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Simonton Studio, an Old Town get-away for 2

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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Feb 20, 2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Studio, 0 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 2 Sleeps

I am so happy you are reading this! Please feel free to call me directly to make payment on this condo. I take payment by credit card or check. Please read the "owner story" for more assurance.

The Simonton Studio is neat, sweet and complete. This pet friendly accommodation is the perfect location for exploring Key West. So, get out there and live it up in Key West and come home to a king size bed and everthing you need to fix your own cocktails and prepare some shrimp. Two bicycles are provided to explore the island.

Located in a 6 unit compound this tiny Association is located in the heart of Old Town on Simonton St. Walk to the Hemmingway House, the Butterfly Conservatory and stroll Duval street with it's shops, restaurants, galleries and museums. There is a Laundromat providing drop off service a block away.

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About the Owner

Pam MacKenzie
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About Pam MacKenzie

I have been living in Key West since 1992 having moved here from Nova Scotia, Canada. I have been doing vacation rentals since 2004 and my three properties keep me plenty busy. My properties are strictly rentals and they are not a second home. I operate as a business using my Florida Corporation called Scotia, Inc. and the rentals are my primary source of income. All three properties are licensed as transient rentals with both with the City of Key West and with the State of Florida. You can also find myself and my business on Facebook as “Key West Breeze Vacations”

Pam MacKenzie purchased this studio in 2004

Why Pam MacKenzie chose Key West

This property was once a small hotel that was converted to condos, not something that would work in many small cities but here it is a gem. I love the location of this property and it offers what I would want in an accommodation; a big bed, a small kitchen and affordability. Many condos in Key West are restricted by their Association to renting for not less a week and this means owners must also stick to a rigid schedule of Saturday to Saturday to maximize bookings but this property does not have that restriction and offers the flexibility that guests love.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Pam. I trust you found everything in order after we left on the 4th. I want to thank you again for our cute little rental - it has a lot of classy & well thought out details that many other units just do not have. We had a blast in K.W. & will definitely contact you again should we get another chance to holiday there. Take care,

Wendy
Feb 2011
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Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Pam. I trust you found everything in order after we left on the 4th. I want to thank you again for our cute little rental - it has a lot of classy & well thought out details that many other units just do not have. We had a blast in K.W. & will definitely contact you again should we get another chance to holiday there. Take care,

Wendy
Feb 2011
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60 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(60 traveler reviews)

5

Perfect spot for a quick getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

I stayed at the Simonton Studio during my recent stay (Jan 14-18 2017) in Key West for the KW Half Marathon. I've vacationed to Key West many times and normally stay at a weekly condo rental in the annex so I was a little nervous about staying somewhere new. I was very pleased with the accommodations and location. The location was the best part because it was right in the middle of everything and across from my favorite breakfast spot (Croissants de France). The studio was very clean and equipped with everything I could possibly need to make my trip comfortable. Pam was a joy to book with. I sent an email the night before my trip to ask about a hairdryer and she emailed back within minuets. I highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

great room, good location, everything you need for a good time

  • 5 of 5
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The room is comfortable, good kitchen, shower and bed. The location is great, close to alot of great places, and with the available bikes close to everything.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5
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Everything was better than great.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

We enjoyed our stay and were especially happy with the location and having the bikes to use.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This Simonton Studio is the PERFECT place to stay when vacationing in Key West!!

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

First, the LOCATION of this studio is PERFECT for enjoying Key West. We LOVED the convenience of being able to walk or bike to most of the places we wanted to visit. It was great to be so close to Duval, but we also truly enjoyed peace and quiet when returning to the studio!

Everything about this studio was perfect for our needs. The place was very clean and cozy, yet still had everything we needed or could want available. We'll admit we ate virtually all our meals out, but it sure did seem that Pam had everything available should we have wanted to prepare some meals there. How nice that even beach towels were available for our use! That certainly saved luggage space!

We read some reviews where people complained about the roosters crowing, but we felt like that just added to our experience. We heard them, but we really didn't find them too loud at all. Some people also mentioned the sugar ants, but again, we had no problems. We followed Pam's advice for storing our food (mostly snacks for us!)

...perhaps others neglected to do so?

We hope to visit Key West again soon, and we hope to stay at THIS studio again!

We highly recommend this Studio as a GREAT place to stay in Key West!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simonton Studio in Key West

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

The Simonton Studio is a perfect place to stay for a long weekend in Key West! The location is ideal and the fact that the unit comes with two bikes is extremely convenient. The studio is small, but it has every amenity we could have wanted -- comfortable, king bed, chairs with a coffee table that can also raise to become a dining table, full kitchen, and a well updated bathroom. The unit was clean and exactly as described. We've stayed in a hotel in Key West before and will never do that again, knowing how great this place is for a very similar cost. The only negative about this rental is that the provided bikes don't come equipped with lights, which are a requirement when riding around Key West after sunset. That's a very minor negative, though, as the location of the studio makes most places very walkable. To be sure, we will likely bring lights to use on the bikes during our next visit. Pam is very easy to work with and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Simonton Studio to friends, family, or anyone!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

This property was once a small hotel that was converted to condos, not something that would work in many small cities but here it is a gem. I love the location of this property and it offers what I would want in an accommodation; a big bed, a small kitchen and affordability. Many condos in Key West are restricted by their Association to renting for not less a week and this means owners must also stick to a rigid schedule of Saturday to Saturday to maximize bookings but this property does not have that restriction and offers the flexibility that guests love.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Key West International Airport at 3.4 Miles Nearest Barpub : Bobby's Monkey Bar at 27 Metres Nearest Ferry : Key West Express to Fort Myers, FL at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Better Than Sex Dessert at 66 Metres Nearest Beach : Southernmost Beach at 0.5 Miles

Local attractions include sailing trips to the reef for snorkelling, fishing excursions, kayak excursions, Ghost Tours, Conch Train Tours and much much more. Key West is a town filled with Victorian architecture; it has a history filled with pirates, salvaging and the wealth that those trades once brought. It has been a refuge for writers, Presidents, parrotheads(Jimmy Buffet fans), artists and tourists looking to find a different Florida experience. Key West is funky, eccentric, expressive, tolerant and fun loving.

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$235
$1,600
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$165
$1,100
 
 
Early Summer
May 30 2017 - Jul 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$163
$1,000
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 31 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$135
$900
 
 
Goombay Festival 2017
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$235
 
 
Fantasy Fest 2017
Oct 24 2017 - Oct 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
Fall Fun 2017
Oct 29 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,200
 
 
Pre High Season
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$148
$950
 
 
Holidays 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$240
 
 
New Years 2017
Dec 27 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$290
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$235
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Nightly Rate: $130 - $250

Weekly Rate: $850 - $1600

Monthly Rate: $0 - $0


Minimum 3 nights stay; Pet fee is additional $15 per night; Prices subject to tax of 12.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Property Type

  • studio

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Downtown

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • photography
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 330 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • Full bath feature a large shower

Bedrooms

  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • This is a Studio so the bedroom and living area are one room. The bed in king sized and was purchased in 2015

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 2 bicycles

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • The condo features a king size bed, free wifi service, full size fridge and stove, fully equipped kitchen, Cable TV, Air Conditioning and a coffee table that rises up to dining height. The bath has a spacious walk-in shower. You have a patio outside where you can drink your morning coffee and take in the warm breeze. I provide two bicycles with locks to explore the island.

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