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Recent Key West property reviews
"My husband and I just returned last night from a 6 week stay in this lovely tropical townhouse at the Key West Golf Club and are already planning next year's return. The place is clean, nicely furnished (just as pictured on this website), close to one of the Club's beautifully maintained and landscaped pool areas, neighbors are friendly and helpful as are the security folks, fine artwork graces the freshly painted walls. This vacation home has lovely, new tile flooring throughout, which along with the wipe-able blinds and quality mattress and pillow encasements in the master bedroom make for an almost dust-mite proof sleeping experience. The surrounding grounds at the Golf Club are lush and tropical, beautifully landscaped and maintained, reminiscent of Old Town Key West but without the noise and craziness. Amazing experience. In all the years we've been renting in Key West to escape the cold northeast winters, this is the first place we've wanted to return to!"Guest: Mary Anne Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 16, 2014View listing
"This is our third year in a row coming to Sunrise Suites, and our first stay at this condo. It was clean, well maintained and in a nice spot near the tennis courts. Front desk staff very friendly and helpful as always. My only suggestions would be to replace some of the cookware. As we are a family of 5 we cook in a lot and the pans were in pretty bad shape (Teflon all scratched up). Also, we have never needed to use the pullout sofa bed during our stays, but this time we did. The mattress was pretty uncomfortable with metal springs, so we shifted around and one of us slept on the couch (not the pull-out bed). All in all a great stay and we would definitely come back!"Guest: The Wilsons Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 2, 2014View listing
"We have just returned from spending a week at this fabulous house. This was our family's special treat for 2014 and everyone enjoyed it and didn't want to leave. The house and grounds are meticulous planned and kept for everyone to enjoy. The kitchen has everything and we all enjoyed the ice chest for frozen treats. The pool and hot tub were so much fun. This house is perfect for family and friends to get together to enjoy Key West. We can't wait to return."Guest: Susan M. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 27, 2014View listing
"Rating Details: I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. I was very happy with the location. The vacation rental was spotless. The property manager was more than helpful. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The Catherine house was perfect the pictures didn't do it justice. It was also in a great location. I would definately stay here again if I'm lucky enough to stay in Key West again"Guest: A guest from Davidson, MI Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 17, 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.