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Authentic And Charming Little Cottage 60 Ft From The Ocean

Bedrooms 1
Space 280 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

Stand Alone Cottage On An Oceanfront Property

A beautiful cottage is awaiting you on Grassy Key. Built in the original Keys architecture, the cottage is free standing with windows on all sides. The efficiency holds true to its name as it is small, but very functional. Being a stone's throw away from the ocean you can enjoy partial ocean views from your bed on the west and from your dining table on the east. It offers everything you need for a good night's sleep, a refreshing shower and a good breakfast before you start your day in tropical paradise.

After a day full of adventures don't forget to relax at our oceanfront tiki and hammock. From here there is no telling what wildlife might amaze you. If marveling at the beauty of the ocean from the shore doesn't satisfy your fascination for the ocean, then treat yourself to an outing on one of our kayaks. Head for the nearby rock ruins and be prepared to see many dazzling fish.

...back on shore, 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. Ten miles north is Long Key State Park. Both have wonderful ocean access and trails.

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.

Amenities At A Glance:

-Free use of kayaks



- Beach towels

- Beach chairs

-Washer and dryer on property at no additional charge. Laundry soap provided as well.

-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.*

-Boat ramp for small boats, jet skis and kayaks. Accessible only at high tide. *

-Boat trailer parking. *

*Boat fee is $10 per day due upon arrival. We only accept boats that are 17 ft or smaller.

Please let us know if you would like to reserve by check.

More Details

Property Manager
Heather Herd
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 280 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
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with sink, toilet and shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Studio with kitchen, dining area and queen bed in the same room.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Washer, dryer and laundry detergent provided.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Authentic And Charming Little Cottage 60 Ft From The Ocean
average rating of 4.769231 based on 52 reviews

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here. The cottage was clean and cool. We enjoyed the kayaks and the small beach area. The water is quite shallow until you walk very far out, it was fun to explore.

We made this trip without a rental car, although it is recommend. We rented bikes to get around. We used an island taxi to get groceries. However, thanks to a nice bike trail, we were able to enjoy several surrounding restaurants, snorkeling, and a party fishing boat in Marathon that were all within a 5 mile bike ride.

The Grassy Key Outpost that is mentioned in several other reviews was not reopened when we were here. Don’t rely on the cottage having WiFi for school or business, as it did not work at all during our stay.

We had a great vacation! Isabelle and Bill were very nice and helpful hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, Comfy, and Charming

  • 5 of 5

The Toucan House has everything you need for a comfortable stay in a beautiful, quiet, serene setting. The house is equipped with everything you need including a gas grill right beside the house. The a/c worked very well, as did the hot water heater and refrigerator/freezer. The ocean access right outside the door was awesome! And taking the kayaks out to the mangrove area was spectacular! It's a great place to stay with very kind, gracious hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great clean perfect for two.

  • 5 of 5

The nicest owners in the world what a perfect place we enjoyed it I give it a 10 middle of the Keys too so going places was a breeze we will return 😎🏝✝️

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cottage is clean and charming. The proximity to the ocean--fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Bill and Isabelle are magnificent hosts. The cottage was extraordinarily fun and peaceful. Can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming intimate cottage for two.

  • 5 of 5

Our only complaint about our trip is that it was too short. Isabelle was very kind and answered any questions we had. It is a lovely setting with the backyard being the ocean. We took advantage of the bbq and were able to cook most meals and enjoy them at the private little table. The cottage is close to plenty of grocery stores, restaurants and fishing. We enjoyed snorkeling, fishing and driving through the Islands. We spent an enjoyable day in Key West which is a very easy drive from the cottage. The fishing was terrific and the charter dock was only a few minutes away. Quiet and private. A nice little place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My new home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Although the cottage is on the small side, I found it to be just exactly what I needed. You couldn't ask for nicer hosts and the ocean is just a few short steps away. It's a short drive to stores and good restaurants. I have already booked time for next year.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blue Heaven
Stop here when hungry after exploring Key West, you'll be glad you did. The food is deliciou...
Sunset Grille and Raw Bar
Spectacular sunset views with every meal. Right on the Seven Mile Bridge. Well rounded menu ...
Hogfish Bar & Grill
No Name Pub
Key West Lighthouse Museum
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
Best beach in Key West.
Bucktooth Rooster
The Stuffed Pig
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Marathon Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Island & Sparky's
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Key Colony Beach
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Island
Nearest Beach
On Property
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Marathon, Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
July 2018
6 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mini Lobster Season 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July - August 2018
28 Jul 2018 - 4 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Lobster Season 2018
5 Aug 2018 - 11 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2018
12 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
September - November 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Thanksgiving 2018
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
November - December 2018
26 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas - New Year 2018/2019
20 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
January 2019
3 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
February 2019
1 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
March - April 2019
1 Mar 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
May - July 2019
1 May 2019 - 2 Jul 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £34.26
Refundable Damage Deposit £76.14

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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