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Paradise In Old Town Key West

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Heated Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

Perfectly Located Condo Is Just Blocks From Almost Everything

Hello and welcome to Key West! We would like to welcome you to our home away from home and hope you enjoy the island as much as we do. Key West has so much to offer - great weather, a beautiful beaches, historic landmarks, boating, fishing, art and many choices for dining and nighttime fun.

***Please do NOT book through the VRBO system - we work with an awesome local property manager to ensure that guests are well taken care of while in Key West. In addition, it will save you a 9% online booking fee which they have recently implemented.***

The unit is situated in a prime location within the exclusive Truman Annex neighborhood in Old Town Key West. World famous Duval Street is a two block walk from the gated entrance on Southard Street. The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, Mallory Square, historic Fort Zachary Taylor State Park and Beach are also all within easy walking distance.

Conch in Training is a second story end-unit located in the heart of the Shipyard at Truman Annex. Its central location is very close to Duval St. and Ft. Zachary Taylor Beach but peaceful and quiet too. Located on the inner ring of the development it is insulated from street noise and you won’t have to worry about heavy-footed upstairs neighbors.

The large deck overlooks the onsite pool but lush landscaping provides privacy, making it a perfect spot for relaxing. The unit features a full kitchen with dishes, cooking utensils, extra beach towels and a washer and dryer. Whether it’s a place for morning coffee, afternoon sun or evening dinner and cocktails, the deck at Conch in Training has you covered.

If the weather is not cooperating or you are just looking to take a break from the sun or nightlife you can access your Netflix, Amazon, Pandora or Hulu Plus account through the Wi-Fi enabled TV. The unit also has high speed Wi-Fi, cable TV, a DVD player and a starter library of books, movies and games. If you find a book you like, feel free to take it home or leave one behind for the next guest.

There is no smoking inside the unit but feel free to partake on the deck. If you rent bicycles, there is a bike-rack to lock them up nearby on the path to the pool.


Mike and Drea

*Please note that we partner with a great local property manager in Key West to ensure guests have support if they need anything during their stay. Because of this we do not participate in VRBO's online booking system. Our apologies in advance for any inconvenience, please feel free to shoot us a note if you have any questions or want to check availability. Thank you and have a great vacation!

More Details

Property Manager
Mike and Drea
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2017

About Mike and Drea

Hello- We are Drea and Mike. We recently purchased our little piece of paradise and are happy to share it with you. Between us we have lived in or traveled to most of the world. Despite settling in Minnesota, we are counting the days until we can move to Key West full time; hence the name, "Conch in Training".

Mike and Drea purchased this condo in 2015

Why Mike and Drea chose Key West

Conch in Training really is perfectly located to get the most out of Key West. There is so much within walking distance that you barely need bicycles much less a car unless you plan to go exploring off island. You can enjoy the best of both worlds, excellent night life and a quiet retreat close to the beach.

What makes this condo unique

Truman Annex as a whole is well located on Key West but this unit is maybe the best situated of the whole complex. Its central location means that you have a buffer from the Southard Street traffic and street noise as well as being near the pool, while the tropical landscaping means you can enjoy the spacious deck in privacy.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Truman Annex in Key West

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • One full bathroom with tub and shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • One bedroom with queen bed; sleeper sofa has a queen-size pull-out bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Paradise In Old Town Key West
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Clean, cozy

  • 5 of 5

The conch in training was a perfect condo to spend our anniversary. It was clean, cozy, and had everything we needed. It was a great location to everything we wanted to do while in key west yet quiet and private. Will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for 2 people.

  • 5 of 5

The location is ideal. 3 blocks off Duval. Easy walking distance to everything Key West. The condo is neat and clean, properly equipped. The neighborhood is quiet. Pool is a short walk away.

Perfect for 2 people.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Islip, NY

Clean and great location

  • 4 of 5

Besides a problem on back deck all was good.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fred, we're very sorry about the unexpected repair to the deck that happened during your stay. Thank you for being so gracious and patient about it, we truly appreciate it and hope that you'll stay with us again in the future.
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wonderful condo

  • 5 of 5

We rented the condo for two weeks in January 2017 and we were very happy here. The condo is perfect for two. All clean and very nicely decorated. The back porch was lovely for morning coffee and afternoon cocktails............such paradise! Truman Annex is within walking distance to all activities. We found keys in the dryer that said "Wordlock" and left them in the leaf plate on the foyer table.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the awesome review, Natalie! We're really glad to hear you enjoyed your stay - hope you can come back. And, thanks for letting us know about the keys!
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Beautiful and in an great location

  • 5 of 5

This condo is beautiful. Its small but perfect for 2 people. Everything is newly decorated and tastefully done. As soon as we walked in the door we felt at home. Everything you need is right there. There were a ton of nice little extra touches..like coffee in the kitchen, noodles and extra beach towels for the pool etc etc. The balcony is lovely for having breakfast in the morning and if you just want to hang out by the pool its a few steps away.

The location is amazing. I had a hire car for the week I stayed and I used it once. The condo is within walking distance of almost anything you'd want to see. Duval street is less than a 5 minutes walk, Mallory Square and Fort Zachary-Taylor Sate Park less than 10 minutes. Everything from start to finish was smooth sailing and if I'm lucky enough to return to Key West I'll be returning to this condo.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thank you for the great review. We're so happy that you liked it! Hope you visit us again:)
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Pretty and very clean condo.

  • 5 of 5

This condo was really clean and well maintained, just big enough for two, I would recommend it to friends. Truman Annex is the best place in town for those who want to visit the city center by foot.

Avis aux Québécois, ce condo était vraiment propre et bien entretenu, juste assez grand pour deux personnes, je le recommanderais à mes amis. Truman annexe est la meilleure place en ville pour ceux qui veulent visiter le centre-ville à pied. Bonne vacances.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review, we really appreciate it!
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Fort Zachary Taylor
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Truman Annex, Lower Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low Season 2017
1 May 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
Christmas - New Years
17 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Registration Fee £23.19 + Tax
Security Fee £30.15 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

We are currently booking a 30-day minimum stay and offering the fourth week free with three week bookings for a monthly total of $4,500.

Please do not make any payments through VRBO or Home Away. Contact us first and we will have our property management company contact you for final booking and payment arrangements (their cancellation policy follows). Weekly rates may vary based on the season and local events, for a full week-by-week listing of rates, please visit: https://www.historichideaways.com/key-west-vacation-rental/conch-training#.WL7XhvkrKM8
Thank you!

CANCELLATION POLICY: All notices of cancellation must be received in writing to Historic Hideaways. If Guest cancels 60 days or more from the scheduled arrival date, Guest will incur a $250 cancellation fee. If cancellation is within 60 days of scheduled arrival, no refund is available. If Guest wishes to change the arrival/departure date of the initial reservation to less time, it falls under the terms of the Cancellation Policy. Hurricanes: There is not a separate cancellation policy pertaining to Hurricanes. For this reason, Historic Hideaways invites you to consider Travel Insurance if traveling during Hurricane Season (June 1- Nov. 30, 2017). Travel Insurance fees are non refundable after the 10 day ‘free look’ period.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Special Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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