VILLA SOLEIL -- Located in the historic Foundry building of Truman Annex, a beautiful gated community in the heart of Old Key West, Villa Soleil is the ideal vacation getaway if you are looking for relaxation and an ideal walking location to all the best Key West has to offer. Your entry through a white gated fence, opens to a private brick courtyard lush with palm trees and brightly flowering tropical plants, providing fabulous Key West outdoor living. A new gas grill on the patio awaits the grill-meister as the perfect place to cook up your fresh catch. French doors open to the interior, that is beautifully decorated with Caribbean flair a...nd colors, reflecting the warm tone of the Keys. Large windows and high ceilings, finished with crown mouldings, create a bright and airy feeling. Comfortable seating and dining are abundant in the living area, which flows to the open gourmet kitchen with full service appliances and granite countertops. At nearly 1300 square feet, three level Villa Soleil sleeps six comfortably. There are two master bedrooms, one with a private balcony, each on their own floor with private full baths, and a pull out sleep sofa in the living area with a half bath. Ceiling fans and wooden blinds on all the windows create comfortable privacy.Villa Soleil has the latest in electronics with two CD players, stereo cable televisions and broadband wireless Internet access throughout. The third floor bedroom has a small business center, with fax and working desk, for those who cannot leave work at home.Walk to the beach, gorgeous sunsets and all of the varied attractions that Old Town Key West has to offer. Great location for family and friends, or a couple looking for a romantic retreat in beautiful surroundings.2 bedroom 2.5 bath. Bedding: Q/2Ts/Qsleeper. Sleeps 6$160 Cleaning Fee
Left on 03/12/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | EK
Villa Soleil is very well located in Truman annex. Easy walk to, or bicycle ride to everything you want to see or experience in Key West, but just far enough away from hustle-bustle, noise, etc. Vs was clean and neat when we arrived. Everything-toilets(!), AC, showers, microwave,coffee maker, washer-dryer, etc- worked as it should. Kitchen well equipped with pots, pans, mugs, utentils, plates. Bedrooms/Beds/Bedding satifacory-each has ensuite bathrooms; mid-level bedroom has the washer-dryer. Would have liked room darkening shades or drapes as Blinds didnt get room quite dark enough in early morning to allow a little later sleep (our only constructive suggestion). Patio was nicely private and landscaped, and equipped with a barbeque (which we didnt need to use.)@Home in Key West was a nice agency to work with as all arrangements done very professionally and courteously.
Ideal location and comfortable accomodations
Left on 01/10/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | Ron A
As always the staff at ahkw were friendly professional and efficient leaving little if anything to worry about pre arrival.
Villa Soleil is a very nice 3 story brick building that is located very close to Mallory Square and Duval St which was nice because it reduce the walking distance each day. The condo is ideal for two couples or a small family with two nice bedrooms and 2.5 baths. It is very well maintained and a nice place to stay.
The positives definitely outweighed the negatives. The location is close enough to the pool but the pool are is a bit small for the amount of condos it is open to. There is a pull out sofa which offers the ability to add 2 more guests which could be a little more comfortable.
All in all a great stay with excellent service from ahkw's staff.
Left on 06/13/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Mark
Can't go wrong with this. Unit was clean, well-maintained, well-equipped and met all of our expectations. Check-in/check-out process was very easy. The Truman annex is really a gem. Only caution would be for those who plan to spend time around the pool. Not a factor for us but you should be warned that this is really an over-sized spa and not a pool.
Nice place, good location.
Left on 05/29/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Ben Ramsey
We really liked the townhome and it's location in the Truman annex. Only a couple of things keep this from getting an excellent rating. The TVs need to be updated. They are old Crts. Also, living roof sofa and love seat are not very comfortable. Plus, the beds are mediocre but not a deal breaker. We loved the covered parking spot this unit came with. Overall I would recommend this unit.
Beautiful area of Key West in gated community close to everythin
Left on 05/15/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Shannon
We rented Villa Soleil in Truman annex for a girls getaway. The owner and the management company were so easy to work with and responded to any questions immediately. The condo was nicely furnished and decorated. The pictures don't really do it justice. One drawback was a very hard mattress in the 2nd floor bedroom, but that could be personal preference.
A pleasant surprise was the private courtyard with seating for four. Truman annex is my favorite place to stay in Key West because the grounds are so beautifully landscaped. Since it is gated, there is very little traffic and it is quiet. We were just a block or so away from Mallory Square, a couple blocks from all the activity on Duval, and within walking distance to most of the attractions. We particularly enjoyed going to a play at the Waterfront Playhouse in Mallory Square.
