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Island Escape Condo w/Spacious Balcony Deck in Truman Annex

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2

This lovely Island Escape Condo is a upper level condo located in the beautiful gated community of Truman Annex-Shipyard. Location is everything.!!! The Island Escape is a one bedroom/with 2 flat screen TV's, one bathroom with tub/shower, hair dryer, towels and linens, beach towels/ washer/dryer and a fully equipped kitchen that includes microwave, coffee maker, and blender for those yummy Margaritas.

The living area has a flat screen TV/with Comcast Cable. French doors that open up to a large covered balcony that's seats 4 where you can enjoy coffee, dinner or relax and read a book. This is a corner unit condo which allows privacy. The condo also has one parking stall right at your front door and bike rack beside condo. Shipyard community pool is close and heated w/wifi. Windows across the front of the condo let in lots of light and tropical breezes. No need for a car you can walk 2 blocks to Duval Street where you will find shopping and dining. Fort Zachary Beach is also close. Bring or rent kayak, canoe, or paddleboard and launch on the beach to explore the Atlantic Ocean. You can also picnic or grill in the park. Mallory Square where sunset is celebrated every night. Breakfast at Blue Heaven, visit Hemmingway House and have a drink at the famous Green Parrot Bar. Don't forget to visit the Historic Seaport District where you can watch boats, find great dining or catch a sunset cruise.

Check out the new Waterfront Park just behind the complex. Playground for kids, pier to watch sunset and much more. You are close to everything!!!

We are licensed & inspected yearly with the state of Florida and City of Key West for vacation rentals.

More Details

Jean Kemp
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Jean Kemp

About the Owners: When not in Key West my husband and I live and own a business in Kansas. We have 2 sons and 5 grandchildren. We have owned in Truman Annex Shipyard since 2001. After visiting a few times we fell in love with Key West and knew we had to own. It is a pleasure to share our condo with others so they can also fall in love with this beautiful historic city.

Jean Kemp purchased this condo in 2011

Why Jean Kemp chose Old Town

The Truman Annex is the perfect location, you are close to everything, it's a quiet gated community. You don't need a car, you can walk or bike everywhere on this 2x4 mile island.

What makes this condo unique

Windows across the front of condo bring in lots of light and tropical breezes. The large covered back deck is everyone's favorite spot to hang out, entertain or relax. Parking in front of condo and bike racks next to condo. The Truman Annex is a popular place to stay cause folks like the close proximity to everything.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We noticed some new things you have added to the condo since we were here in November – looks great!! Thank you so much, Jean, for allowing us to share your beautiful piece of paradise again. We can’t tell you how much we appreciate it.
Jun 2015
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Old Town Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please see rental agreement for cancellation policy
  • Have fun and enjoy your vacation
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom has combination tub/shower/Includes hair dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom has a queen bed and flat screen TV Built in shelves in closet
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Island Escape Condo w/Spacious Balcony Deck in Truman Annex
average rating of 4.928571 based on 59 reviews

Great location in Old Town

  • 5 of 5

Property was quite comfortable offering appropriate amenities, privacy and convenient access to all the things of interest in Key West. The "on location" swimming pool was a nice diversion, as well.

Owners are quick to respond throughout the rental process and instructions upon arrival were spot on.

Is a real good vacation option.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Nice!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a great time in Key West. The Island Escape condo was very clean and comfortable. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Tropical and easy, all you need for your stay in Key West 🌴

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Waldorf, MD

Easy access to Old Town

  • 5 of 5

Everything was within walking distance. No need for a car. Great location. The condo was very clean and comfortable. We will definitely keep you in mind when planning our next trip to Key West..Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Carlsbad CA

Lovely ,cozy upstairs property with beach decor

  • 4 of 5

Very relaxing space-great covered patio with lounging chairs. We spent every morning on patio just lazing and enjoying this space before we started our day. Washer /dryer in condo very convenient. Location to shops, Duvall street , Restaurants, grocery store ,CVS, banks within 2 short blocks. About 10 minute walk , 5 minute bike ride to Mallory Square . We rented bikes for the week and went everywhere on island on bikes (flat ,easy riding around 2mile x 4 mil island) so even the most distant location an easy pleasant 20 minute bike ride. (Really do not need a car although there is a designated parking space at condo -however we noted that there is minimal parking available on island in general near activities. Jean (Owner) was quickly responsive to any communication we sent. Close access to heated pool on property ( a slight disappointment that it was under maintenance for 4 days because it is a really nice pool & longing area) Our favorite restaurant within 2 blocks to the south was Firefly-we went there 3 times in wk for a breakfast , a lunch and a dinner. Great southern influenced food with killer giant biscuits!!! Highly recommend the Freedom Flyer day trip to Dry Tortuga Island (need reservations in advance!! ) and Ferry/lunch at Lattitudes Restaurant on Sunset Key (also need reservations). Best Key Lime pie we had in Key West is there! FT Zachary Taylor beach about 1 mile away -go through Condo property to get there. Minimal Park entrance fee but good beach and can rent beach chairs with huge umbrella that was perfect way to spend beach time. Also has outside showers and snack bar, bathrooms. We actually went to this beach as our last activity of day prior to boarding 4 pm flight -so was great to have everything provided ! Lyft to & from airport with tip about $20

  • Submitted: May 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is our 8th time in Island Escape and we have already booked for 2019. We couldn't ask for more.

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming here since 2011 for long term visits. We found Island Escape after many years in Key West and now would not consider any other place to stay. We live on the beautiful deck almost the entire day and only leave for activities or sleep. We look forward to seeing the changes that Jean and Lowell make every year when we come down.

We feel comfortable in our "Home Away from Home" and feel sad when we have to go home. See you in 2019!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Key West Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Parrot Bar
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Key West Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Key West Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Conch Train Tours
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Blue Heaven
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Fort Zachory Beach & Park
Car: not necessary

The Truman Annex is located 2 blocks from Duval or Fort Zachory Beach. The famous Blue Heaven restaurant is 1 block as is the famous Green Parrot Bar. Hemingway house and Truman little White House is also very close. New Waterfront park/water park behind the complex.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

This is a non-smoking condo. You must be 25 years of age to rent this property. Sorry-we cannot allow pets. There is a 2 person maximum and one week minimum stay primarily Sat-Sat.
Monthly rates are approximate. Actual rate will depend on days of month you stay. There is 7 night minimum at this condo.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund