Marathon Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
Conch Key- An old-fashioned lobster and crab fishing village that can only accommodate a few lucky tourists who want great fishing and diving and a complete rest! You can often pick up fresh seafood from the local fishermen.
Conch Key Landing (CKL) is our family's unpretentious waterfront winter home which we invite you to share. It is completely equipped and spotlessly clean. We provide everything you need for a great vacation. CKL is directly on Florida Bay. A five minute boat ride from our protected dockage will take you under the US1 bridge to the oceanside flats, the reefs and the Gulfstream. Superb sunsets, bird and fish viewing. Lie in a hammock or relax in our comfortable deck chairs under the palms and let the world go by.
Our friendly, knowledgeable, property managers, live only two doors away. They are most happy to provide you with information about the Keys and to ensure that CKL remains in top condition so that you will have a pleasurable stay.
We have other units available. Please contact us for more information
Keywords: waterfront house with 1 bedroom upstairs
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
About The Owner
We are a Canadian family, originally 6, now a family of 14 (and two dogs) who have been coming to the Keys for 25 years. Fifteen years ago, we discovered Conch Key and fell in love with it.
The Owner purchased this apartment in 2008
Why The Owner chose Marathon
In 2008 'Conch Key Landing' (not the name at that time) came up for sale and we decided it would be an ideal place for our expanding family`s vacations, 'a home away from home'. We have enough accommodations on the property to house 10-12 people - perfect for a family reunion! We visit several times a year and have found that each season has its own appeal. We invite you to try some of the less busy times and become a member of the growing Conch Key Landing `club`.
During our times on Conch Key we have had great fishing - Bay and Ocean, super snorkeling, kayaking out to the sandy reefs at low tide, swimming in the warm water.We have often seen schools of dolphin passing by. On occasion manatees visit. From the dock you are able to observe tarpon at night and in the daytime - parrot fish, barracuda, many small tropical fish and once even a sawfish! Herons, egrets and pelicans often come to call.
What makes this apartment unique
The apartment has central air conditioning and heat. It has a fully equipped kitchen with a ceramic stove, refrigerator with icemaker, pots and pans, baking trays, cooking utensils, salad bowls,dishes and cutlery.
It has separate dining and living room areas. The dining room has patio doors opening out to the front balcony.
The master bedroom has a king-sized bed, night tables, a full dresser,mirror and clothes closet.
The apartment has an upper deck with a Tiki roof over a picnic table and gas BBQ. The front balcony has a small table and chairs and is a favorite place for guests to gather with a glass of wine to watch the sunset or the stars. It also overlooks the dock , boatslips and a waterside deck on which there are comfortable deck chairs and a hammock under the palms.(see photo) This is a great place to relax with a book.
There is a swim ladder at the end of one pier and steps into the water in one of the boat slips.
You may use the washer and dryer and a pressure washer and tools found in the breezeway.
View: Waterfront directly on Florida Bay, facing west, protected from the cool north winds. Spectacular sunsets - rivaling those at Key West . The elusive 'green flash' has been seen on several occasions. You may be lucky! (Our son-in-law sailed around the world and never saw one until he came to CKL.)
Activities on site and nearby:
Fishing from boats, bridges or from the dock. Charter fishing from Conch Key or Marathon, snorkeling or scuba diving from Looye Key, bicycling over the bridges or on the bicycle paths. Marine life and bird viewing. Jetski rentals nearby. Close to the Dolphin Research Centre (swim with the dolphins), Theater of the Sea (Islamorada). Four nearby beaches (although the Keys are not renowned for this) - Anne's,Curry Hammock Park, Coco Plum and Sombrero. Drive over the famous Seven Mile Bridge to beautiful Bahia Honda State Park. And then, of course, spend a day at Key West.