I wanted to let you know we had a
wonderful stay at your Inn .. we had 2 nights last week (Feb 2015). All
I can say is .. you make sure one has a nice time in the Keys ..
starting out by staying at the Garden House Inn .. great hospitality ..
offered a nice continental brekfast, and a happy hour, clean and
comfortable rooms, great service, a pool and a short walk to Duval
Street ... with the Key West ambiance all around us .. I will be back ..
.. I've already recommended it to friends and I will stay there again ..
thank you for a nice stay .. see you again
John and Nancy,
We had a terrific stay at the “Garden House” again this year. The two of you do so much to make our vacations in Key West extra special. Our days at the “Garden House” are relaxing and full of fun and laughter that we feel is all about the attitude presented there. Key West is about fun and partying and the atmosphere at “Garden House” blends perfectly with that .
Each time we leave for home we talk about getting back and all the things we want to try doing on the next trip, and it all begins with staying at the “Garden House” and enjoying your company again. We can’t thank you enough for the way you add to our vacation and for all the great memories.
Till next time,
Wayne & Lori T.
NANCY + LORI
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Manny and I were so glad to have met you (and) are
thankful we selected the Garden House as our "home" for the 4 days we
were in Key West. You made us feel so welcome and your suggestions of
places to see and places to go made our stay a memorable experience.
Thank you so much!
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Just wanted to say Thank You,
Especially to Nancy for all her help and kindness and send her a few
We hope To Come Back Soon!!!
Dan and Lori S.
GILBERT DOES HIS SHARE OF THE CHORES
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We miss you too! Laura didn't want to come home. We had a great time and really enjoyed your company. I don't think we could stay anywhere else now. You take care of yourself and Jasper and Gilbert, we'll stay in touch.
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My husband and I love to stay at the Garden house in key west. We go down at least twice a year. It makes us feel like family at the inn. John keeps the inn well kept. It just got a nice paint job on the outside, looks nice and crisp!! Picket fence comfy porch, and the nice friendly Nancy is there with a welcome smile!! SHE is the best. She is always checking to see that everyone is happy and having a nice time. The pool is just perfect for relaxing. One end has jets for bubbles and an area for you to sit and relax in the bubbles. With a continental light breakfast, Happy hour, clean comfy rooms!! A real key west experience!! .just a block to the harbor a very short walk walk to Duval St. We will not stay any where else in key west. We will be there in June!!
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we stayed at the Garden House in october 2012. it is a wonderfully serene and private location that is near all the areas we were interested in seeing. the staff made us feel very welcome and were happy to help us with anything we needed (computer access, making reservations for us). we are looking forward to our next stay with them.
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Garden House is a charming little piece of Key West. We just completed our third stay there and it was like coming home. Nancy and John are kind and freindly and make you feel like family. The rooms are clean; the beds are comfortable, and the pool/cool tub is the best. Any time we have out of town guests we book them here because Nancy and John are so friendly and accommodating. Any time we can find an excuse, we book a room for ourselves here. I recommend that the sour grapes types who gave them a bad rating should stay in a Microtel. They don't deserve to stay in this charming old property in Old Town Key West.
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Key West is meant to be fun, and the Garden House with owner John and
manager Nancy just make the party that much more enjoyable. The rooms are
clean and comfortable and the staff go out of their way to be accommodating.
The location is fabulous with only a very short walk to the Wharf area, the
famous spots on Duval street, Mallory Square and great dining and night
life. The pricing is very competitive in the area but it's hard to put a
price on the terrific attitude presented there along with the way you're
encouraged to enjoy the whole Key West experience. We've tried other places
on past stays in Key West but the last two and more to come will be at the
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This was our first stay at Garden
House, however, we have been to Key West many times. Upon our arrival we
were met by John, and shown to our room, which was lovely. Both John and
Nancy made our stay very enjoyable, and we plan to stay at Garden House
again next year. We enjoyed the continental breakfast and met some new
friends at happy hour. We had a great time
Bob and Julie
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This is a small Inn in old town within in comfortable walking distance to everything you want to see in KW. two blocks or so from Duval, we went for Memorial Day weekend and had a great time! A BIG thank you to the unforgettable manager, Nancy, for making us feel welcomed and for giving us the scoop on the best of Key West. The room was standard and the little pool was a treat anytime of day or night. Thanks especially for the great happy hour and the continental breakfast - all included in the stay. We had a great time!
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The Garden House made us feel relaxed and completely at home. It was a traditional Key West B & B; the rooms and house weren't fancy but they were very nice and comfortable. The manager, Nancy, was a blast. The house was a short walk to Duvall street and most of the Key West attractions. We would definitely stay there again.
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We enjoyed every aspect of our
stay. We stayed in Writer's King which is a very spacious room.
