A Touch of Bermuda at Truman Annex
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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'.
The bedroom configuration is the best. The master bedroom suite is upstairs and separate from the downstairs bedroom and bathroom. Both parties have great privacy by not sharing a bathroom between two bedrooms.
You will want to be outside much of the time so sit on my front porch facing picturesque Southard St. and say hello to your neighbors. Or for privacy, the very large back deck with comfortable chairs for reading and a dining table for six for a relaxing dinner under the stars is just the ticket.
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.
Come on down.
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- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
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
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
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- 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
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
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- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Nude Beach
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
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- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
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- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Stove:
- Catering Available:
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- Ice Maker
You shouldn't have to buy spices, salt, pepper, sugar, sweetener, mustard, mayonaise, olive oil and the like so you don't. I have these items stocked unless the previous guest cooked for a crowd....moreless
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $350
- Pet Fee $50 + tax
- Tax Rate 12.5%
The cleaning fees are included in the rental price. If there is excessive cleaning needed such as from pets, I take the additional charges for 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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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.
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.
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Welcome to our Bermuda-style cottage in the Truman Annex
Enjoy my indoor dining room
And the double sink bath is for your enjoyment.
Two 3/4 beds in the downstairs bedroom are super comfortable
While you relax outside, enjoy our tropical garden
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.
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.
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
The nearby Ft. Zachary Taylor State Park Beach You can snorkel by the rocks.
This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Thursday, November 26, 2015
- Property typeCottage
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