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

100% remodeled in 2017 updated to a gray and white color scheme - all rooms have new furniture, the kitchen is also brand new. Our kitchen cabinets are now white, appliances are stainless steel and we have three new 4K TVs. Both bathroom were enlarged during the process. Enjoy the ocean view, our property is located 300ft from the Atlantic. Rentals are now being accepted for the 2018 season.

Come visit Catherine's Tropical Paradise, a beautifully decorated home in the heart of Marathon in the Florida Keys. 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, a twin and full bed 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 footon 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

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 Farara Shores

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.

What makes this house unique

You are 3 houses from the Atlantic ocean in a deep water canal with ocean views.


Farara Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1710 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Trespassing to next door property swimming pools is prohibited. Refer to the Rental Agreement.
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
  • Living Room ...
  • 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 ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 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 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Futon - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon
  • Sleeps 6 adults in the above 3 bedrooms. Children can sleep on the full size futon located in the family room area.
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • 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.


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Catherine's Tropical Paradise, Dock your Boat seconds to the Ocean
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 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: September 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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10/10 a perfect property that met all of our needs

  • 5 of 5

This was an awesome rental location! We came down for lobster season-Catherine's home provided easy access out to the Atlantic-since we were able to keep our boat docked in the back canal.

Lobster/fish cleaning station was great and the hot was great after a long day on the water!

The friendly neighbors made it feel like it was our vacation home.

The house has an open floor plan so it great for a group of six to be in the kitchen, dining area and still feel connected with conversation.

Communication with Catherine was great-an easy phone call/text.

There are a few places to consider when renting in the keys but I'd recommend Catherine's over them all!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • 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: June 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: June 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: December 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: July 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $500
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

  • 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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