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3BR Oceanfront Cottage in the Heart of the Florida Keys

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,756 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths

Enter your paradise dream house with stunning views and privately placed away from the big city noise. You'll be staying in our large three bedroom and three bath secluded cottage with a large terrace overlooking the spectacular Atlantic Ocean. Up on the third floor is a panoramic and open observatory which is great for catching rays, watching sunrises, and sunsets.

The upstairs portion has:

(1) queen sofa bed in living room

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 bed in bedroom

(1)Full bath


**For smaller gatherings, we may accept a booking of just the upstairs apartment. If you would only like upstairs, please contact me for a special quote and provide me with the number of travelers who will be staying at the property. Booking just upstairs will leave the downstairs locked and unoccupied during your stay. You will also be able to enjoy all the amenities the home has to offer besides the downstairs interior.

Note: upstairs inside has no communication with downstairs. This property is a duplex and each floor is its own private apartment.


Note: If you booked the property before July 10th, you have booked a two bedroom and two bath apartment unless otherwise requested the downstairs bedroom at an extra cost. Changes in this listing do not change or reflect your reservation. You are still booked for just upstairs. Thank you.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Elizabeth

Hello my name is Elizabeth! I was born and raised here in the Sunshine State by my wonderful parents. I recently graduated Florida International University and now attend Nova Southeastern University. I speak two languages fluently: English and Spanish. I hope to create an unforgettable vacation for you!

Elizabeth purchased this house in 2014

Why Elizabeth chose Marathon

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 other home but coming here 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 house 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 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 House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1756 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , inside master bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , First Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , In hallway next to Bedroom 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king , Master bedroom with bathroom inside.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , first floor
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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


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(34 traveler reviews)

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3BR Oceanfront Cottage in the Heart of the Florida Keys
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

A great home!

  • 5 of 5

Convenient to everything we wanted to do. The house had everything we needed, including a big bad to take towels to the beach - which was a big help as I didn't have to buy one. The kids loved sleeping in the living room and seeing the ocean at night. The girls went for several kayak rides and the boys (11,7) tried to catch lizards and crabs every day. I didn't use the hot tub, but the rest of the family did. Internet is fast. We had a couple questions for Elizabeth during our stay and she got right back to us each time. We'd go back in a second....but our next trip with be without the kids!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marathon Florida

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, well maintained, easy to get to where we wanted to go

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Home by the Sea

  • 5 of 5

When visiting the Florida Keys, location is everything. This home has it all...view, recreation, amenities, cleanliness, spaciousness, & lovely décor indoor & out. It's located on a main highway, however, the position of the home is far away from it from the private gated entry. We highly recommend this home. It is fully stocked with more than we expected. The only thing you need is buy food at the local markets. The drive to Key West is about an hour which is a must. The best closest beach from this property is Sombrero Beach. It was family friends, with a park for young children, and clean bathrooms. Anyone wishing to see the Keys, will not regret renting this lovely property.

Gerry & May

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Coast, Florida

Perfect get away spot!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean,private, centrally located. Plenty of room for the four of us!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything we hoped it would be

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated. Great location. We were able to take day trips to the Miami Zoo, snorkeling off the coast of Key Largo, the Dolphin Research Center, biking on Key West and a couple of beach days. Sombrero Beach is close by and even has a nice children's play park. Kayaking and fishing from the house was a nice option and the hot tub under the stars at night was a great way to relax. There are so many waterfront restaurants through the keys that we never ran out of options. what we were looking for was a great family vacation and that is exactly what we got. Elizabeth is great to work with and always gets back to you immediately. Thank you Elizabeth for a vacation we will never forget! Gary and Chris

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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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: March 2017
  • 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 -- CLOSED
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund