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Highlights Marathon

  • Waterside rentals
  • Water sports
  • Marine museums
  • Family adventures
  • Florida heritage

Best Vacation Rentals in Marathon

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Vacation Rental for 6 Guests in Sombrero Beach, Marathon
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Sombrero Beach, Marathon
Vacation Rental • 1076 ft² • 3 Bedrooms
(41 reviews)
2/2 with loft that has 2 twin beds. Single family home with 50ft of dockage. Right down the street from sombrero beach! There is a home connected at the same terrace but the homes are not side by side (meaning no walls of the house are jointed)!! The other home has a tenant year round and you will not be bothered what so ever! This home has 1 King Bed in the master and 1 queen beds in the guest room. In the upstairs loft there are two twin beds as well. Please note that no child under the age of 10 can be in the upstairs loft! It is a steep spiral stairway. The kitchen is fully equipped as ...
from $249 / night
Vacation Rental for 6 Guests in Marathon, Monroe County
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Marathon, Monroe County
Vacation Rental • 1593 ft² • 3 Bedrooms
(25 reviews)
Located in the secluded Indigo Reef Resort in Marathon, this luxury vacation rental is pure paradise. You will immerse yourself in long leisurely days of boating, lounging by the pool and watching spectacular sunsets from your back porch. Located just 90 miles south of Miami and 45 miles from Key West, the resort overlooks the Gulf of Mexico with full access to the Atlantic Ocean through Vaca Cut which is right around the corner from Indigo Reef. You'll have your own private boat dock just steps from your back porch. The Florida Keys are known for the best fishing, diving and tropical reefs...
from $328 / night
Vacation Rental for 2 Guests in Marathon, Monroe County
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Marathon, Monroe County
Vacation Rental • 893 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(16 reviews)
Private Luxury Retreat in Paradise Everything is totally renovated! We love to travel and decided to customize our home giving it an upscale beach bungalow hotel vibe, with all the modern comforts anyone can ask for. The interior is completely renovated, everything in the unit is Brand New (including furniture & Flat Screen TV). This charming home in Paradise was completely remodeled, adorned with all new furniture and bamboo flooring. Enjoy island breezes from the backyard Tiki Hut and outdoor seating area overlooking the canal. Gorgeous Farm Style dining table allows you to enjoy dinn...
from $119 / night

Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Marathon

$409for 7 Oct - 14 Oct
$540 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability Marathon

51%for 7 Oct - 14 Oct
57% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Marathon

Explore Florida Keys with Marathon vacation rentals

Marathon sits halfway between Key Largo and Key West so stop off here on a Florida Keys road trip or make it a holiday destination in itself. With its white sandy beaches, scrumptious seafood, and historic heritage, Marathon is vacation heaven for families, groups of friends, and couples. Many vacation rentals can be found right on the waterfront while others are located in Marathon's historic neighborhoods. After a day spent on the beach or visiting local attractions, heading back to your comfortable vacation property is a real delight.

Everything you need in vacation rentals

Island hopping is part of your holiday fun, as Marathon is actually a series of 13 keys, many of which have vacation accommodation. Whether you stay on one of the islands or in neighborhoods such as the historic Pigeon Key National Historic District, discover vacation property from romantic apartments for two to spacious rentals for families and groups of friends. Visit local attractions, dine out in nearby restaurants or shop locally for the BBQ in your own private garden. Just leave some time for fun in the heated swimming pool that many vacation properties have.

Vacations in Marathon

The area and getting around

Dining well in Marathon

You're never short of something to do in Marathon whether it's playing around on the beach or exploring its historic attractions. Dive into Marathon's nature and history at Crane Point Natural History Museum or hop on a bicycle and tackle the Seven Miles Bridge. This engineering feat was made famous in the film [em]Mission Impossible III[/em]. A day spent in the open air guaranteed a healthy appetite, so tuck into fresh fish and seafood in the tiki-style dining area of the Brutus Seafood Market.

