QUIET OPEN WATER HIDEAWAY OVERLOOKING NATURE PRESERVE

Jerry Schuman

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Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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QUIET OPEN WATER HIDEAWAY OVERLOOKING NATURE PRESERVE

Marathon Villa Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom / Sleeps 2

Relax in this peaceful, open-water, bird and wildlife sanctuary with private views of the State Park. From your patio look-out, 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, flat screen TV's with all premium movie channels and NFL Sunday Ticket, Saltillo tile floors, new bathroom, new linens/towels, new kitchen with stainless appliances and granite tops. * Includes canoe, kayaks and 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, two plasma flat screen TV's with all premium movie channels and NFL Sunday Ticket, new state of the art washer and dryer, canoe, kayaks, waterproof 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, A/C, king bed, fold-out sofa, ceiling fans in every room, refrigerator, ice maker, oven, microwave, coffee maker, blender, 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:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for children

Jerry Schuman

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Speaks english
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* $1400 week May-November

* $1600 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 2 cars.

* 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 4 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.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Quiet Open Water Hideaway Overlooking Nature Preserve
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
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Quiet Open Water Hideaway Overlooking Nature Preserve
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p210446
+1 305 815-2865
Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

AS PROMISED

  • 5 of 5
As others have reviewed here, this was a well- appointed and well-maintained property. Having internet allowed us monitor work from afar while relaxing in a lovely setting. Only 1 block off of the Overseas Highway, I was concerned about ambient noise, but it was not an issue. It just made the access much easier. We loved kayaking around the lake and out to the ocean, spotting interesting wildlife along then way. Just a note: this is one of 4 units in the building so some of the amenities listed here are actually shared. I this notba problem, but just nice to know in advance.
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
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Quiet Open Water Hideaway Overlooking Nature Preserve
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p210446
+1 305 815-2865
Marathon Central Florida Keys
Philadelphia
5

FABULOUS GET AWAY

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay on Long Key. Jerry provided the perfect spot for us to relax, enjoy nature and learn all about the rest of the Florida Keys. What a fabulous place. We highly recommend a stay here. And Jerry is a fabulous guide. His enthusiasm for the area and for the park and the opportunities to see nature up close is absolutely infectious.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet Open Water Hideaway Overlooking Nature Preserve
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p210446
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
Livonia, MI
5

HEAVEN!

  • 5 of 5
Jerry greeted us like old friends when we arrived, and was genuinely excited to show us around. The place was EXACTLY as pictured in the ad, and we couldn't believe how well he'd provisioned it for his guests: kayaks, snorkeling equipment, binoculars -- even coolers and chairs for picnics! He also gave us great recommendations for local parks, places to eat, and sights to see.

We enjoyed paddling around the mangroves, and saw numerous fish and a couple of horseshoe crabs. When the outer reaches of Hurricane Sandy brought strong winds and rain one day, we were still able to enjoy the screened porch for reading, eating, and playing cards while staying 'high and dry' -- a real plus.

Our only regret was that we had to leave such a cozy, tranquil place after just one week; it's a little slice of Heaven!
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet Open Water Hideaway Overlooking Nature Preserve
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p210446
+1 305 815-2865
Marathon Central Florida Keys
El Paso, TX
5

AMAZING ... EVEN BETTER THAN AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5
This property is absolutely wonderful, as are the Schuman's to rent from. The villa is elegantly appointed, beautiful fixtures and features inside the villa, but that doesnt even compare to the beauty of the property and the wildlife refuge. The property was spotless upon our arrival, and was full of great info on local activities. Our favorite was being able to kayak right from the 'front yard' into the mangrove trails, where we saw friendly manatee. Also it was fun to watch and feed the fish off the deck. There is nothing that we found to be a negative at this property at all, well one thing, that we had to leave once our week was up. We cant wait to return next year! Thanks Jerry so much!
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Quiet Open Water Hideaway Overlooking Nature Preserve
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+1 305 815-2865
Marathon Central Florida Keys
Grand Blanc, MI
4

VACATION

  • 4 of 5
We thought our 'home' was going to be a one family unit, when we arrived we found out the building was a 4 family rental, athough each have their own private accomodations, sharing the deck/dock area. This is a perfect place to go if you like the quiet, enjoy watching nature and want to relax.
If you are looking to view the ocean, swim, walk the beaches, you will need to drive or walk to do this. Our accomodations were exactly as listed. The property was clean, well-maintained and Jerry provided several suggestions for restaurants and beaches along with tourist attractions. We were impressed with the amenities, there was nothing we were in need of, soap, zip lock baggies, coffee, spices, dishes, towels,iron, everything you needed was there and no off brand items! Very impressive! We had coolers, snorkeling gear, kayaks available for when ever we wanted to use them. We did not have to reserve anything - items were readily available for all the guests to use. We enjoyed having the washer and dryer also, great to pack up clean clothes when your ready to head home. Would have no problem recommending this rental to anyone!
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
business
Quiet Open Water Hideaway Overlooking Nature Preserve
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p210446
+1 305 815-2865
Marathon Central Florida Keys
Indianapolis, IN USA
5

PHENOMENAL!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I were a bit leary as to what we'd really find once we arrived, as we had never booked a weekly rental online before. We assumed that we would have an average experience (the old rule: if it looks too good to be true).
WOW! were we ever blown away! The location was beautiful, quiet, and ripe to be discovered via kayak or canoe! The property was immaculate and beautifully decorated. Every need was anticipated and we wanted for nothing during our stay. We plan on making this a regular spot to visit - we recommend whole heartedly this property not only to our freinds and family but to everyone interested in seeing the Keys. It was the vacation of a life time.

P.S. the photos do not do it justice.
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Car: necessary

We are 10 minutes from Marathon, only 1-1/2 hours from the Miami International Airport, and an easy 1-hour drive to Key West, which makes this a centrally located vacation destination.

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Availability & Rates

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Marathon Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer/Fall
May 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

* $1400 week May-November
* $1600 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.
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 2 cars.
* 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.
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Amenities

Marathon Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Computer Available
  • Local Maps
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • New Saltillo tile, new towels, new granite double sink and make-up area, linen closet.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • New king bed, new comforters, new pillows, new linens, new Saltillo tile floors, flat screen TV, two closets, desk, large dresser, double sliding doors overlooking open waters in the State Park.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Canoe
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for children
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • forests
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
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