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Sandy Beach, Direct Ocean, Pool, Dock & Lagoon - Bahamian Inspired

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 adults bdrms, bonus kids room & 4 baths - sleeps 14 +

Casa de Lida large estate with 3 separate buildings on almost an acre of land and is directly on the ocean . It is very private, has large sandy beach, a pool, a large dock and phenomenal views. The Kids will enjoy playing in the sand, and the adults will enjoy watching the ocean. Plus, you will definitely see lots of wildlife and the fishing is wonderful.

The home is perfect for multi-families vacation, couples getaways and for anybody just looking to hang out enjoy the a extraordinarily beautiful location in the florida Keys.

Vacation License - PLR2013-00095

More Details

Owner
Brad Levine
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
40%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Brad Levine

Our entire family is close and we enjoy spending our holidays together. This house provides us with plenty of space and is perfect big dinners and great conversation.

And if you like the sun and to fish - we also have a home in Key Largo which is spectacular VRBO 390007 and a home in Montana VRBO 304457.

Brad Levine purchased this estate in 2012

Why Brad Levine chose Marathon

We live in Florida and fell in love with the Keys. We have 2 young children and very large family and this home is large enough for all of us - even providing a few places to hide. It's just perfect. We hope you'll love it just as much as we do.

What makes this estate unique

Whether skiing, fishing or just reading a book - our home provides the warm island relaxing feel needed when on vacation. You'll never want leave. It's just GREAT.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks Brad for the wonderful accommadations!! The weather was great until the day we were to rent the boat(of course) but went to the Theatre on the Sea and had a good time. Sorry about the check out time mix up. I never saw a time on any of the papers we got and we even went through the book at the house again. Our mistake- hope it wasn't too much of an inconvenience for the cleaners.
May 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Key West or Miami
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Just down the street
Nearest Beach
Back of the house
Car: necessary

The Marathon provides the best of the Keys. You are close enough to Key West for day trip, you have the best fishing of any Key due to the currents flows, and the diving is second to none. We are also close to Pennekamp if a day trip there is desired.

The home is absolutely perfect for family reunions and couples looking to just get away.

Amenities

Marathon Shores Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Cottage Bath - toilet , shower
    Cabana Bath - toilet , shower , Shower is Spa Shower - multiple body sprays
    Outdoor Shower - shower , Use to rinse of by the beach / dock
  • All the bathrooms have been redone - however, my absolute favorite is the cabana bath. This is very large bathroom with a shower that has body sprays from every direction. Its just a cool room.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedromm - 1 king
    Cottage Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Cottage - 1 king
    Guest Room 1 - 1 queen
    Bunk Room - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , 2 Bunk beds are (twin over twin) & (full over full)
    Bonus Room - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2) The masters bedrooms in the main house and the guest cottage have king beds., Queen size Beds (2) 2 rooms in the main house have queen beds., Baby Cribs (1) We provide a pack and play., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The sun room in the cottage has a queen sleeper with a full mattress., Bunk Beds (4) The upstairs room in the main house is the bunk room. There are 2 set of bunk beds (Twin over Twin) and (Full over Full)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We provide a canoe and sea kayaks, fishing poles and tackle, life vests, beach toys for the kids and lots of games.

Reviews

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Sandy Beach, Direct Ocean, Pool, Dock & Lagoon - Bahamian Inspired
average rating of 4.822222 based on 50 reviews
Royal Palm Beach, FL:
4

Relaxing family vacation

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There were 14 of us, ages 9-86, that stayed here the week of July 4th. The property was spacious, with plenty of activities for all. The kids swam every day and the canoes/kayaks were a hit. Paddling across the lagoon was a little gross (it was filled with plant and garbage debris because the boom was broken), but once past, everything was beautiful. The water was clear and shallow so the kids could stand and snorkel (I recommend aqua shoes because the bottom is mushy). The views are amazing! We enjoyed coffee every morning by the water and spent most evenings relaxing or fishing under the big mangrove tree. The location is perfect, close to K-Mart and Publix, a 25-min drive to Bahia Honda, and an hour from Key West. There are several restaurants in the area but the kitchen is well-stocked so we mostly took turns cooking (I did bring an electric griddle for making breakfast). There is no pantry but there is ample storage on the exterior side of the kitchen island.

The negatives: The room downstairs smelled horribly of mildew when we arrived. We bought an air freshener and 4 boxes of baking soda. By the time my brother arrived two days later, the odor was minimal. We left the supplies in the room so hopefully the owners will take notice and replenish before the next guest, but I suggest you bring baking soda and/or charcoal to help alleviate the overwhelming odor.

Our main issue was the plumbing in the cottage. The toilet backed up into the shower one night. We called the after-hours number but they were unable to reach a plumber. When the plumber came the next morning, he said it was a problem management had been aware of before we arrived, but wanted to wait until after our stay to fix it. This was upsetting because we were given no notification of the issue. Had we known, we could've made sure the toilet was used only for emergencies. At any rate, the plumber did what he could, mentioning that he would have to return after our stay. We asked him to fix a running toilet in the main house (the water was turned off when we arrived, indicating management knew of this issue, too). After getting no response from management, we called Debbie's Cleaning Service on our own to clean and sanitize the cottage bathroom. Debbie was amazing! She came right away and apologized for the inconvenience. She was so kind and helpful! Luckily, we had no other issues and aside from those mentioned, we enjoyed our stay and would rent the property again.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic property in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic spot in marathon. If you have a boat it is next to a channel on the Atlantic side. The dock is in its own protected cove.

The property is beautiful. There is a main house and a guest house. Both are appointed well and have been renovated. We were two families with lots of kids and one room didn't get used until my dad visited for 2 nights.

We had a great time. Fish all day. Clean our dolphin/tuna and soak in the pool until dinner time.

I would recommend this property to anybody and everybody.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Like a private family resort...

  • 5 of 5

The house was excellent! We all loved it. The view is amazing. There is so much outdoor space for families to be active and enough covered space for outdoor fun on a rainy afternoon. The home has all essentials plus some. The owner is great, super nice guy. dishwasher was broken upon arrival, immediately a new one was installed. Things like that happen in busy properties like this. It was no problem because he cared about our experience and his actions proved that. I cannot say enough good things about this place. It is truly one of a kind. By the way, the cabana bathroom is awesome... Thanks

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Incredible Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is incredible! From the moment we arrived it was more than we could of imagined. Feels extremely private and a tucked away piece of paradise. We vacationed with our two kids (6 & 9years old) and 2 other couples. We brought our boat to keep there also. Minutes away from the grocery store and anything you need. The rooms and kitchen were perfect. The best part was defiantly enjoying the outside. The hammock, patio, and beach are where we gathered and spent most of our time together. Gorgeous breeze in the evenings. I recommend this vacation home to anyone. We look forward to coming back and starting a family tradition with our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, Arizona
5

Beautiful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Small family reunion - 6 adults, 7 kids 5yrs - 15yrs. Space is very comfortable - fishing off the dock, hammock swaying in the breeze, ocean side fire pit at night for s'mores. Open kitchen/living space - plenty of room for everyone. Property managers were very attentive. Centrally located in the Keys.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time my family has been to the keys, I chose Marathon due to it's location. The property is located on a beautiful waterfront lot. The house was nicely decorated and had all the amenities you could need. We were a party of 14, 7 adults and 7 children from 3 yrs,-16yrs. Plenty of space for all! Loved having morning coffee in the crows nest and yoga on the beach! Easy access to Key West and public beaches. Lots of great places to eat, as well. Looking forward to staying at Casa de Lida again!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue - glad you and your family had a wonderful time. Regards, Brad
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Notes

  • All reservations are non-refundable.
  • $750 / night
  • US Dollars
  • Base rates Dec 14 2012 -Dec 31 2016
  • $750/night - $15,000 monthly
  • 5 nights minimum stay.
  • Above are base rates and will change with season and availability.
  • Please email for a quote.
  • 12.50% Tax fee
  • $250.00 Cleaning fee
  • Accept credit card

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