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14 Reviews

From $414 / night

7950 Gulfstream Blvd, Marathon, FL 33050
South of Reality
Home
4 bedrooms
10 guests
7 night min

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Sleeps: 10
Type: Home
Per week: $2,900 - $3,400
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Marathon vacation home rental
Superb views of the Gulf from your screened patio, living room, dining room, master bedroom, junior master suite and pool deck!
Deep water dockage, great for fishing and snorkeing also. Two Dolphin Pilings for secure dockage. Fsh cleaning table and bait freezer. Enjoy the sunsets from the bench out on the end of your dock.
Well equipped kitchen with granite counter tops.
Screened room downstairs off the pool deck for those that don't worship the sun! There is a pool table and a card table in that screened room.
Area Information
Bahia Honda and Long Key State Parks are close by, as well as popular Sombrero Beach.
Great sport fishing, diving, fine dining and nature museum.
Gift shops, golf and tennis.
Dolphin Research Center and The Turtle Hospital are within 10 minutes of this home.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Availability

Availability Calendar

Rates

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Aug 25 2016 Nov 15 2016 - - $2,900 - 1 Week
Apr 18 2017 Aug 18 2017 - - $3,400 - 1 Week
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12.5%
Deposits: $500.00 damage deposit and $25.00 non refundable booking fee due within 10 days of placing the reservation. Half the rent and tax due 90 days prior to arrival, balance due 30 days prior.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Personal Check
Other Fees: $25.00 non refundable booking fee $200.00 cleaning Pool heat is add'l if requested

Amenities

Amenities

  • Beds

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

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Screened Porch
  • Balcony
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • View (Water)
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool Table
  • Waterfront
  • Full Kitchen
  • Kayak
  • Porch
  • Appliances

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

  • Boating
    (onsite)
  • Bicycling
    (1 mile)
  • Water Skiing
    (1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (2 miles)
  • Fishing
    (onsite)
  • Jet Skiing
    (1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (2 miles)
  • Golf
    (4 miles)
  • Pool
    (onsite)
  • Kayaking
    (1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Park
    (4 miles)
  • Snorkeling
    (onsite)
  • Restaurant
    (1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (2 miles)
  • Beach
    (5 miles)
  • Windsurfing
    (<1 mile)



Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Pigeon Key, a great walk along the old seven mile bridge.
Turtle Hospital Tour
Sombrero Beach
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Reviews (14)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Marathon, Florida

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Excellent
14 reviews
Linda Chrismon Myers

Most amazing vacation ever!

Linda Chrismon Myers

Clover, South Carolina

Most amazing vacation ever!

July 8, 2016

From the moment we arrived we were impressed. The home was just beautiful. It was very clean, very spacious and beautifully decorated inside and out. The tropical flowers that greeted us when we arrived made us feel like we had indeed come to paradise. The view of the gulf was amazing especially at sunset! Snorkeling off our dock, we were treated to Angel fish, parrot fish, horseshoe crabs, spiny lobsters and so many more. Great kayaking to nearby islands where we were treated to some great birding and fishing. Fishing from the dock was also a lot of fun. My son-in-law caught two nurse sharks which was exciting! With 6 adults and 4 teenagers there was plenty of room to spread out and enjoy! We were pleased that the house had on hand everything we needed. The kitchen was well stocked, plenty of towels and linens and extra bedding. We wanted for nothing. The pool was clean and refreshing, plenty of lounge chairs and surrounded by beautiful coconut trees. Truly, we were in paradise! Thank you for an amazing vacation! The Myers, Flemings and Thomas families

Barbara McKee

Owner's reply:

So glad you took the time to write us. Hope you will come back real soon.
Barbara McKee

Hockey Jimm

Nice place!

Hockey Jimm

Orlando FL

Nice place!

June 30, 2016

We've vacation rented in Marathon now for the last 15 years so we know what's out there. By far the nicest home for the money. It had everything kitchenwise incuding a rice steamer and a full rack of cooking spices. The rooms are spacious and the house stays cold. The outside shower is perfect for a quick rinse after a day on the water. It's a 2 min walk to the 7 mile bridge for your nightly sunset celebration. The dock is great to fish on and my girls caught plently of fish.... not many keepers but they didn't care. We saw plenty of dolphin and tarpon swimming in the basin. You can snorkle right across the basin in nthe rocks. Plenty of life including lobsters, octopus, and sea urchins. Be sure to take a float with a dive flag as there is boat traffic from the campground. The only negative is that boat traffic. Some people do not respect the "No Wake" signs and that caused some damage to our boat even though we had fenders galore. I would stay here again no problem though. Loved the open water look and the fact we could see how many boats were on Sombrero.

