About the property
- House2700 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
3+ Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 6 to 8)
MA BELLE AMIE WAS NOT DAMAGED DURING IRMA!!
Ma Belle Amie, you are a child of the sun and the sky and the deep blue sea.......
Apres tous les beaux jours Je ti dis merci merci!
Welcome to the newest luxury vacation rental on beautiful Morton Street Extension in Grassy Key! Morton Street Properties, LLC presents its third luxury property on Morton Street, "Ma Belle Amie"...a beautiful, expansive retreat reminiscent of an aged European seaside manor with modern amenities second to none.
Ma Belle Amie will WOW even the most discerning traveler with its allure, captivating beauty and serenity. It is everything you have come to expect from Morton Street Properties. You will marvel at its custom, resort style pool with its own island (complete with tiki torches, palm trees, foilage and loungers), stream, swim up bar, sunken spa and beach style entry. A whopping 65 ft. x 35 ft., this pool is fun for EVERYONE!
The massive and expansive upper and lower pool decks offer an elaborate outdoor living area furnished with top notch Frontgate furniture, a bar and brand new Weber bbq. The covered walkways, poolside patios and raised sand beach showcase many more comfortable, relaxing options from cuddle chairs to comfortable loungers to outdoor dining locations and a BEAUTIFUL Frontgate daybed beach side. You will enjoy the sun bathing or afternoon nap by day and the gas ground fire pit with stargazing at night. Honeymooners delight!!!
The light of tiki torches romances the entire waterside landscape. The landscaping is professional and mature creating privacy screens on both lot lines and showing off beautiful planters and scapes created throughout the entire property. Many of the plants include rare palms, flowering and fragrant trees and bushes including midnight blooming jasmine, frangipani trees and ginger. It will be easy to enjoy the property day or night with the SWAT mosquito system the property has to offer. 98% of mosquitos and no-see-ums are eliminated!
And your accommodations upstairs? Upon arrival and entering the foyer, you will immediately feel the European atmosphere for the theme of this house. Ascend the staircase to the main living level where you are met with the utmost in luxury. You are immediately taken back by the stunning and sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico as you enter the open concept living, dining room and kitchen. The views mesmerize from nearly every room of this house and go on forever! Crystal chandeliers adorn just about every room (and that goes for outdoors, too).
The kitchen is the aspiring culinary artist's delight with brand name appliances such as Electrolux and Bosch. It is spacious with ample storage for groceries and personal items. It is well equipped with just about everything you can think of including brand name cookware and Lenox china. The breakfast dinette is beautiful and cozy for a morning cup of coffee or a brief rest while cooking. The kitchen is adjoined by the laundry room on one side with commercial Maytag washer and dryer and the stunning dining area on the other side.
The dining area is spacious with multiple sliding glass doors overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and upper screened in lanai. The beautiful Pottery Barn table seats 8 and is adorned with the most elaborate crystal chandelier containing 540 glass droplets. With the sea view as its back drop, you will find it hard to move on from this area.
The adjoined living room has more sliding glass doors leading out to the lanai and has the most comfortable sofa and glider by Four Seasons for relaxing. The 55" television is there if you feel like watching something other than the water. There is also a street side lanai accessed by the french doors on the opposite side of the living room. You will find chairs and tables for enjoying the gardens and plant life from this perch. Simply the best of both worlds!
The louvered pocket door on the west end of the living room is the entrance to the Key Largo master suite wing. This master boasts a sitting area with custom day bed w/trundle and wardrobe. The area also doubles as a fourth bedroom for up to two children age 10 and under only . As you pass through this cozy sitting area perfect for a reading nook on an inclement weather kind of day you will find that the wing has a luxurious custom bath with an enormous shower for two, double vanities and upscale Kohler products. And at the end of the wing is your treasure...the most serene, gorgeous quarters for two with king size bed, 55" television among the furnishings, sliding patio doors leading to the screened in lanai and an entire wall banked with glass showing off amazing, sweeping water views and overlooking the sand beach, pool and gardens. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!
The second and third master suites are accessed from the screened in lanai. There is no inside passage making these suites the ultimate in luxury and privacy! Both suites have french doors opening onto the lanai, custom ensuite with Kohler products, oversized shower and closet with shelving and clothing storage, 55" television, Keurig coffee maker with starter supply of Kcups, mini fridge/freezer combo and console with games and reading materials. Key West is the end suite and has a king size bed, wall desk for checking email and custom sea glass pendant by Kathy Kuo. But here too, the show stopper is the bank of glass windows providing forever and ever views of the Gulf of Mexico. The bed floats in the middle of the suite and faces the Gulf....an amazing view to wake up to each day! The corner suite is named Sea Jewel and holds its own with its peek a boo views of the Gulf, pool and palms. Sea Jewel has two full size beds and custom Italian armoire for more storage. Sea Jewel sleeps up to 4 people and is great for teens or the older child.
