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Oceanfront Duplex with Beautiful Beach & Dock for Boat Access - Dogs OK
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind getaway in this Layton vacation rental offering a dock and a lovely beach along the Florida Keys! The rental is the perfect place to celebrate a honeymoon, special anniversary, or relaxing vacation with friends. The family dog is also welcome to join you! Inside, this Florida vacation rental is cheery with coral and teal accents, large windows, and tropical fish decor. Pull up a barstool at the breakfast nook for margaritas or begin preparations for a fresh seafood feast! The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances and a dining table with seating for four. It leads to an expansive worn-wood patio providing unique furniture and a thatching roof overlooking the sea. Outside, the grounds are reminiscent of a private island, with warped palm trees swaying in the breeze, a large white sand beach, and Tiki huts to relax under. The Atlantic expands as far as the eye can see, only punctuated by a dock. The water in front of the home is shallow, with a channel that enables a boat up to 30 feet in length to reach the dock.
What’s nearby: The oceanfront home is just a few hundred feet from the Long Key Viaduct and three miles to town! Located within Henry Flagler's Long Key Fishing Camp, this cottage is a historic site where author Zane Grey was a regular resident and wrote many of his books. Layton is a quaint island town with an abundance of outdoor recreation. Hike or paddle the coastline at Long Key State Park or spend days snorkeling and scuba diving the San Pedro Archaeological Preserve. Give into the breeze and relaxation of island living at this Florida Keys vacation rental. Henry Flagler's Long Key Fishing Camp is truly a magical location.
1 dog , weighing 25 lbs or less, welcome in this home. No other animals are allowed without specific Vacasa approval.
Parking notes: Please park up to 2 vehicles and 1 boat trailer in the open area just in front of the left/'Zane Grey' side of the building.
BOATS: The water in front of the home is shallow with a channel which enables a boat up to 30 feet in length to reach the dock.No more than one motorized watercraft, including a jet ski or wave runner, shall be allowed at the unit.
Dock details: The water in front of the home is shallow with a channel which enables a boat up to 24 feet in length to reach the dock.Please be aware that when the tide is low the water at the dock is very shallow and a boat may be grounded. Shallow draft boats are recommended. No more than one motorized watercraft, including a jet ski or wave runner, shall be allowed at the unit.
You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.
Washer/dryer : Shared
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Internet : Comcast
Cable : Dish Network
Nearby activities & attractions
Gas grill : Private
Safety & accessibility
Bill P.Mar 2022
comfortable house with a great beach
unobstructive view of ocean from deck and extremely cool tiki
Lisa B.Mar 2022
The house is very comfortable and well stocked. The real bonus is the view and private beach - fantastic!
Bill P.Mar 2022
Great location. Private beach , great deck and tiki hut
Very comfortable house
Ronald M.Jan 2022
Brandon L.Oct 2021
This place was a great stay. We went on our honeymoon and loved the place.
Jordan E.Sep 2021
The private little beach and dock are the best in the keys .
Great fishing at night and great views and fun to snorkel.
Its been my favorite vacation spot for awhile. Ill be back next year!
Kenneth M.Aug 2021
My family and I loved every day at this house. It was quiet and relaxing! Everything you need was there and stocked! The beds were comfortable, the kids even loved the pull out couch. We would definitely return to the Zane Grey!
Baleigh R.Jul 2021
The Zane Grey was wonderful! It fulfilled all of our needs. It’s central location allowed us to several different parts of the Keys, while also having a private beach area right off the back patio. The washer and dryer were so convenient! We had zero issues with the house. It was fully equipped with what is needed. We will definitely be back!
Angela W.Feb 2021
It was everything we could have imagined. The most beautiful location. The place had everything you need for the stay. The views were just what we wanted and the privacy was the best. My family was able to relax, kayak, fish and watch sunrise and sunset. We will be back here definitely. 10 out of 5 stars. Also, talked to the neighbors and got the history of the place and it made us appreciate so much more. If you want a private beach, beautiful views, this is your place.
