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Spectacular Panoramic Ocean View Apartment

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 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



- Beach towels

- Beach chairs

-Washer and dryer on property at no additional charge. Laundry soap provided as well.

-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.*

-Boat ramp for small boats, jet skis and kayaks. Accessible only at high tide. *

-Boat trailer parking. *

*We only accept boats that are 17 ft or smaller.

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:

Please let us know if you would like to reserve by check.

More Details

Property Manager
Heather Herd
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


Marathon Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
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.


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Spectacular Panoramic Ocean View Apartment
average rating of 4.8985505 based on 69 reviews

Beautiful view.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week relaxing and enjoying the view. Great location and everything you need is provided. The area is still recovering from the last hurricane but we still love the keys. The hosts are very accommodating. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to celebrate our 25th anniversary!

  • 5 of 5

Don't let the damage from the hurricane stop you from coming. The devastation from the storm is still visible but the view from the balcony is still beautiful. We enjoyed our stay and everything we needed was provided. Many great bars and restaurants with delicious seafood nearby. Make sure to go to happy hour at Key's fisheries for stone crab. The dolphin research center is within walking distance. Don't miss it.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Views, Fabulous Hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Ray's Place was a wonderful, relaxed, low key environment. We had everything we needed and more. The kayaks were perfect, the hosts were delightful, we were able to easily wash our clothes. We were close to everything we could possibly want to do. It was an amazing vacation. I look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late at night to a perfectly appointed, incredibly clean apartment with the nicest people to greet us. The next morning we realized the spectacular view and location of our rental. Isabelle and Bill are amazing hosts - so kind and thoughtful. The kayaking and swimming right of the property was amazing. The deck was perfect. Marathon is still recovering but the residents of Marathon need tourists to show up and infuse money into the economy to bring back this wonderful key. We cannot wait to go back as this was the best Christmas either of us have ever had.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Somersworth, NH 03878

The view is Spectacular !

  • 5 of 5

The Hurds home was better than described and there hospitality was appreciated. Could not have asked for a more peaceful place to stay. You will not be disappointed with this property and its priceless views.

Thank you for everything and we will be back.

Seacoast, New Hampshire

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The hosts are wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Hurricane Irma has still left her mark on the island. This place survived, fortunately. It was well stocked, and Isabelle and Bill were super hosts! There is a binder with Tons of island information and pamphlets about activities. Hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $65
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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