About the Property
Welcome to the luxurious “Yellowtail” Villa, where luxury meets the Gulf of Mexico! The only problem with this vacation rental is you won't want to leave because we have it all for you! From our private 35 ft. high roof top deck with its’ AMAZING views of the Gulf, our private tiki bar with a private 6 person hot tub, rooftop deck w/ fire pit, private boat slip, luxury bedding, linens, and even your very own private elevator, our “Yellowtail” Villa has it all for your next family vacation!
No crowds in this very small, secluded, gated community of just 14 homes. When you choose The YellowTail Villa in Bougainvillea Villas, you have chosen the best decorated home with the very best amenities and views!
Located at mile marker 53.5, Bougainvillea Villas, is a Gulf side private, gated community of just 14 free standing, single family homes in Marathon. Our Villa is not a duplex or condo and there are NO shared walls. When you stay in a area you've never been to before, it is vitally important to have a good understanding of the positioning of the homes and really know the layout of the homes and their proximity to the water. At Bougainvillea Villas, the units run in a straight line perpendicular to the Gulf of Mexico and are shaped like a "T". There are only three Villas out of 14 that have the very best unrestricted views of the Gulf.....they are the Villas that are closest to the water at the top of the "T", villas # 12,13, & 14. These are the PREMIER units to stay in with the best views of the open ocean! Our homes are numbered 1 thru 14... so the higher your villa number, the closer you are to the water. The lower your Villa number, the farther away you are from the water. Our villa is the very desirable premier #12 Villa and rests horizontal to the Gulf of Mexico. That means you have great views of the open ocean from the entire length of our Villa in multiple directions. We are VERY close to the water and pool so you can watch the kids swim from our rooftop patio while sipping margaritas!!
The YellowTail Villa is centrally located in Marathon and close to all the local amenities… beaches, restaurants, bars, and grocery stores. We are also across the street from the famous Capt. Hooks Marina/Dive Center and the Florida Keys Aquarium!!! You can walk to both from the YellowTail as well as the Marathon Visitors Center to find out about all the fun things to do in Marathon. No long car rides here are necessary for your Keys adventure!
At the Yellowtail Villa, we strive to make you and your guests feel extra special with exquisitely decorated high end furnishings, luxury linens, bath towels, and bedding, Built in 2007, the Yellowtail Villa is the very best that the Bougainvillea Villas community has to offer with unsurpassed views and amenities. What's a great vacation week without amazing views and an amazing home...well we have both for you here!
One of the most spectacular features of our Villa is our private 35 ft. high roof top deck directly overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. There you will find the most amazing direct ocean views for sunrises, sunsets, and awesome stargazing at night. It’s the ideal place to enjoy your morning coffee, sunbathe, do yoga by the Gulf or just watch the boats float by. Stargazing at night from the roof top deck is sublime! We even have a delightful brand new fire-pit for nighttime cocktails and S'mores! Yes we even supply you with a starter kit of the Hershey's chocolate bars, graham crackers, marshmallows, and the skewers too! And just added in October 2018, a commercial roof top viewer to see far far out in the Gulf of Mexico to spot the dolphins and manatees!
After a long day of fishing, escape the heat of the day on one of our two covered and shaded patios which all have water views. Underneath our Villa you'll find more open water views at your exclusive Corona Relaxation Tiki Bar surrounded by potted palms. Enjoy a cool cocktail with surrounded by cool party lights, fish netting, and island atmosphere that awaits your arrival. We even have Captain Morgan for you to take a selfie with!
Grill your catch on our BBQ or take a dip in our 6 person private hot tub to soothe your aches and pains while watching TV on a 40” flat screen! Just a few feet away, you can stroll over to the heated community pool to take a dip morning, noon, or night next to the Gulf of Mexico! You can even watch your kids swim in the pool from our rooftop deck! Yes the pool is THAT close!
Fishing is the best in Marathon and from our dock! Centrally located on Vaca-Cut, (an inlet between Keys) this location is a fisherman’s dream! You’ll have your very own private boat slip that is exclusive to Villa # 12 for up to a 25’ ft. boat. You'll have quick access with your boat to the Gulf and Atlantic giving you the maximum amount of fishing and boating time. No long and winding boat rides here at no wake speed. Just leave the dock and it's full throttle out to the fishing grounds. There is also a bait freezer at our Villa, and a fish cleaning station with fresh water all available right at the dock. We also offer free trailer on site parking for your boat trailer. We even have excellent local fishing Captains who know that waters better then anybody.... you can hire them to take you out on your boat....they bring all the gear, poles, and tackle, and you catch the fish!
Don’t have a boat…no worries, enjoy amazing fishing for a variety of species right from the dock with our complimentary fishing poles located in our exclusive "Fisherman’s closet"! Sharks, Grouper, snapper, snook, tarpon and many more species all cruise through the currents of Vaca-Cut creating an ideal fishing environment, especially at night!
We also provide complimentary beach towels for the whole family, two beach chairs, a variety of sand toys, life jackets, a boogie board, dive masks, and noodles for the pool...all complimentary for your stay!
Inside the YellowTail Villa a fully stocked gourmet kitchen awaits you with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances that opens to a living room and dining area with a 60” flat screen TV. We also provide a Cuisinart K-Cup coffee machine for fast coffee anytime of day.
All three of our private bedrooms feature a flat screen TV’s, luxury bedding, linens, and pillows. You’ll also enjoy free wifi and a land line phone to keep you in touch to the outside world if you choose.
