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Cozy Conch Cottage, Oceanside duplex, Great location/view, dock, ramp,

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Thank you for checking out our listing!

Quiet oceanside canal front 1/2 duplex with beautiful sunrise views. Very quiet, low traffic canal and street. No neighbors across the street or behind the property. Mutton Manor has a private tropical feel in the heart of Marathon but anything you might need is only a couple minutes away. You're within walking distance to Marathon's beautiful Sombrero Beach. Take the two kayaks oceanside for some fun looking for bonefish on the flats, snorkeling, or exploring the mangrove shoreline. Fish right in the backyard for juvenile tarpon, snook, snapper, and ladyfish or just sit in the back, sip your favorite cocktail, and enjoy the view.

Mutton Manor is the perfect spot for you to start and end each day of your adventure in the beautiful Florida Keys.

Our place is a 2 bed/ 2 bath. Sleeps 4. We like to cater to couples or couples with kids. Large roomy master. The second bedroom is small, 9'x11' and has a large bunkbed that is a queen on the bottom and a long twin on top. Sort of like a loft, the top of the room is open to the living area. Perfect for the kids or a guest.

Our house is well equipped with everything you will need. Cable TV in living room and both bedrooms. Wi-Fi. The tv in living room is a smart tv so you can surf the internet or use your Netflix account, etc.

Bringing a boat? Heads up fisherman this is a great direct ocean access location for your small boat. Just look at the map. No long idles or long shallow channels to deal with. 40' of seawall with whips, ladder and a cutting table.

The flats channel can get a a little skinny at low tide so not recommended for boats bigger than 22' . Access is limited by tide for boats much bigger. You could bring your 28cc, I do, but you will be restricted at lower tides

This is an ideal location for folks with a flats boat looking to stalk some bonefish, or run to the bridge and chase tarpon.

Nicely furnished and decorated. Everything you need is there.

PLR# 2016-00237


Please Note: Property can only be rented through me, the owner, be aware of scammers, I will never ask you for a credit card payment or wire transfer to book or reserve dates.

Sorry no pets

More Details

Property Manager
Derek Ulbrich
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 May, 2017

About Derek Ulbrich

So why do we call it Mutton Manor?

When we went on our first fishing trip from #7 in our boat the very first fish we caught was a mutton snapper that weighed maybe 14lbs. We released her. We had lots of bent rods with muttons on that day. I joked, in the boat, we should call our new place Mutton Manor and it has stuck ever since. It is a good thing the first fish wasn't a catfish...

Derek Ulbrich purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Derek Ulbrich chose Marathon

We feel our place is a nice quiet little hideaway from which to launch your daily adventures in the Keys without breaking the bank. That way you can save money for important things like bait and beer or whatever. We have been renting the place as a vacation rental for 14 years and have served 100's of happy vacationers from all over the States, Canada and Europe. We take it seriously. Should an issue arise we will not leave you hanging. We have many people who come back year after year. We want our guests to come, leave the world behind for a little while and just enjoy what the Keys have to offer. So much to do and so little time! Thanks for checking out our listing. Wherever you end up staying we hope you have a blast!

What makes this cottage unique


Choice small boat location! Ramp on our canal is available for use by guests with small boats.

A nice view and interior that constantly reminds you where you are.


Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
6.1 Miles
Key Colony Beach (Public)
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sombrero beach

Florida Keys, Key West

Marathon, Sombrero Beach, Pigeon Key, Seven Mile Bridge, Old Seven Mile Bridge, Sombrero Lighthouse, Sombrero Reef, Crane Hammock, Bahia Honda State Park, Biplane Rides, Skydiving, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Lobstering, Deep Sea Fishing, Drift boats, Flats Fishing, Back Country Fishing, Tarpon Fishing, Kayaking, Swimming with Dolphin.

Other Activities: bi-plane rides, helicopter rides, skydiving, sunset walks on 7 Mile Bridge, fish till you drop, have a blast!

