You can see the Dolphin Research Center across Grassy Key harbor
A secluded home with pool/spa, new Hot Tub boat dock & beach, in a unique tucked away, completely private location.
the peninsular house overlooking Grassy Key harbor with clear open sea views
(Grassy Key harbor, Mile Marker 58.6 )
Accommodations: Peninsular house
(Sleeps 8 )
Description: This florida keys vacation rental home is secluded & private, on a peninsula of land surrounded by sea on all sides. Tucked away in total privacy abutting over Grassy Key harbor, with clear interrupted sea views, it’s still just a short drive away from the City of Marathon. The Open Water Views give this home a tranquil and secluded setting. Explore the bayside waters surrounding the house by 5 kayaks. Enjoy the complete private seclusion of an island, with all the conveniences of being on the mainland. It's a place of pelicans, egrets and cormorants. With the occasional iguanas and racoons that live there. Many fishes, sea turtles and manatees live in these waters. You can hear the dolphins squeak and whistle as they play at the Dolphin Research Center, which is across the water from the peninsularhouse. Above all its a great place to relax on the sandy beach, or in the heated spa and pool. new central air and pool heater.
living room area, with open sea views
& Activities: There are some exceptional good restaurants on Grassy Key. In addition to many attractions on the key and nearby Duck Key. A short drive to the south is Marathon where you will find a large variety of restaurants, many overlooking the sea, plus attractions of every kind. The next key northward is Conch Key, home of many commercial fishing vessels. Everyone enjoys the day trips to the famous Key West and many like to stop off on-route to see the small Key Deer on No Name Key, located off Big Pine Key. Although you are not allowed to feed them. And.. if you like fishing the hottest ticket in town is Marathon's explosive tarpon fishing. Anglers continually marvel at the spectacular leaps, strong runs, and incredible endurance of this silver king. The Seven Mile and Bahia Honda bridges are the sites of the heaviest tarpon fishing action. Tarpon fishing is the best way for a novice angler to catch a large fish. Offshore fishing is excellent for trolling for such Gulfstream pelagic as sailfish, dolphin fish, and wahoo. Marathon provides anglers with an additional bonus, the Marathon West Hump. Rising from depths of 1,100 feet to a peak of 480 feet, this underwater platform is a veritable dinner table in the Gulfstream for gamefish, providing an excellent spot for anglers targeting blue and white marlin, Mako shark, blackfin tuna, amberjack and a host of other fish. Reef fishing in Marathon provides anglers with great fishing for yellowtail, mangrove, and mutton snapper, along with grouper, mackerel, and the ever-present barracuda. With its beautiful coral reefs, Marathon also has numerous oceanside artificial reefs. Depths of these artificial reefs range from 25-200 feet, providing a wide variety of angling opportunities for both surface, mid-depth, and bottom dwelling species. Marathon is quite different from its neighbors to the east (Key Largo and Islamorada) in that the gulfside is deeper and more open, thus creating an entirely different style of bay fishing. Literally hundreds of natural ledges, wrecks and artificial reefs (made up of old lobster traps, drums and other wreckage) are scattered throughout the bay anywhere from 5 to 15 miles north of Marathon. These spots provide fast-action fishing of mangrove snapper, Spanish mackerel, and cobia. On a day when it's just too rough to fish offshore or on the reef, the bay works as an excellent alternative, as it's comfortable even in a stiff breeze. It's the perfect choice for family fun fishing. Another exciting type of fishing, flats fishing, involves light-tackle, sight casting to such gamesters as bonefish, permit and even tarpon, as they cruise the shallows in search of a meal. Light spinning or fly casting tackle is used to target wary gamefish that require a quiet approach and delicate cast. For those who like to get off the beaten path and enjoy a wilderness fishing/sightseeing adventure, there is backcountry fishing. Just northwest of Marathon lies Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge and to Marathon's northeast lies the expansive Everglades National Park. Trips into these areas are highlighted by beautiful scenery, plentiful bird life, and for the most part, superb fishing. Regardless of the style of fishing you prefer it's wise to hire the services of a local licensed guide who knows the area and understands the movements and feeding habits of your quarry. There are many charter boats and captains available for private charter. Marathon is also home to a number of large party boats. Party boat fishing offers an angler a more economical means of enjoying a day of fishing. One party boat runs multi day, day trips to the Dry Tortugas. Seldom are reservations required. My son tells me, for diving enthusiasts the Marathon area is especially rewarding, he saw a 800 lbs Jewfish on his last dive. Included in its attractions are: Adelaide Baker - This historic shipwreck features a pair of huge stacks in only 25 feet of water, a vivid reminder of the days when steamships plied the Florida Keys. Sombrero Reef - This traditional favorite of the Marathon dive portfolio is marked by a 140-foot lighted tower. Coral canyons and archways provide refuge for schools of grunt and snapper while solitary barracuda appear to stand sentinel. Coffin's Patch - This is not a single reef but a conglomerate of six distinct patch reefs, each with a unique identity defined by a predominant coral species. For example, at Pillar Coral Patch dozens of intact pillar coral heads thrust their fuzzy polyps to snare passing nutrients. Snorkelers will especially appreciate the shallow elkhorn forests found throughout Coffin's Patch in less than 20 feet of water. Delta Shoals - Here a vast network of coral canyons fan seaward from a sandy shoal, offering wonderful opportunities for both diving and snorkeling amid elkhorn, brain, and star coral heads. The Thunderbolt - This 188-foot ship is the queen of the Marathon wreck fleet. Sunk intentionally as a dive attraction on March 3, 1986, she now sits perfectly upright in 115 feet of water. Her superstructure is coated with colorful sponge, coral, and hydroid, providing refuge and sustenance to large angelfish, jacks, and a variety of deep-water pelagic creatures. Not being of an athletic naure, I just enjoy lounging around, relaxing, enjoying the spa, interjected by an occasional nap. I'ts a perfect for that using the hammocks.
All bedrooms have Direct TV with VCR. Main living room has new large 57 inch flat screen, with a great sound system. Explore the surrounding waters using the 5 kayaks on site, or just relax in the shade alongside the heated spa & pool. Comcast high-speed internet& wi-fi router. Selection of new fishing rods and reels on site.
the heated pool & spa, with the new hot tub good for 6/7 persons.
Area: On Grassy Key you will find the Grassy Key Marina, the Aqua Ranch and Dolphin Research Center.
(in US. Dollar)
Special notes :
City of Marathon License PLR2015-00535. 5 kayaks on site,for you to fish and explore the surrounding waters. New Premium Leisure Hot Tub for 6/7 persons.
Allowed: Pls. inquire