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“A Hidden Gem in the Heart of Key West”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bahama Gardens

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Bahama Gardens
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“A Hidden Gem in the Heart of Key West”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2009

My husband and I visited Key West for the first time in 2008 and we were lucky enough to have found this lovely little place just enough off the beaten path of Duval Street, but close enough to all that everyone looks to experience while visiting the historic city. We stayed in the Cigar House within the Bahama Gardens compound and it was a quaint, clean and spacious cottage offering everything you need to make your stay comfortable. We really enjoyed the privacy of the grounds, not to mention the beauty of the gardens which are very well maintained. Also, Jerry, who maintains the property, can offer a wealth of information about Key West and where to dine, visit, drink, or people watch! The location is perfect...and safe. Close to the beach (we walked) and really close to Duval street - 2 blocks! There is not one negative thing I can say about the Bahama Gardens!

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Des Moines, IA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2009

I booked Bahama Gardens for our wedding party. We rented the main house and the cigar house. We loved the pool, grill and all the other ammenities! The location is ideal too. We were close to just about everything and what was great was that we saved money on food and had a place we could rest and congregate throughout our week. 30 people came to Key West and of all the accomodations, Bahama Gardens surpassed all other rentals!
Thanks for making our wedding stressfree, fun and special!

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled on business
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orlando
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2008

I do not think that i can say enough about the quality of the main house, the kindness of the owners and ass., the great location, and the property. You will have to get use to the roosters, but that is part of the whole Key West experience.

Don’t let the smallish square footage of the house fool you, the house is so well laid out that it has MORE than enough room for 8 people! The warp around porches and open pool area makes it the both spacious and intimate. You are so close to the action of Duval you can ALMOST hear its heartbeat but with the amazing landscape you are 100% secluded from it. The Owner was present for a good portion of the trip and was not only knowledgeable but a great person. He had a caretaker present that was also just a great person. They both contributed to the feeling of community that you really want to feel in Key West. I will recommend this house to anyone and everyone. If you take care of the house and it fits in your budget, you will not find a better place to stay In Key West....Or anywhere!

  • Liked — Huge property, well maintained, close to action, landscape gave amazing privacy
  • Disliked — roosters, only 2 baths (1 shower)
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled on business
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2006

I just returned from the best vacation ever. Where we stayed made it outstanding. A group of 8 of us rented a 4 bedroom house for the week. The name of the property is Bahama Gardens, it is located in Old Town Key West, 2 blocks from Ft. Zachary Taylor. Bahama Gardens is a 5 house compound and we occupied the Main house. Steve the owner was there (in one of the small houses) for a few days and he was so helpful. I think we asked him 100 questions and he answered every one or found the answer for us. He was awesome. "Little Jerry" as we named the rooster what seems to have taken up residency in the backyard was a constant souuce of entertainment and someone to yell at. The pool in the back yard ia perfect place to hang out during the day or night. The hot tub was very, very hot until the heater turns off at 10 PM and then it is perfect. The tenants in the other houses were VERY friendly and we all make fast friends. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this huse The only thing I would chang is the amount of people we had. There are 2 bedrooms w/ queens, one room w/ a trundle bed (2 twins) and one room w/ 1 twin bed. We had 3 couples and 2 singles. There is only one full bath but that never really seemed like and issues as there is a 1/2 bath downstairs. Check out some of the pictures I took of the property! Also check out Bahamagardens

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Additional Information about Bahama Gardens

Property: Bahama Gardens
Address: 704 Thomas St, Key West, FL 33040-7335
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Main House is a two (2) story 100+ year old, recently completely renovated "Conch" house. The house has an open downstairs floor plan, and four (4) private bedrooms upstairs. There is a downstairs wraparound porch, and a complimenting upstairs wrap around balcony, both of which overlook the pool, sundeck and Thomas Street. All window, door and floor trim is turn of the century style, and all windows are 6 / 6 double-hung sash.The house has a secured wi-fi network, ADT Security System (24 hour central monitoring), CCTV, three (3) HDTVs (two (2) Sony 32" flatscreen (HBO, DVR) and one (1) Samsung 40" SMART HDTV). The house has five (5) tons of central air conditioning, and six (6) 52" Hunter ceiling fans; there is a full size Whirlpool washer and dryer located at the rear of the house. There is a propane barbecue located on the pool deck.The house can comfortably accommodate a maximum of eight (8) guests.There are two (2) off-street parking spaces on the property.First Floor The kitchen, dining room, living room are located on the first floor. Located off the living room is a half bathroom, which has a pedestal sink. The downstairs floor is a Golden Oak Pergo, and the downstairs ceiling is 9' high. KitchenThe contemporary galley kitchen is new with maple cabinets, Corian countertops, and a double compartment, integrated Corian sink. Kitchen equipment includes a GE range, GE microwave, GE dishwasher, garbage disposal, Samsung side-by-side refrigerator with icemaker and serve through ice and water dispenser, coffee maker, toaster, dishes, flatware, glasses (service for 8), pots, pans, and all basic cooking utensils. There is a set of two (2) French doors providing access from the kitchen to side porch, pool, and sundeck.Dining Room The dining room has a glass dining room table with seating for six (6). There is a ceiling fan in the dining room.Living Room The living room has a queen size sleeper sofa, a love seat, a reading chair (with ottoman), an entertainment center, a Samsung 40" SMART HDTV, Sony DVD player, and a Panasonic CD/MP3 player. The living room has recessed lighting, and a ceiling fan.Second Floor The second floor has four (4) private bedrooms - one (1) queen bed, one (1) full bed, two (2) twin beds, and one (1) twin bed. Each bedroom has a ceiling fan, and there is a Sony 32" flatscreen HDTV in two of the bedrooms. One bedroom provides access to the 275 square foot wrap around balcony, which overlooks the pool and sundeck, and Thomas Street. The second floor is carpeted, and there is a new full bathroom located on the second floor.All linens and towels are furnished.2014 Old Town Key West (5) circa 1880 historic houses in a private gated compound setting within easy walking & biking distance to the best restaurants and nightlife in Old Town Key West - 2 blks. from Duval St., 4 blks. to beach. Amenities include a 10'x35' pool (including Jacuzzi), 10'x40' sundeck, BBQ, brick walkways, heated Jacuzzi, tropical landscaping (bananas, hibiscus, orchids, palms). ... more   less 

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