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Peaceful Retreat On The Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

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, a leisurely swim in the warm waters right off the property, a kayak excursion, or simply relaxing beachfront at the tiki. The beach is your backyard... snorkel gear comes in handy, so do water shoes and a fishing license.

Across the street is the beginning of a 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.

The Grassy Key Outpost restaurant is next door offering a nice selection of dishes, it is also a convenience store.

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.

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

- Two beach chairs provided.

-Private 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.

The mobile home that could accommodate up to 6 guests, mentioned in the reviews below, suffered devastation from hurricane Irma. This listing is now advertising a one bedroom oceanfront unit.

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

More Details

Heather Herd
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018


Marathon Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • 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
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 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
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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


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average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews
Gettysburg, Pa

Rough Road Ahead

  • 4 of 5

The Sept 2017 hurricane really hit this property hard. But the owners are working very hard to get back to the standards they need. The owners are terrific and the location / view is fantastic. We recommend this VRBO.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property everything was clean and available Isabelle made out stay very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location from which to explore or just stay and relax

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice little place with a gorgeous view

  • 4 of 5

We loved this place! It was small but had everything we needed and was quite comfortable. The hosts were onsite, but not intrusive at all and very accommodating. The back patio had the best view, which was my favorite part about the place. The weather didn't cooperate so we didn't have the opportunity to use the kayaks, but it was another nice perk. If you want to explore the entire length of the keys, like we did - this is a nice central location so you don't have to drive too far the get to either end. We will stay here again when we return.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amityville, NY


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Marathon in December of 2017. The accommodations were immaculate and incredibly comfortable. Although the Keys suffered so much damage due to the summer hurricanes, you would never know how bad things were at Casa Herd. Waking up to the sunrise over the water was lovely. We can wait to go back and visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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beautiful property right on the water in the heart of Marathon

  • 5 of 5

very peaceful getaway in the Florida Keys - we had a great time thanks!

Brian & Linda

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Orlando, Florida

A+++ all Service & Cleanest Get Away, Just Bring Boat & Clothes

  • 5 of 5

My Family Travels The Florida keys 3/4 times a year and always stay in FULL HOUSE RENTAL. No more looking for a great Location, Cleaness, all Amenities, View, Water Sports, and most important: Customer Service directly from "Owner". 😍😍***** Five Star Place to Spend any Type of Days of Hobbies of Outdoor's. Immaculate And Well Floor Plan for a Family to be on a level of great Communication and Spend a Vacation to Remember. Go and Experience for Yourself and Will NOT REGRET YOUR STAY. Only bring your Family, Boat, and Clothes. The Rest is Provided at a level that you will FEEL @ Home. Don't Waste your time Looking and Make your BOOKING TODAY, Mrs. Heather & Family Herd will Make sure your stay be a Unforgettable One. Att: The Gonzalez/Gorski Family from Orlando.

Thanks Again the Herd Family for making our Week #1 in last 15++ Vacation to The Keys. Bring your Boat,

The Ramp is 100% Good and close by. Easy access to Atlantic or Gulf. Thanks a Million and a Half. 😎😎😎😎😎

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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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
The Grassy Key Outpost (Next door)
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates are subject to change. They are secured once booked and contract is signed.

Owner'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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