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!
- 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