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Oceanfront Home on Deep Water Canal w/Dock, Pool, Hot Tub, Kayaks, Pool Table!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Breathtaking Ocean Views - 180 degrees of Sunrises and Sunsets!

Turquoise waters and gentle sea breezes - enjoy the tropical paradise in the heart of the Keys. Home is located where the street ends and the ocean begins!

World famous sport fishing - with 150 feet of concrete dock on deep-water canal. Oversized lot has plenty of room for parking, and bring your boat trailer! Some of the best scuba diving in the country is just off Sombrero Reef!

Entertain and relax on the huge open covered deck, adjoining the large family room with glass on three sides. Sunbathe on the open deck, swim in the private pool, relax in the hot tub or launch from our kayak dock one of our kayaks provided for your enjoyment.. Sidewalk on tidal pool extends into the Atlantic for fishing or viewing. Drink your morning coffee to brilliant sunrises and cook fresh fish on the outdoor grill as the sun sets!

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Owner
Ann Weathersby
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

Why Ann Weathersby chose Marathon Shores

We have always loved the beauty and uniqueness of the Florida Keys. After deciding, in 2000, to purchase a vacation rental home, Marathon was our first choice. This ocean front home with a deepwater canal to the Atlantic, was the perfect choice; going out on the boat, fishing blue water or bay water, snorkeling, or diving. The ocean view from the deck is a wonderful place to relax, be with family and friends and grill fresh seafood. Local fish markets have an ever changing selection based on what their boats have brought in that day!

Surrounded by the beauty of the ocean, it truly is a place

where the sea meets the sky!

What makes this house unique

Perfect for vacations with family and friends!

Open floor plan

Water views on 3 sides

Large deck for entertaining

150' concrete dock and bait freezer

Deep water canal to the ocean

Tidal pool full of all species of fish

Private heated pool and hot tub

Kayaks and bicycles provided

Marathon is centrally located in the Keys. Only 1 hour drive from Key West Airport, and a little longer drive from the Miami or Ft. Lauderdale airports.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We liked this place so much we came back a 2nd time to stay at this house. It was pretty much everything you need to have a great stay on the water. The views are spectacular and the house is well kept.
Oct 2016
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Map

MARATHON

KAYAK TOURS- Eco kayak tours with guides

CHARTER BOAT FISHING- Offshore, gulf and reef fishing

SCUBA OR SNORKLE TOURS- One place to snorkle/scuba is

Sombrero Reef, 3rd largest barrier reef in the world

PIGEON KEY - ON NATIONAL HISTORIC REGISTER

(As of December 2016 under renovation)

Walk or bike 2 miles over the ocean.

Often, on your way to Pigeon Key, you can

sharks, sea rays and sea turtles. PIGEON KEY was a workers

base camp for Flagler Railroad, built over 100 years ago.

TURTLE HOSPITAL- Come and support the only TURTLE HOSPITAL

in the U.S. Since opening their doors they have rescued and

released over 1,500 sea turtles to the wild. Feed the turtles and

tour the hospital and turtle rehabilitation facilities.

DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER- Interact and swim with the dolphins!

Enjoy educational presentations and dolphin shows in the theater.

7 MILE BRIDGE- Unbelievable views over the Sparkling Atlanta Ocean

One of the longest bridges in the U.S.

CRANE POINT MUSEUM AND NATURE CENTER- Nature trails,

Museum of Natural History and Marathon Wild Bird Center

FLORIDA KEYS AQUARIUM ENCOUNTER- Pet the shark and baby

sting rays

SOMBRERO BEACH- A 10 minute drive to a beautiful beach

CURRY HAMMOCK STATE PARK- A wonderful place to kayak and

paddle board with beautiful mangrove creek and miles of

pristine coatline. Inquire at ranger station for rentals.

KEY WEST

A BEAUTIFUL ONE HOUR DRIVE FROM MARATHON

KEY WEST BUTTERFLY AND NATURE CONSERVATORY-Stroll through

a tropical paradise filled with hundreds of beautiful butterflies,

flowering plants, colorful birds and waterfalls.

DRY TORTUGA'S NATIONAL PARK- Civil war fort where Dr Mudd

who was imprisoned for involvement in the Lincoln assassination.

Take a short boat trip or fly from Key West.

EARNEST HEMINGWAY HOME AND MUSEUM

MEL FISHER MARITIME MUSEUM- View world renowned artifacts

from a Spanish galleon, the Atocha, of the treasure fleet of 1622,

discovered and salvaged by Mel Fisher.

