House (A) Shore Thang

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House (A) Shore Thang

House in Marathon
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  • From: $525 per night

Property Details

Welcome to Vacation In The Keys
This property is currently not taking new bookings from Vacation in the Keys LLC or our Managers. The property owners have informed us the property is for sale and therefore have requested no new bookings at this time

Welcome to Vacation In The Keys
This property is currently not taking new bookings from Vacation in the Keys LLC or our Managers. The property owners have informed us the property is for sale and therefore have requested that we not make any new bookings at this time.

Current bookings are all recorded active bookings and will be honored.

This procedure happens from time to time as property owners and or investors transfer ownership and or management.
As always please feel free to call our office anytime with any questions or concerns for your booking status with Vacation In The Keys LLC.

Thank you,
Mike Hood -
Owner Vacation In The Keys

Ask us how you can pay by check to avoid The 5% CC Fee Our Merchant automatically charges this when you use your CC so we prefer checks.
Booking thru VRBO then brings you to us for Payment. We will give you information at that time on how to pay by check.
*COVID 19 Virus Note: To comply with social distancing concerns we offer our guest the following;
• We exceed local county Covid 19 cleaning and disinfection guidelines
• All our homes are Single family Private Luxury homes. No duplexes, Condo’s, Hotel Rooms.
• All offer private parking areas on site.
• All have coded door entry, you won’t need to meet to pick up or drop off dirty house keys.
• Our House cleaners are a Separate fully licensed and insured vacation rental cleaning company located here in the Keys. They were and are certified for COVID Protocol Best cleaning Service. Each home once cleaned and COVID Clean Certified by the cleaning company trained staff is reviewed and then locked to entry by anyone until you arrive.
• Unless you have a need or request for us to meet on site or enter the home, it’s yours to enjoy alone.
• In addition this home also has a PRIVATE Hot-Tub, Private gas Grill, Private Family Picnic Table
• The Pool is a resort size pool, the water is professionally cleaned 3 times a week and is has safe Chlorinated water. As per COVID protocol. We have plenty of space by the pool or at our Sandy area for sun lounging while social distancing!

Any questions please ask, 305 735 3636 we look forward to you enjoying your Vacation In The Keys with us.

Vacation Rental License # PLR-2019-00242 and DWE 5403935

Support Animals only ( Fee will be Charged )
Smoking outside under rental Home Only not on Balcony or in the Pool area... You must be respectful of non smoking guest.

“SHORE THANG” as with all our other homes (total of 7) in this private retreat offer our guest a large 1980 sq. air conditioned private home that has 4 bedrooms, (2 br. w/king beds, 1 br.w/Queen, 1 br. w/2 Twins) and a sleeper sofa for extra guest. Modern kitchen includes granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and yes we have the blender! There are 5 flat screen TV's in the home and one blu ray player-50"LED in the living area, 32" in each bedroom.

With a fantastic waterfront large and exclusive pool area complete with lounge chairs, a little Palm Tree shad as needed and our exclusive Tiki Hut where you can relax and enjoy pool side cocktails with family and friends, your vacation oasis awaits.! A sandy area for the kids and adults to play in or relax is situated right next to our very well protected safe harbor, deep water dockage. We welcome all types and size boats, with only a 5 minute run time to either the Ocean or Gulf waters via Vaca Cut

This is truly a Family and Fisherman’s Paradise. Outdoor amenities include private hot tub for every home, covered parking for 3 vehicles, gas grill, bait freezer and fish cleaning table.

Any questions please ask, we look forward to you enjoying your Vacation In The Keys with us.

1.How far is the beach?
closest beach is 2 1/2 miles away

2. Does VACA COVE charge for boat dockage?

No Fees or Charge for Boat or Trailer Storage for the first boat per house rented. Included is also water and electric at the dock.

3. Does VACA COVE limit the guest to only one boat?

Nope we just need to know ahead of your arrival if possible, 2nd or 3rd boats per home rented will be an addition charge according to boat size
4. Why not a private pool at VACA COVE?

Have you seen what people call private pools in the keys! Most are no bigger than the average hot-tub!
5. Does every home at VACA COVE have a private Hot-Tub?

