BUTTERFLY BEACH - CONTEMPORARY BALI-STYLE DESIGN-120FT SANDYBEACH

Bernard Spinrad

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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BUTTERFLY BEACH - CONTEMPORARY BALI-STYLE DESIGN-120FT SANDYBEACH

Special Offer! Special Offer: Over 25% Discount off Standard Rates September 16 - December 24

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5 bedrooms, 6-1/2 bathrooms, including a 'wet room' bath - 6,450 sf living area

Life is a beach...a 120ft. private Florida Keys beach. Architect-owner's brand new dream home, gated and set far back and elevated, Idyllic, acre plus private beach front, 2 hours from MIA AND 1-1/4 hours from Key West. A grass motor court leads to the stunning Coral stone-clad minimalist contemporary, with the glass entrance flanked by illuminated reflection pools with shooting water arcs. Designed to maximize beach and sunrise views, and oriented to catch prevailing ocean and bay breezes.

The spacious, luminous reception area, with walls of glass for breathtaking ocean and garden views, features a floating staircase and a wine room with glass doors. Downstairs guest quarters or bedroom suites with recreation/meditation room. Spacious terrace and fully equipped summer kitchen with a large island/bar featuring a raw-bar or chilling trough and mirrored back splash for ocean views. Heated spa and infinity edge pool with swim-in place feature. Indonesian 'Bale' tiki on beach.

Wake up to sunrise views from the upstairs master suie with walls of windows and glass doors open to the upstairs terrace, framed by the sea and sky. The fabulous bath and dressing suite includes 2 walk-in closets. Three additional upstairs bedroom suites hav eversatile folding walls for privacy or open plan. Large upstairs terrace floats above pool and overlooks beach.

Dramatic illumination and water features and limestone floors throughout, marble and granite custom designed sinks and countertops. Top of the line appliances. Two-car garage, laundry/utility area. 4-zone AC.

Great for weddings and similar celebratory family events.

House designed to meet Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and built to green specifications.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Bernard Spinrad

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Unique 120-ft on the beach, very relaxing, capable of hosting up to 12 people.

Nearby Yacht Club and commercial marinas offer berthing facilities for boats in excess of 100 ft.

We would be happy to make boating/berthing arrangements

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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4.9
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Butterfly Beach - Contemporary Bali-style Design-120ft sandybeach
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews
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Butterfly Beach - Contemporary Bali-style Design-120ft sandybeach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434691vb
Grassy Key Central Florida Keys
St. Louis
5

Absolutely Amazing Property

  • 5 of 5
OVERVIEW OF THE RENTAL AGREEMENT & PROPERTY
We rented the property for our destination wedding (which included rehearsal dinner, wedding, reception & our immediate families staying on the property)
-Owners were flexible on when the week could start, which was important given our inflexible schedule
-House has modern, minimalist architecture that allows you to focus on why you are there (the view, people, etc.) while still being comfortable
-Kitchen takes some getting used to— all flat wood paneling— but massive with tons of storage space
-Pool is very nice— has jets & lights
-Hammock by the pool was a very nice touch
-Custom designed private beach complete with coconut palm trees was amazing— rented Kayaks
-Water in front of the home is very shallow so you feel very safe while kayaking
-Loved waking up and seeing the beach/ocean from the master bedroom
-All amenities provided, including washer/dryer, stocked w/detergent
-Very secure with a gate in the front of the property
-Amazing views— still think of it when I go to my “happy place”— peaceful and serene— never want to leave
THE PROPERTY OWNERS
-Bernard welcomed us on our arrival. He's like a warm uncle, ready to help and available at all times.
-His wife Marien is delightful. She designed the twin homes
-We had an issue with the wireless internet but he personally came by to fix it
-Bernard has strong ties in the community and is deeply respected.
THOUGHTS ON GRASSY KEY
-Town feels like a home away from home
-Grassy Key is close enough to Marathon that you are within 5 min of major stores, but far enough north that you feel that you are going away to go back “home”
-Without a doubt, we guarantee you will love your stay at Butterfly Beach
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review.
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Butterfly Beach - Contemporary Bali-style Design-120ft sandybeach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434691vb
Grassy Key Central Florida Keys
St. Louis, MO
5

Amazing accomodations for our dream wedding

  • 5 of 5
* Overview of the rental agreement and property:

