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Central, child friendly (or at least tolerant) accom.?

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Central, child friendly (or at least tolerant) accom.?

Hello all,

Can anyone recomment a centrally-located, 'quaint' (or not), reasonably-priced bed and breakfast or hotel that can accomodate a 2 + 2 (both 11 yo) family in Key West?

As per forum recommendations, I've contacted the Avalon Bed and Breadfast and the Southernmost Point B&B and am awaiting replies. Was just wondering whether there are any other similar places that I should be looking at.

We'll only be there 2 nights in late Sept. and just want to walk around and get a feel for the town and at some point take the car and maybe head up to Islamorada or Marathon for some beach time before returning to our room.......and then walking around some more!

Thanks for any input.

CP

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1. Re: Central, child friendly (or at least tolerant) accom.?

Try here.

http://www.islandcityhouse.com/

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2. Re: Central, child friendly (or at least tolerant) accom.?

Not too many of the B & B's are Kid friendly. Check out the innkeeepers association website, you can add that as a criteria to search.

www.keywestinns.com

Avalon B & B & Southernmost Point guesthouse both are

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3. Re: Central, child friendly (or at least tolerant) accom.?

You might also try Ambrosia and Ambrosia Too. Along with Island City House, they're considered very family-friendly.

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4. Re: Central, child friendly (or at least tolerant) accom.?

Marathon is an hour from Key West and Islamorada is about an hour and a half. While we'd love to have you come visit our part of the Keys, you may want to consider a drive from Key West to Bahia Honda State Park for your beach time. It's closer, has a beautiful beach and great stuff to do, a little snack bar and rest rooms. It's a very Keysy experience.

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5. Re: Central, child friendly (or at least tolerant) accom.?

Let me add that if you are going to drive to Bahia Honda, take the extra time and drive over the 7 mile bridge. If you are that close, you may as well experience the drive.

As long as you are over the 7 mile bridge, you are in Marathon - so you may as well enjoy what Marathon has to offer.

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6. Re: Central, child friendly (or at least tolerant) accom.?

How about Coconut Beach Resort? It is a family friendly resort on the beach near the Casa Marina. It is about a mile walk down Duval to Mallory Square. In case you are interested, the website is www.coconutbeachresort.com.

You will love Key West, enjoy

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7. Re: Central, child friendly (or at least tolerant) accom.?

Courtney's Place takes children or at least used to. Price is decent and location isn't bad.

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8. Re: Central, child friendly (or at least tolerant) accom.?

Thanks so much for the tips. Will look into them.

Bahia Honda beach...and 7 mile bridge....and maybe Marathon it is. Provided we've had a good look around Key West first! :-)

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9. Re: Central, child friendly (or at least tolerant) accom.?

Your 11 y.o.'s will definitely enjoy Bahia Honda State Park. We personally like the Atlantic side beaches better than the Gulf side, but that is just personal preference. There is quite a bit for them to do there. You can rent chairs/umbrellas/snorkel gear/kayaks in the concession stand, and they offer a lunch there that is actually quite reasonable. The 7-mile bridge is a wonder in itself, and there has recently been a documentary on the History channel about the making of the bridge that your kids might enjoy if you can find it. If you are looking for a beach in Marathon, then I would suggest Sombrero beach. A little hard to find if you do not know where it is, but not too bad. ALSO, if your kids like pizza (and what kid doesn't), then you MUST make a trip to "No Name Pizza" just off of Big Pine Key. Definitely a challenge to find, but again, well worth the trip and the locals will be glad to help you find it. AND....if you are still on Big Pine Key at dusk, you and your kids will be able to enjoy the friendly and very approachable Key deer on any of the little back roads.

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