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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


Minimum Stay
7 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)


Not your typical canal house, there is plenty of privacy here. You'll be in your own secluded, retreat. Your own private heated pool, 130 ft. concrete dock, New 400 lb. Ice Machine,

FoosBall Table, and views! You're not looking at the neighbors across the canal and they're not looking at you. Your view is of open water, nature's own show. There's always something going on. Fish swimming and splashing, exotic birds singing and searching for food. You can pay more, and you can pay less, but we honestly believe, you won't find better VALUE for your vacation dollar.

You'll watch boats ply back and forth in the harbor and the countless dingies comings and goings. Bring your binoculars, you never know what to expect.You can relax, be yourself, feel at home here. A simple evening here will be a lifetime memory. It's a real 'Retreat' from your normal everyday life.


You'll have two kayaks and 2 bikes for your use at no additional cost. These are advertised on the highway for $29/day and $9/day each, that's $78/day! If your kids are old enough, these can be real fun entertainment for them,or you! Our docks, 130 ft., will accommodate a small flats boat or a 35 ft cruiser, or both.


Boat launching ramps are a 1/4 mile down the hwy. and there is parking for 2 boat trailers and 3 cars right on site.


World class Fishing, Snorkeling, Diving, Sailing, and Kayaking waits for you inshore or off . The Crane Point Nature Hammock,The Dolphin Center and Piegon Key Historic Site are nearby. Two Party Boats operate out of Marathon and we have a World Class Charter-Fleet. Boot Key Retreats' location to nearby beaches, offer unlimited opportunities. There's, newly renovated, Sombrero Beach and Golf Course about a mile away. Baiha Honda State Park is right over the 7-mile Bridge. Both these beaches have bar-b-que grills and are rated among the 'Best'

There are plenty of local restaurants,entertainment and shops.When you want to venture out and explore the other islands,you're right in the middle, it's only an hour from Key West or Key Largo. Give us a call or send us an E-mail right away we're booking fast at these rates! Please scroll all the way down there are 12 pictures in all.


We are licensed by City of Marathon, License #DWE5403101,Monroe County

and the State of Florida,so your deposit is safe with us.

Keywords: waterfront, canal,open water,vista, view ,retreat,

More Details

Property Manager
Sean Donato
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager


I would like to thank you for sharing your home with us, it was quite a treat..The children really enjoyed the area with the pool ,sand area and fishing off the wall and my husband really enjoyed having a boat for a week..

You have a great location and a great house.I left with all the bed sheets clean and put back on the beds and also all towels were done left one small load in the dryer. We left the house with little clean up for our two week of use.Thank you, we plan to return someday..

Thank you

Danette and Eric Parris
Apr 2010
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Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) PAK_N_PLAY, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Pull-out sofa bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • 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
Heated Pool, New 400 lb.Ice Machine, 2 New Kayaks, 2-Bikes , High-chair, Pak-n-play, Bait Freeze , TV's (Cable) in every Room, No Bridges Deep Water, 130 Feet of Concrete Dock, Fish Cleaning Station, Lots of Parking, SORRY no pets


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.974359 based on 40 reviews
Rochester, N.Y.

Perfect getaway in the Keys

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home met all our needs for a relaxing vacation on the water. The owner was accommodating with our travel dates and communication was prompt. The property manager met us on arrival and her hospitable welcome really made us feel at home. The home itself was exceptionally clean with plenty of supplies, especially pool towels. Of course, we spent most of our time on the lovely water-facing deck and pool area. We ate all our meals out there just taking in the natural beauty. One of the best parts is the privacy. No one across the water to ruin the view or the peace and quiet. Loved floating in the heated pool. The location of the house is convenient to shopping and checking out the sights in the area. But since we had visited the area before, we rarely left the house. Check out was easy. And, our security deposit was refunded in record time. We hope to return in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great escape from an Iowa winter

  • 5 of 5

Great place, very clean and comfortable plenty of kitchen and dining room.

Back porch is great for evening drinks and watching the sunset.

Great location for accessing stores restaurants, etc.

Comfortable beds, fun kayak's. Pretty private back yard as well

Weber gas grill works perfectly too.

Managers are very accessible if needed and very friendly and knowledgeable.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Island Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 8 adults stayed here for a week and had a great time! The house really did feel like home, very clean and comfortable and lots of areas for our group to relax together. Every morning, we enjoyed the view while drinking coffee on the porch. We cooked many great meals which saved money and made the experience even more special. We kayaked, fished and enjoyed the pool, all without spending an extra dime. The caretakers were prompt, friendly, and flexible. The house was the perfect location for a day trip to Key West, and a trip to Largo. We honestly couldn't do all the things we wanted to for lack of time, not convenience!

Only complaints I heard from our group was the firmness of the matresses- although thats more a matter of preference.

It was a vacation of a lifetime and we were really happy to have spent it at Boot Key Retreat!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect! Itnis very clean, has all the amenities for a beach stay! It is beautifully maintained and very clean!! The location is great for boating, great local restaurants and fun shopping! (Some we tried were the Outpost, Sparkys,Burdines, Stuffed Pig)

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation and Memories with my Family

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed staying in your home. It was comfortable, beautiful and very clean. The house is tastefully decorated and it has everything that you would need for a comfortable stay. It has amazing views and wildlife surrounding it including the manatees that visited one afternoon. We also used the kayaks and paddled around the lagoon. The ice machine in the garage was very convenient for daily beach trips and evening fishing trips to seven mile bridge. The fact that the house had cable was great because my elderly aunts and uncles could see their Spanish channels when we were at the house. The heated pool was wonderful, they could get in and not be cold. Also the internet service was convenient because I was able to keep in contact with work. I will have lasting memories of this trip with my aunts and uncles, ones that I will cherish forever and never forget. Thanks for allowing us to rent the house.

One suggestion would be that you repair the shade on the deck. We were not able to have dinner on the deck because in the late afternoon the sun was just too hot to eat there. We had to carry the food downstairs and use the table and chairs on the first floors. We did call Donna about the fact that it was broken.

However, this was minor and we had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

For our family vacation this year we chose the Keys because of our love of fishing and the water. 8 of us had a great time at Boot Key Retreat. The property manager was very pleasant, met us on our arrival and gave us a walk through the home. She advised her availability at any time if we needed anything.

The home is well maintained and has all the necessary items required making our week in Marathon comfortable. All the furniture was very comfortable and clean.

If you like to fish, this is the place, fish cleaning station, hose, lots of garage space to store your equipment and plenty of dock space. We caught plenty of fish, and caught our limit on some days. (keep a watch out for the resident Tarpon living in the canal!)

The pool is clean and a pleasure to jump in after a day of fishing. The basket of beach towels was a plus! We used the kayaks and the bicycles both in good working condition. The canal is quiet and provides an awesome view.

I do recommend visiting the Turtle Hospital, just a quick walk up the street. They provide a terrific service to the Keys and beyond.

The location of this home is great, Publix, Winn Dixie, K-Mart, West Marine, Walgreens are all close by as well as many local restaurants. We visited Key West twice and it was only about 50 minutes away.

This is a beautiful home, which looks great on the internet but is much better in person!

Looking forward to another trip down to the Keys!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles

Easy-Quick access to Ocean or Gulf. Marathon Has Its Own Airport,The Swim with Dolphin Center, Party Boats, Charter Fleet, and plenty of shops and Restaurants


Rates & Availability

Marathon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 27 2017 - Jun 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
mini lobster season
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Years
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 12.5%

Stays longer then 14 days require additional cleanings.
contact owner for details.

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