2 Suites for the win!
The very best location! Great to have two master suites.- Melody L , Posted: 06/13/2022
A Truly Memorable Stay
Darling of Duval is a well-deserved title by all measures. Our accommodations were consistently above standard. Location truly the best to experience the rich history of Key West. The richness of our experience was deepened with a little research of the history of this house and information offered by walkers who stopped to visit. I suspect we weren’t the stars they were expecting! It is a bit pricey, by our standards, but well in line with other facilities in Key West. Not being allowed access to the pool was a downer with no one else on the property. It is an understandable family preference and likely driven by liability concerns. (Yet another gift from the lawyers we see plastered all over Florida billboards!) I wish more Hemingway had rubbed off on me to permit a richer review. As refugees from the frozen North, we can only say it was, in every way, a memorable stay.- Harvey H , Posted: 03/06/2022
The property was perfect for celebrating our 25th anniversary with friends. We had the top portion of the house and they had their privacy in the bottom. Perfect location for Key West, steps from Duval Street.- Frank D , Posted: 03/06/2022
We had an amazing experience at the Darling of Duval. Samantha was quick to remedy the situation when we got locked out and Kendra was awesome at check out. We are coming back without hesitation!- David L , Posted: 02/27/2022
Lower Duval Street can be pretty bustling, but this beautiful property was the perfect retreat!- Liz M , Posted: 02/27/2022
First Class Accommodations
Everything was great. Location was awesome. Communication with the real estate company was just right. Samantha was our concierge, she’s great. Next time I’m in Key West I will be here if available.- Lou D , Posted: 01/30/2022
You couldn't ask for a better location in Key West, or a better property for 2 couples. Last Key does property management right. Loved it!- Mark M , Posted: 12/30/2021
An Absolutely Beautiful Property
Accommodations were perfect for two couples traveling together. Plenty of privacy with a nice gathering spot to plan our day. Location was outstanding! Right off Duval in the middle of everything. Also, across the street from one of our favorite spots for live music - Hanks Hair of the Dog Saloon and Garbo's Grill.
Samantha, our guest service coordinator, assisted with a smooth check in and was in contact with us throughout our stay. Would definitely recommend and stay again!- Michael M , Posted: 12/30/2021
The property is a true Old Town Key West location. A short walk to restaurants, bars, historic spots made it very easy to get around. The guest cottage consists of two studio-style suites, one on each floor. This made it very easy for two couples to share the property and still have privacy. The 5 star accommodations made us very comfortable and relaxed. We plan to go back to this location on our next trip back to Key West. Samantha was very helpful and made sure we had all the information we needed. I will suggest Last Key Realty to everyone. Thank you!- Linda S , Posted: 12/19/2021
Everything was perfect!
Beautiful property located just off Duval and close to just about everything! Accommodations included everything we needed and the property management company offered a concierge service that we didn’t expect.- Todd S , Posted: 12/19/2021
You cannot beat the location. 2 separate living quarters. It’s totally private. Would stay here again for sure:). I probably would not stay with kids here though as you cannot use the pool (as it's part of the main house and not with this rental) and I know they would want to. Equipped with anything you could need.- Amy C , Posted: 12/19/2021
Start to Finish, Everything was Perfect!
Everything about our stay in Darling of Duval was perfect. The check-in, the accommodations, the owners and of course the location were all amazing. Couldn’t have asked for anything more!- Michael L , Posted: 12/05/2021
This cottage house is set back far from the street and located on a stunning property. It was a clean and modern accommodation that was the perfect jumping off point for everything Duval St has to offer. I went with my wife and friends and we’d all book again in a heart beat.- Randall P , Posted: 11/21/2021
Best in Key West
1st class accommodations, great set up for 2 couples and the host thought of everything including the best key lime pie in town. Property is tucked away safe and sound yet in the heart of town yet quiet. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Offers the best of Key West. Walked everywhere. We would stay here again!- Maureen O , Posted: 10/31/2021
Our New Go-To!
This property was perfect, very clean, quiet, and the location was just wonderful! You could walk to so many places to eat or shop. Would stay there anytime we come to Key West.- Vicki T , Posted: 08/25/2021
Perfect Location for Fun!
This property is perfect for staying near the funnest and most entertaining parts of Key West. It is literally a few strides from Duval Street (walk out the gate, take a right, and you are there; live music is across the street, Mallory Square is a few hundred yards away [you get it]). The place was immaculate and ideal for two couples per unit, or small families. We will definitely try to get this property again for a few days during our next visit.- Robert F , Posted: 08/15/2021
The PERFECT Spot!
This is the perfect place to stay in Key West! It was our first time visiting & this property was secluded & private, yet so close to all of the fun on Duval Street. We traveled with friends & the set-up was perfect for us. All of the finishes were beautiful—we felt like we were staying in a private resort! :) We had the pleasure of meeting the owners in passing & they were lovely & welcoming. And Samantha from Last Key Realty was so helpful with check in/check out. This is the perfect spot to stay in Key West & we will DEFINITELY stay here again if we are back!!- Jen R , Posted: 08/15/2021
The Perfect Spot!
We were celebrating our 50 years of marriage with our daughter and son-in-law. It was a perfect spot, beautiful and perfectly located to see everything Key West has to offer. Very well appointed and comfortable. Even quiet in spite of being near bars and party spots. Loved the gated property to park our golf cart conveniently. Just what we wanted!- Cindy B , Posted: 08/15/2021
The Darling of Duval was beautiful, immaculate and well stocked with everything we needed and wanted. In addition, it is perfectly located to see the sights! We also loved having the gated spot for our golf cart!- Terry B , Posted: 07/28/2021
Everything from arrival to departure was phenomenal. Highly recommend! Thank you all for a memorable time.- Adam C , Posted: 07/01/2021
Why would you not stay here? Amazing place.- Chris R , Posted: 06/24/2021
Great Location & Great Property
Great location for walking around Duval St where all the nightlife and restaurants are! No parking hassles as your car is secured behind locked gate. Each floor is perfect for couples and soundproof from the bustle of town! Couldn’t use the pool but otherwise perfect and we would stay again!- Mike T , Posted: 06/24/2021
Best of Both Worlds
Easily within walking distance of the must see Duval St favorites but peaceful mornings and evenings on the property perfect for those not into the nightlife. Mallory Square and the Historic Wharf a short walk. The property itself is beautiful. Both rooms are nicely made up, beds were comfortable and the modern showers were perfect after long day of being outside taking in the site's. Definitely on the family list of places we would stay again!- Paul L , Posted: 06/15/2021
We fully enjoyed our stay at the Darling of Duval. It was spotless and in a great location. Rooms were stocked for us and had everything we needed. So close to everything but tucked away just enough for some nice quiet time. The owners were great and were there to meet us and gave us good tips for places to go and things to do. Where you stay is tucked back behind their main home which is a beautiful home. Parking on premises behind a locked gate. Loved that we could walk everywhere. Samantha at Last Key Realty was very nice and responsive to any questions we had. Would stay there again when we go back to visit.- Anonymous U , Posted: 06/09/2021
Planning our 3rd Trip!
This was our second stay and we will keep booking this property. Great location, so convenient to everything on Duval :) Top-notch property.- Lisa H , Posted: 06/06/2021
Gorgeous, comfortable, super clean & great location!
We booked “Darling of Duval” vacation rental through Last Key Realty and can not say enough wonderful things about Last Key Realty nor about our fantastic rental home! Last Key Realty has their “service” game together. From the moment I booked through them they were offering suggestions and answering questions about our visit. They are the most professional and accommodating agency I have ever dealt with for a vacation rental.
If you are going to Key West ..... just call and let them plan your trip.
As for our rental home “Darling of Duval” ..... it is fantastic !!! Gorgeous, comfortable, super clean and right in the middle of old town.- Madigan J , Posted: 05/16/2021
This is a 5 star private retreat steps away way from the hum of Duval! You’ll never want to leave!- Annmarie N , Posted: 05/09/2021
We really enjoyed our stay at this property, just as beautiful as the pictures show. The property sits just a block off Duval street so we enjoyed super easy access to everything, but the cottage was nestled in enough to have privacy and quiet. Last Key Realty was wonderful to work with, Samantha was very responsive when we had questions. We also met the owner in passing, he was very nice to us. We would definitely stay again.- Jocelyn K , Posted: 05/02/2021
Would stay again in a heartbeat!
