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30% Off April 21-27, 2018. Gulfside, Pool, Hot Tub, 60 ft Dock, Sleeps 8

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,730 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Fisherman's Easy Access to Gulf, Waterfront, 60 ft Dock, Pool, Hot Tub, Sleeps 8

Our home is available as a weekly rental from 4 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Saturday.

With quick, easy access to the Gulf and Atlantic Ocean, this home is perfect for fishing, snorkeling and boating. This three-bedroom, two-bath home, which sleeps eight, has a 60-foot dock with ample room for your boat. It is only one house away from the mouth of a deep-water canal that leads directly to the Gulf. There is plenty of off-street parking for your vehicles and boat trailer. A local boat ramp is just a few blocks away. This home is designed for people who love to fish. It has a bait freezer, fish-cleaning station and deluxe gas grill. After you prepare your catch, you can dine indoors or outdoors on the wraparound deck while watching the sunset.

After a day of fishing and boating, take a dip in the swimming pool; then relax with friends and family in the hot tub. Outside lighting illuminates the deck and pool and adds to the romance and ambience of the evening. You can also enjoy your favorite movies with the free WIFI and DVR from one of the four flat screen TVs.

Your vacation home is located at the end of a quiet street between a canal and nature sanctuary. So, after a restful night, start your day watching the sunrise over the peaceful nature preserve while sitting in the Adirondack captain chairs on the east deck. Take advantage of the adjacent nature preserve to canoe or kayak to one of the locals' favorite snorkeling areas.

With more than 1,700 square feet under air, this home has multiple entertaining areas where you can spend time with family and friends or quiet time alone. The entry level has a den that offers an entertaining area with a TV, sleeper sofa and love seat. Adjacent to the den is the master bedroom with a king-size bed and its own TV. The master bathroom is conveniently located near the pool and hot tub. Upstairs there is an open-plan living and dining area with a TV and well-equipped kitchen. There is also a full bath, and two more bedrooms—one with a king-size bed and TV and another with two twins.

The pool is heated to 85 degrees.

This is a nonsmoking home. Smoking is NOT allowed inside.

More Details

Greg and Melinda Wittekind
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

This home is wonderful! Plenty of room for our 24ft center console. The pool is very refreshing! It's so nice to walk out the back door, hop on the boat and head out to go fishing or even go to the restaurant! A week here is not enough time!
May 2017
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Marathon Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1730 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Reservations are from 4 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. the following Saturday.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs bathroom.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bath: large glass walk-in shower, double sinks.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Upstairs bedroom with TV, kingsize bed with memory foam top.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs bedroom with memory foam twin beds.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom downstairs w/TV, memory foam topper king bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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30% Off April 21-27, 2018. Gulfside, Pool, Hot Tub, 60 ft Dock, Sleeps 8
average rating of 4.888889 based on 11 reviews

relax and enjoy

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property and location! Your on the Gulf so easy access by boat. We had 7 people staying quite comfortably with everything you need. The upper deck is perfect for evening meals and socializing. Your minutes from anything you will need. The owners are great and very helpful if you have any questions. We are already looking at booking again next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hudson, Ohio

Laid back Keys home with everything!

  • 5 of 5

Very informative and helpful owners. Very well stocked kitchen/baths with paper towels, toilet paper, etc... Clean home, perfect location - just add sunshine and you’re in heaven. Snorkeled, kayaked, swam, cycled. Will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation at a beautiful property.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Marathon. The property was clean and well maintained. The location was absolutely the best with easy access on the canal to the gulf. We actually caught fish in the canal!! House was perfect and provided all the necessities. Owners were very nice and eager to help. Hope to stay here again next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clayton, Ohio

Wonderful vacation.

  • 4 of 5

The home was comfortable, clean and well stocked. Enjoyed the pool, hot tub and fishing in the canal. The owners took care of any of concerns immediately. Hope to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing with a beautiful location and the owners were great. Have been renting houses in the keys for 7 years and this is by far my favorite house and nicest owners.... don’t let IRMA scare you this place is paradise will deffinatly stay here again

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael, We enjoyed having you and your guests stay at our vacation rental and welcome your return. It was fun meeting you and going out to dinner together. So glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again. Greg and Melinda
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Andrew, SC


  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This is a great house for family vacations. It lives up to everything stated in the description. It is located in a quite neighborhood. The house is very well maintained and very clean. The canal is great for paddle boarding and fishing. The house has everything needed for a comfortable and relaxing vacation. Easily accommodates eight people. Very satisfied!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tommy, We are so happy our home met your expectations. We know you were looking for a place where your entire family could stay. May you have many lasting memories of your vacation at our home in the Keys. Greg and Melinda
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Nearest Airport
2.1 Miles
Florida Keys Marathon International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Sunset Grill and Raw Bar
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Sombrero Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Island Fish Company
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Sombrero Beach
Car: recommended

Catch of the Day! Owner Recommendations

- Shark River Fishing Charter

- In Marathon, swim with dolphins at the Dolphin Research Center, feed stingrays at Aquarium Encounters, pet sea turtles at the Turtle Hospital, get back to nature at Crane Point Hammock and Curry Hammock State Park, or go back in time at historic Pigeon Key Island.

- Marathon Church of God


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 12.5%

This is a weekly rental from 4 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Saturday.
Pool heating is optional. There is a $200 per week fee if you want the heat pool heated.
NO SMOKING.This is a SMOKE-FREE HOME. Smoking is NOT allowed outside or inside the home.
Rental Agreement: Please read the agreement carefully. Print, sign and scan the agreement and send it to us at oceanlivin at cfl dot rr dot com. By signing this agreement, the undersigned acknowledges that he or she is authorized to bind any and all guests or visitors to the obligations outlined in the agreement. The person signing the agreement must be at least 25 years old, be the responsible party and must be a member of the group at the property. A guest signing the rental agreement assumes all responsibility for the actions and behavior of all guests and agrees to follow the rules of the property posted therein and city and county ordinances.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.