From start to finish Vaca Cove was the ideal spot for our first big family vacation as a family of three. We were welcomed to the property by the owners that went above and beyond to make us feel welcome, as well as answer any questions we had about the property and surrounding area.
Once settled into our condo, we felt immediately at home. We jumped into our swimsuits and hit the pool. We enjoyed relaxing and playing with our two year old, the shallow end of the pool was perfect for playing and relaxing with plenty of room to spread out. The small beach located by the pool was a hit for our son, and even has some nice lounge chairs for the adults to relax.
The condos are nicely equipped, beautifully decorated, extremely clean and roomy enough for a couple families. Our family enjoyed cooking in the large kitchen, and wish we could have taken it home with us!
One of our favorite parts of Vaca Cove was the close proximately to everything including shopping, grocery stores, restaurants, Sombrero Beach and the Turtle Hospital. Our condo was only a little over an hour from Key West, which we took advantage of as a day trip. We also enjoyed the gem of a coffee shop and art gallery located right next to the property.
The boating and fishing accommodations at this resort are first-rate with the newly repaired large boat dock (from Irma damage), fish cleaning stations and plenty of parking . Marathon is the Sport Fishing Capital of the world, take advantage!
Our family cannot wait to visit Marathon and Vaca Cove again soon. The ease of the location, friendly atmosphere and accommodations perfectly represent what the Keys are all about, having a laid back and relaxing time! The Florida Keys and Marathon are back! Go enjoy!
My last “boys’ trip” to Vaca Cove took advantage of one of the off-season specials they offer. Units are available for rent at a price that is discounted enough for it to be a good value for guys to arrive on a Wednesday and fish, dive, snorkel, whatever Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning. You can obviously get there earlier, since you’ve rented the place for the entire week, but a Wednesday arrival is what’s worked well for our group.
For this type of trip we all fly in and don’t mess with bringing a boat down, although you certainly could if someone lived close enough. There are some boat rental places: Captain Hooks, which I’ve previously mentioned for snorkel supplies, and Tropical Boat Rentals. Most places will include some fishing equipment, although you need to buy your own bait and tackle.
Did you know the Keys contain what was once called the “The Eighth Wonder of the World,” also known as the Seven Mile Bridge?
The Keys’ rich and vibrant past is perfect for vacationing history buffs. Pigeon Key, on the west end of Marathon, provides a great overview of what building the Keys railroad was like. To get to Pigeon Key head to Knight’s Key by car, or go to Pigeon Key directly via boat.
Hi there, I’m Jason. One of the owners at Vaca Cove! This is my blog post on what I would consider a perfect day down in the Keys.
At Vaca Cove there’s lots to do if you want and lots of ways to relax, if you don’t! Here are some of the activities my family and I recommend during your stay:
I love to jump in the pool at Vaca Cove to cool off after my workout. Usually, I can find my kids and wife already splashing around by the time I return from the gym. We love to spend time by the pool, but one of my son’s favorite activities is to take a kayak trip under the Sadowski Causeway and into the Mangroves by Coco Plum. If fishing is more your style, we love to drop a line in the water and try to catch a few jacks that like to move through the channel.