Barbara McKee

Owner's reply:

Thanks so much. We are glad you enjoyed our home and hope to see you in the future.

Valerie Anderson

Spacious, beautiful, comfortable home !

Valerie Anderson

Ormond beach , FL

Spacious, beautiful, comfortable home !

June 20, 2016

My family and soon to be in laws took a vacation to this home with my little dachshund to celebrate my birthday . Upon getting to the house we realized how much parking there was , we were worried as we had two boats with us, and just how beautiful and well landscapes the property was . The house was separated with 2bd 2bth on either side by the spacious living room and dining area. That was perfect for each family to stay on their side ! The only negative thing was that we called to figure out how to use the kayaks as they were locked up and we were informed that we had to pay for them ... That was never disclosed on the agreement or when I met with the realtor. Overall, we had a great experience and booked the house for the next year to Come .

Barbara McKee

Owner's reply:

So sorry for any mis understanding on the kayaks. Please come back again, and enjoy the kayaks on us!

Danielle Howson Disimile

Everything you could possibly need or want

Danielle Howson Disimile

Ocala, Fl

Everything you could possibly need or want

June 13, 2016

This place has it all! Kitchen is stocked to accommodate any meal! Rooms were spacious and the view with pool and hammock were great. Snorkeling right off the dock and fishing galore.

Barbara McKee

Owner's reply:

Thanks for taking the time to write Danielle.
Hope we see you again in the future.
Barbara

Peggy Suydam

Aptly named!

Peggy Suydam

Lancaster, PA USA

Aptly named!

January 8, 2016

We recently returned from a 3-generation family vacation with our daughter and her family. This truly was a "South of Reality" experience for us! There was plenty to do to keep everyone happy and busy for the week ...from the kayaks to the hot tub to the pool to the dock for fishing to the pool table. We had a 19 year old and 2 21year olds with us and everyone had a great time and ready to go back! The house is a great set-up. There are 2 separate bedroom areas with 2 BR and 2 BA in each.one. The younger generation had their own "wing" and the "not-so-young" had the other one. Perfect for our situation. Barbara McKee was excellent to work with thru the whole rental process. I highly recommend this lovely home.

Barbara McKee

Owner's reply:

Thanks so much for taking the time to write. So happy you enjoyed yourself and thanks for taking the time to write us. Hope we see you again in the not to distant future!

Lynne Greene

Relaxing vacation, and outstanding gulf view!

Lynne Greene

Melbourne

Relaxing vacation, and outstanding gulf view!

July 16, 2015

We arrived on the 4th of July for the week,boats in tow. The boat launch was only 2 blocks from the house. This home offers plenty of room to park two boat trailers with ease. We watched fireworks from our boat on the first evening and cruised out daily for snorkeling. Easy access to your boat from your private dock. The home was well equipped, comfortable with plenty of room for 6 adults. We enjoyed swimming in the pool to cool down after a hot day on the water. Great local restaurants, Burdines and Key's Fishery. We cooked most meals at home. I cannot say enough about the management, Barbara took care of our every need, and was very attentive. We are all in agreement, we would return and enjoy this home again. Great memories!

Barbara McKee

Owner's reply:

Thanks Lynne:
I am so glad to hear you had a pleasant stay with us. It makes the whole team here happy!!!
Hope to see you again soon!
Barbara

Hope Baisden Palmer

Relaxing Week in the Keys

Hope Baisden Palmer

Suffolk, VA

Relaxing Week in the Keys

July 7, 2015

Gulfstar was a great house for a first time renter like our family. We had the fabulous views of the gulf and the sunsets were absolutely beautiful. We were able to swim, snorkel, kayak and paddle board in our very own backyard. The house met all of our needs and with a washer and dryer right there, we went home with clean laundry.

Barbara McKee

Owner's reply:

Thanks for taking the time to review our property. We hope to see you again real soon!!

