reviews for: listing #17719 - Key West, Florida House rental

White Ibis Inn - Oceanview Private Estate
  • bedrooms  5
  • pool  yes
  • type  House
  • baths  3
  • hot tub  yes
  • community  Cudjoe Gardens
  • sleeps  14
  • pets allowed  yes
  • rates (USD) $3,400 - $3,700 /wk

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FlipKey Review - Wonderful 4 Day Weekend Stay

Review submitted: December 18, 2013   Date of arrival: December 17, 2013

This home was perfect for my family and their friends. Spacious, Comfortable, and Clean; Everyone had their own space. We had meals on the large open deck off of the kitchen/family room. The boys played basketball day and night along with all the fishing they did nearby and location was Great, close to everything.

Helpful votes: 1 / 1

 
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FlipKey Review - Great Property

Review submitted: December 18, 2013   Date of arrival: December 3, 2013

We had 13 of us for Thanksgiving week and it was wonderful. The house was clean and very comfortable. It had everything we needed. Would definitely stay here again.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 
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FlipKey Review - Truly a home a way from home

Review submitted: December 18, 2013   Date of arrival: December 1, 2013

We had 8 adults stay for an extended weekend in November and the Ibis was prefect for us. There was more then enough room for all of us. We all loved sitting on the outside dinner room table at the end of a long day and chilling with the breeze keeping us cool. The hot tub in the morning was prefect to get us ready for the day. We cant wait to go back again.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 
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FlipKey Review - Great place to relax

Review submitted: December 18, 2013   Date of arrival: September 16, 2013

If you are looking to get away from the hectic life, this is the place to go. With its many rooms and pool you can't go wrong!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 
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FlipKey Review - "Great place for large groups"

Review submitted: July 1, 2013   Date of arrival: June 17, 2013

Recently had a week long family reunion at the White Ibis Inn which included 11 people. Everyone was comfortable as there was plenty of bedding. The place was clean when we received it and was well stocked with everything we needed. The place seemed to be well maintained. The guest house came in handy. Cynthia was great. Little instruction signs all around the house for everything from the pool/spa operation, to which switches operated which lights, to when to take the trash out to the curb made it easy and intuitive.
It's in a good location if you're looking for a quiet, relaxing spot yet you're only a fairly short drive to Key West for more "touristy" activities. You're a minute away from Us-1 yet you can't hear any traffic noise. The view from the 2nd story porch is great.
Lots of convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, pharmacies, bait stores, and such within 10 minutes of the place. We did not have a single bad meal at any of the restaurants in the area we went to.
We ate guavas from the tree next to the house every morning. Lots of creatures in the area... from funny looking bugs, to box turtles, to great big green iguanas to amuse you. Everyone enjoyed the key deer over at No Name Key. Signs say not to feed them, but I don't think anyone follows that rule since we were surrounded by at least six of them looking for handouts when we got off the car. They're not afraid of people at all.
The only delta we had with the house was having to share two bathrooms in the morning between 9 people at the main house (the other two had it good at the guest house by themselves). Oh, keep the doors closed and bring mosquito spray to use when you're outside!!!
Overall, the place is highly recommended.

Helpful votes: 4 / 4

 
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FlipKey Review - Loved our time at the White Ibis

Review submitted: July 1, 2013   Date of arrival: April 17, 2013

We went to Florida for a family vacation to celebrate our Parent's 40th wedding anniversary. Great house for a family get together. The guest house is great for extra privacy. Everything went very smooth with the owners as well. Great location in that you can be to Key West in 20-30 minutes and the beach in 15 minutes.

Helpful votes: 2 / 3

 
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FlipKey Review - Lovely spot for relaxing stay

Review submitted: July 1, 2013   Date of arrival: November 1, 2012

Our party of three families with children ranging from 2 to 14 years old had plenty of space to spread out in the main house and guest apartment. The heated pool & hot tub were of course the favorite spot, but the deck was close second for the beautiful water view. Evenings were spent roasting marshmallows over the fire pit. The owner/managers are friendly, attentive and helpful.

