The rooftop community of Duval Square is a prime perch from which to launch the best tropical vacation ever. The townhomes cluster on the second story above their namesake square. Winding pathways bordered by swaying palm and colorful plantings arranged in terracotta pots define the layout. Best of all, the small gated enclave overlooks the world famous Duval Street. Enjoy the spectacular rooftop pool and the sights of Key West's main artery below. Maybe do a little people watching. And when you've had enough, enter the comfort and tranquility of your townhome with its generous two-story living quarters, including two bedrooms, two and a half baths, and private deck with private 2 person hot tub.
The townhouse door opens into a front foyer with windows on two sides, plants, and an entry table perfect for depositing your keys and guidebook so they'll be handy to grab next time you venture out. The home's dining space features a glass-top table and four chairs, a mirror, and a natural bamboo hutch with drawers and cabinets below. To the right is the kitchen, done in cloud white with a few dark accents. One side of the U-shaped countertop also serves double duty as a convenient breakfast bar complete with stool chairs. All the appliances you'd expect are at your fingertips, with ample cabinet space above and below. This is an ideal kitchen for preparing a three or four course meal or for warming leftovers from some fabulous meal you ate the night before. A window over the sink provides plenty of ambient light or later, as the day turns to evening, use the contemporary recessed spot lighting. Next to the kitchen is a laundry closet with washer and dryer and an ever-so-convenient half bath.
To the front of the home is the living room space outfitted with a couch that invites lounging, a contoured swivel chair, and a glass-top coffee table with shelf space beneath for magazines or other reading material you brought along. An area rug cushions the natural tile floor beneath and a Florida ceiling fan whirrs above. The cozy scene is completed with floor lamps. This conversational setting faces a Scandinavian design wall unit that holds stereo and other electronic equipment with plenty of shelves left over for your travel paraphernalia. Of course there's cable, wireless high-speed Internet, and a DVD player. This is the perfect space for reading, watching a movie, or enjoying family and friends. Maybe a game of Cards Against Humanity or something a bit lower down on the edgy scale like Clue. From here you can step through glass doors to your private deck with a bubbly hot tub for two in one corner. A table and chairs create a delightful al fresco eating spot perfect for a midmorning meal or starlight dinner. Maybe you'll consider a soak in the spa before bedtime.
The staircase is carpeted and leads to the second floor with its two bedrooms and two full baths. Each bedroom contains spacious closet space for your hanging items and chest of drawers for foldable items. The first room offers a queen bed and en suite full bath. The second, the Master, offers a king bed, en suite full bath, and, through glass doors, a small fresh air private balcony with two chairs and a table. If you feel inclined to enjoy a morning latte or nightcap here, go ahead. It's the perfect place.
After you've checked out this exceptional living space, wander down to the temperature-controlled pool reserved for the exclusive use of Duval Square townhouse residents. The pool is spacious while the chaise lounges are inviting. Sit here under the canopied roof for shade or out in the sun to work on a tan. If other bathers are enjoying the pool at the same time, you can strike up a conversation, share vacation stories, and get tips about great places to go in Key West. Although the townhome comes with covered parking, you can walk or bike almost anywhere you want to go from this ideal location.
When adventure calls, wander down to the shops, boutiques, a full-service salon, and restaurants that comprise the charming Duval Square. The Square has the feel of a botanical garden with the convenience of services and food added in. Down a few steps from here brings you to Duval Street itself, which has been officially designated a Great Street by the American Planning Association. A left turn will head you toward the shores of the Atlantic and a right turn will head you toward the Gulf of Mexico. In between are all the things that make the Conch Republic so famous: beaches, tours, museums, shopping, over two hundred restaurants, bars, and the Key West Aquarium where you can pet a shark if you dare. Or maybe you'd prefer to have butterflies land on your shoulder at the Butterfly Conservatory. Perhaps have your picture taken at the Southernmost Point buoy or pose with a parrot perched on your head. If the arts interest you, you've come to the right place for music, movies, plays, art galleries, lectures, artists in residence open studios, and more. Don't miss the sunset celebration at Mallory Square or the opportunities for all kinds of water sports along the Historic Seaport boardwalk.
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Additional amenities include: sofabed, bed size 2nd rm queen, beach distance walking, number of baths 2 full, 1 half, washer/dryer yes, bldg. complex name duval square, square footage, est. 950, bed size 1st/master king....Read more
Left on 04/20/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 20, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
This was the first time my wife and I stayed at Duval Square and we plan on staying there again. The place was very clean and quite. In walking distance to just about everything. I would highly recommend this place.
