About the property
- House1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 - 31 nights
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 has been completely remodeled and updated thanks to Hurricane IRMA. It 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 throughout. 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 & dryer, 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
Pets: Well mannered dogs may be allowed with completion and approval of a pet application.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
The Owners of this property, Cora & Drew, met in the Florida Keys 17 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 Little Venice
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.
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Vacation in Paradise
This is a very nice -sized, open, airy home with top of the line appliances. It is very well equipped. Anything you may want or need you will find there.The location is good-not too far from anything in Marathon and very close to the beach and grocery stores. Good restaurants nearby also. Our yorkie enjoyed the fenced patio-she didn't have to be on a leash for a change and the beach is dog-friendly. Stop at the visitor center for a list of pet -friendly restaurants. We walked to a little coffee shop-you can also rent kayaks there.This home is in a quiet area with people and dog -friendly neighbors. We think we were very lucky to have found this home and loved every minute of our stay.Many thanks to the owners who were available and helpful to us. Jan and Gene Pittsburgh, Pa.
Beautiful private nook
My husband and I had a great stay. The place is absolutely comfortable and quiet. Close to good restaurants, a cafe on the corner considered the best of the small town. The couple owners are wonderful people, we had a lot of hospitality and we felt at home. We will miss the sea breeze, the fresh fish. This place is absolutely what you are looking for in Marathon. Highly recommend.
Great location, beautiful home
We spent two months this winter at the Conch Cottage, and enjoyed everything about our stay! The house was immaculately maintained and the kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. The location is very convenient. We could walk to Frank's and Fish Tails for great food, and my dog and I walked to Curly's Coffee every morning for a latte and a dog treat. There are also two fishing excursion boats within easy walking distance. The owners live next door and are readily available, but we never had any problems with the home so didn't need to rely on them for help. We did appreciate Cora letting us know when there was a manatee in the canal! The owners have gone out of their way to make the stay comfortable including providing beach towels, fast internet connection, and comfortable beds. The neighborhood is very dog friendly and there are two dog parks a short drive away. We would highly recommend this property to anyone who wants a comfortable, clean, convenient place to stay in Marathon. Thanks Cora and Drew!
Perfect home away from home
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.
Private, quaint cottage in Marathon
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!
Perfect and comfortable
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.