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NEWLY UPDATED Fish or Kayak out your back door.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

New pictures soon to come. 60 feet of deep water dockage. Amazing views of the Atlantic and beyond. 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Mike or Patti Rhine
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

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' We are now proud to say that we are full time residents of Marathon, and are here to help you with any of your needs.

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


Little Venice House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • limited accessibility
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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(71 traveler reviews)

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NEWLY UPDATED Fish or Kayak out your back door.
average rating of 4.7042255 based on 71 reviews

Excellent home in a very beautiful location- so glad we chose this rental.

  • 5 of 5

This home is in the most convenient and beautiful location, close to everything yet seemed like we were far away from everyone when at the house. The view off the deck is amazing and we ate all of our meals that we had at the house out there. The view was capivating and we saw lots of the local wildlife including pelicans, herons, iguanas and a large pod of dolfins swiming about 4 feet off the dock. We also rented a tandem kayak to explore with from Curly's and kept it tied off the dock for the week, very convenient. The hot tub was awesome and I also swam off the dock almost every day. The house is well furnished, beautifully decorated and had everything we needed to cook, fish and there were even some folding chairs to take to the beach. We went to Bahia Honda a couple of times as we always do when we're in the Keys, went to the Sunset Grill, the Key's Fisheries and of course Curly's Coffee. We had a great time stayng here, would definitely stay here again.

Joe & Lisa

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joe and Lisa, we are so happy you had a great time. My husband and I are so pleased when our guests have a great experience! We look forward to your return! Mike and Patti
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Almost Perfect

  • 4 of 5

We arrived by boat. Boaters beware that canals to property are relatively narrow and the current through Vaca Cut is very swift at times. Access to Atlantic is convenient and there is fuel, ice, and bait close by. We spent most mornings and evenings on the porch watching the gorgeous scenery. The house itself was nice and shows recent updating. The window AC's are noisy and we had a little musty smell in master BR. Minor annoyance was no garbage bags, and only 1/2 roll TP and paper towels left in house. Overall, we had a great time, though! The hot tub is a plus and was enjoyed regularly! We would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We will be returning to this house!

  • 5 of 5

Celebrating our first wedding anniversary & my wife's birthday brought us to Marathon. This house made us feel like we were home. Everything was so beautiful, there simply are not enough words to describe this stay. We will be returning and hopefully to this home as well. My wife was already discussing dates before we even left for home. Another positive of renting this home, the owners truly care about there renters. The week we stayed, there daughter in law stopped over briefly to check to make sure we were satisfied and if we needed anything at all to let her know. We thought that was just awesome. We LOVE marathon & will be back!!

-The Jesters

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house was great, very responsive owners.

  • 5 of 5

Location of this house was great. Marathon is just about the center of the keys great base for touring all of the keys. The Oceanside property had a great view and was able to handle our boat easily. I would definitely stay here again if we are in the keys.

Thanks Mike and Patti.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so blessed to have guests like you :-) you are welcome back anytime!
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Wonderful location

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful location on Marathon and in the Keys - 1/2 way between Key Largo & Key West. The property has been updated from the photos currently shown, new paint, linens, décor - much more laid back islands style and beautiful. The view from the inside of the home to the dock and the ocean is wonderful, and being right on the ocean was perfect. We ate our meals outside and watched the sunrise & sunset when we were there. The owners & caretaker were easy to work with and responsive. We stayed with 6 - 2 couples and 2 teenagers, and we all had room enough, especially with the large backyard and dock area. I would recommend some additional kitchen utensils be added (complete selection of measuring cups & teaspoon & tablespoon sets, as well as a coffee scoop, sharp filet knife - we ended up purchasing one). I gave the property 4 stars because although most of the property inside and out was very clean, the fridge & freezer needed a really good scrub and the bathroom floors needed additional attention in the area by the toilets. We recommend Curly's Coffee for kayak rentals (sadly, we didn't get any coffee from them, but prices were reasonably; owners were great to work with and made several recommendations for fishing needs). If you'd like to have a romantic dinner or have a special occasion to celebrate, look into Latitudes Restaurant on Sunset Key, off of Key West. Book EARLY, and if Open Table says they're full, call the restaurant directly. Our dinner there was a highlight of our trip. Other restaurants to catch the sunset from - Islamorada Fish Company (a little overpriced but the view was amazing), and from a previous trip, Jimmy Johnson's Big Chill in Key Largo, food was delicious, sunset view perfect, can't go wrong with this location. We booked excursions through Fury Adventures in Key West - professional, great tours (sign up for their email list and you receive discount codes).

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing House on the Water

  • 5 of 5

We have traveled to the keys for many years now and have never rented a house that was so completely furnished with everything we needed. The house was perfect. We fished every day of the dock and watched all the wild live swim and fly by as we sat on the dock. We saw manatees swimming by with their little baby by there side. We ate all our dinners out on the padio every evening watching the sun go down. There are shops in walking distance from the house along with restaurants and a coffee shop just down the street. Thank you so much in making this a wonderful week. We have already booked a week at your house for next year. See you next year.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Little Venice House Rental Rates

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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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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