Having spent a long weekend in this one bedroom, one and a half bath apartment, one previous guest described it as a "cozy condo hideaway in the heart of historic Key West." The historic significance is close to home. It starts with the white stucco building that houses this suite and other vacation condos. The three-story building was constructed in 1910 for Dr. J. G. Campbell, a surgeon dentist specializing in gold crowns, bridges, and plate work. Locals talk of how the structure was used as a spy headquarters during WWII but, of course, no records seem to exist to confirm that. The Campbell Courtyard, as the distinctive compound is called... today, fronts Fleming Street. The thoroughfare was named for one of the island's founding fathers, John Fleeming, who arrived in 1822. No, that's not a typo. They dropped an "e" when the first street sign was made.
The first thing you notice when you open the door is the light. One living room wall is basically a large sliding glass door opening onto a small balcony furnished with comfortable wicker chairs. From this 2nd floor vantage point, all you see is foliage. Think of it as a tropical tree house. This is the sort of place where you can forget your hectic lifestyle and sink into "island time," where everything moves at a much slower pace. A small closet just off the patio hides a convenient washer/dryer.
Back inside, the cozy condo has an appealing open-floor plan with living room, dining area, and kitchen flowing comfortably into one another. Against one wall, there's a comfortable couch, covered in muted brown fabric jazzed up with colorful fringed accent pillows. A large leather ottoman in front of it works as additional seating or a coffee table and a large wicker chair that carries over the fringed pillow accent adds one more place to relax. Above the chair, another window floods the space with more light. A barn wood cabinet painted in weathered antique style completes the "conversation and entertainment area." It features a TV, a stereo system, and of course a wireless connection.
When you feel hungry, you can try any of the almost two hundred restaurants in Key West. On the other hand, maybe you prefer to bring food in and eat at your round dining table with two bar chairs. A third option is to whip up a meal in the L-shaped, modern kitchen with ample counter tops, stainless appliances, and three panels of windows above the sink. A half bath completes the first floor.
Up a spiral staircase that makes wind chime sounds when you ascend or descend, you'll find a generous master bedroom with full bath. The king bed is dressed in coral print linens with a coral and seascape wall hanging nearby. Multiple windows with sheer drape panels make this floor as light and inviting as the first floor. You can't help but think of this as an extremely livable habitat.
If you're a sun worshiper, you still haven't explored the best part. The large pool area is ringed in a white picket fence and plenty of lush greenery. The heated pool is long and inviting. Lounge in chaises right next to the pool or move to the deck to sit in one of the six comfy chairs around the patio table. A tan market umbrella provides this seating area with ambience and shade should you decide you've had enough solar heat for the day.
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What a well appointed home in the beautiful historic district of
Left on 02/10/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | Robert and Arty
My husband and I absolutely loved this precious suite in one of the most beautiful parts of historic Key West. We were able to walk to almost every part of the area that we visited during our week in January. Even though there was no designated parking we were able to unload and find a parking spot within two blocks.
We enjoyed the many quaint eating places and the neighborhood grocery. I particulary loved the great little kitchen for morning coffee and snacks and the access to our own washer and dryer.
We would recommend Campbell Suite to anyone as long as they were able to climb multiple flights of stairs. The fact that this unit was on the second floor and that the bedroom was up another flight would be the only thing that would keep a couple from totally enjoying their stay.
Cozy condo hideaway in the heart of historic Key West.
Left on 08/06/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | jfaulknerwest
The Campbell Suite is tucked away on a shady street in Old Key West. Just 2 blocks off the hustle and bustle of Duval Street. Far enough for serenity and close enough to pop over for a drink or shopping. There is a quant locally owned grocery just one block away to keep the full kitchen stock. This suite is clean, comfortable and ready for a weekend get-away. I would definitely rent again. Bypass the high priced B & B's and don't get caught too far from the action with a hotel. Go with the Campbell Suite.
This was nicer and a better value than a hotel. Experience was h
Left on 06/28/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Texans
Everything about this rental was fantastic: proximity to Duval street yet thr property itself was nice and quiet, very comfortable and homey, very nice high end finishes, pool onsite, value was better than a hotel, rental agents were very nice, informative and accomodating. We would recommend Historic Hideaways and this property to anyone.
Left on 05/26/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | Ian Hart
We had a wonderful week. The accomodation was well located close to the action but not so close that there was too much noise.
Key West had a lot to offer and the bus system allowed us to access everything we needed without having to hire a car.
If you are really looking for things to critcize - we would suggest a more comfortable sofa, and you had to be careful onm the spiral staircase
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