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Monday, November 28, 2016

817 Eaton Street #5, Key West - Life on the Slow Lane

If you are seeking a small Key West hideaway located on one of the slow lanes of Key West that so many wannabes find irrepressibly enchanting, you may want to take a look at 817 Eaton Street #5. It is a stand alone two story cottage that is part of a five unit condominium located where Eaton Street and Gecko Lane meet. The cottage is located about seventy-five feet north of Eaton Street on a dead end gravel lane with only a couple of other cottages.   The listing Realtor describes this property this way:
"Located in the Historic Seaport area. Own your own piece of paradise. Walk down the private secluded Gecko Lane to a detached, 2 story, standalone cottage. Very open and bright with a full kitchen (granite counters) living room area, full bathroom downstairs, bedroom with 1/2 bathroom and laundry upstairs. A quarterly condo fee covers insurance and maintenance outside. Off street parking available."

The house is only 422 sq ft divided between main floor with a two story vaulted living area and second floor bedroom and half bath.  This home would be the perfect candidate for an episode of HGTV's Tiny House Hunters. It is small but it has all the necessities plus an idyllic location in Old Town Key West near the Historic Seaport and Duval Street which is only four short blocks away.
There is a built-in dining table located under the stairway. The table folds up under the stairway to create sitting or storage space or maybe a space to place a chest or artwork. The listing Realtor told me she does not think the oven has ever been used. The current owner is the only owner since the main building and this cottage were renovated an made into condominiums in late 2003 or early 2004. The space is rarely used. There is a first floor guest bath to the rear of the kitchen where there is also a set of French doors which open out to a bricked private side yard. This space is in addition to the gated front entry garden which is graveled.
The birds nest bedroom includes an adjacent half bath. The current owner is installing a new air conditioning system. The window unit AC will soon be history. The stairway walls are the perfect place to display an art collection of your favorite Key West artists.
The historic seaport is located a little over one block away. There are lots of small eateries all over the seaport area including Harpoon Harry's. The Old Town bakery is a couple of blocks east at the corner of Grinnell and Eaton. And there are great donuts next door to the Tropic Cinema on the far side of Duval Street. You'll never go hungry for food or something fun to do in this location.

 817 Eaton Street #5 is offered at $499,000. CLICK HERE to view the Key West MLS datasheet and listing photos.  Then please call me, Gary Thomas, 305-766-2642, to schedule a private 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.