Leave your hair dryers at home because just like at a hotel, each of our bathrooms have built in hair dryers!
A full size washer and dryer is also included the Villa for your convenience.
Another great asset to our Villa is its' very own elevator! Hey you are on vacation, let our private elevator do the heavy lifting for you! Most homes in the Keys are elevated with long flights of stairs making transporting heavy items a pain throughout your vacation week. Up an down, up and down every day.....well have no fear, there’s an elevator here! Yes the Yellowtail Villa has it’s very own private elevator to transport you and all your heavy luggage and groceries up and down all week long throughout your vacation week.
Without question, our Yellowtail Villa is a premier vacation home in an ideal open water location. It's the quiet and relaxing vacation that you’ve waited all year long for!! Our recent pics tell the whole story, what you see in our pics is EXACTLY what you get! All of our reviews are constant and recent attesting to what an amazing time our guests have in our home. You won't be disappointed with the amenities and quality of our beautiful YellowTail Villa and the open water views will simply blow you away!
Checkout time is 10 a.m. Check in time is after 4p.m.
All Specials Offered Do Not Include Bookings Made Prior to Special Offer Date
We hope to see you soon at the Yellowtail at Bougainvillea Villas!
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35' foot high roof top party deck with a fire pit, dining table with umbrella with seating for 6, four chase loungers to sun bathe or watch the stars at night!
We also feature a commercial roof-top binocular viewer to see far out into the Gulf of Mexico. View the boats, dolphins, and even manatees with this high class viewer!
Our Corona Relaxation Tiki bar located in the carport is the BOMB! Decorated with dozens of fun bar signs and tiki lights, you'll except the afternoon in the shade with another dining table with seating for 6, a full size bar, a grill to cook your fresh fish that you'll catch right from our dock and we even have the man himself....Captain Morgan for you to snap a pic with!
You'll also find a 6 person hot tub with a flat screen TV as well as bluetooth speakers to listen to your favorite music while drinking margaritas!
We even have a private boat slip that is exclusive to the YellowTail Villa. Dock your boat there or enter the Gulf of Mexico and swim or snorkel with our steps that lead right into the ocean!
Why Kids Love It
The pool baby! Just steps away from the YellowTail you'll find our community pool right next to the Gulf of Mexico. Kids also love see the lobsters and fish swimming around in our lagoon right at the dock! Bring a flashlight to view all the creatures that come out at night to walk around!
Centrally located on Vaca-Cut, the YellowTail Villa is a boaters and fisherman's dream location....here you will have instant access to the Gulf and the Atlantic Ocean...no long or winding no wake speed boats rides to get out to open water.....that means more fun and more fishing time!
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Walk to the Florida Aquarium from the YellowTail Villa...kids love this place.
You can also walk to Captain Hood Dive Center and Marina...go at 4 pm each day to watch them hand feed their nurse sharks and dowzens of other fish in their lagoon!
Walk to the Marathon Visitor's Center!
Walk to the Island Fish Company for an amazing lunch or dinner!
Favorite Places To Eat
Florida Steak and Lobster House
Herbies Chowda House
Island Fish Company
Castaways is your place for Sushi!!! Go!
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
roof top fire pit with complimentary smores' treats to roast over the fire at night! We also have a commercial 20 x 40 roof top viewer to watch the boats float by FAR out in the GULF as well as the dolphins and manatees!
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Mar 28 2021 - May 30 2021
May 30 2021 - Jul 25 2021
Jul 24 2021 - Jul 31 2021
Jul 31 2021 - Aug 07 2021
Aug 08 2021 - Aug 15 2021
clean fee: $250
Security Deposit: $500
Tax Rate: 12.5%
All reservations require a 50% deposit and signed rental contract to book your week. 100% refund if reservation is canceled more than 90 days from your check in dates. We require a $500 security deposit check to be mailed in....we will shred this check after your departure.
Last updated on May 08, 2021
Year Purchased: 2018
Why this property? This property is the property you wish you rented after you get to your vacation rental and say to yourself, I wish we had rented THAT place! It's the location, the amenities, and the amazing VIEWS! We've got it all!
Calendar last updated: May 08, 2021
Guestbook comments from the owner:
From the moment we booked to the day we left, Matt the owner was so helpful and at your disposal 24/7. The house was awesome and you had everything you could ever need. The best boat slip for an easy in and out and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Thank you Matt for opening your home to us and making us feel like family!! Tried many new restaurants, Burdines and Herbies were our 2 favorites! You won’t be disappointed if you book your next vacation at the Yellow Tail Vila!!
This is one of our favorite keys to visit and found one of our new favorite places to stay. From the hot tub , and barbecue area down stairs to the beautiful accommodations of the three bedroom three bathroom villa up to the rooftop 360* views of the gulf. We love to cook so the kitchen was used everyday and had everything we needed to make the great meals that we caught while we were there for a week. Love the convenience to lobster on the gulf side and the cut right around the corner to get into the Atlantic to snorkel the beautiful reefs and fish in the gulf stream. We will be back and the quick responses from the owner to make sure we arrived safely and to make sure we had everything we needed throughout our stay. This family vacation was one for the records.
Our stay was wonderful, house was very comfortable and well decorated. We have been in Marathon for many vacations but the fishing off the dock was amazing, best ever! The owner was very friendly and easy to communicate with, also he was very accommodating to all our needs while there. We recommend it!
wonderful place to stay!
