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Nightly and Weekly Rentals
3 Bedrooms
3.5 Bathrooms
Comfortably Sleeps 6
Max Occupancy 6

Description

This Civil War Era home sits in Key West's most desirable Historic Seaport District, less than a block from the Gulf of Mexico. Did Abraham Lincoln sleep here? Probably not. But anyone staying today in this classic revival valued in the millions will find not only history but every creature comfort and contemporary convenience.
The first floor offers a spacious living room appointed in a soothing green-and-beige palette where you can sink into a fiery coral couch flanked by a classic glass-top coffee table and oriental-style rug. Wicker and wood occasional chairs complete the scene. Open all the windows and doors to invite the soft tropical ambience inside. Or sit in air-conditioned comfort to chat with family or friends while a classic ceiling fan swirls lazily above. Use the Cable TV/DVD player, which you'll also find in the bedrooms above, to view a movie or watch a favorite show. If you're thirsty or hungry, the spotless kitchen and dining table that seats six are just steps away and waiting to be used.

Maybe you're ready to lounge outside on the expansive front porch, back porch, or one of the two upstairs verandas. Out back, across the terracotta brick patio, you can refresh in the swimming pool ringed by foliage and shimmering under a cloudless Key West sky. Afterwards check out the pool cabana with bedroom, bath, and inviting open-air shower. When you're ready to call it a night, you can retire to one of the two airy, comfortable bedrooms upstairs in the main house, each with full bath, or enjoy total privacy in the stand-alone cabana.

You've heard the term location-location-location. The home you've rented is perfectly placed for experiencing the many charms of Key West. You could start by stepping just across Caroline Street to B.O.'s Fish Wagon for lunch or dinner. As one blogger put it, the place "looks like a hurricane just dumped a pile of flotsam on a street corner." In reality, B.O.'s is a favorite locals' hangout where you can order an award-winning fish sandwich as written up in The New York Times. Or, ringing the seaport just beyond B.O's, are a dozen or so eating establishments such as Raw Bar, Turtle Kraals, Schooner Wharf, and Conch Republic.
Since the coral island of Key West only spans fourteen short blocks of real estate from the Gulf to the Atlantic Ocean, plenty of other culinary delights-from five-star to street food vendors-are all incredibly close and accessible by foot, bike, scooter, car, pedicab, or trolley. Your choice. Many have Happy Hours from late afternoon to early evening when drinks and appetizers can be enjoyed for half price. And don't miss Mallory Square's sunset celebration where locals and visitors gather to witness and applaud as the sun sinks below the horizon. Once in a while you'll glimpse a brilliant green flash at the exact moment the sun disappears. Hang around for the party as artists and street performers entertain the crowd. Or join the throngs on Duval, browse in an art gallery, or visit the Hemingway House, Truman White House, or Key West Light House and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

On the other hand, maybe right now you want to move at a slower pace, on what's famously called "island time." To get started, pick up libations and appetizers at Faustos Food Palace, which has been in the same location on Fleming Street since 1936. Expect to shop among writers, artists, families, locals, and visitors. While at this historic grocery store, grab a free copy of Paradise, a publication that comes out every Thursday listing upcoming special events: the music scene, movies, plays, gallery openings, and special events.

Bring your purchases and reading material back to those comfy lounge chairs by your private heated pool. Snack, swim, sip, read. But don't forget to lather on a bit of sun screen first. If you begin to feel drowsy, let a relaxing siesta overtake you. Maybe when you wake, you'll be motivated to BBQ at your grille or cook something succulent in your fully equipped kitchen. Making the right choices in life are important and you'll know, as your time in paradise comes to a close, that renting the Kemp House has been one of those "rights." If a vacation means to escape, relax, lounge, take a break, get away, this has been the absolute right place to do it.

To know what's going on from day to day, check out Historic Hideaways' informative Events page on our website. Other information on the current music scene, movies, plays, gallery openings, and charitable events include milezerokeywest.com and Paradise, which comes out every Thursday.

Free Delivery & set up (over $75) of Beer / Wine / Liquor is available from Kwest Liquors, 705 Duval St. Historic Hideaways Guests receive a discount on pricing. Order in advance and have your Vacation Home fully stocked upon arrival! Contact our office in advance for details.

