Think about a private getaway that promises to regenerate your spirits, and bring back a calmness to the self. We had anticipated this trip for many months, and we have to admit, our expectations were exceeded. A lovely cottage settled in a quite lane, a perfect hideaway for those escaping the daily havoc of normal life. Duval Street is a short walk to a new adventure everyday...Fort Zachary Taylor State Park is a go to for swimming, snorkeling, sun bathing, and getting to know the many vacationers from all over the globe. The Turtle Krawl offers excellent customer service, the BEST ceviche ever, and a relaxing happy hour. The restaurant overlooks the harbor, and is home to actual turtle races! BO's wonderful little place down by the docks will make you an amazing Hog fish sandwich, ask for some slaw to go with...Of course you will enjoy visiting Cuban Coffee Queen for their sweet morning buzz, or an interesting Mango butter toast. We have to say that we mostly enjoyed the comfort of the cottage, the hot tub to relax in with a glass or two of wine, the outdoor shower that allowed us to be one with the natural elements.... Awwww...so we had a beautiful time. Thank you so much, you obviously take pride in your vacation home, and it is very clear that you are there to provide best service to your guests. Will we return....YES :)
Barb and Randy Grimes
I arrived on a rainy, nasty day in Key West. It was pouring. Duval Street was flooding. The temperature was in the 50s. But I was in Key West, so it couldn't be all bad.
It wasn't. Seashell Cottage was the perfect retreat from the absolute brain drain that was the Key West Literary Seminar. A beer, a book and the front porch swing were all I needed to recover from learning more than my head could absorb every day. The light sounds of music from several local bars and the smell of night blooming jasmine put me in a state of mind that only Key West could bring. I've stayed in many places in Key West and this was the closest to Paradise I've found yet. I felt local, and after 2.5 weeks I didn't want to leave.
The bed was comfortable. The lane it is on is quaint, cozy and quiet. The back patio area was perfect for breakfast in the morning. The outdoor shower, even on a cold day, was glorious. The couch was excellent for an afternoon nap before going out to evening events. If I had too much to imbibe at functions, Mr. Z's was only 2.5 blocks away. Groceries? Fausto's is only 3 blocks away. Duval? Just around the corner from Mr. Z's, yet when you're at the cottage you feel miles away from that insanity.
Perfect. That's the only word I can use to describe Seashell Cottage. Perfect. I've been trying to find a way to get back ever since I left.
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I cannot find anything negative to say about the Seashell Cottage. Everything was better than expected and the location was excellent. Carolyn and Cindy really went above and beyond. This is where we will be staying when we return.
Better than I expected! =) Very clean, very quiet, very private, very safe, had everything we needed and more. Loved the roosters in the morning, a couple very friendly kitty cats made their daily rounds to check on us. Activities were all within walking distance. Parking was perfect if you don't bring an SUV or minivan. Other properties had cars cramped in or on the narrow street but the Lazy Lane had the perfect two spots with no risk of damage by anyone else squeezing in or out around yours. We liked how the property had a locking gate. One added feature that we wish we had known about was the bike rack inside the locked property...we would have brought ours if we had known. Jacuzzi was cleaned daily and towels replaced as we needed. We will never stay in a Key West hotel ever again!! I loved the true Key West experience in this cottage. =)
Very Key Western. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, complete kitchen, washer, dryer, centrally located to Duval St within walking distance to beach. Quiet pool. Definitely would stay here again. They even provided dish washer powder, toaster oven, blender, microwave.