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Beautiful Expansive Gulf of Mexico Views with private pool

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Marathon, Florida Keys Vacation Rental Home on the Gulf

"The Bird of Paradise" is a stunning 2300 square foot, pool home on the Gulf of Mexico complete with Direct Gulf side Views.

Completely refurbished in 2012 this stunning 3 bedroom, 2 bath beauty boasts all new furnishings and a brand new gourmet kitchen complete with granite countertops.

Relax and enjoy the splendor of a Florida Keys sunset from the expansive screened porch that overlooks your own private pool. Or let us reserve you kayaks that you can launch from your own yard and explore the abundant sealife.

Bedding~(3 Bedrooms/Sleeps 8)

Master Suite: Image waking up in your King sized bed to the sun shining over the Gulf and the balmy breezes from your private balcony. The master suite has a private bath with large soaking tub to relax your cares away.

BR 2: The second bedroom has a queen bed and shares the hall bath with bedroom 3

BR 3: The bunk house has a set of bunkbeds and a trundle bed with two twin for a total of four twins in all in this delightful room.

Full laundry facilities with a full sizesd washer and dryer.

Fully stocked kitchen with all appliances, cookware, dishes and a starter of paper towels, dish soap and dishwaher powder are provided. Your home will have a toaster, blender and coffee maker for your use.

The home has central air conditioning and numerous ceiling fans for those warm tropical days.

There is a new observation platform great for kayaks and small flats boats. All homes in the FLorida Keys can be subject to seagrass blowing in with strong winds. The grass is where our sealife live and reproduce and can cause an odor when it accumulates.

Flooring throughout the home is wood laminate and tile. Pets under 20 pounds will be accepted with a $150 per pet fee and pets over 20 pounds will be considered. Please call to discuss your pets needs.

The lovely Gulf front pool will ensure you enjoy everyday in the Keys as your relax around the azure waters. Pool heat will be provided for the week for an additional $150 fee.

All bedrooms and the living area have flat screen TV's. Basic cable will be provided and a DVD player is located in the living room.

The common area are open and inviting and offer plenty of seating areas as well as a sleeper sofa in the living area.

Parking for 4 cars, two are covered and even space for your boat trailer.

For guests wishing to have more water sports, Coco Plum Vacation Rentals is happy to coordinate the use of kayaks, jet skis, private boats and private fishing charters.

Guests may also wish to visit the world famous Turtle Hospital, Dolphin research center, Key West and Duval Street or relax at Bahia Honda park and Beach.

Home is located within 5 miles of grocery stores, drug stores, a hospital, boat ramps, bait shops, restaurants, bars, movie theater and all other conveniences you may desire.


~ Discounts Limited to dates and availability ~ Only on New Bookings

More Details

Property Manager
Coco Plum Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Marathon Shores in Marathon

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Half Bathroom -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom with Master bath upstairs. Both Guest rooms are also upstairs. One guest room features a Queen bed. The other guest room has twin bunk beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Inground Swimming Pool Cable Internet Direct Gulf of Mexico location Close to shops and restaurants 10 mins tops to the nearest beach Fish right off of the dock! 30 foot Dock Slip included and located behind the town home Maximum allowed is 8 people. There is a $15 fee per night per person over 6 people up to maximum of 8. More than 8 people is not allowed based on square footage of this villa If you rent for more than 1 week but less than 2 weeks each additional day over 7 days will have a specific nightly rate for those additional nights. Please inquire about the rate for those nights as the rate is dependent on time of year.


3.7/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful Expansive Gulf of Mexico Views with private pool
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 6 reviews

Nice house, good pool, good vacation rental.

