|Minimum Stay||7 - 8 nights|
The completely renovated Shabby Chicken - come stay with the large and proud newest bird in town!! I just REOPENED WINTER 2017 dates starting in March!
5-STAR rating and the best floor plan around. This exceptional, over-sized floor plan is only offered in a couple of units in the Truman Annex Shipyard. Large & private shaded deck along with a sunny outdoor patio/dining area.
BEDROOMS & FLOOR PLAN (Ground Floor)...
The Shabby Chicken has 2 very spacious bedrooms, both with KING beds (or one bedroom can be converted into two twin beds) offering the privacy of each bedroom located on OPPOSITE sides of condo. Each bedroom has a TV, ample room to store clothes.
This exceptional, oversized floor plan is only offered in a couple of units in the Truman Annex Shipyard. The bathroom is also large and has a double vanity. Our outdoor space is 2-3 times the size of other condos.
Two sets of French doors in the centrally located living room and window in the full-size kitchen provide sunlight and a spacious feeling not found in other units.
LIVING AREA & KITCHEN...
The central living area with new large, leather sectional couch with a full size kitchen provides a great floor plan for 2-4 people. The kitchen is equipped with all new appliances, countertop, modern backsplash and finishes. There is counter-top seating and a large dining table with beautiful lighting and seating for four or more that is stylish and functional.
Two sets of French doors lead to the HUGE, MULTI-SPACE OUTDOORS.
Enjoy morning coffee or an intimate dinner at the comfortable dining table on the large, covered, private deck. The deck also has two interesting Polynesian bamboo chairs and a brand new Weber gas grill! Step down to the herringbone brick patio that is able to accommodate a small party to dine alfresco. Or take a relaxing nap or read a book on the lounger under the palm (we're not kidding!).
Less than a one minute walk to the pool
This ground floor condo is very clean, and has well-appointed bedrooms which have been completely updated with beautiful linens, art work and comfortable beds. A new washer/dryer are located within the unit for your convenience. The fully equipped kitchen with all new appliances, pots & pans, towels & linens and central air conditioning provide all the amenities you want for long- and short-term stays.
You'll also enjoy a 32' flat screen TV in the living room with an Italian-made large, leather sectional. Secure wireless Wi-Fi and and Bluetooth speaker for your device to connect to for music.
Our condo is outfitted with beach towels, beach chairs, a cooler, etc. We also have designated on-site parking, although it's likely you will not need (or want) to get in your car while you're here.
WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL...
The Shabby Chicken (for it's shabby chic design) has interesting design elements, such as vintage clocks, modern geometric patterns, original artwork from Cuba and local artists, wood carvings from the Philippines and India, along with beautiful tapestries. The place feels very luxurious, contemporary, and relaxing.
PROXIMITY TO PLACES...
The Shabby Chicken is within easy walking and biking distance to everything Old Town Key West has to offer, including Fort Zachary Beach and a one minute walk to the Truman Annex pool. Walk down to the Truman Annex waterfront to take in a special and low-key sunset for which only the locals know about. Walk or bike through the gorgeous Truman Annex over to happening Mallory Square for shops, museums, and special events.
Come and see what is special about the Shabby Chicken...it's not too shabby after all.
We request a 7 night minimum and try for a Saturday to Saturday schedule. Thank you.
Cheers! Marie and Tom
We both grew up in Ohio, met at Ohio State University, married and moved to Charlotte, NC. Ten years ago we relocated to Chicago. Living in Chicago is great, but the winters are long and the city is hectic. Visiting Key West allows us to slow down and really enjoy a different pace of life.
Tom and Marie purchased this condo in 2014
We purchased this property, and named it The Shabby Chicken, for the shabby chic design we choose for the place. The Shabby Chicken is a sanctuary from when life has you running around like a chicken. The lifestyle in Key West and amazing sunsets can all teach us to keep life simple and take pause when you can. The only rush hour here is the walk to your favorite happy hour. We retreat to the keys to unwind and relax, hear live music, eat great local seafood.
Our ground floor, large floor plan condo offers more light as the whole back of the place has french doors and windows. The large outdoor deck and patio offers privacy and shade when you want it plus plenty of seating. There is a pull up area at the front door, which makes for easy loading and unloading of suit cases, groceries, etc. You'll have an designated parking spot for your vehicle.
Come visit the Shabby Chicken for it's great old town Key West location, beautiful and stylish design, and attention to detail. We're owners of the Rooster Retreat (VRBO 420646) for which you can see the 5-star ratings our renters have experienced during their Key West vacation. The Truman Annex location is unbeatable and where you want to stay. Here at the Shabby Chicken, the space both indoors and outdoors gives you a true resort feeling. This large floor plan is only offered in 2 other condos in the complex. The 2 bedrooms located on opposite ends of the condo, each with king beds (or separated twins) provides lots of privacy you and your guests. The double vanity bathroom is also spacious. We chose interesting design elements, such as vintage clocks, modern geometric patterns, and original artwork from Cuba, India, and local artists. The place feels very luxurious, contemporary, and relaxing. The comfortable beds ensure your restful nights. The outdoors is thoughtfully set-up to accommodate an intimate dinner on the deck, or a small party on the set-down patio or reading a book on the lounger. The two french doors leading out to the deck makes the space feel open. Use the Weber gas grill before heading out for the evening. Come check out the Shabby Chicken and see what a great place it is!
