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Key Lime Kottage, Waterfront, Secluded and Very Private House

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 8 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6) Maximum

'Imagine paradise in a

completely secluded location

where there are no human neighbors

on either side of you...'

'Imagine your backyard

is the Gulf of Mexico... '

Key Lime Kottage is managed by the OWNERS not a property management company. Many property management companies manage hundreds of homes. As owners, CUSTOMER SERVICE is our first priority. We make our guests happy ONE VACATION AT A TIME!

Please Note:

We only advertise on VRBO and also HomeAway. If you see an ad for this house anyplace else it is a SCAM.




Key Lime Kottage is situated just so

uth of mile marker 59 off of US 1. We are 2 1/2 hours south of Miami and 1 hour north of Key West (depending on traffic).

We are between Duck Key and Marathon in the pristine waters of the Florida Keys.

Key Lime Kottage is completely secluded with no human neighbors on either side. Your neighbors are thick Mangroves and Egrets.

Your backyard is the Gulf. Our pool and hot tub are completely enclosed inside of a 56' x 24' pool enclosure. We have a dining table for 8 in the pool enclosure and also have 8 lounge chairs with 4 small tables for your lounging pleasure.

Key Lime Kottage was purchased in June 2011 and has undergone numerous upgrades.

It is available for rent now.

Key Lime Kottage has:

3 bedrooms and 2 full baths

There is a King sized bed in the Master Suite

A Queen sized bed in the 2nd Guest room

2 Twin beds in the 3rd Guest room

The Master bedroom has its own full bathroom

There is also a front load washer and dryer for your convenience

In ground Gunite pool with 8 deck chairs enclosed in a beautiful screened enclosure. Also an 8 person hot tub is incorporated into the pool.

Comfortable furniture throughout the entire house

Pillowtop mattresses

Eqyptian towels

Fully equipped kitchen with all BOSCH & Whirpool Stainless Steel

Appliances (microwave, dish washer, stove and refrigerator)

40 inch LED TV's in every bedroom and a 70 inch LED 240 Hz TV and Blu Ray player in the living room

Tastefully decorated

We have a Fisher-Price 2012 Space Saver High Chair, Scatterbug and Graco Pack N Play Playard with Bassinet, Zooland for the smaller ones

Wireless internet

Gas grill

Kayaks for your paddling pleasure

3 bicycles

Fishing poles

Beach Towels

Linens and towels

Lovely Landscaping

120 Ft raised walkway and 160 sq ft Swim/Fish platform with bench, ladder and fish cleaning table

Outdoor shower and flood lights for night time use of back yard

The Dolphin Research Center is walking distance away from Key Lime Kottage.

Turtle Hospital is located at 2396 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida.

World class fishing all over the Keys

Fish or swim from the SWIM/FISH platform. This dock is not for mooring boats. You can get a slip at the Grassy Key Marina which is walking distance from the house. They rent boats and you can inquire about fishing charters. You can dock your boat there as well and get a discount from them (just tell them you are staying at the Key Lime Kottage). You can park your boat trailers at Key Lime Kottage

Best Key Lime pie - is only a block away

at The Wreck & Galley Grill (walk to it on the same side of the road going north out of our driveway) We LOVE their food. Outdoor atmosphere bar and grill.

Mile Marker 59, 58835 Overseas Hwy.

Grassy Key , FL 33050

Curry Hammock State Park, MM 56.2, oceanside, Little Crawl Key. Fishing, swimming and picnicking are available at this waterfront park. Visit online at Curry Hammock

Key Colony Beach Golf & Tennis, 8th Street at MM 53.5, Key Colony Beach. A nine-hole, par-3 public course is open seven days a week, along with two lighted hard courts.

Boot Key Harbor, MM 49, oceanside, Marathon. One of the United States' rare protected harbors with nearby docks, launching ramp, fuel, boat rentals and restaurants.

Crane Point, MM 50.5 bayside, Marathon. A 63.5-acre tract that is one of the most important historical and archaeological sites in the Keys. Crane Point contains evidence of pre-Columbian and prehistoric Bahamian artifacts and was once the site of an entire Indian village. The Museums of Crane Point include the Museum of Natural History of the Florida Keys and the Florida Keys Children's Museum.

Sombrero Beach, Sombrero Boulevard at MM 50, oceanside, Marathon. A public beach with picnic facilities and children's playground.

Marathon Community Theatre, MM 49, oceanside, Marathon. Comedies, musicals, dramatic presentations and readings are offered at the theater. Call or visit online at Marathon Community Theatre

The Old Seven-Mile Bridge, MM 47, bayside, Marathon. A historic and scenic spot for fishing, cycling, rollerblading and sunset viewing.

Pigeon Key, MM 47, bayside, Marathon. Dotted with quaint cottages, the historic Pigeon Key formerly served as a camp for laborers erecting the Seven Mile Bridge. This island now showcases a museum and offers opportunities to picnic and snorkel.

