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Recent Key West reviews

  • Amazing Vacation Aboard the Aria!

    "Can't say enough good things about our family's Spring Break aboard the Aria, but here goes...The boat is beautiful, clean, and functional, even for our family of 6. Location at the main Bight marina on the west end of Key West (with plenty of nearby parking) is perfect for easy access to Duval Street, Dry Tortugas Ferry, and a host of excellent restaurants. When the crowds clear out at night, the peace and quiet at the marina were blissful. Captain Mark and his crew were excellent: polite, knowledgeable, quick to respond when we had questions, and lots of fun besides! The rental price included a stunningly beautiful sunset cruise; and the upgrade for an afternoon of snorkeling was worth every penny. Even had grandma swimming and snorkeling over a reef about 5 miles out from Key West. To top it off, the rental price for the whole boat was about half what we would have paid for hotel rooms. If you're thinking about heading to Key West, stop searching now and book the Aria. You will love it; we sure did."
    Guest: Chuck Lee Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 26, 2015
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  • What a great cottage in Key West!

    "Myself, my partner, and my sister-in-law arrived in Key West to celebrate birthdays and visit with family. We were very pleased with the well appointed cottage, its convenient location to everything on the island, including a drug store with everything we needed for breakfast and coffee at the cottage not to mention the incredibly convenient A&M Rentals next door where we rented our bikes for our stay. The Pool and courtyard were fabulous and the staff could not have been nicer! We will definitely be back again soon! Thank you Key West Hideaways and Orchid Cottage!"
    Guest: Heath Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 17, 2014
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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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  • Best Key West Experience on Beautiful & Private Sunset Key!

    "This was our 6th stay in Key West and by far the best one yet. We always rent a private home and this was the most comfortable and best maintained home we have rented. The location is fantastic, situated on a private island which is located 5 minutes from Key West. (Via private ferry ride). The island has 70 private residences and the Westin Cottages, Spa and Latitude's restaurant and bar (Serves breakfast, lunch & dinner). This home shares a private pool with about 10 other homes. We rarely ran into anyone at the pool. There is also a very large pool and bar at the Westin that you have access to. There is access a white sand private beach. It is the best place to watch the gorgeous sunsets. The home is very well equipped. It has two bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths (Master has awesome custom shower), gourmet kitchen, great room, main level wrap around porch, 2nd floor porch with hammock, and covered roof top deck (perfect for watching the amazing sunrises and the action at the Port of Key West). The owner and property manager are extremely professional, organized and courteous. Communication was easy, with them. They arranged a cleaning person to come in half way through our stay, which I would recommend. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and plan to return."
    Guest: MplsMichelle Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 6, 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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