YES every home has a private Hot-Tub for our guest to enjoy.
6. Can the dock at VACA Cove handle my 40’ or 48’ boat or my Sail Boat?

YES with no problem VACA COVE has over 300’ continuous running feet of all deep water dockage that’s all within the very well protected waters known as Bonefish Bay.
VACA COVE also has Fresh Water on the dock also 20, 30, and 50 Amp electric service at the dock.
7. How far away is the pool and Tiki-Hut from the house?

Depending on the home you choose at VACA COVE it would be just a few steps to at the most about a 1 minute stroll along the waters of Bonefish Bay to our Resort size pool and Tiki-Hut.
8. Are you Waterfront at VACA COVE?

YES all 7 luxury homes at VACA COVE are situated so they are facing the open waters of Bonefish Bay a protected area of the Florida Keys and its Ecosystem will right off your front porch for you to overlook with morning coffee.
9. How far away is a public beach?

From VACA COVE is only 2 miles to Curry Hammock State Park and only 3 miles to Sombrero Beach.

10. Can you safely kayak or paddleboard at VACA COVE?

YES weather you bring your own or use ours... guest can enjoy some of the best and most peaceful kayaking and paddleboarding right in at our front door! You will enjoy the waters of Bonefish Bay the wandering mangrove lined paths are perfect for safe exploring.

11. Can you fish at VACA COVE?

YES some of the best dock fishing is right here at VACA COVE you can fish for several species of snapper, barracuda, snook and more.

12. Are weddings or events allowed?

YES we will need to know well in advance but VACA COVE can host Weddings and other special events.

You can pay by check to save on Credit Card fees after you book ask us how.

Sleeping Arrangements

This property has 4 bedrooms



  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heat
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet - Hi Speed
  • Internet - Wifi
  • Iron and Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Travel Crib
  • Washing Machine


  • Childrens Dinnerware
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Water Sports


  • Hospital
  • Laundromat


  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront


  • Balcony
  • Deck/Patio
  • Gas Grill
  • Kayak


  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub


  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector


  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Family


12555 Overseas Highway
Marathon, Florida


Cancellation Policy

Standard Policy: For all cancellations, a $250 fee will be withheld by the property manager to cover admin fees and Credit card fees After that, the following refunds apply:

100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.cancelled) If you cancel within 30 to 60 days you will receive half, Less than 30 days zero refunded.

IF Monroe County Mandates no entry into the Keys for any reason Named Hurricane, Tornado, Covid19 ETC... you will receive a full refund with the exception of the admin fee.

Deposit Policy

50% Deposit at time of booking
Balance due 35 days before checking in unless pre arranged by Mike and or Suzy
If you would like to make additional payments prior to the 45 day due date please
Contact us and we can take manual payments.

Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.

Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

18 Guest Reviews

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"Airbnb Review #606507969944880554 #150530"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #150530


Great location, perfect place to stay with extended family!

"Airbnb Review #431792150173848377 #123774"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #123774


What a perfect place to stay, location is ideal for any boater, pool was great , hot tub was a bonus after fishing and diving all day, what a way to end the day.
once you stay your hooked,

"Great Family Vacation!"

by Kara H


We really enjoyed our stay at Vaca Cove. We stayed in unit A. Our home was spacious (we had 7 in our party) nicely decorated and clean. The home looks exactly as pictured in the listing. The kids loved the pool, fishing in the bay and kayaking through the mangroves. We enjoyed sitting on the deck overlooking the water and our hot tub. Mike and Suzy were super accommodating to all questions and gave great tips on places to visit. Although we ventured out we were content staying in and taking advantage of the great onsite amenities as well. Easy access to shopping and activities. Great accommodations!

"Great Property"

by Richard


We had a wonderful time here. House was very clean roomy and secluded. Easy access to the ocean and gulf by boat. Thank you very much we are looking forward to coming back soon..

Date of arrival - December 12, 2020

"Great Stay!"

by Antia


Mike and Suzanne were amazing property managers. They were very friendly even though i called several times asking a million questions. Location, dock and grounds were great. Inside could have used a paint job, the master shower didn't drain and the beds weren't the most comfy. We were there during tropical storm ETA and never lost power.

