Valhalla Island Resort To Begin Construction in Marathon, Florida

Valhalla Island Resort will start construction in April 2022, records show. The 26-acre mixed-use venture in Marathon, Florida, will comprise a three-story 29-room resort and 50 residential units. It’s owned by Johnny Morris, the founder of Bass Pro Shops. Morris has a personal connection to the area, having spent lots of time there in his youth.

The Florida Keys & Key West notes that Valhalla Island Resort’s homes will comprise studios to four-bedroom units, measuring about 370 square feet to 3,700 square feet each. Some homes come with outdoor showers and patios. The homes are intentionally scattered throughout the premises, so they’re not stacked on top of each other. Some of the residential units are set aside as workforce housing.

The premises will feature resort units and residential homes.

Amenities include a 12,000-square-foot spa with retail stores, including a hair salon, steam room, jacuzzi, and locker rooms. Plans also call for a 3,400-square-foot fitness center. Valhalla Island Resort will also feature golf carts that will shuttle guests around the property.

Hart Howerton Architects is the project’s architect. On its website, the firm noted that the city of Marathon approved the project in June 2021. Other involved entities on the project include Gulf Building LLC, the sitework contractor.

An aerial view of the build site, per Google Earth

Valhalla Island Resort’s address is 56363 Valhalla Island, Marathon, Florida, 33050, in Monroe County.

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18 Comments on "Valhalla Island Resort To Begin Construction in Marathon, Florida"

  1. Can I please be added to any further communications and opportunities for housing? THanks

  2. Dr Edward Roberts | November 1, 2022 at 8:36 pm | Reply

    Please keep me posted on your schedule and pricing

  3. Who is the contractor?
    I’m very familiar with that area as I have lived there for years and would like to apply for a position in the project

  4. Josephine Vitale | November 3, 2022 at 3:11 pm | Reply

    I am very interested in becoming involved in this development. I have been in high end beach and waterfront real estate sales for both investment and permanent residence (in Florida and other countries). Also I have extended experience in the development of mix-use development. Please sent me the information on who to contact.

  5. Will developers sell off any residential homes ?

  6. Please keep me informed on availability of residences.

  7. We are interested in buys one of the residential homes

  8. Please keep us informed on availability of residences for purchase and rentals.

  9. I am Interested in fitness center management. Experienced Certified Personal Trainer and Registered Nurse for over 20 years.

  10. Please keep me updated on when residences will be sold and pricing of same.

  11. Please keep me updated about this project. I would like to purchase a cottage.

  12. I would love to build the pools

  13. I have extensive experience in construction of many similar developments in this area and throughout the world
    I have resided in this area for a long time and would be a perfect addition to the management of this Project.
    If you have any interest I will forward Resume for your review

    Thank you
    David White

  14. Stayed there in 1987. Lived on my boat and mom and granny came to see me at 7 months pregnant. Very charming. Old Florida but sounds like it’s been update…… lots

  15. Jason Buffington | July 6, 2023 at 8:55 am | Reply

    Recently moved to Marathon, Florida from Springfield mo. and am interested in construction/management/owner representation of the Valhalla project. Worked on several JM foundation projects back in Spfld/Branson and Ridgedale mo. I know the demand and promptness of the projects that JM is looking for and expecting.

  16. I lived there as a child,went thru Hurricane Inez! Stood in the eye with my Dad & siblings. Lower floor of house totally flooded & windows blew out. After that we had to leave Paradise💔We fished every day 🐠 🐟 backyard was the canal leading out to ocean which my Dad pointed out & said Cuba is over there!! Across the water. It was pure bliss for us living there enjoying 🦀,fishing, 🦞 snorkeling etc. Will return one day to stay & revisit my childhood🦀🦞🐟🌊🌴🐬

  17. Looking for residential housing can u provide me information

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