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**ALL NEW ** MILLION DOLLAR BABY - OCEAN FRONT, 3BDR 3BATH, HTD OCEANFRONT POOL

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

ATLANTIC OCEAN FRONT HOME 3 BED, 3 Baths, SLEEPS 3 COUPLES (6 ADULTS) + 2 kids

DIRECT OCEAN FRONT, DIRECT OCEAN FRONT

YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF TO CHECK US OUT.....ONCE YOU DO YOU WILL CHECK YOURSELF IN!

YEP........... IRMA VISITED AND LEFT US WHAT WE ARE CALLING ...... THE GIFT OF IRMA

ALMOST EVERY OCEAN FRONT HOME IN MARATHON TOOK ON WATER AND HAD SERIOUS DAMAGED. OUR HOME WAS NO EXCEPTION.

The difference is, THANK GOODNESS, we have the resources and connections to have a crew start within days after she hit.

Everything, drywall, all fixtures, kitchen, bathrooms, bedroom living room, dinning room etc have been ripped out and sent to the junk yard

Check out our photos.

We aren’t doing a slap and tickle patch job like others may be doing.

We are doing it RIGHT! because we LOVE MARATHON, LOVE OUR HOUSE AND RESPECT YOU, OUR RENTER.

As of today Nov 13th... All new drywall is up, A 50K Kitchen installed, new tile throughout, marble showers installed & bathroom fixtures on their way. State of the art new air conditioner that is soooooo awesome it could make you ice cream. A amazing new pool pump that delivers both HOT and COLD. All new washer, dryer, dishwasher, fridge, and stove-top , ovens and microwave.

All new furniture due to arrive by no later than Dec 6th. We didn’t try to salvage anything. Check our pictures as proof.

You will be so very lucky to get to stay in a brand new amazing home with state of the art air conditioning.

Clean air certification certificates and no creepy salt lurking in the walls and tiles.

Brand new beds and linens. YES YES YES!!!! Dont you just love it ladies?

AND OUR VIEW !!!!!!! NO ONE COULD DO DAMAGE TO THIS

YOU ARE PAYING A LOT OF MONEY FOR YOUR VACATION.

PROBABLY THE BIGGEST TREAT FOR YOURSELF ALL YEAR.

YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF TO BE STAYING IN A HOME THAT IS CLEAN, SAFE & COMFORTABLE

ONE THAT IS GOING TO ALLOW YOU TO MAKE GREAT MEMORIES FOR A LIFETIME?

WELL ....... WE ARE THAT HOUSE.......BOOK TODAY!

Check out our listing, read our reviews and if you think it was good before you are going to be totally amazed at it now.

We are braving it and posting photos of the work being done right now in our house in hopes that you will trust us that this is going be GREAT when completed. We expect it to be completed by first week in DECEMBER 2017.

An amazing feat considering all that we are doing.

We will have new pictures of the finished product as soon as the paint dries.

Our home is an absolute dream home for just the two of you

but very comfortable for up to 3 couples ie. 6 adults maximum.

Additionally we can sleep 2 small children and If you are all singles then 4 single guests works best.

We are supplying you with the best because we want to rent to the best -- RESPONSIBLE people.... who appreciate a quality, beautiful home, that you will take care of it as if it was your very own.

Tie up to our 52-foot dock and you have instant access to the ocean or just two blocks away, is the Vaca Cut and in minutes you are in the Gulf of Mexico. Stocking and unpacking your boat is a dream as the ocean and your boat sit 50 ft from the back door.

Our fabulous 3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom home is first class all the way.

We have 2 (two) large master bedrooms.

FIRST MASTER, the whole top floor of the house, is a very private, 800-square ft, King-size, master bedroom with a five-piece bathroom, a Jacuzzi and bidet.

It also has a home office with wireless internet, photo copier and fax if you feel the need to take your work with you while on vacation. And best thing is that it faces out to the ocean so you wont miss a thing.

The huge windows facing out onto the ocean, will give you the feeling that you are on a cruise ship.

SECOND MASTER has two queen beds and its own private, three-piece bath.

THIRD BEDROOM is a queen bedroom, with its own private bath 3 pc bathroom 2 steps across the hall.

SO POUR YOURSELF a cold one.

Float in our heated pool, or lounge under the shade of a 40 yr old sea grape tree and watch the boats go by, the pelicans, manatees and dolphins at play. At the days end sit in awe of the colors of the sunset. Summertime renter? Great we have a pool heater that will cool the water down for you in the summer and heat it up in the winter. What a deal!

The ocean is less than 50 ft from your backdoor and there is nothing to block your view till you reach Cuba, 90 miles directly across.

We are conveniently located directly on the Atlantic Ocean but you can be in the Gulf of Mexico in 4 min.

At 52, just 4 miles from the 7 mile bridge we have lots of restaurants, and stores around us to fill all your needs.

3 beautiful beaches and very nearby and all sorts of water sports renters are around for you to order kayaks, wave riders or boats.

