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Waterfront Sgl Family Pool Home:60' Dock: Direct Ocean Access:Kayaks:Ocean

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,450 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Private Canal Front Family Home: Private Heated Pool:60' Dock:Ocean Views:Kayaks


Welcome home…

Thanks to Hurricane Irma, we now have a beautiful newly renovated home! We've spent over $150K on a complete restoration and modernization. (check out the new pics) Lemon Key Cottage is absolutely stunning with new: bathrooms, kitchen, appliances, flooring, windows, metal roof, doors, lanai and pool bathroom, landscaping, furniture, pool equipment, and much more. We LOVE the result! Everything is new, and it looks beautiful, bright, clean, cozy, and rejuvenating. We know you'll like the result too. Ring us at four, one, nine, three, four, one, three, one, nine, nine.

Jeff and I would like to welcome you to our Florida Keys home. We desire that your stay with us is memorable, relaxing, rejuvenating and enjoyable. Grab your sunglasses, flip-flops, and sunscreen and make your way to our beautiful heated pool. Don’t forget to make your favorite umbrella drink! It’s your time to slow down, relax and let the Keys’ mystique envelop and rejuvenate you. What we have is yours to enjoy…

Lemon Key Cottage is located on a deep water (12’) canal only 5 homes from the ocean. So, bring your boat and tie up to our 60’ lighted dock with electrical outlets. Our canal contains a variety of fish species especially bait fish like mullet and pilchards. Feel free to use the provided fishing poles to catch dinner off the dock. Use small hooks baited with shrimp or squid and fish under the dock or boats for some decent snappers. Throw a cast net and see what you catch. A lighted fish cleaning station is provided with a wash down hose. You can see the occasional predator fish at night around the dock. There’s a baitfish available. Snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding or flats fishing is accessible right at the end of the canal. If diving is your thing you'll find some of the best dive spots minutes from our dock. Occasionally, our canal is visited by Manatees, so be careful when operating watercraft.

The canal empties into the ocean through a flats area. Our flats are an amazing aquarium of ocean life. Do yourself a favor and take the two provided tandem kayaks through these waters to see a plethora of sea life. From our canal, you can reach the Gulf by taking Vaca Cut, which is less than a 5 minute boat ride.

We purchased Lemon Key Cottage in July of 2012. We made additions and renovations including; the heated pool with fiber optic night lights, landscaping and outdoor lighting, hurricane shutters, utility improvements, kitchen appliances, davit and dock improvements, 42” Flat panel TV, wireless high speed internet, 3- 36” flat panel TVs, and various cosmetic enhancements.

Unlike some other vacation rental homes, we decided to stock all the general necessities of home so that others can immediately start enjoying their vacation without running to the grocery store to buy toilet paper and hand soap.

The home is ~ 1500sq ft of central air conditioned living space with 2 bedrooms , 3 full baths, kitchen, living room, dining room, family room, laundry room, and a screen enclosed lanai. The kitchen is fully equipped including pots, pans, toaster, coffee maker, plates, silverware, the very important blender, and much more. Linen closet includes all bedding sheets/blankets, bath & pool towels. Many renters comment how much they enjoy our plush wall-to-wall carpeting in the bedrooms as it's much more cozy and 'knee' friendly compared to cold, hard tile/marble floors. Should you wish to grill your catch of the day outdoors, there is a Weber Grill waiting for you master chefs.

Our neighbors are full time residents that you’ll enjoy meeting. Neighbor Paul is a commercial fisherman of lobsters and stone crab. Usually, you can watch him clean his catch each night at the dock. Paul's wife, Danielle, owns the floral store in town and caters weddings. Neighbor Freida owns a local hotel and dives frequently for lobsters on her free time. You can imagine the seafood recipes that these guys have! Neighbor Cori is a marine biologist, and she is working hard to preserve and build our coral reefs in the Keys.

Call us if you have questions: Four, one, nine, three, four, one, three, one, nine, nine.

Wishing you an excellent vacation at Lemon Key Cottage.

Welcome home....

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Mary Rospert
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Mary Rospert

Our family resides on Catawba Island, Ohio, which is a small island on the western basin of Lake Erie. God blessed us with four children: Austin, Addison, Aidan, and Isabelle. I’m a school teacher and Jeff is a salesman of medical products.

Mary Rospert purchased this house in 2012

Why Mary Rospert chose Marathon Shores

Our family vacationed many years in Florida including the Keys. Having fallen in love with the Keys’ tropical treasures and recreational activities, we decided to make our claim (actually a mortgage!) in paradise.

What makes this house unique

Lemon Key Cottage is our sanctuary from the hustle of life. We truly come here to rejuvenate, relax, and unwind. There’s a certain mystique about the Keys…perhaps it’s the “come-as-you-are, don’t worry, be happy” attitude that everyone seems to enjoy. Whether it’s deep sea fishing for large Mahi Mahi or sipping on Rum Runners by the pool, there’s always something for everyone.


