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Magnificent Open Water Estate near Sombrero Beach, Marathon

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 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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(49 traveler reviews)

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Magnificent Open Water Estate near Sombrero Beach, Marathon
average rating of 4.897959 based on 49 reviews

Amazing Marathon home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. Open house but the bedrooms are nicely sequestered to provide privacy. Great dock. Beautiful sunsets.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: William , thanks for your kind review !
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5 Star Property

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th stay at this property. It's a top notch property with outstanding service from the management team. We will return again next year for sure.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rob, many thanks for your review and continuing patronage ! We look forward to seeing you again next year, thanks, Jim & Tudor
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Love it!!!!! Can’t wait to go back.

  • 5 of 5

I look forward to this stay every year. Thanks to the owners and managers for making us feel so welcome.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brandi, thanks for your review -- it is great having you there every year. One of these years you will have to come to Maine and try our lobsters and we can then actually meet ! Thanks,Jim & Tudor
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Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house easily held our multi-generational family of 10. There was a place for everyone, whether they chose to be with the group or wanted some time alone. The indoor pool was a great refuge from the sun and continued source of entertainment at night. The fishing was fantastic and the kitchen was well stocked so we were able to prepare fabulous meals with our daily catch each day. We've got a sunset group photo for the Christmas card and can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eileen , it was gratifying to hear about your family vacation and how much you enjoyed the house, Marathon , and especially the fishing ! We will look forward to your return next June ! Thanks, Jim & Tudor
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Fabulous retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful gathering place for family and friends. Our group consisted of 10 adults and one baby. The kitchen area was a wonderful place to start the mornings while not disturbing those still sleeping. Plenty of room for dining and games in the dining room and living room. Since we were there in late June, the indoor pool was a huge plus. Sunsets from the deck will be in our memories for years. The only note of caution would be that the pool is very deep with no shallow part, so if you have children that aren't strong swimmers, this may be a bit of a drawback.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie, thanks for your kind review --- we are so pleased that you enjoyed your week in Marathon, Jim & Tudor
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Beautiful house and view!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time and really enjoyed the home.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Erik, thanks for your kind review and we are glad that you had such a nice visit----- we hope to see you back again ! 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

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.