We recently returned from a one week stay at Tropical Tranquility. This was an amazing Key West find! It's close to Duval St and we walked or biked to almost all activities. The front gate hides the house from the street, so it's very private. The pool was wonderful! 8 adults could comfortable float/swim/hang out without bumping into each other. The kitchen was well stocked although we didn't cook much at the house. The extra beach towels and pool noodles were an unexpected surprise and were well used all week.
I didn't give the home 5 stars because sheets and bath mats were a little worn. The A/C in the guest cottage started leaking pretty badly, although maintenance was quick to respond. The front loading washing machine had a terrible odor, but it functioned fine.
Overall, it was a very nice home and we would absolutely stay here again!
Tropical Tranquility is a wonderful house to rent. I would recommend this house to anyone. It was clean and comfortable. Since we visited KW in June the pool was a welcome sight! We rented bikes to get to where the action and shopping is on Duval St. Everything was closer than we thought. As the week progressed we became friendlier with the local iguanas who enjoyed sunning themselves near our pool. While relaxing in the pool during the day we watched planes fly overhead on their way to the KW airport. They were frequent but not overly annoying. There were lots of towels to use for the pool area and the kitchen and baths were well stocked with all kinds of appliances and utensils. The extra fridge was a welcome sight for the beer and wine coolers! Full size washer and dryer were perfect for our needs.
I would have loved to have given this home a 5 star rating yet there were a couple of issues that I felt did not earn a full 5 stars. There were termites flying around in the living room on the day we arrived (Saturday). Having lived in the tropics previously I’m am used to insects. I’m not saying just one or two, more like 40 or so. We found the bug spray and killed them. Maintenance was called on Saturday and they cheerfully showed up on Monday to attend to the issue after a 2nd phone call. The bath mats in a couple of bathrooms had spots or stains and needed to be replaced not washed. Lastly some of the linens were worn. My pillow case was frayed.
Our family really enjoyed the stay here. The pool was my favorite. Lots of noodles in the pump room and we floated for hours. We were interested in watching the iguanas that liked to bask in the sun on the deck.
I found the location very convenient. We parked 2 big cars with kayaks on top and walked or biked all week.
You will want a car for significant grocery shopping. The kids made me breakfast on Mother's Day and we cooked 3 dinners. The house and grill were well-equipped and everything was very clean and well maintained. There were supplies too, like garbage bags, coffee, sugar, spices, condiments etc... you might want to check them out before you shop. Note that the only dining table is on a covered porch, so you might want some spray for mosquitos at night.
Beds were comfy. Plenty of towels. Lots of hot water. AC was OK. Everything just like the photos.
The only issue at all was that the wifi was nearly unusable. We had a recent grad trying to apply for jobs and she had to go to Starbucks.
I would definitely recommend, and hope I get to go back some day.
We stayed in this house in early December for my husbands 40th birthday and there aren't enough good things to say about it. The house is extremely spacious and private and even with 7 adults we could all find our solitude. The house is in immaculate shape and everything in pristine condition. The kitchen opens up fully to the covered dining area which is where we spent a lot of time. The star of the house is of course the pool and patio area. The pool is quite large and as we had cold December weather we were glad it was heated. The grounds are gorgeous and lush and very well maintained. Only drawback was the house was bit removed from the old town area, but otherwise it was perfect. Can't wait to return.
Wonderful place. As nice as photos in ads. Pool has sun all day, am and pm! Plenty of bathroom space. Lovely kitchen. We managed a week without a car. Not too far to walk to all the fun night spots. Beach walk took 5 minutes!
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