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Key Lime Kottage, Waterfront, Secluded and Very Private House

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6) Maximum

'Imagine paradise in a

completely secluded location

where there are no human neighbors

on either side of you...'

'Imagine your backyard

is the Gulf of Mexico... '

Key Lime Kottage is managed by the OWNERS not a property management company. Many property management companies manage hundreds of homes. As owners, CUSTOMER SERVICE is our first priority. We make our guests happy ONE VACATION AT A TIME!

Please Note:

We only advertise on VRBO and also HomeAway. If you see an ad for this house anyplace else it is a SCAM.




Key Lime Kottage is situated just so

uth of mile marker 59 off of US 1. We are 2 1/2 hours south of Miami and 1 hour north of Key West (depending on traffic).

We are between Duck Key and Marathon in the pristine waters of the Florida Keys.

Key Lime Kottage is completely secluded with no human neighbors on either side. Your neighbors are thick Mangroves and Egrets.

Your backyard is the Gulf. Our pool and hot tub are completely enclosed inside of a 56' x 24' pool enclosure. We have a dining table for 8 in the pool enclosure and also have 8 lounge chairs with 4 small tables for your lounging pleasure.

Key Lime Kottage was purchased in June 2011 and has undergone numerous upgrades.

It is available for rent now.

Key Lime Kottage has:

3 bedrooms and 2 full baths

There is a King sized bed in the Master Suite

A Queen sized bed in the 2nd Guest room

2 Twin beds in the 3rd Guest room

The Master bedroom has its own full bathroom

There is also a front load washer and dryer for your convenience

In ground Gunite pool with 8 deck chairs enclosed in a beautiful screened enclosure. Also an 8 person hot tub is incorporated into the pool.

Comfortable furniture throughout the entire house

Pillowtop mattresses

Eqyptian towels

Fully equipped kitchen with all BOSCH & Whirpool Stainless Steel

Appliances (microwave, dish washer, stove and refrigerator)

40 inch LED TV's in every bedroom and a 70 inch LED 240 Hz TV and Blu Ray player in the living room

Tastefully decorated

We have a Fisher-Price 2012 Space Saver High Chair, Scatterbug and Graco Pack N Play Playard with Bassinet, Zooland for the smaller ones

Wireless internet

Gas grill

Kayaks for your paddling pleasure

3 bicycles

Fishing poles

Beach Towels

Linens and towels

Lovely Landscaping

120 Ft raised walkway and 160 sq ft Swim/Fish platform with bench, ladder and fish cleaning table

Outdoor shower and flood lights for night time use of back yard

The Dolphin Research Center is walking distance away from Key Lime Kottage.

Turtle Hospital is located at 2396 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida.

World class fishing all over the Keys

Fish or swim from the SWIM/FISH platform. This dock is not for mooring boats. You can get a slip at the Grassy Key Marina which is walking distance from the house. They rent boats and you can inquire about fishing charters. You can dock your boat there as well and get a discount from them (just tell them you are staying at the Key Lime Kottage). You can park your boat trailers at Key Lime Kottage

Best Key Lime pie - is only a block away

at The Wreck & Galley Grill (walk to it on the same side of the road going north out of our driveway) We LOVE their food. Outdoor atmosphere bar and grill.

Mile Marker 59, 58835 Overseas Hwy.

Grassy Key , FL 33050

Curry Hammock State Park, MM 56.2, oceanside, Little Crawl Key. Fishing, swimming and picnicking are available at this waterfront park. Visit online at Curry Hammock

Key Colony Beach Golf & Tennis, 8th Street at MM 53.5, Key Colony Beach. A nine-hole, par-3 public course is open seven days a week, along with two lighted hard courts.

Boot Key Harbor, MM 49, oceanside, Marathon. One of the United States' rare protected harbors with nearby docks, launching ramp, fuel, boat rentals and restaurants.

Crane Point, MM 50.5 bayside, Marathon. A 63.5-acre tract that is one of the most important historical and archaeological sites in the Keys. Crane Point contains evidence of pre-Columbian and prehistoric Bahamian artifacts and was once the site of an entire Indian village. The Museums of Crane Point include the Museum of Natural History of the Florida Keys and the Florida Keys Children's Museum.

Sombrero Beach, Sombrero Boulevard at MM 50, oceanside, Marathon. A public beach with picnic facilities and children's playground.

