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Friday, December 24, 2010

Next Year Spend Christmas at South Park

812 South Street - Key West

Christmas is always wonderful in Key West. I went to Winn Dixie yesterday to buy some groceries, and the guys behind the meat counter were really nice. A department manager walked up to me and asked if he could help me. The cashier smiled and another lady bagger (not bag lady) came up to bag my groceries. She was really pleasant and wished me a Merry Christmas with a broad and genuine smile. After I signed the credit card chit I asked "Am I in the right place? Everybody is so nice today."

It is catchy in Key West. Many of the houses are decorated as are some bikes, scooters, cars and trucks. You will see Santa hats all over the place. It's Christmas in Key West. If you play your cards right, you might have a place here next year.

Just listed, but not by me, 812 South Street #4, a one bedroom condo at South Park. The listing Realtor describes the new listing this way:
"Lovely second floor unit at desirable Southpark Condos. 1BR/1BA with new kitchen, living room and wonderful deck overlooking the pool and gardens. This unit has hardwood floors, central AC/heat and new wiring. Southpark offers a large heated pool, storage and laundry facilities and assigned off street parking. A short 3 Blocks to Duval Street. Great Old Town Location !"
Assigned off street parking

There are only 16 units at Southpark condos and each has a designated off-street parking space. The four building complex has four units in each building with two units on the ground floor and two on the second floor (such as unit #4). The front garden is always superbly maintained. And the rear gardens and inviting pool are just too beautiful. (That photo is terrible. Maybe Santa will bring me a new camera.) Every time I show these units I can't wait until my buyers see the rear gardens and the pool.

My job is to sell real estate and not to put down other places that are for sale that are comparably priced because a buyer might want to buy there instead of here. As a buyer and a potential owner you ought to consider whether you want to own a place with a pool where you have a 150 or so fellow condo owners and tourists that can share the same pool and tanning space with you at any give time. South Park does not permit vacation rentals and there are no transient rentals-ever. The vignettes at poolside provide different places to sun or shade as you please. I sold a unit here earlier this year. When my buyers were walking by the pool they visited with residents and were immediately made welcome. It is that kind of place.

Private storage and washers & dryers located in cottage at rear

There is a cottage at the rear of the pool which houses individual storage lockers for each unit and there is a coin operated laundry for owners who do not have a washer and dryer in their own unit. (Unit #4 has its own washer and dryer.)

CLICK HERE to checkout the mls datasheet and to view listing photos of this unit. Better yet please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 to arrange your own private showing. I am a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. in Key West. Maybe this time next Christmas you will have your own little place in Paradise.

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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.