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About this rental
Paradise awaits you in this weekly home rental in Marathon, Fl. A peaceful canal front home on Flamingo Island, close to everything a vacation property in the Keys has to offer. This beautiful 3-bedroom, 3-bath home on the water located on a quiet cul de sac, filled with natural light, open views of the canals, casually brings comfort and calm. Tiled floors throughout, open space Living, Dining and Kitchen with all the updated appliances you could ask for in a weekly rental.
You will love the arched openings on both levels of the home, overlooking the waterway while maintaining some privacy as you watch the occasional manatee, fish, birds, and other wildlife break up your quiet thoughts, leaving you with just enough anticipation of seeing more… or relaxing on a lounge chair by the pool, while cooking up the day’s catch in the outdoor kitchen!
Outdoor living space on both levels of the home, the screened upper patio features a teak dining table under fans, or a couple of swivel rockers to just relax and enjoy the day, the downstairs poolside patio features more dining space, along with a couple of Adirondack chairs, an outdoor kitchen with more seating, and if that isn’t enough, there is a large lot with additional seating, a swing under a big shade tree, a concrete table to enjoy some snacks while watching the corn hole game going on… and when you want a break,… hit that chilled pool that is kept at 82-85 degrees!!! Talk about some chill on a 95-degree day… who doesn’t enjoy sipping that cold drink while sitting poolside.
With room for a 50-55 ft boat (boat lift not available to use) a fish cleaning station and outdoor shower, you are minutes away by boat to Sisters Creek, to the ocean, or the gulf, for a day of fishing or playing, or Boot Key Harbor to idle around sightseeing. Most Restaurants have dockage and can be reached by boat.
Internet, wifi cable, Netflix (owners or use your own) tv in living and upper 2 bedrooms, wine cooler, dishwasher, 2 oven stove with convection, side by side refrigerator with water/ice in door, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, dishes for indoor dining and melamine dishes for outdoor dining, Cookware and utensils, some condiments as owners live here part time, spices, oils, coffee/tea center, pool towels, sunscreen, aloe, hotel quality linens for beds, bath towels, shampoo/conditioner/soap dispensers in showers. Kayaks to use if wanted to, dock for 50-55' boat, plus other extras! Pool Alarms on doors, and gated yard to access dock for safety. Chilled/heated pool, outside shower on dock to rinse off after a long day fishing. We want you to have a 5 star stay, so we have tried to think of anything you may need.
Minutes from open water through Sisters Creek to the Ocean, Boot Key Harbor, the Gulf. Located 3 miles from Sombrero Beach, 1 mile to Grocery stores, minutes by car to Turtle Hospital, Crane Point, Restaurants, Bars oct. One hour to Key West, for a great day trip. Golf course about 1/2 mile away, Convenient to everything, but quiet enough that you don't realize how close you are. Located on a wide, deep canal, bring your 50-55 ft boat and enjoy this serene location with large lot to play cornhole, or just relax on swing.
Registration Number: VACA-21-235
located on a cul de sac on Flamingo Island... large lot, quiet but close to everything. I love the arches and natural light throughtout the house ... a very calming comfortable space was my first impression when I first entered the house with realtor. It's only a mile to Publix, and Rt 1, so secluded enough for some privacy, but close enough to everything you need. Minutes by boat to Sisters Creek, the Ocean, Boot Key Harbor and on to the Gulf. Protected Canal for your boat, or take a trip around the island in the kayaks!
Why Kids Love It
suitable for children over 6 .. the pool is a big draw for kids.
As one of the larger keys and being centrally located, you may enjoy a day trip to Key West, to visit some of the museums, head to the Dolphin Research Center in Grassy Key, do the Art Walk in Islamorada or spend your day in Marathon, and visit the aquarium, the turtle hospital or just spend the day at Sombrero Beach. Most resturants and grills are waterfront, so take your boat and enjoy lunch, then head to the sandbar or lighthouse for some snorkeling and playing. It's only minutes by boat to Sisters Creek, the Ocean, Boot Key Harbor and on to the Gulf.
