About this rental
"BELLA VISTA" - a Spectacular Oceanfront home in Marathon, Fla. with an Invisible-edge heated salt water pool that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Open Water Unobstructed VIEWS. Newly renovated! This 4 bedroom/3.5 bath home can comfortably sleep 8 people. Three bedrooms have King sized beds and one bedroom has two double beds. Two of the king bedrooms are ensuite.
Enjoy gorgeous views from every room. We are one block walk to Sombrero beach.
Very large travertine patio surrounds the pool for you to relax and enjoy the sun, sea and family! Fish right from the patio or take a swim in the Ocean (steps lead right to water where you can swim - it's about 3-4 ft deep at the bottom of the steps depending on the tides).
The space is decorated in a beachy Coastal Living decor. Cool tones mixed with pops of fun bright colors! Comfortable couch in the living room, large 65" Roku Enabled flat screen tv, soft luxurious bedding and mattresses and a gourmet stocked kitchen. (Each bedroom also has a Roku enable tv) Outside stairs are only connection between the 1st and 2nd floors. Upstairs is living room, kitchen, 2.5 baths and two bedrooms. Downstairs is Laundry /mud room which includes a full fridge/freezer and utility sink , 2 bedrooms and full bathroom. One of the downstairs bedrooms has a sitting area with a large flat screen tv. The Master Bedroom and the two downstairs bedrooms have direct Ocean Views, the second King bedroom upstairs has a side view of the water from the sliders next to the bed.
All bed linens and bath and pool towels are included in the rental. (Bring your own beach towels)
All paper towels, toilet paper, dish detergent, dishwasher detergent, misc spices and condiments are included.
Each full bathroom will be supplied with a couple of travel size shampoos, conditioners and soap.
NO PETS. NO SMOKING.
Perfect for two generation family of 8 or 2-3 couples. Children under 12 are not allowed.
You will have access to the entire home. Yard is very private.
We also include two single kayaks and two beach cruiser bicycles with your rental at no extra charge. (A cost savings of over $ 500 for the week) And we include 4 beach chairs and a beach umbrella for your use.
The views from our home are beautiful! We are also situated on a private lane on a Cul De Sac so it is very quiet! It is a private road and our neighborhood is part of an association. We own the lot next door which is empty so it makes the house very private.
We included two kayaks and two bicycles for your use during your stay at no extra charge
We include all bedding, bath towels, pool towels, 4 beach chairs, 2 beach umbrellas, and a starter soap/shampoo/shower kit in each bathroom
Why Kids Love It
Great big heated pool, great fishing from the yard, kayaking, and walking distance to the beach! But sorry children under 12 are not allowed.
Our home is one block from Sombrero Beach and directly on the Atlantic Ocean. We are also close driving distance to the grocery store and liquor store as well as many restaurants in town.
There is a very wide paved and lighted bike and walking path that runs along Sombrero Beach Road which you will love to use!
You are also very close to Bahia Honda State Park and Annies Beach and only a 1 hr drive (39 miles) to Key West!
Other must see things to do in Marathon are the Turtle Hospital, Fla Keys Aquarium, Dolphin Adventures, Crane Point museum and Nature walk and Curry Hammock State Park
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Curry Hammock Museum and Nature walk
Favorite Places To Eat
Juice Paradise (Cuban sandwiches and dishes and great cuban coffee)
Ask for the Honey buns at Castaways (not on the menu - specialty of the restaurant) They are free but you have to ask for them (usually come as a dessert)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
2 kayaks for your use at no extra charge
2 bikes for your use at no extra charge
Outside chest freezer for bait/fish
2nd full size fridge in laundry mud room for drinks/snacks near the pool
Heated pool at 85 degrees at no extra charge. If you want the pool warmer than that, there will be a charge.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Sep 17 - Nov 04 2022
Nov 05 - Dec 16 2022
Dec 17 - Dec 24 2022
Dec 24 - Dec 31 2022
Dec 31 2022 - Jan 07 2023
security deposit: $1,500
Tax Rate: 12.5%
Monroe taxes: 5%
Fla State Taxes: 6%
County tax: 1.5%
60 day cancellation policy for full refund.
50% from 30-60 days.
No refunds at 30 days.
*BUT if I am able to re-rent the house, you will get your money back at any time up to the amount that I can rent the house for (may be a discounted last minute rate) minus $ 200 inconvenience fee
Last updated on October 05, 2022
Hosted by pamela epifano
Member since 2021
Year Purchased: 2017
About the owner: My husband and I started coming to Marathon in 2011 and fell in love with the area! We owned and managed a vacation property at a different location for 8 years (vrbo 847647) * See my reviews on that property* We sold that property and bought and completely gutted and renovated this beautiful home. With our growing family, we were ready for a bigger home.
