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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Marathon reviews

  • One of our families favorite VRBO Homes

    "Beautiful, clean home. The dock was our favorite part. We saw Nurse Shark, Sting Ray and dolphins daily. We will diffently be back!"
    Guest: Dwayne B. Date of Stay: March 2017 Review Submitted: March 19, 2017
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  • Relaxation is your only option

    "We spent the week of New Years 2017at Blue Palms and could not have been more pleased. The owners have decorated the home tastefully and with an incredible attention to detail. The house is very well-appointed and clean, and the amenities set this property apart. We are a family that likes to stay active and this property promotes exploration by supplying cruiser bikes and kayaks. We spent the mornings jogging through the neighborhood or biking along the easily-accessible path 1/2 mile away. We kayaked the calm water frequently and snorkeled off the dock daily. Although the water temp. was at its seasonal nadir, the weather had been so warm that we were able to snorkel without wetsuits. We saw multitudes of fish, including schools of parrot fish, cowfish, angels, etc. We also saw lobster, horseshoe crabs, stingrays, and even a pair of nurse sharks under the neighbor's dock (secret: the neighbor's dock is like a mini-reef). And if you want to just kick back and relax, the pool and surrounding deck and hammock are the perfect places for taking in the sun with a cocktail if that's your thing. I find some of the comments about the bug volume or sea grass interesting. Yes there are bugs, and many bite, especially at night. And the sea grass will wash up on shore, creating a bit of a mess and smell. But this is the Keys. You are in the tropics. Simply use insect repellant and wade through the sea grass (and keep the TV off) and forget the outside world. Lay on the patio and watch the shooting stars at night. Peer through crystal clear water to spot the fascinating sea creatures. You will be rewarded by the peace and tranquility of Blue Palms. Additionally: the fishing poles have been abused by previous guests, so if you are intent on fishing, bring your own gear. The kitchen has everything you will ever need to cook/eat. The grill is in great shape. Dining: skip Island Fish co. Enjoy Herbies for dinner, Burdines for lunch. Tarpon Creek is decent, good for kids. If you want to drive 30 min for a great fish sandwich and beautiful setting with live music, try Lorelei's in Islamorada. Fun: Take the snorkel trip out of Bahia Honda Park and enjoy the park after your trip. Some of the best snorkeling we've had.. 6 ft reef shark, spotted eagle rays, and 300-lb grouper. We hope to get back to Marathon soon. We'll be checking with Tom in order to rent Blue Palms again. FYI, He fixed a bike the day after learning it was broken, Wow!"
    Guest: Joseph A. Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: January 10, 2017
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  • Good experience!

    "We spent 8 nights at Shiranie's house with our 4-year-old and our twin babies. And we really enjoyed our stay. We found the house as shown in the pictures - and furthermore, it was really clean and well supplied. Location is great with walking distance to the beach, and Shiranie was really nice to be in contact with. The only downside: The pull-out sleeper couch in the living room which we parents slept on (as our kids took up all the beds) was really not comfortable at all. Also, the dishwasher needs fixing as it tends to kinda fall out of the cupboard when stacked and opened (all appliances work well though!). Finally, the yard could need a little landscaping-love - but that's maybe just our taste. Overall a really good experience in regard to the fair price Shiranie's asking for the house!"
    Guest: Alexander v. Date of Stay: March 2017 Review Submitted: March 15, 2017
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  • Roomy, comfortable and wonderfully located on a pristine aquamarine inlet

    "4 bedrooms + 3 bathrooms of comfort. Very clean, roomy and convenient location. The Hawks Cay resort is top notch and just a 5 minute walk. The inlet is beautiful, the water georgeous and dotted with awesome homes. I am looking forward to coming back with my family. I know my wife and kids will love it!"
    Guest: Miguel L. Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: December 11, 2016
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