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CHARMING KEYS COTTAGE ON OPEN WATER IN SOMBRERO BEACH { MARATHON }

Jim Austin

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Jim Austin

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2015
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CHARMING KEYS COTTAGE ON OPEN WATER IN SOMBRERO BEACH { MARATHON }

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Marathon Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bathroom, and Sleeps 4 { Maximum 6}

Charming Keys Cottage On Open Water In Sombrero Beach { in Marathon }. The Cottage has Two full Bedrooms,One Full Bathroom, and Sleeps Four { Maximum 6}. Weekly rentals run from Saturday to Saturday.

We owned a much larger house in Marathon { see Home Away #335111 }, for a number of years before acquiring this cottage. Located only a short way from the main house, we fell in love with this little place from the first time we set eyes on it. The property is spacious and the cottage is well set back from the road and is screened by a solid row of beautiful tropical trees. The dwelling is reminiscent of a typical Key West cottage of the late 19th or early 20th century. There is a wonderful screened porch encompassing the whole house. The interior has a vaulted ceiling terminating in a cupola which by design creates a natural updraft to cool the whole cottage even on very warm days should guests prefer not to use the central AC system.

The bedrooms are lovely and each one has two sets of doors leading out onto the screened in porch. The master bedroom has a king sized bed, and the second bedroom has a beautiful solid mahogany queen sleigh bed. There is also a double pull out sofa in the living room.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a new double door SS fridge with a large pull out freezer below. The gas range is sure to please guests who enjoy preparing their own meals. On the porch just outside the kitchen is a nice SS gas grill. The floors throughout the kitchen , living room, and bathroom are laid in travertine marble, and the countertops are polished granite.

The newly redesigned bathroom has a beautiful granite topped vanity as well as an oversized walk in shower with solid glass doors. Decorative tile work and a travertine marble floor complete the picture.

An additional unique feature is the private boat harbor situated alongside the cottage which allows for the boat lift as well as space for one or two boats. This is a special place complete with fish cleaning station, running water, and dock lights. There is plenty of space for fishing from the dock or just plain relaxing and enjoying the beautiful view looking across the lagoon toward the Marathon country club and golf course.

Neighbors are seldom seen, and peace and quiet are further enhanced by our location at the end of a very lightly travelled cul de sac . The entire property is fenced in.

In May and June our huge mango tree is covered with hundreds of large magnificent fruits for our guests to enjoy . Bayside cottage is certainly a one of a kind destination with all the flavor of the early days in the Florida Keys.

Bayside Cottage is Marathon rental # PLR 2012 00096

All weekly rentals run from Saturday to Saturday

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jim Austin (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2015

About Jim Austin

Having spent most of my life in Maine, I was able to enjoy my love for fishing only during a few months of the year. Now that we come to Florida in the winter it has become a year round sport ! The weather, the beaches, and the relaxed life style make Marathon the ideal vacation destination as well as home.

Jim Austin purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Jim Austin chose Marathon

We lived in a much larger house in Marathon { see 'Home Away' # 335111 } for a number of years before acquiring this cottage. It is only a short way from the main house and when we first saw it we fell in love with it. The grounds are large and the cottage is well set back from the road and is screened by a solid row of beautiful tropical trees. The house is reminiscent of a typical Key West cottage of the early 20th century with a screened porch encompassing the whole house , and a vaulted ceiling terminating in a cupola which creates an updraft to cool the whole cottage even on very warm days.

Another unique feature is the private boat harbor that allows for a boat lift, as well as space to dock two good sized boats. This is a special place with fish cleaning station and plenty of dock space to enjoy for fishing or relaxing and enjoying the wonderful view looking across the lagoon at the Country Club . The entire property is fenced and extremely private.

What makes this cottage unique

Tarpon cottage is unlike virtually any other house of this size in that it is on a large, fully landscaped, and very private lot . Neighbors are seldom seen from the property and this privacy is further enhanced by our location at the end of a very lightly travelled cul de sac. In May and June a large mango tree in the front yard is covered with hundreds of magnificent fruits for our guests to enjoy. It is certainly unlike any other rental of this type in Marathon !

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Charming Keys Cottage On Open Water In Sombrero Beach { Marathon }
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
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Charming Keys Cottage On Open Water In Sombrero Beach { Marathon }
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p334836
+1 -207 439-0593
Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

Lovely cottage off the beaten path

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I rented this home to celebrate our 20th anniversary and it was perfect for us. The living space is small, two bedrooms and a bath, but more than ample for a small group. The real hook is location, about a mile from Sombrero Beach and in a cul de sac that is not crowded, loud, or touristy. We had a blast
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rob, thanks for your kind review. We were glad to hear that the cottage worked out so well for you. My wife and I spend our winters there, and we too appreciate the quiet and privacy which that location offers. Thanks for staying with us, Jim & Tudor
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Charming Keys Cottage On Open Water In Sombrero Beach { Marathon }
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p334836
+1 -207 439-0593
Marathon Central Florida Keys
Fort Myers, Fl
5

As advertised

  • 5 of 5
Open water cool breeze view with wrap around porch in the shade. Excellent dock with deep water canal access to Atlantic with 15 minute easy idle.
Close to all Marathon restaurants. Gas dock nearby.
  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Kemp, thanks for your kind review and glad that you enjoyed your stay ay the cottage, thanks, Jim & Tudor
business
Charming Keys Cottage On Open Water In Sombrero Beach { Marathon }
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p334836
+1 -207 439-0593
Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

Great cottage!

