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Houseboat Docked at PRIVATE TROPICAL ISLAND with 17-ft Motorboat + Kayaks!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Houseboat docked at your own PRIVATE ISLAND, Sleeps 5-8 INCLUDES BOAT


This vacation rental puts you on your own tropical island in a quiet cove of protected mangroves in the Gulf of Mexico. You stay on a 2 bedroom, air conditioned houseboat that is docked on the island. You have your own 17 foot center console 2012 Triumph with 2014 50 HP 4 cycle engine boat for the entire week!


Our rental license allows up to 8 people to stay on the boat. There are beds for 7 including the futon. There is a queen bed in the master bedroom and a double and twin in the second. We also have a futon in the main cabin.


We provide you a boat to get to and from the island, which is only a couple minutes from shore. You can also use the boat to go fishing, go out to eat, or sightseeing during day light hours on the gulf side. You park your car on our easement (a driveway on shore) with your boat dock only feet from your car.


This is a rustic private tropical island. Your power comes from a generator and your water from tanks on the houseboat. The refrigerator is powered by solar panels. Besides the bathroom facilities on the houseboat, there is a composting toilet on the island, which is similar to an outhouse.


Quiet Cove Key rents from 3:00 pm Saturday to 9am Saturday. The boat is for use during day light hours only. The island has WIFI, and the boat now has cable TV!


On-shore: Designated parking spot with boat dock

Houseboat: 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, linens, towels and paper products provided. Kitchen and refrigerator are apartment sized.

Island: Covered shelters, gas grill, hammocks, kayaks, fire pit, boat dock


The crystal clear waters around the island are visited by a variety of wildlife including dolphins, manatees, sting ray, lobster, crab, octopus, barracuda, parrot and angel fish, to name a few. Some of which are residents of the underside of the island. Snorkeling would be the best way to visit them. We also have the above water visitors and residents which would include roosting pelicans, great herons as well as some very friendly, vegetarian Iguana’s.


CALL 262.650.0246 or 262 352-4467 NOW !!!

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Rent My Island
Member since: 2004
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

About Rent My Island

We fell in love with the Florida Keys back in the 1980's when we took our first trip there. We toured the Keys from the water in a catamaran. We bought our first place there shortly after. We love owning properties in the Keys because it gives us a reason to come down from Wisconsin a couple times a year. We are looking to retire to the Keys someday.

Rent My Island purchased this house boat in 2004

Why Rent My Island chose Marathon

The beauty of this island and it's surroundings was to irresistible to turn down.

What makes this house boat unique

This island is so beautiful and tucked away in this amazing cove surrounded by mangroves. It was the perfect place to put our houseboat. If you like camping or RV'ing, this place will blow your mind.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The houseboat fit our needs perfectly for the “camping” we did while we were there. We enjoyed the open-air feel and “back to nature” aspect of Quiet Cove Key. While I enjoyed using the fishing poles for catching some fresh “grunts” for lunch and dinner on a couple of days, we got the most use out of the kayaks………..definitely a nice addition. The location of Quiet Cove Key is very good, also. The view from most angles is of un-populated or un-developed land or water, and the proximity to civilization is more of a security blanket than an intrusion. The week seemed all-too-short. I've already shown the photos to the folks in my office and they were very impressed/envious. We’ll definitely keep this option for vacation in mind for future occasions.
Feb 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat rental in Marathon, Florida

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Island Bathroom - toilet , Composting Toilet
    2nd Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Total of 2 bathrooms on the houseboat and 1 composting toilet on the island.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Great Views, Bathroom with shower
    2nd Bedroom - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , Bathroom with small tub and sprayer
  • Sleeps 5 in beds plus there is a futon. Adventurers can sleep under the stars in a hammock or bring a tent.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
You are in the family friendly town of Marathon, known as the heart of the Keys so if you ever tire of your own personal paradise, there is plenty more to do such as charter fish on the ocean, hike in Curry Hammock State Park, learn at the Dolphin Research Center, sun-bath at Sombrero Beach, recline at Sunset Park, or help at the Turtle Hospital. You can golf or play tennis at the Key Colony Beach Resort and don’t forget about diving, health spas, sailing, parasailing, jet-ski rentals and the list goes on.


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Houseboat Docked at PRIVATE TROPICAL ISLAND with 17-ft Motorboat + Kayaks!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 9 reviews

Quiet island get away

  • 5 of 5

This darling island was so fun. We fished. We swam. We boated. We kayaked. We lounged in the sun sipping cocktails and browning up like it was our job

Plenty of wildlife on the island to watch and fish to watch as well. We spotted stingrays, baby sharks, and even lobsters right at the foot of our loungers.

You can grill or cook on the houseboat.

Take hammock naps or chill on the deck.

It is fantastically relaxing and a great spot for a gathering of friends.

They provide everything you really need.

We will def be back!

  • Review Submitted: 16/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hookstown, PA

Almost Paradise

  • 3 of 5

First and foremost I want to say the Island is beautiful!!! We loved it...including all of the Iguanas. The views are breath talking and it is very relaxing. The house boat not so much. There is a generator that runs the power to the boat and needs filled with gas to operate. There were only two gas tanks so we had to run for gas just about daily. The air conditioning didn't cool the place down at all so at night it was difficult to sleep. When we tried to unpack we realized there was nowhere to put your clothes. No dresser or closet so we lived out of our suit case. If I were to consider renting again I would stay at the Marriot and go there during the day....not stay over night. The booking was easy and Michelle was very nice and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 25/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Most relaxing place on Earth in the Winter

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to the island but this time we stayed 2 weeks.

Loved the peaceful place.

We saw a mother manatee with her calf, caught many fish, and enjoyed a camp fire each night.

We will be back for sure!

Tim,the caretaker, was extremely helpful.

If you are looking for a different vacation this is IT.

  • Review Submitted: 26/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisiana, USA

clean, roomy, perfect location in the Keys for a g

  • 5 of 5

We 3 couples and an 8 year old boy spent a week in this beach house and it was perfect for us. Large modern kitchen w new fridge, four BR, 3 bath, beach, pool, long dock and boat. Many great restaurants we walked to or took the boat. Staff available for kind help with anything. Highly recommended by all of us! We visited the island they rent too and we might stay there next.

  • Review Submitted: 05/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation Getaway in the U.S!

  • 5 of 5

I had the best trip of my life on this private island! It was such a cool experience at an affordable price! It was super private but I was also able to go out to restaurants as they were only 15min away! I will be going back!

  • Review Submitted: 08/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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NE Indiana, USA

Salvation from Worst Winter Ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

This past winter (2013/2014) was one of the worst for northern Indiana. Dealing with no sunlight and being buried in several feet of snow for most of the winter, we were questioning our very sanity by mid January. Before my wife had a nervous breakdown, we elected to use up some airline miles and found this quaint little island near Marathon in the keys. We enjoy camping and were looking for something rustic and more unique than just staying in a typical hotel. This was a perfect solution to our winter blues and was quite an adventure. We flew into Miami arriving late night, the owners of the island even recommended an affordable motel on the way to the rendezvous point because you have to check in during the day. We woke early the next morning and drove down to the meeting spot. There our contact person met us and took us out on a small skiff to the island and gave us a tour and instructions on just about everything relating to our stay on the island. The island does not have sleeping accommodations on it, however there are lots of comfy hammocks if you want to sleep under the stars and a nice picnic area with a fire pit and a generator (which provides power to the houseboat that is parked on a large pier on the island). We had a blast exploring nearby areas with the skiff, there are kayaks provided on the island, and one morning we even had two dolphins that were launching out of the water just a few feet away from our pier. Just a short ride from the island on the mainland there is a great restaurant/bar called the Island Fish Co. and they have great drinks and the food was good too! We enjoyed several meals there during our stay, and also grilled out on the island and enjoyed the privacy and seclusion that the island offers. Sitting by the fire pit each night felt like we were on "Survivor" (thankfully my wife didn't vote me off the island). We did invite some friends from the Marathon area over during the day for a cookout. There are several very large iguanas that hang out on the island, however if you leave them alone they don't bother you and they love bananas. Next time we "may" bring the kids because of the camping aspect of the island. It's a lot of fun and so quiet and peaceful at night. Highly Recommend to anyone looking to get away from civilization for a week to unwind.

  • Review Submitted: 07/07/2014
  • Date of Stay: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Sombrero Beach
Car: recommended

You are in the family friendly town of Marathon, known as the heart of the Florida Keys. There are plenty of activities such as chartering a fishing boat, hiking in Curry Hammock State Park, visiting the Dolphin Research Center, sunbathing at Sombrero Beach, or relaxing at Sunset Park. You can also play golf and tennis at Key Colony Beach Resort as well as visiting them many coral reefs, sailing, parasailing, or renting a jet ski. If this island shows reserved on the calendar, call us anyway as we have other island options.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house boat in Marathon, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mini-lobster 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Lobster Open wk 1 2018
4 Aug 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Lobster Open wk 2 2018
11 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
New Years 2018
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,324.9
Pet Fee AU$99.37 + Tax
Cleaning Fee AU$264.98 + Tax

Rent My LCC is licensed by the city of Marathon to do vacation rentals. We follow all city and state regulations. The PLR numbers (Property License and Registration Numbers) for all of our properties are listed below: Pretty Joe Rock- PLR2010-00128, 6th Avenue/Dolphin Jump Key- PLR2010-00397, Sandy Shore Place- PLR2012-00387, Gulf View Place- PLR2012-00386, Ocean View Villa- PLR2012-00385.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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