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Fully furnished studio, 50 yards from ocean, shared pool, fishing-jetty

Bedrooms Studio
Space 350 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Fully furnished studio, 50 yards from ocean, shared pool, fishing-jetty


Unit 8c is a fully furnished studio/efficiency. The unit has a queen size bed, a futon sofa, a small dining table with two chairs. Fully equipped Kitchen, all dishes, pots and pans, towels and linens are provided (not Beach/Pool towels).

It has a private bathroom (toilet, sink and tub with shower). A quiet Mini-Split AC will keep you cool at all times. Comcast TV and 100 Mbit WiFI. The studio has a front porch with two chairs and a small table. It has a small front yard with tropical plants and has its own gas-BBQ grill and picnic table with a large umbrella for shade.

No daily housekeeping. Housekeeper will clean after the end of your stay.


Tropical yard with native plants including: Pineapples, Sea Grape, Exora, Bougainville, Croton, Hibiscus and an abundance of Coconut palms allowing for relative privacy. An assortment of butterflies and birds including tiny humming birds frequently visit our yard.


Optional dock is available in our protected marina lagoon for boats up to 25 foot (additional dock fee of $15/day to home owners association). Proof of insurance, boat and trailer registration must be provided and approved before the boat can enter the park of the marina.


Our efficiencies are located ideally for fishing in the Florida Keys. Grassy Key has quick and easy access to fishing both on the Atlantic and the Bay side (the bridge for bay side access is 1/2 mile away). You can fish by boat on the flats a couple hundred yards from our dock for Bonefish, Tarpon and small Sharks. Shallow reefs only a mile or two away offer Yellowtail, Mangrove snapper, and Mackerel in abundance. The Gulf Stream offers Dolphin, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, you name it. This is a boating and fisherman’s paradise

Lobster can be found under rocks and ledges on both the Atlantic as well as the Bay side (during season).

Fishing from the Jetty is a lot of fun. There are small sharks, Tarpon, various Snappers and Grunt.


Our marina provides easy access to shallow water bordered by mangroves, and some small mangrove islands less than a mile from the marina. This is a great area to Kayak, you frequently see small baby sharks, tarpon, rays and a variety of tropical fish and birds. Duck Key Island is about 2 miles from our dock.

Kayaks can be rented at marina located directly across the street.


Grassy key has some quiet streets suitable for biking. Bikes can be rented at marina located directly across the street.


Snorkeling is fantastic at numerous nearby reefs and state marine parks (Coffin Patch Reef, Sombrero Reef). Several Snorkel-Boats leave Duck-Key and Marathon for daily trips to the nearby reef.


A shared community pool is available to you, it is located a minute or two walking distance within our park grounds.


A community coin laundry facility is located a minute or two walking distance within our park grounds.


Great place to meet the locals and other visitors. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine during informal "happy-hour"


Within our park, there is a jetty stretching a few hundred yards out into the ocean, great for star gazing at night, sunbathing during the day or fishing day or night.


WiFi is available (and it is free)


For additional information, to check availability, please contact Hans by email, text or phone

More Details

Hans Moller
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Hans Moller

Married couple, Engineer and Teacher. Enjoy spending time in the Keys, fishing, snorkeling,and enjoying time outdoor.

Hans Moller purchased this studio in 2015

Why Hans Moller chose Marathon

We invested in our rental-units after visiting Florida Keys for 20 years. We decided that Marathon, Grassy Key, is the ultimate Keys location. People are nice and relaxed, it is the place you go when you want to get away from the 'rat-race'. Fishing, Lobstering and snorkeling is phenomenal. While Islamorada and Key West are fun places to visit, you will find the Marathon area more quiet, it's the best part of the Florida Keys. Key West is only an hour drive away, take a day-trip.

What makes this studio unique

Provides more of a "old times" Keys experience. But we also provide the modern comforts with quiet Mini-Split AC, TV, WiFi

Enjoy our private setting. Listen to the birds, gaze at the stars at night, mingle with friendly people who are in the Keys to have a relaxing and good time.

A dock can be rented for $15/night (max 25 foot, Boat insurance is required)


Marathon Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Fully furnished studio, 50 yards from ocean, shared pool, fishing-jetty
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the accommodations. The unit was well furnished with everything you will need for a great stay. Also we meet other people on vacation staying here and made some good friends. My wife and I certainly recommend you stay and enjoy your holiday here. Cheers.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing days in Marathon

  • 5 of 5

Our second time we enjoyed two weeks in one of your cozy appartments. We really like the Key style and the beautiful garden. Everything was clean, and enough equipments for maling meals. We often enjoyed It by the grill. The pool area was a couple of minutes away and we loved to be there and swim in the nice and clean wather. It was just one hour to Key West and of course we went there. We had a forgetable vacation in your little paradise in Grassy Keys that we highly recomend.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay at Marathon in the Keys

  • 4 of 5

Our host and his wife were very accommodating. We were welcomed to the communities Thanksgiving buffet. The unit was clean and well kept up along with being centrally located. You have to remember you are renting in a community with trailer homes. The people were nice and respected your privacy.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, quiet location in the middle keys

  • 5 of 5

The property was well maintained and had a boat launch with small marina. Room was great, no complaints. Great jumping off point to many keys activities. Looe Key Reef was our favorite.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First impression was very clean, Hans greeted us with a big smile and golf cart tour of the grounds

  • 5 of 5

Was not expecting the trailer park but everyone was so friendly, a wonderful family atmosphere. We enjoyed our little patio in the morning for coffee and evening for cocktails. Funky and fun place. Thanks for a great time

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect little efficiency

  • 5 of 5

I love the Keys, especially the "classic" Keys, that is exemplified in Marathon. The Moller's little efficiency rental was perfect for what we need, a nice clean place to lay down in between adventures. I was nursing an injury, so I didn't venture around the property too much, but we could have done that more, but for my need for crutches. As I witnessed first hand, the Moller's work hard keeping the place looking nice for guests. Bonus: You can walk to the Dolphin Research Facility as it is literally across the Overseas HWY from the property. This also makes finding the place easy when driving to and fro. Couple of tips. Bring some Off for dawn and dusk, to keep the noseeums off of you and ask about beach chairs. e.g. I bought some at Walgreens and left them at the property, but Hans told me that they have quite a few sets, because this happens all the time. (that'll save you about 30 bucks before your short trek to Sombrero Beach) Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $250

Rates are subject to change.
Rental efficiency is for maximum 2 adults, additional guest is not allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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