Waterfront Home- Deepwater Lagoon, Dockage, Kayaks

Back YardFull Duplex - Water ViewKitchen EastLiving Room EastKitchen WestLiving Room WestAerial - See ARROWAerial View 2View from Car PortMaster BathUpper Balcony ViewAerial #2Master Bedroom EastMaster Bedroom WestBackyard Serenity NowMantee at the Dock - Pic from a GuestMantee at Dock2 - Pic from a guestGreat Fishing in the Keys - 42lb DolphinGreat Fishing off MarathonWildlife - Egret, Pelican, Flamingo, Blue Heron
9752-9754 Aviation Blvd, Marathon, FL 33050

Overview

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Sleeps: 10
Type: Home
Per week: $1,699 - $2,999
Per month: $5,999
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Marathon vacation home rental
Relax and enjoy your vacation with a specatacular waterfront view - look out over a crystal clear lagoon out onto the Gulf of Mexico. This full duplex Waterfront Home with 75' of deepwater dockage, 4 Bedrooms and 4 Baths is great for large groups looking for a quiet place to relax, fish, kayak and swim. Take a dip in this crystal clear lagoon free of the noise and congestion you'd encounter on many of the canal homes. Or grap one of our free ocean kayaks, your fins and a mask and explore the crystal clear Gulf just a few paddles from this home.

With this full duplex home you get side-by-side 2 bedroom, 2 bath homes. This is a really nice set up when vacationing with 2 families or groups with varying activity levels because it allows everyone to hang together during the day, but retreat to their own place at the end of the night when they are ready to wind down.

REGARDLESS you will get, gorgeous crystal clear, open water views of the Gulf of Mexico, incredible sunsets. Deep Water Dockage for your boat with easy access in and out, snorkel, fish or dive right from the dock.

We also provide kayaks and beach cruiser bikes to guests at no additional charge. These toys will come in handy, as this is not your typical canal home that are rented throughout Marathon. This one has open water, privacy and an un-obstructed view. This property overlooks a large water cove, deepest point is 25 feet. So much marine life to enjoy right from the dock, including tarpon tailing, manatees, rays and porpoises and snapper. Beyond the cove is the Gulf of Mexico, to the east is Vaca Cut ocean access and to the west 7 mile bridge ocean access. Bring your boats and jet skis because there is also plenty of room for them along with your vehicles and trailers.

This property sleeps up to 10 people in beds. There is one king, one queen, 4 twins, and a full pull out sofa. Fully stocked with cookware and linens. High-speed wireless internet, flat screen TV complete with premium cable. Just bring your boat, dive gear & tackle! If you don't have a boat, we'll guide you to boat rentals and they can deliver one right to your dock.

Pilots may fly-in and enjoy Paradise while in The Keys! Tournament fishing boats welcome, boat ramp near by and park your boat trailers on this property.

Experience the Keys laid back lifestyle and enjoy the GREAT Water views!

Feel free to call or e-mail any questions you may have...our goal is to make your vacation and stay, wonderful, relaxing and memorable.

(note: small pets will be considered for an additional deposit/fee)

Parties of 6 or less can ren t a beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath home at roughly HALF PRICE. For rates and availability, go to our other vacationhomerentals ad #46238
Area Information
Location: Marathon, Marathon Area, Florida Keys, Florida, USA (Mile Marker 52 in the Heart of the Middle Keys)


This waterfront home is centrally located in Marathon, adjacent to Marathon Airport, Gulf and Ocean, shopping, Live Theater, restaurants, minutes to beautiful coral reef for diving, beautiful Sombrero or Bahia Honda Beach, golfing, tennis, home of "The Famous Turtle Hospital" and "Dolphin Research Center" to swim with the Dolphins. Located at Mile Marker 52, close to Key West and Key Largo, (2) hours from Miami.

Great restaurants, seafood markets and convenient shopping nearby.

Grab one of our beach cruisers and take a short bike ride to beautiful Sombrero beach. OR looking for a dip in the POOL? Hope in the car and enjoy a cold one and grab a chair by the pool at the Sunset Grille at 7 mile bridge.

