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!
Well, in the year 2007, change was one once again in the air, it was time for The Chicken Store to move along to a new home. Now don't fret chicken lovers - the entire contents and mission of The Chicken Store were moved off Duval Street to a larger and more appropriate country-side location where the rescued chickens now safely roam free under the care of their devoted guardians awaiting new homes.
A New Beginning: The family that owns the cottage has had it in their family for generations and once they reclaimed it, they gave it a loving and stunning transformation. New architectural plans and building preparations were immediately made to completely remake the cottage to meet first-class accommodation standards of its twin-cigar cottage next door known as, "Havana Moon." So in January 2008 the latest renovation began to compliment its next-door twin, striving to balance the new layout making it possible for the two cottages to function either separately or together as one - equally as well.
Keeping with the romantic minimalist renovation design and decorum, that is set in the Havana Moon cottage, this cottage is also appointed with classic island furnishings, subtle colors and quiet artwork to set a tone of calmness and relaxation. The floors have been 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 "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. Catering can be arranged. Maid service can be scheduled.
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.
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.
Apr 6- Apr 13
|Feb 23, 2019 - Apr 19, 2019||$2650||$500||7 night min Sat/Sat Only, but 3-5 nights within 60 days|
|Apr 20, 2019 - May 26, 2019||$2250||$400||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|May 27, 2019 - Jun 14, 2019||$2025||$400||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Jun 15, 2019 - Aug 8, 2019||$2250||$400||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Aug 9, 2019 - Oct 19, 2019||$2025||$400||3 night minimum|
|Oct 20, 2019 - Oct 26, 2019||$3000||$500||7 night minimum|
|Oct 27, 2019 - Nov 3, 2019||$2025||$400||3 night minimum|
|Nov 4, 2019 - Nov 10, 2019||$2250||$400||7 night minimum|
|Nov 11, 2019 - Nov 22, 2019||$2025||$400||3 night minimum|
|Nov 23, 2019 - Nov 29, 2019||$2250||$400||7 night minimum|
|Nov 30, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019||$1700||$400||3 night minimum|
|Dec 21, 2019 - Dec 27, 2019||$2800||$500||7 night minimum|
|Dec 28, 2019 - Jan 3, 2020||$3275||$500||7 night minimum|
|Jan 4, 2020 - Jan 10, 2020||$2150||$500||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Jan 11, 2020 - Jan 17, 2020||$2350||$500||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Jan 18, 2020 - Jan 24, 2020||$2350||$500||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Jan 25, 2020 - Jan 31, 2020||$2350||$500||5 night minimum - 'within' Sat/Sat Only|
|Feb 1, 2020 - Feb 14, 2020||$2700||$500||7 night min Sat/Sat Only, but 3-5 nights within 60 days|
|Feb 15, 2020 - Feb 21, 2020||$2900||$500||7 night min Sat/Sat Only, but 3-5 nights within 60 days|
|Feb 22, 2020 - Apr 17, 2020||$2700||$500||7 night min Sat/Sat Only, but 3-5 nights within 60 days|
|Apr 18, 2020 - May 24, 2020||$2250||$400||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|May 25, 2020 - Jun 12, 2020||$2025||$400||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Jun 13, 2020 - Aug 7, 2020||$2250||$400||4 night min. or 3 night min. 60 days prior to arrival.|
|Aug 8, 2020 - Oct 22, 2020||$2025||$400||3 night minimum|
|Oct 23, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020||$3050||$500||7 night minimum|
|Nov 1, 2020 - Nov 7, 2020||$2025||$400||3 night minimum|
|Nov 8, 2020 - Nov 15, 2020||$2250||$400||7 night minimum|
|Nov 16, 2020 - Nov 19, 2020||$2025||$400||3 night minimum|
|Nov 20, 2020 - Nov 28, 2020||$2250||$400||7 night minimum|
|Nov 29, 2020 - Dec 18, 2020||$1700||$400||3 night minimum|
|Dec 19, 2020 - Dec 25, 2020||$2850||$500||7 night minimum|
|Dec 26, 2020 - Jan 1, 2021||$3325||$500||7 night minimum|
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“We stayed here for the week of 12/26-1/2 to ring in the New Year. What a great time! The house was spotless and the location cannot be beat! It's located at a fairly busy intersection, so if people watching is your thing, this is the place! For you light sleepers (and I forgot all about this from my prior visits) bring ear plugs as the local roosters are more than happy to make sure you're awake :) I would ABSOLUTELY recommend the Cockadoodle Cottage and look forward to staying here again!
“Stayed in the cockadoodle cottage and really enjoyed the stay. Our host was very accomodating and friendly. The cottage was clean and had all the amenities that we needed. Being on the south end of Duvall was nice, as it was quieter than the hustle and bustle farther north up the street.
“The Cockadoodle cottage was awesome! Very clean and well stocked. Very responsive and helpful during all interactions.
“The Cockadoodle Cottage was well equipped and located where it was convenient to either walk, rent bikes or hop on the free Duval Loop bus!! The beach is a block away with a great cafe and bar!! I would highly recommend for two adult couples to stay here!!
“Location is wonderful! Across from the new Duval loop free bus which took us from the south end to the north end conveniently. Unit was clean, well equipped and beds were super comfortable. We did utilize the parking space outback and that was helpful. The banana Café was great for breakfast, we really enjoyed the 915 restaurant as well. Our first night there we went down to the rum bar and that was great too.
“Great experience! Staff was more than helpful. Booking next year’s vacation with them again. Highly recommend.
“Great place to stay.
“We enjoyed staying at cock a doodle cottage. A cute little cottage with all the amenities. On Duvall St. with easy walking distance to all the goings on. We would definitely stay there again.
“Home was nice. A few small issues here and there but nothing a homeowner would not expect of their own home. Great location for beaches. A bit noisy at is on a very popular corner for foot traffic.
“We had a great stay in Key West. We stayed at the Cockadoodle Cottage which was very clean and up-dated. Spectacular experience. Highly recommend staying there and will be planning another trip next year. Also had a great experience with the staff who works for Vacation Homes. Thanks for a wonderful vacation.
“We had a lovely time and cottage was very comfortable and attractive. There were 4 in our party and we all had plenty of room. The location at the south end of Duval St. was convenient to attractions and restaurants and not quite as noisy as further up the street.
“Great location and lots of fun!!!
* This property may not be available for the dates above due to other inquires and pending reservation.