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.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
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!
I wish I could choose higher than 5 stars in many of the above questions. The condo was exceptionally clean and well organized. It was bigger than I expected. I have seen how photo angles and mirrors sometimes makes a unit seem larger than it actually is but in this case it was the opposite. The views of the bay and Marina are awesome from the screened in balcony - which is also much bigger than expected. Fishing of the inlet adjacent to the marina is quite good - especially in the late evening. The exit gate was inoperable until right at the end of the trip but it still felt very secure because there is a guard on duty patrolling the marina 24hrs. The pool at the resort was a big hit for the teenagers with us. And for me being able to sit on the balcony and feel the breeze and listen to the live music from the pool area was another bonus. I wish a could have packed up the entire kitchen and brought it home with me at the end of our stay. The appliances are top notch, and the counters and backsplash are a perfect fit for the unit. Convienent to beaches and restaurants on the island (be careful crossing traffic when leaving the property though, it is a busy road) and it is an hour ride to Key West.
Gary called Sunday to make sure we had no issues with getting into the unit. The property manager called on Monday and made sure all was good with the unit and chatted with me for over 30 min about where to go and what to do during our stay. Also, be sure to read the guest book for tips from others who have stayed in the unit.
I can not recommend this unit highly enough. Look around at other prices on the island and the hotels and resorts. Not only is it an exceptional unit is an exceptional value.
This condo was perfect for our family. We will absolutely come again! The marina and pool facility was amazing. Great location! Our kids can't wait to come back again.
The only place we will stay!
We stay here every year, and the communication is always quick. Very clean! Highly recommend!!!
Great repeat guests! I am always thrilled to host respectful and pleasant guests who love the Keys. I look forward to their return each year!
a magical stay
The view from the balcony can't be beat. We enjoyed ending each day on the balcony, enjoying the live music from the neighboring hotel. The condo was spacious, extremely clean, well kept, and comfortably accomodated 4 adults and 2 children. We did day trips all over thr keys and Marathon was the perfect location!
Had a great time at Faro Blanco.
The 4th floor view from the condo was incredible. While the condo can use some painting and updating of dining room chairs, we had a fantastic time there. Most of the time spent at the condo was out on the patio. Spectacular!! Can’t wait to come back again. Thank you Gary Word for sharing your unit with us.
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).