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Pete's West Cottage

4.4643
(28 Reviews)

Capacity

2 Bedrooms
1 Bath
Sleeps 4

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About

This property has it all! The styling of the original shot gun homes of Key West restored with a beautiful natural cypress exterior combines with the clean lines of a contemporary home. Each Twin opens to it's own semi-private deck and lounge area with steps into a large kidney shaped pool with waterfall. Inside the comfortable living room has a spiral staircase to the loft second bedroom with unique glass railing. Large windows in the kitchen bi-fold away to allow serving directly to the pool deck and capture the warm, tropical, Key West breezes. If cooking isn't for you on your vacation, stop by the Banana Cafe Restaurant or the Coffee and Tea house right next door. Rent this property as a two bedroom/one bath or add Pete's East Cottage for a four bedroom/ two bath. Bedding: 2 queens

Features

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • High Speed Internet

Travel Type

  • Cottage
  • Weekly

Proximity

  • Close to Town
  • Historic District

Availability

Key
#Night Available#Night Unavailable#Arrive Only#Depart Only
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Reviews

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Great location and home

September 2019
, Fort Worth, TX United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We stayed in Pete's West as two couples. The upstairs loft is accessed via a winding metal staircase and worked fine for us, but could be an issue for someone who is out of shape or for small children. In our case, it worked great and the property is arranged so that the two sleeping areas feel nicely separated and you can't hear each other.

The pool is large and deep and heated to a perfect temperature. Our other friends with pools ending up coming to our place because of the size and privacy. The host provides four pool towels in case you forget to bring your own.

There is only one bathroom, but it is well stocked with towels and washcloths. There is a small washer & dryer on the back patio to help stay on top of laundry. As with any rental house, you will need to provide your own detergent/toilet paper/coffee beyond just the starter amount. There is a small corner market and a larger CVS in walking distance for amenities.

This house is down near the South end of Duval, which is fairly quiet but still has good dining options nearby. As per the listing, there is very little, if any, parking. You can rent a scooter and find a spot, or rent an electric cart across the street and park there at night, or just Uber or bike or walk everywhere.

Manager's Response

Thank you for your wonderful, detailed review! This review is very accurate, so it should be helpful to future renters. We are very happy to hear that Pete's West Cottage met your needs and expectations. We look forward to you staying with us again!

pete's place rocks

August 2019
, Stamford, CT United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

lovely stay in a terrific cottage in a great location. everything works, a/c cranks, the pool was clean. very comfortable!

Manager's Response

Thank you for the great review! We are very happy that the cottage met your needs and expectations. We hope to see you again!

La Te Da Sister's Tour

August 2019
, San Antonio, TX United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Great location with easy access to all the hot spots and right off Duvall. The cottage was supplied with paper products and necessary soaps and basic spices. Only issue was the spiral staircase to the upstairs loft. Really cannot take any sizable luggage up there. We didn't let it stop us, had a fabulous time!

Review

March 2019
, Elizabethtown, NC United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Great

Great Surface Interval!

March 2019
, Fort Collins, CO United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

We came to Key West for some RR. We had some playing golf and others scuba diving and some just lazed by the pool. Was a great place. Clean, nice decor and the pool was so nice to have. Some things need attention. The deck is in disrepair and not safe without sandals due to nail heads protruding. The lower bed is not comfortable and noisy with any turn. The location was great. The quiet end of Duval and right next to a wonderful little French breakfast restaurant with amazing pastry and coffee and food. We had a great time and would recommend this property. I hope that the owners make an improvement in the deck.

Florida Tour

February 2019
, North Kingstown, RI United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
4
Property condition
5

We rented Pete's cottage 505 for 4 nights. We were very pleased with the rental amenities, location and interaction with KW Rentals. The property was not "oversold" regarding the quality of the property, one note I would suggest they edit on the website is in regard to having a washer/dryer in the cottage. It was not listed as having so we expected to have to go to a laundromat but upon arriving discovered that they were included with the rental.

Fantastic Experience! Private Paradise just steps from Duval!

September 2018
, Tampa, FL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Everything was seamless, Rent Key West did a great job explaining everything to us and their offices were only 2-3 blocks away from our place. There was a gentleman at the location fixing the towel rack which surprised us at first, but he was nice and was gone within the first 10 minutes of our arrival. Overall great experience, we really loved the pool area!

Perfect Stay

August 2018
, Hampstead, NC United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Two adults and two teens fit perfectly in this cottage. The location was great, pool was perfect and the quaintness of the cottage was relaxing. Don’t bother with a car, parking all over is rough. We rented bikes to get around Key West and called an Uber as need to travel further from town.

very relaxing vacation

July 2018
, Lévis, QC United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Very well located and very relaxing place
Would recommend it to someone whiteout hesitation.

