About this rental
The Jetson's House apartment (Located on the prestigious White Marlin Beach - which is considered one of the nicest natural sand beaches in the Florida Keys) features great swimming, snorkeling, and spectacular sunsets right off the beach! Have fun exploring an artificial reef! What makes the beach unique is that it is completely owned by the homeowner, making it 100% private!
This modern style apartment has a queen bed with custom Italian cherry furnishings and features a kitchen with cherry kitchen cabinets, granite counter tops, a microwave, toaster, and mini fridge. The bathroom includes a custom Italian glass bowl sink and walk-in shower.
Kayaks, paddle boards, snorkels are available.
What makes the beach unique is that it is completely owned by the homeowner, making it 100% private!
Islamorada is located half way in between Miami and Key West and is home to many delicious restaurants and exciting attractions including Theater of the Sea and Robbie's - known for feeding the Tarpon!
Favorite Places To Eat
Habanos Oceanfront Dining
Lorelei Restaurant and Cabana Bar
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Jun 29 2022 - Jan 01 2023
Security Deposit: $500
cleaning fee: $100
Tax Rate: 12.5%
Last updated on September 19, 2022
Hosted by Jerry Manzo
Member since 2018
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: I am a lobster fisherman who has lived in Islamorada my entire life. I can tell you anything you want to know about keys and share some of its rich history with you.
Why this property? This property has always been in my family. The house actually being built by my brother.
Links to more information:
CLICK HERE - https://www.whitemarlingetaway.com/
Guestbook comments from the host:
Thanks for much for having us!! We loved it and can't wait to come back!!
We loved the house. Thanks for everything!
We loved your adorable apartment and fantastic view. Thanks for your suggestions on dining!
Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful place! We thoroughly enjoyed it. Especially the sunsets and snorkeling. We will definitely be back.
Thank you so much for sharing your little piece of paradise with us. We enjoyed our stay in the keys for our honeymoon immensely. We hope to return in the future!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The place is beautiful and oh my goodness - what beautiful sunsets! WE also appreciate all the advice on places to visit. Last night we went to Little Palm Island and it was wonderful!
Wonderful sunsets and fantastic weather. Beautiful tropical atmosphere. Our favorites were the full moon party at Madera Grill and a romantic dinner at Little Palm Island. Thanks for all the great recommendations!
We had a wonderful time and this was a perfect honeymoon spot. It was relaxing and private. We could not have had such a nice time anywhere else. We will be back to relax again!
Thanks for creating a little piece of paradise at the Jetson House. We celebrated our 5th anniversary surrounded by peace and quiet, beautiful sunsets, boating, fishing and fantastic dining at the Little Palm Island. We really appreciated all the recommendations on places to go as well as the care and attention to detail you put into this place. Thanks for everything!
Thanks for the wonderful place to spend our honeymoon. We had a great time exploring the keys for our very first time. Thanks for all the restaurant suggestions!
The Jetson House was a perfect place to take a honeymoon together! Jerry was a great host and how could you ask for a better view! We had a great time here and will be telling our friends what a great time and great place this is. Thank you very much for letting us stay here!
The Jetson House apartment was the perfect place for us to start our life together as husband and wife. We loved the feeling of being secluded here on the private beach. The weather was perfect and every part of the house was amazing. We hope to spend a lot of our anniversaries here. Thank you!
We had a very pleasant stay here. The weather was perfect and we loved the beach. We are looking forward to coming to the keys again!
What a perfect spot - we have had a lovely stay here. We went fishing on a party boat from Robbies! We also ate at Islamorada Fishing company and the seafood buffet at Whale Harbor. We had a great day down at Key West also. Thank you Jerry and Lisa!
We loved spending time at this paradise and enjoyed every second. The Jetson House is a perfect location for recreation, starting the day wit ha plunge in the bay and ending it with a sunset celebration.
What an amazing apartment! Thank you for your hospitality!
The Jetson House was the perfect spot for our honeymoon - we had the most relaxing peaceful time here. We loved the private beach and the view from the bed each morning when we woke u. Thank to Jerry for the restaurant suggestions - we loved Midway Cafe, Mangrove Mike's and Bentley's. Its the perfect location in the keys! Thanks so much!
What more can you ask for - especially the peace and quiet!
We enjoyed the beautifully decorated apartment at the Jetson House. The many extra touches make it a please to be there. Our weather was not the greatest but we explored the many keys, rode our bikes, kayaked when we could, and walked the neighborhood. Thank you for your extra help, Jerry!
We had such a wonderful time. Great weather, food- cooking and going out, and watching the wild life. Our hosts, Jerry and Lisa, were helpful and everything we needed was here. Great location for upper and lower keys.
