Marathon house rental - Pretty Joe Rock from a Kayak
Pretty Joe Rock from a Kayak
 
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 7 nights
 

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2 Bedroom / 2 bath House on Private Island, Sleeps 4-6, Amazing Sunsets, & more!

Pretty Joe Rock (Sea Shell Key) rents from Sunday to Sunday. Unlike other private islands, this home has shore power & water. It also comes with a boat, incredible sunrise/sunset views, kayaks, fishing poles, snorkel gear, WIFI, cable TV, a washer/dryer and more.

Enjoy your very own exclusive private tropical island only a couple minutes from shore! This 2 bedroom, 2 bath private tropical island home is located in the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico in the Florida Keys. This home features a host of amenities suitable for every taste, including panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico extending from every room of this conch style island home.

Exposed wooden beams adorn the living room's cathedral ceiling, complementing the home's tile floors. French doors lead from the great room to a screened front porch and to a covered deck. Our fully equipped kitchen is complete with a breakfast bar. You can also make use of the gas grill. The master suite features a sunken Jacuzzi tub with 2 sided ocean view shower - the perfect way to end a day in paradise! All utilities (electricity and fresh water) are piped underwater from the mainland, supplying all the comforts of home in this secluded tropical paradise.

This vacation rental includes a 17' 2012 Triumph boat with 2013 4 stroke motor, dock, multi-level decks, wrap-around boardwalk, kayaks, fishing poles, snorkel gear, gas grill and more.

Landscaped boardwalks surround the home for leisurely strolls around the island. This ancient fossilized exposed reef features native vegetation of silver buttonwood, black mangroves, sea grapes, and pitch apples which attract a vast variety of migrating and resident bird life.

The crystal clear warm waters of this quintessential Keys location are occasioned by a variety of wildlife including visiting dolphins, manatees, sting ray, lobster, crab, octopus, Baracuda, parrot and angel fish, roosting pelicans and great herons to name a few.

Amenities:

Sleeping Quarters: King size bed in the Master Suite, Full Size bed in the 2nd Bedroom.

Creature Comforts: Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Satellite TV, DVD Player & Stereo.

Kitchen: Fully Equipped Kitchen with Breakfast Bar, Refrigerator,Stove & Oven, Dishwasher, Microwave, Blender, Coffee Pot, Plates, Utensils, Glass Ware, Pots, Pans, Etc.

Bed & Bath: Sunkin Jacuzzi Tub, Romantic Glass Enclosed Shower, Towels & Linens.

Outdoor (Land): Gas Grill, Deck Furniture, Tiered Decks, Screened Porch and Landscaped Boardwalks, Spectacular Panoramic Views of the Gulf of Mexico, Beautiful Sunrises and Sunsets.

Outdoor (Sea): Kayaks, Fishing Gear & Snorkel Gear

Misc.: Washer & Dryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, Paper Products & Toilet Tissue

A Couple Testimonials:

We had the most wonderful time in the keys. The island was great, we spent most of the time there, so peaceful. Snorkeling was very good, we even saw a manatee swim under the dock, and four dolphins came up to the dock another day. Stingrays circled the island every day, they were very colorful.

We will definitely come back again.

Jessie & Linda

Boca Raton, FL

Pam,

We just wanted to send a note to say we had a wonderful time on Pretty Joe Rock. The house was really nice (better than the pictures) and the iguanas were amazing. Capt. Bob did a great job and I would like to thank him for coming out so quickly to take care of the hot water heater problem. I also want to thank him and the gentleman he sent out to help us when our car broke down. They went above and beyond their jobs trying to help us and we really appreciated it.

Arlene G.

November, 2010

About Us:

Welcome! We appreciate your confidence in choosing one of our homes or boats! Our promise to you is to deliver a great experience, superior customer service, and help you make memories that will last a lifetime.

Your calls and emails are answered quickly and personally. We are available by phone, email, text and fax 24/7. Our website is loaded with pictures, information, links to Florida Keys activities.

Owners Bob and Jeanne have offered vacation rentals to over 25,000 satisfied guests since 1990. We offer vacation destinations in the Florida Keys, FL; Red Cliff, CO and Antonito, CO.

Our friendly and knowledgeable Customer Service staff will assist you in selecting the best home for your needs. Robin, our rental manager, Mark, our marketing Manager, along with owners Bob and Jeanne, can process your reservation, answer your questions, and prepare your rental agreements. Our Florida Keys Property Manager will meet you upon your arrival, instruct you on boat operation, and escort you to your island if it is included with your rental. He is a Keys resident and can assist you with recommending restaurants & attractions in the Keys! Robin & Mark are available to answer any questions.

