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Luxury Living Inside & Out

48 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Marathon - Papaya Bay

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Muffett Barth
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016
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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.


based on 48 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury Living Inside & Out
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews

Nature lover's retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved our two weeks at Papaya Bay. The pool was wonderful on those hot and humid days. Having restaurants and bars within walking distance meant no designated driver required! The lobster fishermen provided a free show each afternoon as they unloaded their catch at the adjacent commercial fishery. Watching the local wildlife from the patio or pool was always a treat! Birds and butterflies, several types of lizards, nurse sharks, moray eel, lobster and crab, barracudas, parrot fish, angel fish, snappers and grunts made appearances most every day.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Papaya Bay. The perfect spot for a stay in the keys. You cannot beat the view looking out at those gorgeous turquoise waters of the Gulf. The property was lovely with a dock, swimming platform, ping pong table, and a perfect sized dipping pool for relaxing at the end of the day.

The house was very clean, with every accommodation and beautiful decor.

The entire atmosphere was one of relaxation and restoration. I would recommend this rental to everyone!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well taken care of Love Nest in a private area. A++

  • 5 of 5

The property was always clean and beautiful.

I will be coming back. My children loved it!

Luxury features inside and outside of the home and an incredible use of space. Craftsmanship of tile outside with the walkway, amphitheater, dining and cooking area are second to none. The pool was a highlight and I struggled to get my kids out of it to explore the keys. They didn't want to leave the property. I hate writing reviews that expose the secrets to the greatest adventures of my life. This property and the experience must be shared. Our hostess was polite, educated, and a good conversationalist. She made the experience all the more comforting.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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The best!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here. It was extremely clean and well kept. Muffet was so nice!!! Beautiful views. An awesome piece of property. Very convenient to everything, yet also private at the same time. Muffet can we just move in, please!?! Lol. Obviously, we didn't want to leave. You can't go wrong here. Just a warning...we will be back;-)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfection!!! Stayed July 1- 9, 2016

  • 5 of 5

Papaya Bay is the perfect Keys vacation experience. It’s quiet and secluded at the end of a street. The rental is a downstairs unit and the owner, Muffett, lives upstairs. She is a friendly and hospitable person and really goes the extra mile to make sure that her renters have everything needed for a perfect stay. The unit is immaculate and even stocked with a few things like water, soda, condiments, shampoo, and soap to hold you over until you can get to the store and replace them, an honor system. A couple of good restaurants are within walking distance, Keys Steak and Lobster House and Keys Fisheries. There was a beautiful open water view and we loved watching the spectacular sunsets every evening. We really enjoyed our stay and hated to leave! Can’t wait to return!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Best Ever

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property! Everything was better than described, the room was comfortable, the kitchen has everything, the location was perfect, the sunsets were phenomenal, and the owner was a pleasure to work with. We stayed 10 days and could have stayed another 10.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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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
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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Marathon, Central Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
per property
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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
for 7 nights
Mini & Lobster Season
23 Jul 2017 - 16 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Next Years Seasonal Rates
15 Dec 2017 - 15 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £102 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £246
Pet Fee £61
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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Marathon in Florida Keys

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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

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