Dolphin Jump Key


Private Island

2br Waterfront Home with Exclusive use of our Private Tropical Island, and Motorboat, Kayaks

Property Liscense/Registration #: PLR2010-00397
This vacation rental offers the best of two worlds; A comfortable shore home and a private island. The beautifully furnished waterfront vacation home is centrally located in the fabulous Florida Keys, and features a host of amenities suited for every taste. Our artistically landscaped waterfront home is located on a quiet street in a pleasant neighborhood in Marathon close to restaurants and shopping.

We provide a boat for transportation to and from your private tropical island only a short 5 minutes boat ride from the home on shore. This worry free site is truly a get away from it all. The exposed fossilized ancient reef is beautifully landscaped with trails wandering throughout. You can enjoy wandering the paths through the mangrove trees, fishing from the dock, snorkeling or kayaking in the crystal clear waters around your island. There is a one room conch cottage with table and chairs for your enjoyment. There is also a small bunk house and a small bathhouse with composting toilet. There are kayaks on the island as well as a large and small dock.

The shore property is fully furnished and decorated in open Mediterranean style, complete with Spanish tile throughout. The home itself is located on a quiet, dead-end street, near mile marker 52, and features no stairs for easy access. This rental includes a dock in your own back yard - on a waterway adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico, this is perfect location for a worry free vacation!

We recommend you reserve early as the islands tend to fill up quickly.

17' Motorboat Included

This 17 foot center console motorboat comes at no extra charge with your vacation rental. Comes with a newer Logic or Triumph boat with a 50 horsepower Yamaha four cycle engine.


Comes with free and exclusive use of our private island. Also includes Conch cottage, grill, picnic table, deck furniture, bunk house, 2 docks, and an eco friendly composting toilet in bathroom.
Fully Equipped Kitchen, Dishwasher, Microwave, Blender, Coffee Pot, Plates, Utensils, Glass Ware, Pots, Pans, Etc.
Wifi is available in the Waterfront Home.
The Waterfront home also comes with Ceiling Fans, TV, DVD player, Stereo, CD player, and other great amenities to make you feel at home.
Two Kayaks. Four easy stairs away from waterfront access.
Central Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Satellite TV (In Living Room and Bedroom), DVD Player, Stereo with CD Player, Internet, Sofa Sleeper in the Living Room.
Also comes equipped with iron & ironing board, hair dryer, paper products and toilet tissue
The waterfront home comes equipped with towels, linens, and bedding throughout.



  • Double Bedroom
  • Island Cottage
  • Island Dock
  • Kitchen & Dining
  • Living Room
  • Master Bedroom
  • Patio
  • Washer & Dryer



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    Bobby & Karen Balder
    SEP 07, 2016

    Perfect Getaway

    So my son wanted to go somewhere different as a high school graduation gift, we have been in the Keys several times and always had great trips. I wanted do something a little different for him as he wanted to bring a few friends with him. After doing my research I came across Dolphin Jump Key and called Bob to see if there was availability. I could not believe the week of the start of lobster season was still available. We booked, and it was a very easy process. I spoke with Bob several times leading up to our trip because we never rented an island and we wanted to be prepared. Each call I never felt rushed or like I was a bother. So we pack our truck with all our fishing equipment and headed out. We arrived early that Saturday morning and we were greeted by Blake and was shown the property. Once the house was cleaned we were then able to enter. The house was perfect and very clean, the pictures don't do it justice. The boat was great and just a short trip to the island. The island was amazing and pure paradise. Myself and the wife spent most of the day's swimming around the island getting lobster and seeing some amazing under water species. My kids had boats of there own and would meet us back at the island for lunch which we cooked burgers/hot dogs and cold drink. We had such a great time and would recommend to all. We will certainly be going back......thanks for my sons great graduation getaway....Bobby/Karen
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    3 Generations
    JUL 26, 2016

    I Wish I Was Stranded On That Island Right Now!

    We had a fun and adventurous time with our two children, ages 8 and 12, and their grandparents too!

