QUIET, BEAUTIFUL TRUMAN ANNEX 2 BR END-UNIT OLD TOWN

Tom and Marie

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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QUIET, BEAUTIFUL TRUMAN ANNEX 2 BR END-UNIT OLD TOWN

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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.

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE HERE & NEED MORE SPACE? The SHABBY CHICKEN (VRBO 595903) will be available to rent starting June 26th. Visit VRBO 595903 to see more!!

At the Rooster Retreat, you'll also enjoy a comfortable leather couch in the living room with a 32' flat screen TV, secure wireless Wi-Fi 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. We request a 7 night minimum, and try for a Saturday to Saturday schedule. Thank you.

Now, more about the newest chicken in town. The SHABBY CHICKEN is located in the same desirable Truman Annex complex, has a very large living and kitchen area centrally located in the condo. Each (2) bedroom with king beds is located on opposites sides for more space and privacy. Large elegant bathroom with double vanity sink. The back porch and yard is large while still being private. The Shabby Chicken is ready to take flight June 26th. Visit VRBO 595903 to see more photos and description.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
As new owners of the Rooster Retreat (formerly Holiday Dance), we keep the well-appointed two bedroom place clean and comfortable for your stay. Read up past reviews on the Holiday Dance to find out more.



http://www.vrbo.com/205704
May 2012
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Tom and Marie

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english

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.

Tom and Marie purchased this condo in 2012

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.

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.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 24 traveler reviews

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Quiet, Beautiful Truman Annex 2 BR End-Unit Old Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
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Quiet, Beautiful Truman Annex 2 BR End-Unit Old Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420646vb
Key West Lower Florida Keys
5

Excellent location & well appointed unit

Excellent location & well appointed unit
  • 5 of 5
Just back from a great week in Key West with my husband and 2 young teenagers (girls 12 and 14). This unit was everything we were looking for. 2 bedrooms worked well for us. The bedroom with the king bed was converted for our use into 2 twin beds. Kitchen was well appointed with everything that we needed. Even had a pitcher of water in a filtered container waiting for us in the fridge. This unit is extremely clean and does not show much wear.

The pros: Clean, end unit, large outside area in the back, well appointed kitchen, brand new washer & dryer (loved the stackable, better than what I have a home), and extremely attentive unit owner. This owner exchanged many emails with my husband, promptly answering questions, making suggestions for dining and activities, etc.

The cons: I'll have to dig deep for a con. The worse I can say is that the walls are thin. This isn't a problem inside the unit, but rather with the neighboring units (upstairs and next door). Likely it is prevalent thru-out the Truman Annex.

Recommendations: While you are there we'd recommend renting bikes from Eaton Bikes (1 1/2 blocks away). We rented 2 tandem bikes for $85/ week each. Great way to get around Key West. For dining, you must try Blue Heaven, La Creperie, Santiago Bodega and Salute on the Beach. For sites, you must go to Mallory Square and Truman's Little White House (tour with Jimmy was amazing). For activities, we liked the jet ski tour with Island Safari Tours on Stock Island (only $99 each for am rental and 1 1/2 hour tour).
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Eric and Denise. Thank you for the thorough review. I love your suggestions on where to go and renting bikes - this is so helpful to future renters, along with your pros on the place. The walls can be thin in the condos, and certainly staying at an end unit has advantages. Your comments on how well appointed our place was along with my attentiveness are much appreciated as I really try to ensure a great vacation for you. Come back again. Marie
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Quiet, Beautiful Truman Annex 2 BR End-Unit Old Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420646vb
Key West Lower Florida Keys
Ohio
5

Key West.....a fun place to relax, unwind and rejuvenate

  • 5 of 5
First and one of the most important.....this house is CLEAN! In a wonderful area of Old Town Key West (part of the Truman Annex area). If you are looking for a clean place to stay that is nice, updated, and conveniently located then consider this place. My wife and I have been to Key West several times. We will definitely consider this place again. We believe that the best area to stay is the Truman Annex area of Old Town Key West. You are within easy walking distance to Duval St. and Ft. Zachary Taylor Beach.

This place offers a parking space that is within 20 yards or so of your front door. The parking area is not open to the public which means you can leave and come back and not worry about finding a place to park or paying a ridiculous amount of money to park. Unless you are planning on driving to different areas of the Key's or to the New Town area your really do not need a car.

There is a community swimming pool for the complex and there were a couple days that it was a little busy, but usually there were only a handful of people at the pool. Everyone that we met were friendly and happy to give advise on where to eat or places to check out.

While in Key West we met several people that were a part of the Singer Song Writer Festival, which was a fun experience. We went to the beach several days, snorkeled, ate, drank, shopped and relaxed. We got to start most days with Key West's alarm clocks (Hence the name Rooster Retreat).......if you stayed in Key West before, you know what I'm talking about.

