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Bali-Style Design-120ft Sandybeach-Ideal for Weddings/Events

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Last updated: 04/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Life is a beach...a 120ft. private Florida Keys beach. Architect-owner's brand new dream home, gated and set far back and elevated, Idyllic, acre plus private beach front, 2 hours from MIA AND 1-1/4 hours from Key West. A grass motor court leads to the stunning Coral stone-clad minimalist contemporary, with the glass entrance flanked by illuminated reflection pools with shooting water arcs. Designed to maximize beach and sunrise views, and oriented to catch prevailing ocean and bay breezes.
The spacious, luminous reception area, with walls of glass for breathtaking ocean and garden views, features a floating staircase and a wine room with glass doors. Downstairs guest quarters or bedroom suites with recreation/meditation room. Spacious terrace and fully equipped summer kitchen with a large island/bar featuring a raw-bar or chilling trough and mirrored back splash for ocean views. Heated spa and infinity edge pool with swim-in place feature. Indonesian 'Bale' tiki on beach.
Wake up to sunrise views from the upstairs master suie with walls of windows and glass doors open to the upstairs terrace, framed by the sea and sky. The fabulous bath and dressing suite includes 2 walk-in closets. Three additional upstairs bedroom suites hav eversatile folding walls for privacy or open plan. Large upstairs terrace floats above pool and overlooks beach.
Dramatic illumination and water features and limestone floors throughout, marble and granite custom designed sinks and countertops. Top of the line appliances. Two-car garage, laundry/utility area. 4-zone AC.
House designed to meet Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and built to green specifications.
Great for weddings, birthdays and similar celebratory family and corporate events. Come celebrate your 'rainbow' wedding with us in 2015. Weddings and similar events require an extra charge.
PLEASE NOTE: We own two homes one next to the other. They are architectural twins, both having the same space distribution, just somewhat different furniture, though both in modern Asian décor. The two houses are shown as an aerial in the photo gallery section of this listing.
We are using the other property as our own second home, but are renting it as a vacation home starting June 7th, 2015. You may wish to check this other listing as well for vacancies and rates, it is VRBO id# 685935.

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 6300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    We have extensive swimming pool play items...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Full Elevator capable of carrying up to 4 people with groceries or 2 people with a wheelchair...moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Will assist guests in booking professional fishing charters, diving, scuba, snorkeling, kayaking, private chef, cleaning crew, etc....moreless

Entertainment

  • Television:

    2 TVs, one downstairs in Game Room, one upstairs in Living room...moreless

  • Toys:

    Pool toys...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Luaus
  • Paddle Boating
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Absolutely fantastic view of the beach and ocean from various points in the house...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Private beach, 120 ft on this property, 120 ft on our property next door...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    180o degree view across...moreless

  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Upstairs and downstairs Also, outside terrace...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Four (4) control zones...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Parking for two cars inside garage. Additional parking on grass terrace, as needed...moreless

  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Fitness equipment...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Ample living room...moreless

  • Parking:

    Both covered and outdoor...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    One standard 'American-style' percolator with 12 cups capacity. One 'French Press' coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full complements...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Full Height...moreless

  • Freezer:

    Sub-Zero...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (2) Regular (upstairs) and summer-kitchen (downstairs)...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Industrial-size Microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Convection - Bosch...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Upstairs a full Sub-Zero frig and freezer. Downstairs, small frig by summer kitchen...moreless

  • Stove:

    One upstairs, one downstairs...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Available for rent nearby - Owner will recommend reputable outfitter....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Golf course in Marathon...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available for rent nearby, owner will recommend reputable outfitter....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Balinese Bale...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Full, industrial size barbecue...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis Courts available in Marathon...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Noodles, play gear, etc....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Infinity-edge pool with trough and heated spa...moreless

  • Jetted Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
November 16-22
Nov 16 - Nov 22, 2015
5 night min stay
$600
Xms 2015
Dec 22 - Dec 26, 2015
4 night min stay
$1,075
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$6,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Fee $275
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes:

Special events are subject to an additional "Event Fee". For weddings, it is $1,500, corporate and similar events negotiable.


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Last updated: 04/29/2015
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Location

  • Sombrero Beach

    "Wonderful beach run by the City of Marathon. Very nice public facilities, smooth and shallow..."

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  • Key's Fisheries

    "One of the best places in the entire Florida Keys to eat fresh and deliciously prepared seaf..."

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  • Dolphin Research Center

    "Outstanding Dolphinarium located only 500 yards from our property. Swim with the dolphins, v..."

