14 reviews

1 / 17 the Peninsularhouse, it's surrounded by water, except from the driveway.



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Description from owner

An attractive house with heated pool/spa, boat dock & beach, in a unique tucked away, completely private location.

The Peninsularhouse only rents Sat to Sat.

check-in at 3pm, check-out at 10am the following


5 Kayaks on site, for you to explore and fish the surrounding waters.

search for peninsularhouse and then click on "Featured Vacation Rentals" picture to many photos, inside and exterior.

David Thomas

Weeks BOOKED & **WEEKS AVAILABLE** in 2017

BOOKED March 11 - March 18, 2017 family from Kentucky.

BOOKED March 18 – March 25, 2017 returning party from NY.

BOOKED March 25 – April 01, 2017 family from Wisc.

BOOKED April 01 – April 08, 2017 party from Michigan.

BOOKED April 08 – April 15, 2017 returning family from OHIO.

BOOKED April 15 – April 22, 2017 returning family from PA.

BOOKED April 22 – May 06, 2017 returning family from Florida.

BOOKED May 06 – May 13, 2017 family from NJ.

BOOKED May 13 – May 20, 2017 anniversary couple from Delaware

BOOKED May 20 – May 27, 2017 family from Colorado.

BOOKED May 27 – June 03, 2017 party from California.

BOOKED June 03 – June 10, 2017 family from Florida.

BOOKED June 10 – June 17, 2017 returning family from GA.

BOOKED June 17 – June 24, 2017 returning family from FL.

BOOKED June 24 – July 01, 2017 repeat returning family from Florida

BOOKED July 01 – July 08, 2017 family from FL.

BOOKED July 08 – July 15, 2017 family from GA.

BOOKED July 15 – July 22, 2017 repeat returning family from Florida.

BOOKED July 22 – July 29, 2017 repeat returning family from Florida.

BOOKED July 29 – August 12, 2017 returning family from Texas.

BOOKED August 12 - August 19, 2017 family from FL.

BOOKED August 19 - August 26, 2017 family from GA.

August 26 – Sept 02, 2017 **WEEK AVAILABLE**

BOOKED September 02 – September 09, 2017 repeat returning party from Florida.

BOOKED September 09 - September 16, 2017 returning party from Florida.

BOOKED September 16 - September 23, 2017 repeat returning family from FL & TX.

BOOKED September 23 - September 30, 2017 family from FL.

September 30 - October 14, 2017 **WEEKS AVAILABLE**

BOOKED October 14 – October 28, 2017 party from Georgia.

Oct 28 – Dec 23, 2017 **WEEKS AVAILABLE**

BOOKED Dec 23 - Dec 30. 2017 returning party from VA & FL.

BOOKED Dec 30 - Jan 06, 2018 party from Wisconsin.

In 2018

BOOKED Feb 03 - Feb 10, 2018 returning family from Michigan.

BOOKED Feb 10 - Feb 17, 2018 returning group from Michigan.

BOOKED Feb 17 - March 03. 2018 returning party from IN.

BOOKED March 24 - March 31, 2018 family of educators from OHIO

returning each year.

BOOKED June 02 - June 09, 2018 party from AL.

BOOKED June 16 - June 23, 2018 returning party from PA.

BOOKED June 23 - June 30, 2018 family from Florida returning each


BOOKED July 21 - July 28, 2018 booked for Mini Lobster 2018 by

returning party from FL.

BOOKED Sept 01 - Sept 08, 2018 group of Accountants returning each Labor

Day week.

Beds: 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds, 1 Double Bed, 2 Twin Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 1 Crib

About the area

This florida key 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 feeling of total tranquility. Explore the bayside waters surrounding the house by kayak. There are 5 kayaks on site.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 iguanas and racoons that live there. Many varieties of 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/pool with wrap around sea views.

Owner profile

David T



  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Sea view


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fax machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Boat available
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (14)

Excellent – based on 14 reviews Excellent
14 reviews


Reviewed 9 Jan 2017

This was our second time staying here. It's a great location, very comfortable and well-equipped house and so peaceful. The owner is great to work with. Can't wait to stay here again!

