Marlin Bay Yacht Club brings laid-back luxury to Marathon in the Florida Keys

The clubhouse at Marlin Bay Yacht Club in Marathon, Florida.
The clubhouse at Marlin Bay Yacht Club in Marathon, Florida.

On your next trip to the Florida Keys, don’t forget to bring your boat. That’s the beauty of Marlin Bay Yacht Club in Marathon, where you can dock your vessel and stay awhile, basking in the laid-back, waterfront lifestyle. Marlin Bay’s intimate setting is located near the world-famous Keys Fisheries, and it is perfectly situated for those coming down from Miami or Naples before continuing on to Key West, or for those looking for a tropical destination unto itself. The majestic property’s open-water access attracts an array of visitors with interests from sport-fishing to cruising to family vacations. Bertram Yachts, the acclaimed boat builder, has even accredited this boutique escape as its Home Port in the Keys.

Marlin Bay is ideal for families and friends who are looking to relax and spread out in style. Its  rental residences, each with three bedrooms and 3.5 baths, are equipped with a cutting-edge gourmet kitchen, giving you room to dive into some new recipes. These luxury, three-story vacation rentals are gated, come fully furnished, and feature a two-car private garage – the perfect venue to serve as your temporary home away from home with the added benefit of an onsite concierge. The residences encapsulate the tropical environment designed for you to enjoy the casualness of the Keys, along with the comfort of modern amenities. The interiors are professionally decorated, and they feature an open-concept, airy layout full of natural light. Large windows and terraces allow you to gaze across the expansive pool and hot tub onto the bay.

The interiors of Marlin Bay's rental units are professionally decorated and feature state-of-the-art kitchens that are full of natural light. STEVEN MARTINE 2018

Slips at Marlin Bay Yacht Club accommodate vessels up to 60 feet

Besides your own comfort, your boat will be safe and sound, stationed at Marlin Bay’s magnificent marina. A total of 24 rental slips include accommodations for up to 60-foot vessels. The community encourages you to come by water, offering slip discounts to those renting a residence. Marlin Bay also extends long-term slip leases if you would like your vessel to reside there for a longer period of time.

Marlin Bay’s clubhouse sits close to the pool and provides easy access to a state-of-the-art fitness center, complete with a dry sauna and steam room. Besides relaxation, Marlin Bay can entertain you and your guests with a fully stocked game room plus a pool table, shuffleboard and multiple big-screen TVs. This is the spot to kick back with your party after a long day out on the water!

Early this fall, adults can gather by Marlin Bay’s pool bar to meet fellow yacht enthusiasts over a casual drink. With the concierge’s local insight, they will point you in the direction of an abundance of nearby activities such as horseback riding kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, sailing and dining, so you’ll never be bored. Your day here won’t be complete until venturing out to the resort’s furthest tip, the 35-foot Sunset Tower, which overlooks the Florida Bay, marina and pool. It offers the perfect vantage for watching the sun set over the Keys and over the horizon. Immerse yourself in South Florida’s charm at the one and only Marlin Bay. More information at

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