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Sombrero Beach, - 3 miles
Crane Hammock Park - 1 mile
Golf Course - 1/2 mile
Turtle Hospital 1 + mile
Favorite Places To Eat
Breakfast - Conch Cafe - a locals favorite
Lunch/Dinner Overseas Liquor/Bar and Grill
Happy Hour /Drinks/Music - Dockside, Skipjacks, Overseas
Pizza/subs/wings -- Driftwood Pizza, No Name Pub (Big Pine Key)
Burgers - Driftwood, Burdines,
Seafood/Sunset/Drinks - Keys Fisheries
Classic Dining - Steak & Lobster House
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Sep 05 - Sep 30 2023
Oct 01 - Oct 18 2023
Oct 19 - Oct 26 2023
Oct 27 - Nov 01 2023
Nov 02 - Nov 14 2023
Tax Rate: 12.5%
weekly price includes everything except taxes. 7.5% state/lodging tax/ 5% tourist tax Monroe County
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Last updated on September 20, 2023
Hosted by Debbie Martin
Member since 2021
Year Purchased: 2020
About the owner: We bought this property and moved to Marathon in 2020, after living on a boat for the last 2 years in Islamorada. We started a journey of traveling from Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay, down the Intercoastal Waterway to different parts of Florida in 2016. Our first trip was an experiment to see how we enjoyed it beore we retired. Needless to say, we loved it and did it a few more times before settling in Islamorada, as we searched for our "new" home. We put our Maryland house up for sale in 2019, because we knew this was our destination of choice.
Why this property? We have been visiting Marathon since 1980 and knew we wanted to spend our retirement years here. We started looking for a house 2 years ago and after visiting several ... this house felt like we had come home. We enjoy the quiet, convenience and beauty of the area and enjoy sharing this with others.
Links to more information:
CLICK HERE - direct website
Guestbook comments from the host:
We loved this property! So well stocked and close to everything! Very clean!! Host was very accommodating when our flights were delayed! Family friendly neighborhood, we will be back!
4/3/2023 at 9:32 PM
Outstanding Place and Location
We loved this place. Extremely clean and just as listed. House was fully stocked with everything you would ever need. We loved Kayak’ing everyday. Was about a 30 min Kayak ride to Sombrero Beach. Less than 1 mile from grocery store for any of your needs. We loved cooking on outdoor patio. Would highly recommend this place and would rent again
2/26/2023 at 1:39 PM
I do not normally write reviews but we enjoyed this rental so much I had to make the effort to let people know how much we enjoyed our stay at Ashlynn's Paradise. The whole house was wonderfully decorated. The house was more than the listing stated, everything was perfect, very clean and well organized, it was like being at home. The grilling and lounge area, the pool, very convenient and perfectly located in a quiet neighborhood. The bedrooms with en suites with beautiful tile where located on the same level. My rating is 10 out of 10.
3/3/2023 at 12:44 AM
I can't say enought about this property! It was even better than pictured!!! It was perfect from the check in process to the beautiful clean and roomy home to the pool and the outside space. The dock was perfect for our boat and cleaning our lobster catch! The kitchen had everything and anything you might need to cook. The outside kitchen was also wonderful. Debbie was more than hospitable. She was easily reachable for any questions or problems you might have. We had no problems what so ever, but had a question or two and she got right back to me! Hopefully we will be back someday soon!
8/17/2022 at 4:35 PM
Our host thought of everything in setting up this home for guests. We stayed Father's Day week for my father-in-law's first visit to the Keys. The convenience of having our boat at the property as we do at home was perfect for him, the fully equipped kitchen for me, the pool and side yard (cornhole) for my adult children, and the outdoor kitchen/entertaining area for my husband will have us coming back! Our host had the guest rooms and bathrooms supplied with all the necessities, coffees and teas in the kitchen, a wine/beverage cooler upstairs and downstairs, and indoor and outdoor dining areas, just perfect. Thank you so much Debra. We loved it!
7/6/2022 at 1:58 PM
Absolutely perfect! Everything you could want and more!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is minimum notice for booking?
