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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

No car needed. 4 blocks to Duval St and 4 blocks to grocery store.

This quiet, lovely tropical cottage has lots of privacy where guests enjoy a small pond with a waterfall as well as a gas grill, hammock and outside seating area with table and chairs for four. The back patio is covered with a protective awning and two ceiling fans-perfect for comfortable enteritaining. There is also an outdoor shower and a washer/dryer.

Living room/dining room opens right onto the back patio via double French doors. Guest have access to free home-movie service to watch their movies on a new flat screen TV. Additional home features include internet WIFI, AC, 2 bathrooms (one full and one half) and a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher.

There are two bedrooms-one queen-size bed and one full-sized murphy(fold-down) bed.

Two bicycles are avilable to guests.

NO Animals or small children

More Details

Maureen Shaw
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 11, 2018

About Maureen Shaw

We are a retired couple who like to travel and send time at our other home in Antigua, Guatemala

Maureen Shaw purchased this cottage in 1992

Why Maureen Shaw chose Old Town

Our house is located on a quiet lane-it is very private. Has off street parking for 1 car. Nicely located close enough to tourist sites to walk. The 12.5% tax is not included. DISCOUNTS FOR 3 MONTHS Is one additional week. Example rent Jan, Feb, and Mar and get Christmas week free.

What makes this cottage unique

2 bikes for your use. Living room/dining room does have AC with heat if needed. Heat/AC in bedrooms. On demand water heater, private outdoor shower, quiet ductless AC/heating system.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Old Town, Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5+ Outside Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Murphy Beds (1) This is a full sized fold down bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Great small cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

Just finished a month stay--the cottage had everything we needed for cooking and our comfort. Loved the location in Old Town within a mile of every place we visited. Did not need a car--just rode bikes. Maureen was excellent with any questions we encountered. If you visit Key West I would totally recommend this cottage and will book it again if I return.


  • Submitted: 20-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was nice to meet you Steve. I felt my home would be in good hands. And I was right! I hope you make it back here sometime. Maureen
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Springfield, IL USA

Feels like home to me!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are 10 days into our month stay at Maureen and Marc's Tropical Cottage, and it truly feels like home. Everything listed in this ad is totally accurate and pictures cannot do justice to the beautiful floors and all the unique touches that make this home a pleasure to come back to after exploring all our favorite places in Key West.

We are "frequent flyers" here, and this is definitely one of our best experiences, especially in communication with and from Maureen. She had even offered to let us come down a few days early, but sadly our time schedule would not allow for extra days. The only downside was that we did not get to meet her in person.

We give Tropical Cottage a 4 thumbs up and would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: 3-Nov-2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vera, I'm so glad you and Dan enjoyed your stay. I have appreciated your communications with me. I am sorry I did not get to meet you both, next time. Thanks, Maureen
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Great time at a great location!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for my wife and me. We recently moved down to Key West and stayed at Maureen's until we found a permanent place to live. She was very flexible and is one of the most hospitable people you will ever meet. This cottage was the perfect way to see and become more familiar with Key West. Just a short walk to Duval street and a short bike ride to the beach (bikes included!). Throw in the hammock and the private outdoor shower and you get a true taste of paradise. Would definitely recommend Maureen's place to anyone. You won't regret spending a month or two soaking up the sun down in the Keys here!

  • Submitted: 23-Jul-2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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MIami Beach

Best location in the city! I loved my time here!

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed myself in this cozy cottage in Key West. The place was spotless, and was 100% furnished with everything I needed and then some. The property even comes with two bikes, which are the best way to get around Key West. The beds are comfortable, and so is the furniture in the home. There is an outdoor covered patio perfect for conversation or outdoor dining. The location is what really sold me on this place. You can walk anywhere, and you are just a few blocks away from all the activity of Duval Street, yet it is in a quite neighborhood which is hard to find in Key West. I had a couple questions when I first arrived, and the owner contacted me right away to answer my questions. Maureen was really nice and was always just a phone call away. I loved my time here and I'll be back. Awesome!

  • Submitted: 19-May-2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I like it when my tenants, who I think of as my guests, have questions for me. I love repeat guest and hope Chuck returns.
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Don's Place 2 blocks
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Key West to Ft Myers
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Key West Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
Flaming Bouy Restaurant across the street
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Higgs Beach
Car: not necessary

Many restaurants and bars on this 2 mile by 4 mile island. Great town for walking, partying, boating or just chilling. 4 blocks to Duval St 4 blocks to Fausto's Grocery


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Old Town, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$663.45

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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