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Waterfront Pool home with Quick Access to Gulf

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bed /3 Bath Custom Home recently renovated with tropical decor

Enjoy your relaxing Keys Vacation in YELLOWTAIL BUNGALOW This newly rebuilt / renovated CBS private home in convenient neighborhood close to shopping and local attractions.

With a bath for each bedroom this 3 Bed/3 Bath sleeps 6 in beds.

A Master Suite that is decorated as an 'undersea fantasy' boasts a large bathroom with huge shower. The 2nd Bedroom is serviced by a bathroom with jetted tub. The 3rd bedroom has (2) Twin beds and a private bathroom w/shower.

Other features of the Interior include:

Custom Tropical décor with stone tile floors throughout

New Stainless Kitchen w/ Granite countertops

SteamWasher / SteamDryer

Dual-zone A/C for optimal comfort

Gas fireplace for (infrequent) cool winter nights

While outside, enjoy the beautiful open water views from an Elevated Sundeck or gather around the Heated Pool on a spacious Patio.

Some of the Outdoor amenities are:

Fenced yard for your pets

Large Tiki hammock for afternoon naps

Large Custom grotto-style heated pool with Hot tub.

Flow-thru canal with fast Bay access only 5 houses from open water, minutes from Vaca Cut for Ocean access

30-foot Trex dock for your boat with built in live well and fish cleaning table

Water and electric available at dock.

Bait freezer

3 blocks to Public boat launch

More Details

Jody Brown
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2018


Marathon Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Grotto-style Shower with 12 shower heads.
    King Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Houshold access
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Serves Twin Bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Covered Dock with live well and cleaning table. Sun deck with view of Ocean


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Waterfront Pool home with Quick Access to Gulf
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 44 reviews

Overall cool pool, dock location, and large spacious house and yard to park trucks and trailer

  • 4 of 5

We had 6 people, so the size of the house was GREAT!

We lobster and fish so by the end of the day the pool and waterfall were AMAZING. At night the observation deck gave a great view. Loved many aspects of the house. But, Master Bed - mattress needs to be replaced, giant pit. Towels were OLD, buy new towels!

Next largest bed had plastic around it - makes for a noisy night sleep, I get the why, but it is not fun to sleep on that….Overall we loved our vacation and the house worked out well.

A tad disappointed, when you don't get a great night sleep despite having an awesome day, it should be noted... WOULD GO BACK...perhaps bring a foam mattress pad and your own towels.. Pool/waterfall great - boat deck area, hoses for fishing and lobster great! nice having outdoor ice chest too - Great location to get to the gulf or Atlantic.

Perhaps more info on use and directions....of spa, lights, tvs, etc...

Despite issues would go back! : ) !

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rock Hill, South Carolina

No better spot in the Keys! Awesome home with everything anyone could want!

  • 5 of 5

This place is truly amazing, we have stayed all over the Keys during our summer vacations but no more, this is it! To start with, the house is fantastic, unbelievable master suite and bathroom, both of the other bedrooms are large as well with their own large baths. Great gourmet kitchen with anything you would want or need available. Plenty of living space for one to three couples or families with kids. Outside is even better, super nice grill, separate bait freezer, hammock in the shade and the pool...…..totally unbelievable to say the least and unlike other homes has a good bit of privacy being situated on the north side,(less direct sun), of the canal and having trees . We could have stayed in the pool all day every day and still had a wonderful vacation. However, bring your boat! Great dock with easy tie up and water in a very nice spot close to the open water. Boat launch ramp just down the street. You can be fishing, cruising or pulling up to a restaurant in minutes. Even has a large deck above the dock that is perfect for watching sunsets or just relaxing while enjoying the views. Charlie and Jody are great hosts and are more than willing to assist you in whatever you may need or have questions about. Super neighbors and centrally located. Plenty of parking in front of the house for boat trailer and at least two vehicles. The reviews on this home are always good but still do not do it justice, you must see it in person to appreciate how great it is. Book it and you'll be glad you did!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vero Beach, Florida


