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Manatee Bay - 5 bdr-Sleeps 12

Bedrooms 5
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms 4 Baths. Sleeps 12

Imagine gazing across a large, sparkling swimming pool to see a natural in-ground aquarium... big enough to swim in, and filled with tropical fish. The dock accommodates large boats drawing 5' + and you have instant access to Florida Bay, the Gulf and the Atlantic. The sunset views here are endless, and defy description. These waters are considered some of the finest sport fishing grounds in the entire world.

This home sits on over almost 3 sprawling acres of prime landscaped property in a premiere area. Ten minutes north of Marathon, and only 15 minutes drive from Islamorada, Grassy Key is a sleepy little village of waterfront home on large estate properties, very private and quiet, far from the seasonal madness. The house is large and can handle big groups easily with 5 bedrooms.

Marthon City Lic #PLR2014-00537

Entering the property from its Morton Street entry, one is greeted by tropical flowering plants and majestic palm trees; the long meandering driveway winds past a tennis court to the grand house.

This immaculate home features a large kitchen with custom cabinets and granite counter tops, a large TV room with Big screen TV and a large, airy great room which opens to a spacious screened patio beside the heated pool. The Main level has 3 wings; one wing has a very private master suite with king size bed and the other wing has 2 bedrooms, one with 2 queen beds and 1 room with 2 twin beds & 1 shared bath. The third wing , One with a King size bed and bath, The third master suite with king size bed, sits atop a natural wood staircase and offers the most stunning views of all. This suite has its own private screened porch.

Amenities:: Heated Pool, Dock with Electric and Water, Gas Grill, Fully Equipped Gourmet Kitchen, Washer and Dryer, Hair Dryer, High Speed Wireless Internet, Free USA long Distance, Big Screen TV with Satellite, DVD, Whole house ,Stereo, Central A/C and Heat, Tennis/Basketball Court.


More Details

Property Manager
Donna Felling
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 February, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

I can't say enough about how perfect this house was for our family! It had everything we needed & more. The in-ground tropical fish aquarium was such an interesting addition, too. Feeding the fish each day was a task we really looked forward to! We played tennis, enjoyed the heated pool & watched beautiful sunsets. I couldn't get over how spacious each room was, especially the kitchen. I have already passed along the info to friends. It was difficult to leave.
Mar 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Marathon in Florida Keys

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Suite
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Large Double Bed , Shared Full Bath
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Shared Full Bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Manatee Bay - 5 bdr-Sleeps 12
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family just spent Thanksgiving Week at Manatee Bay. There where 10 of us ranging from 10 yrs thru. 70 yrs. We enjoyed all the amenities, tennis, basketball, and fishing. The best was just sitting on the dock and watching the boats and grandchildren play. Not once did we here them say they where board. Donna was there to great us and take us thru the LARGE home. I would recommend this home to anyone that wants to play or relax. Thank you for sharing your home

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second year at Manatee Bay and it was better than ever! We have spent our annual family reunions in the Florida Keys for over 30-years and have stayed at many homes throughout the middle and lower keys, and Manatee is, by far, our FAVORITE!!! The home is well-maintained, beautifully furnished and a great layout for our large group. This year we had youngsters that enjoyed the pond and tennis/basketball courts, and oldsters who enjoyed just sitting and enjoying the fabulous views! Something for everyone. We especially love the open floor plan that allows our group to all be together ... some enjoying the family room while others are in the beautiful kitchen. We also love that there are THREE refrigerators, three trash receptacles, and two dishwashers!!! The property managers, Donna and Doug, are great and super-nice... and were always there if we needed anything! We highly recommend this home!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Central Location and Great house!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great house and location for our spring break trip. We had a difficult time leaving and hope to come back again sometime. We filled the house with Adults and kids and always had tons of room. Donna was a pleasure to work with. We spent many hours fishing from the dock and had a regular visitor, a crane we named Lazy Larry. Larry tried to take every fish we caught and was not shy at all. Tell him his NC friends miss him! Book the house, you will not regret it!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many homes on different Keys, this one ranks high on our list of favorites! We had 9 adults plus our 3 year old grandson. He had a blast in the pool, sand, dock, and the fish pond. Donna was great to work with, and easy to get in touch with if needed. Would recommend to everyone!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manatee Bay ..... perfect for large family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 14 stayed for a week at Manatee Bay. The weather was extremely windy for the week, but there were so many other things to do that my 6 grandchildren still had a ball. They were intrigued with the saltwater fish pond. They played tennis and basketball. They caught grouper off the dock and lobster also. (Unfortunately, they were too small to keep, but they had so much fun catching them.) Our oldest daughter is mentally and physically handicapped, so the layout of the house was just perfect. Donna and her husband Doug were "johnny on the spot" with any issues we had.....which were few. We had a marvelous spring break vacation and plan to go back again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gib Swisher

  • 5 of 5

The only reason I gave this place a 5 star rating is because there wasn't an option to give a 6. The house was very nice as well as the pool and fish pond. The view was outstanding. The property manger (Dona) was extremely helpful so yes, I would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Key West
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Island Tiki Bar
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Island tiki Bar
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Sombrero Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Marathon, Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Jan 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
Mini Season
22 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Opening of Lobster
5 Aug 2017 - 12 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Years
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

Cleaning £321 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £802
Tax Rate 12.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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