|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
|Living space||840 square feet|
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|Theme||Historic, Romantic, Spa, Downtown|
Description from the owner
Forget that "been there, done that" hotel room; enjoy the comforts of home in Old Town Key West at the Seashell Cottage. Walk to the grocery store, restaurants, museums, beach, and "Sunset Celebration". The original local artwork throughout the home expresses our island attitudes and ocean wonders. You will most likely pay less and feel like you've had an authentic experience of life on our island by staying in this totally private single family residence.
Central A/C and heat along with ceiling fans keep you comfortable year round or open the doors and windows for fresh tropical breezes.
Large, well equipped kitchen with ful...Read more
Key West Seashell Cottage-1 block to Duval, spa
Key West, Florida
Additional Location Information
The Seashell Cottage, a single family, free standing, private residence is located on a tiny flowerful lane, just 1 block to Duval Street and walking distance to most attractions, including the beach, museums, restaurants, bars, shopping, and a fabulous grocery store.
Free parking and free Wi-Fi.
Location Type Downtown
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$157||$157||$1,100 - $2,200||$0||7 nights|
|Jan. 9 2013 - May. 5 2013
|May. 5 2013 - Jun. 1 2013
|Jun. 1 2013 - Oct. 12 2013
|Oct. 12 2013 - Dec. 22 2013
|Dec. 26 2013 - Jan. 4 2014
|All Other Dates||$157||$157||$1,100||-||7 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Tax rate - 12.5% of rental - Tax
Additional notes from owner
No cleaning, parking, or other fees besides the 12.5% tax.
Two adults and up to 1 child under the age of 18 - free. We do not accommodate pets.
Advance reservations may have one week minimum.
We do not make reservations over one year in advance
Call or email for rates for Holidays, Special Events, Festivals and Holidays.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 18, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 Month's Stay In Paradise
This our 2nd visit to Seashell - this time for one month. we found this excellent value Italian Restaurant - Abbondanza on Simonton St- worth a visit.
If you like rum you should try Speakeasy Inn and Rum Bar on Duval St.We went on a couple of sails Schooner america 2 & Party Cat both good value - but totally different
Response from Carolyn Baker - 05/12/2013
Thanks for sharing the tips and your enjoyment of Key West offerings.
Wendi and I will look forward to your return!
A beautiful oasis off of Duval offering everything that you coul
My wife and I have stayed twice at the Seashell Cottage and both times were incredible. It is a wonderfull home away from home that offers you an oasis right in the middle of everything going on in Key West. Although it's only a stone's throw away from Duval, it is like having a peaceful secluded paradise all to yourself. A fully equiped one bedroom home, featuring such novelties as a full deck with bbq, spa, hammock and outdoor shower. The home is immaculate, well furnished and stocked with every possible item you can think of. Although we won't be going this year, we will certainly try and visit "our" little cottage in the near future. Thank you Carolyn and Wendi for always taking such great care of us.
Response from Carolyn Baker - 05/12/2013
Wendi and I are so pleased that you enjoy and appreciate the amenities and location of the Seashell.
Thank you for being such great guests and taking the time to write this lovely review.
We will look forward to your return!
Carolyn and Wendi
A Perfect Vacation Cottage
We were so glad we stayed at the Seashell Cottage. The location is excellent and it was very clean. Nice and roomy---plenty of space for the two of us. Having a full-size kitchen and gas grill was great. We had coffee every morning on the patio--very nice and relaxing and so private. We would highly recommend the cottage!
Response from Carolyn Baker - 02/05/2013
We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We enjoyed having you as guests.
Thank you taking such good care of the cottage and for taking the time to write this review!
Carolyn and Wendi
Perfect location, close to the action but very quiet.
My husband & I loved this place. Wonderful place to stay. Very close to all the action but very quiet. Great price for everything offered. Very clean & well maintained. The owner & rep Wendi were very helpful with anything we needed or asked. Outdoor shower was great, very private. Never even used the inside shower. The jacuzzi was a great bonus to have.
