Private Waterfront Pool Home W/ Fire Pit, Gazebo, Dockage, Sunsets

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Last updated: 07/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Upon entering Pioneer Del Layton's private estate, you will experience spectacular sunsets and one of the most beautiful views of the Florida Bay. Centrally located between Islamorada and Marathon, you are moments from all water activities, parks, museums, shops, off-shore gambling, restaurants, etc. Cross under Long Key Bridge and you are home to Hemmingway's offshore fishing. Run across the Bay to Flamingo for back country fishing at its finest. Dock your boat at the private 70+ foot dock (boat rentals available), swim in your private circular pool, and cook your catch at the spacious Gazebo. Catering provided upon request. 1200 sq.' Guest Cottage optional with covered boat house for long term rental. 1 hr. 45 minutes from Miami Intl. Airport, 1 hr. 20 minutes from Key West.

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30 years...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

  • Bedroom: 1 king


  • Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sleep Sofa/ Fam. Rm pulls out to Queen. Trundle upstairs....moreless

  • Master suite with King sized bed, 1 bedroom with Queen bed, 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds, plus sleep sofa in family room....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower


  • Bathroom 4 - Outdoor: toilet, shower


  • Master suite has his and hers full baths connecting with shower in the middle and a tub/shower combination. Full downstairs bath, and full outside bath....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Enjoy gorgeous sunset views from anywhere on the property. Spacious master bedroom with king, his and her baths, enclosed porch - entire upstairs. Downstairs, queen bedroom, 2 twin beds with Jack n Jill bath. Huge kitchen, dining, living area with bar to seat 8 and table to seat 6-8. Open, spacious, and bright. Private waterfront home built by founder of town. Charters, activities can be arranged. Catering/Events available....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Variety of books to choose from....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games, poker chips, cards....moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast Apple TV...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving:


  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 8. Semi-circular bar seats 8. All surrounded with water views....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Mini-Split System upstairs. Wall Units downstairs....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Fire Pit outside along water's edge....moreless

  • Garage:

    Double carport - lighted for evening events....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless internet/ AT&T...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, blankets, comforters, extra pillows...moreless

  • Living Area
  • Living Room:

    Large sectional with queen sleeper. 51' Flatscreen TV....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Huge property with lots of room for parking vehicles and boat trailers....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels and beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry room with washer and dryer....moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:



  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    2 Mr. Coffee 12 Cup...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All supplied, including outdoor cooking utensils....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything needed and much more....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Kitchenaid - SS...moreless

  • Freezer:

    Outside for bait/ice/fish....moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Very Large for family and friends - Semi-Circular Bar to seat 8. Dining Table to seat 6-8...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    GE - SS...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Enclosed Porch off master suite overlooking Gulf. Beautiful open water views....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat:

    Can arrange rental and have at dock....moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck around pool with outdoor furniture for relaxing....moreless

  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf:

    Sombrero Golf Club in Marathon...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Can arrange rental and have at dock....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Spacious Gazebo with LED lights for eveing entertaining/events. Gas grill and outdoor bath....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Spacious area; landscaped throughout....moreless

  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas, under Gazebo for outdoor cooking and dining....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    You can walk to Tennis court across highway in Layton. Also, tennis courts 10 minutes north....moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Can arrange rental and have at dock....moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Large circular freshwater pool with 3 chaise lounges, tables, chairs and umbrella....moreless



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from 29 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer II
Jun 12 - Aug 12, 2016
6 night min stay
Aug. 13-Sept. 3
Aug 13 - Sep 3, 2016
4 night min stay

Sept.4-Nov. 18
Sep 4 - Nov 18, 2016
4 night min stay
Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $250
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $800
  • Processing $50
  • Tax Rate 12.5%


Rates are subject to change according to season, number of nights and/or number of guests.

$600-$1,000 refundable security deposit to hold date. 50% down - balance due within two months of arrival. Cash, cashiers check or personal check accepted as well as direct deposit to account.

Events - $3,000 refundable security deposit

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 07/22/2016
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Car: Necessary

Layton is centrally located between Islamorada and Marathon at Mile Marker 68 1/2, Bayside,on a private peninsula off U.S.1 in Long Key, FL. Shopping, dining, and entertainment are 10-20 minutes north and south. Enjoy immediate access to offshore or backcountry fishing from the 70' dock. Kayaks, canoes, jet skis, paddle boards, boat rental, etc. can be delivered to the property/dock.

Other Activities: All watersports can be enjoyed from boating, fishing, skiing, snorkeling/diving, kite boarding, paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, etc. Swim with the dolphins,(Dolphin Research Center, Theater of the Sea), World Wide Sportsman,

Casual and fine restaurants and many, many more.


Manager info

About: I am the owner's daughter, grandaughter to Del and Mary Layton, and I manage the property for my mother. I grew up in Miami and came to the Keys often as a child with my grandparents, spending many summers here with them. I remember fondly the 'long' drives down on the rough roads and the rattling draw bridges in the back seat of the Chevorlet Impala with Pat, the family dog. After marrying and having two sons, we continued coming down to see my grandparents each chance we could, bringing friends and church groups to enjoy our blessings. Mary and Del were gracious, enjoyed people and were loved by all that knew them. I hope to continue sharing the joy that the Layton House has brought to so many over the years as families and friends build lasting memories.

Why Layton, FL, USA:
This property has been passed down from my grandfather, Del Layton, to his daughter, Aileen Howard. He founded this little piece of paradise in the Middle Keys after selling his grocery business in Miami in the late 1940's to follow his dream. You can read the history in his biography, Pioneer in the Florida Keys. The property is very spacious, tranquil and private.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
The Layton property is one of the most beautiful in the Florida Keys with views of the Bay, gorgeous changing sunsets, and swaying palm trees from the many windows in the home. The huge kitchen with a large semi-circular bar area is the gathering place for young and old to cook, eat and enjoy each other's company. Pictures displayed around the home recall moments from the past. The large circular fresh-water pool, surrounded with native landscaping, is a fantastic place to unwind and relax before grilling your catch and having dinner in the tiki.

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Speaks: english



  • Layton House Side View

    Layton House Side View

  • Large Circular Freshwater Pool

    Large Circular Freshwater Pool

  • Entering Side door - Family Room

    Entering Side door - Family Room

  • Dining Table/Gathering Place

    Dining Table/Gathering Place

  • Granite Island Seats 8 Water Vews

    Granite Island Seats 8 Water Vews

  • Queen Bedroom

    Queen Bedroom

  • Master Suite

    Master Suite

  • Looking down from Master Suite

    Looking down from Master Suite

  • Hers Master On suite

    Hers Master On suite

  • Fish Cleaning Station with Outdoor Frig

    Fish Cleaning Station with Outdoor Frig

  • Returning Home with Catch

    Returning Home with Catch

  • Sunset from Layton House

    Sunset from Layton House

  • Gazebo for Outdoor Dining

    Gazebo for Outdoor Dining

  • TV/Family Room with Queen Sleep Sofa

    TV/Family Room with Queen Sleep Sofa

  • Window Seat overlooking Bay/Gazebp

    Window Seat overlooking Bay/Gazebp

  • View of Pantry in Kitchen

    View of Pantry in Kitchen

  • Twin Bedroom

    Twin Bedroom

  • Master Suite

    Master Suite

  • His Master On Suite

    His Master On Suite

  • Cannon and Anchor from 1733 Spanish Ship

    Cannon and Anchor from 1733 Spanish Ship

  • Back Side view from the Water

    Back Side view from the Water

  • An Abundance of Seafood/Catering Available

    An Abundance of Seafood/Catering Available

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Thursday, July 28, 2016

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