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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 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.

Relax at the Truman Annex Shipyard Pool - which is a minute walk from the condo.

BEDROOMS & FLOOR PLAN (Ground Floor)...

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. 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 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
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • 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 4
  • 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 4.969697 based on 34 reviews
Northeast Ohio

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
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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
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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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Beautiful condo in the heart of Key West

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this beautiful condo. Next time We go back to Key West We will definitly check the availability of this condo!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic! Would highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

It was our first time in Key West and we could not have picked a better place to stay! Marie was kind and very easy to work with. The place was exactly as pictured and described. The layout was perfect for two couples, with the bedrooms on opposite sides of the unit. The location was perfect, we rented scooters and bikes less than two blocks away. I would recommend their place to anyone, and would definitely stay here again! Thank you Tom and Marie!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks at the Shabby Chicken. The condo was very comfortable, well stocked, 2 large bedrooms. The patio was a wonderful retreat for conversation, relaxation , reading. Gas grill was a nice amenity. .The location was ideal for exploring Key West, located within walking distance to beaches, restaurants, bars, and excursions.We are already discussing a return trip next year!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you and your friends had a wonderful time in Key West. We appreciate you sharing your experience of how the condo was fabulous and relaxing for your stay. I look forward to hearing from you when you plan your next trip. 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.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Processing credit credit $65
Tax Rate 12.5%

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

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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