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Oceanfront Home on Deep Water Canal w/ Dock, Pool, Hot Tub, Kayaks, Pool Table!

Bedrooms 4
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Breathtaking Ocean Views - 180 degrees of Sunrises and Sunsets!

Turquoise waters and gentle sea breezes - enjoy the tropical paradise in the heart of the Keys. Home is located where the street ends and the ocean begins!

World famous sport fishing - with 150 feet of concrete dock on deep-water canal. Oversized lot has plenty of room for parking, and bring your boat trailer! Some of the best scuba diving in the country is just off Sombrero Reef!

Entertain and relax on the huge open covered deck, adjoining the large family room with glass on three sides. Sunbathe on the open deck, swim in the private pool, relax in the hot tub or launch from our kayak dock one of our kayaks provided for your enjoyment.. Sidewalk on tidal pool extends into the Atlantic for fishing or viewing. Drink your morning coffee to brilliant sunrises and cook fresh fish on the outdoor grill as the sun sets!


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Ann Weathersby
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

Why Ann Weathersby chose Marathon

We have always loved the beauty and uniqueness of the Florida Keys. After deciding, in 2000, to purchase a vacation rental home, Marathon was our first choice. This ocean front home with a deepwater canal to the Atlantic, was the perfect choice; going out on the boat, fishing blue water or bay water, snorkeling, or diving. The ocean view from the deck is a wonderful place to relax, be with family and friends and grill fresh seafood. Local fish markets have an ever changing selection based on what their boats have brought in that day!

Surrounded by the beauty of the ocean, it truly is a place

where the sea meets the sky!

What makes this house unique

Perfect for vacations with family and friends!

Open floor plan

Water views on 3 sides

Large deck for entertaining

150' concrete dock and bait freezer

Deep water canal to the ocean

Tidal pool full of all species of fish

Private heated pool and hot tub

Kayaks and bicycles provided

Marathon is centrally located in the Keys. Only 1 hour drive from Key West Airport, and a little longer drive from the Miami or Ft. Lauderdale airports.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We liked this place so much we came back a 2nd time to stay at this house. It was pretty much everything you need to have a great stay on the water. The views are spectacular and the house is well kept.
Oct 2016
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Marathon Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Full bath with large walk-in shower
    Bathroom 2 - Full bath with tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - Full bath with walk in shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (3) Three, Queen size Beds (2) Two
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Tidal pool with sidewalk that extends out into the water - fish from your door! 4 kayaks provided for your entertainment Outdoor pool table and foosball table Open floor plan - large family room, dining room and kitchen. Enjoy your meals outside on the patio table overlooking the ocean. Each bedroom is decorated in ice cream colors of lime, peach, and lemon.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Home on Deep Water Canal w/ Dock, Pool, Hot Tub, Kayaks, Pool Table!
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Many of us view the concept of “paradise” in many different ways. For some it may be an all-inclusive resort nestled on the pacific coast of Mexico. For some it may be a tent teetering atop a soaring mountain peak. For my family and I, paradise is no other than Tropical Sunrise Dream: a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom oasis, overlooking the pristine seascapes of the Atlantic ocean, beautifully concealed by a grove of towering palm trees. The natural beauty of the surroundings paired with the clean, homey feel of the house and its amenities created the ideal setting for a family vacation.

With the objective of maximizing each day of our trip, my family wasted no time in “making ourselves at home.” We took advantage of every last amenity provided by the house. The paddleboard proved to be very enjoyable, both for its traditional purpose, and also for an innovative version of “water pong.” We kayaked around the house and through some of the closer canals. We relaxed around the pool, lounged in the hot tub at night, and even played some games of pool and foosball. Strolling around the front of the property we got to know the lizard community quite well, while also getting a glimpse of some fish and even a sting ray! This house provides a front row seat to pelican “dive-bomb” shows which are very entertaining indeed. By the end of our stay we started to feel as though the pelicans were our personal pets. Additionally, we made great use of the bikes by taking trips into town to different restaurants, bars, shops, and the grocery store!

As far as the house goes, it’s hard to find a single flaw. The spacious and immaculate kitchen presented us with an amazing space for cooking breakfast, making fruit smoothies, and preparing family dinners. The cabinets came stocked with all the essentials! We dined inside as well as outside on the patio, overlooking the ocean. The bedrooms were very comfortable and the house as a whole, just very cozy!

A full week in this gorgeous house was enough to make us never want to leave! We were very satisfied with all that was included in the rental and would absolutely recommend this house to anyone looking for somewhere to stay in the Middle Keys. It was a vacation we will never forget! Kate

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location! Comfortable House.

  • 5 of 5

We had wonderful time at this rental. The location on the ocean was just superb, with beautiful views in both directions. The property was very nicely equipped with paddle boards, sea kayaks (which can be launched from the property's own dock), bicycles, swimming pool, hot tub, pool table, etc. Lovely outdoor decks. The interior is very nicely appointed and the public areas and master BR and bath are spacious. The other BRs and bathrooms are a tad small, but otherwise very comfortable and attractive. Plenty of parking. Overall, I highly recommend this rental and would rent it again.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house and location were amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing in Marathon for 10 years and have rented a different house each time. This house was our favorite!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Family Holiday Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home from 12/24/16 - 12/31/16. The pictures do not really display the beauty of this home and its surroundings. All three sides of the home is surrounded by water. All of the neighbors were very nice. There is plenty for you to do at this home. We loved playing pool and riding the bikes. The kayaks were a hit with the family as well. There are cookware, bake ware, and of the all utensils that you will ever need. It is conveniently located near a few supermarkets and a diner if you are looking to grab breakfast. I did have a little incident where the living room plug overheated and burned. I pulled it from the wall and contacted Vicki. She contacted an electrical contractor the same day and had it taken care of. The speedy response was greatly appreciated. Ann was also great and very pleasant to work with. She was instrumental in helping me to figure out which airport was closest to the home. The home is well taken care of and my family will be definitely planning another vacation at this home. It is well worth every penny.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect home, amenities, and location

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this home is excellent!! You couldn't ask for a better location for a Keys vacation. The house is situated on a peninsula with beautiful views of the sunrise and ocean. The kayaks were awesome for the entire family. Plenty of room for everything, including out 27' fishing boat. The fishing from the dock and out on the water was great, and the lobstering was fantastic! We really enjoyed our stay and the location and amenities were 2nd to none. We can't wait to return for another week in this paradise. Absolutely worth the cost!!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't make better memories than this!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Best Vacation Ever! The view is priceless. The kayaks and bikes are such a nice "extra". The house had plenty of room for our group. The house and the surrounding area are very well kept. The check in and check out process is made extremely easy. Our family had the ultimate "Keys" experience staying in this house. We made wonderful memories. We would rent this house every year! So worth it.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Marathon Shores House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017 - Sat-Sat
Jan 28 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Apr 29 2017 - May 13 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017 - Sat-Sat
May 14 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017 - Sat-Sat
May 27 2017 - Jul 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Lobster Weekend 2017 - Sat-Sat
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017 continued Sat-Sat
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Open Lobster Season 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017 continued Sat-Sat
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017 - Sat-Sat
Aug 19 2017 - Oct 20 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017 - Sat-Sat
Oct 21 2017 - Nov 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week 2017-Sat-Sat
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017 - Sat-Sat
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Christmas Week 2017 - Sat-Sat
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
New Years Week 2017 - Sat-Sat
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2018 - Sat-Sat
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 26 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 27 2018 - Apr 27 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Tax Rate 12.5%

I will need to speak with you before confirming your reservation. You have the option of either paying $69.00 Vacation Rental Damage Protection or paying $1,000 Refundable Security Deposit barring any damages.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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KAYAK TOURS- Eco kayak tours with guides

CHARTER BOAT FISHING- Offshore, gulf and reef fishing

SCUBA OR SNORKLE TOURS- One place to snorkle/scuba is

Sombrero Reef, 3rd largest barrier reef in the world


(As of December 2016 under renovation)

Walk or bike 2 miles over the ocean.

Often, on your way to Pigeon Key, you can

sharks, sea rays and sea turtles. PIGEON KEY was a workers

base camp for Flagler Railroad, built over 100 years ago.

TURTLE HOSPITAL- Come and support the only TURTLE HOSPITAL

in the U.S. Since opening their doors they have rescued and

released over 1,500 sea turtles to the wild. Feed the turtles and

tour the hospital and turtle rehabilitation facilities.

DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER- Interact and swim with the dolphins!

Enjoy educational presentations and dolphin shows in the theater.

7 MILE BRIDGE- Unbelievable views over the Sparkling Atlanta Ocean

One of the longest bridges in the U.S.


Museum of Natural History and Marathon Wild Bird Center


sting rays

SOMBRERO BEACH- A 10 minute drive to a beautiful beach

CURRY HAMMOCK STATE PARK- A wonderful place to kayak and

paddle board with beautiful mangrove creek and miles of

pristine coatline. Inquire at ranger station for rentals.




a tropical paradise filled with hundreds of beautiful butterflies,

flowering plants, colorful birds and waterfalls.

DRY TORTUGA'S NATIONAL PARK- Civil war fort where Dr Mudd

who was imprisoned for involvement in the Lincoln assassination.

Take a short boat trip or fly from Key West.


MEL FISHER MARITIME MUSEUM- View world renowned artifacts

from a Spanish galleon, the Atocha, of the treasure fleet of 1622,

discovered and salvaged by Mel Fisher.


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