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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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  • Happy I rented Emma House = super location, beautiful home, love neighborhood, walk to everything !

    "Loved the location. I did not have to rent a car. I could walk to everything and the neighborhood is so beautiful. Interior was 1st class and kitchen was well equipped and lots of room. Area is quiet at night and I sleep good after a night out on the Duval Street. Fort Z beach was very nice and we biked over to it. I will be back !!! Thanks for the use of your home - Greart working with you - Thanks again, Jack"
    Guest: Jack R. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 4, 2015
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  • Perfect house and perfect location in Key West!

    "This house is just GREAT. We were 3 young people from France (Paris) , 1 couple and a friend and we absolutely loved our stay at Stefanie's home. The location is great, in the middle of the town, near Duval St. Near all restaurants, bars etc... What we preferred was the pool, very large for Key West, we stayed a LOT of time near/in the pool. The atmosphere of this home is great, with lush vegetation all around, we felt very relaxed during our stay. The home itself is very comfortable, kitchen is huge, and the rooms are spacious. Communication with Stefanie was great before and during our stay. I would highly recommend this house and we will be back for sure!"
    Guest: DEREK B. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: September 13, 2014
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  • Fantastic Property

    "A group of us spent a full week at Sea Biscuit and loved the house! The photos don't do the property justice. The great room is larger than it looks in the photos and easily accommodated all of us. Everything you could need was provided in the kitchen and bedrooms. Todd was fantastic to work with and always responded promptly whenever I contacted him prior to our trip and during our trip. The beds were very comfortable and the location was perfect. We rented bikes from A & M on South Street and had plenty of room to lock them up on property each days when not in use. Would love to stay at this home in the future!"
    Guest: Sacci Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 20, 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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