MANATEE BAY - 5 BDR-SLEEPS 12+ SPECIAL LOWER FALL RATES

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Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Marathon House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms 4 Baths plus Den with 1 Queen Sleep Sofas Sleeps 14

Imagine gazing across a large, sparkling swimming pool to see a natural in-ground aquarium... big enough to swim in, and filled with tropical fish. The dock accommodates large boats drawing 5' + and you have instant access to Florida Bay, the Gulf and the Atlantic. The sunset views here are endless, and defy description. These waters are considered some of the finest sport fishing grounds in the entire world.

This home sits on over almost 3 sprawling acres of prime landscaped property in a premiere area. Ten minutes north of Marathon, and only 15 minutes drive from Islamorada, Grassy Key is a sleepy little village of waterfront home on large estate properties, very private and quiet, far from the seasonal madness. The house is large and can handle big groups easily with 5 bedrfooms and 2 Sleeper sofas.

Marthon City Lic #PLR2012-00378

Entering the property from its Morton Street entry, one is greeted by tropical flowering plants and majestic palm trees; the long meandering driveway winds past a tennis court to the grand house.

This immaculate home features a large kitchen with custom cabinets and granite counter tops, a large TV room with Big screen TV and a large, airy great room which opens to a spacious screened patio beside the heated pool. The Main level has 2 wings; one wing has a very private master suite with king size bed and the other wing has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. One with a King size bed and bath, 1 with a queen and double beds and 1 with 2 twin beds and a shared bath. The third master suite with king size bed, sits atop a natural wood staircase and offers the most stunning views of all. This suite has its own private screened porch.

Amenities:: Heated Pool, Dock with Electric and Water, Gas Grill, Fully Equipped Gourmet Kitchen, Washer and Dryer, Hair Dryer, High Speed Wireless Internet, Free USA long Distance, Big Screen TV with Satellite, DVD, Whole house (inside and out) Stereo, Central A/C and Heat, Tennis/Basketball Court.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the manager
Andrew wrote on our Facebook page: "Spent a week here in September...The photos are great, but they can't do it justice! It's just a stunning place. "
Sep 2011
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DonnaFelling

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Speaks english
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Pay with confidence
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4.5
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Manatee Bay - 5 bdr-Sleeps 12+ Special Lower Fall Rates
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews
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Manatee Bay - 5 bdr-Sleeps 12+ Special Lower Fall Rates
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+1 305-481-4782
Marathon Central Florida Keys
4

Beautiful sunsets, great house, and plenty of space!

  • 4 of 5
The Pros: The listing information is very accurate. The house appears almost exactly as shown only some of the furniture has been rearranged. The property is well maintained and clean. Our host, Donna, was very pleasant and gave us a thorough walk-through upon arrival. The house is very large, there was plenty of space for 10 of us. There could have easily have been 4 more. Home is in a quiet residential neighborhood, very nice. We found the home well furnished and very comfortable, great for our 3 small children (6, 4, & 2) Room for our 31 ft boat at the dock, and boat trailer in the driveway (but you better be good at driving it or park it out front!) Tennis court and basketball goal in great shape. Sadly, it was too hot to play much. The smallish pool was nice and clean and there were plenty of pool toys to use, and LOTS of lounge chairs on the pool deck. Also a Weber Genesis grill. Bedrooms were nice, plenty large enough, beds comfortable, linens were clean. Screen porch was a great area with lights and ceiling fans for comfort, but it was still hot. The Tidal pool was pretty fun. You feed the fish with a cup of food every day. The fish would follow you as you walk around it thinking it was time to be fed. I saw snappers, lobsters, parrotfish, remoras, a couple groupers, and more in the pond. Fishing off the dock was great for the kids for little snappers and grunts, I set out a big line for sharks. Had several run-offs and caught one small bonnet-head. A few of us went snorkeling right around the dock, and tubing a few hundred yards out.

Cons: Donna explicitly and strongly cautioned us about keeping the glass sliding doors (all exterior doors for that matter) shut. She went to great lengths to let us know that others that had complained about the air-conditioning, but that the issue was always leaving the doors open and letting the cold out and heat in. We soon discovered that the AC unit in the main living area and kitchen was wholly inadequate for the heat load and space. We were extremely careful about the doors. The AC just couldn't keep up from about 2 till about 9. Finally it quit entirely. Even though we loved the house, I would not stay again until the AC unit is replaced with a large enough unit.

Once that is taken care of, the house will be practically perfect.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Harvey for the feedback. We're so glad you like the house overall.
The A/C has been completely replaced with NEW air handler and condensing unit.
So we would love to see you again.
Thanks,
Morton Partners
and
Doug and Donna
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Manatee Bay - 5 bdr-Sleeps 12+ Special Lower Fall Rates
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

Manatee Bay is a little piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5
This was our 5th visit to Manatee Bay in the past 8 years. The house and grounds were in excellent shape. The property manager takes great pride in maintaining this beautiful spot and it shows. We took advantage of all the amenities- our runs and walks through the quiet neighborhood of Morton St, the pool, tennis court, fish feeding,catching fish off the dock, and of course, the sunsets! We've been spoiled staying at Manatee Bay and are hard pressed to go elsewhere!
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Manatee Bay - 5 bdr-Sleeps 12+ Special Lower Fall Rates
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

