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Lrg Waterfront Pool Home, Gazebo, Dock, Kayak, Sunsets, Spectacular open water

Layton, FL, USA
  • Estate3200 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights

1 1/2 ac peninsula, 3 bed/, 4 full baths, sleeps 8/2 w/awesome open water views

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, 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. 1 hr. 45 minutes from Miami Intl. Airport, 1 hr. 20 minutes from Key West.

Property Manager

Linda Lange

Member Since 2007
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
About Linda Lange

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 Linda Lange chose Layton

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.

What makes this Estate unique

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


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


      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Town
        • Water View
          Gulf - Bayside
        • Waterfront
        • Waterfront
          Gulf - Bayside


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


                • Catering available


                    • Linens Provided
                      Sheets, blankets, comforters, extra pillows
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Carport
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Filtered Water
                    • Fireplace
                      Fire Pit outside along water's edge.
                    • Garage
                      Double carport - lighted for evening events.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Wireless internet/ AT&T
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Mini-Split System upstairs. Wall Units downstairs.
                    • Living Area
                    • Living Room
                      Large sectional with queen sleeper. 51' Flatscreen TV.
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      Huge property with lots of room for parking vehicles and boat trailers.
                    • Shampoo
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Split-System Air Conditioning
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      Towels and beach towels.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Laundry room with washer and dryer.
                    • Water Cooler
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Kitchen
                          Very Large for family and friends - Semi-Circular Bar to seat 8. Dining Table to seat 6-8
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                          2 Mr. Coffee 12 Cup
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          All supplied, including outdoor cooking utensils.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Everything needed and much more.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Kitchenaid - SS
                        • Freezer
                          Outside for bait/ice/fish.
                        • Grill
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Blender
                        • Lobster Pot
                        • Microwave
                          GE - SS
                        • Oven
                          GE -Stainless Steel
                        • Pantry Items
                          Initial supply of paper good provides. (Toilet tissue, paper towels, Kleenex)
                        • Refrigerator
                          Double Door
                        • Stove
                          Electric GE - Stainless Steel
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster
                          SS 4-Slice


                            • Dining
                              Dining table seats 8. Semi-circular bar seats 8. All surrounded with water views.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 16 people


                                • Radio
                                • Audio Tape Player
                                • Books for Adults
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Board games, poker chips, cards.
                                • Books
                                  Variety of books to choose from.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Comcast Apple TV
                                • Stereo
                                  Sony Dock Station
                                • Television
                                  51' Flatscreen Samsung
                                • Toys
                                  A few toys for younger children.
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library


                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Spacious area; landscaped throughout.
                                    • Balcony
                                      Enclosed Porch off master suite overlooking Gulf. Beautiful open water views.
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Boat
                                      Can arrange rental and have at dock.
                                    • Boat Dock
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Large deck around pool with outdoor furniture for relaxing.
                                    • Fish Cleaning Table
                                    • Golf
                                      Sombrero Golf Club in Marathon
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Can arrange rental and have at dock.
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Spacious Gazebo with LED lights for eveing entertaining/events. Gas grill and outdoor bath.
                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Outdoor Entertainment Area
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas, under Gazebo for outdoor cooking and dining.
                                    • 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.
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Can arrange rental and have at dock.
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • Low Allergen Environment
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • In Ground Pool
                                            • Outdoor Pool
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Large circular freshwater pool with 3 chaise lounges, tables, chairs and umbrella.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Private Chef


                                                    • live theater
                                                    • bay/sound
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • coin laundry
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • marina
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • reefs
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • roller blading
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • 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.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      47 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      A private resort only for us!

                                                                      Suzanne B.Walterboro, SC

                                                                      I just want to say how much we enjoyed staying at the Layton Key house! It was amazing. It was a private resort. MRS Linda is so inviting, kind, personal, professional and polite. We hated to leave but spring break was coming to an end. We read the book about your grandfather's life. It was an incredible adventure he and his wife made. Glad he had the gusto to be a human to better the USA instead of complain or get by. We just wanted to thank you for opening up your house to us. Mark us down for around the same time next year. 

                                                                      Thank So So Much! 

                                                                      Suzanne Butler 

                                                                      Great family home!

                                                                      Jeb S.

                                                                      Great family spot! Spacious home with dock, Sunsets, great pool! A bit of distance from the action inI Islamorada, but very nice an relaxing!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Jeb and Susie,

                                                                      It was a pleasure having you and the kids at the Layton House for your spring break. I am so pleased you and the children were able to enjoy kayaking and fishing off the dock with a variety of fish and wildlife to experience. I am equally happy that the boat rental from Islamorada Watersports Co. worked out well for you. Feel free to come back any time your schedule permits. Have a blessed spring/summer.

                                                                      Linda Lange

                                                                      Perfect is the only word for this home

                                                                      anita b.

                                                                      This home was the perfect place to stay for a visit to the Keys. It totally lived up to it's billing- Every need was anticipated, the pool large and inviting and the setting lovely. We walked outside and immediately spotted sea turtles swimming, rays, fish, even manatees! A perfect place to kayak. The owner was very welcoming and gracious. We'll be back!

                                                                      Very spacious property with something for everyone

                                                                      Jim M.

                                                                      The property is great with the kids enjoying fishing off the dock, kayaking, wading the ocean and the pool when the weather cooperated. We enjoyed our morning coffee in the gazebo and our evenings near the ocean with the out door fire pit. Linda was a very nice and gracious host. We enjoyed meeting her and learning about the house and surrounding property. Jim and Elyce

                                                                      A great house with a wonderful host

                                                                      John B.

                                                                      My family had a great time at the Layton House. Every aspect of the house was fabulous and the owner is a wonderful woman who is an absolute pleasure to deal with. I have traveled and stayed throughout the keys and this was my personal favorite.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      So happy you, Shannon and the girls had a nice visit at the Layton House. It was a pleasure having you and I hope your parents will be able to join you next time. I look forward to seeing you in the near future.

                                                                      Have a healthy, joyous New Year!

                                                                      Linda Lange

                                                                      Exceptional Waterfront Estate

                                                                      Nancy s.

                                                                      Our family just returned from a weeks long stay at The Layton House in Layton, Florida. We had use of the house, dock, private pool, pavilion and grounds. The kitchen was amazing in reference to the size as well as items to use in the kitchen. We simply didn't want for anything and ate most meal at the house. We enjoyed sitting beside the bay at the end of the day to watch each amazing sunset. Linda was a great host as we found a very tasty treat awaited our arrival and really enjoyed learning the history of the family, the keys, Layton and South Florida in general. Although my husband and I come every July/August to the Keys, this was our first stay at the house. We hope to return again soon! Thanks, Linda for allowing us to stay in your home!


                                                                      Layton, FL, USA

                                                                      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 are available for your use. Boat Rental, canoes, jet skis, paddle boards, 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.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

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

                                                                      47 Reviews
                                                                      Wonderful 4.9/5
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