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Mermaid Cove- ON DUVAL STREET! Sleeps 12-

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

4 units in a 3-building private complex- Great for families or reunions

Located at the artsy 1200 block of world famous Duval Street, Mermaid Cove is the ideal affordable getaway for your Key West vacation. You are in the heart of historic Old Town Key West, where an eclectic mix of restaurants, art galleries, beaches, bars, museums and night life are within walking or biking distance. Out the front door is Banana Café, the perfect place to start your day with a delectable breakfast or a healthy smoothie from Southernmost Smoothie Shop.

Mermaid Cove features four separate units (two cottages and two apartments), each with a private entrance and all decorated and furnished in charming tropical fashion. The units surround a central courtyard with outdoor patio furniture and a large gas BBQ grill. Mermaid Cove allows you to gather as a group, but also have privacy. With accommodations for up to 12 people, it is perfect for extended families, a bunch of friends, bachelor, bachelorette and wedding parties.

Mermaid unit 1 is an upstairs unit with a king bed, full kitchen, bath with shower and living room with full sleeper sofa and a mini split air conditioner. The living room has a large flat-screen TV/DVD player and French doors that open onto a deck with table and chairs. It sleeps 4.

Funky unit 2 is downstairs with a queen bed, bath with shower, mini kitchen with under-the-counter fridge, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, blender, TV/DVD and a mini-split air conditioner. Sleeps 2.

Ocean Cottage 3 is in the middle of the compound and has a king bed with French doors that open onto the central courtyard. The bath includes a shower. The kitchen has a mini-fridge, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, blender, TV/DVD and a mini-split air conditioner. Sleeps 2.

Nautical Cottage 4 is at the rear of the courtyard and features natural cedar walls. At the entrance is a beautiful mosaic tiled 20-foot wall with a one-of-a-kind mural of a Key West beach scene with a Mermaid! This unit features a queen bed and two twin beds, kitchen with a mini-fridge, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, blender, flat screen TV/DVD, small sitting area/dining table and a mini-split air conditioner. The bath includes a shower. Sleeps 4.

Please call to see if there are any special rates.

The courtyard has a large Weber Genesis grill and large outside stainless steel sink that can be used to clean your catch of the day from your fishing excursions.The lights on the patio at night can be casual with the blue rope or blue lamps or you have the ability to turn on a powerful LED light to light up the entire patio.The courtyard also has a Mermaid bottle opener and a weathered bell to get everyone's attention for a special toast or occasion. Beware of the shark in the Mango tree and occasionally you may get a visit from "DINO" the large iguana absorbing up some rays.

More Details

Property Manager
Key West Hideaways
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Key West Hideaways

Please call our office if you have any questions concerning this property. 305.296.9090

Guestbook comments from the manager

Mermaid Cove was perfect. We had a group of 9 for a bachelor party. The location was perfect and the setup was ideal. If you have a group and you are looking for a place that gives you the togetherness and also the ability to have your own little sleeping section, Mermaids Cove is it. I wouldn't hesitate to rent or stay at this place next time i go to Key West.
Jul 2013
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Uptown/Upper Duval Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We do not rent to Spring Breakers. No Exceptions.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Unit 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 4
    Unit 2 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
    Unit 3 - 1 king , Sleeps 2
    Unit 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Sleeps 4
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
• 12.5% tax & end-of-rental cleaning are additional. Rates over special events and holidays may be higher than the seasonal rate. Final rates to be discussed upon inquiry. Rate quotes provided verbally or by email are not final until reservation is confirmed. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Important Note: You may have seen ads on Craigslist that seem to be from us. Please be aware that Key West Hideaways does NOT advertise Vacation Rentals on Craigslist, and a response to a Craigslist ad for a Key West Hideaways property does not come to us in any form. These ads are run by scammers who have no intention of honoring your reservation. At Key West Hideaways, we take pride in the security of our guests and the protection of your personal and financial information. To ensure you are renting and communicating with Key West Hideaways, contact us via phone, email, or through our HomeAway and VRBO listings.