Perfect spot

  • 5 of 5
I can't say enough about how perfect this house was for our family! It had everything we needed & more. The in-ground tropical fish aquarium was such an interesting addition, too. Feeding the fish each day was a task we really looked forward to! We played tennis, enjoyed the heated pool & watched beautiful sunsets. I couldn't get over how spacious each room was, especially the kitchen. I have already passed along the info to friends. It was difficult to leave.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
Brewer, Maine
5

Great Property

  • 5 of 5
Eleven of us from Maine stayed at Manatee Bay from 2/4/12 to 2/11/12 and had a wonderful time. We are all in the 50 - 65 age range, and enjoy having fun and getting away from the cold weather.
The property is even better than the pictures indicate. The kitchen is well-equipped and there was plenty of room for everyone and everything. There is an extra refrigerator in the laundry room which proved very handy for storing all of our cold beverages.
The pool is heated and is the perfect temperature. While we didn't have perfect weather, we managed to get in enough sun to enjoy the pool daily. Although there are properties on both sides, this location is still very private - it was like we had Grassy Key to ourselves.
The owners were very pleasant to deal with, and the local property managers, Doug and Donna, couldn't have been nicer.
It's only about 5 miles to the grocery store (Publix), and there are plenty of other retail locations in Marathon, as well as bars and restaurants.
We wouldn't hesitate to go back or to recommend it to others.
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you had a good time and that the house meet your expectations. We hope you will return in the future.
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
Gig Harbor, WA
5

Awesome Time was had by all

  • 5 of 5
If I could give you 10 stars I would...
I can't tell you what a great time we all had. It's a gorgeous house. That view from upstairs is out of this world.
We had great new furniture. One of the dishwashers was broke, but the working one was all we needed anyway. We enjoyed the tennis courts repeatedly.
We are already planning our next trip. (I can not wait)
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad your group enjoyed your stay at Manatee Bay. We look forward to your return.
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
Lighthouse Point, FL/ United States
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Very Disappointing

  • 1 of 5
We are frequent Keys renters and stayed at this location July 2011. The home was in a good location, but in serious disrepair. We payed more than our usual amount for the rental based on the pictures and description given. When we arrived, we were very disappointed to find an old cracked tennis court with a shredded net, an algea enfested tidal pool with a clogged fountain and no visibility, and an interior that had not been maintained. A few of the things that were not working were, sliding glass door, dishwasher, lights, ceiling fan, and fountain. There was an electrical box hanging out of the wall as well as electrical sockets and a smoke detector. A mirrored closet door was held together with duct tape. The upstairs bedroom could only be discribed as dingy at best. The pool had been shocked the morning we got there and we were not informed. It was not usable for 3 days. When we called the owner with our concerns, we were told we could leave. One family came from Georgia, so that was not an option. Bottom line is that the word "luxury" should in no way be used to describe this property.
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I will be the first to admit we have a few problems with the house. It’s a very popular house and only been down for 12 days since January. We try hard to maintain it in good condition without disturbing the renters.
We are working with a biologist for the tidal pool who says some algae is good for the pool because it helps oxygenate the water and makes it clearer. Great care needs to be taken in order to not damage the eco-system. He suggested; manual removal of algae then treatment. We have spent 160 man hours pulling the algae out and have added chemicals to kill some of the algae. The chemicals remove oxygen from the water killing the algae but can also kill the fish. During the times when we are treating with chemicals the dead algae floats to the surface causing the pool to have limited visibility but does not smell nor is it infested with mosquitoes or bugs. The short time during change over is too short to accomplish a lot but we try just about every week.
We were aware of some of the issues mentioned. The 20 ft wall of sliding glass doors slides from both ends, one end does not slide smoothly so we asked that it be used. One of the two dishwashers in the kitchen was very noisy so we again asked that it not be used. The cracked mirrored door was taped for safety reasons. We have replaced this door. The net on the tennis court was not shredded it only had openings where the net pulled away from the top band. The net was repaired and a new one ordered. For the other items I offered to have our maintenance people come over right away but they did not want us in the house. My property manager went over the next day and changed the light bulbs and used the correct remote with the ceiling fan. He also attended to the electrical box and wall socket and put a new battery in the smoke detector (previous renter had pulled it partly off the ceiling because it was beeping). Regrettably they were missed during our change over check. The pool is shocked every week on change over. We only use shock which allows swimming after an hour. The property manager also re-shocked the pool after the renter complained of it being cloudy when they arrived. It was clear by the next day.
The renter asked for a large reduction in the rent. I felt that nothing I did was going to make her happy except give her, her money back and let her stay for free. So I told her she could leave and I would refund the money for the remainder of her stay
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Marathon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Summer
Aug 16 2014 - Sep 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 24 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
$13,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall
Oct 25 2014 - Nov 21 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,600
$13,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 28 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,800
 
 
Early Winter
Nov 29 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jan 3 2015 - Jul 1 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning $350 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes $4000 special last minute rate for smaller groups
*all rates subject to change*
Call for small group rates for any week.

Please add 12.5% tax and $350 cleaning to rates
Holidays and Special Events call for Rates for extended stays

Call for specials for last minute rentals and small groups.
Weekly rentals are Saturday to Saturday except for last minute, extended stay or slower season.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

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Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Broadband Access
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , in suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , in suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , in suite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • We also have a pack and play and high chairs available at no additional charge. We have 1 Queen sleep sofas - one in the separate den/TV room and one in the family room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Tennis
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Bicycles
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 13 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • outlet shopping
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hiking
  • basketball court
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Private Tennis court with Basketball hoop
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