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  • Old Seven Mile Bridge

    "A spectacular 2.2 mile walkable (or bikable) stretch between Sunset Park (end of Marathon) a..."

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  • Seven Mile Bridge

    "Fantastic views over Moser Channel. See this unique bridge entirely over water. Also, don't ..."

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90 Miles
Nearest Airport
Miami International Airport - Key West Int. Airpor
1 Metres
Nearest Beach
Private Beach

Car: Necessary

Places to eat:

MARATHON:

1. Grassy Key Outpost: Informal, great pizzas, breakfast and lunch. Just a short walk from our property/

2. Butterfly Café, Tranquility Bay : Upscale, very nice, restaurant within an upscale typical Keys hotel.

3. Keys Fisheries – Good seafood, funky, theme-oriented restaurant and fish market

4. Lazy Days South – Excellent views, abundant portions. – U.S.1 to 11th Street, make a left towards the Ocean, next to Marathon Marina.

5. Plaza Grill ¬– Upscale Italian/Continental. Good food, pricey – Celebratory – Next to Marathon Deli, where you can buy excellent Boars Head cold cuts at prices below Publix.

6. Frank’s Grill – Good, honest Italian food, cooked by the chef/owner, reasonably priced.

6. Tarpon Grill - Holiday Inn Express, Marathon - Excellent pizzas, barbecue ribs and other semi-casual food.

7. Lighthouse Grill - Newly opened at the Faro Blanco Resort - Full menu at this iconic resort.

8. Porky’s Bayside – Barbecue, good value. Excellent breakfasts.

9. Hideaway Café -- Very close to our property, good food, needs reservations.

10. Barracuda Grill - - OK, can be pricey

11. Tarpon Creek - Good for pizzas, casual atmosphere – part of the Holiday Inn Express

12.Lencho’s – Southern Mexican food – Daily all you can eat.

13.Hurricane Grill – Buffalo wings/pizzas, informal eatery

14.Marathon Steak and Lobster - Also sushi and full men, incl. full menu.

For Breakfast:.

a.Sweet Savannah’s – Great cupcakes, coffee and croissants

b.Juice Paradise – Good basic Cuban food.

c.Wooden Spoon – Good American breakfast.

d.Island Fish Company – Good for breakfast and lunch

e.Baricci’s – Sandwiches, Panini, etc.

ISLA MORADA: Here are my favorites:

1.Chef Michael’s Love and Hog Fish: My personal favorite, Chef Michael does a great job with fresh fish. Also, puts out an outstanding a la carte Sunday Brunch.

2.Pierre’s: Excellent but pricey, good for celebrations, prepare to spend a bundle.

3.Tower of Pizza: Basic but good pizza and salads.

4.Lazy Days North: Same management and menu as Lazy Days South.

5.Habano's: Authentic, reasonable Cuban food.

KEY WEST: Too many restaurants to detail. Here my favorites:

1.Sunset Key: Small island across from KW, reachable by free ferry from the Westin Hotel. Excellent restaurants, Latitudes, fresh fish, top-notch service.

2.Lou’s Backyard: Perhaps the best restaurant in KW, has a classic menu downstairs and a tapas menu upstairs.

Things to Do:

MARATHON:

1.Fishing: We can recommend two types of fishing charters:

- Deep Sea Fishing: We can recommend various captains providing ½, ¾ and full day charters for up to 6 people in his boat. 1/2 = $650; 3/4 day = $850; Full Day: $950.

-Flat Fishing (Tarpon and Bonefish): About the same pricing, but for 2 people

-There are various group charters that can be booked on for less than $100/day per person.

2.Boating: Numerous outfits rent boats. We like Captain Hook’s, Vaca Key, Marathon

3.Diving/Snorkeling: Again, several operators. We can recommend some.

4.Bicycling: Keys Outfitter, in Marathon, excellent firm.

5.Kayaking: Several reputable places rent kayaks to explore both bay and ocean.

6. Old Seven Mile Bridge and Pigeon Key: Don't miss this historical attraction and museum, memorializing Henry Flagler’s of the 'Railroad that Went to Sea', widely known as the eighth engineering wonder of the modern world. Excellent sunset viewing.

7.Crane Point: Natural Park and Museum

8.Dolphin Research Center: Just across from our property. Non-profit attraction designed to preserve dolphins and other marine mammals. Viewing and “swim-with-the-dolphin” opportunities.

9.Turtle Hospital.

