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Beautiful, Large Floorplan, 1st Flr, 2BR KINGs (or twins), Truman Anx, Pool

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful, Large Floorplan, 1st Flr, 2BR KINGs (or twins), Truman Anx, Pool

The completely renovated SHABBY CHICKEN - come stay with the large & proud bird in town!!

5-STAR rating and the best floor plan around. This exceptional, over-sized floor plan 2 bedroom, large bath, full-size kitchen is only offered in a couple of units in the Truman Annex Shipyard. Large & private shaded deck along with a sunny outdoor patio/dining area. It feels more like a home than a condo. Relax at the Truman Annex Shipyard Pool - which is a minute walk from the condo. We do not charge a cleaning fee as it's included within our rental rate.

Need another condo for your large group - see ROOSTER RETREAT VRBO 420646


The Shabby Chicken has 2 very spacious bedrooms, both with KING beds (or one bedroom can be converted into two twin beds) offering the privacy of each bedroom located on OPPOSITE sides of condo. Each bedroom has a TV, ample room to store clothes.

This exceptional, oversized floor plan is only offered in a couple of units in the Truman Annex Shipyard. The bathroom is also large and has a double vanity, walk-in shower. Our outdoor space is 2-3 times the size of other condos.

Two sets of French doors in the centrally located living room and window in the full-size kitchen provide sunlight and a spacious feeling not found in other units.


The central living area with new large, leather sectional couch with a full size kitchen provides a great floor plan for 2-4 people. The kitchen is equipped with all new appliances, countertop, modern backsplash and finishes. There is counter-top seating and a large dining table with beautiful lighting and seating for four or more that is stylish and functional.


Two sets of French doors lead to the HUGE, MULTI-SPACE OUTDOORS.

Enjoy morning coffee or an intimate dinner at the comfortable dining table on the large, covered, private deck. The deck also has two interesting Polynesian bamboo chairs and a brand new Weber gas grill! Step down to the herringbone brick patio that is able to accommodate a small party to dine alfresco. Or take a relaxing nap or read a book on the lounger under the palm (we're not kidding!).


Less than a one minute walk to the pool


This ground floor condo is very clean, and has well-appointed bedrooms which have been completely updated with beautiful linens, art work and comfortable beds. A new washer/dryer are located within the unit for your convenience. The fully equipped kitchen with all new appliances, 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 32' flat screen TV in the living room with an Italian-made large, leather sectional. Secure wireless Wi-Fi and and Bluetooth speaker for your device to connect to for music.

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.


The Shabby Chicken (for it's shabby chic design) has interesting design elements, such as vintage clocks, modern geometric patterns, original artwork from Cuba and local artists, wood carvings from the Philippines and India, along with beautiful tapestries. The place feels very luxurious, contemporary, and relaxing.


The Shabby Chicken 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. Walk down to the Truman Annex waterfront to take in a special and low-key sunset for which only the locals know about. Walk or bike through the gorgeous Truman Annex over to happening Mallory Square for shops, museums, and special events.

Come and see what is special about the Shabby's not too shabby after all.

We request a 7 night minimum and try for a Saturday to Saturday schedule. Thank you.

Cheers! Marie and Tom

More Details

Tom and Marie
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Tom and Marie

We both grew up in Ohio, met at Ohio State University, married and moved to Charlotte, NC. Ten 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.

Tom and Marie purchased this condo in 2014

Why Tom and Marie chose Old Town

We purchased this property, and named it The Shabby Chicken, for the shabby chic design we choose for the place. The Shabby Chicken is a sanctuary from when life has you running around like a chicken. 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.

What makes this condo unique

Our ground floor, large floor plan condo offers more light as the whole back of the place has french doors and windows. The large outdoor deck and patio offers privacy and shade when you want it plus plenty of seating. There is a pull up area at the front door, which makes for easy loading and unloading of suit cases, groceries, etc. You'll have an designated parking spot for your vehicle.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Come visit the Shabby Chicken for it's great old town Key West location, beautiful and stylish design, and attention to detail. We're owners of the Rooster Retreat (VRBO 420646) for which you can see the 5-star ratings our renters have experienced during their Key West vacation. The Truman Annex location is unbeatable and where you want to stay. Here at the Shabby Chicken, the space both indoors and outdoors gives you a true resort feeling. This large floor plan is only offered in 2 other condos in the complex. The 2 bedrooms located on opposite ends of the condo, each with king beds (or separated twins) provides lots of privacy you and your guests. The double vanity bathroom is also spacious. We chose interesting design elements, such as vintage clocks, modern geometric patterns, and original artwork from Cuba, India, and local artists. The place feels very luxurious, contemporary, and relaxing. The comfortable beds ensure your restful nights. The outdoors is thoughtfully set-up to accommodate an intimate dinner on the deck, or a small party on the set-down patio or reading a book on the lounger. The two french doors leading out to the deck makes the space feel open. Use the Weber gas grill before heading out for the evening. Come check out the Shabby Chicken and see what a great place it is!
Jun 2014
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Old Town Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Beautiful Double vanity sink
  • Larger bathroom with space to get ready.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Comfortable bed with beautiful linens
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Comfortable king bed, or can be separated into two twin beds
  • Spacious bedrooms that offer KING beds (not found in other units).
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful, Large Floorplan, 1st Flr, 2BR KINGs (or twins), Truman Anx, Pool
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 37 reviews

Clean property with adequate space and functionality for a family of four.

