Fabulous Gulf Front Home
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Marathon house description
Fabulous, white stucco home smack on the Gulf of Mexico. Oversized wrought iron gates at entrance. Situated on 3 acres of land with magnificent views. Practically every room in the house has a view of turquoise water and palm trees. There are 2 Master suites upstairs with their own private bathrooms & tv's. Downstairs are 2 smaller bedrooms, a large kitchen with big granite island opening up to the family room and another tv - all with satellite. Linens/towels provided. Stainless steel appliances. Decorated beautifully with a tropical feel. Terracotta floors in all rooms. The property has plenty of room to play frisbee or fly a kite! There is a beachy area to play horseshoes or sit back and watch the boaters, read a book, or just relax!
For you golfers, just let us know in advance and we will arrange special pricing for your games at Sombrero Golf Club in Marathon.
The sunsets are spectacular at cocktail hour! There is a huge tiki umbrella with round table that seats at least 12 people on the front patio right on the water's edge. You will fall in love with this house. Our guests come back over and over every year!
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
- King size beds (1) New posturpedic in first master bedroom. Double futon couch in king bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) New posturpedic queen in second master bedroom. Double futon couch in queen bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twin beds on first floor, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) (two in the masters upstairs), Bunk Beds (1) Bunkbed room on first floor...moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
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Superior property, mediocre house
Superior property, mediocre house
Old style Florida home with window unit air conditioners on the bottom floor, ample mold in outside decks which don't drain well, upstairs bedrooms have been re done and are better than average. When this is not accepted for print, please let me know what rule I have violated.
- Guest Mike Rohan (Panama City, Fl)
- Date of stay 07/21/12
- Review Submitted 10/17/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing.
Truly a paradise
Truly a paradise
I cannot say enough great things about your property and its location. Renting this lovely, secluded, comfortable home was, without a doubt, the key to the best vacation we have had. We fished, snorkled and swam right off the dock, had access to many of amenities and attractions, took beautiful walks (7 mile bridge), and had easy trips to both Pennekamp and Key West...I could go on and on. Thank you so much!
- Guest AW (St. Petersburg, Florida)
- Date of stay 06/09/12
- Review Submitted 06/20/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Can't wait to go back!!!!
Can't wait to go back!!!!
I go to Marathon 3 times a year. I usually stay somewhere different each time, untill now. After my first stay at this house I have it booked again. Privacy galore, location, location, location. The house was perfect,clean and spacious. 2 masters upstairs were great. Good water pressure, great kitchen. The outside area was great, Tiki hut by the ocean was a favorite hangout. I didnt see many lobster but we saw so many different kinds of fish. Fishing was good, you never know what you will catch. The only downfalls: Nothing in the kitchen, I mean, no sugar,paper towls,garbage bags(the things you usually find left behind in a rental) so bring it with you. A lot of "grass" in the swimming area,also very rocky. I wish they had night lights by the water, helps for night fishing. To me the positives well outweighed the negatives therefore I will be back in a few weeks. And I cannot wait.
- Guest shellfish (madison)
- Date of stay 08/13/11
- Review Submitted 10/06/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, pet owners, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Owner response: So glad you enjoyed it Lori. Connie told me you've rebooked and are coming right back! As far as paper towels and sugar, etc....sometimes there are massive amounts of those kinds of items, and sometimes the previous tenants take whatever is left. Sorry you arrived to nothing :( I will mention to Connie that the maid should leave extra garbage bags and paper towels. The sea grass is tricky. There are months of the year that there is absolutely none, and it's all on the Atlantic side. I'm in New York so don't know those specifics, but Connie would! Anyway, thanks again for your happy review, rebooking, and appreciation of the house. We try!!
This house is located in a great very private location right on the Gulf. The kids fished every day off the pier. The Gulf was so calm every day that we wish we would have brought the bass boat. The public ramp into the Gulf is very close to this house. The house is spacious and plenty big enough for 10 people. There are a couple of acres so the kids can really spread out and have fun. The property was clean and the owner and property manager were both very helpful. There are fishing charters, bike rental, kayak rental and snorkeling tours nearby. The Sunset Cafe and Lazy Days restaurants were favorites. This house is a 1 hour drive from Key West and well worth it for the amount of privacy.