  • 5 of 5

Yellowtail totally exceeded our expectations. As one young adult in our party put it, “this place is badass!” The pictures don’t do it justice. It is much larger than it looks and our party of 6 adults were very comfortable. The large square, bar height table was a great place for family dinners or to reconnect after a day of excursions. A three bedroom, three bath is hard to find in the keys, so this was perfect for 3 couples. The home is so uniquely decorated and painted that I couldn’t begin to detail in this forum. We brought our 20 foot boat and a couple of paddle boards. The boat ramp is a couple blocks away and there was plenty of parking at Yellowtail for our truck, trailer and another vehicle. We loved the canal front set-up. Plenty of sea wall for the boat, swim ladder, fish cleaning station with running water, live well. Only 5 houses in, we were in open water in seconds. We found a couple of really cool reefs to snorkel and had a few days where we bagged a ton of yellowtail. After being on the boat, the private pool was welcoming. It’s fantastic with a zero entry that looks like sand, a grotto with a waterfall, spa, several seating areas. There’s a hammock poolside, and up a circular staircase is an elevated observation deck. It’s huge patio-size and I’ve never seen anything like it in the keys! We loved being able to have our golden, Maverick, along with us and he loved sunbathing in the completely fenced in back yard. We had a couple of questions while we were there and the owners responded within an hour or so. We’ve been going to the keys for years and this is by far the Home that meets all of our wants and needs for a “badass” keys vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with awesome pool and hot tub

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time vacationing in Marathon. The home is very clean and has a fully stocked kitchen with top of the line appliances. We spent a lot of our time just hanging out in the pool and hot tub. This home is close to several restaurants and Publix and K-Mart are about 5 minutes away. We found a good fishing spot right off of the highway just over the 7 mile bridge at Little Duck Key. We caught about 20 mangrove snapper using live shrimp in about an hour each time we went so we didn't rent a boat. We had such a good time that we have already booked this home for our vacation next year. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house, great pool for the kids.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the home the week of memorial day, did not disappoint. Like a few other reviews stated, the listed pictures do not do it justice. House is very clean, fairly updated, by far one of the best houses we have stayed at visiting the keys (was our 5th trip). The pool was the best part for the kids to have a great time. Had a nice size shallow end for our 2 year old to play with an 8 ft deep end for our 2 older boys. The only down fall of our stay was we got rained on every day due to Alberto moving through the gulf at the time. Did not stop me from fishing off the dock behind the house. Caught all kinds of crab, lobster, yellow tail, a nurse shark, and even a barracuda! To sum it up, we will for sure rent this house again on our next trip to Marathon. Great experience all around working with the owner setting up the stay to the beautiful house itself. PS. For all you northern folk, bug control was top notch. I think I only saw 1 big cricket as my kids call them (palmetto bugs). I know they scare the heck out of my wife and factor in to her reviews. She gives her bug approval 10/10 on this home:/. Thank you for giving my family a wonderful place to bond and play for a week. Until next time... Matt

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A truly wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a truly wonderful vacation we had staying in your home, I highly recommend this property. The master bed/bath are awesome, the kitchen is well stocked and very modern, the pool/spa are great and the location is perfect. We used a small EZ Up between the sliding doors and the pool/spa which created an ideal shade for lounging by the pool. Grocery store, restaurants and patio bars are in very close proximity and Key West is less than an hour away. We charter fished during our stay so we didn't bring our boat, but I think we will bring it next time - great dock with sizable canal. We visited Key West, the Marathon Aquarium, some great restaurants and fished 3 times during the week - brought home a cooler full of fresh fish. There is no doubt we will definitely be back and stay in the Yellowtail Bungalow again. Thanks Mr. & Mrs. Brown.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
51 Miles
Key West
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Franks Grill
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

Pet cleanup or damage will be deducted from damage deposit as appropriate.

In the event of an evacuation order due to a named storm, we will issue a prorated refund.

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.