Jasmine House is relatively "new" to the Guest House World of Key West. In looking for accomodations, we found that most guest houses were unwilling to house SpringBreakers, but the Jasmine House people listened to our explanation (We''re ages 22-25, only one is still in college, and we''re nice, good girls who wouldn''t wreck the place... apparently guest houses had some problems with SBers in the 80s).
The owner gave us a break on the price since we got two rooms for 5 nights.
We arrived in Key West on a Sunday night. We followed the simple directions and found ourselves on a quaint little street with a little yellow and white house with all kinds of greenery out front and sparkling little lights in the bushes. It was like going to my grandmother''s house, but in paradise. We were greeted by a personal note from one of the owners on the door, telling us where the keys were and to have a good night.
There are three guest rooms in the house, two regular rooms, and a suite. We had the two regular rooms, which were the first two rooms as we passed the carribbean-colored-tiled porch and walked through the screen door. The two rooms each had a double bed, personal details, hand-picked furniture and knick-knacks, a (tiny) bathroom, a small refrigerator, and a TV. The hardwood floors had a rug covering them in each room (good in case of a "sand" accident on the wood floor) . The rooms were exactly what you would want to find at a relative''s house: clean, personal, with fresh towels and sheets and sunny yellow walls. French doors were our entrance to each room (and each had their own key) from the hallway.
We spent a few mornings sitting on the porch, enjoying the nice weather, greenery, and blue skies. It was wonderful. There was also a small pool at the guest house (Olivia) across the street that we were allowed to use, but never did.
Every night, we would walk the 7 or 8 blocks down Duval home from the bars & clubs, turn onto our little QUIET (we were amazed at how quiet it was, being only a half block from Duval), and go to our little house! We loved it. There were also convenient bike racks out front, and (for those with cars) a reserved parking space. It''s a very safe, quiet neighborhood, and we never were worried about coming home late at night. It''s a short bike ride to almost anywhere on the island.
As we were leaving, we told the caretaker that staying there was "like coming home to an aunt''s house every night." and that we felt "right at home." She said that was the kind of stuff they loved to hear!
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March 19, 2001
From journal Spring Break in Key West
April 8, 2004
The owner, Linda, was extremely accommodating and was around to help with our every request. We even had a slight issue with the hot tub not working on the day we arrived, but she called to have the problem corrected and she even credited us $100 for the day, which was very appreciated!
Overall, if you are looking for a great place to stay in Key West to have fun or RELAX, this is the place for you! We will be back!
From journal Short Escape to Key West