Avalynn House

$0.00 Weekly
Unit Type: House
Pets Allowed: Pets Allowed
Address: 522 Emma Street Key West, FL 33040
Neighborhood: Truman Annex
Stay Type: Weekly, Monthly

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The lagoon style pool area is very private, with plenty of room for everyone...
The living area has multiple French doors to let in those tropical breezes...
The living area has a 60" flat screen TV and uniquely tropical overhead fans...
The kitchen is fully equipped with every appliance and tool needed...
The one-of-a-kind custom dining set will seat up to eight persons comfortably...
The open plan design is perfect for entertaining the whole family together...
The covered outdoor pavilion has a large sectional that seats up to 8 persons...
The lagoon style pool features Jacuzzi jets and a wonderful soothing waterfall..
There is plenty of outdoor lighting for hanging out at night...
The pool area is large enough for everyone, and is stunning at night...
The first bedroom is downstairs and has a Queen bed...
The spacious foyer is elegantly furnished, with a powder room around the corner...
The second bedroom is on the second floor and has a Queen bed...
The second bedroom has a large flat screen TV and adjustable Bahama shutters...
The third bedroom has an en suite bathroom with a tub and shower combination...
The first master bedroom features a King bed, large flat screen TV & ceiling fan...
The first master bedroom is on the second floor and includes a private balcony..
The first master bedroom has an en suite bathroom, with twin vanities & shower..
The fourth bedroom has two twin beds that can convert to King on request...
The fourth bedroom is on the second floor and has a flat screen TV...
The second master suite is on the third floor. A very private & exclusive space...
The second master suite has a King bed and en suite bathroom...
The second master suite has it's own private balcony with seating...
Avalynn House is located on quiet lane in the Truman Annex...
Fort Zachary Taylor State Park Beach is located a few blocks away...
There are beach chair and umbrella rentals at Fort Zach...
Get out on the water and enjoy the beautiful Key West waters...
Fort Zach offers both sun and shade, as well as picnic benches and grills...
Grab a snack or drink at the Fort Zach Cayo Hueso cafe...
Take a tour of the actual Fort on your way to the beach at Fort Zach...


"Fabulous time at Avalynn House in Truman Annex. We've been to Key West several times. But, this was our first time at Avalynn House. It's a gorgeous property that is very close to downtown Key West. Yet, it is far enough away to be very quiet. We loved every minute of our time there. Our Last Key Realty representative, Shel, was tremendous as usual. He is knowledgeable and great to interact with. This is the 3rd or 4th we have the pleasure of working with Shel and it is a pure pleasure every time. Everything about our stay was terrific. Great work and thank you." -Thomas S. 04/17


Imagine being just a few minutes walk from all of Key West's most famous attractions, yet in the peace and solitude of Key West's most exclusive gated community the Truman Annex. With Duval Street just two blocks away and the beach at Fort Zachary Taylor Park right around the corner, you couldn't hope for a more ideal location. And while you're here, your home away from home will have every luxury and convenience you might want. "Avalynn House" has just been completely renovated and has been meticulously furnished to a very high standard, with many one-of-a-kind pieces. Original Artwork is everywhere you look.


As you enter "Avalynn House", the first things you'll notice are the 11-foot ceilings and the light coming in through the French doors and windows. The living area is an open plan, perfect for entertaining in the tropics. There is plenty of seating for everyone in your group and a dining table that will seat ten comfortably. The 55-inch flat screen TV is visible from any place in the entire living area. The gourmet kitchen with its large central island and bar has been equipped with everything an ambitious chef would want to prepare that very special meal. Outside, there is a very spacious porch facing the pool and a separate dining area under a gazebo.


The lagoon style pool at "Avalynn House" is quite special, with two waterfalls in a lovely private setting. The entire area has been lushly landscaped, providing you with the privacy you would want. And if you need to feel some sand between you toes, the beach at Fort Zachary Taylor Park is just a short walk away.


