Gerry's Florida House - Private Pool, Spa, Dock, Beach -Views
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Get away from the outside world at this lovely hide-away that includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs and a pull-out-sofa. There's a panoramic view of the Gulf of Mexico from every room in the house. We've made an effort to provide the things that will make your stay comfortable, fun and enjoyable. You'll love our solar heated pool with spill-over spa or soak up the sun on our beach.
Got a boat? Our dock can accommodate a boat up to 40 feet and you'll find nearby public launching areas as well as easy access to the Atlantic Ocean. Our side yard can accommodate you boat trailer.
PRIVATE DOCK - FISHING, SWIMMING, SNORKELING, LOCAL BEACHES
You'll spend your time walking down a private dock to catch a
breathtaking view of the Gulf of Mexico, especially at sunset. Or
you can take one of our kayaks and get an up-front view of the
placid waters. If you want to swim or snorkel, you can dive in right
off the dock (we'll provide the snorkeling gear, you bring the swim
trunks). If this doesn't get you in the Keys mood, three of
Florida's top beaches are less than 15 minutes away. You'll be glad
to get your feet wet in the crystal-clear Atlantic Ocean waters. At
the beach, you can bask in the warm sun, swim, or snorkel.
A trip to the Keys would not be complete without fishing. Take our
fishing equipment (rods and reels) grab your own tackle and bait and
set out on a quest to grab yellowtail, mangrove snapper, grunts,
tarpon and all the other species native to the Keys. Don't forget
about taking those famous spiny lobsters in season.
The Keys are famous for fishing, whether it's back-country, fly,
bottom, reef or deep sea. You can hire guides, charters
and party boats which are all locally available for a fun day on the
SIGHT-SEEING AND ENTERTAINMENT
We're minutes away from the famous Dolphin Research Center. Call
ahead to schedule a swim with the dolphins or just enjoy a day, or
an hour watching fun-filled, exciting sessions with the dolphins.
Still not enough? There's a bike trail nearby that'll take you to
the famous Seven-mile bridge (even better, we'll provide the bikes).
With several great restaurants nearby featuring the Keys' finest and
freshest seafood, there's always a place to whet your appetite. Last
and certainly not least, Key West is less than an hour away. Key
West is the perfect place for a day trip where you can shop, eat,
and watch live entertainment. There's lots of cultural activities,
museums and tours available. Don't miss Mallory Square at sunset.
We have your spot in the sun waiting! Call or e-mail today!
Cleaning Fees, Dockage, Use of Two Kayaks, Use of Two Bikes, Use of Fishing Gear,
Use of Snorkeling Gear, Pool Heat, SUNSHINE AND SMILES!
- Vacation Rental
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Other (See Description)
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Parking Off Street:
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Music Library
- Computer Available:
- Free Long Distance:
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Hot Tub
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
Location & View
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
ReviewsWrite a review
Gerry's House-Grassy Key
Gerry's House-Grassy Key
Location location location...this location was superb...quiet, semi-secluded, few houses nearby, very private. The house was nicely furnished, included everything you would want for enjoying the water-snorkel gear, fishing rods, kayaks. Rental agent and maintenance folks were concerned and responsive...owners are very nice folks. Great area for jogging, bicycling, etc. Half-hr. from Islamorada, 10 min, from Marathon, 1 1/4 hr. from Key West.
- Guest RDM
- Date of stay 02/01/08
- Review Submitted 03/12/08
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children.
Owner response: I'm so glad you had a good time at Gerry's Florida House. Thanks for all your positive remarks, we really appreciate the feedback. Gerry
Best Keys Trip EVER!!
Best Keys Trip EVER!!
My family (husband, our daughter, daughter's fiance, and our son) stayed for a week this past August. We had been to the Keys many times before this over the last 12 years mainly around Duck Key area. This was BY FAR the best vacation we have ever had!! Absolutely everything about the house was exactly as stated in the descriptions and then some (super clean and all necessary items were there). We loved the location (so close to everything we love - including the town of Marathon with so many great restaurants (Franks Grill for sure and Sweet Savannahs was a super good find), right on the water, as well as the private pool and jacuzzi. I got scuba certified while we were there this time to catch up with the rest of my family. We will definitely be staying here again in the future!! Wish we could go back right now!! Our only bummer was the day we left, tropical storm Isaac decided to show up - but we were so grateful it was at the end of our wonderful trip ;o) With 2 graduations coming up next year, not to mention our daughter's wedding - we won't be making it back right away, but it is definitely on our "to do" list as soon as we possibly can!! LOVED IT*******!!!!!!