Kay Ashley

Awesome Vacation

Kay Ashley

Huntersville, NC

Awesome Vacation

June 29, 2015

Just returned home from a week's stay. There were 6 of us and the house was laid out so we all had our own space. The house was clean, nicely furnished and had everything we needed. We usually vacation on the South Carolina coast and wanted to go somewhere where we didn't have to deal with hundreds of other vacationers on the beach. We were not disappointed. It was great to have our own pool and we loved fishing from the dock and playing pool at night in the screened in area by the pool. Our daughter loved napping in the hammock under the palm trees. We rented a boat for two days and went snorkeling at Sombrero reef. The sunsets were amazing. It was about an hour drive to Key West but well worth the drive. The house is conveniently located within a short driving distance to many restaurants if you don't want to cook. We were sad to leave South of Reality to get back to our reality. We are already making plans to return next year.

Barbara McKee

Owner's reply:

Hi Kay:
Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We try hard to ensure everyone has a great stay. We hope to see you again in the future.
Thanks so much,
Barbara McKee
Property manager

Tim Dunlavey

Great Location

Tim Dunlavey

Spartanburg, SC

Great Location

June 13, 2015

The house was a perfect fit for our 2 families. We loved being out on the dock for sunset and getting in some extra fishing off the water. Great location and dock for bringing or renting a boat. It was about the same amount of time to go around the bridge to Oceanside or go through Vaca cut. Everything in the house is nice and its a comfortable place to relax. We would stay there again if we come back to Marathon. The kitchen lacks a few things but they are very minor. I have never been in a rental that didn't have any salt & pepper or dishtowels.

Barbara McKee

Owner's reply:

Hi Tim:
Thanks for taking the time to write the review, it is appreciated. I wish you would have called us for the kitchen towels and salt and pepper. We would have been more than happy to send it over. Hope you will come back and see us again.
Thanks so much!

Teresa Austin

A Great Week At The Keys!

Teresa Austin

Jacksonville , Fl

A Great Week At The Keys!

July 17, 2014

Very spacious house with the convenience of the canal and pool. Our friends rented the house next door so we were able to share their view with our awesome house and all of its room! Everything was well maintained,clean and perfect for our family.

Barbara McKee

Owner's reply:

Thank you so very much for taking the time to write. Hope we see you again soon.
Barbara McKee
Property Manager

Liz Perrino

Would give it 10 stars!!

Liz Perrino

Dunedin, FL USA

Would give it 10 stars!!

June 19, 2014

The pictures do not show how great this house is. The view was stunning. The location was perfect. It was extremely clean. Fully stocked with everything you need for cooking. A huge screened in porch overlooking the ocean for big family dinners. We ate out there every night with the ocean breeze it was never hot. Snorkeling right off the dock. Deep water access to reefs with in minutes. The pool spa was perfect for the kids to splash in during the day and for the adults to relax in in the evening. There was great fishing right off the sea wall, even an underwater dock light that attracted tons of snapper and tarpon at night. A true fishing and snorkeling paradise. Thank you Fred for letting us stay in your beautiful home. My family and I highly recommend staying here and hope to make this a yearly trip!

Barbara McKee

Owner's reply:

Thanks for taking the time to write us. It is appreciated. Hope to see you again in the near future.

Amy Hisey

Fabulous!

Amy Hisey

Staunton, VA

Fabulous!

March 29, 2014

The property was clean and neat. The outdoor area was beautiful and private. The real estate company was courteous and professional. We were impressed that all linens, even beach towels, were included. Renting the kayaks was a definite plus. The screened area with the pool table was wonderful for our rainy morning. First visit to the Florida Keys, and it won't be the last. Fabulous vacation!

Barbara McKee

Owner's reply:

Thanks for taking the time to review!!! Hope to see you again!! :::---))))

Beth Wouters

Marathon Gathering

Beth Wouters

Chesterfield, MI

Marathon Gathering

March 9, 2014

Just got home yesterday from a weeks stay. The weather was perfect all week, grounds were absolutely beautiful, the pool was amazing to make the entire week fabulous!!! 10 of us came to the Keys for my sister's 50th, brother-in-laws 40th and brother and sister-in-laws 30th anniversary. We had a blast!!

Barbara McKee

Owner's reply:

Thanks so much for taking the time to write! Glad you enjoyed it. :)))

CINDI COOK

SIMPLY AMAZING

CINDI COOK

Jacksonville, Fl.

SIMPLY AMAZING

July 12, 2011

This home was great. You can not ask for a better location to boat ramp, gulf, shopping, and of course the wonderful food! The view was worth it all!

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Well equipped and very clean. Graet location too!

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