Love to Travel
Location, Location, Location
Left on 04/26/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Love to Travel
Had a great time, weather was great , accommodations were excellent.
Felt at home away.
great location. Nice condo
Left on 03/14/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | KatA2
We had a nice time staying at Villa Soleil.
It was just as advertised.
Pros:great location, 2 BR, 2.5 baths
small garden area.
Small pool is close by.
Close to Duvall and many restaurants. 15 min walk to Fort Zach Beach
Cons:small bathrooms. No screens on windows. Awkwardly designed kitchen area.
End unit so more foot traffic near your windows.
Left on 01/23/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | Tom
Our stay was interrupted by a crew jack hammering out the sidewalk next to the living room and kitchen at 7:30 in the morning. The next day the crew repaired the sidewalk and blocked the area with a cement truck. The unit was OK, the furnishings were modest, the two beach chairs were un-useable and the privacy of the unit is compromised a bit by having the cut thru walk be so close to the unit. This was our fourth rental at the foundry and it ranked 4th.
Washed out vacation due to the weather...
Left on 07/07/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Susan
The home was nice. Downfall is that you can here everything from upstairs bedroom in the downstairs bedroom. Community pool is too small. Great location to Duvall St.
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Excellent place in paradise
Left on 06/14/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Riley Chase
I have stayed at Villa Soleil several times over the last several years for the same reason. It's a high class place that has everything you need with a great location and quiet when you expect it. You can't find a better location. Lot's of stairs, so probably not the best for people who are challenged with that. Riley
best vacation ever
Left on 05/28/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Conch Wannabe
I stayed with my sister and her boyfriend who made the reservation in his name. They will submit a review soon too.
We stayed at Villa Soleil at the Foundry. It was just perfect. Well worth the price and right in the the historic gated Truman annex and close to waterfront! The rooms and living areas were immaculate. The wifi worked perfect. I hope to stay again at the same place if it doesn't get found out and booked solid.
Thanks so much for being a huge part of the best vacation ever! Barry Read more
Response from At Home In Key West, Inc. - 05/29/2012
Wow! We love to hear from guests whose expectations we've exceeded, and look forward to your return visit.
Keith and Bev
Great stay at Villa Soleil
Left on 03/07/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | Keith and Bev
This condo is everthing that the positive reviews says it was. four adults stayed the week. The location can't be beat, easy access to Duval St and the Zach Taylor state beach. Although you can walk to the beach, I'd recommend taking your car if you have one. In fact, if you have four people as we did, its actually $2 cheaper for the day and you can park just about in front of where you want to set up. The condo has two full size beach chairs in the closer...nice touch. It had plenty of towels, paper goods, utensils, tvs and a great cd player to play lots of Buffet. The place was very clean and in good working order. The parking spot is actually under cover. This is an end unit with a walkway that leads behind the unit and onto the Truman annex street that leads left towards the Westin, straight to Duval and right to the beach. Also, taking this walkway across the street and up admirals lane leads to a small pool that the Foundry condos use. Arrived late and the key/document retrival worked great. Key drop off was easy also, as the rental site is on route one on the way out of town.
Note to maintenance: the front gate latch attachment needs its screws tightened (tighted some with finger so we could get gate latched)...other than that, all was well.
I'd recommend this condo as well as the Truman annex to others.
A seven days stay in Paridise cut short!!
Left on 12/02/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | DOMINIC DORIS
Villa Soleil was very clean and very well stocked, clean showers and bathrooms, to a well stocked kitchen! The location is close to everything if the beach is your thing a short walk your there, Duval street is right around the corner a short walk away! There is nothing to dislike your in Paridise all Thats needed is to enjoy!!!
Left on 11/24/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | Lori
My husband and I took our 2 sons and their wives to Key West. This condo was in an excellent location, clean and well equipped. The only downside was that the pull out couch had a bent frame and was very uncomfortable for 2 adults to sleep on. They ended up sleeping on the floor! Other than that-Great time and loved the place!
Port St Lucie, FL
Beautiful, clean, quiet and convenient to Duval street!!
Left on 11/02/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Scrapgirl
We were in town for Fantasy Fest with some friends. Last year we stayed at hotels and decided to do a Condo and stay together this year. We are so very glad that we did. The cost split was cheaper than our separate hotel rooms during this particular week. We had a much better location. It was perfect, we walked out our door and down a block to be on Duval Street right in the heart of it all.
