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Classic waterfront estate in beautiful Sombrero Beach-- with 200' of dock space.

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

5 bedrooms, 4 baths, 1 half bath, sleeps 12 -- optional 6th bedroom and bath .

To get a detailed accounting of rental costs please enter your rental dates in the upper right corner of the site and look for an instant quote. See COMPLETE rates section for additional information.

Casa Del Sol is a classic waterfront estate situated on a large corner lot. The interior includes a new gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and premium appliances. An old world charm is captured through the use of arches and stone columns. All rooms, including bedrooms and baths are large, airy, and sun drenched. At either end of the house, the two master bedrooms extend out onto beautiful covered balconies and include full private bathrooms. The floors throughout are laid with a rustic travertine marble.

A large brick patio and pool area on the water side overlook 250' of dock space. A covered barbecue area with built in appliances to include a premium gas grill, power burner, Big Green Egg smoker, and sink are surrounded by mature landscaping. An inviting setting for family and friends of all ages.

Casa del Sol is a family home and was not built or designed as a rental property, and consequently reflects the attention to details often lacking in today's market .

Casa Del Sol is Marathon rental # PLR 2012 00436

Weekly Rentals: Weekly rentals in the Keys {and generally elsewhere } are based on a Saturday - Saturday occupancy. Check - in is on Saturday at 3:00 PM, and check - out is on the following Saturday at 10:00 AM. If other times are required \ requested this must be discussed with the homeowner or rental agent. To get a detailed accounting of your rental costs , just enter the dates of your stay in the upper right hand corner of the site and then get an instant quote. Casa del Sol is Marathon PLR# 2011 - 00436.

# 335110 Gooseberry Island: Please also check out our private island in Kittery Point, off the coast of Maine, ' Home Away ' # 335110. Gooseberry Island is located at the mouth of Portsmouth Harbor and has an unobstructed view of the open ocean, three light houses , two pre - Revolutionary war forts , as well as the harbor itself. The beautifully appointed cottage and near by rustic cabin can accommodate up to six people. This is a totally private island with no other dwellings ----- your own private kingdom ! Excellent swimming, beaching, and fishing right from the island. Please see our site for complete details and pictures.

Please also see "Home Away" # 4087681 to view our newly renovated 1740 cottage. Very privately located, It has 6 bedrooms and 5 1\2 bathrooms and can accommodate up to 14 guests. Also in Kittery Point, Me., the cottage is situated directly on the ocean on a 3 1|2 acre point with 925 ' of waterfront which includes a deep water dock and dock house. The views of the harbor and open ocean beyond are unsurpassed.

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Jim Austin
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2017

About Jim Austin

For years we vacationed in the islands and Central America for holidays. We finally settled on Caye Caulker, in Belize ,where we spent many happy years. In 2000 we wanted to find a place in the US where travel would be easier and medical services better.

Marathon offered all of that yet still had the island feel. Surprisingly it also turned out to be better fishing all around than any of the other places that we had been.

Jim Austin purchased this house in 2001

Why Jim Austin chose Central Florida Keys

We chose this property for it's size and privacy. We have five boys and a girl and we wanted to have plenty of room for the whole family. The house needed total rennovation which was good as we were able to do just about everything that we wanted to do with it.

What makes this house unique

Fabulous place for a family reunion or celebration of any kind. Large enough to sleep 14 people .


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Marathon in Monroe County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , two sinks, walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    powder room - Toilet , sink
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Additional full bathroom in the optional " Fish Room ".
  • Bedrooms two and three share a full bathroom. There is an additional full bathroom with the addition of the optional "fish room" which is available ONLY to guests staying in the main house. The fish room is an additional $500. for the week.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sets of bunk beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Optional 6th bedroom in the "Fish Room"
  • The two master bedrooms have king size beds, are large, and include private outside covered porches with stone arches and stone columns in the Mediterranean style. The third bedroom also has a king size bed, and the fourth has two sets of bunk beds. The master bedrooms have their own private bathrooms, while bedrooms three and four share a full bathroom. The fifth bedroom has a king sized bed and full private bathroom. All bedrooms have full carpeting, and all bathrooms are laid with marble floors. An optional 6th bedroom { The "Fish Room" }, is a very private and wonderful space separate from the main house. It includes a beautiful bedroom with king size bed , 10' ceilings , and a desk built into a bay window overlooking the waterfront. There is a full bath room including a glass enclosed walk in shower. All counter tops are granite and the floor is marble. It includes WIFI, cable TV, and central AC. Used as an overflow for the main house at only $500. additional cost per week.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Casa Del Sol , unlike most houses in the Keys, is built at ground level. This translates to ease of entry as well as no stairs to navigate to put away those heavy groceries! Being able to walk directly out to the pool and barbeque area without going up and down stairs is a real advantage. Imagine yourself running up and down those stairs to tend to the outdoor grill !! Owners of smaller boats will appreciate the step - down section of our dock. Entry and exit from your boat is made easy by greatly reducing the distance between the dock and the gunwhale. Pool heat is available at an extra charge for those that need it. If the pool is heated to maintain a constant temperature of 84 degrees, the weekly charge is $250.. There is a small folding bed, also a booster seat with tray . We also have a child gate and a 'pack 'n play