  • 4 of 5

All the necessities plus a few extras that were nice, such as the gas grill and beach equipment basics which we would have had to purchase/rent otherwise. The Wi-Fi was much appreciated as well. Also nice that non perishable items (food and non food) left behind by tenants are kept, as over time, enough odds and ends have accumulated that it’s a good possibility that the one off thing you’ll need will be there (I needed some duck tape and I found some in the unit). Location couldn’t be better. Right near the action and easily walkable to Ft Zachery beach and both the north and south waterfronts. Marie was great to work with and even checked in with us during our stay. Would stay here again.

A few minor suggestions to further improve this quality property would be:

- Try to eliminate the light smoke odor. This wasn’t problematic for even our nonsmoking/allergenic family but enough that we did need to wash all, otherwise clean, clothes after returning home.

- Update the master bedroom TV to a flat panel similar to that of the 2nd bedroom

- Add room darkening, pull down, blackout blinds behind the slatted blinds in the bedrooms as the rooms really brighten up at sunrise and who doesn’t want to sleep in on vacation. We hung the extra blankets over the curtain rods to accomplish the same effect.

- Update dryer to full size (if one will fit in the space) or at a minimum to one that doesn’t have to be shut off while not present.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rest, Relax, Repeat!

  • 5 of 5

Great condo with a great location! Everything was just as described. Very clean and homey with great decor. It was a perfect size and very spacious inside and out. Conveniently located between the action on Duval St and the beach at Ft. Zachary Taylor you could choose to do as much, or as little, as you wanted too. We had an absolutely great time and plan on visiting again!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stacey we are so glad you and your family had a wonderful time in Key West and found our place to be very spacious and clean - Karen does an amazing job keeping our places spotless. Also, you thought our decor was great - some of our art work is original and fair trade from local or international artists. Thanks for pointing out the terrific location. It's close to the action, but quiet and private for when you want some down time. We look forward to hearing from you again when you visit Key West. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Marie
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Great condo!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was specious, clean and perfect for four adults. Close enough to everything that we walked everywhere. Marie was great to work with!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kent for mentioning how great it was to work with me. I take a lot of pride in ensuring our guests have a wonderful experience. From keeping our condo nicely decorated, well-stocked, and Karen does an awesome job of cleaning of place. We're so glad you all had a great time on your vacation.
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We were pleasantly impressed with this rental property!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, close to everything and quiet neighborhood. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad to hear that you were impressed by our place and the location can't be beat. We look forward to hearing from you again for your next Key West vacation. Thanks for choosing our place, Marie
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

The condo is very nice, great decor, loved the layout. we found this location to be very clean everything worked and the owners could not have been more helpful. we will absolutely rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anthony for your review. I'm so glad that you found our place to have a great floor plan. The bedrooms on opposite sides of the condo and the central living area is only offered in couple condos and we're so happy to have it. Thank you for pointing out how clean and nicely decorated our place is and the ideal location.
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Perfect Location! Quiet Getaway

  • 5 of 5

STAY HERE MY FRIENDS. I've stayed all over the island, but Shabby Chicken takes the cake for a smaller group! It's in Truman Annex, so it's secure. It's location lines up more with the middle of Duval which makes everything accessible by foot & that much easier by bike. If you know the island, this place is in a 4 block radius of Blue Heaven, The Crepe place, Firefly, Santiago's Bodega, Sarabeth's, The Green Parrot Bar, the Cuban Coffee Queen's location off Duval, a Fausto's grocery store and Bank of America. It's so ridiculously convenient. There is a bike rental shop half a block up from the condo too. {$60 for the week/bike} You can lock your bikes on the front porch. It's a nice ride on the bikes out to Ft Zachary Taylor Beach, which is the nice, public beach in Key West. It's nicer than Higgs Beach, in my opinion. They have re-paved the road going in, made bike lanes and there is a nice entry way, you pull up and pay your $2.50 for the day for bike access. Shabby Chicken is near the guard shack & it's a main entrance. But despite the appearance of heavy traffic it was very quiet. The upstairs neighbors were only heard when they came and went, which was reasonable hours. Shabby Chicken was clean and efficient for our group, a couple & a single person in the 2nd Bedroom. Huge comfy couch. Lovely shaded back porch with a grill that was clean & stocked with utensils and propane. A bathroom easily shared by the 3 of us. There were plenty of beach and bath towels, and 2 cooler bags for the beach or boating. There's a community pool in the complex that is short walk & there are already chairs poolside. The condo has a parking spot, but you don't need a car. {Share a cab from EYW, don't go solo, it's more expensive, then walk or bike. They have lyft & uber too.} Marie was very easy to deal with, she was responsive and communicative through our booking process. Everything was easy, and we had no issues during our stay. Stay here, relax, enjoy the weather, eat some shrimp, ride your bikes, go the beach, charter a boat for an ECO tour -[ i highly recommend Ally from AWS Charters - 305-834-2715 go out for half a day and relax on a sand bar in the Gulf. I've been out with her twice on 2 different stay, she's a gem] and just have the best vacation ever in Key West, Like I did!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the fabulous review. You create such a great vision for our guests - from pointing out our ideal location - how close it is to everything yet quiet, how clean, nicely stocked, comfortable with a great set up for you and your friends. Riding to Fort Zachary Beach with the new park entrance is really nice. I love your suggestion on the ECO tour. We look forward to hearing from you when you come down again. Cheers! Marie
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Key West
Nearest Beach
Fort Zackary Beach
Car: not necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $0
Processing credit credit $65
Refundable damage deposit $200

Thank you for considering our place for your stay:
We kindly request a $200.00 security deposit, refundable to guest if all is in good order
PayPal will have an additional 3.0% charge to total amount
VRBO Book It or credit card processing is $50.00, along with their (VRBO) service fee
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed
Refer to the rental agreement from the owner for specifics on cancellation policy

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.