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On Hemingway's Rounds ~ Monthly Rental

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
30 nights minimum
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Key West has long been loved for its playful spirit, forever attracting all genres of fun-loving artists, musicians, and writers. In recognition for the island’s historical humor, we have fondly named this beautiful upscale home, On Hemingway’s Rounds. Paying tongue-in-cheek homage to Papa’s established daily trail from home-to-bar-and-back-again, the owner of this elegantly renovated historic house placed a discrete sign, amongst a trumpet vine, that whispers ‘Hemingway ****** Here.’ And you know what, we concur that he probably did. Here’s why … A Little Historical Humor: The house we call On Hemingway’s Rounds is on Whitehead Street, in a short straight-shot path from writer Ernest Hemingway’s Key West home to the old Sloppy Joe’s Bar on Greene Street. From 1928 – 1938, Hemingway lived ...Key West has long been loved for its playful spirit, forever attracting all genres of fun-loving artists, musicians, and writers. In recognition for the island’s historical humor, we have fondly named this beautiful upscale home, On Hemingway’s Rounds. Paying tongue-in-cheek homage to Papa’s established daily trail from home-to-bar-and-back-again, the owner of this elegantly renovated historic house placed a discrete sign, amongst a trumpet vine, that whispers ‘Hemingway ****** Here.’ And you know what, we concur that he probably did. Here’s why … A Little Historical Humor: The house we call On Hemingway’s Rounds is on Whitehead Street, in a short straight-shot path from writer Ernest Hemingway’s Key West home to the old Sloppy Joe’s Bar on Greene Street. From 1928 – 1938, Hemingway lived in the house with his 2nd wife Pauline, and maintained a predictable daily routine at 907 Whitehead Street. Starting at dawn, he awoke to diligently write at his old wooden desk that still sits in his now museum home. But it wasn’t all discipline for dear Papa. Everyday like clock-work, he left his house at 3:30 pm to stroll to the bar on Greene Street, meeting up with friends for a daily dose of bar-room commiserating, and gaining inspiration for penning his next masterpiece. Now in those days, Whitehead Street was not all built-out, green spots and vacant lots dotted along the road. It’s fun to surmise that since this house, On Hemingway’s Rounds, is on a straight-shot path between Hemingway’s Key West home and the old Sloppy Joe’s Bar, it was probably still a vacant lot, a naturalist’s ‘pit-stop’ en-route. All kidding aside, in 1938, Papa was making his move away from this scene to Havana, Cuba, nursing a slow painful split from wife Pauline with whom he had made his home in Key West. During that same year, the City of Key West records show that the house, we endearingly call On Hemingway’s Rounds, was originally built. An American Bungalow Gets A Knockout Re-Design: This old house is an inspired renovation of a classic 1930’s ‘American Bungalow’ redone Key West style. With no holds barred, the designer / builder envisioned a new modern home and began by completely gutting the interior to start fresh from top to bottom. While the street side remains true to the original casual arts-and-crafts form, the interior now boasts an elegant simplicity that meets even the most discerning of modern tastes. The end result is a new design that includes top-of-the-line luxury inside and a serene private outdoor tropical living room in the back yard. Grounds: We begin our tour looking back from Whitehead Street where we find the house situated in a perfect little urban row of charming 1930’s island bungalows. The picturesque curb appeal is both welcoming and somehow reassuring that life is good. A little white picket fence at the sidewalk makes the entrance to the tropical flower garden, whilst the spacious front porch with antique bricked floor and anchoring concrete columns with capital posts, exudes genuine charm. Here you find a line-up of beautiful wicker chairs set beneath porch ceiling fans, the perfect place to watch the world of Key West go by. The porch sits just enough back off the street that you can sit and observe this main street in the downtown Old Town Key West neighborhood in privacy. Lush tropical landscaping wraps from the front yard around both sides of the house framing it like a picture. Moving to the back yard, we find yet another luxury outdoor setting, a private little tropical paradise centering on a serene Zen-courtyard pool garden. Paved with antique brick, the back yard scene is made complete with dipping pool, soothing waterfall, private lounging deck, and lush tropical landscaping. Tanning bed lounges, and a breakfast table with sun umbrella create an enviable outdoor lounge. Grab the paper or a copy of ‘Old Man in the Sea,’ and some coffee and you just might end up staying here the entire morning. Interior Layout: Re-designed for sophisticated tastes, artistic craftsmanship is recognizable throughout this home. Everything sparkles from the luxurious kitchen with granite counter tops and top-of-the-line appliances to the gorgeous hand-hewed wooden floors and open ceiling beams in the main living areas. Furnishings throughout the home incorporate chestnut and dark tropical woods, blended with chocolate colored wicker and natural sea-grass. An earth tone tropical color palate of light brown, yellow gold, sage green, light coral, and slate grey create a natural and sophisticated ambience throughout the interior. Great-Room: The front of the house features the grand open great-room / kitchen area. An open concept floor plan and extra high tongue and groove ceilings are taken clear to the roof line to create a very open and spacious feel. The great-room is set as a living/lounging/entertainment center complete with large wall mounted flat screen TV. On one side of the room, custom architectural cabinets areMore
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Dryer
Air Conditioning
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Housekeeping Optional
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Ceiling Fans
Stereo System
TV
Microwave
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
Toaster
Patio
Deck
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Reviewed March 12, 2016

Very comfortable home, well furnished, very homey. Great location. Management company very responsive to all questions and needs. We loved our stay at On Hemingway's Rounds.

Date of stay: February 2016
1  Thank HerbieM116
Management response:Responded March 25, 2016

Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and found the home comfortable and homey!

About the Manager
Vacation Homes of Key West
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2010
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Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby
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