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Direct Gulf Front-Spectacular Sunsets-2 Master Suites, 10ft Spa, 2 Kayaks

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,199 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Very Spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bath home, Sleeps 10, all Rooms have Direct Gulf View

Professionally Decorated Home features high Speed WIFI, Living Area with its own TV, Blue Ray player and Sound System for both indoor and outdoor listening pleasure. A Comfortable sofa with a lounge chair, a reclining chair and a chair with an ottoman. The Dinning Room (Seats 10 with leaf). Next to the dinning room and kitchen is the bar high Breakfast table with 4 stools. The Kitchen features glass tiles, stainless steel refrigerator, a dishwasher and Thermidor Gas Stove with Electric Oven and Corian Counters. The Kitchen is fully stocked with Dishes, pans and all cooking accouterments necessary for a cooking feast. The Home also features a full size Washer and Dryer, an Iron and Ironing board. The Bedrooms: Master Suite Number 1- The Periwinkle Room, features, a King size bed, a window seat and two comfy chairs for looking out to the beautiful gulf. It has its own coffee maker, refrigerator, television and blow-dryer. A custom made walk-in-closet and its own en-suite bathroom with double vanity sinks and a Large Shower. It also has its own deck outside the double doors. This master suite is also adjacent to the outdoor screened Porch with outdoor dinning, seating and the Spa. Master Suite Number 2-Sea Foam Room, features a King Size Bed, a Dresser, Two closets, a Futon Sofa, an en-suite bathroom with a tub/shower combination, a coffee maker, TV and Blow dryer, a linen closet and its own deck overlooking the Gulf. The Key-lime room, with its own separate entrance off the main home hallway, features a Queen size bed, a Futon Sofa, and an en-suite door to a shared bathroom, a large closet, a desk/vanity area with a lighted mirror, a blow-dryer(in hallway closet) and a TV. This room also features Gulf views through Sliding Glass doors shared with the Ocean Blue Room, the sliding doors can be tucked into the wall for an open feel or can be locked for privacy,It also features privacy and sound barrier curtains. The Ocean Blue room, has a separate entrance through the living area of the home. It features Captains Beds, that can be used as two King Beds or 4 Twin Beds. This room has its own TV, Games, Closet, Dresser and floor chairs. The outdoors is where it is at you have swimming access to the clear Gulf Waters. Deep Water Dock, with dockage for your boat. 2 Kayaks which can be launched into the water with the use of ropes. snorkel gear, beach towels, lounge hairs and outdoor adirondack chairs.

Property Manager
Maria Bethencourt
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

Why Maria Bethencourt chose Marathon

This spacious property sits directly on the Gulf. Every room in the house has views of the Ocean. All the rooms are extra spacious and provide a restful retreat after your busy day. Just imagine waking up making coffee in your own room and sitting outside your deck to the beautiful Gulf Waters, a dream come true.

What makes this house unique

The home has access to the ocean, for swimming, kayaking, snorkeling or diving. The deep water dock allows you to bring and dock your own boat.

You can also fish from the end of the dock. There is a ladder at the end of the dock which gives you access for swimming and snorkeling


Marathon Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2199 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Periwinkle Room-En-Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Double Sink Vanity
    Sea Foam Room-Bathroom #2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Key-lime Room/Ocean Blue Room Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Has a door inside the key-lime room and a hall door
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Periwinkle Room-Master #1 - 1 king
    Sea Foam Room-Master #2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Keylime Room-Bedroom #3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Ocean Blue Room-Bedroom #4 - 4 twin/ single , Captain's Bed can be used as 4 Twins or Two Kings
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is an outdoor Shower, a large dock for a boat, fishing rods, fish directly on the gulf. Floating devices and a Fish cutting Table.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Direct Gulf Front-Spectacular Sunsets-2 Master Suites, 10ft Spa, 2 Kayaks
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a week to celebrate a big birthday. We had 5 adults and 4 kids. Layout of home is great. Kitchen and multiple dining areas were accomodating. Other than groceries the house is stocked with everything. We enjoyed snorkeling off the dock. We saw rays, parrotfish, lobster,etc... even had a pod of dolphins come through one morning. Little kids loved the hot tub and used it like a swimming pool since they were unsure of the ocean. Location is great making it easy to get groceries or run out to dinner. Staying in this house truly made our vacation more enjoyable. It is amazing!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This home is well appointed and a great location! So much to see and explore nearby by boat, kayak, paddle board, bike, and car! Easy drive to Key West for day trip. We also enjoyed Turtle Hospital tour! Grocery, restaurants, Sombrero Beach all just a few miles away. Maria and her husband VERY responsive during entire rental process. We were two families so loved having two masters! Hope to come back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful spacious home nicely decorated. Fantastic location on the water with amazing sunsets every night. We had everything we needed. Highly recommend this VRBO

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Reunion Location

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a wonderful week here at Marathon Key. Family visited from Washington state, California, Minnesota, and Georgia. The four large bedrooms were all put to good use, as were the well stocked kitchen, the double dining options, (indoors or out on the lanai, overlooking the gulf), the large hot tub (easily holds six people), and the large TV for watching movies.