We love to stay here! Watching the sea from our bed in the morning, bayfront breakfast, beautiful sunsets.....fantastic!! Thank you Lisa and Jerry for this perfect location.
Lisa and Jerry were absolutely the greatest hosts. Mangrove Mikes has the best breakfast and The Hungry Tarpon has dinners to die for. The Dolphin Research Center and the Sea Turtle Hospital were great stops.
Easy to Work With
Although we had to cancel our trip due to a medical issue, Jerry was extremely helpful during the booking process. He answered all of my many questions and offered suggestions and activities. Based on how easy it was to work with this owner, it will be first on our list of places to stay when we finally return to Key West.
Stayed: May 2022Submitted: August 16, 2022
Little Slice of Heaven
We could not have been happier with the setting and accommodations. Lisea and Jerry have given every attention to detail, making our stay wonderfully easy and stress free. We plan to return again and again.
Stayed: January 2022Submitted: January 12, 2022
It was the best rental we have ever had in our 12 years traveling to the Keys. Not one thing was overlooked. The peace and tranquillity of the grounds in the evening was wonderful. It rained most of our trip so it can be a little tight but usually you spend the majority of your time outside. It was decorated beautifully and thank crew line s were given as well. We will definitely be back in the drier months to utilize the beauty of this place. Thank you!!
Stayed: November 2021Submitted: November 22, 2021
Worth Every Penny
As others have stated, this private area of paradise is nothing short of spectacular. One of the very few private beaches in the Keys, this place has everything you could want. The views go on for days and watching the boats go by makes it more interesting. The amenities are top notch and Jerry has everything there waiting for you. The entire grounds are immaculate. However, even paradise can have its faults. You will want to wake up early every day because a minute of missing the views is a minute of missing peace. As well you would want to stay up late and night to stare at the stars and listen to the water lap, ever so gently, at the shore. Also you would not want to sit out on the beach and take long naps during the day because you just would not want to miss a minute of anything. So if you stay for a week, you will get very little sleep so be prepared. Its that good. We made the 15 hour drive from NC and would do it again in a second. Do have to warn you though, the Cuban restaurant down the street....their appetizers and entree's are enough to feed 3 people each so keep that in mind when ordering.
Stayed: October 2021Submitted: October 20, 2021
We enjoyed a comfortable, quiet and relaxed week. One of the best vacations ever. The unit was nicely outfitted with modern amenities and the outside was a white sand beach with beautiful sunsets. Our host was friendly and helpful. We will definitely stay again when visiting the Keys.
Stayed: October 2021Submitted: October 20, 2021
Couldn't have been better
Everything was as described. Private beach was beautiful. You can snorkel right off the beach. Studio apartment was extra clean and the host was always available to answer any questions we had.
Stayed: September 2021Submitted: September 20, 2021
This was such a nice place to stay away from the crowds. I like having a quiet place to go on vacation and the beach was beautiful. Our host was wonderful and had lots of great suggestions for us. The accommodations were nice; everything was clean and comfortable.We would definitely stay here again and certainly recommend it to others!
Stayed: August 2021Submitted: September 07, 2021
A slice of paradise
Jerry and Leisa’s place was just what my husband and I were looking for as a getaway spot. Our first time to the Keys, we got great recs from them on where to go and what to see, and having a little bit of beach to relax on made it a great home base to work from. Perfect room with all the necessities to make your stay work. Stocked kitchenette, TV (though we didn’t use because there was so much to pack into our few days there), beautiful bathroom. A great spot all around.
Stayed: July 2021Submitted: July 17, 2021
Beautiful location and beautiful place run by great owners.
Location right on the beach in Islamorada close to many restaurants and stores. It was a great experience at a great location. You can not go wrong renting this property. It is a hidden gem. We will be heading back as soon as we can.
Stayed: June 2021Submitted: June 24, 2021
perfect in the keys.
WE had a wonderful time and so relaxing to sit on the beach and enjoy the sunsets. The apartment fit our needs and Jerry was so informative about the area. It was paradise We would come here again in a heart beat. mark and Johnna
Stayed: April 2021Submitted: May 09, 2021
This location and apartment are perfect. Jerry was so helpful with recommendations on restaurants, which were all very good. The beach is just beautiful and peaceful. We were so relaxed during our stay. The apartment is perfect for what we needed. Hope to be able to come back again!!
Stayed: April 2021Submitted: April 08, 2021
During this pandemic Jerry’s rental was the perfect place to decompress and seek solitude. The studio was squeaky clean , the views were amazing , my husband loved the hammock Jerry was a wealth of information on the keys, restaurants anything you wanted to know. Perfect place to stay while exploring the keys. Thank you Jerry & Lisa for being the perfect host We really enjoyed our stay and look forward to another visit. Nick & Louise
Stayed: February 2021Submitted: March 06, 2021
Wonderful private beach
A hidden gem! My husband and I had such a wonderful anniversary trip. We enjoyed looking out at the beach every morning when we woke. Jerry was extremely helpful in pointing out some excellent restaurants. He also has all the fun toys you can rent by the week. The apartment, while small, was perfect and cozy. A small kitchen but big enough to to cook meals and grill out. We have already booked a return trip!! Thank you, Jerry, for a wonderful vacation.
Stayed: January 2021Submitted: February 05, 2021
Wonderful place to stay!!
Everything was great! The owners were very kind and helpful, the beach was awesome, very quiet and peaceful. We saw lots of fish snorkeling right off the beach and saw a manatee from the kayak. Loved Islamorada and this home. Would definitely stay again!
Stayed: January 2021Submitted: January 17, 2021
This place was so clean and well maintained. My husband and I could only stayed a few days, but it was so peaceful and private. The beach is gorgeous. We hope to go back soon. Highly recommend for a couple getaway!
Stayed: December 2020Submitted: January 11, 2021
Wonderful Winter Mini Vacation
The location was absolutely beautiful. Quiet and safe. The owner, Jerry, was very friendly and helpful with many restaurant recommendations. The small apartment was spotless, and amenities adequate for 2 guests. The on site rental kayak was a real treat for us. On calm days we really enjoyed scouting out the nearby shallow mangroves. We loved Anne's Beach, a short drive away, with small sandy areas, a nice walkway and covered picnic tables. Fresh lobster and crab was available just down the street and a nice Publix store a short drive away. A great getaway spot, if you do not mind sharing someone's home.
Stayed: December 2020Submitted: January 01, 2021
The pictures don't do this place justice! It was wonderful.
My wife and I celebrated our 20 year wedding anniversary at the Jetson House, and we couldn't have been happier with our stay.The beach views day and night were postcards come to life. We saw dolphins swim by off the private beach on at least 2 days, and while using the kayak we saw dolphins, stingrays, nurse sharks, iguanas, and even had a manatee rise and blow a few feet from us. We were blown away.Jerry and Lisa were wonderful hosts and provided numerous great suggestions on dining, all of which were within a 15 minute drive, and excellent. We took a short drive to Key west to watch the sunset and check out Mallory Square, but found Islamorada to be the crown jewel of the Keys! The area is loaded with attractions and fine dining.If you are looking for a romantic getaway or just some peaceful alone time on a beach, I just can't imagine a better place to go. Everything was modern clean and prestine! Counting down the days until we can return!Thank you!
Stayed: December 2020Submitted: December 07, 2020
We cannot believe how amazing this was! It was more than we could have ever hoped for! I honestly thought everyone's reviews were too good to be true, but I can honestly tell you, the reviews we are leaving are not giving enough praise on how great this stay was. This apt is wonderfully minimal, but has everything you could possibly need. Jerry, has everything on site to rent: kayaks, paddleboards, bikes, and snorkeling gear. It was so nice to wake up with the sun, get in the kayak and row next to the dolphins playing in the warm salt water. Seriously, we were rowing 15 ft from playing dolphins! We saw dolphins almost daily, manatees are right in the canals, and sand sharks swimming the ocean floor. The coral reef is about 100 yards out from your private beach. New seashells, washed in everyday for fun treasure hunts, and the sun sets are so romantic you feel like your in a dream. Jerry, is very kind and if you have questions he is always available for answers, but will give you all the privacy you deserve. It was very nice to have access to laundry & a covered parking spot. We highly recommend Habanos restaurant close to the house, it was the best food we had during our stay & to be honest some of the best food I've ever had in my life! It's not fancy & has great pricing, and you might get to see a manatee if your watching the docks out back. We will be back to the Jetson's home time and time again. This was the best vacation my husband and I have ever had! We can't wait to come back!
Stayed: November 2020Submitted: November 12, 2020
Excellent getaway, beautiful setting your own beach, The evenings were the best.
This was the perfect getaway spot for us. The apartment has everything you need and more. The owners were excellent and very accommodating. Nothing like having your own private beach to enjoy. We even had dolphins swimming in frount of the beach in the mornings. The location is excellent, close enough to all the attractions you may want to visit yet extremely private and quiet. At night all you could hear was the ocean and the breeze.
Stayed: September 2020Submitted: September 22, 2020
This property is in a fantastic location with its own private beach! It has a well equipped kitchenette and grill for cooking if you aren't comfortable eating out during the Coronavirus. It's clean, quiet, and a perfect place to relax! Jerry and Lisa are very hospitable and helpful! But, at the same time, they give you all the privacy and space you could ever want or need! We will definitely go back and will recommend this beautiful piece of paradise to our friends and family!