When we go back we will book the same room again. The
continental breakfast and daily happy hour by the lagoon pool
were relaxing and enjoyable. Gives you the opportunity to meet
people. Great place for couples to get away. The Inn is located
on a quiet street yet only 5 minutes away from Mallory Square
and the hub of Key West. Nancy, the manager, truly adds to the
character of Garden House. Definitely one of the best vacations
we ever had. Cannot wait to go back.
Kristin & Mitch
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Nancy was such a unique personality! Vivacious and gracious...and well knowledged of the area as she's lived there a very long time. David and John were also very accommodating hosts. We would definitely go back there again...and again...and again...and...well, you get the idea!
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we were there for 3 nights and had a
terrific time, nancy (the manager) made us feel welcome from the time we
checked in. she visited with us during happy hour and while we were
enjoying sitting out on the front porch but she did keep getting
interrupted by phones and guess check-ins (after all she was working
). The room we were in was very clean. We stayed in the gecko room which
was just off of the kitchen area-which is an outside area with plenty of
trees and flora stays shaded for comfort, unfortunately the trees do put
leaves in pool and on walk ways. I watched the housekeeper sweep the
walks only to have the leaves be back 30 minutes later its a trade off.
would recommend the garden house to anyone who wants a great place to
stay, it's close to everything we will certainly return ! thanks nancy
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I thoroughly enjoyed my stay there ... brought a friend this time, and she
really enjoyed it there too. I especially enjoyed the fresh cinnamon coffee
cake and coffee for breakfast each morning. You do a wonderful job of giving
everyone a kick start each morning with the continental style breakfast and
then the Happy Hour is a bonus with which to relax after a morning out and
about, a nap or poolside afternoon before setting out again for a walk to
dinner. This was my second trip down and my second stay with you there. My
sister and I enjoyed our visit with you last year. Next year, I plan to come
am looking forward to it!
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Ten years ago we made our first trip
to Key West and found this accommodation on the internet. When we
first read the friendliest Inn within crawling distance of Old Key West,
we said we had to try it. To tell you how happy we are about the Garden
House, we have been back 9 times. Each time gets better. The room and
continental breakfast are great, and happy hour is super. There are
plenty of opportunities to meet and visit with other guests, which is
half the fun. John and his staff go out of their way to assist you in
any way they can.
Try it, you will like it!
Oh, by the way, we are returning again this February.
Don and Amy
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We love your place and plan on
Thanks so much for a great vacation place!
Thanks again for your
hospitality during our recent stay over the Thanksgiving
Holiday. We truly enjoy your Inn and look forward to staying
with you again soon. Wishing you a Happy & Healthy holiday
John & Tammy
John, We must admit, our stay
was GREAT FUN!! Everyone agreed that your Inn is where we'd want
to stay again. Along with our comfort, your "atmosphere" was top
Chris and the Colony Cove Gang
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Thanks for a great time in Key West!
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Thank you for another wonderful
visit. We will return ( now I feel like Mac Arthur!) Loved every
Jim & Rose
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Just to let you know that we had a great time there. You place is charming and convenient to everything. The house cleaning staff was always right there for any needs we had. It was a pleasure talking with you and Nancy. We will be back.
Anthony & Arlene S.
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We enjoyed our stay so much that
we have decided to come again next year for our annual visit to
Key West. Gilbert joined us for a sleepover which was very
welcoming.....how many venues have a cat that is so social.
Nancy is certainly one of the charms of this very lovely accommodation that is so old Key West. The jacuzzi was right outside
of our room which was a before bedtime treat. We could not have
been happier and....we were close to everything we like to do.
So thank you for a great stay.
See you next year.
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Thanks for another great
Rod & Sue
JOHN + SUE
We only booked this place 24 hours before we arrived, and sadly they could only let us stay the one night. But from the moment we drove up and were welcomed by host John to their freebie happy hour, we felt at home. Quaint rooms, nice continental breakfast, similarly minded fellow guests, super location a few minutes walk from the harbour and Duval Street, and most important.....great value.
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We stayed at the Garden House in Feb 2012. The owner was very helpful in
finding things to see and do. The Inn is located right where you want to be
day or night. We will be back soon. They even set up a great Valintines date
for us. If you get there early enough they can set up a parking spot.
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My best friend and I stayed at
the Garden House this weekend (September 7-9), and we had a
wonderful experience. This was my second time and her first. The
name says it all. You feel like you are inside a beautiful and
serene garden. The Inn is well kept, bright, and inviting. We
stayed in the Gecko room, and it was perfect for a weekend
getaway for two. The complimentary continental breakfast was an
excellent way of getting our day started. We never made it back
in time for happy hour, but it was nice to know that it was also
a complimentary option. The best part of our stay was the
hospitality team. Nancy, Jasper (the dog), and Gilbert (the cat)
were wonderful hosts! We enjoyed chatting with Nancy during
breakfast and on the front porch and playing with Jasper and
Gilbert. Nancy is the sunshine that brightens the Garden House.
