Villa Sombrero - Exclusive Affordable Waterfront Home

Villa Sombrero - Exclusive Affordable Waterfront Home

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 15, 2014
House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, 10 Sleeps

Villa Sombrero is an affordable exclusive and private waterfront destination in

the heart of the fabulous Florida Keys.

This unique retreat is perfectly positioned overlooking a natural

preserve on a serene protected waterway; providing the

discriminating yachtsman or sport fisherman easy access to waterfront

restaurants,fuel, Hawk’s Channel just minutes away with a

controlling depth of 7’ and no fixed bridges to the Atlantic Ocean.

Above all others, this incredible vacation getaway boasts the

following features:

• Two (2) tastefully decorated and fully equipped Two bedroom,

Two bath residences across from the 12th fairway of Sombrero Country

Club’s 18 hole championship golf course

• Dockage accommodating boats of any size on a continuous

deep water concrete seawall, and an additional

55’ x 19’ protected cut in slip. Captains will

appreciate the fact they have plenty of room to come about in this

waterway.

• Relax in your over sized heated swimming pool with Jacuzzi Jets in

step area overlooking a natural preserve and waterway

• Serve it up on your own private tennis court at water’s edge

• Covered parking for two vehicles and ample room for guests

This magnificent home is 2 1/4 hours from Miami, 1 Hour from Key

West,

2 miles from Marathon Airport.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets welcome

Recent Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family has been staying at this home every September for the past several years and we love it! The seawall is a magnificant place to watch the colorful sunsets; not to mention the great igauna and manatee watching that goes on there! We do a lot of fishing off the seawall too. The fish cleaning table is handy when we unload from our boat that is docked off the seawall. The pool is a fun place to keep cool and watch all the boat traffic - the lobster and fishing boats returning for the day. The house has a perfect layout and is very comfortable. It is conviently located near grocery and souvenir shopping. I would recommend it for families of all ages! We can't wait for next year!!
Sep 2009
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Reviews

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Villa Sombrero - Exclusive Affordable Waterfront Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7005333
+1 305 795 0436
Marathon Central Florida Keys
Panama City FL
5

Great Vacation Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Our family has been staying at this home every September for the past several years and we love it! The seawall is a magnificant place to watch the colorful sunsets; not to mention the great igauna and manatee watching that goes on there! We do a lot of fishing off the seawall too. The fish cleaning table is handy when we unload from our boat that is docked off the seawall. The pool is a fun place to keep cool and watch all the boat traffic - the lobster and fishing boats returning for the day. The house has a perfect layout and is very comfortable. It is conviently located near grocery and souvenir shopping. I would recommend it for families of all ages! We can't wait for next year!!
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We take great pleasure in making our home available to the many visitors of the Florida Keys. Our Villa Sombrero extended family visit from far away places like Austria, Germany, South and Central America, to visitors from all parts of the US including our backyard of Florida.

We strive in making our home your home away from home.

Please give us a call to discuss your Keys vacation needs. You will love it here.
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Villa Sombrero - Exclusive Affordable Waterfront Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7005333
+1 305 795 0436
Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

Relaxing, Private, Perfect for large families

  • 5 of 5
Located in the heart of Marathon, This house is in a perfect setting for exploring the The Florida Keys. Younger visitors without cars will find a wide range of close by things to do. For travelers wanting to visit Key West, it is within an hour away. If you do not want to drive the Key West Transit bus service is available to Key West on the same block; the same bus runs through the lower keys in the other direction. Car owners will find plenty of parking including boat/trailer parking. There is a Publix, Walgreens, liquor, bait, bar and McDonalds within walking distance. The property is very clean (newly painted, new appliances) home could not be more perfectly located. If you have a boat this property is ideal with easy access to both the Atlantic and Gulf side. The split house provides privacy for multiple families on a relaxing vacation. There is no way you should ever rent a vacation home without a pool and this house has a perfect one over looking the canal.

We have rented this home each May for over 5 years. We enjoy having a private boat slip, pool, separate living quarters, large private lot, location and relaxed setting. Fishing off the dock is one of the family’s favorite things to do in the evenings. There are several rental houses in the Marathon area but we have found this property to be the best when having such a huge age range. The property is an older property but has been well taken care of.

There is a washer and dryer, outside shower & deep freezer on back patio. You can normally find a few tennis balls and pool floats (if the vacation renters before didn't take them). The view from the upstairs unit is breath taking.

If you are looking to relax in The Keys this is the place.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Villa Sombrero - Exclusive Affordable Waterfront Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7005333
+1 305 795 0436
Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

No Better Place to Stay in the Keys!!

