USA North America Florida Key West Listing #10779

Hemingway's View - Key West, FL

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74 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 3 King Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 7 comfortably  4 dog max 
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Spacious Key West Conch Cottage with WiFi & Private Hot Tub - Dogs OK

This turn-of-the-century Key West vacation rental is ready and waiting to be your home away from home for your next family getaway. 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. This home also comes with convenient off-street parking for your vehicle.

Walk the streets of this adorable neighborhood that author Ernest Hemingway once called home, and be sure to visit his former residence and museum located right around the corner. This part of Key West is packed with a number of other historical sights, homes, and museums including the Truman Little White House (less than a mile away) and the USCGC Ingham Maritime Museum, docked just a half-mile from your front door.

Back home, enjoy the free WiFi and watch your favorite shows and movies on the four cable TVs. Out back, you can enjoy meals on the furnished patio, or soak away your cares in your private hot tub. The front porch of this home also offers seating and a swing where you can close out your days and watch the sun set over Key West.

Start making plans for your next Florida vacation with the family or a few friends and book this classic, adorable home today.

County permit number: 25230-74638

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

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Kitchen & dining





Internet : Comcast



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Hot tub : Private


Gas grill : Private


Beach towels

74 reviews

Chris & Lynn M. Nov 2022
Great location right off Duval Street in old town Key West.
Brian S. Oct 2022
This was the perfect place to gather friends from all over for a bachelor party in early October. Indoor and outdoor spaces provide plenty of room to convene groups. Great location relative to Duval Street and all that Key West has to offer.
Suzanne S. Aug 2022
Duval Street location was great to walk to many restaurants and attractions. Also used the Duval bus loop which was a great. Free option to get around. Closest stop is across the street and down one block from the Hemingway house which is around the corner. Would definitely stay again
Shannon C. Aug 2022
Had a blast!
Jorge A. Jul 2022
Clean, well taken care of and close to the best bars in Kew West. 5/5!
Brenda H. Jul 2022
The location was great, right off Duval street where all the restaurants, entertainment, beach and bars are. With in walking distance.. However you can rent bikes and golf carts. The house was great, clean, and plenty of room. Highly recommend this property, Vacasa is very professional, always available to answer any questions. Will rent from this company again! Thanks for a great vacation experience!!
Allen H. Apr 2022
We were looking for a place near the Hemingway House. This house was perfect for four adults and two children. It is just off of Duval so close to the action without the noise. House is very well set up with amenities for cooking, bedding etc. There is one parking spot that maybe tricky for a larger vehicle but we were able to work it out. Close to food and fun!
Hilda L. Mar 2022
Truly enjoyed this rental and it fit very well for our small group of four individuals. Comfortable and convenient for our needs. Loved the back patio and garden -- the chickens and roosters kept us entertained (well early morning they could have been a bit quieter LOL). Overall would recommend this place and hope we have the opportunity to go back.
Christian K. Feb 2022
Great access to Duval St.! Nice private setting.
Erick g. Jan 2022
We booked this house for my brother's wedding in Key West and it was the best decision. With on site parking it made it super easy for us with 3 small kids. The amount of kitchen ware in the home made it easy to just order groceries and keep the kids out of the party area of Duval. I would recommend this house for anyone who wants to stay in Key west!
Chelsey A. Jan 2022
We had a group of 6 girls for a girls trip... and this location was PERFECT. It was off Duval street, but down a little alley way, which made it feel much more private. The back yard was perfect for our hang outs. Plenty of space in the living/dining kitchen area. I would highly recommend this renal to anyone and would definitely stay again!
Mauricio O. Dec 2021
Everything was as described. The home was cozy and comfortable and better than expected. Very clean and organized. I would definitely be back and would choose to stay here again
Jeff K. Nov 2021
Very close to all the action on Duval St & all of Key West but very quiet & private.
Stephanie V. Nov 2021
Location could not be better - right off Duval, but still nice & quiet. Gorgeous backyard & easily fit 6 of us. Perfect home base for a girls' weekend. Highly recommend renting a golf cart at least one day of your trip & doing a food tour. CANNOT miss the drag show at Aqua (just a block away from the house).
Sandra C. Oct 2021
This house was the perfect accommodations for myself and 7 friends to celebrate my 50th birthday. The house is right off Duval, but you would not know. It is set back far enough as to not hear any of the night time excitement of Duval. The rooms are spacious and the beds were comfortable. House was very clean. We did not experience any bugs, black feet or smells mentioned in other reviews. We truly enjoyed our stay. A few suggestions for the owner.. there is not a broom or vacuum in the house which makes it difficult to do a daily sweep of the kitchen floor. The kitchen lacks a can opener, cork screw and some storage bowls and a pitcher for drinks. These are standard items I would have expected in a home I am renting. We went to the store to purchase these items to get through the week. Also the front bathroom door sticks and people get stuck inside needing outside assistance. It’s possible it is from the humidity, but it should be looked at.
Overall, this house was perfect for our getaway and I would definitely stay here again.
Manager response:
Hi, Sandra! Thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention so we can improve the guest experience. Maintenance is fixing the bathroom door, and housekeeping is doing kitchen inventory. We hope to host you again!
Jessica K. Sep 2021
Location is perfect just steps away from Duval this home has a cute little court yard with a Jacuzzi and all the roosters you need! It has three bedrooms with large/king comfy beds and 2 bathrooms. Kitchen is small however if you’re staying in KW just off Duval I’m sure you won’t be doing a whole ton of cooking. The sites says that this home accommodates 8 people. Please do not expect that to happen comfortably, 2 of our 8 had to find separate accommodations because the pull out couch is in such bad shape that I wouldn’t let my dog sleep on it. The bathrooms provided the basic necessities, however there was no water pressure at all you’d have better luck waiting for the Florida 4 O’clock shower that inevitably happens daily, adverse to using the showers provided. The door handle in the bathroom gave a couple of our guests a fright as it is stripped and tricky, they were unable to get out of the bathroom from the inside after the door was shut. The whole house is in desperate need up updating, new furniture, decor, linens and a deep deep clean! For the price you could do much worse but do not expect frills as it has none.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Jessica. A deep clean for this home is scheduled, and we are discussing a couch upgrade with the homeowner. Unfortunately, we can't do anything about the water pressure since that's simply how it is in some areas of Key West. We do hope you'll consider staying in the future!
Regina B. Aug 2021
Cute, clean, great location
Nico P. Aug 2021
Everything was good
Ethan C. Jul 2021
Like most reviewers I was impressed with the home. There are a few things to know as well:

