USA Gulf Coast Florida Marathon Listing #4170

Marathon Waterfront Recreational Paradise - Marathon, FL

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51 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed 4 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms No pets 
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Updated, gorgeous waterfront home with pool, dock & kayaks

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.

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 nine 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.

Guests can swim and fish right outside their door and Marathon is full of all kinds of activities. 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!

Due to certain safety concerns, this home is not suitable for young children under the age of 15.

City/town permit number: VACA-21-109
County permit number: 110133

You must be 26 years or older to rent this property.






Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

House rules

Not suitable for children

Kitchen & dining






Ocean view


Water view


Beach access

Gulf view



Internet : Comcast


Cable : Comcast

DVD library

DVD player

HBO streaming

Netflix streaming



Wide clearance

Nearby activities & attractions


On-site activities

Pool : Private

Board games



Gas grill : Private



Beach chairs

Beach towels



Enclosed yard


Safety & accessibility

Accessible bath/shower



51 reviews

Tim B. Sep 2022
Our family enjoyed this home immensely! All of the beds were comfortable, the bathrooms worked for tall people, the kitchen had everything we needed and the big sofa housed us all. Outside, the pool area, under deck living area and kayaks were all that we needed. Thanks for a wonderful and relaxing stay.
Andria C. Sep 2022
We stayed here for a week with several friends. It was wonderful! The views are amazing and the amenities at the house make it even more enjoyable.
Tracy O. Aug 2022
What a beautiful home. Amazing views, pier and outside gathering area.
The whole property was clean and very well taken care of. It was supplied with extras and it felt like home for a week. Thank you!
Julia K H. Jul 2022
Nicely laid out house with all of the comforts necessary to enjoy a week in paradise! The dock held my interest everyday… better than being in an aquarium there was so much to see. Very clean and comfortable home. Loved our manager Megan. She was very responsive, friendly and efficient.
Tina Z. Jul 2022
We enjoyed staying here! After being out and about during the day it was nice to come back to the house and relax. Everyone had their choice of relaxing: in the pool, next to the fire pit, kayaking or watching television. Being in the “middle” of the keys made most things very accessible. The dock was great. We rented a boat for the day and we’re able to come back for lunch, then head out again. Would definitely stay here again!
Brad D. Mar 2022
Don't let the window coming in full you, this place was great. Central to the Keys, you could get to Key West or Islamorada easily. The house is quaint and laid out perfect for our vacation. We really enjoyed the outside area and the kitchen was well stocked. The internet worked well and the pool temperature was fine in March.
Wayne W. Feb 2022
This is a great home to entertain family and friends. Great kitchen and outside grilling area. Lazy days at the pool and a dock to tie up a rental boat. Highly recommend staying here.
Kelly P. Jan 2022
Beautiful property. This was our second trip to Marathon and staying in Grassy Key. We loved everything about this house, kayaking daily, snorkeling and beautiful sunsets. Right off the dock we saw dolphins, nurse sharks, stingrays, lobsters and more. Great outdoor set-up with TV and grill which was popular with the football fans in our family. The only downside is the pool not being heated, which we knew going in - the pool was cool, but swimmable for the kids and the ocean/gulf water was warm enough trip swim in as well.

The Dolphin Rescue Center is worth a trip amd you can see the dolphins jumping up from the house dock. The Turtle Hospital is educational, but probably not a place we’d visit again. The Marathon Aquarium was a nice surprise for kids of all ages.

Publix is a few minutes into town and Instacart was delayed due to lack of shoppers, it’s probably easier to go into town for your own shopping. The marina right around the corner has basics when in a pinch.

A lot of great restaurants to choose from - Shipwreck at the top of the street has amazing tuna nachos and key lime pie. No Name Pub in Deer Key is a nice afternoon trip, you’ll spot the mini deer and grab some of the best pizza.