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Mermaid Cove- ON DUVAL STREET! Sleeps 12-
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 12 reviews

Amazing Vacation at Mermaid Cove

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this house. It is 4 separate units that sleep up to 12. All the units were clean, air condition was cold, and courtyard perfect for a bbq and social time. Keith keeps the place in top condition and checks in daily to make sure all our needs were met. I recommend this house to all groups looking to be close to all the action, but also tucked away for privacy.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to review Mermaid Cove. We are glad to hear you had a good time and enjoyed the amenities Mermaid Cove offered. We hope you visit us again soon. Key West Hideaways
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Adorable spot, great location!

  • 5 of 5

A few friends in the group arrived early before me and I booked the place. They were allowed to keep their luggage at the rental office while waiting for the place to be ready. They were given the keys without me being there. Very convenient! The rest of us arrived and fell in love with the place. Adorable decorations, great location on quiet south Duval. We rented bike and scooters for the week - which is located across the street and about a half a block away - and had plenty of space to lock them to the railing walking up to our front door. Banana Cafe and the smoothie place are next door and made it very convenient for breakfast in the morning. We did take out some days that we had early excursions booked. The common courtyard in Mermaid Cove was perfect for drinks and socializing before heading out on the town. The separate bungalows made it great for privacy and getting a group ready to go out. Great spot for a group of friends and couples traveling together. Hope to stay here again in the future! Thanks Mermaid Cove for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Soooo this was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for a big group. I literally have nothing bad to say. It's worth every penny you spend. I'd give it 10 stars if I could. Everyone has there own areas when they want them and then the social spot on the deck in the middle. Thanks again

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great decision!

  • 5 of 5

We were in Key West for the wedding of one of my children. (The newlyweds had their own place.) My other three children, their spouses and children and my husband and I stayed at Mermaid Cove. It worked perfectly for us! The enclosed courtyard was wonderful for little kids as they were essentially "locked in" and we didn't have to constantly corral them. Each family had their own space, yet we could gather as a group when need be! We did have an AC issue the first night, but it was remedied before bed the next night. They are very prompt in taking care of problems. Having a washer and dryer onsite was extremely handy as well. There was a new establishment next door that had installed security lights that did not shut off. I simply called them each night and they turned them off for us. I know the Key West Hideaways property manager was working on the situation when we left. Definitely a wonderful setting for a large group. Location was fantastic! Wedding was wonderful :-)

I would definitely consider staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good times in Key West

  • 4 of 5

This space is in a great location on Duval St. with easy access to all that Key West has to offer. Go to the Rum Bar down the street and ask for Jill! We had a large group and it accommodated us nicely. The central courtyard was great for gathering as a group and entertaining as expected. Very easy check-in/out process as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to review Mermaid Cove. We are glad you had a fun time in Key West and hope you come back and stay with us soon. Key West Hideaways Staff
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Nice Location

  • 3 of 5

Nice location, walking distance to shops and southern most point. Each Cottage is unique in its own individual way. Was nice for family members. Upon arrival there was no clean sheets for the sleeper sofa, Management Company was called. They said would send someone over with sheets, never happened in four days. Units were what we call Key West Clean, tolerable but not really clean. Liked the location but not sure would return because response time (or lack of) of Management Company.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest, we are very sorry to hear that we failed to respond to your issue on a timely matter. Our cleaning staff is working very hard to make the units clean and fresh for our guests, but unfortunately sometimes they miss something. I hope this was not and issue that ruined your stay. We will work on trying to eliminate these kinds of issues in the future. Best regards, Key West Hideaways staff
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Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
South Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Processing $200 + Tax
Cleaning $250 + Tax
Vacation Rental Damage Protection $0
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates from $395 - $995
Minimum stay from 4 nights to 6 nights

Please call for exact rates and conditions

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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