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Mockingbird Pointe - Waterfront Tropical Escape - Private Home, Pool and Dockage

Bedrooms 2
Space 111 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Private Tropical Retreat Home with New Pool and Protected Dockage

Mockingbird Pointe is a quiet secluded 1/2 acre tropical waterfront paradise in the heart of the Florida Keys with a brand new private 16' x 32' in ground cement swimming pool with splash deck. This two bedroom , two bath home is newly remodeled, furnished and completely renovated with new furniture, bedding, artwork and linens. Wrap around screened porches overlooking Sombrero Lagoon and your private 85 foot protected dock with fish cleaning station, bait freezer and outdoor shower. Gentle, easy to navigate steps to the living areas. Kitchen includes all the cookware and tools to satisfy the chief in you. Architecturally designed beamed construction makes this place really special for your perfect vacation getaway. New split door refrigerator, washer and dryer. Bikes, kayaks, and fishing poles provided for guests use. Direct boating access to Atlantic with no bridges.



More Details

Philip and Linda Burkart
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved our stay at Mockingbird Pointe! The grounds are absolutely beautiful with lush, tropical landscaping. With the house at the end of the road and on the wider part of the channel it is very quiet and secluded. A perfect location - Marathon is central to everything we wanted to do in the Keys. The neighborhood is just down the road from grocery stores making it quick to stop almost daily. The house itself is tastefully decorated with a fun beach/water and artsy feel. The beds were comfortable and with nice linens. Plenty of both bath and beach towels. There was more than enough space for our family of four. Best of all is the pool! All four of us spent hours and hours swimming. The water was always a perfect temperature and the pool is big enough for games. We agree with other reviews in that we enjoyed the screened in porch and multiple hammocks. Owners were responsive with questions ahead of time and called to see how our stay was going. We never had any issues and I can't think of any downside to this rental at all! Would love to return someday!
Mar 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Marathon, Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 111 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Large Shower - Tile - Granite countertops
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed
  • Both large bedroom suites have private tile baths, high quality bedding, and linens provided
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

Mockingbird Pointe - Waterfront Tropical Escape - Private Home, Pool and Dockage
average rating of 4.923077 based on 27 reviews

A slice of paradise that is serene and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

The beautiful pictures of this home are even better in person. We enjoyed our week long stay at this Mockingbird Pointe home. It has everything you would need for whatever activities you want to take advantage of while being in the hot and sunny weather of Marathon. Right on a bay we kayaked multiple times and saw dolphins! The pool was our favorite part. All of the finishings in and outside the home are top notch and the landscaping leaves you feeling like you are in paradise. The home was very clean and we appreciated the availability of beach towels. We rode bikes (though the air pump didn't work) to the beach and around the neighborhood. The home was very clean and comfortable (though new pillows would be a good idea, they were a little flat). A family of iguanas were always fun to watch and they kept to themselves. The owners were very accommodating and answered our questions quickly, we would definitely stay here again and recommend everyone to stay at this home.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and feedback. A new bike pump is on the way! That's really neat about the dolphins. We often have manatees as well. Hope to have you again as our guests.
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best and most relaxing vacation here we could possibly hope for. The house and setting is just beautiful. The pool and area around it couldn't be nicer. Although we did drive down to Key West one day and had a great time doing so, we feel sort of bad we didn't get around to see more of the sites in the area. However it was too hard to pull ourselves away from the house and pool! The house has everything you would possibly need and shopping is very convenient. The design of the house is really incredible. Since the entire wrap around porch is totally screened in, you can open all the double doors and have this incredible breeze blowing nice and relaxing. Don't hesitate to book this place!

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect family rental in paradise

  • 5 of 5

Mockingbird Pointe is a little piece of paradise! The home is super clean and feels like your home away from home. The outside portion is amazing! There's beautiful lush greenery, a relaxing pool, a boat dock with great fishing and kayaking. It was the perfect house for our family. We had 3 adults & 2 children (3 & 5). There are numerous doors around the house that open to the screened wrap around porch and all the door locks are high where little hands cannot reach. This is a big deal when you have kids that want to be in the pool all day! Everything you need is there! We would love to stay here again on our next trip to the keys!

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our favorite rental!

  • 5 of 5

Sadly, there were only 6 nights available at Mockingbird Pointe during our travel dates - if we could have discouraged the next guests from coming we would have happily stayed another week! We've never stayed at such a peaceful, comfortable rental. Everything is super clean, decorated nicely, & everything you need is provided. Grocery stores and restaurants close by.

We had lots of plans when we arrived, but instead spent every day on the screened porch and in and around the pool, with the exception of a day trip down to Key West. I thought I would miss being on the beach, but we took one look at Sombrero Beach, and decided that we preferred to stay at the house. The only humans we saw were on an occasional boat that passed by in the lagoon. We got a kick out of the family of iguanas living along the edge of the lagoon! The pool was perfect, and the landscaping is beautiful. Neither of us have ever kayaked, so we took advantage of one of the two-man kayaks, which was fun!

Thank you for opening up your home to us - we've already decided we would like to come back when we can stay longer!

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were amazed with this property!

So much, that we would like to come here next year! If I could give it 10 stars I would!

Owners were very nice and their home was pristine!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had an amazing time at this lovely house. It's like a private oasis with everything you need close by. Phil & Linda made sure we had everything we needed to make our stay feel like "home sweet home". We had beach towels, kayaks, coolers and beach chairs. Phil responded to every question I had and was very happy to share all of the secrets of Marathon. We enjoyed the bikes on a daily basis for a short ride to Sombrero Beach as well as to the shopping center. The kids used the kayaks almost everyday to explore the canals. We tried fishing too (poles provided by the owners as well) right off our own personal dock. We used the amazing pool, grill and tiki hut everyday. We are so thankful to the owners for sharing their wonderful home. We truly were in our own personal paradise. Especially when we shut the air off and opened all the french doors letting the ocean breeze in and making the screened in porch part of our living space. We were very sad to leave and are hoping to visit again. If you stay here, I can guarantee you will not be disappointed!! Thank you so much Phil & Linda:)

Jerry & Anna


  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Key West
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Marathon, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
may special
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
3 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
Lobster Mini Season Week
22 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Lobster Season opening week
5 Aug 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
9 Sep 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
18 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
25 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
23 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
28 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
2 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mini Season Week
21 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Lobster Opening Week
4 Aug 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fall 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
Christmas New Years
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$668.9
Pool Heating or Chilling A$167.22 + Tax
Cleaning A$234.11 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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