Availability Calendar

Rates

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Sep 06 2014 Nov 22 2014 - - $1,699 - 1 Week
Nov 23 2014 Nov 30 2014 - - $1,999 - 1 Week
Nov 29 2014 Dec 20 2014 - - $1,699 $5,999 1 Week
Dec 20 2014 Jan 03 2015 - - $2,699 - 1 Week
Jan 04 2015 Mar 21 2015 - - $2,299 - 1 Week
Mar 21 2015 Apr 18 2015 - - $2,499 - 1 Week
Apr 18 2015 Jul 25 2015 - - $2,299 - 1 Week
Apr 26 2015 Jul 26 2015 - - $2,299 - 1 Week
Jul 25 2015 Aug 01 2015 - - $2,999 - 1 Week
Jul 26 2015 Aug 09 2015 - - $2,999 - 1 Week
Aug 01 2015 Aug 08 2015 - - $2,799 - 1 Week
Aug 08 2015 Sep 05 2015 - - $2,299 - 1 Week
Aug 09 2015 Sep 06 2015 - - $2,299 - 1 Week
Sep 05 2015 Nov 21 2015 - - $1,699 - 1 Week
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Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12.5%
Deposits: $1000 Security Deposit
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: $250 Cleaning Fee Small Pets consider with pet fee Rates based on a Saturday to Saturday stay

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 4 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

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

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

  • Bicycling
    (onsite)
  • Water Skiing
    (onsite)
  • Aquarium
    (1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Boating
    (onsite)
  • Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Children's Pool
    (1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (2 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (onsite)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (2 miles)
  • Fishing
    (onsite)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (1 mile)
  • Water Park
    (2 miles)
  • Hiking
    (onsite)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Pool
    (1 mile)
  • Zoo
    (2 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (onsite)
  • Sailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (3 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (onsite)
  • Scuba Diving
    (<1 mile)
  • Whale Watching
    (1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (3 miles)
  • Snorkeling
    (onsite)
  • Windsurfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Beach
    (2 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
This house is located on a quiet natural setting with low boat traffic, a spectacular unobstructed view, and a crystal clear lagoon. Kayak across the lagoon - fish or snorkel for lobster or spear-fishing. Try doing that in one of those canal front homes. Also, this lagoon offers plenty of water to navigate your boat in and out of this property and protected dockage.

Other Offsite Fun - take a dip in the pool at the Sunset Grill at 7 mile bridge only 2 miles away or ride our bikes to Sombrero Beach and enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in the Keys.

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Marathon, Florida

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James Weinstein

Boca Raton, FL

I Want to Come back Next Year, If not sooner!

Rented this duplex from the Curleys. it was perfect. kids in one unit, adults in the other. the East unit was very nice w granite countertops and nice leather furniture. the west unit (where the kids stayed was nice as well, though not as updated. great views of the cove and a minute boat ride into the gulf where we spent time waterskiing and watching the sunsets. We rented a boat for the week from All Aboard Boat rentals and we basically spent our week on the water snorkeling, diving, fishing, skiing, exploring. It is perfect for the family on the go who like water activities. I would recommend this rental to anyone. it was clean, well equipped, stayed nice and cool and allowed everyone their space. my only negative was that the beds were a bit soft for my tastes.

Joe Rabener

Indiantown, FL

Great Stay in Marathon

We were looking for a place to acommodate kids, grandkids and a foreighn exchange student. With the addtion of the downstairs "hospitality suite" it worked out perfectly. Excellent location on a large lagoon. Sea turtles, various fish, rays and manatees visited each day. A pair of double kayaks (come with house)and 3 of our own allowed us to enjoy the water en masse. Marathon turned out to be an unexpected treat. Nice beaches and great restaurants provided nice side trips when we weren't simply enjoying the great ambiance of the house. Enjoyed our stay very much and would stay there again.

Blaze Emerson

Gainesville, Fl.

Great Vacation

Everything about the rental was perfect! Great location, clean, and affordable. The owner is great and very helpful. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Andrew

St Augustine, FL

The ole "Fun & Sun" cliche

Group of my friends & I went down for a "Guys" weekend - rented boat, fished, lobstered, etc. The duplex setup wasn't ideal since we were more of a single group opposed to two groups, but it worked. One side of the house is more nicely remodeled than the other, but both were nicely appointed & clean. The property has plenty of room for vehicles & trailers out front & chairs & coolers full of beer out back. We appreciated the two kayaks & few bicycles and I especially loved the hammock. Nothing beats laying in a hammock staring at the stars w/ a nice south FL breeze blowing off the water!! The property's location on the water is perfect!! Most houses are on narrow canals - this is right in the middle of a large opening & it is deep!! (We saw 20+ feet on the depthfinder) The only thing that caught us off guard was that there is a downstairs unit. I was under the impression that the duplexes were two stories - they are not - they only occupy the top floor. We were told the bottom unit isn't for rent by the property manager, so that is good b/c it would've been awkward having someone else share the property w/ us. Just keep in mind that you have to stumble/walk (depending on your vacation habits) up & down stairs all day. The owners were great & accommodated all of our desires - we really do appreciate that!! I have already told my wife that we will be doing an "us" trip sometime next year to this same house b/c I loved it. Thanks again for a memorable vacati

Melanie Johnson

Tampa, FL

Can't Wait till Next Year

Great location!! Very nice accommodations. We are already planning next year.

Owner Supplied Testimonials
Guestbook

Can't Wait till Next Year, August 16, 2010
By Melanie Johnson (Tampa, FL)
Great location!! Very nice accommodations. We are already planning next year.

Guest: Mark & Nancy Fallon (Strongsville, OH)
Date of Stay: March 18, 2010 Review Submitted: March 18, 2010

Fantastic property with absolutely AWESOME views. We had a great time and really enjoyed staying at this very comfortable and well equipped waterfront residence located almost mid-way between Key Largo and Key West. The weather was unusually cold for the Keys (65* +/-) but that did not stop us from having a great vacation just hanging out, sightseeing and doing a little fishing from the dock. Local restaurants were great! We were incredibly happy with this home and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a truly special location to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Keys. Great owner who cares about being user

Marathon Shores -
Just returned after staying a week in this rental. Suited our needs to a tee, with 2 teenagers it was great. Was really nice to have our boat tied up in the back yard at the dock, we spent the week snorkeling and fishing. We also liked to area as it is very quiet yet close to the action.

We hope to rent it again next year.

Skip and Laura
Fort Pierce, FL

Home Away Home, July 13, 2010
FIVE STAR
By Jesus Penaloza (Orlando, FL USA)
It's a wonderful house to stay. It's clean and cozy, very close to the major atractions in the Florida keys. My kids enjoyed using the kayaks and fishing on the property deck.

A little piece of heaven, February 25, 2010

By Frank & Debbie (michigan)
rented for month of Feb.property was exactly as described by prevoius renters. the accomodations were great, cozy and comfortable. the view from what we have seen around here is unparalleled.perfect location btwn Key West and the Glades, kept us busy with lots to do. sitting on the dock, watching the birds and fish was so relaxing. we will be back next year The Keys are heaven on earth from a cold MI winter.

Perfect Keys Experience, February 26, 2010

By Therese & Tom Minella (Atlanta, GA)
Amazing vacation! Just back from a week of pure relaxation in Key Marathon with our kids and their friends-- this was an absolutely perfect place to get away from the real world! We have rented many Florida vacation homes over the years and know we'll be back to this one. The home opened up to accommodate us all but still offered quiet and privacy for parents who don't stay up quite as late (or teens who like to sleep in). We cooked fresh seafood almost every night -- kitchen was fully stocked, unlike most rentals, thank you! Also, the home was very very clean which is important to us. The views of the water from the home were just amazing, it was like being in a postcard. We mixed pitchers of margaritas and hung out on the dock enjoying every moment. Loved the bikes and kayaks, the kids also had a blast watching all the marine life from the dock. A nice beach and good restaurants nearby, and we headed down to Key West for some fun one day. Would highly recommend this home -- wish we could have stayed longer! Hoping to come again this summer.

