About the property
- Estate3200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
1 1/2 ac peninsula, 3 bed/, 4 full baths, sleeps 8/2 w/awesome open water views
Upon entering Pioneer Del Layton's private estate, you will experience spectacular sunsets and one of the most beautiful views of the Florida Bay. Centrally located between Islamorada and Marathon, you are moments from all water activities, parks, museums, shops, restaurants, etc. Cross under Long Key Bridge and you are home to Hemmingway's offshore fishing. Run across the Bay to Flamingo for back country fishing at its finest. Dock your boat at the private 70+ foot dock (boat rentals available), swim in your private circular pool, and cook your catch at the spacious Gazebo. 1 hr. 45 minutes from Miami Intl. Airport, 1 hr. 20 minutes from Key West.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Linda Lange
I am the owner's daughter, grandaughter to Del and Mary Layton, and I manage the property for my mother. I grew up in Miami and came to the Keys often as a child with my grandparents, spending many summers here with them. I remember fondly the 'long' drives down on the rough roads and the rattling draw bridges in the back seat of the Chevorlet Impala with Pat, the family dog. After marrying and having two sons, we continued coming down to see my grandparents each chance we could, bringing friends and church groups to enjoy our blessings. Mary and Del were gracious, enjoyed people and were loved by all that knew them. I hope to continue sharing the joy that the Layton House has brought to so many over the years as families and friends build lasting memories.
Why Linda Lange chose Layton
This property has been passed down from my grandfather, Del Layton, to his daughter, Aileen Howard. He founded this little piece of paradise in the Middle Keys after selling his grocery business in Miami in the late 1940's to follow his dream. You can read the history in his biography, Pioneer in the Florida Keys. The property is very spacious, tranquil and private.
What makes this Estate unique
The Layton property is one of the most beautiful in the Florida Keys with views of the Bay, gorgeous changing sunsets, and swaying palm trees from the many windows in the home. The huge kitchen with a large semi-circular bar area is the gathering place for young and old to cook, eat and enjoy each other's company. Pictures displayed around the home recall moments from the past. The large circular fresh-water pool, surrounded with native landscaping, is a fantastic place to unwind and relax before grilling your catch and having dinner in the tiki.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A private resort only for us!
I just want to say how much we enjoyed staying at the Layton Key house! It was amazing. It was a private resort. MRS Linda is so inviting, kind, personal, professional and polite. We hated to leave but spring break was coming to an end. We read the book about your grandfather's life. It was an incredible adventure he and his wife made. Glad he had the gusto to be a human to better the USA instead of complain or get by. We just wanted to thank you for opening up your house to us. Mark us down for around the same time next year.
Thank So So Much!
Perfect is the only word for this home
This home was the perfect place to stay for a visit to the Keys. It totally lived up to it's billing- Every need was anticipated, the pool large and inviting and the setting lovely. We walked outside and immediately spotted sea turtles swimming, rays, fish, even manatees! A perfect place to kayak. The owner was very welcoming and gracious. We'll be back!
It was wonderful meeting you and your family and I am so please you enjoyed your stay at the Layton House. We are truly blessed with a one-of-a-kind beautiful location. Thank you for caring for our home as if it were your own and I look forward to your return in the future to the Layton House. Have a blessed summer.
Great family home!
Great family spot! Spacious home with dock, Sunsets, great pool! A bit of distance from the action inI Islamorada, but very nice an relaxing!
Jeb and Susie,
It was a pleasure having you and the kids at the Layton House for your spring break. I am so pleased you and the children were able to enjoy kayaking and fishing off the dock with a variety of fish and wildlife to experience. I am equally happy that the boat rental from Islamorada Watersports Co. worked out well for you. Feel free to come back any time your schedule permits. Have a blessed spring/summer.
Very spacious property with something for everyone
The property is great with the kids enjoying fishing off the dock, kayaking, wading the ocean and the pool when the weather cooperated. We enjoyed our morning coffee in the gazebo and our evenings near the ocean with the out door fire pit. Linda was a very nice and gracious host. We enjoyed meeting her and learning about the house and surrounding property. Jim and Elyce
A great house with a wonderful host
My family had a great time at the Layton House. Every aspect of the house was fabulous and the owner is a wonderful woman who is an absolute pleasure to deal with. I have traveled and stayed throughout the keys and this was my personal favorite.
So happy you, Shannon and the girls had a nice visit at the Layton House. It was a pleasure having you and I hope your parents will be able to join you next time. I look forward to seeing you in the near future.
Have a healthy, joyous New Year!
Exceptional Waterfront Estate
Our family just returned from a weeks long stay at The Layton House in Layton, Florida. We had use of the house, dock, private pool, pavilion and grounds. The kitchen was amazing in reference to the size as well as items to use in the kitchen. We simply didn't want for anything and ate most meal at the house. We enjoyed sitting beside the bay at the end of the day to watch each amazing sunset. Linda was a great host as we found a very tasty treat awaited our arrival and really enjoyed learning the history of the family, the keys, Layton and South Florida in general. Although my husband and I come every July/August to the Keys, this was our first stay at the house. We hope to return again soon! Thanks, Linda for allowing us to stay in your home!
Layton is centrally located between Islamorada and Marathon at Mile Marker 68 1/2, Bayside,on a private peninsula off U.S.1 in Long Key, FL. Shopping, dining, and entertainment are 10-20 minutes north and south. Enjoy immediate access to offshore or backcountry fishing from the 70' dock. Kayaks are available for your use. Boat Rental, canoes, jet skis, paddle boards, etc. can be delivered to the property/dock.
Other Activities: All watersports can be enjoyed from boating, fishing, skiing, snorkeling/diving, kite boarding, paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, etc. Swim with the dolphins, (Dolphin Research Center, Theater of the Sea), World Wide Sportsman,
Casual and fine restaurants and many, many more.
Rates & Availability
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Rates are subject to change according to season, number of nights and/or number of guests.