QUIET OPEN WATER HIDEAWAY OVERLOOKING WILDLIFE PRESERVE

Jerry Schuman

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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QUIET OPEN WATER HIDEAWAY OVERLOOKING WILDLIFE PRESERVE

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2BR/1BA/Sleeps 2-4

Relax in this peaceful, open-water, bird and wildlife sanctuary with private views of the State Park. From your living room sofa, 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, 2 flat screen TVs with all premium movie channels and NFL Sunday Ticket, new Sealy Posturepedic beds, new linens/towels, new stainless appliances and granite counter 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, two flat screen TV's 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, A/C, two queen beds, fold-out sofa, ceiling fans, 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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • not suitable for children
Jerry Schuman (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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Why Jerry Schuman chose Marathon

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.

* The property and its contents should be returned to its

original condition. Except for the laundry.

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Quiet Open Water Hideaway Overlooking Wildlife Preserve
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Quiet Open Water Hideaway Overlooking Wildlife Preserve
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p237766
+1 305 815-2865
Marathon Central Florida Keys
Bastrop, Texas
5

Great Place and a Better Time!

  • 5 of 5
Wow! What a place, we loved it. The listing was very accurate and the amenities were more than we could ask for. It had everything we needed and then some....whether it was kayaks, snorkeling gear, beach chairs, fishing gear, beach umbrellas, etc, this place had it. It was very secluded, quiet, and convenient to Marathon and Islamorada. The property was very clean and well maintained. Jerry could not have been a better host with all the details when we started our stay. The pictures are nice on the website, but up close and personal the views are even better! We would recommend this place to anyone who enjoys seclusion, but also enjoys being close to so many activities. Thanks, Jerry and we plan on returning in the near future!
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Quiet Open Water Hideaway Overlooking Wildlife Preserve
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

Honeymoon Happiness

  • 5 of 5
My new husband and I chose this gorgeous villa for our honeymoon and loved staying here. The location could not be any more convenient and yet it seemed so secluded and private. Beachfront accommodations abound in the Keys, but being on the water in an inlet provided a view of nature that was breathtaking. Enjoying my morning coffee while watching the fish, crabs, birds, rays, etc was a treat I will never forget. Even better was the opportunity to get even closer and kayak. The inclusion of the kayaks is a fantastic perk, as well as the other included supplies. Flying in, we did not bring beach chairs and a cooler, but there is a storage shed with everything you will need to go enjoy a day at the beach. Speaking of inclusions - the iPad is a fantastic one, we were able to leave our laptop at home!
The beds are comfy and the place has a lived in, but very clean and well cared for vibe. I would not hesitate to stay here again or recommend it to others going to the Keys. Jerry, the owner was very nice and knowledgeable.
  • Submitted: May 18, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Quiet Open Water Hideaway Overlooking Wildlife Preserve
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

OMG......

  • 5 of 5
After a 'mad' week on South Beach Miami this was the perfect place to unwind. From the well equipped appartment to sitting on the dock watching Ospreys, Rays, Manatees etc etc. Kayaking around the waterways off the patio was briliant. Thanks Jerry for your hospitality.
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Quiet Open Water Hideaway Overlooking Wildlife Preserve
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

wonderful scenery

  • 5 of 5
The house is reasonably maintained, it is not made ??yesterday, and yet it is in good condition. The location of the air condition is not optimal but finds functional.

You will probably not find a house with a better location if you want a quiet holiday with good scenery.

In the house there is a range of facilities, among other kayaks, the kids always have something to do and were therefore also closer to nature.

The owner was responsible for the transfer and was extremely flexible in terms of arrival. With the transfer came a very committed introduction to other facilities in the local area which then was a great joy for the whole family

All in all a wonderful resort that I will always recommend to others.

Johnny Jorgensen, Denmark
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Quiet Open Water Hideaway Overlooking Wildlife Preserve
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+1 305 815-2865
Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

A quiet oasis of tranquility

  • 5 of 5
We spent the last week in July at Jerry's place and with such an accommodating and informative host you could not fail to chill from the moment you arrived. Plenty to do if you want to be part of the Keys, but an idyllic oasis to come back to and wake up in or just while away the hours. A haven of wildlife, sunsets and peace. Really useful and thoughtful items included were kayaks, life vests, snorkelling kit, torches, binoculars, shampoo and a whole lot more! Great laundry room too.

As Jerry had explained before we arrived the summer is much more about the marine life and the winter months about the birds, but we were still treated to an array of birds including a beautiful osprey as well as turtles, sting-rays and many species of fish. Our fellow residents next door also spotted a sand shark! Must visits are the not for profit Turtle Hospital and Dolphin Research Centre - very worthwhile contributing to their causes and a trip to Robbies is fun for fishing, eating or just hanging out with a beer!

ENJOY - you can't fail to........
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Quiet Open Water Hideaway Overlooking Wildlife Preserve
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p237766
+1 305 815-2865
Marathon Central Florida Keys
Apopka, Fl.
5

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5
You will not be disappointed with your stay here! Jerry is a great Landlord/host! I stayed for one week and had an excellent experience. What fun to see the "creatures" right off of your porch! Morning coffee this way could not be better! The accomodations were clean and welcoming! If you need anything, there is a storage room where you just go get it! Make sure you kayak...Jerry provides these at no charge! Cook out under the pavillion and get to know the others staying at the cottage! The location is perfect! You can go all the way to Key West for the day or just stay close by. Long Key State park is next door...bring your bike and bike over to walk the beautiful trail. Again, I highly reccomend this vacation cottage...have fun!
  • Submitted: May 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Miami International Airport
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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Summer/Fall
May 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 

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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.
* $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
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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:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Computer Available
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • New Saltillo tile floors, and large tiled shower with bench and glass doors. Separate toilet room area with extra storage space.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Both bedrooms have brand-new Sealy Posturepedic beds, new comforters, pillows and linens,1 bedroom has flat screen TV, Saltillo tile floors, one of bedrooms has double sliding doors with views of open water.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
  • Television
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Barbecue
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • not suitable for children
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • theme parks
  • forests
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
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