54 reviews

1 / 32 the Peninsularhouse drone photo taken June 2019 by visitors from Delaware



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

3 Full baths

Description from owner

An attractive house with heated pool/spa plus new Hot Tub for 6/7 persons, boat dock with electric/ water & beach area, in a unique tucked away, completely private location. no immediate neighbors overlooking the house grounds.

The PENINSULARHOUSE/ MANGROVE TREEHOUSE only rents Sat to Sat. check-in at 3pm, check-out at 10am the following Sat.

9 Kayaks on site,doubles & singles inc.catamaran kayak tandem, to explore and fish the surrounding waters plus 4 paddle boards. .

a $ 500 booking deposit payable against a credit card holds a rental reservation.

David Thomas

In year 2020:

BOOKED November 21, 2020 - November 28, 2020 family from Jacksonville, FL. Thanksgiving Week.

BOOKED November 28 , 2020 - December 05, 2020 returning family from Clemson, SC.

BOOKED December 05 - December 12, 2020 couple from Florida. For 10th anniversary.

BOOKED December 12, 2020 - December 19, 2020 *** returning family from Annaplois, MN.

BOOKED December 19, 2020 – December 26, 2020 family from De Land, FL.

BOOKED December 26, 2020 – January 02, 2021 family from Cedar, MN.

In the year 2021

BOOKED January 02, 2021 – January 09, 2021 family from Lockwood, IL. last visited in year 2010.

BOOKED January 09, 2021 – January 16, 2021 family from Owens Crossroads, AL.

January 16, 2021 – January 30, 2021 *** 2 WEEKS AVAILABLE ***ask for discount***

BOOKED January 30, 2021 – February 13, 2021 returning family from Barryton, Michigan.

BOOKED February 13, 2021 – February 20, 2021 family from Hilton, New York.

BOOKED February 20, 2021 – March 06, 2021 family from Maryland.

March 06, 2021 – March 13, 2021 *** 1 WEEK AVAILABLE ***

BOOKED March 20, 2021 – March 27, 2021 returning family group from New York.

March 27, 2021 – April 03, 2021 ***1 WEEK AVAILABLE *** Easter Palm Sunday week.

BOOKED April 03, 2021 – April 10, 2021 returning family group from OHIO.

BOOKED April 10, 2021 – April 17, 2021 returning family from Winter Park, FL

BOOKED April 17, 2021 – April 24, 2021 family from Michigan.

BOOKED April 24, 2021 – May 01, 2021returning family from PA.

BOOKED May 01, 2021 – May 08, 2021 family from West Virginia.

BOOKED May 08, 2021 – May 15, 2021 returning family from Coconut Creek, Florida.

May 15, 2021 - May 22, 2021 *** 1 WEEK AVAILABLE ***

BOOKED May 22, 2021 – May 29, 2021 returning family from Florida.

BOOKED May 29, 2021 – June 05, 2021 family from Miss.

June 05, 2021 – June 19, 2021 *** 2 WEEKS AVAILABLE ***

BOOKED June 19, 2021 – June 26, 2021 returning family from Florida.

BOOKED June 26, 2021 – July 03, 2021 returning family from Rising Sun, MD

BOOKED July 03, 2021 – July 10, 2021 family from Florida.

BOOKED July 10, 2021 – July 24, 2021 returning family from U.K.

BOOKED July 24, 2021 - July 31, 2021 *** Mini Lobster Week 2021*** family from Montverde, FL.

BOOKED July 31, 2021 – August 14, 2021 returning family from Florida.

August 14, 2021 – September 04, 2021 *** 3 WEEKS AVAILABLE ***

BOOKED September 04, 2021 – September 11, 2021 returning group from Florida.

September 11, 2021 – December 25, 2021 *** WEEKS AVAILABLE ***

BOOKED December 25, 2021 – January 01, 2022 returning family from West Virginia.

BOOKED March 12, 2022 - March 19, 2022 returning party from New York.

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4818848

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. kayaks on siteEnjoy 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.

Getting here

Before booking an Miami International flight, Check flights to Ft. Lauderdale and other Florida airports for the better rates.

Owner profile

David T.

Tourist License

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Yes, smoking allowed



  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds Twin bed


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Sea view
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fax machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


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


  • 3 Full baths

Reviews (54)

54 reviews

“Simply beautiful”

Reviewed 20 Oct 2020

David and his crew work hard to make this home welcoming and inviting. I love the secluded location and the wildlife that lives near this home. It's my favorite part of staying. We've stayed 3 times and each time is a new experience. I love the iguana's that lounge by the pool with us, the crane that visits each morning, as well as the many species of fish to snorkel and explore. This visit we had a manatee visit the dock and a small nurse shark. The fishing at the dock is excellent and the pool and hot tub are so nice to take a break from all of the activities offered, such as paddle boards and kayaks. The inside is as welcoming as the outside of the home and the porch under cover lets you view the beautiful rain showers and rainbows that come after the storm. We will be back again and again.

Owner's reply: thanks for coming down to the Florida Keys

“Amazing Place To Stay!”

Reviewed 26 May 2020

This place is so beautiful! We have came down 2 years in a row with a group of friends. Plan on trying to come each year going forward if possible. The owner David is always such a nice fella.He has the home in nice shape and plenty of water toys on site. We highly reccomend this property.

Owner's reply: look forward to seeing you again.

“Always a great stay”

Reviewed 29 Mar 2020

We love this house. Every other Christmas we are done there. The fishing from the pier is great. Every year the owner David upgrades something. Something like new kayaks, a new hot tub, fishing rods, etc. He does great keeping this place nice. The location is fabulous. Plenty of greaet places to eat close by. Lots of sights to see, the Aquarium, Dolphin Research facility, Sombero Beach, Turtle hospital. You can snorkel right at the house. Lots of fish. The house really has everything you could ask for. Pool (with heater for coller months), hottub, hammocks, kayaks, paddle boards, fishing rods, bait freezer and fish cleaning station, grill, fully stocked kitchen, washer and dryer. Best part no neighbors. This is very secluded.

Owner's reply: Many thanks

“Amazing Property!”

Reviewed 3 Dec 2019

This is a beautiful place, and very secluded. Perfect for kids as well. they have literally thought of everything to accommodate their guests. There are plenty of supplies on the property for entertainment, including Kayaks, fishing equip, paddle boards, you name it and they have it covered. David the host was a very kind man, and made sure everything we needed was taken care of. This is a care free rental, and you will not be disappointed. The sunrise from this location is also an amazing feature. You can watch from the deck, dock, pool, or hot tub. Some good snapper fishing from the dock, and the surrounding area as well. Make sure to grab some fruit and greens from the store before arriving, the iguanas on the property will give you a guilty stare until you feed them. The iguanas turned out to be one of my favorite parts. All and all this is a carefree rental with everything you need, plus a view. Thank you very much David!

Owner's reply: thanks for coming down to the Florida Keys.

“Spectacular views with tranquil sounds for Relaxing”

Reviewed 16 Sep 2019

No Hurricane this year!!!! Dorian missed the Keys in Florida. Labor Day week we got to enjoy this beautiful secluded home on the water. Looking for relaxation.... THIS IS THE PLACE!!!!

Owner's reply: good to see you again, and so glad the storms left the Keys untouched.

“Wonderful family vacation in a fabulous location”

Reviewed 28 Aug 2019

We have spent a wonderful week at this beautiful property. It is well maintained and has something for all the family to enjoy. The location and views are outstanding and it is totally secluded and private. My husband and 8 year old enjoyed many hours of fun fishing off the dock and were lucky enough to have the company of a manitee, turtle and several sharks who swam right around the dock. The children had a fantastic time enjoying the pool area and hot tub. This is our third visit to the house and as always the owner David was extremely helpful. We will be back! We cannot reccomend this property highly enough, you won't be disappointed.

Owner's reply: good to see you all again and so glad Dorian was a non event for the Florida Keys.


Reviewed 29 Sep 2018

brilliant place everything for a great vacation . The keys is looking better than ever. will be back next year.

Owner's reply: Many thanks, see you in 2019

“Spectacular views with tranquil sounds for Relaxing”

Reviewed 18 Sep 2018

After busy tax season, we look forward to some relaxation in the beautiful Fla. Keys (grassy key at the peninsular house). The owner has seem to provide a little bit of every kind of entertainment. This year he added a hot tub in addition to the pool and jacuzzi and paddle boards. Unfortunately, I did not make it down due to Hurricane Irma last year. So, this year I really enjoyed the house. Had a great time. You can choose to be super busy with swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkling, fishing or relax by sun bathing and watching the sunrise or sunset. Cant wait to go back!!! Love the House.

Owner's reply: its a pleasure to have you visit the Peninsularhouse.

“Love this house... have stayed four different years and would love to go back again!”

Reviewed 29 Jul 2018

Location, location, location! My family travels from Tampa. FL, to the Keys every year for Lobster Mini-Season. We stayed at the Peninsular House in 2013 and again, in 2014. It was unavailable (to our great disappointment) in 2015 and 2016, but we have been blessed to spend both 2017 and 2018 back in the Peninsular House (our home away from home). The property is beautiful with lots of room outside to explore. Our teenage boys enjoy kayaking as well as fishing off the dock.My husband and I enjoy a cocktail at sunset in the tiki hut each evening. Amazing memories from an amazing place!

Owner's reply: Thanks Tiffany. Hope we will see you again

“Best Keys vacation ever”

Reviewed 16 Apr 2018

I arrived home yesterday to an unseasonably spring snowy Kansas after staying at this house for 2 weeks. We'd never been to this house before so booking it for 2 weeks sight unseen was a risk but so so worth it. This place is just unlike any place you'll ever visit. So completely private I can't even find the words. We arrived the day before Easter and found the house ready to go and built to accommodate any size group with endless fun. Our group was smaller, 3 adults and one small pup but the outdoor entertaining and recreation space is fit for the whole family. I brought my Sea Doo all the way from Kansas and spent every day exploring the close by islands, braving the waves of the Atlantic, running under 7 mile bridge and looking for marine life. I saw sea turtles, barracudas, sharks, sting rays, manta rays, millions of fish and dolphins, all right in the gulf by the house. We even saw an endangered sawfish swim right into the little waterfront beach area one day! Incredible and unforgettable memories. We cooked in and ate out and had the best time anyone could imagine. We ate at Herbies, Fish Tales and La Nina has the best cuban sandwich in the world. We rented a boat and snorkeled Sombrero Reef, took a day trip to Key West even ran to the Miami airport twice for my mom that flew in for 5 days. So conveniently located! When we had to leave 2 days ago, we felt almost sick. If the house would have been available this week, we would have stayed another week! Cannot wait to come back and will not stay anywhere else in the Keys but this house! Thank you endlessly for this vacation home Dave!

Owner's reply: Ryan, so glad you enjoyed staying at the Peninsularhouse. All the best. Dave

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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