TROPICAL RETREAT AT SOMBRERO BEACH, DOCK & PRIVATE POOL

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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TROPICAL RETREAT AT SOMBRERO BEACH, DOCK & PRIVATE POOL

Special Offer! MAY SPECIAL- $1800.00 a week fees included May 3 - May 31

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3 Bedroom 2 Bath Beach Home On a half Acre With Swimming Pool And Fishing Dock O

Our newly remodeled Key West style home sits on a half acre of land, 2 blocks from Sombrero Beach. We have a private 40 foot dock and swimming pool. The home has enjoyed many visitors since 2005. It has 3 Bedrooms and 2 large bathrooms. The master bedroom has a beautiful king size bed, and the two bedrooms upstairs both have full sized beds. A pack and play is available for the little ones.

The large bathroom downstairs has a soaking tub and shower. The upstairs bathroom has a shower and laundry room. The master bedroom, living room and two bedrooms upstairs are equipped with flat screen TV's and DVD players. Wifi is also available.

Our kitchen is fully stocked with everything you should need or want including a Keurig coffee maker. Cook inside or grill on the balcony with our gas grill. The dining area will seat 6 people and a high chair is also available for use. The private fenced pool has lounging chairs and an outside shower. We provide beach towels and pool floats for your convenience. Life jackets are provided with the 3 person kayak. You can leave right from our fishing dock and paddle to the ocean. The fishing dock is set up with underwater lighting and a fish cleaning station. We have space for boat and RV parking with electrical hookups provided. Sombrero Beach has great snorkeling and you can catch your own lobster right off shore. There are many activities within 2 blocks of our home to enjoy on your vacation.

Vacation License #PLR2013-00208

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Hope Paffe

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We are an active family of 9. Our time is spent between our home in Austin, Texas and our tropical beach retreat in Marathon, Florida. We have 2 boys in college, one son in the Marines, a 7th grader, a 10th grader, a two year old and one year old.

Hope Paffe purchased this house in 2013

We were looking for a tropical destination that would provide numerous activities for the whole family. We found it at Whimsical Seas. With such busy lives this beach home allows our family to spend quality time together swimming, fishing, grilling by the pool, boating and kayaking in some of the most beautiful water in the world.

We have one of the largest yards in the area. Its completely private and fenced. The kids have room to run and plenty of space to park your boat, cars and RV.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Tropical Retreat at Sombrero Beach, Dock & Private Pool
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 4 reviews
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Island Retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
This house is in a great location since it close to the beach and stores. The long walking/biking path is really nice. We had warm weather and were able to do all outdoor activities. We loved the large palm trees and the fenced-in pool. There are sunny areas and shade at the pool and house which was wonderful.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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We Felt Like We Were in Paradise!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Although the weather was less than ideal, we had the best time here as the house/pool/ and dock were so well equipped and pleasant that we felt like we were in Paradise!!!!!
Great location in The Keys and close to the beach. When everyone else in the country was experiencing extreme colds, we were able to kayak and swim in our beautifully private pool. We each had our own space and yet plenty of room to enjoy each others company watching one (of many possible) DVD's.
Oh, and we were even treated to kayaking alongside three manatees in the canal!!! What a treat!! We would return to this property again with no hesitations.
P.S. Sherry was super :-) in answering any questions or requests!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Tropical Retreat at Sombrero Beach, Dock & Private Pool
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Vacation week in the Keys