My best friend and I do quite a bit of traveling, and we really enjoyed our Garden House experience. We will back soon.
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I found the Garden House by
mistake 8 years ago. I was looking for luxury accommodations
when I clicked on the Inn link by mistake. I am so glad I looked
around the page. The G.H. sounded so friendly and quiet. Within
staggering and crawling distance from the party end of Duval
Street.its the perfect place. We joke about the happy hour
having cheap wine and beer, so if your a wine or beer snob and
don't want to enjoy it for free , bring your own, more for the
rest of us. Our favorite room is _________, you don't think I'm
going to tell you and risk the chance of not getting it when we
come back. Nancy has always gone over and above the call of duty
for all the guests and always welcomed us back.. what an asset
to the GH. After reading the other reviews all I can say is "You
can't make everyone happy" But if you are looking to relax and
have a glass of wine in the lagoon and tell stories about what
you did that day and compare restaurants or bars the Garden
House is for you. Its clean, priced right,its friendly and most
of all its KEY WEST. If you are looking for manicured gardens,a
parking lot, the smell of fresh paint and someone to kiss your
but 24/7 may I suggest the Hyatt for 450.a night. Remember BOOK
EARLY AND BOOK OFTEN.
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We stayed in the "Gecko Grotto"
room, which is one of the smaller rooms at the inn. Totally
adequate for our needs....bed, tv, refrigerator, clean bathroom,
nice shower. Typical continental breakfast in the morning.. nice
having coffee a few steps from the room. Nancy, the manager, was
very helpful and a lot of fun. Great location. We would
definitely stay here again.
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First off, we had a great time! The Garden House is in a perfect location, it was walking distance to Duval St., the beach, and all the other attractions Key West has to offer. The staff was welcoming, warm and friendly, we were made to feel at home right away (thanks Nancy, you're a sweetheart... you too, John!). The Continental breakfast in the morning and Happy Hour in the afternoon was always enjoyable, it was a great way to meet the other guests. The accommodations were clean, comfortable and everything that we needed. We stayed in the Royal Poinciana room, it was especially nice having our own private little patio. We will always remember our stay at the Garden House and hope to visit again soon. We will miss you Nancy, don't ever change. Please give Gilbert another hug for us, we miss her too.
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My wife and I have stayed at numerous Bed & Breakfasts Inns over the past several years in Key West. Over four years ago we feel we have found the best Bed & Breakfast Inn "The Garden House". From the first time we walked up on the porch, the Owner John and Manager Nancy made us feel like family. This is truly a beautiful historic Inn! If you arrive by the high speed ferry from Fort Myers or Marco Island the Inn is located in walking distance. Once you check in all the tourist attractions and night life are in walking distance from your room.
If you are out and about enjoying your day make sure to return for the "Happy Hour" by the pool. This is a great feature they offer that gets you out of the afternoon heat and you will meet fellow guests. Several times we have gone to dinner or drinks with new friends we met during "Happy Hour".
We have tried other overnite accommodations and found their location to be inconvenient where you have a long, long walk or need to call for a taxi. They also do not offer the personalized service that the Garden House has from the moment you check in.
Bottom line, if you are looking for a place to stay where you can enjoy the laid back kind of life style Key West has to offer than the "Garden House Inn" sounds like the place for you!! So book your room, relax, visit our favorite bar "Schooner's Wharf" and have a great time!!
One last thing, if you happen to be an Emergency First Responder (Fire, Police or EMS) then make sure to bring your department patch so it can be displayed on the patch wall by the pool/breakfast area. John & Nancy have also shown their appreciation for the work that we do. Enjoy your time off...you deserve it!
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"thank you"! Nancy and
John, both, for your wonderful hospitality during our stay. Jim and I had a
marvelous time and made some wonderful memories of being in Key West. We
hope to visit again soon and have already decided your place will be our
place of lodging....
Angela B. and Jim C.
Rino and I had a wonderful time at the Garden House... you made us feel at home. We hope to see you soon.
RINO, JENNY +
JASPER (the local mascot)
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I just wanted to say that we had a great time this past weekend staying with you at the Garden House. Greg and I had an amazing time and we thank you for everything you did for us. We are keeping in touch with Kari and Sharon so that we can plan our next stay with you. We miss you (and Roxanne!) and can't wait to come back.
