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THE GOLDEN HERON - LARGE HISTORIC HOME

scott brainerd

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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scott brainerd

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2014
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THE GOLDEN HERON - LARGE HISTORIC HOME

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Key West House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

The Key West Golden Heron is a Gold Star Landmark home, walking distance to the beaches, shopping and famous Duval Street, yet quietly situated in Old Town.

One of the most spacious and charming high-end homes on the island, the Golden Heron has been a Key West landmark for many years. Originally the neighborhood grocery store (circa 1906), this home affords an ideal corporate/executive retreat. The large custom painted front room provides a beautiful place for a romantic wedding reception. It is larger and more unique than many other 5 bedroom private homes on the island, and virtually the entire interior of the house has been painted by a noted German artist.

Many famous personalities have come to the property over the last 100 years, and many historical events have transpired here. For example, in 1955, the house served as one of the locations for Tennessee William's Oscar-winning film 'The Rose Tattoo'. Architecturally, this building exemplifies the unique style of Dade County Pine 'Post and Beam' construction found in historic Key West homes. The house interior blends wicker, mahogany and teak furnishings to provide an historic Key West 'feel.'

In 1999, the Golden Heron was awarded a Gold Star by the Old Island Restoration Foundation. It was one of 5 homes selected on the island, and over 1100 people toured the property. It was also selected as a showcase Key West home in the 2007 House and Garden Tour.

With its 11 foot high ceilings, Dade County Pine, beautiful mahogany doors and shutters, a multitude of glass doors and windows designed to admit maximum light while minimizing heat, and wrap around overhang for the sidewalks, the property allows you to experience what Key West living must have been like in bygone eras (only now with the help of central air-conditioning and roughly 20 ceiling fans). The brand new, in-ground pool and spa heats to 104 degrees and boasts a 14' wide waterfall with grotto. The lanai features beautiful Brazilian teak decking and the gourmet kitchen features a subzero refrigerator, Wolf stove, Bosch dishwasher and Dacor microwave with Uba Tuba granite and solid cherry cabinetry.

The main house consists of 4 bedrooms (3 with king size beds, one with a queen size bed) plus a full size new sofa sleeper. 2 full baths and two half baths, plus a large 1 bedroom 1 bath guest apartment (with king size bed and kitchenette) which can be joined into the main house (offering 6 total beds).

Note: Under current local law, we are limited to one rental per 30 days (30 night lease).

Keywords: Home

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
scott brainerd (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2014

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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The Golden Heron - Large Historic Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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The Golden Heron - Large Historic Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p180397vb
+1 -13128486107
Key West Lower Florida Keys
Chicago, IL USA
5

IMPRESSIVE!!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at the Golden Heron and thoroughly enjoyed every aspect! I've been a real estate broker/investor for over 20 years...I am not easily impressed and indeed I was impressed! The unique design, high quality renovation and sanctuary feel made me want to live there permanently! Great location as you can walk to Duval Street, the swimming pool in the backyard had jets and a water fall, right outside the gorgeous kitchen....you won't find anything like this at a hotel!! And finally, the owner was a very nice to work with!
  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
The Golden Heron - Large Historic Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p180397vb
+1 -13128486107
Key West Lower Florida Keys
DG, IL USA
5

Travel like a Local

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at the Golden Heron for the first time and let me tell you this house is AMAZING!!!! It has everything you could possibly want and much, much more!!!! This house is so unique (even has an open living room space) and has been remodeled with many nice upgrades. It has the true Key West charm and for a handful of days, I actually felt like a local. Aside from never wanting to leave the house, the walk to Duval street is less than a mile and if you are looking for local restaurants, you don't have to stray too far. Local cuisines are about a block away. I would most definitely stay at the golden heron again. Do not pass up this opportunity to get a true Key West feel!
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car
business
The Golden Heron - Large Historic Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p180397vb
+1 -13128486107
Key West Lower Florida Keys
-
5

The Golden Heron is a beautiful historical home

  • 5 of 5
i stayed at the golden heron for the 4th or 5th time now, each time i hate to leave……the house is over 100 years old and shows all of its dade county post and beam construction, but has been nicely remodeled in so many ways…..hand painted walls and ceilings, mahogany doors with etched glass, high ceilings….beautiful partially covered lanai, beautiful back yard and pool….love the grotto and the jets….beautiful vegetation and bougainvillea…..a great historical house in a great location, close to everything in Old Town…..
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Golden Heron - Large Historic Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p180397vb
+1 -13128486107
Key West Lower Florida Keys
AZ
5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5
We found management easy to work with, and the property even better than the photos show. It's hard to realize how huge this place is, but you won't be disappointed. The location is great, after we arrived, we parked the car, and rode bikes the rest of the time. Eaton bikes is a great place to rent, and they pick up and deliver! The patio area is like a little paradise, and we spent a lot of time there and never got tired of it. Enjoy!
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers

Map

Other Activities: health/beauty spa, horseshoes, boating, shopping, kayaking, basketball court, minature golf, shuffleboard

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Rates & Availability

Key West House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $4,000-$14,000/mo
  • US Dollars
  • $4,000-$14,000/month
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Amenities

Key West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Main level - in king size bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , 2nd floor bathroom shared by two bedrooms
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Guest unit bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Powder room off kitchen - close to pool
    Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower , Near pool
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main level bedroom with half bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main level bedroom with full bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2nd floor bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2nd floor bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Guest unit with king bed & full bathroom
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Main level living room
  • King size beds (4), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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