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Recent Key West reviews

  • Great stay in Keywest!

    "We had our first vacation in Keywest with little knowledge of the area. This unit was perfect. The kids shared the twin room and we had the other. It was clean and comfortably decorated and had everything we needed: linens, dishes, cookware and a great location! We brought our bikes and other than food shopping biked everywhere. 5 minutes to Zachary Taylor State Park, 10 to the movie theater and depending the area you want, 5-10 minutes to Duval St. If you walk, double those times but the sidewalks are great. The unit also had pool access. All in all a great rental and we would not hesitate to book it again!"
    Guest: Sanville Family Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 30, 2014
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  • Month long stay with family in ideally located Old-Town Home

    "This was my 4th visit to Key West so I knew what area of town I wanted to stay in for a month long vacation and the Poorhouse Lane property couldn't have been more ideal as far as walkability to all the Old-Town sights. Duval is a short walk, but I did love that it was on a quiet street. The neighbors nearby are charming (especially Joseph who lives across the ally and was always ready with a good recommendation of restaurants for dinner) While there is no parking with the property we never had a problem finding on-street parking about 100 feet from the front door (in front of Jimmy Buffet's house). The house isn't huge (Most Key West homes aren't) but the layout and three bedrooms afforded us enough privacy for us to relax and get some quiet time if we needed it. The property management company that takes care of the house for the owners was very accommodating and tried to rectify an problems that we had during our stay. The gas grill stopped working, and Kevin the property manager arrived with a new one within two hours. I had realistic expectations this is a home and not a hotel. So there isn't daily housekeeping, and not everything is 100% pristine but I was found the house to be warm and welcoming and felt comfortable there. My only complaint was that the pool heater was broken for 3 of the 4 weeks we were there. The pool water wasn't freezing but a little to chilly for a wimp like me. I would certainly recommend this property to friends and would consider staying there again if we were lucky enough to go on another month long vacation. With rental rates for Key West being pretty high I found the rent to be far, and I appreciated that I was able to bring my dogs for an nominal fee. Thanks Soren and Irene for a great stay!"
    Guest: mcnelson Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: January 28, 2014
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  • Fantastic Vacation Home!

    "We travel to Key West every year and always rent a private vacation home and this Flemming St. house is now at the top of our list! The location is great. We loved the fact that it was close to everything...just a couple of blocks to Duval St. or the Historic Seaport. Our favorite breakfast place Pepe's and favorite bar Schooner Wharf were just a hop skip and a jump away! We discovered the Eaton St. Seafood Market that was just around the corner and made a few trips there for some yummy scallops to cook in the wonderful kitchen at the house. The bedrooms and showers are nice... you will have to fight over who gets the 3rd floor bedroom and that amazing shower! The kitchen is large and has everything you will need. We loved the outdoor living space at this home. Many days were spent enjoying the pool which was large by Key West standards. Everyone in our group of 5 agreed that this was a fantastic place to stay. Don't hesitate... just book it and enjoy."
    Guest: HNR Date of Stay: October 2013 Review Submitted: October 21, 2013
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  • Excellent location and well appointed condo

    "My husband and I stayed here for a week with my elderly parents and we all loved it! Fantastic location, comfortable furnishings and decently equipped kitchen. Quiet, safe area but just a couple of blocks from Duval Street. We enjoyed watching the regatta teams and cruise ships in the morning and evening - great to just sit on the porch and watch all the activity below. Lindsay was very helpful and the rental process was a breeze. The only thing that could have made our stay even better would have been a higher toilet seat for my 90 year-old folks - they had a little difficulty with the low toilet in the master bathroom. (If I'd known earlier in our stay, we could have looked for a portable toilet seat riser for the week - I'm sure the medical supply store there would have them, and I think you can get one for under $50. Helpful for anyone with mobility issues.)"
    Guest: Rob & Caprice S. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: February 16, 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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