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Rosemary Armstrong

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Truman Annex - Historic ' Island Queen' Villa is One of a Kind!

49 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Key West Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Villa - 2 Bedrooms - 2.5 Baths - (Sleeps 4)

Once you see this historic two storey townhouse, you won’t want to stay anywhere else!

Filled with natural light, this end unit is ‘tucked away’ in an exclusive, historic Foundry building next to the ‘Truman Little Whitehouse’. There are only 3 residences in our building!

There is an oversized clay brick patio and raised deck. The tropical garden is fully fenced and surrounded by palm trees and hedging.

A propane grill station and well maintained garden with accent lighting, create an outdoor space that is perfect for dining alfresco or gazing up at the stars, while you sip your glass of wine!

Can you sense the relaxation?

A designated parking space with custom carport is located directly at the garden gate for maximum convenience with unloading of baggage and groceries.

Enter through either of two sets of French doors and discover the wide, open living and dining rooms areas!

Lofty twelve foot ceilings, classic central staircase and antique exposed brick walls contribute to a sense of grandeur and comfort - You will feel the vibe of Old Town Key West at every moment!

The living room has a flat screen TV and a DVD player. There is surround sound for listening to relaxing music provided by the two high quality speakers attached to the ceiling - great acoustics!

The modern kitchen is fresh, bright and fully equipped with everything you will need to practice your culinary talents!

It has a bar area that sits 3 people for cocktails to keep the chef entertained. Margarita glasses are housed in the cupboard over the stove.

Maybe you wont even cook at all!

There are so many wonderful choices to grab a lunch or linger over dinner in Old Town.

The main floor also has a separate laundry room with full size washer and dryer and stores beach towels for guests to use at the pool or beach.

An ironing board and iron are stored in the upstairs bedroom closet, in case you want to take in a play at the local Red Barn Theater. Blow dryers and curling irons are in the both upstairs bathrooms.

There is a convenient main floor 2 piece powder room located beside the laundry room.

This is one of only two Foundry homes that has a center hall plan, oversized garden/patio and is a 2 storey dwelling - other Foundry units have 3 storeys.

It is the only end unit with this unique wide and open floor plan and large outdoor space. Truly one-of-a-kind!

Both bedrooms upstairs have private bathrooms, televisions, extra pillows, towels and sheets.

LOCATION is second to none! - Walk to the marina, sunsets and all Old Town Key West attractions, the Customs House Art Gallery and the infamous Duval Street with its shops, bars and restaurants!

You can choose the exciting nightlife or stay at home enjoying the tranquility of the lush Truman Annex community.

Let this historic home relax and recharge you after a busy day of touring and fun activities!

Many of our guests choose to return to our home year after year.

See what others say in our guest comments, to assure yourselves of a truly memorable and enjoyable vacation!

We cherish our historic Foundry home and we think you will love it, too...

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rosemary Armstrong (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About Rosemary Armstrong

My husband and I made our first trip to Key West in 1997.

Astounded at all of the sites and sounds, we fell hopelessly in love with Old Town! - The Victorian architecture, the charming and colorful Conch cottages tucked away on the small narrow laneways, the stunning sunsets and the casual rhythm of island life - there is always the unexpected!

Most days, we ride our bicycles to do the shopping or to go to the beach and leave the car parked under the carport - Both of us enjoy a carefree, yet active and stimulating life here in wonderful Key West - hardly attainable anywhere else in the world.

There is so much fascinating history and stunning natural beauty!

The authentic island flavor of Bahama Village and the lush grandeur of the Truman Annex Community have resonated with us all these years and continue to provide us with a refuge from a frantically fast paced world elsewhere.

A relaxed Conch way of life is definitely for us! How about you?

Rosemary Armstrong purchased this townhome in 2000

Why Rosemary Armstrong chose Key West

Our Foundry Building is an historic structure circa 1860, located within the gated community of the Truman Annex, formerly a U.S. Naval Base.

