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Fully furnished studio, 50 yards from ocean, shared pool, fishing-jetty

Bedrooms Studio
Space 270 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Fully furnished studio, 50 yards from ocean, shared pool, fishing-jetty


Unit 8b is a fully furnished studio/efficiency. The unit has a queen size bed, a single chair, and a small dining table with two chairs. A very small kitchen, microwave and sink. Medium size refrigerator with freezer. All dishes, pots and pans, towels and linens are provided (not Beach/Pool towels). It has a private bathroom (toilet, sink and tub with shower). Additional outside "living room" in covered patio with comfortable 3-seat sofa, chair and table. New Mini-Split AC is very quiet and will keep you cool. Comcast TV and 100 Mbit WiFI. It has a small front yard with tropical plants and has its own gas-BBQ grill and picnic table with a large umbrella for shade.

No daily housekeeping. Housekeeper will clean after the end of your stay.


Tropical yard with native plants including: Pineapples, Sea Grape, Exora, Bougainville, Croton, Hibiscus and an abundance of Coconut palms allowing for relative privacy. An assortment of butterflies and birds including tiny humming birds frequently visit our yard.


Optional dock is available in our protected marina lagoon for boats up to 25 foot (additional dock fee of $15/day to home owners association). Proof of insurance, boat and trailer registration must be provided and approved before the boat can enter the park of the marina.


Our efficiencies are located ideally for fishing in the Florida Keys. Grassy Key has quick and easy access to fishing both on the Atlantic and the Bay side (the bridge for bay side access is 1/2 mile away). You can fish by boat on the flats a couple hundred yards from our dock for Bonefish, Tarpon and small Sharks. Shallow reefs only a mile or two away offer Yellowtail, Mangrove snapper, and Mackerel in abundance. The Gulf Stream offers Dolphin, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, you name it. This is a boating and fisherman’s paradise

Lobster can be found under rocks and ledges on both the Atlantic as well as the Bay side (during season).

Fishing from the Jetty is a lot of fun. There are small sharks, Tarpon, various Snappers and Grunt.


Our marina provides easy access to shallow water bordered by mangroves, and some small mangrove islands less than a mile from the marina. This is a great area to Kayak, you frequently see small baby sharks, tarpon, rays and a variety of tropical fish and birds. Duck Key Island is about 2 miles from our dock.

Kayaks can be rented at marina located directly across the street.


Grassy key has some quiet streets suitable for biking. Bikes can be rented at the marina located directly across the street.


Snorkeling is fantastic at numerous nearby reefs and state marine parks (Coffin Patch Reef, Sombrero Reef). Several Snorkel-Boats leave Duck-Key and Marathon for daily trips to the nearby reef.


A shared community pool is available to you, it is located a minute or two walking distance within our park grounds.


A community coin laundry facility is located a minute or two walking distance within our park grounds.


Great place to meet the locals and other visitors. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine during informal "happy-hour"


Within our park, there is a jetty stretching a few hundred yards out into the ocean, great for star gazing at night, sunbathing during the day or fishing day or night.


WiFi is available (and it is free)

This is a small efficiency suitable for 1 or 2 adults. There is no room for additional guests so we have restricted this rental unit to a MAXIMUM of 2 guests.


For additional information, to check availability, please contact Hans by email, text or phone

More Details

Hans Moller
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Hans Moller

Married couple, teacher and engineer. We enjoy spending time in the Florida Keys, boating, fishing, snorkeling, bike riding or simply relaxing reading a book.

Hans Moller purchased this studio in 2015

Why Hans Moller chose Marathon

We invested in our rental-units after visiting Florida Keys for 20 years. We decided that Marathon, Grassy Key, is the ultimate Keys location. People are nice and relaxed, it is the place you go when you want to get away from the 'rat-race'. Fishing, Lobstering and snorkeling is phenomenal. While Islamorada and Key West are fun places to visit, you will find the Marathon area more quiet, it's the best part of the Florida Keys. Key West is only an hour drive away, take a day-trip.

What makes this studio unique

Provides more of a "old times" Keys experience. But we also provide the modern comforts with quiet Mini-Split AC, TV, WiFi

Enjoy our private setting. Listen to the birds, gaze at the stars at night, mingle with friendly people who are in the Keys to have a relaxing and good time.

A dock can be rented for $15/night (max 25 foot, Boat insurance is required)


Marathon Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 270 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 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:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

Absolute Great Time!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was the best vacation ever. The people are very friendly and helpful in pointing

you in the right direction for any thing you want to do or see. The accommodations were

top notch. And Hans was very good about letting us know where to pick up groceries and

things to see in the area. We will most definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lion's Lair Rental Efficiencies

  • 5 of 5

We were eight family members staying in four units for 2 weeks. All cabins were clean and had all we needed, from household tools to A/C, microwave, fridge and freezer. Outside the cabins were gas grills and big tables. We spend much time there where the whole group were having the meals together. The evenings when it was dark and warm with the moon and stars above, is unforgettable. The park is nice with a swimmingpool in a very short distance from the cabins. By the sea it is possible to fish. It is also a place for cleaning the fish. Many different kinds of fish is coming to the marina. We were so lucky to see two manaters. Fantastic!

From this place on Grassy Keys, Marathon, it is only one hour drive to Key West. It is well worth to see the little town with the old architecture and history.

To stay in Lion's Lair Rental Efficiencies was very comfertable, quiet and relaxing. For sure, it will not be our last visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This little efficiency in a tidy community had everything I needed for my week in the Keys. I’ll be coming back every year for sure.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place within a local neighborhood!

  • 4 of 5

The owners of the property respond quickly to your emails, texts or any issues that you may have. Hans always had a smile which was inviting everyday in the tropical paradise of the Keys.

The unit is large enough for two people with all the necessary amenities that one needs within an efficiency unit.

Walking to the end of the channel was always delightful and watching the birds feeding in the morning while having our morning coffee was a great way to start the day. We were able to launch our kayak at the marina within the park and head out for some fishing immediately upon our arrival.

We enjoyed our stay and would most definitely return to stay another day.

Keys Strong!


  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

I don’t think we could have found a better rental for my husband’s first visit to the Keys. It is centrally located so a short drive to either Key Largo or Key West and every place in between. Hans is a wonderful host. Our trip was 30 days post-Irma, and he didn’t have power when first arrived but had a generator so we had fridge, AC, television. We had originally booked one of the smaller studios but he put us one of his 2 larger ones to put distance from the generator (no problem, the units are well insulated and we didn’t hear it at all). The efficiency itself was bright, clean, full kitchen, gas grill. The park has a jetty that we we walked out every morning to watch the sunrise. We missed visiting several attractions due to hurricane damage, so we decided to make another visit to the Keys next fall. We plan on renting again with Hans!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, relaxing and comfortable. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Love the tropical picnic area by the marina, Hans was a great host. Showed us around the property and helped me get our boat in the water. The pool was awesome, great place to chill after a day running about. All the regular residents and tourist were all very nice. Great places to snorkel, fish and dine out. We will be back.😁 Thanks Hans!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $250

This is a small efficiency, suitable for 1 or 2 persons. No additional person can stay in the studio apartment, it is just too small.
Please respect this rule.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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