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Category: Key West News

Monroe County is the southernmost county in Florida. It stretches more than 100 miles from Key Largo to Key West and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Gulf of Mexico to the west. Its key population centers include Key Largo, Islamorada, Tavernier, Marathon, Big Pine Key and Key West.

The Florida Keys are renowned for being among the most pre-eminent fishing and diving destinations in the world. Recreation options include fishing, diving, kayaking, camping, bicycling and assorted other water and outdoor sports.

Gracious Donation By John V. Howard

A beautiful million dollar private home and luxury hotel sprawl the 137 acres of what use to be wetlands… OK, that’s what it would’ve been if not for a change of heart and gracious donation by developer John V. Howard back in June 1994. When you finally arrive at the sign please take a minute and visualize the home and hotel and then take a long look around ending your view with a resounding thank you. Now you know the rest of this fantastic story! Oh yeah, look to your right atop the telephone pole which now houses a roosting bird’s nest now calling the...

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Jules’ Undersea Lodge, The World’s FIRST One!

From Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous, every major travel channel in the world, insane amount of newspaper & magazine articles, to the infamous Sports Illustrated Swim Suit Issue have all featured this one-of-a-kind WORLD-CLASS attraction! Named after famed novelist Jules Verne who penned such blockbusters as “Journey To The Center Of The Earth”, “Around The World In 80 Days”, “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea”, “Captain Nemo”, “From The Earth To The Moon” to name a few… this man is indeed the father of the current...

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Ernest Hemingway’s Doorknob

One of Key West’s best kept secrets! Even though it’s posted on the outside alleyway wall (seen below) it’s not facing the road and can be missed in a heartbeat. This is in fact Ernest Hemingway’s first home in Key West as stated on the hidden sign. This little known fact is available for all at NO cost whatsoever! Just think, Ernest Hemingway himself touched this doorknob 1,000’s upon 1,000’s of times as he entered and exited his first Key West home. Now called Casa Antiqua, his former residence is on the second floor corner directly above the door seen...

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Florida Key’s License Plate Central

License plates, license plates and even more license plates! Old, new, Florida, Wisconsin, Alaska… they’re all here! There’s a number of Florida Keys bars and restaurants that use hang-up gimmicks such as dollar bills, business cards, ball caps, and even bras as their calling card for uniqueness… this restaurant chose license plates. In fact they’ve used them as wallpaper, lampshades, fence décor and even their dinner plates… OK, I made up that last one! Here’s how to find this Florida Keys license place oddity. Pull into the parking...

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Four swimming pools, dock make Boca estate perfect for water lover

A 20,525-square-foot mansion in Boca Raton is all about the water. The house has four pools: main and secondary pools off the living area, a private pool off the master bedroom and a glass-walled plunge pool on the second level. There’s also a waterfall that cascades from the roof. It’s listed for $23.5 million. #foridanews #fidelityhomegroup #floridakeysmortgage

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Four swimming pools, dock make Boca estate perfect for water lover | Photos

A 20,525-square-foot mansion in Boca Raton is all about the water. The house has four pools: main and secondary pools off the living area, a private pool off the master bedroom and a glass-walled plunge pool on the second level. There’s also a waterfall that cascades from the roof. It’s listed for $23.5 million. #foridanews #fidelityhomegroup #floridakeysmortgage

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5/25/2021 The Rosé Revolution Wine Tasting Event

Join The Studios of Key West for the annual tasting & buying event, a collaboration with BreakThru Beverage, Aspect Wine and The Restaurant Store. Taste over 24 fresh release rosés! This event, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., is spread out to provide a safe tasting environment. Ticket sales will be split into two groups for one-hour tastings at each location: Hugh’s View & the Carriage Trade (533 and 529 Eaton Street). Please plan to arrive on time. Tickets: $25 (limited capacity, no door sales) #floridakeysevents, #floridakeys, #floridakeysflorida

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Oddest Find EVER In Florida Keys!

Absolutely one of my oddest finds ever in the Florida Keys! WOW, talk about unexpected and out of place, this is definitely a fish out of water! Oops, with this being off shore by 20 feet and in the Gulf Of Mexico, I guess it’s literally like a fish in water. It’s finds like this that make what I do so rewarding… “I NEVER know what awesome unexpected new find is around the next corner”… and I LOVE IT! A torii is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the...

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