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Golden Plum, oceanfront /Dockage, 2 BR. 2 Ba. Screened porch!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Ocean view 2 Br, 2 Ba. Dockag

2 BR, 2 Ba, 1/2 of duplex. Fenced privately, with private dockage. With sleeper couch in living,very clean and fresh with ocean views, and dockage for up, 35 feet, with limited draft. Lay back in the hammock and count the coconuts, while the ocean views of the sail orders is breathtaking. See out to Marathon light, with its marine underwater park. Groceries, gas,bait, movies, restaurants,2 minutes near.

Super clean with fresh kitchen, well equipped, washer and dryer, bait freezer on porch, plenty of parking. Just another day in paradise!

More Details

Phil Sykes
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

Why Phil Sykes chose Marathon

Location, great views, dockage. Solid simple house.

What makes this house unique

Views, dockage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fishing was great, cleaning station right on docks, even a bait freezer. Clean place, love the Sleep Number Beds.
Mar 2014
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Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 1
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sombrero Beach
Car: recommended


Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Please put all trash in containers with lid in wooden coral by street.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King and Queen are both Sleep Number! All linens provided.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Golden Plum, oceanfront /Dockage, 2 BR. 2 Ba. Screened porch!
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 24 reviews
Port Neches, Texas

Perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week here. The house was just the right size, it was clean and had everything we needed. We took our boat for diving and fishing--it was indeed tricky getting in and out of the channel. The house is in a great location and close to stores and restaurants. Would recommend this property to rent!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We hope to see you again soon. Phil
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Very nice vacation rental

  • 4 of 5

The house is very clean and well located, near free sombrero Beach. The ocean view is amazing from the backyard. We had experienced a little plomber problem du ring our stay and Phil fixed it very quickly. I recommand this vacations rental for anyone who want to discover the beautiful Florida keys.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We hope you can vacation with us again soon! Phil
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Golden Plum. We brought our boat and had quick access to the Atlantic Ocean. The channel was tricky for sure, very shallow during low tide but accessible. Nice, quiet location and close to anything you might need-grocery, pharmacy, gas, etc. Would definitely consider staying here again. Phil was available any time we had a question. Suggestion- if you want to enjoy the back patio, bring a small fan as it gets very hot out there. We purchased a cheap one while we were there and it helped immensely. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, you're very kind. We would love to have you back, anytime. Phil
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Kinston, Alabama

Nice location on the water

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay and would return for the awesome snorkeling. House is in a great location and offers good fishing from to wall at the back of the property

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for our family of 4

  • 5 of 5

Fishing was great and easy access to the Atlantic, channel can be a little tricky getting out on a low tide but very easy once you figured it out. Phil was a great host and anything we needed to deal with he made it happen. We had a bad hose and the ladder off the seawall was in need of a replacement. Same day Phil showed up and we had a new hose and ladder great guy and very friendly!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome property--Awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

After searching MANY properties online we settled on this space and what a find the Golden Plum in Marathon was. Inside is clean and well equipped. A lot of room in this space. The A/C works great / Wi-Fi good / TV's good / bathrooms nice / showers have decent water pressure (not always great in the Keys) / bath towels plush / bed & linens super comfy / very quiet location. A 5 minute drive to everything you need (bait/grocery/restaurant/shops). A cool bar nearby (10 min) with live music (we Uber'd it for $9).

If you are here to fish with your own boat, it's the place for you. Back yard (dockwall) is 50 yards to Atlantic open water. Ramp is just at end of the street, but need to be careful at low tide if you draw more than 2ft of water. The canal at low tide is LOW. We have a 19' Hurricane deckboat and were able to navigate slowly in/out during low tide (but we only draw 16"). Great fish cleaning table with hose (that will reach your boat too).

The backyard is entirely fenced in so our pooch could roam freely, and there is plenty of seating back there (shade too from the swaying palms). There is also an outdoor shower to cool off with. The screened porch is also very nice and the bait freezer there one of the best amenities I've experienced in my travels. The only thing I would recommend to Phil is to put a shade up on the west side of the screened porch to shade it in late afternoon (and maybe a stand fan).

Golden Plum is one of the best rental properties I've ever stayed at, and at a very reasonable price. We will be going back here for many years to come.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $125
Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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