* Rented for one week for our destination wedding (which included rehearsal dinner, wedding, reception and both immediate families staying on the property)
* Owners were flexible on when the week could start, which was important given our inflexible schedule
* House has modern, minimalist architecture that allows you to focus on why you are there (the view, people, etc.) while still being comfortable
* Kitchen takes some getting used to— all flat wood paneling— but massive with tons of space
* Pool is very nice— has jets to swim— plus has all the floaty toys you need
* Hammock by the pool was a very nice touch
* Custom designed private beach complete with coconut palm trees was amazing— rented Kayaks
* Water is shallow—> no boat dock but feel safe while kayaking
* Loved waking up and seeing the beach and ocean from the master bedroom
* All amenities provided, including washer/dryer, stocked w/detergent
* Very secure environment: concrete gate in the front of the property
* View is amazing— still think of it when I go to my “happy place”— peaceful and serene— never want to leave

* The property owners:
* Bernard welcomed us on our arrival
* He is like a warm uncle, ready to help and available at all times
* had an issue with the wireless internet— he personally came by to fix it
* He also has strong ties in the community and is deeply respected amongst the local, which is helpful when trying to navigate the vacation, get equipment rentals, etc.
* Marien is delightful— she designed the twin homes

* Thoughts on Grassy Key:
* Town feels like a home away from home
* Grassy Key is close enough to Marathon that you are within 5 min of major stores, but far enough north that you feel that you are going away to go back “home”
* Without a doubt, we guarantee you will love your stay at Butterfly Beach— we will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Brian, Charlene:

Really happy to hear you and your wedding party had a wonderful time at our property. Indeed, we always try to make our guests excited with their stay while comfortable in the property.

We more than welcome you to stay with us in the future. As I indicated when you left, our policy is to give a 10% discount to returning guests, their family and friends. Would like you to take advantage of that offer.

Best regards

Bernard & Marien
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Grassy Key Central Florida Keys
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
5

Nothing short of PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
I feel compelled to write this review simply because of how far beyond this place blew our expectations away. My wife and I decided we wanted to vacation in and around the Florida keys with our 7 month old and two other couples- one of which also had a young one. We knew we had to find a place that would cater to all, especially because of how difficult it is for us to get away for vacation. We had to nail it. We all wanted to be close enough to shopping, and the indulgences of key west but far enough so it felt we were on our own private island secluded from the real world. With much diligence; scouring rentals from south florida all the way to key west, we were blown away when we came across this Marathon palace. Not only one, but two of these luxurious custom homes! lay situated side by side each other on a beautiful private beach. Perfect location. Amenities such as hot tubs, an infinity pool, projection screens, exercise room, access to a kayak, beach front loungers, top of the line appliances, an outdoor kitchen-that we found using more than the one inside since it was a stone throw away from the ocean! We slept very well on what seemed to be posturepedic memory foam beds. A big plus for me- I usually have a hard time adjusting to bedding when I'm away. It was clear the owners had gone all out when building and furnishing this home not missing a detail- as promised. We were fortunate that the weather was great- with the exception of one night of heavy rain, but we had more than enough fun hanging out on the lower level bar area that was completely sheltered. We loved how there were plenty of comfy outdoor couches to service our group and there were enough private loungers available when we felt the desire to hang out on our own for a while. We we're also fortunate that on our final day there happened to be a wedding taking a place in the adjacent house...One of the couples we went with had just been engaged. The wedding was breathtaking and we thought what a great idea!We had a chance to see first hand how the owners capably organized such a beautiful wedding and now they're planning to do their wedding there for 2015 lol
The owners were nothing short of class. Bernard was very accommodating, and ACCESSIBLE. He guided us to some nearby shopping and was only a phone call away in the event we needed him or had any questions and we had a couple.

Without question we will be returning and we're thrilled get to go back for their wedding next year.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very positive review. Much appreciated.

I am pleased to inform you that you and your family/group are welcome to return any time. We provide a 10% discount on future bookings to returning guests and members of their travel group and recommended friends.
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Butterfly Beach - Contemporary Bali-style Design-120ft sandybeach
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Grassy Key Central Florida Keys
Paramus, NJ
5

Dream house

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful spacious house right on the beach, just a few feet away from the ocean. Tahiti like, with huge rooms, big pool and wonderful spa, beautiful, beautiful patio with second kitchen overlooking the pool and the ocean. It is a dream house, just like in the movies. The owners are nice and friendly. The house even has an elevator. I enjoyed it tremendously.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Miriam:

Thank you for your very thoughtful review of our property. We are very happy you had a good time and you may be thinking of returning.

