About Marathon

Welcome to Marathon Florida

The Florida Keys

Marathon Florida was only incorporated in 1999, though settled much earlier, it has become known for its warm climate, clear Caribbean waters, amazing beaches, and a barrier reef. Spread across a 10-mile-long family-oriented island community, it is conveniently situated in the middle of the Keys island chain: Key Largo 1-hour east, and Key West 1-hour west. With a tropical savanna climate, Marathon Key is hot and wet from May through October, and warm and dry from November through April (although, hurricane season is June – November 30).


The name Marathon dates back to the origin of the Florida East Coast Railroad, a project of Standard Oil principal Henry Flagler Railroad workers (working night and day) who often complained that “this is getting to be a real marathon.” 

The islands of Marathon Florida are Boot Key, Knight Keys, Hog Key, Vaca Key, Stirrup Key, Crawl and Little Crawl Key, East and West Sister’s Island, Deer Key, and Fat Deer Key, Long Pine Key, and Grassy Key. 

Before the railroad, the settlers here were farmers, wreckers, and fishermen. To this day, Marathon maintains its claim to some of the best fishing in the world. Great fishing, along with beautiful beaches, warm weather, and residents proud to call Marathon home are some of the reasons many visitors from all over the world choose to spend time in Marathon, the Heart of the Florida Keys.

Quick Info

Marathon is an activity and nature-lovers delight, with abundant wild sea life, birds, and animals; and yes, hunting is available.

marathon is 9.76 sq miles, located 2:30 hours from Miami (by car, 3-4 hours by bus). KeyWest is an additional 1:15 hours from Marathon. Click below for travel links.

Travelling stories

Happy customers about us

“Wonderful time, everything was perfect. The house itself was immaculate, easily accommodating the 9 of us. Jessica went above and beyond to ensure our stay was relaxing, great communication from start to finish.”

Kret & Davey families

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Kret & Davey families

“I’ve been coming to Marathon for 30 years, but the staff at Keys Cove is amazing!

Chuck Jenks

Chuck Jenks

“The whole experience from booking to the end of our trip was amazing! Jessieca was a wonderful host. She answered all of our questions fast and helped so in everything we needed or requested. We are already looking forward to the beginning of an annual trip for us and will book again next year. We had such an amazing time!! Docking was convenient, everything was clean, the pool is beautiful. We highly recommend this place.

Kanny Sandoval

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Kanny Sandoval

We were bummed that our Europe trip got cancel but going to the keys and staying here far exceeded our expectations. The manager, Jessieca, was so sweet and responsive, and helpful. The house was spotless and the property better than in the pictures. Great location as well. Can’t wait to go back!

Lindsey Martin

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Lindsey Martin

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2244 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
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