  • 5 of 5
We couldn't have picked a better place to stay! Our elderly mom, 5 adults, and 3 kids all stayed very comfortably in this great home and had an idyllic week of fun, sun, fishing & relaxation together! Gary even got us a powered recliner for Mom so that we didn't have to worry about comfort/mobility! Gorgeous location on a waterway (great nighttime fishing off the dock!) that's a quick access either way to the ocean; minutes to a nearby boat-rental if you don't want to drag yours down; we rented a pontoon with a 150-horse motor that got us out in the ocean quickly!! Quiet neighborhood, terrific pool, comfy beds, very clean, lots of hdtvs throughout the house, awning by the pool so you can sit outside without broiling, gas & charcoal grill, absolutely everything you need to just really relax and enjoy, whether you're with friends or family! Dolphins in the water, iguanas, crabs, and wading birds visiting poolside -- it feels like you have a Key to yourself when you're on the patio or dock, or in the pool or hammock -- but you're 2 minutes from Publix, Winn Dixie, KMart, CVS, Walgreens -- super convenient! One hour to Key West (though why anyone wants to go there is beyond me, except for the Cuban food...).

You can't beat the price for what you get -- a hotel couldn't have provided the same amenities and comfort, and would have cost so much more for our large family to stay at! Gary, the owner, is absolutely dedicated to ensuring that Villa Sombrero is everything it's advertised to be -- we won't look anywhere else to stay again!
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Villa Sombrero - Exclusive Affordable Waterfront Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7005333
+1 305 795 0436
Marathon Central Florida Keys
4

Great stay!

  • 4 of 5
Great vacation home. We stayed for a week, two families of four. In organizing the rental, Gary was always available and pleasant to work with. When we got to the house it was clean and wildlife welcomed us. Iguanas, crabs, birds, eels, dolphins, lots to see. The location is great. It is very private and quiet. The golf course has a mile and half loop nice for walking in the mornings. We rented a boat and had a great time fishing, snorkeling, soaking up the sun, and docked it at the house. The kids spent hours in the pool. The only complaint was the no-see-ums in the evening, so your either in the pool or in the house at that time. But being so close to the wildlife and private location made it worth it. No problems with the return of the security deposit.
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Villa Sombrero" is what the Florida Keys is all about. Wildlife, Sun, Fun, Fishing, Boating, Snorkeling, Diving, Relaxing, Family time and much much more. I hope more families get the opportunity to enjoy this great location.
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Villa Sombrero - Exclusive Affordable Waterfront Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7005333
+1 305 795 0436
Marathon Central Florida Keys
3

Unfortunate interruptions and unfair fee

  • 3 of 5
Stayed with family and two small kids, had a pleasant time overall. Bugs were typically bad. Iguana was swimming in the pool upon arrival. Really fun to fish off the cement seawall. We launched a kayak and paddleboard pretty easily. Mangrove island across the channel has lots of trails to wander through and see an occasional snake or tree crab. Tennis court needs some TLC but played fine. Not enough tennis balls so we bought some. Grill works fine. Kitchens are stocked with fairly inexpensive cookwear; not the perfect place to cook gourmet meals. Outside pool furniture is getting old. One of the lounge chairs was broken -- almost everyone fell victim at least once to its busted plastic backrest (older folks could have been hurt). Some of those outside lounge chairs stuck waffle like burns on our skin (the imprint of the plastic stayed visible for days). Inside downstairs, the dining table was wobbly and not easy to get along with. Coffee table had a broken leg and sharp, jagged glass, protected by a piece of pool foam. Sliding glass doors were hard to use and did not roll easily. Upstairs shower was faulty and although there were several toilets, we counted just one plunger. Otherwise the upstairs was nice, the patio upstairs was probably our favorite place to have dinner or coffee. The owner unfortunately had 2 service visits scheduled during our week; our breakfast on Tuesday was interrupted to come home and let the first person in. Then the owner had another inspector come, but he said previously that the 2nd inspector could have come the following week (when no was there); so we discussed, and I thought we agreed that this 2nd inspector would instead come the following week. But that 2nd person then ended up coming the next day anyway. Again, our privacy was interrupted but this time it because we had to deal with an inspector who could have come when none one was there? Owner said dogs welcome, and before we arrived he had commented on his own dogs and how a prior guest had been cut a break on the “dog deposit” fee. This was nice to hear. So our dog was there and stayed downstairs. He did not go upstairs more than briefly. When we left, we noticed insufficient cleaning supplies. Good thing we had kept it pretty tidy. Before we departed by by the 9 am checkout, we cleaned both floors, including sweeping up with the broom. The owner later hit us with an extra $75 fee for dog hair cleaning, which we felt to be unfair, all things considered.
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really surprising review.

