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This Is Your Key To Family Fun On The Beach, Boating Or Just Relaxing

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

This Is Your Key To Family Fun On The Beach, Boating Or Just Relaxing

Here is your Key to an unforgettable vacation at the ocean and on the beach. This new 3 bedroom/3 bath house as everything you need for a memorable stay. It is located in the gated community of Bougainvillea Villas approximately 150 feet from the ocean. We are near Vaca Cut between Grassy Key and Vaca Key for easy access to the Atlantic Ocean as well as the Gulf of Mexico. There is a heated waterfront pool and a dock area where you can fish , launch a kayak or just sit and enjoy the view.

This beautifully furnished home features indoor living on two floors served by an elevator and undercover parking for two cars. A 700 square foot roof top open air living area is a great place too lounge in the sun or enjoy the incredible view from your own private hot tub. The Master suit has a private balcony, king size bed, 40 inch T.V., and an in suite bath with whirl pool tub, and separate shower. Bedroom2 has 2 twin beds with one trundle, T.V., and an in suite bath with tub/shower. The 3rd bedroom has a King size bed, a twin sofa bed and adjoining bath. The living/dining area has a back bar with granite counter top and 60 inch T.V. with Netflix. There is a DVD player, Wii and a fax/copy machine. The deck off the living room has table and chairs and a gas grill for outside dining. The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, double oven, micro-wave, and a double door refrigerator with filtered water. There is top of the line washer/dryer, wireless internet access through out and free local and domestic long distance calling. Each bedroom has luxury linens and each bath is supplied with plush towels, toilet paper, soap, body wash, shampoo and hair dryers. In addition paper towels, dishwasher soap, trash bags, laundry soap are also supplied. All you need to bring is yourself.

A marina slip for a boat up to 32 feet in length may be rented across the street for an additional fee.

Fourth of July week is July 3rd through the 10th. Mini Lobster week is July 24th through the 30th. The first week of Lobster season begins on the 30th. Christmas week 2016 is anywhere from the 17th of December to the 30th, but not beyond the 3oth. New Years week 2017 begins on the 30th of December. Otherwise, we have any day check in policy and a minimum 7 nights.

Marathon Vacation Rental License #PLR2016-00398

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Owner
Brett Thompson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

This Is Your Key To Family Fun On The Beach, Boating Or Just Relaxing
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
5

Great trip

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house over Christmas and New Year's. The house was well-equipped and we had a great time.

The house is part of a gated community of near-identical houses closely situated to each other and lining the street leading to the docks. It sits about three or four houses inland from the edge of the water and the communal pool, and is very close to many of the island's attractions and restaurants.

The house was clean, and the features and amenities were pretty much as advertised. We made use of the hot tub on the roof, dual ovens in the kitchen, elevator, smart TVs, washer/dryer, etc. All of the sheets and linens were of pretty good quality, and the bathrooms included convenient dispensers for body wash, shampoo and conditioner. For those that are wondering, the floors seem pretty thick, such that the sound from each floor is pretty well insulated.

A few things to keep in mind. The kitchen has an electric stove, and as is typical of pretty much every house that I've ever rented, the kitchen knives were all pretty dull. The pots and pans were nice, but because none of them were nonstick, we had to do a lot more scrubbing than we're used to. We had an initial issue with the grill, but we were able to eventually figure out that it was an issue with the regulator needing to be reset (unfortunately, not in time to salvage the really nice steaks that we had been trying to grill. We ended up cooking them in a frying pan). The owners could have been a little more responsive/helpful here. It's also worth noting that the rooftop is level with all of the neighbors, in case you're going for privacy. It would be better for hanging out there at night if there was some sort of light available too.

But all in all, the location was great, the house was clean with nice fixtures, and it was very much as advertised.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We were met at the gate by Brett, who welcomed us warmly. He showed us a few necessary things, and then left

us to enjoy our vacation. The house was PERFECT! Beautifully finished and extremely well equipped. Explicit instructions

on use of appliances. We thoroughly enjoyed the nearby pool, and especially the roof deck, with such wonderful panoramic views.

The location was perfect. We took side trips to Isla Marada and Key West, and other Keys in-between. One day was fishing; another

parasailing....both in Marathon.

We definitely will recommend this place to friends and family.

Thank you to The Thompsons for having us!