The first bedroom is on the main floor with a queen bed, flat screen TV and a half bath in the hall. On the second level you'll find the second bedroom with two twin beds and flat screen TV. The third bedroom on the second level has a queen bed and flat screen TV. These two bedrooms share a hall bath. The first of two master suites is also on the second level, with a king bed, large flat screen TV, private balcony and spacious en-suite bathroom. The second master suite (your fifth bedroom) is on the very private third level, with a king bed, 55-inch flat screen TV with large sitting area, private balcony and en-suite bathroom.


Central Heat and AC, Ceiling Fans Throughout, Private Pool with available Pool Heat and Waterfall, Private gated & lushly landscaped yard with BBQ Grill, Washer/Dryer, 55 inch LED Flat Screen TV in living room, and Master Bedroom, Flat Screen TV's in all other bedrooms, Expanded Cable TV throughout, DVD Players, Microwave, Blender, Toaster, Full Gourmet Appointed Kitchen, Linens and Towels provided. Daily or weekly housekeeping provided upon request. Wireless high-speed Internet access, private off-street parking.


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  • Area - Truman Annex
  • Property Type - House
  • Floors - Three Story Home
  • Bedrooms - 5.00
  • Sleep Cap - 8
  • Rental License Period - Weekly, Monthly
  • Approx Sq. Ft. - 2214
  • Pets - Pets Allowed
  • Parking - Off-Street - Carport


  • Number of Seperate Beds - 7
  • Bedding Bed 1 - King
  • Balcony Bed 1
  • En Suite Bathroom Bed 1
  • Floor Bed 1 - Third
  • Bedding Bed 2 - King
  • Balcony Bed 2
  • En Suite Bathroom Bed 2
  • Floor Bed 2 - Second
  • Bedding Bed 3 - Queen
  • Floor Bed 3 - Second
  • Bedding Bed 4 - 2 Twins to King Combo
  • Floor Bed 4 - Second
  • Bedding Bed 5 - Queen
  • Floor Bed 5 - First


  • Number of Bathrooms - 3.5
  • Bathroom 1 Size - Full
  • Bathroom 1 Type - Shower Only
  • Bathroom 1 En Suite
  • Bathroom 1 Floor - Third
  • Bathroom 2 Size - Full
  • Bathroom 2 Type - Shower Only
  • Bathroom 2 En Suite
  • Bathroom 2 Floor - Second
  • Bathroom 3 Size - Full
  • Bathroom 3 Type - Shower/Tub Combo
  • Bathroom 3 Floor - Second
  • Bathroom 4 Size - Half
  • Bathroom 4 Floor - First

Indoor Amenities

  • Sleeper Sofa - Queen
  • Sleeper Sofa Mattress - Standard
  • Dining Room Seats - 8

Outdoor Amenities

  • Pool - Private
  • Heated Pool
  • Grill - Propane
  • Outdoor Shower


  • Living Room TV - HD
  • Living Room DVD - Blu Ray DVD
  • iPod Dock

Recent Reviews About This Property

Giesler Key West Adventure 2018

What an amazing adventure we had, and it all started from the Avalynn House! We could relax in this beautiful home and found fabulous things to do with in walking distance. Shel made us feel welcome as well as gave us some great tips on how to make the most of our time in Key West. He personalized our visit by welcoming us to the home as well as stopping by to say good bye. We simply loved every minute we spent here!
Loren & Keryl G from Waverly Nebraska, 06/17/2018

This house is close to everything

We loved this beautiful home (Avalynn House) in Key West with a fantastic pool in a great area. We walked everywhere and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Shel was fantastic! We highly recommend this property and Last Key Realty.

Keith F, 03/31/2018

Beautiful home with an amazing pool

We loved this beautiful home with a fantastic pool in great area. This house is close to everything. We walked everywhere and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Shel was fantastic! We highly recommend this property.
Gayle F from DeWitt, 03/31/2018

Doesn't get any better

Could not have asked for a better location, house, Shel's friendly help and an awesome group of friends and family for one of the best vacations. Last Key Realty and Shel was so great to work with and made the whole experience that much better. Highly recommend any Last Key locations. Second time we used their services and perfect both times. The homes are clean and beautiful. Don't think twice- go to Key West for the time of your life.

