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Seashell Cottage -1 block to Duval Street-Parking

Bedrooms 1
Space 840 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

1/1 single family residence

Due to changes being made at VRBO beyond my control, please email or call me, the Owner, direct at or 1 352 871 2111, for questions, reservations and lowest rates.

Experience tropical island living in this owner managed property that offers a great location on a tiny lane in Old Town Key West. Walk 1 block to Duval Street where you will find fabulous restaurants, boutiques, our famous bars, museums. The beach is a 5 block walk south and Sunset Celebration and the harbor is a 6-8 block north, and they are each short and interesting blocks. Fabulous grocery store just 2 blocks away and they deliver.

Along with value priced lodging, this vacation rental offers private jacuzzi, hammock, fully-equipped kitchen, and the opportunity to relax and enjoy Key West at its best. Free Wi-Fi and free onsite parking.

Seashell Cottage is a one bedroom cottage, totally private single family residence, accommodating 2 adults.

Whether you've come to play in the water, do 'Duval Street,' check out our historical museums and architecture, eat in our fabulous restaurants, or just walk and bike in and around our island, you'll be happy to return to the comfort of one of this lovely accommodation.

Besides the many water sports listed here, you'll find live theater and music, including symphony and big band, along with art galleries and interesting, small but fun museums, and most are within walking distance of our Old Town properties.

This property is highly requested by return guests, call now for availability!

Call for Holiday, and Festival Rates. Discounts for stays more than one week. Due to changes being made at VRBO beyond my control, please call me direct at 1 386 454 2836 for questions, rates, and reservations. One week minimum may (or may not) apply.

More Details

Carolyn Baker
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Carolyn Baker

Greetings - we've lived, worked, and raised our children in Key West. We are pleased to have the opportunity to give our guests great accommodations with fabulous location for affordable rates.


Carolyn Baker purchased this house in 1988

Why Carolyn Baker chose Old Town

Forget your car; walk or bicycle everywhere from the location, location, location of these properties. Ultimate privacy with fenced back deck, BBQ, hammock, dining table, hot tub. Inside you'll find all the comforts of home with lots of storage in the bedroom. The outside shower, in addition to the full bath with tub and shower, is a big hit with our guests.

What makes this house unique

Guests enjoy a totally private single family residence with private spa, fully equipped kitchen, abundant lush tropical foliage. Free internet connections and free onsite parking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

for a stay in Oct 2016

We parked our car for a week! This beautiful little cottage is conveniently located yet down a quiet side street so no noisy traffic. A scooter rental is just around the corner for all the wheels you need to cruise to town, the beach, marina, grocery, etc. This was our 3rd stay at Seashell and we're definitely spoiled. Carolyn is an amazing host and knows how to treat her guests. Soft, fluffy towels, quality cookwear, comfortable bedding and furniture, backyard grill, porch swing complete with visiting cats. Thanks for a relaxing, restful vacation!

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oct 2016
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Old Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 840 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • In addition, there is an outside shower and sink with hot water.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Seashell Cottage bedroom has 1 king bed. Flat screen TV.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fully-Equipped Kitchen, Private Phone/Answer Machine, Parking,


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(23 traveler reviews)

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Seashell Cottage -1 block to Duval Street-Parking
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews

Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I got married 15 years ago in Key West. We hadn't been back in 15 years. We found the Seashell Cottage online, the pictures do not even compare to the actual cottage. This place is beautiful! We couldn't ask for a nicer place to stay for a week. Carolyn and Barbara were terrific, the cottage is impeccably maintained and clean. My wife and I wished we could stay forever! We had a wonderful time and will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara and I are so pleased your anniversary return and stay at the Seashell Cottage was enjoyable. We so appreciate your taking such good care of property and taking the time to write this expressive review. Looking forward to your return! Warm regards, Carolyn and Barbara
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Premier Rental in Key West

  • 5 of 5

I have been traveling to Key West for some 15 years now and have stayed in hotels, on yachts and rentals. Seashell Cottage is now my go to place. It is exceptionally comfortable and has everything you could imagine to make your stay perfect.

When you go out for the evening, you get to come back to a wonderful location that feels like home. and maybe you will not want to go out, but dine in. Completely furnished kitchen, grill, deck make you not want to stay away too long.

The owner and property manager make you feel so welcome that it is depressing to leave at the end of your stay. I wish I could make this my home away more often

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. You are a treasured guest and Cindy and I look so forward to your return! Carolyn Baker Seashell Cottage
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Creve Coeur, MO. USA

Second Home

  • 5 of 5

When we first visited Key West we stayed at Poinciana Place and absolutely loved it,but we wanted to try the Seashell and 6 months later reserved it. When we got there Trevor and Sydney were just finishing putting the final touches together for us and after a quick lunch walked us through. It was everything we envisioned.

