check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand

Kitty Whalton, Florida Keys Vacation Rentals

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

The Gulf-Front Refuge on Grassy Key

4 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Central Florida Keys House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Enjoy your own private retreat! Fabulous Home on Morton Street.

This three-bedroom, two-bath, private home is tucked away on the open water with outstanding views of the Gulf of Mexico. Beautifully furnished and appointed, this home provides the background for a vacation to remember for years to come!

The beach-style back yard has a beautiful swimming pool with a stepped shallow water entry that leads to the deep end. On one side, elevated on a platform, is a spa with the overflow cascading into the pool and on the other side is a waterfall. Built in seating rims the edges under the waterfalls!

The pier dock offers dockage for your boat as well as a great spot to sit out over the water and enjoy the sunset colors. You will have fun fishing off the dock or jump in, the shoreline offers a variety of tropical and local fish to watch while you snorkel.

The main level of the home offers two bedrooms, one with a queen-size bed the other with two twins, and an expansive living, kitchen and dining area all overlooking the gulf. A great covered porch off the living area is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the views or dine outdoors. The master suite is on the top level with a king-size bed, a private bath, and open porch.

For those who can't leave their business home, Broadband (Comcast) internet service, WiFi, is available at this house.

Well appointed with linens, towels (bath and pool), a very well-equipped kitchen, central air, washer and dryer, dishwasher, microwave oven, gas grill. TVs in the living area and downstairs bedroom, stereo.

Boat lift at the dock and the garage is not available for guest use.

If swimming, fishing, and snorkeling at your own location is not enough Marathon offers a Dolphin Research Center which is open to the public for tours, a dedicated bike trail along US 1 which will take you from Grassy Key to the Seven Mile Bridge (the old bridge is a great spot to exercise and watch the fish below from a 'birds eye view'). The historic museum is a great spot to spend an afternoon and offers nature trails through a Keys hardwood hammock. Sombrero Beach, oceanside in Marathon, is another popular spot for a change of pace and Bahia Honda State Park, 20 minutes south of Marathon, offers more great 'Keys' beaches. Lots of shops, restaurants, and services are available throughout Marathon, even though you may feel like you are on a private retreat away from the world, grocery stores, drugs stores, bait and tackle shops and just about everything you could need on vacation is just minutes away. If you do not have your own boat there are many boat rental companies in the area that will let you bring a boat to your dock during your stay!

May consider a allowing a pet. Please contact us with information on the pet to see if it is allowed (would add a pet fee to cost).

City of Marathon License #PLR2014-00589.

PLEASE NOTE:

The Availability Calendars are typically not active. Please call or email for availability, more photos, information, and a visual tour.

WE DO NOT book online or through VRBO/Homeaway or Vacationrentals site services. You must speak to me or email me to place a reservation. You will never be asked to wire money immediately to hold a property or be offered a cash discount for immediate payment.

DO NOT forward any funds by wire transfer without first speaking with me, Kitty Whalton, Florida Keys Vacation Rentals, Inc. at 305-289-6510. Only pay using check, credit card, or direct bank transfer. NEVER pay by cash (unless you are in our office) or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kitty Whalton, Florida Keys Vacation Rentals (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

The Gulf-Front Refuge on Grassy Key
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Downingtown, PA
5

Mark & Cathy

  • 5 of 5

It’s hard to believe that we spent our third week in 2 ½ years here. It’s very private, has everything without going anywhere. Over the past three years while kayaking near the dock we saw dolphins, sting rays, and manatees. Watching the sunset at the dock or from the second floor only makes us want to return. We’d recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet yet close to Marathon.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Charleston, SC
5

Excellent Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a week at this lovely home to celebrate the end of our daughters' first year of college. What a relaxing week! Lot's of great family time. The porches and views are spectacular, the pool is gorgeous and my husband enjoyed fishing right from the dock. Great location for a quick day trip to Key West too. Go, get away, enjoy!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Edwardsville, PA
5

Do I have to Leave?

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here last year on a last minute trip and didn't want to leave. The pool area was amazing and we were able to catch lots of fish right off the dock! Sitting on the balcony and the dock watching the sun go down was a great way to end each day. Marathon was a great location for us as we were right in the middle of the Keys and got to experience Key West, Key Largo and Isle Morada, all within an hours drive. There was so much for the kids to do from the Dolphin Research Center, Theatre of the Sea, and the Sea Turtle Hospital. We also enjoyed using the kayak that is at the home right off the dock. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
7 0
Louisville, KY
5

Awesome Time

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed at this property in 2009. The house is wonderful as well as the yard. Our family enjoyed the location, the privacy and the chance to live as a local. I would highly recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
8 0

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Key West
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Car: necessary

Located in the Middle Keys area on Grassy Key which is the north end of Marathon. Morton Street runs along the open Gulf of Mexico and at the west end is very private with a feeling of seclusion. Just minutes from Marathon proper for shops and services. Key West is 50 miles away to the south and the Upper Keys are about the same north of Marathon, a great central location for sightseeing excursions.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Grassy Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Lobster Weeks
Jul 23 2016 - Jul 29 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
Summer 2015
Jul 30 2016 - Aug 5 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,450
 
 
Lobster Week
Aug 6 2016 - Aug 12 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
Summer
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,450
 
 
Fall
Sep 3 2016 - Nov 18 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,700
 
 
Winter
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,350
 
 
Holidays
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Winter
Jan 7 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,350
 
 
Summer
May 27 2017 - Jul 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,450
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Booking Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable Deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed. Personal or business checks are welcome for all payments and deposits unless the reservation is made within 21 days of arrival in which case a Cashier's Check will be required or payment by credit card. We use a credit card processor service and they will charge a processing fee of $29.95 for Visa, MC or Discover.

To hold a reservation the signed paperwork must be accompanied with a payment of the deposit and booking fee. 90 days prior to arrive a payment of 1/2 the rent and tax total is due with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival. If the reservation is made within 90 days of arrival the deposit, booking fee and 1/2 the rent and tax total is due and within 30 days of arrival the total would be due.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

Central Florida Keys House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Top floor master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) First floor guest bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 Twin beds in the third bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a Complimentary kayak at the house. Pool heat is optional at $200 plus tax per week. the spa heat is included in the rental.

Partner Offers