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Lrg Waterfront Pool Home, Gazebo, Dock, Kayak, Sunsets, Spectacular open water

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

1 1/2 ac peninsula, 3 bed/, 4 full baths, sleeps 8/2 w/awesome open water views

Upon entering Pioneer Del Layton's private estate, you will experience spectacular sunsets and one of the most beautiful views of the Florida Bay. Centrally located between Islamorada and Marathon, you are moments from all water activities, parks, museums, shops, restaurants, etc. Cross under Long Key Bridge and you are home to Hemmingway's offshore fishing. Run across the Bay to Flamingo for back country fishing at its finest. Dock your boat at the private 70+ foot dock (boat rentals available), swim in your private circular pool, and cook your catch at the spacious Gazebo. 1 hr. 45 minutes from Miami Intl. Airport, 1 hr. 20 minutes from Key West.


Property Manager
Linda Lange
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2017

About Linda Lange

I am the owner's daughter, grandaughter to Del and Mary Layton, and I manage the property for my mother. I grew up in Miami and came to the Keys often as a child with my grandparents, spending many summers here with them. I remember fondly the 'long' drives down on the rough roads and the rattling draw bridges in the back seat of the Chevorlet Impala with Pat, the family dog. After marrying and having two sons, we continued coming down to see my grandparents each chance we could, bringing friends and church groups to enjoy our blessings. Mary and Del were gracious, enjoyed people and were loved by all that knew them. I hope to continue sharing the joy that the Layton House has brought to so many over the years as families and friends build lasting memories.

Why Linda Lange chose USA

This property has been passed down from my grandfather, Del Layton, to his daughter, Aileen Howard. He founded this little piece of paradise in the Middle Keys after selling his grocery business in Miami in the late 1940's to follow his dream. You can read the history in his biography, Pioneer in the Florida Keys. The property is very spacious, tranquil and private.

What makes this estate unique

The Layton property is one of the most beautiful in the Florida Keys with views of the Bay, gorgeous changing sunsets, and swaying palm trees from the many windows in the home. The huge kitchen with a large semi-circular bar area is the gathering place for young and old to cook, eat and enjoy each other's company. Pictures displayed around the home recall moments from the past. The large circular fresh-water pool, surrounded with native landscaping, is a fantastic place to unwind and relax before grilling your catch and having dinner in the tiki.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in the Layton in the Monroe County

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • town
  • Water View ...
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Outdoor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Master suite has his and hers full baths connecting with shower in the middle and a tub/shower combination. Full downstairs bath, and full outside bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleep Sofa/ Fam. Rm pulls out to Queen. Trundle upstairs.
  • Master suite with King sized bed, 1 bedroom with Queen bed, 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds, plus sleep sofa in family room.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Terrace ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving ...
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Enjoy gorgeous sunset views from anywhere on the property. Spacious master bedroom with king, his and her baths, enclosed porch - entire upstairs. Downstairs, queen bedroom, 2 twin beds with Jack n Jill bath. Huge kitchen, dining, living area with bar to seat 8 and table to seat 6-8. Open, spacious, and bright. Private waterfront home built by founder of town. Charters, activities can be arranged. Catering/Events available.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

Lrg Waterfront Pool Home, Gazebo, Dock, Kayak, Sunsets, Spectacular open water
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews
5

Best location in the keys

  • 5 of 5

Spacious accommodations to fit our extended family of 7, very clean, no other Florida rental property has this much land @ this price. No neighbors, also a plus to us, who live on an island, in the woods. Have booked twice, will book again

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

RELAXING, PEACEFUL, FUN

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 4 buddies rented this house for a guys weekend in January. We had a great time, the house is equipped with everything we needed to cook and relax! We were new to the keys and the location was good to explorer both North and South. We were also in close proximity to many fishing charters and options. Our favorite part of the house was the Gazebo out by the water. We spent many hours laying on and lounging on the comfy furniture while eating off the grill. Linda was responsive, hospital, and provided us with a great home-base for our long weekend. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were so quiet I hardly knew you were here on the property! I'm happy to hear the Layton House worked out well for your retreat from the cold and that you were able to explore the beautiful Florida Keys. Come back and see us anytime your schedules permit. Be blessed in 2017!!! LL
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5

Fabulous Christmas Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 families equalling 10 people with lots of kids. We arrived to Christmas decorations and a beautiful tree! The week was WONDERFUL!!!! We didn't want for anything, just more time!

