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Truman Annex Shipyard with Tropical Garden

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Aug 23, 2016
Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

Decorated in shades of sea foam and coral, this two bedroom villa is

in easy walking distance of Mallory Square, Duval Street and the

finest beach in the lower Keys.

French doors in the living room open to a tropical garden dotted with

bougainvillea and hibiscus. It's the perfect place to cool off after

a day at the beach or the reef.

The property is located in the fabulous Truman Annex, a gated

community with 24-hour security and assigned parking for one car.

The location simply can't be beat!

Please note that we only rent for periods of a week or longer.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool

Recent Review

About the Owner

I came down to Key west to take a break from the cold during my college years, and bought this property in December 1998. I now live about four blocks away.

Speaks: english

10 Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Spent the week of the 4th of July. He was super easy to deal with. Everything was just as pictured and agreed upon. Condo was very nice and clean. A great location -you can walk to all of the key locations. Deposit was returned before my plane had landed. I would definitely use him again. Plus he lives in Key West so if there was a problem he is right there to handle it.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location in Key West!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was perfect for me, my husband, and our two friends to have a fantastic vacation! We were within walking distance to pretty much everything there is to see or do in Key West. We would definitely recommend staying in Craig's condo. Everything was in good working order and we have no complaints. It was the perfect size for a family of four or two couples. We really enjoyed using the kitchen to make lunches and dinners to save money for all the great excursions and sight-seeing. We were able to walk to all of the following popular attractions - Mallory Square, Duval Street, Key West Aquarium, The Shipwreck Museum, Ft Zachary State Park, Hemingway House, and the Southernmost Buoy. We highly recommend eating at Blue Heaven for breakfast - it was amazing! We do offer one recommendation for the condo - if there was a Swiffer wet mop to clean the floors with, it would make daily upkeep easier for future tenants. =) We would definitely stay again! Thank you, Craig, for such an easy and painless renting experience! We really enjoyed your condo.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a nice review. I recently changed cleaning teams. I loved the mother and daughter that had done the cleaning for me for more than 15 years, but the new team is much more thorough. I think it's going to help create a better experience for guests. Anyone reading this who would like to inspect the property or have someone else do it for them can contact me. I would be glad to show it to them.
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Angola, New York

Perfect spot for the Key West Experience!

  • 4 of 5

We wanted to stay within walking distance of most of the activity in the area and this was the perfect condo. Condo had everything we needed for a fun week and was close to everything we wanted to do. Owner is very easy to work with and it was a pleasure dealing with him.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive review! My property is in a fabulous location and is a great home base for a fun stay in Key West. Please come back again!
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Affordable condo, great location!

  • 5 of 5

This condo has it all- free parking, full kitchen, washer/dryer, pool, cooler, beach towels, cable TV, and more. We loved the location- so close to Duval Street bars, restaurants and shopping (a couple of blocks), Mallory Square, Zachary Taylor Beach, Truman Annex and other museums/sightseeing. We walked almost everywhere which made for a more laid back vacation. We recommend touring The Little White House, the Coast Guard ship museum, Ernest Hemingway house, Key West lighthouse, and taking a day trip to Dry Tortugas National Park to snorkel and tour the fort. Craig was helpful when we called with questions about the condo. We would definitely rent this condo again!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm thrilled and grateful to get another nice review like this. Thank you so much for taking the time to write it. The location is really perfect. I spent about ten winters in this property and just loved it. Anyone who would like to check this property out first hand is welcome to contact me for a showing prior to renting. It's usually open on Saturdays when I have a changeover.
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Marion, MA

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

This rental was absolutely perfect for us. My husband and I spent our honeymoon in Key West in October and could not have asked for a better place to stay. Having a pool was wonderful, the condo was bigger than any hotel room we would have been staying in, and it was more affordable than a hotel room. A short walk to Duval Street, easy to stumble home at night, and far enough away that you aren't kept awake by partiers. I seriously cannot say enough great things about this place. It was more than we could have ever hoped for, and made our honeymoon that much more special. Craig was great to work with and very accommodating. I would highly recommend this rental to anyone looking for a great place to stay while in Key West. In fact, if he is still renting out this place the next time we get to go to Key West, I plan on trying to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a nice review! I work hard to keep this property in good shape. Since you were in it I listened to another guest who gave me some good feedback for improvements to the property. It wasn't anything major, just a new cutting board, chef's knife and steak knives, new shower curtain liner, etc. I am glad you enjoyed the property and hope you will come back. Anyone who wants to see this property can send me an email and I will show it to you -- it's in nice shape!
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Property was comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Craig's place made us feel at home. It was colorful and comfortable. The location is great, within walking distance to the main action, 2 blocks to Duval Street and about 6 blocks to Mallory Square. We felt safe at all times, both day and night. We especially enjoyed sitting outside on the back deck, eating all of our meals and relaxing while being surrounded by the lush plants. We contacted Craig about a few minor issues which he addressed immediately. We felt it was a great value for the price and hope to return in the near future.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you come back again! Anyone who would like to see this property before renting is welcome to contact me and I will show it to you .
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From the Owner

This is the best location in Key West -- bar none. It's also very pretty and green.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Key West at 4 Miles Nearest Barpub : Nearest Ferry : at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Nearest Beach : at 0.3 Miles Car: not necessary

Key West offers lots of fun activities including world class diving,

fishing, swimming, windsurfing, shopping, restaurants, nightlife,

historic attractions. The property is just down the street from the

boxing ring where Hemingway used to spar with the locals. It is now

a fabulous restaurant called Blue Heaven that you've probably seen

featured on the Travel Channel.

Interested in visiting dolphins in the wild or snorkeling at the reef

aboard a schooner? Send me an e-mail and I'll put you in touch with friends who will be glad to have you aboard. Please note that this is a weekly rental, only.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Broncos Week
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 29 2017 - Feb 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
March and April
Feb 26 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
April and May
Apr 16 2017 - May 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

Weekly Rate: $900 - $2000

We rent by the week and by the month. We do not rent by the night. Our rates start at about $900 per week in the off-season, and $1950 in-season, plus tax. November, December and April are considered "shoulder season" months and rates reflect that. January through March is very expensive. We charge more for special events such as New Year's, Fantasy Fest, lobster week, the powerboat races, etc. We rent Saturday to Saturday almost exclusively. Monthly rentals will be four weeks beginning on a Saturday. Please ask about specific rates for the week you are interested in.

We sometimes offer discounts for longer stays. Please note that you must be 28 or older to rent the property.
Please e-mail for more details. If you would prefer to call, please leave a message telling us what dates you are looking for. If the
property is available, we will get back to you promptly with a quote.
We accept American Express but must pass along a modest surcharge
Please respect the rights of our neighbors: No parties and no spring

I generally require a $500.00 or $1000 payment at the time the guest reserves the property. This is usually handled via PayPal, which the guest can link to their credit card account. The balance payment is due 30 or 60 days prior to check-in. I usually ask for a personal check for this to avoid charges. I also take a modest security deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Property Type

  • villa

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • pets not allowed


  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • This property has everything you will need for your stay in Key West. Both bedrooms have queen beds with quality linens. The sofa in the living room also pulls out to a bed. The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave, dishwasher and all cooking items. The property has two flatscreens, a DVD player and a compact stereo. The Shipyard also has a terrific pool -- great for families!

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