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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 nights


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 . If you see an ad for this house anyplace else it is a SCAM.




Key Lime Kottage is situated just south 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:
21 May, 2018

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 Marathon

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
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


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Key Lime Kottage, Waterfront, Secluded and Very Private House
average rating of 4.9562044 based on 143 reviews

Great property to enjoy vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Had another wonderful stay at Key Lime Kottage. I'm sure we will be back again in the future. Enjoyed afternoons by the pool and morning coffee on the dock overlooking the gulf. Went jet skiiing around Grassy Key. Just a wonderful property to vacation at. Thank you Maria.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary So glad you had another amazing vacation at Key Lime Kottage. We hope to see you back again next year! Thank you for your continued patronage! Maria
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  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time at Key Lime Kottage. Initially, we went to Marathon because my brother is a resident of Grassy Key RV Resort, located 2 driveways after Key Lime Kottage. Great place for our family to vacation together but not overcrowded as we have our own place.

3 years ago, my Beloved Mother Lillian, who was 93 yo and her sister Andree, who was 91yo then, were with us along with my brother Andy and my very good friend Mary. When we arrived, my Mom saw the beautiful lanai with the pool and hot tub and after many years of not owning a bathing suit demanded we go to Beals to purchase her bathing suit. Mom and her sister daily enjoyed swimming in the heated pool and relaxing in the hot tub. We had decided to re-book for the following year but my Mom fell sick 5 days after we returned home and lost her battle to cancer 1 yr later. It was her last vacation and she had absolutely loved it. Great memories were made during that stay even a mock wedding! It was a 2 week vacation I'll never forget.

My very good friend Mary decided we should book 2 weeks this year. And so, we did. My brother, my aunt and we asked our friend, Andree to come along. At first, it was difficult to be there without my Mom, however, it was nice to be back where there were great happy memories of her. While there last week, it was the 2nd anniversary of her death, and Maria came over with a beautiful bouquet of Red Roses and White Calla Lilies, my Mom's favorite flowers, in her memory.

I don't know about anyone else, but, I've never rented a vacation home where the owners personally are so caring and giving. Not only is this house a hidden gem but it is extremely clean; every amenity you could ever need or want; peaceful, serene and beautiful sunsets. Once you go to Publix to purchase your food and libations, you never have to leave. It's like having your own private resort. And best of all, if you need anything or have questions or concerns, Maria and/or Janet the owners, are a phone call away and they only live a few minutes away. It's a win-win care free vacation!

Next year, I'm retiring on March 8th! We already booked Key Lime Kottage from March 9th to April 6th. That's right, for a month!

"If you're lucky enough to stay at Key Lime Kottage, you're really lucky"!

Thank you Maria and Janet. See you next year, same time, same place!

Yvette R.

Yvette R and the gang!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Yvette, Thank you so much for your continued trust in us and for your continued patronage over the years. We are so happy that you had such a great time and look forward to having you back for the month of March in 2019. Maria
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wedding we were attending and our family would rather be in a home then in separate rooms in a hotel. This was a perfect home for that. Maria went out of her way to accommodate our ever changing plans, needing to get in earlier to be ready for the wedding and wondering about the high chair and the pack'n'play. The pool was a dream and the water temperature was fabulous and perfect for our 8 month old granddaughter. Our daughters and families left on Tuesday so my husband and I could enjoy the sunshine, privacy and glorious sunsets for an amazing 3.5 days. As business owners we work all the time so while there are bikes, fishing poles and canoes we just basked in the glorious laziness of the Keys and the wonders of Key Lime Kottage! I am sure we will return it was just what we needed to disconnect.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Luanne Thank you so much for the kind words. So happy it all worked out for your family. I am also so happy that you and your husband were able to relax and have some quiet time for yourselves. We hope you come back and relax at Key Lime Kottage again soon! Maria
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Fun in the Keys

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at Key Lime Kottage. The home was comfortable and very clean. The pool is perfect. Our week passed quickly and we enjoyed every minute. Thanks for making your rental available to us.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cathy! So happy you had a great time and enjoyed our home. We hope that you come back and see us again Maria
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Key Lime Kottage

  • 4 of 5

We loved this beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Barbara! So glad that you were able to have such a wonderful vacation. Thank you so much for your patronage. We hope that you come back to see us again soon. Maria
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Perfect place to relax and feel at home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week. Any questions were quickly answered and the smallest detail was quickly addressed! All the beds were comfy, the house was spotless! The pool was amazing and the bug free lanai was awesome! Don't hesitate to book this house!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Debbie! So glad you had such a great time at Key Lime Kottage! Please come back and see us again! Maria
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Seven Mile Bridge
Just several minutes from Key Lime Kottage. Beautiful drive over both the Gulf and the Atlantic
Keys Fisheries Restaurant
Great place to purchase fresh seafood to bring back and cook at Key Lime Kottage and also to...
Mrs. Mac's Kitchen
Great place to eat in Key Largo...lots of variety!
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
If you love history you should go here and see all of the ancestors of Ernest Hemingway's cats
El Siboney Restaurant
Excellent Cuban food in Key West!
Lazy Days
Great food with waterfront view
Dolphin Research Center
Walking distance from Key Lime Kottage. Great place for kids and adults to get up close and ...
Conch Tour Train
Great way to see all of Key West!
Sombrero Beach
Great beach in Marathon
The Wreck & Galley Grill
This bar and grill is two doors down from Key Lime Kottage. It has great food and beer. You ...
Frank's Grill
Great Italian restaurant in Marathon! Small place so make a reservation
Hideaway Cafe
Get there by 5:15 pm and get their "earlybird" special dinners. Call and make reservations. ...
The Turtle Hospital
A must see for kids and adults. Learning experience. See the operating room and also the tan...
Upper Crust Pizza
Great pizza either eat there or carry put. Garlic and pepperoni pizza...wonderful
Porky's Bayside Restaurant and Marina
Great ribs and barbeque
Bahia Honda State Park
Great park. You can swim, picnic or walk through the gorgeous park. The old railroad bridge ...
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.


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Damage Insurance £43.81

All holiday weeks are $2950.00

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