Amenities

Marathon Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Full bath with large walk-in shower
    Bathroom 2 - Full bath with tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - Full bath with walk in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (3) Three, Queen size Beds (2) Two
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Tidal pool with sidewalk that extends out into the water - fish from your door! 4 kayaks provided for your entertainment Outdoor pool table and foosball table Open floor plan - large family room, dining room and kitchen. Enjoy your meals outside on the patio table overlooking the ocean. Each bedroom is decorated in ice cream colors of lime, peach, and lemon.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
5

Beautiful home with all the amemities

  • 5 of 5

This home have everything to offer for a vacation getaway, plenty of room, wonderful views and a never ending breeze that keeps temperatures at a perfect level. We had easy access to the ocean with the offshore reefs just a short boat ride away. The gourmet kitchen had everything we needed and the new gas grill made for an easy BBQ at the end of day. I would highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our favorite place in the Keys

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3 rd year staying here. We love the location and all the amenities that this home offers.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

YOU SHOULD STAY HERE!!!!! THIS IS THE ONE YOU WANT!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Bad weather can sometimes ruin a beach/warm weather vacation, but NOTHING CAN RUIN YOUR VACATION WHEN YOU STAY HERE! Despite abnormally high winds and lots of rain, we had an incredible vacation. The covered porches and decks of this house are absolutely wonderful. Everyone loved lounging in the comfy chairs for cocktails, reading, listening to music. Great outdoor table for meals. The deck is not wood, although it looks like it, which was great because we didn't worry about being barefoot and splinters. The views are spectacular. The tidal pool was fun to walk around and for kids to try and spot sea life. The pool, which looked much smaller in the pictures than it is, was wonderfully warm and impeccably clean. The fooze ball table and pool table were great to have under the house when the weather was sketchy. I have never used a kayak launch, but the it was so convenient and made getting in and out much easier for the older crowd. There is plenty of dockage and the 32 ft boat we rented was safe and sound tied up right next to the house.

The amenities in the house were beyond expectations. As a chef, I am always happy to find a well appointed kitchen, and for a rental house, this kitchen was very well stocked. More than enough glassware, cutlery, plates and bowls. In addition, the pots and pans were of good quality for a rental. We did buy a ton of ice, because the freezer would always run out, but there is plenty of room in freezer. I was happy I brought my chef's knives, the knives in the house were ok, not great. We purchased an electric kettle for the house, but there is a small coffee machine. The kitchen was also immaculate upon arrival.

The master bed/bath was very spacious. The other three bedrooms are smaller, and all adjacent, but very comfortable. All the bathrooms are beautiful and very clean. We had plenty of towels. There were multiple "pack n plays" for babies and young kids in the house, as well as a highchair, a stroller, pretty much everything you could need. Washer and Dryer were great to have and in good shape. The A/C worked well, and while others have said it was noisy, It didn't bother us. Each bedroom also had flat screen tvs mounted on the walls.

I can't say enough about how happy we were with this house. Vicki was so helpful, always available and pleasant to work with. A new grill would be great, other than that- PERFECTION. Our family loved it. We were so happy. Thank you. P.S. Neighbors were so nice!!!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Many of us view the concept of “paradise” in many different ways. For some it may be an all-inclusive resort nestled on the pacific coast of Mexico. For some it may be a tent teetering atop a soaring mountain peak. For my family and I, paradise is no other than Tropical Sunrise Dream: a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom oasis, overlooking the pristine seascapes of the Atlantic ocean, beautifully concealed by a grove of towering palm trees. The natural beauty of the surroundings paired with the clean, homey feel of the house and its amenities created the ideal setting for a family vacation.

With the objective of maximizing each day of our trip, my family wasted no time in “making ourselves at home.” We took advantage of every last amenity provided by the house. The paddleboard proved to be very enjoyable, both for its traditional purpose, and also for an innovative version of “water pong.” We kayaked around the house and through some of the closer canals. We relaxed around the pool, lounged in the hot tub at night, and even played some games of pool and foosball. Strolling around the front of the property we got to know the lizard community quite well, while also getting a glimpse of some fish and even a sting ray! This house provides a front row seat to pelican “dive-bomb” shows which are very entertaining indeed. By the end of our stay we started to feel as though the pelicans were our personal pets. Additionally, we made great use of the bikes by taking trips into town to different restaurants, bars, shops, and the grocery store!

As far as the house goes, it’s hard to find a single flaw. The spacious and immaculate kitchen presented us with an amazing space for cooking breakfast, making fruit smoothies, and preparing family dinners. The cabinets came stocked with all the essentials! We dined inside as well as outside on the patio, overlooking the ocean. The bedrooms were very comfortable and the house as a whole, just very cozy!

A full week in this gorgeous house was enough to make us never want to leave! We were very satisfied with all that was included in the rental and would absolutely recommend this house to anyone looking for somewhere to stay in the Middle Keys. It was a vacation we will never forget! Kate

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ideal vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location with beautiful water view. The property is like having your own private resort....pool, hot tub, pool table, kayaks, boat slip. The amenities in the house are 5 star.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful location! Comfortable House.

  • 5 of 5

We had wonderful time at this rental. The location on the ocean was just superb, with beautiful views in both directions. The property was very nicely equipped with paddle boards, sea kayaks (which can be launched from the property's own dock), bicycles, swimming pool, hot tub, pool table, etc. Lovely outdoor decks. The interior is very nicely appointed and the public areas and master BR and bath are spacious. The other BRs and bathrooms are a tad small, but otherwise very comfortable and attractive. Plenty of parking. Overall, I highly recommend this rental and would rent it again.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Tax Rate 12.5%

I will need to speak with you before confirming your reservation. You have the option of either paying $69.00 Vacation Rental Damage Protection or paying $1,000 Refundable Security Deposit barring any damages.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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