March 22, 2015
My husband and I went to Key West from Maine with our 2 daughters and their husbands, as a Xmas gift, so there were 6 of us, of varied ages. I did a lot of research to find the right part of town to stay in, and it paid off. This house was just right for us. I do believe that the camera that took the promo pix had some sort of lengthening lens on it - but the rooms were spacious and clean and the outdoor shower was GREAT. Not everything worked perfectly, but it was mostly very functional, and the few little annoyances (swollen door to the pool that wouldn't shut tight, for ex.), were tolerable enough that we didn't pursue calling for repairs. We were offered housekeeping services each day. Some days, if we were hanging around the place, we would just ask for towels and garbage emptying. If we were away, they also made the beds. We had an issue with the air conditioning not working at one point. I think that another renter was actually able to fix it, but I did leave a message with the rental agency and got a prompt reply the next morning that if there were further issues, to notify them immediately, and they would fix it within an hour. On the other hand, when we wanted to rent bikes (and we had been encouraged to just call the concierge service and they would do it for us), I didn't get a return call until the next day, well after we rented on our own. No problem, it was easy to do in Key West, on your own. The location was GREAT. Far enough from the craziness to feel relaxed, but within walking distance (or short taxi rides) to Duval and all the action. This is a good place for a group that may want to go off on their own at times or do things together at times - we had some fun BBQ's at home but also walked/taxi'ed to locations easily when we wanted to go out together. . . . .or separately as well. I would recommend the place, and would go back, if visiting Key West again. The pool was very warm. I was in it a LOT. The other renters (there are six rentals total, sharing the pool), were occasionally using the pool area, but not often. . . . .just enough to enjoy a little social interaction. Each rental was screened off from the pool enough to feel private, but still close to the pool. The place was well maintained, and secure and we had a great time overall.
Carol Thibodeau, South China, ME
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