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Quiet Open Water Estuary Overlooking Nature Refuge

(14 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:90 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4))

Relax in this peaceful, open-water, bird and wildlife sanctuary with private views of the State Park. From your living room sofa, only 9 feet from water's edge, you can watch fish swim and birds fly, or if you prefer, you may simply sit and enjoy the ebb and flow of the tide. In these environmentally friendly surroundings, you can observe, in a way you never have, marine life and native birds in unobstructed waters. Just off the property you can find nature trails leading to quiet beaches. The patio offers views of a back yard aquarium and the spectacular beauty of the Florida Keys. Launch our canoe or kayaks into this ecological paradise and paddle your way along easy-to-follow, marked mangrove trails. *

You will be very comfortable is these extremely clean and well-appointed surroundings. This property has brand-new everything: New Sealy Posturepedic beds, new furnishings and linens, iPad 2, wireless internet access, two flat-screen TV's with all premium movie channels. Saltillo tile floors, new kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops.

*Includes canoe, kayaks and binoculars

We are a few minutes from Marathon and only 1-1/2 hours from the Miami International Airport, and an hour's drive to Key West, which makes this a centrally located vacation destination.

Keywords: Quiet and Peaceful
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 550 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Amenities include: iPad 2, wireless internet access, two flat screen TV's with all premium movie channels and NFL Sunday Ticket, new state of the art washer and dryer, canoe, kayaks, binoculars, beach chairs and umbrella, beach mats, tiki hut, new Weber stainless barbecue gas grill, hammock, picnic table, outdoor furniture, yoga-stretching mats, books, snorkel/mask and fins, fishing poles and light tackle, bait freezer, cable, A/C, two queen beds, fold-out sofa, ceiling fans, refrigerator, oven, microwave, coffee maker...moreless


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill


from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 2 - Dec 2, 2017
90 night min stay

My Standard Rate
90 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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*Activities include: fish and bird watching, reading and relaxing, wildlife photography, canoeing, kayaking, beach combing, snorkeling, scuba diving, fly fishing, deep sea fishing, sailing, power boating, hiking and exploring nature trails in the State Park.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

Why the Owner Chose Layton, FL, USA:
* Long-term leasing also available. * Please call or email for availability of calendar. * There are no cleaning fees. * $6000 holds your dates. * You may pay balance when you arrive. * The property and its contents should be returned to its original condition. Except for the laundry. * Cancellation policy: deposit is fully refunded with a 60 day notice Payment Options * All major credit cards accepted. * Money orders, cashiers checks and personal checks also accepted. General Information * Parking is available for 2 cars. * Boat dock available only by reservation. * Boat trailer parking at local ramp. In order to maintain the excellence of our accommodations and insure that all guests share this ecological experience, we ask that you adhere to the following regulations: * All guests must be a minimum 21 years of age - valid I.D. required. * Accommodations are for up to 4 adults - no overnight guests allowed. * Smoking is permitted outside only. * Sorry, no pets allowed. * Please note this is a wildlife refuge, we recycle plastics, glass and newspapers. * The fish are our treasured residents, so we ask that you not fish off the sea wall. * There is a no disturbance policy after 10:00 PM. * Payment in full is required upon arrival.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
You will have the opportunity to relax in an open water nature preserve, offering private views of the State Park. From your sea wall, watch the annual migration of east coast sea birds. From the patio watch spectacular sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean. Later in the day walk across the street and watch a breath-taking sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. Or just hang out in the hammock and immerse yourself in the tranquility of this ecological paradise. Take morning or afternoon walks through the nature trails in the State Park and comb the beaches in undisturbed tranquility. Open your windows and enjoy the cooling ocean breeze. In the picnic area there is a tiki hut, barbecue and hammock. * All wildlife and scenic photos were taken off back patio.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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  • Sunrise overlooking Nature Refuge

    Sunrise overlooking Nature Refuge

  • Kitchen


  • Bedroom #2

    Bedroom #2

  • TV


  • Relax under the palms

    Relax under the palms

  • Coral & sponges

    Coral & sponges

  • Nurse shark

    Nurse shark

  • Occasional manatees

    Occasional manatees

  • Tiki hut and common area

    Tiki hut and common area

  • Manatees


  • Bird watch from hammock

    Bird watch from hammock

  • Occasional guest

    Occasional guest

  • Living room & patio

    Living room & patio

  • Bedroom with open water views

    Bedroom with open water views

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Roseate spoonbill & blue heron

    Roseate spoonbill & blue heron

  • Fish watching

    Fish watching

  • Treasured resident

    Treasured resident

  • Sea turtles

    Sea turtles

  • Enjoy the ebb and flow of the tide

    Enjoy the ebb and flow of the tide

  • Two Roseate Spoonbills

    Two Roseate Spoonbills

  • Evenings


  • Blue Heron

    Blue Heron

  • Sunset from patio

    Sunset from patio

VRBO #396431

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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