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Oceanfront Cottage in the Heart of the Florida Keys

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (optional add on apartment)

Enter your paradise dream house with stunning views and privately placed away from the big city noise. You'll be staying upstairs in our large two bedroom and two bath apartment with a large terrace overlooking the spectacular Atlantic Ocean. Renting the upstairs portion will not give you any access to the downstairs apartment. No one will occupy the downstairs portion during your stay. The home also rents as a 3br/3ba. If at any time you decide that you need extra space, the add on downstairs apartment will always be available (SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS**). The automatic quote given on our listing page reflects the nightly stay inputted and the upstairs 2br/2ba only.

The upstairs portion has:

(1) queen sofa bed

(2)two twin sofa beds

In bedrooms:

(1)king bed with full bath inside

(2)twin beds

Full Kitchen with a (6)person dining room table.

THERE IS NO BOAT DOCK ON THE PROPERTY! The water is shallow and great to walk in. If you'd like to swim you'll need to walk further away from the home where it gets deeper. There are nearby marinas and public ramps. There is also space to leave the trailer parked at the home.


Included downstairs:

(1)Queen sofa bed in living room

(1)Queen bed in bedroom

(1)Full bath

Full kitchen and (4)person dining table


Special Packages:

Paradise Found.......70.00

-Bottle of wine (merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot noir, etc.) 2 souvenir wine glasses, and cheese plate.


-home decorated with theme of choice: birthday, summer luau, anniversary, honeymoon, thanksgiving, 4th of July, Halloween, Easter, and special requests.

Yacht Club.............200.00

- bottle of Moët Chandon, two souvenir champagne glasses, roses, and half a dozen chocolate covered strawberries.

Special requests please send me a message. If you'd like one of the packages above please allow a month before check in notice, thank you.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Elizabeth

Hello my name is Elizabeth! I was born and raised here in the Sunshine State by my wonderful parents. I currently attend Florida International University. I will be obtaining my bachelors degree on May 2, 2017. I will continue my studies at Nova Southeastern University and obtain my MBA in 2019. I speak two languages fluently: English and Spanish. I hope I can create an unforgettable vacation for you!

Elizabeth purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Elizabeth chose Central Florida Keys

From the moment I saw this house I knew it looked familiar, I've seen it in my dreams. This house may be just a couple miles away from my permanent home but going there is like disconnecting from the world. Your worries vanish, stress is no where to be seen, and best of all, I turn my cell phone off. From watching the exotic birds flying around, to just watching boats go by, this house creates a worry free environment.

What makes this cottage unique

This home has a huge terrace up on the third floor with a beautiful panoramic ocean view which is great for nailing that perfect tan you've been wanting. The second floor which is also where your paradise apartment will be also has a huge terrace where you can have brunch with the family in or just sit and relax and watch the boats go by.


Marathon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , inside master bedroom
    Aqua Bath - toilet , shower , In hallway next to Bedroom 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king , Master bedroom with bathroom inside.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Cottage in the Heart of the Florida Keys
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

The cottage was beautiful,well decorated, roomy, and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house, the views were absolutely beautiful! We used the hot tub every night :) Would loved it even more if there was a pool though,not much of a chance to swim in the ocean.

