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

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property
house
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Marathon - The Roseate House

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

ASK ABOUT OUR "JUST THE TWO OF YOU" SPECIAL...GREAT FOR HONEYMOONS, ANNIVERSARIES, OR JUST SOME ALONE TIME.

IF YOU LIKE OUR HOME, PLEASE NOTE VRBO #649191 OR BOOK MARK OUR PAGE. OUR OTHER HOME IS VRBO #664538. VERY SOON VRBO WILL MOVE THOSE OF US WHO DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THEIR ONLINE BOOKING TO THE LAST PAGES FOR YOUR SEARCH. THEY HAVE TOLD US THEY WILL GIVE PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT TO THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE BY LISTING THEM FIRST IN SEARCHES AND OFFERING THEM TO YOU AS "BEST MATCHES". EVEN THOUGH SOME OF US OTHERS MAY REALLY BE THE BEST MATCH. WE ARE MORTON STREET PROPERTIES AND WILL HAVE AN ALTERNATE WEBSITE IN THE NEAR FUTURE. WE OWN THREE HOMES ON MORTON STREET WITH THE THIRD COMING TO YOU IN 2017. ALL OF THEM A CUT ABOVE THE REST. CHECK BACK OFTEN!

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.

NEW AT THE ROSEATE HOUSE: TWO PADDLE BOARDS!!

NOTE: DO NOT RENT OR INQUIRE ABOUT THIS HOME VIA CRAIGSLIST. CRAIGSLIST IS NOT A LEGITIMATE RENTAL SITE AND I HAVE NOT AUTHORIZED ADVERTISEMENT ON ITS SITE. ONLY RESPOND/INQUIRE HERE.

PLR# 2015-00005

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Heidi Berka
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2016
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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 Central Florida Keys

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 none....no 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 none....no 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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

Gulf Front, Key West Style Home w/Custom Pool Lush Tropical SWAT Mosquito System
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

Nothing better in the Keys! Amazing is the word!

  • 5 of 5

The most important comment first. Heidi and Jeff are the real deal! My wife and I, for years, have rented vacation houses all over the US and the Caribbean. Hotels are a distant second choice for us, as we cherish privacy (read all over tans), but we are always a bit wary about what we will find on VRBO and the like, so we do our research. The reviews on VRBO suggested that we should take a chance on Roseate House. Great choice! Hands down, Heidi and Jeff are the most honest, responsive and thoughtful owners we have ever dealt with. Everything you see and read on their listing is absolutely true, and better in person than many of the pictures. All of the other reviews describe the wonderful house and grounds so no need to repeat, other than to say, if you are looking for a romantic hideaway, this house at night is magic. I almost didn't want to write this review, because it is likely to make it tougher to get the booking I want next year.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

One of a Kind!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the Roseate House with our 2yr old for our 10 year anniversary. Heidi was very helpful in arranging items such a crib, stroller, and high chair. We were very impressed with the home and the attention to detail to make our stay effortless. The property is everything pictured and more. We used the pool daily and it is incredible. The outdoor bathroom is an experience in itself and was a huge benefit. We enjoyed watching all the fish courtesy of the underwater lights nightly. The kitchen is amazing in all aspects. We appreciated the availability of any utensil we needed and assortment of spices. The telescope was fun to use as well. All of the windows and decor make you feel like you are aboard your own private yacht. We stayed at another location in Marathon in 2015 and definitely appreciated the mosquito abatement system this time that surrounds the Roseate. Very well managed property and excellent communication through the process. Thanks Heidi for all your help. We look forward to returning again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Michael! We appreciate the stellar review and LOVED sharing The Roseate House with you and your family. You were the absolute perfect guests and left my home in pristine condition. You are welcome anytime and we look forward to your return visit! Best Always, Heidi
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5

Beautiful home that has it all!

