Lemon Key Cottage
Thanks to Hurricane Irma, we now have a beautiful newly renovated home! We've spent over $150K on a complete restoration and modernization. (check out the new pics) Lemon Key Cottage is absolutely stunning with new: bathrooms, kitchen, appliances, flooring, windows, metal roof, doors, lanai and pool bathroom, landscaping, furniture, pool equipment, and much more. We LOVE the result! Everything is new, and it looks beautiful, bright, clean, cozy, and rejuvenating. We know you'll like the result too. Ring us at 419.341.3199
Jeff and I would like to welcome you to our Florida Keys home. We desire that your stay with us is memorable, relaxing, rejuvenating and enjoyable. Grab your sunglasses, flip-flops, and sunscreen and make your way to our beautiful heated pool. Don’t forget to make your favorite umbrella drink! It’s your time to slow down, relax and let the Keys’ mystique envelop and rejuvenate you. What we have is yours to enjoy…
Lemon Key Cottage is located on a deep water (12’) canal only 5 homes from the ocean. So, bring your boat and tie up to our 60’ lighted dock with electrical outlets. Our canal contains a variety of fish species especially bait fish like mullet and pilchards. Feel free to use the provided fishing poles to catch dinner off the dock. Use small hooks baited with shrimp or squid and fish under the dock or boats for some decent snappers. Throw a cast net and see what you catch. A lighted fish cleaning station is provided with a wash down hose. You can see the occasional predator fish at night around the dock. There’s a baitfish available. Snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding or flats fishing is accessible right at the end of the canal. If diving is your thing you'll find some of the best dive spots minutes from our dock. Occasionally, our canal is visited by Manatees, so be careful when operating watercraft.
The canal empties into the ocean through a flats area. Our flats are an amazing aquarium of ocean life. Do yourself a favor and take the two provided tandem kayaks through these waters to see a plethora of sea life. From our canal, you can reach the Gulf by taking Vaca Cut, which is less than a 5 minute boat ride.
We purchased Lemon Key Cottage in July of 2012. We made additions and renovations including; the heated pool with fiber optic night lights, landscaping and outdoor lighting, hurricane shutters, utility improvements, kitchen appliances, davit and dock improvements, 42” Flat panel TV, wireless high speed internet, 3- 36” flat panel TVs, and various cosmetic enhancements.
Unlike some other vacation rental homes, we decided to stock all the general necessities of home so that others can immediately start enjoying their vacation without running to the grocery store to buy toilet paper and hand soap.
The home is ~ 1500sq ft of central air conditioned living space with 2 bedrooms , 3 full baths, kitchen, living room, dining room, family room, laundry room, and a screen enclosed lanai. The kitchen is fully equipped including pots, pans, toaster, coffee maker, plates, silverware, the very important blender, and much more. Linen closet includes all bedding sheets/blankets, bath & pool towels. Many renters comment how much they enjoy our plush wall-to-wall carpeting in the bedrooms as it's much more cozy and 'knee' friendly compared to cold, hard tile/marble floors. Should you wish to grill your catch of the day outdoors, there is a Weber Grill waiting for you master chefs.
Our neighbors are full time residents that you’ll enjoy meeting. Neighbor Paul is a commercial fisherman of lobsters and stone crab. Usually, you can watch him clean his catch each night at the dock. Paul's wife, Danielle, owns the floral store in town and caters weddings. Neighbor Freida owns a local hotel and dives frequently for lobsters on her free time. You can imagine the seafood recipes that these guys have! Neighbor Cori is a marine biologist, and she is working hard to preserve and build our coral reefs in the Keys.
Call us if you have questions: Four, one, nine, three, four, one, three, one, nine, nine.
Wishing you an excellent vacation at Lemon Key Cottage.
