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January "Leave The Cold Behind" Special~ Week 7-14th $2500 All In

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Marathon House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom 2 Bath Beach Home On a half Acre With Swimming Pool And Dock

Our newly remodeled Key West style home sits on a half acre of land, 2 blocks from Sombrero Beach. We have a private 40 foot dock and swimming pool. The home has enjoyed many visitors since 2005. It has 3 Bedrooms and 2 large bathrooms. The master bedroom has a beautiful king size bed, and the two bedrooms upstairs both have full sized beds. A pack and play is available for the little ones.

The large bathroom downstairs has a soaking tub and shower. The upstairs bathroom has a shower and laundry room. The master bedroom, living room and two bedrooms upstairs are equipped with flat screen TV's and DVD players. Wifi is also available.

Our kitchen is fully stocked with everything you should need or want including a Keurig coffee maker. Cook inside or grill on the balcony with our gas grill. The dining area will seat 6 people and a high chair is also available for use. The private fenced pool has lounging chairs and an outside shower. We provide beach towels and pool floats for your convenience. Life jackets are provided with the 3 person kayak. You can leave right from our fishing dock and paddle to the ocean. Sombrero Beach has great snorkeling and you can catch your own lobster right off shore. There are many activities within 2 blocks of our home to enjoy on your vacation.

Vacation License #PLR2013-00208

Pets Allowed With Prior Notice And Pet Fee is Added, and is Not Included in Special Pricing Offers. All Specials Offered Do Not Include Bookings Made Prior to Special Offer Date.

Book a fishing trip with Captain Jay, aboard the C- Drifter II, a 32 ft Stamas center console. Reef, and Wreck fishing for up to 4 people $400. for 3/4 Day Additional charge for additional people.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Sherry Broadway
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016
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Why Sherry Broadway chose Central Florida Keys

We were looking for a tropical destination that would provide numerous activities for the whole family. We found it at Whimsical Seas. With such busy lives this beach home allows our family to spend quality time together swimming, fishing, grilling by the pool, boating and kayaking in some of the most beautiful water in the world.

What makes this house unique

We have one of the largest yards in the area. Its completely private and fenced. The kids and pets have room to run and plenty of space to park your boat, cars and RV. And the pets love the grassy areas.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Although the weather was less than ideal, we had the best time here as the house/pool/ and dock were so well equipped and pleasant that we felt like we were in Paradise!!!!!

Great location in The Keys and close to the beach. When everyone else in the country was experiencing extreme colds, we were able to kayak and swim in our beautifully private pool. We each had our own space and yet plenty of room to enjoy each others company watching one (of many possible) DVD's.

Oh, and we were even treated to kayaking alongside three manatees in the canal!!! What a treat!! We would return to this property again with no hesitations.

P.S. Sherry was super :-) in answering any questions or requests!
Jan 2014
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

January "Leave The Cold Behind" Special~ Week 7-14th $2500 All In
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 19 reviews

Such a wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week and had a wonderful vacation. The house was beautiful and nothing beats having your own pool in the Keys. The property was great and we loved seeing all the iguanas running all over. We were 2 blocks from the beach and certainly appreciated that. Convenient to shopping, food, and additional outdoor activites.

The property manager was so helpful and communication was perfect. She also offered several suggestions as to where to eat and places to see.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We could not be more satisfied . Sherry is the most accommodating property manager I have ever met. It is not a matter of having to call her to fix a problem, she keeps everything like it is supposed to be kept so there are no problems. We use this particular property twice a year for a week each time. Every time we have been there it is like a vacation is supposed to be. Fun, relaxing, a real time for my family to be together enjoying one of the most fantastic places on earth, Marathon in the Florida Keys.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect get away for spring break!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five enjoyed staying at Whimsical Seas. The property was perfect for our three boys. We fished, swam, walked to the beach and enjoyed every minute. Sherry was always available and very helpful. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Derry nh

Peaceful get-away

  • 5 of 5

The house was great! We had six people most of the week and there was plenty of room. The pool, grounds, and dock was everything we had hoped. The house was clean and it had everything we needed- fully equipped kitchen, more than enough towels, and easy to use AC units. The dog loved the fenced in yard, as did we. It made life just like home: open the door, let him out. This is the most relaxing vacation we have had in a long time. It's a short walk to the beach and a 15 min. boat ride to the ocean. Iguanas, manatees, and dolphins, you can count on seeing something every day. We would definitely stay here again. Sherri made the whole thing easy and very accommodating, she was great. If I had to make one comment down size the master bedroom furniture. Smaller head board and dresser.

Thanks Sherri we had fun our stay was great.

Excited to come back to Marathon!

