Vacation ever so comfortably in this well-designed one bedroom, one-full-bath courtyard unit at Campbell Court. You can step off your front porch and up to the deck of the enticing, heated, residents-only Monaco pool. Steps to the right, you'll find a raised deck with table, chairs, and shade umbrella above. Tropical foliage and a locked privacy fence surround the whole lushly landscaped compound. But don't be fooled-despite its beauty and quiet tranquility, the compound is only two blocks off Duval Street and three blocks from the Historic Seaport, both listed (among many other locations) as must-do's in any Key West vacation guide.
When most visitors arrive, the sparkling pool and surrounding deck juxtaposed against a ring of palms, ferns, and bougainvillea is what grabs their attention. Thoughts turn to swimming or paddling around in the refreshing, temperature-controlled water under the southern sun. Or maybe you imagine something even more relaxing like stretching out in one of the chaise loungers to nap or to cultivate your tan or to read a magazine. If you need more reading material or a DVDs for viewing, the Key West Library, the first branch in Monroe County's 50-year-old public library system, is right across the street. Maybe instead you picture yourself sitting under a shade umbrella with a glass of ice tea or some frothy cocktail. Maybe you'll email a selfie from here to friends back home. The best part of a vacation is that the choice of how to spend your time is all yours.
Up a few stairs from the winding walkway, you step onto the private, covered front porch of the cottage that looks like it could qualify for the cover of Cottage Style or Southern Living. Freshly painted wooden decking, two white wicker arm chairs with pillows, and a matching wicker side table offer a perfect place to enjoy a morning latte and a pastry from the Old Town Bakery. A wall-mounted lantern next to the front door provides illumination and a stylish accent piece to complete the picture. As you enter through the front door, the living area is to your left. It offers a cozy conversation cluster: couch, two armchairs, a coffee table, an area rug, and two lamps, each decorated with cheery hand-painted images of bright tropical fish. To the right are two armchairs and a round table next to a stereo and TV cabinet. Of course there's cable TV, wireless high-speed Internet, and a DVD player. Ceiling fans throughout help circulate air and add a beachy flair to the design scheme.
The galley kitchen has blond cabinets, some with glass doors, set into clean white walls. Black accents in the appliances and artwork add the right touch of contrast. Everything you need to create a gourmet meal is handy. Or even if you feel less ambitious, the kitchen is highly functional and made even more so by a breakfast bar with accompanying chair stools. A window over the double sink ushers in plenty of ambient light, as do the sliding glass doors opening onto the back deck. Looking out, you see something amazing-a large tree trunk growing through the wooden deck planking and extending through the roof. Glancing up, you can see the top of the tree and all its leaves in canopy form above. The private deck comes complete with glass-top table and four chairs. The gas grill is nearby in case you get inspired to barbeque for lunch or dinner and enjoy your feast al fresco at the table, maybe with a glass of your favorite wine or a bottle of some craft beer. Or relax in the hammock chair suspended in one corner.
Back inside, next to the living room, is an inviting bedroom with queen bed and all the creature comforts like fluffy bedding, side tables, lamps, a ceiling fan, dresser, TV, and a generous closet for hanging clothes. A framed painting of a conch cottage adds fun Key West color to the room. The full bath is adjacent to the bedroom and also cleverly designed to be accessible through another door opening into the living room. Like the rest of the cottage, the dominant bath color is cloud white with colorful art accents on the walls. A shelf holds plenty of nubby white bath towels, hand towels, and wash cloths.
When you're unpacked and ready, slip on your flip-flops and head out to explore the rest of the Southernmost City. Walking just three blocks will bring you to the Historic Seaport and Harbor Walk. Follow the wooden board walk along the Gulf of Mexico to find historic tall ships offering day and sunset cruises or take an all-day ferry excursion to the Dry Tortugas. If you're interested in watersports, there's all kinds-diving, fishing, parasailing, snorkeling, and jet skiing. If you get hungry, a dozen or so restaurants of varying levels of informality ring the harbor.
Or walk two blocks in the other direction to Duval Street to check out tours, museums, shopping, more restaurants, more bars, and the Key West Aquarium, where you can pet a shark if you dare. Check you cell phone for sunset time so you don't miss the legendary celebration at Mallory Square, where locals and visitors alike gather to witness the sun sinking into the horizon. Be sure to applaud at the magical moment when the last round edge of fiery orange disappears. If you're lucky, maybe you'll catch the elusive neon green flash at the last second. Hang around to enjoy the carnival atmosphere as artists and street performers entertain the crowd with circus cats and magic tricks. Others juggle fire, tell fortunes, strum guitars, and sell handmade items. In between you can buy conch fritters and other small food items while pop-up sidewalk bars offer many varieties of cocktails, wine, beer, and soda.
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Additional amenities include: beach distance biking, bed size 1st/master queen, square footage, est. 600, bldg. complex name campbell court, number of baths 1 full, washer/dryer yes....Read more
Left on 03/10/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | PeterReviewed Mar 10, 2014Stayed Feb 2014
We enjoyed our stay so much that we have already reserved two weeks for 2015! The Courtyard was close to everything you would want to be close to without being too close. Just the right size for two people with a great heated pool long enough for my wife who is an avid swimmer to do laps, secluded deck, patio for the grill, and delightful front porch.
“Key West, Historic Hideaways and The Courtyard were amazing”
Left on 01/10/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | Todd and LauraReviewed Jan 10, 2014Stayed Dec 2013
Impectable service out of Historic Hideaways. Our flight arrived delayed and Tim at Historic Hideaways was very accomodative. The Courtyard was a great location, right off Duval St. with an awesome pool and neighbors. The one bedroom cottage was more that adequate and clean. We were very lucky to find such a great place to stay and will hopefully return some day soon.
Left on 03/07/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 7, 2013Stayed Jan 2013
This was our fourth trip to Key West and our second time staying at the Courtyard. This unit was perfect for us. Quiet space at the back of the compound.Nice living space with washer and dryer. Nice private rear deck for relaxing with natural space for a view. The location is perfect for walking everywhere. Would stay there again.
Left on 12/13/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | Julie GreenReviewed Dec 13, 2012Stayed Nov 2012
The Courtyard was so quaint and charming. The pictures on the web didn't do it justice! I loved the privacy of the unit, it was tastfully decorated and had every amenity we needed. Out on the back deck it was cooler than the outside temperature becasue it was covered and included a table with chairs, 2 seperate ways to use the outdoor lighting and the view was a vacant lot with lush tropical trees and foliage...very private. The only problem we had was locating the place since we had a late check-in. We picked up our keys at the office which was very convenient but the were no directions to the place and the entrance to the driveway was located on a side street which we were not told about. It would have helped have a map with directions attached to our keys otherwise, it was a beautiful time and place located just 2 1/2 blocks from Duval street; everything was within walking distance. I would definately stay there again!
Left on 07/13/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | SteveReviewed Jul 13, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
We would recommend Historic Hideaways/Courtyard to anyone. It was great for the two of us. It was very clean, and spacious. The location is very convenient. The pool was a wonderful break in the afternoons. We will definitely stay here again.
Left on 02/07/2010 for a stay in January 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 7, 2010Stayed Jan 2010
The unit was extremely efficient and all appliances worked as they should - from heat to air-conditioning. The bath area with the washer/dryer was extremely organized with a deep washing machine. The master bed was very comfortable! I really liked the whole layout and the privacy of the unit. I liked going out on the patio and not seeing or having to speak with anyone.
It was an extremely convenient location: a block from a grocery store, liquor store, book store, and two blocks from Duval St. It was a short walk to the Wharf market, Mallory Square, and numerous restaurants including Blue Heaven and its lobster omlet!
The only downside was that the unit was only surface cleaned. Barefeet got black, candy wrapper fell out of sofa and the bath rug needed immediate washing. When the sofa was pulled out to clean floor, there was an open Reeses cup with numerous insects devouring or dead. The previous rental did not really clean. Would I go back? Yes! This was minor compared to all the positives.
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