My wife and I love visiting Key West and its tropical charm. Some people visit and move on and some visit and visit some more. If you truly are looking, whether its your first to Key West or not, this place is clean, updated, and conveniently located (as mentioned above). The owners are nice, stay in touch and don't mind if you contact them with questions. Consider this place if looking to stay in Key West.
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Scott, what a wonderful and thorough review. As someone who has been to Key West several times, I am so glad you thought so highly of our place and took the time to write a thoughtful review. Please come back to the Rooster Retreat or our newest place in the Truman Annex The Shabby Chicken (#595903). Your enthusiasm is great and we'd love to have you and your wife come back anytime!
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Quiet, Beautiful Truman Annex 2 BR End-Unit Old Town
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Key West Lower Florida Keys
Newtown, PA
5

Great location; awesome time!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first time using Homeaway so we were a little bit anxious about the process in general. Could not have been easier getting into the unit (even more hassle-free than staying at a hotel). We were with a group where the rest were staying a few blocks away at La Concha; every single one of them was jealous. Quiet but centrally located (two blocks away from Green Parrott)...it was definitely the best of both worlds.

The patio in the back was a great place to relax before and after days and nights spent on Duval Street, fishing, jet skiis, etc. If you are considering the option of staying in a hotel near Duval vs. this unit, it is a no brainer. Stay here.
  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, Beautiful Truman Annex 2 BR End-Unit Old Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420646vb
Key West Lower Florida Keys
5

Perfect Key West location!

  • 5 of 5
This condo was a great find and ideal for the perfect Key West vacation! We found it exactly as shown in the pictures; clean, cozy and just the right size for a teen and 2 adults. We loved sitting on the deck throughout the day. It was an easy walk to the beautiful Fort Zachary Taylor beach and into town. We intended to rent bikes/scooters but never needed them! We loved being able to walk to Duval Street for evening entertainment with an easy return to the peacefulness of the condo. Entertainment of all types within walking distance! Having the kitchen was helpful in keeping plenty of snacks and drinks and we even enjoyed fresh fish on the barbecue one night! We hope to return to Key West and will definitely look to stay here, again. Will also recommend to any friends planning to visit!
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Susan, I love the enthusiasm of your review! It sounds like our place was perfect for you stay and you found it to be so peaceful. The deck is so special and private. Thank you again for choosing our place for your Key West vacation. We hope to hear you'll or your friends will be back in the Keys again soon. Cheers! Marie
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Quiet, Beautiful Truman Annex 2 BR End-Unit Old Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420646vb
Key West Lower Florida Keys
5

Great Accommodations with Outstanding Location

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed for a week at Rooster's Retreat and loved every minute of it. The condo was clean, very well equipped, and had all the amenities we we looking for, and needed, for a week's stay. The owners were very accessible and went out of their way to help if any problems or questions arose. At one time during our stay we ran out of propane for the gas grill the night we were having company over for dinner. I contacted the owner who had a replacement tank sent over by 5:30 that evening. Excellent! The outdoor deck is very private with lush landscaping. Makes for increasing the inside spaces. The full size washer and dryer makes it really convenient when you're starting to run out of clothes. (You don't have to over pack to make sure you have enough to wear for your stay.) Very quiet the majority of the time. The upstairs unit is being remodeled and we sometimes heard the construction workers starting at 7:30 in the morning. A very slight annoyance when you take into account everything else this property offers. Perfect location to walk everywhere in the downtown area, and a nice feeling to come back to a "locked and gated" community when your evening is done!
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Paul and Cindi, Thank you for the terrific review. We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves. We know you've been to Key West many times now and we're happy you chose our place and had so many great complements to share about our condo. The upstairs condo was just purchased by a new owner and we expect the renovations to be swift.
Best wishes with your plans to maybe come back again to Key West in the near future. Thank you again for choosing our place.
Marie
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Quiet, Beautiful Truman Annex 2 BR End-Unit Old Town
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Key West Lower Florida Keys
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5

Very beautiful condo! It had everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I were so happy with this condo, it was immaculate and cool. It had everything we needed. Loved having a washer and dryer, allowed us to travel lighter. The patio was very inviting, private and relaxing. The owner's were very quick with response's and offered lots of information. We loved "Blue Heaven" just a block away,such a relaxed atmosphere, the food was wonderful there. Also, "Salute" cafe on Higg's Beach had an awesome lunch! Had bikes delivered and picked up right at condo door from Eaton Bike rental's. Had the best day kayaking with Blue Planet Kayak! Most of all just loved being in Key West with my husband enjoying each other, still, after 30 years....away from it all! A great vacation and a great condo rental. This is where we will stay next time!
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Linda, we are so glad you found our place to be so wonderful for your special anniversary. Thank you for the complimentary and thoughtful review. It's great to hear you enjoyed our recommendations. Come back again soon!
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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.

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July-August
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
September Special
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,150
 
 
October
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 16 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
Fantasy Fest Week
Oct 17 2014 - Oct 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,875
 
 
October-November
Oct 27 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
Thanksgiving week
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,875
Flat fee
 
 
December
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,875
 
 
New Years Eve Week
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,875
Flat fee
 
 
Winter
Jan 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,875
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes SPECIAL PRICING for WINTER MONTHLY renters
Payment processing by credit card, or PayPal will have an additional 2.5% charge to total amount
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed
Refer to the rental agreement from the owner for specifics on cancellation policy

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Key West Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Two twins in the one bedroom that have the flexiblity to be converted into one king bed or remain as two separate twins., Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
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