Amanda D, 03/10/2018

Our February 2018 Stay at Avalynn House

Beautiful residence and stay in Key West as amplified by the consummate professionals at Last Key Realty who excelled at meeting our every need from start to finish. Nothing but superlatives for Shel, Terri, Cecilly, John and their whole team who went out of their way to make for a memorable and thoroughly wonderful experience. Felt like family (the good kind).....

John M, 02/16/2018

Great property, perfect location!

We spent 6 nights at the Avalynn House. Close to everything, but still in a quiet area. It was great for our family. Shel coordinated our stay and he was great to work with.....highly recommend reaching out to him and the Last Key Realty team.

Matt P, 11/20/2017


The house was absolutely beautiful, very clean & well stocked. My husband & I were there with 3 teenagers and a nine year old and we all had plenty of room and then some. It was quite warm when we were there and the pool was a great way to cool down. The house is only a couple blocks from pretty much anything you can think of. Key West is gorgeous and there is a ton of things to do. We loved everything about the house and Key West, but hands down the best part was dealing with Shel. He was so full of information, went out of his way to accommodate all of requests and a nicer man you will not find. I cannot thank him enough for helping to make our trip as special & stress free as possible. We will absolutely be back!
Stacy C from Belmar, 08/27/2017

Great Stay at Avalynn

My wife and I recently spent a month at the Avalynn House in Key West. It is a lovely and very comfortable home. The location in Truman annex is fantastic. The neighborhood is beautiful and quiet. But two blocks away, you have all the restaurants, bars, and excitement of Duval Street! The home itself is very nice, spacious, and well appointed. We loved the pool and waterfall in the backyard. Evenings grilling out and listening to jazz and falling water were fantastic. The folks at Last Key were most helpful. We had bikes delivered when we arrived. Housekeepers showed up anytime we needed. The concierge helped us with dinner reservations when we wanted to go out and helped us find a cook for evenings in! Shel made sure check in, check out, and everything in between was easy and painless. It was a great month!
Dave & Amy H from Memphis, 05/10/2017

Fabulous time at Avalynn House in Truman Annex

We've been to Key West several times. But, this was our first time at Avalynn House. It's a gorgeous property that is very close to downtown Key West. Yet, it is far enough away to be very quiet. We loved every minute of our time there. Our Lastkey Realty representative, Shel, was tremendous as usual. He is knowledgeable and great to interact with. This is the 3rd or 4th we have the pleasure of working with Shel and it is a pure pleasure every time. Everything about our stay was terrific. Great work and thank you.

Tom S, 04/01/2017

Well kept and spacious

Was impressed with the location. Walking distance to both Duval and the beach.

joe s, 03/12/2017

Perfect home for a wedding week in Key West

We spent a beautiful week in Key West at the Avalynn House. The property is beautiful! The kitchen was large and perfect for our group of eight, and for entertaining other guests. The layout was well thought-out, and the house and surroundings were clean and well-maintained. The pool and patio area were spacious and condusive to entertaining or just private enjoyment. While the bridesmaids prepared at another location, the groomsmen enjoyed the pool and had plenty of room to get dressed and enjoy themselves before the wedding (the ceremony and reception were held at the Audubon House, which I would also highly recommend as a beautiful venue.) Our concierge, Shel, had the house perfectly prepared for our arrival, and took care of all the details (accepting packages ahead of time and helping us ship things home when we left). All requests were taken care of by Shel, who was genuinely concerned that our stay there happened without any issues. The house was well-stocked with towels and cooking, dining needs. Although we had perfect weather, the A.C. worked great, and all appliances, kitchen and bathroom fixtures worked perfectly. All in all, it was a perfect oasis: a quiet retreat, but convenient to everywhere you wanted to go!! The Truman Annex is right in the middle of Old Town, but was a perfect safe, quiet neighborhood. We could walk or bike everywhere! My only regret is that we had only a week in this fabulous place! Next time I'll come for a month!

