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Awesome Horizon Views from Every Room, Protected Boat Dock

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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, (Direct TV DVR) DVD. Vonage answering machine. Utilities and linens are included. Well furnished kitchen including stemware for evening wine/cocktails.

There are no extra charges for normal cleaning.

We have Direct TV; Comcast wireless high speed internet service. Vonage 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 PLR2016-00464.

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Beverly Bennett
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

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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Marathon Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

Awesome Horizon Views from Every Room, Protected Boat Dock
average rating of 4.927273 based on 56 reviews

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: Apr 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: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views and sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfectly located for a fabulous Keys experience! The Gulf views and sunsets are breathtaking. The neighborhood is quiet and lovely. Shopping is close and convenient. Sombrero Beach is just down the road for Atlantic views. Overall the home was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular View; Fresh Sea Breeze

  • 3 of 5

The view from the back porch is unbeatable and the neighborhood is very quiet. At first we were concerned about noise from the Marathon Airport but there were only a few planes taking off per day and they weren't disruptive. The house was very clean but somewhat dated. We were surprised that the 2 bedrooms to the one side of the house were connected; basically you had to pass through the first bedroom to get to the second. Our family likes to cook and we found the kitchen to have plenty of pots, pans, glasses and dishes. We ended up buying our own knives and cutting boards, The beds and pillows were very comfortable. It was a plus to have bikes to ride.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location and views!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week! The location of Media Luna is perfect and the views are amazing!! We loved waking up and seeing the ocean, from every location in the house! The architecture of this home is so cool and unique and we loved having our own little harbor! The only annoying thing was the sea grass had pooled at the neighbor's sea wall and was rotting. The smell was really bad. If possible, you may want to ask the owners to remove the decaying grass. Other than that, we had an awesome week! Thank you for sharing your home!!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for letting us know about our neighbor's problem. We are in contact with them. They are taking steps to correct the situation.
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th year staying at Media Luna! We love it! Bev is the nicest owner to rent from and communicate with! We enjoy that the house has everything we need to have a nice, relaxing vacation (and the views are just icing on the cake!) Thanks again for making Media Luna our home away from home!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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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