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Oceanfront Sandy Beach Vacation Rental Unit 2

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Marathon Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 4 or rent with mirror unit next door to sleep 8

Oversized second story apartment directly on a private Sandy Beach. 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, I queen sleeper sofa, and a rollaway bed available. Rent with mirror image unit next door to accommodate 8.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Andrew A. Ponnock
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016
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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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Sandy Beach Vacation Rental Unit 2
average rating of 4.25 based on 16 reviews
4

Ocean front paradise

  • 4 of 5

The apartment has everything you need to have a great vacation in the keys with a beautiful view of the water through the palm trees, feels very tropical. My only issue was with check in, we did not receive any specific instructions about how to locate the particular apartment, (there are 3 different dwellings on the property), there was no one there to greet us, (we later found out the caretaker was out on vacation), this left me wandering around the property knocking on doors, which was unsettling due to all the private property signs, finally I heard noises from the neighbor, knocked on her door and it turned out she had the key? There was no contact phone number for Andrew in any communication and I did not have e-mail capability with my cell phone so we were at wit's end by the time I stumbled upon the neighbor, this frustration quickly faded when we started settling in. LOCATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE RENTERS: THIS IS THE UPSTAIRS UNIT FURTHEST FROM KEY WEST.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. My cell number is in the listing but it sounds like you may not have had access. I will definitely take your advice and clarify check in procedures for future guests. Sincerely, Andy and Maria.
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Vacant/Abandoned

  • 1 of 5

I DIDN'T EXPECT YOU TO ACCEPT MY NEGATIVE REVIEW. THIS REVIEW DOES APPLY TO ADDRESS PROVIDED TO ME BY THE PROPERTY OWNER. THAT'S THE POINT; THE PROPERTY OWNER PROVIDED THE WRONG ADDRESS AND I COULDN'T GET ANY HELP WHEN I CALLED VRBO. DON'T TRUST VRBO REMAINS MY MESSAGE. When I arrived at the address provided for the property (via email from the owner ) on June 11, 2016, I found a notice on the front door, " IMPORTANT We found this property to be vacant/abandoned on June 6, 2016. This information will be provided to the mortgage holder. The mortgage holder has the right and duty to protect this property." No one was around. I called VRBO and they could not locate my information based on my name, my email address, or the property address. While trying to figure out what to do next, the call was disconnected. What did I learn? Don't trust VRBO. I felt completely abandoned and regret this entire episode.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Clinton, I don't understand what happened during your stay, but as you know our property is neither vacant nor abandoned. Our property is a 3 unit building with two year round tenants plus our vacation unit. Also, my cellular telephone number is on the VRBO site and all of our re tees have 24 hour access to me on that number. I hope that you enjoyed your stay once you found the correct property. Sincerely Andy
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5

!!!SPECTACULAR VIEW!!!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, spacious, and airy are all words that can be used to describe this ocean front rental. However, it is the view from the property which takes center stage! The beach is practically private. The only other beach visitors are the many species of birds and the occasional beach lizard wandering by. The rental unit is very well stocked with all the necessary household supplies such as dishes, utensils, cleaning supplies, towels, etc. The furnishings are a bit dated, but very comfortable. The washer / dryer are outside. Parking is ample. The bedroom is large with a king bed, and plenty of closet and drawer space. Plenty of water flow in the shower. Rhonda, the very gracious on-site property manager, is very friendly and happy to assist should you need her help. Located between just south of Duck Key, this rental on Grassy Key is close to both the Upper and Lower Keys - a great spot to explore the area in search of our own Florida Keys home.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

The best week in our life not just because of our honeymoon but where we spent it. Rhonda was awesome if you have a question about anything she can probably answer it. Very clean place. The amenities was all there only needed or clothes and food. The price was great location and everything. We will be back on our family vacation.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely no complaints!

  • 5 of 5

We knew from previous reviews what to expect, and this place did not disappoint in any way. We chose this rental because of it's proximity to family that live on Guava Ave across the street, so the location was perfect for us. But even if it weren't for that, this unit has a PHENOMENAL view. We weren't in the actual unit very much during our stay, but everything was clean and comfortable (although the sofa in the living room could probably stand to be replaced, it was still comfortable enough for sleeping!) Previous reviews are correct about the traffic noise, but it was nothing that ear plugs couldn't drown out. Rhonda who stays there on the property was very friendly and helpful, and it was nice to have someone close by in case we needed anything. We took the kayaks out briefly, but it was really too windy and rough for it to be much fun the day we tried it. By far the best part of this unit is the almost private beach and the view of the water - completely worth every penny. Coffee out on the beach every morning was heavenly. Thanks so much for a wonderful stay - we hope to be able to come back!!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Champagne View on a Beer Budget

  • 4 of 5

Many of the other reviews seem to give a petty good idea of what you get here. As we pulled in to the parking lot it looked like a run down property and in many ways it is rough looking at best. The home next door looks like an abandoned foreclosure, but it's not. The inside of the unit is very dated but clean, functional and pretty big. The accommodations are nothing special but sufficient. What you are paying for here is the view and location. It is located directly on the beach only a few steps from the water. There are beautiful, mature palm trees on the beach and the way it is situated, it's a very private beach. You can't really swim off of it but at low tide it's a sand bar and you can walk far out into the ocean and experience a variety of small sea life like lobsters, hermit crabs, small fish and sand crabs. It's a bit of a drive in to Marathon but he payoff is that it has a more rural, rustic Keys feel to the area as well as the price. If you aren't looking for a high end property, but want a nice space with a killer view, this place will work for you.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Marathon Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2016-2017
Dec 18 2016 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$220
$1,260
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
$900
$3,250
 

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

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Marathon Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Large private bedroom with king size bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Nothing fancy but this location is amazing. Directly on our private sandy beach. A true 'Keys' experience.

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