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Beach house exclusive private resort island 500 yards from heart of Key West

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Space 3,072 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bdrms, 3 full baths, sleeps 6, great rm, kitchen/dining rm, covered porch

Beach front private residence on exclusive Sunset Key Island. Spectacular open water views, with a private beach and beach side pool make this exquisite residence a dream come true. Located in the heart of Key West Harbor, only four minutes from Historic Old Town Key West by convenient complementary inter-island launch that runs 24 hours a day. A car free private island, with cars left on the main island of Key West where ample covered parking is available in a commercial parking deck; three beaches are also available; a beach side gourmet restaurant and lounge; tennis courts; community deep water docking; and everything you would expect from a first class private resort environment. This is truly an exclusive private island paradise.

Sunset Key was recently named the #1 resort in its field in the Continental U.S. according to Travel + Leisure magazine's 2015 World's Best awards, earning top honors in the magazine's 20th annual reader survey. You have to see this place to believe it!

So come enjoy our beach house and tropical breezes. You and your family may never want to leave! Thirty day rental minimum.

Resort Amenities: The house is associated with a Westin Resort and has everything you would expect from a first class beach side gourmet restaurant. There is even a community deep water dock available for your charter boat captains to pick you up and drop you off. There are numerous health clubs and massage therapists in Key West willing to come to the house to work with you, or if you would prefer, their studios are all within walking distance of the ferry dock in Key West.

More Details

Owner
Daniel J. Dingeman
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 13, 2017

About Daniel J. Dingeman

Our family was the first to move onto Sunset Key Island. We are local business owners and committed members of the Key West community.

Daniel J. Dingeman purchased this house in 1997

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had never been to Key West before so we did a lot of research. We quickly learned that there are many options in Key West, but we were looking for the best and we found it at this place. This "beach house" is beautifully laid out and meticulously maintained. The owner's care and interest are evident. The home lacks nothing. The action of Key West is only a five minute ferry boat ride away although you'd never know it when sitting on the porch, swimming in the private pool, or watching the sunset in a beach chair with the Gulf of Mexico splashing your feet you will relish peace and quite. This is the real deal. We already reserved our spot for next year. Only two owner's make their homes available for rentals, so we recommend you make reservations as soon as you can. Have fun!
Jul 2014
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Amenities

Sunset Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3072 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ensuite bath shower, 32' plasma tv
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ensuite fullbath, 32' plasma TV, in ceiling speakers
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Twins beds converts to King, TV next to full bathroom
  • Wonderful view of the Gulf of Mexico directly from bed, 32' plasma TV. In ceiling sound speakers connected to house stereo system.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This beach front home is located on gorgeous Sunset Key, a secluded 27-acre Florida island, operated by a Westin Resort. The Resort comprises seven acres of the island; private cottages and homes occupy the remainder of the island. This beach front home is perfect for the sophisticated traveler who demands the very best. It is designed in traditional Key West architecture and offers a magnificent direct view and access to the Gulf of Mexico. Every detail captures tranquility and charm, from the sand washed wood finishes to the authentic Victorian-style tin roof. A spacious wrap-around veranda, outdoor chairs and tables, are the perfect location to sip a glass of wine, enjoy your morning breakfast and relax next to your private pool while watching the activities and serenity of this direct beach front location.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Beach house exclusive private resort island 500 yards from heart of Key West
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

Best sunset!!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous home, great location, well maintained, and very enjoyable. Perfect view of sunset each night!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wow!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

First off the location is fantastic. The ferry runs like clock work every 1/2 hour. The 5 minute trip is a wonderful journey around Sun Set Key to the dock and all Key West has to offer, biking, shops, many restaurants and the like. Returning to the house on Sunset was like going to an oasis in space. There was 2 days we never left the island. We played bocce on the beach, swam in the heated pool, read our books and watched the boats and the pelicans play in front.

We found the house super clean and very well appointed. The kitchen was perfect and the house wide stereo was a delight. The massive master bath included a giant glassed walk in tile shower which was wonderful.The privacy from the lush maintained grounds made for a private setting we both appreciated very much.Every thing in the listing and all the owner told us was right on the money from his description of the property to the ease of gate side garbage and recycling pick up.

I would highly recommend this property!

We are in hopes to book early for next year.