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(55 traveller reviews)

Classic waterfront estate in beautiful Sombrero Beach-- with 200' of dock space.
average rating of 4.981818 based on 55 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing!!! And the owners are so helpful and wonderful people, we couldn't have had a better vacation. The grounds around the house are so beautiful and spacious, that our family spent a lot of time in the pool and outdoors. Being here was like paradise, you didn't feel like you have to go anywhere else.

The Wagenmaker's

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a great review, you were all equally amazing ! We hope that you will come back for another visit in the future, Jim & Tudor
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My third winter trip to Marathon

  • 5 of 5

A Lovely home with lots of space for a large gathering or family. There were six adults in our group so we didn't need such a large home but were glad to have plenty of room to spread out. Jim and Tudor were there to welcome us, show us around the place and answer questions. They were kind and gracious host's. Jim even brought us fish filet's on two occasions which we so enjoyed. I think he wanted us to taste some of the local catch as on one of the days he had been out with his boat and we watched him filet them. Jim was quick to respond if we had questions. Today I did mail him a list of minor maintenance issues that would be easily addressed in order to make even the most particular guest more enjoy their stay. Nothing major but I suspect that the cleaning crew might not always keep him informed of small items needing attention. It is such a lovely home and due to their many bookings they obviously try hard to please. My wife recently had knee surgery and the downstairs bedroom was great for her to avoid stairs. I would however recommend the bed in the downstairs suite receive a new mattress as it has lost its support on the right side, as one faces the head board, and is sloping . Again, we enjoyed our stay, enjoyed the location, the home, the host's, we recommend it to others, and hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tony, thanks for your nice review. You guys were great, and we were pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to see you again next year, thanks, Jim & Tudor
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Perfect Thanksgiving Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely beautiful!!! My husband and I usually take a vacation at this time every year. He works in racing and this is our off season. Last year we went on a cruise & this year we wanted to take ALL of our family on a vacation. This was exactly what we needed. All of our family (Mom, Dad, Inlaws, Brother, Sister, & kids...a total of 10 adults & 4 kids) spent the week of Thanksgiving here and I honestly do not have one complaint!! It's the perfect house for a large family! The kids loved walking out on the dock and seeing the Manatees & they even did some fishing. Sombrero Beach is only a couple of blocks away. We took our bikes & went on bike rides to the beach every day! We really enjoyed the outdoor grill (especially on Thanksgiving day)! The property manger was extremely nice. We arrived late Saturday night and he made sure to come check on us first thing Sunday morning to make sure we had everything we needed. He even came back this morning before we left to see if we enjoyed our stay. I can not say thank you enough to the owner for allowing us to stay in their gorgeous home. I would highly recommend this house to anyone that is vacationing in the area! It was worth every penny & We would definitely go back!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dee Dee & Carl , first of all , many thanks for choosing our house for your Thanksgiving vacation. It was very nice to get your gracious review , and we are pleased that the area worked so well for your group. It is wonderful having Sombrero beach right near by --- as it is arguably the nicest beach in the Keys. We are sorry to have missed you as we are still in Atlanta and will arrive in Marathon tomorrow evening. We hope that you may return again so that we can meet all of you. Also, please remember if you find yourselves in Maine during the summer months to look us up for some lobsters ! Thanks again, Jim & Tudor
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  • 5 of 5

Our family rented this beautiful home for a week and didn't want to leave! We spent a lot of time at the home, fishing, swimming and just relaxing in the outdoor space. There's lots of room to stretch out and not be on top of each other. We even had a Manatee come visit one day which was definitely a highlight for everyone. We highly recommend this luxurious home where lots of family members or friends can come together and enjoy a vacation. Worth every penny! And to top it off, the owners were excellent to work with! Thank you Tudor and Jim!

