Tropical Village -Southern Cross - Key West, FL
Max occupancy: 6
1 King Bed,
1 Queen Bed,
1 Sofa Bed
(35 lb weight limit)
1400 Alberta St #B, Key West, FL 33040
Peaceful, dog-friendly home in a residential neighborhood w/ a shared pool
Treat the whole family to a seaside adventure when you book your getaway to this dog-friendly Key West cottage. Boasting a prime location close to beach activities and attractions, as well as a shared pool, this home welcomes up to six guests and a canine companion (for a small nightly fee).
This home is just over two blocks from Higgs Beach, so oceanside adventures for the whole family are just around the corner. Dip your toes into the gently rolling waves as you stroll along the sugar-sand beaches in the tropical sun. Explore the local attractions and grab a bite of fresh seafood after a day of stand-up paddleboarding. Unwind by the shared pool.
The shared washer/dryer will take care of the laundry while you stream some tunes over the free WiFi. Chill out with your favorite cable show, or simply catch up with a good book while the lazy days float by. Street parking is available.
This Florida seaside escape makes them all easy to enjoy.
*Please note you must be 25 or older to make a reservation on this property.*
*Please note that last-minute bookings cannot be made online. Call Vacasa for details.*
Washer/dryer : Shared
Pool : Shared
Gas grill : Shared
This place is nice and clean and a great size for 2-4 people max. Home had high speed internet. A water hose to wash off all our dive gear and nice clean. We did not use the kitchen for much but seems to have all
You need for a week. Did not get to use the pool either as it was actually cold the week we went. But would use again.
Great location. Very clean
We checked in after the office closed. Luckily I had the email handy and used the code they gave us to open the box at the management office. The place is date, but it is very cute. There are lots of lizards our the deck. I have to say the place was spacious for four adults and one child. It was convenient for us to have a numerical code as the key, but it sucked to only have one key for the main gate. When the gate closes, it locks. Make sure you have the gate key with you. We liked how there was a swimming pool, laundry facility, and an outdoor shower.
We didn't like how the front bathroom needed to be aired out. The air was humid and stale. The a/c to the bottom bedroom was strong. It was blasting strong air at us. I am not sure if the walls are super thin or the neighbor (4 males) next to us were outside sitting right against our wall, but we could hear their conversation at 4 am for both nights. We did see some ants, but they were tiny. It didn't bother us.
We did use the kitchen to make breakfast and cooked frozen pizzas from the market. There was a cookie sheet in the oven and it must have been dirty because it caused a big smoke as we were pre-heating the oven.
We came a few days after hurricane Michael. Key West was smelling of sea water/fish/seaweed. We made the best of it and had a fun time.
We love the yard, the front porch, the openness, the cleanliness, the decor everything was right there ! Walking distance from a lot of great stuff. It was unique and comfy and cozy and the pool was great too!
We had a great stay in Key West. Walkable to lots of shops and restaurants. The home does have a pull out couch even though one is not listed.
Enjoyed our stay, pool was nice .
I loved the privacy and the location, and the fact that it was pet friendly.
Loved the character of this home! Was very spacious also!
The shared pool was very nice too!!
I liked the location as it was near to old town and we rode our bikes wherever ...that was great!!
overall we liked the place but there were several maintenance issues that should of been addressed : the freezer was leaking into the bottom refrigerator causing water in the main frig, batteries out in clocks, bulbs not working in some lamps, internet was very sketching - on and off, we were to receive maid service on day 3 (we arrived Sunday and left Friday) never had any service for trash, towels, bedding etc.
We spoke with other residents that stayed as long as we
did and they received no housekeeping service.
We are sorry to see there were some disappointments with this visit. The fridge was leaking due to the ice maker which has since been repaired. As far as the internet goes, we're a small island, and sometimes the internet goes in and out. We have followed-up with housekeeping and apologize for the oversights.
My family of 6 really enjoyed our stay at the Southern Cross! Plenty of room and the place was just as pictured ! This was a great location ! Big plus to have parking right out the front door. Small pool but was very nice would highly recommend it!
Very convenient for stay with pooches. Close to dog beach, as well as many restaurants and stores. Would be nice if carpets in bedrooms would be changed for tile. But we had an excellent stay overall.
We loved everything about Southern Cross. We had a family of five, with three of them being teenage boys, and we fit comfortably in the house. Loved how well the air condition worked!! The staff was amazing and very helpful with anything we needed. We have stayed at a lot of VRBO's over the years and this one exceeded our expectations. It was nice to have LOTS of towels, dish soap, laundry soap (who does that!!), extra trash bags...the list can go on. The pool is shared by all the other guest cottages but never felt busy. There were some workers there doing repairs, but again they had our comfort in mind and did not start working until after 9 am (maybe this is Key West time). Overall we had an amazing time and we are already planning a trip back to the Keys.
As for Key West itself....well just truly amazing!! Great food, Great music, Great people and Great drinks!!!
We ate everywhere - upscale restaurants, back alley joints, and the touristy places and honestly can say the food was good everywhere!!
Clean. Comfortable. Close. We could not have asked for a more ideal setting for a Key West getaway. Around the block from the dog beach... no more than a 10 to 15 minute walk to the best food, fun, sights, and experiences. We hope to come back here again and again. The ownership team was wonderful and made us feel like honored guests every step of the way.
We enjoyed: Ana's Cuban Cafe, New York Pasta Garden (very dog friendly patio), Hemingway home, Higgs Beach, and of course the little dog beach just off the Louie's Backyard patio.
The house was perfect for our family of six vacation. Kitchen was modern with granite counters and maple cabinets had everything we needed for meals at home. Master bedroom and bath were a very comfortable size. The upstairs bedroom has a steeply sloped ceiling so it was a bit cramped for our two 6’ teenagers but they had no complaints and spent personal time there. The sofa folded out into a comfortable sofabed for our younger kids. Fresh bath and beach towels were supplied every day. The pool is shared with 4 or 5 other cottages but never crowded and everyone was friendly. There was a nice communal grill for steaks. The washer and dryer are tucked away but accessible once you know where to find them. Close to restaurants and tourist sites such as the Hemingway House and the Butterfly Conservatory (both highly rated!) we walked everywhere. It was nice to be close to the action without being the action. The street noise was a little distracting at times but usually was not noticed. Vacasa staff was excellent and attentive to our needs. Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing vacation!
We had 4 adults and an 18 month old staying at this property for 4 nights. It is in a great location within walking distance of under 10 minutes to Higgs Beach, Southernmost Point, Butterfly Conservatory, Duval Street, and trolley stops. Also remember the Duval Loop city bus gets you almost anywhere on the street for free, and the closest stop is about 4 blocks from the house! The shared rooms in the house were perfect for our little guy to play and for us to spend time during his naps, and the shared pool was great for relaxing between activities. There is an outdoor shower which was very handy after the beach. Both bedrooms were spacious and there was very little sound transfer. Both bathrooms were nicely updated. The kitchen was well stocked and provided for easy meals to work around the baby. We were able to park in front of the house the whole time and felt our car was very safe. My only complaint is that the listing said there was shared laundry which we could not find. When I called the management company said the property does not have laundry. However, it was a great experience, extremely convenient, and we would definitely return.
Had a great vacation. Beautiful weather.