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Classic waterfront estate in beautiful Sombrero Beach-- with 200' of dock space.

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bedrooms, 4 baths, 1 half bath, sleeps 12 -- optional 6th bedroom and bath .

To get a detailed accounting of rental costs please enter your rental dates in the upper right corner of the site and look for an instant quote. See COMPLETE rates section for additional information.

Casa Del Sol is a classic waterfront estate situated on a large corner lot. The interior includes a new gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and premium appliances. An old world charm is captured through the use of arches and stone columns. All rooms, including bedrooms and baths are large, airy, and sun drenched. At either end of the house, the two master bedrooms extend out onto beautiful covered balconies and include full private bathrooms. The floors throughout are laid with a rustic travertine marble.

A large brick patio and pool area on the water side overlook 250' of dock space. A covered barbecue area with built in appliances to include a premium gas grill, power burner, Big Green Egg smoker, and sink are surrounded by mature landscaping. An inviting setting for family and friends of all ages.

Casa del Sol is a family home and was not built or designed as a rental property, and consequently reflects the attention to details often lacking in today's rental market .

Casa Del Sol is Marathon rental # PLR 2012 00436

Weekly Rentals: Weekly rentals in the Keys {and generally elsewhere } are based on a Saturday - Saturday occupancy. Check - in is on Saturday at 3:00 PM, and check - out is on the following Saturday at 10:00 AM. If other times are required \ requested this must be discussed with the homeowner or rental agent. To get a detailed accounting of your rental costs , just enter the dates of your stay in the upper right hand corner of the site and then get an instant quote. Casa del Sol is Marathon PLR# 2011 - 00436.

# 335110 Gooseberry Island: Please also check out our private island in Kittery Point, off the coast of Maine, ' Home Away ' # 335110. Gooseberry Island is located at the mouth of Portsmouth Harbor and has an unobstructed view of the open ocean, three light houses , two pre - Revolutionary war forts , as well as the harbor itself. The beautifully appointed cottage and near by rustic cabin can accommodate up to six people. This is a totally private island with no other dwellings ----- your own private kingdom ! Excellent swimming, beaching, and fishing right from the island. Please see our site for complete details and pictures.

Please also see "Home Away" # 4087681 to view our newly renovated 1740 cottage. Very privately located, It has 6 bedrooms and 5 1\2 bathrooms and can accommodate up to 14 guests. Also in Kittery Point, Me., the cottage is situated directly on the ocean on a 3 1|2 acre point with 925 ' of waterfront which includes a deep water dock and dock house. The views of the harbor and open ocean beyond are unsurpassed.

More Details

Owner
Jim Austin
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Jim Austin

For years we vacationed in the islands and Central America for holidays. We finally settled on Caye Caulker, in Belize ,where we spent many happy years. In 2000 we wanted to find a place in the US where travel would be easier and medical services better.

Marathon offered all of that yet still had the island feel. Surprisingly it also turned out to be better fishing all around than any of the other places that we had been.

Jim Austin purchased this house in 2001

Why Jim Austin chose Marathon Area

We chose this property for it's size and privacy. We have five boys and a girl and we wanted to have plenty of room for the whole family. The house needed total rennovation which was good as we were able to do just about everything that we wanted to do with it.

What makes this house unique

Fabulous place for a family reunion or celebration of any kind. Large enough to sleep 14 people .

Amenities

Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , two sinks, walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    powder room - toilet , sink
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Additional full bathroom in the optional " Fish Room ".
  • Bedrooms two and three share a full bathroom. There is an additional full bathroom with the addition of the optional "fish room" which is available ONLY to guests staying in the main house. The fish room is an additional $500. for the week.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sets of bunk beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Optional 6th bedroom in the "Fish Room"
  • The two master bedrooms have king size beds, are large, and include private outside covered porches with stone arches and stone columns in the Mediterranean style. The third bedroom also has a king size bed, and the fourth has two sets of bunk beds. The master bedrooms have their own private bathrooms, while bedrooms three and four share a full bathroom. The fifth bedroom has a king sized bed and full private bathroom. All bedrooms have full carpeting, and all bathrooms are laid with marble floors. An optional 6th bedroom { The "Fish Room" }, is a very private and wonderful space separate from the main house. It includes a beautiful bedroom with king size bed , 10' ceilings , and a desk built into a bay window overlooking the waterfront. There is a full bath room including a glass enclosed walk in shower. All counter tops are granite and the floor is marble. It includes WIFI, cable TV, and central AC. Used as an overflow for the main house at only $500. additional cost per week.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • 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
Notes:
Casa Del Sol , unlike most houses in the Keys, is built at ground level. This translates to ease of entry as well as no stairs to navigate to put away those heavy groceries! Being able to walk directly out to the pool and barbeque area without going up and down stairs is a real advantage. Imagine yourself running up and down those stairs to tend to the outdoor grill !! A deposit of $1000. is due at the time of reservation , and the balance of the rent is due 90 days prior to the rental week. Trip insurance is suggested and is not expensive . It is available on line { see CSA } Pool heat is available at an extra charge for those that want it. If the pool is heated to maintain a constant temperature of 84 degrees, the weekly charge is $250.. There is a small folding bed, also a booster seat . We also have a child gate and a 'pack 'n play.

