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To get to Easter Island (our next big Wow) we need to catch a plane ride that starts in Miami. It turns out that despite being one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world a lot of folks want to drop in for a visit. The earliest take-it-or-leave-it flight from Santiago to Easter Island wasn't going to happen for 3 weeks so we decided to …
We left Miami after a sumptuous breakfast at the Hamptons and drove further south to reach Key West around 1pm. The whole drive was a beautfiful experience with the ocean on both sides of the highway during the 120 mile trip. The panoramic view of the water and its different shades and colors and the 1000s of cottages and vacation rentals along the way with direct sea views!!!!... Bliss........
Took us 10 hours, but we finally arrived in Key West this evening. We are staying at The Artist House, a beautiful B&B, with a haunted history. (More on that later!) We we are just a block off Duval Street, the party capital, as it appears. After check in we walked down Duval to the east and found and Irish Pub with a good menu and had a bite to eat while ...
... I still hadn't arrived and I had got another good sweat up. I had to stop and reassess and rehydrate at Dunkin Donuts in case I had my directions horribly wrong. The Key is only 4 miles along for christ sake ! I hooked into the Dunkin Donuts wi-fi and found out that I had been heading in the right direction and I still had 1.5km to go. I thought that since I had walked this far, I may as well keep going, so I did. Finally, I reached ...
... many pictures since my numbing fingers threatened to drop the camera. We did see a juvenile Egret who had not yet left his nest atop a piling in the channel. We also saw a Blue Heron walking the shore as Dolphin splashed the water trying to scare up a morning breakfast of fish. Evidently, the Heron like to let the Dolphin stir up the fish and then they swoop in and steal a meal. We also saw Frigatebirds with their awesome 7 ...
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I'm in heaven
My boyfriend and I just returned from the most wonderful trip to Key West. (From the moment we checked in at the Wicker Guesthouse to the time we checked out.) The place was fantastic. We have stayed previously in Key West but nothing compared to this trip. Wicker Guesthouse was more beautiful then we could imagine. The rooms were large and nicely decorated. The landscaping was gorgeous. Like a tropical paradise. The staff was very helpful and gracious. ( we rented bicycles, went on a glass bottom boat, "ghost tour" all recommended by them) We will definately be back. We are in LOVE, LOVE, LOVE with the Wicker Guesthouse.
LOVED the Wicker Guest House!
We stayed at the Wicker Guest House for a week during our October 2003 trip to Key West. Even though we arrived after the office was closed, the staff made sure we had our key and map ready for us when we finally showed up. They were very pleasant throughout our stay and helped us out with the best places to rent bikes, eat, etc. We stayed in two different rooms during our stay and both were unique and wonderful. The pool was perfect for floating in and soaking up the rays during the lazy Key West days and the tropical vegetation surrounding the pool and grounds was beautiful. We will always make plans to stay here when we visit Key West.
The Wicker Guesthouse was better than we ever expected
My family and I stayed in five rooms at The Wicker Guesthouse during the holiday. It was one of the most wonderful vacations we've ever had and in large part because of this great B & B. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful sending us to great retaurants off the main street and booking a great snorkel trip and "Ghost Tour" which we'll never forget.The property is huge and really is in the center of the historic area. They have a big garden with a pool and tons of flowering trees. The night blooming jasmine was amazing!The rooms are very clean and comfortable with tropcal bedspreads, brand new beds, and colorful art. Our every request for extra pillows, an iron, call a taxi etc were met with smiling, agreeable responses. This Guesthouse in busy crowded Key West is a real find. We felt very lucky to have picked it out of the many available on the web. It is an honest to goodness family run business and it shows in the friendliness and attitude of their staff.
