Recognitions & Awards
What others are saying about us...
featured in Travel & Leisure June 2002 "30 Great U.S. Inns"
"So what makes
the Mermaid & the Alligator stand out? Try the crystal
chandelier glittering from the royal poinciana tree out back, or the
plunge pool with built-in bench for sipping Meursault."
"The owners intended to create a respite from Key West's
hubbub" "They planted every exotic they could find, then
decorated the rooms with refreshing details like Polynesian tapa cloths
and Haitian and Cuban artwork depicting island life. None of the
guest rooms have phones or TV's, but instead encourage lingering at
mahogany writer's desks. But first, you'll have to check in at the
kitchen - there's no reception desk here."
Romantic America: "An
exquisite world of beauty and relaxation await those who discover this 1904
Victorian mansion with stunning guestrooms and comfortable surroundings.
Superior Florida Keys: "This
small gem has captured the spirit of the Keys. The Victorian sits among a
tropical garden gull of palms and flowering plants. Handsome rooms and
comfortable elegance, done with taste and charm."
Pam Lanier: "An
elegant Queen Anne house in a garden setting with pool, off street parking &
a memorable breakfast."
Fodor's, Rough Guide, Richard Young's "Intelligence Report."
Featured in Janis Frawley-Holler's
"Key West Gardens and Their Stories"
Dean Carlson & Paul Hayes
with the City of Key West
& Green Award.
* Pride In Paradise by the Key West Chamber of Commerce - October
* Key West Chamber of Commerce Island of Lights Christmas Decorating
Contest winner 1999-2001.
* Winner of 11th annual People's Choice Awards for Key West's Favorite
* City of Key West Clean & Green Award - July 2002
departing after two exquisite nights. Our stay in Key West could not
have been more fulfilled. Your home is magical...it takes us to a
place inside ourselves that will certainly guarantee our
The Fisher's - Chicago, IL
are really impressed by the beauty and hospitality of the hosts. As
innkeepers, we understand the difficulties in achieving such
excellence! Thank you for making such beauty available to us!
Good luck and we can't wait to come back.
The Rayo's - Guatemala
Innkeepers Dean and Paul
with Largo & Kili, former resident pets.