- Guest Betsy
- Date of stay 08/18/12
- Review Submitted 10/18/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your Keys vacation at our home. Nothing makes us happier. Since we can't be there ourselves all the time, we love to have people there who love it as much as we do. We do hope to see you again in the future. Again, thanks for your wonderful comments. We wish you congratulations and much joy on your family's upcoming milestone events next year. All our very best wishes to all of you!
We always have gone to Mexico and love it and all four of us had some misgivings about Florida. The minute we arrived at Gerry's house, we knew we found our Florida spot. The pool is one of the cleanest, warmest pools we have enjoyed in 20 years of renting homes. We found the house very clean and comfortable, including a great kitchen for cooking--and that is all I can say about the inside because we live outdoors. The porch patio is a great place to have morning coffee and dinner with great views of the water. Every afternoon we took our drinks and walked the long pier and sat and watched the birds while the guys fished. The whole neighborhood is peaceful and quiet and offers a sense of privacy. All in all, we highly recommend Gerry's House to vacationers that want to get away from it all!
- Guest Roxane
- Date of stay 11/19/11
- Review Submitted 12/02/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: We really enjoy hearing that guests love our house as much as we do. You mentioned all our favorite things about the house, especialy the porch, dock and pool. We hope you can come back again soon. Thanks again.
We love Gerry's Florida House!
We love Gerry's Florida House!
We had the best vacation at this house. The views are amazing. The house is very nicely decorated and landscaped. They provide everything you could ever need for a fun vacation. We really enjoyed watching the sunset off the dock every night. It is also fun to walk on the doc and look for sea creatures in the water and fishing is a must. The pool and hot tub are the best part. We spent so much time in there. I would definitely recommend this house to a friend.
- Guest Wendy H.
- Date of stay 08/28/11
- Review Submitted 11/05/11
Owner response: We love to hear that families enjoy our home as much as we do. We hope to see you again very soon. Thanks for all your positive comments.
BEST PLACE WE EVER STAYED IN THE KEYSGuest comment entered by owner
BEST PLACE WE EVER STAYED IN THE KEYS
We had a fabulous week at Gerry's. Everything we needed was provided. Our young children loved swimming in the pool and fishing from the dock and we really enjoyed the hot tub/spa. Kayacking was perfect and we really liked the beach bikes. We walked early every morning with our kids in the very quiet and safe neighborhood. The house was so private, we thought we were on our own island and yet we were minutes from great restaurants and The Dolphin Research Center which is a must see. We're already planning our trip here next year.
- Guest Andrew and Amber, Virginia
- Date of stay 05/07/11
- Review Submitted 10/02/11
A lovely 2-bedroom home on the gulf side in a quiet area. The home well equipped with bedding, towels, kitchen appliances, and Washer/Dryer. The bathroom's were in each of the 2 bedrooms which is fine until you have more than 4 people which makes it a bit odd opening a bedroom door to get to a bathroom. The pool and hot tub were very nice as well as heated. It takes a little effort to figure out how to make the hot tub hot (use the book with pictures). The view was great looking north however we could not see the sunset even from the end of the dock during the Month of March. There was a very friendly cat that seemed to be a resident of the property. It meowed a lot until we offered it some food. The waterfront was less desirable as there was a massive amount of sea grass you had to trudge through to get a kayak or canoe in the water. The worst by far was the horrible smell from the rotting sea grass which most resembled the smell of horse manure. As long as the wind blew out it was fine. This is the third time in 3 years we have rented homes in different parts of the keys. I would say this was the least desirable compared to ocean side in Ramrod Key near Big Pine followed by Stock Island just north of Key West. I did like the pool, hot tub, use of Kayak's and big screened in porch. If I owned this property I would fix the sea grass problem with a sea wall like some of the neighbors have. All in all we still enjoyed our time in the Keys! We will most likely go in 2012 seeking yet again another property to enjoy.
- Guest Capt_Neil
- Date of stay 03/05/11
- Review Submitted 03/15/11
Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+.
Owner response: I'm sorry that your stay warranted only two stars. We go to considerable effort to provide those things that will make your stay comfortable and pleasant - the use of kayaks, bikes, fishing gear, snorkeling gear, dvd's games, linens, comfortable beds and a kitchen with everything you need to make great meal There's a neighborhod cat who lives on Bailey Street who's owner is gone all day. She loves to hang out at any of the neighborhood rentals where vacationers may feed her and give her attention. If you're not a cat lover - just don't feed the cat. Nyla has a home of her own on the next street. Unfortunately we need to have a louvre bedroom door because the air-conditioning system is in the bedroom hallway and it needs to be lovred for the return air. The seagrass is seasonal (winter months in particular) and there is no solution for getting rid of it. It is natural for the Keys and the Ocean and Gulf side deal with it seasonally. We are prohibited by law to change the natural shore line. Anyone with a seawall put it in several years ago. The grass comes from the Everglades and we have found that there are only a couple days for a couple of hours that the wind blows in the right direction to cause a very unfriendly odor. With the great views and wonderful amenities, we find the grass to be a minor discomfort. On the plus side - it attracts great water birds. Enjoy you stay next year in the Keys wherever you choose to go.
