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WATERFRONT SGL FAMILY POOL HOME:60' DOCK: DIRECT OCEAN ACCESS:KAYAKS:OCEAN VIEWS

Mary Jo Rospert

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Mary Jo Rospert

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
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WATERFRONT SGL FAMILY POOL HOME:60' DOCK: DIRECT OCEAN ACCESS:KAYAKS:OCEAN VIEWS

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Marathon House Rental Photos and Description

2BD/2BA Single Family Home:Private Heated Pool:60' Dock:Ocean Views:Kayaks:

L E M O N K E Y C O T T A G E

Welcome home…

Jeff and I would like to welcome you to our Florida Keys home. We desire that your stay with us is memorable, relaxing, rejuvenating and enjoyable. Grab your sunglasses, flip-flops, and sunscreen and make your way to our beautiful heated pool. Don’t forget to make your favorite umbrella drink! It’s your time to slow down, relax and let the Keys’ mystique envelop and rejuvenate you. What we have is yours to enjoy…

Lemon Key Cottage is located on a deep water (12’) canal only 5 homes from the ocean. So, bring your boat and tie up to our 60’ lighted dock with electrical outlets. Our canal contains a variety of fish species especially bait fish like mullet and pilchards. Feel free to use the provided fishing poles to catch dinner off the dock. Use small hooks baited with shrimp or squid and fish under the dock or boats for some decent snappers. Throw a cast net and see what you catch. A lighted fish cleaning station is provided with a wash down hose. You can see the occasional predator fish at night around the dock. There’s a baitfish cage and bait freezer available. Snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding or flats fishing is accessible right at the end of the canal. If diving is your thing you'll find some of the best dive spots minutes from our dock. Occasionally, our canal is visited by Manatees, so be careful when operating watercraft.

The canal empties into the ocean through a flats area. Our flats are an amazing aquarium of ocean life. Do yourself a favor and take the two provided tandem kayaks through these waters to see a plethora of sea life. From our canal, you can reach the Gulf by taking Vaca Cut, which is less than a 5 minute boat ride.

We purchased Lemon Key Cottage in July of 2012. We made additions and renovations including; the heated pool with fiber optic night lights, landscaping and outdoor lighting, hurricane shutters, utility improvements, kitchen appliances, davit and dock improvements, 42” Flat panel TV, wireless high speed internet, 36” flat panel TV/DVD, and various cosmetic enhancements.

Unlike some other vacation rental homes, we decided to stock all the general necessities of home so that others can immediately start enjoying their vacation without running to the grocery store to buy toilet paper and hand soap.

The home is ~ 1500sq ft of central air conditioned living space with 2 bedrooms , 2 full baths, kitchen, living room, dining room, family room, laundry room, and a screen enclosed veranda. The kitchen is fully equipped including pots, pans, toaster, coffee maker, plates, silverware, the very important blender, and much more. Linen closet includes all bedding sheets/blankets, bath & pool towels. Many renters comment how much they enjoy our plush wall-to-wall carpeting as it's much more cozy and 'knee' friendly compared to cold, hard tile/marble floors. Should you wish to grill your catch of the day outdoors, there is a Weber Grill waiting for you master chefs.

Our neighbors are full time residents that you’ll enjoy meeting. Neighbor Paul is a commercial fisherman of lobsters and stone crab. Usually, you can watch him clean his catch each night at the dock. Paul's wife, Danielle, owns the floral store in town and caters weddings. Neighbor Freida owns a local hotel and dives frequently for lobsters on her free time. You can imagine the seafood recipes that these guys have! Neighbor Cori is a marine biologist, and she is working hard to preserve and build our coral reefs in the Keys.

Wishing you an excellent vacation at Lemon Key Cottage.

Welcome home....

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mary Jo Rospert (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english

About Mary Jo Rospert

Our family resides on Catawba Island, Ohio, which is a small island on the western basin of Lake Erie. God blessed us with four children: Austin, Addison, Aidan, and Isabelle. I’m a school teacher and Jeff is a salesman of medical products.

