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Special Pricing in May~ Book Now~ $2100 All Fees Included

Sherry Broadway

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Sherry Broadway

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015
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Special Pricing in May~ Book Now~ $2100 All Fees Included

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Marathon House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom 2 Bath Beach Home On a half Acre With Swimming Pool And Fishing Dock O

Our newly remodeled Key West style home sits on a half acre of land, 2 blocks from Sombrero Beach. We have a private 40 foot dock and swimming pool. The home has enjoyed many visitors since 2005. It has 3 Bedrooms and 2 large bathrooms. The master bedroom has a beautiful king size bed, and the two bedrooms upstairs both have full sized beds. A pack and play is available for the little ones.

The large bathroom downstairs has a soaking tub and shower. The upstairs bathroom has a shower and laundry room. The master bedroom, living room and two bedrooms upstairs are equipped with flat screen TV's and DVD players. Wifi is also available.

Our kitchen is fully stocked with everything you should need or want including a Keurig coffee maker. Cook inside or grill on the balcony with our gas grill. The dining area will seat 6 people and a high chair is also available for use. The private fenced pool has lounging chairs and an outside shower. We provide beach towels and pool floats for your convenience. Life jackets are provided with the 3 person kayak. You can leave right from our fishing dock and paddle to the ocean. The fishing dock is set up with underwater lighting and a fish cleaning station. We have space for boat and RV parking with electrical hookups provided. Sombrero Beach has great snorkeling and you can catch your own lobster right off shore. There are many activities within 2 blocks of our home to enjoy on your vacation.

Vacation License #PLR2013-00208

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sherry Broadway (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015

Why Sherry Broadway chose Marathon

We were looking for a tropical destination that would provide numerous activities for the whole family. We found it at Whimsical Seas. With such busy lives this beach home allows our family to spend quality time together swimming, fishing, grilling by the pool, boating and kayaking in some of the most beautiful water in the world.

What makes this house unique

We have one of the largest yards in the area. Its completely private and fenced. The kids and pets have room to run and plenty of space to park your boat, cars and RV. And the pets love the grassy areas.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Although the weather was less than ideal, we had the best time here as the house/pool/ and dock were so well equipped and pleasant that we felt like we were in Paradise!!!!!

Great location in The Keys and close to the beach. When everyone else in the country was experiencing extreme colds, we were able to kayak and swim in our beautifully private pool. We each had our own space and yet plenty of room to enjoy each others company watching one (of many possible) DVD's.

Oh, and we were even treated to kayaking alongside three manatees in the canal!!! What a treat!! We would return to this property again with no hesitations.

P.S. Sherry was super :-) in answering any questions or requests!
Jan 2014
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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average rating of 4.5 based on 9 reviews

Family winter vacation

  • 5 of 5

We booked the Whimsical Seas as a winter surprise for our grown children. The house was nice . Very clean and had everything we needed. Loved the pool, needed the heat , temps were mid to low 70s. Made breakfast each morning and went out for dinner at some of the places recommend by Sheri. She checked in on us regularing giving us ideas for things to see and places to grab a bite. Sheri and her husband were quick to respond if we need anything. Hope to go back again, next time would rent a boat.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Miami, Fl

A Little Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Excellent rental home well equipped in a great location.

The house has everything you need to have an amazing escape into paradise. It is situated 2 blocks away from Sombrero Beach and has a canal in back that opens up into the ocean. The whole family had an amazing time kayaking everyday from the home and relaxing in the beautiful inviting pool. The property manager Sherry makes your check in and check out very pleasant and worry free. Can't wait to come back to this beautiful property. Will definitely rent a boat next time.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julio, for choosing to spend your vacation with us at Whimsical Seas. We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay. This lovely property offers so many things....from the large private fenced in yard, great for small children and the separate fenced in pool surrounded by palms for that tropical feel, where the family can gather and have a great time, or just lay out and relax. Take a leisurely stroll to Sombrero Beach which is literally right around the corner, or launch your kayak, and float through the endless waterways, basins, and harbors, you are sure to see dolphins, manatee, and many tropical birds. I am so glad you and your family took the time to experience it all.......We look forward to your return

