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Spectacular Panoramic Ocean View Apartment

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment, right on the beach with large ocean view balcony.

Sunrise over the ocean, sunset behind the coconut trees, stars reflecting in the water like diamonds; this is what frames your daily life over here at Ray's Place. Here, you are reminded of how beautiful the world is.

Once in your vacation home, let yourself be charmed by the gentle sound of the slow rolling waves on the beach, grab your binoculars when spotting a pod of dolphins passing by, or stay up to enjoy the moon rise over the ocean.

It is our pleasure to welcome you here to our little slice of paradise. We offer a clean and functional apartment with a breath-taking view over the Atlantic ocean. There are two other apartments in the same building. One vacation rental to the West side of the unit and the owners occupy the first floor. In addition to all the attractions you have planned to visit there is plenty to do right here on property: you are welcome to enjoy a barbecue cookout at the Tiki, a leisurely swim in the warm waters right in front of the house, or a kayak excursion.(kayaks available to owners and vacationers only). The beach is your backyard... snorkel gear comes in handy, so do water shoes and a fishing license.

For your convenience we have buoys right off shore of the property for your boat.

We also have a coin operated laundry room on property.

Across the street is the beginning of a very nicely renovated section of the Florida Keys Heritage Trail that leads you all the way to the town of Marathon. We particularly like to 'go for a walk' there early in the morning when a variety of birds are out and about. These include cardinals, mangrove cuckoos, white-crowned pigeons and yellow throat warblers.

Bird watchers need not go any further than the balcony to share the sky with birds. A loft in the heavens is really what this balcony should be called.

...back on earth, it's time to eat and we do not feel like cooking or getting in the car to find a restaurant, not a problem, the Grassy Key Outpost restaurant is next door offering a nice selection of dishes, it is also a convenience store (closed on Mondays)

In our neighborhood, Tursi, Gambit and friends are waiting to put on a show for you at the Dolphin Research Center. Home to Flipper in the 60's, DRC is located 1/4 of a mile from the property.

One mile South of us is Curry Hammock State Park where you actually do not need a park entrance ticket to stroll the hammock, just ask a local.

Three miles out to sea is marker 45, a nice place to fish mangrove and yellowtail snappers, and a few more miles South is Coffin's Patch Reef, a delightful protected area to dive or snorkel. Both locations are a few minutes away by boat from the property.

These are merely suggestions in addition to all the wonderful things that are yours to discover throughout the Florida Keys. We are so proud of our Grassy Key Island that we had to boast about it!

Amenities At A Glance:

-Free use of kayaks



-Washer and dryer on property.

-Conveniently located in the middle of the Keys at mile marker 58. Ideal for day trips from Marathon to Key West, Key Largo and Islamorada.

- Buoys right off property in the Atlantic for small boats, jets skis and kayaks.

- Beach towels

- Beach chairs

If this unit is unavailable for certain dates that you are interested in please check out its sister unit which is designed exactly like this unit and is right next door:

More Details

Property Manager
Heather Herd
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017


Marathon Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Bathroom has tub with shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 1 queen bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Direct access to the Florida Keys Heritage Bike Trail right across the street.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Panoramic Ocean View Apartment
average rating of 4.87931 based on 58 reviews

Stunning sunrise and sunsets, great location, relaxing stay/Wedding and Birthday celebration!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay. We truly look forward to our time spent here which allows us to recharge after our busy lives! We can never get enough of our views with the beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Our apartment is super comfortable and clean and of course there is that view!!! Staying in Grassy Keys Marathon is a perfect location for taking day trips to Key West, Key Largo and even the Everglades if you want! We had a fun time using the kayaks the Herds provided for us as well as bikes! We look forward to returning next year. Until.......

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very laid back vacation

  • 5 of 5

The place is exactly as advertised with a beautiful view and old Florida decor. Heather and family are lovely. Plenty to do on Grassy Key; highly recommend dolphin research center and turtle hospital. Had a great day in Key West.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Louis

We miss it already!

  • 5 of 5

After scouring places and reading a million reviews we picked Rays Place for our honeymoon. Communication from the beginning to end was amazing. Everything was exactly as described if not better.

The view is BREATH TAKING. The stars at night were so romantic and more vivid than I had ever seen. The apartment had everything we needed... full kitchen, beach towels, cooler, beach chairs, beach umbrella, comfy bed, ceiling fans, COFFEE!

The Herd family were sweet and kind. Being it was our honeymoon I was leary about staying on property with owners and other guests, but we rarely saw anyone and the privacy was perfect.

Location was awesome.. smack dab in the middle of the Keys. We went to Key West 3 times and loved the drive. Restaurants near by we loved Havanah Jacks, Burdines and the Outpost.

Walk the beach in front of the house and look for seashells, swimming iquanas, birds, sting rays and much more.

You will LOVE this place!!! We have been gone for one day and miss it already so much.

Thank you Herd Family for everything and providing us the best place for our special week.

Erin and Jenny

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway Spot With Awesome Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your wonderful place with us. We definitely chose a special place for our getaway! We truly appreciated your kindness and hospitality! We definitely know where to come back to if we get another opportunity in the future. Can't beat the fantastic ocean views, location and you all are the bests hosts!! Thanks again - hope to come back for another getaway!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Paul

The perfect location and hosts

  • 5 of 5

Having the wonderful view and awesome sunrises was the perfect way to start the day.

We spent a week exploring the Keys from here and it was great. The location made it easy to get to Key West or head the other way to Key Largo and many point in between. We explored many of the State Parks scattered throughout the Keys. We also did the trip to the Dry Tortugas, which we would highly recommend. One of the great things about the Keys is you can do as much or as little as you want on your vacation.

Our hosts made us feel welcome from the beginning of our stay until we departed.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Beautiful and Awesome Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We miss this place every day. The great and accommodating owners, the cleanliness of the apartment with all the amenities you wish for, the beautiful sunrise and sunset waterfront views. This is the the place to stay, it does not disappoint. We loved the food at The Grassy Key Outpost only steps away. We live in NJ and plan to return here because of our awesome experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Marathon Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Island Tiki Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Key Colony Beach
Nearest Motorway
US1 - Overseas Highway
Nearest Restaurant
Grassy Key Outpost (Next door)
Nearest Beach
On Property
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Marathon Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May - June 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fourth of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
July 2017
Jul 6 2017 - Jul 21 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mini Season 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
July/August 2017
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Lobster Season 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 2017
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
September - December 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
November - December 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas - New Year 2017/2018
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
January 2018
Jan 5 2018 - Jan 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
February - April 2018
Feb 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
May - June 2018
May 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 5 2018
4 night minimum stay
July 2018
Jul 6 2018 - Jul 21 2018
5 night minimum stay
Lobster Season 2018
Jul 22 2018 - Aug 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
August 2018
Aug 14 2018 - Aug 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
September - December 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 20 2018
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
November - December 2018
Nov 25 2018 - Dec 19 2018
5 night minimum stay
Christmas - New Year 2018/2019
Dec 20 2018 - Jan 4 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.5%

A rental agreement made through VRBO must be signed upon making your reservation. Please call us at 305-879-5524 if you would like to discuss any questions you might have.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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