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KATE

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english

Peace and Happiness abounds

36 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 8 nights

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Overview

Little Venice House Rental Photos and Description

OCEAN FRONT HOME 3 BED, 3 Baths, SLEEPS 3 COUPLES, 6 ADULTS + 2 SMALL KIDS

DIRECT OCEAN FRONT, DIRECT OCEAN FRONT, DIRECT OCEAN FRONT, DIRECT OCEAN FRONT

WE HAVE THE BEST VIEW IN MARATHON

HANDS DOWN....WITHOUT A DOUBT.... NO CONTEST....

WE ARE ALL ABOUT QUALITY …

EXCEPTIONAl HOUSE

DIRECTLY ON THE ATLANTIC OCEAN w/HEATED POOL

WE ARE DEFINITELY THE PLACE

YOU WILL WANT TO COME BACK TO

I GAURANTEE, YOU WILL WISH YOU HAD BOOKED A TWO WEEK STAY ONCE YOU GET HERE.

We book Sat to Sat stays.

An Absolute dream home for just the two of you

but very comfortable for for 3 couples ie 6 adults maximum. (can sleep an additiional 2 small children as well) If you are all singles then 4 singles works best.

We are supplying the best because we want to rent to the best -- RESPONSIBLE people.... who appreciate quality, a beautiful home, and will take care of it as if it where their own.

Tie up to our 52-foot dock and you have instant access to the ocean or just two blocks away, is the Vaca Cut and in minutes you are in the Gulf of Mexico.

Our fabulous 3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom home is first class all the way.

We have 2 (two) large master bedrooms.

FIRST MASTER, the whole top floor of the house, is a very private, 800-square ft, King-size, master bedroom with a five-piece bathroom, a Jacuzzi and bidet.

It also has a home office with wireless internet, photo copier and fax if you feel the need to take your work with you while on vacation. And best thing is that it faces out to the ocean so you wont miss a thing.

Th huge windows facing out onto the ocean, will give you the feeling that you are on a cruise ship.

SECOND MASTER has two queen-size beds dressed in grass skirts, Hawaiian linens and its own private, four-piece bath.

THIRD BEDROOM is a queen bedroom, with hand painted walls with the lyrics of an old Jimmy Buffet song, a Monkey in a Coconut Tree. It also has its own private bath 4 pc bathroom

SO POUR YOURSELF a cold one.

Float in our heated pool, or lounge under the shade of a 40 yr old sea grape tree and watch the boats go by, the pelicans and dolphins at play and the sun go down. If you are truly blessed a manatee may come by to say hello.

The ocean is less than 50 ft from your backdoor and there is nothing to block your view till you reach Cuba, 90 miles directly across.

OUR MILLION DOLLAR home is furnished and outfitted accordingly. Our kitchen has all the tools of the trade. Great dishes and glassware. Separate dining room inside, and dining area pool side with 2 barbecues...one gas and one charcol. Bait freezer on the side of the house, fish table and a great patio.

Our home is SIMPLY OUTSTANDING, we have spared no cost to making sure it is filled with the very best of everything for you to enjoy.

THE MAXIMUM GUESTS ALLOWED IS 6 ADULTS, 3 COUPLES, BUT WE CAN ALSO ACCOMATE 2 CHILDREN UNDER 12. WE ARE LICENSED FOR 8 GUESTS ONLY. YOU CAN SWAP OUT AND ADULT FOR A CHILD BUT NO MORE THAN 8 GUESTS. WE RENT IN BOOKS OF 7 NIGHT STAYS...CHECKING IN AND OUT ON SATURDAYS. YOU CAN RENT MULTIPLE WEEKS BUT WE DO NOT ENTERTAIN MONTHLY RENTERS.....SORRY....

OVER 50% OF MY GUESTS ARE YEARLY REPEATS SO THAT ALONE SAYS HOW GREAT OUR HOME IS.

You will absolutely will not go wrong booking with us. I guarantee you will want to come back again and again.

We are conviently located at mm 52 just 4 miles from the 7 mile bridge. We have lots of resturants, and stores around us to fill all your needs.

3 beautiful beaches and very near by and all sorts of water sports renters are around to order kayaks, wave riders or boats.

Its your vacation and you should stay in a comfortable home thats clean and safe and allows you to enjoy your stay to the max.

Keywords: Single Family Home

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
KATE (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About KATE

I am a working artist and the house has a lot of hand painting on the walls

KATE purchased this house in 1993

Why KATE chose Marathon

So Clean No Grody Bathroom Tiles

Overstocked Kichen. You won't want for anything

What makes this house unique

The ocean is 30 steps from the back door. Wildlife abounds. You cannot imagine how beautiful this is.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Kate:



Capitol "P" for PERFECT!! $$MBaby is off the scale!



What our "group" was looking for was exactly what $$MBaby delivered - and sooo much more.



The home is beautiful, so well kept and, hopefully, appreciated by those who enjoy 'her' and the time spent there. The weather was unbelievable - 75 and not a cloud in the sky. We walked to Pigeon Key, flew over $$MBaby in the bi-plane, two went fishing (only 3 ocean perch), spent hours at the Dolphin Research Center, etc. Things to do are endless.



Since our friends from South Carolina brought sufficient food (in freezer, in auto) to feed an army, we don't have much feedback on restaurants. What is a worth a mention is Fish Tales. My husband and I had lunch there our first day (we were a bit early to the 3 pm entry to your home) and had such a tasty treat with the "bisque", we ate a LOT of it - crab or lobster. The Campbells and Ms. Crocker took back to South Carolina 10 quarts combined of both!! The guys there were most accommodating. Another plus was Bilbo (just across 114th St. from the CD sign. Great hamburgers and I had chicken livers (at least 3 pounds on a plate!!). Place was packed. Tried Frank's Grill-but it too was packed and we didn't make reservations. Alas.



The home was immaculate when we arrived. And, we left it that way. (I'm a neatness freak.) Your kitchen is the most well stocked ever - not a thing missing that was needed. We adored using the fish plates and the lobster plates!! There are no everyday wine glasses, so we visited K-Mart to buy some Just couldn't bring ourselves to use any of the beautiful glassware in the cabinet above the 'bar'.



I'm a gardener and watched some of the plants gasping for water, so we did the watering thing, especially to the purple flowering pots on the west side of the house. The pots immediately came to life once they were watered.



Wildlife: Mamma manatee and baby came to visit, pair of dove stayed around morning and night to clean up our cracker crumbs, and of course, Iggy and his/her friend were not too far away ever.



Bottom line: our week at $$MBaby was 10+! We would go back in a minute.

However or whatever you do is working perfectly.



Thank you for having us. We loved every moment of $$MBaby



Jane
Dec 2012
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The house was everything we were looking for: a pool, a boat dock and waterfront. It was beautiful and well stocked, can not think of anything that we needed that was not provided. I was clean and we did not have any problems so I would think it was well maintained. Hope to stay there again next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Atkinson, IL
5

Living the Dream

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Million Dollar Baby for a girls getaway. This was the best girls getaway we have ever had! The house is absolutely beautiful with wonderful artistic touches throughout. The view of the Atlantic is breathtaking when you walk through the front door. There were 5 of us and we all fell in love with this house. We did not want to leave! The pool is about 10 ft from the glass sliding doors and the ocean is about 50 ft. Everything you need is there - well stocked kitchen (blender/toaster/coffee maker/dishes/ice maker/dish washer/etc..), grills if you want to grill out, there are three beautiful bathrooms, washer and dryer, patio furniture and lounge chairs, floats and noodles for the pool, TVs in every bedroom and living room, etc... You can fish right off of the dock. You can rent a boat/kayaks/jet skis and they will deliver them to the house. There are two grocery stores, Walgreens drugstores, and a Kmart right down Hwy 1 a few miles away. The heated pool is beautiful. We spent most of our time outside on the patio and in the pool enjoying the ocean view. We saw a manatee and an iguana that we named "Iggy". We did not fish but the next door neighbors were fishing right off of their dock and they caught fish and a small "Nurse" shark. We spent a day at Sombrero Beach which is just a short drive from the house. We also went to Key West. We spent one day there sightseeing and went back another day for the sunset wine cruise on a sailboat. Marathon Key is a really nice area. The residents are really nice and there is a lot to do there. You can go deep sea fishing, diving, rent/ride bikes, sight seeing, etc... There are a lot of good restaurants/bars also. I loved the dolphin bites at the Sunset Grill and the lobster reuben at the Key Fisheries was a slice of heaven. We were all living the dream staying at the Million Dollar Baby and highly recommend renting this home. Renting this home was the best thing we ever did! Thank you Kate for allowing us to stay at your home! I am sure we will be back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

Six adults stayed at the Million Dollar Baby in March 2016. I scheduled this on line which was the first time I ever booked a rental home on line. Needless to say I was nervous having other people depending on my choice. When we arrived I wanted to be the first person to open the door, just in case it wasn’t what was expected. When I opened the door it was such a beautiful view straight out to the water and the house was decorated exquisitely. Everyone loved it!

The kitchen is stocked with everything you could possibly need, nice clean towels provided in each bath, ice maker, a nice patio table and chairs and lounge chairs. We cooked out fresh fish on the grill almost every day whether for lunch or dinner and the view is spectacular. While we sat on the deck we had a mother manatee and her baby, an iguana and a large white heron visit us. The deck and patio area are very private with walls between each neighbor. No one ever bothered us and I hope we never bothered them. Kayak rentals are walking distance and same for deep water fishing boats. We walked every morning up through Key Colony and stopped at Curly’s Coffee. Some of the best coffee I ever had. This house is centrally located in the Keys. We took a day trip down to Key West and it was nice to come back to the peaceful Million Dollar Baby. We paid to have the pool heated and it was well worth it.

I want to thank you Kate for allowing us to rent your beautiful home. The group is already talking about coming back again next year.

Linda J. Calhoun

Amherst, Ohio

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA
5

The Perfect Keys Paradise

  • 5 of 5

You will not find a better home than the"Million Dollar Baby". This home offers everything you could ask for and more. Take in the breath-taking views of the open Atlantic from the tile patio, the pool, or the master suite . Inside this home offers amenities galore and outside everything you need for relaxation and family fun. Mangrove Snapper are plentiful right off the bulkhead for a wonderful fishing experience. My grandchildren had a blast. We rented Kayaks, did some snorkeling and never "had" to leave the house. We made a visit to Key West for a little shopping but couldn't get back soon enough to enjoy ourselves poolside. The pool is amazing and the kids loved the Manatee that visited us. We also had a large Iguana that visited as well. The home is beautiful but I have to say we didn't spend much time inside. My daughter is an artist and I just knew she would spend her time painting but that was not the case at all. We just took it all in and relaxed. I'm sure she'll be painting from memory because the views will be hard to forget. Thank you Kate for sharing your beautiful home with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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new york
5

Once again Just the Best time

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Kate and Mike for sharing your beautiful home in Marathon with us again.

We had a fabulous time. The area has really changed (for the good) since our last visit 4 yrs ago.

This time we were just adults, and it was so much more relaxing than we even remembered. Who would ever get bored of that view? We were happily surprised to see that the house was still as lovely and comfortable as the last time and loved the painting you did in the one batheroom that to us were new.

You are quite an artist! Larry came by to check on us and helped us untangle our fishing rod and gave us some great fishing tips. We did the aquarium attraction and found it fun but very expensive. Also expensive was our night out on Little Palm Island but I am not complaining about it as it was worth every cent. A memory for a lifetime.

Hope it isn’t another 4 years until we get back again but if it is I know the memories of this week will certainly last.

Thanks again

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

What a dream home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I plus our two daughters with their husbands had an absolutely delightful time in your beautiful home! The view was simply spectacular with manatee & dolphins sightings and incredible sunsets occurring on a regular basis. We swam in the heated pool, kayaked, jet skied, deep sea fished and enjoyed the delicious fresh fish and ice cream. We were there the week between Christmas and New Years enjoying balmy low 80 degree temperatures, while the rest of the US was suffering with freezing weather. The home was immaculate and very well equipped. Kate's suggestions for restaurants and things to do we're spot on. Everyone concluded that it was one of their most favorite vacations ever!!! We've already recommended it to friends.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
KEY WEST, MIAMI, FT LAUDERDALE
Nearest Ferry
?
Nearest Train
none
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Coco plum
Car: recommended

BEST Fishing and Diving in the area, Everything that swims in the Ocean or the Gulf goes right by our dock, you do not need a boat to catch a fish, just drop a line off of our dock and they will be waiting for you, In addition to this, the Diving is spectacular, The Dolphin research center is not far from our home and you can go swim or play with them if you like.

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Rates & Availability

Little Venice House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Aug 20 2016 - Nov 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2016 - Dec 22 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
New Years
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 7 2017
8 night minimum stay
$3,800
Flat fee
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,600
 
 
Summer
Apr 29 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Mini Lobster
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Opening Lobster week
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
fall
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
POOL HT TOTALLY OPTIONAL $200
Cleaning $275
Tax Rate 12.5%

WE RENT SATURDAY TO SATURDAY WITH CHECK IN TIMES OF 3 PM ON ARRIVAL DAY AND CHECK OUT TIME OF 9 AM ON DAY OF DEPARTURE.

Payment by check, money order, or credit card (3% service fee for domestic cards)

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Amenities

Little Venice House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet , In upstairs bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In first floor master bed room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 steps across the hall from the standard queen bed room
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 ND FLR 800 SQ FT KING BED W/HOME OFFICE SLEEPS 2 ADULTS
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , LGE 1ST FLR MASTER, PR/BATH 2 QN BEDS FOR 2 ADULTS. 2 SM KID
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1ST FLR QUEEN BEDROOM OWN BATHROOM SLEEPS 2
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3) King 800 sq ft perfect for mum and dad First floor master with 2 queen beds perfect for a set of parents and 2 children Regular queen bed room perfect for any couple.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
55 Inch Smar Flat Screen TV, wfi, with a Yamaha home cinema....Fax, Copier, Kitchen will all the Dishes and Tools you will want to cook up a meal for a king, Great dishes and glassware, Mcrowave, outdoor freezer for bait and Great Appliances, Full-size Washer, Dive Ladder, Fish Table, SORRY but in the interest of guest with allergies, NO SMOKING inside. We will provide a starter kit of a roll of paper towels, garbage bags in kitchen and a 2 roll of toilet paper in each bathroom.......You are responsible for purchaseing your own supplies of these items for your own needs while a guest at our home.....If you know the propane is empty please refill it before you leave....we will certainly compensate you for the cost of doing this........

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