Mary Jo Rospert purchased this house in 2012

Why Mary Jo Rospert chose Marathon

Our family vacationed many years in Florida including the Keys. Having fallen in love with the Keys’ tropical treasures and recreational activities, we decided to make our claim (actually a mortgage!) in paradise.

What makes this house unique

Lemon Key Cottage is our sanctuary from the hustle of life. We truly come here to rejuvenate, relax, and unwind. There’s a certain mystique about the Keys…perhaps it’s the “come-as-you-are, don’t worry, be happy” attitude that everyone seems to enjoy. Whether it’s deep sea fishing for large Mahi Mahi or sipping on Rum Runners by the pool, there’s always something for everyone.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Waterfront Sgl Family Pool Home:60' Dock: Direct Ocean Access:Kayaks:Ocean Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

Amazing Home and Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for a week and absolutely LOVED the home! Its a great house and a terrific pool. Its on a great location and we could have not been happier with it. The home is beautiful and exceeded our expecations. We ate at lot of good local restaurants and enjoyed the pool and the beaches on a daily basis. We would recommend this place to anyone and look forward to our return! We are so thankful that we now have a vacation place we love!!!!
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tony and Leana for your kind words and for staying with us at Lemon Key Cottage. Mary and I were thrilled to read your post in our guest book...really BIG news! Hope you stay with us again. God Bless.
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
Richmond, Virginia
5

Perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5
This home was perfect for a couple of days with our friends, a couple of days by ourselves lounging by the pool, and a couple of days with our two young children. We loved sitting on the porch, swimming and kayaking, as well as all that there is to do in Marathon. Wonderful trip!!!
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Jessica. Very glad you had a good time at Lemon Key Cottage. Please join us again as you're always welcome. Thanks for taking such good care of our home. Best, Jeff and Mary
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Waterfront Sgl Family Pool Home:60' Dock: Direct Ocean Access:Kayaks:Ocean Views
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

Like !

  • 5 of 5
This was a vacation away from the kids and the stress of work. We were two couples.

Here's what we liked: Blue skies...Warm pool...Fresh fish...Great restaurants....Rum drinks by the pool...Evenings on the veranda...Comfy beds...Clean home...Good fishing...Kayaking...Laughing with true friends.

Here's what we disliked: Leaving to go home.

Loved this place. Hard to leave. Thanks for the memories.
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sarah: your review cracked me up! LoL... but, how true. It is very difficult to leave the Keys. But, you can always come back a visit again. Best to you and yours. Jeff and Mary
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Waterfront Sgl Family Pool Home:60' Dock: Direct Ocean Access:Kayaks:Ocean Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3535508
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

Best Vacation I've ever had!

Best Vacation I've ever had!
  • 5 of 5
its a beautiful home with a very nice pool. the fish cleaning stand was helpful to all the fish that were caught.
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sure hope you guys come back and visit us again. My neighbors said that you found some good lobster holes and were quite successful fishing. Thanks again for staying with us. Best to you and yours. Jeff and Mary
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Waterfront Sgl Family Pool Home:60' Dock: Direct Ocean Access:Kayaks:Ocean Views
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

Fishing paradise

  • 5 of 5
You know the saying, "A happy wife is a happy life?" My wife has always wanted to visit the Florida Keys with the kids. We went down during Independence Day week. I took my boys out fishing and my oldest caught a "sea monster" of a Cobia. We also took our boat out through the channel into the Atlantic to watch the fireworks. It was an epic event synchronized by patriotic music. The kids loved the pool; couldn't get them out. We'll be back again for sure.
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Waterfront Sgl Family Pool Home:60' Dock: Direct Ocean Access:Kayaks:Ocean Views
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

Keys Dream Cottage...no kidding.

