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Bayfront house w/ ocean views, dock & easy beach access - dogs ok!
Why not spend your next vacation in the wonderful sun and water of the Florida Keys? This bayfront house offers ocean views, a dock, and dog-friendly accommodations for up to six guests to feel right at home! The house itself has a bright and fun atmosphere, with ample touches of wood and colorful animal sculptures lining the walls. Grab a seat on a variety of furniture in the living room to sip your morning coffee, enjoy a conversation, watch something on the flatscreen TV, or browse on WiFi after a long day. A deck outside is great for soaking up some sun in patio furniture while looking out on the bay or dining at the round patio table. There's also a gas grill and a hot pink picnic table for a lavish island-style barbecue. If you have a boat, you can dock it easily right outside the house and your two dogs will love roaming free on your gated deck (please note a small, nightly pet fee). Back inside, a compact but fully equipped kitchen lets you cook whatever you wish, with all the essentials you're used to plus a coffeemaker and dishwasher for convenience. Everyone will fit around the dining table inside if you don't want to brave the heat.
What's nearby: Located at the westernmost point of Marathon on Vaca Key where "Flipper" was filmed, this house sits right on the bay with plenty of room for parking a boat and trailer and is within easy walking distance of the well-known restaurant, Sunset Bar and Grille. A quick drive east will bring you to more restaurants and shops, and the long stretch of Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail is nearby for some exercise with great views! This house is ideal for both a family with kids and serious fishermen, who will love the bait freezer, cleaning station, and easy ocean access. On the island, you can kayak with manatees in the bay, learn about and see dolphins at the Dolphin Research Center (great for kids), and see more wildlife at the Crane Point Museum and Nature Center. Marathon sits in a great position to be able to reach the lower keys as well as mainland Florida - drive out to Key West to see where the great Ernest Hemingway resided and take part in great sport fishing. Head the other way and discover the shopping and nightlife Miami Beach is known for. Wherever you choose to go, you'll be surrounded by shimmering emerald water, beautiful white sand, and as much sun as you can handle.
Things to know: Snowbird-friendly
A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.
You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.
Property tax ID: 112505
Property permit ID: PLR2018-00024
Washer/dryer : Private
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Internet : Comcast
Nearby activities & attractions
Gas grill : Private
Shane Y.Mar 2021
Nikos S.Feb 2021
The deck is wonderful
Michelle R.Feb 2021
We loved watching sunsets, walking across Rt 1 to the trail along the Gulf, having our boat right at the dock, fishing from the dock and seeing the manatee swim by. The deck was our favorite spot to hang out. The house is well equipped, has two bathrooms, and full laundry capability. Beds were comfortable, A/C worked well. I can't wait to go back next year!
Mason H.Jan 2021
Stayed here for the holiday week in December 2020. The location is perfect--access to lots of restaurants, excursions, etc and a large dock allow for fishing and boat access. Nice little neighborhood that doesn't have much traffic. The house was fine but it is small. It is typical of what I consider an older bungalow that is intended only for eating, bathing and sleeping due to the small size. Loved the huge outside deck and storage for our rods and bikes underneath. The AC cools very quickly. However the kitchen is crowded for 2+ people due to its layout. Access to the 3 beds in the loft is via a steep ladder which also happens to be where the laundry is located. Our teenage son loved it so I feel its best for the younger folks. If I owned this place I would update most of the furniture. The loveseat and chairs are not comfortable and are past their prime. In fairness the house is on the market so I suspect the owners are not interested in additional upgrades. Overall it met our needs for a week for a family of 4. More than that might be a little cramped.
jacqueline C.Feb 2020
The location of this home is fabulous! The house needs some work and definitely new beds. I would have given 5 stars if it were not for a few things. Manatee & dolphins in the lagoon plush an array of fish. Sunset grill & Isle Bella had great atmosphere.
Jacqueline, thank you for your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed the location of this home! We have passed your comments along to our local manager for consideration. We hope we can host you again!
Marilyn F.Feb 2020
Great location. House has a main floor of approximately 600 sq ft and a 300 sq ft loft. With 2 full baths downstairs it is very comfortable for 2 couples. House has a comfortable large deck that adds an additional 3-400 sq ft of outdoor living space. The view of the water is unobstructed and you can fish right off the dock.
Matthew W.Dec 2019
The deck was beyond great. Water front was awesome for my boat. House was clean and everything worked as it should. Furniture was dated and shower was small, but nothing that would stop me from renting this house again. The owner was super nice as well. Again, GREAT LOCATION.
James W.Oct 2019
Everything great, few little problems but nothing we couldn't deal with. Everything you need and great location. We'll be back.
Jeff K.Jun 2019
This location has great access to everything. 7 mile bridge, Sombrero Light, Florida Bay etc etc. very comfortable for 5 guys. Excellent boat dock, fishing cleaning and safe storage.
We had a great visit.
Bruce G.May 2019
Great place to bring your boat and large deck is nice for hanging out outside.
George S.Feb 2019
Loved the huge deck and the cleanliness, comfort of the mattress in the master bedroom, and the fact there was 2 bathrooms. There were only 2 adults and our Boston Terrier.
We had a good week.
Susan I.Feb 2019
The location of this property provides easy access to the Keys, from Key West to Key Largo. The outdoor deck space was heavily used and perfect for the weather conditions Late Jan/ Early Feb. The indoor space was adequate for two couples. The owner lives close by and was very helpful in providing information about the area. Dog friendly area- overall quiet, but with new building going on many amenities will be available within walking distance.
Bill S.Sep 2018
William S.Jun 2018
We have been staying in either #4 or #12 Kyle Way in Marathon for many years---always thoroughly enjoying the accommodations, and the peace which comes from said accommodations and their locations. Sunrise views from the deck of #12 this year were amazing, as was the evening sky on clear nights. Entrance keys this year to #12 were easily accessed, and the interior was cozy and welcoming. All necessary equipment was provided in the kitchen, which allowed for the preparation of our meals "in." Sleeping was easy, as the air-conditioning was more than willing to keep us cool. The dock space and cleaning table were, as always, convenient for use for a week of successful fishing. Thank you, VaCasa, for once again providing us with a memorable holiday in paradise.
Pamela G.May 2018
Dock was in good shape and very convenient for fishing. New TV's throughout and a comfortable tempurpedic king size bed in the master bedroom. Staff was very attentive and helpfull. Booked for another trip immediately! Will keep booking every year!
Bill W.May 2018
Our party of four 60 year-old men came to Marathon to fish. This home is located at the northern end of the Seven Mile Bridge. In 10 minutes, we were at the fishing spot. In two days, we hooked into four tarpon but could not land any. Oh well. The house is very clean and has several amenities. However, the stairs to the loft are steep and narrow. Be careful and hold on tight. The two bedrooms on the mail floor are spacious and decorated with nautical themes. The outside deck is huge. Conversation piece furniture and a nice glass top table with wicker chairs. Gas grill came in handy. Wifi worked well. And lastly, the room on the ground floor was heaven. A place for all your rod and reels. Extra shelving to store your gear, Refrigerator and Freezer, and a cool looking kayak for your use. We most likely will be back!
Richard C.Apr 2018
This was a very nice home. Small but clean. The only problem we had was that you had to climb a very steep ladder to the loft to do laundry. These steps are not for the faint of heart. Any chance laundry could be moved downstairs or on the deck?
Ken M.Mar 2018
The location, the house, and the support staff.
Patricia M.Mar 2018
First time renting a house...very nervous of what to expect. Wonderful and will do again in the future.
Martha L B.Jan 2018
Loved the place. The construction next door was a bit loud.
Jack H.Dec 2017
Lovely view from the nice deck. Unit is very small, kitchen difficult to work in. Laundry is in the loft accessed by a ladder. Your wife won't like that, I would guess!
Howard M.Dec 2017
Great place, well stocked and maintained. I was a little worried booking it after the hurricane when so many other places were damaged but the property appears to of come through without any problems. A testament to the construction or the speed of repairs made. Either way great place. Will book again when in the area.
Judy M.Jul 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The kids loved the loft area!! The house is clean and efficient! We especially loved being able to park our boat right outside on the private dock. We also loved visiting with the manatees! They came to visit almost every day!! The location is a perfect halfway point from Key Largo or Key West. Lots of dining choices nearby!!
Manuel P.Jun 2017
Greatest location on Marathon especially if you have a boat. Access to the ocean, the gulf, fuel, bait, food, you name it this location has it. Great family memories where had here.
Jeff .Jun 2017
1/2 mile ride to the 7 Mile Bridge tarpon grounds, 1/2 mile to fuel/ice docks, easy access to bayside, Sombrero Reef and the offshore fishing grounds. This location has it all.
Lockable storage for gear downstairs. Fridge/freezer downstairs for drinks, food, bait etc. Great dock and fish cleaning table.
This spot has it all.