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Beverly Bennett

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Awesome Horizon Views from Every Room, Protected Boat Dock

43 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Marathon 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. 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 (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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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based on 43 traveler reviews

Awesome Horizon Views from Every Room, Protected Boat Dock
average rating of 4.976744 based on 44 reviews

Magical vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Media Lunar. We took full advantage of having the house right on the water. We snorkeled every chance we could--saw an octopus, lots of lobsters, and colorful tropical fish. We explored the area in kayaks and saw some amazing sponges. The house was comfortable and incredibly organized with notes on how to use all of the amenities. Bev (owner) was always prompt and helpful in renting the property. You could tell Bev put a lot of thought into what her guests might like to know about in the area. We can't wait until next year to go again.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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gladwin, michigan

Christine Dobias

  • 5 of 5

I lost my husband in August after fighting for many year's to survive. We had spent most vacation's in Marathon. Alway's renting. He wanted to make sure I went back to Marathon so he told his request to my sister. We arrived at Media Luna on March 5th. My sister and I will be going home this Saturday after the best therapy vacation ever. I had not left my home overnight since my husband passed, and was very nervous about this vacation. I can tell you that as soon as we walked in the door, I felt like I was home, this home is absolutely perfect in every way. Best location, beautiful property, quiet neighborhood, and the most spectacular sunset's you will ever see. Within just a couple of day's, I called Bev and reserved for the same 2 week's next year. I know everyone vacation's for different reason's, this vacation for me was to relax, have no schedule, and basically start a new chapter in my life, as my life will never be th same. In 2 week's I was able to look at life in a whole new way. I am so very thankful for this vacation in the perfect place. Bev, thank you from the bottom of my heart for having such a beautiful, and for all your kindness. You are by far the best owner I have ever rented from. Can't wait until next March. This will be my vacation home every year.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can make owners happier than to know that guests had a great vacation? It is to find out that their home in paradise made a difference in their life. May your life be blessed with happiness and we look forward to future visits.
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Breathtaking views from every room!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this house and loved the sliders and windows in every room. The gulf could be seen from all 3 bedrooms and every other room in the house. The large screened in porch was great with the breeze coming in. We spent a lot of time walking and sitting around the protected dock area where you could see many different types of fish and also lobsters and crab. The neighborhood was great for riding the bikes that were available or walking. Bev, the owner, was absolutely great to deal with. We stayed two weeks and wanted to stay longer. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to stay at this beautiful home again.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love this house!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family vacation with our two married children and granddaughter. The layout of the house with the master on one end and two bedrooms on the other end was nice, each bedroom having a door to the screened in porch where we spent a lot of time as it was cloudy and rainy several days. The large sliding doors that opened onto the porch was great for the view from every room and ocean breeze. The kitchen is well equipped and the beds and sofas were very comfortable.

We really enjoyed the sea wall, fishing from it, watching the lobster, snorkeling, and in warmer weather it would be a great place to swim. Beautiful sunsets can be seen from the back patio. We also enjoyed the bicycles. This is a great neighborhood to walk and bike around....very quiet and pretty.

The house was very clean and well maintained. Bev is great to work with and was very quick to respond when I had a question. I look forward to staying here again in the future.

The location was very convenient, 1 hr from Key West, 30 minutes from Bahia Honda State Park which has a beautiful beach and kayaks, snorkeling gear and umbrellas to rent. The pizza at No Name Bar on Deer Key is very good and a fun atmosphere...Brutus in Marathon has great food. The Turtle Hospital is very interesting. Used Sea Dog Charters for a half-day fishing trip. They are reasonable, fun and we caught some sure to take Dramamine. Water was calm at Marina but 5-6 ft waves a mile out and most got sick.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springfield, MO

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Completely enjoyed our Christmas week at Media Luna. Perfect location in a quiet neighborhood convenient to stores, bike path and restaurants. The ocean view, private boat basin and rock wall were incredibly peaceful and enjoyable at all hours. Each day we saw lobsters and brightly colored fish in the rocks, also an occasional ray and nurse shark! The home was clean, comfortable and met all of our needs and the huge screened porch and views were incredible. We enjoyed biking, walking the old bridge to Pidgeon Key before eating at the Sunset Grille, a day trip to Key West and Bahia Honda State Park, and kayaking through a mangrove. We love visiting with family in the Keys, Media Luna was the perfect place for us!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanksgiving Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute of our time at Media Luna. We did have two gentlemen walk to back of house without announcing their arrival and when I tried speaking to them they were rude and informed me they maintained the home. I feel they should have come to the door first before walking to back of house. The sunsets were beautiful. Beds very comfortable and the home had everything one could want for a spectacular vacation.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time at Media Luna. Thanks for pointing out the workmen's problem. The workmen were to check out our rocks when the house was between renters, not while renters were there. Their rudeness is never acceptable. I agree that if they needed to go on the property that they should have asked permission from you. Hopefully this never happens again. Bev
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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 House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 9 2016 - Jun 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2016
Jun 4 2016 - Jul 22 2016
7 night minimum stay
Lobster Season 2016
Jul 23 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Dec 24 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 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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