I received a text when they departed that said:

Thanks Gary, we had a great time. Everything was Great! I said : I Hope you come back next year. They said Me too, We will be in touch.

This family initially reserved the house without an animal then made arrangements at a later date and the brother who made the reservations did not want his funds to be used for any dog issues. This should have tipped me off. The sister fronted the dog deposit and I charged them for dog hair removal. I advised them that I would charge for hair removal . They claimed they swept three times and doubted my claims until I sent them pictures.

I guess the extra charge set them off to discredit my great vacation rental property. With regard to service visits - I asked for their permission and they agreed. When they arrived they disabled and broke the pool alarm on the sliding glass door, thus the need for one of the service calls. They of course denied breaking the sensor after my house engineer observed them hiding the damaged part.

Outside pool furniture and coffee table have been replaced but perhaps a towel could have been used to protect their skin, just a thought.

All things considered this family appeared to have a good time but did spend some time looking for complaints after I charged them for the dog hair removal.
business
Villa Sombrero - Exclusive Affordable Waterfront Home
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7005333
+1 305 795 0436
Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

Great house, great location

  • 5 of 5
Me and my 2 sons just returned from our fabulous vacation and are already planning next years vacation. The house was great, fully equipped and very comfortable. The house is located on a quiet street but close to grocery stores and Kmart as well as Sombrero beach. My boys loved the pool and fished every day. There is a separate freezer to keep bait and a cleaning station on the sea wall. It was nice to be able to enjoy eating the fish we caught that day while watching the sunset from the house, doesn't get much better than that! The owner was extremely helpful.

We would definitely recommend staying at Villa Sombrero.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is with great pleasure to know that my guests enjoyed their stay at "Villa Sombrero". "Villa Sombrero" is a home away from home for many of my customers. The Florida Keys is definitely a great vacation destination even if you do not fish or dive. If you are looking for a stress free environment "Villa Sombrero" is the place for you and your family.

Location

Activity and Interests

Fishing: off-shore trolling, reef fishing, flat fishing, or fish off

your own dock, Lobstering during season only, snorkeling and scuba

diving at Sombrero Reef or John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, jet

skiing, para sailing, wind surfing, bi-plane rides, FIB rides,

helicopter rides, fighter jet rides, swim with the dolphins, sea

turtle hospital, museums, sailing, sunset cruises, shopping, superb

restaurants and nightlife, golf at your front door, your own tennis

court, Sombrero Beach minutes away by boat or car for sunbathing,

swimming and building your sand castle, or relax around your own

private lushly landscaped swimming pool; Key West just an hour away

by car or 45 miles by boat: Hemingway’s House and other historic

homes, Mel Fischer museum, world famous Duval Street, Historic

Seaport, day trips to the Dry Tortugas and simply more activities

and attractions than you can imagine.

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Notes

  • Weekly Rate: $1850 - $3950

    Monthly Rate: $1850 - $3950


  • 4 Bedroom / 4 Bath Full Residence – Maximum up to 10 guests preffered.
    Divided into two seperate 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath Partial Residence
    Four Bedroom Rate:
    $1,850 USD - $3,950 USD Weekly
    Two Bedroom Rate:
    $1,600 USD - $2,650 USD Weekly
    Rates vary depending on season and holidays and number of occupants.
    Short Notice Specials Available.
    Rates are negotiable and will vary depending on season, holidays,
    special events and/or availability.
    Multiple months and seasonal rates, if available are negotiable.
    * No Smoking Inside.
    * Pets Allowed – Inquire about additional charge.
    Terms of Rental:
    • $1,000 - $1,500 security & reservation deposit required within 5
    days of reservation.
    • Full amount of Rental Contract amount due 60 days prior
    to occupancy.
    • Rentals are weekly from 3pm Saturday - 9am Saturday.
    • Cancellations more than 90 days prior to arrival in writing
    will receive a full refund of deposit or future credit if before.
    • Security / reservation deposit returned after inspection and
    checkout. Credit Cards accepted.

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Budget
  • Adventure
  • Luxury

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf

Bathrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4

Notes:

  • Fully air conditioned, high speed wireless cable, telephone, HD Flat screen televisions, DVD players, 2 fully equipped kitchens, dishwasher, microwave, washer and dryer, fish table, bait and fresh catch & bait chest freezer, 50 AMP electric service at dock available. Sleeps eight guests in two king master bedroom suites and two twin bedroom suites, outdoor shower, pool side loungers, gas barbecue, outdoor dining table and chairs.
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