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“Perfection for Literary Vacation”
Welcome to the Seashell Cottage, quiet lane, one block to Duval Street, free onsite parking
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Welcome to the Seashell Cottage, quiet lane, one block to Duval Street, free onsite parking
Enjoy the friendly lane from the front porch swing. Front porch swing and bench, great for coffee or cocktail
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44 reviews
Welcome to the Seashell Cottage, quiet lane, one block to Duval Street, free onsite parking
Enjoy the friendly lane from the front porch swing.
Front porch swing and bench, great for coffee or cocktail
Sundance spa on private back deck with lounge chairs, hammock, dining table, BBQ
Hammock, BBQ, outdoor dining
The white armoire houses a 27' TV and DVD player. Lots of storage with chest of drawers, armoire.
Kitchen with sit-down table opens out to the private back deck with BBQ and additional dining table.
Fully equipped kitchen with full size major and small appliances.
Computer desk/chair, large WiFi TV, Blue Ray DVD player. Local artwork adorns the entire cottage.
LazyBoy recliner and comfy sofa.
Bathroom offers tub and shower and is accessible from kitchen and bathroom as well as back deck.
Bathroom opens to back deck with outdoor shower and sink.
Outside shower and sink, both with hot water - a favorite with our guests.
Relax at the Seashell Cottage
That's me, Carolyn, on Whitmarsh Lane aka Lazy Lane, home of Seashell Cottage
Original painting by McMullen.
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Holiday Rental House -
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2
Key West, Florida Keys, Florida

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Phinzup
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
38 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Perfection for Literary Vacation”
Reviewed 13 September 2015 for a stay in January 2014
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I arrived on a rainy, nasty day in Key West. It was pouring. Duval Street was flooding. The temperature was in the 50s. But I was in Key West, so it couldn't be all bad.

It wasn't. Seashell Cottage was the perfect retreat from the absolute brain drain that was the Key West Literary Seminar. A beer, a book and the front porch swing were all I needed to recover from learning more than my head could absorb every day. The light sounds of music from several local bars and the smell of night blooming jasmine put me in a state of mind that only Key West could bring. I've stayed in many places in Key West and this was the closest to Paradise I've found yet. I felt local, and after 2.5 weeks I didn't want to leave.

The bed was comfortable. The lane it is on is quaint, cozy and quiet. The back patio area was perfect for breakfast in the morning. The outdoor shower, even on a cold day, was glorious. The couch was excellent for an afternoon nap before going out to evening events. If I had too much to imbibe at functions, Mr. Z's was only 2.5 blocks away. Groceries? Fausto's is only 3 blocks away. Duval? Just around the corner from Mr. Z's, yet when you're at the cottage you feel miles away from that insanity.

Perfect. That's the only word I can use to describe Seashell Cottage. Perfect. I've been trying to find a way to get back ever since I left.

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Liked best: Convenience with privacy. Best of both worlds.
Liked least: Having to leave.
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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mgrimes28
Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
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“First trip to Key West”
Reviewed 8 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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I cannot find anything negative to say about the Seashell Cottage. Everything was better than expected and the location was excellent. Carolyn and Cindy really went above and beyond. This is where we will be staying when we return.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Couples
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Management Response
10 Sep 2015
Thank you so much for writing the review! Cindy and I are so pleased that your first Key West visit, staying at the Seashell, was a good one.

You, two, are 5 star guests and we'll look forward to your return!

Warm regards,

Carolyn Baker
Owner, Seashell Cottage
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FirstClas...
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“True Key West experience!”
Reviewed 1 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Better than I expected! =) Very clean, very quiet, very private, very safe, had everything we needed and more. Loved the roosters in the morning, a couple very friendly kitty cats made their daily rounds to check on us. Activities were all within walking distance. Parking was perfect if you don't bring an SUV or minivan. Other properties had cars cramped in or on the narrow street but the Lazy Lane had the perfect two spots with no risk of damage by anyone else squeezing in or out around yours. We liked how the property had a locking gate. One added feature that we wish we had known about was the bike rack inside the locked property...we would have brought ours if we had known. Jacuzzi was cleaned daily and towels replaced as we needed. We will never stay in a Key West hotel ever again!! I loved the true Key West experience in this cottage. =)

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Management Response
4 Sep 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. So pleased you enjoyed your authentic Key West experience at Poinciana Place, complete with kitties and roosters.

We'll look forward to your return!

Carolyn
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RonaM91
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful vacation”
Reviewed 2 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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people found this review helpful

Very Key Western. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, complete kitchen, washer, dryer, centrally located to Duval St within walking distance to beach. Quiet pool. Definitely would stay here again. They even provided dish washer powder, toaster oven, blender, microwave.

Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Family
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Frank V
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Quiet Key West Gem”
Reviewed 20 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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people found this review helpful

We decided to get away from mid-Atlantic cold and repair to the Keys for two weeks this winter. We took the ground-floor unit of Poinciana Place and it's been perfect. Bruce, the owner, is friendly, helpful, and thorough in addressing all needs. The bedroom is comfortable, the kitchen efficient and the deck with hot tub marvelously restorative. The patio in back has a fine gas grill, washer and dryer, and two friendly resident cats.

We brought our computers to do some work, and the wifi while not lightning-fast, was perfectly adequate for e-mail and basic web searches.

We got into a pattern of having one meal (L or D) out and one in each day and there are many really good restaurants within easy walking distance.

The last two days of our stay turned cool (it was frigid back home!) but the place is equipeed with a nice space heater that took the chill off and made us comfortable.

This is a great place and we hope to return in the future.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Couples
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Management Response
25 Feb 2015
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay so much at Poinciana Place and have shared your thoughts with this lovely descriptive review.

We'll look forward to your return!

Carolyn Baker
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