"Great Family-Get-Away"

by Brenda D


Property was beautiful. Pool was relaxing

"Marathon Bliss"

by Richard B


We had a great time at this property. Mike and Suzy the managers were outstanding and extremely responsive throughout the process and even after. Very clean, spacious, and private location even though there are other rentals on the property. Location is great and convenient. Pool is awesome as well. Will recommend this place to others for certain. Thank you!

"Great Stay In Marathon"

by Joseph S


Thank you Mike and Suzy. Very nice facility and accommodations. Thanks for your assistance.

"Great House"

by Tzippora H.


We had a wonderful time at the house in Marathon. The pool was fantastic and the kids had a blast!!!

"Great Stay!!"

by Sharon


My family and I enjoyed our stay at Mike and Suzy's property and will surely be Back!!! Great and easy access to kayaks, pedalboards and many other amenities that we took full advantage to and really made our stay enjoyable!!! THANK YOU so much!

"Thanksgiving 2019"

by Heather


We had the best of times. Property is very neat and clean. It was perfect for us to dock our 25ft Catamaran at and store the boat trailer right outside the rental home. We will be back!!

"Great stay at VACA Cove"

by Brian


Mike and Suzy were very accommodating throughout the entire trip. We had paddleboards and kayaks available for us the entire time, a large and convenient boat dock, AMAZING pool to swim in with tiki hut, hot tub, and great views. I'd recommend this property to people hoping for a perfectly Florida Keys vacation any time. Side note, the fishing was also very good! We caught a variety of fish while staying there. The dock also had freezers for bait and cleaning stations for fresh fish which, came in handy. Snorkeling and mangrove cuts were beautiful as well for sight seeing.

"Great Place for Everyone"

by Jared


Property offers great views and easy access..great place to take the family and relax.. would definitely recommend staying here..

"Excellent property"

by Lori


We loved this oversized rental home and its location. Very close to the boat ramp, our favorite restaurant and Vaca Cut. Everything was absolutely perfect for our family vacation. The kayaking was a lot of fun along with the paddleboards that Mike had delivered for us. The views from the balcony were gorgeous and the pool area was a big hit after boating all day. We would highly recommend this place to anyone and plan to rent here again next time.

"Great Place to Vacation!"

by Sharon


Super nice environment, clean facility & loved meeting all of our neighbors at the pool! Will def come back 🙂

"Perfect Vacation Spot for fishing and relaxing"

by Pam


Our family absolutely loved our stay in this home! Plenty of room for all of us!! The water views are amazing and our boat was well protected. We fished off the dock with our sons as well as going out on our boat; we were able to keep on site at no additional charge. The pool is huge compared to other homes we have stayed at in Marathon. We highly recommend this property and the managers Suzy and Mike were always available for questions with instant responses. Thanks we will return!!

"Beautiful private property on the water!"

by Sara


Beautiful new units on the water! Quiet, spacious, comfortable layout for traveling with family/friends. Highly responsive management, clean - great kitchen, tiki hut, hot tub and pool were definite highlights! Highly recommend this location, looking forward to our next visit.

"Vaca Cove is a fabulous, private, open water compound - brand new!"

by Jason


We stayed over Thanksgiving with another family and were very impressed with the views, accommodations, pool and beach area. The pool and tiki hut were awesome and the kids were in and out of the pool and beach area all day long, in-between fishing off of all the docks! We also love kayaking, and kayaks were good, the big floating dock in one part of the property made launching kayaks super-easy. The house was brand new, very nice, great kitchen, large bedrooms, and the hot tub was awesome after a long day. Vaca Cove is an easy walk to a bunch of places - fitness center, Captain Hooks or Abyss for snorkeling, The Islands Restaurant, Holiday Inn restaurant and bar, other restaurants in Key Colony Beach. Waterfront location is great - we didn't bring a boat this time, but have in the past and there is a ton of dock space here and friends picked us up - 5 minute out to ocean or gulf - right next to Vaca Cut. We will definitely be back!

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