Historic Studio on the Waterfront at the Red Doors

Bright, clean studio, recently renovated. 4K TV, Front loading washer/dryer
Bright, clean studio, recently renovated. 4K TV, Front loading washer/dryer
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Brand new kitchen with stainless steel appliances
Brand new kitchen with stainless steel appliances
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Brand new kitchen with stainless steel appliances
Brand new kitchen with stainless steel appliances
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Shower and bathroom
Shower and bathroom
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Lay in the hammock and watch the world go by.
Lay in the hammock and watch the world go by.
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Guests may use the pool at Dante's, just buy a drink at the bar!
Guests may use the pool at Dante's, just buy a drink at the bar!
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Bright, clean studio, recently renovated. 4K TV, Front loading washer/dryer
You have arrived.
Historic Studio on the Waterfront at the Red Doors #3
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Brand new kitchen with stainless steel appliances
Brand new kitchen with stainless steel appliances
Shower and bathroom
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Lay in the hammock and watch the world go by.
Guests may use the pool at Dante's, just buy a drink at the bar!

About the Property

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: Studio
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Property Type: Studio
  • Minimum Stay: 28 nights
  • Living Area: 500 sq. ft.

Overlooking the Historic Key West Bight, this bright and clean studio features a fully equipped kitchen, renovated bathroom, front loading washer/dryer, 4K smart TV, and one of the best people watching front porches in Key West. 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.

Guest access
Guests have access to the upper porch facing Caroline St, with expansive views of the waterfront and marinas.

Area Information

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.

Amenities

  • Beds
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Balcony
    • Free WiFi
    • Full Kitchen
    • Internet
    • Linens Provided
    • Managed by Owner
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non-Smoking
    • Not Suitable for Children
    • Porch
    • Towels Provided
    • Water View
  • Appliances
    • Blender
    • Cable / Satellite TV
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Coffee Maker
    • Dishes & Utensils
    • Freezer
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron & Board
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove
    • Television
    • Toaster
    • Washer / Dryer
  • Nearby Activities
    • Bicycling
      (onsite)
    • Shopping Area
      (onsite)
    • Aquarium
      (< 1 mile)
    • Beach
      (< 1 mile)
    • Boating
      (< 1 mile)
    • Deep Sea Fishing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Fishing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Grocery Store
      (< 1 mile)
    • Gym/Fitness Center
      (< 1 mile)
    • Jet Skiing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Kayaking
      (< 1 mile)
    • Live Entertainment
      (< 1 mile)
    • Movie Theater
      (< 1 mile)
    • Ocean
      (< 1 mile)
    • Parasailing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Park
      (< 1 mile)
    • Playground
      (< 1 mile)
    • Sailing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Snorkeling
      (< 1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities

We provide a downstairs locked enclosure for bike storage.

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
May 01 2019 - Sep 30 2019
$100 $3,000 28 nights
Jun 01 2019 - Sep 30 2019
$100 $3,000 28 nights
Oct 01 2019 - Oct 31 2019
$120 $3,600 28 nights
Nov 01 2019 - Nov 30 2019
$100 $3,000 28 nights
Dec 01 2019 - Mar 31 2020
$150 $4,500 28 nights
Apr 01 2020 - May 31 2020
$120 $3,600 28 nights

Fees:

Cleaning Fee: $150

Tax Rate: 12.5%

Notes:

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.
Deposit:
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.
Security Deposit:
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.

Cleaning Fee:
There is a $150.00 cleaning fee applied to the rental.
Taxes:
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:
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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@
Non-refundable cancellations*:
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.

Availability

Last updated on May 21, 2019

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Map

Nearest Restaurant: BO's Fish Wagon - 30 feet

Owner Info

Jesse Anderson

Jesse Anderson

About the owner: The owner, Jack Anderson, originally from Tacoma, Washington, and Liliane arrived in Key West in 1986, having recently completed an adventure on the family home – a 42 foot sailboat.
Four years prior, they had sold their thriving leather crafts business in the French Alps, said goodbye to friends and family, and boarded their steel hulled ketch, Nividic, with their 5 year old daughter and 2 year old son in tow. Setting sail for the Canary Islands, and then crossing the Atlantic, the family spent the next four and half years sailing in the Caribbean, eventually arriving, with $23 left, at Land’s End Marina, behind the Half Shell Raw Bar at the Key West Bight Marina.
Always the sailor and leather craftsman, Jack started making leather jewelry and selling at the nightly sunset celebration on Mallory Square. Soon, Local Color opened next door to the historic Turtle Kraals, at the original location of Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville store. As the businesses grew, Jack and Liliane, with children still in tow, would travel the world, buying jewelry, clothing, and accessories in far flung locales – Bali, Mexico City, the highlands of Guatemala, Ibiza, Vilnius, Paris, India, the Dominican Republic...
Always evolving, the Andersons designed their own clothing lines for the tropics and Key West jewelry collections. Today, you can see all of these influences when you shop at Local Color and Commotion, and there’s always something new! And it is still very much a family affair.
The Andersons also opened up AMIGOS Tortilla Bar, Key West's favorite Mexican restaurant, located catty-corner from Sloppy Joes Bar, and are currently opening a second location in St Pete, FL.

Why this property? Overlooking the Historic Key West Bight, this bright and clean studio features a fully equipped kitchen, renovated bathroom, front loading washer/dryer, 4K smart TV, and one of the best people watching front porches in Key West. 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.

Guest access
Guests have access to the upper porch facing Caroline St, with expansive views of the waterfront and marinas.

Calendar last updated: May 21, 2019

Phone number: +1 (305) 923-5216

Links to more information:
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q:

Do you provide parking?

A:

No, but there is free parking on the street and a paid lot directly across the street.