“Wonderful private retreat”

Reviewed 29 Nov 2016

We had a wonderful,relaxing vacation! We can't wait to return to the Peninsular House at Grassy Key. Great location and very private. Our dog Sophie hunted the iguanas from morning to dust but they were too fast for her☺️ We would recommend this property to all !

Owner's reply: Tammy & Mark, it was good to see you both, and lets not forget Sophie.

“"At home on the Water"”

Reviewed 17 Oct 2016

My husband and I stayed the first week in October. The water was warm, the weather was a perfect 88 with a breeze every day. The home has a dramatic entrance as you go down the drive. Then you see the water oh the water, everywhere you look. We took advantage of the kayaks, went for a ride everyday. We loved snorkeling at the house, at sombrero beach and took a reef trip at Bahia State Park. Snorkeling was my favorite and my husband was content just sitting in his chair.The house is a home and I had no trouble sleeping in the beautiful master suite with its own private deck overlooking the pool and hot tub. The home was a beauty with a very large great room and a kitchen filled with everything you could possibly need for your daily catch. The three bedrooms had plenty of storage and all bedrooms and great room had enormous TV's that my husband loved I am guessing 55"s. The house has more linens and towels that you could ever need.The home has 4 patio decks with the beautiful views the home has.David was such a nice man. If you need anything he is not far away. The Fun is also supplied with the kayaks,fishing gear, life vests, sand toys for the kids.I can go on WOW. Marathon is a nice area close to sombrero beach and about an hour from the farthest point in the keys. We went to the turtle hospital. The dolphin research center and the Key West Butterfly and Nature conservatory. This was our first time at the keys. Next time we probably won't sight see as much but rent a boat and enjoy nature every day all day. We brought our dog and the keys is where to be if you have a dog. Dogs are allowed everywhere. Also pack your dogs life vest because the will want to kayak with you, swim with you etc. Make sure you bring an underwater camera you will need it. We didn't need wet suits the water was delicious and I usually freeze. There are several dog parks and beaches. My dog loved the water I was quite surprised.The iguanas made us happy to watch them sunbathing every morning. We shared our breakfast with them. They love cut up apples and any kind of fruit or greens. I didn't ask David if this was ok. I hope so. Marathon is the perfect place to stay. Whether you sight see. Go on a snorkeling trip or just along the edges of sombrero beach. Oh yes bring your snorkels and flippers you will want them. Goggles for the salty water that I loved swimming laps in. I could go on and on, it was such a sad day when I had to leave. We will be back we are planning a return now....

“Best Family Vaction!”

Reviewed 9 Aug 2016

Amazing! Our adult family of 6 loved our stay here in Grassy Key. The view was beautiful and the amenities were perfect! The pool was a wonderful relaxing retreat at the end of a day on the boat. We appreciated having a nice dock with hoses and lights to pull up to every evening. The kids loved mornings on the kayaks. We will be back again and again. Thank you David Thomas for a wonderfully maintained property. This is the perfect private get away for two or more. I will recommend this property to everyone.

Owner's reply: so glad you all had a good time.

“Most amazing vacation of our lives!”

Reviewed 9 Aug 2016

We can't begin to explain the vacation we had at this home. It was fantastic! David was a pleasure to meet, and his home is a beautiful getaway. We enjoyed the home, dock, the wildlife, and the many amenities he offered with the home. The eldest iguana on the property won my heart and I enjoyed leaving fruit out for his breakfast daily. While fishing we saw a nurse shark, stingray, many fish, and horseshoe crabs. The sand crabs are abundant, but not bothersome and fun to watch. We loved sitting on the porch each evening in the breeze and swimming in the pool, or sitting in the hot tub. Honestly, we hardly left the property! One week was hardly enough and we hope to return next year to enjoy this beautiful home and property. Thank you David for sharing such a wonderful place! You and Rosie made our stay so enjoyable!