Left on 04/01/2012 for a stay in November 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 1, 2012Stayed Nov 2011
Last year my family and I stayed at this house for Thanks giving weekend. We had an amazing time. The house was clean, had lots of natural sunlight. We honestly didn't want to leave. The only thing is that the Jacuzzi didn't work, they sent out someone to repair it.
And the staff was great, very polite and professional. We recommend Duval Square =)
Left on 04/05/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | AlysomReviewed Apr 5, 2011Stayed Feb 2011
Parking in Key West is a challenge. Thank goodness we had one parking place below the facility. You absolutely do not need a car if staying in Duval Square. The hot tub would not heat to the appropriate temperature and it took 4 days (over a weekend) for the pool guy to arrive. Checked the hot tub and all checked out. The condo is a bit out dated but I guess I knew that going in based on the price. Laundry room door needed repair and towel bar in main bath. With a little TLC condo could be a bargain. Enjoyed the time in Key West, always something to do any time of the day and night.
Left on 12/03/2010 for a stay in November 2010 | TraceyReviewed Dec 3, 2010Stayed Nov 2010
We rented a two bedroom condo at Duval Square for 6 nights and we were very pleasantly surprised when we arrived! The price is very reasonable for the amenities - 2 bedrooms (upstairs), 2 1/2 baths, full kitchen, living room, community pool, a exclusive deck with table/chairs and a hot tub. The location was wonderful - right on Duval just a few blocks away from all of the action! My only complaint is that the hot tub had way too much chlorine in it - so I did not get to enjoy it which was one of my reasons for selecting this property. Other than that, it was fabulous!
Left on 05/13/2010 for a stay in June 2008 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 13, 2010Stayed Jun 2008
We have stayed at Duval Square more then once, and can't wait to go back. The condo's are airy and comfortable, well stocked with plenty of towels and dishes, as well as pamphlets for all kinds of things to do all over the island, and through out the keys. The complex is clean, the pool has always been warm and the pool area neat. But, one of the best things about the condo's in Duval Square is the location! We are easy walking distance from all of the hot spots of Key West, but far enough away to not be inundated with noise.
We look forward to returning to Duval Square, and if it we up to us, we'd be there every year!
Left on 05/07/2010 for a stay in April 2010 | wease2000Reviewed May 7, 2010Stayed Apr 2010
We liked the condo we rented for a week a lot. It was on the quieter end of Duval Street yet close enough to get to both the beaches, sunset celebration, and the jamming parts of Key West on foot.
Each day we would check out the two beautiful Macaws outside the door of the complex. We loved all the chickens running free through town althought the roosters cookadoodledoining beginnning at 3:30am must take some getting used to. We did not have a bad meal even once the entire week.
We only had one issue on the first night where there were folks partying. It was all right until about 4am when they decided to open their pattio doors to use the hot tub and they woke us up. I had to speak to them once I could not take anymore. They tried it again the next night after quiet time (11pm-7am) and I spoke to them and they cut it out. We reported it to Historic Hideaway. Other than that we had a wicked awesome Key West vacation.
Left on 02/09/2010 for a stay in January 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 9, 2010Stayed Jan 2010
I had never rented a condo before but hotels are so expensive and unwelcoming. So I found this great place on Duval Square I confirmed the the pics where still accurate with the rental place and everything was exactly as the pics had shown. Everything was sparkling clean and tidy. It was the best decision I had made for my vacation. We had all the comforts of home and yet plenty of room to breathe and relax. I would recommend this to anyone who doesn't want to be locked into a small hotel room. I never felt safer and more welcome by the people at the rental office. Great Choice for a great vacation!
Left on 03/23/2009 for a stay in March 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 23, 2009Stayed Mar 2009
We had a lovely time at Duval square. The apartment was roomy and comfortable. It was far away enough from the centre to feel peaceful but close enough that after a ten minute walk to be right there. Beth at Historic Hideways was very helpful. On the negative side, the bedding could needs renewal and neighbours are very close so if you are unlucky enough to have "spring breakers" next door it can be quite disruptive. They did calm down when we asked them to!
Left on 01/24/2009 for a stay in December 2008 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 24, 2009Stayed Dec 2008
We have rented from Historic Hideaways several times in the past and always found them to be professional, courteous and willing to go the extra step. We had to come to Key West for unusual circumstances and Corey recommended that this property would be just what we were looking for. He was absolutely right. The proximity to everything, ammenities, layout, and quite surroundings (it's on the quiet end of Duval)surpassed our expectations! I would rent this property any time and would recommend it to friends. We lived in Key West for years, and I didn't even know these condos existed. They are a hidden wonder - hidden in plain sight.
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