"We had a lovely Christmas vacation at Janet and Bob's condo in Marathon and they are very responsive and easy to work with. It was our first VRBO experience and we were a bit apprehensive but it was such a good experience with Janet and Bob as owners, we will definitely use VRBO again. From an ease of transaction perspective, it could not have been easier and they communicated regularly and quickly with us. The condo is exactly as it appears in the pictures. If you are wanting the most up to date décor, this probably isn't the place for you. However if you want large, comfortable, very well appointed with many extras you wouldn't have in a hotel (all cooking supplies your could ever need, beach towels, fishing gear, beach chairs, etc.), steps to either the ocean or pool, a wonderful dock to fish from, awesome wildlife, a central location, and clean and neat accommodations- then this is the place for you! As you can tell- I'll take Happiness Is. There are huge and expansive balconies on both levels to view the ocean. There is a large and very comfortable living room. Kitchen is small but has a big dining table easily seating 6. Kitchen may be small but they have every cooking utensil you could possibly need- we wanted for nothing. As an added bonus, there is a full size newer washer and dryer- very handy. Also on the first level is a 1/2 bath. Upstairs contains 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The master is huge with great views. It's a bit of a strange layout- there is an on suite bath however no door to separate from the bedroom so might be odd if you need a lot of privacy. Bath is big as well as the large closet. The owners are quite generous and happy for you to use their beach towels, chairs, and fishing supplies and it's all very nice. My other caution is the master BR mattress. It tends toward the very soft so could be uncomfortable if you need/prefer firm. The 2nd BR has 2 full size beds (may be queens) and also plenty of space. 2nd full bath is also a good size. There are 3 large flat screen TV's (living room and both bedrooms) as well as WIFI. I cannot think of 1 single thing that we needed that was not already in the condo. Fun things to do: Dolphins + in Key Largo, Seaplane excursion to the Dry Tortugas park, deep sea fishing and fishing off the dock (we caught 2 sm hammerhead sharks!), Mangrove Mammas, Castaways, Hemmingway house in Key West, renting bikes and kayaks. I would absolutely recommend Happiness Is!"
Guest: Danna M.
Date of Stay: December 2016
Review Submitted: January 10, 2017