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Friday, February 14, 2014

1101 Southard Street - Key West Old Town Guesthouse For Sale

Just listed, the Frances Street Bottle Inn located at 1101 Southard Street in Old Town.  The listing Realtor, not me, describes this guesthouse this way:
"The Frances Street Bottle Inn is a well established guest house in the heart of old town Key West. The house has been lovingly restored and is a beautiful example of historic Key West architecture. There are eight lovely rooms, seven transient and one non-transient. In addition to the guest rooms there is a spacious lounge/dining room, an office/reception area and a wide porch where guests relax in the mornings and evenings and watch the world go by. Two of the guest room suites have living rooms and all have an outdoor space. Two of the guest rooms have brick patios. The location is perfect for this charming guest house."
The Frances Street Bottle Inn is nestled behind a gorgeous Royal Poinciana Tree. The 1000 and 1100 blocks of Southard Street and Frances Street from Fleming to Angela have some of the prettiest and most expensive homes in Old Town.  The Inn is located within an easy walking distance to Duval Street and the Historic Key West Seaport. It is also within an easy walking distance to many of the gyms and yoga studios. Guests love the convenient location and that location will make it easy to keep this guesthouse filled throughout the year.
I searched the Sanborn Fire Map for 1889 and found what I believe to be the main part of the current building now known as 1011 Southard Street.  I dug into the old shoebox and found a photo taken from the Frances Street side in 1965 with a notation that the building was built in the 1920s.  I think that is when the one story addition was constructed because the 1912 Sanborn Map did not show the addition.
The building's current structure has 2920 sq ft of living area under air conditioning. This does not include any of the deck areas.  The building sits on a 3445 sq ft lot (53' on Frances Street opposite Cafe Sole by 65' on Southard Street). There is no pool nor need for one.  Having been a guesthouse owner myself, I know the things new guests ask for when they check in "Where's the bathroom?", "Where can I get a drink", and "How far is the beach?" Having been a guesthouse owner, I can help you determine if this or any other property is right for you.

CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet on this property. But better than looking at the mls, let's schedule a personal viewing of this money making opportunity. This property will give a chance to move to Key West, operate a profitable business, and change your life.  Please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642 to schedule an appointment.  I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West.  Let me help you find your 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.