My family had an amazing stay here! Matt was available at a moments notice for questions and always replied to our texts within 5 minutes. The fireworks from our rooftop deck were unbelievable. The grandkids loved being just steps away from the pool . It was a great week!
My family and I were fortunate enough to get to spend 2 weeks in this incredible home and we hated to leave. The home is very comfortable and the perfect place to relax and unwind. The pictures shown don’t do justice. This home is located in a secure, gated, small community of only 14 homes. We met several wonderful people while we were there and almost everyday someone would come by asking to check out the “tiki bar” and said the decoration and setup of the patio area on this house is the best out of all them! We loved going out to the pier and watching all the sea life. During the day we would see several types of fish and at night is when all the big crabs and lobsters would come out and we saw several small octopus too. We would suggest bringing flash lights for night time fish watching. Fishing off the pier was also good, and there’s all kinds of gear in the fishing closet. Everything you need for a great, relaxing vacation is here. We cannot wait to return!
We have never rented on Marathon before and I am so glad we did! The house was great. We had the amazing rooftop sun deck. Great area to hangout and enjoy sunrise or sunsets. Ground floor the hot tub and Tiki bar was so much fun. Matt had so many great recommendations for eating . We could fish off the dock and even snorkel off the dock. Manatee and all kinds of fish were spotted. The accommodations were great and the rollaway beds were a welcome addition. Great property and we hope to return soon.
Our family just returned from a spectacular 7 days at the Yellowtail villa. When you see the pictures of this unit online you realize this is a great home. But, when you arrive, you notice that what you had seen in the pictures is in no way manufactured to make the property look better than it does in real life. In fact, you are even more overwhelmed. From the moment you drive up and see the lower level, to the trip up the elevator and the walk up the spiral staircase to the roof, you know you are in a 5 star home. Every room is decorated beautifully with a character of its own. The gulf views from the rooftop are amazing. Also, we rented a boat for 3 days and this unit has it's own docking space. The owner makes sure you have all the information well before your arrival. No horror stories about the owner leaving you with problems. Matt, the owner is very interested to know you are having a good time and also have everything you need. He even has a special treat for you s'more lovers. A basket with all the makings for your roasting marshmallows and chocolate over the fire. My youngest son and his wife who had just married and had their honeymoon in Punta Cana with club privileges said they enjoyed this vacation better than that one. Maybe it was watching the nba playoffs while sitting in the jacuzzi, or their own private elevator that saved them from stairs. Anyway, I will be planning another trip again in the near future, and the Yellowtail villa will be where I come back to.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a boat slip for this Villa?
Yes! You have your own dedicated private boat slip to accommodate up to a 25ft boat.
Is there a washer and dryer?
Can I book a week or more that is not a Saturday to Saturday?
Yes! All depends on the time of year. We will do our best to accommodate you.
Do you allow pets?
Sometimes....small pets under 20lbs with a pet deposit and an additional pet fee.
Felt Like Being "Home"
This villa is amazing! There is every comfort of being in your own home, but with beautiful views of the water. The owner's hospitality is wonderful, as he is available with any questions you may have. The hot tub and tiki bar were a family favorite, as well as the s'mores on the rooftop. The location of this villa is perfect as it is close to shopping, restaurants, beaches, parks and attractions. We made a lot of amazing family memories during our stay at The Yellowtail Villa. When we return to Marathon, FL we know where we will stay! Great place!
Stayed: April 2021Submitted: April 08, 2021
Wow Sharon what a great review!! We love that you felt at "home" at the YellowTail Villa. We work hard to make this home a very special home away from home for our guests. You are part of the YellowTail Villa family now.Come back soon!Matt
Wonderful Spring Break!
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Yellowtail Villa! Matt was awesome to work with from booking to following up that we made it home safely. The house had everything we needed. The rooftop views, fire pit with s’mores, hot tub, and pool were perfect additions. The location was convenient to everything in Marathon. I would highly recommend this property!!
Stayed: March 2021Submitted: March 20, 2021
Kerry you guys were great guests please come back soon!!
Visit To Yellow Tail Villa
It was our pleasure to rent and stay at The Yellow Tail Villa. The overall highlight from our family, according to our 9-year-old granddaughter, was s’mores at sunset on the roof top. We experienced daily visits to several keys including Key West. We found the Marathon Key location central to all other keys. We finished each afternoon in the private pool.We were very pleased with the cleanliness of the Villa and the fact that it was very well stocked with kitchen utensils. The washer and dryer were wonderful amenities as well. We look forward to our 2022 visit at Yellow Tail Villa.
