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Oceanfront, Private, Lushly Landscaped, Sombrero Beach

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Last updated: 09/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

City of Marathon Vacation Rental License PLR2014-00023. Directly on the Atlantic Ocean, this very comfortable, well-appointed, one-story home is surrounded by lush landscaping for privacy and seclusion. The view is toward the southwest, featuring vivid sunsets, and Sombrero Key Lighthouse in the distance, marking the coral reef. White-sand Sombrero Beach is just across the water to the west. You can kayak across in minutes, or sometimes even walk or swim across.

Our house is in the heart of Marathon, only two miles from the center of shopping, dining, and attractions, yet is quiet and secluded, since it's on a little island accessed by bridge. The house is spacious, light and airy, with ceiling fans in all rooms, tile floors throughout, and a rare coral-rock wall in the living room. The large windows and glass doors seem to bring the ocean and the tropical landscaping inside.

The first guest bedroom has a queen bed and a twin, and an ensuite bath with tub.

Across a wide hall is the second guest bedroom which has two twin beds, and an adjacent bath with walk-in shower.

The well stocked kitchen and the dining area look directly out on the ocean.

Our shallow-water boat basin is ideal for kayaks. Walk down the ladder and you can wade around, or swim, or launch kayaks. Please note: our boat basin cannot accommodate motorboats.

Sometimes dolphins swim into our view, and manatees come close to the seawall to dine on the seagrass early in the morning. The oceanside patio is pleasantly shaded by coconut palms and a native silver buttonwood tree. You can enjoy coffee in the morning, or a drink at sunset, and watch the sea life go by. The landscaping has been enhanced with about 80 species of native trees, shrubs, grasses, flowers, many of which are favorites of the birds and butterflies.


Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking anywhere on the premises, whether inside or outside....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    with adjacent bath with walk-in shower...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    with ensuite bath with tub...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Ensuite bath in queen bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Adjacent to twin bedroom...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Tile floors and ceiling fans in all rooms. One double OCEAN KAYAK, one single COBRA KAYAK. Lots of outdoor furniture. Solar shades on patio. Outdoor shower. Shady parking area....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast high-speed wireless internet...moreless

  • Stereo:

    with iPod dock...moreless

  • Television:

    three TVs - one in each bedroom and living room - Comcast cable...moreless


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:


  • Broadband Access:

    Comcast cable high-speed internet with wireless modem (access from any room in the house)...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    shady, paved driveway...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    beach towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    two kayaks: one single and one double...moreless



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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $150
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

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Last updated: 09/08/2015
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CRANE HAMMOCK a 63-acre nature preserve and natural history museum,

PIGEON KEY historic site at the end of the Seven-Mile Bridge,

BAHIA HONDA state park voted 'most beautiful' beach Mile Marker 37


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: Our family has owned property in the Keys since the 1960's.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
If you love being close to the ocean, and watching its moods change, you will love this location.

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Speaks: english

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