Occupying their own private micro-island just off U.S. 1, these romantic, brightly painted cottages just steps from the ocean are a place to get away from it all, exuding what management touts as “bohemian luxury,” including Old Florida–style architecture with tin roofs and Dade County pine. The two-bedroom oceanview stilt cottages, the garden-view cottage, and the marina/sunset cottage are the most spacious and well designed, and ideal for families. There are several other cottages, apartments, and villas situated around the pool and property. All units feature full-size kitchens and outdoor grills with all the pots, pans, and utensils you’d need (and the luxe villas, sleeping 10–12, each come with their own pool and spa). There’s also free use of kayaks and an unlimited supply of fresh Florida oranges that you can juice right in your own kitchen.
Upper and Middle Keys
Upper and Middle Keys› Hotel
Conch Key Cottages
U.S 1 at MM 62.3, Marathon, FL
Our Rating Neighborhood Marathon Phone 800/330-1577, 305/289-1377 Prices $132–$184 room, $225–$410 cottage. Villas from $4,000 weekly. Rates include continental breakfast. AAA/AARP discount 10%. Amenities Concierge; heated pool; beach; sea kayak; spa services; full kitchen; no phone; free Wi-Fi Units 15 units Web site Conch Key Cottages Other Minimum stay 2 nights for cottages, 1 week for villas.