About this rental
Our waterfront, single-family home, affectionately named “Turtle Cove”, offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and an 80 ft seawall with quick ocean access! This tastefully furnished Keys home is located on a quiet side street in a residential neighborhood on the Atlantic side of the Island, just 5 houses from open water.
The open living and dining room space is great for gathering with plenty of seating for everyone … a great environment to sit back, relax, and talk about your daily and upcoming adventures!
Being just a short distance from the Atlantic, you’ll be diving, snorkeling, or have your lines in the water in no time! If you don’t have a boat of your own, there are plenty of rental services or guide services in the area. When you aren’t out enjoying our beautiful Atlantic Ocean or your private pool and hot tub, you’ll enjoy a host of other entertainment options…you will be minutes from Sombrero Beach, Turtle Hospital, Crane Museum and just a short drive to the Dolphin Research Center or Aquarium where you will learn about the wonderful sea life in the area.
In case you can’t get to the outdoors or to our sites or are winding down in the evenings, we have a large screen TV with a DVD player to watch movies and have a few games and puzzles if that is your thing.
There are so many great restaurants to try in the area, it will be hard to pick a night to stay in and cook on your own. But if you do, you’ll find that our kitchen is stocked with cooking essentials. You’ll appreciate the stainless steel appliances and granite countertops with plenty of room to prep! Of course, we provide standards: A coffee pot, Keurig, toaster, blender, and plenty of serving dishes.
Upstairs has two bedrooms: One canal side with a King bed and sliding glass doors to access the outside; the second has a queen bed. Our lower level, which is accessible from the outside, has a full and twin bed, a seating area with a TV and a little serving station with a microwave and small refrigerator to hold some essentials.
Our outdoor living area provides a gas grill and even a bait freezer for your convenience. Additionally, the dock has a cleaning station, electricity, and water. We have one two-person kayak for guest use.
We have such a great property to offer. Hopefully, the description answers all your questions but please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or special requests. We look forward to hosting you and your guests in our home!
Note also that if you have a large group, we have another property two doors down, just 3 houses from the ocean. Look for our sister property, Manatee Cove! This stunning 4br/2ba home with pool and hot tub is perfect for large group gatherings. Between the two properties, we can accommodate up to 18 guests. Look for Property 8513
Note that if we are offering a special last minute, it is for last minute specials, we do not apply the special rates to advance bookings made when the special was not offered.
We require Saturday to Saturday bookings only at this time.
Boat size: No more than 30' is recommended for our canal. We have guests currently booked that have concerns about the depth of the canal coming in so I'm providing more information to help future guests - we have a 30' boat and only have issues during king tides at low tide only. If you are an experienced boater, you can get in and out of our canal with no problem. Please reach out before booking if you have questions or concerns so we can provide more details if you require them.
Pets: We prefer smaller dogs, not too hairy - please send us a note first to confirm your pet is okay to stay. It's an extra $175 per week (plus tax) for a pet.
When you are reviewing the calendar, the check in is always a Saturday and check out is a Saturday. Display may appear as if the date is blocked, it is not.
Marathon is the heart of the Keys! Since we have been traveling down here, we have grown so comfortable with the area - there are endless things to do - when you aren't just relaxing by the pool of course! Great restaurants, attractions and best of all, the fishing!
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Sep 09 - Nov 17 2023
Oct 07 - Oct 28 2023
Oct 14 - Oct 28 2023
Nov 18 - Nov 24 2023
Nov 25 - Dec 22 2023
Additional Person/Week: $140
Pet Fee: $175
Pool Utility: $180
Tax Rate: 12.5%
Rates above are based on 6 person occupancy. The house holds 8 but extra person charges of 140/week apply. Down payment required is 25% of total to book; remaining balance due 60 days prior with the exception of damage deposit which is due 7 days prior ($500). If you book inside of 60 days, entire balance is due at booking other than the damage deposit which is due 7 days prior.
Pool utility covers all our pool related fees, this is not heat only, it’s not optional.
We can accept PayPal, Venmo, Check or ACH (through an invoice).
To book, we will send you a contract for your review and coordinate deposit.
Vacation License: PLR2019-00254
Last updated September 21, 2023
Hosted by MARJORIE CHRISTENSEN
Member since 2020
Year Purchased: 2018
About the owner: We are former Minnesota Resort owners - now relocated to Kansas - who LOVE the Keys! We started vacationing in the Keys in 2010 and started shopping for a place that trip. We found our first house 2 doors down from this one in 2016 and expanded our "hospitality" service to the Keys - we purchased this house on the same street later in 2018. We love the pool, the outdoors and love boating and fishing!
Why this property? This house has also has a unique look and the outdoor space is truly awesome. We love watching for manatees to visit at the dock and enjoy the outdoor living space - hot tub, tv and pool! We have another property just 2 doors down (Manatee Cove). So, if you have big groups, renting both houses is a way to go!
This is a very clean rental home, we'll equipped and kept up to date. Nice quite neighborhood close to Publix, Winn Dixie, Walgreens, Turtle Hospital, 7 Mile Bridge, eateries and many shops and boutiques. You won't be disappointed.
Stayed: November 2022 Submitted: November 29, 2022
Excellent location. 5 minutes and your fishing. No issues getting in or out even at the lowest tides. So easy and quick to get in and out went on sunrise and sunset cruises several days. Saw manatees in the canal every day. Did a day trip to Key West and saw Key Deer on the ride. Took the kids to the Dolphin Research Center and the Turtle Rescue. Several great restaurants, grocery stores and bait and tackle shop no more than a 5 minute car ride away. The only issue I had was with the bait and tackle shop. I called before driving down to Marathon to make sure they had plenty of chum otherwise I would have brought a couple of cases with me from the Miami area, and they kind of chastised me saying "Of course we have plenty." like I was an idiot for asking. Well of course they ran out mid week. I was able to get more chum at Publix just not my normal brand.
Stayed: December 2021 Submitted: December 29, 2021
Thanks, Richard! Appreciate the review and feedback on local attractions and great tip on the bait!
I booked this house as a surprise for my husband for his birthday and we were very pleased! The house was perfect! Clean! Had everything we needed. The parking is a little tight so definitely put your boat in the water before you arrive to the house. Having the hot tub this time of year was the perfect touch. Will definitely stay here again!
Stayed: October 2021 Submitted: November 06, 2021
We had a wonderful time at turtle cove. The house had everything we needed. Loved having the pool, tanning deck and the hot tub. The neighbors are very friendly. We saw manatees in the canal 3 separate times which was amazing to see them! The house is close to everything.
Stayed: September 2020 Submitted: September 07, 2020
Thanks Cindy! One of my favorite things about the place is the Manatee! Appreciate you taking the time for the review - keep us in mind for next time!
Hosted by MARJORIE CHRISTENSEN