What a great location. Guest house on estate lot tucked away in the middle of all the action. Such a convenient spot. House was clean and as advertised. One thing to note is the off limits pool is literally 3 steps away from this guest house. No problem for adults but hard to tell that to a 3 year old that wants to go in it the whole time! Would stay here again in a heartbeat.- Ryan V , Posted: 05/02/2021
Favorite Trip Yet
Great location. Terrific place for 2 couples. Of all the places we have stayed this was probably our favorite.- Paul T , Posted: 04/07/2021
Ideal for Couples
I would stay here again, it was perfect! Walk out the door to Duval. Great for 2 couples.- Theresa E , Posted: 04/07/2021
Wonderful Central Location
Beautiful local historical setting, centrally located; within walking distance of sites, restaurants, bars and shopping.- Jeanna A , Posted: 03/30/2021
This property was beautiful, comfortable, convenient to everything! Would definitely stay there again!- Terri B , Posted: 03/30/2021
Very Cool Place
Excellent location, very cool place to stay and staff very helpful helping us checkin and out.- Beth B , Posted: 03/16/2021
5 stars in every way
We had a wonderful stay at the Darling on Duval. Mark the host was very friendly and a pleasure to speak with. He provided us with many excellent restaurants to sample. The two units were beautifully appointed and very clean. We would definitely return on our next trip to Key West. 5 stars in every way.- Kenneth R , Posted: 03/10/2021
Darling of Duval was AMAZING!!
Perfect...the only word to describe this property. Perfect location, perfect accommodations, perfect property owners who were so nice and helpful with suggestions for where to go and what to do, perfect property management who were on top of things from the moment we rented the property to the moment we left for home. Cannot wait to return and stay at Darling of Duval again!!
- Mike M , Posted: 02/20/2021
Unbelievable property and location. Met the owners who were so friendly and accommodating. Check in smooth as can be. Highest recommendation.
- Kevin S , Posted: 02/19/2021
January breezes in the Keys
We had a wonderful stay at this property and want to come back. It was literally the MOST perfect location even though we were first timers in the Keys, we quickly saw what a great location it was...would highly recommend it to anyone. We had wonderful meals all over the Keys and loved Hank's saloon just about 20 yards away from our gate...great music and amazing food truck goodies and short walk home...house is well protected from the noise and we experienced very restful nights. This spot is a gem...we will come back to the Keys and stay here again. Last Key concierge service was very helpful in making our reservations all over the island and we did Fort Jefferson day trip-highly recommend that too.
- Wynde A , Posted: 02/17/2021
This property is perfect! No detail was overlooked. The location right off Duval St. is great for lively entertainment but the house is also secluded and private. We were celebrating our anniversary and Samantha surprised us with flowers and chocolates in the room. I can highly recommend the Darling of Duval.
- Robin D , Posted: 02/05/2021
Great, great place
The surroundings and host were unforgettable. Location was amazing. Great comfy bed, everything we needed and more. We will stay again.
- Lori F , Posted: 01/30/2021
Great spot in Key West
Highly recommend. Property is amazing. Location is amazing. Nothing at all negative to say. Stayed here for Xmas with our dog.
- Brent M , Posted: 01/09/2021
I can't recommend this property any more highly. The grounds are gorgeous and the location is the best in the Keys IMO. Beds were super comfortable too. Total gem.
- Josh S , Posted: 01/08/2021
Perfect stay in Key West
We rented both units and everything was as described - very nice and clean. The property is right in the middle of everything; close to all the action and restaurants but tucked in behind the main house and away from any bar noise. It is probably the best location to stay in Key West. If there is any negative to the property it is the UV light from the A/C units that shines directly onto both beds. I didn't mind it but my wife had a problem with it. However, she used one of those face masks that you take on the plane and then she was fine. All in all, place, location, setting.. everything was perfect. We will not think twice to book this place next time we are in Key West.
- Vladimir D , Posted: 12/30/2020
Unfortunately, there is no way of eliminating the UV light from the A/C, which sterilizes the air handler coils, without turning the A/C power off. To ensure the UV light is not an issue for future guests, we provide two sets of disposable eye masks in each bedroom.
- Last Key Realty staff, Posted: 12/30/2020
Beautiful place, fantastic location, & highly recommend! Will be visiting again.
- Chad B , Posted: 12/24/2020
We rented both the upper and lower units. Both newly furnished and beautiful. Location is superb, 1/2 block from Duval St. Too many good restaurants and bars to list here. You will find them starting with Hanks Hair Of The Dog Saloon across the street.
- Richard L , Posted: 12/18/2020
Perfect Couples Retreat
Great location, amenities exactly as described and photographed, wonderful management company and owner. Perfect setup for two couples traveling together. Can’t wait to return!
- Gregory A , Posted: 12/11/2020
This place is the best in Key West. Located just off Duval and in a nice neighborhood. We enjoyed the stay. It was very secluded and quiet. The house was on a property with the owner who was so gracious and accommodating. We will be back in the future.
