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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Darling, ocean view home w/ private canal, large dock and pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

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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Boulder, CO

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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Amazing trip

  • 5 of 5

KIM was incredible! She found us this house on such short notice; after a terrible mix up with a different property manager. She went above and beyond making sure we had everything we needed and was so wonderful we have already requested her help for next year's vacation. This house was perfect for our group, there was no question about the cleanliness, and the pool made for an added bonus. Would love to stay in this house again, yet we need to be a tiny bit north. Highly recommended this property for adults only or for families, and I recommend Kim Porter even more!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Barberville, FL

Awesome property! Awesome manager!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many VRBO homes in the past. We have never had a manager like Kim. She was so easy to work with and went out of her way to make our stay enjoyable. She always responded to any questions or concerns right away.

The home was very comfortable and decorated very nice. Although the home is a little small, it did not affect our stay at all. The bedrooms are all a good size and the beds are very comfortable. The kitchen was fully equipped. The view to the ocean was wonderful and we always had a good breeze to cool us off while sitting by the pool. It was very convenient having the dock for the boat and wave runner that we brought with us. Fishing, snorkeling and just boat riding were just a few of the things that we enjoyed and were very close. The property was very private and the home was very comfortable. We enjoyed ourselves so much, that I have already told several of our friends about it. There is a very nice large home on the property that if you have several families it would be an awesome place for everyone. We will definitely stay there again if we go back to Marathon.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eustis, FL

Awesome house! Loved every minute!

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing down in the Marathon for the past 7 years and haven't come across a property manager like Kim, she was great! Our family had such a wonderful week at this home, Kim was in constant communication and responded to any question I had within minutes! We stayed at this home years back (before it's remodeling and under a prior owner) and wow, the changes were amazing! The new remodeling, decorations, and amenities made our stay one of the best we've ever had. The beds were so comfortable that I am now looking to purchase them for my own home! We caught plenty of dolphin, grouper, and some wahoo and the kitchen was fully stocked to help us cook our catch and dine in style! We only turned the TV on once- most nights we sat by the pool spending time laughing together as a family. Our boys (ages 10 and 12) divided their time between the pool and fishing off the seawall. I loved the privacy this house provided, it was nice having a yard for the kids to play which also provided privacy. Peace of mind for any parent! I am so happy to have found such a wonderful home! I would recommend this home to any group; it’s especially great for families or a "guy’s getaway" or "girls week away". It is definitely suitable for any group! Book with confidence- Kim is a wonderful and reputable property manager! Thank you for letting us stay in this beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property that offers peace, tranquility and as much fun as one can handle!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

2 couples rented this little piece of heaven the first part of March and we are still talking about the fun we had. The house is small but has three large bedrooms w/king size beds and enough space outside to get away from one another, if need be :) We very much enjoyed the pool that was conveniently located right outside of the living room slider. The outside accommodations were wonderful, but most of all we enjoyed the manatee that visited us at our private dock! We fed her a cold drink of H2O from our hose and she stayed around for hours!! My husband and I fished off the dock and enjoyed watching the different types of sea life that swam about. Kim-I hope you are ready to see us next year, this time we hope to rent the "Big House" and bring more people!!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Marathon Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan. 7 - Mar. 24
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr. 22 - June 30
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 8 - July 21
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mini Season
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 29 - Aug. 4
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Lobster Season
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug. 19 -Nov. 17
Aug 19 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov. 25 - Dec. 22
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

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.
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Marathon Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1222 sq. ft.
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
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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