CANNONPOINTFORTRESS FREEHEATEDPOOL/SPA7KAYAKS2 ZAYAKS 1/2BEER TO OCEAN,BEACH4BLO

Patricia Ripley

Speaks french, english
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Patricia Ripley

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CANNONPOINTFORTRESS FREEHEATEDPOOL/SPA7KAYAKS2 ZAYAKS 1/2BEER TO OCEAN,BEACH4BLO

Marathon House Rental Photos and Description

4,200sq.ft.Secluded 4BR/4BA 4blks. to Coco Plum Beach 1/2Beer to the Ocean

Private wide waterfront home. 4,200 square foot with banquet hall, seats 14. Three central air conditioners, the house is so big. Party room with unique Bar embedded with sand dollars, a real $100 bill that only kids can find, sometimes drunken adults; watch out for the 8 piranhas. Game table, big screen TVs

A cannon guards the direct channel to the Atlantic. Please bring 2 pound balls and powder with you. Fed Ex will not deliver. I used the last of it on a boat that I sunk within view of the house. Luke's Law, if a boat passes the home does not wave to my guests or is not playing Jimmy Buffet music, you have permission to fire the cannon on them. Examine the remains of the boat I sunk with use of my free kayaks. Rental boats can be delivered to my 528' of seawall. Cut i boat slip for dockage. Football Cornhole Game(bring your own stickers,I can't pick a team. Park 6 trucks and Trailers. Pirate parties on request. Have someone kidnapped.

There is only 52 weeks a year for 52 lucky families.

Fishing from our docks is always an exciting surprise... tarpon, barracuda, nurse shark, sting rays; don't touch my pet lobsters at the seawall. Close to mediocre Golf courses. Swim with the dolphins.

Go to Keys Fisheries for a Lobster Rueben sandwich. It's so big, buy one for 2 people.

Next go to Captain Pips for a Fried Key Lime pie, buy 2 for one person or there will be a fight for the other persons pie.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Patricia Ripley (Owner)
Advertiser since 2001
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Speaks french, english

About Patricia Ripley

I'm on my zayak out near Gilligans Island, (couple of miles away) looking for the downed Malaysia Boeing 777. Come help me look!

In 2001 was on my sailboat in the process of buying an incredible home overlooking the Sea of Abaco when an aerial photo of CannonPoint showed up on my laptop. I started to worry about maintaining the Abaco property having to boat to the mainland for parts. Marathon had just put in a Home Depot so I bought CannonPoint sight unseen. I'm addicted to kayaking and the Keys are my favorite place in the World.

Patricia Ripley purchased this house in 2001

Why Patricia Ripley chose Marathon

Deep Dock water frontage of 528' with cut in boat slip. 528' concrete seawall. Privacy, incredible view from every slider. Cathedral ceiling in every room, except the love shack.

What makes this house unique

For Large family reunions, weddings and other large group events, the Office Suite of rooms with a 5th bed and bath can be rented for an extra $1,500.00. There is a queen bedroom,kitchenette,2ndwasher/drier,library,

cableTV,private courtyard with 2nd private outdoor spa.

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.4
based on 14 traveler reviews

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CannonPointFortress FreeHeatedPool/Spa7Kayaks2 Zayaks 1/2beer to Ocean,Beach4blo
average rating of 4.428571 based on 14 reviews
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CannonPointFortress FreeHeatedPool/Spa7Kayaks2 Zayaks 1/2beer to Ocean,Beach4blo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p304115
+1 3054814595
Marathon Central Florida Keys
3

Cleverly marketed to maximize profits.

  • 3 of 5
We stayed at Cannon Point (two couples) for 1 week in June 2014. We chose this location based on the description about all the fish that had been caught off the dock, right in front of the house. It also had all the amenities we were looking for: waterfront, kayaks, pool, and hot tub, and we found the description on the HomeAway page very entertaining. My overall impression can be summed up with the following statement, “ Cleverly marketed, space maximized, and corners cut, where necessary, to earn the most profit”. With that said below are some specific observations and examples. The outside property was nice. The pool and hot tub were beautiful and exactly as expected and pictured. However, under the carport were three grills, two of which I don’t think worked. It looked like they had replaced the grill several times but didn’t bother removing the old ones. Also, beside the converted garage (“The love shack”), were a lawnmower and a number of old propane tanks. There were also at least 10 garbage cans (for yard waste or I’m not sure what) lined up along the fence. Overall the carport/driveway area looked very cluttered. When I’m on vacation I don’t want to look at other peoples clutter, and found these eyesores annoying. Additionally, the owner was in fact in residence while we were there, living in a small outbuilding connected to the house that said “Employee’s only”. We only saw them a few times, while we were there, once when we were in the pool (and thought we were alone), and on the morning of our departure at 8 am, when they decided to start mowing the lawn (which badly needed it), and were walking around the backyard two hours before the 10 am check-out time. Both times felt intrusive and like our privacy had been violated. The inside of the house looked far nicer in the photos then in reality. The leather chairs didn’t recline, and the TV remotes didn’t work. Furthermore, the floors were not very clean (if I’d had a mop I would have mopped them myself), with dirt under the cabinets and behind the garbage cans. In addition, the numerous sliding glass doors didn’t really lock and there was really no way to secure the house when we weren’t there, however since the owners are onsite, maybe this is irrelevant. For the price we paid to rent this house, I would have expected more attention-to-detail from the owners.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are correct, the breezeway does look cluttered with 2 gas grills and one charcoal plus the extra filled propane tanks for large parties. Saturday I am having 2 grills and tanks donated to the homeless shelter,also the beach chairs/toys get donated, no one seems to use them.
I do have even more than 10 garbage cans, the 3 blue ones are for recycling, which I notice that you did not do. It's OK, it's not a law. If we have time on Saturdays we sort it ourselves.
All the windows look out on the waterfront, but I agree it's not nice to drive by a line of garbage cans. The house is on 2 lots, the cans are 6' from the street where we drag them.

We live in Grassy Key, but we check on the property most every day, on my way to the gym.

Pool/spa people show up on Tuesday morning 8am. I try and be there and clean filters or touch ups after they leave.
I have nudists clubs that have booked for years and never complained about their privacy.
Saturday, I am putting up orchid hut screening attached to the pool fence, mainly for diverting
landscape debris blowing into the pool, but it's also more privacy. I've never seen it done before but I'm always thinking of ideas to pimp up the place.

I do not allow the lawn to be cut any other day but Saturdays. I spent $19,000 tearing out
the sharp St Augustine and replacing it with a new hybrid Zoysia, thick and tall, perfect for bare feet. Two lots of landscaping maintenance takes more than 5 hours, hence 8am startup.

The theater seats are locked because kids got caught in the mechanism. They do not recline but they are so comfortable, I bought matching hassocks for your feet. I haven't found anything more comfortable, but I'm always looking.
You had some valid critique and I am addressing it.
Paradise Patty, Protecting tourists from Pirate invasions since 1989
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vacation of a lifetime

  • 5 of 5
my family and friends were blown away by the house!! the pictures do not do the property justice. there were 12 adults and 2 kids and we never felt crowded. the pool and spa were used everyday. we rented a boat, which is a MUST with this location, we were out in the ocean within 5 mins!!! the dock and seawall were amazing. everyone who attended could not stop talking about the vacation and are planning to make this a yearly family vacation!! thanks Patty for a great place and great time!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I know when your double birthdays are, so I have penciled you in for next year. Most everyone books the week after new Years, so you need to confirm then. Meantime, I expect someone to memorize every drink on that pack of playing cards so you will have a designated bartender. Only 52 weeks on 52 drink cards to learn a new profession. Paradise Patty
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
Boxboro mass
5

Amazing property

  • 5 of 5
I do not know where to start. This place is just amazing. The dock space is vast we rented a 30' boat and had plenty of choices to dock it. We chose the cut in protected dock. There are at least 8 kayaks to go out on the kids used the fishing type and caught a lot of fish from them. We spent a lot of time in the pool as it was 85degrees every day. The inside of the house is huge plenty of room for everyone to spread out. There are 2very large living rooms with large screen TV in each We had 13 of us ranging from 7 to 60 there are things for everyone. The manatees came up to the dock almost every morning. The kids caught more fish at the dock than 6 of us caught on a very expensive run and gun hump trip. They caught a 4' nurse shark a blue fish that we filleted right at the docks fillet station. They also caught a lot of grunts and snapper. Thank you very much patty for a great week. We will be back!
  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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Clean, Very spacious, private and easy access with Boat