Stayed: February 2021Submitted: February 19, 2021
What a great review! Kids love our fire pit on the roof top deck and complimentary authentic Hershey's S'mores box!! While the kids enjoy the S'mores, the adults can enjoy cigars, wine, beer, margaritas and corn hole up pn the roof too!You all loved the YellowTail Villa SO much you booked an entire month in 2022!! Woo-hoo! We can't wait to host you all again.In friendship,Matt
A month in paradise
My husband and I had never been to Marathon or been away for an entire month so we had no idea what to expect. We’ve rented condos, homes and such for a week throughout our lives vacationing. Most places are missing things that u have to run to the store for or just do without. THAT WAS NOT THE CASE AT THE YELLOWTAIL!First thing when we get there the elevator. We unloaded all our luggage, groceries and stuff into the elevator and sent them to the desired floor to be distributed in there living spots for the month. So easy! No carrying luggage multiple trips, bumping walls and frustration. Had everything up and unpacked within a 1/2 hour! Amazing! We were having cocktails and putting our suits on to get into the hot tub right after!My husband LOVED the fisherman’s cabinet! He had plenty of poles and could by bait right next door. He was out fishing most nights after dinner on the dock. It was so close! The closet also offered plenty of room to store his and some family members golf clubs that we drove down with! Plenty of beach accessories, beach towels, etc.When any minor issues came up, Matt took care of it same day! He was great to work with and he felt like we were renting from a friend...Another GREAT thing is the location of the Yellowtail! We walked to Frank’s grill (wonderful home cooked Italian), Island Fish company (if you like linguine with clam sauce try it! It’s the best we’ve ever had. Both white and red sauce), Sparkys for happy hour and Tritons! Key Colony has a great farmers market on tuesdays 9-2 (French bread guy is expensive, so ask prices before you buy if that’s an issue.All we can say is if you want a comfortable, well appointed house in a great location, Yellowtail is the place for you and your family/friends to make incredible memories!Thanks Matt!Truly, Pam and Chris Marx Brookville, Ohio
Stayed: January 2021Submitted: February 09, 2021
WOW! An entire month at the YellowTail Villa certainly allowed you all to enjoy all of our amazing amenities that we offer our guests! I am so glad you had a great stay....please come back soon!!!
Whimsical, Relaxing, and Great Amenities
We had such an amazing time at the Yellow Tail Villa! We can't decide if our favorite part of staying here were the nights in the hot tub, making s'mores in the fire pit on the roof, grilling at our private tiki bar, having coffee on our balcony, watching the sunset from the roof, lounging amongst tropical decor... what a great trip and amazing location! Easy access to so many wonderful activities and places in The Keys. Matt was so communicative and helpful, very responsive to all of our questions before and during our stay. Our family couldn't have asked for a better stay. Multiple levels made our family feel like we all had plenty of our own space between all of our together time. Highly recommend!!!
Stayed: December 2020Submitted: January 01, 2021
So glad to hear you and the family had an amazing time Tammy at my YellowTail Villa! You experienced and nailed all the best aspects of my home in your review!Thank you and come back soon!In friendship,Matt
Wonderful Boat-friendly Villa Steps Away from the Water
I stayed at the Yellowtail Villa in Marathon with 5 other adults during the week of Thanksgiving. The villa was the perfect size for our group-- 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms (this is key!). We were able to cook a great Thanksgiving meal in the kitchen and ate around the kitchen table. We brought our 23' boat and kept it in the designated slip, which made for convenient fishing in the morning. We spent our days on the water and spent evenings in the amazing carport tiki bar, where we enjoyed the hot tub, watching football, and playing games. Island Fish Co. is only about a 10min walk from the villa and there are many other restaurants and grocery stores just a short drive away. We loved our stay at Yellowtail and will definitely be back!
Stayed: November 2020Submitted: December 03, 2020
That's awesome Lauren! We strive to make the YellowTail Villa the very best for our guests and it sure sounds like you all had an amazing week.Please come back soon!Matt
This is the "One"- They YellowTail Villa has it All!
After looking at many options of places to stay in Marathon and Islamorada, we booked the Yellow Tail Villa for our family of 4 in November 2020. From the moment you park underneath the villa, you feel like you are completely welcomed and on vacation. The ground level has the hot tub, the tiki bar, the Anglers closet with fishing gear, chairs, and so much more to make your stay comfortable. There's access to the elevator too, which will take you and your bags up to the next two floors. The unique and tasteful decor exudes fun and reminds you at every turn you are on vacation. The house is clean, so clean in fact that I felt like we were the first people to stay there. Every little detail has been thought of, from the well- appointed kitchen to the s'mores supplies for the roof top fire pit. At night we relaxed on the roof top and lounged on the chairs to view the stars. While there, we even had the opportunity to see the flames from the space launch at Cape Canaveral. We rented a boat for a few days while and docked it at the included dock. There is a strong current, so you need to account for that when docking the boat, The whips and extra bumpers in the Angler’s Closet though kept our rental boat safe and secure. Great sunsets, warm ocean breezes were the perfect way to end the day on the comfortably furnished roof top deck. Matt, the owner, is very responsive and a great communicator. He was very accommodating with a change for our check in day, ensuring everything was ready for our arrival. This three bedroom/3 bath house has it all. Next time we head to the Keys, this will be our “go to” place to stay. Great location with lots for a family to do in the middle of the Keys.
Stayed: November 2020Submitted: November 23, 2020
Oh how lucky you are to see a Space X rocket launch at Cape Canaveral from our roof top deck overlooking the Gulf of Mexico! I'm so jelly!You guys are part of the YellowTail Villa family now!Come back soon!In friendship,Matt
The Perfect Vacation
This was our Perfect Vacation. We could not have been happier with the Location and the House. The views are amazing and the house has everything you need. Hot tub with tv and your own Tikibar only to mention a few. It even has an Elevator. Beach only a few minutes away from the house and a short easy drive. The owner is very nice and made it possible to have our small dog with us as well. Restaurants near by and great Places to buy fresh fish. Thank you Matt we will come and visit again.
Stayed: October 2020Submitted: November 17, 2020
Thank you Peter! You guys were great, please come back soon! We would love to host you again.
