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Tropical Waterfront Home - Gulf View, Deepwater Dock, Kayak

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,425 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Lush Tropical Lagoon Home with unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico. Recently renovated octagonal shaped half duplex home with wide open water views from every window. Newly furnished comfortable interior with all the amenities you'd expect. Brick pavers surround lush tropic landscaping surrounded by palm trees - relax on our wrap-around deck or patio and take in the sunset, manatee and dolphin. Outdoor dining set on the deck and lots of lounging furniture for you to relax and enjoy! This home has a large open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and over 1425 square feet of living space. The master suite has a king sized bed and the guest bedroom a queen bed, and the living room a pull out sofa. Full modern kitchen with Corian counter-tops. Easy boat access and deep water dock that can accommodate your boat or a rental boat in the water.

Furnished with newer furnishing, comfortable bedding/linens, and a full assortment of cookware right down to the blender. High-speed wireless internet, flat screen TVs complete with premium cable.

This rental includes a 2-person ocean kayak, new beach cruiser bikes, fish cleaning table, fish/bait freezer, gas grill, patio table/chairs and lounge chairs.

Parking available for up to 2 vehicles and a boat trailer.

More Details

Property Manager
Joe Curley
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, Will reply to written requests in other languages
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 1, 2018

About Joe Curley

John & Carol Tirbaso - Married, 5 children, Business Owner, Classic Car Enthusiast, Professional Slacker

Joe Curley purchased this house in 2012

Why Joe Curley chose Marathon Shores

Why this property? Because it's awesome - A unique hexagonal shaped home located within a lush tropical landscaping property on a serene crystal clear salt water cove with views of the Gulf of Mexico - what more could you ask for.

We enjoy visiting and staying in the home several times a year with our family in friends - including Joe and Mary who own the neighboring half duplex.

What makes this house unique

The shape of this home is unique. The main structure is a large hexagon with with large glass windows and doors allowing water views of the lagoon and the Gulf from almost everywhere in the home. Wrap around out door decks off the living room area and brick pavers on the ground level surrounded by lush mature landscaping.. The property sits on a large deep saltwater cove- 25' at the center - which connects to the Gulf of Mexico. Incredible unobstructed water views and sunset. Water is teaming with a large variety of fish, including snapper and tarpon, manatee and the occasional school of dolphin. Fish, kayak, snorkel or dive right from the dock or jump in the kayak and do all the above in the protected Gulf waters.

Additionally this home can be rented together with the other half which has a pool giving your two total homes with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths in total. Please send a note to inquire about the cost and availability.


Marathon Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1425 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered ...
  • $100 Admin fee for any cancellation
  • No parties or events allowed
  • Our rental agreement must be signed and return for all rentals. It outlines our complete rules and restrictions and policies, not the VRBO website
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private Master Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • King size bed (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Bed (1) Guest Bedroom, Sleep Sofa (1) Queen Livingroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Lots of outdoor seating, Gas Grill, great fishing onsite (snapper, tarpon), snorkeling onsite in crystal clear lagoon, lobstering spots nearby. Two beach cruiser bikes, one two-person sit-on-top kayak, bait freezer


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Tropical Waterfront Home - Gulf View, Deepwater Dock, Kayak
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Cleveland, OH


  • 5 of 5

What a perfect house. Great location right on the water and so much better than being in the hustle and bustle of Key West. This place had comfortable beds, which was very important for my pregnant wife and just a very relaxing vibe, which is what we came here for. You will not find a better vacation rental for the price in the keys. We loved it and plan on making it an annual trip. Joe was also very easy to deal with and knowledgeable about the area. I would recommend this house to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation on the water.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nick Geisler

  • 5 of 5

We had a chance to stay at this beautiful rental property in Marathon. Not knowing what to expect you always have your worries. This time I was blown away! This property is up to date and has that luxury feeling. Couldn't have been more pleased with my stay. I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surrey England

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The house is wonderful, clean and airy with everything for a comfortable vacation . The area was nice and quiet and everyone we met friendly.

Joe was great to deal with, he was helpful and answered any queries we had promptly.

We have already booked for next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annapolis, Maryland

I Wish I Could Purchase This Property!

  • 5 of 5

When I was making plans for my trip back to the keys, I wasn't sure exactly where I wanted to stay. Even after I made my reservation I was wondering if I should have stayed in Key West instead. I am so pleased that we chose to stay here! I have never been more relaxed and enjoyed a vacation more than this! The property is just the perfect size and maintains that wonderful island flair. The water views are fabulous and the tropical foliage adds privacy while not impacting the views at all.

We are close enough to Key West to make riding there easy and the drive down is beautiful. Even my 16 year old daughter prefers staying here because it is quiet and relaxing and everything we need is close by. The house itself is very clean and well appointed with very large windows that bring the outside in. Furnishings are very nice and very comfortable. I would highly recommend this location and home to anyone searching out an island getaway in the Keys.

My favorite restaurants are Mangrove Mamas across from the KOA campground on Sugarloaf Key and I love the funky No Name Pub on No Name Key. It's a great place for pizza or chili

if you go looking for the little Key Deer on Big Pine. The owner provided suggestions for restaurants, shopping and activities in

Marathon that have been very helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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I want to go back!!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing way to celebrate a weekend away with my husband and friends! This home far exceeded my expectations...the view is so beautiful from all areas of the kitchen and living room. All bedrooms and bathrooms were spacious and comfortable. My most favorite was the beautiful and lush patio area. I could sit in the hammock swing all day:)It was so peaceful to just sit outside by the water, it felt like it was just us. Great accommodations!

We will be staying here again...hopefully soon!!


  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, OH


  • 5 of 5

My wife and a couple of our friends stayed here a couple months ago and were BLOWN AWAY by how great the place was. The location is outstanding. Long deck right on the water.

Private, beautiful, relaxing.

The place was perfectly clean and felt fresh. There are 2 bedrooms, but it can sleep at least 6 comfortably. Outstanding view out of every window.

There was great fishing and kayaking right off the dock. We planned on doing some more excursions but we really didn't want to leave our beautiful place.

Great value for the money and Joe was very easy to deal with.

We would, and plan on, staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Key West
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Key Colony
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Florida Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
A few dozen options
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Sombrero Beach
Car: necessary

Fish, kayak, lobster, snorkel or dive onsite in beautiful crystal clear saltwater cove or across the cove to the Gulf of Mexico. Conveniently located in Marathon on Vaca Key this half duplex home offers easy access to attractions many of which can be done onsite.

Or venture off the property and explore the area. Marathon offer great off-shore and inshore charter fishin, kayaking, snorkeling and diving and lobstering, Great local beaches: Sombrero beach less than 2 miles away, Bahia Honda over the 7 Mile Bridge.

Central located in the Middle Keys and less than an hour drive to Key West or John Pennecamp.

Marathon has a few dozens bars and restaurants within a few miles, boat rentals, aerial tour of The Keys, party fishing and dive boats.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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