Key West is located in Monroe County, Florida and is considered to be southernmost city in Continental United States. The Island city is home to around 26,000 people residing in an area of 19 km2. During the early 1900s, extensive landfill projects led to an increase in the overall size of this Island.
The year round stable climate and its long stretches of clean beaches has made cottage rentals in Key West a popular tourist destination. Travelers from all over the world come to enjoy the city’s hot summers and mild winters.
Sunset Key Guest Cottages is located in 245 Front Street, Key West. This 4 star private cottage company has many modern cottages which are well equipped with all basic amenities. Depending on the number of members in a group, visitors can choose their size of cottage. Fresh fruits and juices are delivered to the cottage every day. There are many pet friendly cottage rentals available as well.
Pete’s West Cottage is a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom vacation cottage rental located in Key West. With a maximum accommodation of 4, this sophisticated cottage is a perfect place to spend time with your family. All basic facilities are available along with a private pool with waterfall. This self-catering cottage comes along with a fully equipped kitchen.
Outdoors and Park
Dry Tortugas National Park is a 160 km2 area of water bodies with a few Islands. This National Park is located 109 km west of Key West and is only accessible by boat or seaplane. Drawing over 60,000 tourists per year, the Park is famous for its undisturbed coral reefs, flourishing marine life, bird breeding grounds and its tales of sunken treasure.
Ferry companies take tourists in and out of this national park all the time. Tourists enjoy the tours to the fort and snorkeling in the nearby waters. Furthermore, sunset views from the boat is breath-taking.
Home to several species of butterflies, exotic birds and flora, the Key West Butterfly and Natural Conservatory offers an enriching experience like never before. This conservatory makes up to the list of must-visit places in Key West, Florida. A lush green environment surrounds the visitors as they come across various kinds of trees and plants. The park is a perfect place to bring children along to inculcate the sense of uniting with nature. No question is left unanswered, thanks to the company of knowledgeable staffs! The gift shop sells shirts, hats, books as well as beautiful art works.
U.S. Coast guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum is a museum ship that was launched in 1936. USCGC Ingham served its days during the World War II and was extensively used for transporting vital supplies to Britain. This decorated vessel was decommissioned in 1988 and after being put on display on several other places, the ship was finally towed to Key West in 24 November 2009.
A team of dedicated staffs address all the visitors and illustrate this ship’s role during the war times. Entering this fabulous ship gives you the feel of setting foot back in time; as all the instruments and devices are kept intact. Overall, the museum offers an amazing experience.
Each nook and cranny of this old house holds an age old part of history with it. The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum has put on display, several of the author’s brilliant works. The descendants of cats that he used to raise still roam around the house.
The wonderful architecture of this house is quite noticeable. Also, the beautiful and well maintained garden attracts several tourists to visit this National Historic Landmark. The museum presents a great opportunity to learn more about Ernest works and the way he lived. Amongst other exhibits are his photos and real art paintings.
Key West has long stretches of beaches and crystal clear water that is put to use for a host of water activities. Scuba diving, fishing and Dolphin excursions are part of such activities. Additionally, trips to visit the coral reefs off Key West are available.
These reefs are part of the only Barrier reef in the whole North America. Dolphin Tours is a private boat company which is located in 6000 Peninsular Island, Stock Island, Florida. Their well-equipped private boat takes tourists to the ocean for dolphin sighting as well as snorkeling. Tourists can also enjoy many more attractions such as boating, chartering sails, eco tours and exploring other local marine life.
Dive Key West is a boat company that takes tourists on a dive vacation and offer a ton of places to visit. Reef trips to the Florida National Marine Sanctuary as well as visiting the wrecks of Key West are all part of this promising cruise.
Various kinds of marine animals can be encountered such as sharks, ray fish, lionfish, barracuda and lobsters. Dive Key West also has a well-equipped shop providing a whole range of diving instruments for rent. The crew’s hospitality and helping nature is very much appreciated by many tourists.