About this rental
A relaxing executives delight -High-end Estate overlooking tranquil 'Bonefish Flats' in picturesque Marathon. Designer decorated with contemporary colors, loads of fine architectural details, Crema Marfil marble, Granite, Hardwood floors, open air porches and balconies. This is a superb, secluded estate, directly Oceanfront with pure ocean view!
In ground pool with intimate Outdoor Kitchen/gazebo fitted with a 6' Stainless Grill. Stroll out to the large private dock via the Mangrove canopied walk. The location, the gated estate...hard to find something better!
We just began advertising on Florida Rentals (that's why you may not find Reviews galore!) ...we look forward to their traditional service providing owners and guests direct access...the way it should be, with no additional fees to our guests for booking!!!!
Mar Azul is located directly Oceanfront - at the end of a quiet, 'Key-zee' street that is directly across from the entrance to the Marathon Airport - which is a fantastic location because you do NOT hear or see planes taking off or landing as their path is totally out-of-range of where the property sits!!
City of Marathon Vac. Rental Lic #VACA-22-19
Why Kids Love It
Our Mangrove walk to the ocean is a wonderful delight - filled with birds, reptiles (even a turtle here and the end of the walk is the ocean, upfront and personal! You can sit there and listen as you hear the pelicans wings flap as they go by. Serene yet invigorating, full of life!
Close to everything but away from it all!
Attractions Within Walking Distance
All Ocean and Back Country Activities you can think of!!
Favorite Places To Eat
Keys Fisheries! Savannah's ice Cream
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
May 07 - Dec 16 2022
Dec 17 - Dec 23 2022
Dec 24 2022 - Jan 06 2023
Jan 07 - Apr 28 2023
Apr 29 - Dec 22 2023
Pet Fee: $150
Linen Fee for 6+ guests: $60
Housekeeping Fee: $300
Tax Rate: 12.5%
***We do have a Twin Air Mattress for small children to use - it's found in a closet/bonus room inside of the Master Suite. The "Closet" is quite large at 12' x 8' - it is a great place for the pack n' play along with the twin air mattress - no windows so the little ones go right to sleep (there is a dresser inside, too!)
Last updated December 02, 2022
Hosted by Lisa Douglas
Member since 2017
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: Hello- I am here to make sure your vacation plans go fantastic! Let me know if you have any special requests or needs and I'll do my best to have them accommodated! I have over thirty years experience in the Hospitality industry and I know and understand the needs of the upscale traveler. This is not our first property and we currently have one other available in the Fort Lauderdale area. I look forward to the possibility of your stay!
Why this property? Stunning ocean views with abundant landscaping and privacy. We completely renovated the entire property upon purchase, spanning several years. It is built well and withstood the recent Hurricane Irma without difficulty.
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Let me start by saying that we used to live in the Keys for years so, nothing impressed us much. This property is perfection, Lisa has been so supportive since we booked, I won't go in details but do to health issues, it was a constant struggle to make it, finally we did, we are so thankful for her emails encouraging us, what a pleasure to deal with a person that has such a kind heart and compassion for others. About the property... 3rd floor: unimaginable views from the master bedroom, the bed? we checked the mattress because we definitely need one like it, we slept like babies . The master bathroom is amazing with a jacuzzi tub, the shower is wonderful, the second bedroom on that floor is beautiful. Main floor: There is another bedroom with shower and another bathroom with laundry in it, living, dining and kitchen, they all have wonderful views of the ocean, nice terrace to have breakfast or late afternoon drinks , the kitchen has everything you need, I was very impressed with glasses and China being spotless. One if the things that really impressed me was the DECOR, no ocean/fish/beach and so on of the same that you find in every house you rent in the Keys; the decor was warm, cozy, tasteful, and VERY CLASSIC. The bottom floor is where the fun happens, nice 2 car garage, the pool is super nice, clean and warm, you do not want to get out because it feels so good. The cabana and covered Barbecue area are a plus, the walk to get to the end of the pier is very nice, we spent a lot of time there, if you are lucky, you can catch some fish, just a glass of wine and the sunset, are priceless. Again, wonderful property in paradise, the price? Amazing, don't even think twice, if you are lucky enough to be able to rent it (is always booked, lol) then go ahead and do it, you won't regret it. It was only my husband and I and we had a great peaceful time, Key West is close and then you go to your quiet place. Enjoy it..thanks again Lisa, it was all worth it
Stayed: October 2021Submitted: October 21, 2021
Marathon's Private Paradise
If you are looking for a private waterfront property that is so well appointed you think you are looking a home from Home and Garden Magazine, look no further than Mar Azul. The pictures provided will give you a small taste of the incredible property you are renting, but still do not give the location justice. We spent a week with three couples and the accommodations could not have been better even with just two full bathrooms. The kitchen provides everything you need for cooking up any meal of the day. Their is plenty of comfortable seating/lounging both inside and out. We rented a 22' Sea Fox center console boat and had no problem with keeping it at the Mar Azul dock. Before I forget, the view from the third story deck is just spectacular. One night we had the pleasure of watching an Osprey on the hunt and then dine in the tree just out front of the house. Plenty of bird life as well takes place while you enjoy a cocktail at the end of the dock. We have rented a number of homes throughout the US and the Islands and can say there is no one more attentive to your needs than the owner of this beautiful home, Lisa. From our first inquiry until the day of departure, Lisa was in contact with us and making sure everything was in order. All-in-all the only issue with Mar Azul, is that it makes it extremely tough to leave the house to enjoy all that the Keys has to offer.