The pros: Location is great. You are right by Duval St but the noise isn't bad at all. There is 1 (tight) parking space which is amazing since you'd be paying for it elsewhere. The inside of the home was nice enough and clean. The all unit ACs do a good job keeping it cool. They have plate, cups, pots, pans, baking sheets, silverware, ect.

The things to know (not really cons, but knowing this can make it more comfortable there): The kitchen has no salt or pepper, spray oil for cooking/grilling provided so you either need to bring it or do without. There aren't any basic condiments live ketchup or mustard so if you plan to do some cooking make sure to bring those.

Overall it was a great place for the 6 adults in our group and I would highly recommend it.
Manager response:
Hello, Ethan, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay.While the kitchen is stocked with all the cookware and utensils needed to prepare meals, food and other pantry items like coffee and tea are not typically stocked in the home. We encourage guests to plan ahead if they anticipate needing additional items during their stay. We hope to have another chance to impress you in the future!
Kristi B. Jul 2021
I loved staying here. The location was awesome, having the little private back area with the hot tub was great. The only thing that was a problem is the parking is awful a car is the best to have at this place (we rented a van) and they offered a grill but both tanks were empty (one went out as soon as we put food on grill). But when I called with the parking concern they were very quick to try and help so I would definitely recommend to stay here and I would stay here again.
Manager response:
Hello, Kristi, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us. We passed your comments along to our local manager to review and we appreciate guest’s preferences as a means to continually improve. We apologize about those propane tanks being empty and hope it didn't ruin your dinner plans for the evening. We look forward to hosting your next stay!
Jay A. Jul 2021
5 of us stayed for 4 nights after 4th of July. The house was conveniently located to Duval which gave us easy access to just about everything we needed in Key West. The house definitely is dated, but Vacasa has done a good job of maintaining it the best they can. Like other reviews, the floors were dirty, but it’s to be expected in a rental with that much traffic. Personally, I did not find them to be any dirtier than a normal hotel. The AC units blew cold and the bathrooms were good enough (they get a little hot since there is no ventilation). The water pressure could’ve been better, but, again, it was good enough to get you clean. All 3 king sized beds were comfortable with decent pillows. Linens, towels, and all other aspects of the house were clean and comfortable. Overall, I would definitely stay here again and would recommend this place to others.
marcus s. Jun 2021
Had a great time house was real nice and everything was as promised, no surprises. Would definitely do it again.