As good as advertised, June 30, 2010

By Glenn (North Carolina)
Very nice place, great location. Comfortable beds. Picture window give great water view. Swam with the manatees less than 100 yards off the dock. Awesome! Great beaches nearby. Beautiful sunset. I highly recommend. -- Glenn in NC

Relaxing in Paradise, February 8, 2010
By Jill & Bill (Michigan)
Stayed the month of Jan. and despite cold weather (the coldest spell ever)the place was just like home. We had everything we needed to relax and enjoy, the place is decorated very nicely with top of the line appliances. We took some fantastic close up pictures of sting rays and a Manatee. Would highly recommend this rental over others we looked at being it has the open water you look out over, not stuck on a thin canal looking across to your neighbor. Look forward to returning again in the future.

FIVE STAR - Great Vacation, January 5, 2010
By Steve Shoaf (Asheville, NC USA)
We arrived at night and didn't know about the view until morning. Nice. The house was clean and neat, and offered good accommodations for two couples. The kitchen (well stocked) was just right for our needs. The manager (Debbie) was friendly and easy to talk to. We spent a week exploring the Keys east and west of Marathon and had plenty of activities to keep us busy. I would recommend this house for a good place to spend time. We all went home relaxed.

Date Rating Comment [Guest Comments: 16 positive, 0 negative]
05/12/09 Positive My family and friends have just returned from our first visit to the Keys and I can assure you it will not be our last. Although we had a great time, one week was not enough to explore all of the activities and restaurants Marathon and the surrounding islands have to offer. The house was clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. We also brought our wave runner along and it was so convenient to be able to keep it at the dock right in the backyard. We were amazed at the number of fish and various other species of wildlife we saw without even leaving home. The view of the water was spectacular! During the week we enjoyed nearby snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boating, all of which were experiences we will not forget anytime soon. We were also delighted by the friendliness of the neighbors and other locals. The property owners, Rick and Brenda, were so accommodating that we just can't thank them enough and look forward to visiting again in the future.

Thanks again,

Dan and Patti (Stuart, FL)
Ron and Cathy (Mentor, OH)
Jack and Carol (Newark, OH)
Anonymous

04/23/09 N/A Guest Comment Entered By Homeowner:
"We just returned from staying at this wonderful vacation in Paradise. It was everything we could ask for and more. The house was beautiful, the accommodations were perfect. Our husbands were delighted with being able to kayak every day right from the dock and my husband especially enjoyed the fishing from his kayak and the dock so much that I was wondering if I was going to have to go rescue him one night. Us wives enjoyed the relaxing in the Adirondack chairs and just the peacefulness of doing nothing. The hammock was enjoyable along with the great chaise lounges. Looking out at the beautiful blue water and the gorgeous houses every day was amazing. The 85-90 degree weather with no rain also made this one of the most wonderful vacations we have ever had the pleasure to enjoy.
The location of this beach house is ideal. You are only about 5 minutes away from Sombrero beach. You are a short drive away from a wonderful grocery store as well as many of the greatest restaurants we have ever eaten in. Key West is about an hour drive.
If you book this beach house you will not be disappointed. Everything you need is here. All you need to pack is yourself, your shorts, your bathing suits and flip flops. The rest is here waiting for you.
We were fortunate enough to be able to meet Brenda while we were here. What a charming and wonderful owner she is. She went out of her way to make sure that we had everything we needed. While I was there I was having a small computer issue and she had her computer technician guy come to the house within a few hours to fix the problem. That was unbelievable and greatly appreciated.
We would HIGHLY recommend this beach house to everyone and would not hesitate to rent it again. We look forward to coming back to Marathon in the future. Our only complaint is that we did not see a Manatee - maybe next time :)"
Dan, Kathy, Bill and Kathy

