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Mike or Patti Rhine

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Amazing Private View of the Atlantic Ocean

39 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Central Florida Keys House Rental Photos and Description

Detached Single Family Home; 3Bedrooms , 1Baths (Sleeps 6)

This 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. Hide Away Cove is Conveniently located in the middle of Marathon for quick and easy access to many shops, restaurants and attractions.

The house is a Three Bedroom and sleeps 5 with sleeper sofa in a smaller 3rd bedroom. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you will need to cook your sunset evening meals.

There is a patio overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, with a barbeque grill, and plenty of seating for a crowd. Relax in the hot tub as you watch the boats sail by wondering which islands they are destined for.

Dock your Flats boat out your back door.

The water is shallow at low tide, which is very common in the keys, the dock is not suitable for boats other than a flats.

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mike or Patti Rhine (Owner)
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 2013

Why Mike or Patti Rhine chose Central Florida Keys

We just purchased this delightful 2nd home in August of 2013. We looked for a home that was not just private but with the perfect ocean front view as well. Simple yet very comfortable, Hide Away Cove 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 markets or restaurants. 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 in the middle of Marathon Key so you can be at any local destination in just minutes. The perfect location, and the perfect house for the Rhine family!

What makes this house unique

Easy access to activities in just minutes.

Beautiful view of The Atlantic ocean

Great central location in Marathon


based on 39 traveler reviews

Amazing Private View of the Atlantic Ocean
average rating of 4.794872 based on 39 reviews

What a Nice Place on the ocean - Paradise in Marathon!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming down to the keys for the last several years and have found that Marathon Key is a perfect place and not too far from the high costs of Key west . When we found this place and decided to rent , we found out that this place on the water is such the perfect place to enjoy keywest but also get away from it since it is only 40-50 min away............ Pattie and Mikes's place was very clean and everything you needed for that perfect stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet retreat in the middle of paradise

  • 5 of 5

We loved looking out the windows at the beautiful ocean. The beds were quite comfortable and the location was truly "away from it all" - the kitchen was well stocked with spices, and pots and pans. We cooked frequently. Warning about no see-ums - do not go outside at twilight hours or you will be bitten all over! During daylight there was no problem at all. Do not open screened windows at twilight - these little biters are smaller than the screen!

We loved the Iguanas! Everything from little green babies to really big daddys sun themselves on the rocks outside. Would post a pic if I knew how...

We walked to the IHOP or the Wooden Spoon for breakfast some days (we were there a month). We went to Castaway, Herbie's, Island Fishing Company, Sparky's Landing, Sunset Grille, and Upper Crust Pizza... Castaway has the best drinks! Herbie's had great conch fritters, Sunset had the great view and pool.... Island fishing company was reasonable and really good food.

We went to the Seafood festival in early March - stone crabs to die for! Plus great vendors. Went to Key West one day and shopped...had the best,this side of Bar Harbor, overstuffed Lobster roll at DJ's clam shack... A little hole in the wall - awesome!

Fishing was fabulous! Rented a boat from Captain Hooks a few times (note: make reservations in advance as spring break weeks are overbooked) - out to the reef to catch all sorts of interesting fish - including a good sized shark - my grandson came down for a few days during his school break - fishing was his passion! We rented from Jerry's when Capt Hook was overbooked - be careful there - boats are poorly maintained - CH boats are perfect. Bait from the tackle box was much better than Capt Hook.

We spent many days swimming in the beautiful ocean waters at Sombrero Beach and at Bahia Honda State Park. Bring a water ball to toss and skip the waves.... So much fun! We started with 100 sunblock and tapered down to 70 - even on cloudy days you really need it!

Lovely vacation in paradise - your home is exactly as expected and we had a great time! We are long time Marathon vacationers and will surely be back for more! Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extremley nice secluded home.

  • 5 of 5

All was great. Very nice place to stay. Mike and Patti were great in communications. Will be going back next year.

Very good value as compared to other properties.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at the beach house. The ocean view changes daily. We were there for a month and experienced beautiful, sunshine and rainy overcast days. All days were wonderful. Be sure to kayak down the west side of the shore into the mangroves. We felt like we were out in the wilds. The best part of the house is the view and the seclusion from the rest of the world. And the restaurants. And the Cuban Coffee. Lovely visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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excellent house and vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet and fantastic getaway!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place with some spots of bother

  • 3 of 5

Very nice quiet place with wounderful ocean view.

Owner very friendly and helpful.

However have to criticize few things: House is far away from five star. Cheap fittings, kitchen very used, equipment incomplete, queen bead very old and used, mattresse inacceptable... and what disappointed us the most, was that it was impossible to go into the water due to knee-deep mud, which is of course not the guilt of the owner, but the description in the internet left the impression, that there is a privat beach and ocean access which was one major criteria for me to choose this house and which made me accept the high price for this place.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Martin I hope your trip back home to Germany was a safe one. It was nice to have met with you and your wife and to hear a little bit about your lives in Germany. I'm sorry that our home here in the states was not up to your standards. The kitchen was remodeled a year and a half ago with new counters, equipment and appliances. We have tried to provide everything in the kitchen one could want, and would have accommodated any special request you may have had had we known your need. Living in Marathon makes it possible for every guest to receive that special benefit that most vacation home owners are unable to provide. Our photos are accurate and up to date. The property description did not say anything about a private beach or access to any other beach from the home. The water is shallow, as is most ocean access in the Keys. The home is one of the few in the area that provides privacy on the Atlantic Ocean. There are no neighbors on either side. The beds are replaced every summer to insure quality. We replace more often than major Hotels. We were very happy when you called to see if you could extend your stay for another day. I hope that the extra day helped you and your wife enjoy the Keys a little longer
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Key West
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tiki Bar
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Sombrero Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Sombrero Beach
Car: not necessary

Our home is located at the very end of a short quiet residential road. Very private and quiet. Hop on a bike and ride to many places in town. Very centrally located, restaurants, beaches, shopping all within bicycle distance. Bicycles can be rented for 10.00 per day, at many local shops.


Rates & Availability

Marathon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas?New years
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%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes 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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Also has an out door shower on back side of house.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle pull out second twin
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay 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.j

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