Our family resides on Catawba Island, Ohio, which is a small island on the western basin of Lake Erie. God blessed us with four children: Austin, Addison, Aidan, and Isabelle. I’m a school teacher and Jeff is a salesman of medical products.
|Zip Code: 33050|
|Nearest Airport||Marathon Private Airport||2 miles|
|Nearest Bar||Sparky's||1 miles|
|Nearest Beach||Sombrerro Beach||1 miles|
|Nearest Highway||A1A||1 minutes|
|Nearest Restaurant||Stouts||1 minutes|
Marathon is a beautiful city that offers the best of the Florida Keys while having all the nearby conveniences such as: grocery stores, pharmacies, hospital and emergency care, retailers, marinas, airport, movie theater, live entertainment bars/nightlife, parks, public beach and walking bridge, and excellent restaurants (most of which are dock-up ).
Marathon is surrounded by water: the ocean to the south and Gulf to the north. People come from all over the world to enjoy our warm waters colored in various shades of blue and turquoise.
If you don’t have a boat, don’t worry. You can still enjoy the water by renting a boat, hire a fishing charter, or take a dinner cruise right here in Marathon. Or, make your way to the 7 Mile Bridge and walk along the old car bridge.
Some my family’s favorite restaurants in Marathon are: Franks Grill (Italian), Sunset Grill (seafood and sushi ocean side), Stouts (breakfast on our street !), Island Fish (near Holiday Inn bayside), Lazy Days (excellent food on water ocean side), Marathon Fish Company (on water 35th St. bayside), Castaways (15th st ocean side), and Burdines (great fries – 15th st. ocean side), Porkys (BBQ- bayside), and 7Mile (bayside by the bridge). Most of these restaurants are accessible by boat and have plenty of dock space. There are other restaurants that are excellent too, so just explore and you’ll find your favorites.
About the Southern Keys: Our home is a one hour drive from the beautiful and popular town of Key West; the southernmost outpost in the continental USA only 90 miles from Cuba.
If you have a day or evening available, take a ride south to one of our country’s top tourist destinations and enjoy a sunset in Mallory Square. You can see the cruise ships come and go, enjoy the live street entertainers in the square, or shop at the hundreds of retailers along Duval Street. Or, you can party away at Sloppy Joe’s, Hogs Breath Saloon, or Irish Kevins !
One relatively unknown restaurant/bar that my family likes to frequent is No Name Pub located on No Name Key. Just over the Seven Mile Bridge, turn right at the light in Big Pine Key and find your way to this little pub…the food is excellent and it’s worth the search. By the way, you will undoubtedly encounter endangered Key Deer along the path so drive carefully.
One of the nicest and largest beaches in the Keys is located on Bahia Honda State Park. It’s an excellent white sand beach that is nicely maintained. It’s located just over the 7 Mile Bridge about a 15 minute ride from the house.
Our family vacationed many years in Florida including the Keys. Having fallen in love with the Keys’ tropical treasures and recreational activities, we decided to make our claim (actually a mortgage!) in paradise.
Lemon Key Cottage is our sanctuary from the hustle of life. We truly come here to rejuvenate, relax, and unwind. There’s a certain mystique about the Keys…perhaps it’s the “come-as-you-are, don’t worry, be happy” attitude that everyone seems to enjoy. Whether it’s deep sea fishing for large Mahi Mahi or sipping on Rum Runners by the pool, there’s always something for everyone.
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$283 - $400||-||-||1 Nights||-|
|Lemon Key Cottage 25-Jan-2019 - 27-Jun-2020||$345||$354||-||-||7 Nights||Sat - Sat|
|Mini-Lobster Season 20-Jul-2019 - 26-Jul-2019||$400||$400||-||-||7 Nights||Sat - Sat|
|First Week of Lobster Season 03-Aug-2019 - 09-Aug-2019||$375||-||-||-||7 Nights||Sat - Sat|
|31-Aug-2019 - 16-Nov-2019||$283||-||-||-||1 Nights||-|
|Cleaning Fee||Required||$150||One time|
|Refundable Deposit||Info||$250||One time|
|State and Local Taxes||Required||12.5%||One time|
We spent a fabulous week in this gorgeous home - everything you could ask for including a wonderful pool and tons of space to just sit back and relax. Furnishings are top notch and the home is so comfortable. Nice to have 3 bathrooms and the king size bed in master. So close to great places to eat and have a cocktail and only 45 minutes from Key West. Stay here, you won't regret it - we will be back!
