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Recent Key West reviews
"Perfect place for our inter-generational family group of 5 to spread out & enjoy our time in Key West--very comfortable & beautiful view! Nice to have washer & dryer with soap supplied, snorkle gear, plenty of beach towels, etc. We enjoyed the pool & hot tub, especially the neighborhood water aerobics at 9. Clubhouse has nice lending library. The bus stops outside the gate but we took our car to town & found reasonably priced parking near the charming Duetto's Pizza & Gelato place on Greene St."Guest: MaJoD Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 2, 2014View listing
"My boyfriend and I stayed here the week of 8/1-10/2014 for my birthday and loved it! we will be back and we will rent #5! Ken is so easy to work with and the cost is just about fabulous! we biked to everything and met so many locals that offered great suggestions and tips!The only think to make it truly over the top would have been some sort of small pool to dip our bodies in as it was HOT!! nothing big to swim in but a place to chill with a glass of wine in the afternoon-otherwise loved it. It offered everything you could want so don't pack alot as they have free a washers/dryers in the building. Hairdryer in room/iron coffee maker etc.. Our fav breakfast place and so close was Six Toed Cafe(near Hemmingway's home-go figure) and Banana Cafe-yummy crepes and coffee. Blue Heaven for atmosphere but overpriced for what you get but hey eating with roosters and chickens is kind of cool. We were impressed with how clean the whole town is considering chickens/roosters and tourists are everywhere."Guest: Cindy T. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 12, 2014View listing
"My husband and I stayed in Harvey's Haven for three nights as a getaway when he returned from a deployment. Harvey's Haven was the perfect location and the room was exactly as shown and described online. Yolande and Chris were both incredibly nice and welcoming. The location was absolutely perfect, we parked our car on Friday when we arrived and didn't get back in it until we were leaving on Monday to go home. We rented bicycles from Eaton Bikes and rode them all over the island one day but we were also able to walk to everything we wanted to see or do. Harvey's Haven is within two blocks of Duval Street which makes it an easy walk yet it is far enough that when you are ready to kick back and relax by the small but awesome pool you can do so with virtually no traffic or noise going by. The room has a full kitchen, nice sitting area with a pullout futon and a super comfy queen size bed; absolutely perfect for a couple looking for a getaway. It had been ten years since my husband and I had been to Key West, hopefully it won't take us as long to get back down there but when we do, we will definitely look to book Harvey's Haven with Yolande and Chris again. We couldn't have been more pleased, as I said in the title, everything at Harvey's Haven was Perfect, Perfect, Perfect!! Thank you Yolande and Chris!"Guest: mlarson1999 Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 17, 2014View listing
"We just left this cute, well kept home near Duval Street. This was the perfect place for our trip to Key West. It was in walking distance of all the sights, only 1/2 block from Duval! We stayed in the wicker room. It was very clean and well-appointed. Dave was very hospitable and gave us several travel tips while we were there. Thanks for making our vacation fun and memorable."Guest: Kim Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 7, 2014View listing
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.