Perfect for fishing, boating, family, and good vibes
To start you pull up to the gated community behind an unassuming gift shop, punch the code, then drive down the lovely paver driveway to the Yellowfin. When there you pull under the covered parking to discover your private tiki bar decorated to let you know you're home in the tropics. Don't fret that it's 3 stories (4 if you count the roof) there is an elevator to make sure getting your belongings inside is a breeze. Inside the theme is very much keys appropriate and well appointed with all the features and comforts you'd want. In walking distance there are great places to imbibe or grab a bite. I brought my family but would be perfectly suited to couples or friends looking for a get away. We also took advantage of the boat dock for nightly cruises, offshore fishing, and fishing the channel for a fresh catch of mangrove snapper, mackerel, or whatever other tasty morsels happen to be riding the tidal current. The hot tub and outdoor entertanment space at the tiki bar were well utilized as was the pool. I even managed to catch and cook an octopus from right on the boat dock. This rental was great and I'd absolutely stay here again.
Stayed: October 2020Submitted: November 03, 2020
What a wonderful review Adam! Sounds like you had an amazing time and really enjoyed all the YellowTail Villa has to offer from top to bottom. Save my number Adam cause you are part of the YellowTail Villa family now...come back soon, I give all my previous guests a discount.Salud,Matt
**** Awesome place to stay in the middle of the Keys ****
Great place for the family or a guys fishing trip. Nice pool also or relax in the Hotub with bar and HD TV! 3 beds and 3 baths make it super easy relax with friends
Stayed: September 2020Submitted: September 28, 2020
Come back soon Earl! You guys are part of the YellowTail family now!
Great location on gulf side with very quick access to the Atlantic. House was perfectly clean, comfortable, great location right by the water. Rented a boat for the week and the dock access was very convenient. Private gated access made leaving the doors unlocked like you were at home. Would recommend staying there!!
Stayed: September 2020Submitted: September 27, 2020
Scott I am so happy to hear you all had a great time at my YellowTail Villa for your FREE "rescheduled" Covid-19 week from March 21-28, 2020. You canceled your original reservation just three days before you were scheduled to arrive back in March 2020. I was happy to stay in close contact with you & workout an equitable solution for us both. Please come back soon! I give all my repeat guests a discount! Always remember you have a friend in the Keys now
Trip to remember
This trip the Florida Keys was a long time coming. I’ve traveled and lived around the world.... this was one of my favorite vacation spots. The price was more than reasonable and convenient to all that I need and want. Catching large fish, sharks and diving for lobster right off the dock was incredible not to mention delicious! Affordable Jet Ski rentals (owned by Tiger Kings, James Garretson) was close by. It was great to meet James as he rode with us in the clear blue waters of the Gulf. Matt, the owner of the property, was easy to contact and helpful to direct us to all of the “ happening places” .The Yellow Tail Villa was conveniently located as Key Largo and Key West were beautiful to visit as well. A return is in order in about three months!!
Stayed: September 2020Submitted: September 03, 2020
Come back soon Larry! You are part of the YellowTail Villa family now!
Great Place on the water!
We love staying in Marathon and found Yellow Tail Villa on our previous trip. Matt was super easy to work with and was extremely receptive and responsive to any concerns we had, not that we had many. The 3 bdrm 3 bath combo makes this perfect for families or a few couples. Oh the elevator makes it great for loading/unloading and if anyone has trouble with stairs. The boat dock was great to have and we even snorkeled right off the dock and saw all sorts of fish, even a barracuda. The pool is well maintained and must be cooled, because even on the super hot days it felt amazing to get in and cool off. We used pretty much all the amenities, the grill, hot tub, upstairs lounge area, hammock swings and loved it all! We are definitely planning a return trip and would suggest it to anyone!
Stayed: August 2020Submitted: August 31, 2020
Thank you for all of your wonderful comments about my YellowTail Villa Erica! It was so great hosting your family. We here a lot of great comments about how wonderful our elevator is....after all you are on vacation....relax and let the elevator do all the heavy lifting!Please come back soon!
Fantastic view of the beautiful water!
We all had a fantastic time at the Yellow Tail Villa. The layout was great even with 8 adults it felt plenty big. The wildlife at the dock was so beautiful. The guys saw eel, parrot fish, nurse sharks and manatee. Fishing right of the dock at Matt's villa never disappointed us. The location was great too! There is a coffee shop and marina with bait and ice within walking distance. Did I mention the view!! The pool overlooks the Gulf, IT IS RIGHT THERE. We also really appreciated the extra parking for our boat trailer. Matt, the owner had everything we needed for a well deserved RELAXING stay.
Stayed: August 2020Submitted: August 24, 2020
Woo-hoo! Love your review! You are part of a long long list of YellowTail Villa happy guests!Come back soon Roseanne!
We had a fabulous week at the villa! The villa was perfect for our family. We took our boat and the boat slip was very convenient to the home! Everything we needed to clean our catch was readily available at the dock! Our favorite thing to do was to sit in the hanging chairs on the deck of the 2nd floor. These chairs are amazing! The rooftop offers amazing views! We loved to sit up here day and night! Also, loved the fire pit and making s’mores each night! Definitely recommend this fabulous villa for anyone’s stay in Marathon! Perfect location!
Stayed: July 2020Submitted: August 04, 2020
It was a pleasure hosting you and your family Kayce...you were great guests and very respectful of our home! We really appreciate that...please come back soon!
We loved the Yellowtail Villa!
