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Hemingway's Hideaway @ Truman Annex

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool


About the property

2 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 4)

1ST floor of this townhome features a vaulted ceiling and includes living room, dining area, kitchen & half bath.

2nd has a private patio with French doors, king bed & ensuite bath.

3rd floor features a queen bed & ensuite bath.

Swimming pool provided for tenant use only(across the street see attached photo).

This premier property is located in the gated community of Truman Annex. . Just a short walk to Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, the famous and entertaining Duvall Street with unbeatable restaurants. Make your visit memorable by visiting the Hemingway House. Southernmost Point, 5 yards from Harry Truman's Little White House, Mallory square's nightly sunset celebration, historic seaport Flagler Museum, and the Key West Aquarium a must 'do' is the historical tours of America 'Conch Train'.

You may rent scooters, bicycles, boats, wave runners, sign up for parasailing, snorkeling ,diving, or fishing charters. Take a sunset cruise aboard the Western Union Schooner 'the flagship of Key West' or several catamarans. Duvall Street is noted and perfect for 'pub crawling' or you could just listen to the music.

More Details

B.J. McKay-Kossow
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 26, 2017

About B.J. McKay-Kossow


Thank you for viewing the listing.

I book all rentals direct and mail out your rental agreement. All rental rates include cleaning fee & sales tax.

No Security fee required ,No Smoking Property & No Pets.

No Weekend or Weekday rentals.

I look forward helping you with your vacation planning.


B.J. McKay-Kossow purchased this townhome in 1993

Why B.J. McKay-Kossow chose Key West

Location,location, location

Quiet and tropical zone

This property is decorated with all the upscale furnishings. Very clean, comfortable & organized

What makes this townhome unique

Enjoy all of the comforts of home and not a hotel room during your vacation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a fun time in Key West. Thank you so much for the use of your great condo. It is in the PERFECT LOCATION - we had a wonderful time with great friends. The weather could not have been more beautiful. C. Zimmerman
May 2009
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Truman Annex Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Located on 1st floor off Kitchen
  • Full size bathtub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 2nd Floor EnSuite private balcony with King Size bed 3rd floor EnSuite with Queen bed
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
5 MINUTE WALK TO FAMOUS MALLORY SQUARE FOR SUNSET, AS WELL AS MANY OTHER ATTRACTIONS. This is a gated community and you are provided with gate key. No thru traffic in neighborhood.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Hemingway's Hideaway @ Truman Annex
average rating of based on reviews

Location location!

  • 5 of 5

Location was wonderful! Off the crazy busy Duval St.....but close enough to walk to it.

Beach was not easy to get going on by it.

Loved sitting on the front porch watching the activity, but very quiet.

Bikes are no longer available...but didn't miss them.

Very comfortable condo, great location and owner BJ was great to work with!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful large condo in the absolute perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We’ll start out with the summary for those reading multiple reviews and need to go right to the bottom line. This year will be our 5th year in BJ’s beautiful hideaway, which is by far the greatest place we have stayed in over the 20 years we have be taking a yearly vacation to Key West. Everything we could possibly need is there; it is just like being at home. Add to that all the little surprise and delights like two bicycles, 2nd floor washer/dryer and a Keurig, and it just don’t get any better.

As they say in the real estate world, Location, Location, Location! Walk just two blocks off the hustle and bustle of Duval St. and you enter into the quiet gated community of Truman Annex. Mallory Square with the nightly entertainment and sunsets is a few short blocks the other way. Anyone familiar with Key West knows you don’t want a car since there is nowhere to park, and getting a cab at the end of the evening is problematic. But you still have an assigned off-street parking space for when you need to drive to the supermarket or go sightseeing. And there is just something warm and fuzzy about staying in a totally renovated historic building, only steps from where Harry Truman used to vacation.

If you’re looking for value, go no further. Sharing a condo with another couple is less expensive than a B&B. What would you rather have, a bedroom with its own bath, or a room with a shared bathroom down the hall? Then you have the entire first floor with living room, dinette, kitchen and half bath, which is about the same size as a 2BR/1BA unit in the Shipyard.

BJ is always just a phone call away, whether it’s telling you where something is you can’t find, or helping you connect your computer to the internet.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, great location, well-appointed.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time staying in Key West! The townhouse is so pretty, in the best location - quiet, but in walking/biking distance of everything you need, and had everything we wanted. BJ is a wonderful host and was able to answer all of our questions. Thank you for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having your family during the Holidays. You are always welcome. Bj
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Fantastic Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this townhouse for the last four years. Very well decorated. Perfect location. B. J. Is a joy to work with. Prompt response to questions. The best of stays in Key West. This is why we keep coming back every year. You can't go wrong with this rental.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our best stay in Key West yet!

  • 5 of 5

Our last trip to Key West was two years ago and we stayed at the Hyatt, which we enjoyed. However, we enjoyed our stay at this Truman Annex townhouse even more. The townhouse is beautifully decorated and is on a lovely, quiet street. It's about two buildings down from the Truman Whitehouse. Its hard to imagine that the activity of Duval street and Mallory Square are just a few steps away, since the neighborhood is so quiet. We loved eating some of our meals on the unit's peaceful, shady porch. The unit is also just a short walk to the boat launch for Latitudes Restaurant on Sunset Key, which is a must. We had a car, but rarely used it since we could walk to most restaurants, Eaton Street Fish Market, and Fausto's grocery store. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully Located and Welcoming

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful condo. Beautiful on the inside and the outside. Perfectly equipped with all you need and the location could not be better. We drove twice and walked or road the bikes the rest of the time. Washing machine and dryer make packing easier and drying towels a breeze. Everything is easy to operate and easy to find. The Beach at Ft Zachary is beautiful and welcoming and literally within walking distance. It was windy so we were unable to snorkel from the beach. For an excellent snorkeling experience, contact Looe Key Resort on Ramrod Key for the best snorkeling you will experience. Take the afternoon trip and enjoy the great crew and the free drink tickets from the Tiki bar. They treated us like family and the reef was amazing! And no one could beat their price, its about a 30 minute drive north. We took a boat charter directly scheduled through Fish Check at the Key West Marina and the experience was a good one. Fresh Mahi Mahi for dinner was a welcomed treat. The entire trip was wonderful and BJ was fantastic to work with. Look no further, come home to Truman Annex and relax.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Key West
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Key West Golf Course
Car: not necessary

Truman Annex Old Town Key West's Premiere Residential Gated Community


Rates & Availability

Truman Annex Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season 2017
May 13 2017 - Oct 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Power Boat Races
Nov 3 2017 - Nov 12 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 2 2017 - Dec 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

NO SMOKING inside or outside.
Permit parking space
4 Beach chairs and towel set up

Tenants remit all payments to the Property Manager. Balance due 30 days prior to check in

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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