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Direct Gulf Front- 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

This spacious property sits directly on the Gulf. Every room in the house has views of the Ocean. The deep water dock allows you to bring and dock your own boat. 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.It's Paradise . Slip away into breathtaking views, gulf breezes and access to swimming right off our deck and dock. 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. We 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. 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, dishwasher and double oven gas stove 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 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

Why Maria Bethencourt chose Marathon Shores

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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.


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Direct Gulf Front- Sunsets-2 Master Suites, 10ft Spa, 2 Kayaks
average rating of 4.948718 based on 39 reviews
Orlando, FL


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful Christmas holiday in this home. Well stocked, clean, and the views are amazing. There is ample space and the dock is great. The water was a bit chilly, but we fished every day and the kind neighbors even helped us try catching lobster. This is a beautiful home in a safe neighborhood. Don't hesitate.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Absolutely fantastic property. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Very accurate description as for location, great sunsets. Home was well thought out with privacy for all bedrooms and coffee makers in each room.

Property was the cleanest home we have ever rented, absolutely clean throughout. Kitchen was well stocked with plates, glasses, silver, utensils, pots, pans, etc. Nice gas grill outside on deck.

Deck had many chairs and tables well suited for sitting outside enjoying the gulf views.

Docked a rental boat and enjoyed 7 days of fisihing in both the gulf and the ocean.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Best VRBO I've stayed at!

  • 5 of 5

Great house! Being on the water was wonderful. We sat out on the dock and watched the sunset many nights, as well as floating in the water to keep cool. The kitchen had everything we needed, there are plenty of beach towels and chairs, and we enjoyed the kayaks, blowup floats and noodles.

If you want to stay in this area, this is your place!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Loved every minute of our trip

  • 5 of 5

Our 8 days spent in Marathon were memorable and we enjoyed every minute. The house was the perfect size for our party of 9. We had more then enough space and never felt crowded. The Periwinkle room was a perfect get away from the rest of the house and the views from there were amazing. The queen room that connects to the kids room was perfect for our kids and their grandfather to be close to each other and spend quality time with each other. The kitchen had everything you could need in order to cook as if you were at home.

The kayaks and swimming floats were a huge hit with the kids. Having life jackets available made all the adults feel better about the kids swimming in the ocean. The water was very calm and so warm. We spent hours sitting on the dock watching the water and we were so excited to be able to see dolphins swimming and playing right off the dock and a couple of nights we seen sharks swimming under the dock.

Unfortunately we were not able to enjoy any sunsets while we were here due to it being cloudy every day but I am sure they would have been amazing if we could have.

The location of this house was close to everything we needed and being in Marathon made it convenient to take day trips to the other islands for sightseeing.

We will definitely be back and we would love to stay in this house again.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Let me just start off by saying this property is so well-stocked you literally don't really need to bring anything. Whether it be snorkels, masks, flippers, towels,beach bag ,cooler, cookware,kayaks, rafts! YOU NAME IT! The house is amazing beautifully decorated and beachy!!. the A.C. KICKS!! which if you've ever been to the keys you know is a serious deal!! the screened in porch was FANTASTIC for a big group with gorgeous sunset views (this house really lives up to name!) the jacuzzi was so nice to hang out in in the evening. and was plenty big for a large group! We saw so much marine life every day. manatees,nurse sharks, lobsters,mangrove snapper,baracudda (babies of course) crabs and so Much more! also let me brag on the neighbors for a second, they were so sweet and friendly and have the best food suggestions! also we LOVED THE surround sound in the whole house including the back porch!! this is also how we met the awesome neighbors!!! 😂😂. the dock is perfect with chairs at the ready as well as ,lights,ladder,life jackets,beach chairs,and fish cleaning station !! the coffee pots in the master suites were a huge bonus in our group (were coffee lovers). my husband and i were the lucky ones who received the seperated master suote😍😍 again the A.C. worked phenomenal !! the mini fridge was a super plus!!! waking up to that view everyday is sure to make you miss this place! the house is in a super convient location with publix,kmart,windixie,walgreens,and tons of great restaurants REALLY CLOSE. we went down to the boat ramp at the front of the neighborhood and saw a slew of wildlife there as well ! some of our favorite restaurants we're the cracked conch cafe, burdines (get their fries!!!),and for a super romantic date with amazing food !!! the tampon creek bar and grille!..O.M.G their blackened chicken with mango salsa is OUTSTANDING. and their calamari will leave yoi craving for days!. also we went to the keys fisheries for drinks at sunset fabulous place witj an awesome vibe! and a rae bar??!! who can resist. if you need a taxi call bob narley! 5$ to any bridge is a steal!!! our driver was franco and he was hysterical. OVERALL I would stay gere a million more times. thank you so much Maria for answering my 8 million questions and fast!! seriously if you dont stay here you're missing out big time !

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Incredible property with exceptional views. Amazing sunsets, warm breezes, evenings on the dock.

  • 5 of 5

Such a well thought out property. Anything you could think of is there and more. Who stocks a lime press? (For margaritas) They do! Coffee makers of various types. So many dishes (there were 8 of us) and ample supply of pots snd pans, glasses & silverware. Modern newer appliances with washer & drier.Endless hot water for the 3 showers. Towels galore, both bath and beach.

Centrally located to State Beaches, grocery stores and so importantly liquor stores. An hour or so, with traffic, to Key Largo or Key West.

Great wildlife from the dock. Crested Cormorants, crabs, Parrot Fish, Dolphins and so many other fish & birds I could not identify.

Easy access to a very quiet neighborhood which makes it easy for walks or morning runs.

Don't overpack as we did. Shorts, tee shirts, swim trunks and sandles... that's it!

Remember to bring plenty of sunscreen as there are lots of dock chairs and excellent swimming from the dock. Water is 8-10 feet deep at the end of the dock, perfect for diving & swimming. Lots of snorkels & flippers to check out the undersea wildlife. There are kayaks and life vests (didn't have a chance to use them) available on the dock.

The screened in porch provides a great balance between the hot outside and air conditioned inside.

On line pictures do not do it justice! I was sure they were taken with a wide angle lens... nope! The house is spacious, no... Huge!

I cannot say more as I am sure I am missing some things.

Thanks for a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Burdines Waterfront
"Great Place for Lunch. Good French Fries and Good Prices"
Seven Mile Bridge
"Its great for walking or bike riding with great views of the Ocean. Total walk is 4 miles r..."
Bahia Honda State Park
"This is a must go!! The beach is beautiful and because it faces both the ocean and the gulf..."
Keys Fisheries Restaurant
"The Food is great and very fresh. The prices are a little high, but its worth it to go if j..."
The Stuffed Pig
"Best Breakfast in Marathon!! They even have a lobster omelette"
Sombrero Beach
"This is a fun beach, with a playground for the kids, and volleyball courts. Only problem is..."
Marathon Community Park
"If you seek sports activities, this park offers, tennis, basketball, boccie ball, shuffle bo..."
Cracked Conch Cafe
"Five stars only for their fish fingers, which are our favorite in the whole keys"
Sunset Grille and Raw Bar
"Our Favorite Place to go to after a long day at the beach. Has good food, a refreshing poo..."
Sombrero Lighthouse
"Snorkeling and Diving"
The Turtle Hospital
"It is a fun thing to do with the kids. It was interesting and something different to do."
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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