Awesome Vacation Rental: Key West’s Pineapple Cottage

The pool and garden at Pineapple Cottage

There are so many wonderful options for lodging in Key West.  But for a truly private tropical retreat, Pineapple Cottage is a great way to go.

Located on Southard Street near Simonton Street, it is an odd combination of far enough off Duval Street, yet close enough at the same time.  A practically perfect location,  although when we were walking up to it initially (through the back door of the rental agency in a commercial area, through a parking lot ) we were skeptical.

Then we walked through Pineapple’s gate into a secret tropical oasis.  Yep, I could while away many hours here just fine!  Two sets of french doors open from the downstairs bedroom and the living room onto a spectacular, completely private garden and pool.

Nice as it was, we  spent precious little time inside the house with such a lovely outdoor space.  The two bedroom, two bath home has a a full kitchen, bedroom, bath (with shower) and living room downstairs.  Upstairs, which was added to the cottage in 2007, you’ll find a second bedroom, bath, and another living area.  It is an ideal place for a small family or two couples traveling together.  The kitchen was nice, but not the up to my very highest end usual standards.  Since you’ll be outside anyway or eating at many great restaurants… who cares?

Speaking of great spots, It is just down the street from Sarabeth’s, a great brunch or breakfast spot.  But heck – Pineapple is close to just about everything.

The deck and pool get lots of sun, but on the rare day when it is a bit chilly, it can be heated for a small fee.  Don’t forget to have a Stone Crab picnic lunch on the deck!

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