Our group rented two condos from Marie for a reunion in May 2016. It was a perfect choice. Both condos were as described. Clean, very comfortable new furniture , beds and bedding. The kitchens were well equipped, and had additional amenities not usually found in rentals. Also provided were games and reading material for quiet times. The condos were close, within a short walk. We each had our own space, but close enough to share time together when wanted. Marie provided us with detailed suggestions for things to do and services available. We used her information for places to eat, shop, where to go for music and happy hour. We were give names of places to rent bikes, golf carts taxies . All of which we used and found had excellent service and were reliable as Marie had suggested. Our parking space was close to the Rooster Retreat, and used for our golf cart rental. Both condos were on the ground floor for easy access for luggage and groceries . The condos are a short walking distance to Duval Street, where the action is! Yet, Truman annex is beautiful, quiet, with brick walks and lush landscaping. Both condos are beautiful, and in the perfect location. We will diffidently be back to the Shabby Chicken and the Rooster Retreat.
We enjoyed Rooster's Retreat so much and had a great week...! I can't tell you how helpful Marie's email full of suggestions was! Everything we did...from renting bikes, to parasailing, to eating at restaurants, getting fish at Eaton Street Fish Market, making a reservation at Latitudes in order to experience Sunset Key, and much more...ALL came from this email!! Thanks so much for providing it to your guests. Greatly appreciated!! Will definitely return and stay again!
I don't know why I'm writing this review. All the reviews I read are true, this place is nice! I am a well seasoned customer of VRBO and the Truman Annex so I know what I'm talking about. The location could hardly have been better. The place is a larger layout than most 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom in this development and feels it. The couch and beds are awesome. Marie deserves an award for customer service. Thanks to you two for another great trip to KW.
The owners went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable during our stay. The apartment is in one of the greatest locations in Key West, you are two blocks from Duval and a ten-minute walk from the best beach in Key West (Ft Zachery Taylor State Park). The apartment has very comfortable beds, an awesome couch, and everything we needed to feel at home for two weeks. I also really enjoyed sitting out on the outdoor patio. I would not hesitate to stay here again!
My husband and I make an annual trip to Key West and found ourselves unable to book our usual condo this year. Thank goodness we found the Shabby Chicken!! Marie could not have been any nicer or any more helpful beginning with the promptness of her response to my very first e-mail inquiry.
The Shabby Chicken is located in Truman Annex, Shipyard Condominiums - within walking distance of all of our favorite Key West spots, including Fort Zachary Taylor and Duval Street. The community pool is always refreshing after a long day enjoying all Key West has to offer and a fun place to meet your "neighbors" and we were so glad Marie provided beach towels, beach chairs, a cooler and some floats/noodles. We enjoyed coffee and breakfast every morning on the back porch which is unusually private. The decor at the Shabby Chicken reminded me of our own home, so we felt quite comfortable there and it's comforting knowing that although you're so close to all the fun Key West has to offer, you can go back to a gated community for a good night's sleep and some peace and quiet. Having the washer/dryer was a lifesaver so when we eventually had to head back home, we weren't overwhelmed by an entire day of laundry. Despite the fact that we have been to Key West annually for more than 20 years, Marie was still able to provide us with a list of new places to try, some of which instantly became new favorites. We will definitely book with Marie again and hope to try out her other property, Rooster Retreat.
Thanks to Marie for helping make our 2015 Key West trip special. We'll be back next year for sure!
We had a fantastic time staying in Key West and particularly at The Shabby Chicken in the Truman Annex. We are a family of four (two teenagers). The condo is well designed and very nicely decorated. It provided a great amount of space for the four of us. It is exceptionally clean and well taken care of and is as exactly as shown in the photos. The condo is in a perfect location, walkable to many local attractions. It is only a few short blocks from Duval Street and we were amazed at how peaceful and quite the condo and Truman Annex is being so closely located to Duval and the nightlife. We had the best nights sleep there at the condo and the beds are extremely comfortable so much so that we had to force ourselves out of bed a few mornings! The condo comes with a washer and dryer, includes ample supply of beach towels, beach chairs, and even noodle floats for the pool. The kitchen had all the conveniences of home as well as an outdoor sitting area that was private with a Weber grill. The owner, Marie, provided exceptional customer service. She could not have been more accommodating and was extremely responsive to all my questions and a real pleasure to work with. She provided a list of all that there is to do in Key West and great suggestions on where to eat in Key West - all of which were on point. The WIFI, A/C, and Cable were all great (no complaints from my teenagers). We all gave it five thumbs up and will definitely return!!
Our condo is in the heart of old town Key West. Enjoy a three minute walk to Blue Heaven Restaurant, La Creperie, Green Parrot, along with taking in the sights, sounds, and characters on Duval Street. You are a short walk or bike ride from exciting Mallory Square where sunset is celebrated every evening, or walk out behind our complex to appreciate a low-key, quiet sunset from the Coast Guard pier. You are also minutes from Fort Zachary beach.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£162|
|Processing credit credit||£53|
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