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Recent Key West reviews
"Went to the banyon for a girls get away in January, when our husbands went on a hunting trip. Perfect place to stay, very clean and safe. What a luxury. I have family that lives in key west and was able to entertain them for an evening of dinner and drinks. Great location....you can walk everywhere!"Guest: Carla M. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: September 10, 2014View listing
"This is a lovely condo and a perfect home base for a stay in Key West. Very comfortable and well maintained. Walking distance from Mallory Square, Duvall Street, and Fort Zachary Taylor park and beach. The owners were extremely responsive, and arrangements before our arrival were a breeze. We hope to return again!"Guest: Catherine and Laura Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 20, 2014View listing
"Marie and Tom were really great to work with. First time to use VRBO. Marie e-mailed us while we were there just to make sure we had everything we needed. Super nice. I told her when we left that the pillows were flat and she e-mailed me back that the cleaning lady would replace them. The beds were alittle firm for me. I like my beds softer. The condo is at the very end of the annex. We rented scooters. My wife loved them. The Truman Anex is a wonderful place to stay. The grounds are first class."Guest: Barry W. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 16, 2014View listing
"We LOVED this house! Nicely appointed and clean was the first thing we noticed. The location is perfect...a couple of blocks from Southernmost and plenty of places to eat. We suggest El Siboney for good Cuban food...and quite frankly, we liked Southernmost for breakfast as opposed to Camille's which was recommended by a friend. The Circle K is 2 blocks away if you need to run and get a few things. The pool was perfect for our group. We had 2 couples in the main house, and a friend in the pool house so everyone had their own space. The house is fully stocked - from toilet paper, to paper towels, bath and beach towels, you name it. As for the comment about the roosters...well, there are roosters and hens on every block of Key West! Sleep with ear plugs or ENJOY the charm of seeing these creatures on your walks! We rented bikes and that is a great way to get around. I would stay here again in an instant...and highly recommend it."Guest: Lin Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 7, 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.