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Spectacular Panoramic Ocean View Apartment

50 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Marathon - Ray's Place

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



-Coin operated 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

We would like to inform our future guests that VRBO is now charging a booking fee for booking online. If you would like to bypass this fee, please let us know in your inquiry and we will provide the information necessary to send a check.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Heather Herd
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2016
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based on 50 holidaymaker reviews

Spectacular Panoramic Ocean View Apartment
average rating of 4.88 based on 50 reviews
Agawam, Massachusetts


  • 5 of 5

This truly is a gem of a place. It is comfy, homey and clean with stunning views. we would stay here again in an instant. The hosts are very nice/down to earth & care about their guests. Ocean views from the balcony are amazing. Couldn't believe such a beautiful place exists in the USA- looks like the Caribbean. Walked the shoreline into the water and saw a baby nurse shark in about 1 ft of water. So cool. Loved the hosts' chickens! like pets! We saw crabs, lizards, iguanas/ lots of birds fishing right out of the water. We loved the little hut with the chairs. It's exactly as its pictured, but so much better in person! Every time I turned around, there was exactly what i needed in this place. The couches were comfy, the AC was awesome. I really don't have anything bad to say about this place. Its clean, quiet and def worth every penny. Understand most of the islands are 1970's in terms of décor/style and this is no exception. The kitchen and bath are 1970's looking, but fully functional/clean/neat/unpretentious. The beachy theme extends into the bedroom- its so cozy and pretty the way its decorated. This is not a negative comment by any means- just want you to know its unlikely you'll get anything ultra modern in the keys unless you stay at a new hotel, as even driving Rte 1 the signs and everything still look very 1970's. its a laid back place and this is the norm. The apt has newer carpeting and its clean, so no worries. loved that there was a small cooler, double beach chair/beach towels for us. Laundry onsite available at a cheap price. even had the soap already for us, with other perks! Parking for our car, nice patio furniture, kayaks, hose to spray off your feet...hard to find anything that this place doesn't have....each person is unique in their wants/needs- when I went to look for something, I found it. A nice little welcome note! Just a great place in a great location. A no brainer. While its right on the main RT 1, you may hear car noises in the morning from the bedroom, but the house is set far back from the road. I am a VERY light sleeper so I noticed it, but it wasn't a problem for me. While you are out on that balcony, you wont hear a thing except the natural sounds of the water and I even entertained the idea of sleeping out there with the breeze. Simply fantastic find/ great hosts. Loved it. Like heaven. middle keys location. recommendations were superb! WIFI! Loved Key Fisheries for seafood/drinks- can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little apartment. Had everything we needed a wonderful view off the back patio.

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was great. Location was awesome. Short drive to many beautiful parks as well as Key West. We used the kayaks that were available and saw shark, stingray, fish and other wildlife just a short distance from the apartment. Owners were available anytime although we did not have a need for anything while we were there. We will definitely recommend to our friends! Thanks you Heather and Isabelle for a wonderful relaxing vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband & I stayed here on our way to KeyWest. We love Ocean views So this place caught my eye. The view did not disappoint! It was breathtaking! The apartment was just as pictured and very clean. It had everything we needed. The A/C was phenomenal!!! I kept making my husband turn it up some because he was freezing me out! The bed was very comfortable, I slept well. The shower had nice hot water & good pressure. My husband loved the hammock on the property. We didn't get a chance to use the kayaks, but they were always available. The owner was such a nice person and very helpful. She reccomended Bahi Honda as her favorite beach & she was spot on! We loved it there! I would definitely stay again! If you are looking for relaxation, amazing views, and a very comfortable place to stay, this is it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best view in Grassy Key

  • 5 of 5

We stay at this place in August for a birthday getaway. Loved the view from our second story balcony. The view of the sunrise what just spectacular and the view in the day time once the tide goes out of the birds eating. We used the Kayak for two & went out to see some of the places from on the water. The place was clean and all the little things that are available to you in a kitchen that you may have forgotten to bring on the trip. The bed & accommodations were great and meet all of our expectations. We would love to return back to this place so relaxing on the balcony over looking the water. We went to Bahia Honda State Park for the day and Sombrero Beach another day. We ordered Pizza from Grassy Key Out post next door and was great. Isabelle was a charm and great person to work with. This location is on the quiet side which we loved but if your looking for extra curricular night time activities probably not the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place to get away from it all. From the tranquil breezes rustling the palm trees to the soft cooing of the chickens in the late morning, we enjoyed everything about our stay in this oceanfront apartment. It had all the amenities we needed for our five day stay on Grassy Key. The location was perfect, with plenty of nice places to eat within a short drive away (and even a few of our favorites within walking distance). The apartment is on the second story and has a nice porch, which was perfect for sitting out on and watching the stars at night. There are kayaks available to use, if you'd like, and a hammock stretched beneath two coconut palms offering a relaxing place to read a book or take a snooze. The hosts are Bill, Isabelle, and Heather Herd. Heather was very friendly and helpful throughout the entire booking process, and Isabelle was just lovely, helping us feel right at home as she showed us around the property.

There are many beautiful beaches to explore nearby, including the state park on Bahia Honda. We went there twice, as it offered the nice combination of turquoise waters, white sand and natural beauty without anything artificial to get in the way. We would absolutely stay at this property again if we got the chance to travel to the Keys. If you're looking for quiet beauty and a real Florida experience, consider staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super clean

  • 4 of 5

The unit was so clean and the view on the patio was spectacular. It was very quiet and relaxing. We enjoyed our getaway there. Great hosts!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Marathon Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
JJ's Doghouse
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Key Colony Beach
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
Grassy Key Outpost (Next door)
Nearest Beach
On Property
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Marathon, Central Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
August - November 2016
30 Jul 2016 - 20 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Nov 2016 - 25 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
December 2016
26 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas-New Years
21 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
January 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 28 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
March 2017
11 Mar 2017 - 18 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
March - April 2017
25 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
May - July 2017
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Fourth of July
1 Jul 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
July 2017
6 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mini Season 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July/August 2017
30 Jul 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Lobster Season 2017
5 Aug 2017 - 12 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2017
13 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £246
Tax Rate 12.5%

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Marathon in Florida Keys

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom has tub with shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 1 queen bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
Direct access to the Florida Keys Heritage Bike Trail right across the street.

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