Marathon Community Theatre, MM 49, oceanside, Marathon. Comedies, musicals, dramatic presentations and readings are offered at the theater. Call or visit online at Marathon Community Theatre

The Old Seven-Mile Bridge, MM 47, bayside, Marathon. A historic and scenic spot for fishing, cycling, rollerblading and sunset viewing.

Pigeon Key, MM 47, bayside, Marathon. Dotted with quaint cottages, the historic Pigeon Key formerly served as a camp for laborers erecting the Seven Mile Bridge. This island now showcases a museum and offers opportunities to picnic and snorkel.

Keywords: Gulf front, Key Lime Cottage, vacation rental, weekly rental, Keys rental, Florida Keys vacation home, Grassy Key rental, waterfront rental,

Florida Keys vacation rental, Key Lime Kottage

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Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bedroom - toilet , shower , This full bath is inside the Master bedroom
    Bathroom in Hallway - toilet , combination tub/shower , This full bath is in the hallway
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Tropical Room - 1 queen
    Twin Room - 2 twin/ single , We also have a Pac N Play for baby
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom has a 40 inch Aquos TV. Pillow top mattress and Egyptian towels, Queen size Beds (1) Queen bedroom has a 40 inch Aquos TV. Pillow top mattress and Egyptian towels, Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin bedroom is colorful and fun. It has a 40 inch Aquos TV. Pillow top mattresses and Egyptian towels.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We have built a 120 ft. walkway with a swimming/fishing platform which includes a bench, fish cleaning table and swim ladder. YOU CANNOT DOCK A BOAT HERE DUE TO SHALLOW WATER. We also have an outdoor shower


A beautiful place to relax after a day of exploring the Keys!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Aug 8, 2015

The VRBO Bear stayed at the Key Lime Kottage and he could ‘Bearly’ stand to leave….. I must first just say, the owners of this incredibly nice property in the Central Florida Keys are impeccable vacation rental owners in every single regard. The VRBO Bear was very impressed. Every nuance and detail of the property is top-notch and they take great pride to ensure that their property is impeccable in every regard. The swimming pool and hot tub, enclosed by a lovely Florida screened room provided a wonderful insect-free habitat that my family enjoyed every evening after an adventure-filled day exploring the Florida Keys. It was simply the best. Imagine lying in a hot tub watching your favorite movie on a large screen TV, surrounded by the darkness of a mangrove forest and not another house in sight. My Bear family and I sponsored a dolphin (Cayo) at the dolphin research center next door to the Key Lime Kottage, and for our membership fee ($100) we were allowed to visit the dolphins at the center every day of our stay for no extra charge. (Except the gift shop, as the VRBO Bear has young cubs.) The center is a mere 100 yards from the Kottage on foot. This alone was hard to beat, but even more fun than that, was every morning and evening we would take the kayaks provided by the Kottage and visit the dolphins by sea… it was so much fun. And about the kayaking… the Bear family explored the entire bay to the north and to the south, including the fascinating mangrove tunnel forest just across the bay. Sunsets on a kayak in the bay in the evening… a word, priceless. Another nice feature the Bear appreciated about the Kottage were the detailed instructions about everything you might have questions about, such as how to load the kayaks from the garage and to the dock, which trash cans were for recycling and when to get them to the curb, to the details regarding the proper operation of the hot tub, and much more. The owners of Key Lime Kottage have thought of it all. The VRBO Bear likes to cook and there were every manner of quality cooking pots and accessories a chef like the Bear could ever want or need. In particular, the knives were of excellent quality and sharp. The VRBO Bear appreciates sharp knives while cooking and was very pleased to discover this when he started preparing meals. For the VRBO little cubs, my kids, one thing they appreciated was the excellent technology. There was a solid Wi-Fi signal on the entire property and the TV in the main living room for evening movie watching was outstanding as well as the TV at the hot tub outside. And finally, for Momma Bear, when asked what her favorite things were she said there were very nice towels, including an abundance of pool towels, a nicely stocked kitchen with everything that you need to cook meals, there were notes to answer all questions, and there were good pool toys for the kids. Every detail was thought of to make the traveler experience the best with all the creature comforts possible for a vacation. If you are looking to have a wonderfully private and secluded vacation escape in a premium property managed by owners that genuinely care about your experience you need look no further than the Key Lime Kottage. It was an incredibly relaxing place for the VRBO Bear Family to stay at and they would love to visit again someday!