Helpful votes: 1 / 1

 
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Flipkey Review - Great place for large groups

Review submitted: June 21, 2013   Date of arrival: June 8, 2013

Recently had a week long family reunion at the White Ibis Inn which included 11 people. Everyone was comfortable as there was plenty of bedding. The place was clean when we received it and was well stocked with everything we needed. The place seemed to be well maintained. The guest house came in handy. Cynthia was great. Little instruction signs all around the house for everything from the pool/spa operation, to which switches operated which lights, to when to take the trash out to the curb made it easy and intuitive.
It's in a good location if you're looking for a quiet, relaxing spot yet you're only a fairly short drive to Key West for more "touristy" activities. You're a minute away from Us-1 yet you can't hear any traffic noise. The view from the 2nd story porch is great.
Lots of convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, pharmacies, bait stores, and such within 10 minutes of the place. We did not have a single bad meal at any of the restaurants in the area we went to.
We ate guavas from the tree next to the house every morning. Lots of creatures in the area... from funny looking bugs, to box turtles, to great big green iguanas to amuse you. Everyone enjoyed the key deer over at No Name Key. Signs say not to feed them, but I don't think anyone follows that rule since we were surrounded by at least six of them looking for handouts when we got off the car. They're not afraid of people at all.
The only delta we had with the house was having to share two bathrooms in the morning between 9 people at the main house (the other two had it good at the guest house by themselves). Oh, keep the doors closed and bring mosquito spray to use when you're outside!!!
Overall, the place is highly recommended.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 
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I love this house!!!

Review submitted: June 7, 2013   Date of arrival: May 17, 2013

We only stayed for 3 nights, but it was by far my favorite house that we have stayed in. We had 14 people and plenty of room. Very private. Perfect for big families. The owner was very nice and efficient. We will definitely be back in the future!!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 
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Family Reunion

Review submitted: June 7, 2013   Date of arrival: May 25, 2013

Our stay at the White Ibis Inn was excellent. There was plenty of room for my whole family and then some. The house is very comfortable and lived in. Cynthia (owner) and Krys (caretaker) were very accomodating, anything we needed they did not hesitate to respond to my emails or texts. I will definately stay at the White Ibis Inn again.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 
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Flipkey Review: Great House

Review submitted: November 21, 2012   Date of arrival: October 6, 2012

Excellent amenities, if you have a big famaily you can't go wrong. Very professional owner.

(Posted on our Flipkey listing #244069)

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 
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Flipkey Review: Mini paradise!

Review submitted: November 21, 2012   Date of arrival: October 12, 2012

The house is absolutely beautiful and very spacious it was big enough for comfort but very homey :) i loved the energy that it brought to my experience..! I would defenitely stay at White Ibis Inn again

(Posted on our Flipkey listing #244069)

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 
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Flipkey Review: Perfect Group Vacation Rental

Review submitted: November 21, 2012   Date of arrival: May 8, 2012

Great value for a large group for the area. Bedrooms are good sized, covered deck is large and is where we spent most of our time. Pool and grounds are large. Guest House is good sized as well. Property is well maintained. While the location is about 20-25 min from Key West, it is quiet and welcoming at day's end. Kitchen has everything you will need.

(Posted on our Flipkey listing #244069)

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 
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Emailed Comment - Dave D. from Holt, MI

Review submitted: April 26, 2012   Date of arrival: March 24, 2012

We enjoyed our stay very much. Yes, that would be great if Jeri could send the items that were left behind to the address you have here.

Thanks,

Dave and Susan

Helpful votes: 0 / 1

 
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Flipkey Review: Nonnie Nelson from Augusta, GA

Review submitted: April 26, 2012   Date of arrival: March 31, 2012

Our family of ten had a week in Paradise! The Keys are beautiful, but the best part was staying at the White Ibis Inn. Cynthia ahmed, the owner, was a delight to work with. She was always prompt and honest in her replies to our questions. When we arrived at the White Ibis Inn, we were so pleased with the lovely and well maintained grounds The heated pool and hot tub were a big hit for all ages (7 yrs to 73 yrs old). We were warmly greeted by Jeri, the on site manager and housekeeper. The inside of the house was very clean with added touches that made it seemed as if we were staying with friends instead of renting a property. There was plenty of room with four bedrooms and two baths in the main house for eight of us. The guest house was a great addition with a bedroom, bath and kitchen for my son and his wife. If you are going to Key West (about 25 mins away) the White Ibis Inn is a wonderful option to an impersonal hotel or resort! What I liked least was leaving!!

