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Recent Marathon reviews
Perfect Christmas Vacation
"Our family of 4, including 2 college age children, spent 2 wonderful weeks over the Christmas Holiday at White Sands. We all absolutely loved it!
We had never vacationed in the Florida Keys and didn't know for sure if we would like not having the typical beach scene. But, being outdoorsy type people who enjoy kayaking, fishing and boating, White Sands was a perfect fit for us. There are 4 kayaks at the home that we used to kayak over to the mangrove coves just around the corner to the left off of the dock. We caught snappers that we fixed for lunch almost on a daily basis. In the mangrove cove, we also saw several sharks, sting rays, tarpons, iguanas and tons of different kinds of birds. Plus, the kayaks are great to take out and get just past the tree/coast line and watch the sunset. AMAZING! One night while watching the sunset, a huge sea turtle swam up to us.
The other outside amenities are equally as pleasing. The pool was heated and was a great way to spend afternoons around. The hammock was fought over daily as to who would be taking their afternoon nap in it. Plus, the deck was our go to spot for breakfast and also evening wine down time. Also, many great moments were spent hanging out or fishing off of the dock. It's incredible the amount of fish and variety of fish that are around the dock. We saw spotted rays, barracudas, puffer fish, lobsters and sharks from the dock. Plus, you can't beat the afternoon sun on the dock.
Inside was just as perfect. The kitchen is designed to allow multiple cooks prepping at once with plenty of stocked cooking equipment. The view from the dining room table was unbeatable. And, the bed in the master bedroom was more comfortable than our own at home beside the spa like bathroom.
We have already booked it for next year and can't wait to go back!"
Guest: Bonnie J.Date of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: January 7, 2015
"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
Amazing Fishing Accomodations Deep Water Right down the block from the beach
"I can't tell you how happy we were with this property. This was our first time renting at VRBO. The agent Bonnie was so helpful and realized we were new at this and was so easy to work with.
We got to the property and the outside was well maintained. We all went to the back yard to look at the dock. We could see fish in the water and manatees over by the mangroves. We decided to unpack. There are two bedrooms upstairs and a 3rd bedroom downstairs. All of the rooms were neat spacious and cool. The kitchen is very modern and easy to cook in. The livng room is spacious with two couches and a big lounge chair.
Plenty of room so we didn't get into each others way. The patio is screened in all around and my parents were able to sit in comfort and watch us fish.
Ok on to the fishing. We caught a lot of snappers right off the dock. There were tarpon right off the dock that were hitting dead ballyhoo and we were catching 4-5 foot nurse sharks that my kids loved to catch and release. Lobsters right below the dock. Yep couldn't catch them as it wasn't lobster season but they are there.
We also saw numerous sting rays and a few moray eels right off the dock and 1 cool looking octopus. The ocean is about 300 yards from this dock. You could not ask for better placement of the property. We had manatees come up right in the boat slip to drink from the hose as we were washing off the dock.
To sum it up Beautiful property inside and out. Very friendly owner who called us when we had some questions about the fishing initially before we booked. She is super at communicating and very nice to deal with. Bonnie the agent is the same way. Easy to work with and got it done for us though we did not have much time to get it booked.
Thank you so much and we will be back next year.
Scott and Family in GA"
Guest: Scott in GeorgiaDate of Stay: July 2014Review Submitted: July 28, 2014
"Thank you Bob and Janet for allowing us to rent your condo. It was everything that it was described to be an more, very clean very spacious and very organized. Love the location love the Boatdock the pool was very clean the surrounding grounds were very well cared for. For a person with a boat looking boat dockage in a condo this place was very accommodating. The trailer parking that you arranged for us with the business in front of the condos was very nice and had no issues or problems with parking the trailer where you advised us to. We had a lot of fun watching the sharks fish Tarpon stingrays and other marine life off of the end of the dock as well as trying to catch some of those. Being that close to Vaca Cut was very very nice and the waters are so pretty in that area thanks again we really enjoy this stay and we will be back in touch when we come back to the Florida Keys."
Guest: Don B.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 22, 2015