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Gulf Front, Key West Style Home w/Custom Pool Lush Tropical

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Intoxicating views of the Gulf of Mexico with resort style pool and grounds.


Just the Two of Us Special: $500 off per week, $500 deposit instead of $1,000, A bottle of award winning wine upon arrival!!

A vacation rental like no other, The Roseate House is sure to please. From its custom beach entry pool that starts under the house to its one-with-nature outdoor living area with fireplace, flat screen and furnishings to the gas tiki torches and raised sand beach, you will fall in love with this property like no other. It is the ideal vacation home for everyone from the couple looking for romance to the family looking to add to its vacation memories. Come live among the coconut tree tops and experience the magic this home has to offer. (Note to honeymooners....the minimum contract age requirement is waived for your "just married", party of two! Please inquire with additional questions.)

The home is a three bedroom, two bath Key West style stilt home with wrap around deck and french doors that rim most of the house affording stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico from the dining, living, sitting ares and kitchen. The master bedroom with porch and outdoor sitting area has a south pacific flare in its decor and a king size bed. An eclectic shower and bath are en suite with access to the back porch. A large guest room with queen size bed, french doors and porch with sitting area is whimsically decorated with driftwood style furnishings and a typical South Florida motif. A beautiful second bathroom is also located on the main level of the home next to the laundry closet with new front loading washer and stack dryer. A spiral staircase leads to the loft where there is another bedroom with two twin beds designed and decorated to appeal to the juvenile or teen traveler. All bedding is sumptuous cotton 600 ct. thread count or greater.

The dining, living, sitting areas and kitchen are all open to one another and on the water. The kitchen takes center stage and is slightly elevated from the other areas. It is a brand new kitchen from the ground up with top of the line appliances, cabinets and hardware. Even the most avid chef will be impressed with the fully equipped kitchen and taken back by the intoxicating views. You can expect to find an extensive array of spices, oils and other condiments for guest use. The surrounding living areas are decorated with an eclectic and vintage touch in colors of aqua, coral, yellow and white washed taupe.

The wrap around deck is furnished with upscale Woodard outdoor furniture. Take a nap in the ultra comfortable chaise lounges while you listen to the sway of the palms. Enjoy a meal or family game around the custom outdoor dining set with hand laid mosaic tabletop.

Downstairs is where you will most likely spend most of your time. An outdoor living area has been created under the house with bamboo vaulted ceiling and cove lighting and Leonardo french tumbled marble on the floor and continuing out and around the pool making up the pool deck. The area can be enjoyed in most weather. A 55' flat screen hangs above the outdoor bar. You can watch your favorite show from any of the sitting areas under the house. Besides the bar with stools, there is an area with two oversized chairs and oversized ottomans around the gas fire pit. There is also a great table with incredibly comfortable chairs by Gloster that is perfect for dining, chatting, or playing games.

The beach entry of the swimming pool begins under the house also. This is a very shallow area of the pool ideal for small children or those who do not like climbing the traditional pool ladders to get in and out. This area is shaded at all times as it is covered...again making it ideal for children or those who would just like to dip their feet without sitting in the sun. We did not; however, forget you sun worshipers. You will find a submerged sun ledge on one end of the resort style pool where you can enjoy the comfortable Frontgate loungers and soak up some rays. The other end of the pool has a deep end with sitting bench and oversized spa. The marble pool deck is rimmed with planters that are home to beautiful birds of paradise plants and also house the gas tiki torches that make the evenings extra special...along with the stars, of course. Just beyond the pool deck is the sand beach, coral seawall and dock. Watch the summer sunsets from any of these areas for a real treat!

The dock is equipped with fresh water, electricity, fish cleaning table, bench and dolphin poles for boat tie out. Many times manatees have been sighted under the dock. It is possible to catch all kinds of fish from the dock. Guests have even caught tarpon and cobia off the dock! Watching the fish attracted to the underwater fish lights in the evening makes you feel like you are part of a huge backyard aquarium.

The home offers two kayaks for your enjoyment. We have an excellent shoreline for snorkeling and kayaking. The Gulf is accessed by a couple of coral steps that descend into the water through the coral seawall. There is a wonderful bay approximately 6 houses to the west where you can see all kinds of wildlife including sea turtles at times from your kayak.

