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Rent My Island

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Waterfront Home & PRIVATE TROPICAL ISLAND w/ Motor Boat, kayaks 2 Bedroom, Sleeps 6

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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2BR Waterfront Home sleeps 6, includes PRIVATE ISLAND, 17 ft Boat, Kayaks

If this property is showing as reserved, call us anyway, we have other similar properties. Also, call us for last minute cancellation rates.


This vacation rental offers the best of both worlds: A comfortable waterfront vacation home on the mainland in Marathon and a private island exclusively yours minutes away in the Gulf of Mexico. Your family or group will be the only people with access to Dolphin Jump Key (the island). Spend your days swimming, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking (kayaks included in this rental), cooking out and return to your comfortable home at dusk to enjoy evening activities in the family friendly town of Marathon. The island also has a historical conch cottage on it. This property is centrally located in the Florida Keys off of Marathon.


Our rental license allows up to 6 people to stay at the home on shore. We have a queen bed in the master bedroom and a two doubles in the second. We also have a sofa sleeper in the living room.


We provide you a boat to get to and from the island, which is only a couple minutes from shore. You have a newer 17 foot, center consol with a 50 HP Yamaha 4 cycle engine. You can also use the boat to go fishing, go out to eat, or sightseeing during day light hours on the gulf side.


This is a rustic private island. There is no power or running water. There is a composting toilet, which is similar to an outhouse, but without the smell. The facilities are great for camping, as many people choose to do on the island overnight.


The 6th Ave home with exclusive access to Dolphin Jump Key rents from 3:00 PM Saturday to 9:00 AM Saturday. The boat is for use during day light hours only.


Home on 6th Ave: Private driveway, ample parking, gas grill, lounge chairs and table in the back yard, washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen, WIFI, and Cable TV. A 17’ 2012 Triumph boat with 2013 4-stroke motor. Your own island with cottage.

Dolphin Jump Key: boat dock, kayaks, picnic table, gas grill, fire pit.


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!!!

Rent My LCC is licensed by the city of Marathon to do vacation rentals. We follow all city and state regulations for our properties. (6th Avenue/ Dolphin Jump Key- License PLR2010-00397).

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rent My Island (Property Manager)
Member since: 2004
Call Manager
Speaks: english

What makes this house unique

This place has a mainland house with all the normal amenities of a home, and comes with a private tropical island with a rustic conch cottage and bunk house so you get the best of both worlds.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Comments from survey sent when damage deposit returned.

-Did you enjoy your trip to the Florida Keys? "Very much."

-Did our home meet your expectations? "Yes."

-Was the home clean when you arrived? "Yes."

-Do you plan on staying in our Florida Keys home again? "Yes."

-Any other comments? "Have some great pictures and a lot of great memories."
Nov 2004
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based on 18 traveler reviews

Waterfront Home & PRIVATE TROPICAL ISLAND w/ Motor Boat, kayaks 2 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 21 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Myself and my teen daughters, who each brought a friend, took our first trip to the Keys and LOVED IT. It was a very fun and relaxing experience! First, we were impressed with the knowledge, assistance and friendliness of Rick, Property Manager, who met us upon our arrival. He helped us get acquainted with the area and get our luggage in. The home was roomy, clean and bright - very tropical! Exactly what we expected. Furniture was comfortable and clean, we were pleased that we had internet service. While we didn't watch much TV, cable was available. Kitchen had a big table for dining and playing games. The bathroom/shower served our needs and was clean. Plenty of towels were availabloe, and the washer and dryer were a nice touch.

We spent more time outside than in - the yard was great for grilling and sunning. Rick also showed us how to operate the boat and showed us how to get to our island! We spent many exciting days at our "private island" The cottage provided relief from the sun when we needed it. The swimming and snokeling were AWESOME - saw so many fish and creatures. Water was clear and warm! The boat was perfect for commuting to the island and enjoying the underwater show along the way. We saw fish - manatee - lobsters - crabs - dolphins - WOW! The location is perfect for visiting Key West or any of the Keys towards the mainland. The local sights and eateries were fantastic, lots of fresh fish and seafood! We are going back - it was a good price and they were very easy to work with. All questions were answered and information was readily available. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great!
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Chapel Hill NC

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the two 4 bedroom houses in Marathon---the setting was beautiful, the houses were spacious and perfect for our family reunion, and the weather was unbelievably good. Everyone in our family (age range 6 months to 78 years) enjoyed our stay; the houses were great, and there were plenty of nearby attractions to keep everyone happy and occupied. We definitely recommend the houses to others! It was an unforgettable, wonderful way to close out the old year and bring in the new.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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St Louis


  • 5 of 5

Very nice, very private. The perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just as special as it was 11 yrs. ago!!

