Marrero’s Guest Mansion
KEY WEST, FLORIDA
Tucked in a tropical garden one block from bustling Duval Street, this Victorian mansion was built in 1889 by cigar producer Francisco Marrero, who wanted to entice his new bride, Enriquetta, to settle on the island. After he died (from mysterious causes), his previous wife arrived in Key West and promptly evicted Enriquetta and her children. As Enriquetta was escorted from the property, she vowed to the gathered crowd that she would never leave. In spirit, she may not have. After her death, guests have reported the sounds of crying children—odd indeed, because the B&B doesn’t allow children today. Repeat guests are not surprised when they think they see Enriquetta’s shadow passing through walls. The only sight that might cause a start these days is the clothing-optional pool area; 800/459-6212 or marreros.com.