Carolyn D.Sep 2020
This house has EVERYTHING!!!! The kayaks were fun, the snorkeling was AMAZING, the fish were biting (not many keepers) and the view was unbelievable! We stayed 5 days and enjoyed every single day! There were turtles, manatee, shark, and stingray all out by the dock. We only spent money on groceries and bait. We have a 21 yr old mentally and physically handicapped daughter that could lay in the shallow water with us or hang out On the Patio while we fished. The place was exactly what we needed. IT WAS HEAVEN!!! We will be back.
Candice R.Sep 2020
Private, secluded and perfect if you want tranquility and no fuss beach access.
Mario T.Sep 2020
Beautiful Private Beach in a cozy home... What more can you say!
Allison P.Aug 2020
We had an amazing summer trip to this lovely beach house. The house was cozy and comfortable, but having access to your own private beach was the best! We were worried about the hurricane, but luckily, we just missed it. Perfect place unwind, unplug and enjoy the scenery. Get in the water and enjoy with some water-sports. Would definitely return with friends or family.
Humberto G.Aug 2020
My Family and I enjoyed everything about this home. We will definitely be returning. The home exceeded our expectations.
LJ B.Mar 2020
joan s.Feb 2020
the house is well equipped and updated
the beach is beautiful and private
michelle v.May 2019
The setting and location are absolutely beautiful. We loved the view and watching sea creatures off the dock!
Lee Ann S.Apr 2019
My sister's and I stayed at the Zane Grey April 24 - 29, 2019. We had an amazing time hanging out on the sandy beach and in the water. There were plenty of lounge chairs, umbrellas, kayaks, water boards and other toys. There is a boardwalk down to the dock that was very helpful for my eldest sister who has had two knee replacements.
The inside was very clean with plenty of towels, sheets and blankets.
I will be renting this Vacasa again!
Mark M.Apr 2019
Beautiful beach! House has everything you could want.
Katherine R.Dec 2018
This rental is paradise! We had our honeymoon here and every morning we enjoyed paddle boarding and every afternoon we enjoyed amazing sunsets! We will definitely be coming back!
Patricia A.Nov 2018
We loved everything. It was so beautiful and comfortable. We had all we needed for a perfect weekend.
Jeffrey S.May 2018
Beautiful private beach with dock. Loved sitting on the deck, gorgeous views. Very peaceful setting.
sylvia j.Mar 2018
We went down for our anniversary with our two kids (3,7). The beach was very relaxing. The kids loved playing in the sand. There was a lot to do around the area for the kids too. I would definitely go there again!
Jackie B.Feb 2018
Kayaks for use...Beds very comfortable, tastefully furnished.
Dustin O.Feb 2018
We're going to be back. Over and over and over..
Katherine R.Jan 2018
The ocean will be your back yard!! our Family stayed over from Dec 29th to January 4th. The house has everything you need to have a comfortable vacation. My husband and I spent as much time as we could in the "back yard" we didn't wanna miss a second of the sunrise, sunset, birds, crabs, etc its just beautiful, so peaceful. The house is also equipped with beach chairs, kayaks, life jackets, boards for everyone to enjoy. The Tikki huts and bar are not longer there, but everything else looks just like the pictures!
Shereen B.Dec 2017
The location on the beach is great. It is hard to find off the main road so you need to be aware especially if you come in at night. Pictures are pretty accurate but there are no grass/tiki-like umbrellas or covering over the deck - probably damaged by Hurricane Irma but not expressed on the website so shade is at a premium. There is a picture of a second bedroom with 2 twin beds which was not the case - there was a queen bed that my kids had to share. There is little close by but if you don’t mind driving 20+ minutes you can get to some restaurants. The house was clean and well stocked with basics like towels and dishes/silverware. Washer/dryer was nice to use. This is a duplex so you never know who will be sharing the house with you. It was nice having access to kayaks and a paddle board. Overall a nice spot but I don’t think I would go back.”
