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Spectacular Panoramic Ocean View Apartment

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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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:

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Property Manager
Heather Herd
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2016


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Panoramic Ocean View Apartment
average rating of 4.8679247 based on 53 reviews

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
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Perfect. Location, people and apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed almost immediately upon arrival by the nicest people, Heather, Isabella and little Natalie who explained all we needed to know. During our stay we rarely saw them and the entire building was so quiet. This apartment had everything you would use and more, so thoughtful are these owners of what amenities you might need whether you cook in or dine out. It was spotlessly clean and nicely appointed.

It is a great location to explore the Keys. We went to Key West one afternoon as well as Key Largo to visit friends, both an easy drive from Grassy Key.

Then there is the view. You can just sit on your balcony and watch the sun and moon rise. It was so relaxing, a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the world. If you go, be sure to check out Key Fisheries at least one night for the best raw bar around.

Perfect location, people and apartment!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This truly is a gem of a place. It is comfy, homey and clean with stunning views. we would stay here again in an instant. The hosts are very nice/down to earth & care about their guests. Ocean views from the balcony are amazing. Couldn't believe such a beautiful place exists in the USA- looks like the Caribbean. Walked the shoreline into the water and saw a baby nurse shark in about 1 ft of water. So cool. Loved the hosts' chickens! like pets! We saw crabs, lizards, iguanas/ lots of birds fishing right out of the water. We loved the little hut with the chairs. It's exactly as its pictured, but so much better in person! Every time I turned around, there was exactly what i needed in this place. The couches were comfy, the AC was awesome. I really don't have anything bad to say about this place. Its clean, quiet and def worth every penny. Understand most of the islands are 1970's in terms of décor/style and this is no exception. The kitchen and bath are 1970's looking, but fully functional/clean/neat/unpretentious. The beachy theme extends into the bedroom- its so cozy and pretty the way its decorated. This is not a negative comment by any means- just want you to know its unlikely you'll get anything ultra modern in the keys unless you stay at a new hotel, as even driving Rte 1 the signs and everything still look very 1970's. its a laid back place and this is the norm. The apt has newer carpeting and its clean, so no worries. loved that there was a small cooler, double beach chair/beach towels for us. Laundry onsite available at a cheap price. even had the soap already for us, with other perks! Parking for our car, nice patio furniture, kayaks, hose to spray off your feet...hard to find anything that this place doesn't have....each person is unique in their wants/needs- when I went to look for something, I found it. A nice little welcome note! Just a great place in a great location. A no brainer. While its right on the main RT 1, you may hear car noises in the morning from the bedroom, but the house is set far back from the road. I am a VERY light sleeper so I noticed it, but it wasn't a problem for me. While you are out on that balcony, you wont hear a thing except the natural sounds of the water and I even entertained the idea of sleeping out there with the breeze. Simply fantastic find/ great hosts. Loved it. Like heaven. middle keys location. recommendations were superb! WIFI! Loved Key Fisheries for seafood/drinks- can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little apartment. Had everything we needed a wonderful view off the back patio.

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was great. Location was awesome. Short drive to many beautiful parks as well as Key West. We used the kayaks that were available and saw shark, stingray, fish and other wildlife just a short distance from the apartment. Owners were available anytime although we did not have a need for anything while we were there. We will definitely recommend to our friends! Thanks you Heather and Isabelle for a wonderful relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

My husband & I stayed here on our way to KeyWest. We love Ocean views So this place caught my eye. The view did not disappoint! It was breathtaking! The apartment was just as pictured and very clean. It had everything we needed. The A/C was phenomenal!!! I kept making my husband turn it up some because he was freezing me out! The bed was very comfortable, I slept well. The shower had nice hot water & good pressure. My husband loved the hammock on the property. We didn't get a chance to use the kayaks, but they were always available. The owner was such a nice person and very helpful. She reccomended Bahi Honda as her favorite beach & she was spot on! We loved it there! I would definitely stay again! If you are looking for relaxation, amazing views, and a very comfortable place to stay, this is it!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Best view in Grassy Key

  • 5 of 5

We stay at this place in August for a birthday getaway. Loved the view from our second story balcony. The view of the sunrise what just spectacular and the view in the day time once the tide goes out of the birds eating. We used the Kayak for two & went out to see some of the places from on the water. The place was clean and all the little things that are available to you in a kitchen that you may have forgotten to bring on the trip. The bed & accommodations were great and meet all of our expectations. We would love to return back to this place so relaxing on the balcony over looking the water. We went to Bahia Honda State Park for the day and Sombrero Beach another day. We ordered Pizza from Grassy Key Out post next door and was great. Isabelle was a charm and great person to work with. This location is on the quiet side which we loved but if your looking for extra curricular night time activities probably not the place for you.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
January 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Jan 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
March 2017
Mar 11 2017 - Mar 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
March - April 2017
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
May - July 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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Marathon Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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.

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