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Mike or Patti Rhine

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Amazing Ocean Front 3 Bedroom; 60 Feet Of Deepwater Dock

45 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Marathon House Rental Photos and Description

Detached Single Family Home; 3 Bedrooms , 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

This carefree classic 'Keys' home is located in a very quite established neighborhood. There are no mobile homes, vacant lots, or trash of any kind anywhere near the home. Conveniently and centrally located to Walgreens, Burger King, and the really good local fishery restaurant.

The Lobster House is a three Bedroom and sleeps 6 with sleeper sofa in den. The kitchen is completely furnished with all the pots and pans you will need to cook your catch!

There is a large covered patio overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, with a barbeque, and plenty of seating for a crowd. The hot tub is just ten feet away from the ocean.

Dock up a 40 ft boat out your back door!

Boat rentals available just 3 mins away.

Fishermen We have it all! Bait freezer, cleaning table, and a new grill to cook your catch!

If you have any questions just hit the email manager button, enter your dates that you are looking for and it will be sent directly to me.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mike or Patti Rhine (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Mike or Patti Rhine

My husband and I fell in love with the Keys while visiting from Decatur Texas, in 2010. We looked for the perfect vacation home for our family for nearly a year. Marathon is a great community, with wonderful friendly people. We love the fishing! or should I say 'catching' Our dream is to make it a full time home someday.

Mike or Patti Rhine purchased this house in 2012

Why Mike or Patti Rhine chose Marathon

We just purchased this delightful home in August of 2012. We looked for nearly a year for the perfect ocean front home. Simple yet very comfortable, The Lobster House is one you will be sure to return to. Tucked away in a very quiet safe Marathon neighborhood, you can walk or ride your bike to he local fish market or Walgreens. The beautiful and famous Sombrero Beach is just minutes away. We love the home for the perfect ocean view, never late afternoon sun in our windows, yet a beautiful sunset off to the right. Located just south of the Vaca Cut, you can be in the Gulf of Mexico in just minutes. The perfect location, and the perfect house for the Rhine family!

What makes this house unique

Easy access to the Gulf of Mexico, in just minutes.

Beautiful view of Key Colony and the open ocean

Great central location in Marathon


based on 45 traveler reviews

Amazing Ocean Front 3 Bedroom; 60 Feet Of Deepwater Dock
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 45 reviews

Location really helps with the appeal of this house

  • 3 of 5

We have been traveling to the Keys, twice a year, for over 25 years. And we always stay in a house that has water access and a dock. This because we always trailer our 26' boat. On this trip, we took our college son and niece, for their spring break.


*The house overlooks the ocean and has a nice size dock.

*Easy access to the Ocean via Vaca Cut. (BEST to get familiar with the deep water channel, from the dock to the cut, via Google Earth!!!)

*It is in a small neighborhood away from the main road noise. Good area for morning walks.

*Does not have a pool but the hot tub is not a bad place to relax. (I would throw ice in it during the hot summer months)

*There is A LOT of amenities (drug store, food places, boat rental, bait....) really close by.

*The back yard is small but adequate for lounging and soaking up the sun.

*You can fish right from the dock. We had Manatees visit us a few times too.

*The house is large enough to accommodate 6 people.

*The inside view to the ocean is great.


*No central heat/air. Which means window AC units throughout the house. VERY noisy in the bedrooms. The unit in the front room blows right onto the

couch. Sucks while you are watching TV or just sitting on the couch. And all the AC's need to be cleaned and the filters replaced!

*A good friend, who owns a few restaurants, once told me, "people will not really see "clean" but they will see "dirty"". That said, this house needs a very

deep/detailed cleaning. Example: We spent a 1/2 hour walking around, with a disinfectant spray, wiping down the walls and doors around the knobs and

switches. Non of us are even close to being OCD but this HAD to be done. Couches and loungers NEED to be cleaned! Walk barefoot on the floors and

your feet will be dirty too (don't wear white socks!)

*As compared to the rest of the house, the water pressure in the kitchen sink is slow as Moses and Molasses!! It takes A LOT of time to hand wash any


*Beds are not very comfortable! As said by all.

All that said, if cleanliness of the house was addressed and some maintenance was taken care of (loose knobs and facets, broken window cranks, roof railing installed etc...) we would of given this rental 4 1/2 stars (1/2 a star off for the barking dogs on one side and the grumpy old lady on the other).

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the location and everything about your lovely home. Barking dogs next door only drawback.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and 16 year old son are avid fishermen so I was hoping to find a reasonably-priced home on the water. They were both extremely happy with my choice, being able to fish and kayak off the deck. Kayaks were rented for $20 a day a short walk away. A 3 bedroomed house at this price was a great find, and my daughter was happy to have her own room. The views from the living area and deck were amazing and everyone enjoyed the hot tub. I would highly recommend this house for a relaxed vacation. It was lovely to see the manatee at the deck in the morning, turtles swimming right next to the deck, pelicans, lizards and other wildlife. The house was well maintained, comfortable and very clean. The kitchen was well stocked. Shopping, restaurants and State Parks nearby. It was a memorable Christmas for us all!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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A true home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

So happy that we got to experience the Florida Keys from this central location in Marathon. This property was magical! From the beautiful sunrises to the breathtaking sunsets and active ocean life, we couldn't have picked a better place to call home during our week-long stay. Thank you SO MUCH for renting your property to us. Everything was great!! We started each day with our coffee on the dock and ended each day in the hot tub - doesn't get any better than that! Will definitely recommend this property to others that are headed to the Keys, and we hope to rent it again in the coming years. Thanks Mike!!

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  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Great stay on a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and two friends had a great stay. The house offers everything you need. We used the house only for sleeping and lived outside. We caught a lot of fish from the dock (snappers, barracuda, different types off sharks, green Murray eel and a lot more). Almost every day some manatees visiting the dock. What a great animals.

Nearby the house we rentend some fishing charters (jeni lyn and Island lure charters). One of us had some diving trips from captain hooks marina. Sometimes we had lunch/dinner by the fisheries. Fishing under/near the seven mile bridge. Every day enjoyed the sunset and the fantastic view. Cooking on the BBQ, every day fresh fish (snapper, mahimahi, mackerel). What else do you want more. We hope to come back sometime.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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great stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a very good time. Sun, fishing from the dock, a great house. We caught a lot of fish from the dock (snapper, barracuda, different types of sharks, green Murray eel and more and we have seen some lamatees). The house is offers everything. We had a very plesant stay. Hope to come back sometime.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Key West
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Island Tiki
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Overseas Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
King Fisheries
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Sombrero Beach
Car: recommended

Dolphin Research Center, Turtle Hospital are both within minutes of this very centrally located home. Grocery and Walgreens are just minutes away.


Rates & Availability

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Walk in easy access shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Split floor plan master bedroom and private bath on one home
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Pull out sofa in den
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Some of the best salt water and flats fishing in the US. Year round. Lobster season and stone crab season.

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