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Recent Key West property reviews

  • Fabulous vacation in Key West

    "We had a wonderful vacation in Key West. The condo was clean, comfortable and modern amenities. Loved the pool and air conditioning! Will recommend to family and friends.Rich was very helpful with recommendations on dining and activities. Thanks Rich!"
    Guest: Shirley P. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 1, 2014
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  • Just a great condo, no reason to look any further!

    "In this day and age of oversell and under deliver, This condo is an exception. The owner Nancy called us once we arrived to make sure we were there and had everything we needed. She gives out her personal number in case anything comes up. The photos do not do this condo justice. Its the details that really make the difference from the abundance of beach towels for our use to everything that's needed to make some meals its all there in the condo. Great job Nancy and thank you from all of use. We had a great time in Key west and it all started with our first impression of walking into your condo. Very clean, private, and spacious. If your nerves about booking this condo, trust me it will not disappoint. Thanks again Nancy!"
    Guest: None Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 21, 2014
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  • Key West Wedding

    "My family with 3 adult children spent a week at this lovely home. The pictures were accurate as the home was beautiful with a lovely porch, pool and ocean view. It is about 2 miles from the downtown night life but the island was so small that it was not an issue at all despite the one way road construction outside the home. The live flowers in the house were a lovely touch. There was no internet service but we just used our phones as a hot spot which was no big deal. The home owner was VERY easy to work with and true to her word. Our deposit was refunded within a week. This was our first experience with VRBO and we will surely use this site again and would go back to this lovely home should we go back to Key West."
    Guest: Jo Ann M. Date of Stay: June 2013 Review Submitted: August 7, 2013
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  • EXCEPTIONAL !!

    "My husband and i just stayed in the treetop suite at the Jasmine House for 5 days and all we can say is WOW!! What a wonderful place, it is so close to Duval St , Fort Zachary Taylor state park, and Southernmost Point. We took a cab to the beach at Fort Zach because we had a cooler and beach chairs but it wouldn't have been a bad walk. Love that this place is so close to everything. We didn't rent bikes, didn't need to, we walked everywhere. The treetop suite is great for a couple, it's roomy and has a complete kitchen with coffee pot, stove, refrigerator and microwave. This place has it all, from morning coffee to everything you need for a day at the beach, just bring yourself! The manager Dave was so helpful and so sweet, and made our stay at Jasmine House unforgettable. We couldn't ask for a better, cleaner place to stay!! So happy with the rates too, my husband searched high and low for a nice clean and convenient place that didn't break the bank. Thank you for the hospitality Dave, you certainly make everyone comfortable and we will be back !!!!"
    Guest: JSS Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 14, 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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