~ BAHAMA GETAWAY ~ Bahama Village Home w/ HUGE Hot Tub & Pvt Guest House
House | Key West | United States
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THE PROPERTY: Bahama Getaway consists of 3 buildings. They are all single story. A main house with 3 bedrooms, each room has 1 FULL size bed. 2 full baths, kitchen, dining area, and living room. A large guest cottage with bathroom, mini refri"... Read More
Property Type : House Sleeps : 8
Avg GBP £ 104
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
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THE PROPERTY: Bahama Getaway consists of 3 buildings. They are all single story. A main house with 3 bedrooms, each room has 1 FULL size bed. 2 full baths, kitchen, dining area, and living room. A large guest cottage with bathroom, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, and microwave. And a laundry cottage with washing machine and clothes dryer.
BED CONFIGURATION: Main house - 3 bedroom with 3 full size beds; Cottage - 1 full size bed.
MAIN HOUSE INDOOR AMENITIES: 5 burner gas stove, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, double ovens, microwave, toaster, blender, coffee maker, dishes, cookware, linens and towels, central air conditioning and heat (one bedroom also has a window ac), iron, ironing board, hairdryers, vacuum cleaner, dehumidifier, wifi, cable, each bedroom has a tv as well as the living room.
COTTAGE INDOOR AMENITIES: Bathroom with shower, mini refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, window ac unit, cable, tv, hair dryer, linens, towels.
OUTDOOR AMENITIES: Covered and screened in 10 person hot tub/spa. Gas Grill. Outdoor dining table with umbrella. Front porch with ceiling fan and seating for 4.
PARKING: Most guests are able to park in front of the home on the street.
LOCATION: Located on a tiny, quiet Old Town Lane which is a 5 minute walk to Duval Street, a15 minute walk to Ft Zachary Taylor State Beach, and an 8 minute walk to the free community pool where you can swim laps, free swim, or take an exercise class.
NEARBY: There are several amazing restaurants within a 2 block radius of the home including Blue Heaven, Le Creperie, Santiago's Bodega, Firefly, and the Blue Macaw.
PETS: 1 dog is considered, please ask.
SMOKING: No smoking is permitted in the home.
HISTORY: Bahama Getaway has evolved within the Thomas/Bowe families, Conchs, born and raised in Key West, for more than 4 generations. Prior to buying the house in the 1930's for $2,500, George and Ethel Bowe-Thomas lived across the street paying $3.00 per month for rent! When the opportunity arose to own her own house, Ethel asked George how much money he had to assist in the effort. He replied, "Woman, you always raise your basket higher than you can reach." She told him to give her what he had and she would take care of the rest.
She did just that. To purchase their first house, Ethel continued to work as a cook for Father Marion of The Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church. George worked as a pipe fitter on ships in the Naval yard including the famous USS Bushnell; he also worked as a laborer on the Seven Mile Bridge.
Ethel planted the beautifully flamboyant poinciana tree in the backyard more than 80 years ago. Her husband said he was thrilled at the prospect of having a shade tree to sleep under when he grew old.
It puzzled George that Ethel raised chickens but didn't want to eat them, yet he built a chicken coop to protect the biddies from the cats. "Miss Ethel" continued to order biddies from the Sears Roebuck catalog! Yes, the baby chickens were mail ordered!
When their youngest daughter expressed a desire to attend college, George quipped in his usual chauvinistic manner, "I'm not wasting my money sending no girl to college"; nevertheless, when Ethel was alone with her daughter, she whispered, "You want to go to college?" "Yes" was the answer. "Then you'll go."
Thus the family had originally named The Bowe Conch House, honoring Ethel as the positive catalyst who made it all happen and has, posthumously, maintained the house's legacy with the education of her children.
***Please note that the cleaning fee includes a full "mid-stay" clean***
***This monthly property requires a minimum stay of 28 nights and requires guests to check in on the 1st of each month***
***Managed by Historic Key West Vacation Rentals***
Services & Amenities
Air Conditioning Linens Provided Washing Machine Clothes Dryer Internet Towels Provided Iron & Board Hair Dryer
Dishwasher Stove Oven Microwave Grill Coffee Maker Toaster Dishes & Utensils Kitchen
Pets Considered Children Welcome Non Smoking Only
Television Satellite / Cable