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Truman Annex - ' Island Queen' End Unit Villa is One of a Kind!

Old Town, Key West, FL, USA
  • Townhome
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Villa - 2 Bedrooms - 2.5 Baths - (Sleeps 4)

Once you see this historic two storey townhouse, you won’t want to stay anywhere else!

Filled with natural light, this end unit is ‘tucked away’ in an exclusive, historic Foundry building next to the ‘Truman Little Whitehouse’. There are only 3 residences in our building!

There is an oversized clay brick patio and raised deck. The tropical garden is fully fenced and surrounded by palm trees and hedging.

A propane grill station and well maintained garden with accent lighting, create an outdoor space that is perfect for dining alfresco or gazing up at the stars, while you sip your glass of wine!

Can you sense the relaxation?

A designated parking space with custom carport is located directly at the garden gate for maximum convenience with unloading of baggage and groceries.

Enter through either of two sets of French doors and discover the wide, open living and dining rooms areas!

Lofty twelve foot ceilings, classic central staircase and antique exposed brick walls contribute to a sense of grandeur and comfort - You will feel the vibe of Old Town Key West at every moment!

The living room has a flat screen TV and a DVD player. There is surround sound for listening to relaxing music provided by the two high quality speakers attached to the ceiling - great acoustics!

The modern kitchen is fresh, bright and fully equipped with everything you will need to practice your culinary talents!

It has a bar area that sits 3 people for cocktails to keep the chef entertained. Margarita glasses are housed in the cupboard over the stove.

Maybe you wont even cook at all!

There are so many wonderful choices to grab a lunch or linger over dinner in Old Town.

The main floor also has a separate laundry room with full size washer and dryer and stores beach towels for guests to use at the pool or beach.

An ironing board and iron are stored in the upstairs bedroom closet, in case you want to take in a play at the local Red Barn Theater. Blow dryers and curling irons are in the both upstairs bathrooms.

There is a convenient main floor 2 piece powder room located beside the laundry room.

This is one of only two Foundry homes that has a center hall plan, oversized garden/patio and is a 2 storey dwelling - other Foundry units have 3 storeys.

It is the only end unit with this unique wide and open floor plan and large outdoor space. Truly one-of-a-kind!

Both bedrooms upstairs have private bathrooms, televisions, extra pillows, towels and sheets.

LOCATION is second to none! - Walk to the marina, sunsets and all Old Town Key West attractions, the Customs House Art Gallery and the infamous Duval Street with its shops, bars and restaurants!

You can choose the exciting nightlife or stay at home enjoying the tranquility of the lush Truman Annex community.

Let this historic home relax and recharge you after a busy day of touring and fun activities!

Many of our guests choose to return to our home year after year.

See what others say in our guest comments, to assure yourselves of a truly memorable and enjoyable vacation!

We cherish our historic Foundry home and we think you will love it, too...

Property Manager

Rosemary Armstrong

Member Since 2007
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within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Rosemary Armstrong

My husband and I made our first trip to Key West in 1997. Astounded at all of the sites and sounds, we fell hopelessly in love with Old Town! - The Victorian architecture, the charming and colorful Conch cottages tucked away on the small narrow laneways, the stunning sunsets and the casual rhythm of island life - there is always the unexpected! Most days, we ride our bicycles to do the shopping or to go to the beach and leave the car parked under the carport - Both of us enjoy a carefree, yet active and stimulating life here in wonderful Key West - hardly attainable anywhere else in the world. There is so much fascinating history and stunning natural beauty! The authentic island flavor of Bahama Village and the lush grandeur of the Truman Annex Community have resonated with us all these years and continue to provide us with a refuge from a frantically fast paced world elsewhere. A relaxed Conch way of life is definitely for us! How about you?

