About the property
- House1200 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps
We are happy to say we are back and our first guests are expected to arrive October 21st. We would like to thank the many contractors and friends for their assistance in gutting her out and putting her back together again. She is just beautiful and new pictures will be posted soon. Thanks again to all our friends and fans for your concern throughout this set back. Yes it was devastating but living here we all are aware of the price of paradise and we appreciate that we are able to seize each and every beautiful day. Once again we are able to welcome guests back to the Fabulous Fl.Keys and to Carpe'Diem Marathon!
Carpe'Diem is located in the Heart of the Fl.Keys
Mile Marker 50.3 on the island of Marathon.
We have done our best to offer some of the most fantastic reduced rental fee deals in the Keys to our guests and we would like to thank all our old and new friends that have taken advantage of these offers. We hope to continue offering the best bang for your buck in dicount rental fees and look forward to welcoming even more new or old friends that suffer from the need to enjoy all the many beauties, relaxations, and warmth the Fl. Keys has to offer for all ages. As you can see we are already booking for the 2017 summer season and we have some wonderful weeks open plus once again they are calling for a early long cold winter so we hope to hear from you all soon if you are thinking of coming down to play by the sea in the sun. If you don't see a deal for the dates you are considering coming down on just give us a call and we will always work with your party to give you the best rates possible if we have your dates open. Please remember the really deep hurricane gamblers dicounts we offer starting in Sept and running to November. For the past few years everybody that has taken advantage of our special total weekly rate of $1,175.00 have been big winners! But remember if we all have to evacuate or we are already gone on your Hurricane reserved week we all lose and there are NO REFUNDS. As always we have your keys to the Keys awaiting your arrival and thanks once again to all our many friends for your continued visits to our hide away in Marathon. Remember to always contact us or book your dates early as island time openings are here today and booked tomorrow! We always keep the sun shinning and the drinks cold down here by the sea side!
For all who are thinking of visiting our island home let us tell you alittle about it.
We love to welcome our guests with our lovely island decore!
Our island hide away is a 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, ground level home
that features 50 foot of furnished dock which includes a six person spa tub and gas grill. Our dock also has the convienance of a step down feature for
easy loading and unloading of your boat and is on a direct access canal to the Great Atlantic.
We have Italian tile throughout the livingroom and kitchen areas with carpeted bedrooms. Our bedrooms have a king bed in the master, queen bed in one guest room and full bed in the other.
Our master bedroom has a beautiful screened in furnished lanai to relax on over looking the canal and it's bath features a seated shower encloser. The guest bath has both shower and tub which is located off main living room area.
You will love our new kitchen which features a ex large
refrigator/freezer,dishwasher,micro wave,electric stove with oven and a round dining table. Enjoy setting the table either in the house or on the dock with our beautiful island tableware even if you did just call one of our many fine dining establishments for carry out. However, if
you do choose to cook it's all there for you to use.
We try to keep our prices at a rate that everyone can come and enjoy the beauty that only the Fl. Keys can offer. We have chosen Marathon for our home as it is located in the very center of the island chain and allows you to visit all the islands from a central base.
There are so many ways to arrive on our islands so may we just suggest a few:
You may want to fly into Ft. Myers and consider taking the four hour cruise across the beautiful Gulf of Mexico on the Fast Cat which runs out of Ft. Myers Beach to Key West. Everyone agrees this is a wonderful way to arrive and the view is breath taking as you zip along with the dolphins where the water meets the sky.
However you may also choose to fly into either Miami or Key West where rental cars are available or if you choose not to do the driving you may catch the Keys shuttle or coach service to our lovely island hide away.
Once you are on our island chain, we now have our new public shuttle service which allows you to island hop in both direction for as little as $3.00 round trip. This allows you to relax and enjoy all the islands of the fabulous Flordia Keys and Yes, we do still have our local cab service that will take you and your guest anywhere on our island of Marathon for the small fee of $5.00 a trip per car load.
The Flordia Keys are one of America's most beautiful gifts to all mankind and a life style experiance we hope to share with all of you.
So take advantage our low prices and all the amenities the islands now have to offer our visitors and guest! Don't just go down South to visit, Go All The Way Down South and be our guest in the Fabulous Fl. Keys.
See Ya Soon!
Until than: Remember to Seize The Day were ever you may be. We accept person credit cards, check, bank Check or and Cash. We only book our weekly dates from Saturday to Saturday through out the year .
Thank you for your interest.
