About this rental
Welcome to Villa Nena!
Stay in a beautiful villa in the exclusive Flamingo Island in Marathon, FL, located on a lagoon close to the famous Sombrero Beach and many well-known local restaurants. With the home just 10 min from the ocean by boat, you can enjoy the Florida Key's world class fishing, snorkeling, and sandbars.
Villa Nena is a beautiful 3 bedroom 3 bath lagoon-front Villa! The home includes a private dock with shore power that can accommodate a boat up to 60' (canal is 30' deep), plenty of parking for cars (up to 4 cars), and a boat trailer. With a two minute drive to Sombrero Beach, you have everything you need for the perfect Keys vacation! Located in the heart of Marathon, you are minutes from activities and restaurants and only a 5 to 10 minute boat ride to open water from the dock!
Each bedroom has a bathroom and a king bed. One bedroom includes a king bed with a twin bed.
* Please note the following:
Minimum age of renter is 25 years old.
Reservation must be confirmed 70 days before arrival.
No parties or events allowed.
No pets allowed.
No smoking inside the home is allowed.
Property is equipped with outdoor cameras for security.
Please visit website for more information about the property or contact us through the form.
Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation: DWE5404437
Marathon Fire Rescue: PLR
Being in the heart of Marathon, we can enjoy our slice of paradise while also being close to essential stores such as Walgreens, Publix, and much more. In addition, Marathon is the 3rd most populated city in the Florida Keys. It includes some luxuries of city life such as a golf course, high-end restaurants, and a country club. Being in the center of the Florida Keys, our guests our close enough to take day trips to Miami (2 hour drive) or Key West (1 hour drive).
Villa Nena is unique in that it sits in a beautiful lagoon just 10 min from the ocean. Our guests can use our kayaks to cruise around in the lagoon or up and down the canal, fish off our dock, or enjoy a beautiful sunrise or sunset.
Why Kids Love It
Villa Nena and Marathon are very kid friendly. Kids enjoy fishing right off the dock during the day or at night (we have lights along the top and bottom of the dock for safety). Kids also enjoy going to the beach, playing in the water, and kayaking through the canals. There are also a lot of local activities such as snorkeling, charter fishing, swimming with Dolphins, visiting a Turtle Hospital, and more.
Just 85 miles from Miami and 50 miles from Key West, Marathon is perfectly located in the heart of the keys with incredible restaurants, local shopping, and every water activity imaginable. Set on 13 islands in the Florida Keys, the city also boasts some of the best deep-sea, reef, and flats fishing in the world!
Sombrero Beach (9 min drive from house)
Coco Plum Beach (16 min drive from house)
Jesse Hobbs Park (6 min drive from house)
Sunset Bay Park in Grassy Key (17 min drive from house)
Oceanfront Park (9 min drive from house)
Popular Events & Activities:
The Original Marathon Seafood Festival
Swim with Dolphins at Dolphin Research Center
Visit the Turtle Hospital
Please visit website for more information as well as recommended restaurants and kayak/bike/boat rentals.
Favorite Places To Eat
Overseas Pub and Grill
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May 31 - Jul 22 2024
Jul 24 - Jul 31 2024
Jul 30 - Sep 02 2024
Security Deposit: $750
Cleaning Fee: $450
Tax Rate: 12.5%
50% of Payment + Security Deposit is due at reservation
50% of Payment + Cleaning Fee due 60 days before arrival
(1) We will refund your payment in full if you cancel at least 60 days prior to your arrival. There is no refund if you cancel within 60 days of your arrival. (2) We do not refund any payments due to storm or hurricane if you are within 60 days of your arrival date. WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE. (3) A refundable minimum damage deposit of $750 is required. Will vary depending on the length of stay. (4) We reserve the right to cancel any booking for any reason. In this case, we will refund your payment in full. Thank you for understanding!
Last updated on June 06, 2023
Hosted by Jose Roque
Member since 2020
Year Purchased: 2017
About the owner: Hi, we are a Cuban couple from Miami. We purchased this home in Marathon in 2017 as a place to unplug, spend time with our kids, and escape the craziness of the city. Because we also like to travel, we decided to rent out our home so others can create memories of their own in our beautiful slice of paradise! We hope you enjoy our home as much as we have!
Why this property? We chose this home because of its location: it's close to Miami (< 2 hour drive) and Key West (< 1 hour drive). It also sits on a beautiful lagoon, with a beautiful view of the sunset, and close proximity to the ocean and beach.
Links to more information:
CLICK HERE - Villa Nena Website
Had a great time during our stay at Casa Nena, very comfortable, well equipped & Jose was great answering quickly all my questions about Marathon area & house, we had not been to Keys since before Covid & storm. Although fishing was not what we expected, nobody was catching anything but small “no keepers” that we left very well fed, but it was my husband’s birthday & we had a great family time making new memories. Can’t go wrong with decision to stay here, Marathon area is convenient to everything, & house neighborhood is quiet, great views & glad we got to know it all.
Stayed: July 2023 Submitted: July 14, 2023
This was our 2nd vacation at Villa Nena, our family had a wonderful time once again at this amazing property! Boaters' paradise, with easy, breathtaking acces to the ocean and great, well equipped dock. We love the unique shape of the house, the all around windows give you sensational panoramic views form every bedroom. House is kept very clean, lots of entertainment for lazy days, stores and restaurants within minutes. Every minute was worth spending there! Thank You!
Stayed: July 2022 Submitted: August 03, 2022
Spring Break without all of the Spring Breakers
Flamingo Island was perfect for our needs for our family Spring Break. Quiet and unassuming! Apart from the traffic on US1, we would did not even realize it was a busy season. The breeze coming off of the water was refreshing and we enjoyed the watching the boaters pass by. The 360 views were awesome and the home was well appointed. It actually makes think ahead to our own retirement in the Fabulous Florida Keys!
Stayed: March 2022 Submitted: April 08, 2022
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We stayed at this property in December after Charismas. The views from the patio were amazing. This property is at the end of the road in a quiet neighborhood. We enjoyed watching the pelicans form the Patio. The owner was terrific.
Stayed: December 2021 Submitted: January 19, 2022
Awesome home in paradise!!
We stayed during the first week of April 2021. It was the first time we traveled with our three small children to the keys. You simply cannot beat the location of the home. The view is amazing - the home is situated on a point with 180 degree views of the creeks and little bays. We brought our 24’ center console. The dock was very convenient. We boated and fished everywhere! The house is just a few minutes from the boat landing, short car ride to sombrero beach, and by boat plenteous restaurants, sandbars, the 7-mile bridge, the gulf and the ocean. Just could ask for a better setup. The home came equipped with everything you need for a wonderful trip in Marathon. Separate bait freezer for the fisherman, and a fully stocked setup for kayaking. We would definitely stay here again. Loved the home and would recommend your next vacation here!
Stayed: April 2021 Submitted: June 24, 2021
The home was beautiful and on a corner canal/lake. Kayaks available.. The kids were able to fish and caught many different types of fish, including tarpon! Easy access to open water for those of us who love fishing! Can't wait til next year!
Stayed: June 2021 Submitted: June 23, 2021
Fabulous private retreat with amazing water and wildlife views
We booked Villa Nena for the week in between Christmas and New Years - it was a week in paradise. Not only was the house spotlessly clean, comfortable and spacious, the location is divine - every room in the house has views of the stunning lagoon. The property is also very large and private - we made excellent use of the kayaks and the easy water access. It was absolute heaven to start the day with coffee on the deck and watch the pelicans and boats go by. Truly a spectacular visit.
Stayed: December 2020 Submitted: January 03, 2021
Hosted by Jose Roque