I cannot say enough positive things about the wonderful'Island Queen'. The location in Truman Annex is the best in Key West. It's quiet, yet close to everything you want to see and do. The home itself is wonderful, it truly has everything you could possibly need. The furnishings are top notch in every room and the bathrooms are awesome! The kitchen has all of the equipment you need and the outside gas grill is great. We could tell immediately the care, pride and attention to detail the owners take. They are wonderful to deal with from reservation to checkout. I have been traveling to Key West for almost 30 years and this is the best place I have stayed.
Hi Sue,We are delighted that you had a great time staying at 'Island Queen'! We consider 'Island Queen' to be our home and we try very hard to take care of our property for ourselves but also for the enjoyment of all of our guests! Your kind and superlative comments are very much appreciated - we do want others to know they will not be disappointed on arrival and we are happy to share our home with special people like you! You are always welcome!
This was our 10th trip to Key West, and our first trip staying in a condo, rather than a hotel. This place is perfect for two couples. The lower level was a wonderful spot to spend time together in the mornings, or winding down in the evenings. Then head upstairs to the two bedrooms that are separated from each other by the stairway for complete privacy. Once in our room we never heard a peep from outside the room. Even the bathrooms are separate from the bedrooms. The bathrooms are very nicely equippd with great showers. The outside patio was a great place to enjoy morning coffee, and sometimes the occasional rooster. The first level has really high ceilings, which means the 18 steps up to the bedrooms was sometimes a challlenge after a long day of enjoying the tastes of Key West. The location is perfect. For the price we spent for 7 days, you'll have a difficult time finding a hotel room as nice for one couple, let alone two.
We are delighted you had an enjoyable stay at 'Island Queen' and we thank you for your kind comments!
We love our high ceilings but you do have to go upstairs to get to the bedrooms, unlike a hotel room - this is true.
For us, it's not too bad because we do not like low 8' ceilings and we love the light and feeling of space our 12 foot ceilings afford for most of the day and evenings.
You didn't mention the main floor 2 piece powder room that's very convenient for avoiding unnecessary trips upstairs during the daytime and evenings. LOL
We thank you for your thoughtful review and hope you come again! Thanks also for taking care of our home during your vacation!
This is a one of a kind rental. Beautiful home, spotless, perfect location, the most comfortable beds, etc. The owners were wonderful and easy to deal with but the icing on the cake is Connie! The woman that takes care of the place. We were there during the tropical storm/eta storm and Connie checked on us and went out of her way to make sure we were safe and had everything we needed in case of an emergency situation. Thank you Rosemary and Connie for a great place to stay and enjoy Key West
Hi Beth,So glad you had a great time staying at 'Island Queen'! We appreciate your kind comments.Rosemary
Yes, this end unit is "One of a Kind"! Many thanks to Rosemary & Mark. Their spacious, quiet & immaculate home has been our great winter escape. This was our third stay at this remarkable townhouse in one of the best locations in Key West. Many amenities are provided, including a well-equipped kitchen with all needed appliances & utensils. Large washer & dryer are in laundry room. Owners have also provided beach chairs, beach towels, & bar-b-que grill with outside seating in their private courtyard. We will definitely book this property again for our next visit to Key West.Bill & Margaret Al & Ronnie
Hi Bill & Margaret, Al & Ronnie,Delighted that you had another great stay at 'Island Queen'!We really appreciate the care you take of our home and hope you come again for many years in the future!Thank you for taking the time to post a review; others depend on your comments when they want a great Key West vacation.We really try to make our home the best place to stay in Truman Annex!Regards,Rosemary
I believe this was our 5th or 6th year we've stayed at the Island Queen and we are never disappointed. Thanks to Rosemary and Mark's meticulous care of their home, there are never any surprises. This property has always been immaculatey kept, continuously updated and offers such a unique opportunity to experience the island lifestyle. Location cannot be beat as everything Key West is just a quick walk away. Rosemary's property manager Connie was so great and very easy to work with. You can trust the owners to be as professional as they come. All the details are fine tuned and always taken care of and our security deposit was refunded before we even made it home. You just can't ask for more from a vacation rental property and its owners. We will always look forward to returning to this great property! Thank's once again for a wonderful week at your Key West home!!
Hi Joel, It gives us great satisfaction to share our 'Island Queen' home with you! Thank you for noticing we make every effort to provide an accommodation you and your friends love staying at. Connie is a real blessing and we are extremely fortunate to have her as our property manager. You and friends are always welcome at 'Island Queen'!
This upscale property with it's expansive courtyard and well maintained landscaping is located in the beautiful gated community of Truman Annex. Having walked by it many times, it was my husband's and my dream to stay here, and we can't say enough about how special it was when we finally did! The owners love for and extreme pride in their home is evident everywhere and if you have high expectations and standards, this is the perfect place for you. Owners' house rules are explicit and easy to follow. This property is well suited for two adult couples and the pictures on this website represent exactly what you will find - beautifully appointed, very clean, and comfortable surroundings. Hotel rooms just don't compare to what you will find here. A car is not needed because within walking distance of this property are many restaurants, bars, historical sites, and sunset viewing locations including the very popular Mallory Square. If bike riding, fishing, water sports, or day and sunset cruises are on your itinerary, you will find many options within walking distance as well. While Fort Zachery Taylor Park is a short distance away and has a lot to offer, it can be a bit of a walk to the beach area. It was a pleasure working with Rosemary, and staying here again is on our bucket list!
Thanks for your kind comments about 'Island Queen'; we are delighted you had a wonderful vacation! Always happy to share our home with people, who take care of our property - and YOU most certainly did! When we go to Fort Zachary for a beach afternoon, we bike there - it only takes 5 minutes! You can rent them with locks, baskets from Eaton Bikes; they deliver and pick-up from the house; are reasonably priced and have great equipment. We hope you come again next year!Rosemary
We had driven through the Keys from Ft Lauderdale and arrived just at dusk. The care taken to make their home welcoming to us upon arrival was noticeable from the start, with the lights warmly lit as we opened the gorgeous French door. This home is so tastefully done and in an exquisite neighborhood, I can't imagine staying anywhere else. Everything worth seeing is within walking distance. Thank you for lending us your beautiful home for the week. We plan to return often.
Hi Barb,We are very happy to know you felt welcome when you arrived at 'Island Queen'and that you noticed the care we take of our Key West home!We hope you come again and again.Thank you for caring for our home while you were there!Rosemary
We're just home from our second visit to The Island Queen and it definitely won't be our last. For both location and accommodations you won't find a better place to stay in Key West. It's beautiful. In fact, we had our wedding ceremony in the garden here during our most recent visit! Rosemary is so great to work with and takes such great care of this home. No detail is overlooked. It's within easy walking distance of Duval Street, Mallory Square and Key West Bight where the Conch Republic is located. We spent each afternoon by the pool enjoying the amazing April weather before heading to Duval for dinner and music each evening. You will be so glad you decided to stay here!
Hi Dawn,It was very thoughtful of you to take the time to write a review of your stay at 'Island Queen'! We are extremely flattered that you chose our home, as the place to make your wedding vows. We wish you both a very happy, true and fulfilling marriage. You are always welcome to be our guests at 'Island Queen'. Congratulations to both of YOU!Rosemary
This is our second time spending a week at Island Queen, and it was as wonderful this time as the last. The town home is beautifully decorated, and the layout with two separate and private bed/bath suites is perfect for two couples. The owners take great care to make sure your stay is delightful--upscale furnishings, premium linens, all the necessary kitchen utensils, beautiful bathrooms, outdoor grill and lovely private garden area. The location can't be beat--we were able to walk everywhere we needed to go-- from Duval for dinner and music in the evenings, to Mallory Square for sunsets, to Conch Republic and the harbor area for activities, and of course to the nearby pool which we visited daily. Connie, the property manager, met us upon check-in and took great care of us--she was awesome! If you are planning a trip to Key West, I highly recommend the Island Queen. As I said, we've been twice now and have every intention of going back again--you can't go wrong staying here!
We loved having you stay at our home, 'Island Queen'! You were so careful to look after everything and treat our home with great care and attention. Thank you most sincerely, for your comments; we try our very best to maintain 'Island Queen' to a high standard. Others will want to take part in all of your activities, as they know from your review - everything is close by. We agree with you about our property manager. Connie is 'one in a million'; she takes such great care of our guests!