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Oceanfront (Gulf) Condo, Fabulous Views, Heated Pool & Dock, Wi-Fi

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Heated Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms -- Sleeps 6

Pelican's Perch is an upscale, luxury townhouse condo less than 16 yards from the water of the Gulf of Mexico. The condo has 1,400 square feet of interior living area plus two large, 'L' shaped decks that wrap around the condo. Each deck has captivating views of the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the heated pool on the other. When the breezes are gentle, you can watch marine life in the water from the decks. A gas grill is provided.

Local zoning rules allow 6 people to reside in the condo. This limit is strictly enforced. Free high speed Wi-Fi Internet access is provided. The master bedroom features a new Consumer Reports recommended king-size bed with an open water view. The second bedroom has queen and twin beds. A queen-size bed pulls out from a sofa on the first floor. A large, eight boat dock and heated pool are a one minute walk away.

The dock is located at the mouth of the Key Vaca Cut, providing good fishing & easy access to both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Dockage is first come first served with owners having priority. Backup dockage is available off site if needed.

The grounds are impeccably landscaped.

The kitchen has been updated with new tile and stainless appliances. We have had the same housekeeper for thirteen years. Barbara keeps the place spotless.

Renters have use of 3 bikes (2 rental type bikes and 1 kids BMX bike) full beach gear such as beach chairs, umbrellas, mats, toys, fishing gear, pool noodles, and some snorkeling gear. Board games are included inside the condo.

The most common comment we receive about Pelican's Perch is that the condo is 'even better than expected.'

City of Marathon Rental License PLR2012-00457


More Details

Jeffrey M. Welbaum
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Jeffrey M. Welbaum

Our family is comprised of a public servant, Spanish teacher, former Air Force Officer, and retired Spanish and French teacher. Our family was raised in Troy, Ohio where Jeff and Peg currently live.


Jeffrey M. Welbaum purchased this condo in 2002

Why Jeffrey M. Welbaum chose Central Florida Keys

The views from the balconies are spectacular. The Gulf water is less than 16 yards away. The pool is beautiful. The dock on the Vaca Cut is a great place to fish. The condo is centrally located beetween Key Largo and Key West. The condo is spacious, 1,400 square feet of interior living area plus the two balconies. The condo is a lot better than it looks in pictures.


What makes this condo unique

The two water front balconies are located on the east side of the building. This provides valuable afternoon shade while sitting on the decks. Even during the hot summer afternoons, the balonies are surprisingly comfortable with the shade and sea breeze. We have several types of chairs including rocking chairs on the decks.


Guestbook comments from the owner

Welcome to our water front condo called Pelican’s Perch! Please enjoy your stay, and write a few lines in this guestbook about the things you enjoyed most in Marathon, and the rest of the Florida Keys. Please be sure to check our drawer of tourist information we keep for visitors which is located in the buffet in the dining area for info about our condo, menus from nearby restaurants, and general tourist information. This material changes over time, so please make a donation of menus and advertisements from the places that you enjoyed to help keep our collection current. The Marathon Chamber of Commerce is located on Route 1 just south of the condo and has extensive free information to share. We recommend that you make a visit to their office early in your stay.Have fun, and please return soon!Jeff & Peg - Owners
Jul 2004
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Marathon Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , master bedroom
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , off hallway
    Bathroom - toilet , first floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 king , open water view
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom has a private balcony and open water view.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 3 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
1 king, 1 queen, 1 twin, 1 sleep sofa. Great fishing off the dock.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(130 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront (Gulf) Condo, Fabulous Views, Heated Pool & Dock, Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.9692307 based on 131 reviews

Spectacular Views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Pelican Perch Condo. The views from the wrap-around decks were spectacular, the condo was nicely furnished and decorated, and the location accommodated many close-by beaches and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Condo!!

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent condo!! Beautifully furnished and has everything you could possibly need!! The views take your breath away and you can't ask for a better location in the Middle Keys!! Close to Everything - restaurants, activities, etc. Would definitely return for another visit!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and Well Equipped

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed spending a week in this well equipped and conveniently located condo. The unit was spotless and nicely furnished. Lots of tv's, speedy wifi, comfortable beds, well stocked kitchen, and plenty of amenities. The owner was also very responsive and easy to work with. Would definitely return on our next visit to the Middle Keys.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very well maintained unit and a great location on the Gulf shore.

  • 5 of 5

Marathon was a good central location in the Keys. Enjoyed fishing on the Marathon Lady, a day in Key West, Turtle Hospital and enjoying relaxing time at the pool. Very relaxing week that was sorely needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home was very clean, comfortable and well equipped.

  • 4 of 5

Nice quiet area. Centrally located to access the keys. Water was clear and beautiful but did not have the blue color as the pictures showed on site when we were there (could be because of seaweed? ) The house was very clean and comfortable. Pool area and covered parking very nice. Access to chairs, fishing and beach stuff plus. Owner easy to work with. Enjoyed our week there!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, the water color of the Gulf is variable. It changes depending on the season, tides, currents, speed and direction of the wind, and the angle and intensity of daylight. Peg and I are happy that you liked the condo and had a good time.
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Quiet and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Everything as advertised. Very clean with all the comforts of home plus the views you can't get anywhere else but The Keys. Well equipped kitchen for those who like home cooking, plus close to lots of good eateries if you don't. The balconies are this condo's best feature. A true bargain for the Florida Keys.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Key Colony Beach Par 3
Nearest Motorway
0.15 Miles
Overseas Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Coco Plum
Car: necessary

The large heated pool is beautiful. The large dock is great for fishing and boating. Marinas, restaurants, and shopping are within walking distance. The closest beaches are about a mile away. The best local beach, Sombrero, is about a 5 minute drive. The condo is within a 5 mile drive of a movie theater, playhouse, several shopping centers with supermarkets, a K-Mart, more restaurants and gift shops. Also within 5 miles are two beaches, golf courses, and tennis and basketball courts. Drive another 10 miles and you will pass three more beaches.

A pedestrian and bike path runs in front of the complex all the way to the abandoned 7 Mile Bridge, about 6 miles away. This bridge extends 2 miles to Pigeon Key Historical Museum. The 2 mile span is reserved for fishing, walkers, and bicyclists. The entrance of the complex is also about 100 yards from the beautiful Key Colony Beach bike and walkway.

Other Activities: bird watching, marine life


Rates & Availability

Marathon Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 29 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2018
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Jan 27 2018 - Mar 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 27 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Standard cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

City of Marathon Rental License PLR2012-00457
Same rates apply in 2017 as in 2016.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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