Well done!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A little slice of heaven in the USA

  • 5 of 5

We are already planning our return trip for next year. If that isn't an endorsement, i don't know what is. The property is very clean, well decorated, well maintained and all of a three minute walk to the launch to Key West. There is noting simpler that just showing up and heading into relaxation mode. All the amentities of home, including a full kitchen, living room with a vaulted ceiling and a breathtaking view of the ocean, a master bedroom with a similar view, and two other bedrooms and bathrooms. A washer and dryer making packing a breeze and everyting was as simple as can be. GREAT WI-FI!!! This property offers you all the adventure of Key West, with a quiet, secure place to call home once you've decided to call it a day. Jump in the ocean or pool and head for one of the best vacations you can hope for. The one thing missing --- that "hotel" feeling. It will take you about 5 minutes to feel completely at ease and the property manager is VERY responsive if any issues should arise. I must stop now lest too many others seek the comfort of what I consider my home in Key West.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great get away

  • 5 of 5

fabulous home, great location, well maintained, very enjoyable. HIGHLY recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Ideal home and location!!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend!!! Our family of 5 adults found this the perfect place to stay. A quiet and relaxing oceanfront property, just a 5 minute (free) Ferry ride to the action in Key West. It provided the best of both worlds and I would not hesitate to return. We arrived in Key West at 5pm. As instructed, we called Ralph from the airport and he met us at the Ferry near sunset pier and joined us on the short ride to the island. We chose to have a bellman from the Westin transport our luggage to the house, which was very convenient. From the dock it was a short walk to the home which was beautifully designed/decorated, clean and comfortable (exactly as described). I had made advance reservations at Lattitudes (5 houses away) for dinner, which worked out very well (lunch, breakfast and bar menu is great too). Three of us took a taxi the following day to Publix grocery and loaded up for the week. The ferry captain offered to have someone golf-cart the groceries to the house, but we opted to carry them ourselves. Fausto's (a smaller grocer will deliver if you prefer). We alternated grilling by the pool and eating out in Key West. The kitchen was well appointed with everything needed for dining/cooking/grilling and offered plenty of ice and a quality blender. There were quality linnens and more than enough bath and beach towels. My bed was a bit firm for me, but fine. The big open living space had a huge comfortable sofa and flat screen (although I think we only turned the TV on once). The sound system was outstanding with speakers and volume controls throughout the house and patio (iphone/pod friendly). We enjoyed swimming in the pool and ocean and the unforgettable views of the palm trees, passing sailboats and sunsets. The patio is surrounded by plantings and private. The beach is sandy, but I recommend water shoes due to coral that washes up at the waters edge. We even found a conch shell. The owner Daniel was great to deal with and my security deposit was refunded promptly.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

the best vaction ever!!

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot describe how magicial this place is. We arrived in the afternoon an hour before a glowing sunset. The house is large, well appointed and in a tranquil setting. We enjoyed playing bocce on the beach in front and napped in the hammock tied to a of couple palm trees on the beach in the afternoons. The pool was perfect after a barbeque of Mahi Mahi and cocktails on the patio. The house itself was immaculate and the beds were very comfortable. The master bath shower has two shower heads and a whirlpool bath that was excellent. Central air and stereo in each room was fantastic to say the least. We wondered about the ease of taking a ferry to town at first, but the boat ran 24/7 every half hour. This proved to work out perfectly, we could be in the hustle and bustle of the downtown restaurants like BOs, Mangos, Blue Heaven etc. and 10 minutes later we were back to enjoy our peaceful spot on Sunset Key. We've rented a number of vacation homes over the years but this was by far the most impressive and enjoyable place yet!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Lattitudes
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
HWY 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Lattitudes
Nearest Beach
At home
Car: not necessary

Key West, Mangoes, the original Jimmy Buffett Margaritivelle Cafe and Bar, Smathers Beach, Fort Zachary State Park, Pirate Soul Museum, Lower Keys, Old Town, Mallory Square, Sunset Pier, Sunset Celebration, Sloppy Joe's, the oldest bar in KW - Green Parrot, Fort Zachary Taylor Park, Blue Heaven, Truman Annex, Conch Home, Historic Seaport, Red Barn Theatre, Waterfront Playhouse, LaTe Da Restaurant & Cabaret, The Butterfly Conservatory, Captain Tony's Saloon, The Mel Fisher Museum

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Rates & Availability

Sunset Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season #1
Dec 16 2017 - Apr 15 2018
30 night minimum stay
$36,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
$26,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $1,000
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $400
Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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