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Charming Keys Cottage on Open Water in Sombrero Beach { Marathon }

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Bayside cottage ----- the dock at night under the lights.

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Last updated: 01/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Seabird Key cottage description

Charming Keys Cottage On Open Water In Sombrero Beach { in Marathon }. The Cottage has Two full Bedrooms,One Full Bathroom, and Sleeps Four { Maximum 6}. Weekly rentals run from Saturday to Saturday.
We owned a much larger house in Marathon { see Home Away #335111 }, for a number of years before acquiring this cottage. Located only a short way from the main house, we fell in love with this little place from the first time we set eyes on it. The property is spacious and the cottage is well set back from the road and is screened by a solid row of beautiful tropical trees. The dwelling is reminiscent of a typical Key West cottage of the late 19th or early 20th century. There is a wonderful screened porch encompassing the whole house. The interior has a vaulted ceiling terminating in a cupola which by design creates a natural updraft to cool the whole cottage even on very warm days should guests prefer not to use the central AC system.
The bedrooms are lovely and each one has two sets of doors leading out onto the screened in porch. The master bedroom has a king sized bed, and the second bedroom has a beautiful solid mahogany queen sleigh bed. There is also a double pull out sofa in the living room.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a new double door SS fridge with a large pull out freezer below. The gas range is sure to please guests who enjoy preparing their own meals. On the porch just outside the kitchen is a nice SS gas grill. The floors throughout the kitchen , living room, and bathroom are laid in travertine marble, and the countertops are polished granite.
The newly redesigned bathroom has a beautiful granite topped vanity as well as an oversized walk in shower with solid glass doors. Decorative tile work and a travertine marble floor complete the picture.
An additional unique feature is the private boat harbor situated alongside the cottage which allows for the boat lift as well as space for one or two boats. This is a special place complete with fish cleaning station, running water, and dock lights. There is plenty of space for fishing from the dock or just plain relaxing and enjoying the beautiful view looking across the lagoon toward the Marathon country club and golf course.
Neighbors are seldom seen, and peace and quiet are further enhanced by our location at the end of a very lightly travelled cul de sac . The entire property is fenced in.
In May and June our huge mango tree is covered with hundreds of large magnificent fruits for our guests to enjoy . Bayside cottage is certainly a one of a kind destination with all the flavor of the early days in the Florida Keys.
Bayside Cottage is Marathon rental # PLR 2012 00096




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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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              • Living room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Located in Living Room...moreless

              • The two bedrooms are cheerful and bright and both open out onto the wrap around screened porch. Each bedroom has two sets of custom wood french doors to maximize the beautiful breeze that blows across the bay....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                Full Walk In Shower...moreless

              • The bathroom walls, as well as the floors, are tiled with beautiful travertine marble. The spacious walk in shower is set off by a heavy solid glass enclosure. The integation of decorative tiles depicting starfish and a host of seashells create interest and beauty by their placement in the walls. A spacious linen closet is conveniently located behind the entrance door allowing ample space for linens, toiletries, and towels. The sink and large vanity area are capped with granite....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean
              • Resort
              • Waterfront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Paragliding
              • Pier Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Filtered Water
              • Garage
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Sofa Bed
              • Telephone
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Water Cooler
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Ice Maker
              • Lobster Pot
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Barbecue
              • Beach Chairs
              • Beach Towels
              • Boat:

                Rent our 25 1\2' Cobia center console w\ 225 Yamaha 4 stroke for $1350 per week or $875 for 3 days or our 26' Glacier Bay catamaran for $1950 per week or $1250 for three days....moreless

              • Boat Dock
              • Fish Cleaning Table
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Screen Porch / Veranda
              • Walkway To Water

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 9 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Mini Lobster Week
                  Jul 25 - Jul 31, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,850
                  Lobster week
                  Aug 1 - Aug 7, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,750
                  Thanksgiving
                  Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,750
                  Christmas
                  Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,750
                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,450

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • License holder's fee $50 + tax
                  • Cleaning $150 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 12.5%

                  Notes:

                  Deposit $ 500. on house and on boats.

                  Boat rentals : Cobia 25 1\2' center console with 225 Yamaha four stroke , $1350 per week. $875 for three days, other times by arrangement.

                  Glacier Bay 26' Canyon Runner catamaran with twin 115 hp Yamaha four strokes. $2250. per week. $1250 for three days. All boats delivered to dock, and can be left there upon departure.

                  Pet fee if approved $200.

