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Recent Marathon reviews

  • Spectacularly located & outfitted

    "One week was not enough. We were just getting into the 'keys mindset' as the week ended -- but luckily, we had booked for two weeks! If you are looking for nightlife, this is not the place. But if you want to rewind, relax, and enjoy nature while not compromising on comfort, this is a perfect spot. Sunsets are amazing -- from dock, pool, porch, bedrooms ... virtually anywhere on the property except the driveway. We rented a skiff for a few days, but actually enjoyed being at the house more. Very private spot in residential neighborhood. Great fishing from the dock. Wonderful pool and spa. We had a spotted eagle ray basking in the shallows near the dock one evening that must have had a 6 foot span across. Lobsters under the dock come out at night -- bring a good flashlight to spot their eyes in the water. Kayaking over to the mangroves (a good distance but easy going near the shore's wind shadow) brought lots more fish sightings (including young nurse sharks) and many birds. I wish that I had spent more time over there! We have spent a lot of time in the caribbean over the years and this was by far one of our best escapes. June is hot and humid in the keys even in SC terms -- you acclimate quickly, but be sure to hydrate, and as mentioned AC worked flawlessly in the house. Also, a quick dip in pool or bay cools you quickly!"
    Guest: Jeff Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: June 12, 2016
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  • First trip to the keys!

    "We escaped the snow and cold of Michigan to spend two weeks in paradise! " Happiness Is" is just what it says, very happy. We had no idea what we were going to due with so much time. The crab and seafood festival just happened on our middle weekend and it was great. Excellent food everywhere we went and the service was very personable. We took a day trip to The Dry Tortugas National Park out of Key West, long day but worth the trip! The condo was fantastic, it's everything as stated on the web site or better. We could not have found anything better for the money. Plenty of room for us and our daughter. One of the most amazing qualities of this unit are the neighbors, we were welcomed as if we were life members. Everyone helped us out when fishing off the dock or looking for a store. Very friendly people! We simply loved Marathon Key. None of the craziness of Key West, yet everything you need without leaving the island. The pool was always perfect, warm and clean. Went on snorkeling tour, beaches and charter fishing trip all were great! If we get the chance to return to the Keys, "Happiness Is" is where you will find us!"
    Guest: MICHAEL G. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
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  • Beautiful home on the water

    "We very much enjoyed staying at Island Paradise! The house was beautiful and perfectly situated on the water; exactly as described in the listing and check in was incredibly easy. We were able to pull our boat up to the dock and make use of the bait freezer and fish cleaning table. We enjoyed sitting out by the water every night having cocktails and watching the fish swim around the snook light. The pool was lovely and we spent a ton of time in it! We frequently went out on the kayaks. The kitchen was modern and very well stocked with everything you could possibly need. The beds were comfortable and there was plenty of parking for our vehicles and boat trailer. The house was very close to several restaurants and grocery stores, we found it very easy to get around. We would definitely be interested in staying here again and have already recommended it to friends!! Thank you for you sharing your home with us!!"
    Guest: Tia E. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 21, 2016
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  • Relaxing waterfront - clean and comfortable

    "A perfect home for our group: five adults and four teens. The teens wanted to share a bedroom and the bunk beds were perfect. The two living rooms allowed everyone to spread out to talk or read while others watched TV; yet all nine fit in the living room comfortably together. Plenty of outdoor seating, although most of us preferred to sit on the wall near the water. Outdoor grilling was our preferred cooking method. The indoor pool was wonderful. Bathrooms are updated and clean. Enjoyed the walk-in rain shower. The "teen" bathroom was perfect -- double sinks in one area and a pocket door to separate the toilet/shower area -- allowed the teens to get ready together. The extra refrigerator in the garage came in handy. Nice washer/dryers. The house is in a great location - close to Turtle Hospital, Dolphin Research Center, Boondocks, Sombrero Beach, Bahia Honda Beach and approx. 1 hour from Key West. The neighborhood is nice for a jog and long walks. We had one glitch upon arrival which Jackie quickly took care of; also the sliding glass doors to get in to and out of the house were a bit challenging (humidity?) but that didn't stop us! Thanks Tudor and Jim, you were fantastic to work with. We appreciate your quick response to our inquiries/emails. The views are breathtaking; the sunsets across the water were wonderful; and the house is beautiful. Highly recommend this oasis; close to everything yet away from it all!"
    Guest: Lorraine Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 27, 2016
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