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A Touch of Bermuda at Truman Annex

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Last updated: 09/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Truman Annex cottage description

Envision yourself relaxing in a beautiful wood framed conch cottage with overhead fans lazily turning below the sloping tin roof in the heart of Old Town in Key West. This is the best value in Key West as it is no cookie cutter small rental condo but a private home in the Shipyard section of the Truman Annex with its gated entrance and 24 hour security. Our Bermuda-style cottage is steps away from sunning yourself on the beach, at the pool or enjoying the excitement of Duval Street with its many award winning restaurants, unique shops, creative art galleries, lively bars and bawdy night clubs. The famed Mallory Square and the water activities are also a short walk away. And value? How about free reserved and secure parking? High speed internet connection and a beach pass for your entire group to the Ft Zachary Taylor State Park beach?.

We also offer themed getaways for your honeymoon; anniversary; birthday or a week of romance.

We know you will enjoy our home as well as Key West. On my living room walls are paintings I have purchased in Cuba from my humanitarian and education trips to the island. The colorful and yet relaxing paint hues on the wall are from my visits to Bermuda which is why I call my vacation home 'A Touch of Bermuda in Key West'.

Pets by special permission. No short weekend stays. It's not permitted by home owner association rules.

The Truman Annex is a former Naval base in the heart of Old Town in Key West. President Harry Truman used to vacation here so this residential complex is named after him. There is a wonderful tour available in the home he used as his summer residence. Duval Street is two blocks away. The pool is 100+ steps out my back garden gate down a pebble path. The best beach in Key West, Ft. Zachary Taylor State Park is within walking distance and I have a beach pass for your stay. The famed sunsets at Mallory Square are short walk away as are the many tourist attractions such as Hemingway House; the Aquarium and Mel Fisher's Treasure Museum. And if water sports are your thing, the snorkel, scuba and fishing trips all start at the local pier within walking distance of my cottage.

Golf: There is an 18 hole golf course in Key West which is open to the public. It's not Pebble Beach or Augusta National but you can keep your game up to snuff by playing a new course. The links are within a short drive from my cottage but alas, this is one attraction not in walking distance. Good luck in breaking par.

Other Activities: Some really fine dining at award winning restaurants. On the walls of my living room, I have a painting of the Blue Heaven restaurant, one of my very favorites. It is quintessential Key West.





Keywords: Cottage;Townhome, vacation home

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility:

            I can't officially call my home ADA approved but there are no stairs to get into the front door from the sidewalk and since there is a bathroom and bedroom on the ground floor, this can work for some handicapped persons....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            I have two daughters so how could my home not be kid friendly. I have board games, movies for young ones and cards. I hope your kids will be outside most of the time but I do have these indoor activities....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            But feel free to enjoy a smoke on the back deck or front porch....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Dogs yes. Porcupines no. Sorry for that pointed comment....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            You must be 25 years old to sign the contract to stay....moreless

          • Nude Beach

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Other (See Description)

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          • King size beds (1) Besides the high thread count sheets and pillow cases, the mattress with a cover is as comfortable as they come., Twin or Single Beds (2) These really are 3/4 beds as part of a trundle bed. Very comfortable mattresses and high thread count sheets. You deserve the best., Baby Cribs (1) It's sort of a hybrid padded playpen and crib. Many a family have told me this worked very well for their baby or young toddler., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) I know. You remember the iron bar poking you in the back. Well there is an iron bar but the mattress is extra thick so you'll sleep the night away. The high thread count sheets won't hurt either....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

            If you don't find everything you need, let me know. I try and have little touches from the deveiner for the Key West Pink Shrimp to an egg slicer....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            I know you're not on vacation to cook BUT my fully equipped kitchen will allow you to make that gourmet meal to celebrate some special occasion....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            Look in my Yellow Pages. If you want to be figuratively and literally catered to on your vacation, there are services in town who will do so....moreless

          • Dining:

            There is a formal inside dining room that can seat four to six people OR a round table for dining on the back deck. Your choice....moreless

          • Microwave:

            It's 1000 watts so you don't have to wait long for the popcorn to pop or the leftovers to be heated....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            There's an ice maker so you have the ice you need for margaritta's and pina coladas....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            If you want CLEAN dishes and glasses, please test out my dishwasher...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            It's central air that has a heating option if you happen to have a cold snap at night although 'cold' means in the 60's in Key West...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            This is a brand new full size front loader washer, not some little apartment unit....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            New full size front loading dryer so you can actually dry all your clothes at once...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            You have reserved and secure parking which is steps away from my back garden gate....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            You deserve the best so I hope the 800 thread count linens reflect that...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Ceiling Fans, Hair Dryer, Blender, Coffee Grinder, Spices, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Iron & Board, Lobster Pot and a popcorn maker....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                Movies on DVD and VCR will entertain you or your children in case of rain (which the Chamber of Commerce tries to limit only in the middle of the night)...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (3) The cable selections include local Key West information channels that highlight many of the wonders of our island....moreless