  • 5 of 5

The Roaeate house has everything you need to have an amazing vacation. From the beautifully decorated home, luxurious bathrooms (not to mention the outdoor bathroom), the awesome custom pool and spa, to the dock and water access. There is little need to leave the house accept for groceries. The kitchen is beyond words! This is a perfect location in the keys- it offers privacy but not too far away from things to do in Marathon or the other Keys. We will hopefully be able to come back and enjoy the house again as it was the best vacation/honeymoon! Thank you Heidi for all the information you provided to us and let our stay be stress free!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the AWESOME review, Brittany! We are honored that you and Jacob chose The Roseate House for your honeymoon! Thank you for taking such excellent care of our home. We hope you will be back for an anniversary celebration or whenever the home "speaks" to your soul. Have a wonderful, happily ever after! Heidi & Jeff
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Rochester, WI
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

If I had the time I would reiterate all previous reviews. But instead I will say one thing...........PERFECT! Absolutely everything about this house and location are perfect. Our family of 4 spent the week at The Roseate house and made many (much needed) memories. Our 9 year old girl lived in the pool all week. In fact I think I caught her napping on the lounge chair half submerged in the beautiful pool water. Our 19 year old son spent a lot of time fishing from the pier and from a kayak. And for my wife and I, we spent much of the time simply relaxing a sinking into the views and comforts that this house consumes you with. Usually after a week being away, we're ready to go home..........Well, not this time!! Thank you for allowing us to experience your beautiful home!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dearest Shawn, Leslie & Family - Thank you for such an AWESOME review! We appreciate it and know that future guests will find it very informative. It was a pleasure to share The Roseate House with your family and you were the PERFECT guests. We hope that you will all be back to visit again soon! Best always, Jeff & Heidi
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Charles Town, WV
5

Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Roseate House in mid-July. As soon as we pulled in and parked, I knew we made an excellent choice. The first thing I noticed is that it smells great when you get out of your car. I'm not sure what plant that is, but every time we were near the cars we could smell a light, sweet floral smell. The first area you see is the outdoor living area, which is just amazing. We all wondered around there for several minutes admiring the view, furniture, pool area, and dock. The gardens are beautiful and well planned.

It is a wonderfully maintained home, decorated beautifully, and very comfortable. The pool area was a big hit. Perfect for sun or shade (it was mid-July so that shade really came in handy). We loved the green lights off the dock to attract fish. The furnishings outside are very high quality and comfortable.

The home was perfect for our group of 6. My husband, me, our 23 year old son and his fiancee, our 18 year old, and a friend. The bedrooms were very comfortable - even the twin beds upstairs were great. The loft area is adorable! There was room for us to spend time together, but also areas to sit separately. We loved the use of the kayaks and paddle boards. There is easy access to the water. What a wonderful way to enjoy the sunset!

The house has everything you could need. We ate in and also enjoyed the local restaurants. Dishes, glasses (even plastic drink glasses for near the pool), pots, and pans. Spices, coffee, and other kitchen items are provided. Our group of six appreciated access to the laundry area as well.

Roseate House is luxury and peace and quiet.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such an awesome and informative review, Chris! You and your family were the perfect guests and we enjoyed having you. You left my home in excellent condition and we appreciate that. Please come again anytime at all! We'd love to have you and your family stay with us again!
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Roseate House! The home itself is beautifully decorated and offers all of the comforts of home. Comfortable beds and pillows and linens offered great sleeping conditions. The pool and outdoor living area is gorgeous and luxurious and we spent many hours there. The dock offered beautiful sunset views and great fishing and the under water lights in the evening were such a treat! The owners thought of everything when outfitting their lovely home and they were so nice and accomodating in our interactions. The fishing was superb, the kayaks were a hit and we could not be happier with our week in paradise! We will definitely be returning to this home in the future! I have already recommended it to some family members!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the fabulous review, Gretchen! We are so happy that you enjoyed the Keys and The Roseate House. Thank you for leaving my home in perfect condition! We would love to see you and your family back at The Roseate House!
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Location

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Plaza Grill
"Marathon's fine dining location serving the best steaks and seafood!"
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, Central Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Christmas Week/New Year's Week
19 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,622
for 7 nights
£4,622
 
 
January
3 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,997
for 7 nights
£3,997
 
 
Spring Break 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,622
for 7 nights
£4,622
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,443
for 7 nights
£4,443
£16,284
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £794
Cleaning Fee £199
Tax Rate 12.5%

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.

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Main Floor Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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