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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:
November 14, 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 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.


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.


Uptown/Upper Duval House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower Near Pool - outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • 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
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(51 traveler reviews)

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Sunshine Daydream: Private Home 1/2 Block Off Duval in Gallery District -
average rating of 5.0 based on 51 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.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: 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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Perfect Key West Getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent an awesome week in Key West! Sunshine Daydream was a perfect cottage - close to Duval Street but away from the crowds. We loved having coffee on the front porch every morning and spent late afternoons lounging by the pool in the backyard.

Jim and Kevin were great hosts and provided recommendations on where the locals go for drinks or dinner. We look forward to our next visit and will definitely rent this home again!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and the location was awesome. The pool area was very private and quiet. The house was beautiful, well maintained, and very clean. Overall it was a vacation to remember.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at Sunshine Daydream and the nice review!
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Great location, exceptionally clean and organized, with newer appliances/fixures.

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't be happier, as I, wife, daughter and daughter's friend fell in love with the overall atmosphere, especially the quaint backyard with pool. We marveled how clean the entire house was, and how owners Jim & Kevin made clear they were available at any time with any assistance. Would highly recommend this residence.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! We are happy you enjoyed the house.
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Loved our week here!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at the Sunshine Daydream in Oct 2017 - the house was exactly what we needed for a week with my husband and our best friends in Key West. The house was clean and very tastefully decorated. We spent most of our time at the house relaxing in the beautiful backyard around the pool which was perfect for the 4 of us.

We got fresh seafood across the street and grilled 2 nights while we were there - amazing lobster & shrimp! Beyond that, we were in walking distance to almost everything that we wanted to do - great access to amazing food and entertainment right down the street.

Jim and Kevin were extremely responsive both before and during our trip - they are extremely thoughtful hosts that do a great job managing their property. If we are back in Key West, we will definitely be back at the Sunshine Daydream!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really happy you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for the helpful comments for others and review! We look forward to having you stay at the house again.
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Lovey Home, close enough to the action but away enough to sleep and relax

  • 5 of 5

There is really nothing additional that I can add to the many glowing reviews on this lovely cottage in Key West. I can only agree with what everyone has already said and tell you that it is 100% true. The home is lovely with plenty of amenities, The gift bag awaiting your arrival was thoughtful and kind. We thoroughly enjoyed staying in your lovely cottage, I have already recommended it to friends and would book again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! We would love to have you back again!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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