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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Key West, Florida Keys, Florida

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jipinyc
NYC
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding villa”
Reviewed March 24, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

A perfect villa for a couple or two couples. Gorgeous renovation. Beautiful backyard with pool area.....Location is perfect in upper Duval area, with a short walk or bike to various attractions. We rented an electric cart for the week which fit perfectly in the small parking area, and is a great way to see the island. This was our third time in Key West Dreaming, and can't wait to come back next year....Look no further if you are looking for a high end small villa in a great part of Key West.

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Liked best: Gorgeous renovation/pool area
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 24, 2016
George, thank you for the wonderful comments! Looking forward to seeing you next year!
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Tigernole...
Rome, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Loved the house!”
Reviewed July 6, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

The renovations were great! The house is beautiful and updated. It is perfect for 2 couples. It is very private even though neighbors are close. I did manage to park a Dodge Journey in the tiny driveway with the mirrors pushed in. We didn't turn the rental in until the next morning. It is perfect parking for our bikes! Loved the gates-they really help with security. We loved the proximity to Duvall-1\2 block. We were originally concerned with the distance from Mallory Square- however it was just a pleasant bike ride to all the action. The house is located very close to the Southernmost Point. The pool area is beautiful! I would highly recommend this house. We have stayed in other rentals and is very compatible to more expensive houses.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 31, 2015
Thank you! We are very happy you enjoyed the renovated home. Renting bikes was a good decision – this is the best way to get around town and you get to see a lot more!  Hope to see you next year!
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Ed K
Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Needs Work”
Reviewed February 1, 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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Although we enjoyed our holiday in Key West, we were disappointed in the quality of this rental, particularly in light of the cost:

- The toilet in the master bath was partially detached from the floor and seemed unstable (wobbles). The shower was also draining slowly. We used the second bath for the duration of our stay.
- We could not find a working phone when we arrived. We found other disconnected phone sets throughout the house and managed to piece a working phone together.
- The IPod player in the LR did not work - we called maintenance, but no one responded. Maintenance did respond when the pool heat stopped working.
- The TV cable feed in the MBR was inconsistent and reception was restricted to only a few channels on certain days.
- Some of the dishes in the cupboards were quite dirty. We hand washed these as we came across them.
- We could not find BBQ utensils, so we purchased our own.
- The patio stones near the pool are broken and there were some loose pieces. These are quite sharp and the property managers have some small rugs on the ground to walk on.
- There appears to be an alarm system, but it does not work.
- The quality of the bedding in the MBR is poor.
- The sliding lock on the fixed side of the main rear patio door (bottom) was set into the frame, but the frame is split. There is also evidence of forced entry on the outside of the door.
- One wall in the LR was partially painted. We noticed that there are two different shades on the wall and it looks like someone forgot to paint a section of the wall.
- Tiles in the kitchen and pool are in poor condition.

Overall, we were disappointed with the condition of the home and the lack of attention to detail. We completely understand that this is a historic area with old architecture, but the home did not meet our expectations and was inconsistent with the rental fees applied.

We did enjoy the back yard/pool and appreciated the ability to prepare our own meals. The second bedroom has also recently been refurbished (newer beds, bedding) and was in much better condition than the MBR.

We forwarded this feedback to property management, who graciously received our feedback and commented that our concerns would be forwarded to maintenance staff. They also offered to pay for the BBQ utensil we purchased.

Aside from the condition of the home, renters should be aware that the backyard neighbors other yards on all sides (separated by a fence and some vegetation). The location of the home is also central and there are bars in close proximity (Duval & Simonton). In short, noise can be an issue particularly at night and on the weekends. The home is also not well insulated, so we could hear everything.