Home away from home!
Home away from home!
We’ve stayed at Gerry’s House a few times and keep going back because it offers everything and more that we’re looking for in a vacation home. It’s a “home away from home” with all the amenities to make your stay as comfortable as can be. My husband and I enjoy a bike ride or walk in the morning in the very quiet, safe neighborhood near the house. We also enjoy walking the kids in the stroller around the area. The kayaks are a great way to view the neighbor’s houses from the water. I would suggest that you bring water shoes to trek across the coral or sea grass, depending on the season. The pool and spa are just delightful and I appreciate the continuous filtering of the spa overflow into the pool. It’s hard to get the kids out of the pool to put them to bed at night. My brother-in-law loves fishing from the dock while his kids snorkel in the waters nearby. We all really enjoy the enclosed lanai with its comfortable rockers and large dining area. We like seeing the local water birds who visit in the morning and at dusk. The close by Wreck and Galley is a good place to grab a meal, as is The Island and also the Keys Fishery has great local seafood. The kids like to go out on the pier at night with flashlights to see what creatures they can spot in the deep dark waters. All in all Gerry’s is a great place to stay in the Keys and we’ll be back.
- Guest Wendy H.
- Date of stay 11/13/10
- Review Submitted 02/18/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks for your comments. We really appreciate your repeat business and look forward to having you stay at our home in the near future.
We had the most fabulous vacation ever. Gerry's Florida House is tastefully decorated and so comfortable. The house comes with everything for all our needs and wants. We rode bikes nearly every morning. We enjoyed taking the sea kayaks out into the Gulf waters. Floating around in the pool chair while reading a paperback found in the library of Gerry's Florida House was so relaxing for me. One afternoon we took the Starfish boat 6 miles out to the Sombrero Coral Reef and Lighthouse for snorkeling. It was a spectacular visual treat. Seeing so many beautiful fish in the crystal clear water was worth a little sea sickness from the 6 mile boat ride out. We had delicious seafood dinners at different restaurants every night. My favorite dinner was grilled grouper at the Sunset Grill and Raw Bar by the Seven Mile Bridge. The Keys ecosystem is amazing. The flora and fauna are unique to this area. We wish were more knowledgeable about birds. At least I could recognize pelicans and gulls. We saw a large iguana crossing Kyle Street one morning. Something we don't see back home in Virginia. We rode our bikes to Curry Hammock State Park. We felt the park didn't offer much and could have skipped that. We enjoyed a full day in Key West. We toured the Hemingway House, ate lunch at the original Margaritaville Restaurant, attended the sunset celebration at Mallory Square. As we were walking down the sidewalk, we heard the most beautiful Spanish ballad song from the Schooner Wharf and Raw Bar. The musician, Raven Cooper, then broke into a Johnny Cash tune. The chance exposure to Raven's extraordinary talent led us back for another trip to Key West. After jet skiing around Key West for a couple of hours, we were back at the Schooner Wharf to see Raven Cooper with her quartet. Last night we walked out to the end of the pier and looked up at the starlit sky and down to the quiet stillness of the gulf waters. It was mesmerizing and tranquil. We don't want to leave paradise but we will take our fabulous vacation memories with us. Thank you for a wonderful stay at Gerry's Florida House. (Nice landscaping too). We'll be back.
- Guest Jennife
- Date of stay 09/04/10
- Review Submitted 02/08/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers, people with disabilities.
