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The Gulf House, Fabulous Gulf Front Pool Home With Spa And Dock

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

5 Bedroom, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12

The Gulf House offers everything you could want ... to have the perfect family vacation!

Fabulous Views of the Gulf of Mexico, 40' pool waterside with built in spa, great dockage for boating or fishing and lovely tropical grounds!

A gracious beachside style home, beautifully furnished with casual elegance, and equipped with all the amenities for a great family vacation. 5 Bedrooms and 3 baths offer room for all and the expansive living area can comfortably accommodate everyone from the sectional couch for TV entertainment, sitting area and dining table for 12. A window wall of glass across the length of the living area brings the outdoors in with beautiful vistas of the Gulf of Mexico which can be viewed from every area of the living areas and kitchen. The kitchen is just steps from all the fun so the cook and helpers are never away from the activities or conversations. A protected porch off the kitchen is the perfect spot for morning coffee or a quiet moment before the day's start or to catch up at evenings end.

The master bedroom is waterside with a bank of sliding glass doors for water views and a step out porch that adjoins the living area. The private bath has a double sink vanity, dressing area and separate shower bathing area. Two other guest bedrooms are at this end of the home, one with a queen bed and the other with custom bunk beds providing 4 twins for a great kids room. A hall bath serves these bedrooms as well as the living area. Located on the other side of the home is another master bedroom with garden views, a king size bed and private bath and the 5th. bedroom, a cozy retreat with a queen size bed.

Beautiful grounds surround the home and a freeform shoreline creates a charming tidal area and a side yard garden with a pathway walk and tropical hammock landscaping adds to the get-a-way atmosphere of the home. The dock extends out into the Gulf for great dockage in the summer and fishing year round. Dolphin pilings line two sides of the dock for additional lines to tie off your boat. A small boat ramp is located next to the pier dock for convenient launching of kayaks or jet skis.

The new pool in the back yard boasts fabulous views from the pool and deck, a built in spa, beach entry area and built-in seating and stools! Poolside is a covered patio with gas grill and bar area for food prep or a light bite and undercover seating.

From the moment you get up to start the day to the close of the days activities this home offers an everything view of the skyline and water, from fabulous sunset color to crystal clear sky and sparkling water or the drama of storm clouds marching across the horizon, each as beautiful to view as the other.

City Lic. PLR2013-00413


Please call or email for more photos, information, and a visual tour.

WE DO NOT book online or through VRBO/Homeaway or Vacationrentals site services. You must speak to me or email me to place a reservation. You will never be asked to wire money immediately to hold a property or be offered a cash discount for immediate payment.

DO NOT forward any funds by wire transfer without first speaking with me, Kitty Whalton, Florida Keys Vacation Rentals, Inc. at 305-289-6510. Only pay using check, credit card, or direct bank transfer. NEVER pay by cash (unless you are in our office) or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram.

More Details

Property Manager
Kitty Whalton, Florida Keys Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 January, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

The Gulf House, Fabulous Gulf Front Pool Home With Spa And Dock
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Exceptional home that is professionally managed

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house. Tastefully decorated and updated. Lots of attention to detail.

Extremely well outfitted with all the essentials and much more. We have stayed and dozens of vacation rentals, this one took them all.

We were a party of 10 - 6 adults and 4 young kids. Lots of room.

Had a few minor issues typical of any house. Which were all very promptly dealt with by qualified and curtious professionals.

Hot tub and pool setup is a little finicky. Once you figure it out it's okay.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Rental