                  Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. $500 deposit due at time of reservation which becomes damage deposit. Balance of rent due 60 days prior to rental week. Full refund prior to 90 days before rental week and no deposit after the 90 day period. Deposit and rental balance may be paid by personal check, bank check, or wire transfer. Guests are reminded to check rental insurance.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 01/17/2015
                  Check availability
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                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
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                  Location

                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Marathon Municiple Airport
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Brass Monkey
                  50 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Key West
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Sombrero Country Club
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Sombrero Beach Road & U.S. # 1 { Overseas Hwy }
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Barracuda Grill
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Sombrero Beach

                  Car: Recommended

                  The quaint tropical village of Marathon is conveniently located in the middle of the Keys island chain.Fifty miles from Key West and 100 miles from Miami, it has become the destination of choice for the outdoor enthusiast. Nature watching, abundant marine life, beautiful beaches and world class diving can be enjoyed by the entire family. Home to fabulous sport fishing; whether on the blue waters of the gulf stream or Florida Bay's renoun back country, the variety of fishing is unparalleled. Other activities may include a dolphin show,Marathon's live theatre, a game of tennis or golf, or just plain relaxing. Marathon's climate is ideal, with average winter temperatures ranging from 65 to 80 , and summer from 75 to the upper 8os. Area restaurants are many and varied, most of them built on or over the water. Whether the cuisine is local or international, most restaurants wii feature the freshest of fish, lobster,stone crab, as well as the fantastic Key West pink shrimp.

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2004

                  About: Having spent most of my life in Maine, I was able to enjoy my love for fishing only during a few months of the year. Now that we come to Florida in the winter it has become a year round sport ! The weather, the beaches, and the relaxed life style make Marathon the ideal vacation destination as well as home.

                  Why Seabird Key:
                  We lived in a much larger house in Marathon { see 'Home Away' # 335111 } for a number of years before acquiring this cottage. It is only a short way from the main house and when we first saw it we fell in love with it. The grounds are large and the cottage is well set back from the road and is screened by a solid row of beautiful tropical trees. The house is reminiscent of a typical Key West cottage of the early 20th century with a screened porch encompassing the whole house , and a vaulted ceiling terminating in a cupola which creates an updraft to cool the whole cottage even on very warm days. Another unique feature is the private boat harbor that allows for a boat lift, as well as space to dock two good sized boats. This is a special place with fish cleaning station and plenty of dock space to enjoy for fishing or relaxing and enjoying the wonderful view looking across the lagoon at the Country Club . The entire property is fenced and extremely private.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Tarpon cottage is unlike virtually any other house of this size in that it is on a large, fully landscaped, and very private lot . Neighbors are seldom seen from the property and this privacy is further enhanced by our location at the end of a very lightly travelled cul de sac. In May and June a large mango tree in the front yard is covered with hundreds of magnificent fruits for our guests to enjoy. It is certainly unlike any other rental of this type in Marathon !


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Bayside cottage ----- the dock at night under the lights.

                    Bayside cottage ----- the dock at night under the lights.

                  • A view from the side yard.

                    A view from the side yard.

                  • Entrance from Mockingbird Lane.

                    Entrance from Mockingbird Lane.

                  • Bayside cottage from the front gardens at night.

                    Bayside cottage from the front gardens at night.

                  • South end of the porch, a favorite luncheon spot.

                    South end of the porch, a favorite luncheon spot.

                  • The view of Sombrero country club from the front lawn.

                    The view of Sombrero country club from the front lawn.

                  • The living room with a view toward the kitchen.

                    The living room with a view toward the kitchen.

                  • Cheerful and cozy dinning room table.

                    Cheerful and cozy dinning room table.

                  • Very comfortable living room with new flat screeen TV.

                    Very comfortable living room with new flat screeen TV.

                  • Second master bedroom with beautiful solid mahogony sleigh bed.

                    Second master bedroom with beautiful solid mahogony sleigh bed.

                  • New bathroom with travertine marble,tile,granite, and elegant glass shower door.

                    New bathroom with travertine marble,tile,granite, and elegant glass shower door.

                  • Another view of Sombrero beach . You pass by this beach as you enter the ocean.

                    Another view of Sombrero beach . You pass by this beach as you enter the ocean.

                  • Bayside Cottage : situated directly on the bay with a spacious private dock.

                    Bayside Cottage : situated directly on the bay with a spacious private dock.

                  • A view from the waterfront.

                    A view from the waterfront.

                  • Our dock and private boat harbor.

                    Our dock and private boat harbor.

                  • A view of the front entrance to the cottage.

                    A view of the front entrance to the cottage.

                  • North end of the porch overlooking the bay .

                    North end of the porch overlooking the bay .

                  • The cupola.

                    The cupola.

                  • The hallway looking toward the kitchen from the front door.

                    The hallway looking toward the kitchen from the front door.

                  • The new modern kitchen with marble countertops and gas range.

                    The new modern kitchen with marble countertops and gas range.

                  • One of two master bedrooms.

                    One of two master bedrooms.

                  • Both bedrooms open onto the completely screened in porch .

                    Both bedrooms open onto the completely screened in porch .

                  • Magnificent Sombrero beach only one mile from the house.

                    Magnificent Sombrero beach only one mile from the house.

                  • Our 25' 6' Cobia with 225hp 4strk. Yamaha, full electonics, avail for rent

                    Our 25' 6' Cobia with 225hp 4strk. Yamaha, full electonics, avail for rent

                  $1,450 - $1,850 per week (USD)
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                  • Sleeps
                    6
                  • Bedrooms
                    2
                  • Bathrooms
                    1
                  • Property type
                    Cottage
                  • Reviews
                    9
                  Manager
                  Member since: 2010
                  Speaks: english
                  • Response time: Within 24 hours
                  • Response rate: 100%
                  • Calendar last updated: 01/17/2015
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