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Magnificent Open Water Estate near Sombrero Beach, Marathon

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Estate, 5 Bedrooms, 3 full Baths, (Sleeps 12)

' Sunset Point ', is a stately private home situated at the very end of a point overlooking a beautiful protected lagoon. Sombrero Country Club and golf course are directly across the water nestled behind a shoreline of lush mangroves, providing a natural landscape. The sunsets across the bay from the porch and pool area are spectacular.

Built in the temple style of architecture, the ground level single story structure is at once spacious and luxurious.Massive bronze front doors open into an impressive great room to include a dining area and sunken living room with gas fireplace. The vaulted ceiling is constructed of fine Honduran mahogany. Standing just inside the entrance, one can see through the opposing wall of glass to the huge indoor pool and the bay and shoreline beyond.

The dinning room will seat ten to twelve guests comfortably, and the adjacent living room\ tv area will accommodate an additional ten to twelve.

The large, completely renovated kitchen\ family room has granite counter tops and all stainless steel premium appliances. This kitchen is fully equipped with the best of knives, utensils, cookware,a commercial blender,and numerous other electronic conveniences. Doors open from the family room onto the outdoor porch as well as to the indoor pool . The porch is home to a gas barbeque and a stunning set of Lloyd Flanders all weather wicker furniture and cushions . The adjoining indoor pool is surrounded by a wide tile patio and seating area, and further enhanced by a border of tropical planting. The vaulted Honduran mahogany ceiling completes the picture.

The five bedrooms and three full bathrooms have just been completely redecorated using only the finest of beds, mattresses, and bathroom fixtures. The master bath has a walk in shower and large tub with a walk- in [ handicap ] door. All bedrooms have new flat screen TVs.

More than an acre of landscaped grounds surround the residence; the lawns are a lush green and meticulously maintained. Over 600' of seawall encompass the property, and a high stucco wall and iron entrance gate keep the property secure and private. There is ample secure parking behind the gates for personal vehicles. ALL boats, trailers, RVs, etc , must be stored elsewhere. An ideal vacation retreat, 'Sunset Point ' offers ample space for a family reunion or special function.

Sunset Point is Marathon rental # PLR 2012 00131

Keywords: Ground level vacation house


More Details

Jim Austin
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

Why Jim Austin chose Marathon

Our family has vacationed in Marathon for many years and when the opportunity arose to purchase this house which we had always admired, we took it. The area is reminiscent of the islands with a relaxed, informal lifestyle. There is plenty to do in and around Marathon, the fishing is fantastic, and the kids love it.

What makes this estate unique

' Sunset Point ' is a private little kingdom secluded behind it's walled entrance.The Sombrero Beach location is certainly the best in Marathon for a variety of reasons. First, the fantastic Sombrero Beach itself with its bathrooms, showers,and two volley ball courts, is only one mile away. Secondly,it is centrally located; only a short distance to supermarkets,restaurants, and shopping. Additionally, Sombrero Beach is one of the finest neighborhoods in Marathon.


Marathon Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 4 bunk bed
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (2 sets or four beds).
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
'Sunset Point ' situated directly on a large lagoon, encompasses the entire end of a peninsula and possesses an unobstucted view of Sombrero Country Club and golf course ',' The completely renovated residence has arguably the finest full size indoor pool in the Marathon area',' This extremely private house is walled and gated and has over 800' of waterfront.' ,' A regulation shuffleboard court provides hours of entertainment for all ages.


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(43 traveler reviews)

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Magnificent Open Water Estate near Sombrero Beach, Marathon
average rating of 4.9069767 based on 43 reviews

Great Time with Family and Friends

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed your house very much. It was a celebration for special birthdays and anniversaries. The house was perfect with enough privacy for everyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michele , thanks for a kind review, it was great hosting your group for their special days , Jim & Tudor
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Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The listing accurately describes the beautiful setting and comfortable house. The house was well stocked. Jimmy and Tudor were attentive and helpful. We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff, You were great guests and we thank you for a nice review. We hope to see more of you this summer when back in the "North Country " ! Jim & Tudor
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great location

  • 4 of 5

The home was large enough for our family of 11 and comfortable. It is close to good shopping and other things to do.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Les , thanks for a kind review, you were great guests ! Jim & Tudor
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Los Angeles, CA

A crowd pleaser for guests ages 11 to 80!

  • 4 of 5

Our group of 12 ranged in age and interests, and this home had something for everyone. The indoor pool, which we elected to heat, was wonderful for our group of five children (and sometimes brave parents who got into the pool with them). The pool is deep and spacious enough for water volleyball. The outdoor seating area was comfortable and a wonderful place to watch the sunset -- and the fireworks on New Years Eve! The kitchen's open floor plan allowed us to make cooking a group activity. The kitchen was well-appointed; we were able to bake a birthday cake easily. There also was plenty of room for lounging and movie watching. The laundry area was great for our large group, as was the parking area.

The dock was a big plus. We rented three kayaks and were able to kayak from the house all the way to the ocean at Sombrero Beach, and the garage had plenty of room for the kayaks at night. Shorter kayak jaunts included those in the canals surrounding the house. And the outdoor space was a great viewing area for iguanas and birds -- and manatees were close by.

The house is a short bike ride to a very well stocked Publix supermarket, as well as to Sombrero Beach. It is also a short car ride to Bahia Honda State Park, though during our visit its beaches were largely closed. The home's central location also made day trips up to Islamorada and down to Key West very doable. Of course, Marathon was heavily impacted by the hurricane and so some local businesses were shuttered. But the house itself weathered the storm well and showed no signs of damage.

Jim and Tudor were very responsive via email during the entire time leading up to our trip (including in the period following Hurricane Irma), and we appreciated how quickly they returned our security deposit. The woman who was our local contact during our stay was very friendly and followed up promptly on questions and needs. We definitely recommend this home for families looking for a place to spend an active vacation together.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kristen , thanks for a nice review. What would it take to become a five star ??
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Perfect for 3 couples and 4 kids!

  • 5 of 5

The house and surrounding grounds were beautiful and very tidy. Dock space is excellent with close access to the gulf and Atlantic. We visited shortly after Irma’s destruction and Marathon was still digging out from the disaster, but the community and homeowners did everything to make us feel comfortable and welcome.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Canton Mi

Vacation of a life time

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, plenty of wildlife, fishing from the sea wall, close proximity to everything we needed, estate staff was very helpful and courteous.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike, thanks for your kind review. It was great hosting your group and hope to see you again in the future, Jim & Tudor
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles

The indoor pool is equipped with a basketball hoop, which provides great exercise and almost limitless entertainment.

Sombrero Beach { within a mile from the house } is equipped with bathrooms, showers, as well as two volleyball courts. All these ammenities, as well as the beach itself, are meticulously maintained by the town of Marathon, and are a great meeting place for guests of all ages


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

License Holder's fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $350 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 12.5%

Glacier Bay boat rental --- 26' Canyon Runner catamaran center console with new twin 150 Yamaha 4 strokes --- $2350.per week , $1500. for three days and other times by arrangement.
Full refund for cancellations received 90 days prior to the rental week. No refund following 90 days -- we suggest trip insurance available on line at a modest cost.
Pets are allowed and there is a $250 pet fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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