We decided to get away from mid-Atlantic cold and repair to the Keys for two weeks this winter. We took the ground-floor unit of Poinciana Place and it's been perfect. Bruce, the owner, is friendly, helpful, and thorough in addressing all needs. The bedroom is comfortable, the kitchen efficient and the deck with hot tub marvelously restorative. The patio in back has a fine gas grill, washer and dryer, and two friendly resident cats.
We brought our computers to do some work, and the wifi while not lightning-fast, was perfectly adequate for e-mail and basic web searches.
We got into a pattern of having one meal (L or D) out and one in each day and there are many really good restaurants within easy walking distance.
The last two days of our stay turned cool (it was frigid back home!) but the place is equipeed with a nice space heater that took the chill off and made us comfortable.
This is a great place and we hope to return in the future.
This was our second 4th of July in the Seashell Cottage (our fourth stay with Lazy Lane), and staying on “The Lane” gets better and better every time!
We arrived to find Cindy working her tail off to get the place ready for us, even though our flight landed before noon! AND IT’S CLEAN!! Now that’s excellent service. It’s great that they are able to accommodate early flights. It’s a wonderful feeling to start your vacation as soon as you land, and not worrying about where your bags are.
You can tell Carolyn really loves this house because of all the wonderful touches she puts into the place. I’m not exaggerating when I say you can stay here for a week and never leave. It’s Key West, so you don’t really want to stay in all the time, but if you feel like lying low for an evening (which we did), this place is perfect. You have a full kitchen with any utensil you could think of and a gas grill right outside your door! One of my favorite amenities that doesn’t really get mentioned is the filtered water pitcher that’s in the fridge. Yes, sometimes you need to drink water in Key West! Don’t get me started on the outdoor shower. I think everyone should have one of these!
The location is what makes it. I never, ever get tired of daily visits from Mr. Gloria, Princess and a couple of new felines in the neighborhood. The employees at the inn across the lane are very friendly, and are great to have morning conversations with. Bruce, who owns Poinciana Place next door (another treasure), is sometimes outside ready to have a great Key West conversation. The locals who live in the area are just the nicest people you could come across. Whenever we go to Key West, we always like to feel that we are part of the life there and not “just” tourists. Staying here makes us feel just that.
I always enjoy making my annual reservations and getting to chat with Carolyn. She is really a sweetheart. People like this are what make Key West visiting again (and again). Thanks again for another memorable vacation. We will see you again soon.
Oh, and when Carolyn suggests making your reservation for next year before you leave…do it! We didn’t, and someone got to it before we did. Good thing there are other Lazy Lane properties to reserve! ;)
Mike & Tara
My wife and I stayed at the Sea Shell Cottage to celebrate our 40th anniversary. It was our first stay at the Sea Shell and we could not have made a better choice. Everything is there that you will need. So private yet so convenient. We are looking forward to a return stay. Carolyn and Wendy were great!
Steve and Carol
We have stayed at Seashell Cotage for four years. It is in a very quiet location less than two blocks from Duvall Street. The cottage is extremely well equipped and maintained. It accomodates four persons but is much better for two. A completely private back deck with a hot tub is a great place to spend the day or evening.. The owner and manager are absolutely wonderful to deal with. We highly recommend it as a vacation rental.
We have been traveling to Key West 1-2 times a year for about 15 years and have stayed everywhere from the most economical to the high end resorts and will confidently say this was one of the best places we have ever been. What a delight! It exceeded our expectations. Very private and quiet which is hard to find so close to the action. Great private back deck with a grill to cook local seafood and relax in the hot tub while stargazing at the Key West sky. Big master bedroom, nice sized bathroom with unique and private outdoor shower. Great layout. Relax on the front porch swing and you might get a visit from one of the local cats. We recommend this location and cottage without any hesitation to anyone looking for a place that you can unwind, settle in and truly feel like a local.
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