Owners live here part time and require a minimum of 5 days . We do not offer instant booking!
Why do you need info of all guests?
The city requires that we have a list of guests and autos at the rental property.
How do I pay for rental?
We accept Zelle or Venmo. All fees must be paid before access is given to property!
Are there any discounts?
Yes, monthly booking discount @% off reg rates, early bird booking ( 6 mths min) @% off reg price..(discounts not combined)
Best Place in the Keys - Hands Down, Ever!
I have rented in the Keys for almost 10 years in a row; different areas including Key Colony, Marathon, Key West and Key Largo. This location in Marathon is by far my favorite. I have never had such an nice host who checked on us to ensure we had everything we need. And let me say, you have EVERYTHING a guest needs. From any kind of kitchen utensil, to pool toys, to kayaks and more. The comfort and beauty of the home was outstanding and of course, the outdoor living space, including outdoor kitchen was out of this world! The dockage and fish cleaning was great as well - and of course, the pool with the umbrella to keep you out of the heat! Can't wait to go back.
Stayed: June 2023 Submitted: June 30, 2023
Thank you! We hope to host you again..you went above and beyond leaving the house spotless when you left!!!
It is like staying in paradise.
We completely enjoyed our stay. The home sits on two gorgeous lots on a canal leading to the gulf with a dock and lifts for a boat. It has a pool to let you cool off after a day in the sun. The home is very comfortable, has all the amenities and the owners go out of their way to make you feel welcome. If you are going to the Keys to fish or just enjoy the tropical nature of the area I would highly recommend this home.
Stayed: January 2022 Submitted: October 04, 2022
Thanks so much for the kind words! We welcome you back anytime :).
The most amazing vacation, ever!
This property is even better than the photos! Debra has thought of every detail! From the MLB network available on the huge TV in the outdoor kitchen area that my husband LOVED, to the refreshing swimming pool and the pool toys/floats, coolers, towels, beach chairs, fishing equipment, private dock, kayaks, corn hole boards, proximity to both the gulf and the ocean, sunscreen, toiletries, coffee station, charging station, abundant seating options (both indoor and outdoor), wine/beverage cooler upstairs in the kitchen, mini fridge and additional cooled storage in the outdoor kitchen - you will not want for anything!! Grocery stores are nearby, as was the company from which we rented a boat. We went to Key West one day in a scenic 1 hour or so drive. We cooked at the house most nights and had everything we needed for all kinds of meals. I love to see new things, but I can't wait to come back to Ashlynn's Paradise!
Stayed: July 2022 Submitted: July 26, 2022
Thank you for such a great review of everything! We love hearing our guest prospective on the property and amenities! We want to provide you with the best experience we can and hopefully you are able to visit again! Your family is welcome back anytime
This is an incredible vacation home! The kitchen and living area is spacious and comfy. The kitchen was great because often there was 3 of us in there at a time and we didn't get in each other's way. The outside porch was perfect for dinner and the downstairs area was AMAZING. The entertainment area was a favorite hangout and the pool was great for my kids. The canal/dock area was spacious and perfect to store the kayaks they provide and the toys we brought and still plenty of room for fishing poles. I cannot wait to stay here again. The bedrooms and bathrooms were beyond 5 stars. Having the grocery store and beach so close was wonderful. The host was extremely responsive and caring. This was the best vacation home we have ever stayed in! I can't wait to go back!
Stayed: March 2022 Submitted: March 28, 2022
Thank you for such kind words and review! Looking forward to hosting your family again!!! Debbie
Ashlynn's Paradise is our new Paradise. We gave it 6 stars out of 5 !! The home is in a perfect location, beautiful, roomy, and the hosts go above and beyond from every aspect. We also rented a boat and there was plenty of room to dock and easy access to open waters. Fishing is great in the area too. The pool, kayaks, and large yard with outdoor fun added to our perfect week here.
Stayed: December 2021 Submitted: December 28, 2021
Thank you for being such a gracious guest! We welcome you back anytime your ready 5 stars
Hosted by Debbie Martin