The Garden House

329 Elizabeth St , Key West, FL 33040 USA (Show map)


Garden House Bed and Breakfast is very centrally located, only a block or two from popular areas like Duval Street, the Historic Seaport, Mallory Square and Caroline Street. We are a laid-back, fun B&B - a great place to meet new friends. At happy hour you'll discover the charm of our heated lagoon style pool with spa jets and a cascading waterfall, surrounded by the tropical flora that weave throughout the property. In the morning, enjoy a casual continental breakfast while you plan your day. Here at Garden House Key West Bed and Breakfast, we want you to have a great time, and relax. It's island time!



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  • Guest room3.7
  • Service4.2
  • Value3.9
  • Cleanliness4.0
  • Onsite Dining3.3

Group stay

4.8 on March 05, 2014

Several couples and individual friends stayed at the Garden House and we all had a wonderful experience. Everyone is so friendly and willing to help you with anything. Loved Gilbert and Midnight! The location could not be better.

We had a nice stay at The Garden House

3.2 on February 20, 2014

Such a nice relaxing place to stay. The setting was perfect.

A nice weekend

4.4 on February 01, 2014

My wife and I wanted to take a long weekend to just get away. We read a few negative reviews about the Garden House but went with it anyway because of the great location and relatively decent price. We were fantastically surprised. The negative reviews were all wrong. The B&B was clean, rooms were nice (not large, but nice), the service was excellent, and the happy hours were rather fun and my wife does not drink. Tammi, the host, made our dinner reservations for us, provided coupons for free drinks and apps at various restaurants, and made sure the breakfast and happy hour drinks were ample. We rented bikes on site for $14.00 per bike per day...other places on the island were charging $30.00 - $40.00 per/per. This is the way to get around in Key West. You can bike from one end of the island to the other in about 20 minutes (and that is going slow) Breakfast was light...pastries, coffee, juice, muffins and bagels, yogurt, cereal....but there was an ample supply. If you are looking for the Ritz Carlton, stay at the Ritz Carlton. But if you are looking for relaxing, enjoyable, clean place to stay that is within walking distance to just about everything, this is it. We would recommend staying at the Garden House to all of our friends.

Wonderful Staff and Adorable House

4.6 on January 06, 2014

The staff was so accommodating. We were not able to arrive as early as we had hoped but the staff made sure we were able to find our room and get into it even though they had gone home for the night. They even went so far as to provide us with numerous coupons for local bars and restaurants and an area map. Very helpful. The house is beautiful and quaint. Exactly what we were looking for. The price was great and I recommend them to anyone looking to stay near Duval Street for a reasonable price.


4.0 on January 05, 2014

We stayed at the Garden House with several other couples. It was Awesome! The employees were friendly and helpful. The pool was small but was perfect and you felt like you were in a tropical paradise. We also loved the sun deck! The happy hour had a number of drink choices and the continental breakfast was what you'd expect. The rooms were older but in great condition. We had a Blast!

New Years at the Garden House

3.8 on January 05, 2014

We had a wonderful vacation at the Garden House. There were many people in our group, and the Garden House was extremely accommodating. We will definitely stay there again.


3.4 on December 02, 2013

we got married in key west, we had 3 rooms in the b&b and I thought it was great. We needed a nice place to put our heads down at night, and this was the place. The hostess of the garden house, was helpful and accommodating. They sent us a bottle of champagne on our wedding night. I thought that was really sweet.

Wonderful weekend at The Garden House in Key West

4.2 on November 20, 2013

Wonderful weekend at The Garden House in Key West. Location was perfect. Close to Duval St, but far enough away to escape a lot of foot traffic. Will stay here again!

Very good

2.8 on September 25, 2013

We enjoyed staying again this year for the Poker Run. We found the church parking lot very helpful for our motorcycle. This is one of the main amenities that we will consider when making reservations again. What we found inconvenient was the short duration of the "happy hour", we ride a long way to get to your place and we have 1 hour to relax and unwind in your awesome pool and yard. We would appreciate a longer "welcoming period.

Loved it

4.2 on September 04, 2013

Our stay at the Garden House Bed & Breakfast was just wonderful. What a delightful place. It has such a wonderful Key West feel. John, the owner, was very friendly and we wanted for nothing. Every evening they had happy hour by the pool of which we took full advantage. After a very warm day and lots of walking the pool was wonderfully refreshing. The location of the Garden House was perfect. Just far enough off of Duval that it was quiet and close enough for a quick walk to be right in the middle of everything. We had a wonderful time and will definitely stay at the Garden House when we go back.

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Rooms & Rates

Royal Poinciana

This lovely room, with its private patio, gives you more of the already abundant privacy at The Garden House. With a comfortable queen bed and private bath (plus its location of just a few steps from our lagoon), you will find yourself feeling timeless. Many guests choose to stay in this room so they can enjoy their Continental Breakfast in the privacy of its shaded patio. One of our most requested rooms!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $169 - $209

Gecko Grotto

Decorated in a comfortable island style the Gecko Grotto is located adjacent to our heated lagoon style pool, and houses a queen size bed, and private bath. White wicker furnishings complete the decor, along with a small seating area centered around the wall-mounted color television with remote. A mini refrigerator is provided to keep your libations chilled. Coral colored Mexican tiles line the floors throughout.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $199

West Indies King

With its rich wood flooring, triple windows, wood and cane furnishings, double night stands, metal sculpted palm lamps with intricate shell shades, and writer's desk this room is spacious and "oh so" comfortable. Fern green tiles line the more than adequate size bath, with dual shower heads, pedestal sink and commode. The largest of our rooms... this King has full use of the front porch after hours, where one can enjoy the evening breeze, wine-in-hand, and the lush tropical landscape - cascading hibiscus provide privacy from passer's by and the night blooming jasmine intoxicates the mind.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $179 - $219

Tropical Breeze

This cozy room offers island life the way you imagined it. Four sets of louvered windows allow for a constant breeze to filter through should you prefer a more natural air flow... although individual A/C units are provided. The walls are painted in shades of moss green with natural cane and wood furnishings. Wall mounted reading lamps provide ample light when needed, as well as a conveniently placed chair for reading, lounging or watching television. Telephones are provided for free local calls and a mini-refrigerator is available to store your favorite beverages. There is a full length mirror and private bath with shower. Note: This room is located on the second floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $199

Paradise Palm

This room is decorated in a tropical motif, with a palm matelassé and herb-green pinstriped bed skirt. There are wood furnishings throughout, along with nautical prints and knick-knacks. A cane chair is provided for reading and the oversized bench provides for additional seating. Other amenities include private shower, color cable television, free local telephone, ceiling fan, A/C, and mini refrigerator. Double doors open onto our second story landing where you are only steps away from a beautifully landscaped upper deck (see photo from the Double Delight room). Note: This room is located on the second floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $199

Writer's King

The Writer's King is located at the end of our second floor balcony located directly over the Lagoon where you can listen to our gentle waterfall on cool evenings. Featuring a King size bed with Tiffany reading lamps, the Writers' King has a private bath, phone, cable and lots of A/C. One will most certainly be able to enjoy their vacation at our centrally located Garden House. And do not forget you can have your Continental Breakfast Lagoon side or sitting on your balcony. Isn't it nice to know you have options! Note: This room is located on the second floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $179 - $219

Double Delight

The Double Delight is a large room consisting of two double beds, an in-room vanity and separate private bath, with shower and commode. Set up much like your typical hotel room with matching bedspreads, wall mounted reading lamps and centered nightstand this room provides the perfect setup for couples, friends or family members traveling together. In addition to the two full size beds are a triple dresser, full length mirror, color television, A/C unit, luggage rack and miniature refrigerator.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $169 - $209

Bougainvillea Room

The bougainvillea room is located just steps from our heated pool and adjacent to the hibiscus room. Both share a large semi-private deck which has access to both the front yard and the pool area, with the bougainvillea room being closest to the pool. This setup works out perfect for couples traveling together but still wanting their privacy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $169 - $209

Hibiscus Room

The hibiscus room is located just steps from our heated pool and adjacent to the bougainvillea room. Both share a large semi-priate deck which has access to both the front yard and the pool area, with the hibiscus room being closest to the front entrance. This setup works out perfect for couples traveling together but still wanting their privacy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $169 - $209

Caribbean Dreams

One of our newest rooms... Caribbean Dreams is decorated in rich wood and cane furnishings, with photos of exotic tropical palms and low lighting of wood and pineapple based lamps. An intimate fern green tile covers the bathroom walls which house a single head shower and commode. The in-room pedestal sink and full length mirror make preparing for a night on the town simple and effective. You enter this room from a side porch entrance, which meanders along a tropical pathway filled with the scent of jasmine.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $199


Location Type

The Keys, Southernmost Point, South Florida, Southernmost Keys, Duval Street, Florida Keys, City, Downtown, Island, Vista oceano, Small town, Tropical


Key West, FL (EYW) 2 miles

Directions to property:

1: Start out going South on S DIXIE HWY/US-1 S/SE 1ST AVE toward S KROME AVE/FL-997. Continue to follow US-1 S. 36.10 miles 2: Stay straight to go onto OVERSEAS HWY/US-1 S/FL-5 S. Continue to follow US-1 S/FL-5 S. 86.62 miles 3: Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto N ROOSEVELT BLVD/US-1 2.31 miles 4: Turn RIGHT onto PALM AVE. 0.75 miles 5: PALM AVE becomes EATON ST. 0.46 miles 6: Turn RIGHT onto ELIZABETH ST. 0.03 miles Total Estimated Time: Total Distance: 3 hours, 34 minutes 126.27 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Historic Tours, Ghost Tours, Duval Street Bars, Historic Seaport, Mallory Square, Key West Sunset Cruises, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, Fax Machine , Bike Rentals, Soda Machine & Ice Machine, 2 blocks from Duval Street, 1 block from Convenience Store, 1-1/2 block from restaurants & Historic Seaport, Heated Lagoon-Style Pool/Spa

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Ghost Tours, Bike Tours, Museums, Jet Ski / Para-sailing, Snorkeling / Diving, Coral Reefs / Dry Tortuga's, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Designated areas only!
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Over 13 years of age only!
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimum stay requirements during Special Events & Holidays. Please inquiry.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's stay in advance. Note: Call for details during Special Events such as: Fantasy Fest (last week in October)
  • Cancellations: $25 processing fee if cancelled with more than 14 days prior to reservation date. Deposit is non-refundable if cancelled with 14 days or less remaining.



John & Connie Manasco

Languages spoken


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About the innkeepers

Enjoying happy hour with our guests. Creating beautiful tropical gardens. Growing miniature roses.

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Light Continental

  • Time Served: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Poolside, Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Tropical Breeze Coffee Cake
This recipe has been an incredible hit. Since I've never been much of a fan of plain old blueberry anything (fresh blueberries is another story) I decided to dress up our ordinary fresh baked blueberry bread by replacing one item and adding a couple of new ones to the batter. Try it... you will absolutely love it! First... replace water called for in recipe with orange juice. Then... add the following add'l ingredients to already mixed batter: 3/4 cup drained pineapple 1 cup shredded coconut 2 large spoonfuls of sour cream 3 T. oil Mix all ingredients together and spread into greased pan. Bake approx. 50 minutes @ 350 F. or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean. "This is so incredibly good there won't be any leftovers... believe me!"