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Recent Key West reviews

  • Month long stay December 2014

    "This was my 3rd attempt at visiting Key West. We finally had success. Last time is was there we rented on a key close to Key West. The day after we arrived my mother fell and broke her pelvis, we spent the 2 weeks we were there visiting her at the Key West Hospital. I do not recommend it. This time we stayed for a month. I loss my Iphone, but some nice person turned it into the sheriff's department, so i got it back. We really enjoyed out stay on Pourhouse Lane. it was an excursion to find it, but we finally got there. the rental company was very helpful, because we had a few electrical problems. Kevin was there immediately every time we called and repairs were made quickly. this is a very nice cottage, close to Duval Street and not a tough walk to the beach or marina (we both are senior citizens). We ate out about 3 times a week and most restaurants were fantastic. I recommend the 6 Toed Cat for Key Lime Pie and Lobster Benedict. Other restaurants for dinner: Cafe Marquesa, Nine One Five, Martin's, Cafe Sole, and Seven Fishes (which is just down the street a short walk). This property was lovely. We spent our afternoons in the backyard by and in the pool. Parking could have been a problem, but if you found a spot and did not move your car on the week-end it was no problem.We went to the Publx's grocery store on Wednesday for Thursday with the car and walked every where else. I brought my sweet little kitty with me and other then getting use to the airplanes that flew in and out directly over head(she's a country cat) she did great. We would really consider coming back to Pourhouse Lane if we visit Key West again. Thanks Soren and Irene"
    Guest: McWhorter Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 12, 2015
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  • Great time

    "Just got back from a wonderful week in Key West. The condo was wonderful and was exactly as described with all of the comforts of home. The location is great! We were able to walk to all the sites and the entrance to Ft. Zachary Taylor and the beach is literally minutes away.It was especially nice to have the coolers and beach chairs the condo supplied since we flew in and were unable to bring our own. We cooked on the charcoal grills at the beach and enjoyed a wonderful lunch. Don't miss the sunset at Mallory Square and Ft. Zachary Taylor, both are unbelievable. This property is a great rental for anyone wanting the Key West experience, there were nice upgrades throughout the condo and Helen was great to work with. We hope to be able to come back. You will not be disappointed with this property."
    Guest: Amy L. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 14, 2014
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  • Mel & Mary Cramer

    "We stayed for the month of December 2015. The house was very nice and was just as listed. I believe that it was more than we expected. All amenities were available. It was very peaceful, away from the hustle and bustle of Duval Street. However when we wanted to go to Duval Street we hopped in the e-car and drove there. We had a minor problem with the pool heater and the e-car but Jill and George took care of these minor problems as soon as possible. Overall we enjoyed our stay and I am hoping that we can book it again. Thanks Jill and George you run a "tight ship"."
    Guest: Melvin C. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 17, 2015
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  • Charming and Perfect in Paradise!

    "My husband and I stayed at the cottage this past summer and it could not have been more perfect! The location is ideal: close to the chaos of Duval, yet even closer to the tranquility of the marina. And since the building is tucked away in a 6 unit complex, it remains secluded and peaceful. The decor is charming, unique and so fitting for the island locale. The pool was a welcome respite on hot nights after a run, or lazy weekends out in the sun. We loved to spend the evenings walking around the marina for: people watching, excellent happy hours, beautiful sunsets, colorful fish and of course, the clear blue water. Afterwards, a nightcap on the side patio, listening to the swaying palms. Truly one of the greatest spots to stay on the island! The best part: the owners were simply amazing to coordinate with and extremely accommodating - they made everything SO easy! We immediately felt at home upon our arrival. You really only need to bring the necessities, for they have thought of all the lovely details. And the neighbors are all great, too. I highly, highly, highly recommend this cottage for couples who like to venture to close-by attractions on foot/bike and love to walk by the water!"
    Guest: bksowers Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: November 17, 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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