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Darling, ocean view home w/ private canal, large dock and pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,222 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 BR, 2 BA with direct ocean access and ocean view

Sit on the front porch and watch the ocean and the manatees in the canal or fish from the huge dock just steps away from the front door! This sweet and fun home was recently remodeled and updated with all new furniture, beds and luxury linens. The home features tile floors, 3 king beds, 32 inch flat screen TVs in all 3 bedrooms, a 55 inch flat screen in the living area, a fully equipped kitchen and a private pool that can be heated. A misting system of essential oils has been added around the patio and pool to deter mosquitoes and noseeums. It also features a bait freezer, commercial ice machine and floating dock with kayaks.

Unique to this property is plenty of parking space for your boat, trailer and vehicles. The home is in a secluded residential private setting in the heart of Marathon. The canal is private to the two rental homes on the property with a large docking area that has a fish cleaning station and running water. Three kayaks, paddles and life jackets are provided from a floating dock in the canal that is shared with the neighboring property. The dedicated canal opens directly to the Atlantic Ocean and is just minutes from Vaca Cut and the Gulf side of Marathon.

The home is surrounded by green grass with plenty of space for children to play and a driveway and parking area with room for a trailer and boat.

Next to property is a separate 4 bedroom rental home with its own pool. The two homes can be rented together as a family compound if there is availability.

The location is ideal for weddings and other family celebrations.

License #PLR2015-00099

More Details

Property Manager
Kim Portner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017


Nearest Airport
54 Miles
Key West, Florida
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tiki Garden
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Overseas Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Fish Tales
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Sombrero Beach
Car: recommended

Sea Turtle Hospital, Dolphin Research Center, Aquarium Encounters, Crane Point Nature Center and Museum are all unique, fun and educational attractions for adults and children. Swim with the dolphins, help save a sea turtle or share a tank with stingrays.


Marathon Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1222 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , A full bath in the hall which is shared be two bedrooms.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , A bath connected to the master bedroom with a shower only.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , A comfortable bedroom with a king bed and ocean view.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , A King bed and a garden view
  • The bedrooms all have king beds, two of which are memory foam mattresses. All of the beds have new luxury, Egyptian cotton linens.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Darling, ocean view home w/ private canal, large dock and pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Excellent Property--we will return!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed @ Yellowtail House for a week. It was totally as described. Pool and house were excellent. We were even able to park our 35' 5'th wheel in the sideyard while we enjoyed the house/pool/ocean with our kids/grandkids. There is a separate freezer and commercial ice maker in a side porch room. It is on a dead end street so very little traffic, it is quite quiet. Iguana's everywhere of various sizes and even a manatee in the canal that enjoyed the fresh water from the dock hose. The essential oil fogging system keeps the mosquitos/no-see-ums to almost zero. Our 16-year old grand daughter got a scopion sting on the pool patio one night, so be vigilant. Wi-Fi was weak until I found the router inside a metal table, on it's side under the living room TV. Rented a boat from All Aboard Boat Rentals to snorkle on Sombrero Reef, would recommend them. Kim Portner was an excellent property manager.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am looking forward to having you all back! Yellowtail House is charming and we want to make sure you are comfortable and enjoy everything the property and Marathon have to offer. We are looking out for scorpions and will work to make sure they are not around the property.
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Yellowtail...just what the doctor ordered!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent house! Clean, convenient, and offers many amenities. Kim was outstanding and available 24/7. If the mid-Keys is your destination this is the house for you!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot for a relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Yellowtail house is a wonderful 3/2 pool home with ocean access in minutes. Near Vaca key inlet so you can also enjoy the Gulf side of the island. Very private, clean and great family getaway. The home is conveniently located and close to all amenities.

Kim was an exceptional host providing everything we requested. Thank You again Kim for the wonderful stay

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was a true pleasure having you all with us at Yellowtail House. I hope to see you back soon. Please know I am here to help with any future reservations or questions about our beautiful Florida Keys!
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Incredible homes! We stayed at both Yellowtail & Tarpon Houses

  • 5 of 5

Kim is awesome! We absolutely loved our vacation at Yellowtail house so much that we extended our stay and stayed across the driveway at Tarpon house. Both houses are incredibly comfortable and very well decorated. We also loved that both homes are so super clean. The homes are located in their own secluded and quiet driveway off the street, with a beautiful view of the canal. Another plus is the 24 hrs Walgreens about a 3 minute drive away. Pools at both houses are very well maintained and warm. We had zero complaints and we would definitely come back again. You will not be disappointed. Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house and the best agent

  • 5 of 5

Kim Porter is the best agent in the Keys. Our family trip was great thanks to her. We had too many problems with our first rental house and we were forced to leave it. Then we met Kim and she arranged this beautiful, clean house for us just in one day! We enjoyed every single day after we arrived to this property. We loved everything about the rental. Thank you Kim!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Madara. Vacations are important to our sense of well being, happiness and relaxation. We strive to do whatever we can to make sure our guests have the best experience possible and an exceptional vacation so that you return to your regular routine recharged and ready to be productive! Have a terrific rest of the year and come back soon.
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Couldn't have asked for more!

  • 5 of 5

The property was impeccable and much more than we expected. Incredibly clean inside & out, nicely landscaped and furnished, well stocked kitchen with all the necessities to cook from "home". Great location for sure! Kim, the property manager, was amazing and very accommodating, which with 5 people all arriving at different times via plane and car, was a lifesaver! The weather for our stay was chilly, windy, and periodically rainy. We were very happy we splurged for the pool heat. Since the weather wasn't ideal, we spent a lot of time inside the rental. The house feels very homey and comfortable, making it very easy to relax and kill time inside. The kayaks were a surprising plus! We took them out everyday between the rain. I would highly recommend this property to any one planning a trip to the Keys.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 12.5%

Check in is on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and check out is on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. All weekly rentals begin on Saturday and end on Saturday. If the reservation is cancelled 91 days or more before arrival date, the deposit will be refunded. If cancellatino occurs 90 days or less before arrival date, the deposit will be forfeited.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.