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Private Conch Cottage in Marathon with Available Dockage

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Minimum Stay
30 nights

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)

This 2 bedroom, 2 bath home is ideal for Winter Snowbirds, fishing enthusiasts, lobster and scuba divers, beach lovers and more. The Conch Cottage is available to rent anytime of the year. Lower rates apply during "off season". Dockage is also available for boats up to 30' for an additional fee per month. All rentals must be booked for a minimum of 31 nights. This lovely Conch Cottage is a ground level home in the 'Little Venice' area of Marathon, a perfect retreat for one or two couples. The home is in a quiet neighborhood off US1 and has the charm and 'old keys' style that is becoming hard to find. It is beautifully maintained and comfortable. Also steps from our Conch Cottage is a canal side bench to sit and enjoy the water view.

The home is fully furnished and tastefully decorated... just unpack your suitcase and enjoy the easy living in the 'Heart of the Florida Keys'. This Conch Cottage has a backyard gazebo which offers a tropical shady spot to relax, read a book or entertain. There is also a private patio off the kitchen for Al Fresco dining complete with a gas grill. This cottage includes a nicely fenced yard which provides lots of privacy.

The interior has tile floors for easy care with carpet in the bedrooms. The Master bedroom has its own on suite with shower. Steps from the Guest bedroom and convenient to the living area is a second bath with shower. Both bedrooms have Queen beds, hanging closets and additional dressers for all your clothing. The house has split unit air conditioning, a stack able washer and dryer and Comcast cable and (wi-fi) high-speed internet service and flat screen TVs.

The Florida Keys is a great destination with so much to do. Key West is only an hour away and Islamorada is a 45 minute drive. Fishing, biking, kayaking, boating, running, walking on the old 7 mile bridge, sunset watching, snorkeling, diving and plenty of socializing too!

Maximum Occupancy: 4

Non smoking

Pets: Well mannered dogs may be allowed with completion and approval of a pet application.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
December 28, 2016

About Cora

The Owners of this property, Cora & Drew, met in the Florida Keys 15 years ago and can't imagine living any other place but Marathon. Cora was born and raised in Ogden, Utah and Drew is originally from City Island, New York. Both love everything that this little piece of paradise offers from boating, fishing, lobstering, diving and so much more. Drew is the owner/operator of a marine canvas business and Cora assists as his Office Manager. Cora also is an Aquacise Instructor and a ZUMBA Instructor for Marathon Zumba Fitness. Both are very involved in the Marathon community.

Cora purchased this house in 2001

Why Cora chose Marathon

Marathon at Mile Marker 53 is in the Heart of the Florida Keys. World class sport fishing, lobstering, beautiful beaches, boating with easy access to both the gulf and the ocean. Key West is just over 50 miles South and Miami just over two hours North.

What makes this house unique

Our Conch Cottage was built in 1957 when the Florida Keys and especially Marathon was growing. It has the charm and comfort of the old Keys with all the modern amenities of today.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Private Conch Cottage in Marathon with Available Dockage
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed at the Conch Cottage for the past three winters. Our time there was like living in a little bit of heaven...the cottage is amazing. It is warm and welcoming with special touches, that make it obvious that the

owners really care about your comfort. The cottage is well maintained and perfectly suited in furniture, decor and amenities, to be your home away from home. We couldn't have found a better location and home to spend our winters.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami, Florida

Private, quaint cottage in Marathon

  • 5 of 5

The conch cottage is a little slice of heaven just steps away from a canal. It is located in a unique neighborhood that is Uniquely The keys. There is little if anything not thought of in this beautiful home. I would highly recommend this property for a simple experience Keys style!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I very much loved the Conch Cottage. The set-up of the cottage was spacious enough for us even when having visitors. Perfect outside areas, so well maintained and quiet. The neighborhood of Little Venice was safe and convenient to stores, drugstores and beaches. There is a wonderfully, shaded bike path that is fun to ride and a stop at Curry State Park is a must. Fishing in the canal was exciting and fun too. This was a great place to stay for an extended period of time while in Marathon.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Immaculate Rental

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I and our two dogs stayed here over Christmas week. We have rented through VRBO a few times and this was the best. House is spotlessly clean and completely "turn key" equipped. Well located quiet neighborhood one house off a canal. The owners were wonderful to deal with but completely unobtrusive. Lots of things to see in the area and many good casual restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better Than Photos!

  • 4 of 5

The Conch Cottage is nearly perfect for one or two couples. The accommodations are thoughtfully arranged, clean, new and comfortable. The owners provide everything but food. It's thoughtfully arranged and we were amazed at how clean everything was. For example, the grill was used but looked like new.

The cottage is small but doesn't feel crowded. The owners live next door and care for it like their home. Having them next door is an asset if you need something but otherwise we never felt their presence.

The outside patio has nice furnishings with privacy and protection from the windy keys. The only downside is the property is small like many Marathon properties but the Conch Cottage makes the small space very appealing.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westlake Ohio

Winter 2013

  • 5 of 5

I thought the property was lovely. It was extremely commodious and superbly set up. Linens were top flight, the beddings were first class and the kitchen and amenities were fine. I had absolutely no problems during my 62 day stay at the Cottage. It was comfortable and I enjoyed the patio dining and late afternoon cocktails.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Little Venice House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter / Spring - 2 People
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2018
30 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
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30 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $300
Cleaning Fee $250
Boat Dockage (per month) $400
Refundable damage deposit $500

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Little Venice House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Tile and updated fixtures
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Tile and updated fixtures
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom with ensuite
  • Master Bedroom with ensuite also has access to the back yard and gazebo. Both Bedrooms have cable and flat screen TVs, closets, armoir and dresser storage for clothing. As well as split AC units perfect for individual temperature control.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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