Helpful votes: 2 / 2

 
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Emailed Comment - Lynn G. from Green Bay, WI

Review submitted: April 26, 2012   Date of arrival: April 7, 2012

Hello!

We had a wonderful time at your home. We really loved it. It worked out
perfect for our two families!

You can send the check to that address.

Thanks so much!!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 
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Emailed Comment - Michael D. from Warrington, PA

Review submitted: April 26, 2012   Date of arrival: April 14, 2012

Your house was terrific, thank you very much. The Pool was a HUGE HUGE HUGE hit for my boys, especially the little one Jack. We will be back and hopefully it will be early fall or the same time again next year.

The grill was great and thanks for having many towels, and just everything we needed.

Michael & Anita

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 
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Emailed Comment - Nicole N. from Union City, PA

Review submitted: April 10, 2012   Date of arrival: March 17, 2012

Thank you for the wonderful stay!! We really enjoyed ourselves.

If you could please mail the check to our new address we would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you again

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 
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Emailed Comment - Dave from Holt, MI

Review submitted: April 10, 2012   Date of arrival: March 24, 2012

Hi Cynthia,

We enjoyed our stay very much. Yes, that would be great if Jeri could send the items that were left behind to the address you have here.

Thanks,

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 
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Emailed Comment - Nancy S. from Memphis TN

Review submitted: November 20, 2011   Date of arrival: July 10, 2011

Cynthia - we really enjoyed out stay -- I am not sure how much the security deposit was but you were also going to refund the amount for the second house for that last night - so please add that as well - or have you - no problem about the cleaners but let me advise you that we had already taken out all the recycling and most of the trash so there was very little - they did need to wash sheets and towels but that was all - everything was in great shape - My address is ....

Helpful votes: 0 / 5

 
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Flipkey Comment - Patti P. from El Paso, TX

Review submitted: November 20, 2011   Date of arrival: July 7, 2011

Posted by guest to our Flipkey listing #p244069:

"Every person in our party had a great time living at the White Ibis Inn. The rooms were clean, beautifully decorated, There were plenty of linen. The kitchen was fully equipped. The next door caretaker and the management quickly responded when we had a question. I recommend the White Ibis Inn to anyone who wants to enjoy the Florida Keys in a quiet leasurely way.

Extra info: the house is about 20-25 min drive from Key West. This is not a problem because the scenery is gorgeous along the way."

Helpful votes: 2 / 2

 
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Emailed Comment - Marianne S. from Newton, CT

Review submitted: November 20, 2011   Date of arrival: April 20, 2011

Thank you!!! We had a marvelous time ....The house was great and the weather was terrific. We enjoyed the pool and the veranda was well used for eating and playing board games...I will certainly tell my friends about White Ibis....Marianne S.

Helpful votes: 3 / 3

 
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Emailed Comment - Felix H. from Monroeville, AL

Review submitted: November 20, 2011   Date of arrival: July 30, 2011

The address is correct. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the house. I
don't know of anything that we left behind. Hope we get the opportunity to
rent the home again one day. Thanks for everything. Can you please let me
know when you mail the deposit back?
Thanks,
Felix H.

Helpful votes: 0 / 2

 
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Emailed Comment - Dan F. from Bothell, WA

Review submitted: November 20, 2011   Date of arrival: August 12, 2011

We have enjoyed our stay. Is there anything we need to do for the house as we check out?

wanted to let you know that there were only 5 pool towels when we checked in and they will all be on the main level of the house when we go. Also, the glass lamp cover on the fan light in the bedroom on the main level fell and broke when the light cord was pulled. It didn't look like it had a screw to hold it in. We cleaned up the glass with broom and vacuum, but you may want to tell the cleaning people to be careful.

The garbage was put out thursday night and everything should be picked up pretty well. My parents will plan to be out by noon tomorrow as we arranged.

Thank you very much

Dan F.

Helpful votes: 1 / 3

 
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Emailed Comment - Norm from Mishawaka, Indiana

Review submitted: November 20, 2011   Date of arrival: August 6, 2011

Thank you so Much!
We had an amazing time! The house worked perfect, had everything that we
needed!