Q:

What's the best way to get around?

A:

Bikes! We provide a downstairs locked enclosure for bike storage.

Q:

Do you have a pool?

A:

No, we do not have a pool, but you can use the pool at Dante's (you just need to buy a drink or food).

Q:

Is the balcony private?

A:

Yes, you have exclusive use of the front balcony, via a locked transom door. Great people watching!

Q:

What's your hurricane policy?

A:

HURRICANE POLICY AND TRIP INSURANCE
Hurricane refunds or rescheduling are not offered. Guests are advised to purchase trip cancellation and interruption insurance to protect their vacation rental investment from costs due to an impending storm, hurricane warning, or mandatory evacuation. This insurance offers a comprehensive cancellation and interruptions policy, which protects your rental property investment in the event of a cancellation due to a sudden emergency before or during your trip.

Trip Insurance in Case of a Tropical Storm or Hurricane

If traveling to Key West during Hurricane Season (June 1 – November 30), we strongly advise you to purchase Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance to protect your vacation rental investment in the unexpected event of an impending storm.

Below are a few popular options:

Travel Guard


Red Sky (Trip Preserver)


Travel insurance is reasonably priced (typically running about 7.5% of total trip cost), and with it you can confidently plan your Key West vacation, assured that you will receive hurricane related compensation in the event of a storm.

We advise you to choose the best policy to meet your needs and purchase travel insurance early. There are a few general rules, to be aware of: Buy insurance within 15 days of paying for the rental or making a trip deposit. Keep in mind that it’s too late if insurance is purchased on or after the day a storm is named. At that point you won’t be eligible for any hurricane-related compensation, including a refund for a canceled flight or payment for the vacation rental.

What Happens if a Hurricane Interrupts Your Trip to Key West?

You’ve booked your flights, rented your vacation home, purchased trip cancellation and interruption insurance, and now you’re prepared just in case. But what if a storm does point our way? What happens if you’re on your way to Key West or already checked into your vacation rental when a storm is named?

First, stay calm, it’s easy to stay updated during hurricane season on-line and on TV. The National Hurricane Center / NOAA in Miami, Florida provides constant tropical outlooks in the Atlantic, along with everything we need to know for tracking storm formations. If they anticipate there will be sustained winds of 74 mph or higher within 48 hours, a ‘hurricane watch’ is issued, and this lets everyone know to be ‘on guard,’ that weather conditions are favorable for severe weather and to prepare for action. When a ‘hurricane watch’ status is declared, our guests are required to pack up and leave the vacation rental and evacuate Key West, to assure they are safe from harm and any discomfort that a storm may bring.

In the event of an impending storm, we must do our best to protect all our guests and our properties, and follow the official orders for evacuation. At this point our staff becomes busy preparing homes for a storm by securing storm shutters, storing outdoor furniture, gathering our own emergency kits, and evacuating ourselves and our families.

After a Tropical Storm or Hurricane Passes

If a named storm quickly passes or misses Key West completely, you may be able to return to Key West to finish your vacation stay. If you resume occupancy of the reserved property you hereby acknowledge that the property will be “as is” and that all amenities (pool, Jacuzzi, outdoor areas, BBQ, etc) may not be available or in clean usable condition for some time after the storm has passed.
Regardless of what happens you can rest assured that your trip interruption and cancellation insurance will compensate you for vacation days lost.

The last major hurricanes to hit Key West were Irma in 2017, and before that, Wilma in 2005. Even with the severity of those storms, Key West managed to get things cleaned up and back in action in a very short order. Key West is a small very diverse community with a strong sense of connectedness among our island residents. Our motto is “One Human Family,” and when disaster does strike it is amazing how quickly residents pitch in to help each other get everything back on track, and our island beautified for all to enjoy. But, regardless of our hometown compassion, for those of us who have been through hurricanes, we know how big the toll can be in terms of stress as well as dollars. We invite our guests to come to Key West in the summertime - to expect the best, but be prepared for the worst, just in case there is a storm.

Photos

  • Bright, clean studio, recently renovated. 4K TV, Front loading washer/dryer
    Bright, clean studio, recently renovated. 4K TV, Front loading washer/dryer
  • You have arrived.
    You have arrived.
  • Historic Studio on the Waterfront at the Red Doors #1
  • Historic Studio on the Waterfront at the Red Doors #1
  • Historic Studio on the Waterfront at the Red Doors #1
  • Historic Studio on the Waterfront at the Red Doors #1
  • Brand new kitchen with stainless steel appliances
    Brand new kitchen with stainless steel appliances
  • Brand new kitchen with stainless steel appliances
    Brand new kitchen with stainless steel appliances
  • Shower and bathroom
    Shower and bathroom
  • Historic Studio on the Waterfront at the Red Doors #1
  • Historic Studio on the Waterfront at the Red Doors #1
  • Historic Studio on the Waterfront at the Red Doors #1
  • Historic Studio on the Waterfront at the Red Doors #1
  • Historic Studio on the Waterfront at the Red Doors #1
  • Lay in the hammock and watch the world go by.
    Lay in the hammock and watch the world go by.
  • Guests may use the pool at Dante's, just buy a drink at the bar!
    Guests may use the pool at Dante's, just buy a drink at the bar!

Reviews

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review Lisa Irvin D.

Key West Gem

We stayed at this property for 6 weeks. The location is awesome! It is steps away from the marina, a short walk to a small beach, and just several blocks from Duval Street. The location is also set in close proximity to great restaurants! The porch is a bonus where you can enjoy live music several nights a week from across the street. The owners are very accommodating. We are renting again next year, and we can’t wait!

Stayed: March 2019Submitted: April 10, 2019

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Date last modified: May 28th, 2018

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