- Stitch H , Posted: 11/06/2020
The property was absolutely beautiful and the location could not be beat! The no contact check in was super easy and the two units by far exceeded our expectations. Samantha from Last Key was wonderful to deal with and even had fresh key lime pie waiting for us when we arrived. We will definitely stay again! The little dog on property (Pirate) was so cute.
- David R , Posted: 10/27/2020
Darling of Duval is an incredible place!
The location was perfect, the property and owner were amazing, Clean and modern. Last Key was professional, prompt, and the concierge booked us bicycles, Snuba, and a sunset cruise for us. I would highly recommend this property to couples for a romantic get away, and I would definitely return!
- Robin H , Posted: 09/22/2020
Quiet oasis, steps from Duval
After originally planning to attend lobsterfest that was canceled, we decided to brave the trip to KW bc everyone still needs a little paradise. ?So glad we picked this beautiful gem - 5 star accommodations, top notch mgmt service, and about the best location possible in KW. Highly recommended. A special thank you to Samantha, who made sure our trip was successful and easy-peasy, just like KW should be!
- Susan M , Posted: 08/24/2020
Best location in KW
Loved this amazing property! Walked everywhere in old town KW. Rooms were first class, spacious, and cold! We will return here soon.
- Wendy M , Posted: 08/04/2020
Very quiet for such a central location. Would strongly recommend.
- Lester C , Posted: 07/23/2020
Great rental, right off Duval!
The place was so well decorated, tasteful and location was ideal! Communication was flawless. Highly recommend to stay here :)
- Paloma C , Posted: 07/08/2020
The location of this place is just awesome if you want to be in the heart of Duvall Street! Right next to The Bull and The Abbey. I was worried about the noise being so close to all the live music venues... couldn’t hear a thing with the doors and windows closed. It’s a beautiful property and the rooms were very comfortable and the concierge Service is a nice touch! Highly recommended!
- Kelly F , Posted: 07/01/2020
Oasis off Duval
Fabulous cottage located just off Duval within walking distance to everything. Very nice, clean and beautiful. Everything we needed for a perfect vacation for two couples.
- Linda S , Posted: 06/23/2020
Our experience with Last Key was outstanding, Sam was both personable and professional. Sam met us upon arrival and provided us with valuable recommendations and yummy wine and Key Lime pie. She, as well as the entire concierge team, was available throughout our stay, if needed. Our rental in Key West, Darling on Duval, was perfect. It was beautiful, just as advertised, and in the perfect location. We would definitely stay there again. It was a 5-star weekend in every way.
- Marisa G , Posted: 04/27/2020
We will be back!
Perfect location. Beautiful property!
- Gretchen L , Posted: 12/26/2019
A hidden treasure in the heart of Key West
We absolutely loved this property! You are in the middle of everything yet secluded on this beautiful property. I feel like I got the best rental on the island. I would definitely stay here again and can’t wait to come back and visit key west!
- Tim T , Posted: 11/29/2019
It was a little oasis off Duval.
- Lauren G , Posted: 11/25/2019
What an amazing location, beautiful surroundings, just right
Tucked away in the back of a surprisingly enormous property right in the heart of downtown Key West (corner of Caroline and Duvall). Walk to everything, but just faintly hear music when it's time for sleep. So many lush trees and plants that it's still secluded. Just you and those funny Key West roosters. We'll definitely stay here again if we get the chance to come back.
- Ryan W , Posted: 10/18/2019
Everything included... and more!
This unit is incredibly picturesque, in the perfect location, with amazing management. Samantha was easy to communicate with and was more than accommodating. I will definitely be booking in the future! Thank you for having us, it was the best mini season yet!
- Alexa A , Posted: 08/07/2019
Thank you for the great stay!
If you’re looking for a great couples trip location in the keys this is your destination. You’re 70’ from Duval in the heart of Key West. The beds are the most comfortable beds ever that I’ve slept in besides my own.
- Brian S , Posted: 08/01/2019
An oasis just off Duval!
This is a very comfortable and extremely beautiful property. I give it an enthusiastic five stars!
