Tucked away on a private peninsula on the Gulf of Mexico in a small, quiet complex, Hideaway by the Sea is a sunny and spacious two-story townhome. Large, wrap-around balconies on each floor - one off the living room and the other upstairs off the master bedroom - make Hideaway By the Sea feel even more open and airy than it already is, and offer spectacular sunset views.
Hideaway By the Sea is just steps away from the heated pool and the complex is adjacent to Vaca Cut which provides easy access for Gulf-to-Atlantic boating, diving, water sports, and fishing.
The private Gulfpointe II dock is directly on the Gulf of Mexico and has a fish-cleaning table and solar lighting. It's a great spot for fishing, sunning, and watching the sunset. Among other sea and sky life, pelicans, egrets, heron, sea turtles, and the occasional manatee or shark sometimes come by for a visit. Vacation rental includes first-come, first-serve dockage (for your boat or rented boat up to 30 feet, no electric or water hook-up provided). Dock space is not guaranteed but has not been a problem. Otherwise, there are nearby marinas and boat storage facilities with easy access.
Park in the shade in the assigned carport under the building, then walk up the adjacent staircase overlooking the pool to the front door. Inside is a comfortable living and dining area with brand new (Aug 2018) eco-friendly flooring, two 10-foot glass doors opening to the L-shaped balcony complete with views and a patio table and chairs, and a fully-equipped kitchen with washer and dryer, stainless appliances, and a handy half bath.
Upstairs has two sizable bedrooms and two oversized, full baths. The master bedroom has a comfortable king bed and two 10-foot glass doors leading to the L-shaped balcony which offers awesome sunrise and sunset views and patio furniture to sit and enjoy. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom with double sinks, shower, and private toilet area. The second bedroom has two memory foam/gel queen beds, overlooks the bay, and has easy access to the hall bath with tub.
Hideaway By the Sea has 1,357 square feet and is meticulously maintained and stocked. You will feel good about calling it your Florida Keys home away from home.
Beach chairs, beach towels, a beach bag, fishing poles, numerous games, and books are provided. Buckets, noodles, coolers, a beach umbrella and other fun-in-the-sun gear may be available for your use while you're staying at Hideaway By the Sea. Selection and amount always varies and is not guaranteed, but there is usually enough to get you started on your adventures.
Free Wi-Fi and cable TV is included during your stay.
One of four townhouse-style condo units in each of five buildings, Hideaway By the Sea is located on the islands of Marathon in the heart of the Florida Keys at MM53. Key Largo is about 50 miles northeast, Key West is about 50 miles southwest, and there is plenty of Florida Keys fun and beauty in both directions.
There is also so much to do and see in right in our own little island town of Marathon, including spending sun-drenched days fishing or at the beach, savoring countless happy hours and restaurants, plunging into Marathon's world-class dive sites, or tooling around the crystal coastal waters snorkeling, jet skiing and paddle boarding. Marathon's Turtle Hospital offers inspiring guided tours and the Dolphin Research Center offers swimming encounters. Ride the tour ferry out to Pigeon Key off of the famous Seven Mile Bridge - a must-do for the learned history and the beauty. Walk the nature trails at Crane Point Museum and Nature Center - beautiful! There is so much to enjoy every single day!
Tucked away from public buildings, traffic, and public access, Hideaway By the Sea truly IS a hideaway - upscale, tranquil, relaxing, and very inviting. Watching the boats come and go across the Gulf of Mexico never gets tiring, and taking in both the sunrise and the sunset from the wrap-around balconies is a daily treat. It's a wonderful place to escape to and a fantastic home-base for your Florida Keys vacation!
City of Marathon Vacation Rental License PLR2018-00012
Hideaway By the Sea is not wheelchair or handicap accessible. There are two staircases and no elevators.
MINI SEASON & LOBSTER SEASON: We are not permitted to rent Hideaway By the Sea during mini season (the last Wednesday and Thursday of every July) or the first week of lobster season (every August 6-13) UNLESS either of those dates are inclusive of a 28-day stay.
No pets are allowed. Smoking inside is prohibited.
Visit this website to obtain a fishing license/lobster tag if you are planning to fish/lobster:
The Fishing Dept at KMart at MM50 (three miles south) sells fishing licenses. Per my last inquiry, fishing licenses are printed out on the spot and are $17.50 for a three-day license, $30.50 for a weekly license, and $47.50 for an annual license .