5 Bedroom 4 Bath, Total / Main House 3 Bed / 3 Bath, Guest House 2 Bed 1 Bath
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About Bill Blum
We have been renting our vacations homes with Home Away and VRBO for over 12 years, You will deal with the owners direct, We love our properties and it shows. I am a full blown Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and when you see how clean and set up the property is you will appreciate it for sure.
Bill Blum purchased this House in 2014
Why Bill Blum chose Marathon
Location, Location, Location, Privacy, Privacy, Privacy Pool, Dock,
What makes this House unique
Large Private heated pool, 100 foot long deep water concrete dock, Outdoor cooking, Tiki Hut with speakers,
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:28
A filled out rental agreement must be signed and include name and ages of all guests, the signer must provide a copy of current drivers license.
See rental agreement for cancelation policy, more then 150 days we refund ASAP minus admin fee, under 150 days we refund when / if the week rebooks.
All bookings are Saturday to Saturday, 7 , 14 or 21 days no exceptions. Rental agreement will come from our office. Copy here is for review only.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Two weeks in Paradise
We stayed for two weeks and couldn't have been happier. Property was exactly as described. Back yard was extremely private, house was very spacious and the kitchen was well stocked. Publix and K-Mart so close was an added bonus. Bill was extremely accommodating and answered my texts very quickly. He and his wife even helped us get ESPN working on the main TV remotely just before the game started even though they were cheering for the other team...now that is great hospitality! Concrete dock was beautiful and easily accommodated our 24ft boat we rented. We saw a stingray completely jump out of the water in front of our boat, got a glimpse of a manatee, sea turtle and a dolphin. We caught MANY fish, including a 2-ft hammerhead shark! The iguanas, hermit crabs and geckos were fun to watch. They would visit frequently and "hang" with us at the edge of pool. I recommend this property to anyone, you will not be disappointed.
Every year we go to Marathon for our family vacation. This year we traveled with 2 other families. The accommodations very perfect. We have stayed at many different rental properties over the last 10 years in Marathon. This is absolutely the best place we have ever rented. Very clean, well stocked with towel and linens. Thank you to the owners for sharing their property with us! We will definitely be returning.
Tingler Lane House
This was a great property to stay in. We had 2 families and we had plenty of space. Loved the outdoor area, pool size was perfect-although the water was very warm, nice in cooler months but no so refreshing in the summer, despite that, we used the pool every day and night-probably one of the larger pools of any house I searched in Marathon. Very private too. Kitchen had everything we needed. Fridge was large and we had the other fridge in the small cottage if we needed more space. Loved the 2 ice makers-they came in extremely handy. We rented a boat for4 days while we were there. Docking can be a little tricky, but we figured it out. House is very close to the open water, but parts were very shallow so be careful going out. House is in a residential area so it's nice and quiet. This house had everything we needed and then some! The only thing I would change in this house would be to add more seating to the living area...there is a large couch, but still plenty of room to add a couple of large comfortable chairs. On another note, we noticed a pretty bad smell outside when we first got there...noticed it on the way down as well-turns out when the winds are coming from the south, it blows decaying sargassum (brown sea algae) into the islands. Sombrero beach was nice, but so much seaweed was blown onto shore and the smell was awful so we didn't spend any time there. This has nothing to do with the property, just an FYI. There was an issue with the air conditioning and the property manager responded to us right away and got the issue fixed. We really enjoyed staying at this property and will definitely be back for a visit in the future! We had 2 families with four kids staying here. The adults stayed in the main house along with the oldest child (17) and the other 3 kids stayed in the cottage (11, 13 and 14)-they loved having their own space away from the adults! It was a perfect set up for us. Again, we will definitely be back and stay here again!
This property is beautifully maintained and it was so nicely laid out that everyone had their own privacy when needed. The location is perfect for boating with easy deep water access to both the Gulf and the Atlantic. The property was missing nothing - it was just perfect. The pool was very warm - almost too warm, but it sits all day in the Florida sun. Beware of lots of Iguanas! We named one "Gramps" - he often came out and watched us in the pool or sat with us on the pool deck while cooking out. My only complaint is that whoever is contracted to pickup recycle material never showed up. We'll definitely be back!
PERFECT in every way!!
We were 5 couples from various locations getting away for varying lengths of time. Some stayed 2 nights, some 4, and the rest of us stayed 7 nights. The most repeated sentence of the entire trip is "this is a GREAT house"! The pool and tiki hut were the hot spots for gathering, and we fished right in the canal. I hooked a shark there! I'm not a big fan of crowded Key West, so I didn't care that it was an hour away. But several of us made trips there for various reasons, and the guys did a fishing trip from KW one day. They caught lots of snapper and the captain gave us mahi mahi to take home and cook on the grill outside. Drogon, the massive iguana, visited daily! (DO NOT FEED THE LIZARDS - Florida rules, y'all!) All of the bedrooms were well appointed and super comfortable. Nice bathrooms. Good kitchen for a crowd. We enjoyed every single minute and aspect of our vacation here! THANK YOU, BILL! Thanks for sharing your wonderful Keys home with us!
Little Tropical Paradise
The home was perfect and the back yard was even better than perfect.... Tropical Paradise... Most of our time was spent sitting at the table under the tiki hut and in the pool listening to music.... Great music system and speakers... The manatees, lizards, and crabs put on a show everyday for us. The house and yard are very clean and well kept... The out door grill area was clean and plenty of gas. We used the grill a lot... The location is good very close to shopping and a sand beach was just down the road ... My group consisted of five couples we had plenty of room and lots of fun... Do know if your group is over eight there will be an up charge a pretty hefty up charge!!! Over all booking was easy check in was easy owner was easy to work with and security deposit was retuned... I would book this Tropical Paradise again... Shari Jones