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USA Florida Key West Old Town Key West Listing #10822

Tropical Retreat - Key West, FL

41 reviews
Max occupancy: 8 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms 2 dog max  (30 lb weight limit) 
519 Catherine Street, Key West, FL 33040

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Tropical family-friendly home w/private pool, 1/2 block from Duval St. - dogs ok

Immerse yourself in the island lifestyle when you book this Key West accommodation, comprised of a two-bedroom house and a separate one-bedroom pool house. Featuring a private heated pool at no additional fee, a private parking spot, and an outdoor shower, this home gives you the chance to unwind.

Located just over three blocks from the southernmost point in the continental United States landmark, and close to art galleries and gourmet dining on upper Duval Street, this home puts you right in the middle of the action. Walk just four blocks to the beach! Two dogs are allowed for a nightly fee.

Kick back under the blossoming bougainvillea and let the day slip away as you relax on the deck. Connect to the free WiFi and stream some music while you float in the private heated pool.

Inside this bungalow-style home, you'll find 12-foot high ceilings and sun-filled rooms. Let the private washer/dryer clean your swimsuits, then get to work on a tasty dish in charming checkerboard kitchen and surf the cable channels. End the day with a cocktail out on the patio as you revel in the quiet peace of Key West.

Treat yourself to this Key West home.

*Please note you must be 25 or older to make a reservation on this property.*

*Please note that last-minute bookings cannot be made online. Call Vacasa for details.* A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.

Property permit ID: 25230-28414




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Kitchen & dining






Internet : Comcast


Cable : Comcast

Wireless router

On-site activities

Pool : Private

Heated pool


Gas grill : Private


Beach towels


Enclosed yard

41 reviews

Larry H. Feb 2020
Great little home located steps off Duval Street. 3 bedroom 3 1/2 bath home with pool. This home is located in a very nice and quiet neighborhood. 2 bedrooms are located inside the home and the third steps away in the pool cottage. All of the bedrooms and additional rooms were very nice and clean
Dionne W. Feb 2020
Booked this place for a quick girl’s trip with friends. It was a very nice house with all the amenities we wanted for a great time: a nice warm pool, a patio where we could hang outside, lots of space and bathrooms (which is important for comfort!), and close to all the bars and restaurants on Duval. The only thing that was “bad” (and it really wasn’t) was how loud the central air system was - but that actually worked in our favor because there are a lot of chickens roaming around the neighborhood and so it helped with drowning them out in the early morning! If you’re a light sleeper, just bring earplugs! Other than that, it was a great place. We’d definitely stay again and highly recommend!
Nathan V. Jan 2020
Amazing location right off Duval. We loved the pool and backyard area, it was perfect for our group of 7. 10/10 would recommend and go back.
larry O. Jan 2020
Loved the location and character of the home, especially the backyard pool, it was like our own private oasis. Our only issue was poor WiFi, it worked OK in the morning, but had little to know service in the afternoon. Otherwise, not complaints, would definitely recommend and stay there again.
Rebecca R. Dec 2019
The positives.....We loved the location! Close to Duval Street and the beach. The house itself was comfortable though definitely needs TLC. Any calls to the Management Company were quickly answered and responded to. I would suggest having the local PM number posted by the key as we had to go online to find it. Loved having a washer and dryer. There are no basic condiments, salt and pepper, sugar, coffee filters in the house so put that on the grocery list. Great front porch swing though there are no cushions for it. The 3rd bedroom is separate from the house which worked out great for us but not if you need the room for little ones.

The negatives.....We rented the house Sunday - Saturday. The pool was in HORRIBLE condition and could not be used until the day before we left. It definitely needs to be resurfaced!! The office was going to credit us a nominal amount for the days which we couldn't use the pool which I wasn't expecting but appreciated the offer. Furniture has seen better days, some of the pool furniture was broken and unusable, lots of rotted wood around. Definitely a rental house. For over $8,000 for the week, I would expect the house to be in better condition.

I would rent the house again but at a much lower price.
Manager response:
We appreciate you leaving your review with us, Rebecca. We do not leave anything edible in the kitchen for safety purposes and apologize if this was an inconvenience for you. The pool is cleaned on a weekly schedule, and we will be replacing the worn pool furniture as needed. Thank you for choosing Vacasa!
Jane S. Dec 2019
Quiet neighborhood close to all the action. House worked great with en suite bedrooms for all. Great to have pool where we spent most of our time.
Brad M. Oct 2019
Location close to Duval, restaurants, and other conveniences. Great layout with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths! High ceiling and ceiling fans in every room a real plus.
Joseph H. Sep 2019
The property was great it had everything we needed !
Julie B. Sep 2019
Tropical Retreat was a great home away from home during our week in Key West. Even during the threat of hurricane Dorian, we had a wonderful time.
We had a few issues with the internet, but they were out right away to fix the issue. We mentioned an issue with the sink drain while they were there and they had someone out the same day. We couldn't have asked for better service.
A couple things to keep in mind that surprised us.
If you are using the kitchen, there are NO basic food supplies. We bought salt and pepper, coffee and filters, along with other basics we needed. We left them there, but would assume by how bare things were, they won't be left in the house.
If you are going with a group of people, only 2 bedrooms have blow dryers. Make sure that the people in the middle room have a dryer or be comfortable sharing 1 in the other bedroom or cottage. Not the end of the world. :)
Also, they bring extra towels. You don't have to use the washer tablets to do them. A HUGE bag will be left on the front porch if you stay a week.
The pool was great. Break open a coconut if you can. They are delicious!
We will certainly be back to rent Tropical Retreat!
Kimberly M. Aug 2019
Recently stayed at “Tropical Retreat” in Key West and what an awesome stay it was. In a world of so many scams, I was very nervous about booking a home especially when collecting from a group. Booking through Vacasa gave me peace of mind that we would really have a house upon arrival. The pictures do not do this home justice and I can’t tell you how amazing it was to have the private pool after walking Duval everyday! The tropical greenery surrounding the yard made it feel extra secluded. Every room had its own bathroom which goes a long way when you have 8 people getting ready at the same time. There was plenty of room without feeling like we were on top of each other. I would highly recommend this home and Vacasa and would certainly stay again!
Patricia P. Apr 2019
I loved the house, it was perfect for our group and very comfortable. We could walk to almost everything. We loved hanging out in the pool in the afternoon and evening.
We we first arrived, there were a few issues, but i called and everything got immediate attention and were handled that day. The only thing that did not, is a new ceiling fan for one of the bedrooms that required approval of the owner.
We enjoyed the chickens, all the local restaurants, and local places to see. Weather was perfect all week. just loved it.
Garrett A. Apr 2019
Came with a group of 6 people and it was a perfect long weekend getaway. House was a clean and perfect for out group. Would definitely stay again!
Shari L. Jan 2019
This house is a perfect getaway to Key West. It has that Keys charm with a heated pool and 1/2 block from Duval. We rented a golf cart and it fit perfect in their gated yard. Look forward to going back soon.
George A. Nov 2018
Nice location. Clean and cozy. Private pool. Not enough outdoor furniture for 6 guests.
Cassandra R. Oct 2018
The rooms each with their own bathroom was perfect. Pool was lovely. BBQ need to be fixed.
Erik S. Sep 2018
The Good: The house has ample room for guests, a decent sized pool, and is a good “in-between” spot for those that want to be near Duval, but not too close.