Stayed April, 2019
My husband and I spend Christmas and New Years at this beautiful canal front home in Marathon. Lemon Key Cottage was the best vacation home that we've ever rented in the Keys. The Home is pristine. The beds were very comfortable with plenty of pillows. The kitchen is beautiful with all new, top notch appliances. The kitchen was very well stocked as was the whole home. Impressive furnishings and loved the shiplap! Watching TV on the lanai in the evenings in January will be my best memory. Loved Lemon Key Cottage. See you next year !!
Stayed January, 2019
This home would win awards in the Parade of Homes. The standard of furnishings, decorations, color, light, landscaping, and impeccable cleanliness is just stunning. I can tell the owners put a lot of thought and care into this well stocked home. My husband and I spent two weeks at this home and loved every moment. The pool is spotless and large for Keys' standards, and the canal has many fish that we caught. The most relaxing (besides the comfy beds) was the lanai especially at night watching TV. We will definitely be back to Lemon Key Cottage.
Stayed October, 2018
We absolutely loved staying here at Lemon Key Cottage. The home is right on a canal and has a beautifully-maintained pool right out the back door! The owners take meticulous care of this property, and they show great care in making sure that guests are very comfortable. We didn't have to scramble to run out and buy paper products and necessities right at the beginning of our trip, and they had great recommendations for places to visit. We tried multiple dinner locations they recommended, and we were thrilled with all of them. We had a wonderful experience and would not hesitate to return to this lovely home. Thank you, Jeff and Mary, for the great stay and for helping to make our trip very special!
Stayed August, 2018
Wonderful little house in Marathon. The house well appointed, beds were super comfortable, the kitchen is well stocked for any cooking need. The pool was clean and night lights added an touch when the sun goes down! The house is centrally located to shopping and resturants as well.oeners were quick to respond to any questions we had before our trip. We would definitely stay here again!!
Stayed August, 2018
We loved our stay in this Marathon Florida home. The house is stocked with all the necessities. The pool and outdoor area are great, kayaks, life jackets, and fishing poles are available to use. I found two beaches close by and what is a trip to Florida without spending at least some time on the beach? Oh and I haven’t said my favorite things about this gorgeous house... the screened outdoor area and shower room I could live right there! The owners are wonderful and very helpful with information. Thank you for sharing your home!
Stayed August, 2018
Spotless home on canal with very nice heated pool. Very comfortable beds and plenty of room. Well stocked kitchen for cooking. All newly renovated. Screened in porch with TV was welcome on rainy day. Many really good restaurants in Marathon which is why it's our favorite Key. We even got to have fresh lemons from their tree for our tea and fresh limes for our cocktails! We were so lucky to have a manatee family visit us twice. They came right up to the dock and let us pet them.
Stayed July, 2018
This home was absolutely beautiful and fully equipped for our 2 weeks family vacation in Marathon, FL! Docakage was perfect for our boat and pool was great with shaded area too. If your looking to book a place in the Keys, look no further!
Stayed July, 2018
The cottage is absolutely beautiful. Well equipped, with everything needed for a relaxing and comfortable vacation. The standard of decoration, furniture and fittings is exceptional. A great deal of effort and careful thought has been put into making this a beautiful place to stay. Everything was immaculate, both inside and out. My son especially enjoyed the pool and kayaks ! Its in a super location with great restaurants nearby and easy access to the whole of the Keys. I would strongly recommend this cottage. Mary and Jeff are welcoming and helpful. We would love to return sometime in the future.
Stayed July, 2018
This is a very clean, fresh and accommodating house. It truly makes you feel at home here and has everything you need. Enjoyed feeding the fish every morning from the dock there's lots of different species to watch. At night we had a crab that liked to hang out with us when we grilled. Got lobster from the next door neighbor, delicious!!! All the neighbors are very friendly in this neighborhood.
Stayed June, 2018