Keys Spectacular Gulf of Mexico Views

Water Shot from Patio
Water Shot from PatioHouse from Water SidePool from DeckLiving RoomKitchenBridge View from DeckMaster BedroomGuest Bedroom 3rd FloorDockagePool from PatioGulf View from BedroomGround Level FoyerCut-in DockKitchen2Dinner with a ViewCatch of the Day - DolphinManatee at our Dock
“ Excellent ”
19 Reviews
640 12th Street Gulf, Marathon, FL 33050



Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per week: $1,399 - $2,399
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Marathon vacation home rental
New home with wide open view of the Gulf of Mexico. 3 Bedroom 3 bath, pool home - perfect for three couples or a family. As close as you can get to the 7-mile bridge for great sunsets and quick boating access for bridge fishing or the oceanside. Fabulous views of the open water from the living, dining and kitchen areas and porches. Relax on the living room porch overlooking the pool and Gulf, a great spot to toast the sunset. The master bedroom on the 3rd level has panoramic views of the bridge and the open water. The cut in boat basin is perfect for most boating needs. Ladder access to the water for ease of swimming. Want freshwater swimming instead? You can't beat the unit's private swimming pool as a great spot to cool off and enjoy the open water views - 3 outdoor decks plus a waterfront pool patio.

Tile floors throughout the living areas, carpet in the bedrooms. All bedrooms with private bathroom with roman tub shower.

Beautiful well appointed kitchen, stainless steel appliances and all the cookware and dinnerware for that special dinner.

Outdoor patio with comforable seating, grill, pool, fish cleaning table and one of the best views in the the keys. Fish, swim, snorkel right from the dock.

Bringing your boat - we can accommodate boats under 30' in length, less than 9' width in a protected cut-in boat slip.
plenty of room for both your boat and up to 2 vehicles. Store your fishing and dive gear safely and securely in the first floor foyer or within the gated patio.

Linens, towels & kitchen equipment included.
Area Information
This home is located in "Old Marathon" at the endo of a small quiet street a short walk from area bars and restaurants.

Looking for a great beach - this home is close to 4 of the most beautiful beaches in the Keys. Sombrero Beach is less than 1.5 miles away or enjoy one of three beaches at Bahia Honda State Park approximately 8 miles away on the other side of 7-mile bridge.

Fisherman and divers enjoy quick access to both the Gulf and Atlantic side in just minutes via the 8-mile bridge. Clean your fish on our fish cleaning table and store your catch, bait and ice in our outdoor fish freezer.

About the owner

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Joe Curley

Joe Curley

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    Professional Dad and Husband, avid hockey player and fisherman....
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 04 2016 Mar 12 2016 - - $1,799 - 1 Week
Mar 12 2016 Apr 16 2016 - - $1,999 - 1 Week
Apr 16 2016 Jul 23 2016 - - $1,799 - 1 Week
Jul 23 2016 Jul 30 2016 - - $2,399 - 1 Week
Jul 30 2016 Aug 06 2016 - - $1,799 - 1 Week
Aug 06 2016 Aug 13 2016 - - $2,299 - 1 Week
Aug 13 2016 Aug 20 2016 - - $1,999 - 1 Week
Aug 20 2016 Sep 10 2016 - - $1,799 - 1 Week
Sep 10 2016 Nov 19 2016 - - $1,399 - 1 Week
Nov 19 2016 Nov 26 2016 - - $1,799 - 1 Week
Nov 26 2016 Dec 17 2016 - - $1,399 - 1 Week
Dec 17 2016 Dec 24 2016 - - $1,599 - 1 Week
Dec 24 2016 Jan 07 2017 - - $2,199 - 1 Week
Jan 07 2017 Mar 18 2017 - - $1,799 - 1 Week
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Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12,5
Deposits: $750 (refunded within first business week following end of rental)
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: $175 Cleaning Optional Pool Heat: $135/week Rates based on a Saturday to Saturday stay



  • Beds

  • 3 Queen Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Oceanfront
  • Private Pool
  • Balcony
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • View (Ocean)
  • Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • View (Water)
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Waterfront
  • Appliances

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

  • Bicycling
  • Sailing
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (1 mile)
  • Boating
  • Scuba Diving
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Volleyball Court
    (1 mile)
  • Canoeing
  • Snorkeling
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Zoo
    (1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Water Skiing
  • Beach
    (1 mile)
  • Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Windsurfing
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Hiking
  • Basketball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (2 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (2 miles)
  • Pool
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Walking distance to a handful of local bars, restaurants and seafood shacks. Near swim with the dolphins and the turtle hospital, fishing charters and dive boats

Reviews (19)

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“ Excellent ”
19 reviews
Jillian Francois Hocker

Jillian Francois Hocker

Cincinnati, OH

Best Location! Best Price!

May 27, 2015

We visited September 2014. My in-laws have been going to the Keys for as long as they have been in Florida, and I'm so thankful they have given me the experience of a lifetime there. Now that we have visited many times and even got married in Key West, I can say that this is my favorite spot to stay in the Keys so far. From the dock that is perfect for fishing, to the pool that is ideal for bobbing around, to the wonderfully clean interior, this place has enough room for at least 6. AT LEAST! If we had kids, I imagine this place might make me a little uneasy, just because it's SO waterfront, but as a childless adult couple, it works perfectly for our family visit. We are visiting again this September, and I've already counted down the days. The view/porch re-energizes ones soul in an instant. If you're looking for a place you can truly unwind and BE on vacation, this is the place to do it.

Courtney Dunn

Courtney Dunn

Louisville, KY USA

Wonderful Vacation

February 9, 2015

We had a wonderful vacation. The owner of the home was in contact with us on our first day to ensure everything went smoothly as well as the on-site maint. person. She was a dream to work with!! Loved the home and look forward to booking it again next year!!

Bill Hocker

Bill Hocker

Bradenton, FL

Great location, wonderful hosts

October 12, 2014

We stayed here a week during Sept. 2014. The house was clean and the location was perfect for our needs. Easy drive down to Key West, and close to the Seven Mile bridge. We enjoyed having the bikes for rides to restaurants and site seeing. The small pool was really just right for our needs. The residence keepers did a good job of repairing our bike tire and answering questions. We did have some ants visit us, and I understand this is a typical problem for residences in the Keys. We would recommend this place for anyone wanting to get away for a peaceful stay. Places we recommend to visit are Robbie's Dock(Islamorada), Seadog fishing boat, the No Name Pub down on Big Pine Key(go there just before sunset and see lots of Key deer), Key West(Hemingway House and Mallory Square), snorkeling the Sombrero reef, and a stop by the World Wide Sportsman store on Islamorada. We highly recommend!

Matt Palmer

Matt Palmer

Gig Harbor, WA

Great view!

May 29, 2014

We all had a great time at this home! Was in the center of the keys and made it very nice to go and explore the keys in either direction. The owner was good to work with and we would differently stay there again.

Kari Schelinder Jude

Kari Schelinder Jude

Annandale, MN USA

Beautiful Gulf Home

May 5, 2014

This was a beautiful well cared for home and the location is fabulous. The food in the area is fantastic! Local, fresh fish and seafood. Caught fish and sharks right of the dock and the gas grill provided by the owner was put to good use. The house is big enough for a large family or 3 couples and each have their own bathroom so no one is inconvenienced! In addition the balconies overlooking the gulf were wonderful for enjoying the beautiful sunsets and the keys weather cant be beat. We all left with golden tans from our days by the pool. Although the pools in Florida are all typically small it was still very enjoyable for relaxing by with a cocktail and a good book. We love the Marathon area for the convenience to Key West while still being far enough away to be out of the hustle and bustle. The owners were excellent in answering any questions we had and were very accommodating. Well worth the money vs. staying at a hotel. Highly recommended!!

Greg Turner

Greg Turner

Lake Wales, Florida

Awesome spot in Marathon

March 22, 2014

We have rented this house 2 times in the past 3 years. We rented it with 2 other couples and we all just love it. The privacy is great. The back yard is the Gulf. And it even comes with a private pool. Landscaping is very nice. There are bikes , kayak, grill, pool towels. Boat slip which accommodates our 22 foot boat with room to spare. Minutes from the 7 mile bridge for walking or fishing. Minutes to sombrero reef for some of the best snorkeling!

Linda Powell Ohlin

Linda Powell Ohlin

Warren, Ohio

Great location, great accommodations.

October 3, 2013

This property is very centrally located to the Seven Mile bridge, Bahia Honda State Park, dinning, boat rentals, and close to Key West. It was a great location for our family, as we did all of the above and more. The home was very spacious and well kept. Having the pool only a few steps from the door was awesome. My daughter and I used the bikes to go for our cocktails to the nearby pubs. Plenty of parking too if you bring a boat. We will definitely rent this again. The best feature, each bedroom had it's own bathroom.

Joyce Vathis Greim

Joyce Vathis Greim

North fort myers, florida

640 12 st gulf

September 28, 2013

Nice place owners are awesome

Ashley Suralik

Ashley Suralik

West creek, nj


April 29, 2013

We stayed at this house for a week. It was perfect. The bedrooms were a nice size and having 3 bathrooms was a huge plus! We rented a boat for the entire week and kept it right at the dock. It was so close to the 7 mile bridge which was perfect for tarpon fishing. The views were beautiful, we all agreed we would rent again!

Cher Chardavoyne Stanley

Cher Chardavoyne Stanley

Melbourne, Fl

Summer Family Vacation

July 30, 2012

We just got back from our annual trip to the Keys. Our preference has been to stay on Marathon for the past 4 years and at this point I am not sure if we will ever stray from that decision. Every year we rent a different place with another family (between us we have a 17, 16, 13, and 12 year old). 2012 was my turn to find our place…and I must say everyone was impressed. The house worked out so well for sleeping and living arrangements but the best part was access to all the Keys has too offer. Spending the day on the water is tiring but having the boat slip right out the back door was perfect. The pool was a nice change from all the salt water and the sunsets were spectacular each evening. The house had the coldest A/C and fans in every room (which was a plus for me). Having 3 bathrooms for that amount of people was nice and being able to leave all our water equipment inside on the bottom level was nice. We utilized the bikes (my husband rode one every morning to get Cuban coffee, and the 7 mile bridge is a nice short ride away), the kids took out the Kayak a few times (once to try and catch up to a Loggerhead just outside…it was too fast). We fished off the back; a few fish as well as a small shark were caught and even a huge spider crab. Joe & Mary were helpful and gave us useful information on the area, and the Debbie (cleaning lady) was super nice on our day of arrival. We are already booked for next year breaking our tradition of a new place each year! We all highly recommend this home for families as well as 2-3 couples…and Lazy Days restraint across US1 on the Atlantic side (yum!)

Daphne Wakely

Daphne Wakely

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, L5N 3K5

My 65th birthday

June 3, 2012

I had a wonderful time. Went with my step-son. I have always wanted to go back to Florida as I have not been there in over 33 years. What a way to spend my 65th birthday

Edward Torres

Edward Torres

Delray Beach, Fl

awesome get away

May 24, 2012

Spent a week with the family and had a great time, the home is conveniently located and close to plenty of restaurants. Very comfortable and clean. WE brought out boat and the location was perfect for fishing, diving and tubing. We managed to catch small tarpon and hooked a few big ones right off the dock. Recommend this home for an active family vacation. Joe the owner was great to deal with and was always available.

Janice Danielson

Janice Danielson


Beautiful home - Great location

May 6, 2012

This place was perfect in every way. The house was clean and nicely furnished. We had three couples on our visit and having a seperate bathroom for each couple was so convenient. We greatly enjoyed being located directly on the gulf and we used the kayak, fished and snorkeled from the dock and were even visited by a manatee! The location was wonderful - close to everything we needed with many restaurants and shops in walking distance. We went on a fishing charter with Sea Squared Charters which was practically right next door and all had a great time. We spent our evenings on the patio and enjoyed beautiful sunsets every night. The rental manager and Joe and Mary were excellent to work with and always responded promptly. A five-star rating here is well deserved and we would definitely rent this location again if we are back in Marathon.

Doreen Bochmann

Doreen Bochmann

Cleveland OH USA

Wonderful Family Retreat

March 19, 2012

This was our 4th year in Marathon and the best location we ever had. There were 6 adults and a 20 month old. It was really great to walk to at least 6 restaurants and the Seven Mile Bridge. The 3 bedrooms and 3 baths were great and the balcony off the living room was a great place to have coffee in the morning and watch the manatees and dolphins right off our dock. Our grandson loved the pool and kayaking with his parents. We are coming back next year. Thanks Joe and Mary for a wonderful family vacation

Chris Norris

Chris Norris

Bedford, MA

Great Place!

February 6, 2012

This is a beautiful property and convenient to several restaurants, fishing and snorkeling. We will definitely be back next year.



grafton ohio

Great Spot to Kick Back

November 7, 2011

The home and area were a great place to relax and enjoy the gulf views. Yet you are close enough to enjoy what Key West has to offer. The home was perfectly clean,bright and airy.Perfect for two couples or family. There are several restaurants and bars within easy walking distance. The kyak was a nice feature to enjoy some time on the water.We hope to be back this next year. When you are in the area try the by-plane ride.The views of the gulf and seven mile bridge are amazing.

Len Hudson

Len Hudson

Virginia Beach Virginia


October 26, 2011

Had a wonderful stay. Restaurants nearby and great location for visiting Key West or Key Largo. Owner was very nice and made rental easy. Would recommend as a place to stay.

Meghan Young

Meghan Young

jacksonville, FL USA

prime location

October 13, 2011

This house has unbelievable views , and a prime location.. The house was clean and well kept, except for a small ant problem( that I noticed was happening all over the keys).. The owner and management team were easy to get a hold of and were very accommodating... Over all this was a very pleasant experience, and I will 100% stay at this house again.

Lisa Holland Thomson

Lisa Holland Thomson

Tarpon Springs, Florida

Key Largo's Finest

August 19, 2011

This place was perfect for us. We had plenty of space for 2 families, the views were spectacular and the water was clear. All of us were able to snorkle off the point and the fishing was good too. We all had a great time. Not a place to go to the beach but perfect for boating and snorkeling or scuba diving. There is a water park, grocery, gas station, sailing and snorkeling tours all within a mile. perfect location

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Hi - We're the owners of this great home Gulf front home. This is a newer home we just purchased this week. It's an incredibly cool pool home on some of the best waterfront I've ever seen in the Keys. After looking for 9 months for a waterfront home, I told my wife as soon as we pulled in the driveway - "this is the one".

It had everything we were looking for: An Open Water View, a Pool, and a Modern design - fully furnished Tommy Bahama style.

We just love this home. Hopefully you agree and become our next guest.

Regards, Joe & Mary

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