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Houseboat Docked at PRIVATE TROPICAL ISLAND with 17-ft Motorboat + Kayaks!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Houseboat docked at your own PRIVATE ISLAND, Sleeps 5-8 INCLUDES BOAT

If this property is showing as reserved, call us anyway, we have other similar properties on HA/VRBO that we can guild you to. Also, call us for last minute cancellation rates.


This vacation rental puts you on your own tropical island in a quiet cove of protected mangroves in the Gulf of Mexico. You stay on a 2 bedroom, air conditioned houseboat that is docked on the island. You have your own 17 foot center console 2012 Triumph with 2014 50 HP 4 cycle engine boat for the entire week!


Our rental license allows up to 8 people to stay on the boat. There are beds for 7. There is a queen bed in the master bedroom and a double and twin in the second. We also have a futon in the main cabin.


We provide you a boat to get to and from the island, which is only a couple minutes from shore. You can also use the boat to go fishing, go out to eat, or sightseeing during day light hours on the gulf side. You park your car on our easement (a driveway on shore) with your boat dock only feet from your car.


This is a rustic private tropical island. Your power comes from a generator and your water from tanks on the houseboat. The refrigerator is powered by solar panels. Besides the bathroom facilities on the houseboat, there is a composting toilet on the island, which is similar to an outhouse.


Quiet Cove Key rents from 3:00 pm Saturday to 9am Saturday. The boat is for use during day light hours only. The island has WIFI, and the boat now has cable TV!


On-shore: Designated parking spot with boat dock

Houseboat: 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, linens, towels and paper products provided. Kitchen and refrigerator are apartment sized.

Island: Covered shelters, gas grill, hammocks, kayaks, fire pit, boat dock


The crystal clear waters around the island are visited by a variety of wildlife including dolphins, manatees, sting ray, lobster, crab, octopus, barracuda, parrot and angel fish, to name a few. Some of which are residents of the underside of the island. Snorkeling would be the best way to visit them. We also have the above water visitors and residents which would include roosting pelicans, great herons as well as some very friendly, vegetarian Iguana’s.


CALL 262.650.0246 or 262 352-4467 NOW !!!

More Details

Rent My Island
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Rent My Island

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 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.

Rent My Island purchased this house boat in 2004

Why Rent My Island chose Central Florida Keys

The beauty of this island and it's surroundings was to irresistible to turn down.

What makes this house boat unique

This island is so beautiful and tucked away in this amazing cove surrounded by mangroves. It was the perfect place to put our houseboat. If you like camping or RV'ing, this place will blow your mind.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The houseboat fit our needs perfectly for the “camping” we did while we were there. We enjoyed the open-air feel and “back to nature” aspect of Quiet Cove Key. While I enjoyed using the fishing poles for catching some fresh “grunts” for lunch and dinner on a couple of days, we got the most use out of the kayaks………..definitely a nice addition. The location of Quiet Cove Key is very good, also. The view from most angles is of un-populated or un-developed land or water, and the proximity to civilization is more of a security blanket than an intrusion. The week seemed all-too-short. I've already shown the photos to the folks in my office and they were very impressed/envious. We’ll definitely keep this option for vacation in mind for future occasions.
Feb 2013
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Marathon House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Island Bathroom - toilet , Composting Toilet
    2nd Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Total of 2 bathrooms on the houseboat and 1 composting toilet on the island.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Great Views, Bathroom with shower
    2nd Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bathroom with small tub and sprayer
  • Sleeps 5 in beds plus there is a futon. Adventurers can sleep under the stars in a hammock or bring a tent.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • 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
You are in the family friendly town of Marathon, known as the heart of the Keys so if you ever tire of your own personal paradise, there is plenty more to do such as charter fish on the ocean, hike in Curry Hammock State Park, learn at the Dolphin Research Center, sun-bath at Sombrero Beach, recline at Sunset Park, or help at the Turtle Hospital. You can golf or play tennis at the Key Colony Beach Resort and don’t forget about diving, health spas, sailing, parasailing, jet-ski rentals and the list goes on.


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(3 traveler reviews)

Houseboat Docked at PRIVATE TROPICAL ISLAND with 17-ft Motorboat + Kayaks!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Best Vacation Getaway in the U.S!

  • 5 of 5

I had the best trip of my life on this private island! It was such a cool experience at an affordable price! It was super private but I was also able to go out to restaurants as they were only 15min away! I will be going back!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salvation from Worst Winter Ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

This past winter (2013/2014) was one of the worst for northern Indiana. Dealing with no sunlight and being buried in several feet of snow for most of the winter, we were questioning our very sanity by mid January. Before my wife had a nervous breakdown, we elected to use up some airline miles and found this quaint little island near Marathon in the keys. We enjoy camping and were looking for something rustic and more unique than just staying in a typical hotel. This was a perfect solution to our winter blues and was quite an adventure. We flew into Miami arriving late night, the owners of the island even recommended an affordable motel on the way to the rendezvous point because you have to check in during the day. We woke early the next morning and drove down to the meeting spot. There our contact person met us and took us out on a small skiff to the island and gave us a tour and instructions on just about everything relating to our stay on the island. The island does not have sleeping accommodations on it, however there are lots of comfy hammocks if you want to sleep under the stars and a nice picnic area with a fire pit and a generator (which provides power to the houseboat that is parked on a large pier on the island). We had a blast exploring nearby areas with the skiff, there are kayaks provided on the island, and one morning we even had two dolphins that were launching out of the water just a few feet away from our pier. Just a short ride from the island on the mainland there is a great restaurant/bar called the Island Fish Co. and they have great drinks and the food was good too! We enjoyed several meals there during our stay, and also grilled out on the island and enjoyed the privacy and seclusion that the island offers. Sitting by the fire pit each night felt like we were on "Survivor" (thankfully my wife didn't vote me off the island). We did invite some friends from the Marathon area over during the day for a cookout. There are several very large iguanas that hang out on the island, however if you leave them alone they don't bother you and they love bananas. Next time we "may" bring the kids because of the camping aspect of the island. It's a lot of fun and so quiet and peaceful at night. Highly Recommend to anyone looking to get away from civilization for a week to unwind.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Its was my best family vacations. Wonderful people. THX A LOT

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Sombrero Beach
Car: recommended

You are in the family friendly town of Marathon, known as the heart of the Florida Keys. There are plenty of activities such as chartering a fishing boat, hiking in Curry Hammock State Park, visiting the Dolphin Research Center, sunbathing at Sombrero Beach, or relaxing at Sunset Park. You can also play golf and tennis at Key Colony Beach Resort as well as visiting them many coral reefs, sailing, parasailing, or renting a jet ski. If this island shows reserved on the calendar, call us anyway as we have other island options.


Rates & Availability

Marathon House Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
4th of July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July non-holiday 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Mini-lobster 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Lobster Open wk 1 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Lobster Open wk 2
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
New Years 2017
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 7.5%

Rent My LCC is licensed by the city of Marathon to do vacation rentals. We follow all city and state regulations. 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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