About the property
- House2199 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
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.
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- within one hour
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 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
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Local Services & Businesses
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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.
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!
This house was very comfortable, clean and beautiful. It was the perfect vacation house. The sunsets were amazing. The house was perfect and had everything we needed and more. We didn't want to leave. Every room in the house was beautifully decorated. I felt safe and at home and the neighborhood was very quiet. This is a great place for families to rent.
A great getaway!
The views were beautiful, the house had plenty of space to spread out for our party of 8, and the area was great. Right in the middle of the Keys, with Bahia Honda State Park only 15 min away. The house had fishing poles, kayaks, snorkeling gear and a dock to fish off of. The kids fished and snorkeled every day!
We saw lobsters, sting rays, sand sharks, needle fish and more that I can’t name! There are speakers wired to the outside, so it was nice to be able to listen to music while we sat and enjoyed the views. Thank you Maria!
Relaxing, comfortable week in Marathon- nice house and location
Enjoyed our week in Marathon. House was very spacious for our group of 2 adults and 4 teenagers. One bedroom is completely separate from the rest of the house, so that was nice for us to use and allow the teenagers some privacy too. House was clean and well equipped- garage was very organized with all things one could need for a boat ride or a day at the beach- chairs, towels, umbrellas, sand toys etc... Washer/Dryer in the garage too- with a nice counter for folding! We cooked in most meals and found the kitchen easy to work with- plenty of glasses, plates, silverware, utensils- things to prepare nice meals. I might suggest though looking at some of the teflon pieces- many were scratched or scarred and should be replaced. We used the gas grill a few times too. The screened porch was nice to have meals and unfortunately it was a cloudy week and we saw only a few sunsets. I'm sure they are spectacular from there though. We used the hot tub several times a day- everyone really enjoyed relaxing in it- it worked better for us than a pool bc it was cooler our week. The dock was nice to have- we saw dolphins swim right off the end! One thing though it is very windy in the keys and the sea weed collects in large clumps- we found it all collected up against the rocks so it was difficult for our children to get in the water- it was that thick. We rented bikes for the week and the children felt safe riding around the neighborhood. The house is in a very convenient area- easy access to the main road- groceries, restaurants, shops etc... We recommend a trip to the dolphin research and turtle hospital if looking for some other activities that don't take up an entire day. Sombrero beach was still closed and 2 of the 3 beaches at Bahia State Park were closed. That was a shame. Meals out at Bernies, Herbies and Key Colony Inn. Typical keys fare- nothing fancy. We also went out deep sea fishing from Bud and Mary's Marina - which is about a 50 minute drive, but well worth it if you want to sport fish. The owners were very good at recommending a dive shop, the deep sea fishing excursion and places to eat out. Communication was very good and they responded in a timely manner. Would stay here again if we were to come back. I would also recommend it to other people looking for a place in Marathon. Thank you for sharing your home. Alli
Hi Alli thank you for your review. The same weekend you left we went out and bought all new frying pans.
Well appointed, loved that each of the rooms had a view.
Would come back in a heartbeat. Loved the spa, the kayaks, and dock. Kitchen had everything we needed. We were there with our adult kids and their significant others and loved that we could retire to the separated bedroom to sleep while they stayed up late. And lots of toys available. House was well located. A terrific vacation for us.
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.