2 BR HOUSEBOAT DOCKED AT PRIVATE TROPICAL ISLAND WITH 17-FT MOTORBOAT & KAYAKS

Bob, Mark or Robin

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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2 BR HOUSEBOAT DOCKED AT PRIVATE TROPICAL ISLAND WITH 17-FT MOTORBOAT & KAYAKS

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2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6-8, incredible sunset view, mangrove shores

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WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THIS VACATION RENTAL?

This vacation rental puts you on your own tropical island in a quiet cove of protected mangroves in the Gulf of Mexico. You stay on a 2 bedroom houseboat that is docked on the island. You have your own 17 foot boat for the entire week!

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN STAY AT QUIET COVE KEY?

Our rental license allows up to 6 people to stay on the boat. There is a queen bed in the master bedroom and a two doubles in the second. We also have a sofa in the living room.

HOW DO WE GET TO AND FROM THE ISLAND?

We provide you a boat to get to and from the island, which is only a couple minutes from shore. You can also use the boat to go fishing, go out to eat, or sightseeing during day light hours on the gulf side. You park your car on our easement (a driveway on shore) with your boat dock only feet from your car.

IS THERE ELECTRICITY AND RUNNING WATER ON THE ISLAND?

This is a rustic private tropical island. Your power comes from a generator and your water from tanks on the houseboat. The refrigerator is powered by solar panels. Besides the bathroom facilities on the houseboat, there is a composting toilet on the island, which is similar to an outhouse.

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RENTING QUIET COVE KEY?

Quiet Cove Key rents from Saturday to Saturday. The boat is for use during day light hours only. The island has WIFI, but no TV.

WHAT IS ALL INCLUDED WITH THIS RENTAL?

On-shore: Designated parking spot with boat dock

Houseboat: 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, linens, towels and paper products provided. Kitchen and refrigerator are apartment sized.

Island: Covered shelters, gas grill, hammocks, kayaks, fire pit, boat dock

WHAT SURPRISES MIGHT WE HAVE?

The crystal clear waters around the island are visited by a variety of wildlife including dolphins, manatees, sting ray, lobster, crab, octopus, barracuda, parrot and angel fish, to name a few. Some of which are residents of the underside of the island. Snorkeling would be the best way to visit them. We also have the above water visitors and residents which would include roosting pelicans, great herons as well as some very friendly, vegetarian Iguana’s.

DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS RARE VACATION OPPORTUNITY!

CALL 262.650.0246 NOW or email at rentmy@gmail.com !!!

More Details
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
The houseboat fit our needs perfectly for the “camping” we did while we were there. We enjoyed the open-air feel and “back to nature” aspect of Quiet Cove Key. While I enjoyed using the fishing poles for catching some fresh “grunts” for lunch and dinner on a couple of days, we got the most use out of the kayaks………..definitely a nice addition. The location of Quiet Cove Key is very good, also. The view from most angles is of un-populated or un-developed land or water, and the proximity to civilization is more of a security blanket than an intrusion. The week seemed all-too-short. I've already shown the photos to the folks in my office and they were very impressed/envious. We’ll definitely keep this option for vacation in mind for future occasions.
Feb 2013
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Bob, Mark or Robin

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We fell in love with the Florida Keys back in the 1980's when we took our first trip there. We toured the Keys from the water in a catamaran. We bought our first place there shortly after. We love owning all these properties in the Keys because it gives us a reason to come down from Wisconsin a couple times a year. We are looking to retire to the Keys someday.

Bob, Mark or Robin purchased this house boat in 2004

The beauty of this island and it's surroundings was to irresistible to turn down.

This island is so beautiful and tucked away in this amazing cove surrounded by mangroves. It was the perfect place to put our houseboat. If you like camping or RV'ing, this place will blow your mind.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

2 br Houseboat Docked at Private Tropical Island with 17-ft Motorboat & Kayaks
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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2 br Houseboat Docked at Private Tropical Island with 17-ft Motorboat & Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p167978vb
(262) 650-0246 or 262-385-7680
Marathon Central Florida Keys
NE Indiana, USA
5

Salvation from Worst Winter Ever!!!

  • 5 of 5
This past winter (2013/2014) was one of the worst for northern Indiana. Dealing with no sunlight and being buried in several feet of snow for most of the winter, we were questioning our very sanity by mid January. Before my wife had a nervous breakdown, we elected to use up some airline miles and found this quaint little island near Marathon in the keys. We enjoy camping and were looking for something rustic and more unique than just staying in a typical hotel. This was a perfect solution to our winter blues and was quite an adventure. We flew into Miami arriving late night, the owners of the island even recommended an affordable motel on the way to the rendezvous point because you have to check in during the day. We woke early the next morning and drove down to the meeting spot. There our contact person met us and took us out on a small skiff to the island and gave us a tour and instructions on just about everything relating to our stay on the island. The island does not have sleeping accommodations on it, however there are lots of comfy hammocks if you want to sleep under the stars and a nice picnic area with a fire pit and a generator (which provides power to the houseboat that is parked on a large pier on the island). We had a blast exploring nearby areas with the skiff, there are kayaks provided on the island, and one morning we even had two dolphins that were launching out of the water just a few feet away from our pier. Just a short ride from the island on the mainland there is a great restaurant/bar called the Island Fish Co. and they have great drinks and the food was good too! We enjoyed several meals there during our stay, and also grilled out on the island and enjoyed the privacy and seclusion that the island offers. Sitting by the fire pit each night felt like we were on "Survivor" (thankfully my wife didn't vote me off the island). We did invite some friends from the Marathon area over during the day for a cookout. There are several very large iguanas that hang out on the island, however if you leave them alone they don't bother you and they love bananas. Next time we "may" bring the kids because of the camping aspect of the island. It's a lot of fun and so quiet and peaceful at night. Highly Recommend to anyone looking to get away from civilization for a week to unwind.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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2 br Houseboat Docked at Private Tropical Island with 17-ft Motorboat & Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p167978vb
(262) 650-0246 or 262-385-7680
Marathon Central Florida Keys
Chicago
5

BOATHOUSE

  • 5 of 5
Its was my best family vacations. Wonderful people. THX A LOT
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Car: recommended

You are in the family friendly town of Marathon, known as the heart of the Florida Keys. There are plenty of activities such as chartering a fishing boat, hiking in Curry Hammock State Park, visiting the Dolphin Research Center, sunbathing at Sombrero Beach, or relaxing at Sunset Park. You can also play golf and tennis at Key Colony Beach Resort as well as visiting them many coral reefs, sailing, parasailing, or renting a jet ski.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Marathon House Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Opening Weeks Lobster Season
Aug 2 2014 - Aug 15 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,495
 
 
Labor Day
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 6 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,195
 
 
Fantasy Fest Special
Oct 18 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,795
 
 
Thanksgiving 2014
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 28 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Christmas & New Years 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,750
 
 
Spring Break 2015
Feb 28 2015 - Mar 27 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
Easter 2015 wk 1
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Easter 2015 wk 2
Apr 4 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
4th July 2015 wk 1
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,495
 
 
4 July 2015 wk 2
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,995
 
 
Mini Lobster 2015
Jul 25 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Lobster Open 2015 wk 1
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Lobster Open 2015 wk 2
Aug 8 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
New Years 2015
Dec 26 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,995
$10,995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 7.5%
Notes Rent My LCC is licensed by the city of Marathon to do vacation rentals. We follow all city and state regulations. The PLR numbers (Property License and Registration Numbers) for all of our properties are listed below: Pretty Joe Rock- PLR2010-00128, 6th Avenue/Dolphin Jump Key- PLR2010-00397, Sandy Shore Place- PLR2012-00387, Gulf View Place- PLR2012-00386, Ocean View Villa- PLR2012-00385.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Marathon House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Romantic
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Paper Towels
  • Internet
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    2nd Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Island Bathroom - toilet , Composting Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Great Views, Bathroom with shower
    2nd Bedroom - 2 double , Bathroom with small tub and sprayer
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1 Queen, 2 double, 1 Sleep Sofa
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • playground
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • bay/sound
  • library
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • golf
  • tennis
Notes:
You are in the family friendly town of Marathon, known as the heart of the Keys so if you ever tire of your own personal paradise, there is plenty more to do such as charter fish on the ocean, hike in Curry Hammock State Park, learn at the Dolphin Research Center, sun-bath at Sombrero Beach, recline at Sunset Park, or help at the Turtle Hospital. You can golf or play tennis at the Key Colony Beach Resort and don’t forget about diving, health spas, sailing, parasailing, jet-ski rentals and the list goes on.
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