Millie L, 02/20/2017


We loved our stay on Emma Street this year. We came down expecting to stay in a beautiful condo and were very disappointed to hear the air conditioning was broken and we had change in location. The disappointment lasted for only a few moments until we entered our upgrade! It was absolutely lovely! It was clean and comfortable with plenty of room and the location was right in the area we wanted to be, walking distance to most everything! Shel, as always did an outstanding job making us familiar with all the amenities of the home and area attractions and restaurants. Always a gentleman even carrying our heavy bags up the stairs for us old folks with our new knees and hips (even though he is older than we are but in much better shape!). We will return! We had a wonderful time! As soon as our 2018 schedule is set we will contact you to make plans again! Thank you!

Carol and Tom O'Leary and Barbara McCaffrey

Carol O, 02/03/2017


I was down in the Keys for 10 days with my boss and his team, I have to say we all enjoyed our stay, the house was impeccable, all the appliance in working condition, and a back up propane to boot, Shel the guest coordinator, and broker was the best available at times, gave suggestions for places to shop and if there was a problem with something within minutes he was offering a solution Truly a great time we'll be back..

Traci M, 11/05/2016

Fabulous Getaway!!

The Avalynn House is such a treasure in Key West. We were in town for work and pleasure. Avalynn House was the perfect spot for both. There was more than adequate work space as well as plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of Key West. Located inside Truman Annex, the house is perfectly positioned within walking and biking distance of all the great Key West attractions. The concierge service associated with the property is a fantastic resource. My bicycle was delivered to my door step and our groceries were just a call away. The house itself was in stellar condition as were the grounds and pool. Each room was comfortable and cool throughout. The bathrooms are well designed and there were plenty of towels. The interior appointments were very nice and complimented the area well. The WIFI was excellent as was the cable. Our host, Shel, was superb. He was very attentive and made sure we were completely comfortable during our stay. His restaurant recommendations were spot on! We thoroughly enjoyed out visit and have already booked again for next year!

Tessa F, 10/31/2016

Truman Anex Key West

This property was beautiful, close to Duval and the marinas. Shel Segal was our host. He was very exceptional at making his guests feel comfortable! We will definitely return for a second vacation at the Avalynn House.

Maryann T, 07/17/2016

A Fabulous Rental in a Fabulous Location

Everything about this rental was perfect. It was an incredible home. We hosted lots of friends and family for my fiancée’s 50th birthday. It was definitely perfect. Everyone at Last Key Realty was a pleasure to deal with, including Shell who greeted me when I arrived and met us when we left to insure we were totally satisfied with everything. I highly recommend renting this house. And if this house doesn't suit your needs then contact Last Key Realty to have them find you something that suits your needs!   

Martin E, 06/08/2016


perfect house, prefect location! It was an excellent house for our adult family reunion. The house and the town had something for every taste and need. Shel made it seamless!!

Thank you!

Donna M, 04/29/2016

Our family had a wonderful time

Shel the agent was always helpful and the property manager fixed the waterfall as quickly as possible.

Betsey , 03/18/2016

Excellent Location, Lasting Memories

My fiancée and I stayed at Avalynn house the first two weeks of March.  The location is excellent: just a short walk away from some of Key West’s best-known attractions, such as Duval and Mallory Square, but within a quiet, safe, and well-cared-for gated community.   Everything is within walking distance, including a number of great restaurants.  You can walk in one direction in the morning and watch the sun come up over the Atlantic and walk in the other direction in the evening to see it set into the Gulf of Mexico – how bad can it be?

The property is the architectural embodiment of Key West.  There’s plenty of space, a sizeable kitchen, a comfortable living room, and a backyard patio with a ceiling fan.  You can park your car next to the backyard entrance, which is very convenient.

