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Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom/1 1/2 bath fully stocked condo with ocean views and 200 ft boat dock.

Ocean front condo PLUS a 200' long deep water canal with immediate access to Coast Guard marked channel. Minutes to Vaca Cut to the Gulf so you have your fishing choice: deep water ocean or the Gulf water humps. Boat ramp and trailer parking right on property. Small condo building sits on a peninsula at the end of the street so it is surrounded by water. We boost both an ocean and a canal front balconies with cahirs and table for leisurely enjoying meals or relaxing while enjoying magnificent views. Due to condo regulations, children must be age 12 years or older and there is no smoking in the condo or on the building property (no smoking on the balconies - sorry).

Condo has two balconies: one facing the ocean and one overlooking the canal with an ocean view. Views are from every interior and exterior view point. Kitchen is fully stocked, all linens provided (except beach and boating towels). Master bedroom has a new king bed and sofa is a queen pull-out so the unit sleeps 4 people. Unit hasa new 4K TV, cable, wifi, blue ray DVD, and Netflix. Washer and dryer are in the unit.

In addition to a spot for your boat, bring your kayak because the dock has steps down to water level for easy launch and to the left of the canal a bay for smooth waters. Marathon has miles of sidewalks for biking, jogging or walking and most open water bridges have pedestrian bridges for your enjoyment. You may also visit Sombrero Beach minutes away. Or World Famous Bahia Honda Beach & State Park is a 25 minute drive. Key West is an hour away.

Marathon has all the amenities you will need including a plethora of fishing charter captains, grocery stores, shopping stores, bike and kayak rentals, and casual to fine dining. It is in the middle Keys so you will be away from the tourists, but close to convenience.

The condo is in a small 8 unit building with very friendly neighbors when they are there, but regulations don't allow children under 12 or pets (sorry).


More Details

Mary Ann Rule
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Mary Ann Rule

We live in Naples Florida, but love going to the Keys for relaxing. We purchased this amazing property to enjoy on weekend get aways when YOU are not using it.

We make it a point to answer all questions in a timely manner so you can arrive in Paradise with relaxing on the agenda.

Mary Ann Rule purchased this condo in 2013

Why Mary Ann Rule chose Marathon Shores

The unit is a rare opportunity to be able to enjoy panoramic ocean views while also having a long canal and can be deep water fishing in no time. We love the clear warm water in the Keys and this unit gives you the views and the ability to be in the water for swimming, kayaking, or boating immediately. There is a small boat ramp on the property and the ability to park your trailer in the building lot. The unit is in a small building with friendly neighbors if you like or privacy if you prefer.

What makes this condo unique

Come enjoy Paradise and bring your boat or if you don't have a boat just bring your sunscreen.

- Ocean views

- 200' canal

- Small boat ramp on property with trailer storage

- Two water front balconies with long ocean view from one and fun sunset canal views from the other.

- Great beach with facilities and grills on the island

- Grocery and convenience stores right on the island

- Bahia Honda State Park is only 30 minutes away

- Key West is only an hour away

- Great restaurants right on the island from donuts to fine dining.


Guestbook comments from the owner

Kurt and Alicia were the perfect guests in our condo. They are prompt and thorough in communicating, self sufficient, left my unit in perfect condition, and even mailed my key back. Look forward to having them again and again.
Jan 2015
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Marathon Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Plenty of storage in the cabinets
    Combination laundry and 1/2 bath - toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Sleeper sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sleeper sofa
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.969697 based on 34 reviews
Palm Bay, FL

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We've been coming to the Keys for opening week of lobster season for many years and this place ranks very high on the list. It's clean, plenty of room for a couple and a great view from the front balcony. It also has easy boat access to oceanside or gulfside through Vaca Cut and plenty of space on the dock at the rear of the condo.. Mary Ann was very responsive and helpful with instructions and the programmable door lock meant we didn't have to worry about keys...genius! Finally, one of the great things about staying at Marathon is the easy access to shopping and restaurants...after a long day of boating and lobstering nobody wants to drive 30 minutes to eat dinner or pick up groceries. Hoping to stay there again in the near future. Thanks, Mary Ann!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure hosting you both and thank you for your kind words. We loved sharing our slice of paradise with you and are so pleased you had a good time and enjoyed your stay. Please, please come again.
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Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

Mary Ann is very quick to respond, extremely professional and kind. She made booking our stay very easy. The condo is located in a great spot and the views from the balconies are picturesque. The condo is very clean and fully stocked and we had a great time. We will definitely be recommending to all our family and friends if they're looking for a getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and taking such great care of our slice of paradise. Your booking was seamless and it was a pleasure meeting you. I hope to see you again soon!
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Fishing in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Mary Ann's condo for a week and enjoyed everything. It is convenient to everything. It has everything you need for easy living. It has a good boat dock with good tie up cleats. There is a garden hose nearby to rinse of your boat after a day on the water. There is a set of channel markers right out front that leads you through the shallows to the fishing grounds. Everything we hoped for was there.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed our slice of paradise. With or without a boat, we also feel it is the perfect get away to de-stress from day-to-day living, kick back and enjoy the view, water, weather, and all that the Keys have to offer. I hope you return soon. Thank you!
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  • 5 of 5

Overall, was a great place!! The pictures accurately describe the condo. The owner was great to work with and just a phone call or text message away. No problems what so ever. Very polite and courteous tenants in other properties on site. I would definitely stay there again because of the absolute perfect location right in the middle of the keys. It gave us an opportunity to go an hour in either direction to really see ALL the keys. The iguanas on site are cool to watch as well as all the fish at the dock. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jefferson, Ga.

Great location.

  • 5 of 5

We chose to stay here based on the fact we could dock our boat rental 24 hrs a day and quickly access the Gulf or Atlantic. It was about an hour north of Key West but located in Marathon where there is plenty of great places to eat. Great place for a couple to stay with beautiful views of the waterways. The residents of the condo were friendly and even helped fix the corroded cables on our boat battery. Would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise found!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking to relax, view spectacular sunrises, and have a hassle free getaway, this is your place. The pictures are an accurate representation of this property. The owners are quick to respond to any questions you may have. We will definitely make a return trip to this property.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Miami International
Nearest Motorway
Overseas Highway
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Sombrero Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $125
Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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