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Monday, July 22, 2013

606 Truman Avenue #9 - Transient Licensed Windward Park Condo - Key West

Christmas comes but twice a year in Key West. We all know about the traditional Christmas on December 25th that is celebrated around the world.  The other Christmas comes in July when the stores and restaurants in Key West, although still quite busy, may shop and restaurant owners lower prices or have specials to entice tourists and locals alike to spend money in Key West.  The new listing, not mine I am sad to say, at 606 Truman Avenue #9 in Key West is the kind of property many potential home buyers have been wishing for. And that is why after you read today's blog you ought to follow your dream and buy this clean as a whistle 1210 sq ft two bedroom/two bath home located in Windward Park Condominiums.  This home comes completely furnished and it has a full City of Key West Transient Rental License which means you can rent it any day of the year for as many days as you want.  This property is located near Duval Street and is within easy walking distance to all of your favorite haunts. The pool is sunny and since there are only 13 units you won't have to stand in line to get a lounge chair. If you buy this home now, you will have a home in Key West by the next Christmas which arrives on December 25th.  
The listing Realtor describes this home this way:
"Transient Licensed. This beautiful freestanding Bahamian style eyebrow home is tucked away in a tropically landscaped compound for the utmost privacy. A large inviting front porch and decked yard are perfect for outdoor entertaining. The current owners have completely renovated this immaculate home with all new kitchen and baths. The main level features an open living and dining area, a spacious kitchen with breakfast bar and a full bath. Upstairs are two large bedrooms with lots of closet space and a hall bath. This is a vacation rental property and is being sold beautifully furnished. Windward Park is an Old Town compound of 13 homes sharing a large outdoor area and heated pool each with assigned off-street parking."
 As soon as I entered this home I knew I would like it. I could smell the clean - not a disinfectant kind of clean that you can detect but instead the freshness one knows from entering a home that has been spotlessly maintained.  I don't think I have even been inside a rental anywhere that was as fresh and inviting as this.  If you look at the third photo just above you will see two closets located adjacent to the refrigerator. One has a lock for owner storage. There are several similar owner lockouts throughout the house.  These locks provide subtle protection for necessities such as toothbrushes, suntan lotion, shorts, Grey Goose, etc.
If you have ever stayed in a dinky two bedroom condo you ought to appreciate the size and spatial layout of this room home which has two large bedrooms. The entire first floor provides lots of space for relaxation or entertaining. 
This home sits at the far rear of the compound. It is the only free standing single family home in the compound whereas the other homes are attached duplexes.  The rear lot is quite spacious and shaded.  Some of the other homes in this compound have a transient rental license, but not all. Owning a transient rental license is a very valuable extra even if you decide not to rent the unit.  But if you choose to rent, you ought to keep this lovely home rented as often as you want. It has everything a home owner (or renter) could ask for.  CLICK HERE to view more photos I took of this property.

606 Truman #9 is offered at $829,000CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet.  Don't expect this beauty to be on the market very long.  There were other agents at the house when I took photos to share with my Dear Readers.  Please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 to schedule a showing so that come December 24th you will be nestled all snug in your bed at 606 Truman Avenue in Key West where you will spend Christmas in Key West.  I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West.


FloridaAG said...

Don't you think the price is too high? I know the market is tight but seems high especially to list in the summer. I hope they get it.

Anonymous said...

The price might be too high. But the market is thin with quality homes for sale. I say they get close to ask and it sells quick. We'll see.

Gary Thomas said...

Florida AG, No I do not think it is too high. This is a stand alone house in a compound. It is still a condo but it has all the attributes of owning a single family home in Old Town that is in tip top condition and that has the bonus of having a full transient license. I know you watch the market. Are you aware of any other single family homes in Old Town with a transient license that looks as sharp or as clean as this? I doubt it. Because there are none.

Earlier today I learned that the listing agent has received an offer. Bargains like this do not wait for people who cannot make up their minds or who want to dicker over a few thousand dollars.


FloridaAG said...

Good points. To be honest, I assumed it was a townhouse (knowing the development) and did not realize it was a stand alone property. Should have read more carefully.

Anonymous said...

Who is "Greg Goose" and why do the owners want to lock him away? ;)

Gary Thomas said...
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Anonymous said...

Cheers to the buyer of this property. Everything about it seems ideal.

Gary Thomas said...

Oops! I stopped drinking several years ago. The thought of Grey Goose makes me relapse and type wrong words. I fixed the Greg Goose error.


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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.