We planned to be scuba diving but weather kept us grounded. We stayed in the cottage for two nights and found it delightful. Everything worked, cool quirky self contained raised cottage. Lots of windows to see the deer all around the grounds. One reason we choose this location was for the opportunity to see some key deer. Well, if you want to see key deer up close, this is the place. Breakfast was delicious. They have bikes to use and across the street is a small canal/marina with Baracle kayaks to use. We were really surprised at how many key deer came around by the units almost all the time. We walked around along the shore and back on the road and it seems like the deer live at the Baracle. Also, the washed up seaweed, sponges and ocean "debris" that some people complained about occasionally had some smell, and was loaded with bugs, but therefore it attracted tons of birds. They provided some lotion for the "no see-ums" that worked perfectly well. There were really no down sides for us at all. Easy to get lots of pictures https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.3479269032741.144754.1601730984&type=3 . Flat screen HDTV so we connected our computer via our HDMI cable to HDTV for nice slide shows each day. So we did not get to dive, but had a great time on Big Pine Key at the Barancle.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Barnacle! We are a bed and breakfast in Big Pine Key, FL which is about 30 miles from Key West. Our place is peaceful and very quaint. A perfect place to get away from the hustle of everday life, but still close enough to Key West to enjoy a day downtown. We pride ourselves on making your stay the most memorable and relaxing experience that you have ever had at a b&b, with excellent gourmet breakfasts and bbq's in the evening to reflect on the days activities while you watch the sun sink into the Atlantic Ocean. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Barnacle b&b
- Barnacle Hotel Big Pine Key
- Barnacle Bed And Breakfast Big Pine Key, Florida Keys