We love to come down to the KEYS with our three young adult sons (21,23, and 26) to fish, relax and reconnect as a family. It is a true paradise!
Why this property? The views are so beautiful and the neighborhood is quiet and relaxing. You can get lost just looking at the water, watching dolphins play, manatees swim by, or just relaxing in the pool. If you can manage to leave the tranquility of this home, take a walk to the beach or a bike ride in the neighborhood. There are nice wide sidewalks to ride your bike. Star gazing at night is another favorite activity.
You will love this peaceful oasis!
Frequently Asked Questions
What temperature is the pool heated to?
The pool will be heated to 84 degrees. If you would like the heat to be set higher there will be a supplemental charge.
Can I walk to the beach?
Yes, the beach is just a short walk away so there is no need to drive unless you prefer it.
What time is Check In?
Check In is at 4pm. We will always let you know if the house is ready earlier than 4pm but please do not show up prior to that time unless you've been given permission by Pam
How will I get into the rental?
We have a code box to get in to the house. Instructions will be provided to you 1 week prior to arrival.
Is there a food delivery service?
Yes, Instacart delivers food from Publix
How deep is the pool?
The pool is 3 ft deep on one end and 5.5 feet deep at the other end. There is a bench to sit on in the deep end and steps to sit on in the shallow end
Do I have to sign a rental agreement?
Yes, you will be emailed a rental agreement at the time of booking that you will need to fillout and return before your reservation is considered fully booked.
What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellation with 100% refund of deposit minus $ 100 inconvenience fee within 60 days of the start of the rental. We suggest getting travel insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances. If you need to cancel in less than 60 days before the rental and I can re-rent the house - you will get a full refund. I am not in the business to keep peoples money and am a reasonable person.
Is there a minimum age to rent?
Yes, the minimum age to rent is 26 years old for the primary guest
Is this house appropriate for young children?
We don't recommend this house for toddlers as the backyard sits about 5 -6 ft above the ocean and there is a coral rock wall below the patio that small children could fall onto and get injured if not watched at all times.
What form of payment do you accept?
Check, CashApp, Zelle
When is payment due?
50% deposit is due within 7 days of the booking. Final payment and security deposit is due 60 days prior to booking.
We had a fantastic time in Marathon and especially staying at Bella Vista. Pam was very helpful and easy to work with. The home is spectacular and so are the views! The furnishings and finishes are top notch (and comfortable) and it has everything you need. But the views.....you can't beat them! We spent so much time out back enjoying the ocean views and sitting in the amazing pool. We used the kayaks most days and tried our hand at fishing from the steps. We did have seaweed, but it would wash in and then wash back out with the tide. Also, the location is perfect. We could walk to Sombrero Beach and stores and restuarants were so close. We would definitely stay here again!
Stayed: July 2022Submitted: July 27, 2022
So happy that you loved our home and had a great time staying in Marathon! We'd love to have you back anytime!
Can't wait to come back again!
This home is the perfect complement to visiting Marathon. People visit the Keys for the laid back lifestyle, and staying here adds the exclamation point. There is absolutely nothing you can want for while staying here. Pam and her family have thought of everything to make the stay perfect, from the well appointed kitchen, to the shed full of outdoor toys to help you and your family disconnect from technology and reconnect with each other. If you enjoy cooking, there is an impressive array of pots, pans, utensils and storage containers to help you prepare family meals all while overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and listening to your tunes played through the professional level Sonos zoned audio system. You can even play the kitchen a little softer while the pool deck is a little louder! Wait, you need a garlic press? Yep, there's one in the drawer! Speaking of the pool deck, wow! The pool has an infinity edge overlooking the Atlantic, and the deck itself is travertine tile, creating the feeling of a beachside resort and water club. There are umbrellas in the shed you can place anywhere you'd like on the deck, so you can create your own ideal seating arrangements for down times in between exploring Marathon and the other islands or taking that all day fishing charter you know you want to! Take your time to look around and observe if the outdoors and wildlife are your thing. The landscaping is very well kept and attracts lots of native and transient birds to the gardens. At the seawall, a keen eye might notice sergeant majors, mangrove snapper, parrotfish, blowfish, and even moray eels! During our stay, we were visited at least twice a day by manatees, the occasional dolphin, and frigate birds were frequently overhead. If you like to fish, you may even be able to catch enough mangrove snapper for fish tacos; just make sure to check the regulations before keeping anything. Catch and release is always more fun for the next angler! If you forgot beach towels, no worries. There is a full set for your family in the laundry room downstairs, which just happens to be expertly positioned at the pool deck! You can wash/dry your swimsuits and towels as you need with the brand new washer/dryer set located next to the full bathroom with walk-in shower. Perfect for ending the day at the pool. Marathon and the Keys are truly special. If you are considering a stay with Pam and her family, don't hesitate. You and your family will not be disappointed!
