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Tropical Pool Home with Tiki Hut & 60' Dock

Bedrooms 2
Space 132 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

Lush Tropical Pool half duplex home with view of th e Gulf of Mexico and incredible sunsets. Recently revnovated octagonal shaped home with wide open water views from every window. Newly furnished comfortable interior with all the ammenities you'd expect. Brick pavers surround lush landscaping and palm trees - sit under the large tiki hut by a crystal blue pool and take in the sunset. The pool, tiki area, dock and all the described amenities are for your exclusive use and not shared. Outdoor dining set on the deck and lots of lounging furniture for you to relax and enjoy! This home has a large open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and over 1425 square feet of living space. The master suite has a king sized bed and the guest bedroom has a queen with a pull out sofa in the living room. Full kitchen with stainless appliances and Corian countertops. Dockage can accommodate a 50 foot boat with over 60' of deepwater dockage.

Want to cool off, take a dip in the home's large private pool or take a dip in this crystal clear lagoon free of the noise and congestion you'd encounter on many of the canal homes. Or grap our double ocean kayaks, your fins and a mask and explore the crystal clear Gulf just a few paddles from this home.

We provide kayaks and beach cruiser bikes to guests at no additional charge. These toys will come in handy, as this is not your typical canal home that are rented throughout Marathon. This one has open water, privacy and an un-obstructed view. This property overlooks a large water cove, deepest point is 25 feet. So much marine life to enjoy right from the dock, including tarpon tailing, manatees, rays and porpoises and snapper. Beyond the cove is the Gulf of Mexico, to the east is Vaca Cut ocean access and to the west 7 mile bridge ocean access. Bring your boats and jet skis because there is also plenty of room for them along with your vehicles and trailers.

Just bring your boat, dive gear & tackle! If you don't have a boat, we'll guide you to boat rentals and they can deliver one right to your dock.

More Details

Joe Curley
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 2, 2017

About Joe Curley

Professional Dad and Husband, avid hockey player and fisherman.

Joe Curley purchased this house in 2011

Why Joe Curley chose Marathon

Unobstructed view of Gulf of Mexico, easy deep water access and dockage, relaxing tropical setting, great outdoor ammenities

What makes this house unique

Fish, dive, snorkel onsite. Take a dip in the pool or relax under the tiki hut and take in the view and watch the wildlife.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I were so pleased with this property at Marathon Key. The home was spacious and uncluttered and the pool and dock area were beautifully landscaped. My son had a great time trying to crack the coconuts that fell off the palm trees surrounding the property. The inside of the home was spacious and comfortable. We enjoyed having our morning coffee or evening drinkss from the tiki hut and relaxing in the hammock chairs. The fishermen among us could cast off the dock directly and caught several fish. This is one property that lived up to expectations generated by the web site. We would certainly stay there again on another visit. (enter on behalf of Bonds Family)
May 2012
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Marathon Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 132 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Queen sleeper sofa in living room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoors: Large private pool, waterfront Tiki-Hut, 60' of deepwater dockage, 2-person ocean kayak, new beach cruiser bikes, fish cleaning table, fish/bait freezer, gas grill, patio table/chairs and lounge chairs Indoors: Furnished with new everything in January 2012 - New appliances, furntiture, bedding/linens, and a full assortment of cookware right down to the blender. High-speed wireless internet, flat screen TVs complete with premium cable. Wireless phones with free long distance service


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Tropical Pool Home with Tiki Hut & 60' Dock
average rating of 4.857143 based on 22 reviews

Great View

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Everything was clean and the photos are very accurate. The kitchen had plenty of amenities. The view every morning out the window was perfect with a cup of coffee. The 2nd bedrom and bath were a little smaller than we had anticipated but we made it work. It's located in a nice area and check in and check out was very easy.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Second Year and Better than the First

  • 5 of 5

This is the second consecutive year that we have vacationed in Marathon at this property and we came away with such a great experience that we already booked 2018 at the property.

The property itself: The house and grounds are exactly as described and pictured in the listing, if anything, the pictures don't it justice. The grounds around the pool, tiki hut, and dock are filled with palm trees and have the feel of a tropical garden. The house has plenty of parking and storage room for a boat trailer or bikes. The pool was clean with the heat on when we arrived, the pool was a favorite of our kids (6 and8). The dock is plenty big enough for any boat you're going to trailer; we docked our 17 foot center counsel with about 40 feet to spare. It also provides a great spot to relax with your beverage and put an eye on the sea life that is clearly visible from the dock. Inside the house is clean, comfortable, and well appointed.

Just a note about the house being a duplex, the single negative review is centered on the fact it's a duplex. The outside are huge relative to other waterfront rentals we looked at in the keys, this "duplex" affords more privacy than a great deal of homes in areas where they at stacked together along the waterfront. Being a duplex is a non-issue.

The area of Marathon: We are a boating family so I may have a built-in bias. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, a beach, an aquarium, and lots other activities to keep yourself busy during your vacation, all within a 5 minute drive. If you bringing or renting a boat, gulf is less than 5 minutes of no-wake canal/lagoon from the house’s dock. We had great weather and where able to run out 10-12 miles out into the gulf, we also made the 15 minute boat ride to fish the 7 mile bridge to. If boating or fishing are your passion, than this house is perfect. We had great fishing and we're not pro fishermen at all. After a trip to one the many local bait shops I followed the advice of the locals and my whole family caught plenty of fish. Including our 8 year old son, he brought 2 different 20plus inch mackerel, one which was in the ballpark of 24 inches gave him the fishing fight and the thrill of his angling life.

Overall I would recommend this house to anyone, property is great, check in/out is simple, and the Curley’s are easy and helpful to deal with.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd year and already booked for the future. This property is well maintained with a beautiful setting. This is the perfect layout for fishing/boating or just relaxing. Deep/easy access to the gulf. The pool is a big plus and serviced often. The owners had replaced several new items this year; freezer, couch, washing machine, and the best BBQ Grill!!! The Tiki Hut provides a great place to catch up on your emails or just sit in the shade a bit. The kitchen is well stocked with the essential amenities. The open kitchen and great room provides plenty of sitting and lounging room for the entire family.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Loved every minute!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the opportunity to escape 26 inches of snow and frigid temperatures and spend three wonderful weeks in the Keys. Joe Curley’s home is everything and more, and we are already in the process of securing a reservation for 2017.

The house itself is bright, airy and impeccably clean, offering unparalleled views of the wide canal and on out to Florida Bay. The width of the canal is significant because many Marathon area homes are located on very narrow canals. For those concerned about the shared nature of this property, let me assure you that the two properties feel decidedly separate and provide plenty of very private outdoor space.

We used the outdoor spaces frequently including the private pool area and the tiki hut (great for sunset watching!). We were also delighted to see a pair of small sharks as well as a manatee and so many beautiful birds right from our own backyard. Our little dog was thrilled to find the pool area completely fenced which gave her secure opportunities to chase lizards around the grounds. We were also impressed with how committed the owners are to keeping the grounds looking beautiful. Our pool was cleaned frequently during our stay, and a landscape crew kept the property postcard pretty!

The house is situated in an area convenient to stores and restaurants along Route 1, but nestled in an upscale residential area. A small airport is located nearby, but the planes are generally small (even some pretty cool biplanes), and the noise from take offs wasn’t overly bothersome.

The Marathon area has so many interesting points to explore (most dog friendly), it would be hard to cover them all. Highlights include long walks at Bahia Honda State Park, Long Key State Park and Crane Point Nature center. The Turtle Hospital in town was also a memorable experience.

Once again, we were thrilled with selecting this property and can’t wait for a return trip!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I totally enjoyed our stay at this house! It was very clean, the pool was perfect, and having access to the canal was the icing on the cake. My boys caught some fish right off the dock, we went kayaking, swimming, looking for lizards and coconuts. There were pool toys, sand toys, pack n play, etc. Everything we needed! The owners were very responsive and super helpful too. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great house, great location, great amenities

  • 5 of 5

The house and grounds are just as described and shown in the photos. There was zero trouble checking in or out. Everything in the house, dock, pool, was in good working order, clean, comfortable and well appointed. We did contact the owner and management company to have the pool heat turned on, that service was prompt, friendly, and thorough. As the owner responded in an early review, the pool became dirty a couple times during the week but only because of the excessive wind and the amount or trees in the yard . This was a non-issue for me, this stuff is unavoidable and it took me a couple of minutes with a skimmer to clean it up, my wife enjoyed taunting the "pool boy" anyhow.

The dock is perfect for any boat you should be bringing on vacation, its 5feet (?) deep right off the seawall so it was perfect for our 17 ft CC we brought down. I would highly recommend either bringing or renting a boat, we spent a great deal of time fishing, exploring the reef, or just cruising the canals around Marathon.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this house to any friend or family. My family, early 40s with two kids 5 and 7, are looking to book another stay in 2017, the value we feel we received from the Curly's made our decision on a place to go in 2017 rather easy.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Key West
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Too many to list
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Key Colony Golf
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Florida Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Too many to list
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Sombrero Beach
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Fishing, Diving, Snorkeling.

* Sombrero Beach.

* Great Seafood, Bars and Restaurants.

* Boating and Sailing.

* Relaxing an d Unwinding.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Kayaking.

* Snorkeling.

* Dock, Kayak or Bridge Fishing.

* Swimming.

* Relaxing by the Pool & Tiki Hut.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Kayaking.

* Fishing.

* Key West or John Pennecamp Day Trip.

* Sombrero Beach or Bahia Honda.

* Snorkeling.

Fishing: deep sea, bridge, kayak or dock, kayaking, snorkeling and diving (on premise or tours), lobstering, Sombrero beach 1 mile away, Bahia Honda, Key West or John Pennecamp day trips, dozens of bars and restaurants within a few miles, boat rental, aerial tour of the Keys


Rates & Availability

Marathon Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 27 2018 - Mar 23 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $750
Optional Pool Heat $175
Tax Rate 12.5%

Pet Considered for additional pet fee $75-$125

$750 deposit required to book home; All rental fees to be paid 60 days prior to rental start; Security deposit refunded within 5 business day of rental end; Payments by check or PayPal (3%)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.