The wide open main floor of our home struck us with its spacious, airy atmosphere - the 12 foot high ceilings stunted all of the other properties we had seen before.

The exposed brick walls, full of character, remind us constantly of the rich and colorful heritage of Key West!

There are only 3 residents in our building and we enjoy this exclusivity.

We love to grill and eat dinner under the stars and value the large and extremely rare outdoor space, palm lined garden, deck and antiqued brick patio. The garden offers quiet privacy, tremendous everyday and nightly enjoyment and great relaxation.

What we fell in love with was the wide open center hall plan and the unique lay-out of our home!

The two upstairs bedrooms are extremely separate with their own adjoining bathrooms for total privacy, if 2 couples are staying for vacation.

Our home has 2 storeys and this was very important to us. We had previously owned a 3 storey home for a couple of years. We found this arrangement awkward, as our friends would have to trudge past our 2nd floor bedroom up yet another flight of stairs to their bedroom.

The only drawback to our current 2 storey home and ideal layout for privacy is... everyone we know wants to come for a visit at our Island Queen Foundry home!

What makes this townhome unique

You can go out to the frivolity of the infamous Duval Street and always retreat to our Foundry home and tropical garden for quiet time together or fun with friends.

Your car is parked at the garden gate - convenient for luggage and groceries.

The home has an inspiring and comfortable atmosphere you wont easily forget, after your stay is over.

Not only is it the best location - Island Queen is a one-of-a-kind property!

This home is loved and it shows.

Since all of our guests have been most caring and respectful of our home and our belongings, we are always making improvements for ourselves and our guests to enjoy.

We love our home and you will, too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My friends and I chose this Foundry unit for our week vacation getaway, and could not have been more pleased with the property. It is located within a gated community right off Mallory Square and Duval St (and within walking distance to all of the restaurants, bars, shopping in downtown Key West). We rented bikes for sightseeing and to travel to the nearby beaches. The townhouse itself was very clean, spacious, beautifully decorated and contained all of the comforts of a home away from home. The two french doors in the front of the house opened up onto the private patio, where we spent much time sitting around drinking marguaritas. The patio is surrounded by landscaped foliage which provided privacy against the neighbors and walkways. There is a shared, heated pool, which was somewhat small but never seemed to get crowded (probably because the beach is so close by). From the time I made the reservations months in advance through our vacation stay, Rosemary (the owner) was always eager to answer questions and provide suggestions favorite restaurants, bars etc. In addition, the property manager provided us with pick-up and drop-off service to the airport, which saved us cab fare. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone!! You won't be disappointed!!
Mar 2009
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Reviews

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based on 49 traveler reviews

Truman Annex - Historic ' Island Queen' Villa is One of a Kind!
average rating of 4.979592 based on 50 reviews
Cincinnati, OH
5

Our Third Year In A Row Staying At This Home - Gets Better Every Time!!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about this property, its owners and how wonderful our vacation was. Absolutely the best location in Key West! Everything about this home is perfect. Layout - Decor - Amenities - Privacy - Location are all as good as it gets! We've stayed here 3 years in a row and this home is in as perfect condition as it was 3 years ago. So well cared for with new updates throughout. Rosemary the owner is a pleasure to deal with. All details are meticulously taken care of and our security deposit was even returned before we even made it home from our trip! Couldn't ask for better service and communication from the owners or their local property managers Patty and Jim. All are wonderful to deal with and no surprises. I am one of those very cautious people regarding possible vacation scams. I would HIGHLY recommend renting from Rosemary. The most trustworthy and ethical owner you could ask for! Your vacation is safe with them....... and it doesn't get any better than this vacation home and location! Don't hesitate for a second to rent this home!! Just be sure to book a different week than me next year, the following year or the year after that :)

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Such a beautiful home in a perfect location!!

