Very Private Waterfront Glass House on 22 Acres-Beach&Dock,
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Grassy Key house description
This is not a house, but a vacation. Enjoy 22 private acres with beach waterfront and spectacular views. This location is convenient for exploring both the upper and lower keys.
The breezy, open, wooden, post and beam house features a 19 foot x 44 foot great room with glass sliding doors on all sides, and a 22 foot high cathedral ceiling. This room includes a complete kitchen and dining and living areas. At each end of the living area, there are two master bedrooms in their own separate buildings. Each has a large bath and dressing area, a queen-size bed, a sitting area, and balcony, and an upper loft with twin beds.
There is also a third bedroom with two twin beds and a bathroom. The 22 acres afford total privacy. The property is surrounded by hundreds of acres of open space both adjacent to the property and on the next keys across the cove. 1500 feet of natural shoreline curve around two sides of the house. Half of the home's view is out over the open gulf and half of the view is into a natural deep water cove with only this house on it's shoreline. There is a private sandy beach.
In the cove, there is a pier with a swim platform on which to keep a boat and from which to swim and snorkel. Behind the house is a private stone saltwater quarry for swimming. It is 50 yards wide by 200 yards long, by 10 feet deep. The house includes kayaks for exploring the adjacent shoreline. All sizes of outboard motorboats are available from rental shops nearby. There is a caretaker living on the property in case you have any problems. The beautiful location on the uninhabited cove makes this a delightful place for part of a family to stay while the rest fish, dive, or sightsee. Each evening every room faces a spectacular sunset.
Although the house has 10 beds, we limit the occupancy to six adults and children in the lofts.
Egret Cove is designed not to have air conditioning. It depends on screens, ceiling fans, and the prevailing breeze. This can be a matter of opinion in the summer. We do not recommend it for more than 4 or mabe 6 outdoors type people in the summer.
Address of house is: 57030 Morton St. Marathon, FL 33050
Reservations are secured by sending a check for half the rent to:
9 Nathan Hale Dr.,
Norwalk, CT 06854
203 866 9612
- 2500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Events Allowed
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- 2 kayaks
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Lawn / Garden
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Basketball Court
- Roller Blading
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Recreation Center
- Live Theater
- Botanical Garden
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
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This is the place to stay in the Keys
This is the place to stay in the Keys
This glass house is a magnificent place to stay to explore the Keys. One can wake up and drink coffee with water views all around. Take the kayaks and canoe and explore what we have dubbed Draper Bay to get up close to the tall white egrets and magnicent mangroves. Or stroll through the private acreage to take a swim in the saltwater of the quarry. One can also charter a motorboat as we did that you can tie up to the dock after exploring the gorgeous undersea world of Sombrero Reef. We also circumnavigated Marathon Key from the Atlantic Ocean back into the Gulf. Great restaurants are to be found nearby but the best place to eat was in this home watching the breathtaking sunsets with fresh grilled fish, veggies and key lime pie. A day trip to Key West is fun if one has never seen the Hemingway House or Truman's "White House" or experienced the street performers on Mallory Square before the sunset. The best part of the day is returning to this home which is like a private resort. Thanks also to the caretaker, Adahlia, who was so welcoming and but a phone call away for any questions. We have already recommended this house to our friends and relatives.
- Guest Patricia N. (-)
- Date of stay 03/01/14
- Review Submitted 03/08/14
my family had such a wonderful time at egret cove! so many things to do and see! the property was amazing lots of wildlife lizards snakes birds fish ! we enjoyed the sunsets and sunrises! the kids loved taking the kayaks out on the water. we caught lots of fish , barracuda sting rays even caught a few sharks!! love the remote location felt like we were on our very own private island! in the evenings we would get our flashlights and walk in the water. lots of fish everywhere!! we will be coming back next year! thanks for sharing your home with us! it truly is paradise!!! thank you !
- Guest sunset71 (south bend indiana)
- Date of stay 07/13/13
- Review Submitted 07/23/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers.
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 17 - Dec 13, 2014
3 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Standard base rent above is for 4 persons. Add $150 for each additional person over 4.
Half the rent is due in order to reserve the house. The balance including Tax and damage security deposit is due one week before occupancy.
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $500
- Tax Rate 12.5%
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View of house from the beach
View from garden through house to the Gulf
View from roof out over private beach to Gulf
View from private cove showing house, dock and south beach
Great room waiting for another beautiful sunset.
View of dining and living areas from kitchen
One of two master bedrooms each in its own building
View from private land behind house showing great room with bedroom houses at each end and dock on left
Private salt water quarry pool 200 yards long, 50 yards wide and 10 feet deep for swimming.
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