Keywords: private single Family Home, ocean front, gated property, private heated pool, best fishing, immaculate, best views, ocean sea life abounds, peaceful, tranquil, home office, internet, security, walk to restaurants,

More Details

Owner
KATE
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About KATE

My wife CeCe and I purchased this house just 3 weeks prior to Irma hitting.

Quite a shock i can assure you but ITS ALL GOOD

We were planning on doing renovations but in 5 yrs not 5 weeks but we are thrilled with what our house is going to finish up looking like.

This house was wonderful when we bought it but it will be 100 times better by Christmas 2017.

Come stay and you will see.

KATE purchased this house in 2017

Why KATE chose Little Venice

ALL BRAND NEW, WALLS, TILE, KITCHEN CABINETS, APPLIANCES and BEDS

JUST THE VERY BEST VIEWS IN MARATHON

YOU ARE RIGHT ON THE ATLANTIC OCEAN WITH THE WATER 50FT FROM YOUR BACK DOOR

IN 3 MIN YOU CAN ALSO BE IN THE GULF OF MEXICO AS THE VACA CUT IS JUST 2 BLOCKS OVER

THE MOST IDEAL LOCATION FOR ANY BOATER/FISHERMAN

What makes this house unique

The ocean is 50 steps from the back door. Wildlife abounds. You cannot imagine how beautiful, peaceful and relaxing our home is.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Kate:



Capitol "P" for PERFECT!! $$MBaby is off the scale!



What our "group" was looking for was exactly what $$MBaby delivered - and sooo much more.



The home is beautiful, so well kept and, hopefully, appreciated by those who enjoy 'her' and the time spent there. The weather was unbelievable - 75 and not a cloud in the sky. We walked to Pigeon Key, flew over $$MBaby in the bi-plane, two went fishing (only 3 ocean perch), spent hours at the Dolphin Research Center, etc. Things to do are endless.



Since our friends from South Carolina brought sufficient food (in freezer, in auto) to feed an army, we don't have much feedback on restaurants. What is a worth a mention is Fish Tales. My husband and I had lunch there our first day (we were a bit early to the 3 pm entry to your home) and had such a tasty treat with the "bisque", we ate a LOT of it - crab or lobster. The Campbells and Ms. Crocker took back to South Carolina 10 quarts combined of both!! The guys there were most accommodating. Another plus was Bilbo (just across 114th St. from the CD sign. Great hamburgers and I had chicken livers (at least 3 pounds on a plate!!). Place was packed. Tried Frank's Grill-but it too was packed and we didn't make reservations. Alas.



The home was immaculate when we arrived. And, we left it that way. (I'm a neatness freak.) Your kitchen is the most well stocked ever - not a thing missing that was needed. We adored using the fish plates and the lobster plates!! There are no everyday wine glasses, so we visited K-Mart to buy some Just couldn't bring ourselves to use any of the beautiful glassware in the cabinet above the 'bar'.



I'm a gardener and watched some of the plants gasping for water, so we did the watering thing, especially to the purple flowering pots on the west side of the house. The pots immediately came to life once they were watered.



Wildlife: Mamma manatee and baby came to visit, pair of dove stayed around morning and night to clean up our cracker crumbs, and of course, Iggy and his/her friend were not too far away ever.



Bottom line: our week at $$MBaby was 10+! We would go back in a minute.

However or whatever you do is working perfectly.



Thank you for having us. We loved every moment of $$MBaby



Jane
Dec 2012
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Amenities

Little Venice House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet , In upstairs bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In first floor master bed room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 steps across the hall from the standard queen bed room
  • Top floor master bedroom has his and her own sinks and vanity. Bidet, Toilet, Tub and shower with had rails First floor master has beautiful 4 piece batheroom walls are all had painted Second first floor bathromm has beautiful immaculate bathroom will hand painted walls/
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 ND FLR 800 SQ FT KING BED W/HOME OFFICE SLEEPS 2 ADULTS
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , LGE 1ST FLR MASTER, PR/BATH 2 QN BEDS FOR 2 ADULTS. 2 SM KID
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1ST FLR QUEEN BEDROOM OWN BATHROOM SLEEPS 2
  • Top Floor King Master Suite 800 sq ft room with home office and private bathroom with his and her sinks and vanity, tub, bidet, and toilet. Fabulous Direct views of the Ocean. Like being on a cruise ship. Perfect private bed room for Mum and Dad. First floor 2nd master with 2 queen beds perfect for a set of parents and 2 children Private in suite 4 piece bathroom. Huge room with lots of move around space. First floor 3rd bedroom. Standard but beautiful queen size bedroom. Garden view and has its own private 4 piece bathroom 2 steps across the hall.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
55 Inch Smar Flat Screen TV, wfi, with a Yamaha home cinema....Fax, Copier, Kitchen will all the Dishes and Tools you will want to cook up a meal for a king, Great dishes and glassware, Microwave, outdoor freezer for bait and Great Appliances, Full-size Washer, Dive Ladder, Fish Table, SORRY but in the interest of guest with allergies, NO SMOKING inside. We will provide a starter kit roll of paper towels, garbage bags in kitchen and a 2 roll of toilet paper in each bathroom.......You are responsible for purchasing your own supplies of these items for your own needs while a guest at our home.....If you know the propane is empty please refill it before you leave....we will certainly compensate you for the cost of doing this........

