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Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise - Marathon, FL

Gorgeous, dog-friendly, waterfront home with beach, pool, dock, & kayaks
Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise 5 out of 5 27 ratings 26

 Bay Front  Bay View  Internet Private Washer Dryer  Cable  Outdoor Fire Private Pool

Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 3 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 2 Sofa Bed
Bathrooms: 2.5
Max Occupancy: 8
Pet Policy: 2 dog max (25 lb weight limit)

Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise 86 Pelican Rd, Marathon, FL 33050

Experience your own secluded paradise at this four-bedroom Marathon vacation rental, where a private beach on Florida Bay, gorgeous ocean views, a swimming pool, dock, and a fleet of kayaks provide unfettered access to the Florida Keys. And two dogs are welcome, too, for a small nightly fee!

Located on the tranquil bayfront of Grassy Key, this four-bedroom home in the Marathon island chain is an ideal getaway for fishermen, boaters, nature lovers, and sunbathers in search of warm weather, clear water, and tropical comfort.

No detail has been overlooked in this recently updated home, which is gorgeously and meticulously decorated to complement its island surroundings.

Walk into the open living room, where high-beamed ceilings and plush sofas create an inviting space that is full of light. The large windows frame the lush beauty outside, while a flatscreen TV and WiFi offer every indoor comfort.

The full kitchen is equipped for cooks of all skill levels, and the dishwasher ensures that they won't waste one minute on chores. Guests can sip their morning coffee at the bar counter or enjoy family breakfasts at the dining table for six.

In a region blessed with warm weather year-round, friends and family will spend most of their time in the spectacular outdoors. The private beach area includes Adirondack chairs and a shaded hammock, and there is a private pool. There's also a balcony off the master bedroom where you can lounge and enjoy the scenery.

Itching to explore the open water? Dock your boat and sail on the open water or take one of the eight kayaks out for a morning paddle. And whether you're sport fishing in deep water or dropping a line in Florida Bay, there's a cleaning station, gas grill, and outdoor eating area to prepare and enjoy your catch.

And although guests can swim and fish right outside their door, Marathon is full of activities for adults and children alike. Interact with dolphins less than half a mile away at the Dolphin Research Center, or learn about the species that reside in the Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area only eight miles west.

So if you're seeking sun, solitude, and easy access to fishing, boating, and swimming, book this beautiful Florida Keys vacation rental today!

*Please note that due to certain safety concerns this home is not suitable for young children under the age of 15. Thank you.*

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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: Private
  • Propane/Gas Home
  • Sauna
  • Space Heater
  • Media

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

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

Guest Reviews

  • Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise

    Ellen S.

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    A wonderful property (except for the live camera). Fabulous vacation. We rented a boat- there is an awesome dock. Many great extras - kayak, fire pits. Toy chest. Great outdoor furniture. 5 star home
  • Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise

    Amy C.

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    We had a wonderful vacation at The Grassy Key house over Thanksgiving week 2017. The house if beautiful and well kept. We loved the outdoor kitchen, the dock, the kayaks and all of the little extras like the ice maker, bait freezer and xm radio with speakers through out the property. We had 3 generations of family and everyone found something to love. Will definitely recommend this property to others. Marathon and the Keys in general still have a lot of clean up and work to do recovering from Irma but it was inspiring and hopeful to see the community working together and retaining that "Keys" attitude and spirit that keeps us coming back to this part of the world.
  • Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise

    Ursula O.

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    Our group included 8 people, 2 couples and our adult children. We fell in love with this Grassy Key house! Whether we ventured out with our rental boat to snorkel and fish or spend the day kayaking or by the pool, this place is delightful. The dock gave us hours of enjoyment. We saw a couple of bull sharks (small), rays, lobsters, fish of course and even a turtle one day. We could hear the sea lions or seals and 'Flipper' from down around the corner at the Dolphin Research Center. The bagpiper from the RV park signaled happy hour every day. The house is beautifully decorated, the landscaping and garden lighting lovely. A little piece of paradise! We hope to be back one day.
  • Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise

    Dwayne B.

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    Beautiful, clean home. The dock was our favorite part. We saw Nurse Shark, Sting Ray and dolphins daily. We will diffently be back!
  • Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise

    David D.

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    Awesome property where they have thought of everything to make your stay easy, comfortable, and fun. Little things like the Tiki Toss, Corn Hole, and other fun items. Easy to move people from upstairs to downstairs to the dock, pool, or wherever and seating was plentiful. Rooms are very comfortable for everyone. Great place to watch a sunset.
  • Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise

    Manny O.

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    The house was more beautiful than the pictures. The dock was out of this world.
    The house was labeled and organized perfectly. Loved the outdoor kitchen,chilled pool, bait freezer and ice machine. Having a marina around the corner was pretty handy as well. We have stayed in numerous houses in marathon and this was our favorite.
  • Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise

    Louis S.

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    On the positive side, the property was beautiful, and the outdoor facilities (pool, fire pit, kayaks) were very nice. On the negative side, my wife found the kitchen cookware sparse and there were a number of 'maintenance' items that should have been found and resolved prior to our arrival (see suggestions). The master suite was fantastic (and huge) but the remaining the bedrooms were on the smaller side. Overall, a very nice property, but, in this price range, we expected perfection.
  • Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise

    Michele S.

