For a low-key, intimate, and comfy bargain just a half-block from Duval Street, this 1840 clapboard (under new owners since December 2012 but with the same welcoming feel) makes for a sweet little oasis, with a small backyard pool and Jacuzzi, sundecks, shaded breakfast area, and a handful of pastel rooms with floral prints and wicker. It seems to be particularly popular with Europeans. You should know (whether you’re allergic or a cat-lover) that there’s a house kitty (named Mario), and that the local roosters like to start crowing early. The upper back deck has a view into the Hemingway House complex; there’s a panel with details about the site, and on Friday evenings some guests come up to gawk at the weddings that are often held in that backyard.
- Frommer's Staff