Imagine the ultimate Key West dream home on a private island surrounded by sparkling turquoise waters and balmy breezes. Someplace elegant yet relaxed, where you can watch crowning tropical sunsets from a private rooftop lookout deck. How does it make you feel? Charmed? Pampered? Relaxed? Playful? This Sunset Sojourn luxury Key West vacation rental, located on exclusive Sunset Key, meets every aspect of a fantasy island destination.
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of staying in a Key West rental for a month or more, you’ve experienced how renewing these tropical sojourns can be. An island paradise where you disconnect from the daily routine, suspending the humdrum of the ordinary. Interesting people, whimsical sights, and landmark historic architecture. International cuisine, and more bars and musical entertainment per capita than most vacation paradise island destinations. With all of this, what could take a fantasy escape over the top?
Getting There: ‘Exclusive is never normal,’ and in this case it’s the way you arrive to this special Key West island destination. A 500-yard Ferry boat ride, for guests only, transports you just far enough away from the ‘best of the bustle’ in Old Town, to the dock at Sunset Key. The short-but-sweet 5-minute boat ride transports you every 30 minutes and it places this private island in a caliber of preeminence.
Our tour begins when the ferry arrives at the dock on Sunset Key. There is an air of distinction as soon as you land and step onto the iconic boat house dock. Private crescent shaped beaches and coconut palms create an impressive entry point at the shore. Past the dock, a brick path leads to a classic island-colonial style building. It is here where you find reception, resort amenities, and the Latitudes Restaurant and bar.
To reach the Key West Sunset Sojourn vacation rental, we pass the resort reception, and follow the pathways to the opposite end of the island. There are no cars on is this little island, which heightens the faraway beach ambiance of lapping seas, sea birds, and rustling palm fronds.
Follow the brick roadway, through the Sunset Key neighborhood past beautiful Key West cottage-style homes, framed with tropical landscaping and white picket fences. When you arrive at the Sunset Sojourn house, enter the property through the front gate. Beyond the gate, aged brick pavers hardscape the grounds, keeping it sleek and uncluttered. Follow the path to the elegant entertainment portico. Built along the side of the house, white beams with gingerbread trim, yellow beadboard ceiling, marble tile and a full size wet-bar complete this cottage-style indoor-outdoor room. The portico then seamlessly extends to a spacious covered porch that wraps around the entire side and back of the house.
Step down from the covered porch where more brick pavers wrap around the swimming pool. From this vantage point, notice how the home maximizes indoor-outdoor living with 1st and 2nd floor covered porches. Multiple sets of single-pane French doors on both levels, assure easy access to the porches throughout the house. Comfortable and stylish outdoor furnishings make it easy to relax outside and look out over the gardens and lounge by the swimming pool. The crowning touch is a covered roof top look-out tower, stylized in homage to the traditional ‘widows walk.’ From this spot, you’ll enjoy many evenings of famous Key West sunsets.
Throughout the interior, the designer created an ambience of understated elegance, befitting the stature of Sunset Key. Evoking a distinctive ‘Tommy Bahama’ feel, tropical furnishings throughout are casual yet sophisticated done in soft Caribbean earth tones, wicker, wood, and bamboo. Wall colors of sunshine yellow are trimmed with bright white crown molding throughout. A fabulous feature of the Key West Sunset Sojourn vacation rental is that each bedroom has its own covered porch, accessed through a private exterior entrance.
1st Floor: We begin the interior tour at the front door, just opposite the portico.
Bedroom One: Step into the entrance hall, pass by the banister staircase, and immediately to the right is the 1st floor bedroom. Stylized with ornately wood carved headboards, bedroom one is furnished with two twin beds. The spacious private porch for this bedroom, has a pleasing view of the landscaped front yard. Stepping back into the hallway to the right, is the 1st floor bathroom. Done in earth-tone granite, this bathroom has a large single vanity and sink, and corner shower large enough for two.
Living room: Returning to the hallway, and to the right, the spacious open-concept great-room is straight ahead. The living room is furnished for comfort as well as style with a cushy earth-tone sofa and loveseat, easy chair, and a large flat screen TV. A large dark wood round coffee table, matching end tables, plus artwork and mirrors framed with dark tropical wood and wicker frames reflect the island location of the home. Two sets of French doors lead to the covered porch, provide a view and easy access to the pool and the covered porch.
