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Catherine's Tropical Paradise, Dock your Boat seconds to the Ocean

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,710 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Boat Dock, 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and sleeps 6 adults + 2 kids

Come visit Catherine's Tropical Paradise, a beautifully decorated home in the heart of Marathon in the Florida Keys.

Imagine staying on a deep-water swimming canal seconds from the Atlantic Ocean providing ample dockage and direct access to the Atlantic Ocean.

Just minutes from your back door you will find world famous fishing, snorkeling, and diving. This fantastic three bedroom, two bath, split-floor plan home is nicely furnished, well-equipped, and light and bright with large canal-side windows. With a queen-size bed in the master bedroom, two twin-size beds in the second bedroom, a large third bedroom with a queen-size bed and separate entrance. For extra seating and sleep space, there is a trundle bed in the den area. This home will provide your party with ample room to spread out. Relaxing is made easy in this home. You will find everything you need for a perfect paradise vacation.

Important - Payment: We use Homeaway credit card processing and all invoices will come from Homeaway. You will never receive an invoice for credit card payment outside of Homeaway.

Free Wireless Internet Service is available at this house!!!

Activities: Swim at nearby Sombrero beach or in your backyard canal. The fishing, snorkeling, and diving will be awesome during your stay Catherine's Tropical Paradise - the reef minutes away from your private dock. Beautiful Parks, walk the 7 mile bridge, Snorkel Looe Ley reef, Great Entertainment at local restaurants and Tiki Bars, 8 Municipal Tennis courts, Basketball courts, Museums, Golfing, Diving, 45 Minutes to Key West.

More Details

Cathy Natelson
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Cathy Natelson

Hello, my name is Cathy and I'm the proud owner/operator of Catherine's Tropical Paradise. I love to travel, and while in the Keys, I'm usually busy taking my three boys fishing and snorkeling.

Cathy Natelson purchased this house in 2003

Why Cathy Natelson chose Marathon

I grew up in the Northeast USA, so having a vacation rental in the Florida Keys is a dream come true. Marathon supports week to week rentals and since most of our guests are families, this works out great. We love Marathon because of the small town friendly neighborhood culture, the great fishing and snorkeling, and relaxing at Sombrero Beach.


Farara Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1710 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen , bathroom inside
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , separate entrance
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Trundle Bed - 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Trundle Bed
  • Sleeps 6 adults in the above 3 bedrooms. Children can sleep on the trundle bed located in the family room area.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Outside covered storage area for diving gear and you can hang 12 fishing poles. Cleats for one or two boats (up to 32 ft in length each each). Canal is 15 feet deep, channel offshore is 4 feet deep at mean low tide. 3rd Bedroom has a separate entrance. Two Refrigerators (one in the kitchen, one in the laundry room). Please store bait in the laundry room refrigerator/freezer. Full kitchen utensils provided (pots, pans, dishes, glasses, etc.). Garbage Disposal. Room to park your boat trailer in front of the house. Great Sports location for scuba diving, fishing, kiteboarding, and cable wakeboarding.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Catherine's Tropical Paradise, Dock your Boat seconds to the Ocean
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews
Williston, Florida

Great Stay in October 2007

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and the boat docking area. We stayed 7 days and had a blast. The house was clean and well supplied. It was comfortable and the hot tub was fabulous. We enjoyed being able to get on the boat and go. And then come in at night, clean the boat, fish, eat and get ready for more!!

I would recommend this house to anyone who wants a great place to stay, with boat and water on hand.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2007
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property and location was great so convenient for ppl bringing boats

  • 5 of 5

Overall experience was geeat.. it did well for our family vacation.. thank you for opening up your home to us!! We will recommend and remember this home next time we decide to come back

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

Rebooked for next year as soon as we got home

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home in a wonderful setting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Catherine's Tropical Paradise over the Christmas period, this house was comfortable, clean and provided us with everything we needed for a most enjoyable 13 days. We hired 2 sea kayaks for our stay which we used almost daily, we fished from the dock and also from the seven mile bridge which was a experience, we caught quite a few fish.

