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Just wait till you see the inside.

By Marisa Spyker

When in Key West, there are certain things that are always a good idea: pausing to watch the famous Mallory Square sunsets, eating copious amounts of fresh seafood, buzzing around on two wheels, and—if you’re lucky enough to own an island cottage—decorating with color. Lots of color.

The owners of the Coconut Cabana—cutest name ever!—certainly got that memo when styling their tiny rental cottage in Old Town Key West.

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From the street, the historic shiplap cottage oozes curb appeal with vibrant palms and bright blue shutters. The porch ceiling painted a lighter shade of blue references the Key West skies.

Once inside the one-and-a-half-story home, citrus hues abound. A lime green entryway, kitchen, and living room set the tropical tone for the whole house, while bamboo floors and wicker furniture bring in natural shades and textures.

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Just off the entryway, the master bedroom is wrapped in wood walls painted a vibrant shade of coral. The two upstairs bedrooms are dressed in bright marigold, with nods to the lime and coral shades downstairs.

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Even the outdoor space—which includes a private deck, garden, and lagoon-style heated pool—has a punchy palette with deep-sea-blue tiles lining the pool and electric tangerine patio furniture (plus lush greens making the space feel like a private island paradise!).

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We could lounge in this happy house forever, but should you eventually want to explore the city, the location couldn’t be better. From the cottage, you can walk to Duval Street (just a half block away), the beach, and the Southernmost Point.

So who’s ready to book a stay at the Copa … we mean, Coconut Cabana? It’s the hottest (and surely the most colorful) spot north of Havana. Rates for this fun island pad start at $650. Sign us up.

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