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Charming secluded 1886 cigar maker cottage close to the action

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 28 - 30 nights


Minimum Stay
28 - 30 nights

About the property

Ideal for one or two people. Murphy bed on main floor, full bed in loft.

The Coconut is an old cigar maker's house. Once upon a time it had multiple rooms for the cigar maker and his or her family. If you visit the Gato Building you will see a picture of a Ford Model T driving by the Coconut when Whitehead Street was a dirt road. Today Whitehead is bustling with activity and the Coconut has an open floor plan, celebrating the light, airy feel of sunshine and vacation.

The house sits on the edge of Bahama Village, a fun part of Key West where you will find the funkiness of roosters roaming the streets and men playing dominoes late into the evening. Blue Heaven and La Creperie are just a short stroll down the lane behind the light house. The Six Toed Cat and the Banana Cafe are also good eateries within two blocks.

The Key West Lighthouse and the Hemingway House are in the adjoining block. The Southernmost Point is at one end of Whitehead and Mallory Square at the other. With coffee or drink in hand, you can turn one way to watch the sun rise, and turn the other way to watch the sun set. How's that for simple awesome living!

Fort Zachary Taylor and South Beach are within a short walk.

There is a community swimming pool within 3 blocks. There is no cost and it is a fabulous place to catch the sun ad swim with a fantastic view of the Atlantic Ocean.

I chose this spot to live because everything is nearby. You'll love the simplicity of just walking out the door and finding everything close at hand.

More Details

Wendy Coles
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 January, 2017

About Wendy Coles

I am a Canadian who travelled to the United States for school and never left. After many years in Michigan I retired to Key West to enjoy the beauty of sunny days and orchids that bloom year round. You will find many on the back deck.

Wendy Coles purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Wendy Coles chose Key West

I love the simplicity and funkiness of Key West. I can walk or ride my bike anywhere. It's a wonderful community where diversity is embraced and fashion is forgotten. Show up with a pair of shorts and a sunhat and you are all set!

What makes this cottage unique

I loved the Coconut from day one because it is cozy, open and life inspiring. A massive Poinciana tree shades it with it's red flowers. Bougainvillea flowers arch over the side gate. Step out the front gate and you will find people eager to say hello and celebrate life. Or sit on the front porch and greet visitors, pointing out which way they should head to find the Southernmost Point or the Hemingway House. You'll feel like you're a local in seconds!


5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

Charming secluded 1886 cigar maker cottage close to the action
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Adorable little cottage in paradise

  • 5 of 5

The Coconut is ideally located in the heart of Key West. It is within walking distance of all major attractions, fabulous restaurants, and one 1 block from the fun and festivities of Duval St.

During your stay at the Coconut you’ll wake up to the sounds of crowing rosters, spend the afternoon on the front veranda watching people and tour busses go by, and relaxing in the evening to the soothing sounds of the fountain located in the private outdoors living space.

The Cottage is very nicely decorated with the look and vibe of Key West I found it to be fully stocked with everything needed for a wonderful stay.

The air conditioner, heater and dishwasher washer, dryer are amenities that are sure to be appreciated.

Wendy is a delight to work with and is very conscientious about ensuring her guest have the best possible Key West experience. She left a handy reference guide in the cottage that contained information such as TV operating tips, WIFI password, trash disposal details, tourist attractions, nearby markets, and do not miss restaurants, etc. She also kept me well informed of events and activities that were taking place during my stay.

You’ll fall in love with the Coconut and the historic Bahama Village neighborhood and simply will not want to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location In Key West

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is perfectly located just a minute's walk from the action on Duval and 10 mins walk from the excellent Higgs Beach. You won't need a car as everything you could want is so close by.

Wendy was a pleasure to deal with, very friendly, flexible and accommodating to our needs.

The accommodation itself is compact but has everything you need. The exterior is very attractive and I watched plenty of tourists stop to take photos of the cottage as I sat and relaxed on the front porch.

Overall we enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate in recommending the cottage to other couples looking for a great time close to the heart of Key West.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Green Parrot
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Ferry Terminal brings travelers from Naples
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Key West Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
US 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Six Toed Cats
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Key West's South Beach is 4 blocks away
Car: not necessary

While the beach is only a few blocks away, the community center is 3 blocks away with a very large swimming pool overlooking the ocean. It is free and offers a fun place to sun bathe and swim.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Uptown/Upper Duval, Key West

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
High Season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £80
Refundable Damage Deposit £320
Tax Rate 12.5%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Uptown/Upper Duval in Lower Florida Keys

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Main Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is one bathroom with a walk in shower. The large window and glass shower wall allows me to shower while looking at the palm trees out the window. It's paradise!
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Main floor bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Murphy Bed , A queen sized murphy bed with full sized bed in loft
  • The Coconut has an open floor plan with a queen size murphy bed on the main floor and a full size bed in the loft.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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