The Guest Services Coordinator – Shel – is just great: punctual, helpful, calm, tactful, nonintrusive, with a great sense of humor.

A curiosity item: one evening, a sizeable iguana ambled into our backyard and plunged into the pool.  It didn’t seem to mind being photographed.

Nick S, 03/01/2016

Beautiful, clean home- we will be back!!

My husband and I have been traveling to Key West up to multiple times each year for the last eight years and we are thrilled to have come across Last Key Realty the past year and their beautiful, well-kept rentals in safe, quiet neighborhoods. We will continue to rent through them as we have had superior service that exceeds our expectations each and every time. The Avalynn House in the Truman Annex has been our favorite thus far. The main living area is just as beautiful as the images and a great space for a family or group of friends to come together. The home was well-kept and clean. We have had the pleasure of working with Shel from Last Key Realty twice now and look forward to working with him in the future. If we had any questions or concerns, they were answered and taken care of quickly. We were very impressed with his dedication to each property as well as our overall experience. We highly recommend using Last Key Realty knowing you'll be pleased from start to finish!    

Amy C, 02/21/2016

Return to the Battle of Avalynn - February 2016

When last we spoke I relayed the tale of the courageous adults and their ferocious battle with the uber happy 5-year-old at Avalynn House. I am back to report yet another strange happening from that very locale. He appeared on a Saturday. Some said his arrival was foretold by a distinct northerly chill, and perhaps what seemed to be the odor of pierogi. Many have come to know him as “The Northern Man,” a dreadful, unsociable creature, but that, old friend, is not my intent for relaying this tale. For it is what happened after only a few days in the sun that truly amazes scientists and skeptics alike. You see, The Northern Man checked into his lodging at 522 Emma St., and found it so perfect that immediately some form of metamorphosis began. He thawed himself in the elegantly designed pool. He sat bare-chested on Fort Zach Beach. Some say he even laughed and smiled as he bounded child-like into the pillowy-blue ocean. He was then seen tip-toeing across Duval St. with an ice cream cone in one hand and a margarita in the other.  And perhaps what is most puzzling of all, he was seen with several others of his kind upon a sailboat. And if none of this manages to perplex you, then have a look at this – the last known communication of the Northern Man in Key West. It was found scribbled upon a napkin at Capt. Tony's, "From snowy reaches we alight upon this paradise intent on melting free the stagnant blood and icy blockade of muscle and bone beneath our taught wintry hide. A rising sun bleaching the dawn sky begins our change. A lightness is born within the soul. The north-born cynicism softens. A toothy smile crests and crashes upon any in its path. We are reborn in the space of a day. And at the end of it, the sister to that glorious sunrise – A blood orange sunset spills itself across the receding tide and beats toward us on the back of the undulating sea in what we can only feel as some palpitation of a great and beautiful cosmic heart. This is Key West and where it takes us." The note appeared to have been left to a local - a man by the name of Shel. The inscription at the top of the note read as follows, “For Shel, A truly kind and hard-working man. When we called, you answered us. When we sought advice, you counseled us. When we drank way too much and cried, you held us (well, you didn’t, but not for a second would I doubt that you would.) You’re a wonderful spirit, a cherry atop a big tropical sundae, and a genuine friend. Thanks for everything."

Jonathan D, 01/30/2016

Spacious and comfortable

We enjoyed a lovely holiday at Avalynn House. The property was well appointed, spacious and the perfect blend of luxury and comfortable. The location was a quick walk to Mallory Square and Duval yet offered calm and quiet when stepping away.

Colette K, 12/27/2015

Excellent Property

it is a wonderful property, great location. I highly recommend it. Listing description was very accurate and property manager was very helpful and gave us some great advice about the town and places to go. I would definitely recommend it. all of the restaurants we visited were excellent.   

Margaret R, 10/12/2015

Beyond impressive home and stay!