The Bad: The property definitely needs some repairs and updating. There was also a bug infestation on the property during our stay, where insects got into our bedding, towels, luggage, clothes, cabinets, etc.
Manager response:
The caterpillars this guest encountered are Royal Poinciana Caterpillars - it is usually about 10 years between outbreaks. We are sorry to see this was bothersome to our guest.
Alexander H. Jul 2018
House is lovely and in an excellent location. Local staff were helpful. Two items need help: Back door is difficult to lock and poses a security risk. Also, pool is under trees and quickly fills with leaves and turns green. Vacasa needs to have more frequent pool service.
Manager response:
The trees have been trimmed back, and if this doesn't solve the problem, we will increase our pool service. Thank you!
Brandon K. Jul 2018
My Family of 8 stayed comfortably in there. We enjoyed every bit of our stay. We will be staying there again. Good location, Quiet Street, Everything we needed to have a good time.
Thomas M. Jul 2018
Super convenient
Super clean
Pool and grill is a definite bonus!!
Not a complaint, but a suggestion - add a full length mirror 😎
Rob N. Jun 2018
This is our second time staying at Tropical Retreat. The house itself is in excellent condition and very comfortable. It easily sleeps 6 adults with plenty of room to spare. It has quick access to Duval street, but removed enough that it's nice a quiet at night time. The pool is just icing on the cake for this place! I highly recommend staying here.
Shirley G. Jun 2018
The house was well maintained and suited our needs perfectly - having the separate little cottage was perfect right the pool and smoke space for two cars.
Constance G. Jun 2018
Close to Duval but quiet except when trash trucks arrived each morning. House spacious. Needs a little attention but not bad for a beach island rental. Nice to have a private pool. Could also use some attention. Outside shower not functional. Door frame hanging off wall. Good basic starter supplies—toilet paper, dish washing tablets, lots of towels. Some coffee. Really would have been nice to have salt/pepper/sugar packets.
Manager response:
The outdoor shower will be torn down and rebuilt this summer. Thanks!
Gale R. Apr 2018
We loved key west. But the house we stayed in needs TLC.
John H. Mar 2018
Great people, great property !
Paula B. Mar 2018
The home was roomy with the perfect location and parking for at least one car possibly two. It needs a little TLC, but was clean and the housekeeping came everyday. The pool was a total added bonus. Sleeps six comfortably. If more people, will need roll away or two - the pullout sofa was broken. - would definitely stay again! The added bonus of free shuttle service from Key West Rentals was a nice surprise!!
Jerry S. Mar 2018
We were on a journey to find the best key lime martini. The martinis we taste tested were slightly different, but all were excellent. Our recommendations: White Tarpon (down by Mallory Square), Mangoes and Nine One Five. We loved the cozy vibe of the bar at Nine One Five. But the White Tarpon and their friendly bartenders is one of our favorites.
Wayne G. Feb 2018
House was great for our family. The pool was wonderful as well as the private room by the pool.
Henry S. Jan 2018
House is large, clean and well located.

Staff was helpful but having all calls go through the Portland Oregon office slowed response or caused a complete break in communications. All the written information provided about the house included only the Portland number. When I finally got the local number, it always rolled over to Portland anyway and I would have to hope for a call back.

Pool was a little dirty, just from things falling from trees. An information sheet on the house's refrigerator indicated it is cleaned on Mondays. It wasn't bad enough to call about, but nobody came to clean it on Monday.
Manager response:
We are sorry to see this guest found it difficult to reach us. The pool servicing day has been changed, and we have updated that information in the house. Guests are always welcome to call for additional pool cleanings since the abundance of foliage does cause a lot of debris to end up in the pool. Thanks!
Kevin K. Dec 2017
We loved this house-the pool area and the location were just perfect. There is room for 2 cars in the off-street parking which was a bonus. We had an awesome time and will stay here again!
Brenda S. Dec 2017
Everything about this property was incredible. Convenient location, walk or bike to everything. Place was very clean with more than ample supply of towels & blankets. It was nice to have a day or 2 worth of cleaning supplies, paper towels, toilet paper.
Jennifer K. Dec 2017
Our group had an amazing time celebrating a 50th birthday party. I would recommend this property for couples traveling together, as there are 3 private bedrooms and bathrooms. Very clean, great location, wonderful service!!
Jacalyn H. Dec 2017
So convenient to everything we wanted to see & restaurants.
James H. Nov 2017
This house is lovely and quaint! It had everything we needed and was in a perfect location for our stay. Not too far away but not in the middle of all the bars and noise. Would definitely recommend here and would love to stay again.