Mark F.Dec 2017
Located less then a stone's throw to the water, this lovely location is perfect for a family to enjoy the beach. You will be located in a great location to enjoy the full keys from Key Largo to Key West .The locals are friendly and very helpful., we personally wanna thank the crew at Tildens dive shop for an absolute great day. If your looking for a great spot to enjoy the Keys without even leaving your backyard this is the place for you
Kevin P.Dec 2017
If you are looking for a little cottage on a nice Sandy Beach. This is the place for you. Beautiful view of the ocean. We spent the entire time either on the dock or on the deck.
Sonya B.Sep 2017
Although we were forced to evacuate due to Hurricane Irma after only 1 night, we loved seeing this home. Maybe we can return some day.
Gina H.Jun 2017
What an amazing location. It was like having our own private beach. What a hidden gem. Best vacation ever! Can't wait to come back!!
Lisa R.Jun 2017
In the keys everything is a bit quirky. However, the backyard says it all. It's very peaceful and nice to have the tiki hut and tiki umbrellas for your private use. We fished and dove off of Marathon, but really prefer to sleep and cook in a tranquil setting so this place was great. Maintenance needs improvement and the beds are hard, but overall this place was perfect for our long weekend.
Nishant S.Jun 2017
This is a great house with an excellent location. We loved it because the unit provided great privacy while being right on the ocean. We loved to take walk up and down the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage train. Beautiful spot to watch sunrise and sunset.
Robin R.May 2017
Just a little piece of paradise ❤️
Christine H.Apr 2017
Excellent location, beautiful private beach, centrally located, vacasa could use some small improvements
Susan C.Mar 2017
The Zane Grey was a wonderful place to stay. In person it looks exactly as it does in pictures. It was clean and cozy. Beds were comfortable, rooms were a good size. You had everything you may need to cook and prepare meals. You basically have a private beach to yourself. There is no public access so no random people walking along the beach. It's very quite and peaceful. The internet connection as another reviewer stated was spotty, however that is what attracted me to the place. Would be a great place for anyone to really slow down from their daily grind.
Tricia M.Mar 2017
Great location for exploring the Keys! We spent time checking out everywhere from Key Largo all the way down to Key West. Great apartment, plenty of room for our family to spread out (two children 19, 20). Nice to have our own beachfront! Our neighbors were very friendly and had some great suggestions! Right outside the driveway is the Henry Flagler 7 mile bridge - great place to walk, fish, or just watch the sunset!
Valerie T.Jan 2017
This was the perfect beach get away with all the amenities. Only wish there was more days available for rent during our time frame. Beds were comfortable and great views! Had just about everything there for you if you want to cook. Definitely looking to stay in future.
Christopher J.Dec 2016
Overall a great property - location cannot be beaten. Quietly nestled on the ocean, right off US1, the property is great for couples, single families, or groups of friends - especially if both sides of the property are rented at the same time.
Decor was hokey and there were a few minor maintenance issues I noticed (back screen door was off track, and front door handle was cracked), but these things did little to overshadow the prime location.
I will be back again and I've already recommended it to friends!
Tiffany K.Dec 2016
The location and the property were very nice and what we expected. We were fortunate to meet the owner, Bill, very nice guy. Also, Michelle, cleaning gal was very helpful and nice as well. We definitely will stay again sometime!
Charles C.Nov 2016
The place is very clean, the kitchen is fully stocked with almost everything you need to cook a meal, and it's right on the water!!! Such a beautiful, peaceful environment. But if you plan on needing the internet or cell service this may not be the place for you. The satellite internet is at best spotty, and I didn't have much Verizon cell service. On the positive side of that, if you truly want to get away for a couple days this is an amazing place to do that.
Beverly K.Oct 2016
WOW, that says it all!!! Who says The Keys doesn't have many nice beaches? The Cabin was in a perfect secluded spot with private beach and boat dock. Just absolutely wonderful. We sat out at night and looked at the stars. The house was well equipped with quality furnishings and was clean. Even had a resident cat that would come and sit outside with us at night ! We were fortunate to have a nice young group of neighbours who "adopted" us for 2 days and fed us the lobster and hogfish they caught. Would come back in a heartbeat.
Angelica M.Aug 2016
We had amazing time at the beach house in Layton. Everything was perfect, we had everything we needed plus more.
