Private Canal Front Family Home: Private Heated Pool:60' Dock:Ocean Views:Kayaks
About Mary Rospert
Our family resides on Catawba Island, Ohio, which is a small island on the western basin of Lake Erie. God blessed us with four children: Austin, Addison, Aidan, and Isabelle. I’m a school teacher and Jeff is a salesman of medical products.
Mary Rospert purchased this House in 2012
Why Mary Rospert chose Marathon
Our family vacationed many years in Florida including the Keys. Having fallen in love with the Keys’ tropical treasures and recreational activities, we decided to make our claim (actually a mortgage!) in paradise.
What makes this House unique
Lemon Key Cottage is our sanctuary from the hustle of life. We truly come here to rejuvenate, relax, and unwind. There’s a certain mystique about the Keys…perhaps it’s the “come-as-you-are, don’t worry, be happy” attitude that everyone seems to enjoy. Whether it’s deep sea fishing for large Mahi Mahi or sipping on Rum Runners by the pool, there’s always something for everyone.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Saturday to Saturday check in/check out requirement in high season december 23 2018 - september 2019
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
The house was superb. We had absolutely no complaints. Our 3 girls were in the pool every second they had a chance. Couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay. We will be back!
Loved the house and pool
Very nice and clean
Only suggestion would be to put bumpers on the dock since it is a concrete wall
I would recommend to all family and friends
The house is exactly how it is pictured online, beautifully decorated and very clean. Our favorite spots to hang out were the pool and screened in patio. We appreciated all the little touches that mean a lot; the house was stocked w/ everything we needed (and we replaced what we used), the follow-up call to make sure everything was going well, the fishing advice, the fresh limes (lemons weren't ripe yet) and so much more. The location is very central so you're never too far away from anything. We would definitely stay here again.
What an amazing home! My family has been renting vacation properties thru VRBO for many years and have never had a bad experience, however, this one tops them all! The owners have truly thought of everything to make your stay perfect. The house is very clean, beautifully decorated, beds are super-comfortable (even the pull out sofa was comfortable!) and the kitchen has everything you could possibly need. The pool was amazing (larger than I thought it would be) and certainly the highlight of our stay! Having the kayaks available was great. It was so easy to drop them in the canal and be in the open water within a few minutes. Mary and Jeff were the perfect hosts and readily available for anything we needed. If you are considering this home for your vacation, I couldn't recommend it more. You won't be disappointed! We can't wait to come back! My only regret - I forgot to sign the guest book. To the Owners: we had an amazing vacation! Thank you for sharing your home. My whole family loved every minute of it!
We had a wonderful time. The house and pool were beautiful. The house was equipped with everything we needed and more. Spent our time there kayaking, swimming, snorkeling, eating , fishing and sight seeing (turtle hospital, aquarium encounters and aqua tours). Would highly recommend. Had five of us ranging from 7 to 80 years old and fun was had by all!
Loved the Lemon Cottage
The Lemon Cottage was very clean and good location on the water. We really enjoyed our stay. We even had a neighbor come tell us about some manatee's he had under his dock for the kids to come check out. Mary and Jeff were super nice and helpful. Thanks again
Marathon is a beautiful city that offers the best of the Florida Keys while having all the nearby conveniences such as: grocery stores, pharmacies, hospital and emergency care, retailers, marinas, airport, movie theater, live entertainment bars/nightlife, parks, public beach and walking bridge, and excellent restaurants (most of which are dock-up ).
Marathon is surrounded by water: the ocean to the south and Gulf to the north. People come from all over the world to enjoy our warm waters colored in various shades of blue and turquoise.
If you don’t have a boat, don’t worry. You can still enjoy the water by renting a boat, hire a fishing charter, or take a dinner cruise right here in Marathon. Or, make your way to the 7 Mile Bridge and walk along the old car bridge.
Some my family’s favorite restaurants in Marathon are: Franks Grill (Italian), Sunset Grill (seafood and sushi ocean side), Stouts (breakfast on our street !), Island Fish (near Holiday Inn bayside), Lazy Days (excellent food on water ocean side), Marathon Fish Company (on water 35th St. bayside), Castaways (15th st ocean side), and Burdines (great fries – 15th st. ocean side), Porkys (BBQ- bayside), and 7Mile (bayside by the bridge). Most of these restaurants are accessible by boat and have plenty of dock space. There are other restaurants that are excellent too, so just explore and you’ll find your favorites.
About the Southern Keys: Our home is a one hour drive from the beautiful and popular town of Key West; the southernmost outpost in the continental USA only 90 miles from Cuba.
If you have a day or evening available, take a ride south to one of our country’s top tourist destinations and enjoy a sunset in Mallory Square. You can see the cruise ships come and go, enjoy the live street entertainers in the square, or shop at the hundreds of retailers along Duval Street. Or, you can party away at Sloppy Joe’s, Hogs Breath Saloon, or Irish Kevins !
One relatively unknown restaurant/bar that my family likes to frequent is No Name Pub located on No Name Key. Just over the Seven Mile Bridge, turn right at the light in Big Pine Key and find your way to this little pub…the food is excellent and it’s worth the search. By the way, you will undoubtedly encounter endangered Key Deer along the path so drive carefully.
One of the nicest and largest beaches in the Keys is located on Bahia Honda State Park. It’s an excellent white sand beach that is nicely maintained. It’s located just over the 7 Mile Bridge about a 15 minute ride from the house.