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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:
March 21, 2018

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.


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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(57 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 57 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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Wonderful property in a fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

Great location on the south end of the island . Many great restaurants within 2-3 blocks .Well maintained with great amenities. We hope to return next year

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at sunshine day dream and both times everything was perfect

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Sunshine Daydream. The house is well taken care of and wonderfully decorated. We enjoyed the pool after long days of exploring Key West! A good location, we will be back!

Jim and Lisa

December 2017

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful break from cold climate

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful, tranquil and clean and tidy. Everything we could have needed was provided. Excellent location too.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! Happy you enjoyed the house!
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Escape to Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home wonderfully decorated. Private deck and pool provide the privacy to relax and enjoy the sunshine, the pool, and your favorite beverage! And best of all an outdoor shower! We will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We look forward to having you stay again!
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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.




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.