The townhouse was just as nice as all the pictures and video portrayed it to be. It is nestled in Truman Annex, what was once a gated community but is now a bit busier due to some thru traffic on Southard St. into Truman Waterfront Park and the state park beach area close by. It is still very quiet at night as the partiers stay at the resorts or on the other side of Old Town. It is a 10 minute walk to Mallory for the sunsets. and only a couple of blocks off Duval for the nightlife. The Green Parrot is two blocks away. And we used public transportation alot because of the price ($2.50 for my wife and I to ride anywhere on the island, one way). Clean and comfortable thru the Key West rides app. The Southard/Whitehead stop is only two blocks away. If you're not leaving the island, don't waste your money on a rental car. The state park beach is a short bike ride away (less than 5 minutes) and only costs $2.50 to bike/walk in. It is a nice beach area with plenty to see with a mask and snorkel. Also concessions (albeit food and drink in Key West is very overpriced).
The Annex does have a couple of pools. But the water temp in the closest one was 91F and not very refreshing. But, heck, the ocean was 88F...
The Kassars were such good hosts, from the initial inquiry to promptly responding to my questions about the unit while we were there. I talked to Jim a couple of times before the trip and once during the trip. Otherwise text messages were answered very promptly.
The unit itself is very nicely presented as a tropical getaway. Two bedrooms upstairs, each with a small but nice bathroom. The master bedroom is a bit tight because of the size of the bed, but the closet is ample. Our son stayed in the second bedroom, and he said it was quite comfortable. That is the bedroom with a single bed that converts to a double.
The bathroom downstairs is a simple half bath, but it saves you from having to go upstairs.
The kitchen is nicely furnished with all the tools a cook would need. The appliances are new and in great working order. The fridge has an icemaker and water dispenser, which proved to be a godsend as it was jungle hot and humid when we were there. There isn't the usual mishmash of plates, glasses and silverware. The Kassars have provided matching sets of all, which makes the place feel more like home. And stainless steel cookware!! It was free of leftover spices and such which meant everything we used would be freshly purchased by ourselves. We used the outside grill a few times and it functioned nicely, other than the second burner is tough to get lit following the instructions.
The patio was nice, clean, cozy. The overhead fans were on every time we went outside because of the heat. They were a blessing creating an artificial breeze.
The WIFI worked great all thru our stay. The TVs were a little challenging with two remotes, but we didn't watch alot anyway. Did we miss the instructions for using two remotes? We didn't look very hard 😊. There is a selection of books and magazines, also. There are two bikes with combo locks. They are a bit on the used side, but you feel more like a local that way. Reliable transport. The tires needed air, but we just took them a couple of blocks to the bike rental and the gent was nice enough to fill them for us (we did rent a third bike from him).
We rented a car for a couple of days and there is one covered space for the townhouse. It is kinda narrow, so I recommend backing in as opposed to pulling in. Also, if you have a moped, you cant leave that in front of the car. You'll get a ticket.
The townhouse was great for the three of us, but in my opinion any more than four might seem crowded.
If you're coming to Key West, I would highly recommend this townhouse for your stay.