About the Florida Keys - 'America's Caribbean'

There are few better places in the world to experience than the amazing Florida Keys. Made up of over 1,700 islands and protected by America's only living coral reef, the Florida Keys are famous for clear turquoise waters, excellent fishing, diving, snorkeling, kayaking, wildlife viewing, sailing and so much more.

Rent My LCC is licensed by the city of Marathon to do vacation rentals. We follow all city and state regulations for our properties. The PLR numbers (Property License and Registration Numbers) for all of our properties are listed below:

Pretty Joe Rock- PLR2010-00128, 6th Avenue/ Dolphin Jump Key- PLR2010-00397, Sandy Shore Place- PLR2012-00387, Gulf View Place- PLR2012-00386, Ocean View Villa- PLR2012-00385

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We fell in love with the Florida Keys back in the 1980's when we took our first trip there. We toured the Keys from the water in a catamaran. We bought our first place there shortly after. We love owning all these properties in the Keys because it gives us a reason to come down from Wisconsin a couple times a year. We are looking to retire to the Keys someday.

Bob, Mark or Robin purchased this house in 2008

We love this romantic tropical island home. The Master Bath has a sunken Jacuzzi tub and a cool exposed shower. Having all the comforts of home and the unique things you only get on a private island make this a truly great experience.

19 Reviews of Property 187021 in Marathon, Florida

Pretty Joe Rock - Home on a Private Tropical Island W/ Boat, Dock, Decks, Kayaks
average rating of 4.5 based on 19 reviews
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"Best Fuzzy Headed Vacation Ever!"

"Best Fuzzy Headed Vacation Ever!"
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
3 Guest comments from same family:
1)
Best Fuzzy headed vacation ever! Family and a tropical island what more can you ask for!?
2)
Recommendations: Fish This Seafood Market for seafood and steaks to bring to the island; Dolphin Research Center; Walgreens for liquor; No Name Pub on Big Pine Key; Relay, Have Fun!!!
3)
This was the best vacation ever. It is so hard to leave. We swam with dolphins, stingray, lobster, giant fish and much more. There is no doubt we will be coming back. All the stress just melts away. Not a care in the world! Have a great vacation.
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Celebrated 40th Anniversary

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Loved everything about Pretty Joe Rock. Snorkeled, kayaked, boated, fished, enjoyed every moment, spent all week re-connecting, hope to return.
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Pretty Joe Rock - Home on a Private Tropical Island W/ Boat, Dock, Decks, Kayaks
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+ (262) 650-0246 or 262-385-7680
Marathon Central Florida Keys
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We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We enjoyed a wonderful week of relaxing and loving this place! FYI the lizards love cherry tomatoes! And - a great restaurant is Barracuda's at the end of our road on the right! Jim, our host was the best - even with my dumb questions! Thanks Jim.
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Pretty Joe Rock - Home on a Private Tropical Island W/ Boat, Dock, Decks, Kayaks
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Marathon Central Florida Keys
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This is our second year at Pretty Joe Rock

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
We had so much fun last year we just had to come back! Our first night here we spotted a green moray eel. He loves shrimp and feeds mostly at night. We caught snapper off the swimming dock, snorkeled almost every day. West fishing with Capt Jeff out of Captain Hooks Marina. Had a great morning at Sombrero Beach, then lunch and more swimming at Sunset Grill. We saw Dolphin swim by the deck and on our last day a sting ray, he was brown with white spots. Then there are the Iguanas! We call the largest one Rango. Digit only came around 1 time (he is missing a front foot). We counted 7 total. All of the iguanas will eat out of your hand even the smallest one, we called him "baby".
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Pretty Joe Rock - Home on a Private Tropical Island W/ Boat, Dock, Decks, Kayaks
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+ (262) 650-0246 or 262-385-7680
Marathon Central Florida Keys
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Great Sunsets! Real nice Sunrises!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Some very nice tropical marine life around the island. We weren't fortunate to see any dolphins. Saw several black and spotted rays. Enough to keep my 13 y.o. son from swimming. The iguanas joined us each day for sunning on the deck. They ate better than I did. By the way, they do taste like chicken and their tails are not edible (ha ha just joking). Nailed a buck to the ceiling at Porky's. Order the catch of the day and stay away from the clam strips. Good local music. Its so quiet here without the AC on - try it! Enjoy!
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Pretty Joe Rock - Home on a Private Tropical Island W/ Boat, Dock, Decks, Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p187021vb
+ (262) 650-0246 or 262-385-7680
Marathon Central Florida Keys
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What better place then Pretty Joe Rock

