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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

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 Key West

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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(42 traveller reviews)

Sunshine Daydream: Private Home 1/2 Block Off Duval in Gallery District -
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
Nashville, TN

Property was lovely and the splash pool made all the difference.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Jim's and Kevin's home was lovely. Great air conditioning and lots of ceiling fans to keep you nice and cool when it's time to be out of the sun. The splash pool was perfect for relaxing or taking a quick dip after being out a few hours. The beds were extremely comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked with utensils, plates and so on. The location was also perfect as it was near Duval street (the quieter side).

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved this home!

  • 5 of 5

This house was beautiful and perfect in every way! The beds were comfortable, plenty of towels, stocked kitchen (take some, leave some!), beach chairs and cooler. The beach is within walking distance, and a lot of great restaurants! We were so happy with our vacation, and definitely coming back here!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We look forward to having you back again!
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perfect house!!

  • 5 of 5

this was an amazing house ... we were welcomed by Jim and Kevin with a sweet package of cookies, wine, etc ... the house had everything we needed to relax inside and out.. well furnished and perfect location ! we look forward to returning again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come back soon! Thanks for the review!
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Looks Exactly Like The Pictures

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 2 adult children and I were lucky enough to stay at the Sunshine Daydream house. The house was beautiful and very well kept. Great open floor plan, beautiful backyard and a great pool for taking a dip in. We were very close to Duval, everything was in walking distance. We had the pleasure of meeting Jim, Kevin, Bo and Belle. The boxers were a dead giveaway!! Given the chance, we would defiantly rent the house again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! Please keep us in mind for your next trip!
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Beautiful, Comfortable Home in a Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We just finished a 9 day stay at this home. It was just my husband and I, so we felt spoiled by having such a nice house and so much space to ourselves. The house is very well laid out, I can see it working well for two couples or for a large family. The private pool is small but perfect for cooling off after a morning or evening of exploring Old town Key West or other parts of the Keys (note the best sunshine on the patio is before 3), and the patio furniture is comfortable. There is a nice outdoor shower. The house is well stocked with towels, the kitchen has all that you need, and they even provide things like a cooler to take cold drinks to the beach. The bed in the master was very comfortable and the ceiling fans were wonderful to sleep under (in addition to the Ac on warm nights)....there are ceiling fans in every room. The home is decorated beautifully, but is till very comfortable. Lots of storage for clothing and other items you might bring with you. Appliances are all great - smart TVs, washer, dryer, oven, fridge, blender, micro, etc. The home is only a block away from Duval, but far enough that it is a quiet oasis. The front porch is a wonderful place to have an evening cocktail and watch the world go by.

There is parking for one car and a safe place to store bikes. Across the street from the home is a little stand where they sell fresh fish (a fisherman's wife -Tomasita- sells his catch). We got some lobster and shrimp from them, both were very good (we bbq'd them). Fausto's is not too far away and is great for groceries (and try their pies...we had coconut cream and loved it).

We tried many of the local restaurants and loved them...here are some that stand out: Siboney (great Cuban, right down the street, they also have take out), Santiago Bodega (Mediterranean), Cuban Coffee Queen (great cafe leche and breakfast sandwiches-they deliver!), Lattitudes (upscale place on Sunset Key, need reservations), Hot Tin Roof (at Mallory Square - great place to watch sunset).

Last Kevin and Jim were wonderful hosts/owners. We were lucky enough to run into them on our first day (as well as a couple of other days while we were in town) and they were great about recommending restaurants, grocery stores and more...

We loved staying at this home and would highly recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful and helpful review. It is great you provided information about the house, the area and even the restaurants you enjoyed. Others looking to rent a house in area will find your review extremely useful. Thank you again for staying at Sunshine Daydream!
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Awesome house & location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed 9 amazing nights in this house. It's nicely updated, CLEAN, and very comfortable. The kitchen has everything you'd need to make whatever is on the menu. We loved the smart TVs because we were able to use our Netflix account easily on them. There were tons of towels - not the cheap ones - to use for the pool and for the showers. The home was so cozy we didn't want to leave! Though we were extremely close to Duval, you wouldn't know it by the noise level. The back patio and pool area is so nice. With all of the trees and foliage, you truly feel tucked away into your own oasis. We rented bikes for a week, and found this was the best way to get around. We also got week long passes to the Sanctuary Yoga studio 1/2 block south of the house. We highly recommend that place, as well as the amazing french cafe we would visit almost daily, La Grignote. Other favorites were The Flaming Buoy, Latitudes (get the Key West Colada plus anything on the menu - it's fantastic), Hot Tin Roof, and Carolines. We would definitely return to this home!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad the house and location worked out so well for you! You really took advantage of the great businesses and restaurants in the neighborhood. Thank you for sharing!
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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

Prices for this holiday house in Uptown/Upper Duval, Lower Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer Season
29 Jul 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Fantasy Fest
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall Season 2016 Cont
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year's
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Season 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Season 2018
21 Apr 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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