  • 5 of 5
Martha and I really enjoyed this cute cottage even though we were outdoors most of the time. The home is very clean and well appointed with all the amenities of home. The property manager, Freida, was very helpful as she gave us good instruction for fishing, kayaking and great snorkel areas. Make sure you follow the white stakes out of the channel while boating otherwise you'll hit the shallow flats! We highly recommend this keys dream cottage.
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
0.1 Miles
Florida Keys Marathon Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sparky's
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Marathon Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
US A1A
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Stoudts Restaurant
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Sombrero Beach

Marathon is a beautiful city that offers the best of the Florida Keys while having all the nearby conveniences such as: grocery stores, pharmacies, hospital and emergency care, retailers, marinas, airport, movie theater, live entertainment bars/nightlife, parks, public beach and walking bridge, and excellent restaurants (most of which are dock-up ).

Marathon is surrounded by water: the ocean to the south and Gulf to the north. People come from all over the world to enjoy our warm waters colored in various shades of blue and turquois.

If you don’t have a boat, don’t worry. You can still enjoy the water by renting a boat, hire a fishing charter, or take a dinner cruise right here in Marathon. Or, make your way to the 7 Mile Bridge and walk along the old car bridge.

Some my family’s favorite restaurants in Marathon are: Franks Grill (Italian), Sunset Grill (seafood and sushi ocean side), Stouts (breakfast on our street !), Island Fish (near Holiday Inn bayside), Lazy Days (excellent food on water ocean side), Marathon Fish Company (on water 35th St. bayside), Castaways (15th st ocean side), and Burdines (great fries – 15th st. ocean side), Porkys (BBQ- bayside), and 7Mile (bayside by the bridge). Most of these restaurants are accessible by boat and have plenty of dock space. There are other restaurants that are excellent too, so just explore and you’ll find your favorites.

About the Southern Keys: Our home is a one hour drive from the beautiful and popular town of Key West; the southernmost outpost in the continental USA only 90 miles from Cuba.

If you have a day or evening available, take a ride south to one of our country’s top tourist destinations and enjoy a sunset in Mallory Square. You can see the cruise ships come and go, enjoy the live street entertainers in the square, or shop at the hundreds of retailers along Duval Street. Or, you can party away at Sloppy Joe’s, Hogs Breath Saloon, or Irish Kevins !

One relatively unknown restaurant/bar that my family likes to frequent is No Name Pub located on No Name Key. Just over the Seven Mile Bridge, turn right at the light in Big Pine Key and find your way to this little pub…the food is excellent and it’s worth the search. By the way, you will undoubtedly encounter endangered Key Deer along the path so drive carefully.

One of the nicest and largest beaches in the Keys is located on Bahia Honda State Park. It’s an excellent white sand beach that is nicely maintained. It’s located just over the 7 Mile Bridge about a 15 minute ride from the house.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,595 Per week

Marathon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2015
Dec 14 2014 - Sep 12 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,195
 
 
Christmas '14
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,295
Flat fee
 
 
New Year's '15
Dec 28 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,295
Flat fee
 
 
July 4 Holiday
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,295
Flat fee
 
 
Mini-Lobster 2015
Jul 25 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,495
Flat fee
 
 
Lobster Season Open 2015
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,295
Flat fee
 
 
Low Season 2015
Sep 13 2015 - Dec 12 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,595
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,195
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Property Damage Protection $69
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes Weeks are SATURDAY - SATURDAY, unless approved by owner.

July 4 week: $2250 Rental Fee

ML & Lobster Season first two weeks: $2450 Rental Fee

Thxgiving, Christmas and New Years Weeks: $2250 Rental Fee

Monthly Rentals (28days): $5995 plus tax and clean unless holidays or mini lobster
Until rents are fully paid, rates are subject to change without notice.

Cancellation Policy

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

Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bath - Private
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with sitting area and walk-in closet.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Add'l Trundel Bed available with (2) twin mattress
  • Master has a flat screen HD Television with DVD player
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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