BRAND NEW WHISPER QUIET $5300/42,000 BTU'S TRI-ZONE AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING SYSTEM PROFESSIONALLY INSTALLED AND COMPLETED IN MAY 2014. Simple and unpretentious, the Ocean Front Bungalow Hideaway is a mobile home located right on the water at Boot Key Harbor. Only 45 miles south to Key West. One bedroom, with a queen size bed, and another full size bed in the front of the house. My home is newly remodeled, and is tastefully decorated on the inside. The bungalow is located in a modest mobile home community, that is safe and quiet. It is in a convenient location, with many attractions close by (including the world famous 7 Mile Bridge, Bahia Honda State Park Beach, Pigeon Key, Lazy Days South Restaurant, The Sunset Grill, and romantic sunset sailing cruises within walking distance). This is my home away from home, and a very special place. I prefer non-smoking adult guests at least 30 years old, who are mature and responsible. 4 person max. My place is not suitable for young children. No smokers, drug use or heavy drinkers. No pets. No student spring breakers. No fishing off of the back deck. There is a community fishing station/dock within the park. No outside boats or boat trailers allowed in the park. No exceptions. Boat and trailer must be kept off site at an outside marina. Motorcycle trailers are allowed. 1 parking spot in front of the house. I currently do not have Wi-Fi. Potential guests must adhere to all park rules and regulations during their stay. There is a no disturbance policy after 10:00pm. This is probably one of the nicest mobile homes you have ever seen. It was actually built on a concrete foundation and feels more like a small house than mobile home. It has a very open and airy feel, and it's spacious inside. My home is ideal and best suited for low maintenance travelers, who are looking for a simple place to rest their heads and would like more space and privacy than offered at a motel (And would like a waterfront location without breaking their vacation budget). Light screening will be required to ensure rental suitability. Additional fees include a one time exit cleaning charge ($100), refundable security deposit ($125), and a nominal FlipKey booking fee (which covers FlipKey's $10,000 Peace of Mind Guarantee). Please email me with any questions, and tell me a little bit about yourself before booking (number and ages of guests, etc.). I encourage all potential renters to read each of the reviews posted, to get a general feel of the varied opinions of each guest. I appreciate the opinions of every renter, and want my guests to have their expectations met and a positive experience during their stay.
Damage Deposit $125 per stay
Cleaning fee $100 per stay
One time exit cleaning fee of $100.
*daily housekeeping is not available
Damage deposit refunded automatically by FlipKey 10 days after check-out.
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booking fees are between 5% to 10% of the total booking value.
4 person maximum occupancy. Failure to disclose number of guests will automatically forfeit security deposit, and possibly warrant immediate expulsion from the property....Read more
Located by the world famous 7 mile bridge, and close to many of Marathon's main attractions, such as Pigeon Key, The Turtle Hospital, Sombrero Beach, Bahia Honda State Park, as well as many restaurants within walking distance like, Lazy Days, Porky's, and The Sunset Grill.
The Ocean Front Bungalow Hideaway in Marathon is in a small, quiet, and low key mobile home park, that is a perfect option for anyone wanting an experience of real keys living. Located between Key Largo and Key West, Marathon is known as the heart of the Keys. This is the perfect home base for your Florida Keys vacation adventure!
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Left on 03/16/2015 for a stay in March 2015 | Mary BReviewed Mar 16, 2015Stayed Mar 2015
While this is a mobile home, it is very nicely decorated with a lovely deck. Centrally located in the Keys and just an hour to Key West. We got carry out from the Lazy Days one evening and ate on the deck. The crab cake was delicious and large! One evening we drove down to Key Colony Beach and enjoyed happy hour at the Cabana Breeze - awesome view & outstanding steamed shrimp.
If you are looking for quiet and economical, you will not be disappointed in this unit. Plenty of linens, basic necessities in the kitchen, everything is supplied except bath soap. Check-in is at 3 - I missed that and arrived before the unit was ready. But Bill, the owner, responded to my inquiry promptly.
Left on 01/13/2015 for a stay in August 2014 | Tricia AReviewed Jan 13, 2015Stayed Aug 2014
We spent our annual summer vacation staying at this beautiful "Hidden Gem" in Marathon Key. This place is very clean and has modern décor. There is a large deck for sun bathing or just beautiful views any time of the day. We actually saw fish, stingray, lobster, and shark sitting on that deck all hours of the day. Bill takes a lot of pride in his place and it shows. The kitchen is stocked with cooking supplies and often forgotten items. There is three flat screen T.V.'s throughout and plenty of space for a couple with a child. We love this place and would recommend it to all of our family and friends. We will be returning this year for our annual vacation. :)
Left on 04/25/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | Astrid and Ray SchofieldReviewed Apr 25, 2014Stayed Apr 2014
Our stay in the bungalow was one of the highlights of our Florida vacation. Living in the UK, we appreciated the ease of booking and the excellent communications with Bill.
The house is beautifully maintained, spacious, comfortable and well-equipped. It is in a peaceful and friendly community yet still within easy reach of restaurants and all the attractions of the Marathon area. We were able to hire bicycles from nearby and explore the area including the Old Seven Mile Bridge to Pigeon Key. It was a joy to return to the bungalow and the magnificent views from the deck.
For us, the bungalow was the perfect base for our vacation in the Keys.
Left on 03/02/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 2, 2014Stayed Feb 2014
My husband and I enjoyed a belated honeymoon at this wonderful location. We were within walking distance of many local eateries and attractions. We loved sitting on the deck enjoying the amazing views. We traveled throughout the Keys and this was a great homebase. The home is as nice as the pictures indicate. We are looking for another reason to visit.
Left on 02/19/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | Arlene & BillReviewed Feb 19, 2014Stayed Feb 2014
We vacationed here 2 weeks. The bungalow was very comfortable, it felt like home. The family room and bedroom each have patio doors onto the deck. The deck overlooks a small bay that is part of the Boot Key harbor. Boats go in & out. We saw dolphins come in the bay some mornings and late afternoons plus several other kinds of fish. There are 4 deck chairs for relaxing out there. What you see is what you get for furnishings inside. The front door is on the other end of the house, and our car was parked, in the shade, 3 steps away. We used the laundry building, a short walk down the lane and a mailbox is available there. Marathon Key is ideal, with grocery stores, hospital, churches & gas stations. Sombrero Beach & park was wonderful. Also, we walked to a couple nice restarants, one at the harbor and several others were an easy drive away. The old 7 mile bridge was a short walk away. The sea turtle hospital and the Dolphin Research Center are a must see.
This bungalow is neat, clean, and spacious for two or four people. We are already planning to return to this "hide-away" by the sea. William is a gracious host who answered questions via email or phone. It is as advertised!
Left on 01/11/2014 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 11, 2014Stayed Jul 2013
My family and I stayed here for a week during the summer. I was first impressed by how clean and modern the place was. Bill has taken pride in all aspects of decor and amenities, when putting his place together. The back deck over the water is breathtaking, especially certain times of the day. The location is in the heart of Marathon with minimal travel to restaurants, shopping, and boating needs. In addition, he was only a phone call away for any questions or concerns. My family will be returning for our annual stay in the Keys, for years to come.
Left on 12/17/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | MichelleReviewed Dec 17, 2013Stayed Nov 2013
The views from the deck are outstanding. There are plenty of birds and fish in the shallow cove but you still have a great view of the ocean and the boats coming and going from the marina. We enjoyed coming out onto the deck to find out what we were going to see next!
The bungalow was clean and had everything we needed. Bill was very responsive and easy to work with. It was an enjoyable stay and I would recommend it to anyone wanting a couples getaway.
Left on 09/27/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 27, 2013Stayed Sep 2013
Our favorite part of the stay was coffee every morning on the deck.
The bungalow is very clean. Beds were comfy. More than enough towels. So much better than staying in a motel. I dont think you can find a better place for the price. We really only used it to sleep as we were very busy during the days. The portable a/c units did not cool below 74 degrees during the night, so that may be an issue for some people though after speaking with Bill, he is making some changes to possibly remedy that. You also have to empty water from the units, not a big hassle but could also be considered an inconvenience to some.
I would not recommend it to people who are interested in luxury resort type stays. The view is amazing but this is not an area of stylish vacation homes. It is very simple and quaint.
"Private, personal, perfectly located Island Hideaway"
Left on 09/09/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 9, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
My wife and I were looking to visit the Middle Keys on our summer vacation but did not want to deal with the experience of a hotel environment as we were looking for something a little more private. The attraction of the Keys is the ocean, so I wanted accommodations as close as possible to this. We decided upon the Ocean Front Bungalow in Marathon. This place is in a cove overlooking the atlantic Ocean. We arrived, went out on the patio, and within minutes witnessed 3 small and 1 large stingrays swim right up to the edge of the water. This was so spectacular to us.
These accommodations are less than 1 mile from the famous 7 mile bridge in the area. This place is a home away from home. The décor is updated and the furniture is nice and comfortable. The multiple air-conditioner units pumping out cool air made it enticing to come back to after a long day in the sun. The owner, Bill, was easy to deal with and was attentive to our every need. Thanks Bill for sharing your home. Can't wait to return.
Left on 08/27/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 27, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
my girlfriend and i stayed for a week for our one year anniversary..we had a great time! the place was extremely clean and had a beautiful view from the oversized balcony! bill was extremely pleasant to deal with and easy going..it rained almost the whole time and i was thankful that we had chosen the place because we had everyhing there that we did at home( instead of four walls and a microwave like most hotels)..we will definately be back sometime this winter!
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Left on 07/16/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 16, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
I stayed with my family here for nine nights in June and July 2013. The spot offered all we sought for a fun filled family vacation. It felt like a home away from home in a tropical paradise setting. The accommodations were clean, well kept. appliances and furnishings were newly updated. The amount of space was vast compared to a hotel stay at fraction of price. Most importantly was the kind of hand shake deal feel we had with Bill the owner. He was very helpful in recommending boat slip and local info. A true gentleman who accommodated our trip to meet every expectation.
My favorite part of the rental was the large outdoor deck with vast views of the Sea. I spent many nights here watching the world in calm serenity. We will see you next year Bill. Many Thanks.
Left on 07/08/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | ValReviewed Jul 8, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
What a great place to stay. Great location in the middle of the keys for day trips in either direction. Beautiful place with views from the deck that are so relaxing you never want to leave. Very clean and comfortable with plenty of room for two couples or a family and making arrangements was super easy, Bill is great to deal with. Can't wait to go back.
Left on 05/30/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 30, 2013Stayed May 2013
We are so lucky to have found this perfect bungalow getaway. We just stayed through Memorial Day and had the most wonderful time! As some of you may know...it rained cats and dogs Memorial Day and even though our plans to have a BBQ at a friend's house were cancelled, it was just as perfect watching it rain from inside this Bungalow. It is so cozy and perfect that while we were in Key West my 3 year old said, "Mommy I want to go home!" When I told him that home was far away he said, "no! My new home!" He even loved it so much. The reservations and exchange was made so simple by the owner that it was nearly effortless on my part. I will be staying here again and again. Love this new "relationship!"
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