I use a manual wheelchair, and since the wheels will sink in soft sand, my husband and I never considered a beach vacation but this oceanfront condo changed our minds. This condo stands out from the rest because of its ideal location. It’s on the first floor overlooking a strip of white beach that’s right in front of the ocean, so I could sit in my wheelchair on its lengthy balcony and have a fun beach experience like I was sitting directly on the sand. Every day we were entertained by acrobatic jet skiers, parasailers, and windsurfers, and all kinds of boats, including huge ocean liners, sailed by. And from the balcony, I even got a “farmer’s tan”! Because this condo is a corner unit that wraps around the southwest side of the building, it’s very private and peaceful. Plus, it overlooks a bird sanctuary so a variety of birds (not seagulls) would sit in the nearby palm trees. We especially enjoyed watching the hawks successively grab fish out of the ocean, and seeing the pelicans do their ungraceful head-first dive for fish always made us chuckle. Also, on a nearby palm tree we spotted a large iguana that I nicknamed “Igor” because of its scary appearance. This condo is part of a complex that is impeccably maintained inside and out. At its center, there’s a beautiful tropical garden with a wide variety of flora. I especially admired the colorful orchards. Also, within the garden there are inviting sitting areas, charcoal grills, and picnic tables. The adjoining pool and spa area is kept spotless and the water was always crystal clear; however, there isn’t a handicap pool lift so I was unable to enter the pool or spa which was my only disappointment. The owner is a delight to work with. He listened to my special needs and determined correctly that his condo would be a perfect spot for me, so because of our wonderful stay at Joe’s condo my husband and I have a new love---the beach! Consequently, we hope to return to this wonderful condo often.- pam
My time in Key West was absolutely wonderful. I brought my sister and my brother with me for some much needed sibling bonding. This apartment let us rest, relax and play some board games. We all had our own bedrooms of course I got the Master Bedroom which was in itself a treat, but this condo has plenty of space for much more then three people, maybe more like eight. With this apartment ever single room has a wrap around views that is incredible from sun raises to sun sets. Key West is mostly sunny but the view from windows of this apartment is breathtaking. I had such a pleasure to open my eyes at morning and see the ocean as the very first thing...everyday. The view from the balcony is on ocean and nature reserve, it is amazing. This condo is also close everything KEY WEST.... with Duval Street being minutes away of course we hit the town for food, drinks and awesome night life, and had fun going from bar to bar feeling really care fee! We also took one of those sail boat tours which was really a cool thing to do. Key West is perfect combination of everything...is it places where is easy to shop, go to beautiful restaurant or to one of the little cuban places with the best coffee ever .....I like the style, no one makes big deal about things. I always have such a good time when I go there. And I always stay at this condo too if it is available, It's huge and comfortable. Parking is very close and all property is well secure. I liked the area in gardens where is really big pool and jacuzzi with plenty chairs and space. Everything is always clean. In every room was flat screen TV, what more can you want!!!! -Maribel- Maribel R.
This property is amazing. You wake up to your own private view of the ocean! I love how in this unit, unlike others you have complete privacy. The pool and hot tub are beautiful. Every part of the island is 10 min away so we rented scooters. It was nice to have indoor parking for them at the garage. The unit was very clean. We stayed in and cooked some nights and the kitchen has a really nice lay out. Plus you get to eat your dinner on the deck looking at the ocean! I can't wait for next year to go back!!- Dan D.
The property offered the most beautiful sunrise views to wake up in bed to! Every bedroom has sliding glass doors that open to the balcony overlooking the ocean and if you leave the blinds open you wake up to the most spectacular sunrises. The pool area was beautifully maintained and even provided noodles to float in the water with as well as lap lanes for those that like to swim for exercise. There was also the availability of BBQ grills and picnic tables poolside if you wanted to enjoy an outdoor cookout. I was blessed to find two absolutely huge beautiful conch shells in the water while enjoying a walk along the beach.The location is also 5 minutes from Duval street which was nice because you could enjoy the craziness but have a place to chill and relax that was quIet. Would highly recommend renting scooters to get around, much easier to find parking than it is with a car. Property also offers a very helpful security staff. Definitely would return here it was a wonderful vacation experience!- Teri O.
