A Touch of Paradise...Key West, pool & near beach

My Living Room at A Touch of Paradise
My Living Room at A Touch of ParadiseMartha Stewart Kitchen with Corian counters with stoolsView from Living room in to kitchenLiving room to the balconyKitchen with 2nd bedroom entryMaster opened up with balcony ...updated master bathShipyard pool with climate controlSidewalk to My Condo, down on the Right (from parking lot) Assigned parking sp.My Entry to " A Touch of Paradise" in The Shipyard at Truman Annex, Key West\\\"My Secret beach\\\" at Ft Zachary Taylor ParkThe Main Beach At Ft Zachary Taylor BeachGuest Bedroom (2nd) set up with 2 Twins2nd full bathGuest Bedroom set up with KingBeddishes, glasses, linens, appliances,all you will need for your stay...view from the street (Angela) my balcony with awningEarly Morning on Duvall StbalconyTruly PARADISE....A Friend enjoying Ft Zachary Taylor Park & BeachEntry to Shipyard Condos at Truman Annex only 2 blocks to center of Duvall St.
2 Reviews

From $228 / night

620 Thomas Street, Key West, FL 33040
A Touch of Paradise...Key West, pool & near beach
2 bedrooms
5 guests
7 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 5
Type: Condo
Per week: $1,595 - $2,795
Per month: $8,500
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Key West vacation condo rental
7 day minimum please Key West Vacation Rental
This fully furnished newly updated getaway! It is so close to all the Beach, our pool and the local Key West bars & restaurants and museums just take a short stroll or jump on a bike and a way you go...
Our gated pool is climate controlled with plenty of lounge chairs for reading that favorite book, or zoning out with your fav music and working on that Key West tan!
A car is really not necessary in Key west (though parking space for one auto is available) Bike & scooter rentals are nearby if needed. Ask me about discounts available!
This getaway has 2 bedrooms, the first Bedroom has a master balcony, a queen bed, his and her closets and it's own bath updated with new Corian counter & double sinks. The 2nd bedroom has twin beds that can be converted to a King, A large closet with shelves and drawers. Bath room has new sink & vanity. Both bedrooms have comfy mattresses, with quality bedding and linens. Mounted Flat screen TV's. French doors leading to balcony in living room & master bedroom. The kitchen is fully equipped right down to the blender. Nothing to worry about but fun in the sun! Updated Appliances, Kitchen Corian countertop & Cabinets.
Area Information
Key West is truly Paradise, My place, A Touch of Paradise, is nestled in the Truman Annex Shipyard complex. There is so much to do for everyone! My condo is centrally located to pretty near everything. Just around my neighborhood is Blue Heaven for food and drinks and music, and so is the Green Parrot Bar, famous for it's music, and then there's The Hemingway house, A tour i never get sick of, the stories they tell

2 blocks to the center of the Infamous Duvall Street, 5 blocks to Mallory Square with the Sunset celebrations are.

My favorite place to go is The Ft Zachary Taylor Beach just behind my condo...about 3-5 min by bike.

there is a corner grocer 1 block away for last minute needs.
Attractions within Walking Distance
Everything is within walking distance...2 Blocks from Duvall St.

Ft Zachary Taylor Beach and Park,
Hemingway House
Mallory Square
Nearby Restaurants
Blue Heaven
Green Parrot
then tons of restuarants ...2 blocks to Duvall St
Bikes are the best transportation (I can get you discount...Eaton Bikes)
Taxi's available
Pedi cabs
Best Time of the Year to Travel
Ideally anytime from the middle of October through end of May is GREAT!
Prime time is January - March
But great deals in August and September, it's hot!

About the owner

Owner Profile

Cindy Alves

Cindy Alves

Cindy Alves

  • Work:

    Real Estate Broker, Photographer
  • About:

    About the owner: Welcome to my 'A Touch of Paradise' I'm Cindy and I own and manage my own place...I'm from Canandaigua NY in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Country. I'm so excited that I can share my place with you...I hope you'll make my place 'Your Key West Getaway'.

