About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
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 Old Town
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.
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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.
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.
Great, well kept house. It had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. Would highly recommend!
What a great place to relax for a week. Enjoyed getting in the pool after a day of exploring. The outside shower is a nice feature. We bought fish from the Eaton St Fishmarket and grilled out several nights, the house had everything we needed to prepare meals.
Beds were comfortable and there’s lots of places to sit and read.
Hope to come back in the future!
Clean, Fun, In a great neighborhood!
What can I say. The place is literally walking distance to anything you would want to do. 2 Minute walk to the Southernmost Beach Cafe, which offer great breakfast views. We spent time in the pool, the interior was well decorated, clean and air conditioned. We will be back here - If you want to stay in a place and REALLY experience Key West, rent this place in a residential neighborhood with some of the best restaurants nearby. You really feel apart of the city this way. Much better than any of the resorts.
Sunshine Daydream was even better than expected! The house was immaculate, and the ‘welcome package’ of cookies and wine and coffee was a thoughtful touch. The location couldn’t be better, 1/2 a block from the free Duval bus loop, 2 blocks from Southern beach and mere steps to the pool where we spent every afternoon. We also enjoyed getting fresh off the boat shrimp from Tomasitos directly across the street, met our landlords Jim and Kevin who very nice and informative. Are looking forward to coming back!
Thank you for staying at Sunshine Daydream and we look forward to having you stay with us again!
FABULOUS PROPERTY & PERFECTLY LOCATED!
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.
Thank you for the review! We look forward to your return stay!
JUST AS ADVERTISED!
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.
Thanks for the review and insight on the house!
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.