Thanks again for the pleasure of allowing us to rent your home. We had a wonderful time and are still having a hard time adjusting to being home and not being in the beautiful Florida weather.
Dan, Kathy, Bill and Kathy
PA

04/18/09 Positive Thanks Brenda for a great stay. My two boys and I enjoyed our stay and will definitely come back! Kayaks were fun and the location was excellent. The view is outstanding. Thanks again Tim
Tim Anderson, Morral/Ohio



02/27/09 Positive Our family just spent ten fabulous days at this property in Marathon. We are frequent Keys visitors, and were extremely pleased with the house. It was extremely clean and well kept!!! (This is a rave review from me as i am a clean freak!) The furnishings are updated and well kept. The view is to die for...I just sat in the chair and kept looking!! The kids had a ball fishing from the dock. We also snorkeled, took paddle boat rides, fed the manatees and saw a really cool spotted stingray....right at the dock!! We also explored on our boat, and fished in the Gulf. My family is never bored in the Keys. Our favorite activities are fishing, scuba diving, and going to Publix!(OK the Publix thing is a long story- we live on Eastern Long Island and we have cruddy supermarkets!)I highly recommend this property. We can't wait until next year!
Christine Schnell, Montauk, New York

01/18/09 Positive We were looking to get away from the snow to ring in the New Year 2009, and Marathon was perfect! Plenty to explore at nearby parks and destinations, but very relaxing to simply sit on the dock with some coffee and the pelicans to enjoy the view. Nothing quite like coconuts in the yard to put you in the island spirit! As others have mentioned, this rental is more like a home-away-from-home. Our only qualm about giving this place our highest recommendation is that we'll have competition when we do this again next year! Thank you Brenda!
The Anderson Family, Frigid, PA

12/15/08 Positive "We just returned from our trip to the keys and can't wait to go back. This property is perfectly located at the center of the keys making our day trips to Key West and Key Largo almost too easy! When we did decide to stay "home", it truly felt like home. Spacious, comfortable and well appointed, it's location right on the water allowed us to swim, snorkel or just look at the video and pictures we'd taken. Brenda was always available and when we had questions they were answered immediately. Thanks again for a great place to stay!"

Thanks Brenda.

Tom and Brenda Cornell
Tom and Brenda Cornell, Brooklyn Park, NM

12/10/08 Positive We loved our stay at Brenda's place in Marathon. The facility was well kept and we loved the location. The place had everything you need for a great vacation! (We loved kayaking from here.) We would highly recommend the rental - with a reasonable price for all of the amenities, it was a great vacation rental.
Alison, Seattle, WA

11/07/08 Positive We LOVED our stay and didn't want to leave! The house is beautiful and the view is wonderful. We loved the location - right in the center of the Keys, only an hour from Key West, and all the amenities are within blocks. Brenda and Rick are great and made sure we had everything we needed and checked on us during our stay. Would recommend this to anyone!
Amanda Houle, White bear Lake, MN

10/30/08 Positive Hi. We just finished our vacation at Brenda's
amazing home on the open water in Marathon. It
has everything and more: kayaks, bikes, paddle
boat, fishing rods and tackle, fish cleaning table,
bait freezer, huge dock and all of the amenities
inside the house as well. Brenda is also a wonderful
hostess. Highly recommended!! Alan
Alan Stewart, New York, NY

10/29/08 Positive Hi. I just returned from an amazing vacation at
Brenda's lovely house on the water in Marathon.
The location is amazing - it's in a very large cove
with beautiful views but is somewhat protected if
those Northeast winds kick up. The house has
everything you could ever need: kayaks, paddle
boat, hammock, fishing rods and tackle box,
numerous bikes, fish cleaning table, bait freezer
and a huge dock. It's a great place and reasonably
priced. I recommend it without reservation. Alan
(rented October 25th week 2008)
Alan Stewart, NYC