Thanks Vacasa
Gina S. Jun 2021
This house was perfect. It was right off of Duval Street and we had no issues with noise.
Shannon S. Jun 2021
Small beach hut in the middle of the action in Old Town Key West. Noisy during the weekends and parking was difficult due to neighboring B&B.
KRISTIE H. May 2021
We just returned back for our vacation and wish we were still there. The house was great and accommodated eight adults without issues. The location was perfect, we would definitely stay there again. The only thing I would add are grill utensils. We grilled a couple of nights and they didn't have any grill utensils to use. We had a great time! Thanks Vacasa!
kate g. May 2021
Location is great, just off Duval a little further from the nightlife so it's not loud but still close enough to walk. Three bedrooms, two baths, no dishwasher and the w/d are outside in the shed. Each room has it's own in wall a/c unit. Was clean and no bugs were spotted anywhere (had seen this in previous review) The front room was a nice spot to get away from the heat and the back yard was great for morning coffee. Would stay here again.
Kyle H. Apr 2021
Great location and fairly quiet considering we were a half block off of Duval Street. We easily walked to everything that we wanted to do in Key West. Only one small complaint - kitchen has plenty of items for cooking/eating but there are no pre-stoked supplies such as salt/pepper/spices.
Jerry R. Mar 2021
This house was great and comfy and perfectly located. We loved this trip!
Stephanie L. Mar 2021
Great location! House was very clean! What you see in the pictures is what you get. Would stay here again.
Steven B. Mar 2021
We stayed for five nights, everything was great. We had a fantastic time. House sits just one lot away from Hemmingway's house. Duval was approximately 60 feet away, location couldn't have been better. VACASA managed the property and the communication was above expectations. I would definitely stay here again.
Jonathan R. Dec 2020
This house is outstanding! The location is right on Duval and convenient to everything Key West has to offer. Looking into booking for next year! Thanks.
Jenny S. Nov 2020
This home was beautiful, clean, and well maintained. It’s location is great, as it is tucked away from Duval St, but close enough to walk or bike to most all attractions. Will stay here again if able for our next visit!!
Claire P. Nov 2020
The house is in such a great location (pretty much right on Duval street) and perfectly set up to accommodate a group. We only wish we could have stayed longer!
Jeff B. Aug 2020
Amazing home. Very clean and great for groups.
Jennifer I. Aug 2020
Location, Location, Location. This house was perfect for a quick getaway and excitement around Key West. The amenities were good, the kitchen was well stocked for us to prepare small meals and snacks. The rooms were fine with the king beds that were comfortable and the bathrooms were spacious enough for the 7 of us that were staying. The reason for 4 stars was that the place could use some newer cleaner living room furniture and the hot tub was cloudy and not inviting. There were also some random hairs in the bed and bathrooms on arrival so we questioned the last cleaning. None of these downfalls would prevent us from returning to this same cottage. CheckIn and checkout were super easy and parking ample.
Nisrine O. Aug 2020
This house is tucked away in an amazing location, walkable to lots of great things. We weren’t going to any bars or restaurants but it’s convenient for takeout pickup and for strolling around gorgeous downtown key west. Definitely possible to be safe and socially distant here. We had a couple of cleanliness issues which were resolved by Vacasa who were very kind and responsive. I think they are short staffed due to furloughs which is a bummer because the housekeepers are doing their absolute best! They were very sweet. I would just say that if you are expecting hotel quality cleanliness then this may not be the place for you - it’s an old house with some accumulated dust etc but for the price it’s great. I’ve always lived in old houses so I love the charm and history, and I’m generally quite low maintenance. The back yard is the real gem - we had our dinners out there which we cooked in the well appointed kitchen. Instacart delivers right to the porch, perfect for safe groceries. I can’t say enough kind things about the key west Vacasa staff - they were unbelievably patient and kind given what they must be going through with the complete change in how we vacation now. I’d definitely book through them again! We spent two wonderful beach days at fort Zachary Taylor which I also recommend for socially distant recreation. Overall, a lovely and memorable stay.
Bruce S. Mar 2020
House was great right off Duvall street. A little hard to find signs where fadded so we could not see the right road Great location close to everything
Tim S. Feb 2020
