"The entrance under an arch of bougainvillea into this winsome two-story shotgun cottage has been the subject of many photographers and artists. Colorful and light-filled, with Dade County pine walls and floors, this home is the perfect retreat in the heart of Old Town. Both bedrooms are upstairs, separated by a hallway with skylights, closets and a nook; step out of the bright master suite onto the deck overlooking your tropical paradise, landscaped and fenced for ultimate privacy, with a bougainvillea-roofed lanai, outdoor shower, plunge pool and bodega. This home is a real treat."
Today the cigar maker's cottage rests behind a picturesque white picket fence and trellis that frames the house. The front porch provides the perfect perch for people walking. Inside, you are greeted by s traditional long hallway on the right side that provides access to the office at front. An interior opening between the office and living room really expands the spaces into a space that seems much larger. (A bath is at the back side of the living room.) The hallway then leads to the cheerful kitchen and dining area at the rear. French doors open out to a covered rear deck that looks out to the dip pool. It is, however, the expansive rear yard with flowering trees and orchids that yells out "Look at me!" I showed this home late Sunday afternoon when the sun was less harsh and shadows less intense. The birds were singing from every direction. I could not get enough of this glorious space.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms both of which are perfectly adequate for regular full time living. As the listing Realtor points out, the bedrooms are separated by a spacious hallway that separates the two bedrooms. Rustic beams accent this space. The rear bedroom has a deck that overlooks the tropical garden and pool below. The deck is totally private. It would be the perfect place to get that all-over Key West tan.
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Frequent visitors to Key West will recognize the value of this location which is across the street and down a few houses from Five Brothers Deli. Mangia Mangia and Michael's are located less than a block to the west. Duval Street is just four blocks west and the Historic Key West Seaport is four blocks to the north. You can walk to just about anyplace important in Key West in about ten minutes or less I think this property would make a great vacation rental. You could not ask for a more picturesque setting in which to spend a few weeks to recuperate from living in urban madness or suburban sprawl.
CLICK HERE to view the Key West Association of Realtors mls datasheet and to view listing photos. Better yet, please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 to arrange a private showing for you. I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc. This house is exactly what so many potential second home buyers seek in a Key West home. I don't think it will last long on the market. Better act quickly.