Ella Varela

Ella Varela: Gorgeous Conch Cottage in Key West's Heart, Close to Old Town & Beaches, Dog-Friendly!

2 BR
1 Bath
Sleeps 4

Welcome to Ella Varela, a beautifully updated Conch Cottage nestled in the heart of Key West, where your furry friend is more than welcome! This charming abode strikes the perfect balance - it's situated just far enough from the hustle and bustle to offer tranquility, yet close enough to immerse yourself in all the action. Ella Varela is ideally located, offering a quick and easy 15-minute stroll to iconic destinations like Duval Street, the Seaport, and the pristine beaches of Key West. When you're not exploring the vibrant streets of Key West, you can unwind on your private patio, indulging in your favorite cocktail and savoring the island breeze. Ella Varela beckons you to experience the best of Key West living, where historic charm, a convenient location, and the warmth of home come together to create an unforgettable getaway.

We understand that your pet is a part of the family, which is why we gladly consider one friendly and well-behaved dog weighing 30 lbs or less. Simply pay a pet fee of $10 per night and complete the straightforward registration process through our trusted third-party pet screening service. A link to this service will be provided after you've secured your booking. Please take a moment to review our comprehensive pet policy prior to confirming your reservation.

Please be aware of the following essential policies for your stay at Ella Varela:

Minimum Rental Period: The City of Key West zoning requires a minimum rental period of 30 days, with no exceptions.

Age and Occupancy Requirements: Booking tenant must be 25 years of age or older and must occupy the property for the entire duration of the booking. Furthermore, this property is exclusively available as a vacation rental and is not available for worker housing.

Peak Season Rentals: If you're interested in renting December through March, all bookings must be for the entire month, starting the beginning of the month and ending the end of the month. Consecutive months may be booked, as long as they follow this requirement. If you're interested in booking other dates, please contact us for approval prior to booking. Bookings made during these months that do not adhere to these requirements are subject to cancellation by the host.

No Smoking: Smoking is strictly prohibited within the property to maintain a smoke-free environment for all guests.

Mandatory Mid-Stay Cleaning: A mandatory mid-stay cleaning is required for all bookings to maintain the quality and cleanliness of the property.

Sleeps Maximum of 4 Guests:

Bedroom 1: King Bed, Smart TV (no cable/satellite TV)

Bedroom 2: Queen Bed, Smart TV (no cable/satellite TV)

Living Room: Sectional Sofa & Two Chairs, Smart TV (no cable/satellite TV)

Kitchen: Nicely Equipped (all things necessary to prepare and serve a meal)

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AMENITIES:

- Private Outdoor Patio

- Outdoor Seating

- Linen's and Towels Provided

- 0.7 miles to Duval Street

- 1.6 miles to Smathers Beach

- 1 exterior camera is positioned on the side of the carport, focusing on the front steps area for security purposes.

1026 Varela St Key West, FL 33040

To purchase a vacation home like this one, Michelle Howerton with Saltwater Real Estate

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom 1 King
Bedroom 2 Queen

Bathroom Configuration

Bathroom: Shower, Toilet

Property Rules

Check In: After 4pm
Check Out: Before 10am
Smoking: Not Allowed

Amenities

Air Conditioning
BBQ Grill
Clothes Dryer
Dishwasher
Disinfected
Enhanced Cleaning
Hair Dryer
Internet
Iron and Board
Kitchen
Laundry
Microwave
Patio
Pets Considered
Private Entrance
Refrigerator
Self Check-In
Shampoo
Smoke Alarm
Smoke Detectors
TV
WIFI
Washing Machine

Map

Videos

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Reservations cancelled 60 days or more prior to the scheduled check-in date, will receive a refund of 100% minus a $250 cancellation fee
  • Reservations cancelled less than 60 days prior to the scheduled check-in date, will not receive a refund
  • Refunds will not be issued for weather events (including hurricanes), pandemic's, flight cancellation, mandatory evacuation orders, etc
    • It is the guests responsibility to protect themselves in these sceanrio's
    • We STRONGLY encourage guests to purchase trip insurance to protect themselves in these scenario's
      • Rental Guardian offers two types of trip insurance at the time of booking
        • Regular Trip Insurance
        • Cancel For Any Reason Trip Insurance

LIMITED DAMAGE WAIVER PROGRAM

 

Terms of Waiver: As an enrolled, Covered Guest, staying at an iTrip Franchisee property, under this plan, you will not be obligated to pay for Covered Damage (defined below) to real or personal property of the owner of the rental unit located within the rental unit occupied by the Covered Guest. When the Covered Guest purchases this plan, the property manager waives the right to charge the Covered Guest for Covered Damage to the unit as a result of your inadvertent acts or omissions during the duration of the Stay. Maximum limit of this waiver of liability varies between $1,475.00 - $2,500.00 aggregate per stay.
 