Mini Season Stay 2014

  • 3 of 5

We arrived at the Marathon home for Mini Lobster Season 2014. Three adult couples, no children, and two boats, the home and the property were very pretty. I will say the pictures that were posted about this home online are deceiving, it appears to be spacious and very accommodating to six people. It is very small and you are in tight quarters. There is no room to even eat at the dining room table, fixing meals and eating together is near impossible. Be aware that the upstairs bathroom is open to the whole house, the shower is glass blocks that do not even go to the ceiling, you can see and hear quite a bit. If you are a big boater like we are be mindful of how far the canal is from the actual water. It is about a 20 minute ride from the dock to the end of the canal, a good 30 minutes from 7 mile bridge. Overall the house was nice, just very deceiving as far as size. It was also quite a shock on the day we were leaving to have the cleaning lady and the property manager show up before it was even time for us to leave. The cleaning lady showed up around 8:20am and sat at the front door while we packed and loaded our vehicles while the property manager cleaned the pool with us still there. We did not have to be out until 10:00am so it made it quite uncomfortable to have them there watching us like hawks while we were packing up. If you are looking for a small quaint, private getaway this would be the perfect location for you! We would not return back to this home due to the size, upstairs bathroom and the inconvenience of the keepers showing up while we were still there.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear you mostly enjoyed your stay with us. We have included many photos of the outside as well as inside of our home to help you make your decision on where to stay while visiting the Florida Keys. This property is a 1/2 acre which is very unusual in the Marathon area. The house is a three bedroom with one king and two queen beds.. And two baths.... The downstairs bathroom has a shower and separate large garden tub. And the upstairs bathroom has a very large shower.... That is open at the ceiling.... And yes you can hear the water running when somebody is showering, and I must warn you .....if you sing while taking a shower you will be overheard. We are located on a canal off of Sisters Creek, a beautiful waterway that leads to the Atlantic Ocean, or the Gulf of Mexico. Many times on the way out you will see, stingray jump out of the water, dolphin chasing bait fish, and manatee. So although it is does take about 15 minutes to get to the open water of the Atlantic, it can be the most enjoyable 15 minutes in a boaters day when you look around and enjoy the beauty that is The Florida Keys. I do arrive at 9 AM to clean the pool for our upcoming guests.... I stay within the pool fence and try not to bother anyone.....I also keep the pool clean throughout your stay, I do apologize if this upset you..... Yes my good friend Yamile arrived at 9:30 AM so we could make sure she had what she needed for her day starting at 10 a.m..... And although she is usually very punctual.... She will never arrive at a job at 8:30 a.m, and she has never entered a home until all guests and belongings are out. And although you did not leave right at 10 AM.....that's okay.... We realize how hard it is to pack up and leave the Florida Keys after a wonderful week on vacation. We also try to offer early check in when we did for you, because we know you want to get your vacation started as soon as possible..... We may live here now but we used to vacation here . And hope you have a wonderful stay with us....Thanks for staying with us at Whimsical Seas!

Memorial Day Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had four couples come down for a memorial day weekend trip. The house is in a perfect location and is stocked with everything you need (cookware, beach towels, linens, Ipod player, air mattress, kayak, fishing rods, pool toys, etc). It's a quick walk to sombrero beach and has Publix, Super KMart and a million other retail stores just a mile away. Whole yard is fenced in and perfect for dogs (we brought our two english bulldogs..they had a blast). Everything was wonderful, and Sherry was great checking in on us! Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Jupiter, FL

late spring break

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I came down with our 15 month old baby. We had a nice time. The home is stocked with pretty much everything you need. Shari was very attentive to our needs and very nice. The beach is just a quick walk down the street and the grocery store is also just minutes away. A couple of days the pool area was taken over by bees so we were unfortunately not able to use but other than that no complaints! Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear you had a great time, the house is a perfect location to Sombrero Beach, one of the nicest beaches in The Florida Keys. We have not seen any bees at the pool or around the house since the day you reported it to me. I had the landscapers check the trees for possible nests, but they came up with nothing......They must have just been looking for fresh water, on that hot, and sunny day. Please remember us for future stays in The Florida Keys
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Island Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This house is in a great location since it close to the beach and stores. The long walking/biking path is really nice. We had warm weather and were able to do all outdoor activities. We loved the large palm trees and the fenced-in pool. There are sunny areas and shade at the pool and house which was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Key West
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Overseas Hwy US 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Plaza Grill
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Sombrero Beach
Car: recommended

The island community of Marathon in the Florida Keys is a tropical getaway for your whole family. It maintains a retro, nautical atmosphere with family-friendly festivals and attractions. Activities include dolphin swims, snorkeling, kayaking, deep sea fishing and boating. Seafood festivals are scheduled throughout the year, and plenty of local restaurants feature fresh catches. Catch your own lobster for dinner during lobster season that runs from August to March. Fishing is ideal off the pristine Sombrero Beach. Leave from our dock with your 3 Person Kayak provided with our property. Visit Crane Point to hike to the preserved home of a 20th century settler family. If you bring your own boat, caretakers Jay, and Sherry will meet you at the boat launch, help you launch the boat, and Captain Jay will ride along to show you to your vacation home by water. Ask about fishing trips offered for this rental.


Rates & Availability

From $2,450 Per week

Marathon House Rental Rates

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Christmas/New Year
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes Pets with owner approval only. A pet cleaning fee of $50 will be charged. A charge of $100 per pet, for pets brought without prior approval. No pets in pool. Check in time is anytime after 4 p.m. No early check ins unless offered. Check out is 10 a.m. a late fee will be assed for late check outs with out prior authorization.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Laundry room in this bathroom
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Gray Shark Bedroom - 1 double , games and toys provided
    Aquamarine Bedroom - 1 double , Pack and Play, TV and DVD player
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Flat Screen TV and DVD player- No Cable/ Movies Only
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Ask about disounted fishing trips offered for this rental. Check out= 10 a.m. Check In= 4 p.m.

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