The condo itself was roomy and had everything that we needed. We loved being in a quiet, gated community during the day. We brought our bikes to ride around and left them in the little patio area, we were never worried about them. The community was cozy and safe. Definitely coming back again!!! Another thing, the rental agency was very helpful and kind! My agent was Libby and she was great!! Always answered questions and got back to me no problem!! Thank you!!!
Location was absolutely perfect.
Left on 08/24/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | cagneybird
The unit was fine. Linens could have been better. Use of patio was limited due to sun; some type of pergola or awning would be nice. Upper floor was quite warm and twin beds were set up for king only had a sheet holding them together so it didn't work well. Read more
Response from At Home In Key West, Inc. - 08/25/2011
Thank you for taking the time to review our home. We will share your suggestion of an awning or pergola with the owner; the linens were recently purchased and we will review their quality.
If the a/c was not operating properly, we would have had it fixed if we had known. The setup for converting twin beds to a king is a "king converter" consisting of a strap tightened around the perimeter of the twin mattresses once they are pushed together, then placing a pad over the space between the mattresses, a mattress pad and then king sheets. This is typically very successful; it may not have been assembled properly if you felt it wasn't working well. Again, a call to our office could have resolved this during your stay.
At Home In Key West strives to exceed our guests' expectations; we would love the opportunity to show you on your next visit to Key West.
Great accommodations & Location
Left on 07/14/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | LindsiD6
We had a wonderful time in Key West! It was our first trip there and we will definitely be back! The amenities and location at Villa Soleil were perfect for our stay. It was great to be so close to things yet in a quiet community. We look forward to returning again sometime soon!
Riley Chase and friends
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Great Place To Stay in Truman annex
Left on 06/08/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | Riley Chase and friends
Villa Soleil is a very clean and comfortable place to stay in Key West. It is in a secure and quiet area that is located right in the middle of the main attractions on Duval. The unit is well furnished and has an excellent kitchen. Parking for this unit is directly behind the place and conveinent. Great place for a family or two couples. Access to Fort Zack beach is as good as it gets. Downside - The pool is small (but not crowded) and there are alot of stairs to reach the bedrooms.
My friends and I have been coming to KW to fish the flats for over a decade and stayed in many places over the years. Truman annex is a great place to stay in KW and Villa Soleil is one of the best in Truman annex. I will stay there again.
A week in paradise
Left on 05/11/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Happy vacationer
Great great location, weather was fabulous, extremely relaxing for all. Kitched was fairly well equipped...Only negative was that could not find cutting board and many of kitchen cabinets were so tall you couldn't easily access them.
A bit short on the toilet paper supply for an entire week stay as well.
Windsor Locks Ct
Left on 03/30/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Mike
It was such a pleasure to be so close to down town Key West. We found Fort Zachary taylor a wonderful park to relax in. I liked the secure feeling in truman annex. I must say the repair people on the property were great, we had a problem with the gate sticking and it was taken care of immediately. the house was very comfortable.Thank you so much in giving us the opportunity to share your home
Villa Soleil at the Truman annex
Left on 03/06/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | Alex
We had an incredible time at this wonderful townhouse that is well appointed, close to everything like Duval Street and Mallory Square but yet worlds away in comfort, relaxation, peace/quiet and general serenity. It was a perfect home base for our little family to explore Key West, participate in a wedding and just generally take in anything and everything that Key West has to offer (which by the way is quite a lot). We would definitely recommend staying at Villa Soleil in the Truman annex where the little White House is a stone's throw away and virtually everything else a short stroll, walk or drive.
truman annex is the best place to stay in Key West
Left on 03/03/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | truman annex
great advice from at home in key west to stay in the Truman annex, house was great, but location was fantastic, quiet and removed from other activities, yet close to everything, walking distance.
Ashley, Pat and the Two Johns
New Years Eve In Key West!!
Left on 01/13/2011 for a stay in December 2010 | Ashley, Pat and the Two Johns
Great location--close to everything yet removed from the "Crazy" that is Key West!
The house was well appointed, comfortable and a great place to "live" while spending a week in Key West.
Coconut Creek, Florida
Left on 04/09/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | neaner22
I love the Truman Annex. It is beautiful in there. However, the residents DO
NOT like families with children!!! They are annoyed and complain about any
noise what so ever no matter what time of day. Children like to laugh and play,
if you can't handle a normal volume of talking and children playing then
perhaps you should consider a new residence. We will not be staying in there
Now if you do not have children and do not mind remaining quiet at ALL hours
of the day, then it is a wonderful place to stay. Very close to Duval and Mallory
Great location, comforable and nice neighbors
Left on 01/24/2010 for a stay in December 2009 | mb
This was turnkey and loved the layout.