Stayed: April 2021Submitted: April 26, 2021
Wow!!!! We sure do thank you for such a fantastic review!! It's our sincere pleasure to have you stay at Mar Azul, we are so happy to hear of your excellent time! The property does receive a lot of cool wildlife to watch, that's for sure! We look forward to having you back soon - all the best to you and yours, take care!!:-) Lisa
Mar Azul was wonderful
Mar Azul was exactly as billed. It was spotless and very relaxing. The rooms are well appointed and the house and pool are quite private. We rented SUPs and had them right on our dock to use every day in the tranquil bay. The dock area is secluded and also great for sunbathing. The porches too are very private. We would definitely rent again! The owner was responsive and helpful. Mark
Stayed: January 2021Submitted: January 24, 2021
On behalf of our entire crew at Mar Azul, we truly thank you for the 5-Star Review!! We are thrilled that you chose to take time and write a thoughtful and helpful depiction. So glad to hear we will have you and your family back fior another time of fun in the Florida Keys! Take care and stay well :-) Lisa
Great house and location
My husband, daughter, son-in-law and 2 grandsons recently stayed for one week. The location of the house was great, close to everything. The boys loved fishing off the dock and swimming in the pool. The house is very nice and clean and the beds are comfortable (very important to us). We had a great time and Lisa was very helpful and informative. I would highly recommend this house!!
Stayed: January 2021Submitted: January 18, 2021
We are so happy to read your wonderful review - thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with other possible guests! On behalf of our entire staff at Mar Azul, we wish you and your family a safe and healthy 2021 -hope to have you back down soon!
Recent stay at Mar Azul
We recently spent the week at Mar Azul for the Holiday. I can’t even begin to say what a beautiful home it is. The decor inside is lovely but even better is what awaits outside. The lush tropical paradise made us feel we were in an oasis. The views are absolutely breathtaking the perfect setting for a family of 6 to enjoy every aspect of Lisa’s property. From the abundance of deck space to enjoying the pool area with many seating venues to even relaxing and enjoying the magnificent sunsets or sunrises on the dock through the mangrove. Lisa was a delight to work with from the very beginning to the end. Thank you Lisa! We plan to make another trip back to Mar Azul in the future! A little slice of Paradise!
Stayed: December 2020Submitted: January 03, 2021
Thank you VERY much for the wonderful review - we really appreciate YOU, and taking the time to let other people know your good experience! We look forward to having you back to Mar Azul! All the best for 2021 to you and yours!!