Look forward to serve you again.

Bernard Spinrad
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Butterfly Beach - Contemporary Bali-style Design-120ft sandybeach
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Grassy Key Central Florida Keys
Toronto
5

Incredible beach house

  • 5 of 5
We were extremely pleased with our stay at the butterfly beach house. The place is incredible !!! Very clean, spacious, state of the art ...and the view is beautiful! It was a very peaceful, relaxing getaway and I would highly recommend this place to anyone! Bernard was very pleasant to deal with and ensured we were comfortable our entire stay. Loved it and can't wait to return!!
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Angela:

Thank you very much for your positive, thoughtful response.

We will be happy to host you and yours any time in the future.

Bernard
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Butterfly Beach - Contemporary Bali-style Design-120ft sandybeach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434691vb
Grassy Key Central Florida Keys
Toronto, Ontario Canada
5

Oasis

  • 5 of 5
This property was every bit as beautiful as it appears in Photos. We enjoyed our stay and the view was amazing. Home was clean and well kept. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Shannon:

Thank you very much for your thoughtful review. We enjoyed having you as our guests.
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Sombrero Beach
"Wonderful beach run by the City of Marathon. Very nice public facilities, smooth and shallow..."
Key's Fisheries
"One of the best places in the entire Florida Keys to eat fresh and deliciously prepared seaf..."
Dolphin Research Center
"Outstanding Dolphinarium located only 500 yards from our property. Swim with the dolphins, v..."
Old Seven Mile Bridge
"A spectacular 2.2 mile walkable (or bikable) stretch between Sunset Park (end of Marathon) a..."
Seven Mile Bridge
"Fantastic views over Moser Channel. See this unique bridge entirely over water. Also, don't ..."
Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Miami International Airport - Key West Int. Airpor
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Private Beach
Car: necessary

Places to eat:

MARATHON:

1. Butterfly Café, Tranquility Bay : Upscale, very nice, restaurant within an upscale typical Keys hotel.

2. Keys Fisheries – Good seafood, funky, theme-oriented restaurant and fish market

3. Lazy Days South – Excellent views, abundant portions. – U.S.1 to 11th Street, make a left towards the Ocean, next to Marathon Marina.

4. Plaza Grill ¬– Upscale Italian/Continental. Good food, pricey – Celebratory – Next to Marathon Deli, where you can buy excellent Boars Head cold cuts at prices below Publix.

5. Frank’s Grill – Good, honest Italian food, cooked by the chef/owner, reasonably priced.

6. Porky’s Bayside – Barbecue, good value.

7. Hideaway Café -- Very close to our property, good food, needs reservations.

8. Barracuda Grill - - OK, can be pricey

9. Tarpon Creek - Good for pizzas, casual atmosphere – part of the Holiday Inn Express

10.Lencho’s – Southern Mexican food – Daily all you can eat.

11.Hurricane Grill – Buffalo wings/pizzas, informal eatery.

12.Several breakfast spots:

a.Sweet Savannah’s – Great cupcakes, coffee and croissants

b.Juice Paradise – Good basic Cuban food.

c.Stuffed Pig – Good American breakfast.

d.Wooden Spoon – Good American breakfast.

e.Island Fish Company – Good for breakfast and lunch

f.Baricci’s – Sandwiches, Panini, etc.

ISLA MORADA: Too many restaurants to detail. However, here are my favorites:

1.Chef Michael’s Love and Hog Fish: My personal favorite, Chef Michael does a great job with fresh fish. Also, puts out an outstanding a la carte Sunday Brunch.

2.Pierre’s: Excellent but pricey, good for celebrations, prepare to spend a bundle.

3.Tower of Pizza: Basic but good pizza and salads.

4.Lazy Days North: Same management and menu as Lazy Days South.

KEY WEST: Too many restaurants to detail. Here my favorites:

1.ZaZa’s Pizzeria: In Sugarloaf Key, mm 17, about 20 minutes before KW. Best pizza, authentic ingredients. Chef/owner ZaZa very personable.

