Quiet, Beautiful Truman Annex 2 BR End-Unit Old Town
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Truman Annex condo description
Rooster Retreat is a quiet 2 BR / 1 BA end-unit offering a private, large deck with a Weber gas grill and lush landscaping. This ground floor condo is very clean, and has well-appointed bedrooms which have been recently updated with beautiful linens, art work and comfortable beds. The new and open kitchen with quartzite countertops, beautiful lighting and seating for four is stylish and functional. A washer/dryer are located within the unit for your convenience. The fully equipped kitchen, pots & pans, towels & linens and central air conditioning provide all the amenities you want for long- and short-term stays.
You'll also enjoy a comfortable leather couch in the living room with a 32' flat screen TV, secure wireless WIFI and stereo system with IPOD docking and CD player.
Rooster Retreat is within easy walking and biking distance to everything Old Town Key West has to offer, including Fort Zachary Beach and a one minute walk to the Truman Annex pool. Our condo is outfitted with beach towels, beach chairs, a cooler, etc. We also have designated on-site parking, although it's likely you will not need (or want) to get in your car while you're here.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street:
- Linens Provided:
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
- Deepsea Fishing
- Medical Services
- Water Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Our condo is in the heart of old town Key West. Enjoy a three minute walk to Blue Heaven Restaurant, La Creperie, Green Parrot, along with taking in the sights, sounds, and characters on Duval Street. You are a short walk or bike ride from exciting Mallory Square where sunset is celebrated every evening, or walk out behind our complex to appreciate a low-key, quiet sunset from the Coast Guard pier. You are also minutes from Fort Zachary beach....moreless
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Great location!! Has everything!
Great location!! Has everything!
We loved the Rooster Retreat! Thank you Marie & Tom for sharing your home. Marie was SUPER easy to contact, and very helpful with Key West info. Great location - only a couple blocks off Duval St. Just a short walk from the crowds. Loved the private deck, gas grill, beach towels & chairs, washer & dryer. Home is decorated very tastefully and everything is super clean. Will definitely stay there again. Can't wait to go back!
- Guest Sue B. (South Carolina)
- Date of stay 09/22/13
- Review Submitted 10/07/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Sue, I'm so glad that you and your husband found our condo online and chose to stay at our place. It sounds like you did it all and certainly the unexpected surprise of bike week and all added a great twist to your birthday week. We look forward to hearing from you again next summer.
My wife and I stayed at Rooster's Retreat for a week in August. This location was great! We arrived during lobster fest and we were maybe a block or two from Duval. We visit Key West at least once a year, and have always rented bikes, but this location was the best yet. No need for bikes at all. This is an end unit so it was not a noisy as previous places we have stayed, and the condo had everything we needed while we were there. Very clean and well maintained and the owners Tom and Marie were very helpful. We will certainly stay here again.
- Guest Justin C.
- Date of stay 08/10/13
- Review Submitted 08/26/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Thank you Justin for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed yourself and put our condo at the top of your list for places to stay in Key West. Come back again!
My family and I really enjoyed staying at Rooster Retreat. We have vacationed in Key West annually for 5 years, and this is by far our favorite place to stay. Communication with the owner was easy. The condo is beautifully updated. The bedding was very comfortable. Everything was modern and clean. We loved the outdoor patio for drying our scuba gear and cleaning the beach gear. The location is convenient to Ft. Zachary Taylor (the best beach in the Keys), restaurants and shopping. We will return!
- Guest Scuba Mom (Virginia)
- Date of stay 07/20/13
- Review Submitted 08/02/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you Melissa for staying at our place and really nice compliments. Looking forward to hearing from you again for next year's trip!
Great stay at Rooster Retreat!
Great stay at Rooster Retreat!
Are you looking for a quiet retreat that's affordable and located in a walking distance of the popular Duval St., Mallory Square, or a beach? This retreat provides it all and is located within the heart of Key West. The couple that owns this wonderful condo really tries to ensure that you have a wonderful stay. The greatest thing for us besides the roosters was the grill. Key West isn't affordable when it comes to eating out, so we went out and bought groceries for the week to save money. While we were unsure of what was included in the condo, we were able to cook every meal without worrying about not having the proper supplies. It's also on a corner lot, which makes it more private because you don't have constant people walking by the condo (we walked by a lot of porches on our way). The condo also provides bikes which would be useful by we actually didn't use the bikes at all because we were able to walk everywhere within 5 minutes. We also drove to Ft. Zachary beach because it was cheaper and located right behind the condo. Overall, if you want an affordable condo with a peaceful stay located in the heart of Key West, then you found the right place. Don't forget to read the review book because it provides a lot of ideas of things to do. Blue heaven is right down the street but be prepared to pay a hefty price!
- Guest Vic (Ohio)
- Date of stay 06/08/13
- Review Submitted 06/17/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you so much for staying at our place. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves. Thanks also for all the nice compliments on the condo. Just to clarify, we unfortunately do not offer bikes with the condo rental. But highly recommend Eaton Bikes for bike rentals, they even deliver them to your doorstep! Tell them we sent you and ask for the 'local' discount.
This was a very clean property. Comfortable beds. Within walking distance of everything. Nice outside deck for relaxing. Quiet, gated location. Plenty of beach towels, chairs, and umbrella. Great communication with the owners. All kitchen necessities. Parking. Everything we needed was covered.
- Guest Melissa (Washington, WV)
- Date of stay 05/11/13
- Review Submitted 05/20/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car, families with young children.
