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Gulf-front retreat w/ private pool, hot tub, boat ramp & new dock!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,852 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 8 (8 adults)

Enjoy the unobstructed open water view from anywhere on this acre-sized, Gulf-front estate. Enjoy fruiting palm trees, a private hot tub, pool, a boat ramp, and, coming soon, a private dock, which will be available for all 2018 rentals!

Enjoy the unobstructed open water view from anywhere on this acre-sized, Gulf-front estate. Enjoy fruiting palm trees, a private hot tub, pool, a boat ramp, and, coming soon, a private dock, which will be available for all 2018 rentals!

This home is very private and still part of Marathon. This elegant concrete stilt home stands on a wide, sand beach, the house prominent on the shore. You won't want to leave once you arrive. Even though it's a short walk to several quaint, Keys-style restaurants, a sheltered deep water marina, and the Dolphin Research Center, this hidden gem feels like a private resort.

It hits you the moment you pass the discreet open gate onto the long forest drive. The natural hardwood hammock ends in a stunning seascape on a 140-foot wide private beach with fruiting coconut palms.

Enter the house and the large open living area, which highlights the blue waters of the Gulf through a wall of glass doors to the massive balcony. The great room boasts elegant, white, top-grain leather seating, a wide flatscreen TV with DVD player, cable, Netflix, high-speed internet and indoor dining for eight.

The fabulous gourmet kitchen keeps your chef in the conversation. Custom granite counters, a chic-tiled backsplash, stainless appliances, and lots of gadgets add to the ambiance. Keeping it outside? You can grill your finest steaks on the high-end barbecue by the pool. This home was built for entertaining. After a light breakfast on the balcony, (also seats eight easily) take your morning coffee and stroll through the gardens. There are papayas, bananas, starfruit, mango, avocado, dragon fruit, lemons, and many more exotic trees. Eat something ripe!

Four ample bedrooms, three with queen beds and ocean views, the fourth, with two extra long twin beds and large windows overlooking the tropical gardens. Three full bathrooms are finished with travertine stone or tile and of course, there's a new front load laundry in the hallway. This home sleeps eight guests easily.

Catch some sun on the beach, dip into the warm Gulf waters for a refreshing swim, or explore the marine life with your mask and snorkel. Use the private boat ramp to launch your medium/small boat or jet skis during high tide, or use the kayaks for a little exercise. Boating and fishing enthusiasts will love the addition of a long dock, which will be available at the beginning of 2018.

This home features a seemingly endless array of amenities that includes a movie library, a book library, music, adult games, board games, ping pong table, children's toys, crib and bedding available, high chair, 32 inch Roku TVs in 3 bedrooms, 32 inch TV and DVD player in the twin bedroom, beach bocce ball set, and even a Keurig coffee maker.

Stiff muscles? Relax in the hot tub, then plunge into the pool. Or just relax on one of the many recliners or Adirondack chairs and be mesmerized by the sea. Enjoy a good book. Watch the pelicans race for the best fish, or listen to the high pitch call of the local osprey. When the water is still and you're quiet, you might even spot a pod of dolphins moving gracefully just offshore.

The day ends in the hot tub, on the balcony, or at the beach with a cool drink as you watch the sunset and paint the sky in its afterglow. Book this home for your next Marathon getaway today!

More Details

Property Manager
Vacasa, FL - Florida Keys Office
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Member since: 2001
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Vacasa, FL - Florida Keys Office

Thanks for considering a Vacasa home! We provide full-service management for privately owned vacation homes, and like to think that we offer our guests the best of both worlds: the unique experience of staying in a one-of-a-kind vacation home, with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the home you book for your special vacation is cared for by professional housekeepers and property managers.

Vacasa began in 2009, simply because our founder and CEO Eric wanted to find a better way to share his wife’s family’s summer home in Long Beach, Washington with guests as a vacation rental. Eric and his early team worked to build Vacasa on the premise that local employees can do what they love most (taking care of guests, homeowners, and properties), while the hands-off tasks of vacation rental management—things like marketing, filing taxes, and maintaining a website—could be handled by a specialized central support team.

Our passion is connecting travelers with the unique experience of staying in a vacation home, and we would be honored to be your host. Please contact us with any questions about this home—our team is standing by!

Amenities

Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1852 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

Reviews

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Gulf-front retreat w/ private pool, hot tub, boat ramp & new dock!
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 12 reviews
5

Sunsets and star gazing

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful relaxing week. Such a lovely comfortable home with plenty of room for all. Sunsets were amazing and perfect location for watching the night sky.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Something for everyone

  • 5 of 5

Clean, Very good use instructions. Refrigerator had issues and broken pool pump was replaced within a day. Good weather kept us all happy

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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November stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a trip planned for months before the hurricane so decided to go. I’d like to revisit the area next year once they’ve recovered. A lot of debris still very visible. We did enjoy what the area had to offer & would encourage others to go.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Great location, beautiful, well equipped property within easy reach of all the Keys have to offer...

  • 5 of 5

This property is as beautiful as the photos suggest, it is also really well equipped, with everything that you could possibly need to cook fantastic local food for your stay and 5 kayaks for those in your party who want to enjoy the local waters of the Gulf. I had a call within a few hours of arriving from the owner, who had arranged for the housekeeper to leave out a bottle of bubbly for our arrival - which was much appreciated and a very nice touch. This property offers complete privacy, enclosed in lovely gardens and with safe and shallow waters for children and adults alike to enjoy either by kayak or swimming. Keep an eye out for the baby nurse sharks, wild dolphins (we saw them at dawn and dusk 3 times) and other juvenile fish that like to hang out just off the beach here - this makes for great snorkelling too. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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The house is in good condition and great place, the view of the sea is incredible, the pool is we...

  • 2 of 5

The house is in good condition and great place, the view of the sea is incredible, the pool is well heated and clean, but the furniture in the bedrooms are horrible and uncomfortable, there are not enough TVs to share with the family, considering that children and adults have to share a single TV

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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5

Oasis away from home

  • 5 of 5

Hard to put into words how special this place is for my wife and I. I proposed to my wife here 3 years ago along the beautiful ocean side beach (such a beautiful setting). We've been coming every year since. It truly holds a special place in our hearts. It's hard to choose our favorite part of this rental; the evening sunsets, kayaking, biking, ocean swimming, beautiful gardens... a true paradise. Hope your family gets to enjoy it as much as we have.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • Major Credit Cards Accepted. Taxes and fees are not included. Rates and availability calendars may change until time of booking.