My family and I spent a week at "The Best Marathon House" during spring break and we couldn't have asked for a better place to be. The house is in immaculate condition and has all the amenities you would expect to make your stay comfortable. There is a docking area for your boat, if you bring one. We spent time outdoors bird watching and relaxing by the pool and hot tub, which the kids enjoyed very much. The house is conveniently located minutes away from Publix, Win Dixie, gas station and K-Mart. It is also very close to parks, playgrounds, Sombrero Beach and the Dolphin Research Center, which is a must see if you are bringing children. There are a couple of nice restaurants closed by to enjoy with your family and/or friends with options to eat indoors or out, overlooking the turquoise waters of the Atlantic.
If you don't mind exploring further away, feeding the Tarpons at Robbie's Marina (Islamorada) is an unforgettable experience. Last, I would encourage a trip to "Cayo Hueso" my favorite city in South Florida. Key West has a welcoming atmosphere that brings you back in time. It is beautifully maintained and very picturesque. You can walk the streets or take one of the tour rides offered on the trolley or train. There are many good restaurants to choose from as well as a variety of gift shops.
Overall, The Best Marathon House, not only provides you with all of the comforts you would expect to make your stay memorable, but its convenient location allows you to explore the Florida Keys without breaking your bank.
Manny and his wife went out of their way to make us feel welcomed and were extremely helpful to us. On our first day, my husband lost his way back home while bringing the boat from the marina and Manny did not hesitate to go out on his boat to rescue him, for which we are very grateful.
I recommend "The Best Marathon House" to be your first choice to consider when planning strip to the Florida Keys, believe me, you will not regret it.
Our many thanks to Manny and his wife for making our vacation in their house, one to be remembered forever!
Ivette and Elio Hernandez