Now for some Key West cottage charm!
Located in the Seaport side of Old Town, this historic Key West rental cottage is nestled in one of the island’s most enchanting residential neighborhoods.
Originally built in 1860, Island Village Cottage was restored in the early 1990’s, channeling the colorful Caribbean character.
The cottage is tiny but the high ceilings and tall windows make it feel spacious and breezy.
The seafoam wall color and the warm hardwood floors create a soothing beachy feel.
Island Village Cottage features 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
This charming historic cottage has actually been featured in two books – American Country Cottages, (1993), and Key West Gardens and Their Stories, (2000).
Island Village Cottage rents by the month for around $4,500 – or more in peak season. Not cheap, but that’s the price of an authentic Key West experience!
The most noteworthy feature of this historic cottage is the detached Caribbean-style cookhouse pictured below…
The cookhouse cheerfully embraces the indoor-outdoor tropical lifestyle.
In the miniscule but private backyard, there is a “dipping pool”:
There is also deck space for grilling and relaxing.
Another bonus: an outdoor shower!
Historic Island Village Cottage is the perfect way to experience the tropical Key West climate and laid-back lifestyle.
It doesn’t come cheap, but this kind of history and great weather rarely does!