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Marathon Cottages - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Marathon Cottage and RV Pad Caretaker (305) 743-3549
MWR Office (305) 535-4565
MWR Office Fax (305) 535-4566

"Can I bring my own boat or watercraft?"

USCG Station Marathon policy is as follows: No trailored personal boats/watercraft are allowed to be stored on, or launched from, the Station. Canoes and kayaks that are not trailored are permitted on the property, but can not used or launched from the base.  You can put your non tailored watercraft in the water aprox 2 miles from the base at Sombero Beach and other locations as well.  Your lodge host can provide you with locations to launch your Non-Tailored watercraft.

"How far in advance can I request a RV pad?"

There are 4 RV pads and can be booked up to a year in advance.

"I'm an active duty military member, How far in advance can I reserve one of the cottages?"

There are 4 cottages and active duty military members can reserve up to 6 months in advance.

"I need to make travel and leave arrangements, how do I know if my application is processed?"

If we are able to process your application you will receive a confirmation and receipt for payment by FAX or EMAIL.  If we are not able to process your application you will notified by FAX or EMAIL.

"Are there any cottage openings?"

Telephone inquiries will be accepted concerning the availability of the facilities; however, reservations will not be accepted or confirmed by telephone. Please read the reservations instruction to better understand the process.

"I'm flexible and spontaneous, don't you have any last minute openings I can get in?"

If you would like to receive an email from us with a list of last minute COTTAGE availabilities, please click this link to be added to our "MARATHON OPENINGS" e-mail list. If you receive a email and the dates you want are listed,
you should IMMEDIATELY Fill out the application with the dates
Don't forget to include your Credit Card #
FAX it to us (305) 535-4566
These go fast -be sure you can come before sending your application
There are NO REFUNDS on last minute openings.
There are NO EXCEPTIONS to the NO REFUND policy on last minute openings.

"Do you have any tips to help me get a reservation?"

Print the information on your application so it is legible and include a FAX or Email address.

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Last Modified 9/19/2012