We were also visited over 2 days by a Manetee, who seemed very interested in us, we were preparing to go out in our kayaks, an encounter we will not forget for a very long time.

We ate in a lot, purely because the home is so comfortable, a home from home feel about it, the kids enjoyed the new 55" inch TV, and the hot tub.When we did eat out we tried a few local restaurants, Burdine's for a good burger, The Steak & Lobster place for very good ribs, and The Tarpon Grill did good pizza's.

We would certainly book Catherine's place again, from the booking process, communication via email and finally our stay, everything went smoothly.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tropical Paradise was just that. Beautiful views great house lots of room to get comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

When you first walk into Catherine's house you realize there's lots of detail to home comfort. Nice pots and pans to cook on. Beautiful views and each room nicely decorated the house was amazingly clean and tons of games for the kids to play. It was fun watching them play old fashioned Yahtzee and not be on their phones. Boat ride to the ocean was just a few feet away the house location was so close to everything in Marathon we were right in the middle all in all we had a wonderful week and will be renting again from her

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sebring, Florida

Wonderful Accommodations for Family Vacation of Fishing, Snorkling & Scuba Diving in the Fla Keys!

  • 5 of 5

You have so many accommodations in Marathon to choose from to suit your needs. But.... We were all very pleased with the choice of Catherine's Tropical Paradise home. The property was convenient to all of our needs, well maintained and clean, the furnishings and home were kept in great condition and the HDTV and entertainment system added to our relaxation after we cleaned the boat every night and on those bad weather days when we were chilling. The ocean access and docking in the back of the home was perfect. A fish cleaning station, fishing and diving equipment cleaning and storage was handy and convenient to the dock. Hot tub and Gas grilling was in great working condition and well maintained. The Parking for our 4 vehicles and a trailer, the extra refrigerator with freezer and many needed xtras like that made the property just perfect for our needs. Cathy made sure we had direct communications and access to her if anything was needed. (But we never had any issues or questions) We had up to 7adults and 2 small children stay as our family members came when they could and left when they had to. We would defiantly stay here again when we decide to take our Family Reunion type vacation again in Marathon. Why Marathon, just take it from those that know, we have visited in the Keys many times in the past 35 years or so. Upper and Lower Keys, but found MARATHON to have the best that the Fla Keys have to offer. Visiting Key West is a must but Marathon is the Best place to stay! Thanks Cathy!! The Ridenour Family

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Overseas Highway US 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Pizza Hut
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Sombrero Beach
Car: recommended

Our oceanside canal house is blessed with calm waters due to inshore and off-shore reefs. You can enjoy everything from fishing, diving, snorkeling or just relaxing in our dockside hot tub.. You can fish from our dock or bring a boat and enjoy some of the greatest fishing in the Keys. Also within a couple of miles you will find a kid friendly beach and two golf courses. There is much to do locally such as visiting the Marathon Dolphin Research Center or take a side trip to Bahia Honda State Park. Key West is only 45 miles to the south.

The house is well equipped for kids, ages 2-15+, with a hot tub, DVD surround sound system, cable TV, a large front yard, and a swimming canal.

If you love the keys you'll be right at home.

To request additional information, you may contact the owner directly by phone or by e-mail.

Other Activities: Kiteboarding


Rates & Availability

Farara Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Lobster Mini-Season Week 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Jul 29 2017 - Jul 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Opening Regular Lobster Season
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
XMAS / New Years Weeks 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 1 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Mar 2 2018 - Mar 3 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Mar 4 2018 - Mar 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Jul 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
Lobster Mini-Season Week 2018
Jul 21 2018 - Jul 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jul 28 2018 - Aug 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
Opening Regular Lobster Season
Aug 4 2018 - Aug 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Aug 11 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Dec 21 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
XMAS / New Years Weeks 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Summer rates does not include Lobster Mini-Season week or the opening day of Regular Lobster Season.
A small or medium dog can be added for an additional $150 per week in rent per dog. 2 Max.
Please review the online contract for details about our refund terms related to Tropical Storms or Hurricanes during your stay period

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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