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Artist House

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The Artist House is a Queen Anne Victorian Mansion (circa 1890) lovely restored to a high end botique B&B Guesthouse. This historic property is located in the heart of Old Town Key West, less than one block from the world famous Duval Street and adjacent to the historic Key West Seaport.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hot Tub
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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Romantic
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I'm gonna tell you how fantastic this place is. I hade planned to propose to my girlfriend in the keys, and had a solid plan to go see the sunset by the sea and pop the question there. Once we checked in, however, she was so stunned with the place i just couldn't get her to
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Response from Jason B, Owner at Artist House
Responded yesterday
Arash S, Congratulations on tying the knot!!! We are so humbled and honored by your proposal story. Sometimes someone just gets a feel for a place or a sense of comfort and protection by a particular location. Carlos has worked so hard to make our little outdoor garden a cozy and tropical oasis and it sounds like he has succeeded with his vision. We are so glad that you chose our little oasis orchid garden to pop the big question. Over the years, we have had many wedding and anniversary parties stay with us at The Artist House but this is the first marriage proposal to which I am aware. What an honor! So Congratulations on your engagement. We sincerely hope to see you back at The Artist House for each and every wedding anniversary. May your troubles be less, And your blessings be more. And nothing but happiness, Come through your door.” — Jason and Lori Barnett, Owners’ of The Artist House
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Property's Favourite Review
Our high expectations of The Artist House (a trusted friend recommended) were far exceeded. Wow- I am ready to return to Key West and would not consider any other place. My only hesitancy in giving The Artist House the glowing review our stay deserves is that it may affect a
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Response from Jason B, Owner at Artist House
Responded 1 week ago
Corinne and Ray, Thank you for your wonderful review of The Artist House. It warms the heart to hear such nice things about our staff (Carlos, Jessica, Helen, Shawn and Marlene) and to know that their efforts made a real impact on your vacation stay. As you mention, there is so much to love about our property, but undoubtedly, the best part of staying with us is our dedicated staff who want nothing more than to make sure our guests are happy and that they get to see everything Key West has to offer. So thank you again for your glowing review of The Artist House; and while it is true that all of our efforts are being rewarded with a wonderful reputation, resulting in many months of full bookings, we do have one suggestion to assure you are not victimized by your own raving review: Book your trip for next year now and we will be sure to also give you our return guest discount. Two birds, one stone, right? In In all seriousness, fortunately for us, we have had many guests book next years trip even before they check out for the current trip. That is really the ultimate compliment, no? So, thank you again for your wonderful review and we certainly look forward to seeing you back soon! — Jason and Lori Barnett, Owners’ of The Artist House
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We spent our 10th Anniversary in the Anne Suite and will absolutely be back! The pictures to not do it any justice; the room & attached bathroom were huge! Comfortable bed, great water pressure, and quiet! Carlos and staff were awesome and make you feel at home. (make sure to
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Response from Jason B, Owner at Artist House
Responded 2 days ago
Androcle, That you so much for posting your “great” review of The Artist House. We are truly honored that you chose to spend your 10th year anniversary staying with us and that we were able to exceed your expectations. As you mentioned, The Artist House is smack dab in the middle of Old Town Key West. With our location, the worst thing you can bring to Key West is a car. We are one block from historic Duval Street and two blocks from the historic seaport. Our staff is quick to make a recommendation, set up an excursion or get you whatever you need to make your strip to Key West an extraordinary vacation experience. As for The Anne Suite, it is located on the second floor toward the back of the house and is one of the largest, most private and well appointed suites in the home. Just outside the door is the entrance to the 2nd floor balcony, which is just an incredible place to drink a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and watch the world go by. So thank you again and on behalf of all of us at The Artist House, thank you, happy anniversary and we certainly look forward to seeing you back on your 15th year wedding anniversary! — Jason and Lori Barnett, Owners’ of The Artist House
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We had a wonderful experience at The Artist House; we will definitely return! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing city central location. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful with dining recommendations. The spa pool was perfect for relaxing and enjoying
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Response from Jason B, Owner at Artist House
Responded 2 days ago
Nattilly, Thank you for taking the time to write your “perfect” review of The Artist House. We are thrilled that you approved of our location, breakfast, happy hour, spa, orchid garden and, of course, our wonderfully helpful staff. Please come back to see us soon! — Owners’ of The Artist House
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My boyfriend and I stayed at the Artist House for 1 night... it was a very last minute trip to Florida and I am surprised that there was a room still available when we booked! We stayed in the Sunroom, which had a separate entrance from the outside, which we loved. The room was
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Response from Jason B, Owner at Artist House
Responded 5 days ago
Rachel M, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of The Artist House. Although it was only one night, and we recommend people stay with us for at least two nights, at least you got a taste of Key West and you can plan for a longer stay next time. As for The Sun Room, yes this is the smallest room in the house and is accessed via a steep set of stairs on the exterior side of the house. While the interior of the house, and all other rooms, are decorated in the Queen Anne Victorian traditional style, The Sun Room is currently decorated in a more tropical Bahamian/Key West decor with lighter furniture and wall to wall Bahamian Shutters. I personally like the more traditional decor and the larger rooms but everyone has their own style. We have many guests that love the Sun Room because they say they like the solitude the room offers and they feel like they are in a tree house. The bathroom is definitely small and better suited for individual travelers or couples staying for one or two nights. It is also our least expensive room so that appeals to those looking to save a few bucks on lodging, while still being able to take advantage of our wonderful location and all the ameneties made available to the rest of the guests. As for the staff, we really appreciate your comments and truly believe our greatest asset is our dedicated staff. Carlos, Jessica, Helen, Shawn and Marlene love their jobs and “want to make it the best stay possible”. So, please come back again to see us soon and thanks again for your wonderful review. — Jason and Lori Barnett, Owners’ of The Artist House
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Are you really a relative of Eugene Otto? If so, how are you related? If you are really related, I would love to chat with you about your relationship and inquire if you have any items that link Eugene to the House (ie pictures, paintings, etc.). We have acquired a couple of Eugene’s works and may be purchasing more of his paintings. As for the tour, of course! Even if you are not really related, we would love to give you a tour of our home and our gardens.
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Gary P, Just let our manager know you need more towels and we will happy to oblige. We hope you bring them back from your trip along with plenty of incredible pictures and memories.
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Is there a coffee pot in our room? We have reserved the King room.
A coffee pot will be placed in your room upon request. In addition, a Keurig coffee maker with an assortment of brands/types of beverages is available 24/7 in the kitchen.
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Upcoming trip- Is there an iron & ironing board available? blowdryer?
Yes we have them in all the rooms
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"Upper level rooms are quieter / away from other patrons foot traffic. Anne Suite is perfect if you want a quiet romantic stay."
"The Sunroom is sunny and bright & private and quiet!"
"Eugene's Suite and the Parlour were beautiful (2 of the 3 rooms on first floor). Lots of stairs for rooms on second/third floors."
"Parlot Suite may not be for light sleepers."
"The only room I saw was the garden room, but even just the upstairs communal area was adorable too."
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PRICE RANGE
US$223 - US$381 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesFloridaFlorida KeysKey West
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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