07/27/08 Positive We had a wonderful vacation staying here with Brenda and Rick. It was like visiting with family. The accommodations were fantastic and Brenda and Rick were more than helpful! The location is perfect, close to everything but a couple blocks off the beaten path. We made some of the best family memories ever (fishing for dolphin fish with the Main Attraction, swimming with the dolphins at DRC and snorkeling at Sombrero Reef. We feel like we made lifetime friends. Tracy Vieira
Tracy Vieira, Cocoa, Fl



07/26/08 Positive We had a wonderful vacation while staying at this property. It has a beautiful view of the water. My children loved being able to swim right off the wall and also to feed the parrot fish and the barracuda. One morning we even saw a spotted eagle ray swim right up to the wall. The property location is great too. You are close to the airport and all the activities you would want to do, snorkeling, jet skiing, boat rentals, fishing etc. The accommodations were very nice and the owner is exceptional. She made the vacation even more special. Thanks!
Dessa, Tampa, Florida

07/25/08 Positive WHAT A VIEW !!!! Thanks for all the great time at your dreamy house by the sea.. We can't wait to come again for the great fishing, diving and relaxation we only seem to get at your place.... Thanks again..
Michael, Cocoa, Fl

Alexander

07/21/08 Positive Brenda and Rick the accommodations were first class, very warm and comfortable. It's like having all the benefits of a second home with a spectacular view and the convenience of being located where my airplane is being maintained.
Joe Gentile, Hobe Sound, FL



07/15/08 Positive Brenda
We had a wonderful stay at your property. It was neat, clean and relaxing after our travel from South America. We really enjoyed lounging around, hanging out Gulf side, watching flat screen tv, as our airplane was in repair at your shop. Thanks for rescuing us from the Holiday Inn...
Richard S.
Richard Swasey, Lasiba, Honduras



07/15/08 Positive Thanks so much for everything! We had a great time in your beautiful place.
Lori, Bill, Nancy, Lee, Menlo, IA



07/09/08 Positive We loved this place...fantastic open water views, clean and modern furnishings! We fed the fish right from the sea wall (barracuda, parrot fish, snapper, tropical fish) and snorkeled the lagoon...water is crystal clear. This is a great place to bring your boat...deep water & easy to tie up and get in & out to the Gulf & Ocean. Brenda is a great hostess. You'll love this place.
Chris Kale, Tampa, FLorida

06/14/08 N/A Guest Comment Entered By Homeowner:
This is a Beautiful Property with a spectacular Water View, you will see many different Marine life from living area, overlooking water....your own fish aquarium from the dock in backyard. Guest are loving snorkeling in the crystal clear waters right from the dock. Spectacular sky colors from glorious Keys sunsets, in a lovely private, Tropical setting.

Will be happy to provide names and contact of satisfied guest if requested.
Brenda Alexander
Marathon, FL


Date Rating Comment [Guest Comments: 16 positive, 0 negative]
05/12/09 Positive My family and friends have just returned from our first visit to the Keys and I can assure you it will not be our last. Although we had a great time, one week was not enough to explore all of the activities and restaurants Marathon and the surrounding islands have to offer. The house was clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. We also brought our wave runner along and it was so convenient to be able to keep it at the dock right in the backyard. We were amazed at the number of fish and various other species of wildlife we saw without even leaving home. The view of the water was spectacular! During the week we enjoyed nearby snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boating, all of which were experiences we will not forget anytime soon. We were also delighted by the friendliness of the neighbors and other locals. The property owners, Rick and Brenda, were so accommodating that we just can't thank them enough and look forward to visiting again in the future.

