Just listed, but not by me, a quintessential cottage in the heart of Old Town Key West. The three bedroom home is located at 703 Elizabeth Street is located just steps away from the highest point on the island. So many potential buyers are fearful of being flooded. If water ever reaches this location, all humanity will be gone. The listing Realtor lures potential buyers with his description of the property:
"Quintessential Key West cottage located at the top of Solares Hill. Open floor plan, high ceilings, bright rooms, Dade County Pine floors. Historic charm abounds. Two bedrooms downstairs and large master bedroom on second floor. Exterior siding has been meticulously maintained revealing the beautiful antique board and batten siding that graces this historic jewel. Spacious indoor/outdoor living room. Off-street parking and tropical yard with heated pool, lush landscaping and great privacy. Outdoor living room area merges with indoor space through folding doors that celebrate the Key West lifestyle. Centrally located near world famous Duval Street, yet on a quiet one-way street with little traffic. A Gorgeous Solares Hill Beauty."
I got to take photos of the property late Tuesday afternoon. I must tell you that I am surprised it is not under contract even though it has only been in the mls three days as of today (Wednesday). This place has the location, features, and charm would-be second home buyers want these days. CLICK HERE to view the photos I took.
You enter the house via gated entrance located at the end of the driveway. French doors open into the large open living area that just bounds with charm. Another set of French doors on the right wall open out to the rear yard and pool area. The kitchen is located to the left rear and just beyond that is a stairway to the second floor. The two downstairs bedrooms are located at the front of the house on the main floor.
I think this property would make a wonderful vacation rental for an owner who wants to do an occasional rental to help reduce some of the costs of home ownership in Key West.
703 Elizabeth Street has 1404 sq ft of living space and sits on a 2650 sq ft lot in a great Old Town location. CLICK HERE to view the Key West Association of Realtors mls datasheet and to view listing photos. But better than that, please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 to schedule a showing of this house. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West. Hurry, though, I really think this place will go under contract very quickly!