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The charming character of this three-bedroom, three-bath vacation home is captured by its Tradewinds name. It invokes the sense of adventure that brought you to Key West and the romantic appeal of the island's famous tropical breezes. Celebrating outdoors and indoors and the sweet spot in between, this classic residence is built around the private courtyard gardens, shimmering pool, and generous deck area. Doors from the first-floor living space and first-floor bedroom open onto the deck, while the second-floor bedroom doors lead to an L-shaped veranda overlooking the pool.

In a town known for secret lanes and alleys such as Love Lane, Poorhouse Lane, Lazy Way, and Wong Song Alley, your location, Sawyers Lane, has the added distinction of being named after Mayor Benjamin Sawyer, who served the Southernmost City from 1844 to 1846. From this quiet, secluded locale, you can walk to Duval Street or the historic seaport in minutes.

Because of Key West's spectacular weather, the very private pool area is usually the axis of activity at Tradewinds. Maybe you'll float or swim in the turquoise water heated to a perfect temperature. Or maybe you'll smooth on some sunscreen and stretch out on a chaise lounge to catch rays while you flip through a magazine you bought on the way into town. Maybe you're attracted by the idea of alfresco breakfasting, lunching, or dining at the poolside table with a colorful market umbrella providing shade overhead. Play cards, share a conversation, email friends or post pictures of yourself in paradise through social media. It's a lovely environment for whatever takes your fancy.

This delightful outdoorsy ambience continues inside Tradewinds. The living area is presented in an island palate of reds and golds with green and blue accents. Bookshelves and whimsical wall art add interest and texture. A matching palm-tree print couch and love seat offer comfy seating around a bamboo coffee table, while an area rug underfoot distinguishes the conversation area from the rest of the hardwood floors. Windows look out in every direction, creating an open lightness and airiness. The ceiling fan above circulates air and tranquility throughout.

The unique U-shaped kitchen counter of multicolored ceramic tiles starts at the refrigerator and ends at a breakfast bar set up with multicolored stools. The colored tile adds warmth and is a nice departure from the more-common, less-interesting granite or marble. The efficient layout of hardwood cabinets and kitchen appliances makes cooking and cleanup a breeze.

Across from the kitchen, glass-paneled doors give egress to the deck area. Convenient to the kitchen, just past the stairs to the second floor, is a dining room with glass-top table and upholstered chairs. Next comes a Queen bedroom featuring fluffy pillows and soft linens, a clothes cabinet, a TV, an en suite full bath, a window overlooking the pool, and its own door to the private paradise outside. Upstairs are one King and one Queen bedroom and two full baths, a clothes cabinet, and TV. The Master bedroom at the front overlooks the second floor, street-side balcony and also has a door to the side balcony that overlooks the pool. It has a full bath with walk in shower. The bedroom at the back likewise opens to the side balcony and is accessed via this balcony only, giving it a secluded aura. This bedroom features a full bath as well.

But don't get too comfortable at Tradewinds just yet. There's still the rest of Key West to explore. Your marina neighborhood includes historic schooners offering sunset sails, glass-bottom boat excursions, dive boats, ferries to Fort Myers and Marco Island, and fishing charters. Or if you're more into watersports, there's parasailing, snorkeling, and jet skiing. If you get hungry, a dozen or so restaurants of varying levels of informality ring the seaport. Maybe sit under a banyan tree filled with tiny white lights while you eat a fresh Mahi sandwich and listen to local musicians. Or walk the few blocks to Duval to check out tours, museums, shopping, more restaurants and bars. Maybe stop to pet a shark at the Aquarium or chat with the Elvis impersonator at The Bull, the oldest open air bar in Old Town.

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 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.


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