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. 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.
- House2199 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Very Spacious 4 bedroom, 4 bath home, Sleeps 10, all Rooms have Direct Gulf View
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 16, 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
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Pictures don’t do this place justice, Amazing Rental
Don’t base your search on these pictures because this house is so much better than the pictures. It is beautifully decorated. We had 2 families, 4 kids(14,14,17,18) and we all slept comfortably with room to spare. There are 3 full baths as well. Everything and I do mean everything is provided, linens, beach towels, beach chairs, iron, hairdryers, beach toys, if you have a boat, there is also a tube, wakeboard, knee board. There is just so much provided. The BIG indoor hot tub(inside screened porch) is a great idea as the no seeums/mosquitoes were bad(they provided big spray too). There is also a bait freezer in the garage. You can catch fish right off the dock. We caught mutton snapper from it as well as salt water catfish and yellowtail snapper. We saw lots of lobsters, blue crabs, nurse sharks, sting rays right under the dock. There are 2-2 person kayaks to use as well. There are stairs leading right into the Gulf of Mexico waters. We swam and snorkeled right in front of the house. The sunsets are different every night, each one better than the last. Adirondack chairs provided on the dock to watch them. If you are looking for a 4 bedroom rental in Marathon, there isn’t a better one! The neighbors were so friendly as well as they live there full time and offered their opinions on restaurant options in marathon. We look forward to booking it again next summer. It was that great of a place!!!! Maria and Luis could not have been better to deal with through VRBO as well. Again, this house is 100 times better than these photos. ❤️
Perfect home with the most gorgeous sunsets!
We just returned from a week long's stay at this beautiful home! The home was super clean and very well maintained! The AC was super cold throughout which was really nice. The location of the home is wonderful; Marathon is close to everything and just a short (1 hr'ish) drive to Key West (the drive is beautiful!). Our party was (4) adults and (5) children (ages 13-7) and the layout of the home was perfect for us. We spent the majority of our time either on the water or on the patio and the kids LOVED the spa! Upon your stay, take time to read the binder on the coffee table; it's perfectly put together with home instructions and lots of recommendations on restaurants and things to do in the area! It was a very nice touch in the home!
The home itself is wonderfully appointed with everything you could possibly need to make your stay fun and easy. The kitchen has ALL the essentials and then some. The garage is also fully stocked with lots of water toys and accessories; kayaks, fishing poles, snorkeling gear, life vests, noodles, towels, beach toys, etc. You name it, they most likely have it!
Being on the gulf side was perfect and the sunsets got better and better every evening! The dock is beautiful with rock steps leading to the water. We fished and swam right off the dock. We had three manatees came through one evening for a visit. We constantly saw lobsters and sting rays and even a small shark a few days.The kids really enjoyed the wildlife!
Maria was a pleasure to work with and very responsive to messages! Thank you for having us Maria and we are really looking forward to coming back next summer when the pool is completed!
The Perfect Vacation!
Outstanding! – Our family has been renting summer vacation homes in the middle keys for several years. This property is by far is the very best we have encountered. It was simply perfect. It had all of the amenities that we look for. Great snorkeling, swimming and kayaking (to include rock steps leading to the water and dock ladder). Fishing from the dock was great. We hooked two large tarpon, caught many small snapper and sunfish and landed a small nurse shark. The cleaning station on the dock and night lighting came in handy. One morning a dolphin came within a few feet of the dock. We also had a manatee swim under the dock. The house is located in a quiet, safe community. The photos of the house in my opinion don’t do it justice. All the rooms were large, expertly decorated and very clean. Flat screen TVs in all rooms. Cold A/C throughout. The huge separate master sweet was great for our needs. It allowed my wife and I a little separation from our adult children who accompanied us on the trip. The house was very well appointed. The guest information book was extremely helpful. We are officially spoiled. When we return to the keys, we will return to this lovely home.
This property is very well maintained with outstanding services. It close to everything in the keys.
This property is very well maintained with outstanding services.
The property is close to everything in the Keys and you will enjoy your very own sunsets from the deck on the Bay Side.
Excellent property and friendly owners.
Thank you for the great review. As an aside we are on the Gulf of Mexico not on the bay. Thanks again!
What a great trip!
We celebrated ringing in the new year while watching fireworks from the other islands while sitting out on the dock! What a wonderful vacation and we had such a great time. We did plenty of fishing off of the dock and caught all kinds of fish, big and small! Great location that is close to town, but you feel like you are worlds away. The neighbors were nice and the area is quiet. Had tons of fun using the kayaks and jumping off the dock into the water. The owner is great, super responsive and VERY nice; will definitely stay here again for my next trip to Marathon.
Fantastic property, incredible sunsets
There was no part of our stay that we weren’t blown away by. Starting with location, we had considered staying in the upper, middle, or lower Keys. Marathon was the perfect jumping off point for everything we needed. Near some great beaches (Sombrero and Bahia Honda are both “open enough” following hurricane recovery, and you can see the efforts still underway to get them quickly back to fully open), snorkeling, fishing, and decent restaurant options within a 15 minute drive; and an easy day trip down to Key West.
For the property, where to begin....tons of space and impeccably decorated. I almost felt bad that we never used the dining room and spent only a few minutes in the living room, but we spent most of our “at home” time on the screen porch with the cool breezes and unbeatable views.
We made it a point to be back for sunset each night. There was a persistent low-hanging westerly cloud bank the week we stayed but for the most part this only seemed to accent the amazing sunsets over the water. Sitting on the edge of the dock with feet hanging over the water for those 20 minutes, you know life doesn’t get much better!
Thanks again, Maria, for making this available and being a big part of our favorite family vacation!
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.