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QUIET OPEN WATER ESTUARY OVERLOOKING NATURE REFUGE

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Speaks english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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QUIET OPEN WATER ESTUARY OVERLOOKING NATURE REFUGE

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Marathon Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4))

Relax in this peaceful, open-water, bird and wildlife sanctuary with private views of the State Park. From your living room sofa, only 9 feet from water's edge, you can watch fish swim and birds fly, or if you prefer, you may simply sit and enjoy the ebb and flow of the tide. In these environmentally friendly surroundings, you can observe, in a way you never have, marine life and native birds in unobstructed waters. Just off the property you can find nature trails leading to quiet beaches. The patio offers views of a back yard aquarium and the spectacular beauty of the Florida Keys. Launch our canoe or kayaks into this ecological paradise and paddle your way along easy-to-follow, marked mangrove trails. *

You will be very comfortable is these extremely clean and well-appointed surroundings. This property has brand-new everything: New Sealy Posturepedic beds, new furnishings and linens, iPad 2, wireless internet access, two flat-screen TV's with all premium movie channels and NFL Sunday Ticket, Saltillo tile floors, new kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops.

*Includes canoe, kayaks and binoculars

We are a few minutes from Marathon and only 1-1/2 hours from the Miami International Airport, and an hour's drive to Key West, which makes this a centrally located vacation destination.

Keywords: Quiet and Peaceful

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Advertiser since 2008
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Speaks english

What makes this villa unique

You will have the opportunity to relax in an open water nature preserve, offering private views of the State Park. From your sea wall, watch the annual migration of east coast sea birds. From the patio watch spectacular sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean. Later in the day walk across the street and watch a breath-taking sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. Or just hang out in the hammock and immerse yourself in the tranquility of this ecological paradise. Take morning or afternoon walks through the nature trails in the State Park and comb the beaches in undisturbed tranquility. Open your windows and enjoy the cooling ocean breeze. In the picnic area there is a tiki hut, barbecue and hammock.

* All wildlife and scenic photos were taken off back patio.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel 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.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

Quiet Open Water Estuary Overlooking Nature Refuge
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
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Quiet Open Water Estuary Overlooking Nature Refuge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p396431vb
-(305) 815-2865 (Florida, USA)
Marathon Central Florida Keys
Gonzales, LA
4

Peaceful - mostly

  • 4 of 5
We stayed in the “Rear Villa” for a week. Jerry was very accommodating by allowing us an early check in so we could make the boat for a dive trip in time. The area is very peaceful with lots of nature. We saw a nurse shark within 5 minutes of our arrival and sting rays, starfish, crabs, manatees and lots of fish during our stay. The kayaks were nice to have for mangrove exploring as well as keeping our 17 year old son entertained when my husband and I wanted a little quiet time. The villa was very clean and mostly had what we needed for our stay. The dining table had only two chairs at the small table and we had three people which made eating together an issue. Some of the utensils were missing. If we had had a fourth person, it really would have been a problem. We were asked by Jerry to use the long way around so we wouldn’t walk in front of the neighboring villa when coming and going. The neighbors next to us said they didn’t mind though which made the walk to the car easier when carrying dive gear. The upstairs neighbors as well as the downstairs all seem to cross in front of our villa at all times but no one minded the traffic. One problem was that the common area was directly outside our bedroom window and we did have to ask the neighbors to keep it down at night when we were getting up early in the mornings for diving. Also, the ropes used as railings were brittle and the one near the parking area broke when my son leaned on it while looking into the water, causing him to fall into the water. The pictures shown are actually for the other lower villa. Our villa was smaller especially the kitchen. The villa is a good place for families with teens since there are other activities available, like the kayaks and fishing.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers

Map

Map

*Activities include: fish and bird watching, reading and relaxing, wildlife photography, canoeing, kayaking, beach combing, snorkeling, scuba diving, fly fishing, deep sea fishing, sailing, power boating, hiking and exploring nature trails in the State Park.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Marathon Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer/Fall
May 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Winter/Fall
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 

Amenities

Amenities

Marathon Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Amenities include: iPad 2, wireless internet access, two flat screen TV's with all premium movie channels and NFL Sunday Ticket, new state of the art washer and dryer, canoe, kayaks, binoculars, beach chairs and umbrella, beach mats, tiki hut, new Weber stainless barbecue gas grill, hammock, picnic table, outdoor furniture, yoga-stretching mats, books, snorkel/mask and fins, fishing poles and light tackle, bait freezer, cable, A/C, two queen beds, fold-out sofa, ceiling fans, refrigerator, oven, microwave, coffee maker

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