About the Property
924 Southard Street... an Old Town cottage made famous by Country Home magazine! Featured in Country Home , in June 2001, this one-of-a-kind cottage was formerly owned and decorated by well known decorator Mary Emmerling. Southard Comfort is perfect for the guest who wants to feel like a local and enjoy Key West at its finest!
The house is situated in the perfect location, four blocks to the Historic Seaport and Duval Street and within walking distance to many wonderful restaurants ( 5 Brother's Cuban Coffee Shop, Manga Manga, Azur & Café Sole') ...to name a few!
Southard Comfort will amaze you with its decorum, local art throughout the house and the attention to detail. Sit on the front porch, enjoying your Cuban Con leche' & Cuban toast, and watch the world go by or enjoy the privacy of the fully landscaped rear deck and heated pool!
This pet-friendly cottage features two bedrooms, one with a king bed (and down duvets), 36" flat screen CATV/DVD and ceiling fan and a guest room with a queen pillow top bed, 24" flat screen CATV and ceiling fan. Also, there is and an additional loft bedroom, with scuttles (a feature of historic Key West homes), with a queen bed.
The master king bedroom features an en-suite bath that includes a shower/tub and wall mounted hairdryer. The second bath is accessed from the main hallway and includes a shower, hairdryer and full sized front load LG washer/dryer.
The great room, at the rear of the cottage, has a vaulted wood beamed ceiling, and French doors across the entire back wall that opens to the private foliaged deck. The deck includes a heated pool, outdoor Bose stereo speaker system, gas grill, teak lounge chairs w/umbrella and teak dining table and chairs covered (or not) with a retractable canvas awning. The awning creates the perfect outdoor dining space or a retreat from Key West's brilliant sunny days. The gardens are lush... filled with many tropical plants and abundant orchids.
The great room features a 42" Smart WiFi HDTV w/ Netflix & Amazon Video, DVD player with a DVD Library, wireless high speed fiber internet access, a stereo, an iPod station, library with best sellers and local books of interest and comfortable intimate seating.
The colorful and well-equipped kitchen has newly installed Retro appliances including a dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator w/ice maker, glass top stove, garbage disposal AND everything you could desire to prepare a gourmet feast!
Southard Comfort is a very special property.... people stop to admire the house and its traditional triple saw tooth style. Numerous local artists have painted and photographed the house. During your stay here....you'll feel like a local, enjoy the amenities of a first class vacation rental and never want to go home!!
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Harry Truman Little White House
Fort Zachery Taylor State Park & Beach
Key West Aquarium
Local Art Galleries
St. Paul's Church (Duval Street)
Favorite Places To Eat
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Pass to Fort Zachery State Park & Beach
Pocket Dog Park Around the Corner (.2 Miles)
All Linens, Towels, Kitchen Towels & Pool/Beach Towels
Golf Sized Umbrellas (2) for Rainy Days
Separate Side Gate (on Dead End Lane) to Back Patio
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Oct 01 2021 - Nov 30 2021
Dec 01 2021 - Dec 31 2021
Jan 01 2022 - Jan 29 2022
Mar 01 2022 - Mar 29 2022
Apr 01 2022 - Apr 30 2022
Pet Fee Per Pet: $250
Cleaning Fee: $250
Tax Rate: 12.5%
Refundable Security Deposit $1,500.00
We require a fully refundable security deposit on the house. It is fully refundable, as long as no major damage occurs to house. In 15 years, we have only had to charge for damage twice.
Last updated on September 29, 2021
Year Purchased: 2004
Why this property? As the Owner, I do everything possible to ensure that my guests' experience is a thoroughly enjoyable stay. The attention to detail, continuing house maintenance, cleaning of the house upon the arrival and departure of every guest and personal meeting of each guest on arrival is done by me. I want all guests to feel comfortable in "their new house" for the month or length of their stay. Upon arrival, everything is gone over (including, but not limited to, the A/C system, pool heater, appliances, sound system, TV). Your stay with us should be an exceptional experience with no hidden problems that will affect your overall experience. "Mi Casa es Su Casa".
