|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The Manatee Bay has the best of all worlds. It has a large custom fiberglass pool situated next to a 2oft+ deep and beautiful swim able and fishable lagoon. We also have a Nordic Hot Tub and a new pool table. For 2010 we put 1.5 more baths between the back bedrooms. The Lagoon is filled with all sorts of different wildlife, including an occasional manatee, turtles, and all sorts of fish. There is Quick access to the open Gulf at the end of the lagoon, with a large dock out into the deep water with room for 3 boats. The back deck of the manatee that overlooks the lagoon is gigantic, plenty of space for socializing and taking in the view, or getting a suntan. It also shades part of the pool so that you can enjoy some of the pool even after you have has enough sun. The manatee even has a heating system for the pool, and laser lighting to light up the pool for a neat display at night. One side of the deck is totally screened so that nothing can interrupt your good time.
The open floor plan of the Manatee Lagoon is great for large parties; the big great room and open kitchen make a perfect location for spending your vacation during meal times. The underneath of the home is totally open for covered parking out of the Keys Sunshine. Marathon License #PLR2003-00134
Amenities:two brand new bathrooms with multiple shower heads, 5 TVs, 1 60', washer, dryer, central air, Large Pool, Jacuzzi, Fully equipped kitchen, chaise lounges, gas barbecue, deck furniture, Pool Table.
Activities: Swimming, Snorkeling, Boating, Great Restaurants, Diving, etc.
For 2008 we have a great pool table by the pool, perfect for keeping an eye on those little ones while unwinding after a hards day of play on the water. There are so many neat creatures in the lagoon to see at the Manatee that you will be amazed. It is the perfect place to Kayak, or Snorkel, that is why we include the kayaks with the rental.
We also offer the lowest price in boat rentals for your weekly trip to the Keys. They range from a 17'-28' Boston Whaler, 4 stroke yamaha outboards. They are delivered right to the dock and picked up at the end of the week.
The house was very clean and had everything needed to make us feel at home. Well stocked with dishes and everything else we needed for our stay. The pool was great. Everyone had a blast in the kayaks in the nice lagoon. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a place to rent. We are looking forward to staying here again next year. Perfect place for the perfect vacatio .
We loved staying here. The house was clean and we'll stoked with dishes and everything else we needed. The lagoon was awesome. Everyone had a blast in the kayaks. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone else and we look forward to coming and staying here again next year.
Property has a slightly musty smell upon arrival. Great kitchen/dining/ living room area- makes cooking and hanging out a blast. Master bedroom large and comfortable but shower doesn't drain well and floor felt slimy all week. ONLY 3 bathrooms- you enter one through two of the rooms and the doors don't lock so someone can always pop in on you. Light switches for many of the lights didn't work and a lot of bulbs burned out- annoying. Best part is the screened in room but unfortunately mid week a work was done on the hedges- load noise all afternoon and when they finished the 'no-see-em' or sand flies were so bad we couldn't stand to be outside. Didn't look like the house was rented the week before or after our visit so we were disappointed that this work had to happen while we were there. Left tons of leaves in the pool. Hot tub wouldn't heat on its own. We boiled water on the stove and brought it down a pot at a time- after 2 hrs we got it up to 102 and it stayed warm for the next 24-48 hours. Wish there had been a scooper for the pool and a broom for upstairs
Just getting home from a week at Manatee Lagoon. The house was wonderful and comfortable. The bathrooms were awesome - had rainfall shower from above and 3 shower heads mid body. We were all loving that!
I enjoyed the screened in porch looking at the little bay outside morning and evening. The pool was very nice and comfortable. We didn't use the hottub because it never warmed up but worked hard trying!
The biggest treat was the day that 9 manatees came visiting in the neighborhood Lagoon. We were kayaking around (kayaks there) and they were very friendly - coming up to see what we were about. So cool! This might become my "happy place" where I go in my head when I need to sleep or to calm down! It has always been Jamaica in the past but this might be good too.
Great vacation spot for a family or friends and family. TV's in all rooms - that was a nice touch too. This is a great house - we had 8 folks and all had beds in the 4 bedrooms. Very comfortable and nice and well taken care of! I'd love to go back sometime soon.
There were 8 of us celebrating a college graduation and a 50th birthday. The Manatee Lagoon was perfect for us. The house had a large king bedroom with a huge shower; the middle bedroom had a fairly worn queen bed; the 3rd bedroom had a double or queen; and the fourth bedroom had two twin beds! I would suggest making the double bedroom a queen bed for more comfortable sleeping. The newest bathroom added is awesome with a great shower and two individual toilets. We had plenty of room to cook and enjoyed the outside patio with the great breeze at night for dinner. We had fun fishing off the pier and rented a boat through a company in Marathon and had a great place to pull into. One day, 9 manatees happened into the cove and the boys used the kayaks to look at them. One of our group tried to swim around them, but the neighbors said that it was not allowed. It would be nice to know the rules and regs regarding the manatees (maybe put it on the fridge). The pool was pristine and the hottub never really got over 94 degrees so we never got into it. We enjoyed watching the sunset several nights at Pinchers Perch, one night in the boat and the last night from Mallory Square in Key West. We all went fishing, but never caught anything that we could keep (due to size). We would return to this house in the future, but we drove down to the keys and it is really quite a long way from Atlanta! So probably will go back to Destin ! Overall, a great fun time and a much needed vacation! We were sorry to go! I took pictures of the new showers and hope to duplicate them in our house when I win the lotto!
Just returned from a week at this house with 4 friends for Keys fishing. Pool and hot tub were pristine and heated and waiting for our arrival, and the house itself was great - clean and well-maintained with top notch electronics and TV. Although the beds in the shared bedroom were a little tired, they weren't uncomfortable, and overall the house was perfect for our needs.
Perhaps the best aspect of renting from Adam and Clare for our purposes was the ability to rent a boat from them, too, and have it waiting at the dock. We rented a 25 foot Whaler and had room to spare. The boat was well-used but sturdy and very sea-worthy. It had the best GPS/bottom finder combo we've ever had on a rental boat (Garmin 1020C, I believe), and dialing in reef locations was a breeze. The last day there we had some engine trouble, but called Adam on the cell and he towed out a replacement boat (they have about 9, I think) and we were fishing again within 30 minutes.
I've seen some goofy reviews of this house elsewhere and I don't believe they are legitimate, as none of the complaints were borne out
by our experience.
BTW, the Manatee Lagoon name isn't just poetic - our neighbors' kids swam with 4 sweet, gentle manatees just off our dock one afternoon.
Kayaks were fun, too.
Rent with confidence.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
SPECIAL APRIL RATES (BASED ON AVAILABILITY) 1700/WK PLUS TAX 12.5% AND CLEANING125.00
2000/wk in season, 1200-1500 out of season.
500 deposit due when booking the reservation.
During season weeks are Sat-Sat.
Christmas week 2400/wk, New Years week 2400/wk, Lobster Weeks 2400/wk
New years till
Februry till September 2000/wk
Lobster season 2400/wk
We require a 500 deposit with Mastercard or Visa, we will then send you a contract and security slip to read, sign, and send back. The remaining balance is due ONE MONTH prior to arrival with a personal check, travelers check, or money order.