USA Gulf Coast Florida Key West Listing #101257

Julia Whitehead Guest Suites - Key West, FL

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Max. occupancy: 6 1 king bed, 2 queen beds 3 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms No pets 
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Historic Old Town home with three apartments, balcony, & lighthouse view

Welcome to Julia Whitehead Guest Suites! Built in the 1890s on the site of what had been a small provisions and butcher shop, this charming building has a rich and captivating history. In the 1930s, while Hemingway was living a few houses down, it was home to a popular Cuban bodega. From the 1980s through the turn of this century, potter Charles Pearson created ceramic masterpieces which are still collected today. If you keep a watchful eye, you will find some of his ceramic fish adorning buildings and homes in the neighborhood still.

Its current guardians have spent nearly a decade painstakingly bringing the building back to life, with Dog Tired Studio gallery up front as the proud face of the building. Julia Whitehead, the patron mermaid of the building, has been keeping an eye over this landmark since she first surfaced here in the 1800s, and she invites you to come and live like a local, just steps from Duval, in the shadow of the lighthouse.

Made up of three individual one-bedroom apartments, the suites are the perfect choice for several couples or families traveling together. Each of the three features a full, modern kitchen, AC splits, TV, and free WiFi.

At charming Coral Cove, you’ll find an updated, modern space with colorful, beachy decor and a cozy bistro table on your enclosed patio. In the upstairs Seagrass Suite, enjoy peaceful mornings with coffee on your private balcony, with a view of the Key West Lighthouse. Interior space combines modern updates with antique accent pieces, eclectic art, and cheerful pops of color.

Finally, at Mermaid’s Retreat, you’ll find a beautifully updated space, with colorful, eclectic decor and abundant natural light. Balconies off both the living room and bedroom upstairs are ideal for languid afternoons with a good book and some sweet tea. When bedtime calls, three serene sanctuaries offer a restful night's sleep. It's time to make that Key West getaway a reality at Julia Whitehead Guest Suites - all that's left to do is book.


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