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Recent Key West property reviews
"You can't beat the ocean view or ocean breezes in this unit! The owner was attentive and easy to deal with, the neighbors friendly, and the almost daily evening weddings across the street on the beach (just the barefoot bride and groom, a justice of the peace and a photographer) - enchanting. Add the sunrise and sunset views from the balcony (which overlooks the beach), two huge pools, the boardwalk, the easy bike ride to the action on Duval St - you'll love it. We certainly did. Walk on the boardwalk, bike to Duval St or the Key West Bight, swim in the heated or non-heated pools."Guest: Joey Date of Stay: February 2012 Review Submitted: April 1, 2012View listing
"Stayed at the Casa Caracol and Isla Bella cottages during August and it was wonderful! The cottages are brand new, with beautiful furniture, and the grounds are kept immaculate. Great place to go with friends or family. I will be going back...can't wait!"Guest: Marc Date of Stay: August 2010 Review Submitted: August 31, 2010View listing
"My husband and I just spent Feb. in the Keys and stayed at casa de suenos.Loved it,everything is just as pictured,nice and well maintained. We met karen, the owner,very nice lady and was there to address any questions we had.The location was great,nice quiet neighborhood,and friendly people. It was only a 20 min. walk to Duvall,so we only used the car when we went to smathers beach,which is a very nice beach.Overall we had a great time and would recommend casa de suenos and this neighborhood,you will love it here...."Guest: Greg and Terri H. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 19, 2014View listing
"My husband and I decided to stay here for our 25th wedding anniversary trip to Key West, and we were not disappointed!!! The condo was beautifully decorated and very clean, but our favorite thing about the condo was the view of the ocean from the deck! It is spectacular!!!! Talk about relaxing!!!! The owners really thought of everything and it was nice not to have to worry about bringing towels, bedding, etc. We would definitely stay here again!!!!"Guest: Lisa Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 24, 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.