In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Carlos Martin who’s been in Key West for over 30 years in the hospitality industry.

We bounce around a lot for the episode talking about changes on the island and the Island City House Hotel.

Mark on the Island City House Hotel

One of the best places to stay for families and groups, our Old Town Key West hotel has maintained a long-standing reputation for providing impeccable hospitality in a gorgeous setting with incredible amenities. Situated in Historic Old Town Key West, sits this unique property that is comprised of three separate buildings, The Arch House, The Cigar House, and the Island City House. The oldest operating Guest House in Key West, Island City House Hotel offers guests an exceptional experience. 

Our historic property is a family-friendly destination offering a warm atmosphere to socialize and enjoy each other’s company. Featuring many modern amenities, including free Wi-Fi, daily snacks, and refreshments in all suites, a gorgeous pool with roomy sundeck, on-site bicycle rental, and more, our hotel in Old Town Key West, Florida has much to offer each and every guest. Let our concierge lend their expertise to your vacation planning needs. From making dinner reservations to securing ticket packages to suggesting the best and most iconic places to visit, we have you covered.

Website: https://www.islandcityhouse.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/islandcityhouse/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/islandcityhouse/

Phone: (305) 294-5702
Address: 411 William Street, Key West, Florida, 33040

Property Map: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ke6cu3X4f1zr1Wv8wK-bojp8aHdxqzGN/view

In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Alison Costello, the general manager at Old Town Manor in Key West.

We talk everything B&B, how they handled shutting down during the pandemic, and their sister property, Rose Lane Villas.

More on Old Town Manor

Old Town Manor is ideally located steps from Duval Street in the heart of Old Town Key West. Along with a perfect Key West location, the top-rated bed and breakfast offers lovely pet-friendly lodging, historic gardens, and a delicious daily breakfast.

Located in the heart of Old Town Key West, the Manor features modern amenities as well as beautiful historic gardens. Just a half block from famous Duval Street, Old Town Manor is within walking distance to all of your favorite Key West attractions, including Mallory Square, the Hemingway House and much more. We provide a delicious complimentary breakfast in our gardens each morning, including Belgian waffles, smoked salmon, and locally baked bagels and pastries. We are proud to be top-rated on TripAdvisor.

Website: https://oldtownmanor.com/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/oldtownmanor
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OldTownManorKeyWest
Twitter: https://twitter.com/oldtownmanorkw
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/OldTownManorKeyWest

In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Rich Pesce to talk about how he started his construction management business in Lower Manhattan months before September 11th, and how he became a real estate investor in three Key West Bed & Breakfast Inns: The Inn on Fleming, Coco Plum Inn Bed & Breakfast, and Key West Bed & Breakfast.

We discuss the mindset needed when starting a business in one of the country’s hardest times, how to navigate the Key West real estate market, and how having the right business partner can make all the difference.

I had the great pleasure of conducting this interview in one of Rich’s homes in Old Town – known famously as the Calvin Klein Home (for the obvious reason 😎).

Web & Social

Website: http://merrickconstructiongroup.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/merrickconstructiongroup/

The Inn on Fleming

Website: https://www.theinnonfleming.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheInnonFleming/

Coco Plum Inn Bed & Breakfast

Website: https://www.cocopluminn.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cocopluminn/

Key West Bed & Breakfast

Website: https://www.keywestbandb.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KeyWestBandB/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keywestbedandbreakfast/

Read the full transcribed episode here: https://backyardspodcast.com/rich-pesce-key-west/