If you choose this two-bedroom, two plus bath home for your Key West vacation, you won't be sorry. While Key West has some fourteen neighborhoods, locals identify The Meadows area, your vacation neighborhood, as the most neighborly. Here you'll find houses with a statistically high year-around residency, relatively large lots, tree-lined streets, a tranquil atmosphere, and yet still have easy access to the endless vacation activities available in the Southernmost City.
The inviting porch of The Meadows House fronts Albury Street, named for Richard Henry Albury, a noteworthy real estate mogul from the late 1800s. Imagine yourself sitting here to appreciate the lush tropical garden between the house and Albury Street or just to watch the sky change color as sunset approaches.
Yes, there's private parking; yes, the house has every expected amenity and many extras to boot; yes, the kitchen is perfect for whipping up a meal; yes, the open floor plan gives a sense of airy delight; but best of all from the front door, from the kitchen, from the dining area, from the living area, through a set of glass doors, you can see where you'll undoubtedly spend a good part of your "down time." It's the spacious deck area featuring a private, heated, L-shaped pool. You can swim in the pool, rinse off in the open-air shower, sun or nap on one of the comfy chaise lounges, walk around seeing if you can identify the varied and abundant plant life, barbeque at the grille and eat your culinary masterpiece at the picnic table, listen to your favorite music through the outside sound system, maybe take pictures with your smart phone so you never forget your Meadows House experience.
Back inside, in the living room area, there's plenty of natural light from the glass doors and the many windows. These portals usher the considerable beauty of the deck and pool area into the house and add to the sense of spaciousness. There's also ample seating, interesting art on the walls, an area rug, TV, stereo, and wireless. Library shelves and windows start in the living area and continue on the right wall all the way to the front door. Here and elsewhere, ceiling fans add another tropical touch as they whir above honey-colored Travertine tile floors and natural wicker furniture.
Adjacent to the living space is a metal dining table with six chairs. The white vaulted ceiling above, the open scrollwork of the table, glass tabletop, and the open slats of the chairs continue the theme of light and spaciousness. A dark wood hutch and ship's ladder complete this area. The ladder gives access to a loft with two twin mattresses and another window.
Next is the well-designed and perfectly kept kitchen with copious cupboard space above and every appliance nicely tucked in below. One whole wall isn't a wall at all, but instead a generous counter and pass-through. On the dining side are three stools in case you want to eat there or maybe you prefer to pass dishes through to the dining area.
Two bedrooms complete this perfect residence. The Meadows House master suite offers a King bed, fascinating art work on the walls, side tables with lamps, a generous closet, a full bath, and glass doors that open onto the deck. The second bedroom offers two twin beds, a generous closet, and yet another full bath. In case you need more sleeping space, don't forget the loft and the sleep sofa in the living area.
After you've explored the house and are ready to explore the island, you'll find yourself right at the intersection of two convenient corridors. The first is White Street which runs the fourteen-block width of the island from the Gulf of Mexico to a fishing pier jutting out into the wide Atlantic Ocean. On White you'll find art galleries, Faustos grocery store, convenience stores, the Island Gym, and yoga studios, to name a few places. The second corridor is Truman Street which takes you the seven blocks to Duval St, the central artery of entertainment. There you'll find what Key West is famous and infamous for: tours, beaches, museums, water sports, shopping, bars, and over two hundred restaurants, many with open-air seating, some right on the water.
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Additional amenities include: sofabed, beach distance biking, bed size 2nd rm two twins, number of baths 2 full, 1 half, bed size 1st/master king, bed size 3rd rm loft - two twins, square footage, est. 1,045, washer/dryer yes, outdoor shower yes....Read more
Left on 04/03/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 3, 2014Stayed Mar 2014
Thank you so much for your help in booking The Meadows Home. I have to say when I was booking the home, I was a little afraid of the pictures I saw on line. The pictures do not do justice to show the beauty of the home and the pool... Wow!!!
My in-laws went back home to Poland toady they couldn't stop talking about what a great time they had in Key West and what a wonderful time we had in the house, swimming and drink by the pool.
I really hope my family and I can return and visit the home again.
Left on 09/27/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 27, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
we loved it house was very clean. all you needed to do was go to the store. for food all house hold needs we're there. and then some the pool was so cool.. got the best sun tan ever.. the people that lived around. you was nice to you.. we will come again!!!
Left on 08/15/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | SKWReviewed Aug 15, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
We brought my daughter and 3 girlfriends to Key West for a celebration of their High School graduation. The girls had the best vacation of their lives. The beach and Duval Street were only a short bikeride away and yet the house is in a very quiet neighborhood with a hidden treasure in the back. The pool and patio area were a wonderful oasis. My husband and I come to Key West 4-5 times per year and love staying at the Meadows house. I would recommend this place to anyone.
Left on 09/10/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | BarbReviewed Sep 10, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
This was our first family trip to Key West. There were certain things we knew we wanted (private pool, off street parking, etc) and The Meadows House had it all plus much more! We absolutely loved the house! Loved the landscaping! Loved the pool! There was every luxury you could imagine in your own home. The place was beautiful and well kept. Would definitely stay there again! Everyone loved it and hated to leave!!
Left on 08/17/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 17, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
The bed in the master bedroom was like sleeping on a piece of plywood. There are dead rodents in the walls that put off a putrid smell. Usually this happens when they are killed with poison then they crawl into the wall spaces. The coffee pot does not work and that was a bummer since I love drinking coffee in the morning.
"Meadows House: Best Pool, Quiet and Lovely Garden"
Left on 08/03/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 3, 2012Stayed Mar 2012
Four of us enjoyed everything about the Meadows House. Quiet lane but easy to walk/bike to busier spots. Well-appointed kitchen, modern bathrooms, perfectly remodeled to retain the historic feel. Delightfully arty decor, down to the array of salvaged car mirrors in the outdoor shower. Nice collection of books of actual merit on the shelves. Especially appreciated is the presence of some basic sundries, such as dishwasher soap. The pool, better than photos show: only an aerial could show the surprise of its being an el, one side/leg in sun and by the deck, and one (with charming arched bridge over it) side a secluded lap lane among the semitropical gardens. Magical!
Left on 02/11/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | Artist OneReviewed Feb 11, 2012Stayed Jan 2012
The house was well maintained for an older house. We saw one large roach in the kitchen utensil drawer. At night, we heard scratching in the wall. The hot water was plentiful and the house temperature was easy to keep comfortable. Everything was very clean when we arrived, the bathrooms, kitchen, floors and counters were all free of dust and very nice. There was a large variety of books to consume our leisure moments. The pool was wonderful, and the grounds were very well maintained. The location was easy to reach and the Historic Hideways staff was helpful and friendly.
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