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We enjoyed our stay. The property is large with a nice dock for our boat. We loved the beach which is walking and/or boating distance. It is a very nice neighborhood for biking too. We brought a kayak and also used the one at house. Sister creek is a beautiful area close by to kayak to. The ocean is only a 10 minute drive out from dock. The house is very nice although much smaller than it looks in photos. The rooms are very small. We were 8 and it worked out ok but would have been better to have an additional room and 1/2 bath. The bath upstairs is loft style so you can hear the shower downstairs. The open plan layout is not conducive as you can hear shower upstairs and those above can easily be hear movement from below. They also need to add cable in TV downstairs bedroom. The house is for sale and we did have to show it once while there whoch was a little annoying while youre on vacation but Managers accomodating to our schedules. The managers, Sherry & husband were very accommodating and available. We caught a lot of fish and really did enjoy ourselves. I would recommend house for smaller families or couple with boat.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thanks Yvonne and family for choosing to stay with us at Whimsical Seas....it was our pleasure hosting your vacation to Marathon.
We do apologize for the unforeseen real-estate showing of the home during your vacation, and certainly appreciate your understanding.
The open floor plan is so appealing to most families, and the beachy feel of this home is absolutely charming~ but you are right....it is not for everybody. We do have cable T.V in the living room and one of the bedrooms upstairs, and in the master bedroom a T.V. with a DVD player, and wide selection of movies.
We are delighted to hear, other than a few minor issues, that overall you had a great time. And as you said.....the proximity of this home to one of the best beaches in The Florida Keys, Sombrero Beach, and the ease of access by boat to the Atlantic Ocean, and The Gulf of Mexico....is priceless!
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Second year Christmas visitors to this house

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We have stayed here the last two years. There is a new owner since last year, so they old reviews are gone. The house is in great condition and very clean. The yard is huge and kept in great shape and very private. Unlike a lot of houses in Marathon, your neighbors are not all over you. Be careful renting on the Gulfside, Key Colony, etc. because there is no distance between you and next door.
The pool was kept clean, plenty of towels and extra stuff there. Kitchen is nice, not too big, so no big deal to clean. New granite counters were a big upgrade from the old formica.
They have WiFi that works great, TV's in every room, but the master does not have cable. I think this could be fixed pretty easy, so they owner may want to look into that. There is a nice tandem kayak to use and a ladder on the dock for easy unloading/loading. It's about a 20 minute paddle to the main creek between the ocean and Boot Key harbor.
Publix is about a 4 minute drive, so restocking is easy. Lots of restaurants nearby. We like Marathon because it's dead in the middle of the keys and fairly inexpensive.
Only slight drawback for us (we knew this from last year) is that there is no sun on the dock until around 3:00pm in the winter. I don't know about Summer/spring. But the beach is less than a five minute walk, so you can go there early in the morning and enjoy sun all day if you want to.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you John for the great review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. There is no better compliment than a returning guest. As we start a new season with Whimsical Seas, with all of the updates, and improvements based on comfort... we are excited to offer our home to others as a "Home Away From Home" in The Florida Keys.
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Key West
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Overseas Hwy US 1
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Sombrero Beach
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Plaza Grill
Car: recommended

The island community of Marathon in the Florida Keys is a tropical getaway for your whole family. It maintains a retro, nautical atmosphere with family-friendly festivals and attractions. Activities include dolphin swims, snorkeling, kayaking, deep sea fishing and boating. Seafood festivals are scheduled throughout the year, and plenty of local restaurants feature fresh catches. Catch your own lobster for dinner during lobster season that runs from August to March. Fishing is ideal off the pristine Sombrero Beach. Leave from our dock with your 3 Person Kayak provided with our property. Visit Crane Point to hike to the preserved home of a 20th century settler family.

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Availability & Rates

Marathon House Rental Rates

Special Offer! MAY SPECIAL- $1800.00 a week fees included

Special Offer From:
Dates May 3, 2014 to May 31, 2014

Minimum stay 7 days

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
low season
Sep 1 2014 - Dec 12 2014
$2,000
$5,000
7 nights
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 27 2014
$2,600
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$2,450
$7,000
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Cleaning Fee $150.00
Tax Rate 12.5%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Laundry room in this bathroom
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Gray Shark Bedroom - 1 double , games and toys provided
    Aquamarine Bedroom - 1 double , Pack and Play, TV and DVD player
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Flat Screen TV and DVD player- No Cable/ Movies Only
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • basketball court
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