VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

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

You sent a message to this owner.


Last updated: 01/30/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Marathon house 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 credit card processing and all invoices will come from You will never receive an invoice for credit card payment outside of

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.


We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

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

              • Pets Considered:

                $150 dog rent, 2 max. Small and Medium Dogs preferred...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
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

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

                  • Shampoo
                  • Telephone:

                    Local calls only....moreless

                  • Toilet Paper
                  • 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

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional


                          Write a review 5
                          from 23 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Winter 2015
                          Jan 3 - Apr 24, 2015
                          7 night min stay


                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Summer 2015
                          Apr 25 - Jul 24, 2015
                          7 night min stay


                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Lobster Mini-Season Week 2015
                          Jul 25 - Jul 31, 2015
                          7 night min stay


                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Open Day Regular Lobster Seaso
                          Aug 1 - Aug 8, 2015
                          7 night min stay


                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          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

                          My Standard Rate
                          7 night min stay


                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                          • Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
                          • Pet Fee $125 + tax
                          • 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.

                          Please wait... Book with confidence

                          Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.

                          Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                          Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                          Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                          Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                          Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                          Last updated: 01/30/2015
                          Check availability
                          23 Available
                          21 Unavailable
                          22 Today
                          23 Selected dates


                          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.

                          Contact us

                          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

                          • Family Room

                            Family Room

                          • Bedroom 2

                            Bedroom 2

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

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

                          • Nearby Reef (diving, snorkeling) - Sombrero Light

                            Nearby Reef (diving, snorkeling) - Sombrero Light

                          • Master Bedroom

                            Master Bedroom

                          • Trundle Bed

                            Trundle Bed

                          • Kiteboarding Lesson at Curry Hammock State Park

                            Kiteboarding Lesson at Curry Hammock State Park

                          • Kiteboarding in the Florida Keys

                            Kiteboarding in the Florida Keys

                          • Hot Tub and Deck

                            Hot Tub and Deck

                          • Dining Room

                            Dining Room

                          • Kiteboarding at Coco Plum Beach

                            Kiteboarding at Coco Plum Beach

                          • Bedroom 1

                            Bedroom 1

                          • Bedroom 3

                            Bedroom 3

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

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

                          • Our Patio

                            Our Patio

                          • Sombrero Beach, Marathon FL

                            Sombrero Beach, Marathon FL

                          • Sombrero Reef

                            Sombrero Reef

                          VRBO #74636

                          There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                          This listing was first published here in 2005.

                          Date last modified - Friday, January 30, 2015

                          $1,100 - $2,300 per week (USD)
                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
                          Dates are unavailable
                          Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                          This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                          Book It

                          Detailed Price

                          • Sleeps
                          • Bedrooms
                          • Bathrooms
                          • Property type
                          • Reviews
                          Member since: 2005
                          Speaks: english
                          • Response time: Within 24 hours
                          • Response rate: 80%
                          • Calendar last updated: 01/30/2015
                          Email owner

                          +1 727 403-9665
                          Hours 8AM to 6PM Eastern Standard Time

                          Please wait... Book with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
                          Add vacation protection services to your booking

                          Three services to protect your trip:

                          Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                          Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                          Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

                          Get it now


                          Share this property via Email

                          Catherine's Tropical Paradise, Dock your Boat seconds to the Ocean

                          Marathon #139330ha

                          3 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 6

                          You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

                          Share this property via Email

                            Please correct the following errors and resend:
                          • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
                          • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
                          • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.