Kitchen: On the opposite side of the 1st floor is the U-shape designer kitchen. Custom French-country style cabinets detailed with a leaded glass front, topped with gray-black granite. Top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances complete the perfect look for an up-scale kitchen. The breakfast bar / cocktail counter with dark brown wooden counter chairs, make it easy to entertain and snack. When you want to sit down and dine, a round glass top dining table and dark wood and wicker chairs, is conveniently placed between the kitchen and the living room. From almost anywhere in the great room, there is a clear view of the swimming pool and wrap around covered porch.
2nd Floor: The wooden banister staircase is a beautiful feature of the Key West Sunset Sojourn. This is an architectural style found in some of the grand historic 1900’s wooden houses near the seaport in Old Town Key West. The simple swirled newel post at the base of the staircase, wide handrails, carved posts are left in natural wood to accentuate the lines. Steps, risers, and rail spindles are painted in soft white. The stairwell landing on the 2nd floor is centered in the hallway, creating a beautiful railed walk-around at the top of the staircase.
The 2nd floor has two more bedrooms plus a media room, and each room has its own en-suite bathroom. Both bedrooms and the den are finished in hard wood flooring and all three rooms have private spacious covered porches plus multiple windows with beautiful views.
Bedroom Two: Immediately to the top of the stair landing and to the right, find bedroom two. Furnished in honey tone wood and wicker, offering a king size bed and appointed in elegant red and gold upholstery and bedding plus a red lounge chair. A large flat screen TV is placed on the bureau for easy watching in bed. Then, when you want to step outside, double sets of French doors lead to the 2nd floor covered porch. From here you have a command view of the gardens below. The beautiful en-suite bathroom provides double sinks set in light granite on a dark wood vanity. An adjoining door leads to a separate room for the commode and an oversized shower with frameless glass doors, and upscale fixtures and accessories.
Media Room: Returning to the hallway, turn left past the landing. At the end of the hall to the right, we find a beautiful media room. Furnished with a full-size dark wood sofa, red easy chair, and large wall mounted flat screen TV, this is the perfect place to retreat to watch movies, sports, or play video games. Step outside on the private covered porch for this room and enjoy a wide-open view of a large green space, the ocean, and to the right a command view of the swimming pool. The full en-suite bathroom provides a single sink set in dark granite and a full size shower.
Step back into the hallway and notice the conveniently located laundry closet with stackable washer and dryer, hidden behind doors. Immediately to the right of the laundry closet, we find the entrance to bedroom three. This bedroom provides a queen size bed and is styled with a set of matching bright white cottage-style furnishings. A flat screen TV is hidden in an armoire when you are not watching.
Bedroom Three: Outside access for bedroom three is through a single French door leading to the private porch. Here a set of wicker chaises are placed for outdoor lounging and enjoying the tree top view. Back inside, the beautiful en-suite bathroom provides a double wide vanity with single sink set in granite on light wood cabinets, and an oversized shower with glass walls and doors, and upscale fixtures and accessories.
Rooftop Look Out Deck: A custom spiral staircase, just outside the door to the cottage style bedroom, leads to the crowning glory of the house, the covered rooftop “widows walk” deck. From here you’ll catch some sensational sunsets that gave this private island the name of Sunset Key. From here enjoy looking back at the “main island” of Key West, just far enough away to enjoy maximum privacy and quiet. From this spot there is no doubt that you have arrived.
Parking and Transportation: If you are driving to Key West, parking passes are available to park a car at the covered hotel parking garage on Front Street. Steps from the garage you’ll find the private dock where you catch the ferry to Sunset Key. The ferry runs every 20 minutes between Key West and Sunset Key. The five-minute, 500-yard boat ride gives the feeling of being transported a faraway destination. From the Sunset Key dock, the home is a short walk away.
House Amenities: The Key West Sunset Sourjourn vacation rental offers a covered roof-top deck (Widow’s Walk) viewing tower with private sunset view, covered wrap around verandah porches on the 1st and 2nd level, mature tropical landscaping, private swimming pool, spacious entertainment portico with full bar, wrap around covered porches, fenced and gated yard. Interior amenities include full gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, central air conditioning, washer / dryer, office, WIFI, large flat screen TV’s in the great-room and each bedroom.
