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Recent Key West reviews

  • Perfect Place

    "Three adult couples spent the week and Cocout Cabana is exactly what we anticipated and had everything we needed. Location was perfect, just off Duval Street. Everything accessible by foot or bike. House was exactly as shown in photos, well maintained, clean and comfortable. Linens and beds were great. Heated pool was great for lounging between activities. Thank you Dean!"
    Guest: Janet Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 10, 2015
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  • A slice of paradise.............fantastic!!

    "What can I say.........this place is simply outstanding. The location of the property is amazing - on a quiet, dead-end lane across from the cemetery (which during fantasy fest was real haven of tranquility), but yet only a few short blocks to the Duval Street party scene. There are some good restaurants close by as well as Fausto's grocery store. The house itself was beautiful and we fell in love with it immediately. It is really bright and airy with beautiful decor and artwork. The beds were extremely comfortable and had great quality linens. The kitchen however, was in a class of its' own - if you couldn't find a piece of equipment in Larry's kitchen then it doesn't exist :o). The outside patio is a great little oasis, and the dipping pool is very welcome on a hot day. The bbq was an added bonus. Basically we did not want to leave this house, and it will certainly be our go to place from now on when visiting KW. Just a quick comment on Larry..........he made everything so easy and could not have been more helpful. Communication was always fast, friendly and very helpful, including providing tips on Key West. Thanks for everything Larry, and especially for sharing your beautiful home with us. We will be back for sure!!"
    Guest: Paul Q. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: March 25, 2015
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  • Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus

    "If this property is available and you are reading this review, book it. It was amazing. It is impossible to explain the tranquility you will feel in this oasis. Heaven on Earth. You can't help but feel peace in your heart and soul. From the moment you open the gate, you know that this is going to be a great place to stay. For those of you who want a clean property, this is it. It was spotless. The bamboo floors are pleasing to your bare feet. The kitchen has a toaster, glasses, plates, pots, pans, anything you need. I don't drink coffee, but there was a coffee maker as well. It has a large refrigerator as well. The bed is queen size, and very comfortable. No aches and pains. The air conditioner worked marvelously in 90 degree weather. Location was great, no more than a 10 minutes bike ride to anywhere we wanted to go. We did many activities during our stay; jet skis, para sailing, snorkeling, paddle boards, sight seeing and of course eating. We loved the Floating Thai restaurant, the Schooner wharf for shrimp cocktail and mussels during happy hour, Siboney's cuban restaurant, Blue Heavan for breakfast with the roosters and Off the Hook for a fabulous fish sandwich. There are lots of little bistros that we stopped at to have a taste at each place. Every place we went pleased our palates. Bicycles were our mode of transportation, and allowed us to eat, drink and be merry, and not put on a single pound. Well actually my husband gained 2 and I gained 1. The best part of our entire stay was having our private oasis to return to each day/night and taking a shower or two every day in the outdoor shower. I am hoping that my husband will build me one of my own. The owners of this property were kind and helpful from the very beginning and even brought us a cooler to use at the beach. Enjoy your stay at this amazing property."
    Guest: Kathleen A. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 9, 2014
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  • 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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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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