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have never visited the Keys in Florida prior to this visit. Marathon and Grassy Key were recommended to us by friends for its casual, relaxing atmosphere and the exceptional fishing. They were right! we have 2 teenage boys and a pre teen daughter. We also brought a friend so there were 6 of us. They were totally entertained at this house. The home is exactly as the pictures show. It's clean, well kept, beautifully decorated and well appointed. Linens and beds are high quality. Kitchen is equipped like at home. We never cook on vacation...we did this time and enjoyed it. Local restaurants are all casual(shorts and t shirt or polo). Must try Frank's Grill for best Italian I have had in years (I'm Italian!). Pool was exceptional. As for the dock and fishing from the dock, it was incredible! We rented a boat and never once fished from it! We caught nurse sharks, tarpon, barracuda and multiple varieties of snapper. Bring your fishing poles and buy frozen Spanish Sardines from bait store. Enjoyed snorkeling off the dock, kayaking from the shore (2 kayaks provided) and all of the wildlife including iguanas, birds, lobsters and multiple varieties of fish. Sunsets and view is postcard quality. Our kids never once said that they were bored! The Property manager, Kitty was exceptional. Unlike other VRBO rentals, Kitty is more involved. You will send her checks and talk to her more than Paypal, etc., and it's worth it! That's the charm of this area and this house. We will rent again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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BEST vacation...EVER!

  • 5 of 5

I can't find one negative thing to say about this home. We've rented a lot of vacation homes and you hardly ever get exactly what is pictured and described on websites...until now. It was beyond perfect, more than we had ever imagined. You couldn't want anything more in vacation home. We enjoyed the resident bird, Hank. I think he was a little obsessed with my brother, maybe bc he kept him well fed with the daily catch. We had a few visits from manatees, that was a nice surprise. The fishing and snorkeling is great there, no coral reefs, but lots of beautiful fish that hang around the dock and huge barracuda. We usually like to head down to Key West or set out on adventures, but we couldn't pull ourselves away from the house, we never wanted to leave. We didn't have any babies or small children, but for those of you who do, the house was equipped with high chair, crib, bed, etc. You really can't find a better vacation home. 💚

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house was way more than we could have ever expected, it accommodated 12 people including children with no problems no cramping it was absolutely perfect. the downstairs was all of our favorites the dock was to die for as well as the pool and view oh my gosh you couldn't have gotten a better view. we even had a manatee come visit the first day he was amazing and sooo gentle. we had a reoccurring bird come visit who we all just loved to pieces. we all enjoyed the house so much we never wanted to leave. and ONLY left to go eat dinner a couple nights. My advice is if your going to Marathon and this home is available snatch it up immediately its perfect. <3

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week with 9 adults and 3 kids (ages 6 months, 1 and 3). We had plenty of room and never felt cramped. It's suitable for small kids but do bring a baby gate for the tile stairs. The house is awesome, very private with beautiful ocean views. We had terrible weather almost the whole time so we really used the covered downstairs area which is very new and spacious. The pool and hot tub are also new and very nice! The dock is so fun to have even if you don't plan to bring a boat. The water is clear and there tons of room for fishing. We even had a manatee family come visit!! I definitely recommend this house!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation for Two Families with Kids

  • 5 of 5

Amazing! I cannot say enough about the house, the landscaping, and the views. Photos do not do it justice. Fishing was amazing. Brought two boats for a one week fishing and swimming vacation. We cooked out almost every night and loved every minute of it. More than enough room for two families with 4 kids ages 1, 2, and (2) 3. Bring a baby gate for the interior stairs, they are tile and there is no railing at the bottom. We cannot wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Key West
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Coco Plum Beach


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £203 + Tax
Refundable Deposit £811
Booking Fee £20 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed. Personal or business checks are welcome for all payments and deposits unless the reservation is made within 21 days of arrival in which case a Cashier's Check will be required or payment by credit card. We use a credit card processor service and they will charge a processing fee of $29.95 for Visa, MC or Discover.

To hold a reservation the signed paperwork must be accompanied with a payment of the deposit and booking fee. 90 days prior to arrive a payment of 1/2 the rent and tax total is due with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival. If the reservation is made within 90 days of arrival the deposit, booking fee and 1/2 the rent and tax total is due and within 30 days of arrival the total would be due.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Marathon in Florida Keys

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Waterside Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Second Master Bath
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Hall Bath
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom with private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Second master with private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Guest Bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Guest Bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 4 Bunk Bed , 2 sets of bunk beds (4 twins)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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