Key West cottage architecture has been thoroughly time-tested in island life and culture in this somewhat infamous little wooden cigar maker's cottage located on famous Duval Street, at the classier upper-end. Since its original construction in the early 1900's this note-worthy Cockadoodle Cottage vacation rental has been recreated, redesigned, adapted and reformed, reflecting the ever-changing yet ever-inspired persona of the enchanted island of Key West.
Key West Culture: Like most historic Key West houses, over the course of 100 years this special little gem-of-a-cottage has been home to many different island dwellers - most of whom were "regular residents" - but some who were down-right colorful... and infamous! If you've visited Key West within the last five years or so, you know what I'm talking about and will definitely recall that until the most recent major makeover of this charming cottage - it was famously known and operated for awhile as The Chicken Store. And indeed it was at one time the home of the Rooster Rescue Team (RRT), a volunteer group devoted to preserving some of Key West's more notorious cackling cockadoodling dwellers - orphaned and wounded gypsy chickens who previously wandered the streets. When some Key West "newcomers" tried to ban chickens from the island, the RRT stepped in to defend them... and put them up for adoption!
Then in the year 2007, change was in the air in a big way! The Chicken Store, and it's intire mission, was moved off Duval Street to an appropriate country-side location. At last, the rescued can safely roam free under the care of their devoted guardians awaiting new homes.
A New Beginning: Once the chickens were moved, the cottage was given a stunning transformation. Architectural plans and building preparations were made to completely remake the cottage to meet first-class accommodation standards. In homage to its past, it was humously named the Cockadoodle Cottage! Renovations and design were done to match the twin-cigar cottage next door, known as, Havana Moon. The finished renovation created a unique layout - making it possible for the two cottages to function either separately or together as Twice As Nice on Duval Street!
Keeping with moden minimalist renovation design and decorum, that is set in the Havana Moon cottage, this Cockadoodle Cottage is also appointed with modern island furnishings and art work. The floorsare tiled throughout this cottage, using a soft earth-tone. High ceilings and recessed lighting give the rooms a more spacious feeling. Even though the interior is completely re-mastered to make two luxurious bedroom suites, a full kitchen, and master bath with Jacuzzi tub, the owner retained the original interior structure enough so that you can still enjoy the authentic flavor of the single "shot-gun" design. The classic "shot-gun" layout of the cottage essentially mirrors its twin, the Havana Moon cottage.
Cottage Layout: We can begin our description of the Key West Cockadoodle Cottage at the front entrance which is set to the left of the front of the house. Upon entering the front door you step immediately into the common "hall room" that heads straight away to the back door. Off this main common room, on the left side of the house, a symmetrical row of interior rooms proceed from the front of the cottage to the back.
The first door on your left leads to the front bedroom and beautiful en-suite bathroom. The front bedroom is elegant and luxurious and provides a queen bed. Furnishings are tasteful and elegant.* (see notes)
The next room is a brand-new modern "U-shaped kitchen," complete with top-of-the-line appliances and recessed lighting. The kitchen is open to the wide "sitting hall" which at this point becomes the interior gathering and common seating space for the cottage.
The last room down the hall at the back of the house is the spacious back bedroom and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath tub. The back bedroom suite offers a king size bed and is appointed with beautiful bedding and furnishings. At the end of the hall the back door opens to the small back porch.
Back outside and around to the front of the cottage, is the covered front sitting porch where you can catch a view of the ocean and a soft salt southern breeze. Pretty wicker furnishings have been placed for guests to sit and watch the world of Key West go by.
Amenities: Upscale renovation and luxury furnishings. Fully equipped kitchen, central a/c, telephone, color cable TV, stereo, washer / dryer. Linens and towels are provided.
Activities: Elegant Upper Duval St. - Close to the Southern Most Point of the United States. South Beach is visible from your front porch so "mozy on over" for some sun and good food. There is a great open air beach side restaurant there with a full bar and excellent beach side menu. Cafe neighborhood features art galleries, wonderful eateries and internationally famous fine restaurants, fine gift and clothing stores, Grand Vin wine tasting, home made ice cream. Here you start at the top of Duval St. near the Atlantic Ocean and can take the 20 min "Duval Crawl" to the Gulf of Mexico (remember it takes 3 to 4 Key West streets to equal the distance of a typical city block). Sailing, boating, diving, museums, nightlife.
