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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


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 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 several pictures too view.


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:
April 17, 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.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) PAK_N_PLAY,
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 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 -
(41 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.9512196 based on 42 reviews

Great property and location!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our week at Boot Key Retreat, the house had everything we needed to have a great vacation. The views were amazing everyday and it helped that the weather cooperated with us. On the last night we had a manatee come up the canal and hang out for awhile which everyone loved. The pool got used every day and there was plenty of room for our boat and the driveway was perfect size for our boat trailer and two vehicles. Look forward to going back to Boot Key again!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so excited that you had a good time and we hope to have you back in the future. Thank you for choosing Boot Key Retreat
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Nice view with no neighbors across the canal

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect with a nice long canal frontage docking area. Heated pool, cleaning station, 2 kayaks, ice machine, and many more extras to name!! We will be back next year!!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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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