OCEAN SIDE WATERFRONT EXCLUSIVE AFFORDABLE HOME - POOL , TENNIS, FISHING

Gary Haber 305 795 0436

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
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OCEAN SIDE WATERFRONT EXCLUSIVE AFFORDABLE HOME - POOL , TENNIS, FISHING

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Private Exclusive Four Bedroom, Four Bath Waterfront Residence, Sleeps 8 -10

Villa Sombrero is an 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 deep waterway; providing the discriminating yachtsman or sport fisherman easy access to the Atlantic Ocean to fish & dive or just relax at nearby waterfront restaurants.

Above all others, this incredible vacation getaway boasts the following features:

• Four Bedroom & Baths separated into 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 small fishing boats or yachts on a 140’ continuous deep water concrete seawall and an additional 55’ x 19’ protected cut in slip for smaller yachts. Captains will appreciate the fact they have plenty of room to come about in this waterway.

Amenities:: • Relax in your over sized heated swimming pool with Jacuzzi 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 as well

This magnificent home is 2 ½ hours from Miami, 1 Hour from Key West, 2 miles from Marathon Airport.

Amenities: Fully air conditioned, cable, telephone, televisions, Wireless internet service, DVD and VCR players, 2 fully equipped kitchens, dishwasher, microwave, washer and dryer, fish table, Lp gas barbecue, out door bait freezer & Fridge, 50 AMP service at dock, sleeps eight guests in two king master bedroom suites and two twin bedroom suites, outdoor shower, pool side loungers, outdoor dining table and chairs.

Activities:: Activities: Fishing: off-shore trolling, reef fishing, flat fishing, or great fishing 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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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Gary Haber 305 795 0436 (Owner)
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About Gary Haber 305 795 0436

Gary & Evelyn Haber are the owner managers of Villa Sombrero. Gary is a native Floridian who loves Boating, scuba diving, fishing and most outdoor activities. Gary is a semi-retired real estate manager and Evelyn is a retired school teacher.

We have traveled the keys by boat and car all our lives and finally purchased a beautiful home that we enjoy sharing with other families.

Gary Haber 305 795 0436 purchased this house in 2006

Why Gary Haber 305 795 0436 chose Marathon

We purchased Villa Sombrero due to its superior location. The Villa overlooks Boot Key Harbor with its beautiful sunsets to the West and refreshing breezes from the East that travel down Sisters Creek, a natural waterway that leads to great diving and fishing grounds of the Atlantic.

Across Sisters Creek there is a natural preserve and no neighbors. It is private, exclusive and a great destinantion.

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
  • 1 of 1
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
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4.6
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Ocean Side Waterfront Exclusive Affordable Home - Pool , Tennis, Fishing
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews
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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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, 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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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
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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
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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
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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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
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.
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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
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.

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Marathon, Florida the heart of the Florida Keys. A couple of hours from Miami and an hour to Key West.

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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%
Cleaning USD200

Notes

  • $2,250-$4,250 per Week for entire property. Two bedroom rates also available.
  • Terms of Rental:
    • $1,000 - $1,500 security & reservation deposit required to reserve your desired vacation dates.
    • Full amount of Rental Contract amount due between 60 - 90 days prior to occupancy.
    • Rentals are weekly from 3pm Saturday - 9am Saturday. Pay Pal accepted.
    • Cleaning Charge ranges from $100 to $200 depending on occupancy level.
    • Pets Allowed – Please inquire. Pet Deposit required.

    High Season* $2,850 - $3,500
    Off Season $2,250 - $2,900
    * not including mini lobster season and opening week.
  • Four Bedroom Rates From $2,450 - $4,250 depending on rental season.
    Two Bedroom Rates From $1,600 - $2,650.( if available)
    Short Notice specials available......(30 days prior to arrival date)
    Last Minute arrangements & special offers considered.

Amenities

Amenities

Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outside - outdoor shower
  • Master Bedrooms with King size beds have their own master baths.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Beds will accommodate 8. Children may sleep on Sofa's or a queen blow up mattress.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Tennis Court
  • Barbecue
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Heated Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving ...
  • cycling
  • hot air ballooning
  • pier fishing
  • jet skiing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf privileges optional
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website: