Hemingway House

This was the home of writer Ernest Hemingway from 1931 to 1939. Hemingway and his wife Pauline moved in and did extensive remodeling, redecorating and refurbishing of the house.

Hemingway wrote most of his well known works here, including For Whom the Bell Tolls and Death in the Afternoon. Hemingway did most of his writing from a pool house office out back.

The guide told us that a pool was installed without Ernests' knowledge by his wife. At the time, the pool cost $20,000, which was a lot at the time. Ernest made a comment about him giving his wife "his last cent" which was included in the cement surrounding the pool.

The house is famous for six-toed. Outside, there is a kennel designed to look like the Hemingway House.

A view of the house from the backyard The second floor wrap-around balcony The dining room area on the first floor
A view of the house from the backyard The second floor wrap-around balcony The dining room area on the first floor
One of the fireplaces in the house The small kitchen on the first floor The large backroom sitting area
One of the fireplaces in the house The small kitchen on the first floor The large backroom sitting area
A few odd three-legged chairs A bedroom on the second floor The (small) backyard area
A few odd three-legged chairs A bedroom on the second floor The (small) backyard area
The cat kennel out back Hemingways' pool house work room The backyard pool costing $20K
The cat kennel out back Hemingways' pool house work room The backyard pool costing $20K
Hemingways' Some bananas growing in the back yard One of the many flowers in the garden
Hemingways' "last cent" Some bananas growing in the back yard One of the many flowers in the garden