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'Happiness Is!', Gulf Front, Heated Pool, Dock, Views!

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GULFPOINTE II is at the end of a quiet peninsula, yet close to US Rt. 1


Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7-30 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms. 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6) King , 2 queen and l queen sofa bed

'HAPPINESS IS!' at GULFPOINTE II --an upscale condo complex located at MM 53.5 off of US 1. There are only 20 units in five buildings situated on a peninsula just off of the Overseas Highway and surrounded by the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Marathon is referred to as the 'Heart of the Keys.' Its mid-keys location, near the northern end of the famous seven mile bridge, puts vacationers in easy reach of all Keys attractions. Distance from Miami is about 100 miles, and to Key Largo and Key West, about 50 miles.

You can swim from the dock, lounge by the heated pool, and enjoy Gulf and pool views from every room in the condo and from the wrap around decks on both the main and the upper levels. You can even see what's happening at the dock from the master bath shower!! The dock with composite decking (no splinters in your feet!) new in 2006, is a great spot for fishing, day or night. It has a new fish cleaning station with water for your clean-up.

If you prefer a more active vacation, you can do it all: boat in the gulf or the ocean, fish, snorkel or scuba dive, sightsee, tour historic and nature sights, bird watch, play golf and “eat” at a variety of restaurants from casual to gourmet. For boaters, our location near Vaca Cut gives you quick access to both the Gulf and the Atlantic Ocean. There are too many things to do to try to list here. The Marathon Chamber of Commerce is a short walk west from the condo. Be sure to stop there for information, travel brochures, and lots of discount coupons including tickets for free beverages with your meal at the Keys Fisheries. There are just SOO many things to do in the area, you’ll find that a week is not enough. That’s why we and so many others just keep coming back—again and again. Plan now for next year to get the dates you want!

If you like the feel of sand between your toes, Sombrero Beach is only about 10 minutes away, ocean side at MM 50. In 5 minutes you can be at Cocoplum Beach. If you just want to sit by by the water, take our beach chairs downstairs and enjoy the views on site. There are 4 folding chairs. You can swim and snorkel right in front of our unit, no need to start up the car! You can walk to the local seafood market and enjoy fresh caught dolphin and shrimp to cook at the condo or walk or drive to a myriad of nearby restaurants. The Island Tiki Bar and Restaurant is just a short stroll to the east. Details on and directions to many of our local favorites are contained in the WELCOME BOOK at the condo. Gulfpointe is directly off US Rt. 1, so there's convenient access to everything--yet the peninsula surrounds you with beautiful water views and makes you feel you are on your own private island!

If you want to get away, the Keys still have the charm--and you don't even need a passport! (except for our visitors from across the pond.) You are away from super highways, tall buildings and everything that goes with the work-a-day world. If you are looking for KOKOMO, this is as close as you'll get stateside! Yet you still have nearby restaurants and shopping and the reassurance of a large local hospital nearby. Gulfpointe is a great place for families or couples of any age. The condo has room enough for 2 couples to comfortably share it for the entire winter season or for one couple to invite occasional guests or grandkids to visit. Maximum occupancy is 6. CALL US!

The unit is NOT wheelchair accessible. Pets are NOT permitted. Smoking permitted ONLY on the balconies.

Marathon Vacation Rental License: PLR2016-00460

Keywords: Condominium, Vacation Rental, Florida Keys
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • 1400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    Various games & puzzles, numerous books, DVD's & CD's Portacrib and stroller for a little one....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    You may smoke on balcony, but please take care of ashes, etc. Properly and safely discard butts....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    19 steps up to the first living level and 15 more up to to the bedrooms...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen


  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Newer queen sleep sofa with upgraded mattress...moreless

  • King size beds (1) King bed with newer mattress in the master bedroom., Queen size Beds (2) 2 Queen sized beds with newer mattresses in the guest room., Child Beds (1) Porta crib, bring your own sheet or use a folded twin sheet. Stroller and baby gate also available., Baby Cribs (1) Nearly new portacrib for the baby is stored in the guest bedroom closet. We also have an umbrella stroller available for a young child. Both items have had only a few weeks use. The newer sleep sofa with delux mattress (1), a queen size convertible bed with all the bedding required, is in the living room. Bedding is stored in the living room hutch. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    His and Hers sinks, plenty of closet space...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Extra bedding & towels stored in this bathroom closet...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Handy powder room off the L/R where sleeper couch is. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Gulfpointe is unique. Convenient to US 1, yet you feel miles away from civilization. Limited traffic. Peaceful and safe, surrounded by nature. You'll see dozens of fish, maybe a manatee or ray breaching the water, some resident iguanas, pelicans and osprey. Oh and yes, sunrises, sunsets--pink and gold and blue, and fabulous clouds and water. See the water change color from greenish, to green to aqua and often to a clear, clear blue! Be sure to get to Sombrero reef and watch fish jump all around you. Children & adults will find it magical....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Many, many, paperbacks & hardcover. Feel free to take one, leave one. The Chapman Book is for reference only!...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Scrabble, Battleship, Clue., dominoes, cards & more. Check them out--sometimes it rains!...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Currently 16 CD's of various generes--all music prior to 1990's....moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) Main TV, a new flat screen is the living room. There are good size TV's with remotes in each of the bedrooms also. Service is with Comcast....moreless

  • Television:


  • Toys:

    Pool noodles, beach ball, probably pails and shovels. Take a look and see what you find in the L/R hutch. Items change....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Currently there are more than 6 movie DVD's, 16 music DVD's and 6 movie VCR tapes. As of 2015 we have net-flix movies available. This may or may not continue....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Our condo is waterfront, on the Gulf Side, coral shore. There are 3 free sandy beach areas nearby. You can swim & snorkel right in front of the condo with a dive flag....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Downtown is about 3 miles away with 2 major grocery stores Publix and Winn Dixie, two pharmacies and a large K Mart and Home Depot. Other major shopping is in Key West....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    We are on the Gulf, but boaters can be on the ocean side in under 5 minutes....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Our building is situated directly on the Gulf with a large dock & easy access to the ocean through Vaca Cut. Our unit has Gulf views from the side of the building. Guest bedroom has view of the pool. Beach chairs are available to sit by the water. One to 3.5 miles to 3 nearby beautiful sandy beaches....moreless

  • Water View:

    All rooms except the guest bedroom have water views of the Gulf. Guest bedroom faces the pool....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Condo measures 48 ft. from the Gulf. The shore is coral, but it is easy to access the water and swim or snorkel right in front of the building....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Sit on the balcony and enjoy beautiful views all around. You can see the water meet the sky....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Lovely glass topped table with 6 sturdy chairs. 3 additional chairs at the breakfast bar. There is also a table outside....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Newer central air system...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Just bring your computer and plug it in or use our WiFi!...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size, located in kitchen, new in 2015....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Parking is in a bay under the unit so you won't have to get into a hot car! ......moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Several fitness centers within 3 miles. None at the condo....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    One of the few complexes that has heat for an occasional cool evening....moreless

  • Internet:

    Plug in or Wi-Fi. Be sure to get our code....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Everything you need plus 6 large beach towels and bath sheet towels...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Two 10 ft sliders bring the outdoors inside. Flat screen 42' smart TV, new sofa, loveseat and 2 Lazy Boy swivel recliner rockers.(2014) Wrap around balcony with views of Gulf....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Covered parking under our unit for 3 mid size cars or for 1 car and 1 trailer. Any additional vehicle must be parked off-site. Call us for more info on parking....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking only allowed under our unit. NO additional parking at the complex. Call regarding off-site parking. ...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    No RV's allowed. A boat trailer will fit under the condo along with one vehicle. ....moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    (3) Local calls including all of the Keys are included with your rental....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    White towels stay indoors. Plenty of colorful beach towels and a supply of 'boat & fish rags' for your dirty jobs--if you need therm, use and toss! Please don't use the good towels for dirty jobs!...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size, located in kitchen. New in 2015. Be sure all pockets are empty. Our 2013 washer died due to 76 cents worth of change!! ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    When your there call us for the latest pass word....moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Usually a good supply of filters in the closet. Often there is coffee available too, but no guarantee!...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything--lobster pot, griddle, spaghetti pot, blender, toaster-oven, mixer, cookie sheet, pie plate, cake pans. We like to cook!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Utensils for 12, plenty of dishes too!...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New Bosch unit installed fall 2016...moreless

  • Freezer:

    The new refrigerator has a large freezer compartment....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Microwave, icemaker in fridge, blender, coffee maker, toaster/ broiler oven, electric handheld beater, can opener, baking pans and a lobster pot. 2 cutting boards. Detergent & hand soap dispenser...moreless

  • Microwave:

    New in 2016...moreless

  • Oven:

    Need to bake a birthday cake? Everything you need is here....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Expect some spices, salt and pepper, and more, usually a supply of coffee and filters...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large size with icemaker, new in 2012...moreless

  • Stove:

    New in 2013, ceramic glass top for easy care and cooking...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    New toaster oven, 2017 ...moreless


  • Balcony:

    'L' shaped balconies wrap around both floors from Living Room & Master Bed Room. Chairs and tables on both floors....moreless

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    2 adult bikes and 3 that fit kids 7 -12 age range are available. Ask for the lock code. Be sure to bring your own helmets!...moreless

  • Boat:

    Rental boat space is often available. Bring your own off season. Dockage often available, but NOT guaranteed. Generally NO dockage available during the winter season....moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap around decks off living room & master bath. Great views. Enjoy a drink as you enjoy the view....moreless

  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf:

    Available in Key Colony and Marathon. See our Welcome Book for details....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Both are available for rent nearby....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautifully maintained grounds, manicuired and landscaped artfully!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    Free nearby at Marathon Town Park....moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    We leave 3 fishing poles, a small tackle box, some snorkeling gear, a bait bucket, pool noodles, pool floats, etc....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Heated Pool is steps away from the unit. Never crowded, nice lounge chairs around the pool...moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 40 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 13 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

International Summer Special
Jul 22 - Aug 19, 2017
29 night min stay

flat fee
Early Fall
Aug 19 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay

Sep 30 - Oct 27, 2017
7 night min stay

Late Fall
Oct 28 - Dec 15, 2017
7 night min stay

Dec 16 - Dec 22, 2017
7 night min stay

Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Early Winter
Jan 6 - Jan 19, 2018
7 night min stay

Jan 20 - Apr 13, 2018
7 night min stay

Apr 14 - May 18, 2018
7 night min stay

May 19 - Aug 4, 2018
7 night min stay

International Summer Special
Jul 21 - Aug 19, 2018
30 night min stay

flat fee
Early Fall
Aug 18 - Sep 21, 2018
7 night min stay

Sep 22 - Oct 26, 2018
7 night min stay

Late Fall
Oct 27 - Dec 14, 2018
7 night min stay

Dec 15 - Dec 21, 2018
7 night min stay

Dec 22 - Jan 4, 2019
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12.5%


*Rates vary by season. *****Last Minute Booking Discount. ******Call for rates & discounts.

*PayPal Accepted. Most rentals are Saturday to Saturday. Possible exceptions in the Fall season.

*Normal Cleaning Included. Extra laundry $35.

*Marathon City License # PLR 2016-00460

Confirming deposit within 7 days. Weekly rentals, balance minimum of 60 days prior to rental. Longer term, 1/2 of balance 4 months prior to occupancy, final payment 60 days prior.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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53 Miles
Nearest Airport
Key West
0.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Island Tiki Bar
53 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Key Wesr
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Key Colony Beach Public Golf Course
100 Miles
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Overseas Hwy (US 1)
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Island Tiki Bar
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cocoplum Beach

Car: Necessary

Charter fishing (both deep sea & back country) nearby. Party boats such as the Marathon Lady within walking distance. Swim with the dolphins at the Dolphin Research Center, see turtles at the Turtle Hospital, see the miniature Key Deer and look for the alligators at the Blue Hole in Big Pine Key. Do 'sunset' in Key West, visit Bahaia Honda park, go snorkeling , learn to dive--have a great, memorable vacation!!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Raising a family in CT, we spent many spring vacations checking out Florida. We did the east coast and the west and even the Panhandle, but once we discovered the Keys, we knew this was where we wanted to be. As retirement approached, we knew it was time to have our own place in the sun in the Keys. We and our family enjoy visiting at the condo and are happy to be able to share it with others. We're sure you and your family will enjoy it too!

