About this rental
Overlooking the Historic Key West Bight Seaport, this large 1/1 with King sized bed features a fully equipped kitchen, renovated bathroom, front loading washer/dryer, 4K smart TV, new split unit AC, high speed internet, right in the middle of it all! Steps from the water, just 3 blocks from Duval street, and surrounded by restaurants, bars, and shopping, this is a true Key West experience!
About the Red Doors Building
The original building was constructed in late 1868 as a real estate speculation by the Pinder and Curry Families of Key West. At first leased as a cigar factory to Cubans fleeing political turbulence in Havana . “The Doors” has been intimately connected with the Key West Waterfront for over a century. By 1906, with the shift of the cigar industry to Tampa, the Doors had become a ships chandlery. During the depression it was a grocery and hardware store serving both the neighborhood and commercial fishermen.
When shrimping became of real economic importance to Key West in the early 1950’s, the Doors under a succession of colorful owners and names, one of the toughest bars on the Gulf Coast. It was always a shrimpers bar ans was known successively as the Conch Gardens, The Wagon Wheel Inn, and the Red Doors Inn. It was known informally as the Bucket of Blood. Here occurred many beatings, stabbings, assaults of various and colorfully imaginative sorts and, rumour has it, a number of quiet murders. With the gradual decline of the shrimp industry due to the depletion of the fishing grounds, inadequate conservation measures and growing foreign competition, the Bar itself became economically unviable and was closed in July 1972.
Guests have access to the upper porch facing William St, with views of the waterfront and marinas.
On your next trip to Key West you can be assured of two things: the weather will be amazing and you'll discover lots to do at the Historic Seaport.
Visit the Key West Historic Seaport & enjoy world class dining, shopping, live music, accommodations, museums & water excursions all while soaking up breathtaking views.
The Key West Historic Seaport is a twenty-acre facility that has become the go-to destination for those wishing to experience a blend of the old with the new Key West.
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Apr 01 - May 31 2023
Jun 01 - Sep 30 2023
Oct 01 - Dec 31 2023
Jan 01 - Jan 31 2024
Feb 01 - Feb 29 2024
Tax Rate: 12.5%
100% No-Smoking Property
Published rates do not include 7.5% State sales tax and 5% County tourist tax, $150 cleaning fee and other additional fees.
A deposit of 50% of the total rental (including taxes and fees, including pet fees) is required upon signing the emailed or faxed rental agreement. Checks must be received with your signed agreement within 10 days of reservation confirmation. During this ten day period we will hold the unit without obligation, after ten days the unit will no longer be held unless arrangements are made prior to the end of the ten day period. Balance is due 60 days prior to arrival for all spring, summer and fall rentals. Balance is due 90 days in advance for January, February and March rentals.
A security deposit of $1,000 is due with the final payment. A refund check will be issued promptly after departure. You will only be charged if damages occur, for extraordinary cleaning and laundry, telephone charges, pet damage, garbage not disposed of properly in outdoor containers, extraordinary utility bills, smoking damage, or other issues beyond normal wear and tear.
There is a $150.00 cleaning fee applied to the rental.
Rentals and services are subject to Florida Sales Tax of 7.5%. Additionally, Monroe County imposes a 5% Tourist Development Tax on any rental less than six (6) months. For more info:
No pets, unless approved by owner.
Cancellations must be made in writing to the owner, Jack and Liliane Anderson, 800 Caroline St., Key West FL 33040 or by email islandjesse@
Cancellations MUST be made 90 days before scheduled arrival date for January, February, and March rentals, and 60 days before scheduled arrival for all other months. Any cancellations made less than 90 days (Jan, Feb, Mar), and 60 days (other months), will be non-refundable.
Hurricane refunds or rescheduling are not offered.
Last updated May 30, 2023
Hosted by Jesse Anderson
Member since 2018
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This Space is a true Key West Gem, location can not be beat!
We have stayed with this host numerous times and can not say enough about them as well as this particular space and location. If you are looking for a true taste of Key West look no further. This building is a historical Legend and preserved to perfection, this apartment is perfectly decorated and has all the amenities you will need to enjoy your stay. If you want Location this is it, everything you need is within walking distance and the area host some of the best restaurants, bars, shops and scenery in all of the keys. The apartment has its own private porch for your enjoyment with views of the Historic Key West Bite harbor. This space has been restored to perfection with high ceilings, beautiful wood floors, and furnished perfectly. We highly recommend this host as well as this space, you will not find better location offering a Classic historical Gem then this!
Stayed: February 2022 Submitted: April 28, 2022
Hosted by Jesse Anderson