The landscape is mature, very lush, and tropical. There are more than 80 species of plants, flowers and trees on the property...many of them marked with resort style markers. Enjoy the intoxicating scents of night blooming jasmine, orange and grapefruit trees, allspice trees and rum bay plants at various times of the year.

And for the icing on the cake, this home offers a MOSQUITO ABATEMENT SYSTEM around the entire property making mosquitos and noseeums almost nonexistent. This is a state of the art system that is not harmful to people or animals....just mosquitos, noseeums and other insects.

The entire property is smoke free both inside and out. There is a maximum occupancy of 6 and is strictly enforced. Please, no more than 4 adults over the age of 21 unless you are prior guests invited back or apply for special consideration. 4 adults and 2 children is fine. NOTE: We are unable to accommodate weddings and parties. There are no exceptions. Third Party Rentals Not Accepted. Sorry no pets.



PLR# 2016-00555

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Heidi Berka
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Heidi Berka

We live in the State of Wisconsin. I am from Green Bay and my husband from Milwaukee. We fell in love with the Florida Keys a number of years ago when we were married in Key West. We found ourselves coming back for a warm up every winter until one year we were driving down US 1 in the Keys and saw the sign 'Open House Today-Waterfront'. We stopped only for fun and then realized we truly wanted our own little paradise in the Keys. Six weeks later we were back and looked at 39 houses in 2 1/2 days. We pulled in the driveway of the Roseate House and new it was the one before even going inside. Since that time the home has undergone nearly a million dollar renovation with brand new pool, furnishings, draperies, kitchen, bath, laundry, outdoor living area, landscaping enhancements, etc.

Heidi Berka purchased this house in 2009

Why Heidi Berka chose Marathon

The Roseate House is such a magical, intoxicating property that is unlike any other rental property in the middle keys. The house and property have been designed to provide you with an exceptional vacation experience. The amenities are second to charge for pool heat or chiller, mosquito abatement system, bathroom toiletries including shampoo, conditioner, soap and hairdryers, laundry detergent and softener, spices, oils and condiments, luxurious bedding, Lenox China, Waterford Crystal Stemware, dish soap, dishwasher soap, designer and brand name appliances, furniture and fixtures, custom furniture and bedding, kayaks, foosball table, outdoor living area, custom pool, sand beach, stunning views and true tropical setting.

What makes this house unique

The Roseate House is such a magical, intoxicating property that is unlike any other rental property in the middle keys. The house and property have been designed to provide you with an exceptional vacation experience. The amenities are second to charge for pool heat or chiller, mosquito abatement system, bathroom toiletries including shampoo, conditioner, soap and hairdryers, laundry detergent and softener, spices, oils and condiments, luxurious bedding, Lenox China, Waterford Crystal Stemware, dish soap, dishwasher soap, designer and brand name appliances, furniture and fixtures, custom furniture and bedding, kayaks, foosball table, outdoor living area, custom pool, sand beach, stunning views and true tropical setting.

Available on request and for additional fees: provisioning, additional cleaning during stay, transportation, cooking, etc.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Garbage must be out prior to pick up. $250 take away fee, if garbage is left. They will not take recyclables that are in plastic bags.
  • Some skin care/sunscreen products cause bleaching of towels and sheets and staining of furniture. Your deposit is charged in these cases.
  • I DO NOT TAKE AMERICAN EXPRESS. RESERVATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. No groups or gatherings.No additional people at any time.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Main Floor Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bath en suite and porch with sitting area via french doors
    Guest Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Porch with sitting area accessed via french doors
    Loft - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We are minutes from the Dolphin Research Center where you can participate in programs including swim with the dolphins or just touring the facility. We are approximately 10 minutes from The Turtle Hospital in Marathon, 30 minutes from Theater of the Sea in Islamorada, and 1 hour from Key West or Key Largo. A great central location close to everything yet away from it all!


