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Gary L. Word

Member since: 2000
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People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Gary L. Word

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Calendar last updated:
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Top Floor Water View!

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday condo in Marathon - Faro Blanco Condominiums

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Top floor suite! Beautifully furnished unit overlooking the aqua blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico!

This 1,700 square foot (including wrap-around porch), custom decorated condominium offers a unique ocean panoramic view. Split floor plan has centralized living area. Fully-equipped kitchen. Large master bedroom with king-size bed, private 3/4 bath, and walk-in closet.

Relax and enjoy a cool drink on the wrap-around screened terrace overlooking Faro Blanco Lighthouse and Marina. Visit and savor dinner at any of the many area restaurants. Sunbathe or swim at nearby Sombrero Beach... only 3 miles from the resort.

Marina Use: Daily and monthly boat dockage is available. Separate arrangements for a slip and trailer parking can be made through the abutting resort. Trailer parking is free. However, boat launching is not available on site but nearby.

Guest Discount: Condo guests enjoy a 15% discount on food and beverages at the Yacht Club Restaurant and bar.

Arrange fishing charters for deep sea fishing off nearby Seven Mile Bridge or snorkel on the area coral reefs. Less than an hour's drive is popular Key West and it's about a mile walk to Seven Mile Bridge to view spectacular sunsets!

This unit is appealing to non-smokers as we ask that smoking be limited to the terrace. Sorry, no pets are allowed.

Keywords: Condominium

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Gary L. Word (Owner)
Member since: 2000
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Calendar last updated:
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About Gary L. Word

Gary was born and raised in Minnesota and lived for many years in Michigan.. He moved to Florida in 2006 and has been enjoying the sunshine and beautiful waters of Miami Beach and the Florida Keys. Faro Blanco is a special place with excellent water views, lighthouse and the activity of a bustling marina (soon to be renovated).

Gary L. Word purchased this condo in 2000

Why Gary L. Word chose Marathon

I chose the Florida Keys for a vacation destination for the past 10 years so it only seemed natural to want a permanent place of my own in the Keys. It is centrally located with great views, restaurants, activities, etc. While different from Key West with a small-town feel, Marathon remains close enough to visit the 'Conch Republic' when. and if, desired.

What makes this condo unique

I thoroughly enjoy walking along old Seven Mile Bridge on the way to Pigeon Key and searching for sealife in the shallow aqua/blue waters. Spotted rays, dolphin, shark, sea turtles and a huge variety of tropical fish are there - if you are lucky enough to see them! Marina is available for boat dockage and trailer parking on a first come, first serve basis. Trailer parking is free. However, boat launching is not available on site but nearby.

Guest Discount: Condo guests enjoy a 15% discount on food and beverages at the Yacht Club Restaurant and bar at the resort.

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4
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Top Floor Water View!
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews
4

Best View in Marathon

  • 4 of 5

My family really enjoyed our time here. The view from the balcony is beautiful. Gulf breeze flowing, pelicans fishing, boats passing by. Being on the 4th floor you can see so much of Marathon. This condo has eveything that a family would need for a quiet vacation. The condo is close to food, entertainment and the beach. We will be back next year if not sooner to relax on that balcony again. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Centerville, Ohio
5

Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

The place was great for our family of four. Our kids liked having their own bedroom and overall the place was very spacious. We really enjoyed eating on the large screened deck and the ocean views. This was our first time in the Keys and Marathon is a good location to stay. We went to the nearby Dolphin Institute, Bahia Honda Beach, and Sombrero Beach is only 5 minutes from the condo and has a nice playground for the kids, as well as the warm water. We stayed here a week. It was an hour drive to Key West, but it was a nice drive with good views. The only negative thing I'd say is that, as the owner indicates in the listing, the area around the condo has significant hurricane damage from years ago, so don't expect to see an active dock area with boats, but there was no reconstruction going on while we were there, so there was no noise, large vehicles, etc, and the ocean still looked great! We saw a lot of seagulls flying around. Overall we really liked the Keys and are thinking of coming back next spring break.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Ocala, FL
1

Madmax

  • 1 of 5

I found the property to be very differant from the way it was protrayed on the website. The pictures on the insided were close but the outside was nothing like the pictures. The marina was in total disrepair. I would not recommend this property to anyone until MAJOR repairs are done.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The listing clearly notes that the resort (adjacent and separate from the condominiums) is projected to be rennovated due to hurricane damage. A discounted rate applies for the stay because of the pending construction to the resort. As the condo unit owner, I have no control over the resort development or operations and do not promote the resort as an amenity for boaters or visitors. The water views are unobstructed and the interior is as advertized. Recent, planned, exterior repairs to the buildings were completed by the end of February 2013.
Melbourne Beach,FL
5

Divers

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we have stayed here and it works perfectly for us. Great view and location. Lots of room.

We will stay again

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a great time and hope you will return soon when the grounds and building will be improved!
5

Great

  • 5 of 5

The condo is very beautiful. Despite the works in the marina, we appreciated. The pictures are like the condo is. I was there with all my family (7 persons)Gary answered all our questions.

I recommanded. Hope to go there another time

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! I enjoyed having you as my guest.

Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Key West,Florida
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Marathon, Florida
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Marathon, FL
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
U.S. #1 /Overseas Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Marathon,FL
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Marathon, FLorida
Nearest Point of Interest
Pigeon Key Gift Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Sunset Grille
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Seven Mile Bridge/Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Stuffed Pig Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Keys Fisheries
Nearest Point of Interest
Turtle Hospital
Nearest Point of Interest
Sombrero Beach / Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix Super Market
Nearest Point of Interest
K-Mart
Nearest Point of Interest
Florida Keys Rentals
Car: necessary

Dolphin Research Center (Grassy Key), Turtle Hospital (next door), Pigeon Key (two mile walk), Old Seven Mile Bridge (one mile walk), Bahia Honda State Park (12 miles), Key West (48 miles), Sombrero Beach (4 miles), Sombrero Reef (three nautical miles), Dry Tortugas (ferry from Key West).

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Prices & Availability

From $253 Nightly

Prices for this holiday condo in Marathon, Central Florida Keys

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Low Season
5 Jun 2015 - 13 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
$759
for 3 nights
From
$253
$1,631
$4,275
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$928
for 3 nights
From
$309
$1,800
$5,062
 

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 12.5%
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Marathon in Central Florida Keys

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Lift ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master bedroom bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shared by guests and bedrooms 2 & 3
  • Please note: The unit has two bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , with walk-in closet, 2 sinks, shower, pvt. access to balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , small closet, book shelves, adjacent full bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , 'overflow' sleeping only / pull-out queen bed / living room
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Gated entrance, Marina, Lighthouse, Gulf front, Smoking is limited to the terrace, City of Marathon License No, PLR2004-00046

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