Say hi to Jasper for us,
Jason & Greg
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That was really nice of you to take the boys back to the airport. I know they had a really good time too!! Everyone was so nice. Sharon told me to tell you hi to. Tell John hi and we really enjoyed our stay. Next time we are going to stay a little longer. take care
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Hi Nancy, We really enjoyed our stay. Hope
you enjoy the pictures. Thanks,
Joe & Nancy
NANCY + NANCY
What a comfortable guest house. We arrived
on Christmas Eve and spent 2 nights. The location is wonderful, only a short
walk to Duval Street but very quiet at the end of the day. Our room was the
first door adjacent to the office. It was immaculate. The pool area was
charming and the continental breakfast certainly adequate to start our day.
For those who like a larger breakfast, there are restaurants within an easy
Nancy greeted us and supplied us with directions, dining coupons and a good laugh. John (I believe he is an owner) was most helpful on Christmas morning suggesting tours and sightseeing.
Definitely a keeper!
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Took the wife down for a weekend trip and
could not have picked a better place to stay. The room was cozy and clean.
The location was perfect, within blocks of everything (although I suppose
everywhere in Key West can say the same). The staff (Nancy and John) made us
feel more as if we were family from out of town staying with them than
Will definitely be staying there next time we venture down to Key West!
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me and my friend sharon stayed at the gardenhouse. it was awsome and our next trip to keywest we will stay there again!! everyone was so friendly and you felt at home. nancy the manager was the best!!! we had fun just talking to her. john the owner was very nice and keeps his hotel very clean. i recommend you to stay at the garden house. walking distance to duval.street where the fun begins!!
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This place is the best if you like to party. It is walking distance to
everything in old Key West. (Crawling distance back from Duval Street). Our
room was clean and just the right size for two. Nancy, the manager, treats
everyone like old friends and has a million Key West stories, coupons, and
suggestions to make sure you enjoy your stay. Coffee, bagels, and cake in
the morning-Beer and wine in the evening-are visiting times with your fellow
house guests-very enjoyable. This vacation was the most fun we've had in a
long time, thanks to the Garden House and our new friend Nancy.
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My husband and I stayed at the Garden House for a few days and had a fabulous time! When we first arrived, we were greeted by the most wonderful, sweet, outgoing woman named Nancy (the manager). She is what made our stay so much fun! Yes, the rooms were nice and perfect for our needs! Yes, the location was amazing - not too far from Duval Street! Whenever we were back at the room, we just had fun! There is a Happy Hour and the breakfast is good. She made our stay so enjoyable that we are about to plan our next trip there! I highly recommend this place in Key West!
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Go elsewhere if you want polish and
chic. If you want friendly, zaney, and close to Duval, go see Nancy. We were
about the only couple who had not been back many times. Quiet--it's not-- as
there is usually a mob downstairs on the patio laughing and enjoying Nancy's
humor. Breakfast and happy hours are especially filled with everybody
visiting and laughing. This place is irresistible! Enjoyed our stay.
Pat and Quinn
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We've stayed at many other places in Key West, but continue to return to the Garden House. Great location, a friendly staff and mangement! We've never been disappointed in our stays there and look forward every year to returning!
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The Garden House was recommended by the Key West Bureau. Wanted a place to relax, have walking access to Duval and the Pier. Well what a great surprise and a reasonable price. Large comfy front room, with plenty of room and private bathroom. The accommodations are not fancy, but old, simple and clean and fresh. Nancy was a glorious addition to our over-night visit. We will be back, and we will recommend it to those who want the Inn experience, and Key West frame-of-mind.
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Nancy made us feel welcome from the first second we arrived. Luck was with us and found a parking spot right in front of the Garden. The room was in the most ideal spot you could ask for. Felt very safe being there. Yes the building is very old and that was part of why we selected it. We did not want a modern day type motel, you can get them anytime and any place. Managed to get a picture of Gilbert just in front of our door of the Gecko. She is lucky to get to live there. We only wish we could have stayed longer. Having a pool deck just outside of our room was fantastic, no need to lock it while sitting on the patio. The only down side of the trip was KW itself was very slow and shows that the slow economy even hit KW but still fun. We only moved our car once and were very lucky to park back in front of the Garden. Nancy goes out of her way to make you feel like your at home and was part of the happy hour. You can tell when staff enjoys being there. Your within walking distance to all of Duval street
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I've been to Key West a number of times but I never experienced it like this time. The location was great and so convenient; a quick 2 block walk from all the action of Duval. Convenience in storing our bikes and 24 hour access to our room & pool. We stayed in the Royal and even though it was larger than the Caribbean, we loved the Caribbean room.
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We had a blast at this place
with plenty of laughs and good times. We also enjoyed the
company of Gilbert the cat and Jasper the dog :) The staff is
excellent in service and they got so much humour!!!
Eva and Anders
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