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DISCOUNTED FALL RATE!! Gulf Front.Pool, Spa, Deep Water Dock, Fabulous Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)


Get away from the outside world at this lovely hide-away that includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs and a pull-out-sofa. There's a panoramic view of the Gulf of Mexico from every room in the house. We've made an effort to provide the things that will make your stay comfortable, fun and enjoyable. You'll love our solar heated pool with spill-over spa or soak up the sun on our beach.


Got a boat? Our dock can accommodate a boat up to 40 feet and you'll find nearby public launching areas as well as easy access to the Atlantic Ocean. Our side yard can accommodate you boat trailer.


You'll spend your time walking down a private dock to catch a

breathtaking view of the Gulf of Mexico, especially at sunset. Or

you can take one of our kayaks and get an up-front view of the

placid waters. If you want to swim or snorkel, you can dive in right

off the dock (we'll provide the snorkeling gear, you bring the swim

trunks). If this doesn't get you in the Keys mood, three of

Florida's top beaches are less than 15 minutes away. You'll be glad

to get your feet wet in the crystal-clear Atlantic Ocean waters. At

the beach, you can bask in the warm sun, swim, or snorkel.


A trip to the Keys would not be complete without fishing. Take our

fishing equipment (rods and reels) grab your own tackle and bait and

set out on a quest to grab yellowtail, mangrove snapper, grunts,

tarpon and all the other species native to the Keys. Don't forget

about taking those famous spiny lobsters in season.

The Keys are famous for fishing, whether it's back-country, fly,

bottom, reef or deep sea. You can hire guides, charters

and party boats which are all locally available for a fun day on the



We're minutes away from the famous Dolphin Research Center. Call

ahead to schedule a swim with the dolphins or just enjoy a day, or

an hour watching fun-filled, exciting sessions with the dolphins.

Still not enough? There's a bike trail nearby that'll take you to

the famous Seven-mile bridge (even better, we'll provide the bikes).

With several great restaurants nearby featuring the Keys' finest and

freshest seafood, there's always a place to whet your appetite. Last

and certainly not least, Key West is less than an hour away. Key

West is the perfect place for a day trip where you can shop, eat,

and watch live entertainment. There's lots of cultural activities,

museums and tours available. Don't miss Mallory Square at sunset.

We have your spot in the sun waiting! Call or e-mail today!


Heated pool and Spa, Dockage, Use of Two Kayaks, Use of Two Bikes, Use of Fishing Gear,

Use of Snorkeling Gear, SUNSHINE AND SMILES!

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Ellis Rosenberg
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Ellis Rosenberg

We're a friendly couple who live in the DC suburbs. We fell in love with the Keys and found just the right house for us on Morton Street. We vacation there several times a year and equip the house to meet our needs and hopefully yours as well. We love to read 'the story of the house' in our Guest Book every time we return there. We're always entertained, especially by what the kids have to say about the fun they're having and the discoveries they've made. We enjoy spending time in the Keys with our children and grandchildren as it's a perfect place for a family vacation.

Ellis Rosenberg purchased this house in 2002

Why Ellis Rosenberg chose Marathon Area

We've vacationed in many of the Caribbean Islands and Mexico but when we visited the Keys, we realized we had found Paradise right in our own country. They Keys is where you'll find the only tropics in the continnential USA. Morton Street on Grassy Key is a quiet residential area. Marathon is conveniently situated halfway between Key Largo and Key West both only an hour away. It's a destination you can enjoy year round with swimming, snorkeling, boating, kayaking, fishing, diving - literally all the water sports and you can do most of them right from our dock. There are great restaurants and tiki bars and entertainment to please everyone.

What makes this house unique

There are spectacular open water views from every room in the house. We overlook the Gulf of Mexico where you will enjoy fantastic sunsets. The parade of tropical birds can be viewed right from the comfort of our huge screened porch. We've provided everything you need to have a relaxing and fun vacation. Our heated spa spills over into our heated pool providing constant filtering for a healthy environment. Our local staff maintains the house to the highest standards for your enjoyment.


Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play for Babies, also portable high chair, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sleep sofa
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Computer with hi-speed Internet Access 3 Digital Cable TV's (HBO), CD Stereo, 3 Kayaks (2 one-person Perceptions and 1 two-person Sea Eagle, 2 Cadillac Beach Bikes, Snorkeling & Fishing Gear, Beds, king, 2 twins, pull-out queen sofa, Free domestic USA phone calls


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DISCOUNTED FALL RATE!! Gulf Front.Pool, Spa, Deep Water Dock, Fabulous Views
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews
Indian Rocks Beach, FL.