Frequent Key West Visitor
The Adirondacks,Ticonderoga, NY
Left on 12/22/2009 for a stay in November 2009 | Frequent Key West Visitor
We opted for Key West as our family destination vacation for Thanksgiving. We thought it a good idea to stay in a vacation rental to accomodated our adult family of five. We were looking for a spacious, beautiful lodging located within walking distance to Duval, seaport, beach, and found everything we hoped for in Villa Soleil at Truman Annex. The home was fab, all amenities,safe, quiet,gated community, we were truly delighted. Thanks to the owners who opened their home for rental.The only marginal concern was finding a few minor blemishes in the home we did not want to be held accountable for. We immediately called the office to report the minor issues, and everything was fine. The staff was excellent, the Villa was lovely, the entire experience was nice, nice, nice. Thank you!
Key West Wedding
Perfeft home away from home
Left on 07/06/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | Key West Wedding
Villa Soleil was an amazing place to stay in Key West. It was very close to Duvall Street but was still very quiet during the nights. It was a great place to relax and enjoy a great vacation.
Left on 04/01/2009 for a stay in March 2009 | mck
We just stayed for 10 days at Villa Soliel and our only problem was we didn't stay longer. I love the fact that there are 3 levels. When our adult children visited, we each had our own floor and bathroom. It is very sunny (as the name would suggest) but also very private. The owners are great and responsive. There is a new cart they just purchased for us to use to take beach chairs to the state park/beach. You can also use it to go to the market.
Key West is a wonderful vacation spot. There is so much to do - great beach, wonderful weather, many historical sites, walks to take, and a vibrant night life.
Of all the places to stay in Key West, we think the Foundry Building in the Truman Annex (where Villa Soliel is) is one of the best spots.
Wonderful place and location
Left on 03/20/2009 for a stay in March 2009 | Rogerl187
The Foundry is a wonderful place, the location is exceptional. We did have a few problems locating the pool, and the staff also was a little confused about its location. Would suggest that they become more familiar with the properties. I have a suggestion regarding the property, first it would be a good idea to install a door in the third floor bedroom. One of our co-renters fell down the stairs during the night, resulting with a trip to the emergency room. It is really dangerous. Also you may think this picky but, the rug in the living room needs to be replaced. The property is to high end to have a rug so filthy, it stands out like a sore thumb. Was also confused by the fact that so many spring breakers were in the surrounding properties. Most of the information I read stated that spring breakers were not rented to, not the case, a little disappointing.
Overall just the fact that your in Key West in a wonderful location in a very nice rental unit can help you overlook the little things.
Left on 03/09/2009 for a stay in February 2009 | rjb
agent taking our orig reservation retired & no one assumed our rental. called them 3 days before leaving to get check in & key info. while there, we couldn't find pool so called agent, who told us he'd check where it was & called back to say Presidents Lane. Couldn't find this street so walked looking for pool & found it on Admirals Lane. After 2 days, we realized our gate key didn't work & got new keys from another onsite realtor. we enjoyed home but had issues with agent representing owner.
Left on 11/07/2008 for a stay in July 2007 | Diane
After endless searching for a getaway to celebrate my 60th birthday, my wish to spend a whole month in Key West came true! Villa Soleil was the best present I could have asked for. It is a lovely end unit townhome with a wall of sunlit floor to ceiling windows, an intimate courtyard tucked among giant tropical plants and a stone's throw from a private pool. The kitchen is pleasantly spacious with just the right flair of gourmet touches. A small gas grill off the deck delivers a powerhouse of efficient, savory dinners for two. Even listening to the rain on the tin roof rates as magical. Add in state of the art wireless technology, and it is truly home away from home. All the places we hang out are just a short walk (or crawl) away! Love the covered parking space!
Great Town Home - nice and quiet!
Left on 11/07/2008 for a stay in February 2008 | Melissa H.
Stayed here for a week in Feb '08. Very quiet, lovely neighborhood but just 2 blocks off duval Street!!!! Close to everything! Walked everywhere!! No problems with the Town Home at all! Owners were a big help thru e-mail before we arrived with suggestions for dinners and excursions - we were celebrating 2 birthdays! Had a great time and would certainly rent this again when returning to Key West for vacation!
Left on 11/07/2008 for a stay in March 2007 | luya5
My family and I stayed at this beautiful home in March of 2007. We had a lovely time and found everything to be nicely decorated, clean and bright. The home is spacious and close to everything. Parking was great and the owners were great to work with. Will go back again!
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