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3BR/3BA Sunset Cottage located at The Villages of Hawks Cay

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,390 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3BR/3BA Cottage, Bedrooms (1 King, 3 Queens), 1 Couch Bed, Sleeps 8-10

Our Cottage made it through Hurricane Irma with minor damage, but we have taken our time to renovate to provide the best accommodations in the Villages at Hawks Cay.

You will see debris as the recovery efforts continue, however our favorite restaurants, activities, fishing charters and destinations are open for business! These businesses need your support as they continue to restore the Keys that we have all loved! #KEYSSTRONG

We offer nightly and weekly rentals. You can save money by booking directly from an owner. We would love to host your next family vacation in the fabulous Florida Keys!

Professionally decorated, fully renovated Cottage with 3 Bedrooms & 3 Bathroom Cottage located in the Village at Hawks Cay on Sunset Drive. Spend your vacation taking in fabulous sunsets right off one of the two balconies. The interior has been completely renovated. New furniture, bedding, flooring, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, Samsung TVs and much more. You will absolutely love the accommodations our Cottage offers you and your guests. Our designer and contractor designed it with you in mind! Come relax with us in the fabulous Florida Keys.

The Kitchen is open to the dining room and living room which is open and airy with natural light filtering in from the windows and sliding glass doors. This opens up to your own screened in patio which overlooks the crystal clear waters of Duck Key and Tom's Harbor. Sit on the patio on either floor and take in the unforgettable sunsets. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need during your stay to dine in should you choose to.

The Living Room has a West Indies motif and is equipped with a sleeper sofa, two deep seating chairs and 52" Samsung TV, surround sound, Blu-Ray player and iPod docking station, free WiFi and over 100 HD channels for your enjoyment!

One of the main reasons The Florida Keys has become a vacation hot spot for east coasters is the weather. The weather is beautiful year round in Duck Key with average temps in the 70's throughout winter.

Two of the bedrooms are located upstairs and have their own private bathroom and TVs, and a third bedroom is located downstairs with its own TV. The Master Bedroom is equipped with a king bed with a new pillow top mattress. The Guest Room has 2 Queen beds, both with new pillow top mattresses, and the third guest room has a new Queen pillow top mattress.

Come see for yourself why Hawks Cay has been our family’s favorite vacation spot for the last 20 years. Whether swimming with dolphins, fishing, diving or enjoying Calm Waters Spa, our Cottage at the Villages at Hawks Cay offers something for everyone.

We do not participate in the Hawks Cay Resort Rental program and therefore can offer discounted rates on our Cottage of up to 50% savings. There may be restrictions imposed by the resort to use some of their recreational facilities reserved for hotel guests only. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call or email.

We hope to have the opportunity to host you as our guests. You will see the Florida Keys has so much to offer. It will be a memorable vacation for everyone! We are here to help and hope to hear from you soon.

Call or email Jarod today for availability, rates and booking information. We look forward to hosting you as our guests.

The Carters

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Jarod Carter
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Jarod Carter

Our names are John and Brenda Carter. We have three sons who we are very proud of and 6 grandchildren. Our family is our biggest blessing in life. Our best memories as a family have been spent together diving and fishing the waters of the Florida Keys.

Over the last few years we have started purchasing, renovating and renting our properties as vacation rentals. It is a business that we really enjoy and find it very fulfilling. We get to host families from all over the world in our paradise and hope to help them create memories with their families, as we have. We hope to have you as our guests soon!

Jarod Carter purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Jarod Carter chose Marathon

Of all of the places we have entertained business guests through the years, Duck Key and the Villages at Hawks Cay is by far the nicest place in the Florida Keys. The grounds are so beautifully maintained, the level of service is a step above and the things to do are endless.

The Villages of Hawks Cay is also conveniently located in the middle of the Keys. It is very easy to go to Islamorada and spend the day shopping, sightseeing or having dinner. Then you can head to Key West the next day which is only a 60 mile drive south. While it is in the heart of the Keys, you are still on an island which provided you with the privacy you expect when wanting to get away and take in the laid back lifestyle the Florida Keys is known for.

No matter what your agenda for your next vacation, the Villages at Hawks Cay has something for everyone.

What makes this cottage unique

Our property went through a full remodel and was completed in April 2013. The remodel took all of 60 days and consisted of new bathrooms, kitchen, flooring, mouldings, paint, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops in both the kitchen and master bath and new furnishings. All renovations were overseen by our designer and general contractor. We are proud of the way the property turned out. This is not a cookie cutter Hawks Cay Cottage. It is modern and unique with very high end finishes.

