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Tropical Mystique, Wide Canal, private pool and large private yard

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeper sofa, sleeps 6

Enjoy your ideal fishing vacation in our ideal Keys home. This spacious and relaxing home sleeps up to 6 people. For the avid fisherman and boater we have 110 feet of deep water, lighted concrete dockage on one of the finest and widest canals in Marathon. We have a beautiful covered porch for dining outdoors, luxury beds, bath and showers, a laundry room fully equipped, exceptional office space, kitchen complete with filtered drinking water, steamers, fryers, glass and plastic-ware. Our yard is landscaped with over 50 varieties of tropical foliage and mega space for parking. Our house is designed with an elegant array of tropical furnishings, artwork and comfortable decor.

Come see for yourself; all your comforts and pleasures are guaranteed!

In March of 2006 we installed a heated swimming pool located by a cascade of coral and tropical plantings overlooking the canal.

More Details

Dave or Joyce
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner


We want to thank you and wife for a pleasant vacation with the rental of your house. It was better than we had hope. We will remember this, this year when we plan our next vacation. The location on Marathon was perfect, quick access to the Atlantic and gulf made our lobstering easier.

My wife is always leery about buying things on the internet, and obtaining this property for vacation, sight unseen, was no different. In a funny kind of way, when we arrived on F street, towing our boat and with my sister and brother in-law towing their boat, all eyes were on me when I was standing outside my truck looking at a vacant lot between addresses 2 & 6. I kept saying to myself out loud, 2...6...2...6.... hoping that address 4 would appear soon. It then dawned on me, that when I was google'd the address, on the map, it was near the end of the street, not at the beginning. To my delightment (and further life as I might know it) your house was there.

Again, thank you both for an enjoyable vacation!

Best Regards,

Clay & Shelly Carroll
Jan 2010
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Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Other - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • sleeps 6
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Tropical Mystique, Wide Canal, private pool and large private yard
average rating of 4.970588 based on 39 reviews
Essex, UK

Coco Plumb Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Me and my girlfriend had the the pleasure of staying at this property for two weeks in Novemebr 2007.

It was without a doubt the most wonderful holiday we've ever had. The house is clean, well equipt, the pool fabulous and you can fish from the back door!!

I cannot thank Dave and Joyce enough for allowing us to share their fantastic home in the Florida Keys. We can't wait to return.

If you're thinking about it, do yourself a favour, just book it, you won't regret it.


Darren Lane

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2007
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable home with all the amenities. Great ocean access and amazing view. Truly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Relaxing 2 week stay

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our 2 week stay at Tropical Mystique. The accommodations were just what we had wanted and just what were listed.

David Bowers was always available for questions and recommendations, both pre and post stay. We highly recommend his place for a relaxing, do what you feel like, vacation. We will stay there again, hopefully in the near future!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Perfect home and location for a boating family.

  • 5 of 5

Our biggest requirement is a house that can dock two boats with enough trailer parking for both so this fit the bill perfectly. The house is lovely and the pool a plus. We did a lot of cooking in the well equipped kitchen. The sofa bed would be fine for a child but we would bring an air mattress next time. We loved our stay and plan to go again!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Awesome Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We rented this amazing waterfront home in the coco plum area. This house has everything you need to enjoy the best of the keys. We will definitely be looking to book this home again. The owners are very accommodating and make sure your stay is perfect

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

My husband & I recently spent a week here and absolutely loved it! The home was very clean & comfortable with everything we needed. The private swimming pool was an added bonus for us, as the weather wasn't always cooperative & we were unable to rent a boat as planned. Still, the pool got plenty of use! We would highly recommend this place to our family & friends! Dave was very pleasant & helpful to deal with. This vacation truly was beautiful & relaxing! Thank you so much Dave & Joyce for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Other Activities: kayaking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Dec. 20 to Aug 30….2000.00
Aug 30 to Dec. 20….1700.00

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Call for last minute discounts in case of cancellations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.