Golf: There is a public 9 hole par 3 golf course nearby on Key Colony


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Marathon in Monroe County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Baby bath tub under sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed
    Guest - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , extra long single
  • Big master with vaulted ceiling and TV. Second bedroom is small and just a place to sleep and keep your stuff. The top of bedroom, like a loft, is open air to the living room area. Large Bunk bed (Queen on bottom and extra long single on top.) Pack 'n Play and booster seat in closet.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Boat Dock
  • Terrace
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Dockage and private ramp at end of canal, beach nearby, ocean side; close to airport. We cannot rent for less than a week. Maximum 4 people. Rental license rules. Bring your own beach towels. We have one beach umbrella.


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Cozy Conch Cottage, Oceanside duplex, Great location/view, dock, ramp,
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews

Wasn't ready to leave!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was such a cute island home and it had everything that we needed to feel at home! The view from the backyard was beautiful!! Sit and watch the moon dance on the water at night, or get up early to see the wildlife on the island across the canal. The kayaks were an extra treat and if was fun to go out in them. The owner gave a lot of good pointers for the stay and was the most pleasant to deal with!! We had a such a great time in this great home!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Had a great time!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast at this rental. The owners were very responsive and we even managed to catch a few snapper from the bulkhead and also scored some fresh fish from the neighbors!! The kayaks were perfect for sunset cruises every afternoon! Location of property is great with everything you need within a 2 mile radius. Highly recommend Captain Pips for boat rentals as well. Would definitely return! Thanks Derek!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I have to say that the pictures did not do this place justice! My husband and I had a wonderful trip, from lounging outside on the canal to visiting the many nearby islands. Access to the in-house kayaks made it fun to roam through the Mangroves in the nearby nature preserve. We rented bikes for the week cruising to the beach in one direction as well as the opposite direction for site seeing on Sombrero road. There was a nice little fruit market just up US 1 and is close in proximity to everything!

The duplex was set up efficiently and was so cozy! Well kept house with everything you could possibly need to make your own meals should you choose or dine out with causal nearby dining on up!

We highly recommend this owner. The communications were clear, concise and timely! He even gave tips for dining and site seeking.

Thanks Derek!!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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Cozy Home with Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at this home over Spring Break. Just my husband and I, and we had plenty of room. The living room was relaxing and comfortable, the kitchen was well stocked, and the bedroom was cozy with a good bed and linens. We didn't use the 2nd bedroom but it was well furnished with a twin-over-queen sturdy wood bunk set.

The canal front patio was where we spent our time. Only 3 houses from the open ocean, it had a beautiful view and great sunrises. A resident white egret kept us company most evenings. The canal filled with seaweed for a couple days but thats certainly not the owners fault, just the tides.

We love Marathon and will re-visit this property. The owner is very easy to work with and communicates well. Overall a very good experience and a sweet little home that was perfect for us. Close to everything Marathon has to offer and in the middle of the Keys so driving anywhere is easy.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
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Clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised when we showed up at Derek's cottage in the wee hours on March 18/17. His cottage was very clean and organized with all the comforts of home. The view is beautiful and we enjoyed using the kayaks during our week of stay. We spent an afternoon at Sombrero Beach which was beautiful except the water wasn't very clear or warm due to the storm that came through the week prior. We also spent a day down at Bahia Honda State Park. The water there was also cool but very clear. Our day spent in Key West roaming the streets was a lot of fun. The bartenders/waitresses there are a blast. They had some great musicians/singers as well. We spent another day out fishing and caught a pile of grunts which are great eating! This was my first trip to Florida and I couldn't believe the colour & clarity of the water while out on the Charter , definitely wasn't expecting that! We also were lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins while out fishing, so exciting!

Thanks again Derek for allowing us to rent your cottage and hope to be able to spend another week or two next year!

Ken & Kelly Taylor

Don & Mary Lou Barrett

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thank you mutton manor great summer vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family has vacationed here at mutton manor for the past 2 years. The home is very well cared for and is equipped with everything necessary to enjoy your stay. Marie is extremely helpful. Quick ocean access. Would recommend this home to anyone. Thank you Marie and Family for opening your home to others. My family has wondeful memories.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Marathon, Florida Keys

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £74.45 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates vary from $1,050-$1250/week dependent upon season/week
12.5% state and local bed tax

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

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