Area: Upper Duval or ‘Uptown Key West’ has evolved into the “elegant end of Duval” and offers an exceptional variety of restaurants, beautiful boutiques, and art galleries. Close enough to South Beach that you can see it from the porch and the Southernmost Point of the United States, is just around the corner. Walk to Mallory Square Sunset Celebration in 15 to 20 minutes.
Parking: There is off-street parking for one full size car, but from here you really never need to get in your car. Upper Duval Street is right out your front door, so forget the hassle of parking and enjoy walking or biking everywhere. Enjoy the island to the fullest.
Restrictions: Smoke free house. Smoking permitted outside only. We do not accept guests less than 25 years of age unless accompanied by a family group or guardian. As with all private vacation homes, occupants of this property must adhere to the Sound Control / Noise Ordinance of Key West - ARTICLE IV Sec. 26-191. Absolutely no pets please.
*Notes: This property is ideal for couples, professionals, executives, and families who have discerning tastes looking for a luxurious accommodation. This cottage may not be appropriate for children due to its location. Please contact us for more information.If you love this cottage and are interested in having access to the swimming pool, it is possible to rent the twin-cottages together by including the Havana Moon cottage. Please see description of this twin-layout in our Key West Villa section where the property is identified as Twice As Nice.
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Mar 16 - Mar 19
|Jan 30, 2023 - Feb 18, 2023||$3590||$641.25||5 night min, but 3-4 nights within 60 days|
|Feb 19, 2023 - Feb 25, 2023||$3860||$661.75||5 night min, but 3-4 nights within 60 days|
|Feb 26, 2023 - Apr 8, 2023||$3590||$641.25||5 night min, but 3-4 nights within 60 days|
|Apr 9, 2023 - May 29, 2023||$2995||$535.00||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|May 30, 2023 - Jun 10, 2023||$2695||$519.75||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Jun 11, 2023 - Aug 7, 2023||$2995||$535.00||5 night min, but 3-4 nights within 60 days|
|Aug 8, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023||$2095||$475.00||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Oct 1, 2023 - Oct 20, 2023||$2225||$515.00||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Oct 21, 2023 - Oct 30, 2023||$4055||$695.25||7 night minimum|
|Oct 31, 2023 - Nov 5, 2023||$2695||$519.75||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Nov 6, 2023 - Nov 13, 2023||$2995||$535.00||7 night minimum|
|Nov 14, 2023 - Nov 18, 2023||$2695||$519.75||3 night minimum|
|Nov 19, 2023 - Nov 27, 2023||$2995||$535.00||7 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Nov 28, 2023 - Dec 16, 2023||$2265||$501.75||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Dec 17, 2023 - Dec 25, 2023||$3790||$677.00||7 night minimum|
|Dec 26, 2023 - Jan 2, 2024||$4420||$757.75||7 night minimum|
|Jan 3, 2024 - Jan 12, 2024||$3300||$635.00||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Jan 13, 2024 - Jan 19, 2024||$3300||$635.00||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Jan 20, 2024 - Feb 2, 2024||$3300||$635.00||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Feb 3, 2024 - Feb 16, 2024||$3780||$725.00||5 night min, but 3-4 nights within 60 days|
|Feb 17, 2024 - Feb 23, 2024||$4050||$775.00||5 night min, but 3-4 nights within 60 days|
|Feb 24, 2024 - Apr 12, 2024||$3780||$725.00||5 night min, but 3-4 nights within 60 days|
|Apr 13, 2024 - May 29, 2024||$2995||$575.00||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|May 30, 2024 - Jun 9, 2024||$2695||$535.00||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Jun 10, 2024 - Aug 11, 2024||$2995||$575.00||5 night min, but 3-4 nights within 60 days|
|Aug 12, 2024 - Oct 2, 2024||$2095||$475.00||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Oct 3, 2024 - Oct 17, 2024||$2225||$515.00||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Oct 18, 2024 - Oct 27, 2024||$4055||$725.00||7 night minimum|
|Oct 28, 2024 - Nov 8, 2024||$2695||$520.00||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Nov 9, 2024 - Nov 16, 2024||$2995||$535.00||7 night minimum|
|Nov 17, 2024 - Nov 21, 2024||$2695||$520.00||3 night minimum|
|Nov 22, 2024 - Nov 30, 2024||$2995||$535.00||7 night min Sat/Sat Only, but 3-5 nights within 60 days|
|Dec 1, 2024 - Dec 16, 2024||$2265||$485.00||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Dec 17, 2024 - Dec 25, 2024||$3975||$765.00||7 night minimum|
|Dec 26, 2024 - Jan 2, 2025||$4640||$890.00||7 night minimum|
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“We booked Cockadoodle cottage and had a lovely time. The location was excellent. The house was perfectly equipped and comfortable. I must say the the best part of the experience was booking the property and interfacing with the management company. The main reason for this was Anastasia! WOW! What a pro! Anastasia went above and beyond to make the reservation and stay seamless and very pleasant. VHKW is the quintessential authority on all things Key West and their properties are exceptional! Make sure you ask to work with Anastasia! You won’t be disappointed! Thanks. See you again soon.