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Gulf Front, Key West Style Home w/Custom Pool Lush Tropical
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Wonderful week at a beautiful house. Thank you so much! We enjoyed the view, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing and playing in the pool.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Charles, LA

Amazing home in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have rented a lot of vacation homes & hands down this one was the best! It has so many extras that aren’t mentioned in the description. There is so much to do at the house. Fun for all ages! This home is truly paradise!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the awesome review, Andrea! I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at The Roseate House and made some great memories. We hope you will be back to visit us again in the near future.
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  • 5 of 5

I have been visiting the keys for nearly 60 years now and have never enjoyed a better experience. All the positive wonderful comments you read here are true. If there was a 6th star available we would give it. The photos on the site show an incredible combination of old keys charm inside and fantastic outdoor spaces. These photos only serve to tease as the reality is so much more. We dealt primarily with Heidi Berka and she was very accommodating and truly fun to do business with. Kids and grand kids all had a great time. The pool area is without equal and the dock with its underwater lighting is terrific. Our only fear is that our family may expand beyond the Roseate House's capacity. No worries though as the Berkas have another property close by with additional accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the AMAZING review, Greg! It was such a pleasure to host you and your family. You were the absolute perfect guests and we definitely want you back! We have three homes on Morton Street; two of them on the Extension where you stayed. I appreciate your kind words and I look forward to hosting your family vacations for many years to come. Have an awesome summer! Heidi
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The Ramseier's Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

The crowning jewels of The Roseate House are Heidi and Jeff, the proprietors; without them there would not exist this stunning tropical paradise -- they have put a tremendous amount of love into this property. As you drive into the entrance you are overwhelmed with lush tropical plants and trees of varying variety, providing complete privacy. We love to take advantage of clothing optional, so we can work on that all over tan!

The house itself is decorated with charming art and unique accents. The living areas are comfortable and beautifully furnished. The kitchen is spacious, upscale and well stocked. The house has a wrap around deck with lovely comfortable lounges with a stunning view of the Gulf.

As much as we enjoyed the house, the pool is where we spent most of our time, relaxing and enjoying our surroundings. The pool has a sun shelf for sunning in the water while relaxing on a comfy lounge or lounging on the spacious deck or sandy beach. Gas tiki lights, pool and dock lights create a romantic setting at night while having cocktails overlooking the Gulf waters.

We rarely left our favorite tropical paradise and are already planning our next vacation at The Roseate House.

Carla & Gordon Ramseier

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carla & Gordon, Your kind words overwhelm me. YOU are 5 star guests and definitely have a place on the VIP list for not only our homes but also our hearts. We are blessed to know such a fun loving couple. I love that you love our homes. You are always so respectful of them and leave them in perfect condition. We are looking forward to your August visit and looking forward to meeting up in person again soon. Until then, XOXOXO, Heidi & Jeff
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Stunning Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

The Roseate House is absolutely amazing. Not only is the house beautifully and comfortably decorated it is immaculately clean and so well appointed there is little to do for the tenant other than sit back, relax and enjoy the view (and the fabulous pool)! The care taken by owner/property management to ensure a truly relaxing and spectacular vacation stay is beyond compare. Much thought, care and love has gone into this house: thus making it feel like a home. 😊

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Tammy. What a stellar review. I so appreciate the shout out to our cleaning and management staff. They strive for guest satisfaction. I could not do it without them. Thank you for all of your kind words about The Roseate House. I hope this means you will be back. The care and respect you showed my home is so much appreciated!
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many rentals and beautiful resorts but this is one of the best. Amazing location, spectacular home, every tiny detail was thought out by the owners . Its like staying in your own private resort! We went boating , swam in the beautiful pool, fished right off the dock and caught tons of fish . At night the dock is amazing to sit and watch huge fish swim by . The kids appreciated the kayaks and paddle boards. We could not have hoped for more , this home exceeds all expectations!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the amazing review, Lisa! We are thrilled that your family enjoyed The Roseate House. We hope that you will return one day!
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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Key West
Car: recommended

Be sure to visit the Dolphin Research Center on Grassy Key for a tour of the grounds or even a swim with the dolphins just 3 minutes away. A 10 minute drive gets you into Marathon to The Turtle Hospital and snorkeling boats. Grassy Key is half way between Key Largo and Key West making all of the islands within your reach!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Marathon, Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Lobster Mini 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Lobster Com 2018
5 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall Rates
20 Aug 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
January 2019
6 Jan 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £207.85
Refundable Damage Deposit £755.8
Property Damage Protection £59.71

It is highly recommended that you take out trip insurance there is no refund after cancellation within the last 30 days unless Owner is able to rent out same time period. All rental monies and taxes are forfeited for cancellations less than 90 days out that the owner is unable to fill the vacancy created.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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