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HGTV Renovated Oceanside Paradise in the Heart of Marathon

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Pool Home on a Waterway with The Ocean Just Beyond

Total renovation recently completed by HGTV for an upcoming episode! La Pirata was selected for its beauty, history, potential and mostly the ideal oceanside location with open water views. No expense spared to renovate this beautifully landscaped seaside, Keys-style open floor plan home in Little Venice and the newest addition to the home is a fabulous custom 12' x 8' pool on the edge of the dock overlooking the canal and ocean beyond. Sit and relax on the built in bench at the back of the pool or perch on the bar stools at the granite bar dockside and check out the water views and activity in style!

Kitchen features Quartz countertops, shaker cabinets, Italian art-tile backsplash, Samsung stainless steel appliances, a huge island and endless counter space. Massive impact sliding glass doors provide water views from the living area, which is just steps from the water. Top-of-the-line bathrooms feature more Italian tile work, Tuscan oil-rubbed bronze hardware and floating double-faucet vanities. Home is ideally located for your next vacation. Just one lot in from open ocean, for some of the best possible boating access, and fishing right from the 60-foot concrete dock. With Sombrero Reef just offshore and Vaca Cut right around the corner for quick access to the Gulf, this spot has it all.

Three bedrooms comfortably accommodate six people. The seamless, open floor plan kitchen and living areas provide ample room for relaxing after a day of fun. The professionally equipped kitchen is a smooth extension of the living area and offers an island bar along with a wrap-around counter with more bar seating. The open social layout allows the cook to be part of the action, without feeling crowded. A 55-inch Samsung LED wall-mounted HDTV can be viewed from both the living area and kitchen.

The master bedroom offers a comfy pillow-top king-size bed with a hall bath. The second bedroom has it's own lovely en-suite bath and a full bed with twin bunk over head. The third bedroom is off the kitchen area with a queen bed, a great little hide-a-way with a wall of windows for an open feel and another wall-mounted Samsung flat screen TV. A professional foosball table is opposite the alcove and offers family fun and after dinner challenge matches!

The home has a waterside catch and cook station with a large stainless steel grill and over-sized fish cleaning table. A concrete table with benches is on the seawall for lunch with a view. The entry patio also has a bistro style table and chairs under cover for shade...many outdoor dining options to suit any preference! The property can accommodate a boat-trailer, plus parking for two cars on-site. Thanks to the central location, the beach, restaurants, and amenities of Key Colony Beach are just a short drive or paddle away. Two complimentary 3-person kayaks are available for guest use.

Dogs are considered and if approved there will be a $125 pet fee plus tax.

This property is on a week minimum. City License # PLR2017-00040


The Availability Calendars may not be perfect so please call or write for confirmation of your dates, more photos, information, and a visual tour.

WE DO NOT book online or through VRBO/Homeaway or Vacationrentals site services. You must speak to me or email me to place a reservation. You will never be asked to wire money immediately to hold a property or be offered a cash discount for immediate payment.

DO NOT forward any funds by wire transfer without first speaking with me, Kitty Whalton, Florida Keys Vacation Rentals, Inc. at 305-289-6510. Only pay using check, credit card, or direct bank transfer. NEVER pay by cash (unless you are in our office) or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram.

Please Note: Our cancellation time frame is not what VRBO publishes. It is 90 days prior to arrival for rentals that are shorter in term than 42 nights, 120 days for rentals more than 42 nights or more in duration. If you cancel more than 90/120 days prior to arrival your Deposit will be refunded. If you cancel within 90/120 days to arrival your deposit and any rent payments will be at risk unless we are able to rebook your dates. We are able to offer travel insurance, please ask for more information at the time of reservation if you are interested.

