We stayed 6/7/14-6/14/14. We've been renting homes in the Marathon area for over 17 years. This home and property is everything it states, and so much more beautiful than shown in the pictures. We enjoyed kayaking, snorkeling (can enter off ladder at pier, or right off shore) very clear. Fishing off dock was great, I surprised myself and my family, when I caught 2 baby nurse sharks! My son and husband loved the fishing also, and all of the sea life to see at the dock! A barracuda, came to visit every afternoon, and grey snappers. Crabs along the shore line, and lobsters that love to peek out from the rocks. House completely stocked for cooking, if needed! A Publix grocery store, and Walgreens are just a couple blocks away, once out of the neighborhood. And a K-mart is close which sells bait too! Believe me, when your there, time is of the essence! You will want to enjoy every moment, having the home close to shopping is a plus! The pool is very big, and has a nice deep end, and connected hot-tub. The pool is the perfect temperature, which was great for our 9 year old son! Our 16 year old daughter loved working on her tan, which didn't take long to get! Landscaping is beautiful all around the home. Loved the palm trees and hammock! Very private, you definitely feel as if you are on your own island paradise! Sunsets are beautiful each night! And the Keys weather is always perfect! Our daughter and son loved watching Izzy the Iguana come by to visit and look through the patio doors! They loved the tropical feel of the home, and everyday was a new adventure; wondering what they would see next! My husband and I loved the memories we made with each other and our kids! We can't wait to go back, our hearts are always in the Keys!