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Dolphin Retreat - Marathon, FL

Dog-friendly family home on deepwater canal, close to beaches!
Dolphin Retreat 4.5 out of 5 14 ratings 14

 Bay View  Internet Private Washer Dryer  Cable

Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 1 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed
Bathrooms: 2
Max Occupancy: 7
Pet Policy: 2 dog max

Dolphin Retreat 2700 Dolphin Dr, Marathon, FL 33050

Ditch the 9 to 5 grind for a getaway unlike any other at this two-bedroom, three-bathroom, pet-friendly Marathon vacation rental. With ample space for up to seven guests and two well-behaved dogs, this home features a private dock, nearby beach access, and tropical views.

Located in a quiet neighborhood on a deepwater canal, this home offers great access for boats heading out into the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic Ocean. It’s also within five miles of two public beaches: Sombrero Beach and Coco Plum Beach.

The one-level home has a spacious interior filled with beachy décor, floor-to-ceiling windows, beautiful carved pillars, custom wood furniture, and comfortable seating.

Settle into the living room’s sectional couch to enjoy a movie on the home’s 46-inch wall-mounted flatscreen TV, or put in a DVD, pop some popcorn, and have a movie night with your group. You could also catch up on your favorite cable TV series, or use the WiFi to keep up with emails.

Two more plush couches sit opposite each other in the large living room area, and it’s here you can read a book or take a nap during a tropical thunderstorm.

You’ll also be impressed with the care that’s gone into furnishing this home: Driftwood art, glass-top tables, leather chairs, and even a custom rounded breakfast bar sit on tiling and among area lighting that’s both tasteful and elegant.

When it’s time to eat, whip up a fish taco feast with stainless steel appliances in the well-stocked kitchen. Dine with your group at the circular breakfast bar with seating for five, at the four-seat dining table, or even on the screened-in patio.

Feel like having a barbecue? Use the home’s gas grill to cook up your catch of the day! Located in the home’s backyard, the grill has its own separate cooking space housed in a lovely brick structure.

A full day of boating, fishing, and exploring the island scene will make you tired, so get the restful sleep you need in either of the bedrooms. There's space for up to seven guests, with a king-size bed and twin-size love seat in the master bedroom, a queen-size bed in the second bedroom, and a queen-size sleeper sofa in the living room.

Both bedrooms are modestly furnished with reading lamps, nightstands, and playful beach-themed décor. The master suite even contains custom wood furniture, a standalone shower, a couch for lounging, and access to the patio through screen doors.

Can’t bear the thought of leaving the family dog at home? Then bring him along! For a small nightly fee, up to two dogs are welcome in this home. You could even pull the home’s gates together to create a fenced-in space for the dogs to roam about.

Central air conditioning, a private washer/dryer, and a media center with a stereo round out the great amenities of this home.

Marathon offers a lot of spots to unwind and relax. Check out dolphins at the Dolphin Research Center or enjoy abundant wildlife at Crane Point Museum and Nature Center. Then there are the myriad spots to enjoy the sun and water. Head out on a fishing excursion or sail away on a romantic cruise. Sombrero and Cocoplum beaches boast gorgeous white sand and turquoise water.

Pack your bags and plan for fun in the sun, sand, and surf when you book this pet-friendly Florida Keys vacation rental today!

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  • 0 Children
  • 0 Dogs
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Features & Amenities

  • Activities

  • Ski In/Out
  • Badminton
  • Bikes
  • Board Games
  • Child Games
  • Dock
  • Foosball
  • Gaming System (Game console)
  • Golf On-Site
  • Kayaks available for guest use
  • Ping Pong
  • Pool Table
  • Tennis
  • Features

  • Fireplace
  • Washer Dryer: Private
  • A/C: central
  • Disability Access
  • Furnace
  • Jet Tub
  • Pool
  • Propane/Gas Home
  • Sauna
  • Space Heater
  • Media

  • Internet
  • Cable
  • Movie Library
  • Movie Player: DVD
  • Music: CD player, stereo
  • Netflix Streaming
  • TV
  • Wireless Router
  • Outdoor

  • Hot Tub
  • Grill: gas
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck
  • Outdoor Fire
  • Patio

Guest Reviews

  • Dolphin Retreat

    Michael M.

