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Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath with private deck overlooking the shared pool

When choosing your dates, please keep in mind that we rent a minimum of 7 DAYS from SATURDAY to SATURDAY. (One exception is Fantasy Fest week.)

It's all about LOCATION! This charming, sunny, end unit townhome, located in quiet Truman Annex, is within walking distance to the best of Key West. Just two blocks to Duval St., a popular street for restaurants, entertainment and shopping. Grab your camera and walk only 2.5 blocks to Mallory Square and the nightly 'Sunset Celebration'. You are also close to the best beach in Key West at Fort Zachary State Park. The beach offers bathrooms, showers, a large concession area, chairs and umbrellas, snorkeling, shade trees, picnic tables, grills and a fort to explore. A great way to see the island is by bike and you can rent them one block away. Scooters and electric cars are also available.

The first floor of our townhome has a welcoming open floor plan with two sets of French doors leading out to a private deck with tropical landscaping and a grill. The newly renovated, fully equipped kitchen has granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. You will love the Caribbean style plantation shutters throughout the home. The shared pool with lounge chairs is right outside the back gate.

The second floor offers two bedrooms with queen size beds and two, newly renovated full bathrooms. Each bedroom has vaulted ceilings, big closets and a set of French doors leading out to covered balconies. And, there is a convenient washer and dryer on this floor.

Enjoy additional amenities such as flat screen TV's in every room, free WIFI, ceiling fans throughout including the back deck. You have a reserved, covered parking space steps from the front door. We also have a stack of beach towels and beach bag for you to use. Make sure to check out the 'Starfish' Binder full of activity ideas, restaurant menus and helpful hints.

Now this is vacation!

NEED MORE SPACE FOR FAMILY OR FRIENDS? Take a look at our other property (Pelican) at It's a 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo one block from Starfish.

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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Patty

Originally from the Chicago area, we moved to Key West from St. Louis. We used to visit sunny Key West quite often on vacations and knew we needed to live here one day. We purchased the townhome in 2007 and lived in it until 2014 when we moved into a condo, also in Truman Annex. We live in Key West year round so we are here to answer renter's questions or help in any way we can.

Patty purchased this townhome in 2007

Why Patty chose Old Town

We fell in love with the location of this charming townhome in Truman Annex. We also liked that it was an end unit and the extra windows brought in lots of natural light. Also the shared pool is conveniently located right out the back deck gate. We appreciated being able to walk or ride our bikes to the beach, restaurants, the Tropic Cinema, friend's homes and almost everywhere on the island.

What makes this townhome unique

While we lived in the townhome we renovated the kitchen adding granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. We also renovated both bathrooms and added glass doors to both showers. One of our favorite additions was adding Caribbean style plantation shutters throughout the home. We also loved opening the two sets of French doors on the first floor and enjoying the view of the tropical landscaping. We felt very lucky to be living in Paradise!


Old Town Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • We rent a minimum of 7 days and only from SATURDAY to SATURDAY (except for Fantasy Fest Week).
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both full bathrooms have been recently renovated. One is en suite with a large walk-in shower. The other full bathroom is located in the hallway right outside the second bedroom and also has a shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Two bedrooms with queen size beds. Each bedroom has a set of French doors leading out to a covered balcony, a vaulted ceiling with ceiling fan, a flat screen TV and a large closet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our townhome is within walking distance of many activities and attractions Key West has to offer. Some of these include the beach, numerous watersports, restaurants, bars, shopping, spas, galleries, historic sites and museums. There is also a golf course 15 minutes away. Just walk 2.5 blocks to see our famous 'Sunset Celebration' taking place every night by the water on Mallory Square.


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average rating of 4.9574466 based on 47 reviews

Great Condo for Two Couples

  • 5 of 5

We had a really enjoyable week staying in this Truman Annex two-floor unit. The unit is nicely furnished, very clean and bright. Being an end unit, it has windows on three sides, which many Truman Annex units do not. The kitchen is updated with beautiful granite counters. We only used it for breakfast, but it seemed to be well stocked with equipment if you wanted to do more cooking. The large glass doors in back open up to a compact patio with a table and seating, surrounded by a privacy fence. The pool for residents of the area is located just behind this unit so very convenient, and because it closes at dusk, there should not be a noise issue. Upstairs there are two small bedrooms, each with a queen bed and an outside deck. One bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, and the other bedroom uses a bathroom in the hall. The bedrooms do not have any dressers, but there are shelves in the closets that can be used for unpacking clothes. There is a small washer and dryer in a closet in one bedroom. The bathrooms are updated with beautiful tiles and very clean. You can walk from this unit to Mallory Square, Duval Street and the other attractions of Key West. It is also easy to call for cabs or other car services. The owner thoughtfully provides a notebook with helpful information, and brochures about attractions. A recommended excursion -- make a reservation for lunch at Latitudes Restaurant on Sunset Key, and take the launch over from Mallory Square.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you could want in one place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Starfish townhome over the New Years Eve holiday and it was perfect. Everything you need is within walking distance: pool, beach, groceries, restaurants and entertainment-no rental car needed. The townhouse itself is decorated so nice and stocked with dishes, washer and dryer, blow dryer, beach towels, I could go on and on. We felt like we were home from the start; in fact we loved it so much we booked again for next year already. This place is better than advertised and Patty is a great renter. Super helpful and nice-if you are considering staying here and it is available-jump on it!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Home in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Starfish is a lovely home in a great location. It is close to Duval Street, Mallory Square, beach, bars, restaurants, etc. Owner was easy to work with. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice accommodations. In the middle of everything

