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Cozy conch cottage, Oceanside duplex, Great location/view, dock, ramp,

Bedrooms 2
Space sq. ft.
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. Quiet, low traffic canal. Mutton Manor has a private tropical feel in the heart of Marathon but with all the amenities just a mile away. You're within walking distance to Marathon's beautiful Sombrero beach. Take the two kayaks oceanside for some fun 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 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. The second bedroom is small and has a 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.

Bringing a boat? Heads up fisherman this is a great location for your small boat. Just look at the map. 40' of seawall with whips and a cutting table.

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

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

Nicely furnished and decorated

Sorry no pets

More Details

Property Manager
Derek Ulbrich
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 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 Central Florida Keys

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.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

Cozy conch cottage, Oceanside duplex, Great location/view, dock, ramp,
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews

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: Mar 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 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: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houghton Lake, MI

Most Relaxing Vacation Stay Ever!

  • 5 of 5

This is truly paradise. You have the beach at one end of the road and the grocery store at the other. We barely left the cottage, except for a day trip to nearby Key West. Enough fish caught off the seawall for dinner most days. Spectacular views. All this and our dog was welcome, too. Marie is great to work with, and her kitchen is a renters dream. Endless pots, pans, bakeware, and dishes, which is certainly not the norm at the other places we have rented over the years. The fenced in patio was great for the dog. He could be outside all day just like at home. Plenty of non-busy dog walking places as well. I would recommend Mutton Manor highly! It is everything the description says and more.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here the week of our wedding in Key West, though it was a further drive than we anticipated, it was well worth it and we could not ask for a better home! The house is clean and cozy, decorated so well inside and out, a true Florida Keys paradise! We had great fishing in the canal and even had a manatee swim up and play in the water between us and the neighbors on the other side of the duplex, they taught us that the manatee loves to play in the water coming out of the hose! Marie was great to work with during the entire reservation process and following up with us to make sure everything went well afterward. We will definitely be coming back to this home, unfortunately not soon enough! This home will be a part of our memories forever and we are so glad we picked this one among so many in the area, it is close enough to everything you need, yet far enough off the main road to feel like you are in a world of your own. I just can't say enough about our entire experience! Thank you Marie, and I hope all your future tenants treat your home better than their own so it always remains pet friendly and available for us to share many more weeks in the years ahead!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Saint Cloud, Florida

Fun under the Sun

  • 5 of 5

We brought our 3 kids and they were in heaven. Our 7 and 10 year old hunted for hermit crabs, land crabs and iguanas every morning and night! Pull back the sliding glass door blinds(3 sets overlooking the back yard) and there's your boat and the Atlantic at your door step! It was convenient, cozy and clean. It is a lovely alternative to a hotel, it was affordable and private. We had a wonderful lobster season and can't wait to return for 2014! It was hard to leave those sunny days in the boat.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Satellite Beach Fl.

Mermaid Properties

  • 5 of 5

This clean VERY private hide a way is a 5 star villa on the sea with Florida keys comfort and a touch of Bahamas Island whites .Great for anglers who not only want to know and hear conditions but need to see for themselves. With straight open water its just a cup of coffee on the dock to see what exactly you will be in for on the water that day .Off shore on the reef in record time. Go fishing, diving ,spear fishing and come home with lots of Mahi i did but I thinking a month next time :} PRE BOOK AND CAST AWAY YOUR TROUBLES and HAVE A Mar i time :} MERMAID PROTERTIES

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Marathon, Florida Keys

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £81 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates vary from $1,200-$1400/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.
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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.

PLR# 2010-00105

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


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