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    This home became our home for the week we spent here during the Memorial Day week. The property is private with a long dock into the bay. We kayaked, snorkeled and fished all week long. The snorkeling is fun and there are tons of fish, lobsters and other wildlife to view. There are other great spots to snorkel and fish within a short drive. We saw shark, sting ray AND a manatee (that was a great treat!) right off the dock. Every detail is seen to at this property. The furnishings were new and well designed and there are views from the living areas that are stunning! And, of course, stunning sunsets every evening which you cam see from anywhwre on the dock and patio. There is a great outdoor kitchen and covered patio as well as yard games, hammocks and a wonderful pool! This is a part of Marathon that is quieter. We had a short drive to shop (15 mins ) for groceries and there are several small local shops that we went to for ice cream treats and souvenirs. There are some great local restaurants we tried, the Island Fish Co. (the sandwiches and wings are great and good local beer selection) and The Florida Keys Steak and Lobster House, pricier but fabulous food (you have to try the creme brule in a grilled pinapple - devine!) The guys went to Bud and Marys Marina in Islamarada one day for a deep sea fishing trip and brought back Mahi and Tile for dinner! All that being siad, we loved it here! It was our first time to the keys and this was the perfect place for our family to reconnect, relax and recharge together!
  • Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise

    Steve G.

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    Nice place!
  • Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise

    Margaret S.

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    The house met all of our needs and then some. The area has been a favorite of ours for decades. We always manage to find something new to experience. Vacasa was really great to work with - very responsive to any questions we had. Would book through them again.
  • Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise

    Jessica S.

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    We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation in this house. The property manager, Robert, was extremely responsive, friendly and accommodating. The house had everything we could imagine from outdoor living, cooking, lounging space to kids toys, movies, etc. The master bedroom was huge was great views and an amazing shower. We loved spending time outdoors on the dock, in the pool, laying in the hammock and watching sunsets. The location of the house was very private, but close to shops, restaurants and public parks and beaches. We always found fun things to do. We also liked that islamorada was not a far drive or boat ride. We will recommend this house to everyone we know. Thanks for making our vacation so memorable and thinking of so many details.
  • Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise

    Frankie S.

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    A couple of dads and some 30 something guys fished, ate, relaxed and had an awesome week. This home is perfect for many occasions.
  • Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise

    Debbie V.

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    Such a beautiful home you can't beat the view we Would love to come back
  • Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise

    August D.

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    Better than we expected, the place is like new!! Very clean!! We may stay there again next year!! Your all set if you fish has a nice long pier of which we rented a 23 ft Mako fishing boat and docked it at the end of the pier. The place has a ice machine and a bait freezer, a beautiful outdoor grilling area next to the pool. Have the pool chilled!!!!!
  • Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise

    Kristi S.

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    Wonderful home! We will be back
  • Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise

    Justin B.

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    This home had so much provided and had so much to do that we found ourselves rarely venturing out. We ate out a handful of times and booked a snorkeling tour, but other than that we never left the house! We utilized the pool, the kayaks, the outdoor kitchen, and the dock. The dock is great for snorkeling or just sitting and drinking coffee in the morning. You can pretty much see to the bottom all the way out to the end of the dock, and there's plenty of marine animals to observe just beneath it. Not only would I recommend this place to friends, I already have to several! Lastly, if you do stay at this property, bring some high quality (with a neutral/gray tint so as not to alter colors) polarized sunglasses. It may seem a bit silly, but by cutting the glare off the water, the blues and greens of the sky and ocean are brilliant from the dock. Try it and you won't be disappointed.
  • Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise

    Linda S.

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    House was great..... We really enjoyed the pier.... Would recommend to everyone...
  • Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise

    Peter D.

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    A wonderful setting, great house and unbelievable dock. We would gladly come next year.
  • Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise

    Stephan J.

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    Ideal for two families with children ages ranging from 7-16
  • Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise

    Wendy & George G.

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    Our family spent a wonderful week at the Grassy Key House. The house is very comfortable with a great layout. The kitchen is well stocked with anything you could possibly need. It was extremely helpful to have all cabinets and drawers labeled so that things could be returned to the right place. Having 8 kayaks was a true bonus. The pool was perfect for adults and the grandchildren. The outside grill area was like having a second kitchen and dining area. We loved having so many of our meals outside. We will definitely return.
  • Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise

    Kate W.

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    What a great trip down with (2) other families. The home was warm, inviting and LARGE! The grounds are perfect for anything and everything. Kids fished off the dock, dog loved the outdoor freedom. Really a beautiful home. Close to everything!
  • Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise

    John W.

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    Nice house, seemed like new. Someone really has to clean a house in Marathon to get a rental house that clean. Dock was A1 if you have a boat.
  • Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise

    Peggy F.

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    Great house with views of the gulf.Not far to restaurants & supermarkets
  • Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise

    John C.

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    We enjoyed the house and all the sites we visited. We ate several times at the Grassy Key Outpost. The food, service and atmosphere were very good.
    The Sombrero beach while small is very pleasant with beautiful sunsets.
    All in all there is plenty to do even with poor weather
  • Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise

    Greg I.

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    This was a wonderful experience for our two families. The house was equipped with more supplies than you could ever imagine having at a rental home. Future renters need to know that it is more than 8 miles from the nearest grocery store or pharmacy.
  • Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise

    Lisa V.

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    Seriously amazing...one of the best spots ever rented worldwide. Many thanks.
  • January, 2016

    Anastasia H.

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