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The place was great

  • 4 of 5

The house and property were fantastic.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kay We hope you come back when the weather is a little better Maria
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Awesome Home for a Week Away for our Family of 5!

  • 5 of 5

Key Lime Kottage was everything we had hoped for on our trip over New Years. Any damage to the home and property from Irma were impossible to see and had been corrected long before we got there.

Our family of 5 (3 boys ages 11, 9 and 9) had a great time utilizing all the activities that the home has to offer. The pool and hot tub are perfect for adults and kids. We spent several hours every day in there soaking up the sun and warmth. Plenty of pool toys (rafts and a football) to keep my kids entertained for hours.

The kitchen had everything we needed to do 3 meals a day there if we wanted to. The grill was in great shape, clean and ready to sear steaks.

Dock was great for fishing along with watching marine life and sunsets. Stop at White Waters Bait and Tackle (less than a mile north of the house) for any of your fishing needs and information on catching fish.

Kayaks were a big hit with my kids and the bay is perfect for them to get comfortable with paddling about.

Bedrooms were very well done and the bed in the master was super comfortable.

Living room with 70 inch TV was perfect and cozy for watching Bowl Games that week while playing board games and cards in the evenings.

Overall, Maria has done a great job with this property and all of its amenities. Having 3 children under 12, we were looking for a home/property that would offer an escape from the frigid temps of Chicago over Christmas break, which we had. But the home also had plenty of stuff to keep all of us entertained. While we ventured out a few times (Key West, Dolphin Research Center and of course a couple local restaurants) we spent the bulk of our time at the Kottage, and we could have stayed another week and still not grown tired of being there.

Maria's communication from when we booked the home months in advance all the way up to the day before we checked in were top notch. I'd go back tomorrow if I could.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brandon and family, We are thrilled to hear that you had such an awesome vacation and it was in part due to our Key Lime Kottage! We hope you come back and visit us again. Thank you for believing in us after Irma and giving us a chance. Maria
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Comfortable & Clean Home with a Wonderful Host

  • 5 of 5

The Key Lime Kottage was such a wonderful place. It was large enough for our family of 5, and had everything we needed. The beds and furniture were comfortable and updated. The kitchen was clean and well-stocked with dishes and utensils, and the newer appliances were appreciated. We made great use of the icemaker.

There are bikes, kayaks, and pool toys available, and the pool is wonderfully relaxing. A few in our party put the tv in the pool area on a music channel and just floated, relaxing for a few hours a day. The dock was a great place for watching iguanas, fish and sunsets.

The "No-See-Ums" were probably still stirred up from the hurricane, so I would suggest using bug spray while outside anywhere in the Keys.

The house is a 5 minute walk to a restaurant called The Wreck, which is a great place for lunch or dinner. That was very convenient, who wants to cook dinner on vacation? A few minutes north, but worth the drive is Robbie's in Islamorada. They rent everything water related, snorkel, fishing trips, etc. They also have a fantastic breakfast and the best Bloody Mary in the area.

The house is set back far enough from the road that it felt private and quiet, despite its central location.

The owner, Maria, was wonderful! She was very responsive to texts and phone calls, but honestly, the house is so thoughtfully furnished, stocked and decorated, that we rarely needed anything.

I would absolutely recommend Key Lime Kottage to someone who wanted a comfortable home to stay in for a relaxing vacation in the Keys.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Maria was a pleasure to work with. Our trip was scheduled for the first week of October (Right after hurricane Irma hit the Keys). Maria offered us a full refund or different dates for our visit, whatever we wanted to do. We asked for the refund and received it in very short period of time.We are planning to visit Key Lime Kottage next year! I highly recommend Maria and her cottage for the fact that she was gracious, professional, and timely.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We hope that you come and see us in the months to come. We are KEYS STRONG and we will rebuild these islands better than before. We will see you in the future!! Maria
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Very Impressive!