We ABSOLUTELY LOVED this home!!! The furniture, color scheme, and size were perfect. Also, we had never stayed in the Truman Annex and this trip spoiled us on that for sure. Definitely fit the bill for "home away from home" (but actually a lot nicer than home lol!) Shel is always so kind and accommodating to us when we stay! We will probably never stay in hotels again in Key West we were so impressed! This house is PHENOMENAL!! Loved it! Thanks again Shel!   

Alissa F, 08/05/2015

A Native's Review of the Avalynn House

The first thing to mention is that this property is located within the private residential community of the Truman Annex. These homes are well-appointed, historic, and perfectly situated. The location gives you easy access to the middle of the Downtown of Old Town Key West. There are lots of renowned restaurants and bars within a few blocks walk. Additionally, the house is located on the same property of Fort Zachary Taylor and its related beach, and The Little White House.


The house is as described and pictured. This is a classic, Victorian-style Key West luxury home. It is a well-designed layout, providing areas that are conducive to family get-togethers and general relaxation. It is in no way crowded or inconvenient. Bathrooms and bedrooms are roomy. I hope that you’ll be lucky to stay in the third floor bedroom. The pool and waterfall are the best way to cool down from summer heat and boozy drinks. The kitchen is spectacular with everything appliance and dinnerware you can imagine – just add food. But, do they have walnut picks? Yes.


Shel Segel is one of the most responsive and accessible property managers I’ve ever dealt with. Despite the fact that he manages 20 properties, he is still able to provide full support AND still remember the names of all 11 people in my party! One of the outside A/C units broke on the third day, and Shel had a mechanic out to the property in under an hour, and things were fixed by the time we came back from lunch. As a native Key Wester, I can tell you getting service that quickly is unheard of. 


I highly recommend this property for large family getaways. You will live like a Native.

Felix M, 07/28/2015

Lost in Paradise

What Can I say about perfection???  Gorgeous property, in the Truman Annex, the only place to be in Key West. 4 Blocks to Mallory Square, in the heart of old town. This is our 3rd year vacationing in Key West. Last Key Realty and their amazing staff makes sure your stay is a seamless operation providing you with any request, that you might have, any whim, and a 24-hour concierge service, just like any or the most amazing hotel you have ever stayed.  Of course, this would not be the case if they did not have "Shel" Mr. concierge himself!  Once you meet him, it's like seeing a long lost friend. He makes sure your needs-(did I say any) are met to the fullest. All their properties are first class, so you can feel confident in calling them and booking your vacay!  Now the Avalynn House. 

This home is a classy party house; with everything you need inside!  Beautiful huge rooms state of the art appliances, comfortable beds, great towels and linens, the pool is a lagoon, with a waterfall and very deep, which I was amazed!

Terraces off the multi-bedrooms, A huge Bar-B-que, and multiple flat screens TV in every room!!!

I cannot wait to go back, and rent this house again!!!

Rocky- Miami Florida

Raquel D, 07/10/2015

Beautiful and Private Home close to Duval

Beautiful property, very well maintained and very clean. Excellent decor.

Within walking distance to Duval yet quiet and very private setting.  Perfect family vacation property.

Shel and Last Key Realty were excellent hosts. Would definitely stay again.

Douglas S, 06/28/2015

Review of Avalynn House

We had an excellent trip to Key West. The Avalynn House was beautiful and comfortable for the entire family. We enjoyed the pool a lot. Thank you to Shel for the wonderful service and assistance he provided during our stay. Very helpful to know you can count on someone in the event you have any questions or concerns.   

David W, 06/21/2015

Most Excellent Vacation Choice!

We usually vacation on the west coast, but decided to give Key West a try! It took weeks to decide on the perfect house! The Avalynn House IS the perfect house in the perfect location! We have a large family, with very high expectations! Shel (the property manager), was the first friendly face! Very kind and helpful! Very professional! He gave us a quick tour of the house, tips about restaurants, and places to see, then we were officially on "island time"!  There were a couple of things we needed such as groceries, and a few things with the house and everything was taken care of immediately!  Excellent customer service! The description of the house was spot on!  Lavishly furnished! Well maintained! After a long day out on the island, we would come home to relax and enjoy the fabulous pool!! We love Key West! Can't wait to return! The Avalynn House is Perfect for my family!!  See you soon Shel!! :)    

Tiffany L, 05/25/2015

Beautiful, spacious home. Great for a family.