- Allen H , Posted: 05/16/2019
This is an amazing place in a perfect location
Everything you want or need is within walking distance...we would definitely stay here again if we are back in Key West!- Molly G , Posted: 05/08/2019
The nicest place I've ever stayed in. By FAR
This place is so incredibly special. It is really hard to describe the sense of peace and beauty you get just entering the lovely grounds, passing the historic main house and go to your two story guest house at the back of the property. It has two HUGE suites that are both so nice you will want to stay forever. We met our friends from Tennessee here. It is really difficult to find a place in Key West with two king beds and two full bathrooms. This place was on the more expensive side but so extremely worth it. Even my 'frugal' husband liked it so much he never asked the price. The rooms are each gorgeous with beautiful bathrooms and great little kitchenettes. The beds are unbelievably comfortable. The AC works really well. Best of all, LARGE icemakers in the mini-fridge!!! Lovely balcony off the upper room, beautiful patio on the lower level. So quiet and relaxing yet half a block off Duval and where the action is. We walked everywhere and never moved the car during our stay. You have lost your mind if you don't stay here. I want to go back already. Our gracious host came over and introduced himself and seemed truly happy to have us there. Thank you for such an incredible experience!!!- Anonymous U , Posted: 05/04/2019
Can't beat this location, right off Duval St
Incredible house in the middle of the action. Only wish we could have used the pool, but had a great time using the hit tub and grilling our fresh catches from the ocean. Would definitely recommend!- Wenhao L , Posted: 05/03/2019
Accommodations were spacious, clean and decorated to perfection. All interactions with our host and staff were delightful! Location supreme... centrally located yet very quiet and private. We would definitely stay here again!- Anna B , Posted: 04/19/2019
Location is perfect and the house is amazing
We stayed at the Darling of Duval the week of March 18th and it was phenomenal. Plenty of room and has such a Key West laid back vibe to it. Samantha of Last Key Realty was top notch. She was such a pleasure to deal with and made everything so easy from checking in, storing our luggage until check-in and recommendations on things to do. Will book Darling of Duval for our next trip!!- Troy C , Posted: 04/02/2019
BEAUTIFUL!!!!....perfect location! Great for 2 couples. We had everything we needed, including the security of being on a gated property. Beds were extremely comfortable, very clean and inviting. When we checked in, we met Samantha, who was FANTASTIC to work with. Only thing I wish we had, were a few more days! Definitely going back!- Charlene C , Posted: 03/19/2019
My Wife, another couple, and I spent 5 days at this fantastic property. It was perfect in every way. Beautiful building throughout, and beautiful property. It was amazing how close we were to Duval Street, but could not hear anything while sitting on the outside patio. I would highly recommend this property.- Dalton C from Parkton, Maryland , Posted: 03/11/2019
This property has a great location!
Was very clean and well maintained. We will stay here again in the future.- Randy P , Posted: 02/22/2019
Everything about this little gem is outstanding. The location couldn't get much better, just steps away from all the action, yet the accommodations offer a peaceful and quiet oasis away from the Duval Crawl. The rooms are luxurious and well decorated. The bed is the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. The walk-in shower is amazing and the water pressure is great. I loved having two suites in one building. It offers the perfect amount of separation when traveling with another couple. Shannon, the rental coordinator, is warm and inviting. Communicating with her is like chatting with an old friend. The property owner lives in the main house. He was friendly and quick to offer some great bar, restaurant and music suggestions. I can't say enough great things about our stay. It by far exceeded our expectations and as frequent airbnbers, we consider this stay one of the very best.- Marianne B , Posted: 01/31/2019
Wonderful accommodation in quiet setting
My wife, 2 college age sons, and I stayed for 3 nights. The rooms are as pictured, very comfortable, clean, and private. The interior was tastefully done. The location is surprisingly very quiet, it is set back off the street and we never heard noise from Duvall. The location can't be beat for access to Old Town as it is in the midst of everything. We walked everywhere and rode bikes to places outside of walking distance-which was not often. The concierge service was excellent. I would highly recommend this location for 2 couples or a group of 4.- Samuel J , Posted: 01/17/2019
We stayed at the Darling of Duval at Xmas 2018. I can't imagine a more lovely, convenient and sumptuous place. It was better than any luxury resort, in terms of amenities, aesthetics, hospitality and location. The guesthouse sits in the rear of a beautifully landscaped tropical garden. Each room had a generous king-sized bed, and choice of ventilation (open sliding doors for cross-breezes plus ceiling fan plus Mitsubishi A/C units. Parking on premises behind a wrought iron gate. Half a block from the heart of Duval, yet you feel like you are in a hidden oasis. The main house is a grand plantation colonial style home, and you feel like an honored guest.- Jill T , Posted: 12/31/2018