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Recent Key West reviews

  • Sisters Vacation

    "We are 4, in our 50's sisters, who left the husbands home in cold, snowy New England for a 3 night cruise out of Miami, then a trip to Key West for 5 days. This condo was perfect! For me, who had never been to Key West, the best part was the balcony overlooking Duval Street. No matter what time of the day you could sit out there and people watch. The condo was spacious and clean. The wi-fi worked well with 3 of us using it at once. The upstairs king bedroom was HUGE! (It had a queen size sleeper sofa if you needed the extra sleeping space). The pool was a ways away. We walked to it one day just to see it, and decided it would be closer to walk the 2 1/2 blocks down Duvall Street to the beach. Which was a fabulous find! We took the beach chairs and beach towels supplied by the condo owner, but at the beach they rent out chaise lounges and umbrella's for $10.00 each a day. Lunch at the little restaurant there was super good, and very affordable. We drove to the Keys, but after parking the car upon our arrival, never used it again. We walked or took the trolley. Thos condo was in a great location, comfortable and clean. The owner was very nice to deal with, as was the property manager who stopped by to make a quick fix on something for us. We would defenitely stay here again if planning another trip to the Keys."
    Guest: DebLNH Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 14, 2015
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  • wonderful time at the shipyard

    "Third time staying at this condo....love the redecorating....condo was the cleanest its ever been...was stocked with everything we needed..beach towels,pots and pans, kitchen utensils,etc......love the fact that it had some newer patio furniture...and we love to sit on balcony and have breakfast while watching the street come alive...also we appreciate how close we are to duvall and the action yet feel safe walking back at night after having a few drinks...the only negative we have is we do feel like its time to replace matresses at the very least the queen and the queen bed needs to be off rollers....but we do love this condo we keep coming back..."
    Guest: robbydobby Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 27, 2015
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  • Key West Wedding

    "Rating Details: I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. I was very happy with the location. The vacation rental was spotless. The property manager was very helpful. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Overall we had a great stay. We rented the house for our wedding so the family could stay with us. The pool side cottage is seperate from the house so it was perfect to have our own space. The landscaping was amazing! It had everything that we needed. We had a few mantaince issues, electrical, dishwasher, and all the locks stick. The house was scheduled for a 2 week maintance period after we checked out so it should be great for the next guests. Perfect location and we couldn't ask for more!"
    Guest: Rob A. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 28, 2015
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  • Excellent choice for Key West stay.

    "Rating Details: I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. I was very happy with the location. The vacation rental was very clean. The property manager was very helpful. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Very nice cottage.Great location. Very well equipped. Clean and well maintained. Rental agency is great to deal with and promptly responds to any requests or problems."
    Guest: A guest from Jackson, MI Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 26, 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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