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Awesome Horizon Views from Every Room, Protected Boat Dock

49 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Marathon Shores House Rental Photos and Description

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, 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 and Comcast answering machine. Utilities and linens are included. Well furnished kitchen including stemware for evening wine/cocktails.

There are no extra charges for normal cleaning.

All Comcast home with wireless high speed internet service, unlimited US and Canadian 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 PLR2015-00827.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Beverly Bennett
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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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

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 8 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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Awesome Horizon Views from Every Room, Protected Boat Dock
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  • 5 of 5

I have stayed here twice now and absolutely love it! it is clean, open and has amazing views from each window. The private cove to dock your boat is not only quite beneficial but beautiful as well. I will most definitely stay here again. The owner is very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great week at Media Luna

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful spot! The sunsets were amazing and we loved fishing from the concrete dock. Perfect week and would highly recommend Media Luna. The owner was so easy to work with and such a sweet person. Adding this one to my list to visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place for A Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room for everyone to have their own space. Fresh mangos for breakfast from the tree in the front yard. Wonderful snorkeling out the back door with their own personal aquarium. Watch the manatee, grouper, parrot fish, puffer fish, and nurse sharks while enjoying your morning coffee because the water is so clear. Close to great offshore snorkeling, great local fishing and close to Key West for a day's shopping. End the day watching a gorgeous sunset with friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely vacation home

  • 4 of 5

Everything was fine and in working condition which with the wonderful location and exotic views made our stay perfect.

Our thanks go to the owners for the use of their lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quite Possibly My Favorite Place Ever

  • 5 of 5

5 stars all the way around, house, location, owner, every aspect of the stay. The pictures on the website just don't do the beauty justice. House is clean and comfortable and there is plenty of parking. We had a group of 6 adults down for a fishing trip and the house accommodated our group just fine with plenty of social space as well as sleeping quarters. The neighborhood is very private/quiet, but still very close to any amenities you may need in Marathon. For an added bonus, one of the greatest sunsets you will ever see is right out the back door. This will be the first place I check for any future keys vacation.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How wonderful we have another Media Luna lover.
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Had everything you needed. Beautiful sunsets,variety of fish. Very relaxing atmosphere. Loved the screened in porch!!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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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.


Rates & Availability

Marathon Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Dec 17 2016 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 8 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
FALL 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

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.

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Marathon Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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 fruit trees including a 50 year-old sapodilla tree.

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