My friends and I come down to The Keys every August for Lobster Season and to fish. Some in the group have been coming for over 20 years. This was honestly one of the nicest places we have stayed in. The house is beautiful with a stunning view of the Atlantic. Able to swim right from the bulkhead. Our 29ft boat had no issues navigating to and from the fishing grounds. The ice cold A/C in the residence was a welcome luxury to come home too. The owner was super nice, accommodating, and really cared. Will definitely come back to Mermaid House!
My husband and I stayed with another couple and really enjoyed the indoor and outdoor living areas. We stayed over the Fourth of July holiday and were able to view the fireworks in Marathon from the deck. The house was very comfortable and had plenty of towels so we didn't have to worry about doing a lot of laundry. The deck is gorgeous, and there is plenty of seating. It wasn't comfortable swimming off the deck, but it is perfect if you plan to rent a boat. The nicest beach we visited was in Bahia Honda state park. It was about a half hour ride from the house, but had beach chair rentals and beautiful blue water.