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Nightly and Weekly Rentals
4 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms
Comfortably Sleeps 8
Max Occupancy 8

Description

NEW UNIT!

The name Hermitage invokes the sense of secluded residence or private retreat that aptly describes this inspiring four-bedroom, four-bath home in the heart of Old Town Key West. You'll know the minute you walk through the front door that an artist with considerable flair has decorated Hermitage South to be a one-of-a-kind getaway. The interaction between the structure itself, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, and the whimsical art, collected furniture pieces, and hidden balconies plays on many intriguing levels. While each room has a special character, the individual parts blend together into a synchronized whole. The overall effect is one of considerable style and relaxation.

The outside living area is usually of primary interest for anyone selecting Key West as their resort destination. The outside of this home is especially alluring. Voluminous wooden decking creates a rich and elegant look as it wraps around the entire back of Hermitage South. Incorporated into the deck is a lovely heated lagoon pool embellished with chunks of decorative coral and a cascading water fall. The murmur of water over native coral creates a delightfully soothing sound. Thick tropical foliage contributes to the sense of beauty and privacy and to the interplay of sun and shadows shimmering over the water's surface that's hard to resist. And since vacation time is all about not resisting, maybe it's time to consider easing into the azure water to swim or float to your heart's content.

Or skip the pool altogether for now and relax on one of the chaise lounges with full-body pillows. Around the corner find a secluded conversation grouping and a covered Tiki bar perfect for serving drinks. Maybe after cocktail hour, use the large wicker table with six matching chairs as the place to serve up something savory you've barbequed at the gas grill. Probably you're getting hungry just thinking about it.

Now that you know the outside more than meets your expectations, it's time to consider the inside of Hermitage South. Whole walls of French doors make the outside visible from almost all the downstairs inside rooms, so you're never removed from a flow of space and light and that outdoorsy feeling.

The first floor comprises a living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen, and one of two master bedrooms with highly polished hardwood floors throughout. Step down into the formal living room, which provides classic but comfy furniture that includes a damask red couch, a slatted wood coffee table, chairs of various persuasions, an area rug, and a craftsman hutch hiding the television until you're ready to watch. From any seat in this room, you can view the TV or the pool area through French doors.

Next to the formal living room is the formal dining room complete with a table that seats eight and is a conversation piece in its own right. A book case, sideboard, and interesting art pieces make this room a special place to entertain or hang out to play Scrabble.

It goes without saying that the well-lighted kitchen has all the expected amenities plus a great eat-in feature. A third inside eating area is the breakfast bar with stools at an L-juncture with the kitchen counters. Touches like an open spice rack, a ceiling-mounted pot rack with pots, butcher block cart, and coffee cup hanger add utility and a sense of purposeful interior design.

The final room on the first floor is the first master bedroom suite. Surprising decorative and architectural touches make this room and its accompanying full bath outstanding. A queen bed with pillow touches of key lime fills the center of the room that's surrounded with Dade County pine walls. A slender balcony runs around the upper room perimeter and includes a door that opens onto a small, hidden deck. The bathroom is in perfect concert with the bedroom décor and well lit with track lighting and colorful stained glass panels on either side of the mirror.

Up a dark wood staircase are, believe it or not, are three more bedrooms and three more full baths. Two of the bedrooms contain twin beds, clean lines, and more of the house's signature art. At the back of the house is the second master bedroom and bath suite, which can't help but wow you. This room centers on a king bed. Above it is a unique and historically significant window rescued and restored from the Casa Marina Resort. To the right is a door to a balcony that overlooks the pool area. To the left is a generous bath with double sinks.

But don't fall under the considerable spell of Hermitage South just yet. There's still the rest of Key West to explore. Your Margaret Street neighborhood includes art galleries and the Historic Seaport with impressive tall ships like the Western Union, most offering sunset sails. A dozen or so restaurants of varying levels of informality ring the seaport. Or walk the five blocks to Duval to check out tours, museums, water sports, shopping, and bars.

To know what's going on from day-to-day, you can check out Historic Hideaways' informative Area Guide/Events page at http://www.historichideaways.com/key-west-events/. Other information on the current music scene, movies, plays, gallery openings, and charitable events can be found at milezerokeywest.com (calendar section) or in the print publication Paradise, which is available at various locations around town every Thursday.

Free delivery and setup (over $75) of beer/wine/liquor is available from Kwest Liquors, 705 Duval Street. Historic Hideaways guests receive a discount on pricing. Order in advance and have your vacation home fully stocked upon arrival. Contact the Historic Hideaways office in advance for details.

This homeowner has exterior surveillance equipment. Historic Hideaways is not in the care, custody or control of their placement, use or what they record.