Stayed: June 2022Submitted: July 06, 2022
Thank you Jason for your awesome review. We are so happy that you loved our home and we were happy to share it with you and your family! We also love the wildlife and the fishing there on top of the beauty of the water. I am so happy to hear that you appreciated how we set up the house and amenities too. Come back an visit again anytime!Sincerely,Pam & Rob
Exceeded our expectations and they were pretty high!
We celebrated our 40 wedding anniversary at this amazing home. The location and home were both everything we hoped that it would be. The upkeep and cleanliness of the home is what we were so impressed with! It looked like no one had ever stayed in the home before! One day I was out front and two gentleman asked how we liked the home, I told him it was amazing and he said "we spend a lot of time over there" They were local handymen and said they are often called to make sure the house is always in tip top shape! The views off the back porch were amazing a steady stream of wildlife, manatees, dolphin, sharks, stingrays and loads of fish! If I could give it 6 stars I would!
Stayed: May 2022Submitted: June 01, 2022
We are so happy that you enjoyed our home so much and it was everything you hoped for! We appreciate that you noticed the upkeep and cleanliness as it is our utmost goal to make it a perfect experience for our guests! We would love to have you back again sometime in the future! Thank you!
This place is amazing, beautiful and will not disappoint!!
Our family stayed here for a week during May, 2022. We can not say enough great things about this house. The pool was so beautiful. The kitchen and all of the appliances were super nice. The bed rooms were amazing. And the view was off the chart! Once we arrived, we did not want to leave! Fishing off of the back was super fun. I would strongly recommend this as a vacation destination....
Stayed: May 2022Submitted: June 01, 2022
Thank you for your wonderful review of our home! We are so happy that you loved it and did not want to leave! We would love to have you back in the future!
This home is immaculate. From the time you pull up in the driveway to the time you leave you will be mesmerized by this beautiful 4 bedroom home on the ocean front. The bedrooms are very roomy and comfy and the kitchen and living area have such a spectacular view. The kitchen is fully stocked with anything you would need and very roomy to cook in. The outdoor living area is off the chart. Plenty of space chairs and tables to relax and enjoy the sun rise or the sunset. The Infinity pool is about as relaxing as you can get. Plenty of room for everyone in your party to enjoy. Walk down the steps to get into the ocean if you so desire or throw a line out in the water and catch some fish. Bikes and kayaks are there for your use as well. We will be returning to this absolutely gorgeous home.
Stayed: January 2022Submitted: February 14, 2022
Thank you for your awesome review of our home! We are so happy that you loved it so much and would welcome you back anytime!
THE HOUSE, PAM (OWNER), VIEW, LOCATION, ACCOMMODATIONS ETC SURPASSED OUR EXPECTATIONS!PAM WENT ABOVE & BEYOND TO HELP MAKE OUR EXPERIENCE SPECIAL IN EVERY WAY. (EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION, HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS ETC.) ALL OF OUR 3 GENERATIONS LOVED THE PRISTINE HOUSE, INFINITY POOL, SAFE AREA, QUICK WALK TO THE BEACH. AT THE TOP OF SOME OF OUR FAVORITE VACATIONS IN THE U.S..COULDN'T HAVE ASKED FOR A NICER OR MORE HELPFUL OWNER. PAM, WE APPRECIATE YOU & FOR SHARING YOUR STUNNING HAVEN IN PARADISE WITH US!
Stayed: December 2021Submitted: January 09, 2022
We are so happy to have shared our home with you and your family and that you loved our home as much as we do! We are also delighted that we helped to make this one of your favorite vacations.We would be happy to host you again in the future!
Just what we were looking for!
What a wonderful experience.This home in Marathon is the perfect place to kick back and relax. The owner Pamela was very accessible from start to finish and was great to work with! You can see that Pamela is a very meticulous person and cares very much that her renters feel like they are at home. The home is like new and the floor plan was well thought out. The rooms are well appointed, extremely clean and comfortable and offered us everything we needed to enjoy our getaway...and then some. The kitchen and bathrooms provided us with necessities and "little things" that were needed and there were plenty of clean linens and towels to go around. The ocean views were just awesome and could be seen from anywhere in the home and in the pool. Our favorite time of the day was when we enjoyed the beautiful sunsets. I would also highly advise star-gazing at night to further put you in relaxation mode! The location is great and close to everything. We took a short walk to the beach one day but for the most part felt no need or desire to leave the property. We will absolutely be back!
Stayed: December 2021Submitted: January 06, 2022
Thank you for the 5 star review! We are so happy that you loved our home and thought it was the perfect place to relax! Also so glad to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful sunsets, star gazing (it is amazing there) and were happy with the home itself as we strive to provide everything needed to make it feel like a luxury resort. We look forward to hosting you again!
Hosted by pamela epifano