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Amazing Sunsets * Private Boat Dockage, Pool & Hot Tub !

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 8 Sleeps


*Rates subject to change by season*

Beautiful Sunsets from your private dock! This attractive four bedroom, three bathroom property is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Upper level king bedroom has a master bath and private balcony with outstanding gulf views. Additional king bedroom with views to the Gulf has adjacent full bathroom. Third bedroom has two twin beds. There is a fourth, private guest level king bedroom and bath that is poolside and has water views. Enjoy tropical breezes on your private screened veranda. From this 'People's Choice Award' neighborhood, you are very convenient to all Keys activities.This excellent boating location offers easy access to both 7 Mile Bridge and Vaca Cut.

Gulfstar is located near Mile Marker 51 in Marathon, FL

License No. - PLR2015-00630

More Details

Property Manager
Dolphin Vacations
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had an amazing week ! We came down from Pennsylvania to celebrate our mothers 80th birthday. The house was clean and had balloons and a card for her; such a sweet touch. Had a great time sight seeing. It was a great week.

-Debra & Family

From our Guest Book at Gulf Star
May 2014
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Marathon Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Gulf Star features private boat dockage. Includes BBQ grill


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Amazing Sunsets * Private Boat Dockage, Pool & Hot Tub !
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Fitzgerald, Georgia

Peaceful Stay in the Keys!

  • 5 of 5

If you want to relax, this is the place for you. Very peaceful neighborhood right on the ocean. You can fish, kayak, and snorkel right from your dock. We caught loads of fish from the dock including large snapper and barracuda. You have your own small personal pool and hot tub. We actually saw no neighbors on either side of us for the entire week. Great view of the ocean and the sunsets were amazing. Convenient area for restaurants and shops. If you have your own boat, there is a deep water dock. You cannot access the fourth bedroom from the house without going outside to a private entrance. This might be a plus or minus, however you look at it.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is all about the waterfront here in the Keys and I'm glad to know Gulfstar's waterfront lived up to expectations and provided so much enjoyment for your group. Gulfstar certainly is a great area to relax and enjoy the amazing sunsets and endless water views. Thank you for taking time to share your experience.
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A week in paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband, our five children and I had a wonderful week in the keys. We relaxed by the water, but mostly enjoyed all of the activities available to us. We went snorkeling, swimming, paddle-boarding, fishing and kayaking. We even rented a charter boat and went deep-sea fishing...and ate our catch for dinner!

I would recommend this rental. It was clean and private.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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This is an excellent home

  • 5 of 5

This property had the most fantastic view of any place that we have stayed in the past 11 years. The house is very nice, with a screened in porch that is very large, where you could eat your meals if you wished. The family room/dining room is very large and comfortable also. This home is also convenient for shopping and restaurants and is located on a quiet street. We are looking forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are happy you found Gulf Star to be comfortable and enjoyable during your stay. Our staff has really enjoyed working with you and we look forward to having you as a repeat guest.
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  • 5 of 5

Like the title states this property has amazing sunsets! The private dock provided hours of fun whether it be fishing or just watching the all the different fishes in the water. The property was well maintained and clean inside and out. The pool was clean and warm. There was plenty of room for everyone, we had eight family members in the house at once and each had their own space. Mary and Gabby were very helpful after we realized we left some clothes at the house. I would recommend this property to anyone looking to stay on Marathon.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Amazing Property

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this great house. Having the dock, pool and hot tub just steps from the house was great. Plenty of room for all 8 of us. Mary was very helpful in getting us the right property to rent, which met all of our needs and Gabby couldn't of been more helpful and nice! Needed dish soap and she had it delivered to the house within an hour. Very clean property in a great location! Will definitely rent through Dolphin rentals on our next trip to the Keys!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback. We greatly appreciate your kind words and we're so happy you had such a great time at Gulf Star. It was a pleasure having you as our guest and we look forward to your future trips with Dolphin Vacations!
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Relaxing Keys Vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a great week we had in the Florida Keys. We stayed in this wonderful house that came with everything we needed. Having a pool, dock, kayaks and paddle boards at our fingertips made the stay so much more enjoyable. Oh, and there was even a hot tub. We fished off the dock, started our day with a snorkel relaxed in the sun and just had a great week. This house was the perfect location too, central to everything we needed or wanted in the Keys.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad to hear you enjoyed Gulfstar's beautiful waterfront with your many activities! It is good to hear guests are enjoying the opportunity this exceptional waterfront provides. Thank you for sharing your fantastic experience. Mary & Gabby Dolphin Vacations
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Dive / Snorkel.

* Fishing.

* Kayaking / Boating.

* Restaurants.

* Relax!.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Stroll the beach searching for seashells & hermit crabs.

* Enjoy Sunsets on the Old 7 Mile Bridge.

* Cook you Catch of the Day.

* Soak up the Sun.

* Bike / Walk the Heritage Trail.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Visit w/ dolphins at the Dolphin Research Center.

* Tour the Sea Turtle Hospital.

* Visit the Museums.

* Take the boat tour to Pigeon Key.

* Explore the beaches and hiking trails at our State Parks.

Shopping, restuarants, and state parks are minutes away.

Plan a dive or snorkel trip to the coral reef or visit beaches.

You won't want to miss Pigeon Key, the Sea Turtle Hospital, the Museum of Natural History, and the famous Seven Mile Bridge.

**Please call/email for availability as we do not use the calendar shown on this website**


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $190 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.