Condo, 2 Bedrooms. 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6) King , 2 queen and l queen sofa bed
Janet & Bob Weidner
About Janet & Bob Weidner
Raising a family in CT, we spent many spring vacations checking out Florida. We did the east coast and the west and even the Panhandle, but once we discovered the Keys, we knew this was where we wanted to be. As retirement approached, we knew it was time to have our own place in the sun in the Keys. We and our family enjoy visiting at the condo and are happy to be able to share it with others. We're sure you and your family will enjoy it too!
Janet & Bob Weidner purchased this Condo in 2003
Why Janet & Bob Weidner chose Marathon
We are 'water people.' Swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, wake boarding, jet skiing, snorkeling and scuba diving--our family loves it all. Windy on the ocean, go to the Gulf. Windy on the Gulf, go to the Ocean. We had 3 weeks of time share in Marathon for many years, but when the place was sold to build million dollar condos, we knew it was time for us to buy our own place. We found the perfect small condo complex within 1/2 a mile of our old place. It had a dock for Dad and a pool for Mom and room enough for us to invite the kids and grandkids. We picked one of not too many that allow weekly rentals, which lets us share it with you. Marathon is close to everything in the Keys. It's just minutes to sandy beaches, shopping, restaurants and all kinds of entertainment. Having a large hospital in town also gives a comfort level when you are away from home. We love it here and think you will too!
What makes this Condo unique
Comfort and convenience! It's close to everything. We have the Gulf and the pool right here. The condo has all the comforts we are accustomed to at home. Having your own dock is tremendous plus--no need to get in the car and haul 'stuff.' Any boater knows how much 'stuff' you need as you head out for a day on the water. At the condo we have a lobster cooking pot, cake pans, a cookie sheet and 2 griddles for making pancakes and bacon and much more. We have been to places in the past where you are lucky to have 4 forks for 4 people and 2 pots to cook with--not comfortable for us, nor for you. So come, enjoy and be comfortable!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Smoke on balcony only. Safely discard butts & ash.
Portacrib and stroller for a little one.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Feb 1 to feb 8. 2020
Property was well maintained. The location is perfect in the Keys. One hour from Key West. No issues. Would consider renting again.
We loved staying at this property. Marathon is one of the most convenient areas as you have about an hour drive either way at most to see anything in the keys. The pool was always warm and we were able to use several times per day. We didn't have a boat so we did not have to dock but that area was nice, unfortunately didn't see any wildlife while walking on the dock but there were some gentlemen fishing and they caught several. Everyone is pleasant and Robert gave us all the information we needed prior to check in. Everything you need is right there. Close to great restaurants and things to do. I would stay here again if/when we choose to go again in the future. I would recommend bringing a beach towel or two as we could only find two. Luckily we did bring a couple along also. Plenty of bath towels and blankets. The bathrooms even work great as there are two by the bedrooms and a 1/2 bath on first floor!
Thanks for taking the time to write. We are glad that you enjoyed our vacation retreat. We are, however, puzzled by your comment about the beach towels. There were more than 6, when we were last there. We will be at the condo again in late April and will make it a point to restock.
This Is What "Happiness Is"
We had a great stay in Marathon at the Gulfpointe II Condo. The condo is in a great location with a beautiful view of the expansive bay and the condo pool instead of just a "waterfront" view of a canal. The condo is very well appointed, with everything you need for a wonderful week in the Keys!
Nice view, good fishing and boat dock.
Spacious condo in the Keys
Great location, pool, and dock for boat and/or fishing. It's a nice size condo for our family of four. Having a washer and dryer is a nice bonus. Would rent again!
Perfect quiet off the beaten path paradise.
" Happiness Is " is the perfect getaway for those that want to hang out in their boat or sit by the pool. You can see the boat ramp from the property so you know when a good time is to put your boat in and take it out of the water. The Island Fish Company is close enough to walk to for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Several other restaurants are super close. The views of the water are awesome. The Vaca cut is just a few hundred yards away with access to the Atlantic. We enjoyed snorkeling on the Sombrero Reef and a few shoals. We enjoyed seeing barracuda, nurse sharks, sea turtles and tons of smaller reef fish on our snorkel trips. We would definitely come again. It was great to have our boat so close to the unit. We didn't fish but several people staying in the same complex were successful everyday. They recommend the Jenny Lynn for charters. Lots of restaurants will cook your catch for dinner if you bring it to them. I cannot describe the color of the water. There are so many different variations of blues, teals and aquas that you never get tired of looking at it. The water is so clear too. We went to Key West a few times and to Big Pine Key to see the Key Deer, we saw 3. If you go to Key West be sure to go on a day when there are not a lot of cruise shops in port. Google the Key West cruise ship calendar to be sure you miss that mess. Don't eat at Mango's in Key West, I was expecting a great Cuban sandwich and was very disappointed, only one piece of ham and one piece of turkey, the sandwich was mostly bread. The unit itself is super nice and clean. We would recommend "Happiness Is" for a great relaxing vacation.
Charter fishing (both deep sea & back country) nearby. Party boats such as the Marathon Lady within walking distance. Swim with the dolphins at the Dolphin Research Center, see turtles at the Turtle Hospital, see the miniature Key Deer and look for the alligators at the Blue Hole in Big Pine Key. Do 'sunset' in Key West, visit Bahaia Honda park, go snorkeling , learn to dive--have a great, memorable vacation!!