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Recent Key West Area reviews

  • Amazing Vacation Aboard the Aria!

    "Can't say enough good things about our family's Spring Break aboard the Aria, but here goes...The boat is beautiful, clean, and functional, even for our family of 6. Location at the main Bight marina on the west end of Key West (with plenty of nearby parking) is perfect for easy access to Duval Street, Dry Tortugas Ferry, and a host of excellent restaurants. When the crowds clear out at night, the peace and quiet at the marina were blissful. Captain Mark and his crew were excellent: polite, knowledgeable, quick to respond when we had questions, and lots of fun besides! The rental price included a stunningly beautiful sunset cruise; and the upgrade for an afternoon of snorkeling was worth every penny. Even had grandma swimming and snorkeling over a reef about 5 miles out from Key West. To top it off, the rental price for the whole boat was about half what we would have paid for hotel rooms. If you're thinking about heading to Key West, stop searching now and book the Aria. You will love it; we sure did."
    Guest: Chuck Lee Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 26, 2015
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  • Fun in the sub

    "Second time we stayed here. Love the location can walk anywhere in Key West. Cottage had everything needed for a week stay and the staff was very helpfull. Would stay again."
    Guest: Scott C. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 15, 2014
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  • Perfect Fit

    "We are repeat renters because of the many positives this property offers. Ferntree is a charming , comfortable Old Town cottage, ideally located within walking distance of all Key West has to offer - from the convenience of just 3 short blocks to a local grocery to just a few blocks to Duval Street. Ferntree is also just a 3 block walk to great places to eat from casual to formal - Sandy's, El Siboney's, and Flaming Buoy. All this convenience, yet in a quiet, friendly residential neighborhood, with the added convenience of off-street parking. The property is also an absolute winner in terms of space, both indoors and out. There is a lovely vaulted great room with floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides that bring the outdoors in. There is also ample storage space, ideal for a month-long rental property. But outdoors is where we spend almost all our time. A spacious covered deck is ideal for dining and just hanging out. The pool with waterfall is both refreshing and relaxing. And there is plenty of additional outdoor space for barbecuing, dining, and lounging to accommodate even a large group. If you are looking for a comfortable, livable 'home away from home' where you can relax and really feel like you're living the island life, this cottage is a great fit. Sent from Xfinity Connect Mobile App"
    Guest: Craig and Carol Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 4, 2015
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  • Goodbye Winter!

    "After a rough winter, we decided it was time for fun in the sun and we could not have picked a better place. Besides being welcomed by the beautiful warmth of the sun, our condo was fantastic. We pulled up to our condo that came with a parking space, which is a huge plus if you are driving to the Keys. Our unit was a (2 BR/2 bath) with all the amenities of home. Washer, dryer, and a fully stocked kitchen. The owner even provided beach chairs and towels. We were able to have our privacy, but still able to share with our friends the kitchen and airy living room that had three French doors leading to the spacious balcony overlooking Duval street, which is the heart and soul of Key West. It is the perfect spot to sit and enjoy your morning coffee as well as your evening cocktail and people watch. Duval Street doesn't disappoint. There are lots of people walking down the sidewalks, shopping, eating, drinking, talking, and laughing. There is something going on at all times. Rent a bicycle, scooter, electric car or walk. From this location you can walk from the Southern Most Point to Mallory Square for the amazing sunsets. We enjoyed our days at the beach, jet skiing, kayaking, and relaxing by the pool. The only problem we had was that we had to go home! We will definitely be going back to Key West and renting this condo again and again!"
    Guest: Cali Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 20, 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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