AWESOME HORIZON VIEWS FROM EVERY ROOM, PROTECTED BOAT DOCK

Beverly Bennett

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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AWESOME HORIZON VIEWS FROM EVERY ROOM, PROTECTED BOAT DOCK

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Media Luna is located on the Gulf of Mexico, this fabulous home has 55 feet of sliding glass doors opening onto the Gulf, offering magnificent sunsets, crystal clear water for snorkeling and lighted trees. The home features views of the horizon from every room and is on the sunset side of the island. A private boat basin and dock surrounded by a decked seawall extends out into the Gulf providing a setting for morning coffee or sunset cocktails. Designed for casual living, this half-moon shaped home has cypress-beamed ceilings, 3-zone central A/C, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a large multiple-seating area living room,

fully equipped kitchen, laundry room and enclosed 925 s.f. screened Florida room.

The master bedroom at one end of the home has a king-sized bed and private bath. The other two bedrooms each have a queen and twin bed. There are four TVs, a VCR, multiple DVDs and an answering machine. Utilities and linens are included. Well furnished kitchen including stemware for evening wine/cocktails.

There are no extra charges for normal cleaning.

All Comcast home with wireless high speed internet service, unlimited US and Canadian telephone calls. Fabulous quiet neighborhood, one road in-and-out, provides an excellent place for using our bikes, jogging or walking.

Water is 20 steps from our back door. Charcoal grill on deck. Circular driveway with covered parking. Boat trailer can be parked away from driveway.

Licensed by: State of Florida Dept. of Business & Professional Regulations DWE5402737; Monroe County Tourist Development License; City of Marathon Vacation Rental License PLR2013-00412

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a fantastic time -- the weather was great and we got to do most of the things we wanted. One of us had an underwater camera with a video option so we all got to "snorkel" around the boat basin and Rachel Key. We always knew there were lots of lobsters on the outside wall of the boat basin but we were surprised to learn there are even more along the wall inside the boat basin. We saw a pod of 8 manatees (adults and young) swim right by the boat basin one afternoon and some of us got to see them again when they swam by in the opposite direction at sunset. That was one of the highlights of our trip.



Everything at the house was fine, housekeeping was good.



Thank you for making your house available to us. I'm sure we'll be back in a few years -- if you haven't realized our dream of moving in permanently.
May 2013
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Beverly Bennett

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Frank & I have enjoyed our piece of paradise over the years, first while raising our 3 boys, and now with their families --which include 8 grandchildren. While we have lived in a wooded neighborhood in Virginia all these years, our hearts are at Media Luna with unlimited water views.

We fell in love with our half-moon shaped home while house shopping on a cloudy day while our sons golfed at the par 3 nearby golf course. Being in a quiet neighborhood with proximity to grocery stores and shopping sealed our decision. The sandy beach we could bike or drive to also did not hurt.

Nothing beats the view when walking thru the front door, unlimited horizon views thru 24 feet of 8 foot high sliding glass doors. The 925 s.f. screened porch with a lobster trap bar that had a wood top from a salvaged ship sold us on Media Luna. We also loved the circular driveway which provided covered parking to keep our car shaded from the fabulous Keys sun.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Awesome Horizon Views from Every Room, Protected Boat Dock
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
Brandon, Ms
5

ONLY GULF PLACE

  • 5 of 5
This home is fabulous. Plenty of room to be together and plenty to be apart! It has a protected boat area which is wonderful on the gulf side due to the boaters that don't appreciate the courtesy of a no wake area.Sunsets were one of a kind each night. Home is a little dated but who stays inside in the keys?! The back area view and back porch as well as sea wall were wonderful places to be! We loved our 7 days here.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Great you enjoyed our home and had a fabulous time. Everything draws you to the water, even the Cyprus beamed ceiling that cascades from the street side to the water. We have attempted to keep the feel of the fabulous Keys in our period home.
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

GREAT GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
Great quiet neighborhood location perfect for morning walks. Very convenient with grocery stores nearby(WinnDixie & Plublix) . The house is just as depicted. Nice layout, clean, great screened in patio. It was so much fun watching the lobsters and amazing fish from the seawall. We spent most evenings on the seawall bench watching the gorgeous sunsets.
This was a great central location for our day trips to the other keys and nearby Sombrero beach was lovely. We truly enjoyed our stay here and would love to do it again.
  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It is wonderful that we had another family enjoy our Media Luna. Nothing is more important than planning a vacation and having everything meet your expectations. Thank you, we look forward to having you return in the future.
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

