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"Get Hooked" in Family Friendly Marathon

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom/3 bath Canal front home. License #plr2016-0027

Enjoy coastal breezes in this brand new canal front Villa. Beautifully decorated. 4 Bedrooms/3 Baths. Two King Master Suites with attached baths. One on first floor. Fully stocked Gourmet Kitchen. Dining area seats 10. Flat screen Satellite TV's in each room. Washer/Dryer. Covered outdoor patio with dining table; as well as open veranda with lounge furniture perfect for your quiet morning coffee. Private heated/chilled pool and dock with electric, fresh water, bait well, bait trap, fish cleaning station and bait freezer. Short 10 minute boat ride to Atlantic or Gulf. "Catch your bait on the way out". Two King Beds, One Queen, One a Double, and One Twin. Plenty of off Street Parking. Room for boat trailer. 1 mile to Sombrero Beach, Grocery Shopping and Restaurants.

Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About George

My wife and I always knew we would own a home in the Florida Keyes one day. We come from Virginia. We were self employed. Sold everything and are living our dream. We plan to make many memories at our home in Marathon.

George purchased this villa in 2016

Why George chose Marathon

After travelling to the Florida Keyes for years, we chose Marathon for it's family friendly atmosphere. Our property location is perfect. We love to fish, dive and snorkel. Sombrero Reef is minutes away. We also enjoy lazy days just floating in the beautiful crystal clear waters.

What makes this villa unique

We needed space for our large family and this home provides that. The bedroom and bath on the first level is perfect for my Mom. The master bedroom upstairs is separated from the other rooms. There is a lovely bike path along the road for early morning walks. We feel very safe here. Centrally located for all the attractions Marathon has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

One of the best (if not THE best)house we have ever rented. My family (3 sons, 2 daughter-in-laws, 2 granddaughters, my husband and I were there for a week and really enjoyed ourselves. Plenty of room for everyone, and the house was supplied with everything we could possible need. The house was decorated above and beyound the call. The beds were great and the TV's were plentiful in times of bad weather. Close to the stores & restuarants for supplies. We had many days with small craft warnings and couldn't do the boat, so we spent more time at the house than we planned and still had a good time. The pool was really enjoyed and the tarp greatly appreciated. The grill was a big help in the cooking. The only negitive I have would be that since I'm only 5 feet, I had a hard time reaching anything in kitchen and a hard time getting on the bed. Only sugestion I might have would be maybe a small stool, but the rest of my family had no problem. My husband was fine with the dock for his boat so we were A OK all the way around. If the weather had been better it would have been perfect, but we didn't let that ruin our trip. Thanks for your hospitality Lori & George.

Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
Jul 2016
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Marathon Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 baths. Each king bedroom has an attached bath. One Hall Bath.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Two King Bedrooms/One Queen Bedroom/One Double with Twin Bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fish from the dock, spend the day with a charter captain or reserve a sunset cruise conveniently located next door.


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"Get Hooked" in Family Friendly Marathon
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Great Choice!

  • 5 of 5

This home is just lovely! Beautiful 4 bedroom close to everything. Located on a canal with fishing for the kids. Chilled pool was awesome! Great value!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura soooo glad you guys enjoyed the house that makes us very happy. if you need anything in the future you've got the number
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Indianapolis, IN

We had a great time creating family memories!

  • 5 of 5

We are hooked on "Get Hooked!" The home was clean and our family with adult children and young ones ages 1, 2 and 5 enjoyed the pool, eating outside, kayaking and visiting Sombrero Beach. Communication with the owner was easy and the response was timely. We visited the nearby aquarium and young and old enjoyed the visit. We had a short walk to the nearby Publix, a short drive to get to the beach and many places to eat. There is even a fun ice cream parlor not too far away. All items we needed to eat in were available within the home. I wish I had asked about the little things that were available as many were like pool toys, hair dryers, beach towels, etc. It would have cut down on my packing. When our family returns to Marathon, we will definitely stay at "Get Hooked" again!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Augusta ga.

Beautiful house!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is so nice and loaded with everything u could need from a rice cooker to pool floats. Marathon has some the most beautiful corals. It was wonderful having boat access and be able to go out a snorkel.

Would definitely recommend this house. Had a great family vacation!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Rental

  • 5 of 5

This house was really beautiful and exactly as pictured. We had two families with 4 adults and 3 teenagers. There was plenty of room for everyone. There are two outdoor seating areas. We usually had coffee on the deck off the living room in the morning and then moved down to the large area by the pool. The pool was super clean and the perfect temperature. I wasn't sure what size it was but it was big enough for all of us at the same time...even with the kids playing. The location was the perfect spot for our first trip to the keys. The house is really close to the beach one way and stores the other way. My only advice is to not use Google maps to find the address. We got in late on a Saturday night and following Google, we ended up in an apartment complex. We called George (who answered right away) and he directed us to the house. We would highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you, if we can help in anyway in the future please give us a call. George
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my wife and our two young children. It was more house than we needed, but everything was perfect. It was clean, well stocked, and in a great location. Would recommend to just about anyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks Nick let us know if we can help in any way in the future with one of our rentals or advise on others George
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Great home base in Marathon Key

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for us to spend a week on our first visit to the Florida Keys. When we arrived, the home was spotless, the kitchen was very well-equipped, and the pool was the perfect temperature. We had plenty of space in the house, and there was great outdoor space as well.

This home is in a great location - Marathon Key is halfway down the Keys, making it a good home base for visiting all the keys. There is a very nice beach (Sombrero) just a mile away, and a nice grocery store/pharmacy right up the street for quick grocery runs. The house is also within 5 minutes drive from a number of very tasty restaurants (definitely eat at Dave's Big Mouth Eatery - we went there 3 times!).

The home has very comfortable beds and furniture, in stark contrast to a number of vacation rentals we've had. The washer/dryer worked very well, the kitchen had plenty of pots and pans, and there was fast wi-fi.

The owner was also extremely responsive - we had one maintenance issue and he had a maintenance guy out within 15 minutes.

We would definitely recommend this home to anyone visiting the Keys, and will definitely be back ourselves.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you it's very important to lori and i that people enjoy their stay
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Sombrero Country Club
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sombrero Beach
Car: recommended

Enjoy diving and snorkeling at Sombrero Reef minutes by boat. Amazing Fishing of course. Stroll along Sombrero Beach or Bahia Honda State Park. Spend the day at Pigeon Key learning the history of the area. Children and Adults can visit the nearby Turtle Hospital and Dolphin Research Center. Crane Point Nature Center and Museum within 1 mile. There are several nearby public boat ramps, boat rentals, bike, kayak and paddle board rentals. Sombrero Country Club Golf Course is around the corner. Grocery shopping is less than a mile away. Take a scenic drive to Big Pine to see the Key Deer, Ramrod Key for Boondocks miniature golf. Feed the Tarpon at Robbie's. Some of our favorite Restaurants are Sunset Grill, Keyes Fisheries, and Sparkys.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Deposits are non-refundable unless re-rented same dates and same rate up to 31 from arrival. 30 days or less from arrival all monies forfeited.

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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