If you are thinking of renting this place, do it! We’ll be back.
Christine and Shawn M. Oct 2021
Breathtaking getaway , clean spacious home , beautiful pool on the beautiful gulf, swimming , fishing , kayaking , best vacation ever
Jonathan M R. Oct 2021
This home is gorgeous- what you see in the pictures is what you get! We had a wonderful vacation here and there isn't a thing that the owners missed. It was beautifully decorated, very clean, comfortable beds and just FABULOUS all around. It was one of the most peaceful/relaxing vacations we have had in a long time. My boys (well all of us really) enjoyed the dock and looking at all the fish and sharks - YES I said sharks but don't worry only nurse sharks! My boys caught one the very first night we were there and then caught 4 all together. Oh and did I mention Iguana's? Holy cow, huge ones - we were all stunted at what we saw in Florida, that we have never seen before - such a fun/great experience. The only slight negative I would give on this place, is the live camera. At first it didn't bother me, but when the thermostat kept being changed through nest, is when I started to get a tad creeped out, because I felt like we were being watched and the owners knew every time we would come and go. I totally get why they have them, but still its a little creepy and unsettling. This location is perfect for the low key/private vacation. We enjoyed renting a pontoon boat for two days and parking it at the dock, relaxing at the pool (the water temperature was perfect), cooking out and watching TV outside. We did go down to Key West for a day and it was a blast but were excited to return to the quietness of Marathon! None of us wanted to leave and would definitely rent this home again- no questions asked! The layout was perfect and my husband and I agreed when we build our home, this exactly how we want it!
Cody S. Jul 2021
The house is very well equipped and maintained. The location was great along with the pool, kayaks, and corn hole. We have a family of 6 and we had plenty of space and the boys found plenty to do. The sunset views are the best. Overall a great experience and we look forward to coming back.
Thomas H. May 2021
The view from living room and master bedroom is stunning! Very private and relaxing setting.
Adam K. Oct 2019
We just came back from a week at the house and it was perfect! They really thought of everything: cards and games for the kids, plenty of kitchen supplies, comfy beds, kayaks, grill supplies. It was so well stocked and lovely and we can’t wait to go back. Oh and the location right on the water was spectacular!
Amy H. Aug 2019
Absolutely gorgeous property, lovely house and decor inside and out! All of the things included that you could ever want or need. We hope to come back again soon!

Pam M. Jun 2019
Was wanting to rent again for next year to find out Owners were moving in. Was a wonderful time. Home was just beautiful and they thought of everything for comfort. Thank you so much. Will miss this place.
Justin W. Jun 2019
The house is very well equipped with everything you would need for your stay. Very clean, comfortable and great location. Would definitely stay here again.
Glen.R I. Jun 2019
I have never used a service like this before. I was happy to learn what they said was what we got. I thought the advertisements and presentations accurately presented the property. With the exception of a few minor issues we had a great family vacation.
Lari G. Oct 2018
We have rented dozens of houses for vacation and this was, by far, the most well thought out rental. Every detail was thought of. We had a great week!
Gayle G. Mar 2018
This house was perfect. We loved the pier, and the sunsets on the pier, we loved the house..very coastal feel. Everything was there. The grill worked, and it was fun to cook in. The bedrooms and bathrooms were really nice. Our stay had a few cool days, but the pool was heated. XM radio available by pool and out to end of pier, which is no small feat seeing it is 100yds long! Outdoor furniture was perfect. Wifi was fast, Netflix on tv. You won't be disappointed, so just say you're "all in" and stop thinking about it!
Ellen S. Feb 2018
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
David D. Jan 2018
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.
Amy C. Nov 2017
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.
Manny O. Aug 2017
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.
Louis S. Jun 2017
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.
Michele S. Jun 2017
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!
Ursula O. Apr 2017
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.
Dwayne B. Mar 2017
Beautiful, clean home. The dock was our favorite part. We saw Nurse Shark, Sting Ray and dolphins daily. We will diffently be back!
Steve G. Feb 2017
Nice place!
Margaret S. Dec 2016
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.
Jessica S. Sep 2016
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.
Frankie S. Aug 2016
A couple of dads and some 30 something guys fished, ate, relaxed and had an awesome week. This home is perfect for many occasions.
Debbie V. Aug 2016
Such a beautiful home you can't beat the view we Would love to come back
August D. Jul 2016
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!!!!!
Kristi S. Jun 2016
Wonderful home! We will be back
Justin B. Jun 2016
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.
Linda S. May 2016
House was great..... We really enjoyed the pier.... Would recommend to everyone...
Peter D. May 2016
A wonderful setting, great house and unbelievable dock. We would gladly come next year.
Stephan J. Apr 2016
Ideal for two families with children ages ranging from 7-16
Wendy & George G. Apr 2016
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.
Kate W. Apr 2016
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!
John W. Mar 2016
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.
Peggy F. Feb 2016
Great house with views of the gulf.Not far to restaurants & supermarkets
John C. Jan 2016
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
Greg I. Dec 2015
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.
Lisa V. Dec 2015
Seriously of the best spots ever rented worldwide. Many thanks.