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Catherine's Tropical Paradise, Dock your Boat seconds to the Ocean

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Farara Shores House Rental Photos and Description

Boat Dock, 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and sleeps 6 adults + 2 kids

Come visit Catherine's Tropical Paradise, a beautifully decorated home in the heart of Marathon in the Florida Keys.

Imagine staying on a deep-water swimming canal seconds from the Atlantic Ocean providing ample dockage and direct access to the Atlantic Ocean.

Just minutes from your back door you will find world famous fishing, snorkeling, and diving. This fantastic three bedroom, two bath, split-floor plan home is nicely furnished, well-equipped, and light and bright with large canal-side windows. With a queen-size bed in the master bedroom, two twin-size beds in the second bedroom, a large third bedroom with a queen-size bed and separate entrance. For extra seating and sleep space, there is a trundle bed in the den area. This home will provide your party with ample room to spread out. Relaxing is made easy in this home. You will find everything you need for a perfect paradise vacation.

Important - Payment: We use Homeaway credit card processing and all invoices will come from Homeaway. You will never receive an invoice for credit card payment outside of Homeaway.

Free Wireless Internet Service is available at this house!!!

Activities: Swim at nearby Sombrero beach or in your backyard canal. The fishing, snorkeling, and diving will be awesome during your stay Catherine's Tropical Paradise - the reef minutes away from your private dock. Beautiful Parks, walk the 7 mile bridge, Snorkel Looe Ley reef, Great Entertainment at local restaurants and Tiki Bars, 8 Municipal Tennis courts, Basketball courts, Museums, Golfing, Diving, 45 Minutes to Key West.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Owner
Cathy Natelson
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016
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About Cathy Natelson

Hello, my name is Cathy and I'm the proud owner/operator of Catherine's Tropical Paradise. I love to travel, and while in the Keys, I'm usually busy taking my three boys fishing and snorkeling.

Cathy Natelson purchased this house in 2003

Why Cathy Natelson chose Marathon

I grew up in the Northeast USA, so having a vacation rental in the Florida Keys is a dream come true. Marathon supports week to week rentals and since most of our guests are families, this works out great. We love Marathon because of the small town friendly neighborhood culture, the great fishing and snorkeling, and relaxing at Sombrero Beach.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Catherine's Tropical Paradise, Dock your Boat seconds to the Ocean
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews
Williston, Florida
5

Great Stay in October 2007

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and the boat docking area. We stayed 7 days and had a blast. The house was clean and well supplied. It was comfortable and the hot tub was fabulous. We enjoyed being able to get on the boat and go. And then come in at night, clean the boat, fish, eat and get ready for more!!

I would recommend this house to anyone who wants a great place to stay, with boat and water on hand.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2007
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Tropical Paradise was just that. Beautiful views great house lots of room to get comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

When you first walk into Catherine's house you realize there's lots of detail to home comfort. Nice pots and pans to cook on. Beautiful views and each room nicely decorated the house was amazingly clean and tons of games for the kids to play. It was fun watching them play old fashioned Yahtzee and not be on their phones. Boat ride to the ocean was just a few feet away the house location was so close to everything in Marathon we were right in the middle all in all we had a wonderful week and will be renting again from her

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sebring, Florida
5

Wonderful Accommodations for Family Vacation of Fishing, Snorkling & Scuba Diving in the Fla Keys!

  • 5 of 5

You have so many accommodations in Marathon to choose from to suit your needs. But.... We were all very pleased with the choice of Catherine's Tropical Paradise home. The property was convenient to all of our needs, well maintained and clean, the furnishings and home were kept in great condition and the HDTV and entertainment system added to our relaxation after we cleaned the boat every night and on those bad weather days when we were chilling. The ocean access and docking in the back of the home was perfect. A fish cleaning station, fishing and diving equipment cleaning and storage was handy and convenient to the dock. Hot tub and Gas grilling was in great working condition and well maintained. The Parking for our 4 vehicles and a trailer, the extra refrigerator with freezer and many needed xtras like that made the property just perfect for our needs. Cathy made sure we had direct communications and access to her if anything was needed. (But we never had any issues or questions) We had up to 7adults and 2 small children stay as our family members came when they could and left when they had to. We would defiantly stay here again when we decide to take our Family Reunion type vacation again in Marathon. Why Marathon, just take it from those that know, we have visited in the Keys many times in the past 35 years or so. Upper and Lower Keys, but found MARATHON to have the best that the Fla Keys have to offer. Visiting Key West is a must but Marathon is the Best place to stay! Thanks Cathy!! The Ridenour Family

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time and very cozy

  • 5 of 5

Two of us stay at this house. The house has everything you need. We enjoyed our stay. Close to anything from restaurants to boat ramps. The canal is a very short distance to ocean. We kept a 22 footer there with plenty of room. The neighborhood is quiet. We will return again.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Would recommend this property very clean & comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time you have a really nice property location for fishing is ideal weather was windy & cool but still had lots of fun. The door to outside room did not close very good & for colder nights would be nice to have a space heater for outside room besides that everything was great look forward to coming back sometime.thanks Phil willenborg

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review and I am so pleased you enjoy our home. I do have a brand new ceramic heater located in the laundry room closet. I will post that in the house information.
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Great Family Vacation!

  • 4 of 5

We love Cathy's Tropical Paradise. Great access to the Atlantic Ocean. Very comfortable living area - everything you need to make your vacation a dream come true!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Overseas Highway US 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Pizza Hut
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Sombrero Beach
Car: recommended

Our oceanside canal house is blessed with calm waters due to inshore and off-shore reefs. You can enjoy everything from fishing, diving, snorkeling or just relaxing in our dockside hot tub.. You can fish from our dock or bring a boat and enjoy some of the greatest fishing in the Keys. Also within a couple of miles you will find a kid friendly beach and two golf courses. There is much to do locally such as visiting the Marathon Dolphin Research Center or take a side trip to Bahia Honda State Park. Key West is only 45 miles to the south.

The house is well equipped for kids, ages 2-15+, with a hot tub, DVD surround sound system, cable TV, a large front yard, and a swimming canal.

If you love the keys you'll be right at home.

To request additional information, you may contact the owner directly by phone or by e-mail.

Other Activities: Kiteboarding

Rates & Availability

Farara Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Dec 23 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
XMAS / New Years Weeks 2016
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
 
Summer 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jul 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
Lobster Mini-Season Week 2015
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
Opening Regular Lobster Season
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
XMAS / New Years Weeks 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Summer rates does not include Lobster Mini-Season week or the opening day of Regular Lobster Season.
A small or medium dog can be added for an additional $150 per week in rent per dog. 2 Max.

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Amenities

Farara Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1710 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen , bathroom inside
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , separate entrance
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Trundle Bed - 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Trundle Bed
  • Sleeps 6 adults in the above 3 bedrooms. Children can sleep on the trundle bed located in the family room area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outside covered storage area for diving gear and you can hang 12 fishing poles. Cleats for one or two boats (up to 32 ft in length each each). Canal is 15 feet deep, channel offshore is 4 feet deep at mean low tide. 3rd Bedroom has a separate entrance. Two Refrigerators (one in the kitchen, one in the laundry room). Please store bait in the laundry room refrigerator/freezer. Full kitchen utensils provided (pots, pans, dishes, glasses, etc.). Garbage Disposal. Room to park your boat trailer in front of the house. Great Sports location for scuba diving, fishing, kiteboarding, and cable wakeboarding.

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