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The Starfish House!! WINTER-SPRING 2018 STILL AVAILABLE!!!!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,509 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath. Waterfront.

The Starfish House is ready for the enjoyment of anyone eager to have wonderful memories in paradise. This 'Tropical Island Paradise' is a great private and spacious (over 1,509. sq.ft living space) duplex vacation rental. The property is located in the Island Village of Key Colony Beach. It's located directly across from the Key Colony beach's golf and tennis park. There's also a playground for the kids and a basketball court within walking distance, in addition to fine dining areas, a post office, and a world class charter boat fleet. It's also located just a few blocks away from the beautiful Sunset Park on the ocean. Cabana Club Membership (Access to a private beach/pool) and a private boat dock are included in all rentals.


Key Colony Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property: Duplex

Floor Area: 1,509 sq. ft.

Location Type: Canal front

General Information:

Parking space on the property

Air Conditioning

Alarm Clock

Ceiling Fans

Towels provided

Wireless Internet

Basic Soaps

Basic Shampoo

Sofa Bed

Clothes Dryer

Washing Machine

Hair Dryer

Iron & Board

Linens Provided

4 New 1080pHD TV's (one in every bedroom and one in the living room)


Books & Magazines for pleasure reading

Cable TV (If you buy streamed movies from Pay-per-view or On Demand, you are responsible for the payment.)


Large fully equipped kitchen

Coffee maker






Cooking Utensils

Pantry Items



2 Bathrooms


3 Bedrooms; (Accommodates 8)

Bedroom #1 - 1 King

Bedroom #2 - 1 Queen

Bedroom # 3 -- 1 Queen

also 1 Sleeping-Sofa Queen Size in the living room.

Important Information:


Smoking is prohibited INSIDE the property

Minimum Age Limit is 25 for Rentals


More Details

Marianela Alvarez
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Marianela Alvarez

My name is Marianela. I'm an owner-realtor who takes pride in providing people with the best services I can and who is passionate about being able to give others happiness and a good time on my properties.

Marianela Alvarez purchased this house in 2014

Why Marianela Alvarez chose Marathon Area

This property was a dream-come-true for me and my family. We are happy to be able to share our dream and enjoyment with others.

What makes this house unique

I love everything about the property, but the view of the sunset and sunrise as seen from the backyard is absolutely breathtaking. It is something you will want to see everyday. Truly paradise.


Key Colony Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1509 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • ***NEW 2016: Upon induction of VRBO’s new “Service Fee”; PLEASE READ AND BE AWARE OF THE NEW SERVICE FEE RULE IN OUR CONTRACT!!
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Queen size sleep Sofa in the living room. **To enter the third bedroom, one must cross through the second bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Some great restaurants within walking distance from the house: Sparky's Landing Address: 589 6th Street, Key Colony Beach, FL 33051 Phone:(305) 289-7445 Hours: Open today · 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Menu: Key Colony Inn Address: 700 East Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach, FL 33051 Phone:(305) 743-0100 Hours: Closing soon · 10:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pm Menu: Cabana Breezes Address: 401 East Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach, FL 33051 Phone:(305) 743-4849 Hours: Open today · 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Menu: Kayaks Rental Rates: We also offer our guests a ''Rent-A-Kayak'' service in the premises. No pick up, no delivery, no waiting time. We have two new double (two people) kayaks with PFD's (Life jackets) included. **MUST RENT/NOTIFY YOUR WISH TO USE OUR KAYAK SERVICES BEFORE CHECK-IN TO THE PROPERTY!!!! Weekly Rental Price: $140.- per kayak


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

The Starfish House!! WINTER-SPRING 2018 STILL AVAILABLE!!!!!
average rating of 4.7297297 based on 37 reviews

Good times!

  • 5 of 5

When arriving to the home we were pleasantly surprised by the large living space when you enter. There was a lovely welcome bag as well. We had a party of 8 and we fit comfortably. Marianela communicated with us on any questions we had prior to our arrival as well as during our stay. The pool and beach were relaxing with great food and drinks flowing (fyi-pool hours 10am-7pm). We biked and also drove the car to the pool, parking wasn't an issue. Docked a 23ft boat with plenty of space with easy access to the Gulf and Atlantic waters (minutes away). Parking at the home was also spacious, we had 2 trucks as well as a boat trailer. This is a home we will be returning to on our next visit.

Thank you again Marianela for sharing you home! We look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Billy, Thank you for your warm words. You and your family were a pleasure to have. I look forward to seeing you again!! :-) Best always, Marianela
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Amazing location! Cannot wait to head back.

