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Spectacular Panoramic Ocean View Apartment

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment, right on the beach with large ocean view balcony.

Sunrise over the ocean, sunset behind the coconut trees, stars reflecting in the water like diamonds; this is what frames your daily life over here at Ray's Place. Here, you are reminded of how beautiful the world is.

Once in your vacation home, let yourself be charmed by the gentle sound of the slow rolling waves on the beach, grab your binoculars when spotting a pod of dolphins passing by, or stay up to enjoy the moon rise over the ocean.

It is our pleasure to welcome you here to our little slice of paradise. We offer a clean and functional apartment with a breath-taking view over the Atlantic ocean. There are two other apartments in the same building. One vacation rental to the West side of the unit and the owners occupy the first floor. In addition to all the attractions you have planned to visit there is plenty to do right here on property: you are welcome to enjoy a barbecue cookout at the Tiki, a leisurely swim in the warm waters right in front of the house, or a kayak excursion.(kayaks available to owners and vacationers only). The beach is your backyard... snorkel gear comes in handy, so do water shoes and a fishing license.

For your convenience we have buoys right off shore of the property for your boat.

We also have a coin operated laundry room on property.

Across the street is the beginning of a very nicely renovated section of the Florida Keys Heritage Trail that leads you all the way to the town of Marathon. We particularly like to 'go for a walk' there early in the morning when a variety of birds are out and about. These include cardinals, mangrove cuckoos, white-crowned pigeons and yellow throat warblers.

Bird watchers need not go any further than the balcony to share the sky with birds. A loft in the heavens is really what this balcony should be called.

...back on earth, it's time to eat and we do not feel like cooking or getting in the car to find a restaurant, not a problem, the Grassy Key Outpost restaurant is next door offering a nice selection of dishes, it is also a convenience store (closed on Mondays)

In our neighborhood, Tursi, Gambit and friends are waiting to put on a show for you at the Dolphin Research Center. Home to Flipper in the 60's, DRC is located 1/4 of a mile from the property.

One mile South of us is Curry Hammock State Park where you actually do not need a park entrance ticket to stroll the hammock, just ask a local.

Three miles out to sea is marker 45, a nice place to fish mangrove and yellowtail snappers, and a few more miles South is Coffin's Patch Reef, a delightful protected area to dive or snorkel. Both locations are a few minutes away by boat from the property.

These are merely suggestions in addition to all the wonderful things that are yours to discover throughout the Florida Keys. We are so proud of our Grassy Key Island that we had to boast about it!

Amenities At A Glance:

-Free use of kayaks

-Barbecue

-WiFi

-Washer and dryer on property.

-Conveniently located in the middle of the Keys at mile marker 58. Ideal for day trips from Marathon to Key West, Key Largo and Islamorada.

- Buoys right off property in the Atlantic for small boats, jets skis and kayaks.

- Beach towels

- Beach chairs

If this unit is unavailable for certain dates that you are interested in please check out its sister unit which is designed exactly like this unit and is right next door: VRBO.com/790012

More Details

Property Manager
Heather Herd
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom has tub with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 1 queen bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Direct access to the Florida Keys Heritage Bike Trail right across the street.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Spectacular Panoramic Ocean View Apartment
average rating of 4.885246 based on 61 reviews
5

Great getaway place, quiet and serene...

  • 5 of 5

From the photos you cannot tell the real beauty of this quiet place. If you want peacefulness this is the place to be. The owners Heather and Isabel go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and warm. From the "thank you basket" to the extra amenities that are there there is no other place like this. The Tiki hut is a place to sit relax and sip a cool drink or coffee and watch either Sun or Moon rise over the Atlantic. The peacefulness of the balcony no matter what time of day is perfect for any thing your heart desires. You actually feel like you are on a Cruise Ship in your own private stateroom looking out over the rail at the Ocean.

The furnishings of the Condo are perfect, the bed is better than you would and could find in an expensive Hotel/Motel. The refrigerator is stocked with condiments and there are other condiments in the apartment. If you need anything at all the owner is right downstairs and is more than happy to get ti for you. If you wish to grill there is one available also.

Don't miss going to Sombrero Beach it's the best around and then have dinner at "Lazy Day's Restaurant" 11 miles south just before the 7 mile Bridge on the left, look carefully for the sign it's easy to miss. Their food and portions are fantastic friendly atmosphere there also, eat outdoors and enjoy the water views and the boats.

All in all this was one of the BEST mini vacations ever. We will be going back again.....

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nederland, Texas
5

Stunning views, perfect get away!