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Del, thanks for a wonderful review. We are very happy that your stay was such a success and that you had a manatee visitor. While manatees are sluggish and appear slow witted they are in actuality very smart and have an intelligence level not unlike a dolphin ! You were wonderful guests to host and we hope that you will return again some day, thanks, Jim & Tudor
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Gorgeous property

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week in paradise ! This house is beyond spectacular. Tudor and Jim have furnished this home top of the line ... Every room , lamp, table, chair, couch, and bed were wonderful. The landscape in both front and back is just breathtaking. We had 12 people in our family and the house was perfect for us. The lower suite worked out great for my parents who don't do stairs well ( this suite is very big ).The upper master bedrooms were amazing with their own bathrooms and balcony. The kids enjoyed the bunk room and the other bedroom was perfect with a king size bed. All though we had 2 days with higher winds and we were not able to get out on the boat as much as we wanted -Jim did get the guys out one day and came back with a cooler full of fish .... We had a great fish fry with Jim and Tudor! My only complaint was our vacation wasn't long enough , hated to leave this home !

Oh and the fishing was pretty good from the dock as well - the kids got a kick out of catching nurse sharks ... They would put a fish head on their line at night and just let the line out and sure enough they got 3 sharks in one night !! That was so exciting !

Don't second guess this property trust me you won't be disappointed it's an absolute GEM. Beach is around the corner and all shopping needs down the road about a 3 min drive . Great restaurants on Marathon... My favorites Sunset Grille and raw bar and Key Fisheries !

Thanks Jim and Tudor for everything.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy, Thanks for a great review,and we enjoyed meeting you as much as you enjoyed staying at our house ! We hope that we can see you all again, if not in Marathon, then at our island cottage in Maine. Thanks , Jim & Tudor
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Beautiful Upscale Home!!!

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from a week stay and absolutely hated to leave. The home is very upscale and the grounds are just beautiful. The Owners and Jackie are very nice and great to work with. We had a handicap person with us and when we arrived we found that they had special handicap supplies set up for her, this made her feel very welcome. It was so nice of them to go out of their way to do this for her. She also enjoyed having her own privacy in the downstairs suite which is a lot larger than it looks in the pictures. We had a party of 9 and the home provided more than enough room for entire family. My husband loved the outdoor grill and smoker and I loved the kitchen. My favorite part of the day was sitting on the balcony of the master bedroom suite in the evenings and sunning by the pool. We had and easy time navigating the boat though the canal to the open waters. I just love the Keys. We had such a great time and will be sure to return. I would recommend with home to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a great review !
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Marathon, Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring Break
4 Mar 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mini Lobster
22 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Jul 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Regular Lobster Season
5 Aug 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
12 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
18 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Winter
25 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Years
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £798
license holder's fee £40 + Tax
Cleaning £236 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Security deposits are returned during the first week of the month following your rental period.

The "Fish Room" is available on request for an additional cost of $500. per week. It is ONLY available to guests renting the house.

Cobia 25 1\2' center console with 225 Yamaha 4 stroke is $1350 per week, $850 for 3 days. Glacier Bay 26' catamaran { Canyon Runner } with twin 115 Yamaha 4 strokes $2250. per week , $1250 for three days.

House rentals are from Sat. at 3PM to the next Sat. at 10AM. Boat rentals from Sat. after 3PM til Friday at sunset. Other times by arrangement.

Pets are an additional $250. per week with prior approval by the owners .

$1000. security deposit due upon reservation { refunded within 30 days of departure }. All payments must be paid by personal check, bank check, or wire transfer. Balance of rental due 90 days prior to rental week. A Full refund will be paid 90 days or more prior to rental week, with no refund after the 90 day period. Guests are reminded to look into rental \ vacation insurance options on line.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Marathon Municipal
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
several in area
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Key West
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Sombrero Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Rt. 1 { Overseas highway --- mile marker 50 }
Nearest Restaurant
1 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 renown 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 mid winter temperatures ranging from 65 - 80, and summer from 75 to the upper 80s. Area restaurants are many and varied, most of them built on or over the water. Whether the cuisine is local or international, most restaurants will feature the freshest of fish, lobster, stone crab, as well as the fantastic Key West pink shrimp.


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