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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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
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

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average rating of 5.0 based on 65 reviews
5

The property was everything we hoped for and more. It had everything we needed and wanted!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our first stay at Papaya Bay! From the moment we got there (and even before), Muffett was nothing short of a gracious and wonderful host. She text us while we were on our way to check in and to wish us safe travels. Everything that we could have ever needed was provided for us. We really enjoyed watching the sunsets from the property every evening, cooling off in the pool during the day, and playing ping pong throughout the day. The property could not have been better for relaxation. It was so fun walking out on the docks in the morning and checking out all the fish, lobsters, etc. Muffett is an amazing woman and we were blessed to spend some time with her during our week-long stay! We had such a wonderful time and can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Excellent! We really enjoyed out stay. The cottage and grounds were perfect in and out. We spent the first couple hours in amazement of all the attention to detail inside and outside the cottage. The cottage and grounds were supplied with everything we needed and more, and we couldn't have asked for a more gracious hostess. Perfect location for exploring the Florida Keys.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC
5

Wonderful! Better than we could have imagined!

  • 5 of 5

It was time for a family vacation. Past time actually. We had been talking about getting away with the kiddos for a few years for a "real deal" summer vacation (not just a weekend in the mountains or at the beach), and we resolved not to let another summer slip by without fulfilling our promise, to ourselves and our children.

We descended upon Ms. Muffett, and her slice of South Florida Paradise, late one Saturday afternoon, wild kids and neurotic dog in tow. Our rental minivan had a problem with the charging ports, and our phones were subsequently dead. We would learn later that Muffett had called to check on us out of concern, as we stopped and did some daytime activities which stretched us a few hours past our expected check-in time.

Our home was very well-appointed, and didn't skimp on the details. The property is nestled in an idyllic location, and would easily accommodate a party of 50. We enjoyed the personal touches Ms. Muffett has added along the way (gorgeous woodwork details, thoughtful uses of space, practical (and entertaining) amenities throughout.

We would definitely stay here again, and will look upon fondly the memories we made here for years and years to come.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

PERFECT!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is most awesome place I have ever stayed. Muffett is the best host not only did we make memories we also made a friend. The place is so peaceful and the landscaping is perfect. I highly recommend for any one going to the keys.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newton, N.C.
5

Amazing 28th Anniversary Trip

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I get away together every year on our anniversary. This year we were blessed to stay at Papaya Bay. There is no better home or host in the Florida Keys. Every need has been anticipated and no detail overlooked. The amphitheater, entertainment center, pool, outdoor facilities, etc. The best part was meeting Muffet. She is a spectacular host! We would specifically come back each night for the sunsets. Searching for a get away? Look no further than this wonderful little piece of heaven. You will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perrysburg
5

AMAZING!!!

  • 5 of 5

Marathon Shores/Papaya Bay is a wonderful place to stay! The owner is gracious, sweet and has though of every amenity you may need! The sunsets viewed from the hot tub or the dock or the rocking chairs are breathtaking. The place is a Pinterest dream! I could go on and on about the place, but you need to experience this cute site for yourself..... I highly recommend!

Thank you for a relaxing vacation! I loved it!

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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
 
Mini & Lobster Season
23 Jul 2017 - 16 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,236
for 7 nights
£1,236
 
 
Next Years Seasonal Rates
15 Dec 2017 - 15 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,192
for 7 nights
£1,192
£3,270
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,106
for 7 nights
£1,106
£3,140
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £96.18 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £230.82
Pet Fee £57.71
Property Damage Protection £45.39
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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