TRULY ONE OF A KIND, FABULOUS WATERFRONT PROPERTY

Mark Benton

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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4 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 10

TRULY ONE OF A KIND, FABULOUS WATERFRONT PROPERTY - 4 BR/3BA - 3 BR/2BA home plus an attached 1 bedroom/1bath cottage. Includes your own wonderfully secluded private salt water tidal lagoon with fish, lobster, and all sorts of plants, and aquatic life !

New fresh water swimming pool with infinity edge and poolside Tiki hut - is being added Fall 2014. Pictures will be added as they become available.

Come relax in this very private and peaceful amazing water front property on the Gulf, with fantastic views of the water from the living room, dining room, kitchen, and screened porch. Boat dock for boats to 40 feet. Parking for your trailer and extra vehicles on adjacent lot. Four Kayaks for your enjoyment. PLR2011-00266.

The House: The main house includes 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Two master bedrooms provide a much needed respite from the busy life that you have come to the Keys to escape from. The private master bedroom and bath are located on one side of the living room, and the remaining 2 bedrooms and bathroom are accessed from the opposite side of the living room. The second spacious master bedroom and bath is attached to the main house, separated by a car port for additional privacy. The kitchen is open and comfortable to cook in with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, stainless steel range, dishwasher, and a large picture window with pass through to the large, enclosed patio. This gulf front home comes with all the amenities you would need or want, including a generous flat screen HD television in the living room, an outdoor gas grill, cable television and high speed wireless internet.

The Property: Easing out to the backyard through the expansive French doors, you will find a very coveted, one of a kind private 13 to 15 foot deep saltwater tidal lagoon, where you can snorkel and swim in the privacy of your own backyard. Please do not intimidate or catch the fish and lobster, they are our pets. Or you can relax on the generous screened porch, as you watch the kaleidoscope of colors dancing in the magnificent sunsets. The 50 foot dock will accommodate most boats, or jump off the end of the dock for a swim or snorkel in the gulf. 4 Kayaks are available for your enjoyment. Paddle on out to the deserted island for an adventure. An additional lot separates the house from the other houses on the street and can be used for parking your boat trailer, or extra vehicles. An abundance of landscape lighting around the backyard provides an amazing ambiance at night for a private swim in the lagoon.

The lagoon: There is no other body of water like this in the Keys. If you are familar with the TV show 'Flipper', you might be amused to learn that the dolphin Flipper once swam in our lagoon. The lagoon is a healthy aquatic habitat, which is healthy for your skin; unlike a chlorinated body of water such as a swimming pool. Chlorine is toxic to plants and fish, and also to humans. Because the lagoon is not treated with any chemicals (which would harm the fish and plant life) and is connected to the gulf via an aqueduct, the visibility and conditions in the lagoon are dependent on the conditions in the gulf. As the gulf water warms, the warm water provides more nutrients for plant life and plants become more abundant. Since lobsters eat plants and algae, expect to see more lobster off the dock by the jetty to the south, when the water warms. Be sure to get your lobster license though, if you wish to savor the taste of these delicate creatures. Fines are steep for poaching. Please do NOT catch the lobsters in the lagoon, as they are our pets, and help control the plant life. With a small aqueduct connecting the lagoon to the gulf, the water level will rise and lower about 2 feet with the changing tide, when the ocean ebbs and flows. Come with your mask and snorkel and adventurous attitude as you explore the marvels of the lagoon and the gulf. If you are squeamish about walking in the gulf or lagoon, remember to bring your water shoes ! If you desire a pristine, sandy beach, rather than an aquatic habitat, the renowned Sombrero beach is about one mile from the property. Of course, there will be no privacy, and you will have to compete with all the other tourists that have no access to water from their property. The water depth in the gulf by the dock varies from about 4 feet to 6 feet. If you venture out to the bay, the water level may be as shallow as 1 foot or as deep as 10 feet. Life jackets are provided.

We hope you enjoy your stay. And please, call us immediately when you arrive, if everything is not to your satisfaction.

PLR #2011-00266

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
We certainly enjoyed our time in the Fabulous Home in Marathon Keys



Dining in and out was spectacular... the Kitchen is nicely stocked, and the Grill worked great

our favorite was breakfast on the porch......and the Palapa

Dinner out on the town was excellent... left some brochures for others

Loved our day at the Crane Point Reserve...and Sombrero Beach
Feb 2014
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Mark Benton

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Speaks english
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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TRULY ONE OF A KIND, FABULOUS WATERFRONT PROPERTY
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 22 reviews
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TRULY ONE OF A KIND, FABULOUS WATERFRONT PROPERTY
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p910576
+1 406 580-7149
Marathon Central Florida Keys
north carolina
4

Fun place for family celebration!