Would definitely recommend this home and hope to go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this place. It is well positioned to be able to explore the upper and lower Keys. It was a quick trip by car into Marathon for groceries or a game of tennis at the public courts. The place is clean, nicely decorated, and really comfortable. We cooked a lot and the kitchen was very well stocked. The only thing I couldn't find was a measuring spoon but that really wasn't a big deal. It was nice to be able to do laundry a few times during the week especially after being out on the water all day. We enjoyed kayaking out the back and watching wildlife. The view was amazing! Watching the sunrise is something we won't soon forget. The internet speed was fast so we had no problem streaming from our Netflix or Hulu accounts. The only down side was that we couldn't stay longer...none of us wanted to leave when the week was up!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, clean home. The views from the roof deck and main deck were amazing. Great sunsets and sun rises were a special treat. Easy to get around the area for dining and shopping. Recommend a day trip to Key West!!! Sombrero Beach was 10 min away. If you want beach front and swimming you won't get it here, but the property is top notch!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Four siblings made the Vacation Tide Cottage our get away retreat. We found the "cottage" to be much more than a cottage. It was a spacious, clean and modern place to stay. The kitchen was well stocked and we made good use of it. The views from the balconies were beautiful. We especially enjoyed all the wildlife that foraged in the mud flats around the building. We saw white and brown pelicans, trip-colored, gold-crowed, small blue, great blue and white herons, great white, cattle and reddish egrets, white ibis and many other small shore birds. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't the best while we were there so we didn't get to take advantage of the kayaks and bikes. Perhaps another time?!? The cottage has several games and we did use them when it was too windy and rainy. We would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful time a Vacation Tide!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time at this property on Grassy Key. The home is beautiful, has amazing decor, is impeccably clean and has the best view from the back of the house. The home has everything you could want and need for your stay. My family enjoyed using the kayaks, watching the birds in the mud flats at low tide, and beautiful skies in the early morning and later in the evening. The home was the perfect size for our stay and again the view can't be beat! I would definitely like to stay here again on a future trip back to the Keys. There is so much to do in the area. We visited Aquarium Encounters, EAA Air Museum, took a ride in a biplane, and visited Coco Plum Beach and Curry Hammock Nature Trail.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A home from home on the edge of the Ocean!

  • 5 of 5

This is truly a very comfortable house. Coming from Germany for the first time to Florida, we found a very clean villa (spotless!) and enjoyed all the amenities it offers: a well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and sofas, various outside seating, a gas BBQ, a hot tub, bikes and kayaks as well as beach equipment. We have stayed in a lot of holiday homes over the last twenty years but this has been the best one so far. The views are spectacular, especially the sheet lighting when it is dark. Sitting in the warm Florida Keys air with a cold beer or a nice Scotch and watching the Ocean was a delight. We were able to use the kayaks all day even at low tide (then you just have to pull them some meters to the deeper water). The Ocean is shallow and you cannot swim right at the house but that is something which you do not expect in the Keys. However, very nice beaches are nearby: Curry Hammock State Park (10-15 minutes by bike) and Sombrero Beach (first class!) in Marathon (10 minutes by car). The house is in one mile distance to the Dolphin Research Center on Grassy Key which provides an excellent opportunity to swim with the dolphins. Marathon is a perfect base for exploring the Keys. It offers a lot of nice bars and restaurants and shopping opportunities. Key West is just one hours drive away. We went there for a night and visited Dry Tortugas by speed boat - one of the highlight of our trip! The owner responded very quickly to every question we had. This home is thus highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Key West Kayak Fishing & Eco-Tours
Dry Tortugas National Park
Duval Street
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Sunset Grille and Raw Bar
Island Fish Company
Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters
Hard Rock Cafe
Reef Express Catamaran
Ghost Tours of Key West
Sombrero Beach
Theater of the Sea
Benihana Key West
Key West Conch Fritters Stand
Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppe
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Florida Keys Marathon Airport
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Island Fish Company
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Curry Hammocks
Car: recommended

Many beach options, most of them free. Curry Hammock is the closest and there's a slight fee to get in but they have kayaks you can use. Many restaurants serving great seafood and non seafood. This home is in the heart of the Florida keys so where ever you wish to go, you're in the center of all the action. Duval St in Key West, just 56 miles from home, has many night clubs, bars, restaurants, tours, and museums to go to. Tours including ferry's, parasailing, diving, or just taking a cruise around the islands.


Rates & Availability

Marathon Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May Getaway
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Lobster Mini Season
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Blue Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 12.5%

Deposit will be returned if and only if home is returned the way it was rented. The deposit can take up 2 weeks to return. Once a reservation is made there are no refunds. If payed in full and wish to cancel reservation, only deposit will be refunded. A full refund will be made if and only if on the day of arrival or on any day during your stay there is a hurricane warning and you do not wish to stay in the home. Refunds will not be given if there are hurricane watches nor tropical storm or tropical depression warnings or watches. Hurricane warning must be issued in Monroe county for your check in date or any day in which you'll be staying in order for your refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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