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About MWR Facility in Marathon:
There are 4 cottages, 2 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.
Marathon Cottages and RV Pads
1800 Overseas Highway
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).
Online reservations are confirmed electronically by the Lodge Hosts in Marathon and requests are processed Tuesday through Friday. For example, if you submit your online reservation request on Friday Night, you should expect to receive a confirmation on the following Tuesday.
Active duty and their dependents/same-sex domestic partner of the U. S. Armed Forces (Coast Guard, Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines); members of the ready reserve, reserves in training, members of the National Guard and their dependents; military Cadets of Service academies and their families; commissioned corps of the Public Health Services and their dependents/same-sex domestic partner; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on active duty; retirees of the U. S. Armed Forces and their dependents/same-sex domestic partner; and other authorized patrons of the morale-well-being and recreation programs, including but not limited to: honorably discharged veterans with disabilities and their dependents/same-sex domestic partner; Medal of Honor recipients and their dependents/same-sex domestic partner; un-remarried surviving spouses of military personnel; DHS/DOD appropriated and non-appropriated funded active and retired civilian personnel and their dependents/same-sex domestic partner; Coast Guard Auxiliarists; and other individuals entitled to commissary and exchange privileges.
Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act of 2018. This bill extends access to Department of Defense (DOD) commissaries and morale, welfare, and recreation (MWR) facilities to Purple Heart recipients, veterans with a service-connected disability, Medal of Honor recipients, former prisoners of war, and veteran caregivers.
If you have any questions regarding patron eligibility, please refer to Coast Guard Morale, Well-being, and Recreation (MWR) Manual, COMDTINST M1710.13 (series)
Military ID/Proof of eligibility are required at check-in.
Prior to Checking-In:
Please call (305) 743-3549 on your scheduled day of arrival at 0900 am for instructions when arriving at the station. Arrival check-in is between 1400 and 1700 with the Cottage Caretaker.
No check-in or check-outs are permitted on Federal Holidays, reservation requests will be cancelled if requested on these days.
Each cottage and RV pad are allowed 1 parking space. There are no exceptions. No trailers or boats are allowed on CG STA Marathon.
Full payment is required at time of reservation.
New Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations prior to 60 Days of reservation will be assessed a 10% Cancellation Fee.
Cancellations 59-31 Days of reservation will be assessed a 25% Cancellation Fee.
There will be NO REFUND within 30 Days of a reservation.
Payment will be forfeited and no refund will be issued for cancellations made 30 days or less prior to reservation check-in date.
Due to filters on .mil email accounts, persons using those email addresses will likely not receive your confirmation notice. Please use a personal email or call the Marathon Cottages (305) 743-3549, (305) 535-4565 for your confirmation. Reservations are processed Tuesday through Friday.
By agreeing to the terms presented when creating a reservation request online, all applicants affirm they are eligible patrons, have read the Privacy Act Statement and self-certify to the terms in the posted Statement of Understanding.
Privacy Act Statement:
In accordance with 5 United States Code (USC) 522(e)(3), the following information is cited when you are providing personal information to the U. S. Coast Guard.
Authority that authorized solicitation of the information: 14 USC 632.
Principal purpose for which information is intended to be used: To provide the U. S. Coast Guard with sufficient information to evaluate the request for use of the recreation facilities under the auspices of Coast Guard Base Miami Beach.
The routine use that may be made of the information: To provide a record of all applications for use of the Marathon recreation facilities controlled by Coast Guard Base Miami Beach.
Disclosure: Voluntary; however, failure to provide the information may result in disapproval of the application.