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Location, Location, Location on Water! Walk to Sombrero Beach ~ Only 450 Steps!

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome to Betty’s Place on Treasure Cove, where peace and tranquility are the order of the day. Conveniently located off U.S. Hwy 1, with local grocery, pharmacy and discount department stores only 2 miles up the road, and within walking distance (2 blocks/450 steps) of Sombrero Beach, Betty’s Place is the perfect location for retirees who wish to take a break from the cold winter months.

Located on a canal with easy access to the Atlantic Ocean, Betty’s Place has a comfortable and cozy atmosphere and easy layout. This updated 3-bedroom, 2-bath, single story home sleeps 6 and has sliding glass doors that open out onto a back deck where the sights and sounds of everyday life disappear and all you hear are the sounds of nature.

The master bedroom has a king bed and separate bath with an over-sized shower that includes a bench seat. The two guestrooms have queen beds and one has a desk for workspace needs. The house also comes with a queen-sized pillow-top air mattress. A second bath (with tub/shower combo) is shared between the two guestrooms.

The kitchen is fully equipped with an oven & stove-top, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and blender, as well as silverwear & cooking utensils, dishes, pots and pans. A small table for 2 sits off the kitchen and there is a table in the dining room that seats 6. A separate laundry room with a full size washer and dryer is located off the kitchen.

The house also comes with satellite TV, Hi-Speed Internet and WiFi, a Blu-Ray Disc player and a CD/Cassette player. Books, DVD's, puzzles and games are also available.

Enjoy sitting on the back deck in the afternoon, sipping a nice glass of iced tea or wine, hearing the fish jump and seeing the many species of birds and other wildlife that live here. There is also up to 24' of dock space available, along with a ladder and steps that lead to the canal.

NEW THIS YEAR! We now have a fish cleaning station located near the canal on the back left side of the house. Easy hookup to water using the hose and bowls, buckets and a knife to help you clean your catch.

Sombrero Beach, only 450 steps away (yes, we counted!), offers a volleyball court, pier, white sand beach, swimming and snorkeling, grills, playground and shade gazebos. A great place to spend your day or to take in a beautiful sunrise.

The house comes with parking for 3 cars and one boat trailer.

Key West is a 1 hour drive, Islamorada is a 45 minute drive, and Miami Airport is approximately a 2 1/4 hour drive.

*Discount provided for rentals of 3 weeks or more. Inquire with owner for details.

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years of age or older...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is only allowed outside. Any evidence of smoking in the home will result in the forfeiture of the security deposit....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pets are not allowed. Any evidence of pets will result in immediate eviction and the forfeiture of the security deposit....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

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  • Guest Room 1: 1 queen

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  • Guest Room 2: 1 queen

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  • Three bedrooms that sleep 6. Master bedroom has satellite TV and private bath. Guest Room 2 has a desk for workplace needs....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower

    Oversized shower with bench seat....moreless

  • Guest Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Both bathrooms have recently been fully updated and each contains a linen closet....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There is a large library of books that include mystery, detective and espionage stories from authors such as Clive Cussler, Sidney Sheldon, Ken Follett, Robert Ludlum and Lawrence Sanders....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    There is a Blu-Ray Disc player hooked up to the TV in the Living Room....moreless

  • Games:

    There are board games, cards and puzzles available....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite DirectTV....moreless

  • Stereo:

    There is a CD/Cassette player. There is also a portable radio that can be used outside on the deck....moreless

  • Television:

    There is a flat screen TV in the Living Room that has a Blu-Ray Disc player hooked up to it and a TV in the Master Bedroom. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    A selection of DVD's are available for use. There are also several RedBox rental units within 2 miles of the house....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Located on a quiet oceanside canal with a deck and easy access to the Atlantic. Includes up to 24' of dockage space, a ladder and steps that lead to the canal. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    A separate dining room that seats 6 and includes a hutch with wine and cordial glasses and table linens....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Internet:

    Hi-Speed Internet & WiFi throughout the house....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bed linens provided, including pillows....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room seats 6 and includes a flat screen TV with satellite, a Blu-Ray Disc player and CD/Cassette player. Books, DVD's, puzzles and games round out the entertainment....moreless

  • Parking:

    U-shaped driveway offers parking for 3 cars and one boat trailer. No RV's and no street parking is allowed....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline provided with free local calls only....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All bath linens provided, including beach towels and kitchen towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine on property....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    6 cup coffee maker with filters included....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and utensils provided to serve 6 guests....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen comes fully equipped with a stovetop and oven, refrigerator, dish washer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and blender. Also comes with all cooking and eating utensils, dishes, pots and pans. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Full size, single oven; self-cleaning....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt & pepper, toilet paper, paper towels, kleenex, dish soap and dishwasher soap and garbage bags are included....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refrigerator and freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Four burner electric stove....moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice toaster....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    A back deck overlooks the canal and offers a quiet and tranquil place to relax. Enjoy the sounds of the birds while you just sit and relax with a cold drink or with a good book or both!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    The house comes with a small charcoal grill. Guests must provide their own charcoal....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Season
Nov 26 - Dec 16, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,300
Holiday2 - 2016
Dec 17 - Dec 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,500
Winter Season
Dec 31 - Apr 14, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,300
Standard Rate - Spring/Summer
Apr 15 - Jul 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,100
Lobster & Mini Season
Jul 22 - Aug 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,500
Standard Rate - Fall
Aug 5 - Nov 17, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,100
Holiday1
Nov 18 - Nov 24, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,500
Winter Season
Nov 25 - Dec 15, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,300
Holiday2
Dec 16 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,500
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,100