We had the most fabulous vacation ever. Gerry's Florida House is tastefully decorated and so comfortable. The house comes with everything for all our needs and wants. We rode bikes nearly every morning. We enjoyed taking the sea kayaks out into the Gulf waters. Floating around in the pool chair while reading a paperback found in the library of Gerry's Florida House was so relaxing for me. One afternoon we took the Starfish boat 6 miles out to the Sombrero Coral Reef and Lighthouse for snorkeling. It was a spectacular visual treat. Seeing so many beautiful fish in the crystal clear water was worth a little sea sickness from the 6 mile boat ride out. We had delicious seafood dinners at different restaurants every night. My favorite dinner was grilled grouper at the Sunset Grill and Raw Bar by the Seven Mile Bridge. The Keys ecosystem is amazing! the flora and fauna are unique to this area. We wish we were more knowledgeable about birds. At least I could recognize pelicans and gulls. We saw a large iguana crossing Kyle Street one morning. Something we don't see back home in Virginia. We rode our bikes to Curry Hammock State Park. We felt the park didn't offer much and could have skipped that. We enjoyed a full day in Key West. We toured the Hemingway House, ate lunch at the original Margaritaville Restaurant, attended the sunset celebration at Mallory Square. As we were walking down the sidewalk, we heard the most beautiful Spanish ballad song from the Schooner Wharf and Raw Bar. The musician, Raven Cooper, then broke into a Johnny Cash tune. The chance exposure to Raven's extraordinary talent led us back for another trip to Key West. After jet skiing around Key West for a couple of hours, we were back at the Schooner Wharf to see Raven Cooper with her quartet. Last night we walked out to the end of the pier and looked up at the starlit sky and down to the quiet stillness of the gulf waters. It was mesmerizing and tranquil. We don't want to leave paradise, but we will take our fabulous vacation memories with us. Thank you for a wonderful stay at Gerry's Florida House. (Nice landscaping too). We'll be back.
- Guest Jennife
- Date of stay 09/04/10
- Review Submitted 02/08/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers, people with disabilities.
Owner response: It sounds like you had a busy and wonderful time in the Keys. Thank you for your thoughtful comments about our accommodations. We hope you can return soon.
A Marathon Must!
A Marathon Must!
My partner & I had a fabulous time at Gerry's Florida House.The house is perfectly appointed & extremely comfortable,like your own home.It has all the amenities of a luxury resort. Their is so much to do if you want,or just relax on the porch,or at the end of the dock. Georgeous sunsets. We went biking aroud the area,& there's a nice bike path nearby. We went swimming, snorkeling,& fished off the pier.Sombrero beach is minutes away. As for attractions,the Dolphin Center was amazing.Toured the Turtle hospital. Key West is a must only an hour away.Mallory Square has a great sunset entertainment,with many performers. Lots of restaurants,bars & shopping. Can't wait to come back. We've already booked for next year! Thanks Gerry for a terrific vacation!
- Guest Jeffrey R
- Date of stay 01/22/11
- Review Submitted 01/30/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Delighted to hear that your vacation at Gerry's Florida House was such a good experience for you. We make an effort to provide everything for a fun time at our home and try to anticipate our guest's needs. We look forward to having your return.
12/15 - 8/31 - $2500 Week 9/1 - 12/15 - $2000 Week (OFF-SEASON) Holiday Rates: $2700 Week - (Christmas, Thanksgiving, Spring Break, Mini and Lobster Weeks) Rates do not include 12.5% State of Florida Room Tax Cleaning fees are $100 All Rentals Are From Saturday to Saturday City of Marathon License #PRL2003-00113
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: We're a friendly couple who live in the DC suburbs. We fell in love with the Keys and found just the right house for us on Morton Street. We vacation there several times a year and equip the house to meet our needs and hopefully yours as well. We love to read "the story of the house" in our Guest Book every time we return there. We're always entertained, especially by what the kids have to say about the fun they're having and the discoveries they've made. We enjoy spending time in the Keys with our children and grandchildren as it's a perfect place for a family vacation.
Why the Owner Chose Grassy Key:
We've vacationed in many of the Caribbean Islands and Mexico but when we visited the Keys, we realized we had found Paradise right in our own country. They Keys is where you'll find the only tropics in the continnential USA. Morton Street on Grassy Key is a quiet residential area. Marathon is conveniently situated halfway between Key Largo and Key West both only an hour away. It's a destination you can enjoy year round with swimming, snorkeling, boating, kayaking, fishing, diving - literally all the water sports and you can do most of them right from our dock. There are great restaurants and tiki bars and entertainment to please everyone.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
There are spectacular open water views from every room in the house. We overlook the Gulf of Mexico where you will enjoy fantastic sunsets. The parade of tropical birds can ve viewed right from the comfort of our huge screened porch. We've provided everything you need to have a relaxing and fun vacation. Our heated spa spills over into our heated pool providing constant filtering for a healthy environment. Our local staff maintains the house to the highest standards for your enjoyment.
- Primary: (703) 968-7318
- Secondary: (703) 786-0001 (Virginia, USA)
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Quiet Morton Street Location on Gulf of Mexico
Pool with Spillover Spa for Constant Filtering
Spacious Screened Porch With Fantastic Open Water View
Master Bedroom with King Size Bed, Computer and WiFI
Downstairs Bedroom with Double Beds - TV/VCR - Gulf View
Enjoy the Spa
Water and Electric - Bench for Fishing or Stargazing
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