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

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

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 Layton

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 Layton in Monroe County

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Property is limited to guests listed on contract. Absolutely NO smoking; NO pets! No bait/chum in refrigerator; use outside freezer.
  • Housekeeping will wash all white inside towels. Beach towels in linen closet. Roll umbrella down and turn off floods when you go to bed.
  • Garbage pick-up Mon & Thurs a.m. NO fish carcass/shellfish in garbage. Lids on tight. ALL dishes cleaned. Furniture in original location.
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

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Lrg Waterfront Pool Home, Gazebo, Dock, Kayak, Sunsets, Spectacular open water
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5

A private resort only for us!

  • 5 of 5

I just want to say how much we enjoyed staying at the Layton Key house! It was amazing. It was a private resort. MRS Linda is so inviting, kind, personal, professional and polite. We hated to leave but spring break was coming to an end. We read the book about your grandfather's life. It was an incredible adventure he and his wife made. Glad he had the gusto to be a human to better the USA instead of complain or get by. We just wanted to thank you for opening up your house to us. Mark us down for around the same time next year. 

Thank So So Much! 

Suzanne Butler 

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect is the only word for this home

  • 5 of 5

This home was the perfect place to stay for a visit to the Keys. It totally lived up to it's billing- Every need was anticipated, the pool large and inviting and the setting lovely. We walked outside and immediately spotted sea turtles swimming, rays, fish, even manatees! A perfect place to kayak. The owner was very welcoming and gracious. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anita, It was wonderful meeting you and your family and I am so please you enjoyed your stay at the Layton House. We are truly blessed with a one-of-a-kind beautiful location. Thank you for caring for our home as if it were your own and I look forward to your return in the future to the Layton House. Have a blessed summer. Linda
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Great family home!

  • 4 of 5

Great family spot! Spacious home with dock, Sunsets, great pool! A bit of distance from the action inI Islamorada, but very nice an relaxing!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeb and Susie, It was a pleasure having you and the kids at the Layton House for your spring break. I am so pleased you and the children were able to enjoy kayaking and fishing off the dock with a variety of fish and wildlife to experience. I am equally happy that the boat rental from Islamorada Watersports Co. worked out well for you. Feel free to come back any time your schedule permits. Have a blessed spring/summer. Linda Lange
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Very spacious property with something for everyone

  • 4 of 5

The property is great with the kids enjoying fishing off the dock, kayaking, wading the ocean and the pool when the weather cooperated. We enjoyed our morning coffee in the gazebo and our evenings near the ocean with the out door fire pit. Linda was a very nice and gracious host. We enjoyed meeting her and learning about the house and surrounding property. Jim and Elyce

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great house with a wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time at the Layton House. Every aspect of the house was fabulous and the owner is a wonderful woman who is an absolute pleasure to deal with. I have traveled and stayed throughout the keys and this was my personal favorite.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you, Shannon and the girls had a nice visit at the Layton House. It was a pleasure having you and I hope your parents will be able to join you next time. I look forward to seeing you in the near future. Have a healthy, joyous New Year! Linda Lange
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5

Exceptional Waterfront Estate

  • 5 of 5

Our family just returned from a weeks long stay at The Layton House in Layton, Florida. We had use of the house, dock, private pool, pavilion and grounds. The kitchen was amazing in reference to the size as well as items to use in the kitchen. We simply didn't want for anything and ate most meal at the house. We enjoyed sitting beside the bay at the end of the day to watch each amazing sunset. Linda was a great host as we found a very tasty treat awaited our arrival and really enjoyed learning the history of the family, the keys, Layton and South Florida in general. Although my husband and I come every July/August to the Keys, this was our first stay at the house. We hope to return again soon! Thanks, Linda for allowing us to stay in your home!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • 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 are available for your use. Boat Rental, canoes, jet skis, paddle boards, 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 Layton, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
29 Apr 2018 - 26 May 2018
6 night minimum stay
£3,943
for 6 nights
From
£613
£4,112
 
 
Summer II
27 May 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
6 night minimum stay
£4,197
for 6 nights
From
£656
£4,408
 
 
Mini Season
21 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,000
for 7 nights
£5,000
 
 
Summer-Fall
29 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
£3,943
for 6 nights
From
£613
£4,112
 
 
Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,112
for 7 nights
£4,112
 
 
Christmas/New Year's
21 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£5,000
for 7 nights
£5,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£3,118
for 5 nights
From
£571
 

Additional pricing information

Processing £37.6
Refundable Damage Deposit £751.9
Cleaning £225.57

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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