  • 5 of 5

I write this as I'm sitting in the 6th St. house. This is our second time renting this property. It's as charming as it was 11 yrs. ago. While the Island is no longer powered or has running water it's luxury camping at it's finest. We spent the last 2 nights on Dolphin Jump Key with the iguanas and had a wonderful time. Thanks to the property manager Tim for going above and beyond to make sure our stay was a great one. It's with sadness that we must leave tomorrow!! The crown jewel of this property is the Island with it's charming Conch cottage~may that never change!!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Awesome Vacation 2014

  • 5 of 5

What an awesome vacation we had on Dolphin Jump Key, also known as Little Russell Key. The main house was perfect for our family of 5. We basically were there just in the evening as we spent all day at the private island, snorkeling, fishing and kayaking. Everything was provided for us, a boat to get us to the island, fishing poles, kayaks, life jackets, snorkeling equipment and even a cooler to use. We also spent lunches with the many iguanas on the island. We were lucky to have seen manatees one day swim right by the island as we snorkeled and the crystal clear waters were perfect for fishing and kayaking. I would recommend this rental to anyone who likes a true relaxing Florida vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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What an amazing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

If your idea of a vacation is being pampered at the Hilton, then this may not be the vacation for you. If your idea of a vacation is being able to explore the local waters on your own and truly explore outside the confines of tour guides, this vacation is top notch. The island and the rental house in Marathon was everything it was advertised to be and more. Clean and well maintained. My daughters are 11 and 8 years old and have both been on Disney Cruises. They informed me that staying on the Dolphin Jump Key was the best vacation they have ever been on. We snorkeled around the island, caught lobster, swam with a sea turtle and saw countless other sea life. When the family had enough of roughing it “Robinson Crusoe” style on the island, we were able to go back to Marathon in a matter of moments for more touristy type entertainment. Jim, the local care taker, went out of his way to make sure that our needs were taken care of. We will definitely be booking another trip for next year.

-The Cram Family

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We are glad you and your daughters had such a terrific time. We look forward to having your family as our guests in the future.
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Miami or Ft Lauderdale International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
US Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Coco Plum Beach
Car: necessary

Rent this mainland 2 bedroom waterfront home and we provide a boat to access your own rustic private tropical island. The home is a waterfront shore home in Marathon and the island is in the Gulf of Mexico just off Marathon Key in the middle Florida Keys. If this island is reserved, call us anyway, we have others.

Other Activities: kayaking and boating


Rates & Availability

Marathon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer 2016
Apr 2 2016 - Jul 1 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
4th of July 2016
Jul 2 2016 - Jul 8 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Mid-summer 2016
Jul 9 2016 - Jul 22 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Mini-Lobster 2016
Jul 23 2016 - Jul 29 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2016
Jul 30 2016 - Aug 5 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Week 1 Lobster Open 2016
Aug 6 2016 - Aug 12 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Week 2 Open Lobster 2016
Aug 13 2016 - Aug 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Aug 20 2016 - Dec 23 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
New Years 2016
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee with tax $161
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $81
Tax Rate 12.5%

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Central Florida Keys House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2nd Bedroom - 2 double , Cable TV with DVR service
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Cable TV with DVR service
  • This property is licenced for a maximum of 6 people. It has a queen in the master and 2 doubles in the 2nd bedroom plus a double sofa sleeper. There is a pack'n'play available upon request.
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
You are in the family friendly town of Marathon. Enjoy your vacation home activities (swimming, snorkling, laying in the sun, kayaking, fishing, reading, cooking, enjoying a beverage...) and also explore all the things to do in town and nearby. You are only an hour to Key West and an hour, fifteen minutes to Key Largo!

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