Sea and sky at Marathon

A definite Marathon highlight is Sombrero Beach with its white sand and safe water. Unlike many beaches in the Keys, Sombrero is mangrove free, making it perfect for both family fun and water adventures. Snorkel through shallow waters teeming with fish or, visit between April and October for a chance to see loggerhead turtles nesting and hatching. If you need to escape the sun for a couple of hours, visit Marathon Air Museum. It may be small, but it's packed full of exhibits including the chance to climb into a Beechcraft Model 18.

Travelers and activities

Vacations for water sports enthusiasts

If you love the water, then Marathon is for you. A Deep Blue Dive Center offers snorkeling and scuba-diving for all levels, as well as whale and dolphin watching excursions. Get away from it all on an eco-kayak tour that will take you on a leisurely meander through mangrove swamps or on the Mangrove River. Along the way, your guide points out manatees, nurse sharks, and stingrays.

Family fun at Marathon

Entertain the kids for a few hours at Crane Point with its palm jungle and pirate exhibits. When their legs ache, hop on a trolley tour of the botanic gardens. Older kids can be as adventurous as they want at Keys Cable. Cable-wakeboarding, knee-boarding, and water skiing provide the thrills in this tidal lagoon. If this is all too energetic, take a family stroll through a butterfly trail or interact with friendly flamingos at the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservancy.

The race to complete the Florida East Coast Railroad on time involved back-breaking day and night work. The workers complained it was a real 'marathon' and the name stuck.

Top 5 travel tips for Marathon

1. Get up close at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters

Start your visit to the Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters with the marine ecosystems tour. Then, enjoy the unusual experience of snorkeling in its fish-filled lagoon or coral reef aquarium full of gentle sharks and moray eels. The aquarium's fascinating exhibits also include a pig-nosed turtle and young alligators.

2. See marine animals recover at Turtle Hospital

Turtles live a fragile life but when injured or ill, they're given a second chance at the Turtle Hospital. See how well these gentle sea creatures are cared for before being returned to their natural habitat. For a more in-depth experience, there are visitor workshops for all ages.

3. Get away from it all in Curry Hammock State Park

While Marathon is a peaceful resort, you can really get away from it all in Curry Hammock State Park. Huge swathes of seagrass beds and mangrove swamps are protected, playing an important part in preserving the Florida Keys ecosystem. Hike the trails or take to the water on a kayak or paddleboard.

4. Pay a visit to the Dolphin Research Center

Dolphins and sea lions are also at risk in busy waterways, but the Dolphin Research Center rescues and looks after injured animals. It also rears its own dolphin families, providing vital research into their lives and habits. Exhibits and teaching programs promote safe coexistence between marine life and humans.

5. Explore the Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area

Hike, cycle, canoe, or paddleboard your way around the Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area. Covered in mangrove forests, tidal creeks, and bird-covered wetlands, this archipelago provides a rich habitat for endangered species such as Key deer and mud turtles.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Marathon

On average, how much do vacation rentals in Marathon cost?

Last year, rentals in Marathon had an annual average cost of around $534 per night.

Which months allow you to save the most on vacation rentals?

If it is your aim to save as much as possible during your visit to Marathon, go there in October ($479 per night on average), September ($487), or May ($497), to find the lowest prices for the whole year.

When does the price of vacation rentals in Marathon go up the most?

When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Marathon, the months when it is most expensive are, in order of highest to lowest, March, February and December, with average prices per night of $592, $578, and $571, respectively.

Should I plan a trip to Marathon well in advance?

If you decide to put Marathon on your bucket list, we suggest organizing your vacation well in advance because it is usually very high in demand, with an annual average of 83% of rentals booked the previous year.

When are more vacation rentals available?

The best months to find available accommodation in Marathon are September (the average amount of properties that are available reached 42% of the total last year), October (40%), and August (34%).

Are there many vacation rentals in Marathon?

In Marathon we collaborate with 3 different providers to give you a choice of 160 properties, so you will not be short of options!

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