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    Overall, great experience. Easy access to the Gulf of Mexico with boat that we tied up in the back yard. Hose and cleaning station made this a snap to wash down and clean our catch. Seemed secure. House is spacious and plenty of room for a air mattress if you don't wish to use the small detached bedroom. My college age boys opted for the couches a couple nights and used extra linens provided in home. AC and appliances all acceptable including washer and dryer. Convenient to grocery stores and restaurants, but also had some home cooked meals at the house.
    The house was expensive, but fit our style of no frills like clubhouse/pool and provided some independence often not seen in condo type communities.
    We'll shop around, but this is a good option and may be back.
  • Dolphin Retreat

    Mark H.

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    Was 100% satisfied with this property. We had a blast.
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    Larry M.

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    This home was beautiful!! The only downfall would be that it is not a true 3rd bedroom. If you need third bedroom for small kids this won't work for you. We had teenagers, so perfect for us. Clean, beautiful home.
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    Gregory B.

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    Loved the location of the home for lobster and fishing on the bayside. Very nice to have a covered fish cleaning station.
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    Teresa F.

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    Great house with good location. Awesome bar with view to back yard and canal. Place needs some up keeping and a bit more cleaning.
  • Dolphin Retreat

    Kristi W.

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    Would recommend this to my friends and family and would stay here again
  • Dolphin Retreat

    Chelsea P.

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    We stayed at the dolphin retreat 1/5/17-1/12/17 and had a great time. Fishing off of the saltwater canal was our favorite part. Beautiful house with lots to do near by. Very spacious. Very convenient. Close to Publix and winn Dixie. We will be returning in the future!
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    Steve P.

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    The place was very beautiful
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    Carol D.

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    Really nice house-easy location for everything on marathon-it would stay here again
  • Dolphin Retreat

    Robin T.

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    it rent's as a three bedroom, but is's two. Kids room detach from the house leads too canal good for teenager if they can get away from the smell of mildew smell. The other part of the house was great .l
  • Dolphin Retreat

    James B W.

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    Beautiful house and furnishings. The size was perfect for our family vacation, including the family dog. The location was in a great neighborhood, very safe. The staff of VACASA was helpful and property was very clean and well maintained. Definitely would visit this property again!
  • Dolphin Retreat

    Tony L.

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    A lot of room in the main part of the house and Master bedroom. Third bedroom is detached from the house but attached to the back of the garage with its own entrance. Perfect central location in Marathon, easy to get to grocery stores and restaurants. House was clean and neat but there was a drain issue in the master bath and wash machine. Price was a bit high compared to other houses we've rented over the past 15 years but the supply was low when we rented.
  • Dolphin Retreat

    Jason S.

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    Very happy with the property, nice large house with lots of potential. I think this is a new listing, so was able to forgive some quirks, below.

    Pros:
    Great location, spacious living room, bedrooms, baths, large kitchen with very nice island bar for family meals. Nice new furnishings, very clean, well-stocked kitchen, nice neighborhood, large patio and dock area on canal. Huge screen porch. What you see in pictures is what you get.

    Cons (some of these are picky):
    Third bedroom/bath is detached from house. We knew this when we rented, and it was okay, but a little awkward for our kids to sleep there. Kinda like a seperate apartment, which would be ideal for some families (older kids, mother in law, uncle Fred) but not ideal for us, we made it work. Not a complaint, just FYI. Nearly all the doors 'stuck' and were hard to open and close; not a big deal though, really this is the only thing that I can complain about. Some electrical outlets/light switches did not work or were quirky. One key provided, would like to have two in case family split-up. Need more outdoor furniture to enjoy back porch and patio, this would be a big improvement.

    This is a great place, highly recommend, and the cons are meant more as suggested improvements that would make the house even better. Besides, when I read reviews that just say a place is absolutely perfect, it's just not believable or helpful...
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    Kelly P.

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    Love the sunsets, however this 6ear the rain and winds were awful. Since we spent so much time inside we really enjoyed the comfy sofa and grill out back! Would definitely stay here again.