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
This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Marathon reviews
Good, Almost Excellent but......
"First, The good.... This house would be rated excellent if it were rented as a 2 bedroom 3 bath house with it's own pool and dock. The master bedroom (king bed) and bath are absolutely beautiful! Very spacious with its own TV with satellite. The second bedroom (queen or full??) and bath is also very nice with plenty of room also with satellite TV. Large balconies for both with plenty seating on both. (I can't review the beds because I didn't sleep on either of these) A large living room area has ample, comfortable seating with a very large TV with satellite, a very nice sized bathroom with a shower and closet, a washer & dryer area and the dining area and kitchen are very modern and very spacious. All with beautiful furnishings and appliances, cookware and utensils for any need possible (even a note in the fridge to use any sauces if needed!!). OK, The bad.... The problem with this house lies with the so called "third bedroom."... This bedroom is in the basement which appeared to be an afterthought & not at all anything like the rest of the house. It was dark and musty smelling with the typical bugs you find in a damp basement. The small window a/c unit was kept at full blast the entire time to help rid the musty smell and we were constantly smashing little bugs. The bathroom was so small, not at all like the upper floors!!! You can practically wash your hands in the sink and wash your feet in the shower at the same time you use the toilet!! The shower itself was so small it was very difficult to wash your hair without banging your elbows on the sides. Oh, and the shower floor had duct tape, yes, duct tape on the floor. Apparently covering a hole, I don't know. The bed was a queen but was old, soft, lumpy and the sheets wouldn't stay on if you moved at all in your sleep. It also had a day bed which looked as if it was put there simply to fill a space. A great suggestion for that space might be a small fridge.....since the only entrance to this basement room is by the pool through the sliding glass doors with very cheap vertical blinds with slats that kept falling off!! It did have a nice TV stand with 3 drawers. The TV was a good size, however , the cable, not satellite like the others, was very spotty with a few local channels. Could say more, but.. Rent only if you want a great 2 bedroom/3 bath house with it's own pool & dock. Don't even consider the basement as living area!!!!"
Guest: DebbieDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 11, 2015
"Rented this duplex. it was perfect. kids in one unit, adults in the other. the East unit was very nice w granite countertops and nice leather furniture. the west unit (where the kids stayed was nice as well, though not as updated. great views of the cove and a minute boat ride into the gulf where we spent time waterskiing and watching the sunsets. We rented a boat for the week and we basically spent our week on the water snorkeling, diving, fishing, skiing, exploring. It is perfect for the family on the go who like water activities. I would recommend this rental to anyone. it was clean, well equipped, stayed nice and cool and allowed everyone their space. my only negative was that the beds were a bit soft for my tastes."
Guest: james w.Date of Stay: June 2014Review Submitted: June 25, 2014
"I just want to say what a great vacation house this was for myself and my family. There was plenty of room for the 10 of us, and the house is located in a great area. The pool is awesome and the view in the morning and at night from the pool is second to none. There were a few things that need some attention....with some lights not working,a fan that did not work in one of the smaller bedrooms, and the hot tub stopped working the last 2 days. But all of that was minor. I would definetly recommend this rental to anybody looking to vacation in the keys. You are right in the middle of marathon, with plenty of attractions to see, and plenty of great restaurants to eat at. You are also only a little over an hour away from key west. Tim was very easy to work with, and book through. His thoughts about restaurants were spot on! Thanks for the great experience, and if we ever come back to the keys, we will be renting from Tim!"
Guest: Matt R.Date of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 17, 2015