QUIET OPEN WATER RETREAT ON NATURE REFUGE

Jerry Schuman

Advertiser since 2007
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Jerry Schuman

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QUIET OPEN WATER RETREAT ON NATURE REFUGE

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Marathon Villa Rental Photos and Description

Studio / 1 bath sleeps 2

Relax in this peaceful, open-water, bird and wildlife sanctuary with private views of the State Park. From your dining room table, only 9 feet from water's edge, you can watch fish swim and birds fly, or if you prefer, you may simply sit and enjoy the ebb and flow of the tide. In these environmentally friendly surroundings, you can observe, in a way you never have, marine life and native birds in unobstructed waters. Just off the property you can find nature trails leading to quiet beaches. The patio offers views of a back yard aquarium and the spectacular beauty of the Florida Keys. Launch our canoe or kayaks into this ecological paradise and paddle your way along easy-to-follow, marked mangrove trails. * You will be very comfortable is these extremely clean and well-appointed surroundings. iPad 2, wireless internet, flat screen TV with all premium movie channels and NFL Sunday Ticket, Simmons Beautyrest bed, new linens/towels, Saltillo tile floors, new kitchen and granite tops.* Includes canoe, kayaks & binoculars.

*Idyllic Setting For Quiet Getaway: You will have the opportunity to relax in an open water nature preserve, offering private views of the State Park. From your sea wall, watch the annual migration of east coast sea birds. From the patio watch spectacular sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean. Later in the day walk across the street and watch a breath-taking sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. Or just hang out in the hammock and immerse yourself in the tranquility of this ecological paradise. Take morning or afternoon walks through the nature trails in the State Park and comb the beaches in undisturbed tranquility. Open your windows and enjoy the cooling ocean breeze. In the picnic area there is a tiki hut, barbecue and hammock.

* All wildlife and scenic photos were taken off back patio.

*Vacation Rental Amenities: Amenities include: iPad 2, wireless Internet access, flat screen TV with all premium movie channels and NFL Sunday Ticket, new state of the art washer and dryer, canoe, kayaks, binoculars, beach chairs and umbrella, beach mats, tiki hut, new Weber stainless barbecue gas grill, hammock, picnic table, outdoor furniture, yoga-stretching mats, books, snorkel/mask and fins, fishing poles and light tackle, bait freezer, cable, A/C, queen bed, ceiling fan, refrigerator, oven, microwave, coffee maker, blender, juicer, toaster, hair dryer, clothes iron, lobster pot, tea pot, dishware and cooking utensils, spices, coffee, cream and sugar, all paper products, linens and towels.

*Activities and Attractions: Activities include: fish and bird watching, reading and relaxing, wildlife photography, canoeing,kayaking, beach combing, snorkeling, scuba diving, fly fishing, deep sea fishing, sailing, power boating, hiking and exploring nature trails in the State Park.

You can take day trips to the Everglades National Park, visit John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, The Turtle Hospital and Museum, Dolphin Research Center, The Theater of The Sea, Bird and Wildlife Nature Center, World Wide Sportsman, art galleries, enjoy fantastic seafood and watch the sunsets.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jerry Schuman (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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Speaks english

What makes this villa unique

* $1000 week May-November

* $1200 week December-April

* Would prefer Saturday-Saturday but not always necessary.

* Monthly and long-term leasing also available.

* Please call or email for availability of calendar.

* There are no cleaning fees.

* $300 holds your dates.

* You may pay balance when you arrive.

* The property and its contents should be returned to its

original condition. Except for the laundry.

* Cancellation policy: deposit is fully refunded with a 60 day notice

Payment Options

* All major credit cards accepted.

* Money orders, cashiers checks and personal checks also accepted.

General Information

* Check-in is at 3:00 PM, check-out is at 11:00 AM.

* Maid service prior to check-in and after check-out only.

* Parking is available for 1 car.

* Boat dock available only by reservation.

* Boat trailer parking at local ramp.

In order to maintain the excellence of our accommodations and insure

that all guests share this ecological experience, we ask that you

adhere to the following regulations:

* All guests must be a minimum 21 years of age - valid I.D. required.

* Accommodations are for up to 2 adults - no overnight guests allowed.

* Smoking is permitted outside only.

* Sorry, no pets allowed.

* Please note this is a wildlife refuge, we recycle plastics, glass

and newspapers.

* The fish are our treasured residents, so we ask that you not fish

off the sea wall.

* There is a no disturbance policy after 10:00 PM.

* Payment in full is required upon arrival.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Quiet Open Water Retreat On Nature Refuge
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
Merritt Island, Florida
5

Amazing experience!!

  • 5 of 5
Despite how small the unit was, the experience at the property, along with the owner was great! When I initially booked this unit, I didn't realize just how small this unit was. Luckily, it was only me and my wife, on our honeymoon. Jerry was VERY VERY VERY accommodating. We literally could've just showed up with clothes to change into and food. He provided EVERYTHING else. I am anxious to contact Jerry in the near future to see if he has any other properties avail closer to Key West. It seemed like the other units that he has were very nice too! For a couple, I would HIGHLY recommend this unit! Please keep in mind that if you want to check out what the Keys have to offer, it is a drive. Key West was almost exactly 1.5 hrs away from this unit.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet Open Water Retreat On Nature Refuge
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

Great spot!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed here the first week of June. The property is exceptional. Very clean and has everything you will need and then some! The back patio overlooking the lagoon is beautiful. There are a lot of fish and we even saw a manatee. The area is quiet and peaceful with no noisy neighbors. Very close to all the sights in the keys since it's centrally located. The owner was very helpful and answered any questions we had. Will definitely be staying here again!
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet Open Water Retreat On Nature Refuge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p177132
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
Fife, Scotland, UK
4

"We're at the Beach" - Jan 2011

"We're at the Beach" - Jan 2011
  • 4 of 5
The compact studio apartment was very clean and tidy. It is well appointed with everything we needed for our week's stay. The owner was on hand when we arrived and was friendly and helpful at all times. Although we probably didn't pick the best time for wildlife watching, the views from the balcony are stunning.
  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Quiet Open Water Retreat On Nature Refuge
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
Central Indiana
5

Awesome: wildlife, quiet, and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I spent the week here for our anniversary in May of 2008. It really exceeded our expectations! The views are beautiful! Kayaking through the reserve was relaxing. Seeing the stingray, the parrotfish and all the other wildlife was wonderful! The wildlife highlight was seeing an osprey pick a fish out of the water just like you would see in a wildlife documentary. The location is ideal, in that you are close to Marathon to go to the store, and you are practically the same distance from Key Largo and Key West. We felt it suited all of our needs.
The owner was very easy to work with and the place was very clean.
But this is a small room. If you need a lot of indoor space, choose the other room at this location. But if you like the outdoors and sitting next to the water and watching the sun set, this is a great place to consider.
I rarely give 5 stars to anything, but this was a vreat vacation spot.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Car: necessary

We are a few minutes from Marathon, only 1-1/2 hours from the Miami

International Airport, and an hour's drive to Key West, which makes

this a centrally located vacation destination.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $1,000 Per week

Marathon Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer/Fall
May 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Winter/Spring
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes * Check-in is at 3:00 PM, check-out is at 11:00 AM.
* Maid service prior to check-in and after check-out only.
* Parking is available for 1 car.
* Boat dock available only by reservation.
* Boat trailer parking at local ramp.
* All guests must be a minimum 21 years of age - valid I.D. required.
* Accommodations are for up to 2 adults - no overnight guests allowed.
* No Smoking and No Pets.
* $1000 week May-November
* $1200 week December-April
* Would prefer Saturday-Saturday but not always necessary.
* Monthly and long-term leasing also available.
* Please call or email for availability of calendar.
* There are no cleaning fees.
* $300 holds your dates.
* You may pay balance when you arrive.
* Cancellation policy: deposit is fully refunded with a 60 day notice
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Amenities

Amenities

Marathon Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 240 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • New Saltillo tile floors, new shower and large vanity with plenty of storage.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio - 1 queen
  • New Simmons Beautyrest queen bed, new comforters, new pillows and linens.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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