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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, off-shore gambling, 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. Catering provided upon request. 1200 sq.' Guest Cottage optional with covered boat house for long term rental. 1 hr. 45 minutes from Miami Intl. Airport, 1 hr. 20 minutes from Key West.
Master suite has his and hers full baths connecting with shower in the middle and a tub/shower combination. Full downstairs bath, and full outside bath....moreless
Enjoy gorgeous sunset views from anywhere on the property. Spacious master bedroom with king, his and her baths, enclosed porch - entire upstairs. Downstairs, queen bedroom, 2 twin beds with Jack n Jill bath. Huge kitchen, dining, living area with bar to seat 8 and table to seat 6-8. Open, spacious, and bright. Private waterfront home built by founder of town. Charters, activities can be arranged. Catering/Events available....moreless
standard rate Jun 12 - Aug 22, 2015 3 night min stay
Fall Aug 29 - Nov 28, 2015 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$600
Rates are subject to change according to season, number of nights and/or number of guests.
$600-$1,000 refundable security deposit to hold date. 50% down - balance due within three month of arrival. Cash, cashiers check or personal check accepted as well as direct deposit to account.
Events - $3,000 refundable security deposit
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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, canoes, jet skis, paddle boards, boat rental, 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.
About: 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 Long Key: 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.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate: 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.