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Key Lime Kottage, Waterfront, Secluded and Very Private House

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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7-8 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review

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,
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1350 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age is 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

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

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Non smoking property...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    There are no exceptions made...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master: 1 king


  • Tropical Room: 1 queen


  • Twin Room: 2 twin/ single

    We also have a Pac N Play for baby...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master bedroom: toilet, shower

    This full bath is inside the Master bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom in Hallway: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This full bath is in the hallway...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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...moreless


  • Books:

    Lots of books about the Keys and also lots of menus and pamphlets with things to do in the area...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Chutes and Ladders, puzzles, Concentration etc......moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast HD/DVR Cable TV on a 70 inch Aquos TV in the living room along with a Blu Ray player...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

    back yard is the Gulf of Mexico (Florida Bay)...moreless

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    table with 6 chairs in the kitchen. We have a highchair for the little one...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Brand new dryer as of Summer 2016...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Egyptian bedding...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room with new couch as of October 2016 and Love seat plus 2 large chairs with foot rests. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Loads of parking in the driveway...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    room for boat trailers...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Brewmaster 12 cup plus additional coffee maker 10 cup coffee maker as well...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully stocked kitchen...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully Stocked kitchen...moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked kitchen with all Stainless Steel appliances. Everything you need to cook nice meals for your family. Chef Knives, Corningware place settings, pots and pans...moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Pantry Items:

    skillets, pots, pans, baking ware, bowls, slow cooker, large pots, strainers, glassware, barware, dishes etc...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    3 Trek cruising bikes. One mens and 2 womens...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    wood deck with 4 chairs and small tables...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    3 kayaks. One tandem and 2 singles. We have life jackets as well...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    We have our heated pool and spa inside of a huge pool enclosure which has 8 lounge chairs, one rocker and a large dining set with 8 chairs. We have a 48' TV out in the Pool Enclosure with HD...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Tropical gardens in the front of the house with bananas, mangos, lemons, avacados, key limes etc...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Some fishing rods and gear...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    Pool and hot tub have 1300 square feet of Travertine tile and are enclosed in a Pool Enclosure room. The pool and hot tub overlook the Gulf of Mexico. Pool heat is an extra $150.00 per week. Hot tub is heated all the time...moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Pool and hot tub have 1300 square feet of Travertine tile and are enclosed in a Pool Enclosure room. The pool and hot tub overlook the Gulf of Mexico. Hot tub is heated all the time however the pool heat is an additional $150.00 per week...moreless



Write a review 5
from 113 traveler reviews
A beautiful place to relax after a day of exploring the Keys! 08/08/2015

VRBO Bear stayed here:

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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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer rates
Apr 1 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall rates
Sep 2 - Oct 28, 2017
7 night min stay

Nov 18 - Nov 25, 2017
8 night min stay

flat fee
Dec 23 - Dec 29, 2017
7 night min stay

flat fee
New Year's Eve
Dec 30 - Jan 6, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

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


All holiday weeks are $2950.00

Owner's cancellation policy:

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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

    "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!"

  • Ernest Hemingway 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 ..."

56.27 Miles
Nearest Airport
Key West Airport
Marathon, FL, USA
Nearest Barpub
The Wreck Bar and Grill
10.93 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sombrero Beach Golf course
Marathon, FL, USA
Nearest Motorway
Overseas Highway
Marathon, FL, USA
Nearest Restaurant
The Wreck Bar and Grill
2.6 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Marathon, FL, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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!

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Front of Key Lime Kottage

    Front of Key Lime Kottage

  • View of the pool, hot tub, enclosure and dock (not a dock to moor a boat)

    View of the pool, hot tub, enclosure and dock (not a dock to moor a boat)

  • Outdoor shower, floodlights, fish cleaning table & walkway to swim/fish platform

    Outdoor shower, floodlights, fish cleaning table & walkway to swim/fish platform

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Twin bedroom

    Twin bedroom

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Read a good book or sip your drink by the water's edge

    Read a good book or sip your drink by the water's edge

  • Plenty of parking

    Plenty of parking

  • Outdoor shower, 
floodlights and fish cleaning table

    Outdoor shower, floodlights and fish cleaning table

  • Kayaking from our dock at sunset

    Kayaking from our dock at sunset

  • Key Lime Kottage's pet "Iggy" the Iguana

    Key Lime Kottage's pet "Iggy" the Iguana

  • Welcome to Key Lime Kottage!

    Welcome to Key Lime Kottage!

  • Pool enclosure with 8 person hot tub, 8 lounge chairs, 8 person dining table

    Pool enclosure with 8 person hot tub, 8 lounge chairs, 8 person dining table

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Queen bedroom

    Queen bedroom

  • 2nd full bathroom with tub/shower

    2nd full bathroom with tub/shower

  • 70 inch Aquos TV in Living room with Blu Ray player

    70 inch Aquos TV in Living room with Blu Ray player

  • Well stocked kitchen with all new Bosch appliances

    Well stocked kitchen with all new Bosch appliances

  • You can see all kinds of tropical birds

    You can see all kinds of tropical birds

  • Lounge by the pool

    Lounge by the pool

  • Fish/Swim platform with great views of the ocean

    Fish/Swim platform with great views of the ocean

  • Just another day gone by in paradise......

    Just another day gone by in paradise......

  • The view from the bench on the platform..sit down and just look at the ocean....

    The view from the bench on the platform..sit down and just look at the ocean....

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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