Calendar last updated: September 29, 2021
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the house have WiFI?
Yes, we provide high speed WiFi.
Do I need to bring any linens or towels?
We provide all linens, bath towels, kitchen towels and pool/beach towels. We have additional back ups for your convenience.
Do you have off street parking?
No we do not. However, our street and the 2 perpendicular streets have numerous nonresidential parking spots for your use.
I wish I didn't write this review.
Mainly because it will lessen our chances to get back here. My wife and I used to live in Key West for close to 10 years. We had our house and a couple of rental properties and vacation properties. Then we made the unfortunate decision to move to New Hampshire. Lovely state. Uninhabitable in the winter. We headed south for a month. This property was everything we had hoped for. Manageable for two people and a diva dog. Perfect location on Southard. Get to listen in on the 6 AM discussions by the 5 Brother's Philiospohers, ranging from why Trump/Biden was/is great/bad/indifferent to how to properly give CPR in the age of Covid. House is a tribute to Denise's design style. Furnishing are modern with eclectic touches, comfortable and homey. Pool is private, tropical and heated! Denise is a perfectionist and it shows in this property. Nothing is missed. The only issue that we had was slow internet, so because of that you should probably not rent this property so that we have a chance to book it again.
Stayed: February 2021Submitted: February 25, 2021
John Glad you loved the property and you enjoyed your stay! The internet service is the fastest we can receive in Key West. Our particular area has not received 5G yet. Additionally, due to CoVid the internet is overworked due to people working from home & schooling from home. My previous guests and I have never had a problem. Sorry this was an issue for you.Denise
We've been coming to Key West almost every year since 1986, staying for longer visits as we've left more and more of work behind. We spent a month here in 2018 and loved it. Due back this April. The front porch, for reading the paper and drinking our 5 Brothers sweet con leche from nearly next door, and the backyard with pool for relaxing and refreshing dips and naps, were our favorites. Fenced-in property for our Westie and my bike. Friends over for dinner al fresco by candlelight on the back deck. Quiet neighborhood, even with the breakfast gang outside Pepe's (5 Brothers). Nice people nearby, comfortable bed and rooms, easy to get everywhere, and charming. Can't wait to return.
Stayed: April 2018Submitted: February 20, 2019
Great, authentic experience!
My husband and I had the best stay here! We loved the location, walkability, and charm of this home. You truly get the sense of what Key West is about by staying here. The owner is awesome and so accommodating- and has made the home into a fun, comfortable, and relaxing get-away! I wouldn’t second guess going here. We’re looking forward to going back one day!
Stayed: October 2018Submitted: October 22, 2018
Great Time At Southard Comfort
Super comfortable. Love the pool and the back patio. Great location. Close walk to several great restaurants. Far enough from the Duval madness that you can ignore it completely and close enough to walk there if you want. Denise is very helpful and really knows Key West!
Stayed: July 2018Submitted: July 05, 2018
Experiencing the real Key West
We wanted to experience the real Key West so decided to rent a house. We were met by the owner Denise who showed us around her house and introduced us to the neighbours who were extremely helpful during our stay. The house was beautifully clean and well fitted out with all modern appliances and comfortable beds with crisp fresh linen. High speed Wi-Fi enabled us to keep in touch with the UK. The secluded rear garden with pool was a bonus for outside eating both for breakfast and evening meals although Duval Street restaurants and bars were only 10 min walk away. We've recommended the house to friends and are looking to return next year.
Stayed: January 2018Submitted: March 07, 2018
Thank you Colin & Laura for your nice words about "Southard Comfort". We do our best and pride ourselves in making sure the house and gardens are in perfect condition. We want each guest to experience the charm and friendliness of Key West as locals do. We hope you will pass your experience on to your family and friends and look forward to your future return! Denise