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**Enjoy the Fireworks at Sombrero Beach-Special Rate for July 4th Week**

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


About the property

Impressive Pool Home Near the Beach!

Gorgeous New Pool Home Near the Beach!

Enjoy all the Keys have to offer during your stay at the Reef Retreat, a perfectly located, BRAND NEW 4BR/3BA pool home! Built in the spring of 2016, this villa was designed to offer you the perfect vacation with your family and friends. There’s room for everyone at the Reef Retreat, whose comfortable luxuries include:

• Fantastic Location-- one block to the grocery store and a quick bike ride or 10 min walk to Sombrero Beach

• Oversize, private heated pool-12x24

• Boat dock on a wide, quiet canal

• Dock accommodates a boat up to 30’ and has water, power and custom fish cleaning station

• 2 outdoor patio areas to relax

• Top of the line gas grill

• Outdoor bait freezer, mini fridge and TV

• Bright, comfortable living room with leather couch and 50” flat panel TV

• Granite counters, gourmet kitchen

• Two immaculate king bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms

• One queen bedroom and a twin-over-full bunk room

• Comfortable mattresses, quality linens and furniture and new flat-screen TVs in all bedrooms

• Ample parking for your cars and trailer

• Private, fenced and beautifully landscaped outdoor area

The Reef Retreat offers a variety of activities—fish right off the dock for a variety of sea life, including tarpon, snook and all kinds of snapper, or hit the beach or pool for a laid-back day. The many charters and rentals in the area can take you on your choice of Keys adventure, whether it be fishing, diving, snorkeling or simply getting out on the beautiful blue water.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Sandy

We are a South Florida family that loves to escape on quick getaways to the paradise of the Florida Keys! We also have lots of friends and family all over the country who love to join us for special vacations, so we wanted a family-friendly place that would host all of us and have something for even the most adventurous among us!

Sandy purchased this townhome in 2016

Why Sandy chose Marathon

We have found Marathon to be the perfect family destination in the Keys. It’s close to all the comforts of home, like the grocery store, shopping, restaurants, airport and even the hospital. But it’s also a perfect setting for a Keys adventure! Fishing, diving, snorkeling, spearfishing and other water activities are daily options, with amazing reefs like Sombrero Reef, Alligator Reef and the Marathon Humps nearby. The famed Old Seven-Mile Bridge is an amazing spot to view the famous Keys sunsets. We also love Marathon because it’s right in the heart of the Keys. It’s an easy day trip to visit Key West, explore the wonders of Bahia Honda State Park, or head north to the quaint shops of Islamorada, while coming home to a nice, centrally-located home at the end of the day.

What makes this townhome unique

We happened upon this area during a family vacation in 2016. We stopped in the model home one day on our way back from Sombrero Beach, in our swimsuits with kids in tow, with no plan other than to see what this beautiful development was all about. We left so impressed that we had a contract to build this home by the end of the vacation. We absolutely love the fits and finishes of the home, with all the modern amenities we could want, while still maintaining an easygoing Keys feeling. We have tried all kinds of rentals in the Keys, and we knew the perfect combination of activity, privacy and convenience when we saw it! The luxury of having a private pool and dock is amazing, and simply fishing off the dock or riding bikes to the beach have become some of our favorite activities.


Marathon Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • First Floor Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , The bath entries are from the kitchen and king bedroom
    2nd Floor Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bath is located in the hall to service 2 bedrooms
    2nd Floor Master - toilet , shower , This bath is located in the master bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
This home as it all! If you need any additional information Sandy is always here to help you 3054321193 :-)


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average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Perfect house in the best part of the Keys!

  • 5 of 5

We chose Marathon for it’s proximity to both Islamorada and Key West as well as it’s great fishing and diving. We couldn’t have been happier with the upscale accommodations and the personal touch provided by Sandy. When we arrived everyone was so impressed with the house and the pool. We had a perfect dock to park our boat and clean our fish. The pool was perfect after a day in the sun and sand. A scenic 10 minute boat ride puts you on the Atlantic side via Sister’s Creek. We were also able to get out of the wind on the gulf side via Boot Key Harbor. We caught so many varieties of fish that we lost count. The snapper were the most tasty! Thanks for a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation and great house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week long vacation at the Reef Resort home!! The location to the main road and publix shopping center was invaluable! The 9 people (5 adults and 4 children) had plenty of space and never felt cramped. The kayaks were great to go tour the canal. We rented a boat for 4 days and with a little chart guidance we were able to find our way! Burdines was a great lunch stop on the way in or out to the 7 mile bridge via water. Would love to go back and visit for sure!!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That you so much for taking the time to review our property. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the property and it sounds like we might see your family again in the Keys...hopefully! Warm Keys Regards, Sandy
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Great home for the family!

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful and had everything we needed to feel at home for the week. It's easy to find and in a quiet neighborhood with only a few boats passing by in the canal. We loved how close it was to Sombrero Beach, grocery store and K-Mart. Our kids loved spending time in the pool and the way the pool is positioned they had full sun from morning till late afternoon. If you are only spending a week there I'd recommend bringing your own garbage bags, laundry pods and dishwasher pods as they only supply 1 or 2 of each.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. We hope you stay with us again on your Keys vacation!
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Very clean a great place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time thank you so much! Great location!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Week in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of two families (4 adults, 5 kids) spent an awesome week here. We had an amazing time!! We loved having the beach just down the road. We also loved having kayaks to use. They had two smaller kayaks for the kids to use that were a huge hit with our crowd. The house itself was great--plenty of space and everything we could ask for. Both the king bedrooms were beautiful, and the beds were actually really comfortable. The kids shared the bunk beds and the queen bedroom, so it worked out well for them. The outside was great, especially the pool. The adults could sit on the patio and relax at the end of the day while the kids swam and got their energy out! :)

Highly recommend getting stone crab claws to go from Brutus Seafood. They were amazing! We also had a great dinner at Florida Steak & Lobster house and enjoyed watching the sunset at the Sunset Grille one night. In Marathon, our favorite excursions were to the Turtle Hospital and Bahia Honda State Park. We also went to Key West one day and took the trolley tour, saw Hemingway's house and went to the aquarium.

The rest of the time we spent on the water! We took our boat and loved having it docked right outside. It's about a 15 minute ride to the ocean from the house, and you have to read your map, because there are a lot of canals! We went right out Sister Creek by Sombrero Beach and went fishing--caught snapper on the little patch reefs out there. We also went out the other way through Boot Key Harbor and fished around the Seven Mile Bridge. The water is unlike any other--never seen so many shades of blue in my life.

All in all, it was a really fun vacation that both the kids and the adults enjoyed! You can't go wrong with this house. We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, very comfortable!!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean. Had everything we needed

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southernmost Point
Bahia Honda State Park
Listed as one of the most beautiful beaches in the nation.
Keys Fisheries Restaurant
A great Keys Experience!
Sunset Grille and Raw Bar
Best Sunset east of the seven mile bridge! Great atmosphere, swimming pool, sushi, tiki hut,...
The Turtle Hospital
This is the only catch and release, rehab hospital in the world. Fantastic!
Square Grouper
MM20 a great place to have lunch or dinner.
Burdines Waterfront
BEST french fries in town!! Come by boat or car and enjoy the beautiful views and amazing f...
Dry Tortugas National Park Ferry
Lazy Days South
Dolphin Research Center
This is an amazing place to take the family!!! Do not miss it!
Seven Mile Bridge
The most beautiful sunsets from the base of the bridge!
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
The Brass Monkey
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Key West
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Sombrero Country Club
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Plaza Grill
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sombrero Beach
Car: recommended

This home is located at MM50 in Marathon, Florida Keys: 50 Miles from Key West and 70 Miles from Miami. You have the best of both worlds. Day trips are a breeze. Great fishing, diving and dinning. Walk to the beach, rent bikes for the week and bike around Marathon. An easy walk to the grocery store. Easy access to the ocean or gulf by boat.

Other great restaurants in the area:

Plaza Grill

Hurricane Sports Bar and Grill

Florida Keys Steak and Lobster House

Overseas Pub and Grill

Lazy Days South




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Processing $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Manager'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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