Quiet Open Water Hideaway Overlooking Nature Preserve
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Marathon villa description
Relax in this peaceful, open-water, bird and wildlife sanctuary with private views of the State Park. From your patio look-out, only 9 feet from water's edge, you can watch fish swim and birds fly, or if you prefer, you may simply sit and enjoy the ebb and flow of the tide. In these environmentally friendly surroundings, you can observe, in a way you never have, marine life and native birds in unobstructed waters. Just off the property you can find nature trails leading to quiet beaches. The patio offers views of a back yard aquarium and the spectacular beauty of the Florida Keys. Launch our canoe or kayaks into this ecological paradise and paddle your way along easy-to-follow, marked mangrove trails. All wildlife and scenic photos were taken off back patio.
You will be very comfortable is these extremely clean and well-appointed surroundings. The property has brand new everything: New furnishing, linens and towels, iPad 2, wireless internet access, two flat screen TV's with all premium movie channels and NFL Sunday Ticket, Saltillo tile floors, private patio look-out, new bathroom, new kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops.
*Includes canoe, kayaks and binoculars
We are minutes from Marathon and only 1-1/2 hours from the Miami International Airport, and an hour's drive to Key West, which makes this a centrally located vacation destination.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- King size beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Amenities include: iPad 2, wireless Internet access, two flat screen TV's with all premium movie channels and NFL Sunday Ticket, new state of the art washer and dryer, canoe, kayaks, binoculars, beach chairs and umbrella, beach mats, tiki hut, new Weber stainless barbecue gas grill, hammock, picnic table, outdoor furniture, yoga-stretching mats, books, snorkel/mask and fins, fishing poles and light tackle, bait freezer, A/C, king bed, fold-out sofa, ceiling fans in every room, refrigerator, oven, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster, hair dryer, clothes iron, lobster pot, tea pot, dishware and cooking utensils, spices, coffee, cream and sugar, all paper products, linens and towels....moreless
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Theme Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- *Activities include: fish and bird watching, reading and relaxing, wildlife photography, canoeing, kayaking, beach combing, snorkeling, scuba diving, fly fishing, deep sea fishing, sailing, power boating, hiking and exploring nature trails in the State Park. You can take day trips to the Everglades National Park, visit John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, The Turtle Hospital and Museum, Dolphin Research Center, watch the annual migration of east coast sea birds, The Theater of The Sea, Bird and Wildlife Nature Center, World Wide Sportsman, art galleries, enjoy fantastic seafood and watch the sunsets....moreless
ReviewsWrite a review
Enjoyed our visit here immensely. Unit was clean and thoughtfully appointed, The bed was even comfortable! Having the kayaks to use was a real bonus. A very pleasant and peaceful place. We saw lots of cool wildlife, but the best was after dark in the water. Bioluminescent critters of some sort were everywhere! Flashing on and off, some leaving pretty little swirl patterns. Endlessly entertaining. I would not hesitate to recommend. Thanks so much! Jo McMillan
- Guest Scott and Jo (Ocala, Fl)
- Date of stay 09/30/12
- Review Submitted 10/10/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, sightseeing, families with young children.
My wife and I enjoyed our week here immensely. The house was set at the end of a cul-de-sac on the edge of a gorgeous marine park. It was spotlessly clean and had all the amenities needed for a comfortable and carefree vacation. If you love kayaking, as we do, this is the perfect spot. In the evening, we loved the peace ad tranquillity as the sun set over the mangove lake as the egrets and pelicans fed. Another highlight was observing the fish, crabs and lobsters from the dock. This is a nature lover's paradise!
- Guest Scott S. (Bermuda)
- Date of stay 12/04/10
- Review Submitted 12/12/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, sightseeing.
A wonderful place, restful and interesting.
A wonderful place, restful and interesting.
This property is a gem. The unit itself is quite luxurious, air conditioning, wireless internet, granite kitchen, etc, but the location is like being in a secluded nature preserve. We loved it. A great base for day trips to Miami or Key West, or just relaxing and taking in the wild birds and aquatic animals. Jerry could not have been nicer....very helpful, informative, and enthusiastic about the setting without being intrusive. He met us the first day and then we were on our own. This unit is I believe the most private of the property...you have almost the whole top floor and a spectacular view of the water, plants, and wildlife. The rooms are really large and everything is spotless. Thanks so much!
- Guest steve (san diego)
- Date of stay 07/25/09
- Review Submitted 08/09/09
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, families with young children.
*$1400 week May-November *$1600 week December-April. Monthly & long-term available *$300 deposit holds your dates. You may pay balance when you arrive. *Contents should be returned to its original condition, except for the laundry. *Accommodations are for up to 2 adults no over night guests allowed. 2 car parking *Check-in 3:00pm, check-out 11:00am Sorry no pets allowed, no smoking inside. *Cancellation policy, deposit is fully refunded with a 60 day notice. *Boat dock available only upon request. Boat trailer parking at local ramp only. *All Guests Must Be A Minimum 21 Years Of Age. No disturbance policy after 10:00.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2005
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
You will have the opportunity to relax in an open water nature preserve, offering private views of the State Park. From your sea wall, watch the annual migration of east coast sea birds. From the patio watch spectacular sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean. Later in the day walk across the street and watch a breath-taking sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. Or just hang out in the hammock and immerse yourself in the tranquility of this ecological paradise. Take morning or afternoon walks through the nature trails in the State Park and comb the beaches in undisturbed tranquility. Open your windows and enjoy the cooling ocean breeze. In the picnic area there is a tiki hut, barbecue and hammock. * All wildlife and scenic photos were taken off back patio.
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patio look-out over the State Park
relax under the palms
picnic area and tiki hut
watch the ebb & flow of the tides
bird watch from the living room
master bedroom views
roseate spoonbills seen from patio
roseate spoonbill & blue heron
6' manatee off sea wall
terrace views of the State Park
sunset off patio
quiet views of the Wildlife Sanctuary
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