  • 5 of 5

This condo in the Foundry section of the Truman Annex was amazing! The pictures are beautiful, but they don't do it justice--it is actually even nicer than represented. The decor is beautiful, the layout of the home is perfect for two couples, with two very private bedroom/bathroom areas upstairs. Also very nice half bath downstairs which was very convenient. This condo was spotless and very well maintained. All of the amenities you need for a wonderful stay were included--from kitchen dishes and utensils to a huge BBQ grill in the private, lovely patio area. Check in and customer service was ideal-- Patty and Jim met us with the keys and took great care of us. I just can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay at this condo in Key West. Very convenient to the pool, to Duval Street with all the shopping and dining you could ask for, and to Mallory Square for the best sunsets in the world! I promise you cannot go wrong booking this property--you will love it!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Key West Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this pristine townhouse couldn't have been more wonderful! We rented this townhouse with another couple and there was plenty or room to accommodate the four of us. The common living space was beautifully appointed and the kitchen was set up nicely, enabling us to whip up a few meals of our choice! The upstairs bedrooms were very private and each bedroom had its own private bathroom ... this is truly a plus, since many 2 bedroom Key West rentals share a bath. The downstairs powder room was also very convenient! I have to admit the beautiful patio and garden was our very favorite area ... it is such a "special" part of the living space ... the lush & manicured foiilage and the black wrought iron fencing lends to the making of a very private & serene patio ... a perfect place to read a book, listen to music, or just relaxing while enjoying cocktails & hors d'oeuvres before dinner ... Simply lovely! Rosemary & Mark were so easy to work with while reserving their home too! They couldn't have been more helpful! So, if you are looking for a beautiful townhouse & a convenient place to stay while in Key West, I would definitely recommend staying at this Truman Annex Oasis! Thank you again, Rosemary & Mark, for sharing your beautiful home with us! We hope to return again in the future ...

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As good as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

All of the great reviews held true in our experiences at this property. The location is perfect and the property itself has a neat feel due the history of the property. It remains in great shape because the owner is rightfully particular about how it is cared for. It is perfect for two couples as we just used it.

You would be wise to lock in on this one!!!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Truman Annex Gem.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at a few other homes in Truman Annex and this one is the nicest. Very clean. The pool is well kept and the location is perfect.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vincennes, Indiana
5

Three years and counting.....

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this wonderful home of Mark and Rosemary's for three years and have plans to return for our fourth. The location of this home is incomparable! Duval Street, Mallory Square, the Truman Whitehouse and many Old Town locations are all within walking distance. Moreover, the home is immaculately maintained. The kitchen is well stocked and the layout perfect for two couples. The owners are wonderful to work with and ensure that everything is in order! This property is a one of a kind!!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Truman Annex Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
$10,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 12.5%

Only Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, Master Card or Capitol One Master Card. * Year Round Rate:$2500 per week (7 nights). Check in/outs are Saturday. Same rate year round. $1000 non refundable Reservation Deposit is charged on date of booking. On guest occupancy, this Deposit automatically converts to a Damage Deposit that is refundable; provided no damages to the property or its contents.

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Amenities

Key West Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Main Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Gutted and Completely Renovated in November 2014!
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Redecorated and Remodelled in 2012!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 1 has a private bathroom with shower stall. Bedroom 2 has a private bathroom with tub/shower combination.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Enjoy the excitement and nightlife of the infamous Duval Street - two blocks away! Then return to the sanctuary of your lofty exclusive abode for some rest and relaxation. Stroll 2 blocks to gaze at beautiful sunsets, marking the end of yet another perfect day in Paradise. - Free yourself from your car! - Walk or bike to all of the attractions. Fort Zachary Beach is a 5 minute bike ride away or a nice walk, for a swim in the ocean - a most natural Florida setting and the best swimming on the island - but bring beach shoes to get into the water with ease and comfort @ $2.50 per person (walking) or with a bike to enter this State Park - well worth it!

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