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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

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 4.9459457 based on 38 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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Beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

The unit was very well stocked, nice size, and a comfortable bed. Quiet location, but still close to everything. Marathon is a good key to stay, as it is midway between east and west Keys. We would stay here again with no hesitation.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Marathon condo that withstood Irma's fury!

  • 4 of 5

Unfortunately that was not true for much of the mid-keys, especially the boats! There is alot of reconstruction going on and fortunately MaryAnn was able to get the horrible noise next door to her condo stopped as we had invited friends over for the next evening. She and her husband were proactive and we, being of the non-tech generation were not able to get their fancy AV system working but with their help got it up and running. My only sugggestion is to type up some basic instructions for your renters as we have done for our beach house. I loved the Netflix! The condo was well equipped and comfortable and we followed a lot of your suggestions as to where to eat and what to do--THANKS!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio

Perfect vacation location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the condo. The sunrise view was amazing, and we really enjoyed the comfortable seating on the patio. The condo is surrounded by water which is just relaxing beyond belief. Everything we needed was provided, bed was comfortable, neighbors were friendly, and the keys provided the laid-back vibe and beauty that keeps us coming back for more.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure hosting you and thank you for your kind words about the condo and your experience. So glad you loved the condo and Keys as much as we do. Mary Ann :)
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This condo has it all, very clean and comfortable, two decks, dock, parking, and beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with everything about this condo. Fully equipped kitchen, spacious, comfortably furnished, Netflix, cable, and very clean. Centrally located for exploring up an down the Keys. Two decks to watch sunrises and sunsets, plus canal and ocean frontage. Owners were very responsive and helpful. We would definitely recommend it to our friends!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our slice of paradise and your kind words. It was such a pleasure to host you. Mary Ann
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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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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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