We couldn't be more pleased with the location, the home, the amenities, or any aspect of this vacation getaway! We have stayed in many different vacation homes in the Key's and you can't help but notice all the little details Craig, the owner has made sure to include in his property for your enjoyment.
The first thing you notice when you arrive and walk through the gate(which is so great to be completely fenced in), is how beautifully landscaped the property is. The pictures on the website don't actually do it justice, because it appears there have been quite some upgrades done since the pictures we posted. It looks and feels like your own private luxury resort. There are multipole authentic palm tiki huts, with furniture, power, fans, and lighting to enjoy poolside and canal side. A sandy beach area to relax of play. Plenty of lounging and deck area. There is even a nice grass area perfect for pets.
Aside from the amazing landscape, there are kayaks, life vests, floats, etc., all for your enjoyment. We took our boat out almost every day and couldn't be more grateful for him having not only a fish cleaning station, but multiple fresh water hoses for rinsing the salt off the boat right when you pull up to the dock. Speaking of the dock, it has all been renovated with a composite(splinter free) decking, including all of the wood decks outside of the home.
As for the home, it was perfect as well. Kitchen was fully furnished and spacious, all the bedrooms were nice and clean, bathrooms clean and furnished as well. There is a very nice large capacity washer and dryer for use while you are staying which was super.
I could go on and on about this place, but just want to end by saying that out of all the houses we have stayed at, I would be very happy to stay here again above all others. The owner was great to deal with, his property manager the same. 4 thumbs up and 10 stars!
This property is spectacular!! It doesn't feel like a "rental"...it's like visiting someone with an amazing water-oriented home. The owner (Craig) is personally invested in each and every visitor....he went out of his way to share Marathon, boating and fishing details...way beyond the call of duty.....really nice and accommodating guy. Everything with the house was perfect...so we never even met the property manager (Blake), but he was in contact and made his availability 100% for anything that might come up.
I can't describe the amenities and features any better than the ad and other reviews!! You can park yourself here and never leave. You have a beautiful dock (Trex decking, fish cleaning table, water hoses...really nice NEW stuff) 5 minutes to the ocean. Big flat screen TVs everywhere...for TV junkies!! Amazing kitchen with QUALITY appliances...two huge stainless fridges....and a nice size chest freezer (working and ready to use). Porches everywhere...always a nice shady spot or privacy. Tons of water toys...life jackets...fishing rods, etc...
NOTE: (humor) Avoid the homemade bottle opener downstairs...it's fabricated at the wrong angle and will soak you with beer!!!!!!!!
If another vacation to the keys is in our future....it will certainly be at Dolphin Oasis!!
Fantastic! This was the perfect spot for our family vacation. We enjoyed the secluded outdoor space, including the heated pool and hot tub. The house is convenient to stores, restaurants and lots of activities, or perfect just for a place to relax and read a book. The owner was easy to work with and responsive when we had a little issue with the hot tub heater. It was fixed in no time!
We also rented the boat, which ran flawlessly. The location is conveniently located to the best fishing spots in the world! We are already planning our next trip back!
This place is beautiful and fully equipped to make everyday so much fun! The hot tub and chess game were definitely some of our favorite things to do at the house. I had two little kiddos that really enjoyed the pool and sand. There is so much to do at this house and it's so close to all the fun activities the keys has to offer. I can't wait for our next vacation there!
So to put it bluntly, this place is awesome! We have been vacationing in the keys for over 25years and this is our favorite so far. As others have mentioned it actually feels as though you are staying on private resort. All the accommodations are out of this world. The floor plan layout is perfect; the family room and kitchen are on the second floor and 3 of the bedrooms on the 3rd floor. This makes for easy sleep for the early birds and no worries for the late nighters. The pool and hot tub kept our 2 year old contempt as we lounged poolside and access to the 26' Cobia kept us from having to bring down our boat, which takes a load of stress off the trip. Did I mention it takes 5 minutes of idle to get to the Ocean, :-) Thumbs Up to anyone considering this rental and by the way, the owners are some of the nicest people we have ever rented from and at this point consider them friends! Don't miss out, book now.
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Great updated home with all the amenities a family could want and more. The backyard was an oasis. The pool and hot tub was clean and perfect for our family. Blake the property manager went far and beyond to make our stay amazing.
This was our first attempt at booking a vacation rental to do some fishing. You hear the horror stories of people renting places that do not look like the pictures or claim to have the amenities they list. The owner Craig assured me I would fall in love with the place when we arrived.
He was right, we fell in love with it. We rented his boat as well, and he hooked us up with a captain to take us out to the Hump and do some fishing.
The house is HUGE, lots of room in the common area. The pool was a nice change, its not a chlorine pool which was a surprise. My son doesn't deal well with chlorinated pools and he was thrilled he could swim. A lot of thought went into the design of the common areas.
We will be planning our next vacation at this same house. Thank you.