We spent 2 fun weeks at the Yellowtail Villa with another family, had an amazing time! So nice to escape the stress of the pandemic in such a clean, well taken care of villa. We were able to enjoy a neighbor’s fabulous 4th of July fireworks from the rooftop, which was also the perfect place to watch the sunsets. The pool being so close and the boat slip were both great benefits, in addition to the hot tub and bar. Matt was beyond attentive and always quick to respond. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, will definitely be back again!
Stayed: July 2020Submitted: July 22, 2020
Thank you so much for choosing the YellowTail Villa.....I was honored to host you guys for two whole weeks! I have heard how spectacular the local firework show is from the roof-top happy you got a chance to experience that and all those wonderful sunsets from one of the best locations in all of Marathon! Come back soon! Save my number cause you've got a friend in the Keys now!Matt
Great Tropical Place To Stay!
Don’t hesitate to book this unit… It is ideal for your stay in Marathon! Tropical decor everywhere from downstairs with the bar and hot tub, through the main floors and up to the fabulous rooftop make you know you are on a vacation! We loved having our coffee on the rooftop watching the sunrise, and then a drink or dessert on the rooftop watching the sunset! We rented a boat which was docked right out front making it very easy access to both the Atlantic and the Gulf. The owners have thought of everything to make your vacation wonderful,
Stayed: June 2020Submitted: July 06, 2020
What you describe is EXACTLY what were going as we decorated our YellowTailVilla...we want you to feel like you are on vacation in a very special and unique glad you felt that "vibe"! Please come back soon!
Awesome Vacation at Yellowtail
We had a great time on vacation in Marathon last week. The property was in a great location and the house was impeccable. We were fishing in a 27' Sea Hunt which fit at the dock perfectly. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this property. Also, the owner Matt was great to work with!
Stayed: June 2020Submitted: June 29, 2020
Thanks for choosing my YellowTail Villa Scott! It was a pleasure hosting you and your family! Was amazing to see all the Mahi-Mahi you guys caught! Come back soon!!
We had the most amazing time staying at this beautiful location. Not only was the location beautiful but super convenient. We were so close to everything! There was so much to do we ran out of days, we are looking forward to another trip. Thank you for opening your home to us to experience a truly wonderful vacation.
Stayed: June 2020Submitted: June 23, 2020
Music to my ears! I look forward to hosting you all again in 2021...this time for two whole weeks! Woo-hoo! Save my number cause you've got a friend in the Keys now!
The yellow tail was a great house with amazing views very close to the open ocean. The house is fully stocked with everything you need from the kitchen to the linens. The upscale Hammock chairs outside the master bedroom were a great escape after a long day out on the boat.A few comments from the family:Great location, clean, well laid out and furnished. - It was nice & we had a good view - Each floor was an adventure for the kids, from the elevator to the rooftop deck. - We were out to marathon reef fishing within minutes every day. More importantly, we were catching fish every day! - Snorkeling the lighthouse was amazing. My two-year-old grandson looked underneath the water for the first time and said “wow there’s a lot of fishies down there!”
Stayed: June 2020Submitted: June 17, 2020
What a great vacation you guys had! And how cool that you took your 2 year old out to the reef to snorkel and see the fish! Memories of a lifetime!Come back soon to the YellowTail Villa!!
We loved our stay at the "Yellowtail Villa". We spent a lot of our time on the upper deck. The views are breathtaking. There were (3) couples and we all had plenty of space.Matt was so helpful and efficient in anything we asked of him. We would stay here again in a heart beat. Excellent location, excellent place, excellent rental agent. Thanks again Matt for a wonderful vacation!!!
Stayed: February 2020Submitted: April 10, 2020
Thanks Cindy! Great meeting you and your family during your weeks stay! And you were my.first guests to arrive on motorcycles! So happy to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay...please please come back soon!Call me anytime!!You've got a friend in the Keys now!
Awesome beach condo
We recently stayed at he The Yellowtail Villa Condo, which is amazingly decorated, stunningly clean and very relaxing. Location so close to the ocean and pool with exceptional views from the roof top and then down to the fun tiki bar and hot tub on the lower level for evening fun and relaxing during the day. Location to restaurants, shops and other attractions is great. Wonderful place to gather with friends and family. Matt (owner) has been great to work and provided great options to experience while in Marathon as well our drive from Miami. This is must see condo. We will visit again.
Stayed: March 2020Submitted: March 28, 2020
Thanks Mary!One of my favorite things is to hear how much our guests thoroughly enjoy their time in the YellowTail Villa! It is always our top priority to make sure the Yellowtail Villa is all that you expect and deserve.You have a friend in the keys now so save my number and please come back soon!I give all my returning guests a discount!In friendship,Matt
Our family enjoyed our stay. The rental has a beach vibe with many decorations. Property has easy access to attractions and restaurants in the area. Property owner was extremely accessible and helpful with suggestions. Great sunrise and sunset views from the rooftop!
Stayed: February 2020Submitted: March 02, 2020
Thanks for choosing my YellowTail Villa in Marathon happy to hear you had a wonderful two week stay! Please come back soon!Matt
Yellow Fin Villa is the place to stay
Yellow Fin in Marathon Key is the place . Very clean and well maintained. Decor is awsome and island friendly. Centrally located in the Keys makes day trips a short drive away. Relax at the pool, hot tub, dock or the roof top deck. Enjoy the sunset. The view is fantastic. Plenty of good places to eat close by: Florida Keys Steak and Lobster, Savanahs Ice Cream Parlor, Stuffed Pig. Communications with management is easy and responsive. They care about your comfort and happiness. The elevator was very much appreciated, being a DV. Definitely going back.