Conditions: The Limited Damage Waiver Program has certain conditions. Covered Damage does not include, and the Covered Guest remains liable for, the following:
·      Damages caused by Intentional Acts of a Covered Guest.
·      Damages caused by gross negligence or willful and wanton conduct.
·      Any damage that the Covered Guest does not report to iTrip staff in writing by the time the Covered Guest checks out of the unit.
·      Damage from theft without a valid police report.
·      Damage caused by any pet or other animals brought onto the premises by any Guests, whether or not the property is "pet friendly".
·      Damage or loss of any property owned by or brought onto the premises by a Covered Guests or invitee of Covered Guest.
·      Property Damage resulting from any motorized vehicle or watercraft operated by a Covered Guest.
·      Damaged Caused by any forbidden items or property usage including but not limited to BBQ Grills, Candles, Cigarettes, etc.
 
Definitions:
·      "Covered Damage": All damages to property of the unit's owner, up to $2,500.00 in the aggregate for each Stay, that occurs during the Covered Guest's stay and that is the result of the inadvertent acts or omissions of the Covered Guest or the Covered Guest's invitee, excluding the damages listed in the conditions section above.
·      "Covered Guest": All registered guests and all persons booked to share the same unit of accommodations and have paid the required plan cost.
·      "Stay": The stay at an iTrip unit, from the date of a Covered Guest's check-in to the date of check-out.
 
Administrative Procedure: iTrip staff will administer and determine whether a damage qualifies as Covered Damage. Such staff will have the sole authority to determine the nature and extent of damages, necessary repairs and eligibility for the waiver of liability described herein. The Covered Guest must report any theft or damage to the unit or its contents to iTrip staff by the time of check-out or any otherwise applicable damage waiver for such Covered Guest will be void. The iTrip Franchisee has ultimate claim administration authority. Arbitration is required prior to litigation.
 
Terms of Coverage: The plan takes effect upon check-in on the booked arrival date to an iTrip unit. All coverage shall terminate upon normal check-out time of the iTrip unit or the departure of the Covered Guest, whichever occurs first.
 
Fee: Varies from $59.00 - $100.00 for your covered stay. This fee is non-refundable.
 
IMPORTANT NOTE: Violation of any condition of the terms of iTrip voids the Damage Waiver Program without refund of any portion of booking/damage waiver fee. Guest Agrees that damages not covered by the Damage Waiver Program or in excess of the Damage Waiver Program limit of $1,473.00 - $2,500.00 shall be paid by guest immediately. Guest authorizes iTrip to charge the cost of damages to guest's credit card in accordance with this agreement and the terms and conditions of the rental agreement. By submitting payment for this reservation, you authorize iTrip to include the costs of this Damage Waiver Program in your reservation. Please contact iTrip directly if you do not wish to participate in this plan or assignment.
 