Hemingway View is just off Duval St. which is perfect for walking or biking anywhere on the island. The back porch is perfect for relaxing, With 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, it works very well for 2 to 3 people or couples.
Stephen D. Feb 2020
This was a nice place with a great location. It sits right behind Hemingway's writing studio. Close walking to downtown and lot of activities. Need some maintenance however. All in all nice location to stay in very pleasant.
Mark O. Jan 2020
Location is 1/2 block from Duval and about a mile from Mallory Square. If you are picky, this house is not for you. Needs updating and a dishwasher. Beds are comfy with plenty of linens. If you planned on cooking in the house, it would be tough. The hot tub is nice. Even though it is 1/2 block from Duval, it’s pretty quiet. I wouldn’t stay in this house again, due to it’s need for an update, but we had a great vacation in Key West.
Manager response:
Hi, Mark! Thank you for your feedback. Housekeeping will be detailing the floors and walls, and we have added a spatula. We hope to see you again!
Robin L. Jan 2020
If you are looking for a house with lots of room right off Duval, this is for you! Although it was literally steps off Duval - we didn't hear any street noise at all at night!
Richard S. Dec 2019
Have stayed at this location twice now, cannot beat the location right off Duval Street. The house is clean and the beds are comfortable. Quiet location with a very nice back patio to relax. Only issue is the parking. There is one designated spot which is right next to the house. Next to it are two spots for the inn which is next door. We had 7 people so we rented a Suburban to drive down. When we arrived it was physically impossible to maneuver the vehicle into the spot with a vehicle parked right next to the designated parking spot. We were provided no alternative options by Vacasa so we ended up finding alternative parking on our own. Not much can be done to improve this situation unless they take one of the spots from the inn, so just be wary of the parking if you travel down with a large vehicle.
Christopher R. Dec 2019
Great Thanksgiving Vacation. The backyard was so nice to hang out in. The furnishings were all in good condition and updated. Great location in proximity to Duval.
Rodney T. Jul 2019
Rented the house for a Bachelor Party for eight guys and had plenty of room! Back patio is awesome and chill. I was kinda hesitant about the window units and Florida heat but they kept the house freezing!
Colby B. Apr 2019
This house is perfectly located for your time in Key West. The beds are super comfy, clean and there are plenty of Linens. This is a five star spot based on location, cleanliness and spaciousness.
vivian h. Feb 2019
This house was much nicer than expected. The furnishings were very nice, the location was absolutely perfect (right in the heart of things but off a block for quiet and privacy), and 3 king bedrooms made it just perfect for 3 couples. In many trips to Key West, this was our favorite property to date.
Lyndly O. Jan 2019
This place is right off duval, steps away from the action but tucked away so that it's quiet and you can barely hear the street noise. Really comfortable for a small group. The back patio and grill are a great place for cooking your own dinner. Only negative is that the kitchen lacks even basic condiments like salt, pepper, and olive oil. We bought our own and left it there, so maybe there will still be some for you.
AJ Z. Nov 2018
We rented this house for 5 days, it has all the amenities you need and the location can't be beat. Thanks!
Gary H. Nov 2018
Right off Duval, but with no noise from the crowds. Could use a little updating, especially the exterior, but all in all our stay was wonderful. Only one parking spot and we had 3 couples with 3 cars, but parking was found a couple blocks away on Whitehead. Would not hesitate to stay again sometime.
Billie Y. May 2018
House is old but clean. Floors are not level
Can not unlock back doors to the patio, Have leave open to keep from locking yourself out.
Theron C. May 2018
Awesome house
Kelly C. Apr 2018
We were very pleased with the location and the condition of the house. It was off of Duval a little so it was pretty quiet at night when we were at the house.
Daniel S. Feb 2018
Great location, nicely furnished. No central air but window units were adequarte, although noisy. Full kitchen, three bedrooms and 2 bathrooms a plus for groups or families.
Anne M. Jan 2018
We had a great time in this cute, comfortable house! We loved the king beds and the yard and hot tub were so relaxing. The location was perfect and we plan to come back again!
Gary H. Jan 2018
Right on Duval. Nothing else needs to be said.
Chris J. Jan 2018
Hemingways view was prrfect for what we needed. 3 rooms and 2 full baths. Quiet.
Ibrahim F. Nov 2017
The house has a very distinct ambiance of antiquity and history surroundings. If relax is what you want, you came to the right place. If you are looking for a surrounding view, seek another one. But overall, it is a very cozy house. And highly recommend it.