House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
I grew up fishing the Florida Keys. My wife and I purchased this home as a week-end get away. I am a licensed Captain and use this location as my charter / tournament fishing headquarters. I am available for walk-on charters. If you would like a crash course on fishing the keys to jump start your fishing / diving vacation please let me know. I offer BIG discounts or package deals to my renters. Capt. Kevin
Kevin purchased this House in 2002
Why Kevin chose Marathon
Our home is located equidistant from the Seven-Mile bridge and Vaca cut. Being on the Bay side gives you easy access to the best lobster diving and snapper fishing in the area.
What makes this House unique
Marathon has the nicest beach in the Florida Keys and many of the best Restaurants as well. There are many marine and bait & tackle stores making it the most convenient Island for the fishing and boating enthusiast.
One of the few homes in the Keys with grass.
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Please DO NOT put fish scraps in the trash. Throw them in the canal. Poke their eyes and cut their stomachs. They will not float.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Ac in the house is non existent. Property owner says it “works well”. Never gets below 81 all day long. Entire Downstairs is not air conditioned at all. Vents and rooms are full of black mold. Doors don’t lock. House is in complete disrepair.
I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay. Thank you for your candid critique. I have scheduled an Air conditioner overhaul including cleaning of ducts. I am purchasing a portable A/C for the one room downstairs without any vents. We use that room more for staging fishing and dive gear but my A/C company suggested that cooling it would help the two main floors stay cooler. I was unaware of the issue with the interior dock locks. Have never tried to lock them in the 16 years I've owned the house. I will address this issue during my next maintenance trip 8/24/19. Please check the site pictures as I am down there often and update them as needed on each trip.
The location is great with a boat ramp two blocks away. Close to restaurants (even ones you can go to by boat). The house was great with the exception of the air conditioning. It doesn't seem to cool properly during the day. During the night, it does cool down more. We did call the property owner and he was very responsive. He sent his AC guy right away. But it seems the issue is the house needs more vents. We were lucky that there were fans in the house that we were able to move around to the hotter parts of the house. Overall, we had a great time but it would go a long way to either fix the vent issue or to provide portable air conditioners around the house. It was just very hot. But everything else was just fine and the Florida keys were great!
Thank you for your review. And your patience with the air conditioning situation. I plan on addressing the air conditioning issue during the off-season.
Family Vacation-Douglas family
We enjoyed the home. It has a great covered outdoor area by the canal, and the home has been remodeled recently. The home was clean and well stocked with kitchen items and bathroom towels. Overall it was a great trip. Thank you Kevin for sharing your home with us.
Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to have you again soon. Thank yiu for treating my house like you would yours.
Don't expect much
..and you won't be disappointed. Outdated and dingy describes this house best. And bring your own everything. Half a roll of toilet paper and paper towels is all you will find. Best things, location, ocean access and covered area in back. Too bad when you get back from a great day of fishing you cannot enjoy a comfortable clean house to come back to.
Wow! Sorry to hear you had a bad experience! This is the 1st bad review I have ever received. I will speak with my cleaning service and make sure they are on top of your KIND suggestions.
Easy check in. Great location. House is well equipped
Our few days in Marathon were awesome. Went scuba diving and reef fishing, and spent one day in Key West. The house was conveniently located to so many places for adventure and great outdoor dining.
We loved the back patio and gazebo that overlooked the channel that lead to the ocean at the end of the street. The remodeled interior provided a comfortable environment.
Just a great time all in all.
Public Beach (overlooking the Sombrero Reef Light), Charter Fishing available (call 561 662-2352 for references)