Concha Cabana- The cutest private home stay north of Havana!
2 Bedroom / 2 Bath Accommodates
2 People Minimum
30 night stay required.
Key West, FL
Open the door to Key West’s past when you arrive at Concha Cabana, a quaint, 1923 “shotgun” house just a stone’s throw from where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Gulf of Mexico.
Located in a convenient spot in historic Old Town, this one bedroom/one bath house is between the Southernmost Point and the Ernest Hemingway house. Near the corner where Whitehead Street meets Catherine Street, it’s only a block-and-a-half from Duval Street and walking distance to the island’s famous lighthouse.
Completely restored, updated and uniquely furnished, your hosts have missed no detail inside or out. You’ll find a cozy, turn-key-ready home away from home with everything you need for day-to-day relaxation.
Behind the white picket fence is a beautifully tiled sidewalk and steps leading to a breezy, cheery front porch where you can sit and watch the locals and visitors pass by on foot or bicycles.
Furnished in vintage rattan seating and accents with a tropical motif, the living room has a warm wood floor and is sunlit by five large windows. The vintage rattan etarge’ holds a Toshiba flat screen 26″ TV with a built-in DVD player.
The modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances faces the living room with its wide bar, perfect for entertaining. The countertops are striking earth-tone granite with real wood cabinetry offering plenty of storage. Dine at the vintage dinette with chartreuse chairs, straight from the 1950’s, and under a rattan swag light. The convenient built-in desk is the perfect place to surf the internet or correspond with friends and family “off the rock” of Key West.
The nostalgic bathroom has an onyx tile interior and tropical décor, including a shower curtain with a vintage cigar label motif, a historical nod to Key West’s early days. The convenient three-way lighted mirror is ideal for shaving, applying makeup, or making final touches to an evening coiffure. There is plenty of convenient storage in the fully-stocked linen closet full of fluffy colorful towels and in built-in drawers outside the bathroom door in the hallway to the bedroom.
The large bedroom will make its guests feel right at home in the vintage full-size blonde Heywood Wakefield Sculptura bed with a Simmons Beauty rest pillow-top mattress and the vintage designer Russel Wright blonde high-boy dresser. Above the dresser is a wall-mounted Curtis Mathes flat screen 32″ TV with build-in DVD player. The spacious closet, unusual in Old Town homes, provides ample storage space for clothes, shoes, and more. Blinds in the bedroom (and living room) provide your choice of sunlight or privacy. The cottage also offers a second bedroom with a Queen puul-out sofa for guests.
Your hosts have designed Concha Cabana to accommodate one or two guests at most, and the property is a smoke-free environment.
Step through the back door onto a wide and shady back porch, where you can read, nap or just listen to the sounds of a true Key West neighborhood. The yard has tropical landscaping with a convenient walk of stepping stones to the back yard on either side. The back yard is partially sunny and partially shaded by a neighboring Tamarind tree, purported to be the largest one in North America. There’s plenty of privacy for sunning and a wonderful dip pool to cool off as well.
Only three houses away is a community center with a huge community swimming pool and a deck that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. With a lovely park next door to it, the view at this free amenity is a local secret. You can also make a daily short bike ride to the gorgeous, tree-lined beaches of historic Ft. Zachary Taylor or nearby South Beach.
You’ll feel like a real “Conch” staying at Concha Cabana. Come see for yourself.
- Amenities: Central Air,Private Pool, Internet Connection, Microwave,Nice Furniture, Non Smoking
- Parking: On street parking.
- Sleeping Arrangements: Full size bed and Queen Sleeper Sofa.
- Restrictions: Smoking only permitted outside.
- Pets: Please inquire.
- Blocks to Duval: Only 1.5 blocks!
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