We have the best cleaning staff around, who shares our high standards. The Cottage is equipped with everything you'll need to spend the weekend, the week or over a month with us comfortably. We purchased all new cutlery, dishes, pots and pans, silverware, glasses, cups and all small appliances. No expense was spared with this renovation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for sharing your vacation home with us. We had a wonderful time celebrating my 60th Birthday here! We loved swimming in the pools, snorkeling in the lagoon, swimming with the dolphins & sightseeing in Key West! You have a beautifully decorated & furnished home. We hope to come back someday. Thanks again.
Nov 2015
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Marathon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1390 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , Bathroom has high end mosaic tile shower and double sinks.
    Downstairs - toilet , shower , Built in shower with massaging jets and seating.
    Guest - toilet , combination tub/shower , Beautiful custom tile tub/shower combination.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs Guest Bedroom - 2 queen , 2 Queen Pillow top mattresses
    Master Suite - 1 king , King pillow top mattress
    Downstairs Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen Pillow top mattress
  • Pillowtop King size beds (1), Pillowtop Queen size beds (3), Sleeper Sofa/Futon (1). The queen size sofa sleeper is downstairs in the living area.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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3BR/3BA Sunset Cottage located at The Villages of Hawks Cay
average rating of 4.9 based on 77 reviews

Excellent quiet, peaceful, and comfortable stay for a family of 10

  • 5 of 5

Jarod was an excellent communicator through the entire process. The Cottage was one of the best and most comfortably equipped rental properties I have ever stayed. Our entire group felt very comfortable the entire time and we were all very impressed with the quality of the amenities. We had a fantastic stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hawk's Cay Beautiful Townhome

  • 5 of 5

My family recently stayed at the Carter home for my mother's 75th birthday. The home is beautifully decorated and very well-equipped. The back patio provides the perfect place to watch the gorgeous keys sunsets. There are a handful of good restaurants on property or close by. The Hideaway is highly recommended. Jarod is very responsive with any questions.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful unit

  • 4 of 5

The community can use some renovating.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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The property was beautiful. Owners were very responsive. Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

Duck key was beautiful. The entire complex was kept up and very clean. There are great restaurants close to the house. Grouper, hog fish, and mahi mahi sandwiches! Yummmm! The kitchen has everything you would need to eat in. Balconies are screened in and perfect for a morning coffee or a sunset drink. Literally feet from the ocean with incredible views. Snorkeling, diving, and fishing charters are close and so much fun. I would highly recommend this place to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Family Vacation Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We went to celebrate our Anniversary with our 3 sons, daughter in law and new granddaughter. The cottage was perfect and had all the amenities needed plus an amazing view of the bay. The space was well designed and the patios are screened. Our family enjoyed diving and jet skiing at Hawke's Cay. We also went to the new aquarium and Theater of the Sea.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation home/condo

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time staying in Carter Cottage and our 5th time in Hawks Cay. This cottage has everything you need for a relaxing vacation. Our middle schoolers enjoyed the pool by the unit. It's very family friendly. We take the kayaks and enjoy fishing right out the back door in Toms Harbor. We also take our bikes and enjoy riding in the resort. Cooked in the unit some and enjoyed the restaurants close by as well. We love Bahia Honda State park. My husband and son went out 2 nights fishing on the Marathon Lady and had a blast. We also did a jet ski tour out of Captain Hook's and lived that as well. Great place. Love the condo and the middle keys.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Hawks Cay offers something for everyone. Rent a boat right on site and spend the day on the beautiful waters around Duck Key. You will be amazed at the water color of the Duck Key. Hawks Cay Marina offers just about everything you can imagine. Go kayaking, para sailing, rent boats, jet skis, paddle boards, and the list goes on! You can schedule a swim with the dolphins at Dolphin Connection also located on site. You can rent bikes in Marathon for the week and have them delivered to the Cottage. Schedule a dive/snorkel trip out of Dive Duck Key located at Hawks Cay Marina. Enjoy a day sport fishing on any one of the many charter boats located at Hawks Cay Marina. Catch a sunset cruise that leaves daily from the Marina. You can also hang out poolside, take in the sun and enjoy the resort itself. When the day is over, enjoy the in ground spa located right on your own private patio with water views.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 12.5%

* Payments accepted in US Dollars only
* $500 security deposit reserves dates and is fully refundable
* Rates do not include 12.5% tax or $200 cleaning fee
* 50% payment due 60 days out and balance due 14 days prior to check in
* Holidays required one week minimum rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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