Escape to the Florida Keys ~ Gorgeous 4BR/2BA Home on the Atlantic side of the canal in Marathon. Our home offers the best pool in our area; who can say no to a hot tub, pool, and barstools in one. Swim right up to the Tiki and enjoy the fabulous conversation you will have with friends/family or new friends while you are here.
Our home is private and gated with dog-eared fencing for added privacy and security for your children. We provide a 30-foot Trek dock for your boat that is up to 28 feet with easy access to fishing; we are just a few short minutes out to open water for the most amazing fishing, lobstering, and sunsets this side of Marathon.
A queen bed with its own tub/shower bathroom suite is on main level off the open kitchen/living room so everyone can chat about the big one that got away. Our upper level consists of a Large king bed with conversational area or reading on the couch/loveseat. 3rd bedroom has a queen bed and 4th bedroom provides 2-twin beds. The tub/shower bathroom is located the middle of the upper level for easy access for all.
Coming with a large group or extended family needing to come too? 2 other homes next to us that are Vacation rentals and with large families or multiple family vacations, we can work with these 2-3 homes to accommodate everyone next to each other and not on top of each other. See ID 1051 on this site or inquire about the other property which is listed on VRBO.
We hope you enjoy our home as much as we do and please take time to enjoy our outdoor living area that has a LP gas grill and patio furniture to help everyone relax or sit and dine under the Tiki. We do have available a fish clean table with light and a bait freezer for your convenience!
We had been traveling to the Keys for 9 years before purchasing our own home. We love it here and know you will too! We thank you for considering us for your vacation!
|Address: 897 63rd Street W.|
|Zip Code: 33050|
|Nearest Airport||Marathon International Airport||10 minutes|
|Nearest Bar||Also too many to name!||2 minutes|
|Nearest Beach||Sombrero Beach||3 miles|
|Nearest Golf||Key Colony Beach Golf||10 minutes|
|Nearest Grocery Store||Publix or Winn Dixie||0.5 miles|
|Nearest Highway||Overseas Highway (US1)||0.1 miles|
|Nearest Restaurant||Too many to name!||2 minutes|
You can also fly into Miami or Ft Lauderdale Airports. The drive is about 2 1/2 hours from either airport. Keys Shuttle is also a great option to get to and from the airport. Locally, there are many cabs that will take you anywhere in the Marathon Area for low fares.
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||-||$2,100 - $4,300||-||1 Nights||-|
|Non-Peak Rate 05-Jan-2020 - 01-Mar-2021||-||-||$2,900||-||7 Nights||-|
|Cleaning Fee||Required||$350||One time|
|Florida and Monroe County Taxes||Required||12.5%||One time|
|Pool Heat||Optional / Seasonal||$150||One time|
This property was top notch! It had all of the amenities of home. Plenty of pots, pans, plates, glasses, and two different types of coffee pots. They also had crock pots, a blender, mixer, and other kitchen items. The pool and dock were amazing and the neighbors were super nice. The pool had plenty of floats for fun and lounging. They gave us some of their fresh catch when they saw we came back from fishing with nothing. The beds were super comfortable, the towels were nice and clean, and the house was super clean and nicely decorated. We loved EVERYTHING about our stay. We will most definitely stay here again when we come back to Marathon. The property manager, Michelle, was also super nice and helpful with any questions we had before and during our stay. Not sure what else positive I can say. Book this place and you will not be disappointed. Thank you Michelle for everything!!!!
Stayed June, 2018
5 starts simply isn’t enough to rate this awesome hidden gem tucked away in Marathon! Superb landscaping hugs the awesome outdoor entertainment area, giving you the feeling of being at an exotic hotel. The tiki hut with TV right next to the pool, hot tub and grill overlooking the canal with the ease of docking our boat right there was the highlight of our trip and where we spent 90% of our vacation. The little extras provided throughout the property such as the fish cleaning table, kayak and paddle board, cornhole boards, outdoor shower, pool floats, towels and sunscreen, the complete kitchen with serving dishes that we used to serve all of our freshly caught fish and even a brand new Keurig coffee machine just made our trip that much more enjoyable! Michelle and the owners put a lot of love into this home and it made our stay so memorable! Everything was easy from booking to checkout. Michelle was available at all times and her hospitality was much appreciated! We can’t thank you enough for opening your home to our family! We highly recommend this rental to all, and look forward to renting here again soon!
Stayed May, 2018
Hi! last year we decided to make a family trip to celebrate my 60th birthday in 2018. We all decided to go to the Keys and after viewing many homes we decided on Manatee Cove in August 2017. Then in September Hurricane Irma happened... Needless to say we were concerned about keeping our reservation in Marathon. I can tell you we are so happy we decided to keep our reservation at this charming house but that we went and supported a great community. Michelle was fantastic and honest about the situation at all times. The home was terrific and I joked with my daughters it was cleaner than my own home!! We also live in Florida and completely understand hurricanes, I am so glad we stayed and supported our state...Florida Strong!!! Keys Strong!!! The grit and the gratefulness of the folks in all of the Keys, every place we stopped was inspiring! God Bless you all! Thanks for a great stay, we will be back!!
Stayed March, 2018
Everything was clean beds were great pool yard was beautiful Michelle is helpful and nice
If you are in doubt don’t be it will be perfect :)
Stayed March, 2018
We had a fantastic experience during our stay at Marathon. There were 7 of us staying in the house. There was plenty of space for everyone to spread out inside as well as outside by the pool. All of the kitchen and laundry appliances had been updated, which was an added bonus. We spent most of our time outside by the pool, hot tub, tiki, and on the dock. Michelle was very helpful throughout our entire stay. She was always very responsive to all concerns we had. The entire neighborhood was extremely friendly as well. Marathon was the perfect location for us, because we were able to explore many areas in the keys including traveling to Key West and making multiple trips to Islamorada. We had a wonderful experience at this house, and we are already talking about returning.
