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The Gulf-Front Refuge on Grassy Key

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Direct Gulf Front home with pool, spa, dock and fabulous views.


Last updated: 04/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath single family pool home with stunning views of the Gulf

Enjoy your own private retreat! Fabulous Home on Morton Street.

This three-bedroom, two-bath, private home is tucked away on the open water with outstanding views of the Gulf of Mexico. Beautifully furnished and appointed, this home provides the background for a vacation to remember for years to come!

The beach-style back yard has a beautiful swimming pool with a stepped shallow water entry that leads to the deep end. On one side, elevated on a platform, is a spa with the overflow cascading into the pool and on the other side is a waterfall. Built in seating rims the edges under the waterfalls!

The pier dock offers dockage for your boat as well as a great spot to sit out over the water and enjoy the sunset colors. You will have fun fishing off the dock or jump in, the shoreline offers a variety of tropical and local fish to watch while you snorkel.

The main level of the home offers two bedrooms, one with a queen-size bed the other with two twins, and an expansive living, kitchen and dining area all overlooking the gulf. A great covered porch off the living area is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the views or dine outdoors. The master suite is on the top level with a king-size bed, a private bath, and open porch.

For those who can't leave their business home, Broadband (Comcast) internet service, WiFi, is available at this house.

Well appointed with linens, towels (bath and pool), a very well-equipped kitchen, central air, washer and dryer, dishwasher, microwave oven, gas grill. TVs in the living area and downstairs bedroom, stereo.
Boat lift at the dock and the garage is not available for guest use.

If swimming, fishing, and snorkeling at your own location is not enough Marathon offers a Dolphin Research Center which is open to the public for tours, a dedicated bike trail along US 1 which will take you from Grassy Key to the Seven Mile Bridge (the old bridge is a great spot to exercise and watch the fish below from a 'birds eye view'). The historic museum is a great spot to spend an afternoon and offers nature trails through a Keys hardwood hammock. Sombrero Beach, oceanside in Marathon, is another popular spot for a change of pace and Bahia Honda State Park, 20 minutes south of Marathon, offers more great 'Keys' beaches. Lots of shops, restaurants, and services are available throughout Marathon, even though you may feel like you are on a private retreat away from the world, grocery stores, drugs stores, bait and tackle shops and just about everything you could need on vacation is just minutes away. If you do not have your own boat there are many boat rental companies in the area that will let you bring a boat to your dock during your stay!
May consider a allowing a pet. Please contact us with information on the pet to see if it is allowed (would add a pet fee to cost).

City of Marathon License #PLR2014-00589.
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DO NOT forward any funds by wire transfer without first speaking with me, Kitty Whalton, Florida Keys Vacation Rentals, Inc. at 305-289-6510. Only pay using check, credit card, or direct bank transfer. NEVER pay by cash (unless you are in our office) or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram.
Please Note: Our cancellation time frame is not what VRBO publishes. It is 90 days prior to arrival for rentals that are shorter in term than 42 nights, 120 days for rentals more than 42 nights or more in duration. If you cancel more than 90/120 days prior to arrival your Deposit will be refunded. If you cancel within 90/120 days to arrival your deposit and any rent payments will be at risk unless we are able to rebook your dates. We are able to offer travel insurance, please ask for more information at the time of reservation if you are interested.
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/16/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    A dog may be considered. If approved a $125 (plus tax) pet fee....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • King size beds (1) Top floor master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) First floor guest bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 Twin beds in the third bedroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • There is a Complimentary kayak at the house. Pool heat is optional at $200 plus tax per week. the spa heat is included in the rental....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast cable service...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    Direct Gulf of Mexico open water location...moreless

  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront:

    Direct Gulf Front on the Gulf of Mexico...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central A/C...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    one carport...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Comcast high speed ...moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Spacious covered porch waterside, first floor and private porch off master bedroom...moreless

  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    One kayak is onsite and complimentary...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill on the porch....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    Spa is elevated with spill over into the pool. Spa heat is included in the rental. Pool heat is available but optional and additional....moreless

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    With waterfall and spa. Pool can be heated but it is optional and additional at $200 plus tax. ...moreless

  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Jetted Tub:

    Master Bath...moreless



Write a review 4.6
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 7 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

May 27 - Jul 21, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Lobster Weeks
Jul 22 - Jul 28, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Jul 29 - Aug 4, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Lobster Week
Aug 5 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer 2015
Aug 19 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Sep 2 - Nov 17, 2017
7 night min stay

Nov 18 - Dec 22, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $125 + tax
  • Booking Fee $25 + tax
  • Refundable Deposit $1,000
  • Cleaning Fee $175 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12.5%


Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed. Personal or business checks are welcome for all payments and deposits unless the reservation is made within 21 days of arrival in which case a Cashier's Check will be required or payment by credit card. We use a credit card processor service and they will charge a processing fee of $29.95 for Visa, MC or Discover.

To hold a reservation the signed paperwork must be accompanied with a payment of the deposit and booking fee. 90 days prior to arrive a payment of 1/2 the rent and tax total is due with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival. If the reservation is made within 90 days of arrival the deposit, booking fee and 1/2 the rent and tax total is due and within 30 days of arrival the total would be due.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 04/16/2017
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Key West
6 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

Located in the Middle Keys area on Grassy Key which is the north end of Marathon. Morton Street runs along the open Gulf of Mexico and at the west end is very private with a feeling of seclusion. Just minutes from Marathon proper for shops and services. Key West is 50 miles away to the south and the Upper Keys are about the same north of Marathon, a great central location for sightseeing excursions.


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Calendar last updated: 04/16/2017

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  • Direct Gulf Front home with pool, spa, dock and fabulous views.

    Direct Gulf Front home with pool, spa, dock and fabulous views.

  • Fabulous views of the Gulf of Mexico

    Fabulous views of the Gulf of Mexico

  • Boat dock

    Boat dock

  • waterside porch

    waterside porch

  • outdoor dining

    outdoor dining

  • Master bedroom balcony

    Master bedroom balcony

  • Custom pool with waterfall and spa and shallow entry

    Custom pool with waterfall and spa and shallow entry

  • Great for fishing!

    Great for fishing!

  • Always a great view

    Always a great view

VRBO #72701

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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