|Minimum Stay||27 nights|
This charming home has just been completely renovated, from its gingerbread on the front porch to the restored Dade County Pine inside. All of the furnishings are brand new and of the highest quality.
***This home is available for lease by the month, in accordance with local ordinances strictly enforced by the City of Key West. The minimum lease is for 27 nights in February and for 29 nights during any other period.
THE LIVING AREA...
The living room has a large flat screen TV and comfortable seating, including a queen sofa bed. The layout of the living area is an open plan, perfect for entertaining. The dining table seats six, and the large kitchen is fully equipped.
THE POOL AREA...
The 12 x 9 pool is perfect for dipping, with plenty of room for everyone. The deck is spacious, with a Gas BBQ, outdoor dining set with umbrella, and chaises. The pool area is spacious, with a large deck that has room to relax in sun or shade.
The master bedroom is upstairs, with a king bed, overhead fan and flat screen TV. The bathroom is en-suite. There is another room just off the master, with a twin bed that can be a third bedroom. On the first floor, the second bedroom has two twin beds, overhead fan, flat screen TV and an en-suite bathroom.
Central Heat and AC, Pool, Washer/Dryer, 46″ Flat Screen TV in living room, Cable TV throughout, Microwave, Blender, Toaster, Fully Appointed Kitchen, Linens and Towels provided. Interim housekeeping provided upon request. Wireless high-speed Internet access throughout the property. This property will accommodate up to 7 adults. Pets considered.
We spent the month of February in Key West. The Lilac Cottage was perfect for us and our pups. Central location and walked to everything. Shannon Lewis (our guest coordinator) was very responsive to any request.
We celebrated our 1 year anniversary at Lilac Cottage and it was nothing short of amazing. Sitting on the deck, floating in the pool, watching the planes fly overhead, enjoying a cocktail, it truly felt like we were in paradise. The inside is just as beautiful as the outside with all the original pine floors, staircase, etc. Property both inside and out immaculately kept.
The location is amazing, quiet street, but SO close to all the sights of Key West. It was a 15 minute walk to everything we wanted to enjoy while in Key West; Duval Street, Mallory Square, Southernmost Point The bike shop right across the street was great for all our biking needs, we definitely recommend hopping on a bike and exploring the island. A little bodega was right down the street that we stocked up on water, snacks, alcohol (while there are a million bars in Key West, you will definitely want to spend a day and/or night just relaxing in the pool). So many great restaurants and bars all within walking distance. Get out and explore an you will find hidden gems everywhere like Flaming Buoy for dinner, great Cuban dinner at El Siboney, late night snacks at Sandys Cafe.
We HIGHLY recommend Lilac Cottage to anyone looking for a great stay in Key West, the concierge service was fantastic, made great recommendations and were at our disposable with any questions, needs, etc.
Don't think we could ever stay anywhere else in key West without being disappointed because Lilac Cottage is a little piece of paradise, you may tear up when its time to leave!
We stayed at the Lilac Cottage in September and loved it! The house was perfect, that beautiful Key West Style with the gingerbread on the porch, the artwork and that lovely Lilac color! What a Great house, so open, lots of space and beautiful interior. We spent our mornings biking and walking around Key West and our afternoons cocktailing in the fabulous and private backyard. Hours Sitting around the table talking and enjoying (many) cocktails, relaxing in the pool in the sun, and lounging in the hammock and the lounge chairs. Many fun Happy hours and grilling dinner in the yard. We usually are out and about in Key West every night, but in a house as amazing as the Lilac Cottage, we found ourselves very much enjoying our time together at the home. Five star home and service and we can't wait for our next opportunity to get back to Key West for another stay at the Lilac Cottage!
Lilac cottage was the absolute perfect place to stay in Key West! Beautiful, spotless, updated home on quiet, clean street. Can rent bikes 1/2 block away and walk to everything, including Duvall. We will only stay here when we come to Key West!!!
While the cottage is a bit out of the way, we rode bikes or walked to Duval Street, the grocery store, the beach, and many favorite restaurants.
Three of our four weeks we had another couple with us and the cottage easily accommodated all of us. We never used the little loft bedroom upstairs, but it would be fine for an adult or child.
The kitchen was very well stocked with pots, pan, utensils as well as spices, paper products and cleaning supplies.
Bed were comfortable and there were plenty of sheets and towels.
The patio area and pool were fantastic.
The dishwasher broke while we were there, but the property management company was very responsive with that issue and any others we had.
The only thing that kept me from giving the cottage 5 stars was the condition of the bedroom carpet and too many fake plants all around the interior.
We loved Key West and will return next year and we will once again use Last Key Reality.
Favorite restaurants: DJ's Clam Shack (lobster rolls) Cafe Marquesa (key lime martinis and all the food), Square One, Cafe Sole and Bistro Sole.
We flew in Miami so we had a rental car for the month, but will not do so next year. If you're even reasonably fit rent bikes. We used Island Bycyle