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Recent Key West reviews

  • A slice of paradise.............fantastic!!

    "What can I say.........this place is simply outstanding. The location of the property is amazing - on a quiet, dead-end lane across from the cemetery (which during fantasy fest was real haven of tranquility), but yet only a few short blocks to the Duval Street party scene. There are some good restaurants close by as well as Fausto's grocery store. The house itself was beautiful and we fell in love with it immediately. It is really bright and airy with beautiful decor and artwork. The beds were extremely comfortable and had great quality linens. The kitchen however, was in a class of its' own - if you couldn't find a piece of equipment in Larry's kitchen then it doesn't exist :o). The outside patio is a great little oasis, and the dipping pool is very welcome on a hot day. The bbq was an added bonus. Basically we did not want to leave this house, and it will certainly be our go to place from now on when visiting KW. Just a quick comment on Larry..........he made everything so easy and could not have been more helpful. Communication was always fast, friendly and very helpful, including providing tips on Key West. Thanks for everything Larry, and especially for sharing your beautiful home with us. We will be back for sure!!"
    Guest: Paul Q. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: March 25, 2015
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  • Our 4th stay here says it all!

    "We have stayed at the Cozy Condo for 4 years now and we will again. It is clean, and affordable. Yes it is small, but if you are spending your time in Key West in your room, then you might as well go to Cleveland. It suits our needs fine. In fact, it keeps getting better! This year the TV upgrade was nice when lying in bed after a busy day. The AC is cool, as is the fridge. Always has been close parking. We enjoy chatting up the locals. The deck area is great for relaxing. And it's Key West, so you can walk everywhere. We will definitely be contacting Bonnie again for our next stay."
    Guest: Dennis Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 19, 2015
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  • Wonderful in many ways!

    "We loved staying here, the condo was exactly as described. Beautiful, very clean & furnished with everything we needed. Hated to leave there to come home. Very peaceful, quiet and relaxing yet very close to downtown Key West. We loved spending time in Key West but in a few minutes were back to the tranquility of the condo location, best of both worlds! The hot tub and pool were both great also. Would stay there again in a heartbeat! The property management company was very easy to work with, very accommodating and helpful. Highly recommend!"
    Guest: Wanda D. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 29, 2015
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  • Super Relaxing........

    "Our stay at Tropical Dreaming was the perfect way for our family of four to enjoy the Christmas Holiday week. The property provided great comfort for us in a great location on the island. We walked everywhere.....to Duval to shop.....to the port to watch the sunset.....to the beaches for relaxation in the sun. The outside area was just right. We could sit on the deck to eat every meal.....jump in the pool to cool down after a morning run.......sit in the sun to enjoy the December warmth. The only unfortunate part was that the sun was not as high in the sky during the winter trip that only part of the back was constantly in the sun. We would definitely stay again at Tropical Dreaming on a future trip the Keys."
    Guest: Fourmartins Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 19, 2015
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Key West Travel Tips

Key West is a veritable hot spot for literary icons, both today and in the past. This small Florida island was loved by the likes of playwright Tennessee Williams, and poets Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens and Shel Silverstein.

Today, beloved children’s author Judy Blume keeps a home here, and every January for more than 30 years, writers and readers from around the country gather at the high-profile Key West Literary Seminar - spread over two weekends - for lectures, readings, discussions, workshops and parties. The event has featured the likes of Joyce Carol Oates, Junot Diaz and Gore Vidal.

Key West should be high on the list of travel locations for any literary lover and creative soul because of its deep history in extraordinary American literature. Ernest Hemingway even kept a fabulous estate in Key West that today has been converted into a museum and bookstore. Visit the beautiful and historic Ernest Hemingway Home and then check out some of the writer's rumored favorite spots.

Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

Hemingway’s stately, olive-shuttered two-story cottage at 907 Whitehead Street in Old Town Key West is no doubt a visitor favorite. If you’re a die-hard Hemingway fan, you’ll have to brave the crowds and come here.

The home was built in 1851 from limestone excavated from the exact land upon which it is built. Hemingway bought and lived in the estate from 1931 until 1940 with his wife and kids before he left for Cuba. This spectacular estate, which includes a rear guesthouse and is surrounded by elegant gardens and rustling palms, is still the largest residential property in Key West.

You might be surprised to see that the beds are made in full linens and the home looks recently lived in - it’s as if the family just stepped out for lunch and will be home shortly. Here are the highlights you should take note of inside and around Hemingway’s marvelous estate:

The Ritzy Pool

A pool this large - or any pool at all - in 1930s Key West was a luxury. To fill it, construction workers had to drill to the salt-water table deep in the ground and install a water pump. Hemingway’s wife - Pauline - had the costly pool built as a surprise for Hemingway while he was in Spain in 1938 working as a correspondent during the Spanish Civil War.

The Happy Cats

Hemingway’s six-toed cats - or polydactyls - are legendary. Recently uncovered letters from Hemingway to a friend explain just how sad he was at the loss of one of his cats - Willie. The Hemingway Home and Museum curators maintain that each of the 40 to 50 cats on the grounds is a direct descendant of Hemingway’s first cat, a white polydactyl named Snowball (Though they don’t all have six toes on each paw, all are said to carry the gene for polydactyly). The cats living here are very friendly and many will actually pose for pictures. They’re all vetted and well-taken care of - not your average strays!

The Lush Gardens

The Hemingway House gardens are stunning, featuring a vibrant array of tropical flowers - shrimp plants, heliconia, bleeding hearts and the funky looking pelican flower - and banana, Barbados cherry, papaya and Spanish lime trees, among many others.

Other Literary Tour Stops

410 Caroline Street is Jessie Porter’s home - a fifth-generation Key Wester - who was good friends with Robert Frost. He spent several winters in the cottage in Porter’s backyard. The site used to be the Heritage House Museum, though it has been closed since 2010. If you want to see things the iconic Frost saw, at least take a stroll past the home!

Green Parrot Bar and Sloppy Joe’s Bar are rumored to be hangouts of Hemingway and his friends like Wallace Stevens.

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