Rosemary Armstrong purchased this Townhome in 2000

Why Rosemary Armstrong chose Old Town

Our Foundry Building is an historic structure circa 1860, located within the gated community of the Truman Annex, formerly a U.S. Naval Base. The wide open main floor of our home struck us with its spacious, airy atmosphere - the 12 foot high ceilings stunted all of the other properties we had seen before. The exposed brick walls, full of character, remind us constantly of the rich and colorful heritage of Key West! There are only 3 residents in our building and we enjoy this exclusivity. We love to grill and eat dinner under the stars and value the large and extremely rare outdoor space, palm lined garden, deck and antiqued brick patio. The garden offers quiet privacy, tremendous everyday and nightly enjoyment and great relaxation. What we fell in love with was the wide open center hall plan and the unique lay-out of our home! The two upstairs bedrooms are extremely separate with their own adjoining bathrooms for total privacy, if 2 couples are staying for vacation. Our home has 2 storeys and this was very important to us. We had previously owned a 3 storey home for a couple of years. We found this arrangement awkward, as our friends would have to trudge past our 2nd floor bedroom up yet another flight of stairs to their bedroom. The only drawback to our current 2 storey home and ideal layout for privacy is... everyone we know wants to come for a visit at our Island Queen Foundry home!

What makes this Townhome unique

You can go out to the frivolity of the infamous Duval Street and always retreat to our Foundry home and tropical garden for quiet time together or fun with friends. Your car is parked at the garden gate - convenient for luggage and groceries. The home has an inspiring and comfortable atmosphere you wont easily forget, after your stay is over. Not only is it the best location - Island Queen is a one-of-a-kind property! This home is loved and it shows. Since all of our guests have been most caring and respectful of our home and our belongings, we are always making improvements for ourselves and our guests to enjoy. We love our home and you will, too!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 1 has a private bathroom with shower stall. Bedroom 2 has a private bathroom with tub/shower combination.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, Main Floor
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Gutted and Completely Renovated in November 2014!
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, Redecorated and Remodelled in 2012!

        Location Type

          • Beach
            Fort Zachary State Park Beach - Walk/cycle there in a few minutes - $2.50 charge at gate - Great water for swimming; on calm days good snorkeling. Bring your Beach shoes to get into the ocean!
          • Downtown
            Walk or Cycle to Everything in Town! Restaurants, Bars, Mallory Square, Duval Shopping, Fausto's Fine Foods, Fort Zachary Beach State Park, Historic Places, Trolley Tours and the Marina for Sunsets!
          • Near The Ocean


              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Parking
                        One personal parking space with custom carport right at the garden gate! - Ultimate convenience for groceries and suitcases!
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                        In house free WIFI
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        Each bedroom suite has an extra set of sheets and extra pillows.
                      • Living Room
                        Open and airy! Seating for 5, possibly six people. Flat screen TV and DVD, open concept with 12 foot high lofty ceilings and exposed brick walls.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Full Size, replaced recently.
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Telephone
                        Phone is provided in the kitchen for local calls only, as a guest convenience to make dinner reservations etc.
                      • Towels Provided
                        Each suite bathroom has its own double set of towels. Extra towels are in bedroom closets. Beach/pool towels are available for guest use in the main floor laundry room (laundry basket).
                      • Washing Machine
                        Full size - automatic water level and has been replaced recently.
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Free WIFI
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            ample dishes, low ball and highball glasses, tumblers and wine glasses - we even have Margarita glasses for 4!
                          • Dishwasher
                            tall tub, will accommodate stemmed wine glasses
                          • Kitchen
                            Kitchen is open to the dining area. There is a kitchen bar area with seating for three people.
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Everything a cook requires to prepare great meals; from different frying pans, a roasting pan, pots and veggie steamers, whisks, peelers, spatulas, cutting boards, cookie sheet and muffin pan
                          • Oven
                            Full size with lower drawer that houses outdoor grill utensils.
                          • Pantry Items
                            Guests are asked to help themselves to what is housed in the pantry anytime.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Icemaker, self defrosting top freezer
                          • Stove
                            4 burner and has been replaced about 4 years ago
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Dining table with buffet and seating for 4.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                    A handful of books to entertain, educate and amuse!
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Cable TV
                                  • Stereo
                                    Surround sound speakers installed in Living and Dining Room area at ceiling - great acoustics!
                                  • Television


