INTERIOR LAYOUT: (Upstairs) This home was designed with an "upside down floor plan" so we begin our tour on the 2nd floor. Use of this architectural style maximizes the stunning view of the sea which can be enjoyed from the entire great-room (living room / kitchen / dining room) as well as the spacious 2nd floor exterior deck.
INTERIOR LAYOUT: (Downstairs) The front entrance to the house has a charming wrap-around porch with a wonderful vantage point of the beautiful front garden. A giant carved sculpture of an "old seafaring captain" holding his spyglass is set to both welcome guests and playfully guard the doorway from any imaginary s...calawag bilge rats. A beautiful wooden bench has also been placed on the front porch so you can sit and take in the front garden view and check out any "goings on" of the neighborhood.
Once inside the front door, immediately to the right of the entrance, is the front bedroom which provides a Queen size bed. A little further down the hall to the back of the house is the den which also serves as an additional bedroom. Furnished with a trundle bed and writing desk, this back bedroom can be made up as 2 twin beds or a king size bed. This bedroom also has a set of double French doors that lead to the back yard and small swimming pool. The bathroom for this room and the front bedroom is shared and is easily accessed just off the downstairs hallway.
The master bedroom for this beach-style home is located at the back opposite the den. This spacious bedroom provides a king size bed and full en suite bath. Two sets of double French doors open up the entire back wall to the private fenced garden and dipping pool with waterfall.
Furnishings for all of the downstairs bedrooms carry the simple yet luxurious beach-style theme with the use of fine wicker and bamboo, accessorized with whimsical lamps and nautical and island theme art work. Walls throughout are painted white, with soft goods and bedding done in blue and lime-green tones.
GROUNDS: The open sea view of the Gulf of Mexico is the center stage of this property. This is a rare location for a private home and from the second floor you have your own unobstructed view point from which to enjoy sea gazing, sunning, and to watch the famous sunsets of Key West. Multiple sets of double French doors open to the back on both the 2nd and 1st floors.
The back of the 1st floor of the property offers a private dipping pool and sunning patio made private with tall fences and lush landscaping. A variety of tropical landscaping and palm trees grace the property all the way around. The front of the property has an alluring beach-style appeal and is outlined with quintessential Key West white picket fences.
Grounds throughout the gated "Truman Annex" complex are park-like, exquisitely landscaped and manicured to picturesque perfection, making it a delightful neighborhood to walk and bicycle. Just out the gate towards the ocean is Fort Zachary Taylor, now a State Park with one of the nicest beaches on Key West. You are also just a few minutes walk to Duval St. and the center of downtown Old Town Key West. White picket fences, freshly clipped hedges, green grounds and fountains create an impressive back drop for your stroll around this unique neighborhood. Original military officer's homes that display romantic classic Italian and Greek Revival architectural styles have been renovated into large private luxury mansions.
This property is offered as an exclusive vacation rental in Old Town Key West. The property will not tolerate smoking inside. The property is located in a private gated residential complex and is definitely not suitable for staging loud parties. Only well behaved children are welcome. This property is not "child-proof." We do not accept guests less than 25 years of age unless accompanied by a family group or guardian.
Activities: Truman Annex neighborhood. Short walk to all old town features, no need for a car. Just a few short streets from Duval St. (remember - it takes 3 to 4 Key West streets to make a city block). Short walk to Fort Zachary Taylor State Park and Beach. Close to boutique shopping, art galleries, and a variety of national and international restaurants, coffee shops. Close to the beach.
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