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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
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


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:
29 March, 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
  • 1 of 6


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 -
(113 traveller reviews)

Key Lime Kottage, Waterfront, Secluded and Very Private House
average rating of 4.9823008 based on 119 reviews

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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Private Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Key Lime Kottage has been exquisitely updated and beautifully maintained. The house itself is charming, but believe me, you will spend most of your time in the screened-in, fabulous pool! When not at the pool, you will probably be sitting on a bench at the end of the dock watching the sunset over crystal waters. Or eating at the many fabulous restaurants in Marathon. We made it a habit to do something in the morning (Bahia Honda one morning, a bike trip another, etc.) then out to lunch, then a stop at Fishtales Market for some fresh seafood. We then spent the afternoon floating in the pool before throwing the seafood on the grill. Relaxing, private, perfect vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marianne, So glad you and your husband had such a great time at Key Lime Kottage! Please come back and see us again sometime! Maria
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4th year in a row...

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Marathon for 7 years now...the last 4 years at Key Lime Kottage. The 3 times before we have rented houses on Morton Street. The huge difference is privacy. I have 2 kids (now ages 10 and 12). On Morton Street, your neighbors are right on top of you. At KLK, you are in your own private paradise. The screen in pool is priceless. It keep the bugs and critters away (by critters...I mean their droppings in the pool) and provides shades. The house has 3 kayaks (one which is a tandem) that we used to go next door to the dolphin research center. You can see the show from the water. There are bikes there but we haven't used them. My son fishes morning to night. He's caught barracudas, nurse sharks and mangrove snapper off the dock every year. My daughter loves to swim, the pool is heated and very clean. There are tons of water and beach toys to use. There's a TV in every room. We were able to enjoy a DVD from redbox on one of the rainy days. There is also a tv by the pool. We would occasionally turn it on for music. The Wreck bar and an RV park is on either side of the rental. If you were outside during the day you may hear some activity but didn't notice when you were inside the house. The lights are a little different and took some getting use to. It's on a remote control. I noticed a couple reviews about the smell...welcome to the keys. That smell has been at every rental we have stayed at depending where the wind is coming off of. We have had no issues at our visit to KLK so I can't speak about the responsiveness of the caretakers. I can say that my daughter left her swim shirt at the house 3 years ago and they called us right away to see if they could mail it back home. Maria is very sweet. We've had to change our reservation this year. My kid's winter break at school had changed. She was very responsive. There was also a nautical flea market every year around the time we are visiting. She emailed me to let me know to prepare more time to get to Miami for our flight. We have eaten pretty much every place in Marathon. Some of our favorites are Castaways, Frank's, Hideaway, and Brutus. We have used Sea Squared as a charter for 3 years...ask for Wayne. He is the most attentive and has a nice boat. We have fished with the Marathon Lady. Not the best for kids...lots of smoking and drinking. You will not be disappointed with KLK. It's a very clean secluded house with tons of amenities. I hope you will enjoy it as much as we have!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tam and family, So happy you all enjoy our home so much! You are all like our extended family now. Please have a wonderful rest of the year and hope to see you all in 2018. Regards, Maria
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Great week at Key Lime Kottage!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great week at KLK! Cute, clean & comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool & spa as well as the well outfitted kitchen. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend KLK to anyone wanting to visit the Florida Keys. It is well situated and close to both Sombrero Beach & Bahia Honda State Park as well as some really great restaurants. There are bikes & kakaks for use and as well as a cooler & pool noodles.

Thank you KLK managers & owners for calling so quick about our forgotten suitcase & for a wonderful relaxing vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen! So happy you and your husband had a great time. Please come back and see us again next time you come down to the Keys. Maria
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  • 5 of 5

Great home, great location. Perfect

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Property!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Key Lime Kottage was the second half of our vacation. The first week was a Caribbean cruise so a week of relaxation is what we were looking for in the Keys. The home was just that, homey. It was exactly as the pictures and description said, maybe even better . There were 4 adults sharing this house for the week and we never felt crowded at all. We all just fell in love with this property. The kitchen had everything we needed to make meals. The living room and dining room were spacious and cozy. The bedrooms were all large and comfortable. We only used 2 of the 3 bedrooms. Everything is beautifully decorated and modern. The deck outside from the dining area was great to have a morning cup of coffee on. We spent a lot of time in the pool and hot tub. This was just a fabulous feature to have. It was helpful to have the screen covering over the entire pool area. It filter out the hot sun but didn't keep us from getting a tan! We opted to have the pool heated but I don't think we really need it. the weather was perfect all week! We did use the kayaks a few times, which was a really great way to see the surrounding area from the water.

We visited the Dolphin Research Center which is just a few doors away. I recommend visiting this wonderful place! It was awesome to see this animals interact with their trainers. We did a day trip to Key West and visited a beach on the way back to Key Lime. We also took up the recommendation from the owner, Janet, to eat at Frank's Italian Restaurant. The food there is out of this world! We also walked over to the S.S. Wreck and bought a whole Key Lime Pie to take back to the house. YUM!

Maria and Janet are just the nicest people and very easy to work with. The only issue we had was with the strength of the chemicals in the pool/hot tub on our arrival. Janet came over immediately and took care of the issue. I would recommend this property 100% ane would definately come back to it the next time I visit the Keys.

Thank you Maria and Janet for sharing this wonderful place with us!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Roger and Teri, We are so pleased that you liked our home and had such a great time! Please come back and see us again when you get back down to the Keys. We would love to have you back! Maria
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Marathon, Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
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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 £121 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £48
Tax Rate 12.5%

All holiday weeks are $2950.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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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
"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!"
Ernest Hemingway 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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