                                      • Bicycles
                                        We recommend Eaton Bike Rentals on Southard Street - a block away from the Southard Street Gate to Truman Annex Community. They will deliver and pick up your bikes and for complete convenience!
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Spacious deck and reclaimed brick patio area for dining! Relax with a cocktail or sip your morning coffee in the palm tree bordered private garden! Landscape lighting for relaxing under the stars!
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Garden is one of the largest in the Foundry Community, fully fenced and gated, has palm trees and fan palms, grasses and hedging - it is open and airy and nicely lit in the evening.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Rare amenity in the Foundry Community of Truman Annex! - Spacious garden with ideal space for 'grilling and chilling'! Grill - brand new 4 burner as of Dec. 2014! Extra propane tank provided.
                                      • Wood Deck


                                          • not suitable for children
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                There is a small community swimming pool for Foundry residents for sunning and cooling off.
                                              • Heated Pool


                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • library
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • marina
                                                  • museums
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • photography
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • wind-surfing


                                                                  • Enjoy the excitement and nightlife of the infamous Duval Street - two blocks away! Then return to the sanctuary of your lofty exclusive abode for some rest and relaxation. Stroll 2 blocks to gaze at beautiful sunsets, marking the end of yet another perfect day in Paradise. - Free yourself from your car! - Walk or bike to all of the attractions. Fort Zachary Beach is a 5 minute bike ride away or a nice walk, for a swim in the ocean - a most natural Florida setting and the best swimming on the island - but bring beach shoes to get into the water with ease and comfort @ $2.50 per person (walking) or with a bike to enter this State Park - well worth it!

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                    65 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Lovely home, great location.

                                                                    Anita D.Lancaster, PA

                                                                    We have stayed in the Truman Annex in Key West for several years. This was by far the nicest home we stayed in. Very well cared for , updated bathrooms, spacious. Rosemary is very easy to deal with. She clearly loves her property and takes very good care of it. Great location! Highly recommend!

                                                                    A wonderful stay!

                                                                    Al H.-

                                                                    This was our second stay at “The Island Queen” ... & it didn’t disappoint us! The home was beautiful & immaculate (thanks to a wonderful cleaning woman - who was also very nice & professional)! Truly amazing, since we really thought that there would be signs of Irma somewhere around ... but, none to be found! Key West in general really bounced back quickly from the hurricane!

                                                                    The weather was delightful ... & it cooperated through our whole stay! We can’t wait to return once again ... for the “Island Queen” is one of our favorite spots away from home!

                                                                    Thank you again, Rosemary & Mark, for sharing your beautiful oasis with us!

                                                                    Perfect Vacation Spot

                                                                    John B.

                                                                    Our second stay here was even better than the first. We love the location, close to beach, restaurants and nightlife, but still tucked into a quiet corner of Key West. No need for a car, bikes and walking got us everywhere. Unit is very well equipped with comforts of a home away from home. We made good use of the grill and Rosemary's local suggestions for fish and food and were able to enjoy several meals on the patio. So glad to see that the hurricane left paradise alone - already booked again for next year!

                                                                    Loved the property and location!

                                                                    BRIAN U.PEQUEA, PA

                                                                    Doesn't get much better than this. Convenient to Mallory Square and surrounding area. The old foundry building with the charm of brickwork that defines this property is wonderful! Already have booked for February. Owner responds quickly.

                                                                    Great location and very clean

                                                                    Ddebbbra & David B.

                                                                    Beautifully decorated and very clean. Nice patio also. So close to Mallory Square and Duval St. Very nice people to deal with. What a great vacation!!

                                                                    Amazing Property and Location

                                                                    Debbie G.

                                                                    We have stayed in various locations at Key west but after staying at Island Queen this will be our go to spot. Amazingly close to Mallory Square and Everything, complex and unit pristine. Very comfortable for two couples. Beautiful Space---Bedroom separated for privacy.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you for your kind words. We love our Key West home and are delighted that you loved staying with us!


                                                                    Old Town, Key West, FL, USA

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                                                                    Only Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, Master Card or Capitol One Master Card. * Year Round Rate:$2500 per week (7 nights). Check in/outs are Saturday. Same rate year round. $1000 non refundable Reservation Deposit is charged on date of booking. On guest occupancy, this Deposit automatically converts to a Damage Deposit that is refundable; provided no damages to the property or its contents.

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