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Recent Key West reviews

  • Perfect Location at an Unbeatable Price!

    "My boyfriend and I rented this room for 4 nights in March 2015. It was easy to book with the owner and she quickly answered any questions I had. The room is small (exactly as pictured) and very very clean! The A/C was already on and keeping the room cool when we arrived. We didn't have any issue finding street parking for our car, which we rarely used while we were visiting because basically everything is in walking distance from the room, including Duval Street. We spent almost all of our time out exploring the beautiful island so the size of the room wasn't even an issue. It had everything we needed for an enjoyable vacation and our only disappointment was that we couldn't stay longer! :) We will certainly stay in this cozy condo again next time we are in Key West."
    Guest: Erika Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 13, 2015
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  • 5 out of 5

    "Everything about this home is wonderful. From the owners who were most gracious and very helpful, as Team Tampa said, before, during and after our stay to the home itself. The home, a rambling 2 story structure with wraparound porches built in 1910, has been completely updated. The living room opens to a beautiful deck and swimming pool surrounded by palm trees and lush vegetation.....very private. If you have smaller children, this is the place for you. I believe my grandchildren were in the pool longer than they were out of it during our stay. Pool towels were provided which proved very convenient. Fully outfitted kitchen, laundry room, bar area....it's "all" there. Location was perfect......2 block walk to the waterfront, home to many fine restaurants/bars......5 block walk to Key West's main drag - Duval St......grocery store 4 blocks away....did not drive a car for the month of January......walked everywhere. If you are getting the impression, we enjoyed our stay @ The Captain's Mansion, we sure did! Would we go back? In a heartbeat. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our hosts for providing the venue for the true, blue Key West experience."
    Guest: From the Frozen Midwest - St. Louis, MO Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 12, 2015
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  • Wonderful property in Key West

    "We love Key West. This property is just lovely. The condo is great. It's large, a great deck and appointed like a tropical paradise. You can walk everywhere from here."
    Guest: SueZ Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: March 22, 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 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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