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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

1103 Fleming Street - Key West - Sitting Pretty with a Transient License


A lot of potential buyers for homes in Key West seek a house that can be rented to help defray a part of the cost of home ownership.  A few years ago the City of Key West adopted a restrictive ordinance that limited the number homes that would qualify to receive a transient rental license which would permit daily or weekly rentals throughout the year. The conch house located at 1103 Fleming Street is one of the few single family homes in Old Town that has a transient rental license.  It is offered for sale at the asking price of $1,099,000. The listing Realtor describes this property as:
"Transient License! Grossed $94,279 in 2013. Charming cottage on beautiful Fleming Street. 1 bed/1 bath down; king-sized bed/1 bath up with skylights & owner's closet, cocktail pool--resurfaced, new pump, new heater in 2013--with a private deck & outdoor shower. Cathedral ceiling in the living room with 3 sets of French doors to deck, pass through kitchen window, Dade County Pine, hardwood floors downstairs, tiled bathrooms. Excellent rental history since 2004. Walking distance to Duval Street, White Street & the Seaport District. Offered turnkey, all furnishings, cookery, cutlery, linens, etc. included."
 I did a quick search of the Historic Sanborn Fire Maps for Key West and learned that 1103 Fleming Street first appeared in the 1912 edition. Then I searched and found a photo of the house taken in 1970.  If you compare the black and white photo to the colored photo you will see that the house looks pretty much the same today as it did 44 years ago with the exception of a nice white picket fence that adds some privacy. 
The house has been updated with a newer kitchen, baths, and pool plus living room at the rear which has a cathedral ceiling. A bank of three sets of French doors bathes the living area with difused light. I showed this home a while back and asked the guest what they thought of the property. They were returning guests and had stayed there before. The loved this charming home that met all of their needs.

CLICK HERE to view the Key West mls datasheet on 1103 Fleming Street.  After you have looked at photos, please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642, to schedule a personal showing.  I am a buyers agent and a full time Realtor at Preferred Properties Key West.  

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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.