  • 5 of 5
Clean, quiet and well equipped cottage in Marathon. Loved cooking in the kitchen, especially the gas stove! Close to the lovely Sombrero beach and to grocery stores. Owners/agent available to help with any problems. And did I mention it is quiet?! We had a very relaxing vacation and look forward to returning in the future.
  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Charming Keys Cottage On Open Water In Sombrero Beach { Marathon }
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p334836
+1 -207 439-0593
Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

A true tropical paradise!

  • 5 of 5
We had one of the best weeks ever! We truly enjoyed our stay at Mockingbird and its tropical gardens and natural, peaceful and relaxing surroundings. While we did not have the pleasure to meet the owners in person, the direct and helpful communications with them throughout and during our stay felt as if we had, making for a completely stress free vacation to this little piece of paradise where you really can feel at home.
  • Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, thanks for your review ! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much. We were sorry not to be in Marathon to meet you, but we were glad that you got to meet Parker and better yet get some fresh Dolphin from him. Hopefully you will return at some time and hopefully we will be in town, thanks again, Jim & Tudor.
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Charming Keys Cottage On Open Water In Sombrero Beach { Marathon }
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p334836
+1 -207 439-0593
Marathon Central Florida Keys
SC
5

Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great week. The house was clean and the owners were very helpful throughout the complete process of renting, from start to finish! We also rented their boat for fishing, lobstering, and diving. We will be renting this cottage again as it was perfect for any situation.
Thanks again,
Ryan
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Ryan, thanks for your kind review. Those were great pictures of fishing on our boat which you sent us. I think I will put the one of you with the big barracuda on the site for awhile, thanks again, Jim
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Charming Keys Cottage On Open Water In Sombrero Beach { Marathon }
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p334836
+1 -207 439-0593
Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

What a wonderful cottage!

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week at this cottage in early May and had a wonderful time. The home is perfectly situated close to Sombrero Beach and local attractions. The home was clean and truly felt like home away from home! The owners are wonderful to work with and checking in and out was as easy as you can imagine. If you are considering this place, you will not be disappointed! Marathon is a perfect place to vacation if you enjoy spending time on the water, be it fishing, snorkeling or just relaxing. It was difficult to leave!
  • Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joshua, thanks for your very kind review. I am glad that you had such a good time in Marathon ; it truly has something for everyone. Also , many thanks for your help on the "great mango caper ". We hope to see you back at our cottage again, thanks !! Jim & Tudor

Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Marathon Municiple Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Brass Monkey
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Key West
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Sombrero Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Sombrero Beach Road & U.S. # 1 { Overseas Hwy }
Nearest Restaurant
2 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 renoun 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 winter temperatures ranging from 65 to 80 , and summer from 75 to the upper 8os. Area restaurants are many and varied, most of them built on or over the water. Whether the cuisine is local or international, most restaurants wii feature the freshest of fish, lobster,stone crab, as well as the fantastic Key West pink shrimp.

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Marathon Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mini Lobster Week
Jul 25 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,850
 
 
Lobster week
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
License holder's fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes Deposit $ 500. on house and on boats.
Boat rentals : Cobia 25 1\2' center console with 225 Yamaha four stroke , $1350 per week. $875 for three days, other times by arrangement.
Glacier Bay 26' Canyon Runner catamaran with twin 115 hp Yamaha four strokes. $2250. per week. $1250 for three days. All boats delivered to dock, and can be left there upon departure.
Pet fee if approved $200.
Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. $500 deposit due at time of reservation which becomes damage deposit. Balance of rent due 60 days prior to rental week. Full refund prior to 90 days before rental week and no deposit after the 90 day period. Deposit and rental balance may be paid by personal check, bank check, or wire transfer. Guests are reminded to check rental insurance.

Amenities

Marathon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Full Walk In Shower
  • The bathroom walls, as well as the floors, are tiled with beautiful travertine marble. The spacious walk in shower is set off by a heavy solid glass enclosure. The integation of decorative tiles depicting starfish and a host of seashells create interest and beauty by their placement in the walls. A spacious linen closet is conveniently located behind the entrance door allowing ample space for linens, toiletries, and towels. The sink and large vanity area are capped with granite.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Located in Living Room
  • The two bedrooms are cheerful and bright and both open out onto the wrap around screened porch. Each bedroom has two sets of custom wood french doors to maximize the beautiful breeze that blows across the bay.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • 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

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