USA Gulf Coast Florida Marathon Listing #18590

Plein Air Point - Marathon, FL

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38 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 1 King Bed, 4 Queen Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
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Luxurious waterfront home with panoramic views, pool, spa, & dock

Plein Air Point is the perfect combination of modern elegance and laid-back Keys living. Nestled at the end of Patricia Lane in Marathon, it’s surrounded on three sides by a Florida land preserve, a deep-water canal, and the Gulf of Mexico. This is a wildlife refuge teeming with birds and assorted aquatic life.

Plein Air Point is a place to be outdoors: boating and fishing, swimming and snorkeling, reading and painting; a place to plan your next move or start your Opus. And when you feel like soaking up the air conditioning, instead, you won’t sacrifice the view. All but one room at Plein Air Point have expansive views.

A 90-foot deep-water dock provides immediate Gulf access. Launch one of our kayaks or paddleboards, go for a snorkel, or cast a line just a few steps from the backdoor. There are bollard lights on the dock for night-time fishing. A 35-foot heated pool and separate spa are nestled in a private, outdoor area that is covered in travertine pavers. Beyond that is sand, with slate Quoit boards and room to throw a ball. There’s plenty of under-house shade, comfortable seating options, and a four-burner Weber grill. The quiet neighborhood is perfect for cycling, and we have four bicycles
and helmets.

Most of the artworks (prints) at Plein Air Point were painted by Joan Ross, the artist, and designer whose original vision, along with her husband Bill, brought this home into existence in the late 1980s. This is a second-generation home that has been completely renovated and features a new master suite that spans the entire top floor.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
Private pool
This home has a bunk bed in Bedroom 3.

County permit number: 25230-123682
City/town permit number: VACA-21-490

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining






Water view


Gulf view



Internet : AT&T


Cable : AT&T

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions


On-site activities

Pool : Private

Heated pool

Adult bikes


Pool spa


Gas grill : Private


38 reviews

Bonnie S. Dec 2022
We had the best week staying here. We only left one day to go to Key West. Property is as described. Very relaxing with many amenities.
laura M. Nov 2022
Lots of room for the entire family. The view is to die for.
Grady C. Sep 2022
We rent vacation homes on Marathon at least once every year. This has been our favorite. The home was clean and included everything you could need from bicycles, to kayaks, to paddle boards. There was even snorkel equipment. The views from almost every room were fantastic. The pool was great. Fishing from the dock was great too. Smaller mangrove snappers could be caught all day long. Lemon sharks were almost as easy to catch by casting pinfish over the cut onto the flats. We also caught bonnethead sharks, blacktop sharks, nurse sharks and barracuda. The aquatic life off the dock was amazing. Schools of parrotfish, and mangrove snappers were always present. We also saw French angelfish, Atlantic tangs and even had a manatee visit. We will definitely be back!
SHELLI S. Aug 2022
The view was Amazing! Everything was perfect! Thank you so much for sharing your slice of Heaven with us!! We’ll definitely be back!
Adam M. Aug 2022
My family of 6 stayed at Plein air Point for 1 week in early August. I honestly can’t say enough good things about our stay. My husband enjoyed paddle boarding with the kids every morning from right off the dock. He kayaked as well and one day a manatee swam alongside them! Five of us snorkeled daily from the dock as well. There are many lobsters in the rocks right by the steps and tons of fish! My father in law loved fishing every day with the kids. One of the highlights of the week was the family of iguanas that live in the bushes behind the pool. They visited us daily! My kids couldn’t get enough!

This house has so much to offer. We enjoyed it thoroughly, especially the panoramic views from just about every room in the house!
Posie C. Jun 2022
We've rented several homes in the area and this was our favorite.
John . May 2022
The home was so nice and well maintained, the pool well it was Excellent. The View the View was Absolutely Beautiful.
Grider J. May 2022
This was the best place to break out of the past 18 months beautiful sunset, aquatic wildlife along with the natural surroundings made this the perfect stress free place to get away to. Hope to stay again.
Alissa E. Mar 2022
There simply aren't words to describe how fantastic this property is. The pictures do not do it justice. The views are phenomenal. The pool is amazing. The proximity to some of the nicest beaches in the Keys can't be beat. Our little girls loved the bunk beds. The attention to detail for everything in the house was very much appreciated. We had a great week and hope to be back soon!
David W. Feb 2022
The ocean views are awesome, the home is very well appointed, the staff is very attentive.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back. The dock has every kind of marine life you can think of from lobster to parrot fish to manatees along with a nurse shark that visited each day looking for lobster. The pool and hot tub were warm and inviting considering it was 46 degrees when we arrived but warmed quickly back to the 70’s.
The home is well kept and clean.
The iguanas were fun to watch out on the rocks but like to get into the garbage at night.
Many thanks to Vacasa abd the owners for providing a wonderful home and a great vacation experience!
Andrea R. Jan 2022
Location is perfect for that private getaway.
Kathy M. Dec 2021
The location and the view were perfect. Easy enough for a day trip to Islamorada or Key West. Perfect to stay at the house and float in the pool. Kayaks, paddle boards, bikes!!! No need to leave the house for fun and recreation. Quoits and corn hole games for when we didn’t want the water. And a fire pit with wood for evenings! Perfect!
Yvonne T. Sep 2021
Loved the house and all beds were comfortable.
Dock needs lights for watching your boat and fishing from the dock. The dock pilings need cleats to secure your boat.
Christine L. Jul 2021
House had everything we needed and view was incredible.
Tom R. Jul 2021
My wife and I and our two teenagers stayed here for a week. The views are incredible from nearly every room. The pool and dock on the Gulf, along with the sea kayaks and paddle boards, make it just about perfect.