We explored, swam and sunned at the pool, snorkeled from shore, kayaked, fished, walked, scootered, played ball, star gazed and reveled in amazing sunsets.

The Layton House is a wonderful retreat with unreal views. So many perfect gathering places to enjoy each other or quiet time. I could go on and on but have to mention Linda, the perfectly gracious host who is a wealth of information and did everything she could to make us feel welcome and at home. We would all go back in a heart beat!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the gracious and kind review! It is my goal to maintain my grandparents' heritage and to allow opportunities for families to enjoy the blessings we have been given. It was a delight having you and your family here and we hope we see you again in the future. Take care of each other and have a healthy 2017!
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5

Best place

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been going to Layton House for 7 summer vacations. Linda, our landlord, has become a personal friend and she will make sure you have everything you need.

Layton House has plenty of parking room (hard to find in the keys), large dock, fish cleaning tiki hut, sunsets from the kitchen window and outside so you can make your own "wish you were here cards". Inside the home, the totally remodeled kitchen, outside the updated gazebo.

Walk around, grill, sit on the dock and fish, take pictures, swim in the pool, cook up a great family meal, bring your boat, all this on your own private estate. The history about the Layton family is a wonderful story that you become part of during your stay. We are already booked for 2017!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Another year in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed another relaxing vacation at Layton House. The remodeled kitchen is as beautiful inside as the view is outside. New gazebo furniture and grill were put to good use too. Layton house is always very clean and comfortable, Linda is always gracious and accommodating, great cook too! You can't beat the privacy and the view!

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Layton House is fantastic!!!

  • 5 of 5

Layton House was fantastic! We booked the house for a whole family vacation/get together and could not have been more pleased. The property is everything the pictures show and so much more. Our party ranged in ages from 68 to 4 years old and there was something for everyone. The house was so spacious, clean, and beautifully decorated. The kitchen was totally well equipped for the chefs in our party. The dock and pier were perfect for the fishermen and boaters. There were even toys in the closet for the little ones. Our hostess Linda was extremely friendly, helpful, and accommodating. We loved our stay at Layton House. No one wanted to leave and we all want to come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Car: necessary

Layton is centrally located between Islamorada and Marathon at Mile Marker 68 1/2, Bayside,on a private peninsula off U.S.1 in Long Key, FL. Shopping, dining, and entertainment are 10-20 minutes north and south. Enjoy immediate access to offshore or backcountry fishing from the 70' dock. Kayaks, canoes, jet skis, paddle boards, boat rental, etc. can be delivered to the property/dock.

Other Activities: All watersports can be enjoyed from boating, fishing, skiing, snorkeling/diving, kite boarding, paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, etc. Swim with the dolphins,(Dolphin Research Center, Theater of the Sea), World Wide Sportsman,

Casual and fine restaurants and many, many more.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in the Layton, North America

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter I
14 Jan 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,654
for 7 nights
£4,654
 
 
Spring
1 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,605
for 5 nights
£3,550
 
 
Summer
27 May 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
6 night minimum stay
£3,753
for 6 nights
£4,338
 
 
Mini Season
22 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,654
for 7 nights
£4,654
 
 
Summer
30 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
£3,753
for 6 nights
£4,338
 
 
Fall
26 Aug 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,605
for 5 nights
£3,550
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£5,284
for 7 nights
£5,284
 
 
New Year's
28 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,969
for 7 nights
£4,969
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£2,762
for 4 nights
From
£630
£4,338
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £200
Refundable Damage Deposit £640
Processing £40
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates are subject to change according to season, number of nights and/or number of guests.

$600-$1,000 refundable security deposit to hold date. 50% down - balance due within two months of arrival. Cash, cashiers check or personal check accepted as well as direct deposit to account.
Events - $3,000 refundable security deposit

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