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Sunshine Daydream: Private Home 1/2 Block Off Duval in Gallery District -

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom - Spacious House & Outdoor Living Area W/heated Pool

Sunshine Daydream is a recently renovated weekly vacation rental in the heart of the Gallery District of Old Town Key West. Conveniently located on the quiet end of the island and only half block off of Duval St, the house is walking distance to galleries, shops, restaurants and the southernmost beach is a short 3 blocks away.

Please note, the house is only rented through HomeAway/VRBO and Airbnb. The house has 5 night and 7 night minimum night stay depending on the season.

The open floor plan and high ceilings make for a spacious living space with 2 bedroom (1 King, 1 Queen), 2 bathrooms. The wall of French doors in the living room opens up to your own private heated saltwater pool, surrounded by tropical foliage and bamboo fencing. The large updated kitchen includes stainless appliances and granite counter tops. There is a desk and sitting area off of the master suite with French doors opening up to the pool. The generous sized front porch offers an additional sitting area to enjoy the Key West sunshine. Don't worry about parking; the house includes an off-street parking space.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2018

About Jim

Owners, Jim, Kevin their boxers Bo and Belle, moved to Key West from Madison, Wisconsin in 2011. The ability to work remotely allowed us to escape the cold Wisconsin winters.

Jim purchased this house in 2011

Why Jim chose Uptown/Upper Duval

After vacationing in Key West and loving to be able to walk everywhere, the hunt began for a house in Key West. Sunshine Daydream had a great location, 1/2 block off of Duval, close enough to the action, but yet on the quiet end of the island and great outdoor space. We made it our primary residence until 2014. It is only as of recent that we converted it to vacation rental to be able to share the home and experience of Key West with others.

We are fortunate to only live a couple blocks away and can be reached as needed. We are always happy to point people in the right direction and give recommendations to our favorite bars, restaurants and points of interest on the island.

What makes this house unique

Of all things about the house, we love the front porch. It is a great place for a glass of wine and to people watch (it is also Bo's favorite as well). Our second favorite would be the living space that opens up to the bamboo fenced backyard and pool.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Uptown/Upper Duval in Key West

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Outdoor Shower Near Pool - Outdoor Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(59 traveller reviews)

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Sunshine Daydream: Private Home 1/2 Block Off Duval in Gallery District -
average rating of 5.0 based on 59 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sunshine Daydream. The location of the house was perfect for our needs. Duval Street is just a 1/2 block away with two lovely restaurants just around the corner: Banana Cafe and La Grignote Artisan French Bakery and Bistro. We also enjoyed our meals, and particularly their Mango Mint Key Lime Pie at Deuce Off the Hook Grill which was a short walk from the cottage. Also, Eaton Street Seafood Market has delicious grouper and yellow-tail snapper sandwiches served on ciabatta rolls. You can eat at their outdoor, shaded tables, or they will deliver your order to the cottage.

South Beach is just around the corner at the end of Duval. It's small, but it does have soft sand on the shore and in the water. Key West's famous nightlife was easily accessible for my son and his friend to enjoy. They frequently walked to and from the bars and restaurants located at the other end of Duval.

The house is tastefully and comfortably decorated including some intriguing artwork. The kitchen was lovely, and furnished with everything we needed. A very generous supply of bath and beach towels was provided - even better than home! The master bedroom suite was so comfortable, and private, especially when the guys came back from their adventures late a night.

All of these details pale when compared to the deck and pool. It became my personal oasis during the heat of afternoons, and the mornings, and the evenings. . . I am in love with the pool. Other than the great seafood and desserts that we indulged in throughout the week, I will personally be missing that delightful pool.

Thank you so much, Jim and Kevin, for providing the delightful accommodations at your conch cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are so glad the house worked out so well for you! Sounds like you had a great time in Key West and found some of the best places on the island.
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Duncansville, PA


  • 5 of 5

Fabulous home and perfectly located! Sunshine Daydream is beautifully decorated and had everything we needed (and then some) for our week-long vacation, including beach towels, beach chairs and a lovely welcome package with coffee, bottle of wine, cookies and some keepsakes. The house is very clean and well-maintained with high-end appliances and top-notch mechanical systems. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen and bathrooms are roomy. We loved the open layout of the house. The backyard pool area was a welcoming private oasis for us to avoid the mid-day heat and sun intensity (as we are not used to it). We seriously felt pampered in this house! The house is located on the quiet end of Duvall St. and very close to several wonderful cafe's in which we enjoyed breakfast each morning. (Banana Café was our favorite!) We found a couple fish markets - Tomasita's (just across the street) and Easton St. Fish Market to purchase fresh local catch and cook on the grill most evenings. We visited Fort Zachary Taylor, The Little Whitehouse, Nancy Forrester's Wildlife Sanctuary, Fort Jefferson at Dry Tortugas National Park, the Key West First Legal Run Distillery, the USCGC Ingham, and of course, US 1 Mile Marker 0 and the Southernmost Point landmark. We also enjoyed a sunset cruise, walking the boat docks, shopping, and even took in the Ghosts and Gravestones tour! We had a great week filled with activities and relaxation at this wonderful property. A vacation to remember and just what the doctor ordered! We look forward to our next visit and already know where we will stay! Jim and Kevin - As you can tell, we loved your property and thank you for thinking of everything! Kim C.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carrollton, ga


  • 5 of 5

Our 1st impression of Sunshine Daydream when we arrived was that the home felt much larger than the pictures looked. The ceilings are very high and the home is very open! The house was very clean and neat. Off street parking was great as well. We absolutely loved the house and its location.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property in a fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

Great location on the south end of the island . Many great restaurants within 2-3 blocks .Well maintained with great amenities. We hope to return next year

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! We look forward to seeing you again next year!
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The house was perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at sunshine day dream and both times everything was perfect

  • Review Submitted: 20-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for staying at Sunshine Daydream! You are always welcome back!
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Sunshine Daydream. The house is well taken care of and wonderfully decorated. We enjoyed the pool after long days of exploring Key West! A good location, we will be back!

Jim and Lisa

December 2017

  • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the staying at Sunshine Daydream! We hope you will return as well!
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
La Te Da
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
La Te Da
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
South Beach
Car: not necessary

Address: 516 Catherine St, Key West, FL. 33040

The house is 1/2 block off Duval St on the quiet end of the island. 3 blocks from South Beach and the Southernmost Point of the US. Walking distance to local bars, restaurants, art galleries and beaches.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £358.85

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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