We had 6 adults and 6 kids stay at this home for spring break and the set up was perfect! Everyone had privacy of a room and yet we were close enough to cook and eat together without any problems. The lower level has a great open floor plan, easy in and out to the pool. The pool was AWESOME! Perfect temperature for the mom's to even slide into when they needed a break from the sun. When the kids weren't in the pool, they were catching fish off the dock or playing tennis. We had manatee float up to the seawall daily and the kids loved it! (We all did!) Hammock was used daily, loungers around the pool were good, patio area, semi-beach and dock were all great! Downstairs kitchen had everything we needed! Would definitely go back here and recommend it for families!!
This place is great! We would definitely consider staying there again!
Some feedback and improvement ideas.
We absolutely loved heated swimming pool. Fishing off the dock was awesome. We even saw some manatees! We enjoyed playing tennis, but there could be light so we could play after sunset.
On the first floor there is no dishwasher in the kitchen. There is no big dining table either. These two things were inconvenient for us since we liked to eat together with the whole family. The existing glass round table is unbound and dangerous with the kids.
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.
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.
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!!