  • 5 of 5

Key Lime Kottage is a very impressive property. Clean, secluded, private and nature everywhere! The property owners are the best and we can't wait to enjoy this lovely place again.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa! So happy that you liked Key Lime Kottage. Hope to see you next year! Maria
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Awesome Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

The house is everything we imagine and more. We Could have just stayed there everyday and played in the pool, fished and kayak which we did 3 days out of the week. We ate at S.S. wreck next door 4 times they have great food. We took a half day fishing trip out of marathon on at the sea dog charters which was great. We took a day trip to key west and watch the sunset there. The kids loved feeding the iguanas at the house. We will most definitely be back the key lime kottage. Thanks for letting us rent your house for the week.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Matthew! So glad you all had such an awesome time! Come back and see us again next year! Maria
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Maria Tabares
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Maria Tabares

Maria Tabares and Janet Bailey lived in Indiana and purchased this home as a rental property in 2011. They have decorated it and furnished it as if they had lived there themselves.They have purchased high end appliances, mattresses and linens.

They are professionals who own other companies and know how important customer service is to everyone.

They have since moved to Grassy Key and live one mile from Key Lime Kottage. They know how important customer service is and they want your experience to be top notch! They both grew up in Indiana so Hoosier Hospitality is very important to them!

Maria Tabares purchased this house in 2011

Why Maria Tabares chose Marathon

This property caught our eye because there is alot of privacy in the back yard. You feel like you are engulfed in nature. You will be close to Marathon and alot of activities however when you are at the house you feel secluded and private.

What makes this house unique

The fact that this house is on such a private setting is what really appealed to us. On both sides no one can build a house because it is protected wetlands. Grassy Key is very laid back and quiet, yet we are an hour away from Key West where there is always something going on. Lots of shopping, great restaurants, bars and wonderful sunsets.

We are less than 5 minutes from Marathon where you have two fairly large grocery stores, restaurants and bars. Lots of marinas where you can rent boats and lots of places to charter fishing trips. The unique feel of the Florida Keys is like no other place in the US. You will really be in paradise when you stay here!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Key Lime Kottage was great. Great house, great location, great pool, perfect. Liked it so much we reserved it again next year.
Jan 2017
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Seven Mile Bridge
"Just several minutes from Key Lime Kottage. Beautiful drive over both the Gulf and the Atlantic"
Keys Fisheries Restaurant
"Great place to purchase fresh seafood to bring back and cook at Key Lime Kottage and also to..."
Mrs. Mac's Kitchen
"Great place to eat in Key Largo...lots of variety!"
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
"If you love history you should go here and see all of the ancestors of Ernest Hemingway's cats"
El Siboney Restaurant
"Excellent Cuban food in Key West!"
Lazy Days
"Great food with waterfront view"
Dolphin Research Center
"Walking distance from Key Lime Kottage. Great place for kids and adults to get up close and ..."
Conch Tour Train
"Great way to see all of Key West!"
Sombrero Beach
"Great beach in Marathon"
The Wreck & Galley Grill
"This bar and grill is two doors down from Key Lime Kottage. It has great food and beer. You ..."
Frank's Grill
"Great Italian restaurant in Marathon! Small place so make a reservation"
Hideaway Cafe
"Get there by 5:15 pm and get their "earlybird" special dinners. Call and make reservations. ..."
The Turtle Hospital
"A must see for kids and adults. Learning experience. See the operating room and also the tan..."
Upper Crust Pizza
"Great pizza either eat there or carry put. Garlic and pepperoni pizza...wonderful"
Porky's Bayside Restaurant and Marina
"Great ribs and barbeque"
Bahia Honda State Park
"Great park. You can swim, picnic or walk through the gorgeous park. The old railroad bridge ..."
Nearest Airport
56.27 Miles
Key West Airport
Nearest Barpub
The Wreck Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
10.93 Miles
Sombrero Beach Golf course
Nearest Motorway
Overseas Highway
Nearest Restaurant
The Wreck Bar and Grill
Nearest Beach
2.6 Miles
Curry Hammock State Park
Car: necessary

We are just 5 minutes away from Marathon. Marathon has lots of restaurants, Sombrero Beach, Curry Hammock State park and Bahia Honda beach. There are bike/walking trails too. There is a Publix and Wynn Dixie to go grocery shopping. The Dolphin Research Center is 3 doors down from the house and THE WRECK BAR & GRILL is next door to our home as well. The Turtle Hospital is another wonderful place to take the kids.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

All holiday weeks are $2950.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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