Response from Carolyn Baker - 08/06/2012
Thank you for letting us know that you enjoyed your stay at the Seashell Cottage and why!
And, we so appreciate that you took good care of the cottage!
Carolyn and Wendi
We stayed a week and didn't want to come home. We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and wanted some privacy. The location is great - about a block and half to Duval Street and very quiet. Everything you can think of is furnished for you and the house is just charming. Carolyn and Wendi were very accommodating and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
Everything and more.
Pictures do not do this home justice. It’s location is excellent having an approximate 10 minute walk to either end of Duval while still being on the smallest, quiet lane possible. My wife and I were extremely pleased in dealing with both the owner, and representative Wendi. Most of our time was spent in the rear of the home enjoying the hot tube, hammock, outdoor shower, and patio area. The kitchen was fully stocked; however, with all the restaurant choices in the area, it’s hard to actually cook home. We highly recommend this property for anyone who wants to get away, but still likes the ability to quickly find themselves in the heart of Key West. Thanks for letting us enjoy your little slice of paradise.
Response from Carolyn Baker - 05/21/2012
Wendi and I so appreciate that you have taken the time to write such a nice review. And, we're so pleased that you had a good time and enjoyed the cottage location, and amenities.
We hope you return to our sweet spot on the island!
Carolyn and Wendi
Janet and Jim
A week in Paradise
It's named the Seashell Cottage, but it's more than a cottage, It's indeed Paradise. Everything about it is perfect from the kitchen to the outdoor shower to the Jacuzzi. You need not bring anything but yourself and high expectations. Janet and I had a faboulous time and look forward to returning again. Location, Location, Location.
Response from Carolyn Baker - 02/25/2012
Wendi and I are so pleased that you enjoyed the cottage and it's location!
You have received our 5 star guest rating! We'll look forward to your return.
We'll be back (hopefully at Seashell)
Ideal, quiet location. Duval Street can be somewhat noisy but Seashell is the ideal distance away when you want some peace & quiet but is still just a leisurely walk away. Facilities at Seashell are ideal for a couple & the outside shower is a bonus so much so that we didn't use the inside shower. Gas barbecue, hammock & hot tub were well used - Having washer / drier was a bonus. Dealing with owner Carolyn & Wendi an excellent example of Key West hospitality. Places to eat out (when not barbecuing ) Bo's Fish Wagon (best conch fritters & don't be put off by the appearance), Pepe's Cafe ( opposite Bo's), El Siboney at Mallory Square. Places to have a swally (Scots for having a drink) Capt Tony's off Duval & Schooner Wharf Bar - All being well we'll be back & hopefully staying at Seashell.
Response from Carolyn Baker - 12/04/2011
Wendi and I are so pleased you enjoyed the Seashell Cottage and Key West. You really found the "essence" of the island regarding your picks of establishments to frequent. You and your wife are delightful guests and we'll look forward to your return.
We had a great time here. Carolynn give us personal recommendations of local parks and beaches. The house was well stocked, and we loved the outdoor shower. The house was clean and nicely decorated. This is a great location for families. Close enough to walk to Duval street and all the festivities, but it is nice and quiet. Overall, we loved it and would love to come back!
Response from Carolyn Baker - 08/14/2011
Thank you for your unsolicited review! Your family is highly commended as guests.
Wendi and I would be pleased for you to return!
Beautiful Cottage That Is Walking Distance To Most Everything
Seashell Cottage has everything you would need for a week of vacation! We truely did have a more "authenic experience" than staying at a hotel. It is well maintained, very clean, and has the most tropical charm of any place I've ever stayed. We loved using the outdoor shower and sitting on the front porch swing to have coffee. The lane is quiet for being so close to Duval Street. It was nice to be close enough to walk down Duval St to watch the sunset celebration at Mallory Square and also to the marina to go on the Fury Ultimate adventure, which is also highly recommended. I would definately stay here again and recommend to any small party who wants to vacation in Key West!
