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Oceanfront Sandy Beach Vacation Rental Unit 2

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4 or rent with unit next door to sleep 8

We have two oversized second story apartments directly on a private Sandy Beach. Each unit sleeps a maximum of 4 people. Rent with rental number 9131033 to sleep up to 8 people. Walk from your front door onto a large sand bar in the Atlantic Ocean. Watch the sunrise and sunset from this uniquely located private triplex. Tie up your boat directly behind the property on the sandbar or dockage and boat launch available across the street on the Bay side. Amazing sea life right at the beach, stingrays, puffer fish crabs, shark. Fish right from the shore. When tide is out you can walk hundreds of feet into the ocean on the sand bar. We also have two kayaks , a paddle board and a fire pit for you use

This unit accommodates 4 people with 1 King bed, A full

Sized futon and a rollaway bed available. Rent with mirror image unit next door to accommodate 8.

We are in a very unique natural habitat. There are times, depending on the tides, when thick seaweed, rocks, and other items wash up on our shoreline. We recommend always wearing water shoes.

More Details

Andrew A. Ponnock
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

Why Andrew A. Ponnock chose Marathon Area

This is the perfect spot in the Florida Keys. Very quiet and not far from the mainland yet also close enough to key west for day trips. The beach is amazing and the fishing in marathon is exceptional. Very special place.

What makes this apartment unique

Beach front and quiet location and close to great fishing/lobstering locations.


Marathon Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Large private bedroom with king size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Nothing fancy but this location is amazing. Directly on our private sandy beach. A true 'Keys' experience.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Sandy Beach Vacation Rental Unit 2
average rating of 4.304348 based on 23 reviews

Great vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for the 4 of us (all adults). We've stayed in Marathon before so we knew what to expect, area wise. The beach house had incredible views day and night. Lovely strong breeze. Inside was very clean and comfortable, had every amenity needed/wanted. The decor was inviting. The shower had hot water and plenty for all of us and then some. As mentioned before in reviews, check house supplies before making a store run. Not much was needed for cooking essentials (spices/oils), coffee, condiments etc. Rhonda the caretaker, how can I express my appreciation for her. She was AWESOME. Friendly, knowledgeable, great stories, hilarious, just an all around wonderful person. We will miss her greatly. She is a keeper there. Definitely go to the S.S Wreck and Galley restaurant for a piece of Key Lime Pie. It is to die for. The best I ever had, thanks Rhonda. We took the kayaks out to the 'rock, bird hangout, point' and saw a few baby sharks, crabs, and fish while snorkeling. The water was warm and clear. You can walk out there if you wanted to. It is not deep enough for swimming unless you go past that point. We collected coconuts for the water/meat around the area. My only complaint is not really a complaint but more of a friendly suggestion. I know the sea grass is beyond control with it washing ashore, but boy is it smelly! That reeks up the whole outside. And tons of it all over the beach. At first the smell was unbearable and we minimized our time outside, but we got used to it after a couple of days. After the sun dries it out, it is not too terrible. If there was a way to regularly clear it off the beach or something to keep it under control/off the beach. At least to a bearable minimum. That would be more appealing to the eyes, nose and feet. All in all this place was great and exceeded our expectations. Definitely a little piece of paradise and I can see why you enjoy it so much for your family. Thank you for sharing it with us. We would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 4 of 5

This is a great property. Very nice location. Easy communication with owner & wonderful property manager. Before grocery shopping, check to see what the previous renters left behind. We were doubled up on a lot of staples.

Shop @ Publix and Fishtales in Marathon proper.

We know the tide/weather couldn't be changed, but if we could have had less seaweed off the beach... that was the only thing we would have changed.

Thanks Rhonda & Andrew!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Guys. Thank you so much for your review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Andy, Maria, and Rhonda
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A little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place to get out of the rat race for a few days. You're literally right on the beach (I wouldn't swim there, but you can certainly walk out quite a ways), there's always a very strong breeze, the apartment was quite comfortable and well-equipped, and it's close to "town" but not in "town" so it's quiet and relaxing. Hope to come back someday.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your nice review. The shallow sand bar is one of our favorite parts of this property. We will often walk our beach chairs out to what feels like the middle of the Atlantic ocean with a bottle of wine to enjoy the sunset. Our children spend hours finding shells and crabs and once you get to the end of the sand bar the water is swimmable. Thank you so much for staying with us and hope to see you again soon. Andy and Maria
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After noisy Miami Beach This is Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

My Husband and I were in Miami for the Bacardi Sailing Regatta for 9 days. After lousy service at a hotel, every place was noisy, and Miami was one big tourist trap of a city. We needed relaxation! When we opened the doors to this rental in Grassy Key, My husband said, "Now this is more like it". It was quiet, peaceful and private.It was like having a private beach! Rhonda the caretaker was very good about telling us the history, places to go, restaurants to hit. The apartment had everything we needed and it was well appointed, It is in Marathon in the middle of the keys everything available under 10 miles in either direction. If I were to come to the keys again, we would definitely come back here in Grassy Key

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments. The way you felt is exactly what my family feels every time we get there. Time to unwind. So glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again sometime. Sincerely, Andy and Maria
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Great stay! Beautiful property!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time in Marathon at this condo. You couldn't ask for a more beautiful location. But most of all it was clean & comfortable. Rhonda, the caretaker, was very nice & super helpful. We would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a beach location. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for the money

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful laid back spot right on the ocean. Perfect sized accommodation for our family of four, well stocked kitchen, kayaks and SUP come with rental so you can explore and fish just off the beach. Really awesome restaurant and market just two doors down with anything you would need. Great quiet location from which to explore nearby state parks, beaches and snorkeling.. Rhonda (the caretaker)is super friendly and helpful. Definitely would like to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Blair, Thank you so much for your review. We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back again in the future. Andy and Maria.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Marathon Airport
Car: recommended

Seven Mile Bridge, Dolphin Research Center, Crane Point, Curry Hammock State Park, Florida Keys Aquarium, The Turtle Hospital , Sombrero Beach, Robbie's Tarpon Feeding, Helicopter Rides, etc.


Rates & Availability

Marathon Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
winter 2017-2018
Dec 15 2017 - Apr 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.5%

$75 cleaning fee regadless of length of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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