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes:

City of Marathon Vacation Rental License #PLR2014-00286

State of Florida Dept. of Business & Professional Regulation - Hotels & Restaurants Division License #DWE5403718


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Key West
2.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Hurricane
5.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Key Colony Beach Golf (9-hole)
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U.S. Highway 1
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Plaza Grill
Marathon, FL, USA
Nearest Beach
Sombrero Beach

Car: Recommended

Located in Marathon, just 2 miles off U.S. Highway 1 and only 2 blocks/450 steps to Sombrero Beach, where you can enjoy snorkeling, fishing or just relaxing on the beach or on a float in the water. Centrally located near shopping, dining and attractions (within 2 miles), including Publix Supermarket, Walgreens and K-Mart. Bahia Honda State Park is approximately 15 miles away and Key West is a one hour drive. Local attractions include Crane Point Museum & Nature Center (2 miles), Aquarium Encounters (4 miles) and The Turtle Hospital (2.5 miles), all located in Marathon. And don't miss the Dolphin Research Center, located on Grassy Key (9 miles north of Marathon). Kayak and bike rentals available within a 2 mile drive (delivery and pick-up offered on Kayak rentals).

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: I inherited this home in July of 2007 after my mother passed away. My husband and I live outside of Orlando and aren't quite ready yet for retirement. My mom loved living here and thought it was paradise and we knew she would enjoy us sharing that with others. For more on my mom, whom the house is named after, read below.

Why the Owner Chose Marathon, FL, USA:
Betty's Place is named in honor of my mom, Elizabeth 'Betty' Vail, who lived here for over 20 years. A woman born before her time (she was born in 1918), she is listed in the Who's Who of American Women for being the first woman to manage a regional airport in the U.S. and she received many awards and accolades over the years for her work with the Marathon Chamber of Commerce, the Marathon Airport, and the Marathon Economic Development Council, to name a few. She was also very involved with local politics and served for 8 years as treasurer for one of Monroe County's Commissioners. Out of all the awards Betty received throughout her life, there were two that meant more to her than anything. She was made an 'Honorary Conch' by Wilhelmina Harvey, the first woman mayor of the Florida Keys; and she was also made an 'Honorary Mayor' of Marathon by Mayor John Bartus in 2006. Betty loved the 'Fabulous Florida Keys', as she referred to them, and she was very involved with the Heart of the Keys Tourism Association, serving as co-chair of the Public Relations committee. Betty enjoyed sitting on her back deck with her daughter and granddaughter, enjoying the peace and tranquility the Keys has to offer and she would be happy to know that others are getting to enjoy this little piece of paradise.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Location is what sets this house apart. Situated on the inside end of a canal, this house is only 2 blocks (450 steps - yes we counted!) to the beach and only 2 miles to local shopping and dining (also walkable!) A back deck provides peace and tranquility while enjoying the sights and sounds of nature (hear and see fish jumping, watch pelicans dive for fish, see Manatees and more). The house has over-sized sliding glass doors that lead from the living room to the back deck, providing beautiful views to the canal.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

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Photos

  • View of back deck and dock from canal.

    View of back deck and dock from canal.

  • Canal view from the living room.

    Canal view from the living room.

  • Front of house.

    Front of house.

  • Master Bedroom with King

    Master Bedroom with King

  • Guest Room with Queen

    Guest Room with Queen

  • Guest Bath (Shower/Tub Combo)

    Guest Bath (Shower/Tub Combo)

  • Kitchen (Laundry Behind Louvered Doors)

    Kitchen (Laundry Behind Louvered Doors)

  • Living Room with Sliding Glass Doors to Deck (Canal in Background)

    Living Room with Sliding Glass Doors to Deck (Canal in Background)

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Sombrero Beach

    Sombrero Beach

  • Gazebos and Park at Sombrero Beach

    Gazebos and Park at Sombrero Beach

  • Annual 4th of July Parade - goes right by the house!

    Annual 4th of July Parade - goes right by the house!

  • Back deck.

    Back deck.

  • View of back deck and dock on canal.

    View of back deck and dock on canal.

  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • Master Bath with oversize shower and bench seat.

    Master Bath with oversize shower and bench seat.

  • 2nd Guestroom with Queen

    2nd Guestroom with Queen

  • View of Kitchen Table & Front Door

    View of Kitchen Table & Front Door

  • Kitchen View from Dining Room

    Kitchen View from Dining Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Fish cleaning station

    Fish cleaning station

  • Sombrero Beach

    Sombrero Beach

  • Watching the Annual 4th of July Parade Outside the House-Best Seats!

    Watching the Annual 4th of July Parade Outside the House-Best Seats!

  • Sunset in the Keys by the 7 Mile Bridge in Marathon

    Sunset in the Keys by the 7 Mile Bridge in Marathon

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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