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Recent Marathon Area reviews

  • Awesome room

    "My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our time in Marathon (Jul 12-19, 2014)and part of the reason why was Ellie's Escape. It was perfect for us. The basket of goodies that Ellie left for us was also wonderful and finding a Keurig for coffee was a huge plus in my book, as well as the coffee pods. The room was not too big, not too small - it was just right. The fully equipped kitchen was great- it saved us quite a bit of money - being able to cook meals instead of going out all of the time, we especially loved the Margaritaville Tervis cups. Great to keep a beverage cool in the Florida heat. This was truly a great place to stay and felt very homey and comfortable - a wonderful place to relax and use as homebase during our vacation. From the nice big towels to the nice seating outside to the awesome Olympic sized swimming pool - we would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to everyone. Great property Ellie and thank you for the small touches that mean so much."
    Guest: Emma and Anthony Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 30, 2014
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  • Great place

    "Everything available you could want. The unit was spacious and well laid out. We were able to keep all sliding doors open day and night, a nice breeze constantly blowing tthrough the screen porch. Large screen tv with premium channels. Bed was awesome, really comfortable. Nice kitchen, bath, and shower. We brought our own kayaks and used them everyday but he also supplies kayaks, bikes, beach chairs you name it it was there. TERRIFIC place. We will be back. Thanks! Bill D"
    Guest: William D. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 7, 2014
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  • Happiness Is. . .PERFECTION

    "Our family could not possibly have been more happy with our stay at "Happiness Is. . ." There are 5 of us with our children being 16, 13 and 10 and every one of us had a fabulous vacation with all of our children agreeing that the condo was the best place we had ever stayed! The owners were so easy to work with and the condo itself was spacious, clean and well-stocked with everything we needed. Though, to be honest, we didn't spend a whole lot of time inside! The Gulfpointe community was very quiet, well-kept, and easy to find. The pool was very convenient as was the boat dock. We did not have a boat but we spent A LOT of time on the dock fishing, swimming, snorkeling and chatting with paddleboarders who went by. The dock is constructed of composite decking which was GREAT because we didn't have to worry about splinters! We loved all the big sliding glass doors--the views were fabulous! The location is fantastic--there are tons of dining and fun options within walking, bike riding or very short driving distance. Key West is close enough to enjoy for a day trip but there is tons to do right in Marathon. We ate at Keys Fisheries, Burdines, Island Fish Co., Cracked Conch Cafe and they were all fantastic! We also visited Curry Hammock State Park to kayak, Sombrero Beach for swimming/snorkeling, 7-mile bridge for the sunset, Sweet Savannah's for ice cream, Big Pine Key to see the Key deer, went on a half day fishing trip on the Marathon Lady, spent a day at the Dolphin Research Center, and Bahia Honda State Park (definitely the best beach that we've seen in the keys with the added bonus of a spectacular place to watch the sunset!). It really was a perfect trip and we hope to come back some time--even if we can't, we have already recommended "Happiness Is. . ." to several friends who are planning to visit the Keys. The ONLY thing I wish the condo had was a "Guest Book." We've stayed at other places that had a Guest Book and not only is it fun to see where other people are from but it's nice to have recommendations for food/fun from other visitors."
    Guest: smithmom Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 2, 2014
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  • Great vacation

    "My family really enjoyed this property. We stayed in unit B and the first thing we noticed was how clean the home was when we arrived. The beds were very comfortable, pool was clean and the pictures just don't do the home justice. We caught fish off the dock and even had a sea turtle and manatee as visitors in the canal and daily iguana visits. There was plenty of dock space for both our boat and the neighbors. Mari made the process very easy. I highly recommend this property."
    Guest: Dawn M. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 25, 2014
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