About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
Our 3/2 Beautiful 2nd Story Home is in Marathon Fl. Located in the middle of the Florida Keys at MM53 which makes the rest of the Keys with-in easy reach. It is on a deep-water channel on the Gulf side with 75’ of concrete dockage. The Gulf is only minutes out the channel and the Atlantic Ocean just a few minutes more back thru Vaca Cut Pass.
The 75’ of Concrete Dock has a concrete stair cut-out down to the water and a Stainless steel fish cleaning station. The dock is also equipped with fresh water and electric. The water front has a nice area for Sun bathing, lounging and relaxing at the dock. Also in the rear under the unit has a large picnic table and barbecue grill for grilling and outside dining.
The unit has 2 sets of concrete stairs, one located in the front parking area and the other in the rear for easy access to dock and grilling area. There is plenty of off road parking on the right side and under the house. Our caretaker who maintains the property and has plenty of Keys advice, lives in the downstairs apartment left side.
Upstairs is a 3 bedroom 2 bath house with tile floors thru-out. There is a 10’ x 38’ screened porch across the rear facing the water for relaxing and watching sunsets with balconies on each side. The spacious master bedroom has a King bed and computer desk with High Speed Internet connections, the #2 bedroom has a Queen bed and the #3 bedroom has 2-Double beds, all 3 have plenty of closet space. The Laundry room is located upstairs with Washer/Dryer & Large Freezer.
The Living/Dining/Kitchen area is very spacious and well equipped. There is a 55” Digital Smart TV with plenty of channels to choose from for any goof-off days
There are two nice boat ramps with in a mile of the house for your convenience.
Also Fine and casual dining close by.
Let us recommend 3 Locals’ restaurants that are a must, Island Fish Co at MM54 and the Key Colony Inn & Sparky's Landing located on Key Colony Beach.
Keywords: House Marathon, Marathon Area, Florida Keys, USA (Vaca Cut at Mm53
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Jim Griffith
My Family and I were raised in Tampa Fl. We are all water Fun-Natics and spent most of our weekends at the beach, on the boats, fishing, swimming, diving, lobstering and cruising back and forth to the Keys. We have spent many years vacationing in the Keys and enjoyed it so much that we decided to build a house there so that we could come and go as we please and possibly for future retirement.
Jim Griffith purchased this House in 1991
Why Jim Griffith chose Marathon Shores
We spent many years renting and researching the Keys from Key Largo to Key West and decided the best place to build was in Marathon. Marathon is located in the middle of the Keys and puts the rest of the Keys at easy reach. Marathon is one of the nicer and cleaner Communities so we built our house in 1991 and are now putting our home out for Vacation Rental on VRBO so that others could enjoy our beautiful home and share the excitement of the Keys. The house was designed with the perfect layout for relaxing or being together as a group.
What makes this House unique
The house is very relaxing and your boat is located right out back for easy loading and direct access to the Gulf and Atlantic Ocean. The fishing, diving, snorkeling and lobstering are great with nice dive sites such as 'Sombrero Reef' and 'The Thunderbolt' close by. Excellent restaurants are also close and are accessible by land or sea.
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Not What I Expected....
The house was very clean, but the outside needs some work. There is a big rusty door as you drive into the carport. Lots of clutter and stuff piled up against the house on the water side. Homeowner's son and housekeeper live below. Son was rude and obscene to my son. There was a lot of noise early in the morning waking us up. House is big and in a great location for the keys. Easy access to everything. If you aren't planning on bringing or renting a boat, there isn't much to do on the property. Wish they had kayaks or bicycles. Also, beach towels would have been nice to include in the rental. I had to buy hand soap, toilet paper, and paper towels. It would have been nice to have them provided to us....not expensive items to include in rental.
I am really sorry to hear that, about this experience. We go out of our way to accommodate new visitors. In my 27 Years of Renting this house we have never had any one who was not happy.
(Son was rude and obscene to my Son)
After talking to my Son about what happened you probably need to Thank him. My son was outback trying to finish up cooking beef jerky. It was about 1:30 AM when he heard someone walking in the rocks across the yard. He noticed that there were two young boys dressed in all Black one with a hoodie and a back pack. When a cars lights shined down the street they ran across the street and hide near the trees. He was concerned about what was going on so hollered to them what they were doing and where they were from. They said they were staying upstairs he questioned them some more and told them to get there Butts back up stairs before they got into trouble. The Keys is well policed and if law enforcement had seen them, I’m sure you would have been either getting them out of the back of a squad car or jail.
(You Wish we had Kayaks or Bicycles)
Sorry we did have Kayaks till the Hurricane took them away we did plan on replacing them but there is a Kayak & Bicycle rental 1 block away in front of the house.
We Used to provide them but each time after one or two rentals there were stolen. So, we discontinued providing them
(You Had to provide Soap/Toilet Paper/ Paper Towels)
We always provide 2 Small Bars of Soap and 2 rolls of toilet paper to each bathroom to give you time to shop for your own products.
(As for the Rusty Door & Misc. Construction items on the Water Side)
We are still trying to totally recover from the latest Hurricane.
One of the best place to stay in the Keys. Great Location.
One of the best place to stay in the Keys. Great Location and great for kids and big family. It`s near the major stores. The house is very spacious and the owner is great, no issues in the communication. We had 9 people total, 3 being kids and the space was plenty. Loved the big kitchen and deck. We rented a boat and we were able to leave it at "our" house. It was so cool. We loved that was by the canal. We have been going to the Keys for the past 5 years, and this is by far the most nice house we stayed.
Thanks for the compliments and staying with us. We were glad to have you and hope to see you come back. Glad we could make you stay that you look forward too good. THANKS AGAIN FOR STAYING WITH US CAPTJIMG
Great place to stay.
Great location, right in the middle of the Keys. So close to Sombrero Beach which was our favorite of all the Key beaches we visited. The home is spacious, updated, well equipped and very clean. Absolutely perfect. Our first trip to the Keys but we hope to go many more times and this will be the only place we look to stay!
Amazing wonderful Canal Home
We truly enjoyed our stay here.Every detail of our canal home was wonderful. Working with Captain Jim over our plans was very easy and he responded very timely. There was a great deal of room for all our party of eight. We all slept comfortably.
We highly recommend this home. We thought the rental fee was very reasonable for all the comfort we received.Happily will return some day.Thank you Captain Jim
This is our second year renting your home for Thanksgiving week and once again we had a fabulous time and will most definitely check with you for a future rental
Charter Fishing With Angler Management Charters (Deep Sea & Back Water), Marathon Lady Charter with-in walking distance. Swim with the Dolphins at Dolphin Research Center. Bi-Plane Rides over the Keys at Marathon Airport