Donna & Jeff Berger

Ivy & Andy Moses

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Beautiful relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week at this villa and enjoyed our stay very much! Brett met us and was very helpful with any questions we had. The elevator was such a relief as I am in a wheelchair and there are not many locations in the keys that have a wheelchair. The villa was well equipped and it felt as though we were staying at a friend's home. We enjoyed the pool and did hit the rooftop deck for a relaxing hot tub the first night and had dinner up there the second night, but it was so warm we did not use it much the rest of the week. The view was beautiful! This location is perfect for hitting the area attractions as we hit the beach, went snorkeling, fished on a group charter, and the kids made it to the turtle hospital and some other attractions. We also had a visit to Key West which was also a hit! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us (a party of 6). Can't wait to head back to the Keys!!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Can't Go Wrong With This One

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous place to stay in the Keys. Centrally located so everything from the mainland to Key West is easily accessible. The home is relatively new, spacious and tastefully decorated. Furnishings are complete down to a dozen common spices in the kitchen. Sheets and towels are as good as or better than you have at home. Parking is covered on the ground floor of the 3 story unit. But don't worry about dragging luggage and groceries up the stairs - there is an elevator! The community is quite and gated. Pool and dock fishing available on site. Roof has lots of chairs and recliners. Also has a hot tub and gorgeous sunset views. Perfect place to kick back and enjoy the lazy life style of the Keys. Local manager is there if you need him. Can't go wrong with this one.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Christmas Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this house. The owner provided lots of helpful information about all the things to do in Marathon as well as the other FL keys. The accommodations were very nice and clean and the house had lots of supplies and amenities (even beach towels!). The location was perfect for everything we were interested in doing! The rooftop deck is great for watching sunsets and just relaxing. We used the table and chairs on the deck off the living room everyday for drinking coffee in the morning while waiting for the kids to wake up.

I would recommend the home to anyone except possibly if you have very small (toddler) children, only because of the amount of stairs. One recommendation I have for the owners is to provide a small cooler that guests can take to the beach so they can pack a lunch/cold beverages and keep them cold at the beach. We ended up buying a cheap, throw-away Styrofoam cooler - not a big deal but would be nice to have a regular cooler for guests to use.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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5

Fantastic Get Away

  • 5 of 5

First off, this house is great. It's a skinny town house style condo with an open garage on the first floor, the second floor consists of two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and the 3rd floor is the master suite with a kitchen and a living room. The rooftop, where we spent the majority of our nights, consists of a stand alone bar, ample seating and a hot tub. The house's location was a major plus, in a gated community off of the main drag and less than 15 minutes to the south end of the island.

My family and I solely wanted a getaway, and for up to 7 people this was the perfect vacation. Located smack-dab in the center of the keys, you don't need to worry about being overrun by the tourism. Both Key West and Key Largo are both one and a half hours away, allowing for day trips to Key West and Pennykamp. With that said all your watersports are available on Marathon and the restaurants are phenomenal. The only reason we found to go off of Marathon was to be part of the tourism and say we went there. Marathon provides fun for the whole family and enough serenity to feel like a true getaway; Sombrero Beach, Castaways, hideaway cafe, sunsete grill, became regulars for us.

Some additional things to add: The home is operated and cared for by a very compitent landlord, who was always ready to help and answer his phone. The elevator was a great ammenity as well, and ran just fine with no complications. The pool is small and practically out of the sun, I would recommend the beach or the fourth floor to get a tan or get wet. I guess now that I'm thinking about it that might be the only downside. But in the grand scheme of things who cares about the pool; It's The Florida Keys!

In conclusion, this home turned out to be a phenomenal getaway for my whole family, and I would highly recommend this destination.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Key West
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Island Fish Company on the water
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Key Colony
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Overseas Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Tarpon Creek
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Key Colony
Car: recommended

Located on Vaca Cut between Grassy Key and Vaca Key for easy access to the Atlantic Ocean as well as the Gulf of Mexico. Vaca is Spanish for 'cow' and refers to the numerous Manatees or sea cows that inhabit the waters in this area. Beaches Close by: Key Colony Beach, Coco Plum Beach with restroom facilities, Sombrero Beach with playground, pavilions, grills. restrooms with showers, and Bahia Honda Beach and park with full facilities and water sports. Other attractions that are fun include The Turtle hospital where you can view sea turtles up close, An Aquarium, and the Dolphin Research center. You are only 30 minutes from the theater of the Sea where you can swim with the dolphins.

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Rates & Availability

Marathon Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,700
 
 
Late Spring
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,350
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,550
 
 
July 4th week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,750
 
 
summer
Jul 9 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,550
 
 
Mini Lobster Week
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
lobster Season
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 14 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,550
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is received.
Cancelation Policy: With 10 days notice:
30 days before check-in date for reservations made 2 months or less in advance.
60 days before check-in date for reservations made more than 60 days in advance.

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Amenities

Marathon Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • Three bathrooms, Master bath in suite with whirlpool and separate shower, 2nd bath in suite with tub/shower, 3 bath adjoining bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Three Bedrooms, 2 king size beds, 2 twin beds, twin sleeper sofa, 1 trundle
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Marina slip for boat up to 32 feet available for additional charge.

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