Kick back at Castaway

View from the dockCastaway KitchenCastaway Living roomCastaway Dining roomTile mural of ocean viewCastaway Master bedroomCastaway living room west endCastaway Guest bedroomBeautiful sunsetCastaway, view from the east side of the canal.
“ Excellent ”
23 Reviews
11188 5th Avenue Ocean, Marathon, FL 33050


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per night: $150 - $225
Per week: $1,000 - $1,100
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Marathon vacation home rental
Castaway is a 2 bedroom 2 bath ocean view waterfront home in Marathon, Florida keys.
The home has been extensively remodeled. It is fully furnished and includes a living room, dining room and fully equipped kitchen. It contains such deluxe features as skylights, picture window, naturaly finished woodwork, recessed lighting, chilled filtered water, French doors, stainless appliances, marble tiled master bath and granite countertops.

The master bedroom contains a queen size bed, full size in the guest room and has sleeping room for 2 on the queen size convertible bed in the living room. It has air conditioning and heating, new appliances, ceiling fans in every room, new laundry equipment and satellite TV in the living room and master bedroom.

There is direct 5 minute deep water access to both the ocean and gulf right from our 65 ft long dock. The dock has low voltage lighting, fresh water, 30 amp power for larger boats, several rod holders and a fish cleaning station.
Fishing is excellent right from our dock. The dockside is east facing and shaded during the afternoons and evenings for comfortable dockside dining/partying. The canal flows through to Vaca Cut so the water quality is excellent for swimming right from the dock.

The waterside patio contains the gas grill, charcoal smoker and wood fireplace.

This area is a world renowned fishing, boating, diving and snorkeling area and all these activities are available locally via charter operators. A package of information and sites developed from 20 plus years of local experience is included.
Area Information
The home is located in Marathon, Key Vaca, near mile marker 52 on the Overseas Highway , centrally located between Key West and the mainland and in easy reach of attractions such as Key West, Miami and South Beach, Disney World, the Kennedy Space Center, St Augustine and the Everglades / 1000 islands area. Locally, Sombrero Beach, Sombrero Reef, the Dolphin Research Center and the sunrise/sunsets viewed from the Seven Mile Bridge attract thousands of visitors annually.There are many excellent local restaurants, a couple within walking distance, all within easy driving distance. Churches, supermarkets and pharmacies are also located on the island.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2015 Apr 30 2015 $175 $225 $1,100 $3,300 3 Nights
May 01 2015 Jun 30 2015 $175 $225 $1,000 $3,000 3 Nights
Jul 01 2015 Aug 31 2015 $175 $225 $1,100 $3,300 3 Nights
Sep 01 2015 Nov 14 2015 $175 $225 $1,000 $3,000 3 Nights
Nov 14 2015 Apr 30 2016 $175 $225 $1,100 $3,300 1 Week
Nov 17 2015 Dec 31 2015 $150 $200 $1,000 $3,000 3 Nights
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Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 11.5
Deposits: $200.00 upon booking Balance 6 weeks before arrival.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Cleaning fee $100.00 Rates based on 4 persons. $10.00 per night each additional person. 4 adults max.


  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Oceanfront
  • Pet Friendly
  • Beach Chairs
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beach Towels
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Linens Provided
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Activities

  • Aquarium
  • Sailing
  • Parasailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (2 miles)
  • Boating
  • Scuba Diving
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (2 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Pool
    (2 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (3 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Beach
    (4 miles)
  • Ocean
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (1 mile)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Marathon, Florida

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Joe Hasson

Joe Hasson

cape may court house, nj 08210

It was great

February 19, 2015

It was a great Month and we wish we were still there, the weather was great and the house was also great and had everything we needed. The only problem was the one shower didn't work, other than that we had everything we needed and had a great time. A very quiet area and good neighbor's. were going back next year hopefully for 2 Months, Jan and Feb

Carlene Kincaid

Carlene Kincaid

Port Orange, Fl 32128

Marathon, keys

November 26, 2014

Very nice and very clean! Newly decorated with great care! Kitchen has most utensils that you need. Grills were not ready for use. Bathrooms were small but clean, new and nicely decorated. Bedrooms also nice but small bedroom guests stated mattress to soft rolled to middle. We had rainy cold weather and spent time at home. TV outdated and DVD player did not work. The owners put great care into this property and is well worth the fee. I would recommend. Safe area with a beautiful view. Just need weather to cooperate! We left 2'days early because of weather!

Mike Pion

Mike Pion

Port Charlotte, Florida

Great stay

November 6, 2014

We rented the Castaway because of the location. We do a lot of fishing and that area has always been good to us. Come to find out we could catch fish right off the dock; not big fish but always something biting. We were pleasantly surprised by the accommodations. The place was very clean and larger than we expected. The newer renovations made it very easy to settle in. We were relaxing within minutes. We came home with many bags of fillets for the freezer. Thank you Don for helping us with that.

Tim Burford

Tim Burford

muncie , Indiana


October 6, 2014

It was perfect. Cant wait to come back.

Jorge Rivadeneira

Jorge Rivadeneira

Miami, Fl


July 16, 2014

this was an excellent property to stay. everything was perfect,beautiful decorated house, we enjoyed it very much.I would recommend it .

Michelle Lincoln

Michelle Lincoln

Portland Oregon

Best Vacation

May 28, 2014

Castaway has absolutely everything you could possibly need to enjoy a fabulous home away from home! The view from the deck off the short canal to the ocean is amazing!

