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Beautiful Ground Flr 2BR KING Beds (or twins),Truman Annx, Pool on grounds

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful Ground Flr 2BR KING Beds (or twins),Truman Annx, Pool on Grounds

The completely renovated Shabby Chicken - come stay with the large & proud newest bird in town!!

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.

Relax at the Truman Annex Shipyard Pool - which is a minute walk from the condo.

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.


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.


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.


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

More Details

Tom and Marie
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 November, 2017

About Tom and Marie

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

Why Tom and Marie chose Old Town

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.

What makes this condo unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!
Jun 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Old Town in Key West

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Beautiful Double vanity sink
  • Larger bathroom with space to get ready.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Comfortable bed with beautiful linens
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Comfortable king bed, or can be separated into two twin beds
  • Spacious bedrooms that offer KING beds (not found in other units).
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful Ground Flr 2BR KING Beds (or twins),Truman Annx, Pool on grounds
average rating of 4.965517 based on 30 reviews

Fantastic! Would highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

It was our first time in Key West and we could not have picked a better place to stay! Marie was kind and very easy to work with. The place was exactly as pictured and described. The layout was perfect for two couples, with the bedrooms on opposite sides of the unit. The location was perfect, we rented scooters and bikes less than two blocks away. I would recommend their place to anyone, and would definitely stay here again! Thank you Tom and Marie!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks at the Shabby Chicken. The condo was very comfortable, well stocked, 2 large bedrooms. The patio was a wonderful retreat for conversation, relaxation , reading. Gas grill was a nice amenity. .The location was ideal for exploring Key West, located within walking distance to beaches, restaurants, bars, and excursions.We are already discussing a return trip next year!

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you and your friends had a wonderful time in Key West. We appreciate you sharing your experience of how the condo was fabulous and relaxing for your stay. I look forward to hearing from you when you plan your next trip. Marie
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Great vacation lodgings!

  • 5 of 5

Great vacation lodgings and reasonably priced. Two relatively large bedrooms, nice bathroom, well equipped kitchen, cozy living room, garden deck with a gas barbeque. Owners go the extra mile to accommodate your needs. Location is great (and secure) to explore Key West! Recommend it highly!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

This was located in perfect proximity for us. It is close enough to Duval Street to join in all the excitement but far enough away to have some tranquility as well. Fort Zachary Taylor State Park is right behind the Truman Annex and is the best beach on the Island. The Unit is very well maintained and extremely clean. Very nicely decorated and contains all the amenities necessary for an enjoyable time as well as a few extras like beach chairs, beach towels and a cooler to take to the beach. The beds had quality mattresses which is something you may not think about until it is too late. Very relaxing back patio with plenty of privacy. The owners are excellent about communicating information. The instructions for the rental were outstanding.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Steve for taking the time to review how wonderful both our place and location is. Karen and our staff does a great job of keeping our places clean and ready for guests stay. We put a lot of thought into the design, decor, and are constantly keeping it up to date with new mattresses, bedding, towels, etc. Thank you for pointing out my great communication and service. We're so glad you had a wonderful stay. We look forward to hearing from you and your family again, Marie
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Very clean, spacious and great location.

  • 5 of 5

The best thing you can say about a place in which you stay is..."I'd go back again." We would go back again to this wonderful condo. It is spacious, clean and has a great location. The back yard is inviting and everything you can imagine is provided for you. It's a short walk to Mallory Square and the shops of Duval. The name may be the "SHABBY CHICKEN" but there's nothing shabby here.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for a reunion

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mary for your thoughtful review of both our condos The Rooster Retreat and Shabby Chicken. I'm so glad we could accommodate you and your friends and that you found both places clean, comfortable, and nicely decorated. As owners, we take a lot of pride and care and am pleased to hear that shined through in both the condos and my service. Best wishes and we look forward to hearing if you'll be back for another reunion. Marie
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Key West
Nearest Beach
Fort Zackary Beach
Car: not necessary

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Old Town, Lower Florida Keys

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
18 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
November - December
26 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas Week
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Years Eve Week
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Rates
6 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept Special
1 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fantasy Fest Week
19 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £151.32
Processing credit credit £49.18
Tax Rate 12.5%

Thank you for considering our place for your stay:
We kindly request a $200.00 security deposit, refundable to guest if all is in good order
PayPal will have an additional 3.0% charge to total amount
VRBO Book It or credit card processing is $50.00, along with their (VRBO) service fee
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed
Refer to the rental agreement from the owner for specifics on cancellation policy

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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