  • 4 of 5
We were pleased to find the property clean and roomy as the pictures portrayed! Our family of 6 adults/3 teens/1 preteen loved the large rooms and kitchen--we spent lots of time on the porch with family games, or coffee and conversation.The kayaks, fishing gear and snorkeling gear provided were perfect for our water lovers and the tiki hut with comfortable chairs were great for late evening "gatherings". Our adults and kids loved kayaking, both in pool and out to the island. Fun for all! Also, loved having those beach towels available for family who flew, very convenient plus! We found our beds very comfortable and were pleased with quality of linens and towels We found grocery store, ice cream shop and many small local places with good food "Stuffed Pig", "Lulus"and "Sunset Grill" just a few of the many restaurants located nearby that we enjoyed. Our family also enjoyed going out on a boat to snorkel, this was also nearby and enjoyed lunch at "Porky's" adjacent to the boat launch. We spent two days in Key West and found it to be fun and educational as well. Some preferred the busyness of Key West and some of us enjoyed the quietness of Marathon much more--however, we all enjoyed each day to the fullest. Thank you for sharing your home with us, your response to our inquiries was prompt and we would recommend to others and would come again, next time in a cooler part of the year!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sunset Grill is one of my favorites too. There are so many great restaurants in the Marathon Area, and Key West. We are delighted you enjoyed the kayaks. As you discovered, the property is located in a fairly protected coastline area, with Rachel Island only a stones through, or 10 minute kayak trip, away. I love that the Keys have so much variety. We enjoy Marathon so much, we have not yet ventured much to the other Keys, but hope to do so in the Fall. We will keep you posted if we find any new "hot spots."
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TRULY ONE OF A KIND, FABULOUS WATERFRONT PROPERTY
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p910576
+1 406 580-7149
Marathon Central Florida Keys
Leominster,MA USA
5

Definitely an outstanding home-away home.

  • 5 of 5
I would like to thank Mark and Lynn for sharing this outstanding home with our family. We have visited Marathon Key before and was impressed with the previous rentals. However, this property definitely provided our family a very comfortable home to stay. Specifically, we loved the large and private backyard/dock/tiki hut where we spent every morning enjoying our coffees and every sunset in the afternoon. The tidal pool is huge (much bigger than the picture shown) and we enjoyed snorkeling in it.

The dock is just perfect for us since we rented 27-ft boat and it's so easy to doc. We also enjoyed the three kayaks provided by the home and rented the paddle board from the shop at the corner of the street. They delivered to right to our door.

The inside of the house is just outstanding. The kitchen is very updated and roomy for us to prepare our drinks and meals. We loved the coffee maker and blender. The cooking utensils are of good quality.

The new refrigerator worked really well for us since it gives us plenty of room for drinks and water bottles.

The A/C worked extremely well considering the weather in middle of July.

The only two items which I hope that the owners will keep an eye on for future renters:

1. Bath towels - there is only one set to use and it should be carefully cleaned (and replace when they are wore out). We ended up buying our own towels.

2. Water pressure in the main bathroom is quite weak. My family rented two other houses in the area (same week) and the water pressure are much stronger in their units.

I would definitely stay here (and recommend to others) again since it is one of the best properties in Marathon.

Thank you Mark and Lynn again for sharing their home with us.

Thien Doan
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Snorkeling in the lagoon is one of our guests favorite past times, as well as enjoying the sunsets from the Tiki hut. We will look into the bath towels, as we had 15 new towels the beginning of June. And no one has mentioned the water pressure before, so we will investigate this. We appreciate your suggestions and are glad you enjoyed your stay in Paradise, which will be even more enjoyable with the addition of a swimming pool this fall.
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TRULY ONE OF A KIND, FABULOUS WATERFRONT PROPERTY
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p910576
+1 406 580-7149
Marathon Central Florida Keys
Nashville
5

