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Recent Marathon reviews

  • ANOTHER "AWESOME" VACATION !!

    "Our 4th visit to ISLAND TRADER and we stayed a month this time! A wonderful relaxing vacation. The amazing view is still mesmerizing. We had one day of rain during our stay so, we really enjoyed the pool, the outdoor area and of course the amazing view. The outside is perfect ...a brand new five burner grill and new chairs under the tiki made drinks and dining with the ocean breeze a pleasure. The renovated kitchen with all new appliances is well stocked for all your indoor cooking. The wine fridge is a welcome addition..located near the wet bar in the dining area is very convenient. All the bedrooms have new high end linens and comforter sets giving the house a very updated look. The beds are comfortable and the a/c is cold. The bathrooms have new fluffy white towels and rugs to match. This home is in a very quiet neighborhood like you are on your own private island but, close to everything you need for groceries, fresh seafood, liquor and fabulous restaurants. Jackie and Bill are a delight to work with...only a phone call away. We absolutely love this house and have booked for May 2017...this is our May vacation spot and we are so so so happy to have found it. Stay here and you will be happy too !!"
    Guest: R&C M. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
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  • A true 5-star experience

    "We tend to be wary when there are more pictures of the outdoors than the indoors but Jerry's little flats in paradise break a lot of our standard rules. We are birders and naturalists and some of our most exciting sightings were 10 feet from where we were having tea. The apartment is comfortable, clean and well-appointed but you wont be spending much time indoors. The host is unusually generous with savvy advice about local restaurants, fishing, parks, pests, & weather. He knows his territory. He is even more generous with unexpected amenities like kayaks, snorkeling/fishing gear, a park pass, bicycles, & lanterns. All this extra gear is high quality and in good repair. The value of these amenities make this property an unexpected bargain. The claims about the natural diversity literally at your door are not exaggerated. If you love nature you may never leave the patio. In fact there's a hammock out there if you can't tear yourself away. Doing business with the host was trouble-free. Layton is tiny and quiet but there's a destination Italian restaurant (Acquapazza) just a couple of blocks away. The indoors is nothing fancy but it was attractive, practical, & sturdy. The bathroom was very clean and the shower is a standout. The kitchen is a little dark but perfectly serviceable. We got a chuckle out of the whimsical coffee tables. Jerry built this place for fun in a stunningly beautiful place and it delivers, big time. Rent it and get your feet wet! Highest recommendation!"
    Guest: Maureen M. Date of Stay: November 2015 Review Submitted: January 10, 2016
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  • Luxury in Paradise

    "We have rented in the Keys for the past 6 years but this was our first time in this house and this will be the ONLY house we rent from now on. The bedrooms each have their own bathroom, the kitchen is huge, get appointments (tv, etc). The pool is fabulous and the iguanas are interesting to watch. The dock and fish station are perfect for boaters. We enjoyed meeting Cindy and Tom and while I love this house I hate to rave about it as we would like to keep it as our secret spot but it is just to good to not share. Thanks again - see you in 2017."
    Guest: vicki S. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 17, 2016
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  • Can't make better memories than this!!!!

    "Best Vacation Ever! The view is priceless. The kayaks and bikes are such a nice "extra". The house had plenty of room for our group. The house and the surrounding area are very well kept. The check in and check out process is made extremely easy. Our family had the ultimate "Keys" experience staying in this house. We made wonderful memories. We would rent this house every year! So worth it."
    Guest: KMoore Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 2, 2016
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