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Recent Key West reviews

  • Queen Palm

    "My husband and I stayed in the Queen Palm cottage and loved it! The cottage was just the right size for us and our two small dogs. We enjoyed the tropical decorations and bright, cheerful colors. The location is perfect, it's a short walk to Duval but the place has a private, secluded feel. We loved the back porch, so relaxing to have breakfast outdoors in the shade or curl up on one of the hammock chairs with a good book! The owner was very nice and assisted us to book our last-minute trip. I doubt we could have gotten a better deal on such short notice and with our two dogs in such a great location! The property manager Christina was wonderful, she met us there with our key and some cold beer, a fabulous way to begin our vacation! She was also quick to assist us with a minor mishap we had during our stay. We had a great time and would definitely return again! :)"
    Guest: Amanda E. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 15, 2014
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  • SUPER CONDO RIGHT ON THE BEACH!

    "Very pleased with our stay here! What an awesome view from the balcony! The rooms in the condo are all very clean and comfortable. The building, pool, and surrounding area are also in great condition, the neighbors are very friendly – it’s a very relaxed vibe. Also, the unit owner is very responsive. Obviously the beach is only steps away, so that’s convenient. Getting to Duval area is also quick and easy - if you drive you can hunt down some free spots or find parking lots for only $10 all day. We absolutely loved it here.. my husband and I are retired, and our daughter and niece came out to visit us, they loved it too. We’ll all be back next year!"
    Guest: Ginny and Paul Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 12, 2014
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  • A great place to relax and enjoy the best of Key West

    "This studio is a wonderful space that really makes you feel like you are on vacation – everything you need is here. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did. And if you have a chance to spend some time with Loretta and Marshall, you are truly lucky to meet two of Key West’s best ambassadors. While you are here, please check out some of the things to see and do: Pigeon Key (the other side of the seven-mile bridge close to Marathon) Latitudes Restaurant on Sunset Key The sunset cruise on the Appledore The Conch Train tour Turtle Kraal Restaurant for cerviche The Old Wharf Saloon Kermit’s Key Lime Pie Tropic Cinema Mikey Moe’s Fort Zachary Taylor (there is a great beach there) Saluté’s Restaurant Blue Heaven Restaurant for breakfast Bad Boy Burritos Buy a Happy Hour ring at Local Colors Shop Ride your bike everywhere"
    Guest: Ann Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 25, 2014
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  • Amazing!

    "We have stayed in several of Craig and Cindy's Key West rentals and this is by far our favorite! The condo is just like the pictures, the resort is fabulous. If you are looking for a quieter Key West trip this condo is perfect. The poolside food is very good and the staff was very nice. We used the shuttle at least once. The resort this time of year (Late Nov - Early Dec) seemed quiet which we liked. The beds are comfortable which is always a plus. We will definitely return to this condo. Thank you Craig and Cindy for sharing your piece of paradise with us!"
    Guest: Missing Kauai Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 7, 2014
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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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