  • 5 of 5

The Herds have thought of everything in this quaint, super-clean, and comfortable apt. The views are mesmerizing! We had so much fun during our week here. We saw many horseshoe crabs, barracuda, ballyhoo, snapper, and even a small nurse shark in the water at the property. Also, osprey, gulls, pelicans and other birds, along with some little iguanas! This locatiom is close enough to visit Key West for the day, but never wanted to return because this place is just spectacular. The perfect place to de-stress. The Herds are so helpful, but also give you privacy. We hardly noticed they were here! If we are able to return in the future, we will most definitely choose Ray's Place again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kerry & Pam for your kind words. It is so rewarding to hear that you consider our place the perfect spot to de-stress. We make it our goal to offer our guests a relaxing stay, abundant wildlife being a bonus. We look forward to welcoming you on your future visits to the Keys. Best regards, Isabelle, Bill & Family
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Asheville NC
5

Wonderful stay! Perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here because we wanted to be half way between Fort Lauderdale and Key West. Little did we know we absolutely loved Marathon. This place is perfect! Beautiful sunsets! Clean apartment! Great hostess! I promise you won't be disappointed!! Will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Stunning sunrise and sunsets, great location, relaxing stay/Wedding and Birthday celebration!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay. We truly look forward to our time spent here which allows us to recharge after our busy lives! We can never get enough of our views with the beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Our apartment is super comfortable and clean and of course there is that view!!! Staying in Grassy Keys Marathon is a perfect location for taking day trips to Key West, Key Largo and even the Everglades if you want! We had a fun time using the kayaks the Herds provided for us as well as bikes! We look forward to returning next year. Until.......

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very laid back vacation

  • 5 of 5

The place is exactly as advertised with a beautiful view and old Florida decor. Heather and family are lovely. Plenty to do on Grassy Key; highly recommend dolphin research center and turtle hospital. Had a great day in Key West.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Louis
5

We miss it already!

  • 5 of 5

After scouring places and reading a million reviews we picked Rays Place for our honeymoon. Communication from the beginning to end was amazing. Everything was exactly as described if not better.

The view is BREATH TAKING. The stars at night were so romantic and more vivid than I had ever seen. The apartment had everything we needed... full kitchen, beach towels, cooler, beach chairs, beach umbrella, comfy bed, ceiling fans, COFFEE!

The Herd family were sweet and kind. Being it was our honeymoon I was leary about staying on property with owners and other guests, but we rarely saw anyone and the privacy was perfect.

Location was awesome.. smack dab in the middle of the Keys. We went to Key West 3 times and loved the drive. Restaurants near by we loved Havanah Jacks, Burdines and the Outpost.

Walk the beach in front of the house and look for seashells, swimming iquanas, birds, sting rays and much more.

You will LOVE this place!!! We have been gone for one day and miss it already so much.

Thank you Herd Family for everything and providing us the best place for our special week.

Erin and Jenny

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Marathon Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Island Tiki Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Key Colony Beach
Nearest Motorway
US1 - Overseas Highway
Nearest Restaurant
Grassy Key Outpost (Next door)
Nearest Beach
On Property
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Marathon, Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
August 2017
13 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£354
for 3 nights
From
£118
£787
 
 
September - December 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£380
for 3 nights
From
£127
£839
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
22 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£647
for 4 nights
From
£162
 
 
November - December 2017
26 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£380
for 3 nights
From
£127
£839
 
 
Christmas - New Year 2017/2018
20 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£874
for 5 nights
From
£175
£1,136
 
 
January 2018
5 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£852
for 5 nights
From
£170
£1,049
 
 
February - April 2018
1 Feb 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£874
for 5 nights
From
£175
£1,136
 
 
May - June 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£808
for 5 nights
From
£162
£1,049
 
 
July 4th
1 Jul 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£682
for 4 nights
From
£170
 
 
July 2018
6 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
£808
for 5 nights
From
£162
£1,049
 
 
Lobster Season 2018
22 Jul 2018 - 13 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,136
for 7 nights
£1,136
 
 
August 2018
14 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£808
for 5 nights
From
£162
£1,049
 
 
September - December 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£699
for 5 nights
From
£140
£839
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
21 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£647
for 4 nights
From
£162
 
 
November - December 2018
25 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£699
for 5 nights
From
£140
£839
 
 
Christmas - New Year 2018/2019
20 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£874
for 5 nights
From
£175
£1,136
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£874
for 5 nights
From
£175
£1,136
£2,622
 

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £233.07

A rental agreement made through VRBO must be signed upon making your reservation. Please call us at 305-879-5524 if you would like to discuss any questions you might have.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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