Carpe'Diem Vacation Rental
Owner / Agents - Connie & Captain Rick
Carpe' Diem Heart of the Fl.Keys
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Carpe' Diem Heart of the Fl.Keys
Captain Rick and Connie your Owner/Host Captain Rick one of your host arrived on our island in his 60 foot John Alden Schooner and a custom built Pan Head Harley Chooper over 35 years ago. Now a retired charter boat captain he will not only be your host but is presently with the USCG MWR here in Marathon hosting all branchs of active and retired military for their much earned RR on our island paradise. Over the years he has become one of those locals you read about who has watched the islands change and has all the knowledge and stories you may ever need concerning fishing,active charter boat captains,weather, hurricanes, diving, boating, attractions, having a great time and just plain relaxing on our island chain. A real live Captain Jack of the Keys! Connie is a retired Professional Animal Handler that one day in the 70's was blown over the rainbow after a storm on her farm in Kansas and landed in the Fl Keys Ruby slippers and all! After buying her 1st home in the Keys she was only able to fly in and spend limited time in the Keys but in 1999 after Hurrican George damaged her home in the Keys she was forced to spend 6 months repairing it, she returned to Kansas however found the Keys disease was just to strong and retired returning to her island home for the turn of the century Dec 28, 1999. She is the one that brings that island charm and beauty to the interior decor and gardens of Carpe' Diem. It was Connie that decided our home had to be ground level making it assessable to all. She didn't want her guests warn out climbing steps before they even got in to relax. 2 steps get ya in the front or out the sliders onto the furnished patio/dock area. Wifi and Tv's everywhere. You see Connie when you look at our photo gallery.Her easy living decorater shows thru. Besides being your Host/Owner at Carpe'Diem she is also currently with Home Depot Corperation Special Services Marathon where she works as a customer problem solver/order specialist in her spare time.
Carpe' Diem Heart of the Fl.Keys purchased this House in 2000
Why Carpe' Diem Heart of the Fl.Keys chose Marathon
Connie and Captain Rick are locals that live in Marathon Year Around! If a question should arise they can get you an answer pronto and the same goes for any problems that may occur.They are all about making your island visit to their home one to remember from begining to end. They have taken the time to ensure the home is just as advertised and that the rates are affordable. Special treatment is given to one and all from the moment you call to inquire. Their home is always ready on time and they are waiting to meet and greet you upon arrival with your keys to the Keys.They pride themselves in working with guests to see that all is just as requested. If you have rented a boat to be dlivered to the dock Rick will ensure that it is of high quality and safely tied to the dock. They have ample safe parking for trailors and will assist you in getting it in position.They have even been known to arrange a minister for a beach wedding upon request & for a small fee they will even go as far as having snacks and cold beverages awaiting your arrival. Their home has direct Atlantic Ocean access no wondering around to get out on the water. It is at MM 50.5 truly in the middle of the island chain. The beach, shopping,bus service and island resturants and bars of all kinds are just minutes away. They have taken great care in selecting this property to ensure convenience and relaxtion for guests of all ages. The guests that come to Carpe' Diem are Connie and Captain Rick's #1 priority. They don't want you to just come once they want you to want to return as so many have over the past 14 years.They specalize in making fantastic memories for your family and friends by extending a helping hand in every way at any time requested by thier guests. The specials rates are unbeatable and they will work with you and making your island dream stay a reality. It only takes a phone call and as little as a $500 deposit and you will be on your way to seize the day at Carpe' Diem Marathon.
What makes this House unique
Location,Location, and Location! Sun, Sun, Sun! Food, Food, Food! FUN,FUN,FUN! Location-This is the prefect locations to hang your sun hat in on our island chain! In the middle of eveything. You can either take the car or catch the shuttle bus and travel up or down the island chain. For as little as $2.50 try the shuttle and get off on the different island communities or go all the way and do the Duval Crawl in Key West. Don't come to see part of it come to see all of it from Key Largo to Key West and everything in between. We are close to the beachs, shopping, restaurants,water activies, dancing and about everything you can imagine on the island of Marathon which by the way is only 6 miles wide and 10 miles long. Sun as you know just keeps on shining down here when it's 40 below and there a shoveling snow up North and we like it! Island breezes sway the palms at about 78 degrees down our way in the winter but once in a while we may have a cold snap of about 60 in the dead of winter.Enjoy the end of each beautiful day with a majestic sun set over our emerald seas. FANTASTIC! Food - Some of the best Chef's in the world are right here in the Keys. Choose for a 5 star restaurant of a Mom and Pop joint for some of the best fresh seafood you can eat. Maybe you just want to catch or buy your own and grill a quiet dinner on our patio deck, which ever the fresh produce and seafood will tantilize the taste buds and don't forget the Key Lime Pie! FUN,FUN,FUN - You have just stepped into the twilight zone of FUN. Spend a day on the water on one of our party boats, take out a jet ski, spend the day like a beach bum up and down the island chain, snorkle or dive the reef, have a dolphin encounter, theater, take a biplane or helicaptor ride. parasail, water ski,and always plan to catch a sunset at the Sunset Grill, dance til dawn! The list goes on - like the saying goes,'If you want to try it the Keys have got it!' and at Carpe'Diem we know where it's at!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Quirky, fun, convenient house
Overall a nice experience. The house is comfortable and the layout was nice. The kitchen was well equipped and also had a large refrigerator.The patio area on the canal with the hot tub was a plus. The parking area was adequate for our cars. The house's location is convenient to Sombrero Beach and Key Colony and a myriad of good restaurants. Also, the house is far enough off of Rte 1 so that the neighborhood was very quiet. Connie and Rick, the owners, were very accommodating to our needs. Would stay there again.