    Due to high winds and rough seas, we were only able to use the island for the last two days of our trip, but we made up for lost time and snorkeled, kayaked and fished ALL day both days. What did we see? Countless tropical fish (including a really fun school of giant parrotfish), sea anemone, urchins, crabs, lobsters, barracuda and a green moray eel (yikes!). There are also several large iguanas that would love for you to bring them some cut up fruit and veggies. Water shoes are a must. I would not recommend for young children...there is no sandy beach and it can be a little tricky getting in and out of the water. The underwater landscape is very unique with several mini-caves just below the surface.

    We had no problems with the boat and the island is visible once you leave the canal. Fishing poles and a cooler were provided. The water is fairly shallow, so don't count on catching dinner off the dock. :)

    Marathon is a great location. We visited the Turtle Hospital and Sombrero Beach. Our favorite restaurant was Castaways. Winn Dixie, Kmart and Publix are a short drive away. We also visited Theater of the Sea in Islamorada and several places on a day trip to Key West.

    The house is on the small side, and better suited for four people than six, but we made it work. The loveseat in the pictures has been replaced by four kitchen barstools, and the remaining sofa was a bit musty. Otherwise, the house was clean and nicely decorated. The kitchen was not particularly well stocked and the appliances were far from modern, but none of these things ruined our trip.

    We found the property managers/caretakers Blake and Tim to be both friendly and helpful. Robin made the rental process a breeze and was kind enough to put me in touch with a previous renter to set my mind at ease before we booked, since there were not enough reviews for me to obsess over like I normally do!
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    Chris Martinez
    JAN 05, 2015

    A Bit Of Paradise

    My wife and another couple spent a week at your home in Marathon key. the home was very well maintained and the island getaway was a pleasant surprise. weather was in the mid 80's and sunny all week. The home is in a quiet area and yet a short drive to Key West. We had some great sea food in the local restaurants and we tried luck at Tarpon fishing. No Tarpon but hooked a Spinner Shark. Bruce and Karen Diener
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    Tammi T
    JAN 05, 2015

    What An Amazing Vacation!

    If your idea of a vacation is being pampered at the Hilton, then this may not be the vacation for you. If your idea of a vacation is being able to explore the local waters on your own and truly explore outside the confines of tour guides, this vacation is top notch. The island and the rental house in Marathon was everything it was advertised to be and more. Clean and well maintained. My daughters are 11 and 8 years old and have both been on Disney Cruises. They informed me that staying on the Dolphin Jump Key was the best vacation they have ever been on. We snorkeled around the island, caught lobster, swam with a sea turtle and saw countless other sea life. When the family had enough of roughing it “Robinson Crusoe” style on the island, we were able to go back to Marathon in a matter of moments for more touristy type entertainment. Jim, the local caretaker, went out of his way to make sure that our needs were taken care of. We will definitely be booking another trip for next year.
  • Anonymous246's avatar
    JAN 05, 2015

    Guestbook Comment

    We had a wonderful time at the two 4 bedroom houses in Marathon---the setting was beautiful, the houses were spacious and perfect for our family reunion, and the weather was unbelievably good. Everyone in our family (age range 6 months to 78 years) enjoyed our stay; the houses were great, and there were plenty of nearby attractions to keep everyone happy and occupied. We definitely recommend the houses to others! It was an unforgettable, wonderful way to close out the old year and bring in the new.
  • inetm's avatar
    JAN 05, 2015

    Imagine Having An Entire Island All To Yourself. My Family Just Experienced Something We Thought You Had To Be Rich To Experience

    We were hesitant to book this vacation because it sounded too good to be true. I never would have believed that we could rent a 2 bedroom home on the water, with a boat and an island for under $2500 for the entire week. 7 nights. We didn't have to share the island with anyone. As far as the island goes, it was amazing. We spent a ton of time there. There was a nice little cabin we could eat in or play cards in when we wanted to get in out of the sun. There is a bathroom on the island. There was lots to do as well. We used the free kayaks, we went fishing and caught quite a bit of fish, we swam and snorkeled around the island and seen sting rays, lobster, crabs, etc.., we also seen dolphin swimming out a little ways. There is a cool Iguana on the island. He is pretty big and just hangs out. He will take off if you approach him, but if you leave him be, he will get pretty close. As far as the house, it is very nice. It really has some cool décor. The second bedroom has 2 full beds in it so my boys each got their own bed. There was a sofa sleeper in the living room, but we didn't need it because of the 2 beds. The boat was nice. Probably about a 16’ motor boat with a canopy top. We also spent a day in Key West. Duval Street was fun. The kid’s enjoyed the aquarium and Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum. Marathon also has some great beaches to go to. We will be going back next year and staying here again for sure.
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    David Priestley
    JAN 05, 2015

    I Cant Wait To Return To Dolphin Jump Key

    We came to the 2 bedroom house at Dolphin Jump Key with High Expectations of the house and the private island and our experience exceeded the expectations. The house was in a great location and well maintained. Jim (I think that was the onsite guy's name) provided some of the best customer service I have ever experienced with a vacation rental. We flew into Key West. We called Jim and arrange a spot to meet and he actually escorted us to the house. He provided detailed instructions on the house and using the boat that was provided. He also took extra care and provided use with all the toys we needed, fishing rods, lobster catching gear, snorkeling gear and coolers. Anytime I had a question during the week and I called Jim he was there to help us.

    We enjoyed and used the private island all day everyday we were there. We caught fish and lobster. We had a blast and are already planning a trip to go back.
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    Rockin Robin
    JUN 13, 2014

    Dolphin Jump Key - Heaven On Earth

    The shore home is adorable, the pictures don't do it justice. Very comfortable home with all the conveniences of home. But the real jem about this rental is heading to your own private island every morning for a whole week. The boat included in the rental was new and easy to drive. Sometimes we did absolutely nothing which was great, but we also swam, snorkeled, kayaked, fished (not me), and grilled out. The wildlife on the island and all around was the experience of a lifetime! How great it was to be literally off the grid on vacation. Wish I was there right now!
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    Anne H
    JUN 13, 2014

    Awesome Vacation 2014

    What an awesome vacation we had on Dolphin Jump Key, also known as Little Russell Key. The main house was perfect for our family of 5. We basically were there just in the evening as we spent all day at the private island, snorkeling, fishing and kayaking. Everything was provided for us, a boat to get us to the island, fishing poles, kayaks, life jackets, snorkeling equipment and even a cooler to use. We also spent lunches with the many iguanas on the island. We were lucky to have seen manatees one day swim right by the island as we snorkeled and the crystal clear waters were perfect for fishing and kayaking. I would recommend this rental to anyone who likes a true relaxing Florida vacation.
  • TPMac's avatar
    JUN 11, 2014

    Fun In The Keys

    Myself and my teen daughters, who each brought a friend, took our first trip to the Keys and LOVED IT. It was a very fun and relaxing experience! First, we were impressed with the knowledge, assistance and friendliness of Rick, Property Manager, who met us upon our arrival. He helped us get acquainted with the area and get our luggage in. The home was roomy, clean and bright - very tropical! Exactly what we expected. Furniture was comfortable and clean, we were pleased that we had internet service. While we didn't watch much TV, cable was available. Kitchen had a big table for dining and playing games. The bathroom/shower served our needs and was clean. Plenty of towels were availabloe, and the washer and dryer were a nice touch.

    We spent more time outside than in - the yard was great for grilling and sunning. Rick also showed us how to operate the boat and showed us how to get to our island! We spent many exciting days at our "private island" The cottage provided relief from the sun when we needed it. The swimming and snokeling were AWESOME - saw so many fish and creatures. Water was clear and warm! The boat was perfect for commuting to the island and enjoying the underwater show along the way. We saw fish - manatee - lobsters - crabs - dolphins - WOW! The location is perfect for visiting Key West or any of the Keys towards the mainland. The local sights and eateries were fantastic, lots of fresh fish and seafood! We are going back - it was a good price and they were very easy to work with. All questions were answered and information was readily available. We had a great time!