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Authentic And Charming Little Cottage 60 Ft From The Ocean

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 280 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

Stand Alone Cottage On An Oceanfront Property

A beautiful cottage is awaiting you on Grassy Key. Built in the original Keys architecture, the cottage is free standing with windows on all sides. The efficiency holds true to its name as it is small, but very functional. Being a stone's throw away from the ocean you can enjoy partial ocean views from your bed on the west and from your dining table on the east. It offers everything you need for a good night's sleep, a refreshing shower and a good breakfast before you start your day in tropical paradise.

After a day full of adventures don't forget to relax at our oceanfront tiki and hammock. From here there is no telling what wildlife might amaze you. If marveling at the beauty of the ocean from the shore doesn't satisfy your fascination for the ocean, then treat yourself to an outing on one of our kayaks. Head for the nearby rock ruins and be prepared to see many dazzling fish.

...back on shore, 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. Ten miles north is Long Key State Park. Both have wonderful ocean access and trails.

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.

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.

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:
August 18, 2018

Amenities

Marathon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 280 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
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with sink, toilet and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Studio with kitchen, dining area and queen bed in the same room.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Washer, dryer and laundry detergent provided.

Reviews

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5

Perfect size and location

  • 5 of 5

We went North there days and went south the other three. Perfect location to key West and Biscayne without having to relocate. The size was perfect for two.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome week.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Great little place for two. The host's were awesome.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here. The cottage was clean and cool. We enjoyed the kayaks and the small beach area. The water is quite shallow until you walk very far out, it was fun to explore.

We made this trip without a rental car, although it is recommend. We rented bikes to get around. We used an island taxi to get groceries. However, thanks to a nice bike trail, we were able to enjoy several surrounding restaurants, snorkeling, and a party fishing boat in Marathon that were all within a 5 mile bike ride.

The Grassy Key Outpost that is mentioned in several other reviews was not reopened when we were here. Don’t rely on the cottage having WiFi for school or business, as it did not work at all during our stay.

We had a great vacation! Isabelle and Bill were very nice and helpful hosts.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, Comfy, and Charming

  • 5 of 5

The Toucan House has everything you need for a comfortable stay in a beautiful, quiet, serene setting. The house is equipped with everything you need including a gas grill right beside the house. The a/c worked very well, as did the hot water heater and refrigerator/freezer. The ocean access right outside the door was awesome! And taking the kayaks out to the mangrove area was spectacular! It's a great place to stay with very kind, gracious hosts.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great clean perfect for two.

  • 5 of 5

The nicest owners in the world what a perfect place we enjoyed it I give it a 10 middle of the Keys too so going places was a breeze we will return 😎🏝✝️

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cottage is clean and charming. The proximity to the ocean--fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Bill and Isabelle are magnificent hosts. The cottage was extraordinarily fun and peaceful. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Marathon Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Island & Sparky's
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Key Colony Beach
Nearest Motorway
US1
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Island
Nearest Beach
On Property
Car: recommended

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45
Refundable damage deposit $100

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.