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Heavenly Hideout at Rainbow's End ~ Weekly Rental

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4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
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Welcome to the end (and the beginning) of the road. There aren’t many places in the world where you can say you’re both beginning and ending your journey at the same time. But when you rent this Heavenly Hideout at Rainbow’s End, you’re spot on, and you can do exactly that. This tropically tantalizing penthouse is literally the first and last vacation rental on U.S. Highway 1, where the route gently peters-out to become charming, historic Whitehead Street in Key West. In case you didn’t know, Highway 1 on the East Coast of the U.S.A. stretches over 2000 miles from the top of Maine near the Canadian border to the Southernmost Island City in the continental United States, and since Key West, Florida is at the ‘bottom of the map’ the signage reads ‘END.’ Popular Key West mythology maintains, ...Welcome to the end (and the beginning) of the road. There aren’t many places in the world where you can say you’re both beginning and ending your journey at the same time. But when you rent this Heavenly Hideout at Rainbow’s End, you’re spot on, and you can do exactly that. This tropically tantalizing penthouse is literally the first and last vacation rental on U.S. Highway 1, where the route gently peters-out to become charming, historic Whitehead Street in Key West. In case you didn’t know, Highway 1 on the East Coast of the U.S.A. stretches over 2000 miles from the top of Maine near the Canadian border to the Southernmost Island City in the continental United States, and since Key West, Florida is at the ‘bottom of the map’ the signage reads ‘END.’ Popular Key West mythology maintains, “The end of the road promises new beginnings,' for all who capture the spirit of the rainbow’s end. It’s true that visitors from all over the world come for a photo opt of this charming scene which has become an island icon. Not just for snap-shots at the famous Mile 0 road markers, but also to admire the exotic grandfather Kapok tree standing proud in front of the steadfast 1890 red brick courthouse and the colorful vintage sign that reads “END OF THE RAINBOW – AND END OF THE ROUTE U.S. 1 KEY WEST FLORIDA – UNLIMITED OPPORTUNITIES – TROPICAL VACATIONLAND.” Whatever you believe or wherever you’re from, you can choose to stay by this famous rainbow’s end, comfortably hidden away in a stylish Penthouse suite and enjoy four-star hotel amenities. When you rent this beautiful one-of-a-kind penthouse hideout you’ll be enveloped in original artistic flare done-up for leisure and luxury. This place is a statement of what I love about embracing the special possibilities of living an urban life-style on the tiny island of Key West. I like the feeling of being downtown in the midst of it all, yet quietly perched above the crowd with a birds-eye view. Nestled in the top of a welcoming historic house with all the comforts of a modern 4-Star hotel suite, this hidden retreat is discretely situated in one of the most desirable and convenient locations. Plus, it has an unbeatable look-down view of one of the most fashionable urban corners on the island. A view of the gorgeous old brick courthouse and famous Mile 0 scene is out the front, an expansive deck and tropical garden overlooks the back, complete with a banana grove and crimson Royal Poinciana Tree. Interior Design: Sometime during the last decade, the floor plan was reconfigured to essential modern standards that included beautiful hardwood floors and plenty of sash windows in every room to let in the light. But what it had gained in potential it lacked in luster and individuality, until an inspired decorating effort took it over-the-top. A creative collaboration began with local artists and builders, both inside and out. The distinctive interior focal points are two custom life-sized hand painted murals by folk artist David Wegman, and his brother Jim Wegman who are known for their Key West and Caribbean art. One piece encompasses a large wall in a living room/ kitchen area and features the Mile 0 monument with all its prominent characteristics; the other a fabulous fantasy garden mural is painted in a bedroom and gives a convincing illusion of sleeping in a magical tropical garden. For the back-drop throughout the apartment, vibrant tropical colors like ‘sangria red’ and ‘Florida Keys blue’ were paired with soft historic Victorian tones of Georgian Green and Hawthorne Yellow. An eclectic arrangement of imported and antique furnishings and original art work were carefully grouped to create a special mood of laid-back luxury for each room. Set against the dark hard wood floors and sisal carpets, the effect is beautiful. The end result is a captivating artistic penthouse with an authenticity reflecting a contemporary Bohemian Key West lifestyle. The Layout: You’ll feel as if you’ve left home far behind the minute you walk up the steps to the front door of this completely redone early 1900’s wooden island house. Tropical landscaping and pretty Caribbean coral color siding with light blue front porch ceiling make certain you’re staying in a little bit of Key West history. The main entrance to the penthouse is from the front porch through the door that takes you immediately to the 2nd floor via a beautiful traditional wooden staircase. The landing at the top of the stairs leads to you to your colorful hidden haven. A colorful hallway leads you to the main open concept kitchen / living room overlooking the back deck, where you’re treated to the life-size mural of the Mile 0 scene that will beg you to stop and have your picture next to the lamp post. Furnishings for the cozy room were selected for their retro 1960’s style, complete with apple green davenport and oval shaped coffee table. Two side chairs with a delightful rooster print are a reminder of how much Key West fancies its chickMore
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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

The accommodations were very nice. Mattresses in every room could definitely use some updating, everyone in our party agreed all the beds were hard and you could feel the springs coming through. The carpet in the rooms could use some attention too. The website doesn’t...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Ariyachic
NorthStar539007, VR Owner at Heavenly Hideout at Rainbow's End ~ Weekly Rental, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Thank you! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We apologize for any inconvenience during your stay. We do provide our guests with a Welcome packet prior to their arrival date. This is where they can find information about the home, including...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017

We (8 adults) stayed at Heavenly Hideout at Rainbow's End in Oct 2017. Due to hurricane Irma we were concerned for the residents of the Keys as well as the property and honestly did not think were going to take the trip. We thought it...More

Date of stay: October 2017
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NorthStar539007, VR Owner at Heavenly Hideout at Rainbow's End ~ Weekly Rental, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are thrilled this property was a great match for you and your group. You really can't beat the location, and the roosters...yeah...they are part of our lives here :) The first couple of months...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

If you want to immerse yourself in true Key West charm .. This is a perfect place for you. From the front porch through the front door you enter a world that is rich in Key West art and furnishings that provide you with comfort...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank jsmgr
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We stayed at the Heavenly Hideout at Rainbow End. I thought the property was excellent and the location was awesome. It is only one long block from Duval Street which made getting to all the action very easily. We really didn't need the bikes we...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank lilpres2
Reviewed 11 May 2015

This place was fantastic!! We all loved it and plan to come back and rent this property again. The staff was friendly and was fast to respond to any of our needs (and there were very few because the place is set up so well)....More

Date of stay: May 2015
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
DVD Player
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Safe
Dryer
Air Conditioning
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Housekeeping Optional
Freezer
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Ceiling Fans
Stereo System
TV
Parking
Microwave
Balcony
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Toaster
Patio
Deck
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