Cypress House Key West
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Day 2- We left after breakfast to follow the Florida Keys Overseas Highway to its end--Key West. The road follows a trail originally blazed in 1912. Standard Oil millionaire Henry Flagler completed the immense logistical task, I'd say nightmare, of extending his Florida East Coast Railroad from Miami to Key West- 150 miles. Just imagine Victorians …
... the north part of the rock. Our good friend Scott put us in touch with the bartender named Stephanie and she took care of us for the entire day. I had about 7 to 10 different beers and was quite happy when he left. We made our way more north back to where our bed-and-breakfast is located, and we ended up going to Fin****n's Wake which we heard so much about as one of the best Irish pubs on the island. It was here with the most amazing thing happened, ...
... still by his side propped up in the southwest window. Local kids swore they saw Robert moving in the window. Other visitors to the house noticed Roberts facial expressions changed according to the feeling in the room. Others swear they heard Robert giggling.
Anne hated the doll and after Gene's death she put Robert in a cedar chest. Upon her death, family discovered the doll and donated it to the historical society. Robert the Doll ...
... public restrooms, volleyball, two-beach chairs and umbrella for rent all day for $20, a nearby restaurant (sister to Blue Heaven), two large covered buildings and a dock that goes out into the water with ladders and platforms to help swimmers and snorkelers. A really nice, free beach. We basically spent the day at the beach relaxing, reading, getting sunburned, etc.
I didn’t actually take ...
... best calamari it was so tender. We walked back to the bike and I stopped to buy a lottery ticket the girl asked me was I from Australia. I replied South Australia and she tells me she is from Port Pirie. She has lived in Key West for the last 15 years.
Won not a cracker on those tickets.
We rode back to Marathon and went ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Cypress House Key West
We arrived at the Cypress house after a grueling drive from Miami through the Keys. I don't recommend the drive! We'll fly into the Keys next time. We arrived a bit before 8:00 and were met by two of the staff. One of them took our suitcase up to the room for us, which I hadn't expected as one of the suitcases weighed more than him.
A regular to Key West, I love staying in different B&Bs and was excited to try Cypress House, which is close to just about everything in Key West.
Commodious B & B, great bkfst. & free cocktail hour
Cypress House was reasonably priced for Key West. Excellent location---walking distance to all of Old Town. Commodious rooms, a fine breakfast and an outstanding free cocktail hour made every day a pleasure.
The Cypress Inn is a moderate property, without the 'southern hospitality,' but when I discovered the inn keeper (Dave) is a snow bird, I knew he hadn't been integrated yet! It is too bad, for expected services (elsewhere), were given with an obvious grudge, making my stay unpleasant. With so many properties in KW, I'll go elsewhere next time.
We spent a week in Cypress House from December 11 to 18 for our wedding. Most of our wedding party also stayed in Cypress House (that's 8 rooms total) and the 3 couples who didn't were really disappointed that they didn't when they came to visit us. Everyone who did stay in Cypress House had a great time and loved Cypress House. We are very picky people when it comes to Hotels and B&Bs because we always expect so much from them. Cypress House was one that exceeded our expectations!! Dave Taylor the Inn Keeper is a really nice guy with a very friendly and helpful staff. They really go out of their way to help you. The staff really made sure we were comfortable. Happy Hour was a treat every night. The rooms are so charming and clean and it really felt homey. We stayed in the Blue Room since we were the bride and groom. It was just beautiful. I can not say enough good things about Cypress House and the team that works there. We will never stay at another place on Key West!
Great stay at Cypress House
My family (two parents, two adult children) spent the Thanksgiving holiday at Cypress House. We had a wonderful time. Friendly staff, nice room. Huge breakfast, awesome happy hour.
The location can't be beat. One block from Duval, and only a few blocks down to the Key West Bight.
The place must attract friendly people, we met so many fun folks. I'm already planning for our next trip.
What a find!! Stay here!
This hotel was a fabulous place to stay. The innkeeper and all his staff are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The daily happy hour is a definite plus, and the full breakfast spread cannot be beat. The lcoation was so close to everything on Duval and the sunset fest that we parked the car and forgot about it until check out. The room we had -- #13 -- was super private and had a spacious bathroom. We would absolutely stay there again!!
Best place on the island
Been going to the Keys for years, taking only last year off, and I tell ya', I can't wait to go back this fall. The Cypress House is the best. From Dave's natural hosting ability to the overall friendliness of the staff to the beautiful rooms and relaxing atmosphere, I'd never stay anywhere else. You feel like family when you're there.
Cypress is the best!
my wife and I go to KW every year and stay at the Cypress every year.
The house and rooms are great with reasonable rates, the staff is amazing, the location is great, and we wouldn't stay anywhere else.
Anything you want to do near downtown and Old KW is a short walk, Harpoon Harry's, the best breakfast on the island is nearly across the street along with other great restaurants and the classic bars: raw bar, turtle krawls, schooner and of course, BO's fish wagon. If you want to get on two wheels, cypress has good bikes to rent, with locks, baskets and bells. It's a blast!
KW was truly an experience! There is something for everyone. Cypress House was truly awesome. While you are in a B&B, you feel as though you are family. . .a great thing to do is to rent a three wheeled scooter from Adventure Tours on Front Street near the Hyatt. . . what an awesome way to see Key West. . Bikes are a must if you want to see the island. Michael McCloud was in his realm at the Schooner Wharf Bar. . yes, complete with dogs! PT's is a local hangout. . great food, great prices and great smiles! (I saw my first drinking from a navel there) And, don't forget Mallory Square every afternoon. For a quick way to get to know the island, take a conch train which enables you to get off at different spots and catch another later. . .Captain Kenny was a great teller of tales. . .don't miss Ft. Zachary Taylor. . . beautiful scenery and well kept. But most of all, relax and enjoy the ambiance of the area. . . truly unique~!