Keywords: Gulf front, Key Lime Cottage, vacation rental, weekly rental, Keys rental, Florida Keys vacation home, Grassy Key rental, waterfront rental,

Florida Keys vacation rental, Key Lime Kottage

More Details

Maria Tabares
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About Maria Tabares

Maria Tabares and Janet Bailey lived in Indiana and purchased this home as a rental property in 2011. They have decorated it and furnished it as if they had lived there themselves.They have purchased high end appliances, mattresses and linens.

They are professionals who own other companies and know how important customer service is to everyone.

They have since moved to Grassy Key and live one mile from Key Lime Kottage. They know how important customer service is and they want your experience to be top notch! They both grew up in Indiana so Hoosier Hospitality is very important to them!

Maria Tabares purchased this house in 2011

Why Maria Tabares chose Central Florida Keys

This property caught our eye because there is alot of privacy in the back yard. You feel like you are engulfed in nature. You will be close to Marathon and alot of activities however when you are at the house you feel secluded and private.

What makes this house unique

The fact that this house is on such a private setting is what really appealed to us. On both sides no one can build a house because it is protected wetlands. Grassy Key is very laid back and quiet, yet we are an hour away from Key West where there is always something going on. Lots of shopping, great restaurants, bars and wonderful sunsets.

We are less than 5 minutes from Marathon where you have two fairly large grocery stores, restaurants and bars. Lots of marinas where you can rent boats and lots of places to charter fishing trips. The unique feel of the Florida Keys is like no other place in the US. You will really be in paradise when you stay here!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Key Lime Kottage was great. Great house, great location, great pool, perfect. Liked it so much we reserved it again next year.
Jan 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Marathon in Monroe County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This full bath is inside the Master bedroom
    Bathroom in Hallway - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This full bath is in the hallway
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Tropical Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Twin Room - 2 Single Bed , We also have a Pac N Play for baby
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom has a 40 inch Aquos TV. Pillow top mattress and Egyptian towels, Queen size Beds (1) Queen bedroom has a 40 inch Aquos TV. Pillow top mattress and Egyptian towels, Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin bedroom is colorful and fun. It has a 40 inch Aquos TV. Pillow top mattresses and Egyptian towels.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We have built a 120 ft. walkway with a swimming/fishing platform which includes a bench, fish cleaning table and swim ladder. YOU CANNOT DOCK A BOAT HERE DUE TO SHALLOW WATER. We also have an outdoor shower


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Key Lime Kottage, Waterfront, Secluded and Very Private House
average rating of 4.9661016 based on 124 reviews

Absolutely perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

It was amazing the best vacation I've had in ten years. The house is beautiful very private has everything you could possibly need on a vacation it's a most stay at home you will absolutely enjoy it.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paula, So glad you had a great time! Please come back and see us again. Maria
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We had a wonderful time at KLK!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at KLK and it wasn't nearly long enough! This rental exceeded our expectations. Maria was responsive and easy to deal with. The house is beautiful, modern, clean and well stocked/supplied. Comfy beds, nice linens (including beach towels), beautiful pool and hot tub, plenty of lounge chairs. The kayaks were well used to cross the calm bay and go into the mangroves. Fishing supplies were appreciated and my husband spent hours at the end of the dock. The bikes were fun and we took a couple of rides down the path a few miles. Maria has everything you could possibly need, from pantry items, laundry soap, there's 2 beach chairs which I brought to the end of the dock to sit and keep my husband company as he fished, a soft sided cooler, 3 box fans for the bedrooms. She has a lot of flyers for restaurants and things to do that were very helpful as well as a comprehensive manual that explained everything you need to know about the house. The only thing that we needed was inflatable floaties to lay on in the pool and Maria was so sweet to run to K-mart and buy some the very next morning, which I did not expect but was excellent customer service. We can recommend this rental for sure!

The only thing I have to comment on in a negative way is the noise at this property. While it is very private and secluded with mangroves on either side, it is not at all quiet. It is hard to tell from the satellite map just how close the house is to the road; it is very close and there is 24/7 highway noise. Also, the RV campground residents are close enough through the mangroves to hear their conversations and smell their cigarette smoke. The Dolphin Research Center has whistles and loudspeakers going all day long when they are open. None of this was unbearable, but it is worth mentioning as I was surprised that no other review that I read spoke to the noise.

We ate at the Wreck just once but would highly recommend it, tasty food, friendly service and excellent Key lime pie and literally steps away. Other places that we enjoyed were: Castaways, great beer selection and happy hour menu, plus sushi; Sparky's Landing, nice location on the water and 30 cent wings and peel and eat shrimp; Havana Jacks, live music in the evening and right on the ocean; Lazy Days South for a beautiful sunset view and huge, fresh salads.

Thank you, Maria, for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad to hear that you had an awesome week at Key Lime Kottage. Maria
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Key lime cottage a vaca rental that you will want to keep coming back to.😎🌴🦎

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Key Lime Cottage. We were three couples and all found the house comfortable and clean. The pool area was a perfect place to relax after a busy day or to just hang around for the day.