We def. will stay there again when we come back to the Keys!!!

The only item I know that was left was a small brown bag on the night
stand in the lower room of the guest house. It had some stickers in it
that were diving related. I am sure that it looked like trash and was
thrown away...However, if it was not...we would love to have it.

Thank you again for Everything!

Norm R.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 
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Emailed Comment - Tracie S. from Louisville, OH

Review submitted: November 20, 2011   Date of arrival: September 8, 2011

Our stay was great and we loved the house! The address you have for me is correct. Thanks again!

P.S. Gilda and her husband were very nice and informative!

Tracie S.

Helpful votes: 0 / 1

 
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Flipkey Comment - Patti P. from El Paso, TX

Review submitted: November 20, 2011   Date of arrival: July 7, 2011

Posted by guest to our Flipkey listing #p244069:

"Every person in our party had a great time living at the White Ibis Inn. The rooms were clean, beautifully decorated, There were plenty of linen. The kitchen was fully equipped. The next door caretaker and the management quickly responded when we had a question. I recommend the White Ibis Inn to anyone who wants to enjoy the Florida Keys in a quiet leasurely way.

Extra info: the house is about 20-25 min drive from Key West. This is not a problem because the scenery is gorgeous along the way."

Helpful votes: 1 / 1

 
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Emailed Comment - Marianne S. from Newton, CT

Review submitted: November 20, 2011   Date of arrival: April 20, 2011

Thank you!!! We had a marvelous time ....The house was great and the weather was terrific. We enjoyed the pool and the veranda was well used for eating and playing board games...I will certainly tell my friends about White Ibis....Marianne Scanlon

Helpful votes: 1 / 1

 
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Emailed Comment - Felix H. from Monroeville, AL

Review submitted: November 20, 2011   Date of arrival: July 30, 2011

The address is correct. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the house. I
don't know of anything that we left behind. Hope we get the opportunity to
rent the home again one day. Thanks for everything. Can you please let me
know when you mail the deposit back?
Thanks,
Felix H.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 
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Emailed Comment - Dan F. from Bothell, WA

Review submitted: November 20, 2011   Date of arrival: August 12, 2011

We have enjoyed our stay. Is there anything we need to do for the house as we check out?

wanted to let you know that there were only 5 pool towels when we checked in and they will all be on the main level of the house when we go. Also, the glass lamp cover on the fan light in the bedroom on the main level fell and broke when the light cord was pulled. It didn't look like it had a screw to hold it in. We cleaned up the glass with broom and vacuum, but you may want to tell the cleaning people to be careful.

The garbage was put out thursday night and everything should be picked up pretty well. My parents will plan to be out by noon tomorrow as we arranged.

Thank you very much

Dan F.

Helpful votes: 0 / 1

 
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Emailed Comment - Norm from Mishawaka, Indiana

Review submitted: November 20, 2011   Date of arrival: August 6, 2011

Thank you so Much!
We had an amazing time! The house worked perfect, had everything that we
needed!

We def. will stay there again when we come back to the Keys!!!

The only item I know that was left was a small brown bag on the night
stand in the lower room of the guest house. It had some stickers in it
that were diving related. I am sure that it looked like trash and was
thrown away...However, if it was not...we would love to have it.

Thank you again for Everything!

Norm R.

Helpful votes: 0 / 2

 
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Emailed Comment - Tracie from Louisville, OH

Review submitted: November 20, 2011   Date of arrival: September 8, 2011

Our stay was great and we loved the house! The address you have for me is correct. Thanks again!

P.S. Gilda and her husband were very nice and informative!

Tracie

Helpful votes: 0 / 1

 
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Review submitted: February 5, 2011   Date of arrival: January 15, 2010

We loved everything about our stay - climate, swimming pool, solar heated tub, toys sandbox games small vehicles for the kids, large TV, protected grounds and friendly neighborhood. We especially enjoyed the cooperation and courtesy we received from the owners and manager. And best of all is the LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION.

We had a great time and would recommend this property to everyone.

mmmkansas@hotmail.com, Bayside, WI

Helpful votes: 5 / 6

 

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