  • 5 of 5

Great from start to finish. Patty was great to work with. Had friends with us and all raved how nice our unit was.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place. Great time.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in the Truman Annex multiple times and this was by far the best unit.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect 2 bedroom, next to the pool, stunning

  • 5 of 5

My wife and our two friends stayed at Starfish in July-August 2017 and it couldn't have been better. The 2 bed, 2 bath condo was beautiful and fully loaded with anything you could need. There is great sound system for our music, close to the pool, included beach towels, and even umbrellas for the 4 hours of rain we had over the week.

The water pressure is great, there is a dishwasher and a cabinet full of stuff left behind by other guests(which we added to so we could keep the pay it forward vibe going).

The instructions on how things work are good, the location is perfect and everything was clean and tidy. The place is quieter than others we have stayed at in the Truman Annex, did I mention it was right by the pool? You cannot go wrong renting from Patty, she was easy to get in touch with and genuinely cared about our stay. We can't wait to visit Key West again and will look to stay in this condo if at all possible. You can't go wrong booking this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
EYW (Key West Airport)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Green Parrot (also the oldest Bar in Key West)
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
to and from Fort Meyers
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Stock Island
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 1 down through the Keys
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Blue Heaven
Nearest Ski
0.25 Miles
water Jet Skis
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Fort Zachary Taylor State Park
Car: not necessary

Key West is an island so there are many water sports available such as boating (power or sail), fishing, jet skiing, parasailing, kite sailing, wind surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding (my new favorite water sport), diving and snorkeling. You can walk to many of these activities from our townhome and some tour operations offer a pick up and drop off service. It's a short walk to our favorite beach at Fort Zachary State Park. The beach is very relaxing offering a concession, chairs and umbrellas, picnic tables, grills, snorkeling, shade trees and a fort to explore. Because our townhome is close to Duval Street you can also walk to a variety of restaurants and bars and many offer free entertainment. Many of the restaurants offer outdoor seating so ask for a sidewalk table so you can 'people watch'. One of our favorite places for Happy Hour is The Green Parrot Bar, the oldest bar on the island and only 1 block away. Try Sound Check at 5:30 on Friday and Sunday to hear some free and fantastic live bands. Also, walk to numerous shops and galleries. You can walk to two live theatres and a cinema (rated 'Best Cinema in Florida'). Many people like to rent bikes, our transportation of choice, and rentals are available one block away. Bikes are a great way to see the whole island which is only 2 miles by 4 miles. Scooters and electric cars are also available. If you would like to see and hear about the history of the island, go for a tour on the Conch Train or Trolley. It's a relaxing way to see some of our wonderful architecture and hear the stories that make this island so unique. We always recommend it to someone here for the first time. You can walk to historic attractions such as The Customs House, The Little Whitehouse (where President Truman would come to get away from DC), The Hemingway Home (home of the six-toed cats). The Lighthouse, and Mel Fisher's Shipwreck Museum and more. For a special evening out make reservations at Latitudes, the beach side restaurant on Sunset Key. It's a short 5 minute ferry ride from Key West and worth the trip. Ask for a table on the beach and enjoy wonderful service and delicious food surrounded by Tiki torches in the sand. Try to go right before sunset if you can. At least one night during your stay you need to walk 2.5 blocks to waterside Mallory Square for the 'Sunset Celebration'. About an hour before sunset a nice crowd gathers to watch street performers, check out the local art booths, and enjoy drinks and snacks. Make sure to say hello to Popcorn Joe and try some of the best popcorn ever! Bring your camera to take pictures of the fabulous sunset and sailboats out on sunset cruises. You may find a week is not long enough to sample all the fun attractions Key West has to offer!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

exit cleaning $110
Tax Rate 12.5%

We rent a minimum of 7 days and only SATURDAY to SATURDAY (with the exception of Fantasy Fest Week).

Please read the Cancellation Policy in our Rental Agreement.

Sorry, we do not accept eChecks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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