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Waterfront 50' Dock: Sombrero Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

LAST MINUTE SUMMER SPECIALS! **WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE BEST POSSIBLE PRICE** (Just ask and we will try to match any other price.)

Great, comfortable home (open and spacious floor plan) in perfect location overlooking deep water canal. Enjoy everything the Keys has to offer while staying in this charming waterfront 2 bedroom, 2 bath upper level duplex in the desirable area of Sombrero Beach. (Marathon, mile marker 50). The photos do not do it justice...this house is full of charm and very comfortable and relaxing!

Centrally located in the heart of the Florida Keys, you will find yourself halfway between Key Largo and Key West. Direct boat access to either gulf or ocean, our home is located on deep water canal with 50 feet of dock. Perfect place if you like to deep sea fish or lobster or sail. This is a boaters paradise!

Less than one mile to Sombrero beach...the best beach in the Florida Keys. We are well-equipped for families (plenty of beach towels, toys, games, crib, high chair, baby pool, fishing poles, etc.) Sombrero beach has recently been renovated with a beautiful new playground located at the beach!

Accommodates 4 to 6 people.


* Tastefully decorated throughout with brand new beds and furnishings (this is a charming home).

* Large Master Bedroom with King bed and large en-suite double sink bathroom with full shower

* Second bedroom with two twin beds

* Second bathroom with shower/tub

* Couch opens up to Queen size sleeper

* Open living and dining room floor plan with plenty of light

* Fully equipped kitchen flows into the dining and living room for easy and fun cooking/entertaining

* Large open balcony with gas barbecue and seating for 6 to enjoy outdoor dining overlooking the backyard and deep water canal

* Full entertainment center with large cable TV, VCR and DVD player and stereo system

* Washer/Dryer and iron and ironing board

* A/C and Ceiling fans throughout house

* Ample parking for 4 vehicles or even a boat trailer

* Also available is a portable crib for infant and highchair

* Access to beach towels, beach toys, chairs, some snorkeling and lobster gear


CORAL REEF: Marathon has the largest continuous live coral reef system in the Florida Keys, the only coral reef in the continental United States. Boating from our own dock you can reach famous Sombrero Reef for beautiful snorkeling and diving.

FISHING: Whether you go with a professional guide or on your own, the fishing off of these islands is definitely considered 'World Class'. Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, Tuna, Wahoo, and Dolphin are waiting for you. In addition, the reef, bridges and wrecks are famous for snapper, grouper and amber jack.

DIVING & SNORKELING: From the experienced wreck or reef diver to the beginning snorkeler comfortably exploring the shallows, divers easily find the opportunity of a lifetime.

BEACHES & PARKS: Sombrero Beach is right at your back door (less than one mile from the home) along with several City of Marathon parks. In addition there is nearby Bahia Honda State Park which boasts the highest rated beach in the Continental U.S.

WATERSPORTS: Boating of every type is available for rent or charter-power, sail, rowing and back country kayaking. For those that are more adventuresome try the jet skis, waverunners or even experience parasailing.

BICYCLING: A bike trail runs the entire length of the Islands of Marathon. There are also trails to the beach, around the golf course and out to Pigeon Key.

MUSEUMS & NATURE CENTER at CRANE: Visit the largest native Florida thatch palm hammock (65 acres), historic Adderley House, and the Natural History Museum. Experience a hands-on family atmosphere, an interactive pirate ship, rain forest, butterfly habitat, touch tank, trail system, and wild bird center. Free for kids under 6.

DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER: Don’t miss the Dolphin Research Center where you can swim with the dolphins for an unforgettable experience.

HISTORIC PIGEON KEY: Historic Pigeon Key, which was a major railroad workers' encampment during the construction of the world famous 7 Mile Bridge, is a must for any visitor. You can get there by boarding a miniature train (which can be boarded at Knights Key on the west end of Marathon) taking you over the old 7 Mile Bridge.

RESTAURANTS & SHOPPING: The year round tropical climate of Marathon makes outdoor dining a favorite pastime, as the local restaurants highlight their menu with offers of lobster, stone crab and shrimp and other fresh seafood. The quaint boutiques can help you to begin your collection of art and hand crafts by local artists.