The house is extremely clean and well stocked with plenty of cooking items, dishes, utensils, and glasses. Not only were bath towels and wash clothes in ample supply, but, Maria even had small toiletries available if necessary, for emergency use.

The house could challenge any resort for activities as Maria has generously supplied floats, snorkeling gear, fishing rods, life jackets, two tandem kayaks, beach chairs, beach towels, and even sun screen lotion.

The sunsets from the dock rival anything Key West has to offer, and the home is away from US 1 road noise. It's only a five minute drive to get to Publix, K Mart, or a drug store. Marathon Key has several good restaurants and is only 1:15 drive from Key West.

When notified at 7:00 PM that our central A/C unit pump gave out, overflowing the drain pan, Maria had a AC repair man out WITHIN 45 MINUTES!! The AC was back to normal in record time.

We only gave this rating five stars, because there is not an option to give it six!! We thoroughly enjoyed the week, and would love to return again. Thanks for letting us share in your sunsets!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family gathering at Sunset on the Gulf

  • 5 of 5

Our family came in from Mexico City, Toronto Canada, Melbourne Florida, Wellsboro PA, and New York City and spent a week

at Sunset On The Gulf. What a spacious, well decorated, gorgeous house. The pictures and write ups of the house are

dead on. We had mostly mild and sunny weather, but some of the days had a fair amount of wind with a little rain.

So, we didn't get diving conditions, but some in the group did some swimming and snorkeling. Sunset on the Gulf

is a perfect place to bring a large family together.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home convenient location

  • 5 of 5

Nine of us celebrated my parents' 50th wedding anniversary in this well appointed home with beautiful amenities. Access to the sea, kayaks, snorkeling, hot tub, and gorgeous sunsets were highlights. Thank you for sharing your home and providing such a great space for our family. We would love to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Nearest Airport
1.1 Miles
Marathon Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Dockside Tropical Cafe
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Florida Keys Golf club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 1
Nearest Restaurant
1.1 Miles
Herbies Restaurant
Nearest Beach
2.3 Miles
Sombrero Beach
Car: recommended

Marathon is in the heart of the Florida Keys. It is one hour from Key West, 30 minutes from Isla Morada and 45 minutes from Key Largo. It's Paradise to us. Slip away into breathtaking views, gulf breezes and access to swimming right off our deck and dock. It's advisable to wear water shoes and wear a diving flag as you explore our crystal clear waters. Part of the experience includes Kayaking (included 2 doubles with life vests) right from our steps. Relax in the Sun, use the 10 foot Jacuzzi Spa, and wait for the extraordinary sunsets that change by the minute. Beauty and relaxation surround you without ever leaving the property. However, your vacation will most certainly be enhanced by taking in some of the most notable beaches, restaurants, and shopping. We personally love the Old Seven Mile bridge that offers, walking and biking with unforgettable views. Sombrero Reef is beautiful for snorkeling or swimming and its about 3 miles off-shore. There are several other snorkeling diving sites in Marathon. Marathon has two beaches. Sombrero beach which is beautiful during the winter months. There is also Cocoplum Beach, which is a natural beach. All ocean beaches tend to accumulate seaweed in the summer depending on how the wind is blowing. I recommend a drive to Bahia Honda State Park where there are beaches on both the Ocean and Gulf sides. There are many different areas you can go to from our property. In addition, there is a great community park with tennis courts, basketball/hockey courts, skateboarding, soccer fields. baseball fields, shuffleboard courts, boccie ball, picnic areas etc. Marathon is also full of great restaurants and bars, a movie theater and a live theater with performances throughout the year. As a side note, some of the restaurants will be an experience in itself. Great food and ambiance that provide great entertainment and flavors for you palate.


Rates & Availability

Marathon Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
4th of July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Summer 2-2017
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Open Lobster-wk1 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Fall 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year's 2018
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 13 2018 - Mar 30 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 7 2018 - May 25 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Mid-Summer 2018
Jul 7 2018 - Jul 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mid-Summer 2-2018
Jul 28 2018 - Aug 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
End Summer 2018
Aug 11 2018 - Aug 24 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Aug 25 2018 - Nov 16 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 23 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Low Fall 2018
Nov 24 2018 - Dec 21 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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