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Whimsical Seas~ No Trace of Irma Here~

Marathon, FL, USA
  • House1350 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

3 Bedroom 2 Bath Beach Home On a half Acre With Swimming Pool And Dock

Key West style home sits on a half acre of land, 2 blocks from Sombrero Beach. We have a private 40 foot dock and swimming pool. The home has enjoyed many visitors since 2005. It has 3 Bedrooms and 2 large bathrooms. The master bedroom has a beautiful king size bed, and the two bedrooms upstairs 1 queen bed, 1 full size bed. A pack and play is available for the little ones.

The large bathroom downstairs has a soaking tub and shower. The upstairs bathroom has a shower and laundry room. The master bedroom, living room and two bedrooms upstairs are equipped with flat screen TV's and DVD players. Wifi is also available.

Our kitchen is fully stocked with everything you should need or want including a Keurig and Bunn coffee makers. Cook inside or grill on the balcony with our gas grill. The dining area will seat 6 people and a high chair is also available for use. The private fenced pool has lounging chairs and an outside shower. We provide beach towels and pool floats for your convenience. . You can leave right from our fishing dock and paddle to the ocean in our 2 person kayak. Sombrero Beach is literally right around the corner. There are many activities within 2 blocks of our home to enjoy on your vacation.

Vacation License

Pets Allowed With Prior Notice And Pet Fee is Added, and is Not Included in Special Pricing Offers. Pets 20 Lbs and under only with a $100 non refundable pet fee. If a pet is found in residence without prior notice, and pet fee paid, we reserve the right to evict with no monies returned. All Specials Offered Do Not Include Bookings Made Prior to Special Offer Date.

Property Manager

Sherry Broadway

Member Since 2013
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This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
Why Sherry Broadway chose Marathon

We were looking for a tropical destination that would provide numerous activities for the whole family. We found it at Whimsical Seas. With such busy lives this beach home allows our family to spend quality time together swimming, fishing, grilling by the pool, boating and kayaking in some of the most beautiful water in the world.

What makes this House unique

We have one of the largest yards in the area. Its completely private and fenced. The kids and pets have room to run and plenty of space to park your boat, cars and RV. And the pets love the grassy areas.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Aquamarine Bedroom
        1 double, Pack and Play, TV and DVD player
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, Flat Screen TV and DVD player- No Cable/ Movies Only
      • Gray Shark Bedroom
        1 queen, games and toys provided


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Upstairs Bathroom
          toilet, shower, Laundry room in this bathroom
        • Downstairs Bathroom
          toilet, tub, shower

          Location Type

            • Near The Ocean
              Literally right around the corner from Sombrero Beach located on the Atlantic Ocean
            • Waterfront
              The home sits right on a canal that leads to the ocean


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                          800 thread count sheets provided
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Central A/C provided with extra remote units in the upstairs bedrooms
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                          Car, boat, and RV parking available
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                              Keurig Coffee maker And Bunn
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Fully stocked
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Fully stocked
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Music Library
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Cable is provided in the living room and 2 upstairs bedrooms
                                    • Television
                                    • Toys
                                    • Video Library
                                      over 100 movies for your enjoyment


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Bicycles
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          2 Person Kayak
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Water Sports Gear


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Private Pool
                                                  Pool changes colors at night. The pool is not heated Pool heat available for an extra $125 per week.

                                                  Onsite Services

                                                    • Concierge


                                                        • churches
                                                        • cinemas
                                                        • festivals
                                                        • health/beauty spa
                                                        • library
                                                        • live theater
                                                        • marina
                                                        • museums
                                                        • playground
                                                        • restaurants

                                                          Leisure Activities

                                                            • scenic drives
                                                            • beachcombing
                                                            • boating
                                                            • eco tourism
                                                            • miniature golf
                                                            • photography
                                                            • bird watching
                                                            • shelling
                                                            • shopping
                                                            • sight seeing
                                                            • walking
                                                            • wildlife viewing

                                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                                • ATM/bank
                                                                • Babysitter
                                                                • fitness center
                                                                • groceries
                                                                • hospital
                                                                • laundromat
                                                                • medical services

                                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                    • pier fishing
                                                                    • basketball court
                                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                                    • fishing
                                                                    • golf
                                                                    • jet skiing
                                                                    • kayaking
                                                                    • parasailing
                                                                    • cycling
                                                                    • sailing
                                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                    • snorkeling
                                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                                    • surf fishing
                                                                    • swimming
                                                                    • wind-surfing


                                                                        • If you are looking for a fishing charter, not only to catch fish, but have a great time and see The Florida Keys from the Atlantic Ocean give Captain Jay a call. 305-304-5885 Check out= 10 a.m. Check In= 4 p.m.

                                                                          House Rules

                                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                          29 Reviews


                                                                          Latest reviews

                                                                          Outside area great! Inside not so much!

                                                                          Cheryl V S.Fredericksburg VA

                                                                          First, Sherry who manages the property is 5 star! House was very clean and staged upon arrival to make you feel very welcome. She handles any and all issues & questions with immediate responses! She is great! Tons of towels, bath soap, sunscreen, etc. ...very nice little touches! She makes a real effort to do her part to have niceties available for her guests! The outdoors are terrific!! ...loved the pool, the fenced in yard, the outdoor deck and close proximity to Sombrero Beach.

