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CannonPointFortress1/2beer to Ocean FreePoolHeat, Spa,7Kayaks,2 Zayaks

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4,200sq.ft.Secluded 5BR/4BA 528 Foot of deep waterfront dockage,Kayak to Beach

Private wide waterfront home. 4,200 square foot with banquet hall, seats 14.

The city says I can only have 12, but put the smallest one in a suitcase and you can add an extra one or two. Three central air conditioners, the house is so big. Party room with unique Bar embedded with sand dollars, a real $100 bill that only kids can find, sometimes drunken adults; watch out for the 8 piranhas. Game table, big screen TVs

A cannon guards the direct channel to the Atlantic. Please bring 2 pound balls and powder with you. Fed Ex will not deliver. I used the last of it on a boat that I sunk within view of the house. Luke's Law, if a boat passes the home does not wave to my guests or is not playing Jimmy Buffet music, you have permission to fire the cannon on them. Examine the remains of the boat I sunk with use of my free kayaks. Rental boats can be delivered to my 528' of seawall. Cut in boat slip for dockage. Cornhole Game(bring your own stickers,I can't pick a team. Park 3 trucks and Trailers. Pirate parties on request. Have someone kidnapped.

Lately I've noticed evidence of a pirate spending the night in the red hammock. I know he must be a pirate because kids tell me they find a gold silver dollar in that area.

There is only 52 weeks a year for 52 lucky families.

Fishing from our docks is always an exciting surprise... tarpon, barracuda, nurse shark, sting rays; don't touch my pet lobsters at the seawall. Close to mediocre Golf courses. Swim with the dolphins.

Go to Keys Fisheries for a Lobster Rueben sandwich. It's so big, buy one for 2 people.

Next go to Captain Pips for a Fried Key Lime pie, buy 2 for one person or there will be a fight for the other persons pie.

More Details

Patricia luke Ripley
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2017

About Patricia luke Ripley

I'm on my zayak out near Gilligans Island, (couple of miles away) looking for the downed Malaysia Boeing 777. Come help me look!

In 2001 was on my sailboat in the process of buying an incredible home overlooking the Sea of Abaco when an aerial photo of CannonPoint showed up on my laptop. I started to worry about maintaining the Abaco property having to boat to the mainland for parts. Marathon had just put in a Home Depot so I bought CannonPoint sight unseen. I'm addicted to kayaking and the Keys are my favorite place in the World.

Patricia luke Ripley purchased this house in 2001

Why Patricia luke Ripley chose Marathon Area

Top Ten reasons to Book CannonPoint

1. Iguana races

2. Pirate protection

3. Lobster Rueben

4. Free Zayaks (only place in the Keys)

5. Turtle hospital needs your money

6. 528 feet of private seawall fishing

7. Bike ride 6.9 mile bridge aka 7mile bridge,

where the Gulf of Mexico collides with the Atlantic Ocean.

8.FRIED key lime pie

9. Kayak ancient mangrove tunnels. Secret maps at

Wheels-2-go, across from McDonalds

10.Swimming Elephants in season (manatees)

What makes this house unique

Commercial ice maker installed 7/23/2016


Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 1 jacuzzi tub, 3 showers
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • 1 queen, 3 kings, 7 singles, No sofa beds they are too uncomfortable! 3 Hammocks for complainers. Florida state law, and county ordinance, you must have a good time or I will personally call the tourist police.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 20 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Top Ten reasons to Book CannonPointFortress 1. Iguana races 2. Pirate protection 3. Lobster Rueben 4. Fried key lime pie 5. Turtle hospital needs your money 6. Sassy seawall fish 7. Bike ride 6.9 mile bridge aka 7mile bridge or walk on water, where the Gulf collides with the Atlantic. Best fishing 8. Zayaks 2 go 9. Kayak ancient mangrove tunnels. Secret maps @wheels-2-go 10.Swimming Elephants in season (manatees)


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

CannonPointFortress1/2beer to Ocean FreePoolHeat, Spa,7Kayaks,2 Zayaks
average rating of 4.4347825 based on 23 reviews

Fantastic property!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 10 adults and we had more than enough room. The house was great to hang out in and the outside was even better. With a huge yard and an awesome pool and hot tub with plenty of room for everyone to relax on the pool deck in the chairs and loungers. We took out the kayaks which was a lot of fun and there are a bunch of good restaurants/bars nearby. Because of the location at the end of the canal it felt like we had no neighbors and with Key West only an hour down the road and a motorcycle rental vendor within minutes of the house this place was a no brainer for us. We would definitely recommend it and are super grateful we had the opportunity to stay!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rod for the 5 star. I didn't know about the motorcycle rental place. Wheels-to-go rents electric bikes but the battery wouldn't last for a round trip to Key West. I'll have to put the motorcycle rental place on my site. I also have the info for the charter company that films the fishing shows, but I'm only revealing that info to my guests. Thanks Patty
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Relaxing Vacation!

