Last year we rented a studio on the other side of Duval. It was adequate but very dark and had no windows to open and get fresh air. It was also a hike to thee beach. This year we could not have been any closer to the beach, yet all the shops and restaurants were just steps away. We loved walking down to the harbor along Emma St (one of the prettiest streets we've ever seen) and Truman Annex feels very safe and peaceful. The unit has plenty of natural light and when it was cooler at night we were able to turn off the A/C and enjoy the fresh air. I also enjoyed doing laps in the full sized pool.
We loved being in Truman Annex. The condo is artfully put together and comfortable. The supplied cookware is far above average. The management company was professional and helpful. That said, it should be noted that comments by previous tenants - that tiles are cracked, the deck sooty, the dog downstairs barks every time you step on the porch - are accurate. While refurbishment wouldn't hurt, I would unhesitatingly book this condo again.