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Monday, March 22, 2010

Story Book Cottage - Just Listed - Key West

Just listed, but not by me, 1216 Varela Street in Key West. I have written about the houses on either side before. The house at 1214 Varela Street was our listing and it was one of three houses featured on an HGTV "House Hunters" program for homes located in Old Town Key West.It was priced at $2,595,00 in May 2009. That house is spectacular! And that is an understatement.

I wrote about the house next door to the south at 1218 Varela Street. That house is a private party foreclosure. It still has not sold. It is still offered at $1,500,000.

The cottage at 1216 Varela Street looks absolutely charming. Everything seems perfect. Including the asking price of just $550,000. The listing agent describes the property this way:
"Cute Conch Cottage in Historic Old Town. Two bedrooms two full bathrooms with french doors leading out to deck and Pool. Designer Kitchen cabinets which includes cabinet-depth stainless steel refrigerator. Wine cooler. Gas Top Range with convection oven. Wine Cooler. Centeral A/C. downstairs. Storm Shutters. New Washer/Dryer. Bathroom has Spa bath tub with heat and jets. A must see listings for those who want a Conch Cottage in Old Town with a Pool."
1218 Varela Street is located at the southernmost end of Old Town and in that area that abuts the Casa Marina Area. The Atlantic Ocean is about seven blocks to the south where you will find lots of beaches. The White Streets Arts District is just one block to the east. There you will find the Island Gym and numerous yoga studios. (I don't know why so many yoga in Key West. But we (but me) got a thing about yoga. Faustos Food Palace (grocery store with a real old fashioned meat counter where the butcher real does butcher meat) is located in that area. Bay View Park with its tennis courts, bacci ball, baseball, bandstand are all there. 1218 Varela Street is a five minute bike ride to Duval Street. The Montessori School is located across the street, and the Glen Archer School is located at the corner on the far sice of United Street.

CLICK HERE to read more about the features of this two bedroom (one bedroom is small), two bath 1409 sq ft cottage that has just about everything a primary or second home owner wants in a Key West house for sale. If you want to see this gem, please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 or email me at I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. in Key West, Florida.


Anonymous said...

Gary- your Click Here" link is to the wrong house.

Gary Thomas said...

Thank you. I fixed it.


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I first read about Key West in a magazine called "After Dark" sometime in the mid 1970's. But it wasn't until March 1984 that I made my first visit to the island that would become my home. I had two weeks for a vacation and reserved a room at Colours Guesthouse (now Marrero's Guest House) for one week. I thought that if I didn't like Key West, I could always go back to Miami or Ft. Lauderdale for the rest of my trip. But after a couple of days in Key West, that was no longer a consideration. But when I wanted to extend my stay for the extra week I found there was no room at the inn. The guesthouse owner did find me a room at LaTeDa, the infamous guesthouse/restaurant. That's a story I'll write another day. But those two weeks in Key West gave me the realization that I had found Paradise. Key West has been my home since 1993 and my only regret is that it took me so long to get here. I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties CRI. Let me help you find your new home or business in Paradise. Living in Paradise is not a slogan, it's a way of life.