Marathon Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Queen Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Master Bath - Private en-suite.
    Pool Bath - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King Bedroom - 1 king , Master with sitting area and walk-in closet. Flat Screen TV
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Two additional twin roll-away beds. Flat Screen TV
  • In addition to the two twin roll-away beds, there's a sleeper sofa in the family room with memory foam mattress.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Waterfront Sgl Family Pool Home:60' Dock: Direct Ocean Access:Kayaks:Ocean
average rating of 4.9298244 based on 57 reviews

Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is absolutely beautiful. Well equipped, with everything needed for a relaxing and comfortable vacation. The standard of decoration, furniture and fittings is exceptional. A great deal of effort and careful thought has been put into making this a beautiful place to stay.

Everything was immaculate, both inside and out. My son especially enjoyed the pool and kayaks !

Its in a super location with great restaurants nearby and easy access to the whole of the Keys.

I would strongly recommend this cottage.

Mary and Jeff are welcoming and helpful. We would love to return sometime in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Marathon Property

  • 5 of 5

This home was absolutely beautiful and fully equipped for our 2 weeks family vacation in Marathon, FL! Docakage was perfect for our boat and pool was great with shaded area too. If your looking to book a place in the Keys, look no further!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

House was nicely set up for our vacation needs, the house, pool and dock were very well maintained. We went fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, bike rides and spent time in the pool everyday. We cooked our fresh caught yellowtail and dolphin at the house and ate outside at the table. Local waterfront restaurant's and shops were all close by. The neighbors were friendly, we would defiantly book this home again.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful little house in Marathon. The house well appointed, beds were super comfortable, the kitchen is well stocked for any cooking need. The pool was clean and night lights added an touch when the sun goes down! The house is centrally located to shopping and resturants as well.oeners were quick to respond to any questions we had before our trip. We would definitely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Could use some updating

  • 4 of 5

Awesome place to stay. My boys enjoyed the pool and fishing. Thanks for sharing!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yep... we did ! Thanks to hurricane Irma we renovated the entire home. Everything is NEW and we love the result. See the new pics. Thanks again for staying at Lemon Key Cottage. Mary
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Very Nice Stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at the house in Marathon. House was as advertised and was very clean. The neighbors were friendly and we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
0.1 Miles
Florida Keys Marathon Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Marathon Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Stoudts Restaurant
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Sombrero Beach

Marathon is a beautiful city that offers the best of the Florida Keys while having all the nearby conveniences such as: grocery stores, pharmacies, hospital and emergency care, retailers, marinas, airport, movie theater, live entertainment bars/nightlife, parks, public beach and walking bridge, and excellent restaurants (most of which are dock-up ).

Marathon is surrounded by water: the ocean to the south and Gulf to the north. People come from all over the world to enjoy our warm waters colored in various shades of blue and turquoise.

If you don’t have a boat, don’t worry. You can still enjoy the water by renting a boat, hire a fishing charter, or take a dinner cruise right here in Marathon. Or, make your way to the 7 Mile Bridge and walk along the old car bridge.

Some my family’s favorite restaurants in Marathon are: Franks Grill (Italian), Sunset Grill (seafood and sushi ocean side), Stouts (breakfast on our street !), Island Fish (near Holiday Inn bayside), Lazy Days (excellent food on water ocean side), Marathon Fish Company (on water 35th St. bayside), Castaways (15th st ocean side), and Burdines (great fries – 15th st. ocean side), Porkys (BBQ- bayside), and 7Mile (bayside by the bridge). Most of these restaurants are accessible by boat and have plenty of dock space. There are other restaurants that are excellent too, so just explore and you’ll find your favorites.

About the Southern Keys: Our home is a one hour drive from the beautiful and popular town of Key West; the southernmost outpost in the continental USA only 90 miles from Cuba.

If you have a day or evening available, take a ride south to one of our country’s top tourist destinations and enjoy a sunset in Mallory Square. You can see the cruise ships come and go, enjoy the live street entertainers in the square, or shop at the hundreds of retailers along Duval Street. Or, you can party away at Sloppy Joe’s, Hogs Breath Saloon, or Irish Kevins !

One relatively unknown restaurant/bar that my family likes to frequent is No Name Pub located on No Name Key. Just over the Seven Mile Bridge, turn right at the light in Big Pine Key and find your way to this little pub…the food is excellent and it’s worth the search. By the way, you will undoubtedly encounter endangered Key Deer along the path so drive carefully.

One of the nicest and largest beaches in the Keys is located on Bahia Honda State Park. It’s an excellent white sand beach that is nicely maintained. It’s located just over the 7 Mile Bridge about a 15 minute ride from the house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax

Weeks are SATURDAY - SATURDAY, unless approved by owner.

Premium Rates for: Mini-Lobster; 1st week of Lobster season, and All Holidays;

Monthly Rentals (28 days) available. Rates negotiable. Monthly rental Full Rent due 120 day prior to arrival.
Until rents are fully paid, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.