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Quiet Open Water Estuary Overlooking Peaceful Nature Refuge

(6 Reviews)

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Last updated: 02/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:90 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Relax in this peaceful, open-water, bird and wildlife sanctuary with private views of the State Park. From your living room sofa, only 9 feet from water's edge, you can watch fish swim and birds fly, or if you prefer, you may simply sit and enjoy the ebb and flow of the tide. In these environmentally friendly surroundings, you can observe, in a way you never have, marine life and native birds in unobstructed waters. Just off the property you can find nature trails leading to quiet beaches. The patio offers views of a back yard aquarium and the spectacular beauty of the Florida Keys. Launch our canoe or kayaks into this ecological paradise and paddle your way along easy-to-follow, marked mangrove trails. *

You will be very comfortable is these extremely clean and well-appointed surroundings. This property has brand-new everything: New Sealy Posturepedic beds, new furnishings and linens, iPad 2, wireless internet access, two flat-screen TV's with all premium movie channels. Saltillo tile floors, new kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops.

*Includes canoe, kayaks and binoculars

We are a few minutes from Marathon and only 1-1/2 hours from the Miami International Airport, and an hour's drive to Key West, which makes this a centrally located vacation destination.

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/22/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 550 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Amenities include: iPad 2, wireless internet access, two flat screen TV's with all premium movie channels and NFL Sunday Ticket, new state of the art washer and dryer, canoe, kayaks, binoculars, beach chairs and umbrella, beach mats, tiki hut, new Weber stainless barbecue gas grill, hammock, picnic table, outdoor furniture, yoga-stretching mats, books, snorkel/mask and fins, fishing poles and light tackle, bait freezer, A/C, two queen beds, fold-out sofa, ceiling fans, refrigerator, oven, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster, hair dryer, clothes iron, lobster pot, tea pot, dishware and cooking utensils, linens and towels....moreless


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill


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from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 16 - May 1, 2017
90 night min stay

My Standard Rate
90 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 02/22/2017
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*Activities include: fish and bird watching, reading and relaxing, wildlife photography, canoeing, kayaking, beach combing, snorkeling, scuba diving, fly fishing, deep sea fishing, sailing, power boating, hiking and exploring nature trails in the State Park.

You can take day trips to the Everglades National Park, visit John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, The Turtle Hospital and Museum, Dolphin Research Center, watch the annual migration of east coast sea birds, The Theater of The Sea, Bird and Wildlife Nature Center, World Wide Sportsman, art galleries, enjoy fantastic seafood and watch the sunsets.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

Why the Owner Chose Layton, FL, USA:
* Long-term leasing also available. * Please call or email for availability of calendar. * There are no cleaning fees. * $6000 holds your dates. * You may pay balance when you arrive. * The property and its contents should be returned to its original condition. Except for the laundry. * Cancellation policy: deposit is fully refunded with a 60 day notice Payment Options * All major credit cards accepted. * Money orders, cashiers checks and personal checks also accepted. General Information * Parking is available for 2 cars. * Boat dock available only by reservation. * Boat trailer parking at local ramp. In order to maintain the excellence of our accommodations and insure that all guests share this ecological experience, we ask that you adhere to the following regulations: * All guests must be a minimum 21 years of age - valid I.D. required. * Accommodations are for up to 4 adults - no overnight guests allowed. * Smoking is permitted outside only. * Sorry, no pets allowed. * Please note this is a wildlife refuge, we recycle plastics, glass and newspapers. * The fish are our treasured residents, so we ask that you not fish off the sea wall. * There is a no disturbance policy after 10:00 PM. * Payment in full is required upon arrival.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
You will have the opportunity to relax in an open water nature preserve, offering private views of the State Park. From your sea wall, watch the annual migration of east coast sea birds. From the patio watch spectacular sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean. Later in the day walk across the street and watch a breath-taking sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. Or just hang out in the hammock and immerse yourself in the tranquility of this ecological paradise. Take morning or afternoon walks through the nature trails in the State Park and comb the beaches in undisturbed tranquility. Open your windows and enjoy the cooling ocean breeze. In the picnic area there is a tiki hut, barbecue and hammock. * All wildlife and scenic photos were taken off back patio.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/22/2017

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  • sunrise on patio overlooking State Park

    sunrise on patio overlooking State Park

  • kitchen


  • living area

    living area

  • bird watching from the sofa

    bird watching from the sofa

  • back yard

    back yard

  • treasured resident

    treasured resident

  • watch the ebb and flow of the tides

    watch the ebb and flow of the tides

  • sunset from patio

    sunset from patio

  • 2-Roseate Spoonbills

    2-Roseate Spoonbills

  • Friendly guest

    Friendly guest

  • Occasional vistor

    Occasional vistor

  • Blue Heron

    Blue Heron

  • living room 9 feet from waters edge

    living room 9 feet from waters edge

  • bedroom with water views

    bedroom with water views

  • back yard views

    back yard views

  • roseate spoonbill & blue heron

    roseate spoonbill & blue heron

  • Occasional manatees

    Occasional manatees

  • sea turtles

    sea turtles

  • tiki hut & picnic area

    tiki hut & picnic area

  • patio views of the wildlife preserve

    patio views of the wildlife preserve

  • Hermit Crab

    Hermit Crab

  • Sunrise over the estuary

    Sunrise over the estuary

  • from the patio

    from the patio

  • Evenings


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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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