I don't know if we would have enjoyed the visit even half as much if we hadn't done the tour. However, the air conditioner filters need to be serviced and the living room tables have unsteady legs. We had a wonderful time staying at Hemingway's View this past June. If you have been to Key West, feel free to share any additional Hemingway tips or share your own experiences. However, this is such a great place to visit whether literature is your thing or not. The tour concludes with the option to return to the cruise ship pier with your guide or enjoy your remaining free time downtown.
The front and back porches are great for relaxing. We were here for 2 weeks in February. It's in the best location of Key West, just a little hard to find the very small street but just because we got there late night and we had to go pick up the keys by ourselves and find the place by the map, other than that everything was perfect. The 88 m² Hemingway'S View is situated in close proximity to The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. As many will already know, he loved cats, and had a special affinity for six-toed cats and thought they were lucky. If you plan on hanging out on and around the busiest street in Key West then you have the right place.
Archived from on February 25, 2009. Captain Tony Tarracino no longer owns the eponymous establishment, but he still stops in several nights a week. We arrived mid-day after walking to here from the cruise port and were just in time to get tickets and join a guided tour. Maid service brought towels daily but didnt change beds during our stay. Definitely would rent again and would refer to others.
In the house, you will get to go on a narrated tour where you will learn more about Ernest Hemingway and his time spent in Key West. This is a ground floor unit with beautiful landscaped courtyard located next to pool. Tourists visiting the home in 2019 The Hemingways had spent the previous three years living in Key West but had rented housing, the last being a two-story home at 1301 Whitehead Street. Hemingway lived in the home from 1931 to 1939. He married the new girlfriend, a war correspondent, and traveled the world with her, until they got sick of each other and divorced. Little stories about Hemingway's life and habits and jokes.
On a little side note, we brought a red scrub brush to the property last year because we were unaware that the patio provided everything you needed to grill, but we left it there for any future renters just in case, I'm glad to see its still there and in use :. You can find out more information about visiting the museum. Parrotheads, as Buffet fans are called, know that Captain Tony was the inspiration for the Buffett song Last Mango in Paris. Those tourists bothered him, knocked on his door, distracted him from his writing. It's all about making money, selling T-shirts. Papa: Hemingway in Key West. My husband actually didn't even know who Hemingway was yeah I know cringe haha.
Like all of Key West parking is scarce. The neighbors in this compound were so friendly. There are several puzzles to choose from, and one even has a Hemingway theme. . As we continue to walk the grounds we notice chairs set up for a possible wedding. The guided tour points it out and tells the tale of the pool and the penny.
Believe me every cat we came upon we wanted to take home. Enjoyed hot tub daily except for one day when it needed chemical services. I like to walk around the tropical gardens and imagine the famously tormented author sitting on a bench near the sea grape and reading a manuscript. The Hemingway Days events also often coincide with the annual Key West which includes big cash prizes. The community swimming pool is a few steps from the back deck as is the off-street parking space assigned to this home.
Hem's writing room is above an outbuilding garage? We value your privacy Atlas Obscura and our trusted partners use technology such as cookies on our website to personalise ads, support social media features, and analyse our traffic. The cottages were well maintained, very clean and beautifully designed! Spacious enough for up to eight guests and a dog for a small nightly fee , this home comes with a tropically-landscaped back yard and a private, outdoor hot tub. If you're still having trouble, check out. The kitchen stove is in poor shape but there a new gas grill in the back yard. Whereas Hemingway and his friends would often have a cheap breakfast at the long-gone Mrs.