Jennifer T.Jul 2016
Stayed here for a few days with my son and husband. The water, just foot steps from the back door, is very shallow, which was perfect for our 4 year old, he entertained himself snorkeling and exploring the underwater "city," as he calls it. House was clean and well stocked. We cooked almost all meals in the kitchen. Took our boat and explored the Atlantic and the gulf. Nice little gem!
Florence T.Jul 2016
I don't even want people to know how amazing this place was...because it will never be available for rent when people discover this place! Perfect! Can't wait to return.
William B.Jul 2016
We had a wonderful time having our own private beach:). It was clean, comfortable and relaxing!
Kyle D.Jun 2016
We stayed here last week, and everyone at work has asked me how our vacation was. The only word to describe it is "Perfect"! We had our 5 and 3 year old with us. The house is the perfect size. We never ate at the dining table, because we ate outside. But the kitchen is nicely updated, and everything we needed to cook was already there. The beach was outstanding. My kids really enjoyed swimming in the water. It stays pretty shallow which was nice. Everything was very clean, and we met the lady who cleans the home, and she was super nice. Everyone I talked to on the phone while booking the place, and even when I had questions were super helpful as well. We will definitely be staying here next year, and I can't wait!
Susan H.May 2016
We had a wonderful time! Great location. Very peaceful!
Renee G.May 2016
Beautiful beach and comfortable home. I will book again and again.
Rob A.Apr 2016
My family spent 5 days at this rental on Layton Key. It was exactly what we had hoped for. Beautiful quiet beach and the blue Atlantic as our backyard. A perfect deck with sun and shade. Gas grill, corn hole and bocce provided. A very adequate kitchen with all the necessities. The living space inside the house was a bit tight, but in reality we spend almost no time inside. 5 days with our 14 and 12 year old kids...the large screen tv literally never turned on. Enough said. I would definitely recommend to those who really know what the middle Keys are all about.
Daniel H.Apr 2016
We stayed here for a reserved bachelor party. We aren't too crazy so we wanted something relaxing but fun. This home did not disappoint! It has the most beach I have ever seen in the Keys, and its private! There was not a sole in site, with the exception of the people renting the adjacent side, but luckily they were fantastic people.
The home was easy to access Islamorada or Marathon for events, but nice to come back to the peace and quiet of Layton.
The dock is perfect for star gazing at night (most stars I have ever seen by far) or stirring up the bioluminescent organisms.
I cannot say enough good things about this location! The only bad thing is when the tide gets low, it is pretty shallow over the grass beds for about a quarter mile and does not allow for much water activities. But that is it! Everything else was perfect.
Philippe A.Apr 2016
Great place. A pitty that it's half an hour away from stores or any leasure activity. Great for relaxing though. Love the BBQ and canoes
Barbara A.Feb 2016
Pet friendly, two bedroom duplex on the beach. Enjoy wonderful sunsets with your favorite beverage and relax. You can rent a boat and tie it up to the private dock. Cook your catch on either a gas or charcoal grill. Pack light because there is a washer and dryer on the property.
Holly M.Dec 2015
The property and location are great! We had a blast - beautiful views and great amenities. No questions asked - if the property is available BOOK!! Worth every penny!
John H.Oct 2015
Joelle H.Sep 2015
Family of six (with 4 year-old) celebrated mom's 60th birthday in style! The location was very kid and adult friendly. Staying in September might be different than March, but we didn't have any neighbors and basically the beach to ourselves. The shower was my sister's favorite (seriously, she took 3 showers in 2 days). We needed medical care for the 4 year old and the hospital was down the road and friendly. We ended up renting a boat just down the road at Pier 38 for a reasonable rate and did some snorkeling on a beautiful small reef. We saw turtles, sharks, eels, FISH, corals and grasses. It was a great surprise to a difficult process of finding just the right place.
Sherri B.Sep 2015
This is an outstanding place for peace and privacy. Marathon has several places for buying fresh or dining in for seafood. There is a Publix and Wynn Dixie in Marathon.It is about eight miles to any adult beverage party places, but perfect for sitting under the Tiki and having a glass of wine. The beach is sandy. no booties required. Great for kids. Recently renovated and upgraded.