“Great house and great location! House was clean and tidy. I wish the pillows in the back bedroom were a little fluffier, but that's a personal preference. Also, if you are short with short legs, getting in and out of the shower can be a challenge. I've stayed in many different houses around Key West, and this one ranks up there with the best. Surprisingly, the neighborhood was noiser that I thought it would be, but it didn't really bother us. We'll definitely keep this one in our rotation.
“Fantastic time. Great cottage. Great location. The house was cozy and clean. Everything was perfect.
“Cockadoodle Cottage was great location. Convenient, to lots of stuff and fun place on duval. The only issue was the furniture on the back porch needs to be replaced. It was very unstable and looked like it had been fixed several times. My husband sat in one and it fell apart sending him to the ground with a busted elbow. We called and let your office know.
“The cottage was immaculate and in a great location. When our first reservation was cancelled by the owner, VHKW found us a replacement and made the transition easy!
“The house was very nice, great location. The back bedroom bed was uncomfortable for my wife and the bathtub/shower was difficult to get in and out of. Other than that, had a enjoyable time at this property.
“Our visit was smooth. The property was as represented, had adequate supplies and check out was easy. We will use your rental services in the future!
“We really liked the place we stayed in. We would recommend it to anyone and we want to stay in it again next year and possibly rent the adjoining house as well
“We had another great stay. The house is clean and comfortable, as always. The new rocking chairs for the porch are nice, but just a bit too large for the width of the porch. The bed in the master bedroom is incredible!. It is really the perfect location. We look forward to returning next January.
“Had a wonderful stay! House was clean and great location. Would definitely book again!
“Wonderful location, great 2-B/2-B unit right in the thick of the KW culture. Loved it, highly recommend Vacation Homes of Key West to get you to the right place, affordably, and with a streamlined process.
“Loved the house and location. It was perfect for what we needed.
“Booked 1229 cottage last minute, interaction with agent and contract was quick and easy. Communication was thorough which made check in easy. Cottage was clean and as advertised. Had one issue with sink not draining and service was sent within the hour to fix the problem. Great cottage and KWVH service was great. Highly recommended.
“The house is clean and comfortable and the location is perfect. The end of Duval where the house is located is away from the hustle and bustle of the bars and restaurants at the other end, but within walking distance to all the things you want to see. Two blocks from the Southernmost Point and kitty-corner to the bus stop. The Duval Loop bus stop is free and runs about every 20-30 minutes. The house is close to at least three good places to get coffee and breakfast-two are literally four and five doors down. There is also a Starbucks at the beach two blocks down. Advice- rent bicycles. You can get them for $10/day. They are the best way to get around. Drivers are very careful around bikes and there are bike racks everywhere and they can be secured easily in the house’s fenced-in area. Fort Zachary Taylor is cool and has a nice beach. Bring water shoes if you are planning on going in. By noon you can always find live music downtown. The house’s porch is great for people watching.
“The cottage was lovely. The location was perfect and your Custer service terrific. Thank you for a lovely vacation.
“Absolutely beautiful cottage and just as described. We totally enjoyed our vacation and will definitely use you again when we return.
“Cockadoodle Cottage in Old Town, Key West is perfect for a small family or two couples wanting a relaxing vacation with its updated and tasteful decor, comfortable beds, spacious bathrooms, kitchen and laundry amenities, and designated parking spot. During the busy season, make sure you bring earplugs for sleeping! The cottage is located at the corner of Duval and United Streets, a busy intersection for vehicles and pedestrians, which also means it is close to many nearby attractions and restaurants.
“The home was pretty and clean and in a perfect spot to explore Key West. Checking in was easy. The house was comfortable. The front porch is a great place to people watch and the back patio area is a wonderful place to grill, chat, and play games. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
“Ideal location for restaurants and bars, but far from the chaos. Clean and ample room. Lovely back patio.
“house was awesome, very clean but very noisy intersection, would recommend it to anybody.
* This property may not be available for the dates above due to other inquires and pending reservation.