CENTRAL LOCATION, GREAT VIEW

  • 5 of 5
2 Families, 4 teens. Very large screened/shaded area for relaxing. Windy when we arrived but good snorkeling off of rock wall when the water calmed and the tide cleared the reeds out. Caught some fish off of the wall too. There were dozens of lobster on the rocks in 3-5 feet of water. Saw a barracuda and a nurse shark also.
Dolphin Research Center (swim with dolphins) is a few miles North. Turtle Hospital (turtle recovery/rehab tour) is a couple miles South. Very close to snorkel/dive/fish boats as well. Snorkeling at Sombrero Reef was excellent (boat only-Starfish). Grocery (WinnDixie, Plublix) and KMart are very near to house. Keys Fishery Market has great food. Sunset Grille was good as well. Key West is just over an hour away. Sombrero Beach is nice and very close. Bahia Honda is very nice and 15 minutes away.
House was clean and everything worked fine. Sunsets were great. Great place for a boat but we got lazy and just hung out. Next time...
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: What a great review of your family interests. I am sure it will help many future guest plan their things "to do." We are so happy that your spring vacation worked out great and we had another family enjoy our Media Luna.
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
Tinmouth, VT
5

SAD TO LEAVE

  • 5 of 5
Today is our last day here at Media Luna. We've spent a great week here in the keys with all the conveniences of home and plenty of room for the six of us to spread out. We've had some amazing sunsets, been visited by a manatee right here within the sea wall, and spent every spare moment watching the aquatic life within the rocks. The kitchen is well appointed with all the basics and the place is EXACTLY as depicted in the photos. Very quiet and pleasant neighborhood for morning or evening walks. Groceries, pharmacy, restaurants are all conveniently located nearby.
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: How wonderful you were visited inside our seawall by one of the manatee that frequent our waters. The sea life is one of the things that makes our area so enjoyable. We are delighted your vacation at Media Luna was everything you had hoped for.
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
4

A BIT BETTER THAN 4 STAR

  • 4 of 5
We have always stayed on a channel for ease of use with our boat. The idea of wide open views of the gulf and not having to look across a channel at other people and houses was very appealing. It was a great decision. The sunsets, the screened in lanai area and the sea wall with dock were fantastic. Always something new to see and much quieter than the channel homes. Our party was 2 couples over 60 we have already booked it for next year.
If you go there to fish the only thing missing was a small bait freezer not a hardship but a nice convenience.
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: How great you enjoyed our fabulous views and the open style of Media Luna. So glad you are returning next year.
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

GREAT PLACE ON GULF SIDE

  • 5 of 5
Our 22ft deck boat did great on this side with the sea wall. Kids could fish off sea wall and snorkel....we had a blast and enjoyed the sunsets every evening.
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad another family had a great vacation at Media Luna.
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Map

Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US1
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Sombrero
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Par 3
Car: recommended

Swim in Gulf waters within 20 steps of back door. Awesome sunsets. Horizon views from every room. Great quiet neighborhood to walk, jog or bike. City run sandy beach within 5 miles. Many shops/restaurants nearby. Dolphin park/museums and nature parks in Marathon. Boat/water sports rentals nearby.

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Marathon House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 31 2014 - Jul 25 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Lobster Season
Jul 26 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Labor Day Week
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 5 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Winter 2015
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Spring
Apr 11 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Summer
May 30 2015 - Jul 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,850
 
 
Lobster Season
Jul 25 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes Rates are subject to change until deposit is received. State and Local taxes subject to change. Rates subject to 2.5% foreign transaction fee. Pets are not permitted.
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Amenities

Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) In the master bedroom., Queen size Beds (1) 2nd and 3rd bedrooms each have a queen and twin., Twin or Single Beds (1) 2nd and 3rd bedrooms each have a twin and queen.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • ruins
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • deepsea fishing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • basketball court
Notes:
Fabulous quiet one road in-and-out neighborhood for walking, jogging, biking. Great for multiple people, lots of room for each to enjoy their 'space.' Lounges for use inside or out. Fishing is great off our deck out in the water. Enjoy strolling among our street side fruit trees including a 50 year-old sapodilla tree.
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