Amenities

Amenities

  • Bed Size 1st/Master King
  • Bed Size 2nd Rm Queen
  • Bed Size 3rd Rm Two Twins
  • Bed Size 4th Rm Two Twins
  • Number of Baths 4 Full
  • Parking On Street
  • Square Footage, Est. 2,900
  • Pool Private Heated
  • High Speed Internet
  • BBQ Grill Gas
  • Cable Television(s)
  • DVD Player(s)
  • Patio
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Stereo System
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioned 2 Zone Central
  • Beach Distance Biking

Availability

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Rates

DatesNightlyWeeklyMonthlyMin. Nights
02/01/19 - 02/28/19$900$6,3004
03/01/19 - 03/31/19$990$6,9304
04/01/19 - 04/23/19$990$6,9304
04/24/19 - 05/22/19$770$5,390$16,0004
05/23/19 - 05/26/19$990$6,930$16,0004
05/27/19 - 08/28/19$770$5,390$16,0004
08/29/19 - 09/01/19$990$6,930$16,0004
09/02/19 - 10/17/19$770$5,390$16,0004
10/18/19 - 10/27/19$1,300$9,1007
10/28/19 - 11/09/19$990$6,930$16,0004
11/10/19 - 11/26/19$770$5,390$16,0004
11/27/19 - 11/30/19$990$6,930$16,0005
12/01/19 - 12/20/19$770$5,390$16,0004
12/21/19 - 01/03/20$1,300$9,1007
01/04/20 - 01/31/20$990$6,9305
02/01/20 - 02/29/20$990$6,9305

For Nightly/Weekly Rental properties - The Nightly rates listed are based on a 7-night stay and no extra people. Stays of less than 7 nights will have a cleaning charge added. This cleaning charge is included in the rate quote you receive on our site or via e-mail. To see real time prices specific to your stay, please enter your actual dates. Not all Nightly/Weekly properties that display Nightly rates can be rented for less than 7 days, please see the Min. Nights column to check on Minimum Stay requirements. 

Weekly & Monthly/Seasonal Rentals - There is no cleaning charge added to Weekly or Monthly Rentals. See our FAQ page for more details on pricing.

Reviews

Average Rating 5 of 5

"A-Mazing!"

5 of 5

We had a great time! It was clean, the pool was great, say hi to Bobby Magee our lizard friend, you cant miss him, he's about 4-6 feet long ( don't worry its tropical and lizards are everywhere)! We loved staying here, everyone in town is very friendly. There's a local grocery store about two blocks away that delivers. The liquor delivery setup was AWESOME!

-Lisa K on 11/08/2016

 

"Amazing House"

5 of 5

This House is simply wonderful, all the rooms are beautifully decorated with a really homely feel, the master bedroom is fantastic, as is the second bedroom, The other two rooms are a little smaller but comfortable none the less. The real star is the back yard, pool is wonderful and the sheltered private yard is a fantastic place to relax after a hard days tourism.Everything was provided and was excellent quality, towels bedding etc. and plenty of spares. Kitchen was well stocked with all the utensils you could need.Location is good, far enough away form Duvall to avoid the madness but close enough to easily join in!The guys at Historic hideaways are a bit direct by email, but once you are there they are fantastic, incredibly helpful and attentive.If you are looking for a special place to stay in Key West I couldn't recommend more highly!

-Tony L on 10/16/2016

 

"Awesome Home !!!! Will rent this one again !!!"

5 of 5

This home is wonderful !!! Four bedrooms and 4 bathrooms !!! Pool and large deck in the back for family gatherings !!! The pictures do no justice of how great the house is !!! I looked at 20 different rentals and chose this one - It was the right one !!! Historic Hideaways is a great vacation leasing company !!! Will use you guys again !!! Thanks for making is so easy !!!

-A FlipKey verified reviewer on 06/30/2015

 

"Beautiful Home"

5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed in this lovely house and truly enjoyed our stay. It is beautifully decorated, well-maintained, clean, bright and spacious. The pool area is truly an oasis. We always looked forward to coming back to the house for an afternoon swim. The house had everything you could ask for from books, games, supplies, etc... The owners really thought of how to make their guests so comfortable during their stay. Tim was positive and great to deal with and always helpful with tips and suggestions. I cannot imagine staying anywhere else when we return to Key West. It is now one of our most favorite vacation homes!

-anna191 on 06/23/2015

 

"Fantastic"

5 of 5

This house was beautiful, well kept, clean, full of books, it simply lacked nothing!Hands down Tim and his team at Historic Hideaways are the best rental agents in Key West

-MKstoke on 06/08/2015

 

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