Stayed: February 2020Submitted: February 16, 2020
Great House Perfect Location
This house has it all. Waterfront, boat dock, amazing ground floor bar with a hot tub, roof patio with wonderful views of the Gulf. Swimming pool practically outside of the front door and the elevator was a life saver to get to all the floors. It was decorated to the hilt, all the beds were super comfy. Each floor has it's own water heater and furnace so adjusting temps to fit your own needs wasn't an issue. Plenty of room in the kitchen and had everything we needed including a stocked pantry with basics and plenty of spices. Travel mugs for coffee or cocktails available for use plus a full size washer and dryer with laundry soap, bleach and dryer sheets. Other than food and drinks there wasn't anything we needed to buy. All this inside of a gated community. Matt was great to work with and gave us plenty of contacts for people to see for different excursions as well as points of interest not to miss. We never wanted to leave. We will be back and are already planning for our next trip.
Stayed: January 2020Submitted: February 05, 2020
Woo-Hoo Wendy what a great review.....we work hard to make the YellowTail Villa extra special for our guests. Save my number because you a friend in the Keys now! Please come back soon!
Comfortable home in a prime location
We spent a gorgeous week at Yellowtail in January. The house is lovely and in a great location. You can walk to several restaurants and it’s close to groceries and supplies. We went to Key West twice which is an easy drive for a fun day away. We also rented a boat for a few days. The wind kept us from exploring the seas but it was still nice for catching fish in the cut. Matt was flexible and great to rent from.
Stayed: January 2020Submitted: January 17, 2020
Relaxing start to a new year!
Our stay at the yellowtail villa was nothing short of perfect! Cute home, love the views from the rooftop, especially the sunset!! Views on everything level are so relaxing and calming! Spent a lot of time outside on one of the levels while there. The swings outside the master bedroom are my favorite! We actually ordered some for ourselves for our beach home! Close to beach and grocery stores and only an hour from key west. Will definitely be back to stay again!
Stayed: January 2020Submitted: January 15, 2020
Let's do it again soon Frank! We love our many repeat guests at the YellowTail Villa in Marathon!
Memorable Family Christmas vacation
What can I say... our stay was great! We have been vacationing in the keys for over 15 years and this was the first place we agreed we would book again. From the welcoming lower level to the refreshing roof top deck, we couldn’t have ask for more. Even though the weather did not cooperate during our stay, we were able to enjoy the villas covered lower level tiki hut, fishing off the dock and a quick swim in the pool in between the rain. Our family Christmas vacation will be one we will talk about for some time to come. Thanks Matt for being so accommodating and letting us enjoy your villa.
Stayed: December 2019Submitted: January 05, 2020
We love our guests and think of you as family. You'll always have a friend in the keys now Brad.....call me anytime when you are ready to come back to the fabulous YellowTail Villa!Happy New Year to you and your family!Matt
Awesome place to stay
The Yellow Tail Villa was a super awesome place to stay. The kids enjoyed looking at the amazing sea life right off the dock....we saw lobsters, eels, and cool fish. The condo was spacious and comfortable. Matt is easy to work with.
Stayed: July 2019Submitted: December 04, 2019
Thanks Anna! You and your family were a joy to host! Please come back soon! We love repeat guests!
Awesome Keys Retreat
My family had never been to the Florida keys and this home in Marathon was the perfect place to experience them. Literally steps from the golf of Mexico the yellowtail villa was much more than expected. Clean, plenty of room for a family of 6, ample amenities and most importantly a place to relax and feel the golf breeze. The roof top terrace is a definite bonus for a cup of coffee early in the morning or a cocktail watching the sun set. Highly recommended. Thanks Matt !
Stayed: March 2019Submitted: December 02, 2019
Thanks Steve! Come back soon to your home away from home in the Keys!
Wonderful Marathon Vacation
First, I would like to say that there is no deception in the photos that are showing this property. If anything, the home and amenities are much nicer. The lower level that has the hot tub just screams fun and time for relaxing. But this is only the beginning. The 2nd and 3rd levels are designer living spaces. Every room designed perfectly for your keys experience. You arrive at the living areas in your own private elevator. From the upper living area you can make your way to the outdoor deck and up to the rooftop where there is a firepit to roast the provided s'mores. Also, you have several separate seating areas. You can also use the mounted telescope to view the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Also, within 50 feet of the home is a great pool overlooking the Gulf. This may have been my first vacation at the Yellow Tail Villa, but it won't be my last. If you are considering a vacation to Marathon and are doing a home search, just stop searching and save your time when you get to this one. You will not be disappointed.
Stayed: May 2019Submitted: November 28, 2019
Michael what can I say...without a doubt your review is one of the most all inclusive reviews I've ever received.You really nailed it, describing and capturing the essence of the YellowTail Vila from top to bottom....I am so happy you had such a wonderful and memorable vacation week.Thank you SO much you your review. I really appreciate it.Please come back soon! You have my number...call me anytime to book another week.You have a friend in the Keys now!In friendship,Matt
The yellow tail villa lacks nothing! From the second I booked, the owner reached out to me to fill me in on his beautiful villa and it’s amenities. This was the easiest vacation ever and the owner made us feel like family. Plenty to do, Restaurant recommendations and of course the best boat slip ever! We will definitely be back!
