Accommodations in The Florida Keys

Parmer’s Place, Little Torch Key  – Three of us stayed in the Lagoon Cottage, which is a two bedroom cottage at the end of the property near the trailer parking. The down side is that it is… at the end near the trailer parking, so people and trailers and trucks were coming and going often. The plus side is that this cottage is a private house with a lovely view out the waterside, large and quiet. We liked having the whole house to ourselves with two bedrooms, plenty of light and lots of space. It is an easy walk along the water to the office and breakfast location. Complimentary breakfast is mostly fruit, breads and cereal. I appreciated the hard boiled eggs each morning, to have at least some protein. The staff there and the office are nice and helpful. If you need anything, it is all at the office. We had to walk there for pool towels and ice. I would have appreciated some pool toys for kids, since it is difficult to fly with those. There is a small “beach”, but the water drops off quickly and is filled with grasses and seaweed. It’s not really a swimming beach. The pool is nice though and my kids and I enjoyed it every day. The location on Torch Key was perfect for us as we were visiting family on Cudjoe and Summerland Keys, it’s a good 30 – 40 minute drive to Key West, though if you want to sightsee or go out there. Our other input is that when we requested late check-in by phone after arriving in Key West the person who gave us directions over the phone was not very clear in their directions. For someone who was driving on the Keys for the first time late at night to say that the resort was a quarter of a mile down Barry when it is .75 miles down makes it difficult and a bit stressful to find. We drove up and down a few times before driving further down. With small kids in the car, it would have been nice to just have the specific mileage. So many people request late check-in, these directions should just be tested, confirmed, written up and given out easily by now.