our stay at vista linda in marathon key
We had an amazing week at the beautiful home-vista linda. It was better than the pictures/description online . The kitchen has every appliance and tool imaginable which was nice since we did most cooking at "home. " we traveled with two teenagers so the fact that the masterbedroom was on the opposite side of the house of the 2nd bedroom, was very nice for privacy. A sliding glass door from the master bedroom opens up to a patio which overlooks the pool- beautiful views of the sunset even when standing in the kitchen. We made great use of the plentiful snorkeling equipment that was provided. two kayaks are provided ( to fit 3 people) when we mentioned to john the caretaker that it would be nice if we could all go out on the kayaks at once, he brought another one by. Two bikes are provided and stored in the shed. When we pulled them out mid week, one of the tires on one bike was defective. We told John and he brought another by but it was too large for us to use. The suggestion I have is that the bikes/equipment are checked before the next renters check in. There was also dirt on the bottom of the pool when we checked in. The turnaround time between renters was quick and there probably wasn't time to address that ...again, maybe larger turn around time might be helpful so these things could be addressed. We told John and he promptly got on the phone with the pool guy who came by the following morning ..after that all was well. The pool and hot tub were amazing and we spent alot of time there. Fishing poles/hooks are also provided. we went to the local Kmart and bought chum and bait and caught so many fish off of the private dock ( put them back though). saw shark and barracuda off the dock as well. The water is clear and warm off the private beach and swimmable when calm. It was so nice to take the kayaks out on the water and watch the sunset....unforgettable experience. The Hammock was a favorite spot in the early evening but there are so many comfortable spots to sit/lounge it is hard to choose. We hated to venture out but when we did, we went to the dolphin research center and turtle hospital ans sombrero beach, bahia honda beach, key west for the day , the island for food and drinks, sparkys for yummy lobster tacos and ice cream and sweet savannahs. We will definitely go back to vista linda. It was an amazingly beautiful house in an incredible location. We highly recommend it.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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