Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Marathon, FL 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 $170 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

Seaside relaxation at Marathon vacation home rentals

Year-round sunshine, spectacular landscapes, and idyllic white-sand beaches; it's not hard to understand why the city of Marathon sees visitors return year after year. Holidaymakers flock to this corner of the Florida Keys to swim in the tranquil teal waters, try their hand at daring watersports, and explore one of the most varied ecosystems in the country. Throw in the famously friendly locals, a host of renowned seafood restaurants, and a wide variety of Marathon vacation rentals to choose from, and you've got the perfect recipe for a sun-soaked getaway.

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 Key West Intl. Airport (EYW), the closest airport, located 43.9 mi (70.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Marathon, FL (MTH-Florida Keys Marathon), which is 1.8 mi (3 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.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Marathon?

Whatever vacation experience you're seeking, you'll find a rental in or around Marathon that suits your style. Here are some of our favorites:

  • "Sombrero Beach Home On Canal With Private Dock And Heated Pool" is popular with guests. Around 0.1 miles from Marathon, it has 3 bedrooms and loads of handy amenities, including a barbecue grill and towels.
  • "Key West Oasis, Seperate Cottage" also promises a memorable getaway, offering 2 bedrooms, a nearby beach, towels and more. It's around 45 miles from Marathon.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Marathon vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Marathon?

You need only set foot into one of our tiny house vacation rentals in Marathon to recognize that awesome things really do come in tiny packages. Efficiently designed to maximize every square inch of space, these pint-sized pads promise a big vacation experience:

  • Leave the world behind and escape to "Tiny House In Key Largo Paradise". This property in Key Largo packs plenty of comforts into its compact space, such as a barbecue grill and a washing machine.
  • Alternatively, book a weekend away at "Tiny House Rv, Kayak, Beach, Marina". Situated in Key Largo, this teensy abode comes with a barbecue grill and a hair dryer.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Marathon?

Get away from the treadmill of daily life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Marathon. Whether you want to catch up with pals or spend time with your love, there'll be something to suit your style. Here are a few places we think you'll love:

  • "Wow Private Pool, Ocean Front" is ideal for one or two days of enjoyment and rest. It features a range of amenities, such as a kitchen and a washing machine, and is located roughly 2 miles to the east of Marathon.
  • Alternatively, make new memories with loved ones at "Coconut Sunsets And Open Water Views", which is around 2 miles to the northeast of Marathon. Take advantage of children's games, WiFi and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Marathon?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish pick, perfectly suited for couples or solo adventurers. Spend your days checking out the area and your nights relaxing in your comfy hideaway. These vacation properties in or near Marathon are guaranteed to please:

  • One of our top picks is "Waterfront Luxury Living Inside And Out". Lock in a few nights or longer at this popular apartment and you'll have access to a phone and pet-friendly services.
  • Alternatively, use "Ocean's Edge Spectacular Panoramic Ocean View Apartment" as a base to discover the sights around you. This cozy home away from home comes with a porch, off-street parking options and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Marathon?

Whether you're after a cozy cabin or a house with enough space for the family, you'll find the perfect place on Vrbo. Treat yourself to a mini break at one of these top picks in or near Marathon:

  • Close to the center of Marathon, "Coconut Sunsets And Open Water Views" rolls out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not chilling out in your comfortable digs, get out and explore what's around you.
  • "Cloud 9 ~ It's Heaven On Earth In This 3b" is also well located. Bunk down here and discover why guests rate this property highly.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Marathon?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend together. If you'd like to spend a couple of relaxing evenings away with your beloved, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Marathon that will whisk you off your feet:

  • Put on some mellow music and kick back together at "Sombrero Beach Home On Canal With Private Dock And Heated Pool". Around 0.1 miles from Marathon, this property has all you need for a romantic weekend away, including a swimming pool and air conditioning.
  • Otherwise, spend a few days canoodling and uncorking Champagne at "Kayak Boot Key Harbor, 75ft Canal Home", around 0.1 miles from Marathon. Beach sun loungers and a restaurant dining guide will help set the scene for romance.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Marathon?

Big groups mean big fun. They also mean finding a place that'll effortlessly fit your whole squad. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Marathon and get everyone together under the one roof:

  • A great range of amenities including a nearby waterfront and a water park make "Spectacular Waterfront Estate" a standout. This sizable getaway has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 14 guests. From the center of Marathon, it's around 1 mile away to the south.
  • Nothing is more important than hanging out with the people you love, and "Sun Of A Beach 7bed/5bath Updated Single Family With Private Pool" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 1 mile to the south of Marathon, as many as 16 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 7 bedrooms. A swimming pool and a kitchen are among the numerous amenities at hand here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Marathon?

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can have, a pool is one of the most coveted. Check out these houses for rent with a pool in or near Marathon and spend your days splashing around. Just don't forget to bring your inflatable flamingo:

  • Pack your swim gear and book a few days or more at "Spacious Ground Level Gulf Side House W". There are plenty of other great amenities here, including a microwave oven and a fridge.
  • Otherwise, enjoy a change of scenery at "Best Marathon House With Heated Pool And Spa". Along with an invigorating pool, make use of childrens activities and free toiletries.

Marathon has a tropical savanna climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging between 80 ºF and 85 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summer to visit! Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Marathon vacation rental and plan your escape for whatever season you like.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Marathon?

It's always more fun to share wonderful times with the people that are closest to your heart. Whether you're organizing a family break or celebrating a special occasion with good friends, Vrbo has a large vacation rental that's just right for you. Here are two of our best in and around Marathon:

  • About 25 miles to the west of Marathon, "Blue Vacation Home With Private Heated Pool" has 4 bedrooms and fits up to 8 guests. It comes with a range of amenities, including free toiletries and a living room.
  • "Life In Paradise With Boat Slip At #1 Rated Resort In Marathon" also offers the space you need to live it up with loved ones. This property is around 4 miles to the east of central Marathon and accommodates as many as 8 guests in its 3 bedrooms. A microwave oven and a separate dining area will help keep everyone happy and comfortable.

If you're eager to visit some family-friendly attractions in the area, you have plenty of choice. Dolphin Research Center, The Turtle Hospital and Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge offer fun for both kids and grown-ups.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Marathon?

Nothing's more important than family, which is why we'll help you find a space where you can truly connect. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Marathon and make wonderful new memories with the ones you love the most:

  • "Cabin - Sand Is The New Snow - New 4bedroom W" - Enjoy fun and laughs with your crew at this getaway, which is around 1 mile east of central Marathon. A barbecue grill and outdoor furniture are some of its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Cabin - Dog - Friendly, Oceanfront Duplex With Private Beach Access And Dock" - Another awesome choice, this property comes with a microwave oven, a toaster and more. You'll find it around 16 miles to the northeast of Marathon.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Marathon vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.