Truman Annex - Historic ' Island Queen' Villa is One of a Kind!(59 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Townhome
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Villa - 2 Bedrooms - 2.5 Baths - (Sleeps 4)
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...
Member since: 2007
- On floor 1
- Max. occupancy 4
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- 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!...moreless
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
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!...moreless
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!...moreless
- Near The Ocean
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Coffee Maker
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...moreless
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- Pantry Items:
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!...moreless
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!...moreless
- Lawn / Garden:
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....moreless
- Wood Deck
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool:
- Heated Pool
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $150 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
- Tax Rate 12.5%
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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Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: 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?
Why the Owner Chose Truman Annex, Key West, FL, USA:
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!
The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
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!
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Lush garden with brick patio, deck, dining area and grill station!
Living Room, lofty 12 foot ceilings, exposed brick walls, view out to the garden
Central Staircase to 2nd floor - Open concept main floor with writing desk
View out to the garden from dining room
Main floor powder room (2 piece)
Queen bedroom with adjoining newly renovated 5 piece bathroom.
Exposed brick wall in newly renovated bathroom
Key West style! 3 piece with shower stall, adjoins King bedroom.
Swimming Pool for Foundry Residents in Truman Annex
Fountain at Truman Annex entrance gate
Natural Fort Zachary State Park beach - perfect swimming and snorkeling!
Living Room - End unit with additional natural light from the large side window.
Dining Room with Kitchen/Bar Area
Fully equipped kitchen with bar area for breakfast or cocktails!
Main floor laundry room with full size washer and dryer.
Newly renovated bathroom with double sinks and bathtub!
Main floor living/dining from top of the central staircase
Front Entrance Gates to the lush Truman Annex Community
Historic Harry Truman 'Little White House' beside your vacation home
Super Boat International World Championship Race held in November.
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