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed our stay. Paradise Patty was very accomodating, we mentioned (on the 1st day) there were no rock glasses (for Manhattans) and she brought some right over. The house was clean, spacious kitchen main room area (plenty of room to spreadout). Main dining room table sat 10 without having to use the counter from the center island. 3 of the 4 bedrooms have attached bathrooms (4th bedroom had it's own bathroom, but not within the room). Minor repairs are needed, but anything we pointed out to Patty she addressed quickly. The deck area is protected from the wind, so that was a great place to sit and relax or enjoy the hot tub. Lots of towels provided, plus plenty of cleaning supplies, paper towels, etc (all provided). Plenty of parking, good washer / dryer, 2 large refridgerators in kitchen, small deep freeze in carport area. We would definately go back. Great location, reasonable price and very easy to deal directly with Patty.
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
lake county fl
5

A GREAT STAY

  • 5 of 5
My husband myself and10 friends had a great week at cannon point, the house was perfect for a large groupThe location is perfect , boating , fishing, the pool or relax in the hot tub its your choice and there for you. the house is spacious and the amenities are endless everything you could need , the owner was very helpfull and was able to get our one problem with the hot tub fixed asap.We really enjoyed being able to just take of on the water when we wanted we had quite a selection of water toys. I personaly liked that this is not a show home which made it all the more comfortable, and will recommend it to friends..
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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+1 3054814595
Marathon Central Florida Keys
4

Good Time @ Canon Point

  • 4 of 5
We had a great time at this vacation spot. There were 12 of us and plenty of room for us all. Great furnishings, Clean, Spacious, Parking 4 trailers and 6 vehicles was a bit tight, but once we got boats, etc, unloaded and worked out system so that trailers not attached to vehicles we managed extremely well. Yard is fantastic, not a cramped side lot with a 100' of seawall, but by being on corner we had tons of places to sit, fish, play cornhole, view the occasional iguana, manatee, and place boats in the inset. With 2 microwaves, 2 ice boxes and an external freezer along with normal kitchen stuff there was lots of room for food storage, prep and cooking, for us. And with the bar in another room.... And yes we would stay there again - we, the Outdoor Adventure Gang, already checked to see how much lead time we would need to reserve for next year. There was but 1 issue - hot tub went out night 6, but Patty had it fixed and steamy in less than 6 hours from being told; Now that is quick service. Thanks Patty, for a great stay!!!!
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Key West
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.04 Miles
beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: recommended

We are located at Mile Marker 54; Key West is Mile Marker Zero. Yup, the calculator says that's 54 miles away. A scenic one hour drive and the most memorable sunset ever at Mallory Square with the circus performers. Free Kayaks Fishing, fishing, fishing. Anything that swims in the Atlantic swims past this house. As a matter of fact, the fish swim circles around this property as we are a bridge connected island. Come have your photo put on my wall with an iguana nestled on your shoulder. These cold blooded creatures love the heat of your body.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Marathon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
January
Jan 31 2015 - Feb 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
Flat fee
 
 
Summer
Jun 6 2015 - Aug 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,900
 
 
lobster weeks
Jul 25 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,400
Flat fee
 
 
Cheapest season
Aug 29 2015 - Nov 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Holidays
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes 5th bedroom apartment/office available for weddings and large groups. Extra $1,000/week
WE have Granny Nanny affliates. No one gets left behind.
WE are affliliated with Wheels-2-go or it should be named Tourist Toys-2-go.
Check it out, across the street from McDonalds, Mile Marker 50
Be decisive; only 52 lucky families a year get Pirate Protection at Cannon Point Fortress!
1/2 the rent is due to get your name engraved with the wax seal confirming your chosen date.
The other half is due one month before arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Baby Gate
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 1 jacuzzi tub, 3 showers
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • 1 queen, 3 kings, 7 singles, No sofa beds they are too uncomfortable! Hammocks for complainers. Florida state law, and county ordinance, you must have a good time or I will personally call the tourist police.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Out Door Spa; Dual separate controlled central Air Conditioning; Dishes and Utensils; Linens Included; Washer/Dryer; Dishwasher; Microwave; Cable TV; Telephone; Wireless Internet;Fax;Coffee Maker; VCR; Toaster; TV; Stereo; Outside freezer for fish and bait; 2 gas Barbeque; Private Pool with shower; Lanai Water View; Children Welcome; Close to Beach; Kayaks; Tiki Hut with fish cleaning sink. 2 FULL SIZE REFRIGERATORS in the kitchen Bait Freezer outside
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