TRULY ONE OF A KIND, FABULOUS WATERFRONT PROPERTY

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Mark Benton

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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

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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, seaweed and aquatic life !

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Mark Benton

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Property Reviews

21 Reviews Write a Review
TRULY ONE OF A KIND, FABULOUS WATERFRONT PROPERTY
average rating of 4.736842 based on 21 reviews
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TRULY ONE OF A KIND, FABULOUS WATERFRONT PROPERTY
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
4

Great base, lots of space, and a lovely place

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
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Marvelous Place for Rest, Relaxation, and Rejuvena

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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
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TRULY ONE OF A KIND, FABULOUS WATERFRONT PROPERTY
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

OUTSTANDING!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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TRULY ONE OF A KIND, FABULOUS WATERFRONT PROPERTY
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
Saginaw, MI
5

Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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.
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed the property, and look forward to your return visit !
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
Naperville, IL
5

Great location and awesome view

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
This experience was exceptional from booking to checkout. Mark was great and explained everything to me up front and we had no surprises.
This was our first trip to the keys and we could not have picked a better location. This central location makes it easy to explore the keys from Key Largo to Key West. We took day drips in both direction and were able to do quite a bit in the week we were there. Mark also suggested a few places to rent a boat so we rented one from a place about 5 minutes away called Captain Pipps. Being on the gulf side the water was much calmer and we were able to explore nearby places like Pirates Cove were you will find some of the best snorkeling around Marathon.
Checkout was easy and we received our security deposit back in a reasonable amount of time.
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking such good care of our home, and thank you for the suggestion regarding Pirates Cove. We've not heard of it, but will explore it in the future. We look forward to your return visit !
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Key West
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US 1
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Sombraro Beach
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Herbies
Car: recommended
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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
 
Winter 2014
Feb 8 2014 - Apr 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$2,800
7 nights
 
 
Spring 2014
Apr 6 2014 - May 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$2,400
7 nights
 
 
Summer 2014
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 15 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$2,600
7 nights
 
 
Aug 16 2014
Aug 16 2014 - Aug 22 2014
$2,400
7 nights
 
 
Late Summer 2014
Aug 23 2014 - Sep 26 2014
$2,200
7 nights
 
 
Fall 2014
Sep 27 2014 - Nov 21 2014
$2,400
7 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving 2014
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 29 2014
$2,800
7 nights
 
 
Dec 2014
Nov 30 2014 - Dec 19 2014
$2,200
7 nights
 
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
$3,500
7 nights
 
 
Jan 2015
Jan 4 2015 - Jan 16 2015
$2,600
7 nights
 
 
Winter 2015
Jan 17 2015 - Apr 3 2015
$3,200
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%
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Amenities

Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
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:
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Large Cooler
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Private 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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