The coziness of the cottage was matched only by its spaciousness. After a day at Fort Zach on the beach it was wonderful to come back and try the outdoor shower. The grill was perfect for brauts and later on the hottub was luxurious.. Especially with the different colored lights! When we felt like doing little it was very relaxing to just lounge in the living room with the shades open allowing the sun to come in or to sit on the porch swing and shoot the breeze with the local neighbors or hang out with their cat Mr. Gloria!

Before we left we bought our customary Thank You card along with a couple of bottles of wine for our gracious hosts. We have always enjoyed your hospitality and we cannot wait until we come back again. The Seashell is perfectly located for quick access to Duval, Simonton, or Truman or to any of the quaint neighborhoods behind Whitmarsh... Which we took advantage of and toured.

Thank You Carolyn for allowing us once again to share your home as if it were ours. We greatly appreciate it and you!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely, descriptive review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and took the time to write about it. Sitting on the front porch swing and communing with the neighbors and cats is also one of my favorite cottage activities. Something that doesn't happen for most people in their own homes. You, two, are 5 star guests and we'll look forward to your return. Carolyn, Trevor, Sydney, Mr. Gloria
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Dallas, Texas

Bryan & Judy Mullican

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just left Poinciana Place this past Saturday after staying there for a week. We could not be more thrilled with Poinciana Place. You are 1 1/2 blocks from Duval street. so you get the peace and quiet, while being close to the "action". Bruce is a great host and will give you 5 star treatment. It was everything we hoped for and then some! If you need a place to get away from it all for some serious R&R you have found it here. We look forward to coming back!!! Thank you Bruce for making this a very SPECIAL week.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Poinciana Place. Thank you for writing the lovely review. We'll look forward to your return! Carolyn
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Creve Coeur, MO. USA

First time in Key West

  • 5 of 5

We did plenty of research on vrbo and we eventually narrowed it down to Lazy Lanes Cottages. We wanted to spend our Twentieth wedding anniversary with little to no distractions like what you may encounter at a hotel. After contacting Carolyn and setting up the dates for our visit we were more than pleased with the accommodations! We arrived to find Bruce doing some minor straightening up and he gave us the run down on where to go and what to see. We throughly enjoyed Poinciana Place Tree Top... everything was just wonderful. The temperature was well into the triple digits but coming back home to a ice cold air conditioner certainly felt like heaven! The Jacuzzi was exhilarating and the cottage was just the right size... Cozy. We are already planning on next years visit!! We left a Thank You card for Bruce and Carolyn for allowing us to stay, experience, and enjoy paradise in their little island retreat! I highly recommend the cottages of Lazy Lane!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Poinciana Place and hope to see you again in the future. Warm regards, Carolyn Baker
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New Jersey

Wonderful Little Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Seashell Cottage. We stayed there for a week and everything was as promised. It was the perfect size for my boyfriend and myself and everything was clean and well stocked. The king size bed was very comfortable. We absolutely loved the outdoor shower, we didn't use the indoor one at all! And even though it was 100 degrees, we still loved and used the hot tub. I would definitely recommend this rental to anyone and cannot wait until we can book it again. We flew into Key West airport and rented bikes for the week and I am so glad we did. The house is in such a great location, as it is close to mostly everything, especially by bike. Carolyn and Cindy were wonderful to work with. We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. You were great guests and we're so pleased you had such a good time. Biking around Key West is such a delight; glad you were able to appreciate that. We will look forward to your return. Carolyn and Cindy
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Fausto's Food Palace
"522 Fleming St. All you want can be found here -wine, bakery, take-out, deli, fresh produce..."
Eaton Street Seafood Market
"801 Eaton Street Freshest of fish; lunch items. Parking. "
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Key West International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Green Parrot
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Ft. Myers-Key West Express
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Key West Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
So many!
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
South Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Jasmine House
Nearest Point of Interest
Seashell Cottage and Poinciana Place
Nearest Point of Interest
Fausto's Food Palace
Nearest Point of Interest
Eaton Street Seafood Market
Car: not necessary

Biking on Nice Flat Land with Beautiful Ocean Panoramas or in Historical Old Town Key West, Fishing (flats or open ocean), Wildlife Viewing (Birds are plentiful), Snorkeling/Diving on Coral Reef or Shipwrecks, Kayaking in the Spectacular Back Country, Dolphin Watching, Just a Few of our Annual Events, Fantasy Fest (October), Pirates Fest (December), Bikers Fest (September), Literary Fest (January), Conch Republic Secession (April), Old Homes Tour (February), Arts & Crafts (January), Super Power Boat Races (November), 'Yachting' Sailboat Race (January), Lobster Season (August), Hemingway Days (July)




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 12.5%

Call or email for rates for holidays, special events, festivals.

Owner'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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