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Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
Sep 12, 2014
We are sorry this customer was disappointed in the rental home. We take a great pride in the properties we manage and strive to rectify any issues as they come up. We are happy to announce that the owner decided to completely renovate this home the summer/fall of 2014. We hope our future guests will enjoy it.
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Penny843
Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“The house needs a thorough cleaning and refurbishing.”
Reviewed January 7, 2014 for a stay in December 2013

This could be a lovely house, spacious and in a good location if it was just cleaned and refurbished. The pictures online need updated. They do not reflect the current condition of the property.
The location between upper Duval and Simonton streets is convenient. Easy walking distance to many sites. Walking to lower Duvall is a hike. But still so much to see and do. Biking is perfect.
The pool area is charming but needs upkeep. Patio stones were missing so throw rugs covered missing stones. Watch out for the wasp nests. I had to buy spray to get rid of them. Furniture In the covered area on the patio was stained and smelled like cigarette smoke. The pool was supposed to be heated but during our first three days there the heater was broken and had to be repaired while we were there. There is a pool heat charge.
Beds and bedding need changed in the master. Sheets were worn as was the coverlet in the master. Mattress pad was stained as were the pillows. Furniture in master was water stained Throw rug in master needs cleaned....or just removed.
Showers in both bedrooms were moldy. Sink in master drained slow. Toilet did not flush properly.
We did not use the second bedroom to sleep in. Only the bathroom and shower, which was moldy.
Kitchen tile grout needs cleaned as does the stove. Dishes mismatched. Ice machine did not work.
If you do have a car make sure it is a subcompact because our Jeep barely fit into the spot beside the house even though we were told it could accommodate a larger vehicle. Fortunately there was parking on the street and we rarely used the car.
We made the best of it while we were there only because we love Key West. But for the price we paid, it was quite disappointing to come home to a place that needed so much work.

I sent all this information and more to the rental agency. I received a reply on December 27, 2013 that they would be looked into but as of today, January 7, 2014 I have heard nothing.

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Liked best: Pool, location
Liked least: Cleanliness
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Jan 6, 2014
We are sorry this customer was disappointed with their rental. The house is very popular and our guests love it. It is cleaned on a weekly bases and we apologize if anything was overlooked. We do have a maintenance line to call with any issues. We could have scheduled cleaning, had we been contacted right away. Sheets, bedding etc. is checked regularly and replaced as needed. The parking spot is tight and it is noted on our website as well as the paperwork we provide to our guest before their arrival. As far as the pool heat goes - there was a part we had to wait for, but it was fixed as soon as the part arrived. We responded to the customer ON January 7, as promised. We offered a partial refund for not having pool heat for 3 days (which is a normal procedure) as well as partial refund of their cleaning fee (even though we were not given a chance to correct the issue). The customer did not accept the refund.
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brooklyn
Reviewed November 25, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Allen6969
Sarasota, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great Get a Way in Key West”
Reviewed June 19, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

This place was like heaven. It had it all, everything and more than you would ever need for a week of pure luxury and relaxation. From the quite back patio to the cozy front porch with a swing the place was just full of an at home feeling. Having a private pool and a nice cook out area in Key West gives you the feeling that you are a local and that you belong right were you are. We all would have loved to just move in and live the dream the rest of our lives.

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Liked best: The pool and back porch area.
Liked least: That we had to leave. LOL
Traveling group: Friends
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PIPERWinn...
Winnipeg, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Dream house for sure!”
Reviewed December 4, 2012 for a stay in October 2012

Key West Dreamin' is a fabulous comfortable home with all the amenities and more! we stayed for a week during Fantasy Fest and had a blast. The location of the home is so convenient to everything you want to do and see. Within walking distance which was great as we took the shuttle from Miami so we had no vehicle of our own, the property does offer off street parking for a small car which is rare in Key West as land is premium.
The home has two bedrooms one with a super comfy king bed and one with two singles, each has their own private bathrooms with tub and shower very nice. Lots of hot water and good water pressure also. The kitchen and living area is excellent all open plan with vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light leading to the covered patio and pool area which is your own little peice of tropical heaven!
We would walk out most nights to check out the fun on Duval street, make it up to Captain Tony's for a few drinks then walk back home for a dip in the pool FABULOUS!
My Husband and I along with two other family members really enjoyed our stay and if we win the lottery would seriously consider seeing if Key West Dreamin' has a price tag!!
LOVED IT!

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
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