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Ocean Front House, Newly Remodeled, Pool, 3 Bed/3 Bath, Deep Water Dock, Kayaks

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Pet friendly*, beautiful, private home in quiet neighborhood on open water in family-oriented Marathon. Featuring 75 feet of private, deep water dock. Public boat ramp nearby (Dodge Lake).

Prepare meals in our spacious new kitchen or visit one of Marathon's excellent restaurants. Newly remodeled bathrooms and bedrooms with all new furniture!

Only minutes to the reef and off-shore fishing. No long idle-speed trips out through winding canals to reach open ocean. Great SCUBA diving and fishing! Just 45 minutes from Key West. Marathon is home of the famous Dolphin Research Center and historic Pigeon Key.

*a $135.00/week/pet additional fee charged @ check in (non-refundable). Pet(s) must be kept in holding crates when not with owner. All pets must have proof of vaccination and flea preventive use. All pet waste must be picked up daily. Please DO NOT allow pets on furniture!

Keywords: 3/2 House, on open, deep water 75' dock, ocean view, quiet neighborhood, pet friendly

More Details

Property Manager
Rod and Sandy Duncan, owner
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 9, 2017

About Rod and Sandy Duncan, owner

I am a recently retired veterinarian from Indianapolis. Our family enjoys our home in the Keys and we hope you also will find it fun, refreshing and relaxing.

Rod and Sandy Duncan, owner purchased this house in 2002

Why Rod and Sandy Duncan, owner chose Marathon

The slow paced life-style, friendly locals and the tropical setting. Heated Pool and newly remodeled everything!

What makes this house unique

Sun, warmth and the water

Guestbook comments from the manager

My family and I wish to welcome you to our great Keys home!

It our desire that those who come will find rest and relaxation in this tropical setting. We count it a blessing to share with others this house and setting which God has so richly blessed us! Rod and Barb Duncan
Aug 2003
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Marathon Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powder Room - toilet
  • All baths newly remodeled with tile throughout.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • First Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Private Balcony
    Second Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Private Balcony
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master bedroom open view of Gulf
  • One King-sized bed, one Queen, and two twin beds
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Ocean Front House, Newly Remodeled, Pool, 3 Bed/3 Bath, Deep Water Dock, Kayaks
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 31 reviews
Northern Virginia and Maryland

Fabulous Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home! Rod and Sandy were responsive and super easy to work with! The outdoor space was wonderful and we watched beautiful sunsets every evening. The kitchen was awesome - the best stocked kitchen we've ever had in a rental! The renovations and new furnishings made the house so comfortable - we didn't want to leave. Thank you for sharing your marvelous house with us!!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Anne we are do happy to share with you
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the view and the pool. Kayaks were nice to take around the island to see the wildlife.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jamie...great to have you
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Incredible House

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th time to stay at this beautiful home and it just gets better every time. Great location, pool, hot tube, easy access to the gulf. Thanks again to the owners for sharing what is truly an island paradise.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Artie for be a great, repeat client!! It is our goal to make this home the best in all of the Keys in every way possible. Blessings to you and yours. Rod and Sandy
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We felt right at home!

  • 4 of 5

This place was the perfect rental for my husband and I with my in-laws and our two small dogs. We loved hanging out by the dock at night and fishing! The kitchen is a dream, we couldn't help but cook at least breakfast or dinner every day. Our bed in the master bedroom was incredibly comfortable and we slept great! I personally appreciated the walk-in closet. The only thing is that we wish the bathrooms had been remodeled before we stayed. The water temperature wasn't consistent during showers and the tubs leaked. We just took quick showers. :) Everything else was wonderful and we hope to visit again!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Merritt Island, Fl.

Postively Lovely.

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous sunset over the Gulf. Easy access to a gulf and 3 miles from seven mile bridge and 2 miles to vaca cut for easy access to ocean. A good location for shopping, restaurants and lots of Dive locations. Would highly recommend for rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kinds words. You were an outstanding client. It is our family's desire that all of our guests find our home restful, uplifting and fun. Glad you enjoyed it! Come back soon
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Beautiful home on the water

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed staying at Island Paradise! The house was beautiful and perfectly situated on the water; exactly as described in the listing and check in was incredibly easy. We were able to pull our boat up to the dock and make use of the bait freezer and fish cleaning table. We enjoyed sitting out by the water every night having cocktails and watching the fish swim around the snook light. The pool was lovely and we spent a ton of time in it! We frequently went out on the kayaks. The kitchen was modern and very well stocked with everything you could possibly need. The beds were comfortable and there was plenty of parking for our vehicles and boat trailer. The house was very close to several restaurants and grocery stores, we found it very easy to get around. We would definitely be interested in staying here again and have already recommended it to friends!! Thank you for you sharing your home with us!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! Though not perfect, we work hard making Island Paradise a top notch home to enjoy by providing ame first rate amenities and excellent service We are so happy you enjoyed the new pool! Please come see us again. The Duncans
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Marathon Regional Airport
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Sombrero Beach in Marathon Ocean Side
Car: necessary

Kayaks INCLUDED with rental.


Rates & Availability

Marathon Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Pet Fee $135
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 12.5%

Please be aware that failure to adhere to trash removal, proper kayak storage and no pets on furniture policy may result in loss of all or part of your Damage Deposit. Thank you

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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