About the property
- Apartment650 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Fabulous Florida Keys outdoor living! 1br/2bath sleeps 4. Luxury living inside & out. Spend your days swimming in the deep waters of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico or under the palms in the fresh water swim spa which is solar heated in the winter and shaded and cool in the summer. Enjoy evenings overlooking spectacular sunsets from the waterfront patio. Deep water dockage on the gulf with easy access to the ocean (available for additional charge). Outdoor marble wet bar with many amenities. Marble tables for outdoor dining, charcoal & gas grill on your private patio. Acadia kayak, washer and dryer. Lighted outdoor ping pong table, marble fish cleaning table.
Your home has 2 queen beds, custom woodwork, central vacuum & tile throughout. Sleeps 4 in air-conditioned comfort. Full kitchen inside in addition to outdoor kitchen and bar with oven & broiler and its amenities. One bath inside with another air-conditioned bath including bidet outside by the swim spa (both have large walk-in showers). Hardwired cable internet, Free WI-Fi, ePrint services available, Filtered drinking water, electronic safe, 32” LED HDTV with wireless apps including Pandora and Netflix all powered by Bose home theater speakers.
End of street privacy, while still conveniently located to everything. 5 restaurants are located within walking distance (.02 miles). 14 acre community park (.03 miles), with lighted tennis courts, skate board park, basketball, soccer, amphitheater, exercise trails & playground.
Outdoor facilities are common areas for the property which includes 2 other tenants.
Responsible pets & owners welcome: $75.00 non refundable pet cleaning fee & $200.00 pet deposit refundable in the absence of damage.
City License # PLR2013-00369
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Muffett Barth
I have lived in the Florida Keys for 30 years, and in this house for 24. When we first came to the Florida Keys my husband and I fell in love with it. It is the only place that comes anywhere close to the Bahamian Islands where I grew up and spent the first 12 years of my marriage. When it was time for our daughter to go to school, Marathon and this property was the perfect solution. My husband had been a shipwright and I had always loved working with wood which prompted us to start a Boat Refinishing business. I've always said, 'I get paid to play'. I continued the business successfully for 10 years until we had a Hurricane that did a great deal of damage to our property. I found It necessary to start the transition into working more on my house and less on my business. This was the best decision I have ever made. I love Building & Designing things and my years of experience with wood and varnish have given me the opportunity to make this property a beautiful and relaxing sanctuary for all to enjoy.
Muffett Barth purchased this Apartment in 1991
Why Muffett Barth chose Marathon
You would never know that you are so close to everything. Hidden at the very end of the street on a corner lot providing seclusion from everything but the amazing views in front of you. 5 restaurants within walking distance- .02 miles Publix & Winn Dixie (Grocery stores)- 1.1 miles K-Mart 1.1 Miles 14 Acre Community Park, with lighted tennis courts, skate board park, basketball, soccer, amphitheater, exercise trails & playground.- .03 miles
What makes this Apartment unique
There is no need to leave your home away from home. All the peace and tranquility of paradise awaits you right outside your front door.
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The most amazing back yard on vacation!
My wife and I have stayed in VRBO accommodations world wide. We have stayed in high priced villas, and economy apartments and few can compare with the overwhelming value that lies within the boundaries of Marathon,495389. The location is perfect, mid way between Key Largo and Key West, where you can be in either place in a one hour scenic drive.
The host is more than accommodating, the area filled with activity and the best seafood around, and a facility that has more finishing and furnishing than imaginable for a VRBO property. There are tarpon, iguana, dolphin, pelican, egrets, and the most beautiful sunset ever! This is all part of the package! If you like to sit and waste a few hours on a cold drink and some awesome scenery, go here. If you don't, we will take your time slot... drt..
This place was unbelievable. When we arrived Muffett was there to show us around and how everything worked. She was very caring. She helped us with places to eat and things to see. This house was spotless. One can not image how clean it was. It was a very private place with the most beautiful sunset you have ever seen. We will always remember this vacation and feel like we have a friend for life. If we ever get to go back we will certainly want to stay here . We traveled with our dogs (pugs) and Muffett treated them just like one of the family members, which to us they are. I would advise anyone going to the Keys to stay here.
Sharon and Ronnie Smith and Linda Byars From the mountains of North Carolina. April 2018
In general a lovely property... but not "LUXURY".
Had to pay extra for the swim spa states that it is solar heated. Well solar heating was not working so we had to pay $165.00 extra. I rented this property because I was interested in the swim spa. .... But NOT at an extra expense. Honestly, I feel that it should be updated if in fact swim spa will be an extra expense. I find it misleading. I hate to be negative but I also dislike being taken advantage of.
A real place...
A great alternative to the hotel/motel scene. The property is located on a cove, with great views of the sunset. It gives you the feel of what the keys are really like. Several restaurants within a short distance. Muffitt is a caring owner who takes pride in her property, and will make you feel like one of the family. A spacious and clean outdoor area.
First time on the Keys
Great vacation. Cannot say enough about the beautiful property Muffit has. Besides sitting out enjoying the beautiful sunset - everything is close by (restaurants, shopping, fishing, etc.) Marathon is a good place to begin to explore the Keys.
Great experience. Hope we'll see you again Muffit
Perfect place for our week of gentle recreation
The location, facilities, weather at Papaya Bay were perfect for our purpose of letting the cares of winter and the world in general slip from our shoulders. Then there was Muffett... the perfect host who knew exactly what needed done to let the vacation unfold as desired.
7 Mile Bridge + Turtle Hospital + Dolphin Research Center + Excellent Boat ramp 1.4 Miles
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Pets are allowed & welcome There is a $75.00 cleaning fee and a $200.00 refundable damage deposit in the absence of damage. Pets and not allowed on the furniture or beds. There is an additional fee for dockage & trailer storage.