Maximum total occupancy is 8. It is possible to rent only the main house for 2 adults and up to two children age 10 and under for a lesser amount but you do not have access to the second and third master suites, Sea Jewel and Key West. Please inquire if interested.
All three master suites, living room, and dining room open up onto the screened in lanai. The lanai has several relaxing spots including a grouping of four Frontgate swivel loungers, gas fire pit and outdoor 55" television. The lanai also has a staircase descending to the pool deck and outdoor living areas. The mattresses in all three suites are luxury Beautyrest Black resort style mattresses and are dressed in Pottery Barn bedding with a choice of pillows. Pretty hard to leave these beds.
Ma Belle Amie has a boat basin for boat dockage with boat lift for guest use. This is the only dockage and will accommodate one boat. The home comes with two State Parks card for guests' use while in the home. Each card allows free access for all in one vehicle into the Florida State Parks opening up endless opportunities for additional snorkeling, beach combing and sightseeing activities. Guests also have use of pool/shower robes. As with all of our homes you will find oils, spices and other community kitchen items. We supply toilet tissue, paper towels, dish soap, shower and bath amenities, laundry detergent and fabric softener.
Ma Belle Amie is perfect for honeymooners, families traveling together (4 adults and 4 teens or younger), large families, small families, friends, get away and small destination weddings (25 or less). It is possible to get married here. Please inquire.
We have two more properties on Morton Street. The Roseate House is VRBO #649191 and Casa Agua is VRBO #664538. The Roseate House and Ma Belle Amie are four houses apart on the Extension.
Many more photos available. Just ask!
Jeff and Heidi look forward to hosting you soon at any one of their luxury properties. All of them belonging to the upper echelon of vacation rentals in the Florida Keys with a great Middle Keys location!
NOTE: SPECIAL MONTHLY PRICES FOR SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER 4 WEEKS $22,000.00; NOVEMBER, JANUARY 4 WEEKS $21,000.00 MONTHLY RENTALS RECEIVE COMPLIMENTARY WEEKLY HOUSEKEEPING EXCEPT DEPARTURE CLEAN (Inquire for specific dates)
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About Heidi Berka
We live in the State of Wisconsin. I am from Green Bay and my husband from Milwaukee. We fell in love with the Florida Keys a number of years ago when we were married in Key West. We found ourselves coming back for a warm up every winter until one year we were driving down US 1 in the Keys and saw the sign 'Open House Today-Waterfront'. We stopped only for fun and then realized we truly wanted our own little paradise in the Keys. Six weeks later we were back and looked at 39 houses in 2 1/2 days. We purchased our first home on Morton Street Extension in July 2009 and added our second in September 2013. Ma Belle Amie was added in October 2016. We enjoy having our children and grandchildren visit when we are in the Keys.
Heidi Berka purchased this House in 2017
Why Heidi Berka chose Marathon
Ma Belle Amie is so alluring. She is such a great home for everyone from Honeymooners to larger families. No detail has been overlooked. With the views and comfort this property has to offer, not to mention the pool, it is a great value for a truly unique kind of stay. It will be hard to leave the property as you have your own resort.
What makes this House unique
Use of State Parks cards for free entry into State Parks Comfy bath/pool robes Keurigs in main house and in each master suite off the lanai Bottle of award winning wine upon arrival Mini fridges/freezers in each master suite off the lanai 65 ft. x 35 ft. custom pool complete with island, stream, swim up bar, spa and beach style entry Beautiful, Expansive outdoor living areas
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful house and pool area
Home was beautiful, all bedrooms & bathrooms updated. Pool area was beautiful. Had a great stay
Thank you, Tracy! We were delighted to host your group. Thank you for taking excellent care of my home. Please visit us again the next time your travels bring you to the Florida Keys!
Our recent family vacation at Ma Belle Amie was absolutely perfect! This home is everything it appears to be in the photographs and more! The pool is amazing and we spent most of our time having much fun swimming and relaxing there. The home was very clean and very nicely decorated. The owners are easy to work with and very helpful with any of your needs:) We would definitely stay again!!
Thank you for the awesome review, Sharee! It was such a pleasure to host your group at Ma Belle Amie. Thank you for taking excellent care of my home. We hope to see you back soon!
A piece of Paradise!
