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Tim Adkins

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Waterfront-Sleeps 10+ - 200' Dckage, New Pool, New Jacuzzi, pool Table

50 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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5 Bedrooms + 3 Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths (Sleeps 10+)

Palm Breezes House in Marathon.

New in 2009... 30x14 in ground resort style heated swimming pool with waterfall.

This home is new throughout. Open floor plan, all the bathrooms have been updated, 4 new pull out microfiber couches, new granite countertops, new kitchen cabinets, new appliances, new entertainment center with 52' HDTV and surround sound. Washer and dryer sets upatairs and down. Lots of parking. Last house on cul de sac.

The city of Marathon permits 10.

Plenty of room to spread out with open living rooms upstairs and down. Fellas can enjoy poker table in one living room, ladies can play pool while kids play video games in the other living room. Nice porch on the front for evening breezes. Enclosed screened in porch on the back with bar and hot tub.

No extra charge for heating the pool (like most rentals do).

Right in the heart of the Florida Keys. This spacious home with gulf view lives kike its new. very clean home with new appliances, new tile, new granite kitchen, new kitchen cabinets, new furniture, new 50' HDTV with surround sound. Swimming pool with waterfalls, Pool table, bumper pool, poker table, tv in every room, outdoor bar and jacuzzi on the enclosed patio on the back of the house. Open-air patio on the front of the house. Lovely Palm trees and breezes at this 3400 sq. ft. home. Perfect for your Florida Keys adventure in paradise.

Blender is ready, ice maker is working.... just add tequila and a lime.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tim Adkins (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english


based on 50 traveler reviews

Waterfront-Sleeps 10+ - 200' Dckage, New Pool, New Jacuzzi, pool Table
average rating of 4.68 based on 50 reviews

Beautiful home for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time here. The house is beautiful and very comfortable for a large group. I was nervous after reading some reviews. There are some cracked tiles and the sliding doors are heavy to open and a few other completely minor flaws. That's the only negative I can say. We loved it and would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

This our last day at the house, and it's been a perfect vacation. The house is beautiful and huge, with the bottom floor almost being it's own apartment. This was great for our adult kids who stay up much later than we do. The pool is beautiful, and we just spent an hour hanging out with the manatee in our channel! There is great fishing off the dock, and the location is wonderful. You are a mile from the local beach, an hour and 15 minutes from Key West, and there is so much to do. We went deep sea fishing (highly recommend The Main Attraction charter), enjoyed happy hour at Sparkys, kayaked, and enjoyed the local aquarium. Even chatted with the very friendly neighbors who rescued our volleyball. Twice. Will definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Just returned from the Palm Breezes house after 14 fabulous days! We were a little apprehensive about renting Tim's house-but after talking with him personally- i must truly admit he's 100% professional!! He did NOT misrepersent the house one bit! It had all the amminities anyone could ask for! All his pictures of the house and grounds are SPOT on correct-even including the Manatees that occassionally visited the dock! The pool and hottub were welcome sites after the Florida heat got up to 115 deg heat index!! All the beds-bathrooms-appliances and accessorise were first rate! This made for a fablous vacation without any worries !! We'll definitely rent this house again in the very near future as we had 7 grown-ups and 3 children ---ages 4---6---12---and nobody even had to sleep on the fold-out couches!! Tim was even gracious enough to recommend resturants he had visited!! We really liked the Island fish co which was only few blocks from the house! I think we ate there 3 or 4 times-lunch-dinner-breakfast---and was never dissapointed with service and food quality-and even prices were not that high! Many Thanks to Tim Adkins for making our 2 weeks vacation more than pleasurable!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Okay house, great location and views. Ask questions prior and ensure it's a good fit for your party

  • 2 of 5

We were a bit disappointed that the owner had not disclosed that the basement of the home was essentially it's own 1 bedroom unit. This caused a bit of inconvenience since our party had 2 children and a toddler and it made sleeping arrangements a bit difficult because we didn't want the kids sleeping alone in the basement without direct access to the rest of us. This was also compounded by the fact the AC unit in the basement bedroom wasn't working and it made the basement a bit warm to sleep in. Notified Tim upon arrival about this and the other issue that the ice maker wasn't working on the first day. Also requested the wifi password so the kids could use their iPads. Tim didn't respond until Monday at which he gave me directions on how to turn the AC window unit on high and provided the password. The unit wasn't making cold air and that was explained initially but I told him I was competent enough to set the unit to high and that it wasn't producing cold air. No response from Tim the rest of the week. However, on Thursday, after we moved everyone upstairs due to the heat, we noticed a new unit had been installed sometime while we were out. The house is not depicted accurately as to its condition. Most tiles upstairs are cracked and not currently adhered to the floor, but this is only a cosmetic issue other than a few that are potential hazards to cutting ones foot. I was disappointed in Tim's lack of response to the issues going on in the house. We understand that things break, but he never got back to us about many of the issues. By the end of the week the sink clogged, the entire refrigerator stopped working, and the smoke detector continued to go off for no reason at all times of the day/night. The house/furniture are much more worn in real life than they appear in the pictures Overall we didn't let the inconveniences take away from a wonderful vacation. That being said, for our party, we would not stay in this house again. The pool area was great and the views and atmosphere from the corner canal spot were awesome. Tim's communication was spotty at best prior, during, and post stay. An apology for the inconvenience would have been nice. Our family left the home much cleaner than when we arrived.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is some truth to this review... and i will address every issue. The downstairs is like its own apartment... but some people like this very much. I provide a house layout to anyone that asks. I didn't respond to the email until Monday, I was simply traveling back to Ohio. I stayed in the house the week before these people arrived. Everything was working fine. as soon as i got home and read their email, I had the appliance repair man out that day. he installed a new AC unit downstairs and ordered the part for the ice machine upstairs. The refrigerator is only 4 months old and all was covered under warranty. If it would have broken 2 days before... i would have been there myself. And as far as the wifi password... the info was in the check-in information. I appreciate the positive things they said and I will try and contact these folks directly and offer them consideration for their inconvenience. I will also do better in the future about checking my emails while traveling.
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Excellent set up, wonderful location, perfect for multiple couples or families, especially w/boats

