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3/3 Cottage in beautiful DUCK KEY! Waterfront

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Whether you're looking for a change in attitude or simply a change in lattitude, you'll love our 3 bedroom, 3 bath cottage located inside of the resort located on Duck Key. . If you want a clean & safe rental in a tropical playground, then please consider Fishtales South!

The Florida Keys are home to some of the best fishing, diving and boating in the world. Water clarity is usually exceptional, with the tropical weather usually 'severe clear!'

Our waterfront villa is located on large 'Lake Lucille' that feeds into the Atlantic. Enjoy the water view while you drink your morning coffee or sip your afternoon pina colada or rum beverage!

The rear of the villa is approximately 15 feet from the water and large dock. Fun times can be had fishing right from your dock (several places rent poles & bait). Boat docking is available directly through the Resort or various private owners.

An ideal place to call home in-between all the activities that the Florida Keys has to offer. Countless dive operators, fishing charters, state parks, shopping, restaurants and much, much more all within 10 minutes or less of our cottage. Please visit our Forum Board on our website below to get you started. The link to our website is below under 'Links to more information.'

Our villa is painted in traditional Key West pastelle colors. With the breezy palm trees surrounding your cottage, the sounds of the water splashing against the rocks and seagulls will quickly fall into the island lifestyle. With our fully stocked kitchen you can make your own cheeseburger in paradise!

Located approximately 10 minutes from the Marathon Airport. An easy fly-in for private pilots.

****PLEASE READ BELOW*********************** VERY IMPORTANT*******************

This is a privately owned villa and not part of the Hawk's Cay Resort rental program. This is ONLY for the rental of our villa. We have no control over the resort amenities and do not imply that you will have access to them.

A dock is not included as part of the rental, however we can certainly halp you make arrangements for nearly any size boat.

We have recently hired a new cleaning crew beginning 5/1/12. and continue to make improvements. We have wifi and now have cable . The home now has new flooring on the entire upstairs level!!

The home is perfect and at 1/3 of the resort price its the way to go! If you are looking for the full resort exp we are not your villa. We have a clean and safe villa worth the price. All branded type units are rented thru resort only.

Keywords: Villa cottage waterfront townhome

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 27, 2017

About The Owner

I am a professional pilot in SW Florida. My family and I vacationed at Hawk's Cay Resort during lobster season several years ago & fell in love with the area. We spend most of our time diving or fishing, as there are countless reefs and dive/fishing locations in the Marathon area.

There is a large dock behind our villa and my kids spend hours every day just playing with the crabs and small fish that hang around. It is almost as much fun fishing from the dock with them as it is trolling miles offshore for the big fish!

The Owner purchased this villa in 2004

Why The Owner chose Marathon Area

Marathon has a great little airport that is very easy to fly into with a private plane. If you fly in, tell Virginia at the front counter that 'Steve the Pirate Guy' sent you!

I enjoy the middle Keys (Marathon, Islamorada) because is is centrally located and very easy to get to anything the Keys has to offer.

Boating is also very easy to navigate in this area and even the novice boater/diver/fisherman can find their way around with ease.

What makes this villa unique

You can enjoy the quiet seclusion and lush surroundings of a high quality resort environment while being just minutes (literally) from anything.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to tell you that we had a great time again at your place. We love the stuff you've done with the place. It really looks good. I've been telling friends and strangers alike about your place and recommending it highly.

We had a nice run in with 2 manatees on the back dock yesterday!

Thanks again!

May 2013
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Duck Key Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) located in semi private room, Double Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Once again, we DO NOT participate in hawks cay rental progam, therefore we have NO CONTROL of the resort amenities or who can use them. NEW FLOORING ON ENTIRE UPSTAIRS LEVEL!!!!!!


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3/3 Cottage in beautiful DUCK KEY! Waterfront
average rating of 4.4210525 based on 23 reviews

Great place to stay! We loved it.

  • 5 of 5

My family truly enjoyed staying at this property in Duck Key. It was close to everything. There was plenty of room for us to all have our own space. The Wi-Fi was hit or miss but it did not bother us much because we were not at the place much. My boys loved to fish off the dock! I felt like the area was safe and my boys could wonder the docks with out me being worried about them. We had a great experience and would definitely stay here again if we are back in the area!

We were not able to use the amenities of Hawks Cay but we knew there was a chance of that going into it so it was not a big deal. But I know several of the other reviews I read said they were able too so I thought I would share our experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous location on Duck Key. Home was well kept and fully equipped with water access right outside the back door. Fish off the dock or bring your paddleboard. Loads of fun for kids and the adults! Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect place

  • 4 of 5

We rented this 3 bedroom for our 3 adult children and it worked out perfectly for us. The view is gorgeous and the owners are wonderful to deal with.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Great location, comfortably fit our 6 guests!

  • 4 of 5

Location was beautiful, the view from our deck overlooked the dock and water. Perfect for families. The furnishings in the house are a little dated, but everything was very clean. I was totally comfortable with my 17month old walking around barefoot! We only stayed for a long weekend, however we are looking forward to another LONGER visit.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location, amazing place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The location and accommodation was perfect for our annual family vacation to the Florida Keys! We traveled from Miami Airport to Duck Key which was a pleasant 2 hour drive. The townhouse we rented was perfect for our family group of seven! The pictures don't do the place justice! It is a corner townhouse and the dock is right outside the backdoor, very convenient! The townhouse was clean and had everything we needed! The resort itself is beautiful with many amenities to keep busy us all busy! We are so impressed with the place that we are looking to rent again for next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Can"t wait to return

  • 5 of 5

Just came back from a great seven day family vacation. Even cried walking out the door. Location, location, location describes this house. The views are magnificent, slept with the curtains open to enjoy the view 24/7. Read the previous review about the silverware and upon out arrival Dawn and Steve had a whole new set, still with the ties around them. While the place is not decorated to the halt it was just fine with us. Nice and simple, with everything you need even for cooking. Love the fishing rods and found the games and movies when we left. We saw loggerhead turtles, manatees, nurse sharks and plenty of fish. My daughter even caught a shark. I will be coming back, maybe more than once a year now that I found this gem.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just minutes from anything that the Key's has to offer. LOCATED WITHIN HAWKS CAY RESORT DUCK KEY!!!!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Damage Insurance $59

rate does not include Holiday!!!!!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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