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Property Details

Updated: Apr 25, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 6 Sleeps

High-end Estate overlooking tranquil "Bonefish Flats" in picturesque Marathon. Brand new, Designer decorated with contemporary colors, loads of fine architectural details, Crema Marfil marble,

Granite, Hardwood floors, open air porches and balconies.

This is a superb, secluded estate, directly Oceanfront with pure Ocean view! Highly suitable for the relaxing executive.

In ground heated pool with intimate Outdoor Kitchen/gazebo outfitted with 6' Stainless Grille. Stroll out to the large private dock via the Mangrove canopied walk.

The location, the gated estate - nothing could be better to find!

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Swimming pool

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*****Perfect Private Paradise!!

SO MUCH BETTER THAN A RESORT!! We spent our 25th Anniversary celebration here and had the time of our lives! We truly enjoyed the beautiful home, secluded back yard & pool, wonderful lush tropical landscaping, and the gourmet outdoor grill. You can pick up some steaks at Pulbix grocery store or fresh seafood at the nearby Keys Fishery to make a superb dinner! Mar Azul's middle-of-the-Keys location makes day trips to Key West, John Pennekamp State Park (great snorkel trip), and Bahia Honda State Park (great beach) just a short drive away. Thanks so much for a superb vacation! We look forward to returning!

Carole Schlenker, Holland, New York
Sep 2009
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OceanFront Luxury "MAR AZUL"
Marathon Central Florida Keys

Everything you would expect...and more.

  • 5 of 5
The house is exactly the way the photos decpict. It is beautifully decorated. The bedrooms and bathrooms were comfortable and spacious and the kitchen is well-appointed. The best part is the privacy and beauty of the property. My favorite part of staying at Mar Azul was waking up every morning from the master bedroom and looking at the ocean view. If you are looking to get away, this is the perfect vacation home. Lisa and her staff was a joy to work with. She answered every call and email. One night after a storm, some of the trimwork on the patio was damaged. I called Lisa to notify her and she had someone come out right away to clean it up. My husband and I are already trying to plan our next stay at Mar Azul for next year. Marathon is a convenient place to stay in the keys if you are looking to "key hop" to the other islands.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!! We really appreciate you taking the time to let everyone know of your wonderful experience at Mar Azul! Hope that you continue to have a good summer and we sure hope to see you back at Mar Azul real soon - please keep in touch!! All the best, Lisa
OceanFront Luxury "MAR AZUL"
Marathon Central Florida Keys
Falmouth, ME

Unwind & Rediscover the Splendor of Life!

Unwind & Rediscover the Splendor of Life!
  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful place to unwind! Lisa's vacation home is just as advertised. It is clean, nicely stocked, and well furnished. The downstairs queen master gave my Mom her own space and more privacy than she expected. The upstairs king master was incredible (the girls actually took it over) and we slept in the upstairs queen (quite comfy). The decks were fantastic, with beautiful views morning, noon, and night. The girls lived in the pool, and my husband and mother on chaises poolside, but my favorite spot was the dock. I spent every morning there. I was absolutely AMAZED by the number of fish in that water! And the best thing of all? I was blessed by a visit from a wild dolphin! It was one of the most exciting experiences I have ever had. It swam right past the dock, coming up repeatedly for air. I had a great time watching it fish each morning further down the way. Lisa, thank you so much for sharing your home with us! We have memories we will always cherish and it's all thanks to you! Oh and incase you don't know Marathon is great for getting to all parts of the Keys and it's lazy Keyzee atmosphere makes it the perfect spot to reset.
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you very, very much for your wonderful review! It's not everyone that gets to see Dolphin swimming by - wow!! We truly appreciate you choosing Mar Azul and truly hope you will be coming back down to Marathon again!! Have a fantastic summer! All the best, Lisa
OceanFront Luxury "MAR AZUL"
Marathon Central Florida Keys

As Advertised

  • 5 of 5
This property was absolutely beautiful! The pictures do not lie. We stayed the last week of March 2014 with 2 other couples. There was plenty of room for all of us without feeling like you were on top of each other.The interior was clean and the kitchen was well appointed with anything you'd need to cook. The grounds and pool area were very well taken care of with plenty of chairs and lounges for all to enjoy. We used the grill which was in great shape and spent most days lying around the pool. The weather was fabulous. Lots of nearby stores for grocery shopping and liquor, About an hour drive to Key West. The iguanas were an interesting addition. Would definitely rent this place again.
  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You very much for your glowing review - we have a wonderful staff that works hard at maintaining Mar Azul and we truly appreciate your kind comments!! Have a wonderful upcoming summer - we look forward to your return to Mar Azul! All the best, Lisa
OceanFront Luxury "MAR AZUL"
Marathon Central Florida Keys

We will be Back...........

  • 5 of 5
Like I told the owner Lisa, If you have a problem with this home ( Not House ) Home, you should stay home. My Family of 4, 2 kids 13 and 16 wife and I , really needed a get away , and that's just what this was. A very private home. Perfectly located , the pictures do it know justice. We did a lot. jet ski , sunset cruise, Dolphin research center. snorkeling and ate out a some really nice restaurants. And found a really great ice cream place called Sweet Savanah's . Never driving more then 5 to ten minutes For anything to include grocery ,CVS or Kamart . We really love the home and hope to return next year. Thank you so much Lisa . Jerald and Family
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank YOU!! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful summer and we look forward to your return!! All the best, Lisa
OceanFront Luxury "MAR AZUL"
Marathon Central Florida Keys
Brainerd, MN

Welcome to your own private paradise!

  • 5 of 5
We spent the 2nd week of February 2014 at Mar Azul, and absolutely loved it! The home was very well kept, and had all the amenities as advertised. We spent the week there with another couple, with relaxation as our main objective, and Mar Azul did not disappoint! The master suite on the top floor was fabulous, with a large bathroom, walk in closet, and a nice sitting area for watching TV or just gazing out at the ocean. The decks on each level were great for enjoying morning coffee and catching beautiful photos of the sunrise. The half bath on the main floor is very convenient, and we also used the washer/dryer to freshen up a few things while we were there. The two main bedrooms have attached bathrooms, making it very easy to share this home with another couple or family. The Olympics were going on during our stay, and the many TV's in the house made it easy to keep up on the action in the evening. The pool and patio area was absolutely heavenly. As mentioned in previous reviews, the pool is not large, but is big enough to provide a cool reprieve after basking in the sun on the lounge chairs. There are ample chairs, tables, and shaded areas in the pool area to meet everyone's needs. We spent a LOT of time down there. The nature walk through the mangroves to the dock is also beautiful and quite an adventure. I was able to photograph a number of birds, iguanas, and even a jellyfish down there. We also spent a day at Sombrero Beach, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding, which was great fun. I would recommend Bob at Keys Kayak - he delivered the equipment right to the beach and picked it up as soon as we called - very convenient! We had dinner our last night at the Sunset Grille by the Seven Mile Bridge. The sunset was amazing and the food and service were excellent. They also had a gentleman playing guitar all night, and he was very entertaining and easy to listen to. All in all, our stay at Mar Azul in Marathon was absolutely fantastic, and we would definitely consider going back again or to Lisa's other property in Fort Lauderdale. She was very easy to work with, and had our security deposit check back to us in under a week! I suggested a couple of minor additions to the kitchen utensils (we did a lot of cooking at the house), and she has already added them. It is obvious that she cares about her property and her guests. This home is everything it is advertised to be. Check it out!
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very, very much for your highly detailed review - I'm sure your information will help future guests, too! We really appreciate your time and care that you gave to such a wonderful review! Enjoy the upcoming Spring - we look forward to having you back soon! All the best, Lisa
OceanFront Luxury "MAR AZUL"
Marathon Central Florida Keys
Central New York

Best vacation of our lives.

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I, as well as our best friends, spent a week at Mar Azul - we were celebrating our 20th anniversaries. From the moment we closed the gate behind us, we were in our own little bit of heaven. The home is gorgeous, and one of those rare cases where the reality is actually better than the website pictures. The view from the decks is like nothing I've ever seen, especially the master bedroom As for the rest of the house: well decorated, very clean, beautiful kitchen, gorgeous master suite with a huge walk in closet and huge master bath with a lovely shower, WC and jet tub. But again, all this is dwarfed by the views!! It's hard to even notice much with the jaw-dropping ocean view right there. The men used the fishing poles supplied by Lisa and had fun catching small fish off the dock. The wooden path to the dock is like a little 20 second adventure through a rainforest jungle. Lisa has thought of every detail....there was nothing lacking. When our blender died (something she could not have anticipated) Lisa had a new one delivered within the hour! (Admittedly, I did tell her it was sort of an emergency.) She also patiently answered all of my text-inquiries about the best places to eat, the best beaches, etc....and all her recommendations were spot on. We returned more than once to a couple of places she recommended. She also recommended a retired fisherman to charter the men for a day. One large mahi mahi caught (would have been two but someone ran over the line of the second one.) When we were leaving I actually got teary, I didn't want to leave. I am still missing it, even home 8 days now. Mar Azul is close to everything (lots of restaurants / KMart / Walgreens / delis / ice cream shop / bait stores / beautiful beaches and of course the famous and much-loved Old 7 Mile Bridge for those sunset walks or morning jogs. DO NOT MISS BAHIA HONDA BEACH! What else can I say? It was probably the best one week period of my life, and I know my hubby and friends would say the same. I only hope we can return someday. You will thank youself a million times over for choosing Mar Azul! Thank you Lisa!!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very, very much!! All of us that are involved with Mar Azul work very hard to provide a wonderful vacation experience and we are so happy you enjoyed yourselves! We hope you will make this an annual Anniversary vacation and look forward to your next stay!! Enjoy the rest of the summer and keep in touch!! All the best, Lisa


Activity and Interests

All Ocean and Back Country Activities you can think of!!

World Class Dolphin Research Facility a few minutes from estate

Famous Sombrero Beach a couple minutes from estate - a rare beauty in the Keys!!!

Fantastic Dining - from extremely casual to wonderfully romantic in Marathon


Rental rates


  • Weekly Rate: $2150 - $2650

  • * 01/07/12 - 04/27/12 $2450.00 Weekly
    * 04/28/12 - 07/22/12 $2350.00 Weekly
    * 07/23/12 - 07/29/12 $2650.00 Weekly
    * 07/30/12 - 09/02/12 $2350.00 Weekly
    * 09/03/12 - 11/16/12 $2250.00 Weekly
    * 11/17/12 - 12/21/12 $2350.00 Weekly
    * 12/22/12 - 01/04/13 $2650.00 Weekly
    * 01/05/13 - 04/26/12 $2450.00 Weekly
    * 04/27/12 - 11/15/13 $2350.00 Weekly
    All based on Availability, please inquire as Calendars
    do not get updated as regular as they should!
    $250.00 Cleaning Fee/Weekly Fully-Refundable Security Deposit - $1000.00/Weekly
    * All Rates are subject to 12.5% local/state Taxes
    * Groups over six people (any age) Linen Fee - $50.00
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Updated: Apr 25, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Luxury
  • Romantic

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Half Bathroom


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Relatively New directly Oceanfront (Mangrove Tree lined, no ugly seawall) Master Suite with Media area Queen Suite Queen Bedroom and Bonus "Room" for children with two twin Air matresses - We have 6 ppl listed, but with the twim air matresses as described, it easily accommodates 8 people. Heated Pool with Outdoor Kitchen with 6 foot Stainless Grille Mangrove Walk to 30 ft. Dock - there is NO Beach, sorry!! Custom Kitchen (fully equiped for Vacation rental) including Wet Bar/beverage refrigerator Washer/Dryer, Fax Machine, Four Brand New TVs/DVD player(s), Cable, DSL possible All Designer Linens provided Gated Estate

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