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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Apr 08 2017 May 27 2017 - - $1,949 $8,500 1 Week
May 28 2017 Jul 08 2017 - - $1,849 $8,500 1 Week
Jul 09 2017 Oct 19 2017 - - $1,595 $8,500 1 Week
Oct 20 2017 Oct 30 2017 - - $2,795 $8,500 1 Week
Oct 31 2017 Dec 15 2017 - - $2,549 - 1 Week
Dec 16 2017 Jan 05 2018 - - $2,595 $8,500 1 Week
Jan 06 2018 Jan 05 2019 - - $2,549 - 1 Week
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12.5%
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Rates vary all year round please check with owner for your specific dates...anywhere from $175-350/per night 7 day minimum required Cleaning/condo Fee - $149 Now Booking 2017....Seasonal Special rates do not apply for holidays & special Key West events. Check with owner for details. prices subject to change without notice.



  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Beach Towels
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Housekeeper
  • Parking Included
  • Beach Chairs
  • Full Kitchen
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Radio
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Ice Maker
  • Stereo
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • TV (Antenna)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Oven
  • Activities

  • Pool
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (1 mile)
  • Jet Skiing
    (2 miles)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (2 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (2 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (<1 mile)
  • Winery
    (1 mile)
  • Playground
    (2 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (1 mile)
  • Canoeing
    (2 miles)
  • Tennis
    (2 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Boating
    (1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (2 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (2 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (<1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (1 mile)
  • Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Windsurfing
    (2 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Onsite POOL ...Within walking distance to Sunsets at Mallory Square, Ft Zachary Taylor Park & Beach, 1 block for famous Green Parrot Bar and Blue Heaven Restaurant, 2 blocks to center of Duvall Street, The Hemmingway house. Butterfly house, lots of Museums, Art Galleries,
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Reviews (2)

Reviews for this vacation condo rental in Key West, Florida

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2 reviews
Lynn Stewart Krieger

Paradise in Paradise

Lynn Stewart Krieger

New Bloomfield Pa

Paradise in Paradise

November 13, 2016

We stayed at Touch of paradise at teh end of Oct and into Nov. Perfert location. I have stayed in Truman Annex many times and Touch of Paradise was a wounderful Unit. Location is everything in Kw because you walk alot and this unit is close to everything. Beautifully decorated. Two bedroom , two bath made it affordable to share with another couple. It was nice to have beach towels and beach chairs. We did purchase 2 bag chairs and left them at the unit for others to use. Kitch was well stocked, would have liked one larger skillet and some covered bowels to store left overs but we made do. W/D was another plus, less packing needed. Ower was great to work with . We will be back.

Cindy Alves

Owner's reply:

Thanks Lynn for your kind words...You are welcome back anytime!

Cindy Alves

A Great Spot

Cindy Alves

Memphis, TN

A Great Spot

April 24, 2016

My husband and I have traveled a lot recently and A Touch of Paradise is not only my favorite place that we have stayed in Key West, but my favorite vacation. Cindy's condo is lovely and extremely comfortable. The swimming pool is the perfect size with just the right temperature if you want to swim. The condo is within walking distance of everything. We ate at Santiago's Bodega 3 times and it was delicious. We read, relaxed, ate and walked to our hearts' content. Cindy is a delightful "hostess" and she is very helpful.

Cindy Alves

Owner's reply:

My Client Melissa R. (Memphis TN.) wrote this...she did not have a F_Book acct. she stayed Feb 20-27, 2016

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Outstanding 5*****
Like anything in real estate it is all about location, location, location. This was close to Duval and all that it offers, yet far enough away to feel secluded when you want. The place was immaculate and welcoming. Everything you need is there. Cindy was available for any questions before and upon arrival. It was so nice relaxing in the condo when we wanted to chill for awhile after renting bikes nearby for the day or jet-skiing on another. There are so many fun things to do and wonderful places to eat in Key West. In fact, we had such a great time with our teenage girls. We already booked again with Cindy for next year!
Stayed: December 2015 Submitted: January 20, 2016Source:
Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Families with teenagers

True Paradise
This upstairs condo was perfect. It was clean, comfortable, and close to all the Key West experiences. We had a sweet family of hen and 3 chicks visit every morning for bread crumbs. The beds were more comfortable than mine here at home. My friends agree that they slept better than at home. Everything we needed was available, it was like we LIVED there. We walked to see the sunset every night either at Mallory Square or Zachary Taylor Park. The benefit of a Mallory Square sunset is the street performances. The benefit of the Zachary Taylor Park sunset was the fish around the rock mounds (if you like to snorkel). We saw hundreds of fish of all different colors and sizes. Someone was playing music on guitar. It was very peaceful. I would stay in this condo again because of all the conveniences and the feeling of home it allowed.
Stayed: July 2014Submitted: August 13, 2014

