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Recent Key West reviews

  • Great Place!

    "Perfect for a family getaway. I traveled with my husband, 2 children, my sister and my father. It was very spacious and the condo was well appointed. There were beach chairs, towels and sand toys. The fact that it was oceanfront is a huge bonus. The pool area is absolutely beautiful. Very tropical and well maintained. The pool overlooked the water which was like paradise. The beach for swimming is a short walk from the condo. Smathers beach is great for kids. You can rent chairs, umbrellas, kayaks and paddle boards. There was plenty of information in the condo for other activities. We chose a 1/2 day excursion for kayaking and snorkeling. The locals told us to use Danger Charter for this activity and we were really pleased. It was a 65 foot catamaran, that took us to a mangrove island. It was very informative and very reasonable. Overall, I would recommend the condo for a large group. Everything was well explained and the condo was very accommodating. You won't be disappointed!"
    Guest: phyllis n. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 11, 2015
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  • Fabulous location - ideal rental for group of travelers

    "This rental was perfect for our girls weekend get-away. The location can't be beat - just blocks to Duval St, the Southernmost point, and the sunset celebration. This wonderful, quaint house is tucked away in the back of Eaton St. It is a quiet and serene location which makes it perfect to come home to and hang out in after venturing out. The view of the water is spectacular. We drank coffee on the back patio every morning and watched the cruise ships come in. The pool was small, but a great location during windy times. The fence and landscaping protected the area so we could enjoy they sun. The house was clean and the kitchen was well equipped for cooking when we decided to make meals at the house. Carport also a great feature - nice not to have to worry about parking. It was nice to be so close to everything and be in the gated Truman Annex- very safe feeling. 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on lower level were great. Climbing stairs required for upper level living area and master bedroom would not make this ideal for anyone unable to navigate stairs daily. This is a great rental for a girls get-away weekend or for a family with teens. Location....Location.....Location...ideal!"
    Guest: Deb Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 15, 2015
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  • Key West Gem

    "This studio is exactly as described online, but what it doesn't tell you is the following: -How safe your studio/belongings are. It felt like home. -How receptive Ken is. He answered every text I sent in the matter of minutes. -The great condition of the bikes. That's why I gave 5 stars. These bikes made moving around KW a breeze. -Location. Less than a 5 min walk to Duval and 5 min bike ride to any beach. When you're visiting KW, you're not meant to sit inside your room the entire time. This studio was perfect because it was cozy, comfortable, and it was truly unique. (And the price is extremely reasonable.) Thank you Ken! Next time we come visit, we will certainly stay with you again."
    Guest: Melissa Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 14, 2015
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  • Amazing Owner

    "Whenever I book something through a website like this I always wonder if I am going to get what is advertised and if the owner is trustworthy. Unfortunately I cannot comment on the property since I had to cancel my trip but the owner of his property is absolutely amazing. From the very beginning he was responsive with email and phone calls and very helpful in the booking process. There were 4 of us who were going to be going on this trip but sadly we had to cancel to do one of the people going getting deployed during our dates. When I explained the situation to the owner he was more than happy to refund the full deposit and all the rent with no charge. Without having stayed at his property I would highly recommend his property purely on his customer service and kindness. As soon as we are ready for a trip to Key West he will be the first person I contact. Thank you again for being so kind, understanding, and trustworthy."
    Guest: Matt Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 19, 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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