We stayed with family & friends at this stunning home. It was in perfect shape, clean and had a great fresh feel to it. The pool had a breath taking waterfall that was so relaxing. Quiet & out the way of the craziness of key west, yet close enough to join it if you choose. I would highly recommend this home & the staff that helped us during our stay.   

Nicole C, 04/24/2015

Fantastic home and property

I have been coming to key west every January since 1999. This home is the greatest I have stayed in. From Shel the concierge to the layout of the home and grounds and no loving roosters to wake you at 4:30 am this is as close to perfect as you will find. enjoy!

Chris Doolittle

Chris D, 01/16/2015

VERY, VERY Pleased

This was our first time in Key West.  The location of the house has to advantages. First, the Truman Annex is a gem of a spot: quiet but picturesque. Second, you are walking distance to everything on Duval Street. We rented a car but didn't use it much at all.  Regarding the house, it has 5 very nice bedrooms. (In my experience, the 5 bed properties are usually 4 beds, with one sub-par bedroom--not at this house.) We enjoyed the back patio for relaxing and eating. The pool is small but fun for the little kids to play in. The Fort Zach State Park is nearby and we went their daily for the beach. All in all, a great time and the house was everything we needed--comfortable, nicely appointed, and well located. Last but definitely not least, we relied heavily on Shel Segel, the concierge, for advice and recommendations. He was VERY responsive to all my requests, which included printing things out for meat his office and delivering packages we sent there as well. He was great.   

Jason W, 12/31/2014

Celebration in Key West

We had a wonderful week long celebration in this superbly decorated home. The service was impeccable and the accommodations were first class. 
A L, 08/25/2014

Perfect vacation getaway!

The house was beautiful and very comfortable and spacious for a family of 6 plus a 10 month old. The pool was very inviting and refreshing. The patio was relaxing and perfect for hanging out. Overall the house was just what our family needed for our vacation. We had plenty of room to spread out and relax on our vacation. The main floor was perfect for family time and the rest of the house allowed everyone to have their own space. We spent most of our time outside on the patio and pool area. The location is perfect for walking to ducal street and shopping. Would definitely stay here again!  Shel greeted us and did a fantastic job as the property manager and telling us about the house and Key West!   

A G, 07/12/2014

A little slice of paradise

From the moment we stepped off the plane, Shel called me on my cell to welcome us. The house was just as described, their attention to detail was meticulous. I was there with my four children and they loved the tropical pool with waterfall and lush palm trees. It was so nice to have a home with TVs in every room, a full kitchen to cook in and washer and dryer. The nights were balmy and probably my favorite time to sit outside by the pool on the comfortable lounges with a glass of wine.  Being in a gated community made me feel safe and comfortable. The proximity to many favorite local eateries and shops was extremely convenient. We will definitely return for another week real soon! 

Deborah D, 07/06/2014


We celebrated my 50th Birthday and stayed a week at the amazing Avalynn House!

The home was beautiful, very clean, and wonderfully furnished with everything you would want in a vacation home!  All the rooms were spacious and well-furnished and very comfortable with fresh, happy, tropical décor. This house is a great place to have a fun get together with family and friends. The location of the home is the best and it is walking distance to all the shops and restaurants to downtown Key West and to the wonderful Zachary Taylor Historic State Park and beach. Shel, our property manager was awesome and very helpful and responsive to all our questions. We highly recommend this home and Key West Reality to anyone who would want to spend a wonderful, relaxing vacation in Key West!