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
When parents and young adult sons can gather for a week, what better place then Pretty Joe Rock? The Bests:
Tilden's Diving; Snorkeling and swimming around the Rock; kayaking - we met a mom and baby manatee!; at least 5 iguanas who we named Joe, Moe, Red, Stumpy and Greg; sunset cocktails and boat drinks; food at Burdine's, Keys Fisheries, Barracuda Grill, Sunset Grill; biking out to Pigeon Key over the seven mile bridge; peaceful nature walks at Crane Point Hammock; Bahia Honda State Park; caught grey snapper off the rock (released); Overseas Outfitters bike rentals.
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Pretty Joe Rock - Home on a Private Tropical Island W/ Boat, Dock, Decks, Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p187021vb
+ (262) 650-0246 or 262-385-7680
Marathon Central Florida Keys
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This place is Awesome - Had the best cacation ever

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Did Key West on Monday, forgot the rest of the week and its already 5 o'clock on Saturday...not enough time. Recommend Keys Fishery, Sunset Grille, Publix (1/2 mile up the road). Iguanas were fun - they like grapes. Fish with shrimp off the boat dock by the pole furthest from shore.
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Pretty Joe Rock - Home on a Private Tropical Island W/ Boat, Dock, Decks, Kayaks
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+ (262) 650-0246 or 262-385-7680
Marathon Central Florida Keys
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Who would ever stay in a hotel again?

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
This by far was our most unique & peaceful vacation. Who would ever stay in a hotel again when given an opportunity like Pretty Joe Rock? Another couple passed on joining us this week so we had to send pictures and texts and emails daily to show them what they missed out on! (They are from California, so weather being colder here then there was their "reason" - just add a sweater and all is good!). We are going to miss this island! I wasn't sure what I booked but now I'm a raving fan and not sure if I should promote it or keep it our secret hidden gem! Jim has been incredibly awesome!! He has gone above and beyond for us to make this a perfect vacation. He even brought us a bag of ice on our last night because we forgot to grab one on the way back. Amazing! We even had a pretty windy day one day/night -can't imagine a hurricane! We named the biggest iguana Joe since it does appear to be HIS island. He and his friends freaked us out in the middle of the night running across the roof or trying to find other warm places to hide. Once we figured it out it was Joe and company, we felt at ease that pirates weren't attaching our private oasis! We saw a pair of dolphins, a snorkeler, and even met some kayakers paddling by who always wanted to know about Pretty Joe Rock.
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Pretty Joe Rock - Home on a Private Tropical Island W/ Boat, Dock, Decks, Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p187021vb
+ (262) 650-0246 or 262-385-7680
Marathon Central Florida Keys
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I leave tomorrow a relaxed Island Girl!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
I arrived here a stressed out business owner and will leave tomorrow a relaxed Island Girl! Look out across the gulf, enjoy the iguanas, take in all the beauty around you and enjoy your stay on Fantasy Island!
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Pretty Joe Rock - Home on a Private Tropical Island W/ Boat, Dock, Decks, Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p187021vb
+ (262) 650-0246 or 262-385-7680
Marathon Central Florida Keys
Bradenton, FL
5

The most WONDERFUL family vacation time ever

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
My husband and I brought our 19 year old daughter and 16 year old son to the island to enjoy some family time before everyone is out of the house and doing their own thing. We all agreed that it was the best vacation time EVER. Being on the island with just the family brought us all back together. We cooked meals together in the fully equipped kitchen. We played games after the sun went down (some board games are provided and we brought some). But the days were amazing! Because the house comes with a boat, we were able to go out fishing and lobstering and swimming whenever we wanted.

Swimming around the island was fun. Under the coral island are tons of fish, several lobster, stone crabs and even a tiny octopus who changed colors depending what rock he was on. The birds that landed on the island were amazing.

Our days started with a home-cooked breakfast then fun on the water, then lunch in town where we would pick up enough groceries for dinner and breakfast the next day, then back out on the water, cooking dinner together and watching the sun set. We would play games until bed time and then do it again. Marathon is only a few minutes boat ride away and anything that you need can be found there. We spent a lot of time in the bait shop and the locals were very helpful telling us what we needed.

I loved sitting on the back deck to watch the sun set and on the front dock to watch the moon rise. The master bedroom shower is so fun. You step outside into the glass enclosure and shower with plants growing up around you. Sounds crazy? You just have to experience it.

We ALL loved watching the iguanas. They are amazing animals. No reason to be scared of them, they are just cool. Every day I would get up and walk around the island in my PJ's looking to see where they were sunning themselves and most every night I would take a flashlight and try to find where each one had decided to sleep that night.

As you can tell, we were entertained while on the island or on the water. We even saw a small shark when we were fishing way out in the gulf. Nothing too close to the island. If I could afford to buy Pretty Joe Rock, it would belong to me. I would live there full time and never leave. Enjoy your time, you won't be disappointed.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway