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'Happiness Is!', Gulf Front, Heated Pool, Dock, Views!

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GULFPOINTE II is at the end of a quiet peninsula, yet close to US Rt. 1

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Marathon condo description

'HAPPINESS IS!' at GULFPOINTE II --an upscale condo complex, only 20 units in five buildings situated on a peninsula just off of the Overseas Highway and surrounded by the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Marathon is referred to as the 'Heart of the Keys.' Its mid-keys location, near the northern end of the famous seven mile bridge, puts vacationers in easy reach of all Keys attractions. Distance from Miami is about 100 miles, and to Key West, about 50 miles.

You can swim from the dock, lounge by the heated pool, and enjoy Gulf and pool views from every room in the condo and from the wrap around decks on both the main and the upper levels. You can even see what's happening at the dock from the master bath shower!! The dock, new in 2006, is a great spot for fishing, day or night. It has a new fish cleaning station with water for your clean-up.

If you prefer a more active vacation, you can do it all: boat in the gulf or the ocean, fish, snorkel or scuba dive, sightsee, tour historic and nature sights, bird watch, play golf and “eat” at a variety of restaurants from casual to gourmet. For boaters, our location near Vaca Cut gives you quick access to both the Gulf and the Atlantic Ocean. There are too many things to do to try to list here. The Marathon Chamber of Commerce is a short walk west from the condo. Be sure to stop here for information, travel brochures, and lots of discount coupons including tickets for free beverages with your meal at the Keys Fisheries. There are just SOO many things to do in the area, you’ll find that a week is not enough. That’s why we and so many others just keep coming back—again and again. Plan now for next year to get the dates you want!

If you like the feel of sand between your toes, Sombrero Beach is only about 10 minutes away, ocean side at MM 50. In 5 minutes you can be at Cocoplum Beach. If you just want to sit by by the water, take our beach chairs downstairs and enjoy the views on site. There are 4 folding chairs. You can swim and snorkel right in front of our unit, no need to start up the car! You can walk to the local seafood market and enjoy fresh caught dolphin and shrimp to cook at the condo or walk or drive to a myriad of nearby restaurants. The Island Tiki Bar and Restaurant is just a short stroll to the east. Details on and directions to many of our local favorites are contained in the WELCOME BOOK at the condo. Gulfpointe is directly off US Rt. 1, so there's convenient access to everything--yet the peninsula surrounds you with beautiful water views and makes you feel you are on your own private island!

If you want to get away, the Keys still have the charm--and you don't even need a passport! (except for our visitors from across the pond.) You are away from super highways, tall buildings and everything that goes with the work-a-day world. If you are looking for KOKOMO, this is as close as you'll get stateside! Yet you still have nearby restaurants and shopping and the reassurance of a large local hospital nearby. Gulfpointe is a great place for families or couples of any age. The condo has room enough for 2 couples to comfortably share it for the entire winter season or for one couple to invite occasional guests or grandkids to visit. Maximum occupancy is 6. CALL US!

The unit is NOT wheelchair accessible. Pets are NOT permitted. Smoking permitted ONLY on the balconies.


Keywords: Condominium, Vacation Rental, Florida Keys

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Condo
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Various games & puzzles, numerous books, DVD's & CD's Portacrib and stroller for a little one....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                You may smoke on balcony, but please take care of ashes, etc. properly...moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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              • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

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              • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

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              • King size beds (1) King bed with newer mattress in the master bedroom., Queen size Beds (2) 2 Queen sized beds with newer mattresses in the guest room., Child Beds (1) Porta crib, bring your own sheet or use a folded twin sheet. Stroller and baby gate also availabale., Baby Cribs (1) Nearly new portacrib for the baby is stored in the master bedroom closet. We also have a newer stroller available for a young child. Both items have had only a few weeks use., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full size (double) convertible bed with all the bedding required, is in the living room. Bedding stored in the living room hutch....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                His and Hers sinks, plenty of closet space...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Extra bedding & towels stored in this bathroom closet...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet

                Handy powder room off the L/R where sleeper couch is. ...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Microwave, icemaker in fridge, blender, coffee maker, toaster, electric handheld beater, can opener, lots of grilling tools, baking pans and a lobster pot....moreless

              • Dining:

                Lovely glass topped table with 6 sturdy chairs. 3 additional chairs at the breakfast bar. There is also a table outside....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Everything--lobster pot, griddle, spaghetti pot, blender, mixer, cookie sheet, pie plate, cake pans. We like to cook!...moreless

              • Oven:

                Need to bake a birthday cake? Everything you need is here. New in 2013....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Expect some spices, salt and pepper, you'll probably need...moreless

              • Stove:

                New in 2013, ceramic glass top for easy care and cooking...moreless

              • Freezer:

                The new refrigerator has a large freezer compartment....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Utensils for 12, plenty of dishes too!...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Large size with icemaker, new in 2012...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Newer Maytag unit...moreless

              Amenities

              • Covered Parking:

