Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
Gary L. Word
About Gary L. Word
Gary was born and raised in Minnesota and lived for many years in Michigan.. He moved to Florida in 2006 and has been enjoying the sunshine and beautiful waters of Miami Beach and the Florida Keys. Faro Blanco is a special place with excellent water views, lighthouse and the activity of a bustling marina (soon to be renovated).
Gary L. Word purchased this Condo in 2000
Why Gary L. Word chose Marathon
I chose the Florida Keys for a vacation destination for the past 10 years so it only seemed natural to want a permanent place of my own in the Keys. It is centrally located with great views, restaurants, activities, etc. While different from Key West with a small-town feel, Marathon remains close enough to visit the 'Conch Republic' when. and if, desired.
What makes this Condo unique
I thoroughly enjoy walking along old Seven Mile Bridge on the way to Pigeon Key and searching for sealife in the shallow aqua/blue waters. Spotted rays, dolphin, shark, sea turtles and a huge variety of tropical fish are there - if you are lucky enough to see them! Marina is available for boat dockage and trailer parking on a first come, first serve basis. Trailer parking is free. However, boat launching is not available on site but nearby. Guest Discount: Condo guests enjoy a 15% discount on food and beverages at the Yacht Club Restaurant and bar at the resort.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
No smoking preferred, however smoking permitted outside.......on balcony.
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Beautiful view! Good location!
We really enjoyed staying here. It was great to wake up and see the water and the boats and the world come alive! Will come again! Like tomorrow! Ha! Staying three more weeks!
New Year's at Faro Blanco
This is a great property located in the middle keys. Gary and Sandra took excellent care of us during our stay. The place was clean and secure and located steps to a marina where you could watch boats, fish, birds and manatee. Great restaurants close by and numerous activities. Had a wonderful stay in the Keys and would highly recommend this property.
What a view!
If you want to visit the Florida Keys, this is the place to go. Right in the middle you can visit all the Keys during your visit. This is a wonderful property, with a fanastic view. You could spend all your time just here! Everything you want is within the property, and the host was amazing. Thank you for a lovely time. Will be back at some stage.
Excellent guests! They were very polite, respectful and conscientious! I would welcome them back in a heartbeat! I hope they will consider returning soon.
Great 50th Celebration in the Keys
We stayed here with some friends celebrating his 50th birthday over Thanksgiving week and found this condo to be wonderful it every way.
First off, it has to be one of the best stocked units we've ever stayed at. They had everything you could imagine in the kitchen and the decorations throughout the unit were very nice.
The beds slept wonderfully and waking up to have breakfast out on the balcony with the view and the breeze every morning was delightful. We even had dinner out there a couple of nights because it was so nice.
Communication with Gary was excellent and every part of the process with renting, accessing, and checking out of the unit was a breeze. The "recommendations" list he sent was also extremely thorough and helpful. One of the best we've seen and very well thought out.
The unit is also perfectly located on Marathon where you can get anywhere in the Keys very quickly and easily. We never had a problem with parking or access.
We had an amazing time visiting Key West, Pennekamp on Key Largo, and many places in between. Highly recommend the 4 hour snorkeling tour at Pennekamp.
We also highly recommend visiting Crane Point and using Sea Dog Fishing Charters if you want to go out and fish while staying on the island. They were great.
You can't go wrong staying here.
It was a perfect trip in almost every way.
Thank you for sharing your place with us Gary.
Hopefully we'll be able to come back again some day.
Great views and conveniently located in the middle keys putting Key West in quick driving distance.
Faro Blanco Condo
Not the newest condo, but very clean. well maintained and beautiful views.
Access to FBYC is very handy!
We will definitely stay again!
Dolphin Research Center (Grassy Key), Turtle Hospital (next door), Pigeon Key (two mile walk), Old Seven Mile Bridge (one mile walk), Bahia Honda State Park (12 miles), Key West (48 miles), Sombrero Beach (4 miles), Sombrero Reef (three nautical miles), Dry Tortugas (ferry from Key West).