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Book this 4 bedroom house in Marathon today! A total of 10 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a pool, deck, and air conditioning among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4/5 thanks to an average of 15 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1795 to as high as $4995, depending on travel dates.
The manager responds to 70% of inquiries, which is lower than average, and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 17, 2017.
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About the manager
Tourist License: PLR2012-00387
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- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Marathon,-florida Attractions
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Central heating
- Clothes dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
Pool / Spa
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- DVD player
- Satellite TV
- Boat available
- Smoking allowed
– based on 15 reviews
- Very Good
“Everything we hoped for!”
Service was great, from booking, until the finish of our stay. Place was clean, a little worn, but clean. Our favorite things included the location, right on the beach, and easy access to anything, like stores, restaurants, churches, airport, etc... It is private. The least thing we liked is after a storm the grass all came in and covered the water, but not much can be done about that. We are definitely intending to book again next year. Thank you for a great vacation!
“Springbreak with the Grandkids”
We spent a week in March with the grandkids ages 17, 15 & 4. Everyone enjoyed our stay at Sandy Shore Place, especially sitting at the end of the Pier and watching the fish. Our neighbor even caught a shark on our last evening there. The house was very clean and the pool was perfect for the 4 year old to play in, it only came up to her chin.
After working hard all summer, I looked forward to sitting back and relaxing on the water. I experienced this and so much more during my stay with RentMyIsland. The house could not have been more comfortable and there was plenty of space for several people. The ocean water was calm, warm and crystal clear; perfect for swimming or a casual ride around in a boat, which I also was able to rent from RentMyIsland. I drove my first boat and it was simple and incredibly fun. The owners of the property were polite and helpful and it was easy to reach them by email and telephone. The rental was very close (walking distance) from restaurants and shops. I would highly recommend a stay with RentMyIsland.
“Beautiful Ocean Front Vacation in the Florida Keys”
This house is in an ideal location for vacationing in the florida keys. It was an easy and scenic drive from Ft.Lauderdale airport, and just as scenic when we drove down to Key West for the day. Between the calm bright blue ocean, green palm trees, and the beautiful white sand, made for the most picture perfect postcard image, and that was just the view from our backyard. Walking through the back door on to your very own private sandy beach, pool, and dock was an endless path to adventure. We experienced kayaking and snorkeling and we when we took the speed boat out, the dolphins were playing in our wake. Found a nearby sandbar to soak up some Florida rays and just relax. The house has plenty of space and is comfortable for a large family or families to share. We also enjoyed dinning in with the full kitchen and barbecue on our own deck. Many near by great restaurants with fresh seafood to top the perfect ocean front vacation. While we were here, I was able to visit other RentMyIsland properties and look forward to new experiences.
“This was one of the most relaxing and fun vacations I've ever be”
The house was very comfortable and having the kayaks and boat at our disposal was just an added treat. We explored everywhere and even snorkled around the islands. We had dolphins following us on the boat that was provided for us. Such fun!! We really liked the area we picked as it was centrally located in the keys to go either direction. I would recommend this property in a heartbeat!
Got lucky and was able to get a last minute booking, rental company was very accommodating considering the short notice. House was great, plenty of room for everyone to spread out. Had all the basics for a great stay, wifi, appliances, washer, dryer, plenty of towels, dishes...but the best part of the house is the view! Pool was a little small but really all we needed to cool off from the sun, plenty of seating outside including lounge chairs on the long dock (my favorite spot). Home came with 3 kayaks (got a lot of use out of them) docked our boat right behind the house (very convenient). Jim the caretaker was extremely friendly and helpful especially when we had an issue with our boat, he recommended someone to help us out and we immediately got a call from him and help was on the way! Would absolutely rent this house again.
Response from the manager Thank you for the wonderful comments. Don't forget to remind us of when you stayed, so we can apply your 'Returning Guest' Discount. Thanks, Mark
“Nice, private vacation rental”
We enjoyed a very nice and private trip last week to this rental property. This house is in a nice neighbourhood close to everything! We fished off the dock and enjoyed talking with the pelicans. We rented a boat (from Rent my Island) and loved going out into either Ocean and fishing, this is where we caught plenty of awesome fish!!! Everyone was great to deal with and very professional. The pool was great to jump into on those hot days! This is a great rental for families, groups or couples. Note, there is no beach to swim in the Ocean but the pool is a great alternative. We were happy with our stay. Jim and Donna who take care of the rental were very friendly and made our trip comfortable.
“Small, stinky and dirty”
I have rented many vacation homes and have to say this has been the most disappointing experience I have had. Please do not expect this rental to look like the pictures that are posted here. Upon arrival, we were greeted with the smell of sewage coming from the gunk that gathers at the shore right off of the "sandy" backyard. The stench was so bad that several of our family members spent much of their time outside gagging. The inside did not offer much relief. The "furniture" is all outdoor furniture with very uncomfortable, threadbare cushions. The showers had black mold growing in the grout and on the shower curtains. There was dirt or bugs in every corner. The "heated" pool wasn't big enough to fit everyone in our party at once. There was a 3 leaf clover growing out of the water dispenser on the refrigerator. Two people in the kitchen at once turned out to be one too many. The manager was less than helpful when it came to renting a boat, but was more than rude when addressing an issue with the neighbors. All beds were loud and very uncomfortable. We felt it neccessary to wash the bedding before we slept on the beds. All ceiling fans are loud and rattle when turned on. As far as kitchen utensils, do not expect a user friendly kitchen. The dryer sounds as if you are drying 50 pounds of gravel and takes an hour and a half to dry a load. Upon speaking with the people who were renting the property next door, from the same people, we discovered they had some of the same issues. While we were able to spend the extra money to rent a boat for the week, which made this vacation, I would hate for someone to end up "stuck" here for the week! Marathon is a beautiful place and we enjoyed snorkling and fishing all week. However, I would recommend finding another rental property.
Response from the manager We sincerely regret that this guest was not satisfied with the cleanliness of our home. We also regret that we were not informed of their dissatisfaction until well after they departed the property. In fact, our first knowledge came with the posting of this review. Unfortunately this left us no opportunity to remedy their problems. The direct cell phone numbers to both the local manager and the owners are posted in the guest welcome letter, at the property and on our web page. It is our policy to respond immediately to any complaints; in this case, we would have sent a different cleaning person to the property at the renter’s convenience to remedy anything that was missed. This property is approved for a maximum occupancy of 10 guests and when that number is exceeded, it certainly will feel crowded. Additionally, we do not advertise a heated pool, but do provide a solar heat cover, that keeps the pool plenty warm. We stand behind our handling of the “issue” with the elderly, year-round residents next door. We cannot and will not tolerate our weekly vacation renters who choose to jump over the fence onto private property, and proceed to drink alcohol and fish from our neighbor’s pier. If we had not developed a relationship over the years, these neighbors could have called the police instead of us, and these vacationers could have faced up to a $2000.00 fine. As far as the smell, sea grass is something with which every coastal Floridian is well familiar. It is why we include an explanation in the signed contract. It states that we are not responsible for tides, wind, current or for any of mother nature’s actions. Sea grass is an unfortunate side-effect of being so close to the magnificent, natural environment that Florida has to offer and is generally short lived. No vacation rental is perfect for every family. The owners and management of Rent My Island take every guest’s satisfaction seriously. We equally value both positive and negative feedback as an opportunity to maintain and improve our properties for future guests. We would like to refer you to a review, placed by guests who stayed at the exact same property, the very next week posted here on Flipkey. This review can be viewed above, or at: http://www.flipkey.com/marathon-vacation-rentals/p271905/ Here is an exact copy of the following week review: “"Nice, private vacation rental" "We enjoyed a very nice and private trip last week to this rental property. This house is in a nice neighbourhood close to everything! We fished off the dock and enjoyed talking with the pelicans. We rented a boat (from Rent my Island) and loved going out into either Ocean and fishing, this is where we caught plenty of awesome fish!!! Everyone was great to deal with and very professional. The pool was great to jump into on those hot days! This is a great rental for families, groups or couples. Note, there is no beach to swim in the Ocean but the pool is a great alternative. We were happy with our stay. Jim and Donna who take care of the rental were very friendly and made our trip comfortable."