Adventure, Relaxation or Both

  • 5 of 5
Yours is the choice at this beautiful haven on the bay. Centrally located, Marathon is the best spot in the keys. This house is right in the middle yet offers seclusion a gorgeous view. Fun abounded for all 11 members of my family. We practiced our snorkeling skills in the lagoon, swam in the lagoon, kayaked all over the bay (even out to the island), fished from the dock, and had fun just watching the wildlife. The younger kids even practiced their kayaking skills in the lagoon and I saw signs of a soccer tournament in the cul-de-sac. The water is crystal clear in the bay and if you watch closely at sunset on the dock you’ll see lights in the water from the jelly fish. We snorkeled with Hall’s Dive Shop (best in the keys), boated around Islamarada, checked out the local beaches, found my sister’s life calling at the Turtle Hospital, visited Key West, walked the 7 mile bridge and enjoyed lots of seafood. Burdines has the best seafood and Keys Fisheries has the best Key Lime pie. Pictures do not do the house or property justice. Lynne and Mark were awesome to rent from and had the deposit back to me within the week.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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TRULY ONE OF A KIND, FABULOUS WATERFRONT PROPERTY
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p910576
+1 406 580-7149
Marathon Central Florida Keys
4

Great base, lots of space, and a lovely place

  • 4 of 5
The property is such a convenient, clean, and comfortable "home" to kick up your feet and enjoy the Keys. The house is immaculate, with all amenities. The grounds are ideal - pick your passion - for sunbathing, clicking margarita glasses, or engaging in the outdoors. Mark and Lynne are genuine and immediately responsive to any query. if you wish to tuck yourself into a little corner of the earth, while you plan your dolphin encounter, bridge-walk, beach-visit, fun-run; all as if you were a local just doing the scene, then this is the spot. Everything Mark and Lynne offered was waiting. We even had 2 sets of visitors to our adjacent "guest house" - how cool. This spot is the essence of versatility and luxury. Thanks for allowing us in your house.
Seeya, Ward
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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TRULY ONE OF A KIND, FABULOUS WATERFRONT PROPERTY
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p910576
+1 406 580-7149
Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

OUTSTANDING!

  • 5 of 5
This property is immaculate and has absolutely everything you will need for your vacation...beach towels, coolers, chairs, fishing rods, kayaks, and more. The house is even better than the pictures..larger than we expected. The beds are very comfortable and have new high end linens. Kitchen is fully loaded. Grocery store is only one block away. The lagoon is loaded with fish, crabs, starfish. Such fun for little ones! The owners are extremely easy to deal with and respond immediately to any questions. The entire process was a breeze. We will definitely stay here again. Thank you Mark & Lynne for sharing your wonderful vacation home!
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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TRULY ONE OF A KIND, FABULOUS WATERFRONT PROPERTY
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p910576
+1 406 580-7149
Marathon Central Florida Keys
Saginaw, MI
5

Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5
This property was better than pictures can even describe. The owners are great people and were very courteous during our stay. We stayed for two weeks and I personally spent every single morning drinking my coffee on the couch in the screened porch as I simply enjoyed the view of the pool and ocean. The location is perfect: centrally located in the Keys (Marathon is the BEST Key), close to Highway 1 and yet still secluded. The tidal pool has schools of fish and lobsters that we looked at on a daily basis. We used the kayaks as often as possible. The water is crystal clear and you can see plenty of wildlife no matter which way you paddel. Duck Key is very close and offers parasailing, scuba diving, snorkeling and much more. We parasailed and snorkeled at Sundance Water Sports on Duck Key. Theatre of the Sea in Islamarada was very cool to visit. We made two trips to Key West and ate at several AWESOME restaurants near the house, including Dockside Tropical Cafe, Sparky's, Porky's, Lazy Days, and The Plaza Grill offered fine dining. My family had the time of our lives and we are already planning our return visit in 2015.
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed the property, and look forward to your return visit !
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Key West
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US 1
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Sombraro Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Herbies
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Marathon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer 2014
Aug 16 2014 - Sep 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Fall 2014
Sep 27 2014 - Nov 21 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Thanksgiving 2014
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Dec 2014
Nov 30 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Jan 2015
Jan 4 2015 - Jan 16 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
Winter 2015
Jan 17 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
 
Spring 2015
Apr 11 2015 - Jun 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 6 2015 - Jul 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,100
 
 
Lobster Weeks 2015
Jul 25 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250
Tax Rate 12.5%
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Amenities

Amenities

Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Adventure
General:
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Mobile Phone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Additional outdoor fresh water shower on the dock.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • Separate one bedroom guest house has king bed and private bath.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Large Cooler
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • In Ground Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • reefs
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Please call/email if you have any questions !!
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