              • Television:

                There are flat screen TV's with cable in the living room and both bedrooms....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                If calling locally in Monroe County, you don't need to use the 305 area code. Not many towns can make that claim anymore...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                The password is printed on my router....moreless

              • Broadband Access

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Most private pools in Key West are about as big as a large bathtub. This shared pool in Shipyard is heated and is a very nice size. Plus you get to chat with other visitors who can tip you off to a good restaurant...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Perfect to entertain yourselves or guests. The table can sit up to six people and you can eat out every night if you choose. But if it rains, I do have the formal dining room inside....moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Well it's really my front porch with comfortable chairs to have a glass of wine and say hello to the passerbyes....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    It's a large gas grill perfect to cook what you may catch in the waters around the island....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Cycling
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Swimming
                  • Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Groceries
                  • Tennis
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Hiking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Paragliding
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Boating
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Synagogues
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Arboretum
                  • Festivals
                  • Ruins
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Photography
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shopping
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                   

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                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,100 $7,500
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Tax Rate 12.5%

                  Notes:

                  The cleaning fees are included in the rental price. If there is excessive cleaning needed, I take the charges from my houskeeper from the deposit.

                  A refundable deposit takes property off the rental market. The rent itself is due 60 days before you arrive. You can pay either by credit card through Pay Pal or by personal check.


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                  Last updated: 09/18/2014
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                  Location

                  • Blue Heaven

                    "If you want a quintessential Key West atmosphere and eat wonderful Caribbean food served by ..."

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                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Key West International Airport EYW
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  To and from Marco Island and Ft. Myers
                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Route 1 heading to Miami and points north
                  800 Metres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Ft. Zachary Taylor State Park beach
                  300 Metres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Green Parrot
                  2.5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Key West golf course on Stock Island
                  300 Metres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Blue Heaven

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  The Shipyard section of The Truman Annex is THE best place to stay in Key West. Duval Street is two blocks away and the best beach in Key West, Ft. Zachary Taylor State Park is about 800 yards in the other direction. Everything you want to see or do is within an easy walk.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: I'm a semi retired guy who was in the television and marketing/public relations industry and is now a professional character actor/singer on stage and I teach Marketing and Public Relations at a university in Boston, MA every Fall. My oldest daughter was married here in Key West and it's a special place for me.

                  Why the Owner Chose Truman Annex:
                  I always had TAE (Truman Annex envy) when my two daughters and I were visitors and renters in Key West. I vowed I'd live here one day and when I sold my public relations firm in 1999, I bought a small two bedroom,one bath condo and later this much larger two bedroom, two bathroom cottage. I am in Key West at least six months a year and rent out my home when I am not in town.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  A Touch of Bermuda in Key West is my 'friend with benefits' as everything I want to see or do is within walking or biking distance. One couldn't ask for more.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Links to more information:

                   

                  Photos

                  • Welcome to our Bermuda-style cottage in the Truman Annex

                    Welcome to our Bermuda-style cottage in the Truman Annex

                  • Enjoy my indoor dining room

                    Enjoy my indoor dining room

                  • And the double sink bath is for your enjoyment.

                    And the double sink bath is for your enjoyment.

                  • Two 3/4 beds in the downstairs bedroom are super comfortable

                    Two 3/4 beds in the downstairs bedroom are super comfortable

                  • While you relax outside, enjoy our tropical garden

                    While you relax outside, enjoy our tropical garden

                  • Our nice sized Pool is steps away down the pebble path.There's WIFI signal there

                    Our nice sized Pool is steps away down the pebble path.There's WIFI signal there

                  • Welcome to my living room with the stairs leading to the master beroom.

                    Welcome to my living room with the stairs leading to the master beroom.

                  • You'll love the king bed with a VERY comfortable mattress & high thread sheets

                    You'll love the king bed with a VERY comfortable mattress & high thread sheets

                  • Here's the view of the living/dining room from top of the stairs.

                    Here's the view of the living/dining room from top of the stairs.

                  • Your culinary talents will be supported by my fully equipped kitchen

                    Your culinary talents will be supported by my fully equipped kitchen

                  • If you want to cook your catch of the day, my new grill will make that possible

                    If you want to cook your catch of the day, my new grill will make that possible

                  • The nearby Ft. Zachary Taylor State Park Beach You can snorkel by the rocks.

                    The nearby Ft. Zachary Taylor State Park Beach You can snorkel by the rocks.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, August 24, 2014

                  $2,100 per week (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 09/18/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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