Catherine's Tropical Paradise, Dock Your Boat Seconds to the Ocean

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Last updated: 11/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Come visit Catherine's Tropical Paradise, a beautifully decorated home in the heart of Marathon in the Florida Keys.

Imagine staying on a deep-water swimming canal seconds from the Atlantic Ocean providing ample dockage and direct access to the Atlantic Ocean.

Just minutes from your back door you will find world famous fishing, snorkeling, and diving. This fantastic three bedroom, two bath, split-floor plan home is nicely furnished, well-equipped, and light and bright with large canal-side windows. With a queen-size bed in the master bedroom, two twin-size beds in the second bedroom, a large third bedroom with a queen-size bed and separate entrance. For extra seating and sleep space, there is a trundle bed in the den area. This home will provide your party with ample room to spread out. Relaxing is made easy in this home. You will find everything you need for a perfect paradise vacation.

Important - Payment: We use Homeaway credit card processing and all invoices will come from Homeaway. You will never receive an invoice for credit card payment outside of Homeaway.

Free Wireless Internet Service is available at this house!!!

Activities: Swim at nearby Sombrero beach or in your backyard canal. The fishing, snorkeling, and diving will be awesome during your stay Catherine's Tropical Paradise - the reef minutes away from your private dock. Beautiful Parks, walk the 7 mile bridge, Snorkel Looe Ley reef, Great Entertainment at local restaurants and Tiki Bars, 8 Municipal Tennis courts, Basketball courts, Museums, Golfing, Diving, 45 Minutes to Key West.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1710 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is not allowed inside the house....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    This is a one level house, no stairs are required. Note: the doors to the bathrooms are smaller than wheelchair width, assistance would be needed to get into the bathoom. The entrance from a car to the front door includes small rock parking lot....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master: 1 queen

    bathroom inside...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    separate entrance...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Trundle Bed: 2 twin/ single, 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Trundle Bed...moreless

  • Sleeps 6 adults in the above 3 bedrooms. Children can sleep on the trundle bed located in the family room area....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Outside covered storage area for diving gear and you can hang 12 fishing poles. Cleats for one or two boats (up to 32 ft in length each each). Canal is 15 feet deep, channel offshore is 4 feet deep at mean low tide. 3rd Bedroom has a separate entrance. Two Refrigerators (one in the kitchen, one in the laundry room). Please store bait in the laundry room refrigerator/freezer. Full kitchen utensils provided (pots, pans, dishes, glasses, etc.). Garbage Disposal. Room to park your boat trailer in front of the house. Great Sports location for scuba diving, fishing, kiteboarding, and cable wakeboarding....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) Cable TV...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television


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


  • Bay/Sound
  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Ocean View:

    Three houses down our canal is the Atlantic Ocean. Quick access to offshore fishing, snorkeling, and diving....moreless

  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    COMCAST High Speed Internet...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Purchased new in 2008....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Room to park a boat trailer for up to a 30ft boat in front of the house....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry Room with new Washer/Dryer. Purchased new in 2008....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WIFI with owner supplied password...moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped with pots, pans, dishes, silverware, and cooking utensils. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    With bar/3 bar stools...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    (2) One in the kitchen, one in the Laundry room. Both are Refrigerator/Freezer units. The kitchen refrigerator includes an ice maker. Both are are new as of 2009....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Dock space for 2 boats, 36ft each. Canal depth 14ft. Channel depth to Atlantic is 3ft at mean low tide (worst case)....moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio table seats 6...moreless

  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 29 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2015
Aug 22 - Dec 18, 2015
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

XMAS / New Years Weeks 2015
Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Winter 2016
Jan 2 - Mar 26, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer 2016
Apr 2 - Jul 22, 2016
7 night min stay

Lobster Mini-Season Week 2016
Jul 23 - Jul 29, 2016
7 night min stay

Opening Regular Lobster Season
Aug 6 - Aug 12, 2016
7 night min stay

Fall 2016
Aug 27 - Dec 23, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

XMAS / New Years Weeks 2016
Dec 24 - Jan 6, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $125 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $135 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12.5%


Summer rates does not include Lobster Mini-Season week or the opening day of Regular Lobster Season.

A small or medium dog can be added for an additional $150 per week in rent per dog. 2 Max.

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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Last updated: 11/25/2015
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2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sombrero Beach

Car: Recommended

Our oceanside canal house is blessed with calm waters due to inshore and off-shore reefs. You can enjoy everything from fishing, diving, snorkeling or just relaxing in our dockside hot tub.. You can fish from our dock or bring a boat and enjoy some of the greatest fishing in the Keys. Also within a couple of miles you will find a kid friendly beach and two golf courses. There is much to do locally such as visiting the Marathon Dolphin Research Center or take a side trip to Bahia Honda State Park. Key West is only 45 miles to the south.

The house is well equipped for kids, ages 2-15+, with a hot tub, DVD surround sound system, cable TV, a large front yard, and a swimming canal.

If you love the keys you'll be right at home.

To request additional information, you may contact the owner directly by phone or by e-mail.

Other Activities: Kiteboarding


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Hello, my name is Cathy and I'm the proud owner/operator of Catherine's Tropical Paradise. I love to travel, and while in the Keys, I'm usually busy taking my three boys fishing and snorkeling.

Why the Owner Chose Marathon:
I grew up in the Northeast USA, so having a vacation rental in the Florida Keys is a dream come true. Marathon supports week to week rentals and since most of our guests are families, this works out great. We love Marathon because of the small town friendly neighborhood culture, the great fishing and snorkeling, and relaxing at Sombrero Beach.

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Speaks: english

Links to more information:



  • Seconds to the Atlantic Ocean

    Seconds to the Atlantic Ocean

  • 100ft Seawall/Dock for up to 32 ft Boat

    100ft Seawall/Dock for up to 32 ft Boat

  • Nearby Beach - Sombrero Beach

    Nearby Beach - Sombrero Beach

  • Den


  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • Trundle Bed

    Trundle Bed

  • Nearby Reef (diving, snorkeling) - Sombrero Light

    Nearby Reef (diving, snorkeling) - Sombrero Light

  • Kiteboarding Lesson at Curry Hammock State Park

    Kiteboarding Lesson at Curry Hammock State Park

  • Hot Tub and Deck

    Hot Tub and Deck

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Kiteboarding at Coco Plum Beach

    Kiteboarding at Coco Plum Beach

  • Family Room

    Family Room

  • Bedroom 1

    Bedroom 1

  • Our Patio

    Our Patio

  • Kitchen - Microwave, Dishwasher, Disposal, Refrigerator/Freezer, Coffee Maker

    Kitchen - Microwave, Dishwasher, Disposal, Refrigerator/Freezer, Coffee Maker

  • Curry Hammock State Park - great location to kayak, kiteboard, and swim.

    Curry Hammock State Park - great location to kayak, kiteboard, and swim.

  • Sombrero Beach, Marathon FL

    Sombrero Beach, Marathon FL

  • Sombrero Reef

    Sombrero Reef

  • Kiteboarding in the Florida Keys

    Kiteboarding in the Florida Keys

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Date last modified - Sunday, November 29, 2015

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