  • 5 of 5

I was planning a "diving/lobstering/fishing" trip with my good friends, brother from out of state, and two boats we trailered down from Tampa. We needed accomodations for 9 people, including 3 couples, and enough dockage for 2 boats. Seeing pictures and descriptions on the internet is one thing, seeing it in person is another. Tim assured me this would be a great place for us, and after staying here for a week everyone loved it. From the wonderfully appointed kitchen where we cooked and ate 95% of all our meals while staying (and saving us a LOT of money in the process) to the location, wonderful pool, great dockage for our boats, and convenient location for both Gulf and Atlantic boating, we all had a great time. Beds and furniture were nicely appointed, there were two laundry rooms, a pool table, large living room where we all gathered to talk or play cards at night, and the AC kept up with 9 people in the middle of summer. The bait freezer was a huge help for our fishing needs as was the additional fridge/freezer in the downstairs suite. Even though there were 9 people, we never felt cramped or crowded and were all able to have privacy if we wanted it. Cleanup of our dive and fishing gear as well as filleting of fish caught or lobster snagged was very easy as well. All in all I can't think of much that would have improved our stay except maybe an elevator from the bottom floor to the main floor on the top, but hey most of us can stand some extra exercise, right? :)

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House and Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of lifelong friends get together for our 50th Birthday Year celebration week. The house was great. There was plenty of room for everyone.The set up allowed for those who wanted to stay up later and hang by the pool to do so. Those who wanted to call it a night a little earlier could also do so peacefully. The location was convenient to everything we needed both by land and water. We rented a boat and could easily get to great snorkeling, resturants(recommended by Tim), or just out to see a sunset. We were even lucky enough to have two manatees come up in the canal and hang out by the house on our last afternoon there. We also were only about an hours drive to Key West for those who chose to go there for a day. Overall the "Goldfish Cartel" had an awesome week in a Fantastic House! We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
3 Miles

200 ft. of seawall so bring the boats. Deep canal with quick access to the gulf but close to Vaca Cut for Ocean access. Once you stay at this house, you'll never book another.

Other Activities: Boating, Shopping, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Miniature Golf, Shelling, Basketball Court


Rates & Availability

Marathon Shores House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $175
Tax Rate 12.5%

Email for specific dates.
Weekly rates are Saturday to Saturday.
Rates do not include Tax. Tax will be added.
Cleaning fee for the property is 175.
$1,000 deposit due at booking.
Balance due 60 days prior to arrival.
$1,800 - $4,500 /week
$1,800.00 is for last minute bookings or cancelled bookings. email me for details
Cancellation Policy :
The 500.00 reservation deposit is refunded in full less a $250.00 FEE if a 90 day notice of cancellation is given. If notice is given less than 90 days before the rental, the deposit is not refunded unless the home is re-rented for the same time period at the same or greater rate. The $250.00 FEE will be deducted from any deposit that does not run into a full term rental.

The 500.00 House and property deposit is returned within 30 days of check out date less any damages to the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Marathon Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • bathrooms are new throughout. One with marble countertop, one with double vanity tile, one corian, one pocelain. New tubs/showers and fixtures.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Living room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Living Room #2 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Lots of closet space. Master and bedroom #4 have big walk-in closets. Bedrooms 2&3 have 10ft. of closet space each. Bathrooms are new with tile throughout. Upstairs livingroom has three couches, 2 of which fold out into sleepers. Downstairs has 2 couches that fold out into sleepers. Huge rooms. Huge House.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Fully equipped kitchen, Fish cleaning table, Bait Freezer, TVs in all bedrooms, 52 HDTV, enclosed patio w/ bar and Jacuzzi tub, Poker Table, Pool Table downstairs, bumper pool table upstairs, 2 washers, 2 dryers, 2 living rooms, two fridge/freezers, ice maker, 3-pull out couches, one leather non pull out couch, corn hole (bring your own bags), card games, trivia games, two living rooms, plenty of parking, Manatees have come up to the property regularly. The City of Marathon allows for 10 persons per rental Enclosed patio on the back with Jacuzzi tub and bar. Sun if you want it, shade if you need it. Fully stocked kitchen with microwave, toaster, blender and all the utensils you will need. Linens and towels provided. Pet Friendly (with pet deposit) deposit amount based on size and number of animals.

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