Your own private expansive covered bricked front porch spans the width of the garden right out the front door and leads to a beautiful meditation garden. Relax and rejuvenate in the freshness of the mature tropical garden and watch for the butterflies. The large garden is filled with a large variety of giant white birds of paradise, black bamboo, a variety of palms, and tropical plants and flowers.
This garden was originally created in the 1930's by a woman with vision named Ms. Molly Parker. She planted this private garden as a retreat to relax, romance, recreate, and restore the sense of self by reconnecting with nature. The homes on the property were built to celebrate the gardens. Today the tranquility of this historic garden helps to wash away the demands and stresses of life. When you are ready for the beach you are just a short stroll away from white sands, turquoise waters, and historic piers. It is an easy walk to the grocery store, Cuban coffee, French and Cuban fare, and local art galleries.
When researching the origin of this garden, we were thrilled to find a 1939 Key West Citizen Newspaper reported written about Ms Parker and her garden. It stated then what we still enjoy today "visitors find what imaginations have pictured..." lavish growth of tropical vegetation, fragrant flowers, and slender stemmed palms cutting the skyline, velvety butterflies idling in the sunshine. (The Key West Citizen, Dec. 27, 1939).
• 1 King size bed
Amenities: Large manicure garden with private bricked porch. King size bed with romantic hoop netting in the bedroom. Phone, A/C cable color flat screen TV, Wi-Fi, C/D player - radio, fully equipped kitchen, outside BBQ grill, linens and towels provided, use of washer / dryer.
Activities: Within 5 minute stroll to Higgs Beach, White Street Pier, West Martello Fort, tennis courts near the beach, Key West famous Salute Restaurant on Higgs Beach, Casa Marina Resort property, Faustos Fine Grocery Store, Sandy’s Café walk up restaurant and Cuban coffee, local art galleries, and weather station. Walk or bike to most Key West Old Town attractions.
Area: This small exclusive residential district has grown into one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Old Town Key West. In the mid 1900's this area was considered the "country side" of the island, and the modern day result leaves a legacy of outstanding turn-of-the-century, mid-century and modern architecture with beautiful gardens and more yard space than is typically found in the other residential districts in Old Town Key West. Quiet residential area, close to the Atlantic Ocean and the White Street gallery and shopping area.
Restrictions: Smoke free house. No pets please. We do not accept guests less than 25 years of age unless accompanied by a family group or guardian.
Activities and Special Interests
This property provides access to the following activities and special interests: