This lovely 3 bedroomed house at the end of a road overlooking an inland bay and canal, lined with mangroves in a natural setting provided exactly what I wanted from our holiday in Marathon.
The house was ideally located for numerous attractions such as the Turtle hospital, the Dolphin Research Centre and Sombrero beach within 15 minutes drive. Key west was a fifty mile drive away along US1 with part of it over 7 mile bridge over the ocean. Fabulous!
The house provided loads of room, well decorated with fans in every room as well as air con. I prefer fans when it isn't too hot!
The gorgeous garden with pool and jacuzzi was stunning in every way. A table and chairs with umbrella was the ideal place to have lunch. I enjoyed my paddle in the bay on the double kayak which was so scenic and relaxing.
It was a lovely stroll to Cocoplum beach which is a natural beach in a beautiful setting. Sadly the trees along this part of the coast have not recovered from Hurricane Irma but this did not cause any problems.
We ate out at various restaurants, mostly overlooking either sea or canals. All were within ten minutes drive.
It was lovely to sit in the lanai on an evening with a drink looking out at the night especially with the Garden lights on.
In conclusion our party of six thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing stay, spending afternoons in the garden and pool after exploring in the morning. Also whilst we were there we were lucky when dolphins passed by twice one morning and evening which was awesome. We also enjoyed the geckos and iguanas within the grounds. Brilliant stay here and would recommend it to anyone!