Loved Mar Azul & the Owner
We stayed at Mar Azul in Marathon, FL from October 10-18, 2020. We drove from St Petersburg and ended up arriving well after dark. Lisa, the owner, was wonderful and made sure the outside lights were on for our late arrival. We fell in love with the place the moment we arrived and even more so when we saw everything in the day light. It is a private tropical paradise nestled into an area close to everything. We loved the privacy of the pool area. There were also beautiful views of the Atlantic from the living areas of the house (2nd & 3rd floors) and the private dock. The private boardwalk to the dock was nice. The master bedroom on the 3rd floor was a treat. It was large, with a sitting area and had great views of the Atlantic from the patio. The house is well stocked & had everything we needed for our stay. We were very comfortable at Mar Azul. We were also able to bring our two elderly dogs, which was wonderful!!! There are stairs (outside to the home’s entrance & inside to the 3rd floor) so we had to carry the 15 yr old with bad eyes up & down them (he is 19lbs so we had no problem carrying him. If you have a dog that can’t handle stairs make sure you are comfortable carrying them up & down stairs). The other dog was able to handle the stairs herself. The owner Lisa was a delight to work with from the moment I reached out to her with questions about Mar Azul through our entire stay. Lisa is so friendly and responsive you couldn’t ask for a better landlord!!! Lucky for us Lisa was even able to accommodate our last minute request to add an extra day to our stay. Lisa, really made everything easy for us! Marathon also turned out to be a great location in thebKeys. Lots to do in Marathon and it is close to the other Keys as well. Key West was only about an hour drive. Key West was nice to visit for a day but much preferred Marathon for our stay in the Keys. It was just the two of us & our dogs so we had the master bedroom but there are 2 other bedrooms if you have more people. We would definitely stay at Mar Azul again or any other place Lisa owns for that matter! Anyway, if you are on the fence about Mar Azul go for it!!! You won’t be disappointed!
Stayed: October 2020Submitted: October 24, 2020
Thank you VERY much for taking the time to write and share your wonderful review, truly appreciate it!! Anytime you'd like to return, just let me know and I'll always do my best to accommodate you! YOU were a joy to work with:-) On behalf of our entire crew at Mar Azul, we wish you and your entire family all the best, take care!
Nature Paradise. 30 mins to Reef by boat, private mangrove walkway from pool to dock, great team running the place.
This is both a unique and well-run property. Lisa is very accessible and responsive. I left something very valuable here, and before I even realized it Lisa had told me it was found and wanted to know where to send it. The house is very clean, beds are very comfortable. There's great cooking stuff & grill setup. Pool heated, small, but big enough for everyone. We stayed here twice in 2018 and we will be staying here again. There is so much life in the mangroves. Keys Kayak LLc will deliver kayaks before you arrive [totally cool, about .5 miles away]. I've had kayaks here and rented boats at this property--21'-23'. It's great kayaking locally. There are tarpon right at the dock at night and high tide. I've hooked but not landed a large tarpon right from the dock. Low tide you might kick up some mud parking but this place is fine by boat.
Stayed: March 2018Submitted: June 24, 2018
Thank you so much for choosing Mar Azul and providing such a wonderful review! You have our sincere appreciation on behalf of our entire crew! All the best to you and your family - Lisa
As avertised, Perfect
We enjoyed this home for 21 days over the Winter Holidays. It is phenomenal! Finding an oceanfront, quiet property, on a quaint “keysee” street, with gated access is not all that easy. This home makes you feel like you are in your own private compound. The grounds are extremely well maintained and a private boardwalk through the mangroves leads to a small dock that can support keeping a shallow water boat at your beckon call. The heated pool area is very welcoming and the landscaping is beautiful. All of which is amazing as Hurricane Irma passed over the Keys just 3 months earlier than our visit. As I looked at some of the nearby devastation, I came to understand just how special Lisa’s efforts were/are to restore Mar Azul back to its wonderfully welcoming state. This alone should give you a feel of how aggressively she ensures her guest enjoy their visit. The two master suites are very large and well-appointed with bedding, linens, storage, and very nicely decorated. The third bedroom bed room does not have an in-suite bath but is equally beautiful. The house is optimized for perhaps two couples and maybe some kids. The great room is not large but opens up to expansive decking with wonderful views. The kitchen is small but contains all you would ever need. I have rented multiple properties in the Keys and I assure you if you are looking for something you need while preparing your meals, you will find it at Mar Azul. Additionally, the gas grill under a poolside gazebo is perfect for grilling the bountiful treats you can pull from the Gulf or Atlantic. Marathon is a great Key, with plenty of shops and great restaurants. We will be back.
Stayed: December 2017Submitted: January 25, 2018
Thank you very much for the wonderful review! We have a complete staff that works hard to provide a great place to relax and enjoy - so glad you had a great time and we certainly look forward to seeing you back to Mar Azul in the future! All the best to you and your family, Lisa
Hosted by Lisa Douglas