  • 4 of 5

House was plenty big enough, it was clean. Pool was nice. Had one problem with AC but repair guy was sent very quickly. Good central location to go to Key West and Key Largo.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Shane, Thank you for the review. We really enjoy this home also and the view that it has is just incredible. We appreciate your business and we hope to host you again. Coco Plum Vacation Rentals
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Great Week in Marathon

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had never been to the keys. We wanted a private, peaceful, and beautiful place to relax. This place was that and more. House was clean, pool was great, view was spectacular. Very private. Great couples get away.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! This home is truly a slice of Paradise and we are thrilled that you were able to experience it as well! We look forward to seeing you again! Coco Plum Vacation Rentals
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Freeland, PA


  • 4 of 5

Beautiful, clean home. Can't beat the view!

Loved the pool, the friendly iguanas that live on or nearby the property, the palm trees, and the dock is great for fishing.

Had one plumbing issue during our week, but was addressed and fixed within an hour!

Thank you Coco Plum for a wonderful week.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay in one of our professionally manage homes. Some times there are issues that occur during a guest stay but our 24 hour service allows us to take care of these as soon as possible. Come back and stay with us anytime.
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Nightmare! Raw Sewage in the Shower.

  • 1 of 5

This house is a nightmare. It smells like a moldy outhouse. (inside). We arrived to find garbage cans overflowing. Trash and debris all over the yard and in the pool. The pool wasn't pumping and there was a hose draped across the pool deck.The porch light wasn't working. The house was filthy. It had been wiped down but all the vertical surfaces in the bathroom and kitchen were disgusting. When I called with problems they didn't seem to grasp the concept of me being on vacation. I had to change my plans several times to wait for them to bring supplies or clean. When I reported the cable box downstairs wasn't functioning they offered to send the cable company over but I would have to wait for the service call or allow someone into the house while I continued with my vacation plans. The coffeemaker doesn't work because the carafe isn't made for the unit and coffee spills onto the counter. It has a very specific filter type and the filters they provide in their welcome basket can't be used in the machine. The house had 4 extra pillows and only 2 extra pillowcases. (I found an extra pillowcase under the bed sheets when I stripped the bed.) When you walked into the master bedroom, there was a large glob of hair and what I can only guess were dried bodily fluids on the foot board. They did offer to come out and clean it up and they sent someone but again I had to alter my plans to accommodate them. When it rained water starting pouring down from the ceiling and through the windows of the back porch, they requested I send pictures, which I did. This was obviously a known and chronic problem based on the amount of damage already visible. The Grill outside was horrifying. Filthy. The night we arrived there were chairs sitting on the pier. The next morning after a storm we saw them in the mud blown off the pier into the bay. Who doesn't know it's windy in the Keys? Why didn't Coco Plum tie down the furniture? The fridge drawer falls out when you try to use it.

The house smells like mold and sewage. If you flush the toilet in the downstairs bathroom, sewage comes up into the drain of the shower. The plumber they sent informed us this had happened before and the owners and management co were aware of the problem. The TV cable box in the living room just doesn't work. The AC in the living room was dripping onto the TV when we arrived. The linens were cheap. Mold everywhere! This was not a result of hurricane Irma. Poor management and a lack of maintenance.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston, SC

Not too shabby

  • 3 of 5

This home has had recent updates and was very clean upon arrival. In the description of the pool it is stated that the pool is heated. After a couple of days I called the manager about the pool not heating up.....a fee plus tax to have the heat turned on. The fee is not an issue for me. The nondisclosure of the bueno. We paid the fee. A gentlemen from the pool company arrived promptly and informed us that the heater was not working properly and an appliance repair would be scheduled. Hopefully we will be getting a refund for the pool fee.

Also, the check in was at 5:00 pm. I have never had a check in that late. Called the manager about an early check in...a fee plus tax if available. Once again, the fee is not an issue. The surprise fees are very frustrating.

If you are an avid fisherman and cook the home is lacking in some amenities. There is no bait/fish freezer, no floating dock (description of the property states that there is a floater) no cleaning station and a minimum of cookware.

