Mermaid’s Cove

If you want to stay on Duval Street and have a large group of people, Mermaid’s Cove is the nicest place you could possibly find.  Again, no breakfast but this Key West B&B has everything you need in amenities, style, location, and charm.  Located at the upper end of Duval (read: quieter end), Mermaid’s Cove sleeps 8 to 10 people and has 4 bedrooms, with 4 bathrooms.

There are four separate cottages making up this small compound close to the Atlantic Ocean, liquor store, and restaurants.  Your group can convene in the central courtyard and cook up some fish or veggies on the gas BBQ grill before heading out to see what’s going on up and down Duval Street.  Which of your group gets to stay in the cottage with the cedar walls is up to you!

The cedar cottage also holds the explanation of why this great Key West B&B is called Mermaid’s Cove.  It features a 20′ wall with mosaic of beach scene and mermaid.  Since each cottage has it’s own private entrance, your group can enjoy complete privacy even if you keep different hours and do different things while in Key West.  Perfect for a wedding party, family reunion or just a family or group trip, Mermaid’s Cove is perfectly located for a fun time in Key West, for both hitting the beach and painting the town red on Duval.

Travelers Palm

Travelers Palm can’t technically be called a Bed and Breakfast because they don’t serve breakfast to their guests.  But their cottages are so cute and their commitment to green living so admirable that we think they have a place in the Key West Bed and Breakfast world.  In what we hope is a growing trend in Key West, Travelers Palm has renovated its grounds, swimming pool, and accommodations to become what’s called a Green Hotel.

To get your Bed and Breakfast on the Green Hotels list, it takes more than just encouraging your guests to recycle their bottled water containers.  Green Hotels are built with eco-friendly materials and techniques, and feature things like low-flush toilets, solar heated water.  Laundry is also done with water-saving principles and much of the interior decor is made with recycled materials, such as the countertops in the kitchen.

Both the cottages and the swimming pool are heated by solar panels, and the grounds are watered via a cistern which collects rain water.  Appliances have low energy requirements and there are ceiling fans throughout to help out the AC system, which by the way is also very high tech and low-energy.

Aside from feeling good that you’re supporting the Green movement, you’ll enjoy the ambiance while you’re here as well.  Travelers Palm features stylish tropical decor in it cottages, and things like flat screen TVs, down comforters, and jacuzzis.  Make no mistake: this is luxury accommodations in Key West, but with an environmental twist.