Stayed: August 2019Submitted: November 27, 2019
"Best boat slip ever"! Yeah Baby! happy to hear we made your vacation the "easiest vacation ever"....that's my goal!!!You have my number so call anytime when you want to come back!In friendship,Matt
I can’t imagine a better place to spend a week in the Keys than Yellowtail. The villa looked amazing online, and was even better in person. With all of the fun things to do in the Keys, we found the most enjoyable days were the ones that we stayed “home”. The rooftop was perfect for watching both sunrise, and sunset. The pier offered great fishing, and the fisherman’s closet had all that was needed. Everything about the place was perfect. I can’t imagine staying anywhere else while in the Keys.
Stayed: January 2019Submitted: November 27, 2019
Steve thank you for your wonderful review of my YellowTail Villa! We care deeply about giving our guests the very best vacation happy we met and exceeded your expectations! Please come back soon! You've got a friend in the Keys now!
Amazing vacation in Marathon
What can I say...this property was terrific. We have rented before in the keys but this had it all. Great location, a great pool, and the ocean right off the back. We could snorkel and fish. We had a manatee sighting. The sunsets were amazing and the view from the top deck or the fun sitting in the jacuzzi enjoying the tv and tiki bar. Matt is a terrific host. He can offer up great recommendations for food and fun. He greeted us at the property and was there to make sure we had a fabulous time. It was amazing. We will be back and will definitely be staying at The Yellowtail!!!
Stayed: May 2019Submitted: November 26, 2019
Woo-hoo Leela! You've got a friend in the Keys now! You've got my number so call me anytime when you want to come back with the family!!!
Really enjoyed our stay here! The location is amazing-right at Vaca Cut so access to Atlantic and Gulf were perfect for boating. This is a great family villa with a pool and wonderful hot tub. We will be back!!!
Stayed: March 2018Submitted: November 26, 2019
And we can't wait til you come back Nancy! You'll always have a friend in the Keys now!Thanks for choosing the YellowTail Villa!
We stayed at the yellowtail oct. 11-27 2019 the villa was clean and the owner Matt was available to text at anytime. The elevator sure was great saved us a lot of up and down stairs. The fishing was great my wife caught a 6 ft nurse off the dock and a bunch of snappers too. Chartered the Snapshot Charter with captain Andrew Hall out of Duck Key Resort 4 days and killed it.Caught a ton of fish. Call Matt Lee at Yellowtail Villa he will fix you up with a great vacation.
Stayed: October 2019Submitted: November 26, 2019
What an epic two weeks you guys had at the YellowTail Villa....I'm jealous...I havent even stayed there that long yet...lol....lets do it again next October! Fish on!Matt
Perfect Vacation at YellowTail Villa
Our family of 5 had an awesome time at the YellowTail Villa this past week. The villa had all the amenities we could want and more. It was decorated very nicely, the furnishings were modern, and the home was well-equipped with lots of nice extra touches (Keurig coffee maker, large flat screen TVs, beach towels, beach chairs, corn hole boards, fishing equipment, everything we needed in the kitchen, and the elevator - game changer for a home with 3 levels!). We had plenty of room for everyone to have their own space and not feel overcrowded. We rented kayaks from Keys Kayaks, and they were delivered to the villa within 10 minutes of our phone call to them. They also picked them up at the end of the week, which was so convenient. Each day we went kayaking, the teenagers swam and snorkeled in the water and along the reef, and we fished right off the dock just steps away from the villa. We were a little concerned when we made our reservation at YellowTail that the shared pool might be overcrowded, but we found it to be the complete opposite. We made fast friends with the neighbors in the villas around us and by the end of the week, YellowTail felt like our home away from home. It was surprising how quiet the community was to have 14 units in it. We enjoyed cocktails at the tiki bar and sitting in the hot tub while we grilled freshly-caught fish and other foods on the large gas grill. In the evenings, we would make our way to the rooftop deck to watch the sunset, sit by the fire pit, listen to music and roast s'mores. It was an incredibly relaxing week and we didn't have to worry about a thing while we were there. Matt answered our questions and resolved the one issue we had with the hot tub quickly and courteously. As Matt put it best, we feel like "we will always have a friend in the Keys."
Stayed: June 2019Submitted: November 25, 2019
So glad you guys had an amazing time in my YellowTail Villa Stephanie! Please come back soon! We love return guests!!!
Amazing Week! Beautiful home
Stayed Jul 2019 Kristen S. From beginning to end, definitely the easiest process in which to rent a vacation home. The communication was great and many helpful tidbits of information was given. The home was very welcoming from the surprise of all the makings for s’mores to be used on the rooftop deck fire pit to the fancy designs made of the bath linens left to welcome us. We fished from the dock and the kids caught snapper, lobster were seen swimming amongst the rocks, eels gave them a challenge by snapping their hooks, and the neighbors caught a small bonnet head shark from the dock. Definitely an amazing adventure for all this week. The location of the villa is perfect to restaurants, the marina, and grocery store. You may even get a surprise from the iguana that came to visit us each morning in the palm tree from the second balcony. He will eat potatoes and eggs if you toss them within each on a limb. I definitely recommend the Yellowtail Villa 10/10!!
Stayed: July 2019Submitted: November 25, 2019
Thanks Kristen! So glad to hear that you and the family enjoyed your stay.Please come back to the YellowTail Villa soon...we would love to host your family again!