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Truman Annex Best Location in Town

Bedrooms 2
Space 780 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms , 1 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Mike 305- 30 4- 2694--- the best way to reserve this home is to call. We stick to a Saturday check in during the in season months (Jan-April)

Greetings from Paradise, where the temperature is 82 degrees, water temperature 80, and the wind SE at 10, just enough breeze to blow sand in my margarita.

'Margarita Villas' are located in historic Old Town in a beautiful, very private gated compound that has won awards as the best development in Florida. (And yes it does have a blender).

It’s just off Duval Street, with its bustling shops and nightlife; yet quiet and private. Fort Zachary Taylor on the south side of the property has one of our most picturesque beaches located among the tall whispering pines of the uplands; the view of the reef and the turquoise waters is magnificent.

The heated pool is conveniently located nearby so you are never far from a refreshing dip or just 'conching out' in the sun.

There are two bedrooms and two baths; the master bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed, the other, two twins. French doors in the living room open onto the garden deck for outdoor dining or to catch the tropical breezes. Outdoor porch furniture on the deck.

The kitchen is completely equipped (including the mandatory BLENDER).

Fully air-conditioned, all rooms have tropical ceiling fans and all linens are provided. There is off street parking for one car.

For more detailed information, call us today. 305-304-2694

Mike Wernicoff

PS: Did I mention that we have a BLENDER?

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Mike Wernicoff
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Mike Wernicoff

My name is Michael Wernicoff. I grew up in Ocean City, NJ windsurfing the beaches and sailing the back bays. In 1977, when I was 10 years old, we loaded up our car and with our Hobie Cat sailboat in tow; we set off for our first family trip to the Florida Keys.

The warm breeze and the turquoise waters brought us back every school vacation. First, we rented a small house for a week, The next year a condo for two weeks. A few years later we bought our first home which we rented out between stays ... and Vacation Rentals in Key West was born.

After college I got a 'real job', but warm waters and balmy breezes were calling, so I set off to teach windsurfing. First, in Key West, at Smathers Beach then in the Turks and Caicos Islands, St. Lucia and Mexico. Eventually moving back to Key West. Now we have two little girls who love the emerald waters as much as we do.

When the lovely gated community in the Truman Annex was being built, we knew that it was going to be the best rental location in town and we were right! We now have a wonderful selection of vacation homes and condos to rent, so take a look and give me a call.

I would love the opportunity to help create a great vacation experience for you and your family, and to share with you, the Key West that my family and I fell in love with when I was ten and continue to enjoy today.

'Your blender is waiting'

Thank You


Michael Wernicoff

Mike Wernicoff purchased this condo in 1984

Why Mike Wernicoff chose Old Town

The Truman Annex is the best location in town.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Our family recently stayed for a week at 290 Coconut Villa in the Truman Annex. What a great condo unit and location! This was our first time back to Key West in 30 years and what changes. The unit was perfect with two bedrooms and two baths for 4 adults (our 2 grown children came along for the first time since 2005). The location in the Shipyard of the Truman Annex was so near to Duval Street and all the sights in Old Town that we could walk or bike everywhere without needing a car. We ate out every night but one and breakfast too at great restaurants. The beach at Zachary Taylor State Park is probably the best near Old town, easily within walking or biking distance. Don't miss the Truman Little Whitehouse or Hemingway's home and the cats. One thing, if you have a car, you will need a parking place and those are hard to find unless one comes with the unit, like Coconut Villa. We will return next year!

Please give your best to your Dad, Tevis. We had a couple of nice talks!

Dr. B from Shrewsbury, NJ
Jan 2014
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Old Town Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Free WiFi


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Truman Annex Best Location in Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Buffalo, NY

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Truman Annex was fantastic. The condo is in a gated community, unit is clean, quiet & well maintained. Neighbors are very friendly and the owner is a super guy (drove us to the airport, including a little tour).

The complex is within blocks of everything you've ever desired in Key West; bars where locals hang, restaurants, coffee houses, mom & pop stores, tourist shops & a small beach. We rented a scooter for the 10 days but found it wasn't really needed (maybe a day or two), everything is so close & you'll want to walk anyway.

We would stay here again in a minute, see you next year.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Time!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful vacation, this is the area to stay. Centrally located next to food market, liquor stores, restaurants , Mallory square, Duval St. The pool was heated and it is nestled in a gated community with quiet streets. The condo itself is clean, update with all modern amenities. The back porch was large for entertaining. Hoping to make it a yearly trip .

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Lionel Lakes, MN

Minnesota winter refugees

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with our 2 adult children and our sons girlfriend spent new years week here. Very clean and quiet, while onlyl a short walk or bike ride to Duvall st, Mallory square, Or ft. Zachary beach. The pool was clean and we'll maintained as well as the rest of the property. The owners couldn't have been more hospitable, even calling me after our flight landed to see if we needed to be picked up from the Key West airport.(We flew into Miami and drove down.) Owner also checked in during our stay to see if we needed anything, We highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and thank you for staying with us! We hope to see you again next year!!!
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This is a great place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this condo for 7 nights the condo was clean and well maintained. The beds are comfy and there was plenty of towels The location is great with a pool just a short walk away out the back gate, The condo is about middle of and 2 blocks from Duval st. where you will find bars, restaurants and shopping, etc. and close to beaches and state park . Communication with the family owned renters was easy and all my questions were answered, The owner called to see if we need anything the day before arrival which was great. I would highly recommend this rental and would think that all this families rentals are as nice. We will be back soon to stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. See you next year. Mike
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Lancaster Oh

A Perfect Week in Key West

  • 5 of 5

Angie and I have been coming to Key West for the last two years to enjoy the weather and and the atmosphere of an exciting city. We have flown into KW and wanted a condo located where we did not have to rent a car. Our difficulty has been finding a relaxing place to stay that is close to Duval Street, to the beautiful beach at Fort Zachary Taylor, to restaurants, shopping and also the restful side of KW.

For us, we have found the perfect place to stay. The Hemingway Cottage in the Shipyard Condos area of the historic Truman Annex met all of our needs and then some. Tevis Wernicoff provided a comfortable and exceptionally clean 2B/1B condo highlighted with Hemmingway memorabilia throughout. The ground floor condo was comfortable and included a shaded patio that we particularly enjoyed for reading and relaxing. The two sets of patio doors on to this private patio allows for a breeze that would remind you of a cottage in the tropics. While we primarily dined out, the kitchen was outfitted for cooking and dining in.

I would again emphasize how clean it was.

We have made plans to return to Key West again next year and hope to stay in the Hemingway Cottage again.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was Great!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Key West for many years and have rented vacation homes on many of our trips. This trip was especially important as my daughter was getting married at Ft. Taylor State park. Everything was great ! we arrived late at night and the arrival instructions were clear and we had no problems after a long day of travel. Our condo was very clean and comfortable and quiet. We loved sitting on the deck and enjoying our morning coffee. We will be back next year for sure.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Key West Airport EYW
Nearest Barpub
Green Parrot
Nearest Restaurant
Blue Heaven
Car: not necessary

Park your car and walk to everything.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

condo fee $45 + Tax
booking fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates fluctuate. Please call for rates on your dates. The rates posted are for a 2 bedroom 1 bath. Rentals have an additional $45 condo fee and tax of 12.5 % all bookings are tentative until confirmed by the owner. Please call to confirm reservation. Call me directly 3o5-3o4 -2694

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund