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Location, Location, Location On Water! Walk To Sombrero Beach ~ Only 450 Steps!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home On An Oceanside Canal With 24' Dock Space.

Welcome to Betty’s Place on Treasure Cove, where peace and tranquility are the order of the day. Conveniently located off U.S. Hwy 1, with local grocery, pharmacy and discount department stores only 2 miles up the road, and within walking distance (2 blocks/450 steps) of Sombrero Beach, Betty’s Place is the perfect location for retirees who wish to take a break from the cold winter months.

Located on a canal with easy access to the Atlantic Ocean, Betty’s Place has a comfortable and cozy atmosphere and easy layout. This updated 3-bedroom, 2-bath, single story home sleeps 6 and has sliding glass doors that open out onto a back deck where the sights and sounds of everyday life disappear and all you hear are the sounds of nature.

The master bedroom has a king bed and separate bath with an over-sized shower that includes a bench seat. The two guestrooms have queen beds and one has a desk for workspace needs. The house also comes with a queen-sized pillow-top air mattress. A second bath (with tub/shower combo) is shared between the two guestrooms.

The kitchen is fully equipped with an oven & stove-top, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and blender, as well as silverwear & cooking utensils, dishes, pots and pans. A small table for 2 sits off the kitchen and there is a table in the dining room that seats 6. A separate laundry room with a full size washer and dryer is located off the kitchen.

The house also comes with satellite TV, Hi-Speed Internet and WiFi, a Blu-Ray Disc player and a CD/Cassette player. Books, DVD's, puzzles and games are also available.

Enjoy sitting on the back deck in the afternoon, sipping a nice glass of iced tea or wine, hearing the fish jump and seeing the many species of birds and other wildlife that live here. There is also up to 24' of dock space available, along with a ladder and steps that lead to the canal.

NEW THIS YEAR! We now have a fish cleaning station located near the canal on the back left side of the house. Easy hookup to water using the hose and bowls, buckets and a knife to help you clean your catch.

Sombrero Beach, only 450 steps away (yes, we counted!), offers a volleyball court, pier, white sand beach, swimming and snorkeling, grills, playground and shade gazebos. A great place to spend your day or to take in a beautiful sunrise.

The house comes with parking for 3 cars and one boat trailer.

Key West is a 1 hour drive, Islamorada is a 45 minute drive, and Miami Airport is approximately a 2 1/4 hour drive.

*Discount provided for rentals of 3 weeks or more. Inquire with owner for details.

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Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Furniture is not to be moved. Evidence of furniture being moved could result in a deduction from the security deposit.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Oversized shower with bench seat.
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms have recently been fully updated and each contains a linen closet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Room 1 - 1 queen
    Guest Room 2 - 1 queen
  • Three bedrooms that sleep 6. Master bedroom has satellite TV and private bath. Guest Room 2 has a desk for workplace needs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Location, Location, Location On Water! Walk To Sombrero Beach ~ Only 450 Steps!
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews

It was a slice of heaven.

  • 5 of 5

It was more equipped then we thought. From fishing equipment to beach chairs. The kitchen was also well equipped.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad to hear you found your "slice of heaven" at Betty's Place as we feel the same way! Also glad to hear you found the house well stocked with supplies. Our goal is to have amenities that help you have a wonderful time! We look forward to having you return.
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Columbia, SC

This house was everything described and more!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in this wonderful house! It is in the middle of everything and was so welcoming and comfortable. We fished everyday in the canal and our son even caught a Barracuda! We were visited by every animal in the Keys from manatees, to nurse sharks to iguanas. We enjoyed Sombrero Beach and many of the restaurants in Marathon. I don't think we could have had a better time if we tried. Thank you so much for your fabulous house and for making renting it so easy!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and found our home to be welcoming and comfortable. We know that the location of the home is a big plus as it is close to everything especially the beach, which you can walk to. Aren't the manatees the cutest - we love it when they come down the canal for a visit. We look forward to having you return!
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Alexandria, VA

Our second stay, just as great as the first.

