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BASE MIAMI BEACH
Southeast Region
Morale, Well-being and Recreation (MWR)

Regional MWR Director (305) 535-4565
Email; D07-SMB-BASEMIAMIBEACH-REGIONAL-MWR@USCG.MIL

Marathon Cottages and RV Pads

 

About MWR Facility in Marathon:

There are 4 cottages, 4 recreational boats, 4 RV pads, and a basketball court situated on Vaca Key in the heart of the Florida Keys. The cottages and RV Pads are located at USCG Station Marathon, in Marathon, Florida.

Physical Address:
Marathon Cottages and RV Pads
1800 Overseas Highway
Marathon, FL
33050

The marathon cottages are open year round and have topography similar to that of islands in the eastern Caribbean. There are beaches and excellent fishing on both the Gulf and the Atlantic sides of the Key. The marathon cottages are 111 miles southwest of Miami, 48 miles northeast of Key West, Florida. Near mile marker 48 (mile markers are small green signs on right side of highway). 

Base Miami Beach MWR Office Mailing Address
Commanding Officer (pm)
Coast Guard BASE Miami Beach
100 MacArthur Causeway
Miami Beach, FL  33139-5101

Office hours: Monday through Friday 0700 - 1500 hours
(Closed on Federal Holidays)
office phone: (305) 535 - 4565
office fax: (305) 535 - 4566

Facility Description

Activities Boating, bicycling, hiking, swimming, water biking, kayaking, snorkeling, SCUBA diving and fishing (license may be required)
Recreation Equipment Available 4 outboard boats, bicycles, fishing gear, picnic tables, grills, sea kayaks (water bikes), bait, ice and tackle.
Cottage Information 4 one-bedroom cottages. Each sleeps 5 adults: 1 double bed, 2 single sofa beds, and 1 rollaway bed. Cottages are completely furnished including air conditioning, cable TV, refrigerator, electric range, microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster, dishes, cooking utensils, stainless steel service, pots, pans, linen, blankets, and towels. Extra towels are recommended. Pets are not allowed; smoking is prohibited.
Cottage Reservations Read the instruction below and fill out the appropriate applications provided below and send with payment to:

Commanding Officer (pm)
Coast Guard BASE Miami Beach
100 MacArthur Causeway
Miami Beach, FL  33139-5101

Reservations are accepted up to 6 months in advance. Reservations are booked during the 3rd week of each month for the month after next (e.g., December reservations are booked during the 3rd week of October).

Marathon Cottages Instruction, Application and Rental Fees

RV Pads 4 RV pads, each with a concrete patio, picnic table, grill and standard hook ups for electric (20, 30 & 50 amps), water and sewer. RV's must be self-contained.
RV Pad Reservations Read the instruction below and fill out the appropriate applications provided below

Reservation are accepted with full payment up to 1 year in advance. Call the Marathon caretaker at (305) 743-3549 or Fax (305) 743-4988.

RV Pad instruction, application and Rental Fees

Check-In Scheduled day of arrival check-in is between 1400 and 1600 with the Cottage Caretaker at

1800 Overseas Highway
Marathon, FL
33050

Late arrivals check in with the Station OOD ($15 late fee charged for checking in after 1600).  

THERE ARE NO CHECK-INS ALLOWED BETWEEN
THE HOURS OF 2200 AND 0730

If you would like to receive emails notifying you of last minute openings for marathon cottages please email "Last Minute Openings"

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Last Modified 9/19/2012