We had an AMAZING time here!! Heidi was so wonderful and went out of her way to make us feel welcome! I can not say enough about this home. No expense was spared in this home from the heated pool and hot tub to the TV's, appliances, bathrooms, comfortable beds, screened in terrace, mosquito abatement system, to the gas fire pit and tiki--torches and MUCH more! There was also several games in the rooms for us to enjoy as a family as well. You will NOT want to leave this home as it is so relaxing but when you do Heidi's recommendations of places to eat and things to do came in handy. We went deep sea fishing approx 5 min from the house and caught several fish that we came back and grilled, went swimming with the dolphins approx 1.5 miles from the home at the Dolphin Research Center which also had several other things to do there as well, had wonderful massages a couple minutes away and ate at several amazing restaurants! You are in the middle keys so driving to Key West was a beautiful drive and great for shopping! We also enjoyed the paddle boards and kayaks at the home as we were able to put them in the water right from the stairs by the fire-pit. We also saw several iguanas around the property that were very friendly! It is like your own mini resort with separate rooms for older children or other adults traveling with you. The separate rooms even have mini fridges and coffee makers in the rooms as well. Great views from the bedrooms of the Ocean. Our family will stay here again! LOVE THIS HOME!!!
Thank you so much for such an amazing review, Tammy. We are so happy that you enjoyed your vacation and made many memories. We loved having your family as guests in our home. You were the perfect guests and left the home in impeccable condition. You are invited back anytime! Heidi
The Best of Everything!
We have rented the Berka's lovely Roseate House, also on beautiful Morton Street, several times and we are well acquainted with the ultra high standard of quality of their properties. On one of those visits earlier this year, Heidi gave us quick tour of Ma Belle Amie as she was finishing its incredible renovation. We immediately knew that this was the new queen of Grassy Key. There is not a comparable property in the Keys that we are aware of.
The three master suites have incredible en suite baths with large custom showers (the shower in the Key West Suite is huge and has four shower heads...we had some fun in there!) The kitchen is state of the art and well equipped with everything you need. There are brand new flat screen HDTV's in each suite, the living room and on the screened Lanai (count 'em...5).
As great as the house is, the crowning glory is the pool and the grounds. The pool is huge and very uniquely designed with both a beach and river effect and includes a cool swim up bar over looking the gulf. There is a very simple to operated control system for the heater, chiller, spa and a huge array of light color options for both pool and spa. The pool has a central island for sunning which includes a spa big enough for a basketball team. Add in the day bed and fire pit on the beach, fire up the Tiki torches and you have a resort atmosphere that is right up there with the finest Caribbean resort. Cocktails at sunset over the Gulf.....can we say decadent?!! Oh, and very importantly for us...very private!
Since we don't fish, we can't speak to that element but the dock and boat lift should accommodate those activities quite thoroughly.
Finally, we find that Grassy Key is ideally located to enjoy all of the wonderful things to do in the Keys. At the same time, Morton Street is tucked away on a very quiet peaceful stretch of the gulf with sunsets to die for.
Thank you for the fabulous review on our newest property, Gordon!! We are so happy that you and Carla enjoyed your time at Ma Belle Amie. We love having you both at any of our properties. You guys love them so much and are so respectful of them....the absolute perfect guests! So, so happy our paths have crossed. Looking forward to seeing you both again soon! Heidi
Incredible home away from home!!
The house was awesome! The view is incredible. The pool is to die for! All new appliances. Every room has its own bathroom which makes it nice not having to wait on friends/family for your turn. I highly suggest if you're looking for a place to vacation!
Thank you for the great review, Hunter. It was so nice having you as guests at Ma Belle Amie this year. We are thrilled that you are returning next year and look forward to many more stays!
Georgous vacation home in the Keys!
The house is fabulous! It was very spacious and the sitting area on back porch was the main gathering place for the whole family. The house is stocked with all high end appliances and all the desired needs that we could ask for. The pool was so beautiful and perfect for the entire family to enjoy on those hot summer days in the keys. The boatlift was perfect for our boat and convenience. Heidi was so very accommodating and helpful. I can not say enough about how much we enjoyed this house, it made our vacation wonderful. We will definitely be booking a vacation here again.
Dana, Peter and Family, The very best part of my business is meeting people like you. It was truly a pleasure to have met you both. Thank you so much for taking excellent care of my home and for the expertise you provided. We would love to have you return anytime. Heidi
Be sure to visit the Dolphin Research Center on Grassy Key for a tour of the grounds or even a swim with the dolphins just 3 minutes away. A 10 minute drive gets you into Marathon to The Turtle Hospital and snorkeling boats. Grassy Key is half way between Key Largo and Key West making all of the islands within your reach!
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