We just returned from what was supposed to be a five night stay at Cayo Heuso cottages, but Tropical Storm Issac cut the visit short. We have stayed in two B & B's in Key West on previous visits, but I just fell in love with Cayo Heuso. We went there to meet up with another couple that was staying at the Southernmost on the Beach, and they said they would much rather be here. We have already discussed coming back and each of us getting cottages. Staying at Cayo Heuso is completely relaxing, charming, and wonderful. Each cottage has a full kitchen, bedroom, living room & bath as well as a deck with table and grill. If you can request the blue cottage, your deck overlooks the pool and the interior is decorated with colors of the ocean.
Joyce and Olga were checking on us each day and made sure we had everything we needed to be comfortable. Joyce even offered to stock our refrigerator for us prior to our visit! When we were debating on whether or not we would stay through the Storm, we were provided the keys to the other cottages that were not being occupied just in case we needed to move to another location - seriously, what other type of accommodation would do that! Then when we decided to pack up, Joyce gave us one of the Coleman coolers to put our food & drinks in.
It is so relaxing and enjoyable at Cayo Heuso that the other couple we were with told us their most favorite evening was when we just stayed at the cottage, grilled our dinner and sat by the pool with drinks. We commented several times that we would love to own one of the cottages as a vacation home.
The location is superb - one block to Duval and two blocks to the Southernmost Point with restaurants in every direction. If you rent either of the cottages that face United Street, there is a porch with rocking chairs and you can sit and people watch. The complex is private, quiet and beautifully landscaped. The only small negative is that there is only one dedicated parking spot and if you don't get that one, you have to walk a bit to park behind one of the banks.
We will definitely be back as we have found a wonderful spot with Cayo Hueso!