Key West Spa Villa ~ Weekly Rental
- Property Name
- Key West Spa Villa ~ Weekly Rental
- Property ID
- 800 USD Per Night
- Sub Location
- Florida Key West
Have you ever outgrown a favorite small space, and dreamed about transforming it into something larger and even better? Wishing you could somehow magically gain enough room to expand it so it offered twice the space, while keeping all its original charm? Well … that’s exactly what happened right here! This proud 1890's 'cigar maker's cottage that was so lovingly transformed into a stylish contemporary spa cottage just a few years ago, has been expanded to become a charmingly beautiful 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom spa villa.
Captivated by the weirdly wild yet wonderfully elegant Key West life-style, the owner created a fabulous balance of opposites that will now sleep 8 to 10 people. Opposites attract because they're not really opposite, but complementary. And in this Key West Spa Villa vacation rental you find the perfect complement of a refreshing and relaxing comfort zone just around the corner from the famous Duval Street scene.
A Bit of History:
Located just off Upper Duval Street, this property sits firmly in an historic Key West neighborhood that was originally constructed in the late 1800's as housing for employees of the infamous 'Gato Cigar Factory'. Affectionately known as "Gatoville", it was a bustling little area built by ship carpenters as a hodge-podge of Caribbean style cottages that charm the modern heart. Maybe because of its original diminutive stature, this place had been allowed to falter and drift into a quasi-state of disrepair over the years. But then, in 2009, a new owner came to the rescue. Recognizing its “good bones" and unfaltering charming attributes, the cottage was given a new beginning. A complete redo of the exterior followed strict Key West historic guidelines, while taking it to its maximum potential of sparkle and shine. For the interior, a local design architect promised clean modern lines, plenty of light, room to stretch out in comfort, and above all state-of-the-art amenities of a luxury home away from home. Now just three years later, the property owner has purchased additional space at the rear of the property to in effect, allow it to ‘grow up’ from a two bedroom cottage with a dipping pool to become a four bedroom villa with a dipping pool, a deck, and a large Jacuzzi spa.
The entire interior was gutted down to bare bones and then re-framed to take advantage of every bit of available space. The overall effect is a chic and uplifting Key West Spa Villa. Wherever possible, new siding was fitted snug up to the roof-line creating an uplifting angular chine ceiling. Then, the entire inside was painted a soft pearl white and every floor was redone in a smooth sand-tone tile.
The main entrance for the villa leads into a hall, where you're greeted with an artistic invitation for a mojito or margarita. From there the rooms unfold with only occasional symmetry, their essence crisp yet calming. Turn left at the door and you find the great room, with the living room at the far end and the open kitchen dining area towards the center. One end of the living room features a box frame transom window built right up to the ceiling, which captures the sun and frames the tall banana trees in the garden outside. This entire living space is bathed in light from a variety of windows, recessed designer lighting, and a double set of single pane French doors that lead to the garden spa deck.