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Luxury Living Inside & Out

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

Fabulous Florida Keys outdoor living! 1br/2bath sleeps 4. Luxury living inside & out. Spend your days swimming in the deep waters of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico or under the palms in the fresh water swim spa which is solar heated in the winter and shaded and cool in the summer. Enjoy evenings overlooking spectacular sunsets from the waterfront patio. Deep water dockage on the gulf with easy access to the ocean (available for additional charge). Outdoor marble wet bar with many amenities. Marble tables for outdoor dining, charcoal & gas grill on your private patio. Acadia kayak, washer and dryer. Lighted outdoor ping pong table, marble fish cleaning table.

Your home has 2 queen beds, custom woodwork, central vacuum & tile throughout. Sleeps 4 in air-conditioned comfort. Full kitchen inside in addition to outdoor kitchen and bar with oven & broiler and its amenities. One bath inside with another air-conditioned bath including bidet outside by the swim spa (both have large walk-in showers). Hardwired cable internet, Free WI-Fi, ePrint services available, Filtered drinking water, electronic safe, 32” LED HDTV with wireless apps including Pandora and Netflix all powered by Bose home theater speakers.

End of street privacy, while still conveniently located to everything. 5 restaurants are located within walking distance (.02 miles). 14 acre community park (.03 miles), with lighted tennis courts, skate board park, basketball, soccer, amphitheater, exercise trails & playground.

Outdoor facilities are common areas for the property which includes 2 other tenants.

Responsible pets & owners welcome: $75.00 non refundable pet cleaning fee & $200.00 pet deposit refundable in the absence of damage.

City License # PLR2013-00369

More Details

Owner
Muffett Barth
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017

About Muffett Barth

I have lived in the Florida Keys for 30 years, and in this house for 24. When we first came to the Florida Keys my husband and I fell in love with it. It is the only place that comes anywhere close to the Bahamian Islands where I grew up and spent the first 12 years of my marriage. When it was time for our daughter to go to school, Marathon and this property was the perfect solution. My husband had been a shipwright and I had always loved working with wood which prompted us to start a Boat Refinishing business. I've always said, 'I get paid to play'. I continued the business successfully for 10 years until we had a Hurricane that did a great deal of damage to our property. I found It necessary to start the transition into working more on my house and less on my business. This was the best decision I have ever made. I love Building & Designing things and my years of experience with wood and varnish have given me the opportunity to make this property a beautiful and relaxing sanctuary for all to enjoy.

Muffett Barth purchased this apartment in 1991

Why Muffett Barth chose Central Florida Keys

You would never know that you are so close to everything. Hidden at the very end of the street on a corner lot providing seclusion from everything but the amazing views in front of you.

5 restaurants within walking distance- .02 miles

Publix & Winn Dixie (Grocery stores)- 1.1 miles

K-Mart 1.1 Miles

14 Acre Community Park, with lighted tennis courts, skate board park, basketball, soccer, amphitheater, exercise trails & playground.- .03 miles

What makes this apartment unique

There is no need to leave your home away from home. All the peace and tranquility of paradise awaits you right outside your front door.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Marathon in Monroe County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Main bath has a Large Walk in Shower & Mahogany Vanity
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Bath at spa has shower, toilet, bidet & ac for comfort
  • Bath inside has a walk in shower, toilet,varnished Mahogany Vanity & large closet area adjoining Bath located by Spa has a walk in shower, toilet, bidet and AC for your comfort
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - This is a platform style bed that has a regular mattress.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , This is a hand made walnut platform bed on wheels
  • Main Bedroom: queen platform bed on wheels. reading nook and over sized chair. Second Bed is in living area with complete Queen Size mattress that folds into wall.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(55 traveller reviews)

Luxury Living Inside & Out
average rating of 5.0 based on 55 reviews
5

Relaxing Cottage by the Sea

  • 5 of 5

This rental is located at the quiet and secluded end of a street. It is a downstairs unit and the owner, Muffett, lives upstairs. She is friendly and hospitable, making sure that her renters have everything needed for a lovely stay. The unit is clean and well appointed and even stocked with water, wine and soda to hold you over until you can get to the store. We enjoyed having Netflix available for our use . There was a beautiful open water view and we loved watching the spectacular sunsets every evening... especially the last evening with Muffet sipping wine until dark.

