|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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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.
PRIVATE DOCK - FISHING, SWIMMING, SNORKELING, LOCAL BEACHES
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
SIGHT-SEEING AND ENTERTAINMENT
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!
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.
Gerry Rosenberg purchased this house in 2002
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.
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 ve 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.
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
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 !!!
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!
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.
This home has everything you could want and more!
Gerry's Florida House is the perfect place to go to get away from it all! It is located in a quiet neighborhood on Little Grassy Key. Once on the property you feel like you are at your own private retreat surrounded by lush landscaping, a beautiful pool and spa. Sitting on the lovely screened porch you look out on the Gulf as you listen to the waterfall affect of the spill over spa, you feel like you have found paradise! This time of year the sunsets were beautiful offering reflecting colors of the rainbow on the ripples of the water. The pool and spa were enjoyed daily, being clean and well maintained. Kayaks, bikes and fishing equipment are available for your use as advertised. Walk 100 feet out to the dock especially at night to enjoy star gazing or look at the fish swim around by the spot light in the water. The home offers comfortable bedding and furnishings, a kitchen with all the pieces of equipment one needs to cook a gourmet meal to enjoy. However, if you prefer to go out to eat there are plenty of wonderful restaurants fairly close by to enjoy delightful meals with a water view. Hide Away Cafe was a fabulous find just 1 mile from the home where we enjoyed casual yet elegant dining. Keys Fishery is a great place to enjoy the local "flavor" of the area, offering a sunset celebration each night. Sunset Grill by the Seven Mile Bridge was great also. We also enjoyed a wonderful sunset catamaran sail, (Sailing Catamaran "Sirius" Ocean Sailing, Inc). Include a day trip to Key West while there and you won't be sorry. Be sure to also visit some of the local beaches, Sombrero Beach being a great one offering a wonderful sandy beach, clear shallow water, great if you have little ones, also offering a wonderful playground, clean restrooms and outside showers. Vacation at Gerry's Florida House and you won't be sorry. Thank you to Gerry and Ellis for making your home available for all to enjoy. You are the BEST!
Minutes from Dolphin Research Center - Call ahead to schedule Swim with Dolphins, Crane Point Nature Center
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Agent's Booking Fee||$25 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Cleaning||$100 + Tax|
HOLIDAYS RATES ARE AN ADDITIONAL $200 PER WEEK - EASTER, MINI-LOBSTER WEEK, THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR'S
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.