'Desert Rose' - a Key West Classic Stilt Home

Florida Vacation Rentals By Owners
  • House 2200 Sq. Ft.
  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Minimum Stay 3 Nights

Property Description

Desert Rose is the ultimate in indoor/outdoor living. Inside is large and open with cathedral ceilings in the living area, leading into the long breakfast bar, kitchen, dining and cocktail areas with double French doors opening onto a large screened deck. The laundry/utility room is right off the kitchen and has a large laundry sink (ideal for washing small very sandy dogs).

Throughout the house, french doors open onto the deck/balcony from each bedroom including the third story master bedroom with a sunset view over the gulf of Mexico. Large cool Mexican tiles soothe your feet as your mind unwinds in a southwestern motif with a Key West soul.

Outside, large screened decks provide privacy and natural ventilation in the front and rear of the main floor. Relax in the late afternoon sun in the hammock on the front deck then prepare a meal on the Webber gas grill and dine on the back deck overlooking the heated turquoise swimming pool under the canopy of the pool cage. Massage those tired muscles with the Jacuzzi jets blazing from the built-in pool bench. Keep up with your favorite shows on the flat panel High Def. TV in the living room or any of the other TVs in the bedrooms, kitchen or poolside. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. Beach chairs and bicycles are at your disposal. Both the back bay and your private beach access are but a block and 1/2 away. So too is 'Publix' our island's main grocery. Beside it, Snookbright , a full service marina, offers a variety of watercraft for rent,fishing charters and a fine dining restaurant overlooking Estero Bay.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Children Welcome
  • Parking
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Heater
  • Swimming pool
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Pets Welcome
  • Telephone
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Long Distance
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Catering Available
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Dining Area
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
Outdoor Features:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM Check-out: 11:00 AM



Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly

Standard Rate

3 nights min stay
$350.00 - $1,500.00 $5,000.00
Additional information about rental rates:
  • Cleaning Fee $ 175
  • Property Damage Protection $ 500
  • Tax Rate 11%
Notes :

Additional Guest Fee : $20

Any guests in excess 0f 6 who are staying overnight requires an additional charge of $20.00 per person per night. For example: 8 guests for seven nights is an additional $280.


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Brenda B.

2nd April, 2019
Spring Break
We had an excellent stay! The home was spacious and had everything we needed. The location was ideal with access to the beach and grocery store next door.

Bryan T.

2nd January, 2019
Fantastic!!! Outstanding!! The cat's meow!!! The real deal!!
We booked the Desert Rose for the week before Christmas. It was very clean, and well stocked with everything and anything you would need from laundry detergent to puzzles or books. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was also well stocked just like at home. When we weren't at the beach (a quick walk... maybe 2 minutes) or out perusing the local bars and restaurants we spent most of times either on the back deck or the pool deck. They were so inviting and relaxing. Skip is a good soul and will take good care of you! We will stay here again without hesitation.

Sherry C.

6th August, 2018
Awesome house! Great place to just hangout and relax!
Amazing place to relax and hangout with family! The Desert Rose has everything from screened in decks to the perfect size pool. Great location to beach, even though we were unable to enjoy the beach due to the red tide. We really enjoyed our stay at the Desert Rose! Thanks Skip for allowing us to enjoy your home and make great family memories!

Julie H.

12th July, 2018
Great House!
We loved the house and the outdoor living space was amazing. The beach was just a short walk away and Chip provided chairs, an umbrella, wagon, and beach toys. We had a great time.

Katie B.

13th July, 2018
Great for groups, parties and relaxing.
We stayed at Skip’s while we were in town for a family wedding. It was both a relaxing getaway and a place to gather for late night parties. Excellent location right off the beach. Every amenity you could ever need! Thanks Skip!

Scott B.

30th May, 2018
Place has it all...
I do not believe that things could have gone any better. Skip and Company were extremely polite, helpful, and pleasant. When we needed anything, they were there and when we didn't, we didn't even know they were there. The Desert Rose has it all. Inside there is plenty of room, plenty amenities, and a great vibe. It has a cool relaxed chill feel about it. Having the screens in all the right places also helped. The outside spaces were perfect. Pool was just the right size. The upstairs seating area was our place to be, and the downstairs poolside area was just right for that environment. We all were very happy with the Desert Rose. It was our first time to Ft. Myers, and I would stay in the exact same spot when we return. The Desert rose was a big compliment to an area that has it all, for all ages. Whatever speed you want, it is there, and if you want a low speed, it's really what you want. Thanks to all, you made it a more enjoyable trip than it was already going to be.

Natalie M.

12th April, 2018
Relaxing Family Get Away
Home is located in a quiet neighborhood. It was perfect for our family. Master bedroom was located on the top level with private screened porch. Impressive kitchen with all of the gadgets you would need and more. Loved the juice press and used it everyday for fresh oj. Front and back screened areas were great for relaxing after a long day at the beach. Family room was open to kitchen. Bedrooms were private and each were had screend in areas with glass doors. We were able to leave them open and enjoy the beautiful weather. Easy walk to the beach-we used Skip's wagon and beach chairs. Dog friendly. Everything was clean. This was the perfect get away for our college aged children and dogs. We were all able to have our privacy ,but also allowed family time in the large common areas. Pool is absoluty gorgeous and heated. We loved the location, close to shopping and trolley stop. Beach was well maintained. I can not say enough wonderful things about this home.

Michael D.

9th February, 2018
We really enjoyed the property and the location,just far enough away from nite life but not to far!!
The property was tucked away in a cul de sac and close enough to the beach only 1 block away and Skip the owner provided chairs and a wagon.We loved the layout of the home and easily could sleep 8 people.After a day of activities was nice to come back and enjoy the heated pool.Skip lives below which was handy for information and things to do. But you wouldn't even know he was there.Location of the home was mid island which worked out great centrally located for Times Square or all of the restaurants and bars yet not bothered by the note life of Times Square.All 5 of us said we would definitely stay there again.Thanks Skip for making our 50th Wedding Anniversary memorable.Mike and Charlene

Stefani S.

9th July, 2017
We loved this house and enjoyed our weeklong stay!
The house was beautiful and spacious enough to accommodate our party. We loved the covered pool and deck space. The beach chairs, wagon, and umbrella were so convenient! The house is just a short walk to the beach, but off the main road where it was quiet and relaxing. Loved it! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us, Skip!

Richard C.

Chicago IL Area
27th May, 2017
Great place to stay
We had a wonderful time, enjoyed the pool, deck and beautiful landscaping. The home had everything we needed for a relaxing week with our puppy Rocky. Thanks again Rick, Ernie and Rocky

Elizabeth M.

26th April, 2017
We had a wonderful time at Desert Rose!
Our 4 kids said this was their favorite VRBO EVER!!

Jennifer C.

17th April, 2017
Great get away
Three adult couples spent four nights at this fun property on Ft. Myers Beach. We loved the place and hospitality. Walking distance to the beach, with a wagon and chairs provided. Very conveniently located by the grocery store and trolley stop. We will plan on returning hopefully soon!

Steve Y.

11th April, 2017
The place was great!
We had a great time and loved the house and skip was awesome!
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