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This Is Your Key To Family Fun On The Beach, Boating Or Just Relaxing

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

This Is Your Key To Family Fun on the beach, boating, or just relaxing

Here is your Key to an unforgettable vacation at the ocean and on the beach. Included during your stay is membership in a private beach club.

This new 3 bedroom/3 bath house as everything you need for a memorable stay. It is located in the gated community of Bougainvillea Villas approximately 150 feet from the ocean. We are near Vaca Cut between Grassy Key and Vaca Key for easy access to the Atlantic Ocean as well as the Gulf of Mexico. There is a heated waterfront pool and a dock area where you can fish , launch a kayak or just sit and enjoy the view.

Enjoy membership in a private beach and pool club less than half a mile away. The Cabana Club is located on the ocean and features a private beach and an Island bar and lounge located pool side. Enjoy daily drink specials, local entertainment, and pampering by an outstanding staff.

This beautifully furnished home features indoor living on two floors served by an elevator and undercover parking for two cars. A 700 square foot roof top open air living area is a great place too lounge in the sun or enjoy the incredible view from your own private hot tub. The Master suit has a private balcony, king size bed, 40 inch T.V., and an in suite bath with whirl pool tub, and separate shower. Bedroom2 has 2 twin beds with one trundle, T.V., and an in suite bath with tub/shower. The 3rd bedroom has a King size bed, a twin sofa bed and adjoining bath. The living/dining area has a back bar with granite counter top and 60 inch T.V. with Netflix. There is a DVD player, Wii and a fax/copy machine. The deck off the living room has table and chairs and a gas grill for outside dining. The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, double oven, micro-wave, and a double door refrigerator with filtered water. There is top of the line washer/dryer, wireless internet access through out and free local and domestic long distance calling. Each bedroom has luxury linens and each bath is supplied with plush towels, toilet paper, soap, body wash, shampoo and hair dryers. In addition paper towels, dishwasher soap, trash bags, laundry soap are also supplied. All you need to bring is yourself.

A marina slip for a boat up to 32 feet in length may be rented across the street for an additional fee.

Fourth of July week is July 3rd through the 10th. Mini Lobster week is July 24th through the 30th. The first week of Lobster season begins on the 30th. Christmas week 2016 is anywhere from the 17th of December to the 30th, but not beyond the 3oth. New Years week 2017 begins on the 30th of December. Otherwise, we have any day check in policy and a minimum 7 nights.

Marathon Vacation Rental License #PLR2016-00398

More Details

Brett Thompson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

What makes this villa unique

The roof top hot tub not only has a fantastic view of the gulf but its unique location places you high above and virtually out of reach of those little biting insects that flourish on the ground floor and are indigenous to the Keyes.


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
  • Three bathrooms, Master bath in suite with whirlpool and separate shower, 2nd bath in suite with tub/shower, 3 bath adjoining bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Three Bedrooms, 2 king size beds, 2 twin beds, twin sleeper sofa, 1 trundle
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Marina slip for boat up to 32 feet available for additional charge.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

This Is Your Key To Family Fun On The Beach, Boating Or Just Relaxing
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfect for family fun! Stocked with necessities, all you need to bring is clothes and food!.We rented kayaks and they delivered them right to our door and we kayaked off the dock and saw a huge turtle, some small sharks and sting rays. We went fishing on the Lady Marathon and highly recommend that. We took a day trip to Key West, the list goes on. The house is a perfect location to get anywhere you want to go!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was great, fully equipped and nicely furnished

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this house and in Marathon. The house was super comfortable, nicely furnished and 3 full bedrooms and 3 baths with an elevator and all the conveniences. The beds were really comfy as well. Loved the added touch of supplying nice beach towels as well. The laundry was great to have to keep up on towels and clothes during the week. Loved that the spice cabinet was well stocked too. The only disappointment was the pool that we thought was attached to the house but it was actually a community pool and not very clean(and cold). While there was no beach near us, we totally enjoyed fishing off of the dock and shore behind the house. We didn't realize just how small Marathon and that it is largely a retirement community so there was not a lot to do besides relaxing, fishing and a driving to the beach so we also enjoyed a day trip to Key West. All the more reason we enjoyed the house so much. Loved the upper deck to enjoy sunbathing and the hot tub and elevator were nice additions, although we didn't use them much. We had a couple of good dinners/happy hour at the Ale House. Highly recommend Publix Market over the competitor (much better quality of food and selection).Overall, it was a great time and we are new believers in the VRBO vacation concept. We will definitely do it again as it was simple to book, easy to navigate and the owners and son Scott were very helpful with information. I highly recommend this property for a relaxing time with nice furnishings as long as you have car to get around.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Odenton, MD.