Thank you

Another Great Stay at Pete's Cottage West

July 2018
, Liverpool, England United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5

I have been renting this property every summer for the past 6 years. It is Ideally located for the restaurants at the lower end of Duval Street (the quieter end) and has a great pool (shred with next door) for cooling down in the heat.

The Property is always clean and tidy on arrival, and the rental company are a dream to work with.

Anniversary Trip

May 2018
, Tulsa, OK United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

The only thing that kept it from being nearly perfect was the rain.

Good but not Great

February 2018
, Marblehead, MA United States

Overall
3
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
3

The location of the property and the pool are great. The interior needs upgrading to justify the cost. The kitchen and bathroom are tired. Even simple things like a noisy bed and a stained area rug are unacceptable for the amount of the rental. Also, the unit is very dark and cave like - not something you'd expect in Key West.

Great place to stay in Key West

January 2018
, Clayton, IN United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5

This is my second time vacationing in Key West. The first one was in a nice hotel, but after staying in Pete's Cottage this time, I don't think I would want to stay anywhere else. It's right off Duval St, but on the quiet end. And close to all the really good stuff. The cottage was cozy and had everything we needed. I wasn't sure about staying up in the loft, but it ended up being fun. Kind of like being in a tree house. It was so cozy. with the loft located on the other side of the house from the other bedroom and kitchen, it was actually pretty quiet even though it was open. The pool was gorgeous, and since it was heated and we were there in January, that was a really great feature. Not much parking on the street, but we always managed to find a close parking spot. Can't hardly wait to go back!

1st time to Key West

March 2016
, Leavenworth, WA United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

exceeded expectations

Pete's West Cottage

November 2015
, Shillington, PA United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
3

Great place right off Duval. The only negative aspect was the black mold in the loft.

Great location and thankfully with a pool !

September 2015
, Moscow, United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
3

Visited in late September which can still be quite hot. The cottage is a block off of Duval Street, so good access to all the activities there. However, also a challenge for parking should you be bringing a car.

The cottage is a bit antiquated. Cabinets in kitchen coming to pieces. Old tube tv. Not much in terms of decoration. A bit dark.
Nonetheless, it was clean and comfortable.

Best feature was the pool in back garden. If you are coming in the summer, its a welcome amenity to spend hot afternoons around pool. We would explore by early morning and evening, and hit pool in heat of the day.

If you're looking for a beach, note that the little beach down the street (Southernmost Beach) is not a great asset. Closest real beach is still Zach Taylor. But still lots of great restaurants nearby.

Key West 2015

April 2015
, Repton, AL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
4

Great location. Parked the car and never touched it again. We will rent this unit again.

Spring Break 2015

March 2015
, Chicago, IL United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
3

Cottage is in a great location, close to Duval but far enough from the crowd so you get some peace. Despite being close to a coffee shop and restaurant, noise was not bad during the day or at night. Cottage was perfect for 2 people, but I think it would be crowded for 4 and the spiral staircase to the second bedroom would challenge many people. Overall the cottage was in good shape for a rental. The mattress in the ground floor bedroom is due for replacement, however.
The pool was great and we spent a lot of time out there enjoying the water and the breeze.
We've stayed in several vacation rentals in KW and I think was very comparable to more expensive properties

Amazing X 10

August 2014
, Alachua, FL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

Pete's Cottage was wonderful. The location between to cafe was needless to say perfect. Being 20 feet from Duval Street allowed for my family (wife and two daughters 2 yr old and 7 yr old) the opportunity to walk as far down as possible. We were able to rent bicycles and see everything we wanted. The pool was amazing addition to the trip that set it apart from all others.

I would reccomend this location to anyone.

June 2014
, Ft. Pierce, FL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5

Overall we were extremely happy with this rental . Location was great, close enough to everything to walk but far enough off from the noise of the night scene. The only negative was the debris from the trees in the pool,

Fun place to be

March 2014
, Atlanta, MI United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Loved location, nice pool, first night air did not work, was fixed next day and we were compensated for our uncomfortable first night. Circular stairs great for younger people...very clean. If you want to be near the action this is it. Would come again.

Did not sleep very well

September 2013
, Daytona Beach, FL United States

Overall
2
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
4
Location
3
Property condition
3

the beds are the biggest problem with this property, The bed in the bedroom downstairs seemed broken. The box spring seemed cracked and gave us horrible sleep. I also mentioned to the office that they need to tell their guest to bring extra comforters because do not supply enough. Me and my wife fought for covers all night. We fought for a thin sheet and this thin littler cover that I guess was considered the comforter. The rest of the property was ok, the office only gave us one key for two couples but on the last day gave us another set but we didn't even bother picking up. Parking was horrible too. A truck took the parking spot in front of the place all weekend long. We were constantly nervous about getting towed away. I would much rather get another vacation rental other than this place.

Manager's Response

Once our maintenance staff was alerted to the broken bed issue, we fixed it immediatly. There are multiple sets of keys available for all units, so even though guests may receive one set during a late night check-in, there would have been more keys made available the next morning. All of our units are fully equipped with linens; if the linens seem inadequate for your stay please contact us immmediatly and we will provide more. Parking is, unfortunatley, a constant issue in our tiny downtown area. Also, during this particular stay there was construction taking place at one of the homes close by, lending even more challenge to the parking issue. When staying in downtown Key West, consider renting scooters or bicycles. A full size car is often not needed in the downtown area.

Pete's West Cottage

June 2013
, Liverpool, England United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5

This was the 3rd time I have rented Pete's Cottages from Rent Key West Vacations. Each time has been a painless and professional experience.
The Cottages are ideally placed at the quieter end of Duval Street, not far from the Southernmost Point, and the beech.

I have written a more expanded review on flipkey from previous visits.

I will be renting this property again, for next years visit.

Another great rental on Louisa!

June 2013
, Cypress, TX United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

This was my third visit to the island and my third time staying in a Rent Key West property on Louisa - my favorite rental thus far! Great location & the surrounding area isn't as crowded as the other end of Duvall. Pool was fantastic and the updates to the home were well done. My only concern was the spiral staircase up to the loft - it is SUPER narrow and treacherous to navigate while sober, much less after a few cocktails. Couldn't safely get a suitcase up so all luggage stayed in the living room - worked out fine though since we were rarely sitting in front of the TV during the week. :)

Great place to stay

April 2013
, Drensteuinfurt, XX Germany

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

We would rent this place again! Location and the condition from the cottage were good. The pool is heated and sharing it with the other cottage is not a problem at all.

YOU BETTER BUY THEIR INSURANCE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 2013
, Purvis, MS United States

Overall
1
Services from rental manager
1
Cleanliness
1
Location
1
Property condition
1

My husband and I were to fly from Charlotte to Key West on Feb 11. Our flight was cancelled due to weather and no other flight was available into Key West. A massive tornado had devastated our hometown on the 10th. So we knew what kind of storm this was and we glad the airline was on top of it. We decided it was a sign that our flight had cancelled. Paul Hayes of RKW would not even think about refunding any of the 1700.00 we paid him for the cottage. In fact he was very rude about the entire request.He only said (over and over)"well you should have gotten the insurance". Make sure YOU GET THE INSURANCE !!! Why they don't just call it a non-refundable deposit I don't know. Many people deny insurance purchase because there are so many "loop holes" with so called insurance. Just add a deposit totaling the insurance amount and tell your guest it will not be refunded if they cancel on you. I will NEVER use this company or even go to Key West because it he (Paul Hayes) is any indication of the manner in which other business owners handle guest there, then I don't want any part of the place. Remember. . THE AIRLINES CANCELLED OUR FLIGHT, WE COULDN'T GET TO KEY WEST AT ALL. We got hosed on this deal. Note: i had to put in ratings or the site would not let me send this review

Our Week in Paradise!

January 2013
, Cherry Hill, NJ United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Nothing could have been beeter including getting great neighbors..
I would definitely look into a sleeper sofa for the front room and seeing about somehow reinforcing those metal steps for less jingling sound they are really loud!
Also, control of the fountain would be great, since we got along with the neighbors and I guess we were all older, it was too loud too talk so we asked to have it turned off eventually!
They did an incredible job with the place and would like to inquire about future dates and next new year when possible!
Thank you,
John Chiaffa

Great Location Private Getaway

November 2012
, Colorado Springs, CO United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
3

On the opposite end of the Party on Duval Street, this little cottage is perfectly hidden. The pool and features of the West cottage will enhance your stay and make you feel like a local. The master bed should be replaced as it is so severly sagging, we had a hard time sleeping. It would also be nice if synthetic pillows were available. We were also a bit disappointed that no dishwasher detergent. laundry soap or sponges were stocked and the two small rolls of toilet paper were hardly enough to get a family of four through two days. Overall, I would rent the west cottage again when returning to Key West.