We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to friends!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodstown, NJ
5

Paradise in Papaya Bay

  • 5 of 5

The third time is the charm! We have stayed at Papaya Bay for a month for the last three years, and I have to say it just keeps getting better. It is such a beautiful, magical place to spend time. Just sitting and looking out over the turquoise water is mesmerizing. Walking to favorite restaurants is a treat. Muffett, the owner is a wonderful host. She goes to great lengths to make sure each guest's stay is perfect. She is such a talented lady. We have already booked our spot for next year!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our best vacation yet!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Papaya Bay in December celebrating our first wedding anniversary. We fell in love with the Keys during our honeymoon and couldn't wait to come back! From the very beginning of the process, Muffett was so accommodating and helpful. She reached out to me before our trip to see if I had any questions and to get to know us so that she could make recommendations (restaurants, attractions, etc.) for us. She welcomed us during check-in and gave us a tour of her beautiful property, and even provided us a small Christmas tree since we were visiting during the holiday season! Papaya Bay is the perfect location if you like exploring like we do; close to beaches, close to great restaurants, easy drive to Key West or anywhere in the Keys. We cannot thank Muffett enough for her hospitality, accommodations, and friendship. We hope to return to Papaya Bay many more times!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed at Papaya Bay for a week in April. We loved this place. It was like coming home. The apartment is very comfortable and spacious and Muffet ensures that you have all you will need for your stay. The grounds are immaculate and there is a beautiful swimming area. The surrounding area offers everything you could want (restaurants, stores, parks, etc.), mostly within walking distance. We spent hours relaxing in rocking chairs watching the water and the phenomenal sunsets. One morning a manatee swam into shore to visit and another morning we saw dolphins swimming off the point. Key West is only an hour away and made for a great day trip. We can't wait to return!

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

A great vacation destination.....

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Papaya Bay the second week of October for our 25th wedding anniversary. Papaya Bay is in a beautiful setting with all the conveniences and even more than I could think of. We loved staying there. Muffet has thought of everything for making her guests comfortable in the apartment. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed for cooking. The bed was very comfortable. She had an ipad for our use in the apartment and even the use of Netflix. We cooked quite a bit but also enjoyed eating out at the Florida Keys Steak and Lobster House only one block away for a special night out. We enjoyed kayaking with Miranda among the mangroove trees through Aquaventures. We would highly recommend this activity. The sunsets are beautiful - right from Papaya Bay. Muffet is a wonderful host and does everything she can to make you comfortable during your stay. I would highly recommend Papaya Bay!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful/relaxing week!

  • 5 of 5

The photos don't do justice to the property and location. Everything was imaculately clean (you could have eaten off the floor) and in perfect order. Even the knives were sharp! If you want to know where to go or what to do, there is an iPad with everything you need to know. Muffett was a most welcoming and attentive host. Answers to any questions are just a phone call away.

Our mornings were spent on Sombrero Beach and evenings capped watching photo worthy sunsets from the property's own "amphitheater". Three of our dinners were enjoyed at Key Fisheries, just a very short walk from our doorstep.

We definitely would recommend Papaya Bay to anyone traveling to the Keys and looking for a private and relaxing place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Marathon, Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Peak Season
15 Dec 2016 - 15 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,249
for 7 nights
£1,249
£3,424
 
 
Mini & Lobster Season
23 Jul 2017 - 16 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,294
for 7 nights
£1,294
 
 
Next Years Seasonal Rates
15 Dec 2017 - 15 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,249
for 7 nights
£1,249
£3,424
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,158
for 7 nights
£1,158
£3,288
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £101 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £242
Pet Fee £60
Property Damage Protection £48
Tax Rate 12.5%

Pets are allowed & welcome There is a $75.00 cleaning fee and a $200.00 refundable damage deposit in the absence of damage. Pets and not allowed on the furniture or beds. There is an additional fee for dockage & trailer storage.

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Location

Nearest Airport
46.8 Miles
Key West Airport Eyw
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Keys Fisheries
Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
Sombrero Country Club
Nearest Train
116 Miles
Amtrak Miami
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
US1
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Florida Keys Lobster House
Nearest Beach
3.2 Miles
Sombrero Beach
Car: not necessary

7 Mile Bridge + Turtle Hospital + Dolphin Research Center + Excellent Boat ramp 1.4 Miles

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