Thanks again,

Dan and Patti (Stuart, FL)
Ron and Cathy (Mentor, OH)
Jack and Carol (Newark, OH)
Anonymous

04/23/09 N/A Guest Comment Entered By Homeowner:
"We just returned from staying at this wonderful vacation in Paradise. It was everything we could ask for and more. The house was beautiful, the accommodations were perfect. Our husbands were delighted with being able to kayak every day right from the dock and my husband especially enjoyed the fishing from his kayak and the dock so much that I was wondering if I was going to have to go rescue him one night. Us wives enjoyed the relaxing in the Adirondack chairs and just the peacefulness of doing nothing. The hammock was enjoyable along with the great chaise lounges. Looking out at the beautiful blue water and the gorgeous houses every day was amazing. The 85-90 degree weather with no rain also made this one of the most wonderful vacations we have ever had the pleasure to enjoy.
The location of this beach house is ideal. You are only about 5 minutes away from Sombrero beach. You are a short drive away from a wonderful grocery store as well as many of the greatest restaurants we have ever eaten in. Key West is about an hour drive.
If you book this beach house you will not be disappointed. Everything you need is here. All you need to pack is yourself, your shorts, your bathing suits and flip flops. The rest is here waiting for you.
We were fortunate enough to be able to meet Brenda while we were here. What a charming and wonderful owner she is. She went out of her way to make sure that we had everything we needed. While I was there I was having a small computer issue and she had her computer technician guy come to the house within a few hours to fix the problem. That was unbelievable and greatly appreciated.
We would HIGHLY recommend this beach house to everyone and would not hesitate to rent it again. We look forward to coming back to Marathon in the future. Our only complaint is that we did not see a Manatee - maybe next time :)"
Dan, Kathy, Bill and Kathy

Thanks again for the pleasure of allowing us to rent your home. We had a wonderful time and are still having a hard time adjusting to being home and not being in the beautiful Florida weather.
Dan, Kathy, Bill and Kathy
PA

04/18/09 Positive Thanks Brenda for a great stay. My two boys and I enjoyed our stay and will definitely come back! Kayaks were fun and the location was excellent. The view is outstanding. Thanks again Tim
Tim Anderson, Morral/Ohio



02/27/09 Positive Our family just spent ten fabulous days at this property in Marathon. We are frequent Keys visitors, and were extremely pleased with the house. It was extremely clean and well kept!!! (This is a rave review from me as i am a clean freak!) The furnishings are updated and well kept. The view is to die for...I just sat in the chair and kept looking!! The kids had a ball fishing from the dock. We also snorkeled, took paddle boat rides, fed the manatees and saw a really cool spotted stingray....right at the dock!! We also explored on our boat, and fished in the Gulf. My family is never bored in the Keys. Our favorite activities are fishing, scuba diving, and going to Publix!(OK the Publix thing is a long story- we live on Eastern Long Island and we have cruddy supermarkets!)I highly recommend this property. We can't wait until next year!
Christine Schnell, Montauk, New York

01/18/09 Positive We were looking to get away from the snow to ring in the New Year 2009, and Marathon was perfect! Plenty to explore at nearby parks and destinations, but very relaxing to simply sit on the dock with some coffee and the pelicans to enjoy the view. Nothing quite like coconuts in the yard to put you in the island spirit! As others have mentioned, this rental is more like a home-away-from-home. Our only qualm about giving this place our highest recommendation is that we'll have competition when we do this again next year! Thank you Brenda!
The Anderson Family, Frigid, PA

12/15/08 Positive "We just returned from our trip to the keys and can't wait to go back. This property is perfectly located at the center of the keys making our day trips to Key West and Key Largo almost too easy! When we did decide to stay "home", it truly felt like home. Spacious, comfortable and well appointed, it's location right on the water allowed us to swim, snorkel or just look at the video and pictures we'd taken. Brenda was always available and when we had questions they were answered immediately. Thanks again for a great place to stay!"

Thanks Brenda.

