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“Fantastic penthouse in a top Old Town Key West...”

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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Key West, Florida Keys, Florida

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12Indiana
Greensburg, Indiana
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“Fantastic penthouse in a top Old Town Key West location!”
Reviewed February 10, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

We loved the Duval Penthouse. It was decorated beautifully and had plenty of space for us (3 couples). We enjoyed the small pool, all of the porches and rooftop sunning area. Loved that it was next to Willie T's as that is a favorite hang-out for us with a couple of our favorite musicians at this time of year. Just a short walk around the block to access Duval St. Nearby grocery store, pizza places, coffee & donut shops, Walgreens, etc. We used the beautiful kitchen & grill to cook in a couple of evenings. The Peter Lik artwork in the penthouse is absolutely gorgeous! Overall we had a great stay!

Couple of additions that would add to the overall stay: A motion-sensor light at the gate. Several nights it was quite dark as we walked back into the area where the gate was. A small TV in each bedroom, and lighted clocks in the bedrooms. Probably a matter of personal taste, but we found the mattress in the Master bedroom to be much too soft; the bed was also quite squeaky! The guests using the upstairs bedroom to the front thought that mattress was also too soft. Master bedroom is noisy most of the night with the street noises which could bother some people. Sun umbrella on upper deck has seen much better days.

We loved the unit and our experience with staying there and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. I think a noise machine in the Master bedroom would help cover some of the street noises. It really is a beautiful unit. We were also surprised and pleased that the owner came by to meet us and make sure that everything was fine.

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Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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“Condo was great. Weather not so great”
Reviewed January 23, 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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We were very happy with the condo. It was as good as advertised. Lots of room for our family with adult children. Walking distance to almost everything important in key west. The owner Mark met us when we arrived even though we were delayed by weather until nearly midnight. The condo is vey well laid out for entertaining which was perfect for our family to spend time together. Since you front on Duval and Willy T's bar is next door you do hear their music but we just accepted that as part of the Key West atmosphere. We enjoyed sitting on the deck watching the people go by on Duval. Two evenings we cooked on the grill that is provided. The weather wasn't so great but heated pool was still welcome. I highly recommend this property and would return again.

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“Nice time!”
Reviewed October 2, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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We enjoyed the penthouse very much. The artwork was both extensive and amazing. The rental was spotless on arrival, and complete with all the supplies we needed. It was the first time we have rented a property where the owner showed up to make sure everything was ok. Very nice! The pool was a great bonus to have, and we used it frequently. Wish there were quicker access to Duval street..perhaps through the alley? The one downside to the penthouse is the noise from the outdoor bar next door. From about 12:00 in the afternoon to 12:00 midnight, the amplified sound of what has to be the worst band in Key West (got to be a game to try and guess which song they were attempting to sing) invades the unit. Especially the Duval Street bedroom. It was relentless. So, if you're not bothered by noise..this is definitely a high quality rental to consider.

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“Beautiful, perfect location...but Noisy”
Reviewed July 26, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We loved the Duval Penthouse from the moment we entered the private courtyard. The pool is small but perfect for a group of adults who want a quick dip, the fountain drowns out any sound from the surrounding buildings and gives you that private oasis feel. The Penthouse is modern in design with wood floors, great appliances and breathtaking Peter Lik photography hanging on just about every wall. We did have an issue with a slider not being able to lock, but the management company took care of it right away. We grilled out while listening to the musicians performing at Willie T's and enjoyed all of the amenities this penthouse had to offer. Just an FYI: The Master bed was a subject for many laughs as it is very squeaky , the slightest movement will have that bed groaning in protest. The location is perfect with a balcony overlooking Duval street, beware of the slate tile it tends to get very dirty from the passing cars and trucks. With that being said, if you choose the Master bedroom you will hear all of the crazy antics of revelers well into the night and then the very loud noises of Willy T's as it closes for the night about 2:30 am, but if you are still out partying you wont mind it one bit. Although the 6:30 am street cleaning, garbage, recycle and delivery trucks are another matter altogether.Ear plugs bought at the local Walgreen and white noise from my laptop took care of that. Also keep all food tightly sealed as there are those pesky south Florida sugar ants that just love any crumbs you may leave behind. All in all we loved the unit and it's prime location. We walked everywhere and took a pedicab when we couldn't quite make that last trek home. Our trip was enhanced by this beautiful property and even the extra noise, it was a winner in my book. We would book it again for sure.

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Reviewed March 8, 2013 for a stay in February 2013

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“Nice but noisy”
Reviewed March 6, 2013 for a stay in February 2013

This place had a lot of things going for it. It is a large and spacious place that was plenty of room for the 5 of us. Pretty well appointed as far as cooking, W/D etc and the location - if you want to be right in the heat of the battle of Duval St is great for the most part.
However, there is Willy T's right next door- and I mean spitting distance away- and that place really put a damper on our time as the place was ridiculously loud with loud music that started around noon every day and was supposed to stop at 12:30 PM - ya right! It was so bad that I had to 'try' and sleep with noise cancellation head phones on which is not what I had in mind. And then they started a leaf blower up at 7:00 am one morning that ran for an hour while the guy was literally blowing leaves off the roof of Willy's!!
On the bright side, if you're not opposed to the noise level and you're looking for a great place and location where you can walk to anything in Old Town than I highly suggest this place. Has a little wading pool that is great for chilling out and a great balcony that overlooks Duval St and is great for people watching.

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Reviewed January 24, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

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