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The Golden Heron - Large Historic Home

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Property description

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).

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Lots of space for children...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Main level bedroom with half bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Main level bedroom with full bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    2nd floor bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    2nd floor bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

    Guest unit with king bed & full bathroom...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Main level living room...moreless

  • King size beds (4), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 3 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Main level...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Main level - in king size bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    2nd floor bathroom shared by two bedrooms...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    Guest unit bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet

    Powder room off kitchen - close to pool...moreless

  • Bathroom 6: outdoor shower

    Near pool...moreless

Entertainment

  • Television:

    6 televisions in the house...moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining room on main level off of living room...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

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:

    WIFI access...moreless

Kitchen

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Beautiful cherry cabinets and granite kitchen with stainless steel appliances...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Wolf...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Sub-zero with ice & water dispenser on the outside of the door...moreless

  • Stove:

    Wolf...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Outside area off the guest unit ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Pool patio with large round teak table and six chairs. Teak lounger and wood bar with captains chairs...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Additional sitting area with TV...complete with leather sofa & loveseat...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Gardens surround the outside pool area...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Covered front porch with furniture...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Heated jet spa pool has a grotto and rock waterfall surrounded by lush gardens...moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    2nd floor master bathroom has a jetted tub...moreless

 

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$4,000-$14,000/month
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Location

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999


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Speaks: english, spanish

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Photos

  • The Golden Heron Historic Key West Home

    The Golden Heron Historic Key West Home

  • Bohemian Mahogany front porch doors with etched glass

    Bohemian Mahogany front porch doors with etched glass

  • Kitchen Area Opens out to Outdoor Pool and Eating Area

    Kitchen Area Opens out to Outdoor Pool and Eating Area

  • Heated Private Jetted Pool with Grotto, Waterfall and Fiber Optic Lighting

    Heated Private Jetted Pool with Grotto, Waterfall and Fiber Optic Lighting

  • Master Bedroom with king size bed & TV

    Master Bedroom with king size bed & TV

  • Second floor bedroom with king size bed

    Second floor bedroom with king size bed

  • 2nd lower level bedroom with private bathroom

    2nd lower level bedroom with private bathroom

  • Seperate guest unit with private bathroom

    Seperate guest unit with private bathroom

  • Side view of Historic Key West home

    Side view of Historic Key West home

  • Dining Room at night...french doors on the right open to the lanai

    Dining Room at night...french doors on the right open to the lanai

  • Lanai Outdoor Living Area complete with 42' flat screen TV

    Lanai Outdoor Living Area complete with 42' flat screen TV

  • Looking from the Lanai to the dining room/bar area

    Looking from the Lanai to the dining room/bar area

  • State of the Art Kitchen with French Doors to Outdoor Pool and Dining Area

    State of the Art Kitchen with French Doors to Outdoor Pool and Dining Area

  • French doors open from the kitchen to the pool and outside tropical gardens

    French doors open from the kitchen to the pool and outside tropical gardens

  • The beautiful bougainvillea in the backyard gardens

    The beautiful bougainvillea in the backyard gardens

  • First floor bedroom with queen bed

    First floor bedroom with queen bed

  • Custom Craftted Mahogany Guest Unit w/Kitchenette and Private Entrance

    Custom Craftted Mahogany Guest Unit w/Kitchenette and Private Entrance

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Date last modified - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    12
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3.75
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 02/03/2015
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The Golden Heron - Large Historic Home

Key West #180397

5 BR  3.75 BA  Sleeps 12

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