We have decorated in the what is regarded as Keys nautical style and we like to offer plenty of things to put you on island time throughout your stay.and am glad you found it quirky and fun. These kids were great! They were on the go the whole 2 weeks they were down. Wish we could have spent more time with them as I am sure they had some great stories regarding their island stay, maybe next time as I 'm sure they will be back on island time again in the future. I would really like to thank them for the lovely condition they left our home in upon their departure as they really did take care of everything. We can always use all the help we can get from our guests to help with the next arrivals and they were great. They are always more than welcome as guests at our home. Thank you all so much again. A Plus Guests in our books. It was a long drive from Massachusetts and we sure am glad they came all that way to visit our islands, they really knew how to seize that day.
Connie and Captain Rick
Carpe'Diem Marathon Fl Keys
Thank you Rick and Connie for your gracious hospitality! We had everything we needed and loved the remodel! We would definitely stay there again!
Thanks to one and all. I’m so happy you all enjoyed your stay. It was great to meet you all and look forward to seeing you all again. Until than we will continue to keep the sun shining and the drinks cold.
Connie. And Captain Rick
Carpe’Diem Marathon Fl Keys
Very comfortable and inviting!
We really felt relaxed right away. The house was decorated just perfect for the Keys.
It could've been a little cleaner. The main bathroom had cement dust dripping down while your showering. Lots of dust. A plank on the dock gave away on one of us. It was only nailed down with only one nail. The hot tub was not adjustable with the temperature, so we used it twice. Since, it was too cold for the beach, I was counting on the hot tub. Not enough room for more than one vechicle. We were able to use a vacant muddy area down the street.
It is very close to everything: stores, restaurants, and supermarket.
Hi folks, if you're considering a trip to th Keys this where you should stay.
Connie and Captain Rick are the definition of Keys Strong, hard working, great hosts, very kind , welcoming, and fun loving. They're great Keys guides too. They know all of the best places to eat and play.
The house is adorable. Well equipped kitchen with new appliances, and everything you need to mix your favorite libations.
We spent most of our time outside on the deck. Feeding the iguanas, soaking in the hot tub, and baking our bones in the winter sun.
Thanks Connie and Rick, we will be back.
Great week in Marathon!!
What an awesome week we had! The location of the house was perfect. Everything we needed was close by. Although we hit all the fun touristy restaurants and bars, we also enjoyed hanging out at the house. It was very comfy, just like home. The weather was great- windows and sliders open- nice breeze flowing in... Seeing the manatees out back was so cool! Again, the house was comfy, cozy, beds were great, we all had an awesome time. Rick and Connie were attentive to anything we needed. Very much looking forward to staying here again. Hopefully soon!!!!
some good, some not
First, the positive. This is a cozy cottage in a good location. The manatees come right up to the bulkhead in the lagoon to drink from the hose which was very fun. All of the appliances and the furniture were new.
On the not so good side, despite being promised a hot tub with the unit, the hot tub was not working and did not get repaired while we were there. The owner declined to give us any adjustment in the rent for that. The place would benefit from more plates so that you did not
have to wash everything each time you used them and you could make use of the dishwasher.
The owners were nice people trying to recover from the storms, so some latitude for that.
Flats and deep sea fishing
Diving & snorkeling
Parks of all kinds
Close to beachs
Close to tiki with pool,lunch or dinner & cocktails
Additional pricing information
Special Bonus Rates listed throughout the year! Dec thru March ....$1675.00 winter season!! April thru Aug.....$1375.00 Weekly Sept thru Nov......Watch for Gambler Deals Holidays and Fantasy Fest may very in price. Weekly booking are Sat. to Sat. Only. Mini Lobster Dive Week $1,675.00 6 guests Lobster Seanson Opening Week Aug. $1,675.00 Call or check our site availabilty calender for specials