More Details

Property Manager
Kitty Whalton, Florida Keys Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2017


Little Venice House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom has a King size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , A queen bed with a twin bunk bed overhead and private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest Bedroom with a queen bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

HGTV Renovated Oceanside Paradise in the Heart of Marathon
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Excellent Choice for Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Super nice place, very handy location to everywhere, ample dock space for a rental boat, nice view, manatees, birds and other wildlife. Kayaks were fun, paddled out to the sand bar. Top of the line appliances and BBQ, comfy beds. We caught close to 20 fish and enjoyed the cleaning station, and the fish! We would surely rent again.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami, FL

The perfect getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect home in the most ideal location. I have stayed there several times both with family and friends. From the beautiful décor of the home to a fresh fish dinner outside after a day at sea, this home is everything you could ever dream for. The owners, Christian and Dana, are wonderfully gracious people that truly captured the essence of the Keys with this most comforting home. There was plenty of room to accommodate all guests and their cars, including the modern amenities we are accustomed to such as cable and wifi. The proximity to Key West just made it that much more appealing, with us able to drive down for a full day or just a nice meal. This house is kept impeccable on the quaintest island in Marathon. If you are traveling to the Keys, you will be very pleased with your choice to stay here!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Port St Lucie, Florida

Absolutely Perfect vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start? From the breathtaking views of the ocean to the inviting decor and comfortable beds...this home has everything you need and more! The kids enjoyed waking up every morning to start the day fishing off the back seawall. Whether you want to enjoy meals in the fully equipped kitchen or in the backyard overlooking the water, you will never want to leave this home. The location is perfect within a mile to parks and beaches and not too far from Key West. We enjoyed dinner at the Sunset Grill which is just a short drive away. The kids enjoyed snokeling at Bahia Honda State Park. We can go on and on about all the fun we had.

Thank you Dana and Christian for opening up your home for us all the enjoy. We will definitely be back each year.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Two Months Isn't Enough...even better than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful two months. Your home is BEAUTIFUL! Location...great! Decor...outstanding! Amenities and everything we needed...super! Not to mention iguanas, pelicans, herons and the manatee. Oh, and the pineapple doubled in size!

Great proximity to Islamorda and Key West. And Sombrero beach was beautiful. Can't forget the many wonderful restaurants. And your neighbors are so helpful. Got fish every time out. So many different kinds. And then there were those fish??? Didn't have a clue!!

Our only regret if there is a regret--so many happy hours, so little time. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dekalb, GA

Luxury Fisherman's Paradise, Amazing Ocean View and Access!

  • 5 of 5

This house has everything you need and is just perfect. And what a location--close to everything, with immediate ocean access. House is at the end of the street and there is plenty of parking. Outside you notice the beautiful landscaping, great dockage and authentic nautical relics. Inside the house is well decorated and equipped, with an awesome kitchen, deep-freeze, hi-def TV with DirectTV and WiFi, great floorplan with plenty of space, and most importantly incredibly comfortable beds. The catch and cook station outside is as good as it gets and we even saw tarpon and manatee stroll by the dock! House has two 3 person kayaks to explore the flats and beaches. Great place to come home to after a big day on the water.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Key West
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Key Colony Beach Par 3
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Sombrero Beach (plus several others)


Rates & Availability

Little Venice House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 7 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Jul 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Lobster Weeks
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Lobster Week
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2015
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2018 - Jul 20 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Lobster Week
Jul 21 2018 - Jul 27 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 28 2018 - Aug 3 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Lobster Week
Aug 4 2018 - Aug 17 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 18 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 16 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Booking Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable Deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Personal or business checks are welcome for all payments and deposits unless the reservation is made within 21 days of arrival in which case a Cashier's Check will be required or payment by credit card. We use a credit card processor service and they will charge a processing fee of $29.95 for Visa, MC or Discover.

Please Note: We do not book more than a year in advance to give our current guests the option to re-book their dates.

Deposit and booking fee required within 7 to 10 days of reservation accompanied by the signed paperwork. 90 days prior to arrival 2nd. payment of 1/2 the rent and tax total with the balance due 30 days prior. Personal or business checks accepted up to 30 days prior to arrival for all payments. Reservations within 30 days of arrival must be paid in full by Cashiers Check or Credit Card.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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