2.Sunset Key: Small island across from KW, reachable by free ferry from the Westin Hotel. Excellent restaurants, Latitudes, fresh fish, top-notch service.

3.Lou’s Backyard: Perhaps the best restaurant in KW, has a classic menu downstairs and a tapas menu upstairs.

Things to Do:

MARATHON:

1.Fishing: We can recommend two types of fishing charters:

- Deep Sea Fishing: We can recommend Captain Mederos, a very reliable captain. Provides ½, ¾ and full day charters for up to 6 people in his boat. Half-day = $650; Three Quarter day = $850; Full Day: $950.

-Flat Fishing (Tarpon and Bonefish): Captain Richard Keating, about the same pricing, but for 2 people

-There are various group charters that can be booked on for less than $100/day per person.

2.Boating: Numerous outfits rent boats. We like Captain Hook’s, Vaca Key, Marathon

3.Diving/Snorkeling: Again, several operators. We can recommend some.

4.Bicycling: Keys Outfitter, in Marathon, excellent firm.

5.Kayaking: Several reputable places rent kayaks to explore both bay and ocean.

6. Old Seven Mile Bridge and Pigeon Key: You will want to visit this historical attraction and museum, memorializing Henry Flagler’s construction of the Railroad that Went to Sea, widely known as the eighth wonder of the modern world. Excellent sunset viewing.

7.Crane Point: Natural Park and Museum

8.Dolphin Research Center: Just across from our property. Non-profit attraction designed to preserve dolphins and other marine mammals. Viewing and “swim-with-the-dolphin” opportunities.

9.Turtle Hospital.

NEARBY BEACHES AND STATE PARKS:

You can enjoy a good swim off our own beach, 240 ft of it, a shallow and very calm beach. There are others nearby, including:

1.Sombrero Beach.Take Sombrero Boulevard (right next to Publix, mm50) to the end. This is a wonderful active beach owned and maintained by the City of Marathon.

2.Bahia Honda State Park:Right off the 7-mile bridge (between Marathon and Big Pine Key). Voted one of the 10 best beaches in the United States.

3.Curry Hammock State Park: About 1 mile south of our property, in Grassy Key itself. Great bird watching opportunities as well.

4.Long Key State Park: About 8 miles north of our property, in Long Key.

KEY WEST: Lots of things to do in this touristy town:

1.Duval Street (very touristy);

2.Mallory Square (at sunset, by the water/cruise ship channel), lots of people, fun;

3.Several museums, including Mel Fisher’s Atocha exhibit. Hemingway’s House.

4.Cemetery.

5.Butterfly Gardens,

6.Southernmost point in the US.

7.Sunset Key (See above under restaurants).

8.You can also take a ferry to Ft. Jefferson/the Tortugas, a full day trip which requires either staying overnight in KW or leaving very early out of Marathon.

ISLAMORADA: Great restaurants, elegant shops.

1.Diving Museum

2.Thursday Night Art

KEY LARGO:

Key Largo Reef: Back in Key Largo (mm103), glass bottom boat, snorkeling, kayaking, etc.

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Grassy Key Estate Rental Rates

Special Offer! Special Offer: Over 25% Discount off Standard Rates

Special Offer From:
Dates Sep 16, 2014 to Dec 24, 2014

Normally $6,500 per week. We are offering:

- $4,900 for 1 week (a $1,600 discount)

- $9,000 for 2 weeks (a $4,000 discount)

- $700/night (minimum 4 nights)

Valid for following dates in 2014:

- September 16 - September 25

- September 29 - October 11

- October 18-November 22

- December 3-December 10

- December 17-December 24

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor Weekend Special
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 4 2014
5 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
September-December
Sep 16 2014 - Nov 22 2014
7 night minimum stay
$4,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$6,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 12.5%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Grassy Key Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Elevator
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet ...
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Shower fully programmable, up to 6 individual program settin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , tub , shower , Outdoor Pool bath. Single marble tub
  • 6.5
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Office-TV Room-Exercise Room - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed , 1 king
  • King size beds (2), Twin Beds (8), Sofa (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Games ...
  • Game Room
Outside:
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • jetted tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • water parks
  • museums
  • churches
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • luaus
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surf fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
Notes:
Will assist the guests in booking professional fishing charters, diving, scuba, kayaking, etc.
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