                Parking is in a bay under the unit so you won't have to get into a hot car! Space for 2 mid-size cars. If you need room for more please contact to make other arrangements......moreless

              • Living Room seats 6:

                Two 10 ft slide sliders bring the outdoors inside. Flat screen TV, 2 sofas & chair. Wrap around balcony with views of Gulf & pool....moreless

              • Parking:

                Covered parking under our unit for 2 mid size cars. Boat trailers must go off site, charge usually $25 per week....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                White towels stay indoors. Plenty of beach towels and a supply of 'boat & fish rags' for your dirty jobs. ...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Apartment size, located in kitchen. New in 2011, use HI E detergent, generally provided....moreless

              • Heating:

                One of the few complexes that has heat for an occasional cold evening....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Everything you need plus 6 large beach towels and bath sheet towels...moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Several fitness centers within 3 miles. None at the condo....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Off-site parking for your trailer, about $25 per week...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Boat trailers must go off site, $25 weekly....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Apartment size, located in kitchen...moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Newer central air system...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Gulfpointe is unique. Convenient to US 1, yet you feel miles away from civilization. Limited traffic. Peaceful and safe, surrounded by nature. You'll see dozens of fish, maybe a manatee or ray breaching the water, some resident iguanas, pelicans and osprey. Oh and yes, sunrises, sunsets--pink and gold and blue, and fabulous clouds and water. See the water change color from greenish, to green to aqua and often to a clear, clear blue! Be sure to get to Sombrero reef and watch fish jump all around you. Children & adults will find it magical....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (3) Main TV, a new flat screen is the living room. There are good size TV's with remotes in each of the bedrooms also. Service is with Comcast....moreless

                  • Books:

                    Many, many, paperbacks & hardcover. Feel free to take one, leave one. The Chapman Book is for reference only!...moreless

                  • Toys:

                    Pool noodles, beach ball, probably pails and shovels. Take a look and see what you find in the L/R hutch....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Currently there are more than 6 movie DVD's, 16 music DVD's and 6 movie VCR tapes....moreless

                  • Games:

                    Scrabble, battleship,cards & more. Check them out--sometimes it rains!...moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    Currently 16 CD's of various generes--all music prior to 1990's....moreless

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    (3) Local calls including all of the Keys are included with your rental....moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    Just bring your computer and plug it in or use our WiFi!...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    When your there call us for the latest pass word....moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Plug in or Wi-Fi. Be sure to get our code....moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Heated Pool is steps away from the unit. Never crowded, nice lounge chairs around the pool...moreless

                  • Heated Pool

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Boat:

                    Rental boat space is often available. Bring your own off season. Dockage often available, but NOT guaranteed....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Wrap around decks off living room & master bath. Great views. Enjoy a drink, grill your fish!...moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    We leave 3 fishing poles, some snorkeling gear, a bait bucket, pool noodles, etc....moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    'L' shaped balconies wrap around both floors from Living Room & Master Bed Room...moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    2 adult bikes and 3 that fit kids 5-10 are available. Ask for the lock code....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Available in Key Colony and Marathon. See our Welcome Book for details....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Beautifully maintained grounds, manicuired and landscaped artfully!...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Both are available for rent nearby....moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Free nearby at Marathon Town Park....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    New in 2012...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill Gas

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Adventure
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Location & View

                  • Oceanfront:

                    Our building is situated directly on the Gulf with a large dock & easy access to the ocean through Vaca Cut. Our unit has Gulf views from the side of the building. Guest bedroom has view of the pool. Beach chairs are available to sit by the water. One to 3.5 miles to 3 nearby beautiful sandy beaches....moreless

                  • Waterfront
                  • Water View

                  Activities

                  • Cinemas
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Groceries
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Reefs
                  • Festivals
                  • Water Sports
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Photography
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Walking
                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  May 31 - Jul 26, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,300

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Mid-Summer Special
                  Jul 26 - Aug 24, 2014
                  30 night min stay

                  $2,999
                  flat fee
                  Fall
                  Aug 24 - Dec 19, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,000
                  Holiday
                  Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,550

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Early Winter
                  Jan 3 - Jan 30, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,400

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Winter
                  Jan 31 - Apr 3, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,500

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Spring
                  Apr 4 - May 29, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,250

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Summer
                  May 30 - Jul 24, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,300

                  Changeover Day: Saturday


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Tax Rate 12.5%

                  Notes:

                  *Rates vary by season. *****Last Minute Booking Discount. ******Call for rates & discounts.

                  *PayPal Accepted.

                  *Normal Cleaning Included. Extra laundry $35.

                  *Marathon City License # PLR 2013-00401

                  Confirming deposit within 7 days. Weekly rentals, balance 5 weeks prior to rental. Longer term, 1/2 of balance 3 months prior to occupancy, final payment 5 weeks prior.


