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NEWLY UPDATED Fish or Kayak out your back door.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 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


Marathon Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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 -
(62 traveler reviews)

NEWLY UPDATED Fish or Kayak out your back door.
average rating of 4.693548 based on 62 reviews

Very nice for small group

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were very good, view of ocean wonderful. Location in the keys very central. Would come again.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views but disappointed

  • 2 of 5

The location was wonderful. Beautiful sunsets and saw manatee, sharks, and lots of fish off the dock. After seeing the size and variety of the shark, would definitely not swim off of dock. Unfortunately, we had to clean the house before we would bring any of our things in. We realize that there had been some remodeling that was done but this was old, disgusting dirt. I don't expect to have to clean toilets and showers before I would even use them. All dishes, drawers, floors, and everything else had to be cleaned. In the small bedroom there were gaping holes around the air conditioner where you could see outside. We stuffed towels around it to stop the creatures from coming in. We are all outside people so a little dirt doesn't bother us, but this was beyond a little. It was a little funny when we saw what we originally thought was a container of potpourri in a nice glass container in the bedroom until we picked it up and it was the cover of a light with dead leaves and garbage in it. I won't even go into what the refrigerator and microwave looked like. All that said, probably the most disappointing and stressful part was that even though we had paid by check the full amount many months earlier, the check was signed and cleared, we were contacted before we left that we still owed half the payment. So we sent a copy of the bank cancelled check along with their signatures. We were told by owner that it was all good Until we were again contacted while we were at the residence that we still owed the money. So again, we had to contact our bank back home and get a copy to prove it was really paid. We purchased some things like a cooler, fish pole, and 3 lawn chairs to use on our days out and about. We left these things at the residence and never asked to be reimbursed but we were told that we would be. We were also told that we would be reimbursed the cleaning fee since we had to spend a great deal of our first day cleaning. Never heard from anyone again.

As I said, the view, fishing, and wildlife was wonderful but everything else was too much of a headache for a vacation. Not someplace we would stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dorchester IA

Beautiful home

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed this home very much, updated interior in a quiet neighborhood (except for a neighbor dog that liked to bark), close to shopping, restaurants, we fished off the dock, everyday, caught many young fish , a HuGE hermit crab, a stingray, saw dolphins, Portuguese Man of War. Went to Sombero Beach, Key West, walked everyday, took naps, read books, and just relaxed! Ate lots of good food and Curleys Coffee is a must! Will definitely return and we highly recommend a stay here!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Wilmington, PA


  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 wonderful weeks at the Lobster House, the location is perfect, the view is absolutely beautiful from sunrise to sunset, the house is clean, well equipped, and beautifully updated. We fished and swam off the dock, cooked out on the grill and enjoyed the hot tub in the evenings. The house is conveniently located to the grocery and drug store, also Sombrero Beach which is a perfect location for family beach days. The Lobster House was perfect for our family! Mike and Patti are awesome to work with, we had no issues from booking to checking out. We hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and property

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect, no issues at all. Met both neighbors on each side and got along great with them. Very quiet and peaceful. Plenty of things to do nearby. Plenty of restaurants to choose from.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! Mike and Patti are very helpful and responsive. We caught fish right off the deck. Had a visit from a manatee. We also swam from the deck, rented paddle boards, and were able to dip in the hot tub at night. We had two children share the twin bedroom, parents, and grandparents in the other two rooms. Very clean and spacious. Our favorite lunch spot and place to rent wave runners was Porkys. Swam with the Dolphins and the nearby Dolphin Research Center.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • 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

Marathon Shores 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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