  • 5 of 5

Nicely updated and well maintained. Awesome location to get to the Atlantic or Gulf within minutes! We had a wonderful week and felt very welcomed. Great communication from the homeowner. Thanks again for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jennifer, thank you so much for the wonderful review, dear. You are always welcome to come back with us!!! Hope to see you again soon! Best, Marianela
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0 0

Great location

  • 5 of 5

We all had a great stay. Home and property well maintained. Communication with owner before and during stay was excellent. The neighborhood is fantastic. Lots of things to do in Marathon but Key Colony Beach area was very wonderful. Community very safe. Location was excellent for boating and fishing. Minutes from Vaca Cut. Fished ocean and Gulf. Wives enjoyed great sunset cruises on Gulf side and when we fished offshore they really enjoyed going to beach club while we were gone. I've been traveling to Keys for 30 years. Bringing my boat down for last several years. This was the best place I have stayed so far.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Richard, Thank you so much for your wonderful review!!! I'm so glad to hear you had such an amazing time and know that you are always welcome to come back to us!!! Hope to see you soon and best wishes!! Best, Marianela
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deerfield beach,fl

Very arrogant owner

  • 2 of 5

I checked in 3 hours early as i drove by to check on boat location and cleaning lady said it was okay to check in. I also checked out 3 hours early. People were out front who never introduced themselves but had a comment about your a little early . Found out it was the owner. Ist day went well, 2nd day not so good.Owner lives upstairs (which was never mentioned) and decided to dock his second boat 4 feet onto my dock space where his engine was touching mine. I took pics and texted the owner to say Really!! I have a 23 foot boat with a 30 foot dock. The response got was if you don't like it I will refund your money and you can leave. I heard that and I was packing, however was not fair to wife and family. I called management who was a bit nicer and worked out a deal that I move up and they will provide me with fenders to secure my boat. The sad thing is i would have been happy to move my boat up if the owner had any common courtesy and asked could you please move your boat up a few feet so I can fit my other boat in. Instead he literally docked it where our engines were touching. Rude as could be. House was okay, had plenty of room with a very strange layout. No central air, instead very noisy portable units in each room which made sleeping a little tough as well as hearing owners upstairs walking around at midnight. I stayed in Key Colony 5 times and trust me there is much better for the price. If I would have known owner lived upstairs I would never have booked. How this place got good reviews is beyond me unless they were family. Trust me despite what owner has to say on his response. Next time I will be more careful booking. Key Colony is a great pace and I will be back, just not here. Advise for owner. Be nice it goes a long way.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I thought about not responding to your unfair review, but then I realized that I'm not going to do it for you, but for the people who could be reading your review debating whether to book my house or not. I begin by reminding you that you showed up at my property at 12:45PM which was 3 1/4 hours before check in time of 4:00PM. I ,myself, went out to introduce myself, not as a 'cleaning lady' which you stated. That 'cleaning lady' was me-- the owner. I was checking the house after the cleaning service ended, to make sure it was in pristine conditions for your arrival..I decided, as a courtesy; granting you and your family to enter the property at that time. At 3:45 PM on the first day, I received your first text message: "Complaining about the propane tank". In less than 5 minutes, I was back with a new tank just to find out that the one you had was full. My husband left you a second tank of propane. On the second day, we received a clear message portraying your personality: "Day two and we have problems again, we can not park our boat because you have decided to park two boats in your dock" and some more nonsense. For a boat 23 feet long like yours was, a dock of 35 feet to park was more than enough space. In response to your unpleasant attitude,but yet continually taking into consideration the satisfaction of my guests, I replied to you with the most logical answer: "I can see that you are not happy in my property. I am not trespassing your dock space; I am also on vacation, if you believe that you truly can not park on your 35 feet dock, then I can offer you full refund and the past two days you've stayed would be free along with tomorrow, so you can find another place to move." To which you immediately replied "I can not go until Tuesday because I have to pack" .I replied back to you, "Not a problem. Since you are so disappointed, I will give you until Tuesday free of charge and with full refund." After that I called the manager, my daughter, and she called you back to find out that you no longer wanted to go. You asked for 2 fenders and we provided you with 4. We did our best to deal with you and your needs. Beside your review, you are also trashing down the reviews of my previous tenants, WHOM ARE NOT MY FRIENDS OR FAMILY AS YOU STATED-- . Perhaps you should inform yourself a little better before trying to diminish other human being's credibility or other people's bussiness. Also, a word of advice for you too; be respectful. It also goes a long way.
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2 3

Everything we expected

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay with your family. Very clean. Would absolutely stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carol, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I'm truly so glad to hear you had such an amazing time and know that you are always welcome to come back to us!!! Hope to see you soon and best wishes!! Best, Marianela
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2 0

A lovely place to vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The owners could not have been more accommodating! There was everything we needed and more. Loved Key Colony Beach!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary, Thank you so much for your wonderful words and for being such a great guest to have. Please know that you are always welcome to come back to us!!! Best always, Marianela
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Marathon Airport

This is located in a quiet peaceful neighborhood. It’s within walking distance to KC Inn, Sparky's Restaurant and Cabana Breezes (the top 3 restaurants on the island). Bring your bike (or rent a bike) to ride on the many bike paths located throughout the island. The property is close to a Gas Station, Publix & K-Mart for all your grocery needs. It’s also near Sombrero Beach, Bahia Honda Beach, Big Pine Key Deer Park, and Marathon City (which is a popular tourist spot with many restaurants/shops, etc.).


Rates & Availability

Key Colony Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer 2017
Jun 8 2017 - Jul 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mini Lobster Season 2017
Jul 25 2017 - Aug 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 2 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2017-2018
Dec 22 2017 - Apr 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 6 2018 - Jun 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
Jun 8 2018 - Jul 17 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mini Lobster Season 2018
Jul 25 2018 - Aug 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2018
Aug 2 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation fee $50
Cleaning Fee $120
Refundable damage deposit $600
Tax Rate 12.5%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Contact Owner

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