"From the moment I first contacted Nancy about the condo I was impressed by her helpfulness and responsiveness. Her condo truly does exceed everything noted in the description and pictures. We were a group of friends from Seattle who needed a place to relax after having run the Ragnar Relay from Miami to Key West, and we couldn’t have found a nicer place to do this. Plenty of room for the 6 adults everywhere, and I have never encountered such a well-stocked condo before. The views from everywhere were just unbelievable.
The best food we had during our stay was at DJs Clam Shack on Duval St. Prices looked a little high at first, but when we saw you got 2 giant fish tacos (enough for 2 of us to share), and the lobster roll was mostly big chunks of lobster, it turned out to be a very good deal. For a sit-down dinner, we really enjoyed Blue Heaven. Funky atmosphere, nice people, and scrumptious food. They were really busy on a Saturday night so it took quite a while before we got our food, but it was definitely worth the wait.
After reading reviews on the local places Hogfish Grill and Roostica, we also tried both of these places. Not sure if we hit the Hogfish on a really bad night or they have new owners or something, but we were disappointed by our experience there (watered down drinks, several cold or missing food dishes, wait staff blaming issues on new people). I did enjoy the grouper with mango salsa I had, and they did give us a 2nd round of much improved drinks at half price, so I hope they can fix their service problems. Roostica had some service issues too, but their pizzas were really good and I would come back there if I had time for it.
Our favorite dessert place became the Key West Key Lime Pie Company. We had to go back for a second round of key lime pie and key lime pie ice cream before we went home. So yummy.
On our last day we rented bikes from We Cycle Key West, which is located just a 1.5 mile walk from the condo. They were great at fitting all of us with bikes to match our needs, and their rates were most reasonable. We all enjoyed seeing the whole island at a leisurely bike pace, and lost count of the beautiful beaches, houses, and chickens we saw along our way.
It was really hard to leave this little piece of paradise, and I miss the view from the condo balcony every morning now. Thanks, Nancy, for all your help making this trip such a great experience!"
Guest: Helle V.
Date of Stay: February 2015
Review Submitted: February 16, 2015