Amenities

Amenities

  • Bed Size 1st/Master Queen
  • Bed Size 2nd Rm Two Twins
  • Bed Size 3rd Rm Full
  • Number of Baths 3 Full, 1 Half
  • Parking On Street
  • Square Footage, Est. 2,594
  • Pool Private Heated
  • High Speed Internet Wireless
  • BBQ Grill Gas
  • Cable Television(s)
  • DVD Player(s) 1 BluRay, 1 DVD
  • Patio
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Stereo System
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioned Wall Units
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Beach Distance Biking

Availability

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Rates

DatesNightlyWeeklyMonthlyMin. Nights
07/01/18 - 07/31/18$690$4,830$14,0004
08/01/18 - 08/30/18$650$4,550$14,0004
08/31/18 - 09/03/18$690$4,830$14,0004
09/04/18 - 10/18/18$690$4,830$14,0004
10/19/18 - 10/28/18$950$6,6505
10/29/18 - 11/11/18$890$6,2605
11/12/18 - 11/20/18$690$4,830$14,0004
11/21/18 - 11/24/18$890$6,230$14,0005
11/25/18 - 12/19/18$690$4,830$14,0004
12/20/18 - 01/01/19$950$6,6507
01/02/19 - 01/31/19$890$6,2605
02/01/19 - 02/28/19$890$6,2607
03/01/19 - 03/31/19$890$6,2607
04/01/19 - 04/23/19$890$6,2605
04/24/19 - 05/22/19$690$4,830$14,0004
05/23/19 - 05/26/19$890$6,260$14,0005
05/27/19 - 08/28/19$690$4,830$14,0004

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

"Fantastic house!"

5 of 5

This house was perfect for us! It's on a quiet street so there's no street noise but it's close enough to mallory square, shops and restaurants, a little beach with a bar (with amazing frozen drinks), and a short walk to Duval. Check-in was super easy. There were three adult couples staying here and there was plenty of space for all of us. The house has everything you could need, all you need to bring is your beach towel and toiletries. A/C worked great, the little cabana house was comfortable too, it's only shower is outdoor but that didn't bother us, it's hidden away from the main house and surrounded by the trees and flowers. The rooms in the house were clean and comfortable too. Big bathrooms in there. It was nice to have a washer/dryer and the bathroom on that main floor was handy. One of the best parts about the house was the private swimming pool! It felt absolutely amazing after getting home from biking to Smathers beach or taking a dip after walking Duval! Check-out was super easy, we just dropped the keys through the drop slot. And the rental company, historic hideaways, was really responsive to any questions. We'll definitely be staying here again!

-nixin0x on 08/28/2016

 

"Love this place, we'll be back!"

5 of 5

We had a great week at Kemp house. Just far enough away from the noise and business of Key West revelry, and yet just a short walk or bike ride to everywhere. Bike rental right around the corner too! The pool and patio area was beautiful and clean. TIP we found the third bathroom in the main house on our last night. It is accessed on the back deck. It is over by the washer and dryer, actually outside of the house. Our third couple stayed in the pool house with the outdoor shower and loved it. TIP if your spouse can't handle your snoring, stay in the main house...one of our party slept in a lounge chair by the pool one night to escape the snoring. It sprinkled that night and the key to the pool house is not the same as the key to the back patio door. oops. The kitchen was perfect. I can't think of one thing that did not meet or exceed our expectations.

-reenybean on 02/04/2016

 

"Wonderful"

5 of 5

Great property! The house had everything ANYONE would ever need. Pool was a tropical paradise. We had three couples and one 7 month baby and we had ample space. Management agency was wonderful, had small issue with tv and they replaced in no time. Close to everything, no need for a vehicle. Parking is a premium in Key West. Definitely hope to go again.

-zechmanm on 08/11/2015

 

"only place we would stay on our next visit"

5 of 5

nicest house ever. great location to everything from convenience stores to Mallory square. we used the pool two days in a row just to relax. the house was just what the pictures showed and nothing less. the history of the house was just as interesting. the balconies were a real asset for people watching in the evening. if there was a complaint it would be that the rent car was not easy to find a parking space at times. barry

-BajaBarry on 07/28/2015

 

"You can't find a better place to stay in stay in Key West"

5 of 5

If you are looking for a great place to stay in Key West you won't do better than "Kemp House." Tastefully decorated with all the amenities you can imagine. It is within walking distance of everything. Great restaurants only 10 minutes away. Kemp House has a pool, a full kitchen with everything you ned to create gourmet meals, it sleeps 6 comfortably, includes a library with info on Key West history, flora & fauna and is located at the foot of William Street in the historic "old Town" district. It also includes wifi and a wide screen TV although there is so much to do in Key West you'll probably only use it to tell your friends about "Kemp House."Stay here and you'll have a six star vacation in a five star world.My wife & I and our daughter & son-in-law could not have been more pleased with our accommodations.

-Ted G on 04/22/2015

 

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