Resident Guest Amenities and Activities: Resident guests at Sunset Key have access to a nice array of amenities. Here the lifestyle is designed to provide ‘world-class luxuries’ that are usually only available at much larger luxury resorts including: the award winning beachfront Latitudes Restaurant, continental and island Cuisine; full bar; order-in dining service. Resort amenities include, full-service Spa, white sand beaches, tennis courts, grocery deliver, 24 hour regularly scheduled ferry service (water taxi), and more.
Sunset Key Area:
Sunset Key is a gorgeous 27-acre private tropical island located approximately 500 yards off-shore from Key West, where the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico meet. Paradise grounds are perfectly manicured and lushly landscaped with palm trees, tropical flower gardens, white picket fences, winding walking paths, and narrow brick roads. From here you’ll experience sunsets some of the most stunning crowing sunsets you’ll see anywhere in the world.
The Sunset Key neighborhood has a premier collection of luxury island villas and cottages built in classic Key West cottage architectural style with wide sitting porches, tin roofs, wrap verandas, and white picket fences. Designed for the discerning traveler, Sunset Key is a relaxing and quiet resort island, offering 5 –hotel resort amenities. Staff are committed to preserving our fragile ecological environment and the property is a certified Green Lodging facility by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. They are committed to making efforts to reduce water and energy consumption and solid waste.
Key West Activities: The ferry from Sunset Key takes you to the main island where you’re steps from Front Street, Mallory Square, and Duval Street. No need for a car, plan to walk around and discover what you love most about Key West within a few blocks walk. Choose from local and national and international cuisine, famous nightlife, craft breweries, wine tasting, homemade ice cream, boutique and souvenir shopping, art galleries, the Historic Seaport Harbor Walk, Custom House Museum, Lighthouse Museum, the Shipwreck Museum sunset sailing, reef snorkel and dive trips, Fort Zachary State Park Beach, and more.
Take the time to explore beyond the blocks immediately around the dock. Downtown Old Town Key West and the surrounding waterfront area, is where the settlers of late 1800's built the first shipping docks, warehouses, grand wooden homes and shot gun cottages that stand side-by-side as one of the largest and most impressive collection of turn-of-the-century Victorian gingerbread architecture in the United States. Today, most of these alluring structures have been restored and renovated to stand in their gleaming glory.
Restrictions: This is a SMOKE FREE house. Absolutely no pets please! We do not accept guests less than 25 years of age unless accompanied by a family group or guardian.
Notes: If you are looking to stage an event such as a wedding or reunion, please contact our staff for further information on how Sunset Key can provide you with fact sheets on available gathering and meeting facilities. This home is intended for a family, professionals and executives who are looking for a private estate home with upscale Quality Amenities.
|Aug 1, 2022 - Aug 31, 2022||$16700|
|Sep 1, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022||$15000|
|Oct 1, 2022 - Oct 31, 2022||$16700|
|Nov 1, 2022 - Nov 30, 2022||$16700|
|Dec 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022||$24600|
|Jan 1, 2023 - Jan 31, 2023||$26625|
|Feb 1, 2023 - Feb 28, 2023||$26625|
|Mar 1, 2023 - Mar 31, 2023||$26625|
|Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 30, 2023||$19750|
|May 1, 2023 - May 31, 2023||$17400|
|Jun 1, 2023 - Jun 30, 2023||$17400|
|Jul 1, 2023 - Jul 31, 2023||$17400|
|Aug 1, 2023 - Aug 31, 2023||$17400|
|Sep 1, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023||$17400|
|Oct 1, 2023 - Oct 31, 2023||$17400|
|Nov 1, 2023 - Nov 30, 2023||$17400|
|Dec 1, 2023 - Dec 31, 2023||$25875|
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“Everything was absolutely flawless and our family really enjoyed our selves can’t wait until next year.
“We have rented this house from Bill Pullman for years and his improvements were much appreciated. Everything was good, however I was not aware it was going to be available for showings. No problem, we had 2 showings durning the month, just wonder if there is unlimited times that might occur. Just asking, not a complaint. Thanks Dick
“Paige is always on her game everything was great no problems at all can’t wait until next year
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