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Key Lime Kottage, Waterfront, Secluded and Very Private House

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 8 nights

Overview

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.

RENTALS RUN FROM SATURDAY TO SATURDAY ONLY

YOU CANNOT DOCK A BOAT AT THIS PROPERTY

NO PETS OF ANY KIND ARE ALLOWED IN THIS RENTAL

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

More Details

Owner
Maria Tabares
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2017

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 Area

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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Amenities

Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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

Reviews

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…..in 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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Key Lime Kottage, Waterfront, Secluded and Very Private House
average rating of 4.9669423 based on 127 reviews
5

EXCEPTIONAL

  • 5 of 5

This home is truly exceptional, so much more than we expected. The landscaping is beautiful and with all of the trees and foliage, we felt tucked away in our own tropical paradise. The home is nicely updated and we absolutely loved looking at the paintings by artist Pam Hobbs. The kitchen has everything you would need to make whatever is on the menu. The bedrooms are large and the beds are very comfortable. The shower in the master bathroom has a gorgeous stone inlay that gives it a spa feel. Our favorite family spot at Key Lime Kottage, was the stunning pool and hot tub. We loved that it was enclosed and both the pool and hot tub has lights for night time use. The house also has a Weber grill, kayaks, bicycles, fishing pools and fishing gear, and a washer and dryer which is always a plus. Key Lime Kottage was perfect for our family because we were able to reconnect. The owners, Maria & Janet are fabulous to work with and we really appreciate their never ending commitment to making sure that we enjoy ourselves. We cannot wait to return next year!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Wes and Sherry, So glad you came down to our home to enjoy the week. Please come down again! Maria
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5

EXCEPTIONAL

  • 5 of 5

This home is truly exceptional, so much more than we expected. The landscaping is beautiful and with all of the trees and foliage, we felt tucked away in our own tropical paradise. The home is nicely updated and we absolutely loved looking at the paintings by artist Pam Hobbs. The kitchen has everything you would need to make whatever is on the menu. The bedrooms are large and the beds are very comfortable. The shower in the master bathroom has a gorgeous stone inlay that gives it a spa feel. Our favorite family spot at Key Lime Kottage, was the stunning pool and hot tub. We loved that it was enclosed and both the pool and hot tub has lights for night time use. The house also has a Weber grill, kayaks, bicycles, fishing pools and fishing gear, and a washer and dryer which is always a plus. Key Lime Kottage was perfect for our family because we were able to reconnect. The owners, Maria & Janet are fabulous to work with and we really appreciate their never ending commitment to making sure that we enjoy ourselves. We cannot wait to return next year!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wapakoneta, Ohio USA
5

Peaceful and Tranquil!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Just 4 adults, we spent our son's 40th Birthday celebration at Key Lime Kottage. It is beautifully and comfortably appointed and spotless! Kitchen had all the things you needed to prepare a gourmet meal...even some complimentary spices and seasonings! We spent most our time together outdoors enjoying the pool and hot tub, grilling our meals as we watched a big screen tv or listened to music. Perfect place to get way and enjoy peaceful surroundings!

We sat on the dock and enjoyed picturesque sunsets. Plenty of nearby resturants to enjoy. Any we tried were the ones recommended by the owner, info provided for you and we were not disappointed. About 80 minutes to Key West but I must say other than the fishing charter we took out of Islemorada, we enjoyed just relaxing at "home". Definetely suitable for families with children as there are pool toys, bikes and kayaks to use as well as some fishing poles. Thank you to the Tabares family for providing such a wonderful, peaceful Island escape! P.S. we enjoyed all the pictures in the home that were painted by someone in your family!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you had such a great time! We hope you come back down and see us again in the future! Maria
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5

Absolutely perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

It was amazing the best vacation I've had in ten years. The house is beautiful very private has everything you could possibly need on a vacation it's a most stay at home you will absolutely enjoy it.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paula, So glad you had a great time! Please come back and see us again. Maria
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Minnesota
5

We had a wonderful time at KLK!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at KLK and it wasn't nearly long enough! This rental exceeded our expectations. Maria was responsive and easy to deal with. The house is beautiful, modern, clean and well stocked/supplied. Comfy beds, nice linens (including beach towels), beautiful pool and hot tub, plenty of lounge chairs. The kayaks were well used to cross the calm bay and go into the mangroves. Fishing supplies were appreciated and my husband spent hours at the end of the dock. The bikes were fun and we took a couple of rides down the path a few miles. Maria has everything you could possibly need, from pantry items, laundry soap, there's 2 beach chairs which I brought to the end of the dock to sit and keep my husband company as he fished, a soft sided cooler, 3 box fans for the bedrooms. She has a lot of flyers for restaurants and things to do that were very helpful as well as a comprehensive manual that explained everything you need to know about the house. The only thing that we needed was inflatable floaties to lay on in the pool and Maria was so sweet to run to K-mart and buy some the very next morning, which I did not expect but was excellent customer service. We can recommend this rental for sure!

The only thing I have to comment on in a negative way is the noise at this property. While it is very private and secluded with mangroves on either side, it is not at all quiet. It is hard to tell from the satellite map just how close the house is to the road; it is very close and there is 24/7 highway noise. Also, the RV campground residents are close enough through the mangroves to hear their conversations and smell their cigarette smoke. The Dolphin Research Center has whistles and loudspeakers going all day long when they are open. None of this was unbearable, but it is worth mentioning as I was surprised that no other review that I read spoke to the noise.

We ate at the Wreck just once but would highly recommend it, tasty food, friendly service and excellent Key lime pie and literally steps away. Other places that we enjoyed were: Castaways, great beer selection and happy hour menu, plus sushi; Sparky's Landing, nice location on the water and 30 cent wings and peel and eat shrimp; Havana Jacks, live music in the evening and right on the ocean; Lazy Days South for a beautiful sunset view and huge, fresh salads.

Thank you, Maria, for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad to hear that you had an awesome week at Key Lime Kottage. Maria
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5

Key lime cottage a vaca rental that you will want to keep coming back to.😎🌴🦎

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Key Lime Cottage. We were three couples and all found the house comfortable and clean. The pool area was a perfect place to relax after a busy day or to just hang around for the day.

We loved the access to the ocean water to use the kayaks. I preferred paddle boarding so I rented one and had it delivered to the house for the week. Maria said they are planning on purchasing some for the house at the end of the season.

We enjoyed walking to the SS Wreck & Galley Grill for an adult beverage and the food was good too.

We also took a five minute drive to the Curry Hammock beach a couple of days. It was very quiet and beautiful. It's a few dollars to get in but worth it.

Key lime cottage is a great vaca rental. Very private.

The only issue if you want to call it one is that if you are 3 couples one bedroom has two twin beds so you have to draw straws on who gets that room. LOL

All in all we loved the place and booked it again for next year.👍�👍�👍�👍�👍�

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary, So happy that you had such a wonderful time. Thank you for choosing Key Lime Kottage. We will see you all next year! Maria
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Marathon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer rates
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Fall rates
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
8 night minimum stay
$2,950
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
New Year's Eve
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$386
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pool heat $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.5%

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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