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                  Last updated: 06/25/2014
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                  Location

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                  53 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Key West
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Overseas Hwy (US 1)
                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Cocoplum Beach
                  0.4 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  The Island Tiki Bar
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Key Colony Beach Public Golf Course
                  0.4 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  The Island Tiki Bar

                  Car: Necessary

                  Charter fishing (both deep sea & back country) nearby. Party boats such as the Marathon Lady within walking distance. Swim with the dolphins at the Dolphin Research Center, see turtles at the Turtle Hospital, see the miniature Key Deer and look for the alligators at the Blue Hole in Big Pine Key. Do 'sunset' in Key West, visit Bahaia Honda park, go snorkeling , learn to dive--have a great, memorable vacation!!

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2003

                  About the owner: Raising a family in CT, we spent many spring vacations checking out Florida. We did the east coast and the west and even the Panhandle, but once we discovered the Keys, we knew this was where we wanted to be. As retirement approached, we knew it was time to have our own place in the sun in the Keys. We and our family enjoy visiting at the condo and are happy to be able to share it with others. We're sure you and your family will enjoy it too!

                  Why the Owner Chose Marathon:
                  We are 'water people.' Swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing, snorkeling and scuba diving--our family loves it all. Windy on the ocean, go to the Gulf. Windy on the Gulf, go to the Ocean. We had 3 weeks of time share in Marathon for many years, but when the place was sold to build million dollar condos, we knew it was time for us to buy our own place. We found the perfect small condo complex within 1/2 a mile of our old place. It had a dock for Dad and a pool for Mom and room enough for us to invite the kids and grandkids. We picked one of not too many that allow weekly rentals, which lets us share it with you. Marathon is close to everything in the Keys. It's just minutes to sandy beaches, shopping, restaurants and all kinds of entertainment. Having a large hospital in town also gives a comfort level when you are away from home. We love it here and think you will too!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                  Comfort and convenience! It's close to everything. We have the Gulf and the pool right here. The condo has all the comforts we are accustomed to at home. Having your own dock is tremendous plus--no need to get in the car and haul 'stuff.' Any boater knows how much 'stuff' you need as you head out for a day on the water. At the condo we have a lobster cooking pot, cake pans, a cookie sheet and 2 griddles for making pancakes and bacon and much more. We have been to places in the past where you are lucky to have 4 forks for 4 people and 2 pots to cook with--not comfortable for us, nor for you. So come, enjoy and be comfortable!


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                  • GULFPOINTE II is at the end of a quiet peninsula, yet close to US Rt. 1

                    GULFPOINTE II is at the end of a quiet peninsula, yet close to US Rt. 1

                  • New landscraping and the Gulf seen from your balcony.

                    New landscraping and the Gulf seen from your balcony.

                  • Heated Pool for Your Enjoyment Winter or Summer.

                    Heated Pool for Your Enjoyment Winter or Summer.

                  • 10 ft. sliders provide the living room with super views!

                    10 ft. sliders provide the living room with super views!

                  • Enjoy your fresh catch in this comfortable setting!

                    Enjoy your fresh catch in this comfortable setting!

                  • Comfortable master suite--enjoy the view with a glass of wine from the balcony!

                    Comfortable master suite--enjoy the view with a glass of wine from the balcony!

                  • 2 Queen beds in the 2nd bed room provide flexible sleeping arrangements.

                    2 Queen beds in the 2nd bed room provide flexible sleeping arrangements.

                  • Tranquility on the bay!

                    Tranquility on the bay!

                  • Island Tiki Bar, just east of the condo.

                    Island Tiki Bar, just east of the condo.

                  • Enjoy the colors--pink & blue--

                    Enjoy the colors--pink & blue--

                  • Visit the Blue Hole on Big Pine Key.

                    Visit the Blue Hole on Big Pine Key.

                  • Be sure to see the Key deer on Big Pine.

                    Be sure to see the Key deer on Big Pine.

                  • Building on right is your home away from home.

                    Building on right is your home away from home.

                  • Building angle provides ocean (Gulf) views in 3 directions

                    Building angle provides ocean (Gulf) views in 3 directions

                  • Pool view from your rear balcony.

                    Pool view from your rear balcony.

                  • After a day of play, relax in the comfortable living room with TV or a good book

                    After a day of play, relax in the comfortable living room with TV or a good book

                  • What's for dinner--cook it here!

                    What's for dinner--cook it here!

                  • Balcony offers Gulf and pool views from the MBR.

                    Balcony offers Gulf and pool views from the MBR.

                  • Dock view from the balcony.

                    Dock view from the balcony.

                  • Miles of water and sky!

                    Miles of water and sky!

                  • Another beautiful Keys sunset--you'll want to keep the camera ready!

                    Another beautiful Keys sunset--you'll want to keep the camera ready!

                  • --and gold.

                    --and gold.

                  • An osprey stops for a visit!

                    An osprey stops for a visit!

                  • Pelican on guard for a fishermans handout.

                    Pelican on guard for a fishermans handout.

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                  $1,000 - $1,550 per week (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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