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Owner

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Oceanfront Luxury 'Mar Azul'

23 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Marathon House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

High-end Estate overlooking tranquil 'Bonefish Flats' in picturesque Marathon. Designer decorated with contemporary colors, loads of fine architectural details, Crema Marfil marble, Granite, Hardwood floors, open air porches and balconies. This is a superb, secluded estate, directly Oceanfront with pure ocean view!

Highly suitable for the relaxing executive. In ground pool with intimate Outdoor Kitchen/gazebo fitted with a 6' Stainless Grill. Stroll out to the large private dock via the Mangrove canopied walk. The location, the gated estate...nothing could be better to find! City of Marathon Vac Rental Lic#PLR2014-00277

Keywords: House

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About The Owner

Hello! My name is Lisa and I am here to make sure your vacation is fantastic! Let me know if you have any special requests or needs and I'll do my best to accommodate them! I have over thirty years experience in the Hospitality industry and I know and understand the needs of the upscale traveler. This is not our first property and we currently have one other available in the Fort Lauderdale area. I look forward to possibility of your stay!

Why The Owner chose Marathon

Absolutely beautiful and private oceanfront location!

Guestbook comments from the owner

*****Perfect Private Paradise!!

SO MUCH BETTER THAN A RESORT!! We spent our 25th Anniversary celebration here and had the time of our lives! We truly enjoyed the beautiful home, secluded back yard & pool, wonderful lush tropical landscaping, and the gourmet outdoor grill. You can pick up some steaks at Pulbix grocery store or fresh seafood at the nearby Keys Fishery to make a superb dinner! Mar Azul's middle-of-the-Keys location makes day trips to Key West, John Pennekamp State Park (great snorkel trip), and Bahia Honda State Park (great beach) just a short drive away. Thanks so much for a superb vacation! We look forward to returning!

Carole Schlenker, Holland, New York
Sep 2009
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Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

Oceanfront Luxury 'Mar Azul'
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
Greenwood
5

Epic Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We arrived saturday, after a long drive through Florida. As soon as we opened the gate to our beautiful retreat, I knew we had found paradise! The grounds were absolutely gorgeous and tropical. Coconut trees and palms surrounded out private pool that became our relaxing spot almost everyday! The boardwalk to the pier was like our a little nature trail that lead to the bluest waters this South Carolina girl had seen. We rented paddle boards and could just paddle right off the dock into the ocean and down quiet canals. The home was exquisite and from this designers point of view, was top notch. Just being at the house was like being in paradise. Lisa has done a wonderful job in furnishing this beautiful home. And she wants you to consider it your home while you are there. Lisa is very easy to work with and wants to make sure that you have everything you need. Checking in and out was so easy. Well, checking out was hard because you do not want to leave. The nice thing about being in Marathon is that you have great grocery stores and other shopping (walgreens etc) close by as well as wonderful restaurants. The sunsets off of seven mile bridge are way better than Mallory Square, but a day trip to Key West was definitely a highlight. We rented a boat while there for one day and I would recommend doing so if you have a person that can read the gauges for sea depth and stuff. We fortunately has a great captain in our group and saw some wonderful sites. This is a great place for a relaxing get away and we will be back and hopefully for 2 weeks next time. Mar Azule is the best!!! And Lisa is Awesome!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: On behalf of our entire staff, thank you VERY much for your fantastic review! We try very hard to provide a wonderful experience - so glad that all of you enjoyed yourselves! We certainly look forward to having you back - take care! All the best to you and your family - Lisa
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5

Everything you would expect...and more.

  • 5 of 5

The house is exactly the way the photos decpict. It is beautifully decorated. The bedrooms and bathrooms were comfortable and spacious and the kitchen is well-appointed. The best part is the privacy and beauty of the property. My favorite part of staying at Mar Azul was waking up every morning from the master bedroom and looking at the ocean view. If you are looking to get away, this is the perfect vacation home. Lisa and her staff was a joy to work with. She answered every call and email. One night after a storm, some of the trimwork on the patio was damaged. I called Lisa to notify her and she had someone come out right away to clean it up. My husband and I are already trying to plan our next stay at Mar Azul for next year. Marathon is a convenient place to stay in the keys if you are looking to "key hop" to the other islands.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!! We really appreciate you taking the time to let everyone know of your wonderful experience at Mar Azul! Hope that you continue to have a good summer and we sure hope to see you back at Mar Azul real soon - please keep in touch!! All the best, Lisa
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Falmouth, ME
5

Unwind & Rediscover the Splendor of Life!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to unwind! Lisa's vacation home is just as advertised. It is clean, nicely stocked, and well furnished. The downstairs queen master gave my Mom her own space and more privacy than she expected. The upstairs king master was incredible (the girls actually took it over) and we slept in the upstairs queen (quite comfy). The decks were fantastic, with beautiful views morning, noon, and night. The girls lived in the pool, and my husband and mother on chaises poolside, but my favorite spot was the dock. I spent every morning there. I was absolutely AMAZED by the number of fish in that water! And the best thing of all? I was blessed by a visit from a wild dolphin! It was one of the most exciting experiences I have ever had. It swam right past the dock, coming up repeatedly for air. I had a great time watching it fish each morning further down the way. Lisa, thank you so much for sharing your home with us! We have memories we will always cherish and it's all thanks to you! Oh and incase you don't know Marathon is great for getting to all parts of the Keys and it's lazy Keyzee atmosphere makes it the perfect spot to reset.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very, very much for your wonderful review! It's not everyone that gets to see Dolphin swimming by - wow!! We truly appreciate you choosing Mar Azul and truly hope you will be coming back down to Marathon again!! Have a fantastic summer! All the best, Lisa
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5