Keywords: Duplex, townhouse, single family

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2016

About The Owner

Grew up in South Florida, and spent a lot of time down in the Keys. We absolutely love Marathon and all it has to offer.

The Owner purchased this house in 1999

Why The Owner chose Marathon Area

The sun, fun and relaxed atmosphere. A truly unique place to enjoy the beach, boating, sailing, snorkeling, diving, and great seafood. Once I enter the Keys...all my stress just melts away.

What makes this house unique

Our house is in a great location halfway between Miami and Key West. The neighborhood of Sombrero beach is very nice and quiet. We are also less then 1 mile to the beach...which was recently updated. (Great family beach!!) It has covered picnic tables, clean, new restroom facilities, great play ground, and a perfect beach for relaxing under the palm trees next to the ocean. Our house has an open floor plan and has new, comfortable furnishings. It is very nicely appointed. We enjoy having coffee on the large balcony and watching the water, fish, boats, iguanas and all the wildlife out back. Large 50' dock is perfect for your boat...plenty of parking for 3 or 4 cars and a trailer. Easy access to the beach, fishing, dining, snorkeling, diving and much more!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were so fortunate to win a week stay in this house in a charity silent auction last year. The house is in the perfect location in Marathon, with great beach access just down the street, and only a short drive to Key West, the upper Keys, and Bahia Honda. It is absolutely perfect for boaters as there is a place to tie up your boat right out back. The house is light, open, airy, clean and well-stocked with dishes and towels, and has everything you need for a relaxing time in the Keys! Make sure to take a trip to Keys Fisheries for fantastic seafood and great Keys atmosphere.
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Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds., Baby Cribs (1) Portable crib., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Waterfront 50' Dock: Sombrero Beach
average rating of 4.857143 based on 22 reviews

Fun vacation - good location

  • 5 of 5

This duplex is very clean and spacious with a great balcony. Everything we needed for a comfortable stay was right there at the house. Washer and Dryer access was very nice and sure helped on a week and half long trip. Dock was clean but quite a long idle out to ocean. Kids didn't mind though as there are some cool places to see along the way. Good location - close to stores and restaurants. Owner and management company very nice to deal with.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great duplex in Marathon

  • 4 of 5

The location was ideal, a mile from Sombrero beach and a mile from the grocery stores and pharmacy. Bike and walking trails over most of the town. The duplex was larger and nicer than it showed on the website. My one and only complaint was a lack of good lighting in the food preparation area. The large master bath is a real plus. It's

an ideal place for a couple or a family. It was well stocked with towels, linens, dishes, etc. We have already booked it for next winter!!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Look forward to having more improvements in place next year for you.
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Miami, Florida

Fantastic vacation

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic vacation.this is the best place to stay comfortable house with everything you dont have to bring nothing only your personal things.the house is very clean and well maintained

.the house location is perfect you have sombrero beach very close. Also you have a publix. Winn Dixie, Walgreens around the corner.key west 50 min from here.the owner was very nice also the management company specially Bonnie .thanks to both of you excellent vacation.for sure we are going to come back this the perfect place for us. I highly recomend this place

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Weekend

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this place, great location, easy check-in process, very clean. You won't be disappointed as the unit is on the water and very close to Sombrero Beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Savannah, GA

Awesome Keys Trip

  • 5 of 5

I must say this was one of my best Keys Lobster trips to date. Our property was clean and comfortable, just as advertized. My companions repeatedly said this was the nicest place we've ever stayed at in Marathon.

Bonnie was very helpful and quick to respond. We were close to Publix and the dive shops, in a quiet neighborhood.

The idle out through the canals was a little long, 15 minutes, but not a problem. I would gladly come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for the review.
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Great location, clean and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Great vacation in Marathon. We loved the location of the house -- it is close to Sombrero Beach and in a quiet, safe neighborhood. The Publix is right around the corner and overall, we thought Marathon was centrally located so we could go up and down the Keys with ease. The home was very clean when we checked in and everything was in good condition and well maintained. The owner was very nice and the management company was very responsive -- Bonnie even called when the unit was available for check-in. Wonderful vacation, we recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Nearest Point of Interest
Sombrero Beach and play ground
Nearest Point of Interest
Shopping center (Kmart and Winn Dixie)
Nearest Point of Interest
Crane Point Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Seven Mile Bridge


Rates & Availability

Marathon House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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