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Recent Marathon reviews
Wonderful family getaway to Marathon!
"We just got back from spending an awesome week at this house. The house is located in a convenient location in the middle of the key. You are a close boat ride to both the 7 mile bridge and Vaca cut which made getting to the gulf very quick. The house itself is very nice. The bedrooms are spacious, beds are very comfortable, the kitchen, living room, and outdoor porch areas are huge. One night during our stay we had 3 other couples over for a dinner party and were quite comfortable. The pool is very clean and the hot tub is large and seems brand new. There are bikes, kayaks, rafts, and countless other toys and water supplies. A freezer for bait and ice is right by the long seawall. We fit 3 boats along the seawall one day. Overall I highly recommend this house for your next getaway.
I am going to point out a few recommendations to the owner. This is not meant to dissuade any renters, because this house is great, just a few suggestions. For the price we paid, there are a few things that could be approved in my opinion. The wifi has very poor signal. The kitchen, while decently equipped, could really use some nicer cookware. I completely understand that it must be hard with renters overusing the cookware, but I really like to cook and had expected for a house at this price we would have a little better tools. The ice machine in the fridge doesn't make enough ice for a family of 3 (and we had 7 people). This isn't a big deal - just expect to stock the freezer drawer with ice for drinks. The living room has 4 fans which was WONDERFUL - but a few on the porch in place of the tiny lights would be nice.
Thank you for a wonderful family vacation!"
Guest: Lisa S.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 2, 2015
"We were a group of three couples that have been coming to the keys for many years. This property was outstanding in every way. The interior finishes are first class and of high quality, the beds are better than our own beds, the dock handles our 40' Proline, great amenities (bocce, putting green with sand trap and a 40 and 50 yard tee), pool was large but not deep but was perfect. Best of all there is so much privacy that we hardly ever wore any cloths."
Guest: don r.Date of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: February 17, 2015
"This property was perfect for our adult children and us, we each had our own bedroom and baths. There was a dock and slip for the boat and we were able to fish off the dock. Beautiful views of the ocean. Also a perfect place for a pet as the decks and yard are completely fenced in. The location is between Islamorada and Key West so was a short drive to each and this home is close to many stores and restaurants. Great family vacation!"
Guest: Sharon Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 5, 2015
"This was our second trip to the keys but our first time renting Pretty Joe Rock. We loved it so much that I can't imagine staying anywhere else for future visits to the Keys. This was a perfect location a private island that wasn't too far from shore so we could easily boat over to the private dock, get into our car and drive off to dinner or where ever we went for the day. Loved that kayaks were provided for rental use and really enjoyed just kayaking in the bay. The kids enjoyed snorkeling around the island looking for lobsters. The island even had a juvenile sea turtle that I watched swimming every morning. I also enjoyed trying to spot the island iguana (still not sure if there was more than one but there is at least one fairly big one). Great view of the sunrise from the boat dock deck sitting on the bench swing and an even better view of the sunset from the deck with lounge chairs. Basically trying to convey that if you want a great rental that is in itself a vacation this is it."
Guest: ghmDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 18, 2015