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Recent Key West Area reviews
"My wife and I spent a week in this townhouse while honeymooning in Key West and enjoyed it! The townhouse was clean, nicely furnished, and close to the sights. It was only a short walk to Duval Street, Mallory Square, restaurants, museums, shopping, the marina, and Ft. Taylor State Park. The townhouse is located in a very nice gated community and was safe and quiet. Keith was great to work with as well. I would stay here again and would definitely recommend it to anyone traveling to Key West."Guest: JohnH Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 11, 2014View listing
"We have been blessed to have taken a few trips, but this week at this condo was the best vacation we have ever had. After a little bit difficult flight and getting in late, it was tremendous. The condo was exactly as described. Every bit of information is accurate. We felt right at home from the time we arrived until the morning we had to leave. I booked this early in 2014. Helen is very nice to deal with and made every effort to answer any questions I had. We did not need a car at all. We used the bikes that were provided. That was fun. Hadn't rode bikes in a while. We walked a lot too. Everything is very close and convenient to the condo, just as described. We did rent an electric car for a few hours and rented a scooter towards the end of our week. The weather was perfect. We spent several afternoons at Fort Zachary Taylor Beach. Beautiful!! We really appreciated the noodles and snorkeling gear that was available. We took a cooler to the beach that was provided also and that was great! We didn't have to worry about bringing or buying beach towels. There were plenty. The place was well stocked with many things we didn't have to worry about. That was a true blessing!! Got a couples massage at Isle Style Salon/Spa/Boutique one day and even convinced my husband to get a pedicure. Took a jet ski tour 26 miles around Key West. Enjoyed the food and drink around the area. The music at several bars were great. The taxi driver coming in told us about The Green Parrot bar which is very close to condo. We heard a great band there Sunday night. Ate a sloppy joe at Sloppy Joe's and heard a great band there a few nights. Visited Ricks and Irish Kevin's. Our favorite place to eat I think had to be Foggarty's. Great boneless buffalo wings and the frozen drinks there were great. Also we had a lobster roll at DJ's clam shack. Visited Hog's Breath for music as well. Did a little shopping too. The most relaxing week we've ever had. We've already got a couple more weeks lined up in the future we want to stay at this condo. Absolutely heavenly! All the people were very friendly and nice. Felt very comfortable and safe."Guest: Roxanne T. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 21, 2014View listing
"This was our first vacation rental through VRBO. We were extremely pleased. This condo was just as described with no surprises. Rosemary, the owner, was excellent to deal with. Very professional and all our questions were answered promptly. The condo was perfect with a great layout. Everything we needed was available and it was ultra clean and meticulously well cared for. The location could not have been any better. Very private and quiet with easy access to EVERYTHING that is Key West. Patty, the local property manager was a pleasure to deal with also. Excellent communication and always available if needed. When the week was over, our security deposit was promptly refunded within 48 hours of leaving. I would highly recommend renting from these owners. They are very ethical and a pleasure doing business with them. We will surely rent from them again when the opportunity arises. Thanks for a great vacation!!"Guest: Joel Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 30, 2014View listing
"If this property is available and you are reading this review, book it. It was amazing. It is impossible to explain the tranquility you will feel in this oasis. Heaven on Earth. You can't help but feel peace in your heart and soul. From the moment you open the gate, you know that this is going to be a great place to stay. For those of you who want a clean property, this is it. It was spotless. The bamboo floors are pleasing to your bare feet. The kitchen has a toaster, glasses, plates, pots, pans, anything you need. I don't drink coffee, but there was a coffee maker as well. It has a large refrigerator as well. The bed is queen size, and very comfortable. No aches and pains. The air conditioner worked marvelously in 90 degree weather. Location was great, no more than a 10 minutes bike ride to anywhere we wanted to go. We did many activities during our stay; jet skis, para sailing, snorkeling, paddle boards, sight seeing and of course eating. We loved the Floating Thai restaurant, the Schooner wharf for shrimp cocktail and mussels during happy hour, Siboney's cuban restaurant, Blue Heavan for breakfast with the roosters and Off the Hook for a fabulous fish sandwich. There are lots of little bistros that we stopped at to have a taste at each place. Every place we went pleased our palates. Bicycles were our mode of transportation, and allowed us to eat, drink and be merry, and not put on a single pound. Well actually my husband gained 2 and I gained 1. The best part of our entire stay was having our private oasis to return to each day/night and taking a shower or two every day in the outdoor shower. I am hoping that my husband will build me one of my own. The owners of this property were kind and helpful from the very beginning and even brought us a cooler to use at the beach. Enjoy your stay at this amazing property."Guest: Kathleen A. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 9, 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.