10.Aquarium - Recently opened. Swim with sharks/manta rays

NEARBY BEACHES AND STATE PARKS:

You can enjoy a good swim off our own beach, 240 ft of it, a shallow and very calm beach. There are others nearby, including:

1.Sombrero Beach.Take Sombrero Boulevard (right next to Publix, mm50) to the end. Wonderful active beach owned/maintained by the City of Marathon.

2.Bahia Honda State Park:Right off the 7-mile bridge (between Marathon and Big Pine Key). Voted one of the 10 best beaches in the United States.

3.Curry Hammock State Park: About 1 mile south of our property, in Grassy Key itself. Great bird watching opportunities as well.

4.Long Key State Park: 8 miles north of us in Long Key.

KEY WEST: Lots of things to do:

1.Duval Street (touristy, 24-hour drinking as a sport);

2.Mallory Square (at sunset, by water/cruise ship channel), lots of people, fun;

3.Several museums, including Mel Fisher’s Atocha exhibit. Hemingway’s House, Cemetery.

4.Cemetery.

5.Butterfly Gardens,

6.Southernmost point in US.

7.Sunset Key.

8.Ferry to Ft. Jefferson/Tortugas, a full day trip which requires either staying overnight in KW or leaving very early out of Marathon.

ISLAMORADA: Great restaurants, elegant shops.

1.Diving Museum

2.Thursday Night Art

KEY LARGO:

Key Largo Reef: (mm103), glass bottom boat, snorkeling, kayak

 

Owner info

About the owner: Owner (wife) is an architect, designed and built the two houses next to one another. We lived in one, rented the other one for vacations and weddings. We are now renting both. Owner (husband) is President of a non-profit foundation focused on saving, restoring and enhancing the Old Seven Mile Bridge between the City of Marathon and Pigeon Key.

Why the Owner Chose Grassy Key:
Unique 120-ft on the beach, very relaxing, capable of sleeping overnight up to 12 people. We can rent both houses to the same party, thus making it possible for up to 24 people to sleep overnight. When renting the two houses, guests will have use of all of the resort facilities with up to 240 ft of beach.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
The resort offers a unique environment for multi-generation family gatherings as well as for weddings, corporate and other festive events. Fully gated. Complete privacy and safety. Nearby Yacht Club and commercial marinas offer berthing facilities for boats in excess of 100 ft. We would be happy to make boating/berthing arrangements


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
 

Photos

  • View from Sandy Beach

    View from Sandy Beach

  • Close-up from Beach

    Close-up from Beach

  • Evening view from Beach

    Evening view from Beach

  • Front View of the House - Grass motor court - Daytime

    Front View of the House - Grass motor court - Daytime

  • First Floor Terrace, partial view of pool

    First Floor Terrace, partial view of pool

  • 1st Floor terrace and pool in the evening

    1st Floor terrace and pool in the evening

  • Second Floor Living and Dining Rooms areas

    Second Floor Living and Dining Rooms areas

  • Dining Room with view of Beach Terrace

    Dining Room with view of Beach Terrace

  • Master Bedroom - Principal - Overlooking second floor terrace - full ocean view

    Master Bedroom - Principal - Overlooking second floor terrace - full ocean view

  • Master Bathroom with programmable shower and his/her closets

    Master Bathroom with programmable shower and his/her closets

  • Detail of Pool Bathroom featuring a 1-piece marble tub

    Detail of Pool Bathroom featuring a 1-piece marble tub

  • Beachside wedding - Ceremony by the sea

    Beachside wedding - Ceremony by the sea

  • This listing is for Papillon. Twin properties. Mariposa, south, is VRBO 685935

    This listing is for Papillon. Twin properties. Mariposa, south, is VRBO 685935

  • Beach View from Second Floor Terrace

    Beach View from Second Floor Terrace

  • Balinese 'Bale' tiki on beach

    Balinese 'Bale' tiki on beach

  • Front View of the House - Nightime

    Front View of the House - Nightime

  • 1st Floor Terrace and infinity-edge pool over beach

    1st Floor Terrace and infinity-edge pool over beach

  • Free-floating stairs between 1st and 2nd floors

    Free-floating stairs between 1st and 2nd floors

  • Second Floor Kitchen and Dining Rooms

    Second Floor Kitchen and Dining Rooms

  • Upstairs - Main living area - overlooking full ocean view terrace

    Upstairs - Main living area - overlooking full ocean view terrace

  • Second Master Bedroom

    Second Master Bedroom

  • Game room and bedroom, downstairs

    Game room and bedroom, downstairs

  • Recent Wedding - Beach-side arrangement in the evening

    Recent Wedding - Beach-side arrangement in the evening

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