Time with family and friends

  • 5 of 5

Everything you needed was provided plus many more amenities not found from other property owners.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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kingsville, ontario canada

Fantastic Home!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your beautiful, spotless home with us! There is everything, and then some, that you need or want for your vacation in this home. We were met by Brett, a pleasure, who showed us around the home. We were a group of 6 adults, there was plenty of space for us all. We really enjoyed the rooftop terrace, spent time up there every day. The pool was nice and warm and we saw a manatee by the dock one day! The new bbq was great! You can tell that the owners really care and go out of their way to make sure it is truly like home away from home. The beds and linens were so nice too. Marathon is a great place to take day trips from too. We went to Key West for a day, Islamorada for a few hrs., (you must visit the Florida Keys Brewery there and the Artists shops), Big Pine Key for a visit to the No Name Bar for lunch (well worth it!). We ate dinner and breakfast at the Island Fish Co., you can walk, and went for happy hour and dinner at the Tarpon Grill (behind the Holiday Inn). I would highly recommend both these places.

Thanks again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great winter stay

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful clean home. You can tell the owners take pride in their property. It was great to have our own hot tub which by the way, Brett changed the water just before our arrival, since it was chilly when we got there. The kitchen is well appointed and even had a waffle maker. We were close enough to Key West to spend a day and there were beaches in close proximity if we wanted sand. We never got in the pool and did not use the fishing dock but they both looked great. Sunset from the roof were awesome. We think you might have been able to see sunrise too but who gets up that early on vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great trip

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house over Christmas and New Year's. The house was well-equipped and we had a great time.

The house is part of a gated community of near-identical houses closely situated to each other and lining the street leading to the docks. It sits about three or four houses inland from the edge of the water and the communal pool, and is very close to many of the island's attractions and restaurants.

The house was clean, and the features and amenities were pretty much as advertised. We made use of the hot tub on the roof, dual ovens in the kitchen, elevator, smart TVs, washer/dryer, etc. All of the sheets and linens were of pretty good quality, and the bathrooms included convenient dispensers for body wash, shampoo and conditioner. For those that are wondering, the floors seem pretty thick, such that the sound from each floor is pretty well insulated.

A few things to keep in mind. The kitchen has an electric stove, and as is typical of pretty much every house that I've ever rented, the kitchen knives were all pretty dull. The pots and pans were nice, but because none of them were nonstick, we had to do a lot more scrubbing than we're used to. We had an initial issue with the grill, but we were able to eventually figure out that it was an issue with the regulator needing to be reset (unfortunately, not in time to salvage the really nice steaks that we had been trying to grill. We ended up cooking them in a frying pan). The owners could have been a little more responsive/helpful here. It's also worth noting that the rooftop is level with all of the neighbors, in case you're going for privacy. It would be better for hanging out there at night if there was some sort of light available too.

But all in all, the location was great, the house was clean with nice fixtures, and it was very much as advertised.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Key West
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Island Fish Company on the water
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Key Colony
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Overseas Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Tarpon Creek
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Key Colony
Car: recommended

Located on Vaca Cut between Grassy Key and Vaca Key for easy access to the Atlantic Ocean as well as the Gulf of Mexico. Vaca is Spanish for 'cow' and refers to the numerous Manatees or sea cows that inhabit the waters in this area. Beaches Close by: Key Colony Beach, Coco Plum Beach with restroom facilities, Sombrero Beach with playground, pavilions, grills. restrooms with showers, and Bahia Honda Beach and park with full facilities and water sports. Other attractions that are fun include The Turtle hospital where you can view sea turtles up close, An Aquarium, and the Dolphin Research center. You are only 30 minutes from the theater of the Sea where you can swim with the dolphins.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Marathon, Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring Season 2017
16 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 13 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer-Late fall
14 Aug 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas (22-29)/New Yrs (29/05)
22 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2018
7 Jan 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £77.12
Cleaning Fee £155.81
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is received.
Cancelation Policy: With 10 days notice:
30 days before check-in date for reservations made 2 months or less in advance.
60 days before check-in date for reservations made more than 60 days in advance.

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