Sherry Broadway

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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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

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
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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Sherry Broadway

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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.

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

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.3
based on 6 traveler reviews

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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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
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 an 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.
I do arrive at 9 AM to clean the pool For our upcoming guests..... I stay wiyhin the pool fence and try not to bother anyone... 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 possible.... 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!
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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
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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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
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Vacation week in the Keys

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed our stay. The property is large with a nice dock for our boat. We loved the beach which is walking and/or boating distance. It is a very nice neighborhood for biking too. We brought a kayak and also used the one at house. Sister creek is a beautiful area close by to kayak to. The ocean is only a 10 minute drive out from dock. The house is very nice although much smaller than it looks in photos. The rooms are very small. We were 8 and it worked out ok but would have been better to have an additional room and 1/2 bath. The bath upstairs is loft style so you can hear the shower downstairs. The open plan layout is not conducive as you can hear shower upstairs and those above can easily be hear movement from below. They also need to add cable in TV downstairs bedroom. The house is for sale and we did have to show it once while there whoch was a little annoying while youre on vacation but Managers accomodating to our schedules. The managers, Sherry & husband were very accommodating and available. We caught a lot of fish and really did enjoy ourselves. I would recommend house for smaller families or couple with boat.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thanks Yvonne and family for choosing to stay with us at Whimsical Seas....it was our pleasure hosting your vacation to Marathon.
We do apologize for the unforeseen real-estate showing of the home during your vacation, and certainly appreciate your understanding.
The open floor plan is so appealing to most families, and the beachy feel of this home is absolutely charming~ but you are right....it is not for everybody. We do have cable T.V in the living room and one of the bedrooms upstairs, and in the master bedroom a T.V. with a DVD player, and wide selection of movies.
We are delighted to hear, other than a few minor issues, that overall you had a great time. And as you said.....the proximity of this home to one of the best beaches in The Florida Keys, Sombrero Beach, and the ease of access by boat to the Atlantic Ocean, and The Gulf of Mexico....is priceless!
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Second year Christmas visitors to this house

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed here the last two years. There is a new owner since last year, so they old reviews are gone. The house is in great condition and very clean. The yard is huge and kept in great shape and very private. Unlike a lot of houses in Marathon, your neighbors are not all over you. Be careful renting on the Gulfside, Key Colony, etc. because there is no distance between you and next door.
The pool was kept clean, plenty of towels and extra stuff there. Kitchen is nice, not too big, so no big deal to clean. New granite counters were a big upgrade from the old formica.
They have WiFi that works great, TV's in every room, but the master does not have cable. I think this could be fixed pretty easy, so they owner may want to look into that. There is a nice tandem kayak to use and a ladder on the dock for easy unloading/loading. It's about a 20 minute paddle to the main creek between the ocean and Boot Key harbor.
Publix is about a 4 minute drive, so restocking is easy. Lots of restaurants nearby. We like Marathon because it's dead in the middle of the keys and fairly inexpensive.
Only slight drawback for us (we knew this from last year) is that there is no sun on the dock until around 3:00pm in the winter. I don't know about Summer/spring. But the beach is less than a five minute walk, so you can go there early in the morning and enjoy sun all day if you want to.
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you John for the great review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. There is no better compliment than a returning guest. As we start a new season with Whimsical Seas, with all of the updates, and improvements based on comfort... we are excited to offer our home to others as a "Home Away From Home" in The Florida Keys.
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Map

Map

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

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Marathon House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas Week
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
New Years Week
Dec 28 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
$7,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 12.5%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Laundry room in this bathroom
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • parasailing
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • basketball court
Notes:
Ask about fishing trips offered for this rental. Check out= 10 a.m. Check In= 4 p.m.
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