Reviews

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Classic waterfront estate in beautiful Sombrero Beach-- with 200' of dock space.
average rating of 4.968254 based on 63 reviews
5

Gorgeous, beautiful, wonderful...and close to perfection

  • 5 of 5

I miss our daily iguana visits !! The images of the property online do a nice job of showing the home but the longer you are there the more beautiful it becomes. The location is IDEAL as Publix is 1 mi away, it's on a canal, the main route is 1 mi away, numerous restaurants and rental facilities within minutes, couldn't ask for more. Anyone would be absolutely lucky to get to stay here. It's worth every penny...and then some. Thanks so much for a spectacular week...maybe again in 2018 ??

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andy , thanks so much for your flattering review ! Yes, we would love to see you all back again next year ! Jim & Tudor
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4

Great house for large families

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home with amazing space for large families! Loved the outside kitchen including the big green egg! The inside kitchen was able to accommodate multiple cooks without stepping on each other. Huge dining table & lots of furniture. Love all the king size beds too! Only wish was for a larger pool.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review ! Can't figure out why it was not a five star ?? We are glad that it all worked out so well for you, and look forward to seeing you again in the future, Thanks Jim & Tudor
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5

Another perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect stay in this beautiful home for our family. This is our second time we rented from Jim and Tudor and plan on doing again in the near future. This house is exactly as advertised.

Thanks again!!

Ryan

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Ryan , great having guests like you ! Jim & Tudor
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5

Beautiful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place. You want for nothing the house is well stocked with all amenities. Grocery shopping literal right around corner. And a short drive to key West our family had a great time

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cathy, thanks so much for staying with us, and also for your kind review, Jim & Tudor
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5

The home is absolutely gorgeous. Plenty of room for all 10 of us to enjoy each other's company.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home on the canal. Great kitchen to cook for a crowd!

Bedrooms and baths were luxurious.

Jim & Tudor were fabulous hosts with plenty of advice to make the most of your time in the Keys.

Went fishing and snorkeling from the boat available to rent and Jim took us fishing one day and we all had a great time and caught lots of fish.

Fish on!!!!!!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike, thanks for your great review. You came to the Keys to fish, and we are glad that everything { including the fish } worked out so well for all of you. We hope to see you back again in the future, Jim & Tudor
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Great property for large families or several smaller families.

  • 5 of 5

Great House! The Austins met us at the home when we arrived and showed us everything we needed to know and made sure we were happy with their home. The house is about a mile to Sombrero Beach which had a great Easter Sunrise service. The kids loved the heated pool worth every penny! Mrs. Austin contacted us a couple times to make sure everything was good. We had 3 families of 4 each and had all kinds of room. Unfortunately for us fishermen the wind blew to much to get offshore but we enjoyed the mangrove snapper we caught. Always got paid a visit at the dock from the Manatee. Will stay here again. Thank you Mr. And Mrs. Austin for the use of your home. Safe travels

The North Carolina Crowd!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tripp, thanks for your kind review, we enjoyed meeting you and your group. We promise that the wind will not be blowing when you return ! Jim & Tudor
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Marathon Municipal
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
several in area
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Key West
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Sombrero Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Rt. 1 { Overseas highway --- mile marker 50 }
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Barracuda Grill
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
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 renown 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 mid winter temperatures ranging from 65 - 80, and summer from 75 to the upper 80s. Area restaurants are many and varied, most of them built on or over the water. Whether the cuisine is local or international, most restaurants will feature the freshest of fish, lobster, stone crab, as well as the fantastic Key West pink shrimp.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Damage Deposit $1,000

Security deposits are returned during the first week of the month following your rental period.

The "Fish Room" is available on request for an additional cost of $500. per week. It is ONLY available to guests renting the house.
Glacier Bay 26' catamaran { Canyon Runner } with twin 150 Yamaha 4 strokes $2250. per week , $1250 for three days. This boat is ONLY available now from Thanksgiving through April.

House rentals are from Sat. at 3PM to the next Sat. at 10AM. Boat rentals from Sat. after 3PM til Friday at sunset. Other times by arrangement.

Pets are an additional $250. per week with prior approval by the owners .

$1000. security deposit due upon reservation { refunded within 30 days of departure }. All payments must be paid by personal check, bank check, or wire transfer. Balance of rental due 90 days prior to rental week. A Full refund will be paid 90 days or more prior to rental week, with no refund after the 90 day period. Guests are reminded to look into rental \ vacation insurance options on line.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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