We loved the access to the ocean water to use the kayaks. I preferred paddle boarding so I rented one and had it delivered to the house for the week. Maria said they are planning on purchasing some for the house at the end of the season.

We enjoyed walking to the SS Wreck & Galley Grill for an adult beverage and the food was good too.

We also took a five minute drive to the Curry Hammock beach a couple of days. It was very quiet and beautiful. It's a few dollars to get in but worth it.

Key lime cottage is a great vaca rental. Very private.

The only issue if you want to call it one is that if you are 3 couples one bedroom has two twin beds so you have to draw straws on who gets that room. LOL

All in all we loved the place and booked it again for next year.👍�👍�👍�👍�👍�

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary, So happy that you had such a wonderful time. Thank you for choosing Key Lime Kottage. We will see you all next year! Maria
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Most relaxing vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

We love the Keys and like to visit over Spring Break. This year was our first time staying at Key Lime Kottage. The property is very clean, private and well-kept and had everything our family of 5 needed for a week. Beds are very comfortable. The screened enclosed pool was our favorite spot. Our kids loved the iguanas and wildlife. We fished (unsuccessfully) off the pier every day. Great location and distance from Marathon. Close enough, yet far enough away. Dolphin Research Center next door is a must! Unfortunately, the house is already booked for next year, or we would be back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Erin So happy that you enjoyed our home. Please come back anytime! Thank you for choosing Key Lime Kottage! Maria
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Private. Nice but noisy.

  • 3 of 5

Pros: Lovely house well appointed and nicely decorated. Clean and comfortable. Screened in pool area was very enjoyable. Pool temperature was comfortable. Pool area had plenty of seating for eight with chairs and lounge chairs. Nice views of the water. Mangroves on both sides of property provided much privacy. Well-built dock provided beautiful views of the sunset. Cons: Street traffic was loud and interfered with serenity of pool area. (Property located on Overseas Highway One). Noseeums are really a problem here. We have been to the Florida Keys many times but did not experience any such problem as we did during our trip here. Spa was not properly working while we were here. A serviceman came out twice before it was repaired. Through communication back and forth and the repair time required was really only able to enjoy the spa Friday afternoon.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barb, I am really surprised that you gave our rental home a 3 star review. We have had this house since 2012 and we have always received 5 star reviews. You will be hard pressed to find people that care more about the comfort of their guests than we do as proven by our reviews. The Florida Keys are quite narrow and US 1 is the only road in and out of the Keys. Most of us who live here no matter how far away we are from the road do hear road noise. You came at one of the busiest weeks in the year. March and April are overflowing with tourists here due to Spring Breaks. The No Seeums are everywhere in the Florida Keys. Our pool and hot tub are enclosed within a beautiful screened enclosure which is not common at all here in the Keys. The No Seeums are bothersome typically at dusk anywhere in the Keys. You did not let us know that there was any issue with the hot tub until late on Wednesday evening. I texted you back and told you that I would contact our pool service person in the morning which I did. He went out and found nothing wrong with the hot tub. You then texted me again on Friday and the pool service man went out a second time and he said that the pool temperature was at 91 and the hot tub was at 102 which is what we always have it set to. I spoke with him again this morning to double check with him that there had not been anything that he actually fixed and he said no there was nothing that he fixed. We would have gotten a service bill if that were the case. I am disappointed that you did not express your displeasure with the rental while you were here. I think a 3 star review is very unfair. Maria
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Wonderful, very private beautiful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Key Lime Kottage. It is very upscale. Everything you could possibly need is there.

The pool and hot tub are a perfect spot. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone wanting to visit the Florida Keys. It is well situated in the middle of the keys. We fell in love with this property. The kitchen had everything we needed. We have a great time and would come back again. Thank you Maria and Janet.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gail, Thank you so much for the very kind words. We pride ourselves on customer service and making sure everyone is happy when they come here. We are so glad you had a good time and enjoyed our home. We hope to see you again in the future. Maria
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Nearest Airport
56.27 Miles
Key West Airport
Nearest Barpub
The Wreck Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
10.93 Miles
Sombrero Beach Golf course
Nearest Motorway
Overseas Highway
Nearest Restaurant
The Wreck Bar and Grill
Nearest Beach
2.6 Miles
Curry Hammock State Park
Car: necessary

We are just 5 minutes away from Marathon. Marathon has lots of restaurants, Sombrero Beach, Curry Hammock State park and Bahia Honda beach. There are bike/walking trails too. There is a Publix and Wynn Dixie to go grocery shopping. The Dolphin Research Center is 3 doors down from the house and THE WRECK BAR & GRILL is next door to our home as well. The Turtle Hospital is another wonderful place to take the kids.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Marathon, Florida Keys

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer rates
1 Apr 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall rates
2 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
18 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
8 night minimum stay
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year's Eve
30 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pool heat £115.95 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £45.61
Tax Rate 12.5%

All holiday weeks are $2950.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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