However, if you are just hanging by the pool and do not require all of the extra amenities the house is fine. Great views. Quiet street. Angel (property manager) was very responsive.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Coco Plum Vacation Rentals to host your Florida Keys vacation. We do sincerely apologize for the pool heater not working during your stay. We also appreciate your bringing it to our attention. You will recieve a refund for the additional monies charged for this amenity. We also have purchased a bait freezer for that home and had it installed. Thank you for your feed back. We do hope that you come and visit us again, in the beautiful Florida Keys at one of Coco Plum Vacation Rental homes. Coco Plum Vacation Rentals!
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Beautiful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing. Beautiful view to wake up to and to go to bed to. The pool was a definite amenity for our group. The house and accommodations was great. Could have used a few more mixing bowls and baking pans, only for those that have to cook every night. I would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend it for any one wishing to have a tropical scenery, and the convienience of shopping, dining, boating or just relaxing by the pool.

Radelle Southern-Horton

Cocoa, Fl

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review for the Bird of Paradise home, we will certainly share your kind review with the owner. All of the homes that we manage are individually owned and kept to a very high standard. Coco Plum Vacation Rentals strives for all of our tenants to have a great experience like you all had! We appreciate your business and hope that you come back to visit us very soon, here in the Beautiful Florida Keys!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Key west International Airport
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Sombrero Beach
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Fish.

* Snorkel.

* Sunset Cruise.

* Bird Watch.

* Swim.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Go to the Turtle Hospital.

* Go to the Dolphin Research Center.

* Go to one of our Beaches.

* Go Swimming.

* Go Fishing.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Star Gaze.

* Take a long stroll.

* Go to the Beach.

* Take a trip to Key West.

* Go to theatre of the Sea.

Marathon offers many water themed activities for your vacation guests.

Nowhere else in the US can you tour a fully operational Turtle Hospital where they rescue, rehab, and release sick and injured sea turtles offer educational tours of their unique facility 3 times per day. This is a must do while in Marathon on vacation.

Marathons newest gem is Aquarium Encounters as seen on the TV show Tanked. At Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters attractions revolve around their unique aquarium encounters. You can get up close and personal with Sharks, Stingrays and all the other sea life typically found on the Florida Keys Coral Reefs. So much more than an aquarium this venue is a destination to see, touch and learn about the unique marine life in the Florida Keys.

Sombrero Beach is a free public beach located near mile marker 50 or if you drive to the other end of the famed Seven Mile Bridge you can visit Bahia Honda a Fabulous state park.

Get in touch with Nature at Crane Point Hammock & Museum. The Museum of Natural History provides visitors with interesting and educational interpretative displays of local wildlife, marine life, dioramas and dramatic exhibits featuring artifacts and objects of cultural interest. Tour the Nature Trails, visit the Wild Bird Center, or take a guided Kayak tour.

Walk, bike or roller blade down the famed Seven mile bridge and see how many different species of marine life you can identify along the way.

Rent bikes, paddle boards or kayaks and have them delivered to your vacation rental home.

Or perhaps you want to take a snorkel or dive trip on one of the many charters to Coffins Patch or Sombrero lighthouse marine sanctuaries where you will feel like you are on an Caribbean Island.

If you didn’t bring your boat there are plenty of boats and captains for hire to take you fishing for sharks, tarpon, bonefish, dolphin, tuna or sailfish.

If nightlife is your thing take a trip down to Key West to take in the magic of sunset on Duvall Street or sample the many culinary delights.

Fort Jefferson is another must do day trip out of Key West into the Dry Tortugas.


n Marathon you can do as much or as little as you like. If this all sounds too stressful perhaps catching up with your favorite novel poolside with a Margarita in hand better describes your perfect vacation.

Whatever you vacation dreams Coco Plum Vacation Rental homes have the perfect place for you to make your dream into a Keys Reality!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Marathon Shores, Central Florida Keys

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
11 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
18 Aug 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
17 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
24 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
5 Jan 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
2 Feb 2019 - 8 Mar 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
9 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
30 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
6 Apr 2019 - 19 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
20 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £231.75 + Tax
Pet Fee £115.88 + Tax
Processing £57.94 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £61.03

Florida Keys Vacation Rental
7 night minimum
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Payments are due 60 days prior to arrival.

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Prices subject to change.
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