure was re-invented as the master bedroom. Located at the far left of the villa (as you face it) it is situated to offer maximum privacy and now stands with a vaulted cathedral ceiling, wood flooring, a spacious en-suite master bathroom, and double French doors leading to a charming private deck and garden ideal for sipping morning coffee and evening champagne. Furnishings are soft and sophisticated and it is beautifully appointed with original artwork and a king size bed. A light-filled hallway off the master bedroom serves as a wing connecting three of the bedrooms to the rest of the villa. Skylights and transom lights over the bedroom doors invite the sunshine into the long hallway which leads the way to bedrooms two and three, the second bathroom, and the laundry center; bedrooms and full bathroom are on one side of the hall and the laundry center on the other. Moving up the hall, the next room is the second bedroom which is filled with window light and a view of the pool garden. This room offers pretty tropical bamboo furnishings, original wall art work, and a queen size bed. Just past this room up the hall is a full bathroom that is conveniently situated between the second and third bedrooms and serves as their shared bath. The next room up the hall is bedroom number three. Furnished and appointed in a similar pretty d ecor as the second bedroom, this room offers two twin beds (which can be pushed together to make a king size bed). This light filled room also offers beautiful pool garden views. As you continue up the hallway you find a conveniently located power room (half-bath) just to your lMore
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Vacation Homes of Key West
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2010
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

We were highly impressed with this beautiful secluded home. The plain gray fence hides an oasis. We opened up the french doors in the kitchen over looking the patio & pool and spent most of the week outside eating on the patio and swimming in...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank denaspepsi
NorthStar539007, VR Owner at Tropical ~ Tranquility ~ Weekly Rental, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience! It is wonderful that you took advantage of the indoor/outdoor living space and pool - it really is the best part of the house! Hope to have you back sometime soon! VHKW Team

Reviewed March 21, 2018

We arrived at house we opened gate and walked into PARADISE!! We were greeted by Kevin who showed us around and couldn't have been nicer.house is immaculate and the pool will knock your socks off!! house is close to everything.we will definitely be back and...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Alice L
Management response:Responded May 24, 2018

It is indeed paradise, isn't it? Thank you for your kind words! Hope to have you back soon! VHKW Team

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

Tropical Tranquility was a great home! There were 4 couples in our group and we had plenty of space. Our 2 golf carts(Sunshine Scooters) fit nicely in the driveway. As we entered the property, it felt like a tropical oasis. The home had a good...More

Date of stay: February 2018
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NorthStar539007, VR Owner at Tropical ~ Tranquility ~ Weekly Rental, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments! Tropical ~ Tranquility is indeed a relaxing, quiet, hidden gem! We hope to share it with you again some time soon! VHKW Team

Reviewed June 26, 2017

We recently returned from a one week stay at Tropical Tranquility. This was an amazing Key West find! It's close to Duval St and we walked or biked to almost all activities. The front gate hides the house from the street, so it's very private....More

Date of stay: June 2017
3  Thank threemonkeys278
Management response:Responded June 29, 2017

Thank you for your comments. We are very pleased you had a wonderful time at the property and wanted to assure you that the linens have been replaced and the AC and washing machine repaired. We will be happy to have you back some time...More

Reviewed June 21, 2017

Tropical Tranquility is a wonderful house to rent. I would recommend this house to anyone. It was clean and comfortable. Since we visited KW in June the pool was a welcome sight! We rented bikes to get to where the action and shopping is on...More

Date of stay: June 2017
4  Thank 13gails
Management response:Responded June 29, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at "Tropical Tranquility" vacation rental. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the property and found it very comfortable. We also wanted to thank you for the constructive feedback and for pointing out the...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
Stove
DVD Player
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Safe
Dryer
Air Conditioning
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Housekeeping Optional
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Ceiling Fans
Stereo System
TV
Parking
Microwave
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
Toaster
Telephone
Patio
Deck
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Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby
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