B&B List Home | USA Map | Florida Bed and Breakfasts | Mermaid & The Alligator BnB

Mermaid & The Alligator
Bed and Breakfast

Key West, Florida

Welcome to the casual elegance and style
of a more relaxed age.

Our beautiful circa 1904 Victorian Home, located in the heart of Old Town Key West, offers the warm hospitality of a traditional bed & breakfast while providing our guest a place to relax, enjoy the ambiance, and even shut out the
rest of the world if you choose.

Join us and feel at home.

08-Front1.jpg (58476 bytes)

Our home is " your home in Key West."

Start each day with a wonderful full breakfast to keep you going whether your plans take you to the beach, out snorkeling and diving, or touring the many shops, galleries and restaurants of Duval Street, just three blocks away.

When you've seen all you want to, simply "come home" and relax in our beautiful garden setting, in the sun or shade. Enjoy the subtle music...cool off with a dip in our pool...recharge yourself. As night falls enjoy a complimentary glass of wine as you unwind to make your evening plans.

08gardenroom .jpg (22555 bytes)

Each uniquely decorated room in our stately mansion has its own distinct personality, one is sure to match yours.

Remember a full breakfast is served each morning poolside. Choose from a variety of yogurt, juices, fresh fruit and home baked muffins, coffee and tea. Than make yourself comfortable in the garden and let us offer you the hot entree of the day.

The Caribbean Queen Room offers all the amenities of a great honeymoon suite or romantic weekend getaway. Watch the world of Key West go by from the wraparound veranda, relax in the large Roman soaking tub and get comfortable in the four poster king bed.

Open the Garden Room’s French doors to let the warm, fragrant tradewinds in. This room with its cool terracotta floors, cathedral ceilings & warm tropical colors reflects our love of gardening and the Keys outdoor style of living. It features a patina metal canopy style bed and the bath has a large walk-in glass block shower, dual showerheads and glass ceiling.

The Royal Poinciana is the perfect writer's retreat. Named after one of the stately trees in our garden, you are inspired to unwind on the outside veranda, sit and pen your thoughts at the antique writing desk or just relax in the comfort of its metal canopy bed with elegant bath featuring a marble shower and lots of mirror.

Inspired by the art of John James Audubon, who visited & painted in Key West, the Audubon room boasts the original Dade County Pine walls & floors. Its large bath features a Jacuzzi bathtub and large open shower. Louvered doors lead you to our sunken "grotto" garden, patio and pool area.

A bright & airy second floor room, in the bay portion of our Victorian home, the Sun Room's windows create a panoramic view into the trees. French doors open to a private sun deck overlooking the pool & garden. The private bath's step-in glass mosaic shower completes the room. A great retreat to sunbathe in the day & stargaze through the night!

The Treetop Suite is nestled away on the third floor and aptly named for its view out across the neighborhood treetops. The splendor of the room is the exposed beam, cathedral, Dade County Pine ceiling highlighting the distinct gabled rooflines. The room features a king bed in one alcove and a large soaking tub open to the room in another with a private bath & shower. A private, romantic hideaway - above it all!

Our historic 1880's cigar maker conch cottage sets the backdrop for the bright tropical colors and decor of the Bamboo, Papaya & Key Lime Rooms. These casual style rooms are reached by walking through the garden of the inn and still feature all of the amenities of the main house. All rooms have private outside entrances.

The Bamboo Room is a large room with an Indonesian sleigh bed, sofa sitting area with tropical bamboo thatch ceiling. The room has a private bath with shower and a added bonus of a large covered porch area that looks out into out lush tropical garden & sunning patio...just steps from the pool & breakfast patio.

The Key Lime & Papaya Rooms.
These side by side rooms open to & share the front porch of our conch cottage. Yes, they are painted Key Lime & Papaya colors! You will definitely know you are staying in Key West. Quaint & cozy! While the Key Lime has a king bed, private bath with step-in shower, the Papaya Room features a queen bed and identical shower to the Key Lime.  These two rooms rented together are perfect for two couples traveling together and are a great value.

Rate Schedule Fall Winter Mid Low
Caribbean Queen $248 $348 $238 $228
Treetop Suite $248 $348 $238 $228
Audubon $248 $348 $238 $228
Royal Poinciana $218 $318 $208 $198
Garden $218 $318 $208 $198
Sun or Bamboo Room $218 $318 $208 $198
Key Lime or Papaya Room $188 $278 $178 $168
Minimum stays are required.
* Winter Season rates apply Jan. - April
* Low Season rates apply August & September
* Fall/Mid Season rates apply May -July, Oct - Dec.
* Occupancy rates shown are for occupancy by one or two guests only and subject to change and availability, including minimum stays.
* Our home is an indoor smoke-free environment.
* Please, no children under 16 or pets.
* Holidays
For holidays and special events such as Fantasy Fest, Christmas, New Years, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day and Thanksgiving, rates may vary. Minimum stays and up to a 60-day cancellation period may be required. Please call for rate information.
* Check-In/Check-Out
Check-In time is 2pm. Check-Out time is 11am. For early arrivals and late departures, we will be glad to store your luggage or have your car in the parking area to facilitate your Key West experience.
* Credit Cards
We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. No personal checks will be accepted.
* Reservation and Cancellation Policies
We require a deposit to secure a reservation equal to one night's room and tax. The balance is due upon check-in.

Due to the small number of rooms we have, cancellations and shortened stays can affect us greatly. Reservations cancelled 14 days before arrival, will be refunded the deposit less a $20 bookkeeping fee per room reserved. Reservations shortened or cancelled 14 days or less will be responsible for the first night and any additional night if we are unable to re-book the room. No refunds for early departures.

Hurricane Policy
We cannot be responsible for delays, interruptions, cancellations or inconveniences in your trip due to weather. However, if you have a confirmed reservation and you are due to arrive within 24 hours and an evacuation order due to a hurricane warning is in effect, you will receive a full refund or transfer any deposits to a future stay. If you have already arrived on the island and an evacuation order is placed you will receive a refund for the unused portion of your stay. Please note that in the event of a hurricane evacuation order, you must leave the island...there is no exception. Monroe County Emergency Management has developed a fax and phone notification system to notify us of such orders. If you choose not to use your reservation due to an impending storm, but an evacuation notice is not in effect, a refund cannot be offered and our standard cancellation policy applies.

We strongly urge you to purchase travel insurance, which if purchased in advance will cover accommodation losses and travel expenses due to weather including hurricanes. You will find a link to Travel Guard Insurance on the home page of our web site.

Experience the best of Key West.
It starts right here.

Come home to The Mermaid & The Alligator.

Mermaid & The Alligator
Bed and Breakfast

729 Truman Avenue
Key West, FL 33040
(800) 773-1894
(305) 294-1894

E-mail: kwmermaid@aol.com
Homepage:  www.kwmermaid.com
Innkeeper: Dean Carlson

  Hits Since 8/23/02

B&B List Home | USA Map | Florida Bed and Breakfasts | Mermaid & The Alligator BnB