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Your own Paradise with or without a boat!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

Direct Ocean Access 4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, Sleeps 10

Centrally located, beautiful home on the Ocean. Multiple views from the patio, direct ocean access from the dock(literally 1 minute to open ocean). Home is open and inviting, with all living area, kitchen, bar centrally located and bedrooms at each each of the 4 corners of the house and full ensuite bathroom in all four bedrooms. Also pull out futon in living room and single futon sleeper. A great family vacation home for multiple couples(up to 4) or a very large family.

Shawn and Valerie
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2017

About Shawn and Valerie

We are Shawn and Valerie and have lived in the Florida Keys for 8 years and after looking for a very long time finally purchased our home, with the plan of having it available for vacation rental. Our home is YOUR home!

Shawn and Valerie purchased this house in 2013

Why Shawn and Valerie chose Marathon

Beautiful large furnished home, with gorgeous ocean views and close to everything

What makes this house unique

4 Full bedrooms and 4 Full bathrooms, with great outdoor Canal front patio, and awesome Ocean views and enough dockage to bring your 80 footer! Really!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for your house, we liked it so much and enjoyed our time there
Mar 2015
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Your own Paradise with or without a boat!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 20 reviews

Our stay was everything we expected and a little more!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, couldn't ask for a better location if you're bringing your own boat! House was very spacious and comfortably accommodated our party of 8. Amenities were as described and accesible. Would definitely like to stay here again on our next trip to Marathon! Shawn the owner was a wealth of information and very helpful with all of our many questions :))

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great privacy with large central living area

  • 4 of 5

Shawn and Valerie are very nice owner/managers. They tended promptly to our every need. That every bedroom has its own bath is great for multiple couples traveling together. This was our second stay at this particular home. Last visit was springtime and no one complained about anything, and the fishing from the dock was tremendous! This time was heat of summer and there were two complaints; the smallest of the rooms has a window unit a/c that had trouble keeping the room cool, and the fishing from the dock out back was not as good as expected being essentially on the Atlantic.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay in Marathon. Plenty of room for a large group, and plenty of room for multiple boats. House is great.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation experience!!

  • 5 of 5

Property was clean! As described! Great location! Shawn and Valerie are fantastic!! Offered us an earlier check in and late check out! Left us a welcoming bottle of wine and chocolate! Cold beer in the fridge! Everything needed was close by. Great for families with kids! Great communication! My kids loved fishing in their backyard. Highly recommend it! House spacious and comfortable! Very welcoming!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place to stay in Marathon

  • 5 of 5

We rented the property for a friend's bachelor trip.

There were six of us and one boat though the boat ended up staying in its home port at a marina down the way.

First, Shawn and Valerie were great. Although we never met face-to-face, they were very nice and accommodating. We liked them so much that we wanted to have them over for dinner or something but it just didn't work out on this trip.

Second, the space was great for us. There are four nice bedrooms (three queens and two twins) and a pull out futon. The kitchen was fine and I particularly liked that the knives were sharp. Being a former restaurant guy-- it matters.

Third, the location was very good for our group too. We were 10 minutes to the marina and about one hour from Key West. The fishing was good.

Last (random) things: nice bar set up in the great room; nice water views from the back patio; happy a grill was there; washer and dryer were appreciated; super nice that there were a few things in the fridge when we got there; nice that Lulus (restaurant) was within walking distance (though we never got there); and for a bunch of Catholics guys it was nice that a church was near for Mass.

I think that we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Daniel and friends.....thanks for taking excellent care of our property. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and you are welcome back any time! Cheers, Shawn and Valerie
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Very clean with plenty of room and a nice kitchen.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, very nice house and perfect setup for our week long fishing trip. Easy boat docking and close to the ocean which made for a great week. Very nice owners too.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
0.2 Miles
marathon airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Marathon Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mini Lobster Season
Jul 27 - Aug 2
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $195
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Marathon Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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