Owner response: We are happy to hear you had a nice time and used the pool and went to the beach!
The Rooster Retreat accomodations were clean and appropriately furnished for our needs. All but one of our activities was within walking distance of the condo including Fort Zachary Beach. The owners of the condo provided chairs and beach towels which was a huge savings on rental of these items. If your a nature lover I would recommend the Botonical gardens and the Butterfly Conservatory. Like to cook? Get your fresh seafood and grill it on the deck of the condo.
- Guest Belle (Westminster, Md.)
- Date of stay 05/04/13
- Review Submitted 05/15/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Lura, we are so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Thank you for staying at the Rooster Retreat.
Best Owner on VRBO, Best spot on Key West!
Best Owner on VRBO, Best spot on Key West!
This condo was the absolute perfect location! We were able to be close enough to the action yet we came home to a quiet oasis. We walked everywhere...no need for cabs or cars! Marie is the most kind considerate owner I have ever rented from on VRBO! She went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. Loved having all the beach towels and chairs to use! You will not be disappointed with your stay at rooster retreat! I highly recommend staying here!!
- Guest Love Reunion! (Tampa, Florida)
- Date of stay 04/06/13
- Review Submitted 04/18/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with young children.
Owner response: Heather, thank you so much for choosing our place. We appreciate your wonderful review. We hope you'll be back soon. Best wishes and thanks to you and your family for serving our country.
This was our first trip to Key West we are thrilled with our choice of places to stay. Not only is this condo warm and inviting, but we felt very safe in this gated area. The location is close to all the action, but also close to Zachary Park, swimming in the Gulf, and in the middle of beautiful walking and biking byways. We like the end unit because it has extra light. One thing we do have to mention, we were unaware that the roosters crow throughout the day - it was a blast
- Guest Joyce (Ohio)
- Date of stay 01/19/13
- Review Submitted 01/23/13
Owner response: Thank you for your stay at our place. There are so many things to do in Key West and certainly the roosters add to the charm of the place. Safe travels.
Did the Key West Ironman and stayed here. perfect location and quiet.. Came early and left late and the owner was very fair about that..
- Guest Ironman (Missouri)
- Date of stay 01/07/13
- Review Submitted 01/21/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car, families with young children.
Nicely appointed condo!
Nicely appointed condo!
We stayed in Marie and Tom's condo the first week of December. Marie was very accommodating, easy to communicate with, and very helpful in recommending restaurants, etc. The condo is central located, a few blocks off Duval. We didn't rent a car, or bikes, so did a lot of walking! The best restaurants are just blocks away - Blue Heaven for the all around best dining experience, La Creperie for breakfast/lunch, Santiago Bodega for tapas, and Kelly's for happy hour and a beautiful dining garden (food good too!) The condo is immaculately kept, very nice furnishings - nice shower, comfortable beds, great ceiling fans. Although we didn't use it, the kitchen is nicely equipped. Being an artist, I appreciated a couple of pieces of original art on the walls - especially the roosters watercolor. BTW, there are lots of roosters running around this island - entertaining and beautiful. Can't wait to get to my easel! This is a great unit, great value, and great owners. Thank you, Marie and Tom!!
- Guest Debi (Indiana)
- Date of stay 12/03/12
- Review Submitted 12/08/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car.
Owner response: We are so glad you stayed at our place and enjoyed yourselves. Thank you for the nice compliments to the place and our attentiveness. Come visit again soon.
January - March $1,875 /week; April $1700 /week; May - November $1350 /week; Sept $1150 /week December $1600/week Exceptions: Thanksgiving, Fantasy Fest, Week of NYE: $1875/week One week stay minimum. Rates include cleaning fee. Rates do not include 12.5% sales tax Discounts for one month stay or longer
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Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: We both grew up in Ohio, met at Ohio State University, married and moved to Charlotte, NC. Eight years ago we relocated to Chicago. Living in Chicago is great, but the winters are long and the city is hectic. Visiting Key West allows us to slow down and really enjoy a different pace of life.
Why the Owner Chose Truman Annex:
We purchased this property, and named it The Rooster Retreat, as a sanctuary from when life has you running around like a chicken, or in this case a 'rooster'. The lifestyle in Key West and amazing sunsets can all teach us to keep life simple and take pause when you can. The only rush hour here is the walk to your favorite happy hour. We retreat to the keys to unwind and relax, hear live music, eat great local seafood.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Our ground floor end unit condo offers more light, privacy and island breezes than others because there are no buildings to the left of us or behind us. In addition, our assigned parking spot is close to our front door, which makes for easy loading and unloading of suit cases, groceries, etc.
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Quiet, private, ground floor end-unit beautiful decor, nice beds, great location
King (or two twin) front bedroom. Comfortable bed and beautiful linens.
Stylish new kitchen. Seating for four, dishwasher, microwave and ice maker
Clean bathroom with plenty of storage for toiletries
Relax on large 300 sq ft private, quiet deck. Lounge chair for reading or naps
Relax by the Shipyard pool
Walk to live music at the Green Parrot. Great location near all the action.
Take a tour of Hemmingway's house
Quiet queen bedroom with french doors to private backyard deck. Comfortable bed.
Open floor plan with plenty of light, comfortable leather couch and new art work
Flat-screen tv, IPod dock/CD system, secure WIFI, french doors to private deck
Nicely appointed, eclectic designed private deck
The walk to the pool
Bike to Fort Zachary beach
Walk through the beautiful Truman Annex property to the Truman White House
Welcome to the Truman Annex Shipyard gated entrance
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