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.
- Estate3200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay5 - 7 nights
1 1/2 ac peninsula, 3 bed/, 4 full baths, sleeps 8/2 w/awesome open water views
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 8, 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.
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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.
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!
My grandparents, Mary & Del Layton, were a huge blessing in my life! Our family has enjoyed decades of wonderful memories here and I am so happy to be able to share our heritage so that other families can build lasting, precious memories. You were a delight to have at the Layton House and we welcome you back next spring. Take care and enjoy your blessings!
The Layton House is our new favorite place! The place is like is like a retreat in paradise. We were thrilled to find that the pictures of the place and the description were exactly what we found. We enjoyed every aspect of this home and property. It was so clean, tidy and welcoming. Linda was a joy to meet and always available to answer any questions we had. We highly recommend this amazing place... it was a real treat!
Lynn, It was truly a blessing having you and your group here at the Historic Layton House. It always pleases me to see others enjoy the beautiful property my grandparents developed. I trust you were able to read through his book, Pioneer in the Florida Keys. You appeared relaxed as you kayaked the waters and fished from our dock. Lots of good stories and memories to take home!!! I look forward to your return to the Layton House soon.
Have a blessed fall and winter season.
Amazing week. And Linda is a gem!!!!!!
Paradise in the Keys
You can read all the reviews, but words alone cannot begin to describe this spectacular rental. Upon arrival, you are immediately greeted with a breathtaking view of palm trees, water, and the most beautiful blue skies imaginable. The house is immaculate, spacious, and filled with all the modern conveniences one could imagine with the best feature being the huge kitchen and dining/entertainment area. We grilled outside in the gazebo and later watched sunsets while sitting in the Adirondack chairs. Our two favorite features were fishing off the dock and swimming/relaxing in the pool. Linda, the owner, helped us secure rentals of kayaks, paddle boards, and a small boat to use throughout the week. Linda was so attentive to making sure our stay was comfortable and relaxing- she even greeted us with homemade banana bread with coconut cream cheese filling….yum! We had a fantastic week….did some charter fishing, ate lots of fresh fish, visited Key West, relaxed…….can’t wait to return to this piece of Paradise!
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.
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 are subject to change according to season, number of nights and/or number of guests.