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Awesome Horizon Views from Every Room, Protected Boat Dock, great neighborhood!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Pleased to announce Media Luna sustained absolutely no interior damage. Outside we have leaves/tree limbs already cleaned up.

Media Luna is located on the Gulf of Mexico, this fabulous home has 55 feet of sliding glass doors opening onto the Gulf, offering magnificent sunsets, crystal clear water for snorkeling and lighted trees. The home features views of the horizon from every room and is on the sunset side of the island. A private boat basin and dock surrounded by a decked seawall extends out into the Gulf providing a setting for morning coffee or sunset cocktails. Designed for casual living, this half-moon shaped home has cypress-beamed ceilings, 3-zone central A/C, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a large multiple-seating area living room, fully equipped kitchen, linens provided, laundry room and enclosed 925 s.f. screened Florida room.

The master bedroom at one end of the home has a king-sized bed and private bath. The other two bedrooms each have a queen and twin bed. There are four TVs, DVD. Comcast internet, phone & TV. Utilities and linens are included. Well furnished kitchen including stemware for evening wine/cocktails.

There are no extra charges for normal cleaning.

Comcast TV & wireless high speed internet service, & unlimited US, Canada, Mexico & Puerto Rico telephone calls. Fabulous quiet neighborhood, one road in-and-out, provides an excellent place for using our bikes, jogging or walking.

Water is 20 steps from our back door. Charcoal grill on deck. Circular driveway with covered parking. For ease of entering the seawall area, a 28'boat is the maximum boat length. Boat trailer can be parked away from driveway.

Licensed by: State of Florida Dept. of Business & Professional Regulations DWE5402737; Monroe County Tourist Development License; City of Marathon Vacation Rental License PLR2017-00464.

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Beverly Bennett
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Beverly Bennett

Frank & I have enjoyed our piece of paradise over the years, first while raising our 3 boys, and now with their families --which include 8 grandchildren. While we have lived in a wooded neighborhood in Virginia all these years, our hearts are at Media Luna with unlimited water views.

Why Beverly Bennett chose Marathon Shores

We fell in love with our half-moon shaped home while house shopping on a cloudy day while our sons golfed at the par 3 nearby golf course. Being in a quiet neighborhood with proximity to grocery stores and shopping sealed our decision. The sandy beach we could bike or drive to also did not hurt.

What makes this house unique

Nothing beats the view when walking thru the front door, unlimited horizon views thru 24 feet of 7 foot high sliding glass doors. The 925 s.f. screened porch with a lobster trap bar that had a wood top from a salvaged ship sold us on Media Luna. We also loved the circular driveway which provided covered parking to keep our car shaded from the fabulous Keys sun.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic time -- the weather was great and we got to do most of the things we wanted. One of us had an underwater camera with a video option so we all got to "snorkel" around the boat basin and Rachel Key. We always knew there were lots of lobsters on the outside wall of the boat basin but we were surprised to learn there are even more along the wall inside the boat basin. We saw a pod of 8 manatees (adults and young) swim right by the boat basin one afternoon and some of us got to see them again when they swam by in the opposite direction at sunset. That was one of the highlights of our trip.

Everything at the house was fine, housekeeping was good.

Thank you for making your house available to us. I'm sure we'll be back in a few years -- if you haven't realized our dream of moving in permanently.
May 2013
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Marathon Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) In the master bedroom., Queen size Beds (1) 2nd and 3rd bedrooms each have a queen and twin., Twin or Single Beds (1) 2nd and 3rd bedrooms each have a twin and queen.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fabulous quiet one road in-and-out neighborhood for walking, jogging, biking. Great for multiple people, lots of room for each to enjoy their 'space.' Lounges for use inside or out. Fishing is great off our deck out in the water. Enjoy strolling among our street side mango & avocado fruit trees including a 50 year-old sapodilla tree.


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Awesome Horizon Views from Every Room, Protected Boat Dock, great neighborhood!!
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Awesome view and location

  • 5 of 5

Close to Sombrero Beach ,grocery store and restaurants...what more do u need? Love this place!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crestwood Kentucky

Absolutely wonderful exactly as it presents on the website

  • 5 of 5

Media Luna is perfect for the multi-generational family vacation or for a group of friends. This was our second time and once again we came home renewed and closer than ever. Great for fishing from the dock or from your own boat on the gulf and minutes to the Atlantic.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

In my opinion Bev has the best place for the money in Marathon.

The three bedroom house could accommodate thee couples easily.

It was just me and my wife for week and we absolutely loved the the amount of room this house offered. We rented a 23 foot boat and

and found the dockage perfect. For seven years we have been renting

different VRBO homes in the keys and found this was the best. Our search is over trying to find the best place to suit our needs as this place was perfect. Being from Minnesota, cant wait until next winter to come back to Bev's. Thanks again for a great stay, maybe two weeks next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place to stay. Sunsets are gorgeous, location perfect and the house immaculate. Well stocked kitchen. We saw a manatee in the boat basin along with other really neat looking fish. Fishing and snorkeling are out of this world. Cant wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nothing makes us happier than to find Media Luna granted renters a fantastic memory.
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Awesome Property!!

  • 5 of 5

We were absolutely thrilled with the property. Lots of old Florida charm. The vacation was for a spring break for my wife, sister, brother-in-law, niece and great niece(8 yrs old). This house accommodated everyone's needs wonderfully! The private lagoon for swimming, and the dock for the boat were superb. The neighborhood was very quiet, friendly and convenient to everything. Thank You Bev for sharing your home with our family!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunsets and Paradise

  • 5 of 5

If you like the feeling of old Florida and sunsets then Media Luna is for you. We enjoyed scenic sunsets every evening and the bench was the perfect place to enjoy coffee. The kitchen is very well equipped and reminiscent of the 50's with old timey cabinets and backsplash. Restaurants and shopping were close by and a one day trip to Key West was wonderful. The owner communicated with us frequently and the house was a comfortable fit for us. A beautiful and peaceful neighborhood, it is filled with beautiful tropical to enjoy when bike riding. Everything you need for a vacation is there. We loved Media Luna and so will you!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Bahia Honda State Park
Beautiful & pristine beach. Shallow waters.
The Turtle Hospital
Awesome insight into Florida Keys turtles.
Sunset Grille and Raw Bar
Burdines Waterfront
Great seafood.
National Key Deer Refuge
Dry Tortugas National Park Ferry
Early morning tours out of Key West. Well worth the drive & boat trip.
Pigeon Key Visitors Center
Porky's Bayside Restaurant and Marina
Dolphin Research Center
Great small research center.
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Par 3
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: recommended

Swim in Gulf waters within 20 steps of back door. Awesome sunsets. Horizon views from every room. Great quiet neighborhood to walk, jog or bike. City run sandy beach within 5 miles. Many shops/restaurants nearby. Dolphin park/museums and nature parks in Marathon. Boat/water sports rentals nearby.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates are subject to change until deposit is received. State and Local taxes subject to change. Rates subject to 2.5% foreign transaction fee. Pets are not permitted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.