As Advertised

  • 5 of 5

This property was absolutely beautiful! The pictures do not lie. We stayed the last week of March 2014 with 2 other couples. There was plenty of room for all of us without feeling like you were on top of each other.The interior was clean and the kitchen was well appointed with anything you'd need to cook. The grounds and pool area were very well taken care of with plenty of chairs and lounges for all to enjoy. We used the grill which was in great shape and spent most days lying around the pool. The weather was fabulous. Lots of nearby stores for grocery shopping and liquor, About an hour drive to Key West. The iguanas were an interesting addition. Would definitely rent this place again.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You very much for your glowing review - we have a wonderful staff that works hard at maintaining Mar Azul and we truly appreciate your kind comments!! Have a wonderful upcoming summer - we look forward to your return to Mar Azul! All the best, Lisa
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5

We will be Back...........

  • 5 of 5

Like I told the owner Lisa, If you have a problem with this home ( Not House ) Home, you should stay home. My Family of 4, 2 kids 13 and 16 wife and I , really needed a get away , and that's just what this was. A very private home. Perfectly located , the pictures do it know justice. We did a lot. jet ski , sunset cruise, Dolphin research center. snorkeling and ate out a some really nice restaurants. And found a really great ice cream place called Sweet Savanah's . Never driving more then 5 to ten minutes For anything to include grocery ,CVS or Kamart . We really love the home and hope to return next year. Thank you so much Lisa . Jerald and Family

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank YOU!! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful summer and we look forward to your return!! All the best, Lisa
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Brainerd, MN
5

Welcome to your own private paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the 2nd week of February 2014 at Mar Azul, and absolutely loved it! The home was very well kept, and had all the amenities as advertised. We spent the week there with another couple, with relaxation as our main objective, and Mar Azul did not disappoint! The master suite on the top floor was fabulous, with a large bathroom, walk in closet, and a nice sitting area for watching TV or just gazing out at the ocean. The decks on each level were great for enjoying morning coffee and catching beautiful photos of the sunrise. The half bath on the main floor is very convenient, and we also used the washer/dryer to freshen up a few things while we were there. The two main bedrooms have attached bathrooms, making it very easy to share this home with another couple or family. The Olympics were going on during our stay, and the many TV's in the house made it easy to keep up on the action in the evening. The pool and patio area was absolutely heavenly. As mentioned in previous reviews, the pool is not large, but is big enough to provide a cool reprieve after basking in the sun on the lounge chairs. There are ample chairs, tables, and shaded areas in the pool area to meet everyone's needs. We spent a LOT of time down there. The nature walk through the mangroves to the dock is also beautiful and quite an adventure. I was able to photograph a number of birds, iguanas, and even a jellyfish down there. We also spent a day at Sombrero Beach, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding, which was great fun. I would recommend Bob at Keys Kayak - he delivered the equipment right to the beach and picked it up as soon as we called - very convenient! We had dinner our last night at the Sunset Grille by the Seven Mile Bridge. The sunset was amazing and the food and service were excellent. They also had a gentleman playing guitar all night, and he was very entertaining and easy to listen to. All in all, our stay at Mar Azul in Marathon was absolutely fantastic, and we would definitely consider going back again or to Lisa's other property in Fort Lauderdale. She was very easy to work with, and had our security deposit check back to us in under a week! I suggested a couple of minor additions to the kitchen utensils (we did a lot of cooking at the house), and she has already added them. It is obvious that she cares about her property and her guests. This home is everything it is advertised to be. Check it out!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very, very much for your highly detailed review - I'm sure your information will help future guests, too! We really appreciate your time and care that you gave to such a wonderful review! Enjoy the upcoming Spring - we look forward to having you back soon! All the best, Lisa
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Miami Intl. Airport
Nearest Beach
2 Miles

Mar Azul is located directly Oceanfront - at the end of a quiet, 'Key-zee' street that is directly across from the entrance to the Marathon Airport - which is a fantastic location because you do NOT hear or see planes taking off or landing as their path is totally out-of-range of where the property sits!! City of Marathon Vac. Rental Lic #PLR2015-00278

Other Activities: All Ocean and Back Country Activities you can think of!!

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Rates & Availability

Marathon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer/Fall 2016
Apr 30 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,650
 
 
Mini Lobster 2016
Jul 23 2016 - Jul 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,150
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,850
Flat fee
 
 
Holidays 2016
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,150
 
 
Season 2017
Jan 7 2017 - May 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
 
Summer 2017
May 6 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,650
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Linen Fee- Grps over 6 $60 + Tax
Housekeeping Fee $275 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

25% Due with Reservation with a total of 50% due Sixty days prior to Arrival. Balance due Fourteen days prior to Arrival.

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Amenities

Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen Suite - 1 queen , Full Bathroom ensuite, on main floor
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Very Large Room with Media Area and Full Bathroom ensuite.
    Queeen Bedroom - 1 queen , No bathroom ensuite...
    12' x 7' empty Closet/room inside of Master Bdrm - 2 twin/ single , We have two Twin Air-Mattresses for this area.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin Air-Mattresses (2)...The maximum is: 6 Adults and 2 small children. It's really perfect for a sharing family, but, it gets quite unequal if there were three separate couples...the Master Bedroom is very large with encompassing view and large ensuite bathroom, the second couple would enjoy the nice Queen Suite on the main floor, but the third couple would just receive a Queen Bedroom (with having to share a bathroom...).
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beverage Refrigerator, Bait Freezer (on request),

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