This was such a perfect place for our group! All the suites are clean and large! The pool area was just perfect! You’re literally right in the middle of all the action of Duval but surprisingly, it was quite inside. What makes this perfect for a large group is you still get a private house together but you still can escape to your own “studio like” apartment. The only suggestion I would make is to put up room darkening curtains because all our rooms were super bright first thing in the morning which made it difficult to rest during vacation. The blinds blocked 0 light.
The location is perfect -- nearly equidistant from the Atlantic and the Gulf and in the midst of Duval Street restaurants, shops and bars. And, the rooms are great -- attractive Florida themed colors, comfy beds, and each has a bedroom, bathroom, sitting area and kitchen all with great AC. From there, things go downhill.
My father booked all six rooms for a family celebration of his 80th birthday. When we arrived one room smelled so strongly of dead fish that you could smell it in the hall -- when the door was opened it was truly nauseating. We called the phone numbers provided, including the emergency number, and could not get in touch with anyone. I called again on Easter Sunday and was told that they couldn't get anyone to come take a look until Monday. In the end, this room was completely unusable for 1/3 of the vacation, creating over crowding in the other rooms.
We also were disappointed that the pool area was a mess. The furniture was scattered haphazardly, styrofoam scraps from torn apart pool toys littered the patio and pool (which also featured a dead chicken) and there were food scraps on and around the table. When we mentioned this to the owner on Sunday, we were told the pool cleaner came on Tuesdays and Fridays. Rather than wait the two days, we cleaned up the mess ourselves.
Disappointingly, we never received a call back to see how the problems were resolved or we would have mentioned the TV that didn't work in one room and the constant chirping of the smoke alarm in another, despite our best efforts to stop/fix it. Oh, and the strangers walking through the property from the storefront next door. Hopefully, Top of Duval will refund my father for the Eau de Fish room. And, I'd also suggest they consider a new cleaning team and new pool crew.
The Top of Duval is amazing....great location, clean, fully stocked! June was excellent to work with
We rented all six rooms and loved every minute of it. Perfect for walking Duval Street and close enough for anything else you want to do. So nice having your own pool to completely unwind in. Cleanliness was superb. The decor is amazing. Response time to issues was super quick. June was a joy to correspond with. We all would go back in a heartbeat. Highly recommended by this WV group.
Top of Duval is centrally located in town which made it perfect for walking to restaurants and bars and to see the suset at Mallory Square. We rented all 6 of the suites and all of the rooms were clean and bright and cheery. The kitchens were an added bonus since, with so many people in our group, we didn't want to eat out for every meal. We were able to BBQ in the back yard while we swam in the pool. It was like our own private Hotel. There are washer and dryers for your convenience. Pool towels were provided . The owner is very nice and was responsive to all of our questions. She also provided guidance on things to do and what to see since this was our first time to Key West. We can't wait for our next trip back to Top of Duval.
We stayed in this location first in 2008 and it was an incredible experience. We did it a few years in a row until the ownership changed and it was hard for us to find it. I was finally able to locate the new owner, and booked this incredible vacation. We always take over the place, meaning, renting all 6 rooms and it is the best way to go. Each room is a suite fully equipped with everything you will ever need, including a washer and dryer at the hallway. There is a private pool and private 4 cars space, and it's perfectly located in the middle of Duval street. It is the best kept secret in Key West. The owner ,June, is fantastic to work with and very accessible. We had another legendary vacation and can't wait to book it again for our annual vaca.
We rented the top of duval not knowing what we were really gonna get. We figured it would work for the occassion. Upon arriving we were shocked. This rental was absolutely perfect. The pictures don't do it justice. It was beautiful and beyond perfect for a big group. We rented it for my bachelorette party and it's was the best decision we've made so far. We are already ready to book our next trip to stay at Top of Duval. We will be booking annually for family vacations and girls trips. I have told everyone I know about this gem here in key west and I can not wait to come back!