AWESOME HORIZON VIEWS FROM EVERY ROOM, PROTECTED BOAT DOCK

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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:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

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
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 20 reviews
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Awesome Horizon Views from Every Room, Protected Boat Dock
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
4

A bit better than 4 star

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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.
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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Awesome Horizon Views from Every Room, Protected Boat Dock
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+ (703)598-3334
Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

Great place on gulf side

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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.
Owner's Response: So glad another family had a great vacation at Media Luna.
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Awesome Horizon Views from Every Room, Protected Boat Dock
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+ (703)598-3334
Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

Media Luna

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
My husband and I, first time renters at Media Luna. We loved our stay and did not want to leave to do anything else. We biked and ran out every morning to see what was in the Ocean Aquarium! Lots to do and see! weather was great. We chose to eat in a lot as her kitchen is stocked very well with all you need! we will be back! Thanks Bev. regards r
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It is wonderful that you enjoyed Media Luna and you were able to use our bikes to ride in our quiet neighborhood. Look forward to having you return next year.
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Awesome Horizon Views from Every Room, Protected Boat Dock
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
Devon, UK
5

Wonderful Position

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We stayed a week at this property and rented a boat. The house is not modern, but clean and comfortable with a lot of thought gone into comfort. Views are to die for, with the sunsets being particularly spectacular. We experienced a storm one evening and it was lovely to watch the lightening over the sea. Harbour area was a bit silty to swim in, so that was a minus not being able to swim with the weather so hot. Also there were some big rocks at the entrance to the harbour, also very shallow if you had a larger boat or were inexperienced (which we were not) it could have been a bit difficult getting in or out, especially when tide was out. Would definitely recommend this property. LOBSTERS WERE GREAT!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased to receive this thoughtful review. Although there are 2 large conduits moving water in and out of the boat basin (harbor) silt build up follows tides and storms. Even outside the boat basin where we recommend snorkeling - the sand is soft and not substantial. The rocks at the boat basin entrance, are a nuisance and periodically have to be repositioned. Their shifting is also the product of severe tides. Water depth has been sufficient for all boats. Given environmental issues we must be very careful in dealing with the ocean bottom, and the moving of the seawall rocks which have coral growth. Happy these renters enjoyed the lobstering and the magnificent gulf views and sunsets.
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Awesome Horizon Views from Every Room, Protected Boat Dock
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
Middlesboro, KY 40965
5

An amazing Christmas in the Keys!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
What a wonderful home to stay in for Christmas week! It couldn't have been anymore perfect than it was.

Our daughter had recently moved to Marathon; we decided last summer after visiting her to spend Christmas there. As I searched out a possible location open both on the calendar and in our price range, I came across Media Luna. It looked perfect so I gave the owner a call. I quickly heard back, and was even more thrilled because not only was she as lovely as good be, but so very real in telling me about their VRBO home in Marathon.

Months later when we arrived, we were s thrilled! As my New Yorker sister said when we unlocked the front door...thank you...it's perfect, just perfect. We loved the feeling of being in a home and not in a sterile upscale condo. And how wonderful that all the amenities I would find in my kitchen were there too. While we ate in several of the amazing restaurants in the area (Sparky's Landing was our favorite)...we also very much enjoyed fixing meals there, including Christmas dinner for my daughter and her friends. Each room, the kitchen included, offers a beautiful view of the bay. And what a beautiful Florida room across the entire front of the house the opens onto the bay and the walkway. The seawall and private boat basin were such a treat....first the fun of watching the hundreds of lobster in the basin! And we especially enjoyed the bench on the sea wall that was a most beautiful spot for morning coffee and evening wine. The first morning as we sat there the most amazing ray swam by followed by schools of beautiful fish. (My marine biologist daughter explained it was a rare Spotted Ray as in Mr. Ray from Finding Nemo!)
And oh how comfortable all the beds were! We all woke up the first morning saying the exact same thing! Luxurious sleep to say the least...and not just from the ocean air.

In my conversations with the owner she also recommended several sites in the area to enjoy. The best of all of these is the gardens at the Catholic Church there in Marathon. Always beautiful, but an exceptional delight at Christmas. And though we didn't have enough time to make use of all the beach and recreational equipment that is there at the house, I did enjoy a bike ride around the neighborhood...which is lovely.

Our entire holiday was only made better by the friendly communications with the owner, Mrs. Bennett. Yes, a wonderful holiday, and someday I hope to repeat our stay.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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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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Availability & Rates

Marathon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Mar 29 2014 - May 30 2014
$1,550
7 nights
 
 
Summer
May 31 2014 - Jul 25 2014
$1,800
7 nights
 
 
Lobster Season
Jul 26 2014 - Aug 29 2014
$2,000
7 nights
 
 
Labor Day Week
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 5 2014
$1,800
7 nights
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Dec 19 2014
$1,450
7 nights
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
$2,000
7 nights
 
 
Winter 2015
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 3 2015
$1,950
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
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:
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • 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:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • ruins
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • deepsea fishing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
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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