Response from Carolyn Baker - 06/21/2011
It was a delight to have you as a guest at the Seashell. Thanks for taking the time to comment and I hope that you and your groom will come back for a visit!
Hilton Head, SC
The cottage was warm, comfortable, clean and relaxing.
We genuinely enjoyed our stay at the cottage. It gave us a chance for much needed relaxation. The location is ideal. The kitchen is well equipped, we both enjoy cooking and did so several evenings. We had friends in town who were staying at a time share, they were very impressed with our accommodations. The hot tub and outdoor shower add to the appeal of the cottage.
My only recommendation would be to add one more comfortable chair in the living room.
Response from Carolyn Baker - 03/01/2011
Thank you so much. So pleased you enjoyed yourselves!
I'll work on the idea of how to get another large comfortable chair in the living room. The recliner that's there would probably like to have a mate!
The Little Touches
At the risk of sounding cliche, the Seashell Cottage was like a home away from home for us...it was our private, secluded little space just steps from Duval...
The cottage is adorable and the location can't be beat, but the thing that struck us was the little touches that Carolyn and Wendi provide...things like skewers for the grill and a coffee grinder in the kitchen...a stack of delivery/take out menus for when I didn't feel like using the skewers :-) ...the family pass to Ft Zach and the beach chairs to use there...they may not seem like much, but all of these things made our visit incredibly comfortable...
The cottage itself is clean, bright and airy...the cottage and back deck are well secured...wifi works great...for someone who enjoys cooking as much as I do, the fully equipped kitchen was delightful...
Now, please don't tell anyone about the Seashell Cottage...they just might take it when we want to!
Everything about Seashell Cottage is amazing. The place was immaculate. Everything we needed was there. The hot tub was a bonus. It was very nice to have access to a washer and dryer. Perfect place for a couple looking for a romantic get-a-way. Very close to grocery store, Walgreens, restaurants and of course the bars. Had a great time and cannot wait to go back.
In Love with Key West
Stop looking for a place to stay, this is the best on Key West!
For our honeymoon we decided to go to Key West for a week and neither of us had ever been so we were unfamiliar with the island. We didn't want to stay at the run-of-the-mill hotel so we started researching and found the Sea Shell Cottage. Boy did we hit the jack pot!!! I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful the place was! So charming, so romantic, so convenient. You are close enough to Duval Street where all the action is on a nightly basis but far away enough that you don't hear the party at night if you want to stay in. My suggestion would be to rent scooters (otherwise you have to pay to park the electric cars) and explore the island. Wendi and Carolyn are so helpful; you can tell they take pride in their properties. They provided maps, discount coupons for dining, drinking and local attractions and a family beach pass for free! The outdoor shower is awesome! We didn't take a shower in doors the whole time we were there! They only bad thing about the experience was us leaving. :( If you are going to Key West and need a place to stay, I promise you friends you will not be disappointed with the Sea Shell Cottage.
We had a wonderful time!!! We couldn't have asked for a cleaner nicer more well equipped home. This was great for a romantic get a way!!! I was treated so nice, and everything went so smooth! The keys are a great place!
Great rental at a great price!
My husband and I went here for a summer vacation and really enjoyed staying here. The location is very close to Duval Street, restaurants, shops, and other activities but still on a quiet, private street. The house is bigger than it looks in the pictures, is well kept and very clean. The furniture is comfortable. The bed was a little harder than I am used to but my husband liked it :) Everything you need is there: cooking stuff, a grill, washer/dryer, beach chairs, water noodles, games, books, cable, internet, and even a fannypack! lol. Managing staff was very helpful and available. When we couldn't figure out how to turn off the hot tub, they came right out and showed us. Overall, compared to other rentals in Key West, this place is a good price for everything you are getting. We would definitely stay here again.