Stayed March, 2018
Our stay at Manatee Cove was perfect. Not a bad thing to say. Michelle was super helpful throughout our stay. Highly recommend this home.
Stayed February, 2018
Stayed February, 2018
I don’t see where we can give this home 10 stars instead of 5!
Our family came to the Florida Keys for a little get a way and walked
into paradise! This home is beautifully designed with shiplap and we
love the feel. We had all the kitchen supplies of pots/pans, plenty of
cups/glasses, pool towels and fresh ice water to greet us.
We love the pool area with the Tiki, bar stools in the pool that come up
to the Tiki and of course the hot tub. When we arrived, we were
delighted the lights were all on at the Tiki and soft lighting on the
fencing, that really set the mood for everyone’s vacation right away.
Our youngest made friends with the Manatee at the dock every day.
We experienced the Turtle Hospital, Bahia Honda State Park, and many
of the local restaurants the property manager suggested to us.
Most of the time we stayed right at this home and hope to come back
each year. Thank you, Michelle, for being a great host to our family and
to the owners for having this as a vacation rental when they aren’t home.
Stayed January, 2018
Oh my goodness Jenny!
Thank you, that was so kind of you. We do try to help everyone feel like they are getting a little spoiled while vacationing with us and we enjoyed hosting you and your wonderful family!
So glad everyone was able to enjoy the outdoor space and we can't believe how much fun your little one had at the dock with the manatees and almost at the same time each day!
We look forward to hosting you all again next year!
Perfect location and home for any family!
This is by far the best home we have stayed at in the Florida Keys! The house is stocked with everything we needed and the attention to detail that Michelle provided for us can not be repeated anywhere. We walked into the kitchen with a large pitcher of fruit diffused iced water; that set the vacation mode for everyone after a long day of travel!
We had such an amazing time at the Tiki with a TV on out there with soft music. And we had the absolute pleasure of being greeted by a family of 5 manatees each morning. On our last 2 days we saw a new member to the group, a new baby manatee! I guess this is why they call in Manatee Cove.
The kids were entertained in the pool most days and at night we all had a great time in the hot tub once the kids went to bed for some adult time. The whole outside has been designed for outdoor entertainment and privacy for our family. We grilled a few nights with our fresh caught fish and had plenty of leftovers to take home with us.
The neighbors were very friendly and helpful with suggestions on where to go fishing and restaurants they frequent too. We haven’t experienced this anywhere before, nice touch. We experienced lots of new landscaping going on around the neighborhood and neighbors talking to each other and helping each other with projects. This made us feel welcome. Marathon had been hit by the hurricane but the rebuilding is amazing to see all around us and didn't reflect on us coming down.
The house has a new dock and landscaping with a privacy fence all around the yard with lights around the fence at night to help with the ambiance of lighting so we could see where we were going around without harsh lights. The guys really liked sitting at the dock watching the fish feed in the canal at night.
The owners thought this through when they planned this beautiful vacation spot. We were told they come often and we can see why they do. We are coming back to this very home next year. Thank you to Michelle for making our vacation a memorable one and all of her suggestions to our family and helping entertain our kids.
Thank you and see your next year.
Stayed January, 2018
Thank you so much for your kind review of our home Ashlee.
We are so happy you and your family/friends enjoyed your vacation at Manatee Cove and thank you for sharing your wonderful pictures with us; that made us feel like we were part of your vacation as well.
We look forward to hosting you and your family next year and thank you for the referrals you had passed on to your friends/co-workers. We know they will enjoy our home as much as you did!
This home is located at the end of a block of section 8 housing. Canal is very shallow and you will turn mud irrespective of the tide height. Marathon has been hit pretty hard and the dock is ripped up. Besides musty, dusty smell in house all went well. Real estate agent Michelle stalls on returning deposit. Once they have your $ you know how it goes.
Stayed December, 2017
Thank you so much for your review Tom.
We are so sorry to hear your big boat got caught in the canal; that is why we allow up to a 28 foot boat as the dock allows a boat no bigger than that. Maybe next time you will read the description of a home and what is offered prior to booking a home so your big boat can be accommodated as well.
We know accidents can happen during a vacation and that is why HomeAway offers the damage deposit but you chose to do a regular deposit. It was a simple fix for us and your remaining deposit was returned back to you within a few days via HomeAway. That process can take up to 10-14 days to get your monies back and that is indicated in the contract when you book so I am not sure why you would make an inaccurate statement. Your threats to the property manager were very inappropriate; to receive all of your monies back or else you would take it to the next level and give a bad review is also inappropriate.
Yes, Marathon had been hit by the hurricane and its surrounding area, and many of our guests have enjoyed this home before and now after you with excitement of being in the amazing Florida Keys. They sit at the new dock fishing and have brought in their boats without difficulty and are aware of the tide schedules when boating and many have now seen the gentle manatees that are at the dock almost each and every morning; that is why we are called Manatee Cove!
The homes you had indicated Section 8 are the people who had serviced you while at the grocery store, served you and your family at a local restaurant, gas station or any other fun activity you and your family enjoyed. That area of houses suffered great damage like so many in our area and those families are working hard to continue to keep their jobs and try to recoup their homes when they have time from their very busy schedules. We are thankful they have returned to provide the Florida Keys the amazing service industry we have today!
We hope you and your family were able to enjoy some quiet time while at our home. The pool is still amazing along with the hot tub that our current guests are enjoying each evening after they have been out and about in the area.