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  • Great home for friends and family!

    "Rating Details: I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. I was more than happy with the location. The vacation rental was very clean. The property manager was adequately helpful. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Wonderful home! Pool, landscaping, setting, and location were superb! The home was wonderful, with plenty of space to gather, yet plenty of privacy! The art work was amazing! Great location!"
    Guest: Jan C. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 2, 2014
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  • Family time

    "Overall it was a perfect vacation for us. Two families got on like one. Unique environment, close quarters, and no problems! It's far enough away from the noise and trapping of KW but close enough to enjoy it when we wanted. We shared cooking duties , one cook at a time, because the galley is small but that brought out the best in each of us. We had no plans for the entire week except for the day sail with the Captain which was lots of fun. We woke up everyday and decided what we would do... a perfect week!"
    Guest: Scott S. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: June 16, 2014
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  • Unique Adventure

    "Being from Colorado we have little access to the type of experience offered by Captain Bob. We greatly enjoyed staying on his catamaran as well as the day sail. He was easy to reach, conscientious, knowledgeable, very upfront with details - more than meeting our expectations. Our sons loved the snorkeling and kayaking. Plenty of towels and extra items on board if something is forgotten. Cannot wait to do this again!"
    Guest: Mary Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 20, 2014
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  • Couldnt Ask For More

    "We just came home from staying in this beautifully decorated condo and could not be happier with our stay. We particularly liked that its located on the end so neighbors are not on both sides of you. The place is so user friendly with the canal just a few steps away. The owner has been very courteous, helpful and informative with everything. The pool is not too far away, just a few steps. We so much enjoyed the wonderful constant views out the sliding doors and side windows. You feel like the whole place is open to the outside. It was right up my alley and just what I needed. Thanks again for everything! We plan to be back."
    Guest: Carol Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 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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