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Recent Key West property reviews
"Just back from a great week in Key West with my husband and 2 young teenagers (girls 12 and 14). This unit was everything we were looking for. 2 bedrooms worked well for us. The bedroom with the king bed was converted for our use into 2 twin beds. Kitchen was well appointed with everything that we needed. Even had a pitcher of water in a filtered container waiting for us in the fridge. This unit is extremely clean and does not show much wear. The pros: Clean, end unit, large outside area in the back, well appointed kitchen, brand new washer & dryer (loved the stackable, better than what I have a home), and extremely attentive unit owner. This owner exchanged many emails with my husband, promptly answering questions, making suggestions for dining and activities, etc. The cons: I'll have to dig deep for a con. The worse I can say is that the walls are thin. This isn't a problem inside the unit, but rather with the neighboring units (upstairs and next door). Likely it is prevalent thru-out the Truman Annex. Recommendations: While you are there we'd recommend renting bikes from Eaton Bikes (1 1/2 blocks away). We rented 2 tandem bikes for $85/ week each. Great way to get around Key West. For dining, you must try Blue Heaven, La Creperie, Santiago Bodega and Salute on the Beach. For sites, you must go to Mallory Square and Truman's Little White House (tour with Jimmy was amazing). For activities, we liked the jet ski tour with Island Safari Tours on Stock Island (only $99 each for am rental and 1 1/2 hour tour)."Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 12, 2014View listing
"We visit every two years and this was our first stay in downtown. We had a great time and the unit was all we expected with the older feeling. No air conditioning problems for us. We loved the pool and found the place clean. The only drawback is the parking. We brought our Expedition, as the whole family came all adults now, with the knowledge that a parking spot was included. However on arrival we found the spot, while well off the street, would not allow a full sized car such as ours in without blocking the whole lot. Thusly we were forced to park on the street and hunt for spots. All in all we loved our stay and would love to stay again though with a smaller car next time."Guest: Don Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 9, 2014View listing
"My husband and I spent a week in this unit and did not want to leave. The property was wonderful and everything we needed was provided. The location was great and we rode bikes or walked nearly everywhere we needed to go.The unit was very nice and bigger than it appears in the photos. Tracey was very helpful and even helped book a couple of the sightseeing excursions we went on. The caretaker checked in with us nearly everyday to see if there was anything we needed. We hope to make a return visit to the Hollinsed House!"Guest: Kim Date of Stay: October 2013 Review Submitted: October 17, 2013View listing
"We loved relaxing and fishing right on the canal! We also went charter fishing with the neighbor a block away and that was awesome to be so close! It was a great location to be away from it all, but yet a short drive away from the action of Key West. Geiger Key is a great place and we enjoyed our time there! We used the kayak several times to explore around Geiger Key and that was a lot of fun! The owners were very easy to work with and super helpful! This was not an issue for us, but others may need to know that the rental is on the second story of the property, so if stairs are a problem you might need to look somewhere else."Guest: Kate E. Date of Stay: November 2013 Review Submitted: February 20, 2014View listing
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.