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'Southard Comfort' -- Famous Old Town Conch Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


Minimum Stay
28 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

924 Southard Old Town cottage made famous by Country Home magazine! Featured in Country Home magazine, June, 2001, this one-of-a-kind cottage was formerly owned and decorated by well known decorator Mary Emmerling, Creative Director of Country Home. Southard Comfort is perfect for the guest who wants to enjoy Key West at its finest!

The perfect location,four blocks to the Historic Seaport and Duval Street and within walking distance to many wonderful restaurants (Michael's, Mangia/Mangia, Cafe Sole & name a few). Southard Comfort will amaze you with the decorating, local art throughout and attention to detail. Sit on the front porch and watch the world go by or enjoy the private landscaped rear deck and heated pool!

This 'pet friendly' cottage features two bedrooms, one with a king pillow top bed and down duvet, 32' Flat Screen CATV/DVD and ceiling fan, the other with a queen pillow top bed, 24' Flat Screen CATV and a ceiling fan. A wonderful loft with scuttles (an feature of historic Key West homes) with a queen pillow top bed and a 13' CATV/DVD.

The master king bedroom features an en-suite bath and includes a shower, tub and hairdryer. The second bath is accessed from the hallway and includes shower, hairdryer and full sized washer/dryer.

The great room, at the rear of the cottage, has a vaulted ceiling and French doors across the wall that opens up to a deck, heated pool, outdoor Bose stereo system, gas grill, teak lounge chairs w/umbrella and teak table & chairs covered (or not!) with a retractable canvas awning. The awning creates the perfect outdoor dining space or a retreat from Key West's brilliant sunny days.

The living room features a 4" 'Smart WiFi HDTV, DVD player w/DVD library, wireless high speed internet access,stereo, iPod station, library with local books and comfortable , intimate seating. The colorful and well equipped kitchen has a dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator with ice-maker, glass top stove, garbage disposal and everything you could desire to prepare a gourmet feast!

Southard Comfort is a very special property...people stop to admire the house and its traditional conch style. Numerous artists have painted and photographed the house. During your stay'll feel like a local, enjoy the amenities of a first class vacation rental and never want to go home!

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Denise Patri
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 3, 2017


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

'Southard Comfort' -- Famous Old Town Conch Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Little piece of Heaven on Southard Street!

  • 5 of 5

First time to Key West...won't be the last! The house was immaculate and decorated beautifully. Location was very central to everything. Several good restaurants are within a few blocks of the house.

Loved being in a neighborhood where you really get the sense of what it would be like to live in Key West. The outdoor space was a real plus. Found ourselves out on the deck, morning, noon and evenings. Heated pool was a place to relax after a day at the beach, walking or sightseeing. Fun to stay in a house that has 120 years of history and imagine life back in the day!!! Owner was very pleasant to work with and was so helpful in answering questions and sharing recommendations. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Could not ask for anything more!

  • 5 of 5

This sweet little Conch house is so close to everything yet so far away from the noise. If you want to experience true Conch living, book Southard Comfort. We rode our bikes everywhere, enjoyed the beautiful backyard and is an oasis! The house is professionally decorated and has all of the amenities of home. Bring shorts, bathing suits and your flip flops and enjoy this little taste of paradise!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Memories Created

  • 5 of 5

I was hesitant to visit KW with little children. It was our first flight with the kids and the only regret was we did not ride our bikes more. This cottage is fully equipped with everyting you need while visiting KW. Centrally and conviently located to everything you need to do but still yet very quiet and secluded for relaxation. Southard Comfort is very well maintained and decorated as described and we are counting the days until we are able to return. We made wonderful memories there and took home the vibe we felt while living in this house. Our children loved being so close to areas we rode our bikes everywhere and we loved our location. The pool and deck transforms you a feeling of paradise. Thank you again for helping us create life long memories of the butterfly museum, aquarium, riding bikes to the library and sunset celebration.. We loved the cuban sandwhiches from down the street at Five Brothers... until we can visit again.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Old Town House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
28 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
28 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
28 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

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Old Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Full Size Front Load LG Washer/Dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) Pillow top king bed w/down duvet., Queen size Beds (2) Pillow top queen beds w/down duvets in 2nd Bedroom & Loft.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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