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Mike or Patti Rhine

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Amazing Ocean Front 3 Bedroom; 60 Feet Of Deepwater Dock

51 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
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 51 traveler reviews

Amazing Ocean Front 3 Bedroom; 60 Feet Of Deepwater Dock
average rating of 4.745098 based on 51 reviews

Great vacation home for our family!

  • 5 of 5

House was described well in listing. On a quiet street. Very clean and lots of kitchen things available.

Beds were very comfortable. (my son thought twins beds were very squeaking though every time he moved)

Loved the dock for fishing and seeing many sea creatures, including lobster, eels, crabs, one lone dolphin.

We had a good time at Bahia Honda Park snorkeling in the shallow clear water!

Went to Sombrero Reef for snorkeling trip with Captain Pip. Enjoyed fishing off 7 mile bridge & our trip to Pigeon Key.

Enjoyed many restaurants including Sunset Grill on our last evening - bring your suits!

We would definately stay again.

Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very tidy and great location

  • 4 of 5

we really loved the dock and the house except for the broken outside fan and we had a few ants on kitchen counters which we took care of with spray under sink. we kayaked and fished and really had a great stay

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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loved it!

  • 4 of 5

Loved my stay at Mike and Patti's place. The view is fantastic.Ive read other complaints on the property and am baffled as to what people expect. For the price I was more then happy.If you want a for it! I felt I received a great deal for the price & hope to stay there again. We had multiple visits from manatees and recommended keeping the chum bags on the dock filled. It was like an aquarium!

Also the location is great. We were within walking distance to dive shop, bait and tackle, party boats,convenience store,pizza palor.....etc. dealing with Mike was also a good experience. He kept things simple and was helpful whenever I had a question.all around we had a great stay! I highly recommend the place!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great week

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent the week of my 40th birthday relaxing at Mike and Patti's ocean side rental. It was great. We relaxed on the back patio daily, went kayaking right out the back door and spent the rest of our time exploring the keys. The house was in the perfect location, was well appointed and was exactly what we were looking for. We also took advantage of the local fish market around the corner, walked down to buy amazing local seafood and cooked it right there on the grill out back on multiple nights. We had a wonderful, relaxing time and I will be returning to this house again the next time we visit the Keys!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We will be coming back! It's a wonderful location

  • 4 of 5

We were greeted by one of Mike's associates on our first day there. He offered some tips on local dining and snorkeling attractions. Spot on advice. Even what not to do...... George, thanks a lot. We also had the opportunity to meet Mike himself, as the washing machine was experiencing some technical difficulty. He didn't fix it.... HE replaced it with Brand new at no inconvenience to us. It is a little gem of a spot with a great team of ownership and management.

If we had to muster up one complaint, while we were enjoying our first family experience of petting and swimming with a 10-12 foot 3,000 pound manatee, the neighbor was very inconsiderate as he jumped onto his boat, lowered the motors into the water and started the propellers. then he got on his phone and sat there for 5-7 minutes and didn't go anywhere? Really Dude? C'mon Man!!!!

But the overall experience vastly and positively outweighed a rude neighbor with barking dogs.

As I stated in the title, We will be back

Kevin and Mary Beth Vachon

Grand Rapids, MI

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fabulous relaxing Oceanside view!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in the Keyes. The house is very tastefully decorated with two separate private seating areas. One you could cuddle up with a book and ocean view right in front. We fished from the dock with no serious catches. I relaxed in a chair and looked to find an iguana lazing on the fence beside me. Enjoyed meals at Sunset Grill and Key Colony Inn. I am a Vrbo owner myself and I am recommending this house.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 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 House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Christmas Holiday
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
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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