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Atlantic Ocean Beachfront Duplex with Private Dock

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View of the Atlantic Ocean from the house

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Last updated: 08/28/2014
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  • Pets considered:Yes
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Layton house description

This beautiful, duplex home is located on one of the only private beaches in the Florida Keys. The home is located on the southern tip of Long Key, and has a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean. Each side of the home is a two-bedroom, one bath. Both sides are available for rent. It is ideal for two families, and a paradise for adults and children.


The Long Key State Park is a short walk up the beach, where camping, birdwatching, snorkeling, hiking, canoeing, and many other activities are offered. The water in front of the home is shallow, with a channel which enables a boat up to 30 feet in length to reach the dock. The shallow water is great for snorkeling, lounging, and is a paradise for children. Boat rentals are available nearby.

The waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Florida Bay provide some of the best diving and fishing in the world. World-Class fishing guides and dive boats are also available. Many of the local fishing guides will pick you up right in front of the house. The Long Key Viaduct, just a few hundred feet from the house, has proven to be one of the world's best places to catch a Tarpon.

Both sides of the home are fully-equipped with linens, kitchen supplies, patio and beach furniture, a barbecue grill, and a tiki hut provides an escape from the warm Florida sunshine. Come to enjoy some of the many attractions that the area has to offer, or just lay in a hammock under a palm tree. There is something for everyone at this beachfront paradise!

The home is located on the site of Henry Flagler’s Long Key Fishing Camp and it’s where author, Zane Grey vacationed and wrote some of his works in the early 1900s. Long Key Fishing Camp was established on Long Key in Florida in 1908 by Henry M. Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway Company for the use of tourists to enjoy what was described as 'some of the best fishing in the world.' It initially served a housing for some of the employees who were building the Overseas Railroad to Key West.

Long Key Fishing Camp featured a two-story hotel and a number of cottages. The camp was made famous by author Zane Grey, who was a regular resident, and a pioneer of the sport of sail fishing. Grey became the first president of the Long Key Fishing Club in 1917. The list of other early distinguished guests included Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, Andrew Mellon, Charles Kettering, and other notables.

The fishing camp was destroyed by the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935, as was the Overseas Railroad. After the latter was destroyed, the Overseas Highway (U.S. 1), was built across Long Key in replacement



Keywords: Beachfront Home..duplex offering two units each with 2 bedrooms/1 bath

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Perfect for children! Large private beach with shallow water. Great swimming for small children...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Kitchen
          • Ice Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Washing Machine
          • Parking Off Street
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Kayak

              Entertainment

              • VCR
              • Satellite / Cable
              • CD Player
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                A large deck, including tiki hut allows guests to relax or dine under the shade while enjoying oceanfront views....moreless

              • Gazebo:

                Large Tiki Hut provides shaded outdoor living/dining space...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

              • Beachfront:

                Step out the back door onto one of the largest private white sandy beaches in the Florida Keys....moreless

              • Oceanfront

              Activities

              • Cinemas
              • Fitness Center
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Parasailing
              • Cycling
              • Swimming
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Medical Services
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Sailing
              • Golf
              • Jet Skiing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Kayaking
              • Massage Therapist
              • Laundromat
              • Hospital
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo
              • Museums
              • Churches
              • Marina
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Horseshoes
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
               

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              Each Side: From $4800/month
              From $1675/week
              From $250/night (3 night minimum)
              

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              Last updated: 08/28/2014
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              Location

              65 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Key West
              40 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Florida Turnpike
              5 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              10 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant

              Car: Necessary

               

              Owner info

              About the owner: Our home sits on the same property as the historic Long key Fishing Camp. See details below.

              Why the Owner Chose Layton:
              Long Key gained national prominence through its championing by author Zane Grey, who was a regular resident. Someone can check this, but I believe that Grey was America's first millionaire writer. Grey was a dentist who turned cowboy and became a prolific writer. During the winter of 1911, Grey vacationed at Long Key while writing his novel 'The Light of the Western Stars.' King fishing was the popular sport fishing in those times and the sailfish was considered a nuisance as it would steal the bait used for kingfish. In fact, the sailfish was dubbed 'boohoo.' Zane Grey, along with a local fishing guide named Bill Partrea, would spend their days fishing. It is not known why Grey took to boohoo fishing, but he did, and on light tackle. Year after year, Grey, and his brother R. C, returned to Long Key. With the support of other fishermen, sail fishing became the sport of sports for Florida Keys fishing enthusiasts. There is still a creek on Long Key known as Zane Grey Creek. Among Long Key amenities were a 75-room guest hotel, general store, a post office and 14 cottages. Normally, a fleet of 12 fishing boats and guides were available. The two-story clubhouse and cottages were on the Atlantic side, but the boats were generally docked on the Gulf side. Guests arrived by boat or train. A tram passed under the track to connect the two sides. The guest list included Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, Andrew Mellon, William Hearst, Charles Kettering, and other notables. Louis P. Schutt was the first manager. When L.P. became the manager of the Casa Marina Hotel in Key West, his son George, took over as manager at Long Key. The Long Key Fishing Club was officially formed with Zane Grey as the first president from March 1917 to 1920. The stated purpose was, 'To Develop the Best and Finest Traits of Sport, To Restrict the Killing of Fish, To Educate the Inexperienced Angler by Helping Him, And To Promote Good Fellowship

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              No need to leave the property. Swim, sun, snorkel, fish, birdwatch, walk the beach, watch beautiful sun rises and sunsets from the dock, and much more all on site.


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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • View of the Atlantic Ocean from the house

                View of the Atlantic Ocean from the house

              • View of the beach and the dock facing the southern tip of Long Key

                View of the beach and the dock facing the southern tip of Long Key

              • Master bedroom

                Master bedroom

              • View of the house from the dock

                View of the house from the dock

              • View from the beach of kitchen and living area

                View from the beach of kitchen and living area

              • Guest room

                Guest room

              • Aerial view of the property

                Aerial view of the property

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              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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