Thank you so much for the use of your beautiful condo! Truman Annex is everything you said it would be and more. So close to all the attractions--Duval St., Hemingway House, Truman's Little Whitehouse, Fort Zachary State Park and Beach. Everything we needed was at your condo. I packed too much. As usual. If we ever get to go to Key West again, you will definitely be hearing from the Littleton clan! Thanks so much.
Stayed: October 2014Submitted: October 14, 2014

Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers

Paradise for sure!!!!
What can I say....your condo was amazing!!! It is decorated beautifully....very tropical and comfortable!! We were all taken back when we walked in....it looked exactly like the pictures you posted. Sitting on the balcony every morning and evening while we enjoyed our beverages was awesome. The location of the condo is perfect....within walking distance to everything. As far as we're concerned your Condo and the Truman Annex is the perfect place to stay while in Key West!!
Stayed: October 2014 Submitted: November 8, 2014

This is exactly what we hoped for, in every way! Thank you Cindy!
We just arrived home from Key West Vacation Rental "A Touch of Paradise"!! Absolutely recommend this place to everyone! Especially families! Cindy (the owner) is so easy to work with, so friendly and accomidating! The Best part, (besides the surroundings...) we needed NOTHING! One quick stop to the grocery store and we were set, all 10 days we stayed! Her 2 bedroom home is close to everything, clean & beautiful! HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! We will never do a hotel again!
Stayed: December 2014Submitted: December 21, 2014

Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers

Christmas in Paradise!
Thanks Cindy....we enjoyed every minute! Your shipyard condo was terrific. Very relaxing, everything we needed, and great location! Kids loved the beach!

Happy New Year!
Stayed: December 2014Submitted: December 28, 2014

Great location!
We enjoyed everything about our Key West vacation! The condo was in a perfect location...we were able to walk everywhere, so no parking hassles! Cindy was so easy to work with, and we would rent her beautiful unit again!

Thanks, Cindy!
Stayed: January 2015Submitted: February 10, 2015
Recommended for: Sightseeing, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Age 55+

Wonderful Location - Great Little Condo
Key West was our destination for a much needed girls trip with friends coming from different parts of the country. I told Cindy I wanted a good location so a car would not be required. A good layout for relaxing. And, of course, pool access. Check on all fronts. We rented bikes for the week and it was perfect. The condo is a great upstairs corner unit and the proximity to Duval Street couldn't be better. I highly recommend it.
Stayed: May 2015Submitted: June 12, 2015
Recommended for: Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Age 55+, Romantic getaway

Cindy was very helpful and timely whe responding to emails and phone calls. The condo was absolutely beautiful and spotless. It was extremely comfortable and provided us with all that we would ever need! The location is perfect walking distance to Duval street and the State Park! I will definitely stay here in the future!!!!!
Stayed: July 2015Submitted: August 3, 2015
Recommended for: Girls getaway

20th Anniversary
everything you needed

could not have asked for a better place beds pillows extremely comfortablevery private cozymoney well spent great locationwould definitely recommend thanks Cindy
Stayed: June 2015Submitted: August 3, 2015
Recommended for: Families with young children, Pet owners, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers

Loves the Bikes
Had a terrific time! Condo was as cute as a button! Weather was hot, hot, hot! Which was perfect for us American' escaping Canada! The condo had everything we needed for cooking, laundry, etc. Pool was nice and people there were friendly. We enjoyed biking around Key West! We would recommend that and the Ernest Hemingway House! Overall a terrific experience ! Thank you Cindy!
Stayed: July 2015Submitted: August 10, 2015
Recommended for: Girls getaway, Tourists without a car

Felt like I was at home from the minute I walked in the door! Everything was so comfortable and clean, I was able to relax completely. The bed and pillows were so comfy my old back didn't hurt a bit. Location can't be beat! I was traveling alone and felt completely safe. You're close to everything but far enough away to still be a very peaceful retreat. I took a cab from airport and rented a bike for the week. I called the bike rental shortly after arriving and my bike was delivered within minutes. Not a fan of swimming pools, but the pool was an exception to this for me. Again, very clean and no qualms about taking a dip! A Touch of Paradise is absolutely hands down the most enjoyable accommodations I've ever had for a vacation! Cindy is awesome and so easy to work with! Thank you for allowing me the use of your lovely place! I hope to return next year! :)
Stayed: September 2015 Submitted: November 14, 2015
Recommended for: Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers

"I cannot believe it has taken me this long to write a review, so here it goes... First of all, I cannot say enough nice things about Cindy, the owner. She is AMAZING! Her condo is also AMAZING! It's close enough to walk everywhere! Cindy was nice enough to help secure us a discount on bike rentals, but we never even used it. The condo itself is very comfortable and literally has everything you will need. The Green Parrot was a favorite hangout of ours while we were there, and it is literally a block away. The beach at Zachary Taylor Park is also gorgeous! We had a blast watching sunsets at Mallory Square. Go to Charlie Mac's for BBQ that is out of this world (and we are from Texas, so we know our BBQ!). The condo is literally the perfect location for all of Key West and it is beautiful and comfortable! We will definitely be back! The only thing we will have to worry about are dates booking up because we don't want to stay anywhere else in Key West!" 8/5/13

"The condo was immaculate! Very clean and had everything that we needed. It was perfectly located too. We had bikes delivered (the owner negotiated a discounted rate) to the condo and and we had a blast exploring the island. The condo is in a gated community with a nice pool and the owner even had it stocked with floats and beach towels. She even had beach chairs that we took to the beach at Fort Zachary state park. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. We will be back!
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car." 9/10/13

"Beautifully decorated and very comfortable, we would highly recommend Cindy and Mike's condo for your Key West vacation! Their location is perfect to walk (as we did) to Duval St, Mallory Square and Zachary Taylor beach. Plenty of restaurants and watering holes are close. Yet we were far enough away from Duval St to be totally isolated from the noise of the motorcycle weekend downtown. Their brand new kitchen was great for cocktail hour, meal prep and dining. It was our first Key West visit and Cindy shared some local knowledge recommending touring sites, activities and "must go" places for happy hours and dining. We visited Dry Tortugas, the Little Whitehouse, Hemmingway's house and the Butterfly Conservatory. But we always looked forward to recharging our energy back at this relaxing home. Cindy had thought of everything for our comfort including beach chairs and rain umbrellas. We'll stay here again on our return to KW. Thank you for sharing your Florida home with us Mike & Cindy."10/3//13

"Condo was Very clean and comfortable. Great location to walk where ever you want to go. I recommend this property for your vacation!! Can't wait to go back. Owner was very easy to contact and condo was just like described. Thanks" 11/15/13

"This was our first trip to Key West and we are talking about going back! We rented bikes for the week and the first day we knew this condo is in the best location to enjoy everything Key West has to offer. The condo is even nicer than the photos, it is big, very clean and is stocked with so much more that most vacation rentals. The beach, Duval St, food, shopping & sightseeing are really close and accessible form the condo. We have been home for about a week and have recommended it to 3 friends already!" 12/1/13

"Our family of 4 recently stayed at this condo. It was absolutely amazing and Cindy was extremely helpful! Every detail of the unit was immaculate and nothing was left out. Beds were extremely comfortable and location was perfect. We will definitely stay here again, can't wait to return!" 12/16/13

"Great location, within walking distance to major attractions, very clean and well set up. Owner is great to work with." 2/10/14

We just got back from Key West, so sad to be home. Cindy's condo was perfect, we could walk to everything, pool was warm and her place is nicely decorated. Great to have 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer and nice balcony. We had a few glitches but Cindy very quickly corrected , I will definitely stay there again. 3/09/14

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Q: What makes my vacation rental special?
A: Location, Location, location! also the Decor. Everything is updated and supplied with everything I would want when I come for my "Key West Getaways". It's also hard to find a 2 bedroom 2 BATH... Also I like the upstairs so I don't have people running back & forth or stomping over my head.
Q: What's the coolest nearby activity?
A: Well ...turn one direction and the Ft Zachary Taylor Beach is there , turn another and Duvall Street is 2 blocks for cocktails & amazing restaurants, turn another and you head down to Mallory Square for Sunset activities.

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Cindy Alves

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More about the owner
  • Work:

    Real Estate Broker, Photographer
  • About:

    About the owner: Welcome to my 'A Touch of Paradise' I'm Cindy and I own and manage my own place...I'm from Canandaigua NY in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Country. I'm so excited that I can share my place with you...I hope you'll make my place 'Your Key West Getaway'.

    Why the Owner Chose Truman...
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