Why the Owner Chose Marathon, FL, USA:
We are 'water people.' Swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing, snorkeling and scuba diving--our family loves it all. Windy on the ocean, go to the Gulf. Windy on the Gulf, go to the Ocean. We had 3 weeks of time share in Marathon for many years, but when the place was sold to build million dollar condos, we knew it was time for us to buy our own place. We found the perfect small condo complex within 1/2 a mile of our old place. It had a dock for Dad and a pool for Mom and room enough for us to invite the kids and grandkids. We picked one of not too many that allow weekly rentals, which lets us share it with you. Marathon is close to everything in the Keys. It's just minutes to sandy beaches, shopping, restaurants and all kinds of entertainment. Having a large hospital in town also gives a comfort level when you are away from home. We love it here and think you will too!

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Comfort and convenience! It's close to everything. We have the Gulf and the pool right here. The condo has all the comforts we are accustomed to at home. Having your own dock is tremendous plus--no need to get in the car and haul 'stuff.' Any boater knows how much 'stuff' you need as you head out for a day on the water. At the condo we have a lobster cooking pot, cake pans, a cookie sheet and 2 griddles for making pancakes and bacon and much more. We have been to places in the past where you are lucky to have 4 forks for 4 people and 2 pots to cook with--not comfortable for us, nor for you. So come, enjoy and be comfortable!

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Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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  • GULFPOINTE II is at the end of a quiet peninsula, yet close to US Rt. 1

    GULFPOINTE II is at the end of a quiet peninsula, yet close to US Rt. 1

  • Building angle provides ocean (Gulf) views in 3 directions

    Building angle provides ocean (Gulf) views in 3 directions

  • Pool view from your rear balcony.

    Pool view from your rear balcony.

  • After a day of play, relax in the comfortable living room with TV or a good book

    After a day of play, relax in the comfortable living room with TV or a good book

  • Enjoy your fresh catch in this comfortable setting!

    Enjoy your fresh catch in this comfortable setting!

  • Comfortable master suite--enjoy the view with a glass of wine from the balcony!

    Comfortable master suite--enjoy the view with a glass of wine from the balcony!

  • Water, water everywhere!

    Water, water everywhere!

  • 2 Queen beds in the 2nd bed room provide flexible sleeping arrangements.

    2 Queen beds in the 2nd bed room provide flexible sleeping arrangements.

  • Tranquility on the bay!

    Tranquility on the bay!

  • Enjoy the colors--pink & blue--

    Enjoy the colors--pink & blue--

  • Be sure to see the Key deer on Big Pine.

    Be sure to see the Key deer on Big Pine.

  • Visit the Blue Hole on Big Pine Key.

    Visit the Blue Hole on Big Pine Key.

  • Condo sits between the Gulf and the pool. Our home is on 
the right.

    Condo sits between the Gulf and the pool. Our home is on the right.

  • 10 ft. sliders provide the living room with super views!

    10 ft. sliders provide the living room with super views!

  • New living room furniture, 2015.

    New living room furniture, 2015.

  • What's for dinner--cook it here!

    What's for dinner--cook it here!

  • Balcony offers Gulf and pool views from the MBR.

    Balcony offers Gulf and pool views from the MBR.

  • Elegant master bath with views of the dock.

    Elegant master bath with views of the dock.

  • Dock view from the balcony.

    Dock view from the balcony.

  • Another beautiful Keys sunset--you'll want to keep the camera ready!

    Another beautiful Keys sunset--you'll want to keep the camera ready!

  • --and gold.

    --and gold.

  • An osprey stops for a visit!

    An osprey stops for a visit!

  • Pelican on guard for a fishermans handout.

    Pelican on guard for a fishermans handout.

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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