My husband and I stayed at White Gate Court cottage number 3, with our small pooch for four nights in August 2012! The cottage is adorably decked out with a white couch and white rocker, small kitchen table, two a/c units, full refrig/freezer, cooktop, coffee pot, dishes, pans and microwave! The queen sized flowery covered bed is elevated and portioned off from the living area by a white wooden railing! There is ample closet space, dresser space, lighting and plenty of towels. Why just outside your door is your own porch complete with table and chairs for 4, in case you meet new friends! To obtain Kayak paddles, one must go to the office and sign a wavier of liability which is standard. Kayaks were always available for us to travel out across the peaceful bay waterways with our dog! Bicycles are available as well and are locked up late in the afternoon. The fact that there is not a pool here at White Gate Court is just simply in step with the natural wonder and layout of the compound. Throughout the property there are coconut palms, hibiscus flowers, huge snake plants, an outdoor chapel area, pick-nic tables facing out to the calming Florida Bay side of this island also referred to as 'Lower Matecumbe Key'. The city of Key West is roughly 75 miles away. 12 miles north is a large food store. Smaller stores are located about 3 miles in either direction. Guided Boat ride excursions and tours to Indian Key (a historical settlement) and Lagumvatae Key (a completely natural and unspoiled mitigation island) can be booked at the dock at the next island just over the bridge. Mile Marker 88 is a well known chef rated restaurant only about 12 miles north. Lorelei's is a fun restaurant that is closer by with live music. White Gate court was just the prescription my husband, dog and I were looking for: Rx for Peace, Quiet, Tranquility, Friendliness, Courtesy, no hustle no bustle. Our new slogan: "Book Again Kayak Often!" Dr. & Mrs. Anderson and our beloved dog!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A quiet, secluded getaway, where Pets are always welcome. Only 7 units on 3 acres of tropical beauty, with old time charm and modern comfort. 220 Feet of private white-sanded beach area, free dockage, great snorkeling and night fishing, complementary beach towels, free use of Kayaks and bicycles. BBQ grills for each unit, filtered water supplied for each refrigerator, fully equipped kitchens and more. Personalized attention, great hospitality. We have a brand new Dock!! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- White Gate Court Hotel Islamorada