Tom and Brenda Cornell
Tom and Brenda Cornell, Brooklyn Park, NM

12/10/08 Positive We loved our stay at Brenda's place in Marathon. The facility was well kept and we loved the location. The place had everything you need for a great vacation! (We loved kayaking from here.) We would highly recommend the rental - with a reasonable price for all of the amenities, it was a great vacation rental.
Alison, Seattle, WA

11/07/08 Positive We LOVED our stay and didn't want to leave! The house is beautiful and the view is wonderful. We loved the location - right in the center of the Keys, only an hour from Key West, and all the amenities are within blocks. Brenda and Rick are great and made sure we had everything we needed and checked on us during our stay. Would recommend this to anyone!
Amanda Houle, White bear Lake, MN

10/30/08 Positive Hi. We just finished our vacation at Brenda's
amazing home on the open water in Marathon. It
has everything and more: kayaks, bikes, paddle
boat, fishing rods and tackle, fish cleaning table,
bait freezer, huge dock and all of the amenities
inside the house as well. Brenda is also a wonderful
hostess. Highly recommended!! Alan
Alan Stewart, New York, NY

10/29/08 Positive Hi. I just returned from an amazing vacation at
Brenda's lovely house on the water in Marathon.
The location is amazing - it's in a very large cove
with beautiful views but is somewhat protected if
those Northeast winds kick up. The house has
everything you could ever need: kayaks, paddle
boat, hammock, fishing rods and tackle box,
numerous bikes, fish cleaning table, bait freezer
and a huge dock. It's a great place and reasonably
priced. I recommend it without reservation. Alan
(rented October 25th week 2008)
Alan Stewart, NYC

07/27/08 Positive We had a wonderful vacation staying here with Brenda and Rick. It was like visiting with family. The accommodations were fantastic and Brenda and Rick were more than helpful! The location is perfect, close to everything but a couple blocks off the beaten path. We made some of the best family memories ever (fishing for dolphin fish with the Main Attraction, swimming with the dolphins at DRC and snorkeling at Sombrero Reef. We feel like we made lifetime friends. Tracy Vieira
Tracy Vieira, Cocoa, Fl



07/26/08 Positive We had a wonderful vacation while staying at this property. It has a beautiful view of the water. My children loved being able to swim right off the wall and also to feed the parrot fish and the barracuda. One morning we even saw a spotted eagle ray swim right up to the wall. The property location is great too. You are close to the airport and all the activities you would want to do, snorkeling, jet skiing, boat rentals, fishing etc. The accommodations were very nice and the owner is exceptional. She made the vacation even more special. Thanks!
Dessa, Tampa, Florida

07/25/08 Positive WHAT A VIEW !!!! Thanks for all the great time at your dreamy house by the sea.. We can't wait to come again for the great fishing, diving and relaxation we only seem to get at your place.... Thanks again..
Michael, Cocoa, Fl

Alexander

07/21/08 Positive Brenda and Rick the accommodations were first class, very warm and comfortable. It's like having all the benefits of a second home with a spectacular view and the convenience of being located where my airplane is being maintained.
Joe Gentile, Hobe Sound, FL



07/15/08 Positive Brenda
We had a wonderful stay at your property. It was neat, clean and relaxing after our travel from South America. We really enjoyed lounging around, hanging out Gulf side, watching flat screen tv, as our airplane was in repair at your shop. Thanks for rescuing us from the Holiday Inn...
Richard S.
Richard Swasey, Lasiba, Honduras



07/15/08 Positive Thanks so much for everything! We had a great time in your beautiful place.
Lori, Bill, Nancy, Lee, Menlo, IA



07/09/08 Positive We loved this place...fantastic open water views, clean and modern furnishings! We fed the fish right from the sea wall (barracuda, parrot fish, snapper, tropical fish) and snorkeled the lagoon...water is crystal clear. This is a great place to bring your boat...deep water & easy to tie up and get in & out to the Gulf & Ocean. Brenda is a great hostess. You'll love this place.
Chris Kale, Tampa, FLorida

06/14/08 N/A Guest Comment Entered By Homeowner:
This is a Beautiful Property with a spectacular Water View, you will see many different Marine life from living area, overlooking water....your own fish aquarium from the dock in backyard. Guest are loving snorkeling in the crystal clear waters right from the dock. Spectacular sky colors from glorious Keys sunsets, in a lovely private, Tropical setting.

Will be happy to provide names and contact of satisfied guest if requested.
Brenda Alexander
Marathon, FL

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