Grande Dame Key West - 'The Watson House'
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Grande Dame Key West – (The Watson House) vacation rental estate is an impeccably detailed 3-story Classic Folk Victorian home with 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. An award winning renovation of this stately Victorian mansion has achieved an impressive balance of timeless charm, classic elegance, and modern convenience, making this property both aesthetically alluring and delightfully comfortable.
Originally built by the Watson Family in the 1840's, this mansion has kept the Watson name as homage to the original owners Susan and William Watson. Today this home is one of the most beautiful and unique licensed vacation homes o...Read more
Grande Dame Key West - 'The Watson House'
Key West, Florida
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Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$1,400 - $1,800||$1,325 - $1,800||$6,950 - $9,650||$0||3 nights|
|May. 1 2013 - Aug. 15 2013
|$1,600||$1,500 - $1,600||$8,500||-||3 nights|
|Aug. 15 2013 - Dec. 1 2013
|$1,400||$1,325 - $1,400||$6,950||-||3 nights|
|Dec. 15 2013 - Apr. 30 2014
|$1,800||$1,655 - $1,800||$9,650||-||7 nights|
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AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 16, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Beautiful Property and Incredible Location
We stayed at the Grande Dame in December for the Key West Film Festival. Our group consisted of three couples and 5 single guys, so we occupied the main house and carriage house. The home is beautiful inside and very true to the photos. There is a full kitchen on every level which came in handy for snacks. The bedrooms vary in size and some of them do not have a closet. There is also a large bedroom on the second floor that requires you to walk through a smaller bedroom unless you are accessing it from the outside porch which is what we did. The third floor is like a bachelor pad with a big screen TV, but the bed is a strange futon and the shower is very small. The pool and extra large hot tub are fabulous, but sun worshippers beware... the back yard got sun for a very small amount of time. Now this may be due to the time of year. I'm not a weatherman.
The location is fantastic!! We walked to all of the hot spots... Hemingway's House, the Southern Most Point, Blue Heaven, and of course Duval St. The guys all rented scooters for the week and they road them once. Once. There is a fantastic breakfast / lunch spot directly across the street called Sarabeth's. We started almost every morning there with omelets and mimosas.
Without question, we would stay here again. Typing this review makes me want to rally the troops very soon. Enjoy your stay!!
Exceeded Expectations - Great Vacation Rental!
I stayed at the Grande Dame in Key West, Florida in mid October with 11 other late 20 something guys for a bachelors weekend. The house exceeded the high expectations we had going into the weekend. Before booking we utilized the Grande Dame's website. The website provided us a virtual tour aided by photos of the massive complex, the pictures were very nice, but after being in the house, the pictures didn't do it justice.
There was a guest house behind the main house adjacent to the pool and hot tub. There were three stories of rooms/bathrooms/kitchens - all of which were clean and spacious. There was a laundry unit in the second floor which was conveient.
The house sits just a block away from the world famous Duval Street. The Bahama village is within walking distance. The southernmost point of the U.S. and Hemingway's house are walkable - but rather far from this location.
If I were to go to Key West again with a large group of people - I would do everything I could to return to this house.
One of the best vacations I've taken.
There were a total of 16 people staying in the main house and the cottage. We were there celebrating a friends 50th birthday. The houses were wonderful!! They were clean andthe amenities were great!! The kitchens saved us from having to go out every morning to eat. We put the food in the main house kitchen and had our beer and liquor in the cottage refrigerator. :) The 3 washers and dryers came in handy also. You don't have to bring as many outfits and save on the baggage fees. Loved the pool and the hot tub. Every night after coming home from our adventures, we would all take a dip in the pool or soak our aching bodies. Lol The location is wonderful!! It is one block from Duval Street and only blocks from other attractions, stores and the waterfront. We were there for 8 days and 7 nights and the value was great. You could not get a hotel room for the price it came out per person. While we were there we all talked about definately coming back and renting this property. Also, if you are looking to just come as a couple the cottage is a great place to rent alone. You still have use of the pool and the hot tub. If you do rent the house please remember to think of your neighbors after 11 at night. :)