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Quiet, Beautiful Truman Annex 2 BR End-Unit Old Town, June/July Openings

Tom and Marie

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Tom and Marie

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2015
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Quiet, Beautiful Truman Annex 2 BR End-Unit Old Town, June/July Openings

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Key West Condo Rental Photos and Description

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? Visit VRBO 595903 to see more photos and description of the large and proud SHABBY CHICKEN!!

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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Tom and Marie (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2015

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 2012

Why Tom and Marie chose Key West

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.

What makes this condo unique

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.

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

5
based on 27 traveler reviews

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Quiet, Beautiful Truman Annex 2 BR End-Unit Old Town, June/July Openings
average rating of 4.962963 based on 28 reviews
Richmond, Indiana
5

Wonderful owner, wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

Rooster Retreat is clean, well maintained and in a great location. We've stayed in a few different Shipyard condos and after this stay we're definitely hooked on this one. Since it's an end unit there's less noise from neighbors and the fact that we could see the sun coming up each morning, from the back porch, was a lovely morning treat. The photos accurately represent the unit. The beds and pillows were comfortable, towels plentiful and the kitchen had everything we needed for the week. We didn't use the grill on the back porch but it looked to be in working order.

This condo has the best bathroom storage of any Shipyard condo I've seen. Between the medicine cabinet and a shelving unit on the wall, four of us could store all of our daily toiletries without a problem. We stayed in one unit where the only place to put things was the back of the toilet (that place clearly had an owner who didn't spend any time in the unit).

Marie was prompt , clear and friendly in all of her communications. I talked briefly with Karen, the owners' local manager, and she was also personable and professional.

We rented bikes from Eaton Bikes. Eaton delivered them to the unit and sent me a txt with the location of the keys so that we could hop right on the bikes after our arrival. Perfect! We always go to Faustos grocery on Fleming for our weekly breakfast and beach food needs and then eat out each evening. I left other recommendations in the guest book at the Rooster Retreat. We had a great week and hope to return soon - maybe we'll bring more friends next time and stay at the bigger place!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cherie for your thoughtful comments. I appreciate how you mentioned all the special things we too love about this condo - end unit, plenty of sun, comfortable beds and pillows! Thanks for saying we are wonderful owners...we love the relationship we have as owners, managers, and personally reaching out to our renters. Wishing you the best of 2015
High Point, NC
5

A little piece of paradise~

  • 5 of 5

Rooster Retreat was a wonderful vacation experience! And yes I too will begin with clean...unit is very clean and well maintained. Loved the location, from the perspective of the Truman Annex itself, and from the logistics of being centrally located in Key West. My husband and I use to have a season rental home in California and in my ad I use to say, "just bring a few cookbooks and your spices, everything else is there". The owners could say the same thing, everything you need is there...umbrellas, beach chairs, tons of pots and pans, glasses, dishes, silverware, towels, beach and otherwise...you get the idea! Furniture is very comfortable, king bed is restful, and parking is just a few feet from the front door(great with groceries). Me with a new fitbit we logged in 4-6 miles of walking a day(even with rain) and my husband loved the private garden (no foot traffic) for reading. Having been a Key West visitor for more years than I will mention, we are always looking for new eateries, as well as our favorites...Half Shell Raw Bar for great boiled shrimp, Blue Heaven for breakfast(go early on Sunday), Kelly's for dinner or bar snacks, Santiago Bodega for dinner and Aqua for a fun drag show~

Owners are wonderful to work with, very detailed and timely in the their replies. There is also a wonderful grill to use in the yard, and it is fun to enjoy a private meal in the garden, which is lush with palm trees. The deck in the yard is large enough to spread out a yoga mat and do a few downward dogs, such an added perk!

We did so love our visit and look forward to a return stay at the Rooster Retreat or perhaps the new Shabby Chicken. Both are lovely units!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pat and Tom, Thank you for the amazing review. Your comments on cleanliness, attention to detail, and prompt responses mean so much to us as we take a lot of care and pride in our places. I so enjoyed the opportunity to meet you - our evening of drinks under the palms trees was terrific. I can't wait to hear when you'll be coming back - you're always welcome. Wishing you all the best - Cheers! Marie
4

Very Nice and Up to Date

  • 4 of 5

Marie and Tom were really great to work with. First time to use VRBO. Marie e-mailed us while we were there just to make sure we had everything we needed. Super nice. I told her when we left that the pillows were flat and she e-mailed me back that the cleaning lady would replace them. The beds were alittle firm for me. I like my beds softer. The condo is at the very end of the annex. We rented scooters. My wife loved them. The Truman Anex is a wonderful place to stay. The grounds are first class.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Barry and Pam for staying at the Rooster Retreat. I'm so pleased to hear that as first-time user of VRBO, you found it great to work with us, and appreciated our communication, and found our place to be nice & up-to-date. We really strive to ensure your stay is a wonderful one.
5

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
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
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
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!
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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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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Rates & Availability

From $1,200 Per week

Key West Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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
 
 
May
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
June - Aug
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,395
 
 
September Special
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
October
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
Fantasy Fest Week
Oct 23 2015 - Nov 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,875
 
 
PowerBoat Race Week
Nov 8 2015 - Nov 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Thanksgiving week
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
Flat fee
 
 
December
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 20 2015 - Dec 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,875
 
 
New Years Eve Week
Dec 26 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,875
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
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

Key West Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
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:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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