Parmer's Resort is an eclectic collection of rooms, efficiencies, suites and cottages, spread over five acres of waterfront with 90 feet of beach. The relaxed, laid-back grounds are interspersed with hammocks, adirondack chairs, picnic tables, and grills.
To enhance your stay, we have included free Wifi, a light buffet breakfast, afternoon cookies, coffee and lemonade, bocce, a 4-hole putting green, and heated pool. Make the most of your time with kayak and paddleboard rentals, water aerobics, yoga classes, boat rentals, snorkel or dive trips, or meet up with one of our local charter captains to visit one of their 'honey-holes'. We’re only 25 miles from Key West, where you can enjoy the best nightlife, shopping, and sight-seeing.
Way back in the 1970's
In the early 1970s, an adventurous soul named Frank Parmer embarked on a journey down the scenic Florida Keys from Miami. He established a charming fishing camp on the idyllic Little Torch Key, which soon came to be known as Parmer's Place. As time went by, the camp flourished, and Frank eventually sought a well-deserved retirement.
Enter Jay Marzella, who embraced the opportunity to continue Parmer's legacy. Despite being greeted by the formidable Hurricane George upon his arrival, Jay fearlessly rebuilt, enhanced, and expanded the resort, which now encompasses a sprawling five-acre property adorned with fourteen distinct buildings.
In 2017, after years of devoted stewardship, Jay and his beloved wife Sandy decided to embark on their own chapter of retirement. They passed the torch to the new owners, who have since carried on the tradition of hospitality at this cherished establishment.
View another section:
Our office is open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily. For arrivals after 8 p.m., please contact us directly for late arrival procedures. For non-emergencies after hours, our staff may be reached at (305) 304-1601. In case of emergency, please dial 911.
Respecting your privacy, we have eliminated room phones and daily housekeeping. If you would like housekeeping service we will be happy to provide it at a small additional charge. Fresh linens, coffee and room supplies are available daily at the front desk.
We love Parmer’s Pups! Dogs are permitted, subject to a daily $50 pet-fee.
Rooms are available for check-in by 4 p.m. If you plan on arriving earlier, we have changing rooms for the pool, coffee, lemonade and cookies are available in the dining room all day, or rent a kayak and paddleboard for the afternoon. We would be happy to move your luggage into your room as it becomes available.
Check-out time is 11 a.m. You are welcome to stay on the property for the day or if planning on going to the beach, we have a shower available before you head on home.
All reservations require an advanced deposit that is equal to at least one night's stay. The balance of your reservation is due upon check-in and can be paid by major credit card, debit card, travelers check and cash. A major credit card is required for check-in.
All rooms are nonsmoking but smoking is permitted outside. Please be courteous of your neighbors if they are sensitive to smoke.
We are located at 565 Barry Avenue, Little Torch Key, FL 33042
For GPS - Some GPS prompts will give you Summerland Key. That is correct for mapping purposes. As most of the Keys are rural, our closest Post Office is Summerland Key.
For those driving down the Overseas Highway (US1), we are at MM (mile marker) 28.5. Key West is at the bottom of US1, MM1 and Key Largo is at the top at MM100.
We are located on the west side of Pine Channel, GPS coordinates of 24.40.45N and 81.23.24W. Coming from the oceanside you would need to come under the Pine Channel Bridge which can have a minimum clearance height of 14'4". Coming in from the gulf side, local knowledge is required and it can get really shallow.
Key West International Airport (EYW) is located in Key West, 25 miles from Parmer's Resort. With regular service by American, Delta, Silver, United and Jet Blue, Key
West is a convenient and close choice for air travel.
Reservations for the following year are open to reservations by May 1. Once we confirm your room, that space is no longer available to sell to anyone else. Please read our cancellation and deposit policies. Should you have an emergency where you would need to cancel or shorten your trip after the cancellation time, we recommend you purchase trip insurance. Many credit cards include trip insurance or InsureMyTrip.com offers many forms of travel insurance for purchase. Parmer's Resort does not provide trip insurance nor do we control the weather.
A deposit of at least one night's stay is required to guarantee a reservation. Deposits can be made by all major credit cards or by check if received within ten days of making your reservation or two weeks prior to arrival, whichever is earlier.
Packages, multiple rooms and long-term stays may require larger deposits and a 30 day cancellation
Reservations made through third parties (travel agents, on-line travel agents, groups) may require different deposit and cancellation policies. Please check with your travel agent for their policy.
We send confirmations on all reservations. They can be sent by mail or e-mail or fax.
Deposits are fully refundable if entire reservation is cancelled 14 days prior to arrival.
Changes to reservations must be made 14 days prior to arrival. Please be aware that most weekends, holidays and special events require a minimum length of stay. Changes and cancellations received after this time but before 3 days prior to arrival will be accepted and the deposit will held for your use for one year from the date of cancellation.
CANCELLATIONS AND CHANGES FOR DISCOUNTED, WEEKLY, AND MONTHLY RATES, AND GROUP RESERVATIONS
Discounted, Weekly and Monthly Rates are fully refundable if entire reservation is cancelled 14 days prior to arrival. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations or changes after 14 days prior to arrival. Changes to reservations must be made 14 days prior to arrival.
Group Reservations will require different deposit and cancellation policies that will be determined depending upon group requirements.
Packing & Planning
We serve a light buffet breakfast every morning from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. This is included in your stay.
We have wifi throughout the property that is complimentary.
All rooms have single serve coffee makers with Seattle's Best coffee.
While most of our rooms have kitchens, all the standard rooms now have a small refrigerator and microwave. All basic rooms now have a small refrigerator.
We have pool towels here so no need to pack them. Hairdryers are in all rooms and irons and ironing boards are available upon request.
If you are trailering a boat and want to fill up before putting her in the water, there is a Shell Gas Station with marine fuel on Big Pine Key, MM30, before you get to us.
Also on Big Pine Key, Winn Dixie Supermarket is the right turn at the traffic light.
We have charcoal and gas grills throughout the property for your cookout.
Included With Your Room Rate
- Kayaks &Paddleboards
- Outdoor Heated Pool
- Pool Towels, Loungers and Umbrellas
- Swimming Beach
- Daily Light Buffet Breakfast
- Afternoon Coffee, Cookies, Lemonade
- 24 hr. Guest Computer/Printer
- Parking for Automobile
Extra A La Carte
- Boat Slip Space (reservations required)
- Trailer Parking
- Daily Maid Service
- Bagged Ice
Pet Fee (dogs only)
There is a maximum of 2 dogs allowed per room with no breed restrictions. The price is $50.00 per day per pet.
- Boat Slip
23 feet or less - $30 per day, 24+ feet or larger - $50 per day