5 reviews

1 / 15 Front entrance, ground floor, large nicely landscaped front yard. Large porch



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

1 Full bath

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 7172750

About the area

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. Duval Street, music, bars, restaurants are within 2 blocks of the condo. Walk or bike through the gorgeous Truman Annex over to happening Mallory Square for shops, museums, and special events.

Owner profile

Marie T.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English

About the owner

My husband and I fell in love with Key West after visiting and spending a fun week with some locals we befriended on that trip - we looked at some properties, and as karma would have it - we brought our first property. We love the collection of history, humanity from all walks of life living harmon...

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  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed 2 Twin beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Secure parking
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Towels provided
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports


  • 1 Full bath

Reviews (5)

Excellent – based on 5 reviews Excellent
5 reviews

“Perfect holiday”

Reviewed 13 Jul 2016

We stayed for a week and had a wonderful holiday. The booking and communication with the owner was good and the accommodation is exactly as described. It is a lovely clean well equipped apartment in a central location. Easy walk to all of the entertainment in Key West but nice and quiet at night. We would certainly recommend 'Shabby Chicken'

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for sharing your experience of how my communication was good and the lovely condo was clean, well-equipped and central location. We look forward to having you stay again

“Wonderful Experience!”

Reviewed 4 Jul 2016

I rented this property for my mom and aunt. They were attending a family reunion in Key West. They called me when they got there and told me how beautiful, clean, comfortable, and well-stocked the place was! They were extremely pleased and thoroughly enjoyed their stay! Marie was so easy and accommodating to work with. She got back to me right away and even gave great ideas of places to see and restaurants to eat at in the area. I cannot say enough positive things about my experience renting this property! Thanks Marie!

Owner's reply: I'm so glad you found our condo for your mom and aunt to stay at during their family union. It's great to hear how beautiful, clean and comfortable they thought the place was. I contacted your aunt during their stay - she is just fabulous and it was exciting to hear what a ball they were having in Key West. Thank you for originally reaching out to me about our place - it was such a pleasure to talk with you and we wish you and family good health and more unions to come. Marie

“Super Chicken!”

Reviewed 28 Jun 2016

The Shabby Chicken is in a great location near Duval Street and conveniently situated at the front of the Annex. Great decor and super comfortable, we couldn't have been happier with the property. Washer and dryer came in super handy and the outdoor area was quiet and relaxing. Thanks Shabby Chicken!

Owner's reply: Chris, I just love that the Shabby Chicken has been elevated to 'Super' status!! I'm so glad to hear you found the condo to be super comfortable with both great decor and great location. We look forward to hearing from you again when you visit Key West. Thank you and best wishes, Marie

“A Week Flew By!”

Reviewed 8 May 2016

Posted by Owner by request of Guest: Our group rented two Truman Annex Condos from Marie Theiss. At the condos we enjoyed quiet conversations, beautiful scenery, a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, and eating in a couple nights. We loved the local Roosters, the Butterfly Garden, Hemingway’s House and his cats, the Sunset and so much more. We walked to reasonably priced, fun, tasty restaurants, enjoyed lively entertainment and shopped within two to five blocks of the condos. Couldn’t have been happier! The last day we rented a six seat, street ready, open electric car to make sure we hadn’t missed anything, found lobster rolls and clam chowder, then drove down to the beach to enjoy the sunset. Marie had tourist info and restaurant suggestions at the ready. Planning was easy. Thanks for a great time Marie,

Owner's reply: Thank you Jeanette Vosburg for taking the time to write a lovely review. I'm so glad we could accommodate you and your group of friends at the Shabby Chicken and the Rooster Retreat (VHR #240715) and that you found our place to be comfortable and relaxing, while being close to the liveliness of Key West. I admire that you all go on these annual trips together after so many years (decades) of friendship. Cheers to you and gals, Marie

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Jocelyn: Oct 2015
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!

Dawn: Oct 2015
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.

Jennifer M: Aug 2015
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!!

Nov 2015
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 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

Jenifer: Jan 2016
We enjoyed the condo 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!

Lisa: June 2015
This past June we, 3 separate families, rented 3 condos in the Truman Annex. The Shabby Chicken & The Rooster Retreat were absolutely amazing. Both condos were impeccably decorated, cleanly kept, and spacious enough for family meals. Both condos came with parking spaces which was a plus as we rented cars for the drive from Miami airport to Key West. Marie was great to work with as she provided a list of all that there is to do in Key West and the surrounding Key's. Marie also provided great suggestions on where to eat in Key West - all of which were fabulous. I would most definitely return to either the Shabby Chicken or the Rooster Retreat again. It was a great value for all the amenities and location. We were able to walk to the beach and Duval Street within 5 minutes. I would also recommend doing a Fury boating trip as we had children with us age ranges from 8 - 20. Everyone in our group loved the 1/2 day Fury boat trip it included jet skis, para sailing and tubing in the Gulf...great time had by adults and children. The Rooster Retreat & The Shabby Chicken are most definitely a GEM of the Truman Annex!!!!!