Owner's reply: thanks again for staying at the Peninsularhouse. Will let Rosie know.

“Peninsular House Stay”

Reviewed 7 Dec 2015

We had an absolutely wonderful week at the Peninsular House in December 2015. This was a second visit -- the first being in January 2011 -- and we vowed that we won't wait another five years to go again. Hope to return next year! The house is very comfortable and well-equipped and the surroundings are perfect. We rented a boat, which added even more fun to the adventure. I highly recommend the Peninsular House to anyone looking for a laid-back, fun vacation.

Owner's reply: good to see you all again.

“Perfect for honeymoon!”

Reviewed 9 Aug 2015

This house is very well situated to give privacy to renters. It was an easy drive from the house to both key largo and key west. It was actually better in person than in pictures. The exterior of the house with the pool and patio tables/chairs and decks are laid out wonderfully. The outside shower, downstairs bathroom and outside stereo were a nice touch. The pool and outside areas was my favorite part of the house. The master bed was comfortable. The place was very clean. It rained on us for a couple days so the cards, movies, board games and books on hand were nice to have around. Truly loved our stay at this house. Just a few things that I hate to even mention because the place is definitely a gem and worth a stay. The biggest problem is there is an issue with keys and/or locks. The oven takes at least 30 minute to preheat and I really don't think it ever heated to 450 degrees and when I used broiler out of attempt to speed things up it didn't work much better. The main bath, not the master bath, toilet was very slow to flush with very little flushing power. The main bath shower I could never get to spray straight at me! Maybe operator error there! As there was only two of us we just used master bath after first day and no worries! The place could easily accommodate several couples and a few kids without feeling crowded. And with a front deck, back deck and downstairs outside seating scattered about everyone can find a spot to get away without even leaving the property and soak in the beauty of the area. I think anyone would enjoy this place! We loved it and would not hesitate to return.

Owner's reply: Amanda, it was great seeing you start your married life so happy in the Peninsularhouse. Please come back many times in the years ahead. Am going to have a locksmith check keys & locks to the 3 entrance doors, plus putting a new oven and toilet in the 2nd bathroom (inc a new shower head).

“Best Vacation ever!!”

Reviewed 18 Jul 2015

We stayed for a week at the Peninsular house and were sooo happy with everything. The private and peaceful surroundings with no neighbors. Mr Thomas was there to meet us with a nice cold beer. The house was exactly as advertised, clean and had everything we needed including beach towels, linens, kitchenware, bbq and kayaks. My husband, brother and Kids enjoyed the fishing. We will definitely return to the Peninsularhouse, can't wait to be back!!! Thank you David!!

Owner's reply: Lilian, it was a pleasure to have you and your family visit the house. We look forward to seeing you all again.


Reviewed 6 Dec 2014

76 yr old gramma, son, daughter in law, two 21yr olds. The best vacation ever. The home, location , accommodations, cleanliness, total package was much more then we expected. We called it the paradise house. We can't wait to go back.

Owner's reply: ever so glad you had a good time with your family.


Reviewed 1 Dec 2014

This rental was wonderful. The house was clean and complete with many amenities. The location was most amazing, picturesque and private. We had a nice dock to tie our boat and had a wonderful time.

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

After staying for 2 weeks in April 2006, Scott, Sheridy, Dustin & Chance wrote: Dear Dave, We wanted to tell you what a wonderful vacation we had at the peninsular house. It is some of the best money we have ever spent. The private and peaceful surroundings, clean-fresh air and awesome sunrises and sunsets were just what we needed. We had all the comforts of home and found the house to be very comfortable and relaxing. The tarpon fishing from the dock was great even though they evaded our lines and we didn't catch any it was fun trying. We found the marine life in the area to be awesome and highly recommend snorkeling around Sister Rock Island. We found all the local merchants to be most friendly and accommodating and enjoyed some great food and shopping. We will certainly recommend the Peninsular House to our friends and would highly recommend it to anybody that is looking for a relaxing vacation. We look forward to returning next year