Cannon Point Fortress in Marathon
|Per week:||$2,900 - $5,900|
A cannon guards the direct channel to the Atlantic. Please bring 2 pound balls and powder with you. Fed Ex will not deliver. I used the last of it on a boat that I sunk within view of the house. If a boat passes the home does not wave to my guests or is not playing Jimmy Buffet music, you have permission to fire the cannon on them. Examine the remains of the boat I sunk with use of my free kayaks. Rental boats can be delivered to my 528' of seawall.Football Cornhole Game(bring your own stickers,I can't pick a team. Rafts for jet ski or kayak dockage. Park 6 trucks and Trailers. Pirate parties on request. Have someone kidnapped.
Weddings or big family reunions can be housed next door or in my extra guest house/office. It consists of queen bedroom,jet tub bathroom,kitchen(no stove),2nd washer/drier,library/tv room,private patio, 2nd outdoor spa. It rents for extra $1,500. It is never rented out separately, only to related parties.
There is only 52 weeks a year for 52 lucky families.
Fishing from our docks is always an exciting surprise... tarpon, barracuda, nurse shark, sting rays; don't touch my pet lobsters at the seawall.
Next go to Captain Pips for a Fried Key Lime pie, buy 2 for one person or there will be a fight for the other persons pie.
Close to mediocre Golf courses.
Swim with the dolphins.
Visit World renowned turtle hospital.
Stop at "Wheels-2-go" across from McDonalds
book a night time paddle tour Led lights are under the board.
For the less adventurous, book a daytime mangrove kayak tour.
Wheels-2-go also has bicycles to peddle on the old 7 mile bridge.
It's breathtaking peddling on the bridge where the Atlantic collides
with the Gulf of Mexico or the reverse depending on the tides and
which side the tuna and dolphins want to be.
Most people who visit want to figure out a way to live here.
Wheels-2-Go is for sale; talk to Gary.
|Jun 07 2015||Aug 16 2015||-||-||$3,900||-||1 Week|
|Dec 19 2015||Jan 02 2016||-||-||$5,500||-||1 Week|
|Jan 02 2016||Feb 06 2016||-||-||$2,900||-||1 Week|
|Jul 23 2016||Jul 30 2016||-||-||$5,900||-||1 Week|
|Payment Options: Mastercard, Personal Check, Visa|
|Other Fees: Free pool heat Free Kayaks Free Zayaks|
- 3 King Beds
- 1 Queen Bed
- 7 Twin Beds
- 1 Crib
- Air Conditioning
- Game Room
- Linens Provided
- Beach Towels
- High Speed Internet
- Outdoor Shower
- Private Pool
- Hot Tub
- Parking Included
- View (Water)
- Dock/Boat Slip
- Full Kitchen
- Alarm Clock
- TV (Cable/Satellite)
- Gas Grill
- CD Player
- Hair Dryer
- Refrigerator (Full)
- Ceiling Fan
- Ice Maker
- Coffee Maker
- DVD Player
- Grocery Store
- Shopping Area
- Jet Skiing
- Scuba Diving
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Movie Theater
- Water Skiing
1. Iguana races
2. Pirate protection
3. Lobster Rueben
4. Fried key lime pie
5. Turtle hospital needs your money
6. Sassy seawall fish
7. Bike ride 6.9 mile bridge aka 7mile bridge,
where the Gulf of Mexico collides with the Atlantic Ocean.
8. Zayaks 2 go
9. Kayak ancient mangrove tunnels. Secret maps at
Wheels-2-go, across from McDonalds
10.Swimming Elephants in season (manatees)
Reviews for this vacation home rental in Marathon, Florida
Debbie Wiegand Miller
Medina, Ohio USA
New Year's Vacation - 2014-15
January 15, 2015
We enjoyed a memorable stay at Cannon Point Fortress the week surrounding the New Year's Holiday of 2014/15. Our party consisted of 12 people (2 families and a set of grandparents with ages ranging from 18 to 75) and there was plenty of space for all. The house was "as advertised" on the vacation rental sites that I reviewed prior to rental. The owner, Patty Ripley, was very friendly and helpful and provided suggestions for local dining, nightlife, and daytime activities. She was on-site (in a private owner's quarters) throughout our stay due to ongoing renovations at her own home - but other than greeting us when we arrived and offering farewell when we left we never knew she was there. Cannon Point Fortress had all the necessary amenities that our group was looking for and was comfortably appointed. If you or your group are the type of people who settle for no less than stainless steel appliances, granite counter-tops, Italian marble, and high thread-count bedding - Cannon Point Fortress may not be suitable for your needs. If you wish to spend a week (or more) in a quiet, secluded setting that offers impeccable outdoor areas to enjoy and relax in, 24/7 water views from virtually all areas, kayaks, heated pool and spa, private decks for relaxing and sun, and a premium location in Marathon from which you can access and enjoy all parts of the Keys - then this is the place for you. We spent our days by the pool and in the incredibly landscaped yard, enjoyed the local wildlife (fishing, birds, Iguanas), watched boats motor and sail by, kayaked the area, enjoyed walking the neighborhood, and enjoyed an hour-long visit by a manatee on the last day of our stay. Our evenings were spent in the main dining/living area or in the man-cave watching TV and playing table games - particularly enjoyed watching our beloved Ohio State Buckeyes beat the Alabama Crimson Tide in the National Semifinal - OH-IO!! Like most rental homes in which we have stayed over the years, Cannon Point had its quirks - operating TV's and figuring out light switches took some time and we never did figure out how to make the patio lights by the pool/spa remain on in the evening and house was a little short on paper products, soaps, etc. (rectified by a quick trip to the store). Those quirks were heavily out-weighed by sun, ocean breezes, 80 degree days, and warm, quite nights. If we return to the Keys in the future, Cannon Point will be our first choice for a family rental!!