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Spectacular Panoramic Ocean View Apartment

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 550 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights

Overview

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

-Barbecue

-WiFi

- 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. *

*Boat fee is $10 per day due upon arrival. 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: VRBO.com/790012

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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

Amenities

Marathon Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Bathroom has tub with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 1 queen bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Direct access to the Florida Keys Heritage Bike Trail right across the street.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(79 traveler reviews)

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Spectacular Panoramic Ocean View Apartment
average rating of 4.886076 based on 79 reviews
5

Clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and comfortable. We had a great time exploring the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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July 13 - 18 2018

  • 4 of 5

Kathy and I enjoyed our recent stay. The accommodations were adequate for our needs and the property owners responded quickly to resolve any needs and helpful in providing information.

Will stay at the property again if in the area!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

lovely apartment, spectacular views, helpful host

  • 5 of 5

we were made very welcome. You could not get a better view. The kitchen was very well equipped. The sea is very shallow with much weed ( in June) at its margins, but the free kayaks provide a good way to get out to swimmable water. There is nothing within walking distance. We spent one night away, down in Key west - a completlely different more lively experience, but were glad to get back to Ray's place

THank you

We had a lovely stay

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Gem

  • 5 of 5

Little bit of paradise. Will be staying there again

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We had a great stay. Nothing fancy but very comfortable with an amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

The view was beautiful and Isabell was very nice. We had a wonderful time. The kayaks were fun to use . Sombrero beach is the best best beach and the turtle hospital was very interesting.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The view!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Ray’s place in May 2018. Not only was the view absolutely stunning, we felt completely at home. Isabelle was a warm and thoughtful host; we travelled with our 7 year old, and Heather and Isabelle went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. Isabelle really spent time showing us around the place, giving us great recommendations on where to eat, snorkel, and even where to spot iguanas. We had all we needed to cook in, grill outside or enjoy a drink on the deck. There are kayaks, a tiki with chairs to lounge under and a hammock so you can take in a fantastic sunset. We spent a lot of time in the water - exploring the tide pools that emerge right in front of the property. We spotted herons, frigatebirds, pelicans and the comorants that we’re drying themselves on nearby posts. Surrounding the property you can see the impact of Hurricane Irma, but more importantly you can see the Keys reemerging as a destination to escape to and we hope to return again to enjoy that view:)

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Refundable damage deposit $300

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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