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Fall Special August 20th~ Nov 18th~ Book 1 week any day to any day $2200 ALL IN

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

Our newly remodeled 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 both have full sized beds. 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 on 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 #PLR2013-00208

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.

Book a fishing trip with Captain Jay, aboard the C- Drifter II, a 32 ft Stamas center console. Reef, and Wreck fishing for up to 4 people $400. for 3/4 Day Additional charge for additional people.

More Details

Property Manager
Sherry Broadway
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

Why Sherry Broadway chose Marathon Area

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Although the weather was less than ideal, we had the best time here as the house/pool/ and dock were so well equipped and pleasant that we felt like we were in Paradise!!!!!

Great location in The Keys and close to the beach. When everyone else in the country was experiencing extreme colds, we were able to kayak and swim in our beautifully private pool. We each had our own space and yet plenty of room to enjoy each others company watching one (of many possible) DVD's.

Oh, and we were even treated to kayaking alongside three manatees in the canal!!! What a treat!! We would return to this property again with no hesitations.

P.S. Sherry was super :-) in answering any questions or requests!
Jan 2014
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Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Laundry room in this bathroom
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Gray Shark Bedroom - 1 double , games and toys provided
    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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Fall Special August 20th~ Nov 18th~ Book 1 week any day to any day $2200 ALL IN
average rating of 4.625 based on 25 reviews
North Ridgeville

Great property

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was perfect for my family of 4.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean. Pool was great. Close to beach. Very quiet.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We had a great time. Perfect place for fishing and sunbathing.Sherry the manager was superb!!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New England


  • 5 of 5

This home was in a perfect location to enjoy beautiful Sombrero Beach. The house was a perfect fit for our family of 6 plus our 2 terriers who had a fenced in yard to enjoy.

The home had everything you need for a comfortable stay, saved money cooking on the grill some nights.

Would recommend this vacation home without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grove City, OH

Overall Good Experience at Whimsical Seas

  • 3 of 5

Pros: This property is located on a nice size lot with walking access to a very nice small beach, Sombrero Beach. You don't have views of it from the property, but you are very close. About 5-6 houses away from entrance to the beach. It has a couple grocery stores within a couple mile drive. The overall feel of the home is very cozy and the kitchen is nice for cooking meals. We enjoyed sitting on the wrap around porch for coffee in the morning. The overall cleanliness was very good. The kitchen appliances are nice and newer. The pool is heated if you choose pay the additional fee and it was nice and warm.

Cons: The washer and dryer stopped working while we were running a load of laundry. It was not repaired or replaced for the duration of our stay. She did place an order for a new washer and dryer but delivery was not until after our departure. The property manager did take our laundry and finish them for us. We were very grateful for that! There were dangerous railings on the second floor balcony and stairwell that could have resulted in serious injury. They were very loose, the screws were rusted out and some of the railings could be removed with no force. Property manager did state this would be replaced in the near future. The upstairs bathroom toilet absolutely needs replaced. It will not flush and takes a few times to get to flush. There was a note stating to hold handle for 3 seconds taped to it. That really only worked about 50% of the time. Easily fixed with a $100-$200 new toilet. The soaking tub in the downstairs bathroom is just a tub, no jets. It is also very uncomfortable to sit in as the sides are almost 90 degree angles with no reclining areas. Also, the hot water tank is not adequate enough to fill the soaking tub with hot water. It runs out of hot water at about 75% of a comfortable soaking depth. The house next door is being renovated at our time of stay. It was very loud and not peaceful during the day while they worked. They were cutting down large trees with chainsaws and running wood chippers as well as remodeling. I don't expect that to be an issue in the future.

Overal, I would probably stay at this home again as long as the cons are corrected, you can ask the property manager prior to booking. She is very polite and answers her phone when called ever time. I would highly recommend using her for booking this property or one of her other properties. Sherry was great in every way!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation Ever!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The home was amazing very relaxing, enjoyable for my kids they woke up every morning straight to the heated pool. The house was equipped with everything which was awesome. Sherry the property manager was also amazing she was easy to contact and helped us with every request. My family and I are very pleased and plan on making this our yearly vacation home. I highly recommend it!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Key West
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Overseas Hwy US 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Plaza Grill
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Sombrero Beach
Car: recommended

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

Marathon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Lobster mini season 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Lobster mini 2018
Jul 21 2018 - Jul 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year 2018
Dec 20 2018 - Jan 5 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $300
Tax Rate 12.5%

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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