Great Location, Mostly Wonderful, Could easily be much better with some upkeep

  • 3 of 5

Been going to the Keys every year since 1968, over the past fifteen years we've rented 12 houses on VRBO in the Keys and two on Grassy Key. Grassy Kay is located wonderfully between the Conch Key Viaduct and the 7 Mile Bridge, lots of cool destinations easily accessible. This house had a very comfortable master bed and the kitchen was well appointed. The kids rooms bed's were uncomfortable and my oldest ended up sleeping on the futon in the master. The pool was nice and the gentleman who visits to clean the pool was very nice and helpful. There is no water chiller as in other homes so the water is summer warm. The first floor storage area is moldy and unkept with construction debris and materials stacked up. There was only one bike but we didn't need bikes. There were pavers stored under the stairs and the lower area could really use to be cleaned up. The dock is long and functional for boats larger than 25 ' but our ocean skiff was too small to be able to board at low tides, we ended up keeping her on the anchor in the large basin between this and the neighbors dock. The large basin is very nice and affords a nice landing for the kayaks and snorkeling. The sand that is there is brought in and the hammock is very nice. There is the situation of muck, about twenty feet of 18" thick stinky black muck that is along the water's edge. The neighboring rental house has this raked up and removed but not at Gerry's house. That was kind of a put off, however, we have stayed on barrier islands and natural beaches so it didn't bother us too much. There is a park next door with a trail right from this lot and we enjoyed the park. However, there were locals that flew their drone there and invaded our privacy. The living room was comfortable and the cable channels were sufficient, there is a stereo that doesn't work and a DVD that does. They have a boom box on the screened in balcony and many comfortable chairs around a large table. We enjoyed hanging out on the very nice large balcony. It has a K Cup machine and washer and dryer. The broken light machine by the pool should be removed. Place needs paint and caulk.There is ample parking for more than a couple cars and a trailer. There is an outdoor shower by the dock - didn't realize was there until later in the week. If they paid the price to remove the muck and cleaned up the first floor the place would be perfect, especially if you tow a big boat. King Seafood and Conch Cafe are not t-traps, most others r.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wrentham, MA

Fantastic, everything we hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from Gerry's Florida House. The location and house were everything we hoped for. Except for groceries, everything we needed was right there. The screened in porch was where we spent most of our time. The house was a perfect spot to relax and use as a home base for day excursions. It was windy in the beginning of the week, so there was some seaweed at the beach, mother nature will have her way, so that didn't really bother us. I would recommend very highly. It was perfect.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you had a good time and enjoyed our home.
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Best Vacation Rental!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Gerry's Florida House for a few weeks. I have to say this is a terrific rental! We loved pretty much everything about it. The sunroom is where we spent most of our time, it has great views and it a cozy terrific spot to hang out! The fishing, snorkelling, swimming, biking, hot-tubbing everything made us have the most relaxing trip in years!! We felt we didnt need to leave the house as it was so awesome we would be missing out if we left!! I would highly recommend this rental to anyone as it is so great. There was a problem with the heater on the hot tub but a service person was sent out and switched it to solar for us until a whole new heating unit arrived so the hot tub heater is brand new and super hot!! They were great with getting the new part (in the Keys no less) in a timely matter. All in all, we will be back and we highly recommend this property. We are glad we found it and glad we stayed here. Wonderful memories for my husband and i that we will cherish! Great to deal with, rent this place, you will not be disappointed!

Tracy and Chris, Ontario Canada

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tracy and Chris : We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our house. We were glad to be able to get the spa going . We know you came from a long way off and hope you can make it back soon. Take care.
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What a GREAT House !!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned a few weeks ago from a stay at Gerry's Florida House. This house was absolutely perfect for us. Great location (had stayed on Morton Street before). The house was clean, extremely well outfitted and very comfortable. The screened porch is AWESOME !! We sat out there every night and enjoyed the sunsets, which are incredible. The pool was excellent as was the dock. We are already planning on returning to Gerry's house next summer. Thanks so much for everything !!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We're so happy you had a good tie at our house and look forward to seeing you again.
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Columbia, SC

Spectacularly located & outfitted

  • 5 of 5

One week was not enough. We were just getting into the 'keys mindset' as the week ended -- but luckily, we had booked for two weeks! If you are looking for nightlife, this is not the place. But if you want to rewind, relax, and enjoy nature while not compromising on comfort, this is a perfect spot. Sunsets are amazing -- from dock, pool, porch, bedrooms ... virtually anywhere on the property except the driveway. We rented a skiff for a few days, but actually enjoyed being at the house more. Very private spot in residential neighborhood. Great fishing from the dock. Wonderful pool and spa. We had a spotted eagle ray basking in the shallows near the dock one evening that must have had a 6 foot span across. Lobsters under the dock come out at night -- bring a good flashlight to spot their eyes in the water. Kayaking over to the mangroves (a good distance but easy going near the shore's wind shadow) brought lots more fish sightings (including young nurse sharks) and many birds. I wish that I had spent more time over there!

We have spent a lot of time in the caribbean over the years and this was by far one of our best escapes. June is hot and humid in the keys even in SC terms -- you acclimate quickly, but be sure to hydrate, and as mentioned AC worked flawlessly in the house. Also, a quick dip in pool or bay cools you quickly!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind comments. We're so happy when guests discover what we love about the house and the area. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Grand Junction, CO


  • 5 of 5

This house is outstanding. Let me first go over the things that are most important to me in a rental. The house was immaculate and everything worked. The beds were very comfortable and the air conditioning was as cold as you wanted it. The Wi-Fi was perfect and having a separate table for my laptop was a plus. The house was very private, in one of the best neighborhoods in the area, and it was very quiet. I could fish from the pier and caught three sharks. Also hooked something huge which smoked my reel and broke off my line at the reel. The pool was very nice and was as warm as a bathtub. As soon as we got back home I tried to book it for the same week next year but it was already rented. If you want to rent this house you need to book well in advance because it is one of the best values in the Marathon area.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minutes from Dolphin Research Center - Call ahead to schedule Swim with Dolphins, Crane Point Nature Center


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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