Anyone can rent you their house, I provide a tropical resort with concierge services. This house has it all - a 5 min walk to Sombrero Beach, hot tub, heated private pool, ocean views, a "fisherman's" dock, high speed wireless Internet, etc.
Marathon recently spent $5M renovating Sombrero beach - it's one of the best beaches in the Keys. Our 12' X 28' heated pool is on the west side, so it gets full sunshine for sun bathing in your Speedo or for Iggy the Iguana to get a cool sip of water (find Iggy in the pool picture). The back yard is landscaped with tropical plants and trees, ensuring your privacy. Enjoy the hot tub, but please remember the Rule that my daughter Caitlin made up when she was visiting with her friends from college during semester break - What goes on in the hot tub, STAYS in the hot tub!
The fisherman's dock has a large fish cutting station, electric, plumbing, sink, lights for when you return in the dark, a hose for your boat and fish cutting station, and rocket launchers on the pilings to place your rods so they don't get stepped on. Use the freezer out back for your bait, ice, and your catch. And what's the worst part about catching a load of fish? Answer: Having to clean the fish when you get back in the scorching Florida sun. But I have taken care of that - I have let the mangroves grow up and over the dock at the fish cutting station, so you'll be in the shade when you return(see picture). There's even a shower to cool you off when you come back. We are on the ocean side, so you'll have quick ocean access to some of the best fishing in the world.
Underwater lights have been installed in the canal - you'll be mesmerized by the fish while you sit on the park bench at night. Let the children cast a line and Voila - they caught a fish in the Keys - something they will always remember. Mangrove snapper, tarpon, angel fish, sting rays, and nurse sharks have all been caught off of my dock. A dozen tarpon have been spotted lurking in the shadows (see photo). The light attracts bait fish and the bait fish attract tarpon - tarpon are a fighting fish - you can't eat them, as they are all muscle - and if you hook one, you had better hang on for the ride - you might hook one, but not many will 'land' one - they will literally come straight out of the water and spit that hook out - by the August timeframe, and being creatures of habit, the tarpon know that they can come over to my house and have a snack - these pics were taken in August one year. Peak time for tarpon is August, September, October, and the begining of Novemeber (before the first big winter chill hits the Keys). Of course rods and reels are provided.Rods and reels are provided.
Spectacular sunrises over the Atlantic are available off the master bedroom balcony.
High speed wireless Internet, with coverage out to the pool, will let you send your pics to everyone before you leave Paradise A brand new 40" plasma TV is the centerpiece of the family entertainment center. Premium cable TV offers HBO, etc.
The house sits on an unusually large lot, large enough to fit two houses. It sits way back from the street, ensuring your privacy (see photo). Hot tub is on the back deck with a picnic table and a Weber gas grill. We also provide an extra tank of propane, just in case you run out when you're cooking that special dinner.
Our house is fully furnished with everything you'd expect,towels, linens, microwave, toaster, etc...and yes, there's a blender. We also go the extra mile and provide the miscellaneous household products such as laundry detergent, dish soaps, paper towels, etc. - no need to hassle with these upon your arrival.
You will sleep like a baby in our beds, as they all have have 600 thread count sheets. All 3 bedrooms have tropical themes as. Family room and master bedroom has a 40" plasma TV. When you arrive you'll have chocolates on your pillows and fresh cut flowers on your table. Master bedroom has a king size bed, the 2nd bedroom has a queen size bed, and two twin beds are in the 3rd bdr. Our house is stocked with plenty of board games for those days/nights you feel like chillin' at the house.
This house has it all!
Sombrero Beach features picnic areas complete with grills, brand new shower facilities indoors and outdoors, beach volleyball, a landscaped grassy nature walk, and a long sandy beach with a roped-in
swimming area, suitable for swimming and snorkeling.
Of course, a five minute walk to one of the Keys best beaches is always on the agenda, day or night!
I call my guests the day after they arrive, just to make sure they don't have any unanswered questions or concerns.
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Nov 29 2014 - Dec 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
Dec 28 2014 - Nov 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
$500 security deposit - full payment due 60 days prior to check-in
Weekly Rate: $1390 - $2400
Thru November rates are reduced to $1,390/week - December is $1,775./week
weekly rate for 2014 is $2,100 ($200 extra for holiday weeks - 2 Easter weeks, etc.)
Lobster mini season is $2,500.00
cleaning fee = $175.00; $50.00 processing fee
12.5% for taxes
$500.00 reservation/security deposit
Pool heat is an extra $125/week, if requested
Rentals are Saturday to Saturday