Mary Stoudt

Mary Stoudt

Kill Devil Hills NC USA


February 3, 2014

Lovely home nicely decorated. Everything we needed was there. The kitchen had all the dishes, silverware and pots and pans we could have wanted and even included included spices. Situated on a canal, it has a view of the ocean. We were very pleased.

Marjorie Holland

Marjorie Holland

Falmouth, MA USA

Wish we were still here

January 29, 2014

We enjoyed everything about this house and location. All we wanted was warm temps, sunshine and fishing and that is exactly what we had. The home was very clean and well appointed. We felt at home the minute we walked in the door. We were fortunate there was a cancellation in January to allow us to stay here for a week. As soon as we got back home, we wanted to come back. Unfortunately the house is booked through March. If the house was available, we would have booked another week in February or March. The owner was wonderful to work with. The location was great. If you like fresh baked cupcakes, check out Sweet Savanna's just a short walk away.

Jorge Carbonell

Jorge Carbonell


Home Away From Home

January 21, 2014

My family and I love going to this property. The property itself is located on a saltwater canal with great views to the bay. The restaurants in the area have wonderful food and the fishing is great as well. Cant wait to go back this year.

DeAnn Kamp

DeAnn Kamp

Estero, FL

Loved it!

December 19, 2013

We just wanted a quick get away and a reasonably priced place to stay in the keys. Here it is! This was my mother's first trip to the Key's and it was perfect. From fishing on the dock to enjoying a day at Key West. Great accommodations and location!

Bernie Neumann

Bernie Neumann

Englewood, Florida

Great place to rest & relax

October 18, 2013

Nicely furnished vacation home in an excellent location. Quiet , relaxing & private. Clean with modern amenities. Very impressed how well the kitchen was equipped with just about anything I could need or think of. Loved the outdoor waterfront dining. Fish jumping and swimming directly under the dock! Fabulous location to enjoy both the Sunrise and Sunset. Great location for visiting just about anywhere else on the Keys. Would love to return. Highly recommended

Tina Fippen Bell

Tina Fippen Bell

Huntington, IN

Tina Bell

August 14, 2013

Enjoyed our stay at Castaway. There was no traffic or town noise to bother us even though we were right in town. the ocean view was beautiful. The house was clean and cool. Wonderful home away from home. All I needed was a hot tub to make it perfect!

Jose Zamora

Jose Zamora

Homestead florida

Great time had by all!

July 17, 2013

Thank you Don, We all had a great time, you're place is very conferrable. The location was great. Really enjoyed the view in the mornings. Thank you Will be back

Lynda Newsome

Lynda Newsome


Would Definitely Stay Here Again

May 28, 2013

Location is great. House was very nice and clean. Kitchen was well stocked with pots/pans and other utensils. Neighborhood was very quet and peaceful. I took my two yorkies. There is very little grass in this neighborhood, but nice area for walking the dogs. The only negatives I could say is that one of the bathrooms is very small. Definitely one of the better vacation rentals we have had. My husband wasn't able to catch any fish from the dock, but that has happened at other locations as well.

Michelle Smith

Michelle Smith

Floral City, Fl

anniversary trip

June 14, 2012

Nice, clean, well stocked and comfortable. Nice having our boat right outside to jump into and go......Owners are very nice and helpful. Good value for the area as others are so inflated.......

Phil McCabe

Phil McCabe

Derby NY

A pleasant Marathon Stay

January 21, 2012

The two of us enjoyed a nice one week stay at Castaway. The home was as advertised, and was quite nice. We found lots of nearby activities nearby and enjoyed our stay. We would recommend this rental for 2-4 people.

Jerrold Alexander

Jerrold Alexander

Cheboygan, MI

wonderful week

April 8, 2011

We had a wonderfully relaxing week. The house was clean, comfortable, and convenient to visiting the sites in the Keys. It was so much better renting a house than staying in a hotel. We especially enjoyed our day snorkeling at Sombrero Reef right in Marathon.

Kim Strickland

Kim Strickland

Cocoa Florida USA


April 4, 2011

Had a great time! Awesome home with plenty of ammentaties. Great landlord's (Don and Pattie). Awesome views! Will be returning next year!

Tania Martinez

Tania Martinez

Miami, Fl


November 22, 2010

castaways was a wonderful place to stay close enough to everything, Key West included! Don was a great host from afar and very accomodating. We had our friend here from Australia and she loved fishing right off of the dock. Caught herself dinner one night and all! We would like to stay again and bring the dogs next time maybe! thank you for such a wonderful and pleasant experience in Marathon Fl! T, T, C and R

Lindsay Woods

Lindsay Woods

West Palm Beach, FL

Nice little rental in Marathon.

November 8, 2010

We had a lovely time in this rental home. It easy to find in Marathon, on the water, had a nice and clean interior, and the owners were very easy to work with. I would absolutely recommend this stay to others.

Don Levy

Don Levy

Louisville, Ohio

Happy Castaway!

September 29, 2010

The view from the property is exactly like the picture. The rental was far above our expectations in comfort and amenities. We would return for another stay.

Virginia Cummings

Virginia Cummings

Lakeland, FL USA

Relaxing Times

July 1, 2010

The place was decorated with bright clors and accessories, just like a beach house should be. It had everything you needed for cooking, plenty of linens and towels. The view is amazing from the dock. Look forward to returning next year.

Cathy Henry

Cathy Henry

Dade City, FL

Cathy Henry

August 18, 2009

This was a beautiful and relaxing place to stay! The whole family had a great time. From the views to the easy open water access, it was wonderful! The neighbors and entire neighborhood was kind and welcoming. Inside, there was a wonderful working kitchen and plenty of space for a family of six(plus two jack russells) Thank you for the wonderful get-a-way experience!

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