  • 4 of 5

Cannon Point provided our family with a wonderful vacation week. I really only have great things to say regarding the house, location, access to the water, yard amenities, interior space, pool, hot tub,etc. The inside of the home is kind of a mixed bag and while we loved our week there are several things that future renters need to be aware of going into the rental. The house is not a state of the art, upgraded with all the latest amenities type of home but that is not what we were looking for. We wanted a place to unwind and relax and Cannon Point provided that. The house was almost perfect with the exception of a few little things that could be improved. The bed linens need updating, they are bleach stained and well worn which is slightly off putting. The outdoor furniture cushions are torn but their is an abundance of furniture so that is a bonus. The kitchen is well stocked with pots and pans but the cooking utensils could use replacement. None of this took away from the fabulous week we spent at the property. The owners were present but never ever intrusive. The property is expansive and absolutely amazing. Our children were never at a loss for something to do. We fished off the dock, we also had a boat rental for the week, we kayaked, swam, enjoyed the sunsets and nature that surrounds Cannon Point. We rented bikes- Coco Plum is ideal for biking. The location in Marathon is wonderful, peaceful, yet close to everything you need. We could not get over how much space we had in the home and the outside property. The house is well used and you can tell that lots of memories have been made here over the years and we are so happy to have made new memories here as well. Overall, our week at Cannon Point was fantastic.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Royal Palm Beach, Florida

GREAT RENTAL! Awesome owners!!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 4 families stayed for a week in September. Patti was a great host and was always available for phone call or email leading up to our stay. On our arrival the owners were present to help us out with our boat. The local boat ramp is only 2 roads down and was a cheap $10 fee to use. We docked our boat in the slip with no problem, water is plenty deep. The home was big enough that our group never felt crowded and the separate 1 bedroom room next to the laundry room was perfect for the family who had little ones. The game room was perfect at night for the adults and the pool and spa were great for the kids. Everything was as described. The hot tub breaker tripped one night and the owner quickly fixed by the next morning; There was plenty of parking for our 4 vehicles and boat trailer. We had no issues with any Green line. The sunsets were perfect. Great location on Marathon. We were able to make trips to both Robbie's on Islamorada as well as Key West. I would highly recommend this home to any large group with children looking for the perfect keys vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

First, let me start with thanking Patty for ALWAYS answering our phone calls and emails leading up to our vacation. The home was everything she advertises it to be and more. We had 3 families in that house and we were never in each others way. The beds were very comfortable. The home is well stocked with towels, extra pillows, linens, cookware, laundry detergent, etc. The pool and spa were perfect. It was a little tight backing our boat trailer in the driveway, but the neighbors were happy to help us. Grill worked great. Plenty of seating inside and out. We saw sharks, barracuda, manatees, jellyfish, etc. from the dock. Beautiful sunsets too. Honestly, the only thing we would have liked to see is an industrial ice maker, but no big deal. We would highly recommend this rental home.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old, No Charm - Snooping Owners

  • 1 of 5

This place is in horrible need of maintenance and repairs. I don't even know where to start... all the beds sagged, black mold in the shower, obvious flood damage, floors dirty, cracked, and covered with stained rugs, mildew, old furniture (not antique), bugs, very dirty overall, yard desperately in need of fertilizer, and pesticide, wasps in the shore power box, pool filthy when we go there, had to buy our own toilet paper, tissues, and towels, hid the extra gas for the grills, instructed us to bring trash cans down to the street. Laundry rooms were supposed to be for our use, but the owners who are right next door and watching everything were using it for their clothes. We had to wait until they were done. We parked a foot over the green line in the driveway, not even knowing it was there, and they came out and yelled at us. Don't advertise all that parking space, then get mad when we use it. Some of the seawall was also off limits for another boat, not ours.

Last but not least, we came back unexpectedly during the day and found the owner in one of the bedrooms. We did not give them permission to come in, nor were we notified they would be entering the premise while we were out. They came in the side unit and turned off the fan, which had to be left on because the wall unit wasn't blowing very cold air. The door knob mysteriously fell off and they leave the keys out for everyone and anyone. The sliding glass door wouldn't lock either.

Owners would not provide a rental agreement either.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Family Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

My Family had an awesome time, the pool was perfect for the 8 grand kids, the boat dock was also perfect. Patty was a wonderful host. we had no issues but if we did am sure she would have addressed it. Fishing was awesome, either off the seawall or in the canal that leads to the ocean. there was more than for everyone to relax and enjoy ourselves. will be booking another week for June 2016 and hopefully every year after that . Thank you Patty, see you soon

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Key West
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.04 Miles
Car: recommended

We are located at Mile Marker 54; Key West is Mile Marker Zero. Yup, the calculator says that's 54 miles away. A scenic one hour drive and the most memorable sunset ever at Mallory Square with the circus performers. Free Kayaks Fishing, fishing, fishing. Anything that swims in the Atlantic swims past this house. As a matter of fact, the fish swim circles around this property as we are a bridge connected island. Come have your photo put on my wall with an iguana nestled on your shoulder. These cold blooded creatures love the heat of your body. On the mangrove edge of the property are my lobster breeding condos. I counted 36 all sizes.

Next time I showed my guests there was a bunch of carcacas with heads missing. I couldn't blame poachers. Just then, a nurse shark dove into the remaining baby lobsters and all I could do was throw rocks at him. Later we caught the nurse shark, and ate him. But the problem is, there is another one living in the boat slip eating the baby seahorses or maybe the octopus was the guilty one. I need you people to come investigate for me.

PS The dolphins are innocent, I watch them at sunrise and sunset feeding on bait fish...lots of bait fish. Grab a kayak, small fish net and head to the mangrove side of CannonPoint Bay and collect your own bait fish. We just added a commercial ice maker to the breezeway with the bait freezer and the gas grill. Everything is here.


Rates & Availability

Marathon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mini lobster
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
End summer
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Opening lobster season
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
week before school
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low season
Aug 19 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early December 2017
Dec 2 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
christmas+new years
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $400

WE are affliliated with Wheels-2-go or it should be named Tourist Toys-2-go.
Paddleboards and bicycles to rent.
Check it out, across the street from McDonalds, Mile Marker 50
If you are looking for a business to buy, talk to Gary 305-395-0897
Book an Eco tour through the ancient mangrove tunnels.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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