Very Good

39 reviews

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4824500

About the area

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. One of the best kept secrets in Marathon is the existence of Oceanfront Park. This day use park has large open areas and numerous foot paths containing exercise stations. There are also numerous shaded and covered benches along the oceanfront. There is a short slough running in from the ocean that has a low to the water dock for launching and retrieving kayaks, canoes and other light weight boats. There is also a large totally fenced dog run area. Presently under construction is a raised boardwalk along the east side of the park. The park is located on the ocean side of the Overseas Highway between 98th and 99th streets directly behind the Marathon City Hall. To get there drive down 99th street into the parking area just behind the City Hall buildings and look for the break in the fence which allows entry into the park.

Owner profile

Don P.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English



  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Sea view
  • Waterfront


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Boat available
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (39)

Very Good – based on 39 reviews Very Good
39 reviews

“Pleasant surprise”

Reviewed 25 Feb 2017

We were very pleasantly surprised at the location of this rental. We loved the view of the sunrises over the water. The home was very adequately supplied with all kitchen utensils. Grill outside had plenty of gas. They had fresh flowers to please Joan on the table. Décor was very nice around the house. Parking was adequate for 3 cars. We were right on the canal and within view of the Atlantic. Enjoyed seeing manatees, iguanas, gulls herons, frigates and osprey. We were centrally located in Marathon and had access to several fresh fish markets, great restaurants, grocery story, liquor stores and fishing charters. Loved it so much, we are going back next year.

“Castaway - enjoyable escape from a Indiana winter”

Reviewed 2 Feb 2017

This was our first time renting "Castaway" and we were pleasantly surprised at the interior of the home and its' setting. The Patrick's had a décor inside that we enjoyed and the views from the deck towards the ocean was a beautiful one that only Nature can design. The weather cooperated in allowing us to grill our seafood almost every night outside and we enjoyed getting up in time to see almost every sunrise. Iguanas, manatees and many species of birds were seen. If you are an outdoor person - Marathon, Florida is centrally located for many various activities.

“Functional, comfortable house”

Reviewed 26 Jan 2017

The house provided everything we needed for a comfortable stay in the Keys. The Kitchen is spacious, and the terrace is huge table seating for 6 and several lounge Chairs. The terrace overlooks the Canal where lovely Pelicans perch atop mooring poles. Quiet neighbourhood, about 7minutes drive from supermarket and Sombrero Beach. We would love to stay there again.

“Quiet Place on a Canal”

Reviewed 1 Jan 2017

Great little place on a quiet canal. Very clean, and has all of the needed amenities to feel at home. Would definitely rent again.

“Beautiful view and such a relaxing stay!”

Reviewed 14 Nov 2016

We stayed for 6 nights and had a lovely stay. Everything we needed was there and we enjoyed barbecuing, using the kayak and exploring the keys. The dockside location is superb

“Hot! Wonderfully Hot”

Reviewed 8 Sep 2016

This was the best vacation I have had in 30 years. Castaway was the best place I could have imagined. It has a beautiful view 24/7. I had my 24' boat at my doorstep.... Totally ruined me! I can't wait to go back. Don was the best as well....David and Jennifer

“Nice Place and area”

Reviewed 20 May 2016

Nice rental. Fishing was fun off of the deck and a great free beach just a minute down the road. The area is close to stores and some great restaurants with live entertainment. The house was cute and pretty much had everything you need. It could use a few beach chairs and a paddle boat or kayak for those folks that fly in. The owner Phil was great. Thanks for the adventure.

“Perfect Floridian Bungalow”

Reviewed 31 Dec 2015

This home was everything we were looking for our family vacation. Comfortable, clean, cozy, great kitchen, nice dining space and perfectly located on the canal. Washing facilities and parking for 2 cars. Perfect place to unwind. Great for 4 adults, 3 couples or a family of 4. Quiet neighborhood and close to everything you need.

“For two fishermen, all we could ask for.”

Reviewed 7 Jun 2015

perfect two/two set up for two guys or two couples.Wonderful kitchen set up for any ability up to pro chief Great ocean view. All you could ask for.

“Relaxing Stay”

Reviewed 2 Jun 2015

We just returned from kicking back at Castaway. We had a great time and enjoyed the house. The best part was the large dock overlooking the canal and ocean. It is shaded in the afternoon so it's a perfect place to to relax and enjoy the ocean breezes. To experience the keys, you really need to stay in a place like this. Decorated nicely but nothing fancy. Just a good relaxing place to stay. We had big plans to cook some seafood but we decided to eat out every night. However the kitchen has everything you would need and grill outside also. The beds were comfortable and the house was clean. No complaints.

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