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Perfect Fish, Dive, Relax, Party - 3BR Gulf/Canal Home PLR#2017-00022

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Jim Griffith
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 1, 2017

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.


Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Marathon Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway US 1
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Sombero Beach
Car: recommended

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


Marathon Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2) Futon Queen Sleeper (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(22 traveler reviews)

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Perfect Fish, Dive, Relax, Party - 3BR Gulf/Canal Home PLR#2017-00022
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

1st Keys trip

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful time. The house was perfect ( except for having to run for LP gas the first night). It had everything we needed. Jim was extremely helpful with his fishing and local knowledge. The weather wasn't perfect but that's weather. We will definitely consider this home again.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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House was perfect for fun

  • 5 of 5

Living space and accessories were outstanding. Our party of five adults had plenty of space . The home inside was beautiful, spotless and spacious.Beds were very comfortable. Huge washer and dryer so no need to bring lots of clothes. Plenty of parking and space for toys. The host, Jim and his son, gave us lots of tips for fishing and lead on great pizza restaurant. We rented boat and put at the dock outside. We caught and consumed lots of fish. ( Pizza was a great break ) Capt. Hook tackle shop was outstanding for bait and info. Chartered one day and caught Black Grouper and boat load of Yellowtail that local restaurant cooked for us. Caught Mahi, sharks and other fish we couldn't identify, on our own. Great snorkeling nearby at Sombrero Tower. Make sure you go to Sunset Restaurant for drinks at sunset of course. There is a pool to use at the restaurant if you want. Crazy. We had a blast! Thanks again, Jim

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent vacation house with great water access

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and well laid out house. Great access to the gulf and Atlantic waterways if you choose to bring a boat. Great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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port huron, michigan

Another Excellent Adventure in Marathon !

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvelous time here in Marathon again. Just love it here! Fishing was GREAT!! Caught some big Hogfish this trip! Thanks Capt. Jimmy for all your help!! Oh yeah, they were delish!! and many many more fish!! The Manatees where a welcome site almost every morning.The dolphins were fun to watch but didn't see that many this year. The house is beautiful as ever. I like the new dishwasher, you can't here it run at all! Thanks again Jim and Gay for allowing us to rent your fantastic home! We will be back later this year again for sure. Have a great healthy year!!

Kathy and Steve B

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bradenton, Fl.

Marathon getaway

  • 5 of 5

excellent vacation site, great accommodations. Dock was perfect for our 20 footer and easy access to the Gulf and Atlantic. Stairs were a bit much especially on refills but probably gave me much needed exercise. Thanks Jim for a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Vacation Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time. The house is great. It is very spacious. It is centrally located in Marathon just a short drive to anything from restaurants to great diving and snorkeling locations. We really had a great time and am hoping to come back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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