Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Marathon that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $260 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in Marathon. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Discover Marathon luxury rentals

The city of Marathon is a top destination for Florida Keys luxury rentals. Spanning 13 islands, Marathon offers gorgeous beaches and colorful barrier reefs with marine life for snorkeling and diving. You could visit Sombrero Beach and Plum Beach to see loggerhead sea turtles nesting, or you might spend time strolling through Curry Hammock State Park to enjoy its shoreline and mangroves. If you want to get up close and personal with wildlife, you can visit the Dolphin Research Center to see marine life in a shallow lagoon. Other highlights in Marathon include Crane Point, a tropical rainforest area with a bird rescue center and a local history museum.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Marathon vacation rentals

Marathon's oceans are home to some of the most diverse marine life in the country, and there's no shortage of visitor centers in the area celebrating the wildlife that call this corner of Florida home. Families, in particular, will enjoy the chance to interact and swim with dolphins at the Dolphin Research Center, located in nearby Grassy Key. Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters is another must-visit institution that's just a stone's throw from most Marathon vacation rentals; here, you can feed the stingrays, get up close with the nurse sharks, and swim around a coral reef.

Activities

What to do near Marathon vacation homes

Life in Marathon is centered firmly on the ocean, so it's no surprise to learn that the range of watersports on offer here is second to none. When you're done sunbathing and swimming at the beach, you can book a Jet Ski excursion, or even try your hand at kayaking, paddleboarding, and snorkeling. For a more peaceful way to enjoy the waters, organize a fishing charter with a local provider—the Marathon area provides optimum conditions for deep-sea and reef fishing alike. After all that activity, you can get a different view of the horizon with a romantic sunset cruise along the Florida Keys coastline.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Marathon vacation homes

The Sunshine State lives up to its name in Marathon; average highs in the summer months can climb as high as 90°F, which makes it the perfect time to hit the sands. That said, Florida's climate is a tropical one and the hottest months also see slightly more rain, though the showers rarely last for long. To avoid any possibility of wet weather, travel a little later or earlier in the year, when temperatures are still pretty high and precipitation practically non-existent. Cheap Marathon vacation rentals are also generally easier to come by outside of the busy summer months.

Natural features

Marathon's marine marvels

When it comes to natural beauty and biodiversity, few other regions in the United States can compete with the Florida Keys coastline. The incredibly high level of diversity in the area around Marathon is proudly showcased in the Crane Point Museum and Nature Center, a facility boasting a natural history museum, a rescue center for birds, and various nature trails. It's also got plenty of features designed for kids and is located within easy reach of central Marathon vacation rentals, making it the ideal setting for a family day out.

Beaches

Best beaches near Marathon vacation rentals

Marathon has numerous beaches catering to different travelers. Vacation homes can be found near places like Sombrero Beach, a park and beach with picnic areas, calm waters for swimming, and loggerhead turtle nests, and Curry Hammock State Park, a beach park with campgrounds, hiking trails, wetlands, and watersports. You'll also like Sunset Park, a cozy beach with scenic views of the ocean and a tranquil atmosphere.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Marathon

Fly into Marathon, FL (MTH-Florida Keys Marathon), the closest airport, located 1.8 mi (3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Key West, FL (EYW-Key West Intl.), which is 43.9 mi (70.6 km) away.

Family friendly

Family attractions near Marathon vacation homes

Families with children will find no shortage of fun attractions in Marathon. Vacation home rentals can be found near places like the Turtle Hospital, a conservation center with rescued sea turtles and habitats, and Crane Point Museums & Nature Center, a complex with natural history exhibits, marine touch tanks, and a bird research center. Kids will also like Oceanfront Park, which offers dog-friendly spaces, fields, picnic areas, and opportunities for fishing and kite flying.

How many vacation rentals are available around Marathon?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,252 vacation rentals around Marathon. From 962 house rentals to 59 villa rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.