The spa is fine but a little outdated - not many jets, and they are not very strong, and the manual switchover at the pool pump is a little clumsy. But this did not in any way diminish our stay. The top floor primary suite is exceptional.

The location is close to a lot of waterfront restaurants and other businesses like jet ski rentals and fishing.

The property managers are fantastic! We had a few questions and unexpected issues during our trip and Vacasa was perfect in their communication. They could not have been more attentive.

Would highly recommend this house. Great base to explore thr Keys.
Manager response:
Hi Tom, Thank you so much for your glowing review!! We hope to host you again soon!!
Kim H. May 2021
The house was beautiful. We wanted to book for next year but you have almost doubled the price.
Connie W. Apr 2021
Beautiful home, wonderfully furnished, million dollar view and privacy. Would definitely return.
Irene O. Feb 2021
Beautiful views. Very relaxing place to stay. We fished off the dock. The pool is great, Inside needs a little updating. The chairs and sofa not comfortable. The dinning room chairs need to be recushioned
The master bed is very comfortable. No closet in one of the bedrooms had toys cleaning closet. Inside the house was very spacious.
Manager response:
Irene, thank you for taking the time to share your review. We appreciate your feedback about the furniture. We are so happy that you'd like to visit again. We look forward to hosting you in the future.
Kevin J. Jan 2021
Thanks for a great vacation!
Andrea R. Dec 2020
We rent a lot of houses all over the country for getaways. This is the only house we have rented twice. Absolutely perfect getaway.
David K. Aug 2020
With everything going on this year this trip was a welcome escape. The house is fantastic with one of the best views of the gulf and sunset I have experienced in the Keys. We had everything we needed from the kitchen to the pool! Having a trip like this with great friends and family is always great but this house really impressed!! Thank you for a truly great week!
andrea r. Aug 2020
The perfect keys house.
Gregory Y. Aug 2020
Our 2nd trip to the Point. It’s got everything you need or many could want. We’ll be doing it again.
Amy J. Jul 2020
This house was perfect. The layout and views are absolutely gorgeous. We spent so much time by the pool, on the dock, and sitting on the balcony watching the sunset. We used the paddleboards and did a lot of fishing off of the dock. We also brought a 32 foot boat and there was plenty of space on the large dock for it. The internal house layout was also great. It was thoroughly wonderful. We also enjoyed the amenities like the fish freezer and icemaker on the pool level. It is a great house!!! The fact that the pool was cooled was very refreshing especially with how hot it is during summer.
Angela C. Jul 2020
This was our second stay here and looking forward to booking again next year! You can’t beat the view, absolutely gorgeous sunsets. So much to do at the house from paddle boarding to snorkeling, boating and swimming in the pool. A lot of marine life to see just right off of the dock, huge sea turtles, parrot fish and lobster. We also enjoyed watching the BIG iguanas outback. The house is very private which is another added bonus. This house is my favorite place to stay in Marathon!!
Mandy H. Jun 2020
We loved the house and it’s location. There was a sea turtle that swam back and forth all day, every day. The cleaners did not do a great job cleaning the bedding, the last occupants were rather gross. (They left a Mac and cheese cup in the pool.) Luckily we bring our own bedding. The house is great, but could use a more thorough cleaning crew.
Tom E. Mar 2020
We have rented many vacation homes over the years. This is by far the best kept and relaxing. Quiet with amazing views and a very nice heated pool. The best quality pool I’ve seen on a rental property.
Be prepared to relax and enjoy.
Ron Y. Mar 2020
is a spectacular house beautiful inside and out beautiful views
Dana B. Aug 2019
The house and the view was amazing. We could not have asked for a more perfect location. Plenty of room.
Hope to stay again soon.
Gregory Y. Jul 2019
The house was perfect for our family of 8. Gorgeous view of the bay and spectacular sunsets. Easy boat access to the bay and enjoyed the kayaks and paddle boards for recreation.
Mary B. W. Jul 2019
We didn’t need or want to leave the house! A pool, 2 paddle boards, 2 kayaks and a dock to fish and snorkel off of. Something for all ages to do!
The inside was beautiful and spacious! The views were amazing! Sunset is directly in front of the back porch!
Chr8s L. Jul 2019
House had perfect location. Loved the pool and the paddle boards and kayaks. House itself was just amazing, sunsets were phenomenal. Best rental house ever!
Jeffrey F. Mar 2019
We enjoyed our trip so much! The house was perfect with a great location.
JoBeth W. Dec 2018
What a wonderful place to spend our Christmas week!! Beautifully and comfortably decorated and in the perfect location for water lovers! Loved having the 4 bikes to explore the area! The 2 kayaks and 2 paddle boards were so much fun! Everything about this place screamed “Relaxation!” Our family memories made here will last a life time. We especially loved our friendly visitor everyday which we named “Iggy”.... a 4 feet long Iguana! Totally harmless yet so much fun to watch! He was as curious about us as we were him. A total delight!! Highly recommend Plein Air Point... you definately will not be disapointed! Worth every penny! Thank you to the owners for allowing your gorgeous home be a VRBO! We will be back!!! ❤️