Stayed: August 2020Submitted: August 25, 2020
Wonderful weekend getaway!
My husband and I were here for 4rth of July weekend. The apartment is very clean and the amenities were idyllic; the private beach is perfect to enjoy the sun and relax!! Jerry and his wife were great hosts and very accommodating. Definitely coming back !!
Stayed: July 2020Submitted: August 14, 2020
When we arrived to the Jetsons house we were greeted by Jerry. He gave us a tour of the property. The beautiful gated home is private and secluded. They had everything we could possibly need- snorkels, bikes, paddleboards, kayaks, hammock, cooler, bbq grill, washer/dryer and much more. Jerry had great restaurant recommendations. The location is perfect. The view from the room was breathtaking and the sunsets will silent the world around you. We can’t wait to return!
Stayed: July 2020Submitted: August 01, 2020
This was our second stay here and we are already talking about our next trip! Jerry & Lisa are wonderful hosts and we love the privacy of staying here rather than a resort. I HIGHLY recommend their rental and appreciate all their restaurant suggestions. A great place to decompress and recharge. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful place with us!
Stayed: July 2020Submitted: July 23, 2020
Great to relax at this Wonderful private beach front spot !!
Thank you so much We enjoyed our time in this beautiful Apt. We appreciated everything the Apt came with. We had an awesome time enjoying the beach and amenities. We are definitely coming back. ***** Great couples getaway spot !!
Stayed: July 2020Submitted: July 14, 2020
Piece of Paradise
My Husband and I are celebrating his 40th Birthday and our Anniversary! The Jetson House couldn't be more perfect! Mr. Manzo has been great to work! His home is beautiful and perfect for a couple looking for a getaway! Beautifully decorated and everything you could possibly need will be right at your fingertips. The views are fantastic. The water is clear and calm! This piece of Paradise makes it hard to want to go anywhere else in the Keys!
Stayed: June 2020Submitted: June 19, 2020
This was such an amazing property. The owners were so friendly and very helpful on local recommendations. The property was very clean. There were high-end touches and details (down to the white robes provided.) We had many different activities that were available to us such as paddle boards, kayaks and snorkeling gear. I can not recommend this place enough. I am looking forward to my next trip. We will be visiting this property a lot in the future!!! You will be so happy you chose this place!!!
Stayed: March 2020Submitted: April 15, 2020
I’d been to Islamorada before but never experienced a stay on such a hidden treasure as this. The apartment occupies the lower level of the owner’s home on a private stretch of beach on the Florida Bay 25 yards from the ocean. The apartment is small but beautifully appointed. You would be hard-pressed to find views like this, waking up to the gorgeous water, white sand beach, and witnessing spectacular sunsets. What impressed us was the lovely outdoor living space - lounge chairs, gas grill, kayaks, paddleboards, and bikes. Being a native Keys resident, the owner Jerry, was very attentive and had a wealth of knowledge on restaurants and island ventures.
Stayed: February 2020Submitted: February 23, 2020
Jerry and Lisa are wonderful host. The small apartment was very neat and clean. Jerry can tell you many interesting things about Islamorada. Many wonderful places to eat in the area. Walking, biking, paddle boarding and kayaking are all available.
Stayed: January 2020Submitted: February 10, 2020
I have stayed here twice and can’t recommend this property enough! I struggled to write this because there are so many wonderful things about this little piece of paradise! The beach in unbelievably gorgeous with a beautiful sunset every night. The fishing from shore is great! The privacy is priceless! Jerry and Lisa are wonderful hosts. There are no negatives!
Stayed: May 2019Submitted: June 02, 2019
Incredible views and water.
Lower Matecumbe Key is beautiful and secluded. You need to be a boater with a boat or enjoy water sports, or just like the quiet. This unit is small, regular bed. There are plenty of items on the property to rent (paddleboard, kayak), none included with the $170 per day price plus 40% surcharge. Pricey but very private. Owner lives upstairs and is a very nice landlord. We stayed 17 days and did not read the contract carefully enough so the monthly rate which we thought applied apparently did not. That was disappointing.
Stayed: February 2019Submitted: February 18, 2019
The perfect vacation for two
Have spent a month here with my girlfriend the past two summers. Jerry and Lisa are great hosts, Jerry knows a lot about the keys having lived there nearly his whole life and is great to talk to. The location is prime, with a private beach like no other, that you can snorkel off of and enjoy breathtaking sunsets from. Some great spots to go out to eat, and the there are no limits to what you can do out the ocean. Great fishing and diving! We will definitely be coming back, really doesn't get better than this!
Stayed: August 2018Submitted: November 11, 2018
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