Unless Tenant elects the Limited Damage Waiver Program, Tenant agrees to pay for damage to the Unit or property within the Unit, except normal wear and tear, that occurs during the Tenant's stay in the Unit. Tenant authorizes iTrip to charge the amount of damages, as determined solely by iTrip, to guest's credit card in accordance with this agreement.
  • Pets are welcome at some of our properties on a limited basis and only as arranged in advance
  • ​Addition of any other pet is prohibited, without prior approval, and subject to immediate eviction and loss of security deposit and rent
  • All guests bringing a pet agree to abide by all terms of the Pet Addendum to Rental Agreement listed below
  • Additionally, we reserve the right to restrict the weight of dog(s), number of dogs and/or certain breeds of dogs
  • You must have prior approval for each dog that you bring and your dog(s) must be housebroken and well-behaved
  • You will be responsible for any damages as well as additional cleaning or treatment needs due to fleas or “accidents."
  • You take fully responsibility for your pet and hold iTrip Key West and owner harmless and will defend any lawsuits resulting from the actions of your pet
  • Also, the pet is considered personal property for the purposes of this agreement 
  • Please bring your pet’s bedding as they are not permitted on the furniture or bedding. Pet bedding is not permitted in the washer or dryer
  • You are responsible for notifying us if your dog is aggressive or has a bite history and you may be required to purchase Dog Owner Liability Insurance
  • To bring your pet(s), guest(s) must agree to the following terms:
    • ​​Guests must register their dog(s) with our third party pet screening site.
    • Guests must pay the Pet Fee + Tax for each dog.
    • Guests agree to keep their dog(s) under control at all times.
    • Guests agree to keep their dog(s) in a crate when the dog is left home alone.
    • Guests agree to promptly report any damage caused by dog(s).
    • Guests agree to pay any costs for damage done by dog(s). Pet damage is not covered under the limited damage waiver.
    • If damages are not reported, but are found by owners/agent after check-out, it will be documented and necessary replacement or repair costs will be charged to guest(s) credit card on file.
    • Guests agree that their dog(s) is housebroken.
    • All dogs must be up to date on rabies vaccinations and all other vaccinations. Heartworm preventative is highly recommended.
    • All dogs are to be treated with Advantage or similar topical flea and tick repellent three (3) days prior to arrival. Fleas are very rampant in this area and can cause harmful/fatal illness to humans and pets. All items above are the sole responsibility of the dog owner.
    • Guests agree that the dog will not get on the furniture or bedding.
    • Guests agree that dog(s) will be rinsed of sand & dried thoroughly before entering the unit. Guest linens & towels should never be used on your dog!
    • Guests agree that dog(s) will not be washed in the bathtubs or showers inside the unit. This must be done outside with the hose.
    • Guests agree to adhere to local ordinances, leash laws and licensing requirements.
    • Guests agree to clean up after their dog(s) & dispose of their dog(s) waste promptly. Additional fees will be charged if dog waste is left on property.
    • Guests agree to keep dog(s) from being noisy, barking or aggressive, and from causing any annoyance or discomfort to others. Guests will remedy any complaints immediately.
    • iTrip Vacations Key West, and/or the Owners are not responsible for guests’ dog(s). Guests agree to pay agents promptly for any damage, loss or expense caused by their dog(s) and will defend any lawsuits resulting from the actions of their dog(s).
    • No personal dog beds or other such items should be put in the washer or dryer!
    • Repairs to screening on the porch will be assessed at labor charges for rescreening if your dog(s) break through the screen for any reason.
    • All excess dog hair will be swept, vacuumed or otherwise picked up and removed from the inside of the unit prior to departure.
    • “Vicious or Dangerous Dogs” trained for dog fighting or with any tendency or disposition to attack any dog other domestic animals or humans without provocation, are not permitted at any time. Any dog with a recorded history of biting is strictly prohibited.

Rental Agreement


AGREEMENT

iTrip Key West, the Agent of the Owners, and Tenant agree as follows: Above Tenant is at least twenty-five (25) years of age (an "adult") and will be an occupant of the unit Ella Varela, during the entire reserved dates. In addition to Tenant, other authorized occupants may be family members or friends of Tenant. Use of the premises will be denied to persons not falling within the foregoing categories. Should any unauthorized persons occupy or use the Premises, Tenant shall vacate the premises immediately without any refund. No key will be issued to anyone who is not an adult.

ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The undersigned Tenant, for himself/herself, his/her heirs, assignors, executors, and administrators, fully releases and discharges Owner from any and all liabilities, claims, demands, and causes of action by reason of any injury, loss of damage by whatever nature which has or have occurred, or may occur to the undersigned, or any of his/her guests as a result, or in connection with the occupancy of the premises and agrees to hold Owner free and harmless of any claim or suit arising there from. In any action concerning the rights, duties or liabilities of the parties to this agreement, their principals, agents, successors or assignees the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover any reasonable attorney’s fees and costs. Owner reserves the right to terminate this Agreement upon their discretion at any time.
The undersigned Tenant will comply with the provisions set forth in this Agreement and acknowledge responsibility for all occupants during the rental term to comply with such provisions of this Agreement.

RESERVATIONS

Reservations may be placed up to one (1) year in advance, but are subject to the rates in effect for the year said reservations are placed. All times are Eastern Standard Time and currency is USD unless otherwise noted. While every effort will be made to have the unit available for check in at 3:00 pm, during high season cleaning crew may require additional cleaning time and check in may be delayed up to 5 pm.

 

Reviews

Best stay in Key West
5/5 stars
Ella Varela is the perfect home to stay at while visiting key west! Great location with everything you need. Highly recommend! The home is beautiful with a great outdoor space. Even has a space for your car or golf cart while visiting the island!
- Sarah

Sarah, thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're thrilled to hear that Ella Varela was the perfect home for your Key West visit. It's great to know you enjoyed the convenient location, well-equipped space, and beautiful outdoor area. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to hosting you again!

- Manager Response
Incredible stay
5/5 stars
We absolutely love staying at Ella Varela, close to city center, a block away to the famous sandy’s cafe. Fully renovated house!! Amazing
- Francisco

Francisco that you for the review! We are happy to hear that you loved your stay at Ella Varela, it is definitely in a great location. We hope to host you again soon.

- Manager Response
Great trip
5/5 stars
Loved the rental and the property management company was friendly and easy to get in touch with.
- Annie

Thank you for the nice review Annie! We are happy that you loved Ella Verella.

- Manager Response

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