I've been traveling to key west for a few years now and this is one of the best places I've stayed yet, if not the best. The pictures don't do this place justice. I was happy with everything about the condo. First off it is a very secure place, not just anyone can walk in and out. I felt safe staying there and knew all my things would also be safe. I still can't get over the view at this place, you are right on the beach with nothing blocking your view. The location is very convenient for those looking to make the most of their stay in Key West. The manager helped make this my best stay too. He was very easy to talk to and deal with, also very professional and quick to reply to any and all my questions. I had contacted him a couple times during my stay with simple questions and he always got back to me promptly. I also received my secure deposit back with no problems a short time after my departure home. I would definitely recommend staying here if you have the chance, I know ill be back.- Taylor E.
This is such an amazing property. The sunrises off the balcony are absolutely beautiful. It has everything you need and not very far from where you need to go. This is a great place to get away from it all and just unwind- Christian A.
The views from this condo make me never want to leave. All bedrooms and living room have open water views. Well stocked and nice decor, feels like home. The location is what made me choose this as it is a 2 minute walk to the public beach and many great restaurants a short walk away. I will definitely return!- WorldTraveler
I would like to write few words about my time in Key West. I got chance to spent one month in this apartment. I was there mostly by myself and I had amazing time. This apartment lets me rest, relax and forget about the world around. I stayed in master bedroom and I had curtains all the time open. I really hate mornings. I live in Prague, Czech Republic and more then 6 months in year is our beautiful city grey and without sun. Key West is mostly sunny but the view from windows of this apartment is breathtaking. I had such a pleasure to open my eyes at morning and see the ocean as the very first thing...everyday. The view from the balcony is on ocean and nature reserve situated beside the building. Is amazing how quiet the place is. This is the place where is so easy to forget about rest of the word.
Somebody can say that relax is not all or they prefer more active type of relaxing. Same as my friends which came to visit me. All 5 people had plenty of private space in amartment. The place is very comfortable, I can imagine even more people there, this apartment is really pretty big. I went party with my friends on the Duval street of course but we also took one of the kayak tours via the mangroves, what was really cool think to do. Key West is perfect combination of everything...is it places where is easy to shop, go to beautiful restaurant or to one of the little cuban places with the best coffee ever, party at evenings any day at week, to do some of the sports activities on the watter, they are offered on every corner there...I like the style, no one makes big deal about things.
I had such a good time there. Apartment is huge and comfortable. Parking is very close and all property is well secure. I liked the area in gardens where is really big pool and jacuzzi with plenty chairs and space. Everything was clean, in the apartment is everything what can human been needs. In every room was flat screen TV but at evening was more pleasant sit outside on balcony and cont the stars.- Angela M.
Really good price for a 3 bedroom at this complex! Would definitely do it again!- Trace M.
Key West is a compact community, quite densely populated, so to have this condo where you are totally unaware of the people around you as you gaze out through any window in the condo is the best feature of all. Each of the 3 bedrooms and the living room have stunning views of water, horizon and mangroves! The wrap around balcony serves as such a large private outside space to dine at and lounge in, read and watch the sunsets and cruise ships in the distance. It also faces the mangrove nature preserve only feet away. Butterflies, birds and iguanas abound.
The common area of the garden, pool & hot-tub together with the sandy beach shoreline (too shallow to be a swimming beach) are beautiful places to relax. A short stroll to Smathers Beach will get you to a more bathing beach.
Having an undercover, secure parking space with room for several bikes is a scarce feature in Key West. The location is a bike ride from the main activities around Duval St, Uber is on the island as well as a bus stop outside the property. There is a small convenience store a very short distance away, so you could get by without a car for long periods.
The condo is most attractive and well supplied with the convenience of washer/dryer and 4 TV viewing areas. It is comfortable inside, chic but not too glossy. It is only steps away from the pool and only 1 flight up so stair access is quicker than waiting for the elevator. It is a very solid building so noise was never a problem. The owner was quick to respond to items that needed attention. Internet was good once it was updated to a new Xfinity router and would be received well in all the rooms.
I would recommend this condo to friends should they travel to Key West, even though it was somewhat overly expensive.- John and Ella H.