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“Fantastic pool”

Review of Poinciana House

Poinciana House
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50 reviews
Poinciana House
Front Room and Patio
Roof Deck Sunning Patio
Pool Side Lane
Front Room
Front Room Bed Nook
Side Patio for Front Room
Second Bath
Great Room w/ Dining, Kitchen and Queen Bed
Great Room
Queen Bed
Living Room Area
Living Area Opens to Porch
Kitchen
Main Bath
Backyard
Covered Porch
Swim Lane
Tree Swing
Rear Yard
Outdoor Dining
Dining for Four
Front of Home
Side View
Off Street Parking
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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Key West, Florida Keys, Florida

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Aud96
Buford, Georgia
2 reviews
“Fantastic pool”
Reviewed June 13, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

The house was a 1/2 block off Duvall Street. Was close to all restaurants and attractions. The house was very cute and clean. The pool was fantastic. We would definitely stay here again.

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Professor...
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“a truly tropical experience”
Reviewed April 5, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

The Poinciana House is a wonderful small house with pool for two people. My wife and I stayed for a week and had a great experience. The house is perfectly located for restaurants and tourist sites and for once, we didn’t even rent a car. The rental company had the property cleaned very well and it was well organized with paperwork and helpful printed suggestions at the property. The backyard with pool offered almost complete privacy, giving a truly tropical experience.

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Rebecca E
Newport News
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6 reviews
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“Heaven on earth”
Reviewed January 16, 2017 for a stay in December 2016
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Loved the location. Loved the fact that we were so close to everything we love about Key West, shops, restaurants, the Hemingway House, and the six-toed cats.
Loved having a private pool and the feel of privacy. Loved the Iguana family in the tree on the back of the property...very entertaining. We even loved the roosters and chickens. Nothing we didn't love.

I will click yes to recommend this rental property because I cannot tell a lie...sure hope that doesn't mean it will get so booked up that I can't rent it next time.

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MikelDR
1 review
“Great location”
Reviewed July 31, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Great location and private pool. Easy walking distance to all restaurants and shops and beach. We had a car but found we only used it on two occasions. Right off the main street but fair enough from the party areas.

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Maureen W
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Visitor”
Reviewed June 16, 2016 for a stay in September 2015

This place is a slice of heaven. Adorable from the front and even better in the back. Covered porch and pool in the backyard along with a grill and outdoor shower. Three houses off of Duval, but you'd never know it by the noise level. Only thing we heard was roosters. Can't wait to go back to this beautiful home. You will not be disappointed renting this home

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Pam F
Lynchburg, Virginia
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153 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Perfect in Every Way, but Location for Us”
Reviewed October 24, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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We stayed for a week, and absolutely loved this little cottage, though we really only used the back half of it. The house is steps away from the side gate of Hemingway House and the Six Toed Cat cafe. We had bicycles delivered there by Eaton Bikes, and found we really needed them to get to the places we tend to spend the most time at in Key West.
The house is divided into two parts with a door between. The front room, which has the bedroom, a nice sitting area, very tiny TV and full bath, and the "great room" which has another bed, hidden behind a counter, a nicely furnished kitchen area, a dining table, another full bath, a larger sitting area with loveseats, a recliner and another TV. There are blinds on all the windows for privacy. The great room has French doors that open onto the covered terrace and large (for Key West) pool, with a lap lane running down the side of the property. There is a "sunning porch" on the roof of the terrace, with a spiral stair that leads up to it. Note: the Pool Man showed up while we were still in bed Monday morning, and before he left, I asked when he’d be back – Thursday – so we could be sure to have the blinds drawn that morning as well. He gets there at around 8 am. He was very quiet and I almost didn’t realize he was there, except I saw movement outside just before I stepped onto the terrace, au naturel.
We've previously noted that shaded swimming pools are rather chilly to enjoy in October, so we paid the fee to have the pool heated during our stay. That was the best choice we could have made. We used the pool daily, and more. Not bothering with suits because of the privacy fencing.
The one issue we noted was that the air conditioner for the larger great room wasn't quite as effective for the large space, as we would have liked, but it did reduce the worst of the heat and humidity for the area. I moved a side table that was in front of the window unit when we arrived, which seemed to help.
Nevertheless, we spent most of our down time at the cottage, relaxing at the table on the terrace. Enjoying coffee and catching up online, or in the pool.
On a couple afternoons, we could hear the residents of an apartment, Top of Duval, behind the cottage, enjoying their pool/outdoor space. But it didn't last too long and was no more disturbing than neighbors at home would be. Another locals’ apartment overlooks the terrace from the side, but we noted that it was empty during the day, and blinds were drawn at night. On our last night (Saturday), there was a band playing at Bogarts, on the outside terrace of the Casablanca Hotel. The acoustics between buildings funneled the amplified music right out onto Olivia St. We could hear it loud and clear in our front bedroom, and out on our terrace, but it was less loud in the great room.
We were closer to the Southernmost Point than in previous years, so we did explore more places at that end of the island than we have in the past.
After returning home, we realized that we ended up being less spur of the moment, when we went to the north end of town. We'd make a plan to hit this and this and this place, before returning. When we stayed off Ann St. we'd wander here and there, then back to the cottage, then go out and come back. Navigating the gate with a bicycle took a bit of practice, and it was easy keep our bikes behind the locked side gate, so we didn't have to fuss with cables and locks once "home."
That said, it was always marvelous to return and have a dip in the pool on a hot afternoon. Poincianna House is perfect for a couple. Or it would also work well for two couples who were very good friends. They'd be best served to choose sleeping spots based on who wakes up earliest. Those folks should take the great room bed.
The house isn't new, and walking in, you definitely notice that "Florida smell" but this isn't a high end hotel, it is a restored, old home. For folks who want to be at the southern end of Duval, Poinciana House is a gem, for those wanting to be closer to The Square, not so much. You've got to weigh priorities. We’ve learned that to get a cottage with a private pool, there really isn’t anything available nearer to the north side of the island. We loved this little cottage.

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Liked best: The private, heated pool!!!
Liked least: The distance from Mallory Square
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Buffalo, New York
Reviewed July 14, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Liked best: The pool
Liked least: There was nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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