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Cuban Paradise- Sleeps 6 on Duval- One assigned parking space.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Escape the stress and cares of your daily life with a vacation to the wonderful Cuban Paradise! This roomy 2 bedroom condo has a private balcony to enjoy all the hustle and energy of the infamous Duval Street. The master bedroom sits in a loft that overlooks the living room, and it features a 4 post queen size bed, 2 nightstands with reading lamps, an alarm clock, phone, private bathroom, large closet, and a small electronic safe. Located downstairs is another bedroom with a queen size bed, a nightstand with reading lamp, large closet, and flat screen TV. The expansive living room features 2 luxurious sofas, one of which folds into a sleeper sofa, a phone, CD player, coffee table, glass kitchen table with 6 comfy chairs, and flat screen TV. If cooking is your passion, then you'll love the fully stocked kitchen, which includes a full size refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, coffee maker, toaster, and microwave.

You'll want to take pictures at the Southernmost Point in the continental United States(only 3 and a half blocks away), and fulfill all of your shopping desires at the dozens, if not hundreds, of shops and stores that are distributed along Duval and adjoining streets. 1 block away is Banana Cafe, a fantastic French restaurant for breakfast with crepes, bagettes, and croissants. The sandy shores of South Beach are just 3 blocks away, with the Southernmost Cafe right there for lunch. The best sushi in town is served at Origami also located 1 block away. It’s all there for you, so come and enjoy! Cool off in a beautiful shared pool just 2 short blocks away.

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Property Manager
Surrey
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

Amenities

Uptown/Upper Duval Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Cuban Paradise- Sleeps 6 on Duval- One assigned parking space.
average rating of 4.25 based on 8 reviews
4

Exactly what was needed!

  • 4 of 5

The place is a little dated and needs some maintenance, but it's more spacious than it appears to be in the pictures, and was perfect for a bachelor party weekend on Duval. The pool is not on site and we were never informed of where it was located. Overall, it was a good experience though!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

I loved this place, did not agree with some of the previous reviews as not being so good.

  • 4 of 5

I thought this place was great, and I disagree with some of the previous (negative) reviews stating the beds were "lumpy." The beds were better than an Army cot, but certainly were not a Tempur Pedic either. They were good enough for my six day stay in Key West, that I will attest to. I would recommend this for four adults as there's a King Size bed upstairs with a bathroom/shower. Additionally, there's a Queen Size bed downstairs, also with a bathroom/shower. It has a kitchen, full-size refrigerator, and a full-size washer and dryer, which was not listed on the website page by the way; very nice having the washer and dryer I might add.

It's on Duval Street, the main street of Key West, but was not noisy as it was on the end which was not noisy. You are in an upstairs 4-plex apartment, but two of the four apartments are permanent residents; never heard any noise from the other apartments by the way. It is a key-less door entry to the apartment which was nice, and there was a designated parking space for one vehicle, and the area was secure.

The web page for this says it will accommodate six people, which is true, but I would recommend four as there's more privacy, and the other folks would be sleeping on pull-out couches; never found a pull-out couch mattress to EVER be comfortable, and wouldn't imagine these were any different, although I never checked.

There's a covered porch outside so you can drink your morning coffee in peace, and there's a wine bar across the street so it's quiet at night as well due to the clientele which it attracts.

For military personnel: Key West Naval Base is approximately a 10-min drive to their front gate, and another two miles to their Commissary/NEX. Only one person needs to have a military I.D. to enter the base, and a base pass is not needed for the other passengers. There's a Commissary and a Navy Exchange which has a Class VI inside the NEX by the way.

I was there the week prior to Xmas so I don't recall seeing a lot of kids; cruise ships were coming in and out there, so it was (periodically) crowded, but not crazy crowded.

Harry S. Truman's Key West home is there so we did the tour on it; also did the tour on Ernest Hemingway's home, and went to the Butterfly Conservatory among other things. My kids (in their 30's) and I did a lot of walking, which I expected. There is parking downtown, but not always easy to find, and there's parking you can pay $15.00 for the day for.

Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgia
5

Love the location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place with a balcony to watch Duval Street, at the quite end away from the noise. Nice apartment with plenty of room. Comfortable beds, nice furniture, and clean. We felt safe and had no problems. Thanks so much for letting us enjoy your home.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to review Cuban Paradise. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to your next visit.
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4

Amazing property and location - beware lumpy beds!

  • 4 of 5

The unit is exactly as pictured - roomy, open concept design and felt very cozy and comfortable for our weekend getaway. We were two adult couples sharing the apartment. Fantastic location that can't be beat - directly on Duval but closer to one end of the island where it's a tad quieter than on the central strip which was good for sleeping. Only negative about the units are the beds - very old and lumpy mattresses that provide minimal support and creak with any movements. Made for a few sleepless nights which put a damper on the experience. For full disclosure, I must also add that I was also woken up each night due to either: a) the local Key West cock crowing at the crack of dawn, or b) drunken shouting by a local homeless man, neither of which had anything to do with the unit itself but more so due to the location and local 'charm' if I may. Aside from those things, we had a wonderful time. We particularly enjoyed the wonderful view from our 2nd story balcony - perfect place to wake up with a coffee, or wind down with a glass of wine/cigar at the end of the day.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chicago, IL
5

Perfect for larger families/groups

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic condo on Duvall. Locks were keyless, so we didn't have to worry about our group separating and not being able to get back in. Plenty of space with a great balcony and comfy beds and furniture. Definitely recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Needs some repairs but a good stay

  • 3 of 5

The unit is mostly clean, located right on Duval street, and worked well for my group.

Pros

- Right on Duval street

- Not near any loud bars

- Large with lots of sun

- A bird lives on the balcony, which is amazing since there are multiple spikes to prevent birds. However, my daughter loved it.

- It comes with a parking spot, which is gold in Key West.

Cons

- Internet didn't work

- Management didn't respond to my email about internet not working

- We had some ant like creatures in both bathrooms

- The ceiling fan in the living room is no longer connected to the metal bar that holds it to the ceiling. It appears to be supported by the power wires and looks like it may fall at any time.

- The directions for the unit indicate the AC can't get the temp below 73, however, it is more like 75-77 depending on how hot it is that day. Note: I stayed in August and it was hot.

- One night a neighbor played loud music till 2:45 am. Not really the units fault but there are 3 other units very close.

- The TVs are so small they are worthless.

- It doesn't really have two bedrooms. One of the bedrooms is in a loft which is open to below.

- Many of the lights don't work, making it dark at night.

Keep in mind that with all the cons, we enjoyed our stay. The unit was large and mostly clean (except the ants). Probably the most concerning con is that the management didn't even respond to our email that the internet wasn't working.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Key West International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Across the street
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
On the corner
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Southernmost
Car: not necessary

Cuban Paradise, as well as some other properties that are available nearby, are right on Duval St.

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Rates & Availability

Uptown/Upper Duval Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$398
 
 
Early Summer
May 1 2017 - Jul 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$328
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 11 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$235
 
 
Slow
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$269
 
 
Shoulder 2017
Sep 19 2017 - Oct 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$328
 
 
Fantasy fest
Oct 23 2017 - Oct 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$598
 
 
Standard
Oct 31 2017 - Nov 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$328
 
 
boat races
Nov 6 2017 - Nov 12 2017
5 night minimum stay
$398
 
 
Shoulder
Nov 13 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$328
 
 
Holiday 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
$598
 
 
Season 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
$398
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$328
 

Additional information about rental rates

Accidental Damage Ins. $0
Processing $100 + Tax
Cleaning $115 + Tax
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.5%

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