The Torre family

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Spot For Our Family of Four

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved this house. The location is great - two blocks from Sombrero Beach, the grocery store was no more than two minutes driving distance and a ton of restaurants all within ten minutes. Marathon Key is a great place to stay too. There are so many places to eat, you're within a short drive of Bahia Honda State Park and the turtle hospital (which is a must in my opinion if you're staying on Marathon), and a ton of fishing charters (we went to SeaSquared Charters which I HIGHLY recommend). The pool was clean and in a great spot that provides some sun and shade. The outdoor stuff provided was in better shape than any VRBO we have stayed at before - they have a nice kayak for going out into the canal, and the bikes and the fishing rods provided are in really good shape. The inside was clean, well kept and spacious. Personally I think the space felt bigger than the pictures we looked at. I was a little concerned that having the TV under the stairs might be a little inconvenient, but it wasn't a problem at all. The dining table is a bit small, but the balcony space out back is plenty big so that's where we chose to eat most of our meals. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils. The property manager was excellent as well. Sherry made sure to check in on us the first night we were there to make sure everything was okay.They had to put a new dishwasher in while we stayed, and Sherry did a great job of communicating with us about that to make sure our stay was not disturbed. I liked the fact that she handled everything via text message too because it felt like she was much more available if there was an issue which is what you want when you stay in a VRBO. I can't say enough good things about this place. I'm looking at pictures of the place as I write this review and I already miss it! Anyone who stays here will not regret it!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 3 of 5

Location for this vacation rental was great -close to Sombrero Beach as well as grocery stores, K-Mart, etc.

Being on a canal was ideal as we kayaked and fished from the dock quite a bit. The house came with a 2 person kayak which was great.

The home also had a heated pool which we used a couple of times.

The house could use a thorough cleaning. The first floor bedroom had a funny smell - maybe the carpet? The carpet also needed to be stretched in this room.

The chaise/sofa also had a funny smell. Maybe past renters let their dogs sit on it? Either way, getting the sofa cleaned and giving the house an overall in-depth cleaning would help. The house is nice but was looking a bit worn.

The ice and water did not work in the fridge and the dishwasher wasn't working when we got there. They will be replacing the dishwasher but it would be nice if the fridge would get fixed too.

Overall, the house is in a wonderful location and it could easily suit the needs of a family. It came equipped with a lot of extras that other homes don't provide - bikes, kayak, fishing poles, freezer, coolers, etc.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing to stay with us Denise....we are happy to hear that you had a good time. We do provide bikes, and kayaks so that you can enjoy the surrounding areas by water or the great bike paths that go to Sombrero Beach and all around town. We do provide a large bag of ice for every new guest, and the Florida Keys has the absolute best water anywhere. And you are correct the dishwasher did quit working for you, sorry....ahhh...the many things I wish I had control over, we ordered one that day and it will be installed this week....thankfully there were only two of you....sorry you had to hand wash. We were happy to offer you our special Fall pricing, and were happy to welcome your sweet yorkie and waive the pet fee for you, as a part of the special. I am not sure what you refer to with the smell in the master bedroom....I did clean that house myself for you.....I did notice a couple of spots on the carpet when you left, but that's okay, I have a great carpet cleaner for pet accidents. I hope you get the chance to return to The Florida Keys again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Key West
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Overseas Hwy US 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Plaza Grill
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Sombrero Beach
Car: recommended

The island community of Marathon in the Florida Keys is a tropical getaway for your whole family. It maintains a retro, nautical atmosphere with family-friendly festivals and attractions. Activities include dolphin swims, snorkeling, kayaking, deep sea fishing and boating. Seafood festivals are scheduled throughout the year, and plenty of local restaurants feature fresh catches. Catch your own lobster for dinner during lobster season that runs from August to March. Fishing is ideal off the pristine Sombrero Beach. Leave from our dock with your 3 Person Kayak provided with our property. Visit Crane Point to hike to the preserved home of a 20th century settler family. If you bring your own boat, caretakers Jay, and Sherry will meet you at the boat launch, help you launch the boat, and Captain Jay will ride along to show you to your vacation home by water. Ask about fishing trips offered for this rental.

Rates & Availability

Marathon House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas/New Year 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Lobster mini season 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 12.5%

Pets with owner approval only. Pet fee= $100. 2 pet maximum. Pets 20 Lbs or under. If a pet is brought without notification and the pet fee paid, we reserve the right to evict with no refund of any monies. No pets in pool. Check in time is anytime after 4 p.m. No early check ins unless offered. Check out is 10 a.m. a late fee will be assed for late check outs with out prior authorization. A $75 fee will be withheld on all cancellations. No refund on a cancellation received within 60 days of arrival.

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Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Laundry room in this bathroom
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Gray Shark Bedroom - 1 double , games and toys provided
    Aquamarine Bedroom - 1 double , Pack and Play, TV and DVD player
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Flat Screen TV and DVD player- No Cable/ Movies Only
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Ask about disounted fishing trips offered for this rental. Check out= 10 a.m. Check In= 4 p.m.

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