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Recent Marathon Area reviews

  • We loved it, and we'll be back!!

    "This was our first stay in this home, and we can't wait to return! Four of the six people in our group had never been to the Keys or rented a vacation home before. They now say they are spoiled for future trips and any future places will have to be as nice as this one! The owners, Joe and Mary, responded in a timely manner to emailed questions about the house. The renting process was very easy and stress free. The check in/check out process was easy to follow. The property manager, Debbie, was immediately available for the few questions we had while we were in the home. Outdoors: The gas grill was put to good use nearly every day. We loved eating every meal out on the main floor balcony, looking at the great view/ listening to the water. Even though we didn't bring our boat, the guys loved fishing off of the dock. There is plenty of space for a boat, and the fish cleaning station and the bait freezer got a workout while we were there because the mangrove snapper and tarpon were really biting most of the week. We only took the double kayak out a few times because it was really windy, but it was so nice to not have to bring ours down with us. The small island off to the right is good little jaunt and great for bird watching. We brought extra bikes to go along with the two that were provided so all 6 of us could ride. The pool although on the small side (most are in the Keys) was perfect for sitting and chatting with friends. We had a lot of wildlife visiting us, too. A large iguana, a huge land crab, fish, baby sharks (caught and released at night), a manatee swimming by, and lots of birds. I rode my bike to the grocery and fish market! Did I mention the VIEW..and the stars at night..and the breezes?! Inside: The house is well stocked and very functional. The downstairs entry is great for storing all of your gear that doesn't need to go upstairs, like fishing gear, bikes, extra water, etc. There is ample closet space throughout. The washer and dryer are nice to have. The main living area is smallish, but we were rarely in the house. The bedrooms were all a nice size and the whole house is tastefully decorated. The pictures online are up-to-date, so no arriving and seeing 30 year old furniture.It is a nice layout with basically two master suites on the top floor and a full bath and bedroom on the main living floor. Florida is hot and the A/C in this place is great when you want/need to be inside. Great TV. THANK YOU!! WE'LL BE BACK!!"
    Guest: Kim L. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: October 27, 2016
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  • Awesome Vacation

    "This was our family's first trip to the Florida Keys. Our family, which consists of 5 children ages 11 to 19, have taken several vacations to Bahamas and Mexico. This was by far the best vacation. The house was perfect and had everything we needed. Centrally located between Key West and Islamorada. We can't wait to go back!"
    Guest: steve h. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 18, 2016
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  • Beautifully furnished, Perfect Location

    "Our family had a wonderful time at the Hammerhead Cottage! Key Colony Beach is the perfect base camp - in the middle of Marathon, great amenities (pool/beach), close to grocery/convenience stores, relaxing atmosphere and boat access to spectacular fishing. We got off to a bumpy start due to a snafu with the cleaning company. Natalie immediately took care of the issue! The cottage is beautifully furnished and decorated - Natalie has exceptional taste. The house is well-stocked with just about everything you could possibly need during your stay. We rented a boat and having the dock, cleaning table and bait freezer at the house made our fishing excursions easy and carefree. The girls even fished right off the dock, catching a nurse shark and a barracuda! We visited the Turtle Hospital (be sure to make reservations - they get busy), Sombrero Beach, and snorkeled at Sombrero Reef. Fishing was fun and we got lucky with some snapper! We'll definitely be back!"
    Guest: Brandye F. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 28, 2016
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  • Beautiful large family friendly house

    "We stayed for a week and enjoyed every second. The house has a very family friendly feel to it. The sunsets were amazing. Would defiantly stay again. Also worked out with the conjoined doors in between the duplexes since our friends rented the other side. The only two things I would think about changing is... The pool was very dirty by the end of the week. I think if it was cleaned half way through the week it would have been better. Also, the intial cleaning of the house could have been a little better. New bed sheets, vacuuming and a really good mopping would have made it 5 stars."
    Guest: Kelly C. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 12, 2016
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