Will E, 06/22/2014

Our Stay at Avalynn House

We were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. For my wife and I and our friends that traveled and stayed with us this property was perfect. Having visited Key West many times we know location is important and this house couldn't be located any better, just two blocks off Duval St. and in a quiet gated community. Shel recommended renting bicycles for out stay, our rental vehicle stayed parked the entire week, that was a great bit of advice.

The home was very well maintained and clean. The photos of the home were very accurate and that's exactly the way the home looked when we checked in. The pool area was really nice and was enjoyed every day.  We actually had our renewing of our wedding vows ceremony including eleven friends right in front of the pool and its waterfall feature. After the ceremony we had a private chef and his assistant prepare a fantastic dinner for our group. The chef had plenty of room to work in the large kitchen area and the experience will be remembered for a long time by everyone.

Shel greeted us upon our arrival giving us the walk through and besides the bicycle rental suggestion, he pointed out several restaurants and the ones we tried were really nice. Latitudes restaurant on Sunset Key was nice and Blue Heaven was also good for brunch or dinner along with several others that we tried. We also used Danger Charters for a sunset/wine tasting cruise as well as a day trip that turned out to be one of the best we've ever experienced.

I would definitely recommend this property to friends and family, I couldn't imagine anyone not enjoying this home, it's the quintessential Key West tropical paradise home and with Shel and his advice, perfect.

Fare Thee Well

Cherle S, 06/14/2014

The Perfect Vacation!

My family had a wonderful vacation and experience in Key West recently. We stayed at the Avalynn House in Truman Annex and it was fabulous. The house is decorated so beautifully and is clean, spacious and perfect for all of us. We had tons of family come visit and everyone had their own space. We loved the pool! Even though it is small, we all managed to enjoy it and the kids never wanted to get out. The location was especially nice because it was easy to walk to everything. We rented bikes which I definitely recommend. What really made our vacation so enjoyable and carefree was the assistance of Shel Segel, Guest Services Coordinator. Even before we arrived, he made sure we had everything we needed and was always available to answer questions. During our stay, Shel assisted us with restaurants and he never disappointed. You can tell Shel takes a lot of pride in his job and it definitely shows in his work. Whatever we needed, Shel was able to help us. I don't think the vacation would have been that amazing, had he not been there to assist us the entire time. Thank you Shel for making us feel at home and helping us have the best celebration with our family! You are the best!!!   

Ellie H, 06/01/2014

Consummate Key West Experience

Overall, an absolutely amazing Key West experience from start to finish. Weeks before our trip, both Shel (property manager) and a concierge reached out to help us plan our arrival and any activities/restaurant reservations/transportation/etc.  Upon arrival, the house looked exactly as advertised, if not better.  Everything we needed as far as kitchenware, towels, etc. was laid out and waiting. Shel met us punctually upon arrival and provided a detailed tour of the property. Additionally, he outlined his favorites restaurants, bars and Key West activities (make sure to take advantage of Shel as a resource throughout your trip, he is happy to help). The location of the house is a perfect compromise between residential and commercial.  Located in the gated Truman Annex, you are insulated from the noise and activity on Duval and Caroline Streets. However, both are just a 5-minute walk away, obviating the need for any transportation for the majority of our trip. There is a beach 5 minutes’ walk away as well, and 2 other located within 3 miles that provide further options and are a $10 cab ride. My only complaint/regret is that we did not spend more time in Key West at the Avalynn House. We will most certainly be returning in the not so distant future.   

Aditya S, 05/21/2014

Marvelous Family Retreat!

The listing was extremely accurate and the property was clean and well-maintained. We especially enjoyed the pool, patio and barbeque. The beautifully decorated home was within convenient walking to shopping, dining out and sightseeing. We would definitely recommend this property to our friends.   

Jan B, 05/04/2014

Great getaway

Spacious house with a great location. Close to Duval St but far enough away from the hustle and bustle. Shel from Last Key Realty was great. He left us with a binder of recommendations for everything on the island and spent time with us to ensure that all our questions were answered. We would return the first chance we get.   

Jenna A, 03/22/2014

Lovely and as advertised