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5

Pure enjoyment

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I took our two grown children and their partners to spend the week here at Million Dollar Baby. This space was exactly what we were hoping for. The views were so peaceful and when the storms rolled in, you could see them coming from miles away.

We rented kayaks from Bob at Key Kayaks near the end of the street. They were delivered to the house with everything we needed to explore the area. We kayaked to The Island Fish Company for lunch on our last day and that was so much fun.

We believe the pool, the shade from the sea grape tree and the direct access to the ocean were invaluable attributes to this rental. We would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

LOVE❤

  • 5 of 5

Love, love, love this beautiful home!! The home is clean, beautiful and sits right on the ocean.....could not get any better!!! We have had a great time!!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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5

Fantastic Property!

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic property! The pictures do not do it justice. Absolutely amazing. Great host. If we go back to Marathon we will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The house was everything we were looking for: a pool, a boat dock and waterfront. It was beautiful and well stocked, can not think of anything that we needed that was not provided. I was clean and we did not have any problems so I would think it was well maintained. Hope to stay there again next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atkinson, IL
5

Living the Dream

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Million Dollar Baby for a girls getaway. This was the best girls getaway we have ever had! The house is absolutely beautiful with wonderful artistic touches throughout. The view of the Atlantic is breathtaking when you walk through the front door. There were 5 of us and we all fell in love with this house. We did not want to leave! The pool is about 10 ft from the glass sliding doors and the ocean is about 50 ft. Everything you need is there - well stocked kitchen (blender/toaster/coffee maker/dishes/ice maker/dish washer/etc..), grills if you want to grill out, there are three beautiful bathrooms, washer and dryer, patio furniture and lounge chairs, floats and noodles for the pool, TVs in every bedroom and living room, etc... You can fish right off of the dock. You can rent a boat/kayaks/jet skis and they will deliver them to the house. There are two grocery stores, Walgreens drugstores, and a Kmart right down Hwy 1 a few miles away. The heated pool is beautiful. We spent most of our time outside on the patio and in the pool enjoying the ocean view. We saw a manatee and an iguana that we named "Iggy". We did not fish but the next door neighbors were fishing right off of their dock and they caught fish and a small "Nurse" shark. We spent a day at Sombrero Beach which is just a short drive from the house. We also went to Key West. We spent one day there sightseeing and went back another day for the sunset wine cruise on a sailboat. Marathon Key is a really nice area. The residents are really nice and there is a lot to do there. You can go deep sea fishing, diving, rent/ride bikes, sight seeing, etc... There are a lot of good restaurants/bars also. I loved the dolphin bites at the Sunset Grill and the lobster reuben at the Key Fisheries was a slice of heaven. We were all living the dream staying at the Million Dollar Baby and highly recommend renting this home. Renting this home was the best thing we ever did! Thank you Kate for allowing us to stay at your home! I am sure we will be back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

Six adults stayed at the Million Dollar Baby in March 2016. I scheduled this on line which was the first time I ever booked a rental home on line. Needless to say I was nervous having other people depending on my choice. When we arrived I wanted to be the first person to open the door, just in case it wasn’t what was expected. When I opened the door it was such a beautiful view straight out to the water and the house was decorated exquisitely. Everyone loved it!

The kitchen is stocked with everything you could possibly need, nice clean towels provided in each bath, ice maker, a nice patio table and chairs and lounge chairs. We cooked out fresh fish on the grill almost every day whether for lunch or dinner and the view is spectacular. While we sat on the deck we had a mother manatee and her baby, an iguana and a large white heron visit us. The deck and patio area are very private with walls between each neighbor. No one ever bothered us and I hope we never bothered them. Kayak rentals are walking distance and same for deep water fishing boats. We walked every morning up through Key Colony and stopped at Curly’s Coffee. Some of the best coffee I ever had. This house is centrally located in the Keys. We took a day trip down to Key West and it was nice to come back to the peaceful Million Dollar Baby. We paid to have the pool heated and it was well worth it.

I want to thank you Kate for allowing us to rent your beautiful home. The group is already talking about coming back again next year.

Linda J. Calhoun

Amherst, Ohio

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
KEY WEST, MIAMI, FT LAUDERDALE
Nearest Ferry
?
Nearest Train
none
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Coco plum
Car: recommended

BEST Fishing and Diving in the area, Everything that swims in the Ocean or the Gulf goes right by our dock, you do not need a boat to catch a fish, just drop a line off of our dock and they will be waiting for you, In addition to this, the Diving is spectacular, The Dolphin research center is not far from our home and you can go swim or play with them if you like.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
POOL HT TOTALLY OPTIONAL $200
Cleaning $275
Tax Rate 12.5%

WE RENT SATURDAY TO SATURDAY WITH CHECK IN TIMES OF 3 PM ON ARRIVAL DAY AND CHECK OUT TIME OF 9 AM ON DAY OF DEPARTURE.

Payment by check, money order, or credit card (3% service fee for domestic cards)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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