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Ocean Front House,Pool,3 Bed/2 Bath,Deep Water Dock,Kayaks

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Marathon Shores House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Pet friendly*,beautiful, private home in quiet neighborhood,on open water,in family-oriented Marathon. Featuring 75 feet of private, deep water dockage. Public boat ramp near (Dodge Lake)

Prepare meals in our spacious new kitchen or visit one of Marathon's excellent restaurants. Enjoy the stained glass and ceramic art throughout the house.

Only minutes to the reef and off-shore fishing. No long idle-speed trips out through winding canals to reach open ocean. Great SCUBA diving and fishing! Just 45 minutes from Key West. Marathon is home of the famous Dolphin Research Center and historic Pidgeon Key.

*a $100.00/week/pet additional fee charged @ checkin (non-refundable). Pet(s) must be kept in holding crates when not with owner. All pets must have proof of vaccination and flea preventive use. All pet waste must be picked up daily.

Keywords: 3/2 House,on open, deep water 75'dock,ocean view, quiet neighborhood, pet friendly

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Rod and Sandy Duncan, owner
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2016
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About Rod and Sandy Duncan, owner

I am a practicing veterinarian from Indianapolis. Our family enjoys our home in the Keys and we hope you also will find it fun, refreshing and relaxing.

Rod and Sandy Duncan, owner purchased this house in 2002

Why Rod and Sandy Duncan, owner chose Marathon

The slow paced life-style, friendly locals and the tropical setting. Heated Pool

What makes this house unique

Sun, warmth and the water

Guestbook comments from the manager

My family and I wish to welcome you to our great Keys home!

It our desire that those who come will find rest and relaxation in this tropical setting. We count it a blessing to share with others this house and setting which God has so richly blessed us! Rod and Barb Duncan
Aug 2003
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Ocean Front House,Pool,3 Bed/2 Bath,Deep Water Dock,Kayaks
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 27 reviews
Merritt Island, Fl.

Postively Lovely.

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous sunset over the Gulf. Easy access to a gulf and 3 miles from seven mile bridge and 2 miles to vaca cut for easy access to ocean. A good location for shopping, restaurants and lots of Dive locations. Would highly recommend for rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kinds words. You were an outstanding client. It is our family's desire that all of our guests find our home restful, uplifting and fun. Glad you enjoyed it! Come back soon
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Beautiful home on the water

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed staying at Island Paradise! The house was beautiful and perfectly situated on the water; exactly as described in the listing and check in was incredibly easy. We were able to pull our boat up to the dock and make use of the bait freezer and fish cleaning table. We enjoyed sitting out by the water every night having cocktails and watching the fish swim around the snook light. The pool was lovely and we spent a ton of time in it! We frequently went out on the kayaks. The kitchen was modern and very well stocked with everything you could possibly need. The beds were comfortable and there was plenty of parking for our vehicles and boat trailer. The house was very close to several restaurants and grocery stores, we found it very easy to get around. We would definitely be interested in staying here again and have already recommended it to friends!! Thank you for you sharing your home with us!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! Though not perfect, we work hard making Island Paradise a top notch home to enjoy by providing ame first rate amenities and excellent service We are so happy you enjoyed the new pool! Please come see us again. The Duncans
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Great way to spend Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the house. It provided us with everything we needed. The pool was wonderful. The house was very close to the Turtle Hospital, The Dolphin Research Center, Bahia Honda and the 7 mile bridge. We loved walking the old historic 7 mi bridge at sunset. On the days we felt like leaving marathon and driving up to Key West it was an enjoyable car ride across the many keys and bridges.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you had an enjoyable stay! Thank you for your kind words. Truly this is a little piece of Paradise! Please come see us again.
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Beautiful house

  • 4 of 5

The house was excellent !! We was pleasantly surprised at how comfy the beds are !! The bathrooms are small but that wasn't an issue for us. Kitchen is well stocked with nice equipment . The kayaks were a wonderful addition especially when my husbands boat rental got cancelled because it was too windy and there was small craft advisories . We also was very happy to see there was a snook light at the dock we enjoyed watching the fish swimming around it! Thank you very much to the Duncan's for the use of there beautiful house. We definetly want to return .

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing stay over spring break

  • 5 of 5

Two adults and four teenage boys relaxed, wandered, fished, swam, kayaked, paddle boarded, and watched March Madness while staying at this lovely home in Marathon. We chose this house because of the water, private pool, price, but most of all I read that Manatees will come to visit. Our last day, a mom and her calf swam up to the docks and visited with us. This was a memory we will cherish forever - our photos have them looking us right in the eyes. I suggest renting Paddle Boards from Wheels to Go (down the road) as they will have them delivered and waiting on you when you arrive (if you pay cash, you get a better deal). Our boys loved Seven Mile Grill the best, and the adults enjoyed a sunrise cruise that captured amazing sunsets (Sailing Catamaran, SIRIUS). We were not prepared for tiny little biting gnats though - day three had to get bug spray and itch medicine. Got to remember it is the tropics.

***The updated and remodeled kitchen is to die for***We all found ourselves enjoying cooking, cleaning, and eating as it just has a great feel to it with the colors, new appliances, and flow of everything. Thank you for the wonderful stay and opening up your nice home to strangers so we can enjoy it as well!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. Our family works hard to make our little slice of paradise a place of beauty, rest and re-connection. Please come stay again!! Dr Duncan
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Chicago, IL


  • 5 of 5

I loved staying at his home...especially since I had the opportunity to stay with the owners--who are some of the most wonderful people I know. The house is really beautiful and just perfect for a get away. Looking at these pictures makes me want to book it now and jump on a plane! There is so much to do in the area and just a short drive to key west. We didn't stay too busy though--this is truly a relaxing place...zen and peaceful come to mind. Ok I'm buying my ticket. :)

(My actual date couldn't be entered as it has been several years)

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Marathon Regional Airport
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Sombrero Beach in Marathon Ocean Side
Car: necessary

Kayaks INCLUDED with rental


Rates & Availability

Marathon Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Season
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 19 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $135
Tax Rate 12.5%

Please be aware that failure to adhere to trash removal, proper kayak storage and no pets on furniture policy may result in loss of all or part of your Damage Deposit. Thank you

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Marathon Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Each with full shower and tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • First Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Private Balcony
    Second Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Private Balcony
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master bedroom open view of Gulf
  • One King-sized bed, one Queen, and two twin beds
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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