                                                                          Our issue was with the house itself. We only had 4 adults and it was uncomfortable with all adults in the house together. The living room has only one very large sofa. The couch was comfortable but with a tear in the slip cover & shabby. There was no way to sit together except to all “line up” on the couch or for someone to sit all evening on uncomfortable “kitchen” chairs. Kitchen small as is eating area but ok for vacation cooking & dining as there was also a great outdoor gas grill that we used frequently. Kuerig available was great. Great first floor bathroom...shower, soaker tub! Very nice!

                                                                          Most disappointing was the master bedroom with a massive king bed that was blocked on three sides! Literally having to crawl across a king mattress every night and morning to get in & out of bed if you are the person sleeping on the far side of the bed! The bed is against a sliding glass door with very sheer curtains...so privacy was an issue while crawling into & out of the bed! Sheer curtains also brought sun into the room very early and the neighbors’ outdoor lights shining in at night. The only way to make or change the bed was to make the side in the room, then go out the front door to the deck, around to the side deck, open the sliding door and stand in the doorway to make the other side! Upstairs bedrooms very nice but the bathroom upstairs had a non functioning toilet so there was not a bedroom that offered a comfortable bedroom, with privacy and a totally functional bathroom. For a total rental cost of $10,500 for 27 days (after we are refunded the $1500 cleaning protection) we were pretty disappointed. Appropriately sized new bedroom furniture, living room furniture and a new upstairs toilet would make the expense for the house equal the value received. So in spite of the wonderful outdoor amenities and the exceptional service by Sherry we booked a different house for next year - very comparable in cost with similar outdoor amenities and a far better furnished home!

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          Thanks for choosing to stay with us this past season Cheryl, you are correct, this property is great, all fenced in, with a completely separate fenced in pool. 1/2 acre, so nobody is right on top of you, very difficult to find in Marathon. 50 Ft dock, that you can see right out your front door, on a deep water canal, and literally right around the corner of Sombrero Beach, a very short walk. We have 2 bikes, and 2 kayaks, a 2 person, and a one person. As for the inside we are about to go through a complete transformation. All new living room furniture is on order, as well as all new king bedroom suite, expecting delivery in May. Look for new photos then. We hope you enjoy your return trip to The Keys.

                                                                          Really nice house and location.

                                                                          Mark L.

                                                                          The house has everything you need including bikes and kayaks . You can walk to the beach, stores and a couple restaurants. The fenced in yard with a gate is a bonus. The pool, house and yard were very clean. Sherry is easy and pleasant to deal with.

                                                                          Very clean, great location..

                                                                          Kimberle W.

                                                                          The house was very clean, great location, lots of parking space. Sherry was very responsive and considerate. Only two complaints; 1) the bedroom furniture was too big for the room and it was difficult to move through the room, 2) the trees at the dock shed all over our boat..

                                                                          Our overall experience was wonderful, very happy with our stay..

                                                                          Very Nice House in close proximity to Beach, shops, Grocery Stores, (Manager was awsome)

                                                                          donavon g.

                                                                          Manager and her husband where awesome, friendly, helpful with things to do etc. The house is Very nice, with good swimming pool and boat dockage. Its a short walk to the beach (6 or 7 houses down the road). Plenty of room under cabin if you want to stay our of the sun and good off street parking. Highly recommend. Texas

                                                                          Loved the pool and proximity to everything

                                                                          Marc H.Kannapolis, NC

                                                                          We were hoping to do a lot of things in the Keys and this property was centrally located to doing it all. Minutes from Bahia Honda State Park, an hour from Key West and 45 minutes to Theatre of the Sea. We enjoyed the pool and fishing from the dock.

                                                                          Great property

                                                                          Rachel L.North Ridgeville

                                                                          Stayed for a week during our kids break, had a great time fishing g off the back of the dock each morning.... saw a manatee by the dock. It is a great place for the family, lots of things to do and is a great home


                                                                          Marathon, FL, USA

                                                                          The island community of Marathon in the Florida Keys is a tropical getaway for your whole family. It maintains a retro, nautical atmosphere with family-friendly festivals and attractions. Activities include dolphin swims, snorkeling, kayaking, deep sea fishing and boating. Seafood festivals are scheduled throughout the year, and plenty of local restaurants feature fresh catches. Catch your own lobster for dinner during lobster season that runs from August to March. Fishing is ideal off the pristine Sombrero Beach. Leave from our dock with your 2 Person Kayak provided with our property. Visit Crane Point to hike to the preserved home of a 20th century settler family. Don't forget to book a fishing trip with Captain Jay of the C-DrifterII.....bring home your catch for a great fish dinner on the grill at your vacation home. Captain Jay 305-304-5885

                                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                                          Cleaning Fee
                                                                          Pet Fee
                                                                          Damage Insurance
                                                                          Tax Rate

                                                                          Pets with owner approval only. Pet fee= $100. 2 pet maximum. Pets 20 Lbs or under. If a pet is brought without notification and the pet fee paid, we reserve the right to evict with no refund of any monies. No pets in pool. Check in time is anytime after 4 p.m. No early check ins unless offered. Check out is 10 a.m. a late fee will be assed for late check outs with out prior authorization. A $75 fee will be withheld on all cancellations. No refund on a cancellation received within 60 days of arrival.

                                                                          29 Reviews
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