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CONTEMPORARY BALI-STYLE DESIGN-120FT SANDYBEACH-IDEAL FOR WEDDINGS, GROUP EVENTS

Bernard Spinrad

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Bernard Spinrad

Advertiser since: 2012
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Calendar last updated:
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CONTEMPORARY BALI-STYLE DESIGN-120FT SANDYBEACH-IDEAL FOR WEDDINGS, GROUP EVENTS

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

Overview

Grassy Key Estate Rental Photos and Description

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

Come celebrate your 'rainbow' wedding with us in 2015. 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.

Ideal for destination weddings, birthdays and other celebratory, multi-generational events.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Bernard Spinrad (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 25, 2015

About Bernard Spinrad

Owner (wife) is an architect, designed and built the two houses next to one another. We live in one, we rent the other one for vacations and weddings.

Owner (husband) is President of a non-profit foundation focused on saving, restoring and enhancing the Old Seven Mile Bridge between the City of Marathon and Pigeon Key.

Why Bernard Spinrad chose Grassy Key

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

What makes this estate unique

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
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 34 traveler reviews

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Contemporary Bali-style Design-120ft sandybeach-Ideal for Weddings, Group Events
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 34 reviews
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5

Wonderful Week in the Keys

  • 5 of 5
We had three generations of our family together in the house for the week. Bernard was very helpful and accommodating to devise a gate for our little one and was overall very helpful. We had an incredible week and couldn't have been happier or more comfortable. The ocean view, wonderful shaded pool, and outdoor space particularly stood out.
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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5

Best Wedding Ever!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the home for a week and also hosted our wedding there. It was above and beyond anything we could have imagined! The owner is very kind and helpful and was so attentive all the way through the process. Every one of our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been too because the house and property was so beautiful and the view and location was unbeatable. It truly feels like you're the only people on earth when you stay there. The beach is amazing, the pool and spa are perfection, and nothing can top the wide open feel of the home with spacious rooms and windows everywhere. We never wanted to leave! I would absolutely recommend this home to vacationers looking for a luxurious paradise, and I definitely feel like it is an ideal location for a wedding. Weeks later and our guests are still raving about what an amazing location we chose. We will never forget the memories we created during our wonderful stay.
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Future Mrs E.

  • 4 of 5
Owner was professional and kind. property was clean, felt safe. Only issue not all of the Tv's were operable, and the AC was not working in lower level
  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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5

BEST stay in Marathon

  • 5 of 5
Incredible house with all the amenities you could possibly want in the Marathon area. Secluded for our privacy and good time was had by all. Owner was very accommodating of our schedules. The photo's and ad can't do it justice. House was clean and well maintained, you can not go wrong and perfect for couples or families.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: David:

Thank you for your kind review. It truly was a pleasure hosting you and your friends for the "Bachelor Party" celebration. The only problem: your stay was too short. I will hope that next time, you and/or any of your friends choose to stay longer.
In the meantime, please keep in mind that our policy is to provide a 10% discount to returning guests. So, there you are: plan your family vacation with us for next year or even sooner.
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Grassy Key Central Florida Keys
4

amazing house, easy to work with owner

  • 4 of 5
We recently had our wedding and also spent the week with family at Bernard's house in Marathon. In almost all ways, we are very satisfied.
lop9
First off the house is maybe the most amazing house I've ever been in. It's really big. And the style of the house is very modern/minimalist, so the house feels even more spacious. The kitchen has a very nice barstool area, and came quite stocked. This was appreciated and is much nicer than going into an empty house.

The backyard pool is another amazing sight to see. The pool is rather large and includes a small spa area which gets nice and warm. Expect to spend a few fun afternoons by the pool. In the vicinity of the pool is a nice large BBQ grill. It works quite well and we used it almost every day to cook out.

The beach area behind the pool is (like most things at the house) huge. Including multiple palm trees with coconuts. Perfect for tanning, playing sports, etc.

Everything is as amazing as it looks in the pictures. It is as advertised.

One word of caution is that the house is not well located for playing in the beach water. There is a large amount of "sea grass" which comes in from the ocean and would make it difficult to walk from the beach into the ocean. Please note this sea grass is not due to neglect by the owner in any way, but rather just the naturally occurring. Even when you sweep aside the sea grass, it's back basically immediately. So best for you to stick to the pool and sand, but not the ocean. If you do want to do ocean stuff, there are many places nearby such as to rent jetskis and the owner is helpful with recommendations.

As for our wedding, the location was the best. Everyone loved the house, and in general it was a good size. We fit 75 people and food and DJ all in by the pool. With the ceremony out by the sand/trees. The guests were a little tight by the pool, however it fit fine, and there would have been even more space had we done more events in the sand.

Another plus is that we had an unfortunate incident were the catering company damaged some of the property. The owner was very reasonable to work with them and their insurance to collect the repair money that was necessary. He was not vengeful, mean spirited, or accusatory towards us and in the end it worked out well.

It's a great place to rent and spend with family or friends enjoying the pool, sand, sun, and nearby keys locations.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Lee, Claudia:

It was really a pleasure hosting your wedding at our property. It was truly lovely. I am truly glad to hear that you and your guests had a memorable time.

In response to your comments about the beach: As you may know, the entire Florida Keys is sometimes subject to the whims of Mother Nature, there is little we can do while weather/current conditions promote sea grass grow. In your specific case, we had a few fierce storms shortly before your arrival; these storms brought a lot of seaweed to all beaches along the entire Florida Keys, not just ours. As reported by the local press, the City of Marathon had to engage additional beach cleaning contractual services to take away the grass in its public beaches, Sombrero and Cocoplum. These were quite unusual circumstances!!! I am pleased to inform you that, now that the weather (and currents) changed, there is little left of the grass you complained about. We expect beach conditions in the near future to remain favorable to our beach.
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Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5
What a great two weeks we had at “Papillion,” the name of this home. Bernard was ill at the time and still took meticulous care to make sure that we knew everything we needed to know. He even greeted us with a coconut complete with straw so we could sip on coconut milk while he gave us the guided tour.

While the video was impressive, it hardly did the property justice. The house is spectacular, especially the pool area. We were diving out of Marathon and Islamorada and grilled lobster about every other night out by the pool.

The view is amazing especially with the expanse of glass. The beds were heavenly. The master bath shower was truly high-tech. I would highly recommend this place to anyone considering staying in the keys.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: Frank:
Thank you very much for your kind review. Really glad you and yours had a grand time at our property, and look forward to your repeat visit.

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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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7 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes Special events are subject to an additional "Event Fee". For weddings, it is $1,500, corporate and similar events negotiable.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Amenities

Grassy Key Estate Accommodation and Amenities

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

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