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Gary Haber

Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish

Ocean Side Waterfront Exclusive Affordable Home - Pool , Tennis, Fishing & Golf

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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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 easy boat 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 and plenty of room for several boat trailers.

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

Amenities: Fully air conditioned, cable, telephone, flat screen televisions, Wireless internet service, DVD players, 2 fully equipped kitchens, dishwasher, microwave, washer and dryer, fish table, Lp Weber 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.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Gary Haber (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish

About Gary Haber

Gary Haber, the previous owner for 9 1/2 years now manages Villa Sombrero for Keys Real Estate Investments. Gary is a native Floridian who loves Boating, scuba diving, fishing and most outdoor activities. Gary is a semi-retired real estate manager and Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker.

Gary Haber purchased this house in 2006

Why Gary Haber chose Central Florida Keys

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.

What makes this house unique

Large pool, private Tennis court, spectaculars views, only one neighbor, great sunsets and great location, close drive to Grocery and Liquor store and wonderful local fare restaurants.


based on 23 traveler reviews

Ocean Side Waterfront Exclusive Affordable Home - Pool , Tennis, Fishing & Golf
average rating of 4.652174 based on 23 reviews
Panama City FL

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
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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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay. The owner and manager both really nice and very helpful. Like the idea of the cut in to keep your boat. Caught plenty of fish right off the dock. The place was super clean when we arrived. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We take great pride to assure our guests that their stay will be enjoyable. The Villa possess the characteristics that very few properties have. Great outdoor environment. Beautiful pool. Tremendous waterfront. Comfortable and very clean accommodations. Close proximity to stores and restaurants and much more.
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Saint Augustine,Florida


  • 5 of 5

Villa Sombrero has topped the charts for a vacation rental as far as I'm concerned. My husband and I along with 2 other couples went to marathon to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. We had a great time even though the weather wasn't in our favor. We made the best of it. We fished every single day off of the seawall on the property and caught enough fish for a fish fry for 6. We made use of the pool whenever we could which was very clean and very relaxing. Both upstairs and downstairs units were very clean upon arrival and both were supplied with everything we needed. We grilled outside every night and listened to the outside stereo which was very nice. We brought our 20 ft boat and docked it right at the house which was really convenient. The property manager Gary was always very quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had. Made a trip to key west and had a good time even though it rained all day. Would definitely recommend this property to anyone we know that might be taking a trip to the keys. We can't wait to go back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of our best trips ever!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a trip to the Keys. we had a fabulous time. We stayed at the Villa Sombrero, and the entire group had one of the best trips ever! the Villa is easy to find, close to shopping and some great places to eat. We saw a few manatees and dolphins right in front of the house. Enjoyed the fact that while I was swimming, another couple was playing tennis, a few were fishing, one lounging in the hammock and another reading a book by the pool, we could all talk to each other as well! Only about and hour to Key West and about a 30 minute boat trip to Sombrero Reef, where we enjoyed a couple days of snorkeling. We will definitely be back...super great place.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Perfect location, Great fishing!!

  • 5 of 5

Shortly after arrival, Gary called to make sure we were in ok and if there was anything we needed.

The house is very large, accommodating and clean!! Being able to walk out of the house and fish in the back yard on the canal was a big plus, perfect for my husband and all that stayed. The pool was also a big plus being able to take a swim and go back to fishing or relax in the very nice outdoor living area Everyone who stayed still talks about Villa Sombrero. They have never caught as many fish as we did there. The fish cleaning table and ice chest for our bait was convenient.

During our stay we saw a manatee, stingray, .iquana, dolphins and when fishing you never knew what you would be reeling in.

Gary knew we were there for a destination wedding and would have extended family and friends over for a fish fry so he had set out extra table and chairs to accommodate everyone. All that came were amazed with the property and location

We could not have asked for a better property and would love to stay again

Gary was quick to respond prior to booking and during our stay

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was a great house for our family vacation! It had everything we needed; the pool was great and being right on the canal was even better! We rented paddle boards, kayaks, and bikes for the week to go out and adventure in the mangroves as well as getting to Sombrero Beach which is a very short bike ride (we even traveled on paddle boards to the beach)! We were able to see dolphins and manatees right from the pool area. We fished often and loved that there was a fish cleaning station and even a bait freezer.

The two units were great with our family because everyone was able to have their own space. The upper unit had a great closed in porch which was beautiful to watch the sun set and dine on when the "no-see-um" bugs were out. We brought our two small dogs and they had a great time as well, however be careful that there is a small space where they can escape through the fence.

Gary was so great with answering emails, texts and calls.

This is a property I will certainly come back to!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Marathon Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sombrero Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Overseas Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Sombrero Beach
Car: recommended

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


Rates & Availability

Marathon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Nov - Dec
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 14 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
March 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Easter 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
April to May
Apr 23 2017 - May 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Mini Lobster Week
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Lobster Season
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Cleaning $250
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 12.5%

$2,450-$4,650 per Week for entire property. Two bedroom rates also available. Rates Vary based on number of occupants.
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 $150 to $250 depending on occupancy level.
• Pets Allowed – Please inquire. Pet Deposit and pet fee required

High Season* $2,950- $3,750 * not including mini lobster season and opening week.

Off Season $2450- $2,800
Four Bedroom Rates From $2,450 - $4,650 depending on rental season.
Two Bedroom Rates From $1,800 - $2,650.( if available)
Short Notice specials available......(30 days prior to arrival date)
Last Minute arrangements & special offers considered.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Marathon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Coming soon
  • Beds will accommodate 8. Children may sleep on Sofa's or a queen blow up mattress.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving ...
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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