- Guest ATL (Atlanta, GA)
- Date of stay 04/02/11
- Review Submitted 05/05/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, pet owners, sightseeing, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you so much for appreciating the house. We really do try hard to be sure all our guests are comfortable and happy. And thanks for taking the time to wriite :) Marcy
Great Vacation Home
Great Vacation Home
Marcy, We loved your home, we had such a wonderful time. It was so nice, clean and plenty of space to relax. The view was so beautiful over looking the bay and we loved watching the sunset in the evenings. The kitchen was large and had everything you need to prepare meals, small or large and plenty of seating. The pier was nice and plenty of room to dock your boat as well as a great place to fish. I highly recommend this property and can't wait to return this summer. Thanks, The Pugh Family
- Guest Lisa (Ocean Ridge, Fl)
- Date of stay 03/12/11
- Review Submitted 04/12/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+, pet owners, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Owner response: I'm so glad Lisa! Please know how appreciated your review is :))
Great Keys Getaway
Great Keys Getaway
Thanks Marcy. We had a wonderful stay. The house was spacious and relaxing and the size of the property was really refreshing. Connie was friendly and helpful and we would have no problems recommending a stay to others and would like to come back ourselves. The dock was nice, as we had a boat, and the location of the property made Gulf and Atlantic trips a breeze.
- Guest J Family (knoxville, TN)
- Date of stay 03/04/11
- Review Submitted 04/11/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, people with disabilities, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Thank you Amy for that lovely review. I'm really happy you guys enjoyed yourselves. Please do come back :))
Guest comment entered by owner
Dear Marcy, It was so nice to speak with you by phone this morning. As discussed my wife and I would like to reserve your house again for next summer and I will be sending you all the details. I wanted to send this out months ago but as you know I'm a physician and there never seems to be enough time. In any event, we so thoroughly enjoyed your spectacular property, wonderful house and never ending views. My son and his wife have just finished a scuba diving course and are so thrilled to be coming down to Marathon with us next summer. With our hectic schedules, we more than appreciate the tranquillity of your slice of paradise. In any event, check is on the way with details as well. Warm regards, Dr. J Atkinson
- Guest Dr. Atkinson
- Date of stay 08/21/10
- Review Submitted 01/05/11
We have been coming to the gulf house for over six years. This home has three plus acres so we all have more than enough room. There are two kayaks and every morning my son and I were out on the water at daybreak. It's a wonderful get away, we really do feel as if we have escaped to a private island. The owners are extremely nice as well. When the air conditioning stopped this past time, they had a repairman there within an hour. Next door is the property manager Connie and she is always available by cell phone if there is a question or issue. Walking distance is the Island restaurant and they have a great happy hour. My only complaint are the no seeums that come out at night, but I guess that's the tropics Don't forget to bring a bottle of Off. The fishing is plentiful and there's more fantastic water views than you could ask for. I say this nostagically as I'm looking at the buildings outside my windows here in NYC. Maybe I'll have to retire early and move to the keys. Not a bad idea.
- Guest bondi roza (New York city)
- Date of stay 07/05/09
- Review Submitted 07/05/09
Amazing place to stay. Completely private. Extremely relaxing. You can spend the entire week snorkeling with the crabs, lobsters and big fish right off the dock. If you want peace and quiet that is exactly what you will get. Only 2 complaints...... no sand, and low water pressure...... everything else was perfect.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 06/15/09
- Review Submitted 06/15/09
Owner response: Water pressure fixed!
We have stayed at this wonderful house seven years in a row it's become a tradition to spend our family vacation there. If anyone is interested in emailing me I would be happy to give more details. Thanks, Fania Fania, wyckoff, nj
- Guest Fania (wyckoff, nj)
- Date of stay 05/25/09
- Review Submitted 05/25/09
Jan-Dec .. $2800/wk (1 wk min) Email for holiday rates. Special rates for long term! Email to receive more photos and virtual tour of this property!
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aerial view of private three acres 'gulf house'
circular driveway leading to gulf house
100 ft. dock at sunset
Eating/card table. Sit there and watch the sailboats while dining
Another sitting area facing kitchen and family room
100 ft. dock in open gulf waters. tiki table seats 12
Tiki patio on the gulf
Kitchen with granite island
entrance to the gulf house. wrought iron gates can be closed for privacy
Smaller of the two master bedrooms
Front of the gulf house
Downstairs twin bedroom
Huge master king bedroom
Living Room with amazing panoramic water views
Stairway from bedrooms to downstairs
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