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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. *

*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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Marathon, Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 280 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with sink, toilet and shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Studio with kitchen, dining area and queen bed in the same room.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • 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 center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Authentic And Charming Little Cottage 60 Ft From The Ocean
average rating of 4.75 based on 48 reviews

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.

  • Submitted: 5-May-2018
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indy, IN

Great as always!

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we stayed at this cottage. You can wade into the water and find critters like crabs and comb jellyfish (which don't sting!), or you can fish off of the ledge at high tide and catch snappers and little barracuda (during our first stay I caught a little lemon shark)! Additionally, it's in the middle of the keys, so you can choose to go to Key Largo for dinner, Islamorada for fantastic scuba diving at Key Dives, or the Hemingway House in Key West without spending an entire day on the road. The owners are very friendly and want to make sure you have everything you need; they're very easy to contact for booking and will meet you at check-in to show you around. The cottage is small, but very clean, and we were able to cook a few meals for the two of us on the provided skillet. We highly recommend this cottage, and we hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Traverse city MI

Although rebounding from the hurricane the property was well cared for.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was small and comfortable for my wife and I. We had a good time and the location is perfect for both going to key west and key largo. Isabelle and her husband were great host and we had zero problems.

  • Submitted: 6-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Spot In Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Despite the shocking results of Irma in Marathon & Big Pine Key, these owners have little by little, risen above the negative effects. They put the renter first & stayed concerned & focused on hospitality. With views of the Atlantic & breezes, this is delightful! Kayaks are available to use, so take the opportunity to enjoy views from the ocean. Kudos to the owners for taking one day at a time to do their best to recover from Irma & still provide a restful vacation!

  • Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, quiet, close to nearby activities.

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay, Bill and Isabelle were very gracious, always asking if we needed anything for our stay. I enjoyed getting to know them, and talking about the property and area. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: 3-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Marathon, Florida

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

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$58.38
Refundable Damage Deposit C$129.73

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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