Just re-listed, but not by me, 605 Free School Lane in Old Town Key West. The asking price is $1,375,000. Read on, Dear Reader. This place makes money. This is how the listing Realtor describes this property:
"Just completed renovation from top to bottom: This beautiful transient licensed home situated at the end of a quiet dead end lane in the heart of the historic district is currently being used as a vacation rental. The spacious floor plan includes a main level bedroom and bath, large galley style kitchen and great room with French doors that open to a large covered porch. Upstairs are two enormous master suites with French doors to a partially canopied balcony overlooking the landscaped yard and pool. Features include high ceilings, wood and tile floors and heated pool. The property is being sold beautifully furnished."The house has got a lot of really great things going for it. First, it is hidden away on a quiet little lane behind the Hotel Marquesa and next door to Nancy's Secret Garden. Those two neighbors mean that the property values will never go down because the adjacent owner will always maintain their property. Second, the house was built in 1984 and has recently been renovated. It is used a legal vacation rental and it has the requisite Transient Rental License. Third, the house is almost always rented. That means that it is almost always producing income to help pay ownership expenses when the property owner is not using the property. This is the exact proto-type of house most second home buyers envision when they think of buying a second home in Key West--a place with a pool and a good location.
When you enter the gate from Free School Lane you first see a lush yard with free form heated pool and then you see the beautiful 2 story home with an inviting large covered front porch. The first level features a great room, large galley style kitchen, bar area, full bath, bedroom and tile floors. There are French doors on either side of the great room that allows pool and tropical garden views. Upstairs are two enormous bedrooms with private baths, vaulted ceilings and wood floors. All rooms throughout the home have French doors opening to the outdoors. You won't believe the views from the second floor. They will make your friends green with envy.
The house is in the heart of Old Town, but it is located on a quiet lane. It produces income to defer the cost of ownership, and it is always rented. It really produces income. It is totally furnished, and it even has a list people with advance reservations waiting to spend their vacation in paradise in what could be your second home. Interested, then CLICK HERE to view more info and see interior and exterior photos of the property. Please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642, or contact me by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty Inc. in Key West, Florida. Since the house is always rented, advance notice is required on all showings.