Best in Key West
We have been coming to Key West for 10 years- and just had our first stay at the Wicker House. We have previously stayed at the La Concha, the Marquesa and the Pier House- but none of these prior stays compared to the time we spent at the Wicker House. The property and rooms are gorgeous- and the cotinental breakfast, served poolside, is the most civilized event in town. The front desk staff acts dually as a concierge, and directed to me to the finest restaurants in town. The property is two blocks from Hemmingway's House, half a block to bike rentals, and right in the heart of Duval Street- nightlife and bars one direction, and art galleries and the beach the other. Experience has shown- this is the best stay in Key West
First let me say that I had a great time and will return to the Wicker Guest House on my next visit. There are a few things though that could use improvement but overall, it is quite delightful. The rooms are somewhat spartan as you might expect. Clean. Not much to put your luggage on. Pretty bedspread and valence. The white walls need some colorful prints. The tub/shower needs new caulking (which is a pet peeve of mine) and it needs a new shower head. Really quiet for having a Duval Street address. The breakfast is pretty weak...mostly empty carbohydrate items. Nice fresh fruit. Could use cereal/granola and maybe some hard boiled eggs...neither of which cost much. (Try Blue Heaven for breakfast in Bahama Village a couple blocks away). Very friendly, attentive staff. Beautiful garden pool area (which can only be used 9am to 9pm which is generally good to keep the place quiet but I would like to have sat out there in the late evening with a drink without disturbing anyone). Breakfast is served poolside which is really quite pleasant. Good parking. Close to everything, far enough away from all the hub-bub. I'll be back.
My Best Stay Ever in Key West
We just returned from a one week stay at The Wicker Guesthouse for a large family reunion. I was the only person who had visited Key West many times previously, but this was my first stay at this Guesthouse.
We had been planning a reunion of our spread out family for six months.
We all arrived at different times from all over the country.The reservation staff really made this a wonderful stay for all of us. I couldn't stay at the guesthouse I had been used to, as they don't accept large groups! We booked twelve rooms at The Wicker Guesthouse, and they took careful time on the phone to match rooms with the right people. Not only did all their helpful pre-arranging go smoothely, our stay was so delightful, and the property so ideal, that I'll never stay anywhere else. Nothing fancy, some minor plumbing problems that were fixed immediately. But clean and very comfortable rooms of many differing types...the friendliest and most helpful staff I've ever come across, from front office to housekeepers ...a truly lovely and expansive garden with good size, free-form pool. And while everyone in this resort boasts the best location, The Wicker Guesthouse really has it, no lie. Park your car in their lot, or don't rent a car...you don't need it. This is a tremendously perfect Inn, run well and priced right.
Highly reccommend it.
Far from the "Ritz-Glitz Resort"
We found this to be a conveniently located, comfortable, laid back, secure, and nicely maintained compound of "Old Key West"style buildings close to numerous restaurants and watering holes. The quiet, unhurried atmosphere is enhanced by lush tropical plantings. The hosts were knowledgeable and congenial, and parking and car keys were no problem. The pool is more than adequate for a refreshing dip. The most fun, practical, convenient, and inexpensive way to get about town is by bicycle, available a half-block away at the "Moped Hospital" at $4/day, with bike racks on premises. This is an excellent choice for an "Old Town" experience and we will return.
Wicker Is Paradise
We have been coming to the Wicker Guesthouse for the past five years, and our stays become only more pleasurable with each visit. With it's location right on Duval Street, a beautiful french bakery, several art galleries, and all of the nightlife that the island is famous for is only a short stroll away.The rooms are clean and charming, surrounding the lush garden and large pool in the center of the property. The cheerful staff is also more than ready to act as a conceirge desk, offering local reccomendations for the best dining and entertainment that Key West has to offer.There is truly nothing so "Key West" as the Wicker House. See you next year!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Wicker Guesthouse. The location can't be beat, in a nice area of Duval Street. It is not fancy to be sure, but our room was very clean and quiet. The staff was very helpful and they do provide parking, which is at a premium in Old Town, Key West. They do have "rules" which provide for guests safety and privacy (and quiet) and they ask that your car keys be left at the front desk in case of double parking. This in no way inconvenienced us. For the most part, we were able to walk everywhere. If you want a comfortable room with an "old town" feeling this is a great place to stay. The price included a nice continental breakfast and the pool was small but refreshing. Tropical plants abound. We would definitely stay here again.
Not Wicker House, rather Wicker Dump
I could not believe that such a substandard place would exist in the heart of Key West. It seems that all the furniture has been bought at the local Salvation Army store. The various buildings are in desperate need of renovation. Don't be fooled by the pool: it's size is like a Jacuzzi. As long as you don't have to communicate with the surely owners, you are OK. But beware of them, if you don't stick to their "house rules".With so many lodging alternatives in Key West, no one has to put up with such a third rate establishement at these prices (around $130 a night).