Top Reasons to Stay at Key West Vacation Rentals
- These private units are scattered throughout Key West, providing easy access to the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden and the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum, where you’ll spot descendants of the author’s famous six-toed cats.
- Each of the efficiency, one-, and two-bedroom units is decorated with individualized décor, so no two are alike. The Garden House, for example, features a private, heated pool surrounded by tropical foliage, and a recently updated kitchen with modern appliances. Casa Bonita includes a private patio for outdoor dining.
- Most of the vacation homes boast such amenities as full kitchens, outdoor grills, and air conditioning. Private pools and hot tubs add a touch of luxury to select units.
- The nearby main office is easy to reach from most of the homes. For an additional fee, a concierge can help you set up in-room massages, sunset sailing trips, or snorkeling adventures.
Key West, Florida: Dazzling Sunsets, Six-Toed Cats, and Cuban Culture
Located just off Florida's southernmost tip and north of Cuba, the island of Key West is undoubtedly the most famous of the Florida Keys. Frommer's calls it "the land of the eternal vacation." Most tourists come to Key West's gulf-side beaches to snorkel, surf, or fish—you can catch sailfish and barracuda near Garrison Bight Marina.
At nighttime, locals and visitors alike converge on the Mallory Square Dock to watch the sun dip below the gulf, casting swaths of deep orange and pink against the horizon. The spectacle is so breathtaking that it inspires a sunset celebration each night. The dock comes to life with traveling psychics, one-man bands, and food vendors serving fresh squeezed lemonade and conch fritters.
The island’s proximity to Cuba is reflected in many of the restaurants, where you can enjoy authentic Caribbean fare such as coconut shrimp and plantain chips. And no trip to Key West is complete without a visit to the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum, where the author lived, worked, and kept his six-toed cats. More than 50 descendants of those famous felines still prowl the grounds of the museum to this day.
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