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 couples and had a great time. The home is very comfortable and in a quiet neighborhood. It is also well equipped and we appreciated the addition of the cleaning table since our first visit. We rented a 24' boat and either went fishing offshore or just cruised around the area everyday. It is a short ride to get over the reef to 200 feet of water. Easy walk to Sombrero Beach. Also a nice area to just stroll around. Lots of very good places to eat a short drive away. We hope to be back again before too long.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were glad to have you back and glad you enjoyed having the fish cleaning station this time. As we advertise, our property is in a great location - walking distance to the beach (450 steps!), supermarket and restaurants (2 miles) and a quick ride up the canal to the Atlantic. We look forward to having you return.
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This place was great!!!! Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This place was great!!!! Perfect Even had Manatees in the canal. Kids loved it

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seneca, SC

Very laid back vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this sweet home! It was very quiet and laid back! We rented a boat and loved that we could walk out the back door to jump on and fish! There was plenty of room for all of us and we weren't on top of each other. Easy and quick access to grocery stores and food was another big plus! We Loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time in Marathon

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped home. Great location. Close to everything.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and found our home well equipped. Our top selling point is the location and like many of our guests, we are glad you agree. We look forward to having you return!
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Suzanne & Hank Lander
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Suzanne & Hank Lander

I inherited this home in July of 2007 after my mother passed away. My husband and I live outside of Orlando and aren't quite ready yet for retirement. My mom loved living here and thought it was paradise and we knew she would enjoy us sharing that with others. For more on my mom, whom the house is named after, read below.

Suzanne & Hank Lander purchased this house in 2007

Why Suzanne & Hank Lander chose Marathon

Betty's Place is named in honor of my mom, Elizabeth 'Betty' Vail, who lived here for over 20 years. A woman born before her time (she was born in 1918), she is listed in the Who's Who of American Women for being the first woman to manage a regional airport in the U.S. and she received many awards and accolades over the years for her work with the Marathon Chamber of Commerce, the Marathon Airport, and the Marathon Economic Development Council, to name a few. She was also very involved with local politics and served for 8 years as treasurer for one of Monroe County's Commissioners. Out of all the awards Betty received throughout her life, there were two that meant more to her than anything. She was made an 'Honorary Conch' by Wilhelmina Harvey, the first woman mayor of the Florida Keys; and she was also made an 'Honorary Mayor' of Marathon by Mayor John Bartus in 2006.

Betty loved the 'Fabulous Florida Keys', as she referred to them, and she was very involved with the Heart of the Keys Tourism Association, serving as co-chair of the Public Relations committee.

Betty enjoyed sitting on her back deck with her daughter and granddaughter, enjoying the peace and tranquility the Keys has to offer and she would be happy to know that others are getting to enjoy this little piece of paradise.

What makes this house unique

Location is what sets this house apart. Situated on the inside end of a canal, this house is only 2 blocks (450 steps - yes we counted!) to the beach and only 2 miles to local shopping and dining (also walkable!) A back deck provides peace and tranquility while enjoying the sights and sounds of nature (hear and see fish jumping, watch pelicans dive for fish, see Manatees and more). The house has over-sized sliding glass doors that lead from the living room to the back deck, providing beautiful views to the canal.


Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Key West
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
The Hurricane
Nearest Golf
5.5 Miles
Key Colony Beach Golf (9-hole)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
U.S. Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Plaza Grill
Nearest Beach
Sombrero Beach
Car: recommended

Located in Marathon, just 2 miles off U.S. Highway 1 and only 2 blocks/450 steps to Sombrero Beach, where you can enjoy snorkeling, fishing or just relaxing on the beach or on a float in the water. Centrally located near shopping, dining and attractions (within 2 miles), including Publix Supermarket, Walgreens and K-Mart. Bahia Honda State Park is approximately 15 miles away and Key West is a one hour drive. Local attractions include Crane Point Museum & Nature Center (2 miles), Aquarium Encounters (4 miles) and The Turtle Hospital (2.5 miles), all located in Marathon. And don't miss the Dolphin Research Center, located on Grassy Key (9 miles north of Marathon). Kayak and bike rentals available within a 2 mile drive (delivery and pick-up offered on Kayak rentals).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 12.5%

City of Marathon Vacation Rental License #PLR2014-00286
State of Florida Dept. of Business & Professional Regulation - Hotels & Restaurants Division License #DWE5403718

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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