Mermaid HammockKey West may not have the traditional snow and sleigh rides of this Season, but there is never a shortage of Holiday Cheer on our island of bliss. In fact, this is where Santa comes to vacation. I just saw him lounging in a hammock at the Mermaid and the Alligator Bed & Breakfast!

The jolly old elf knows where to stay for total relaxation amid a lush garden of greenery. The Mermaid and the Alligator has long been known for excellence, comfort and traditional island style. Of course, that’s why Santa is here.

You can see the Mermaid in all of her holiday glory in December during the Key West Lighted Inn Tour on Friday, Dec. 18th.  Explore the unique architecture and history, and delight in holiday ambiance in a tropical setting.  The tours are self-guided.   Free trolley transportation will be provided between inns but participants are welcome to bike or use their own transportation.  Buy tickets here: www.keystix.com.

statueSet back from the bustle of Truman Avenue, the Mermaid and the Alligator is close to all you’ll want to see and do in Old Town Key West, yet tucked away in an oasis of calm to highlight the charm and serenity of the historic inn. Follow the brick pathway past meticulous landscaping to the Victorian era home with the welcoming resident ambassadors, Cava and Havana, Flat Coated Retrievers of inn owners Dean and Paul.

guest roomDiscover the namesake statue of the Mermaid and the Alligator surrounded by exotic orchids watching over the pool. Linger and enjoy the colorful blooms and sounds of calming water and birds in the garden. No better place for an al fresco breakfast of Eggs Monterey with freshly baked treats.

Each of the nine unique guest rooms is elegant and comfortable with stylish furnishings and original art blending the historic with the new to provide you with everything you require for a pleasing stay. Santa knows best.  Call 800.773.1894 for reservations.