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Casa Mariposa: Easy walk to Sombrero Beach

SuperhostMarathon, Florida, United States
Entire guest suite hosted by Robert
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
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The Keys are open! Join us in Marathon, in the heart of the Florida Keys. Enjoy the Independence day fireworks from poolside at our home near the beach. The perfect solution to social distancing! We look forward to hosting you. Stay in a private suite in our ground-level home. Enjoy our 50' lap pool, large patio, and tropical gardens. Launch rented kayaks from Sombrero Beach, or enjoy activities anywhere in the Keys from our central location.

The space
We offer a bright and airy guest suite featuring a private entrance and ensuite bathroom. Guests in this room have direct access to the pool and patio area as well as our tropical garden listed with the National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat. Our home features two separate guest suites, each with separate listings. This ensures our guests a quiet and private experience with, at most, two other guests staying at the same time. Guests only share the common areas such as pool and patio. The guest rooms are completely separate, each with a private bath. Hosts live full time in the main part of the house, which is off-limits to guests.

When you arrive, you will park your car between the dignified Verawood tree with its bright yellow flowers and the endangered Keys native Myrtle of the River, we will show you to your room along a footpath of cut Keys coral, lined by tropical wildflowers, banana trees, native endangered Keys trees, and exotic palms. Be sure to note the butterflies darting among the native bushes. Enjoy the comfort of your in-room chaise. Relax to the sound of the waterfall cascading into the 50’ saltwater lap pool surrounded by palm trees and red-leaved bananas. In the morning, wake to the song of our resident mockingbirds and cardinals. In the summer, we are visited by the endangered white-crowned pigeon taking its place among the ospreys and songbirds. Feel free anytime to stroll through our garden which is comprised of numerous endangered Keys native plants including the bizarrely-shaped semaphore cactus, and, hidden in the back garden, the very rare milkbark tree.

This large guest room, perfect for 1 or 2 adults, features a king-size bed and your own private entrance. Your room opens directly to the patio and pool. Luxury linens and tropical ambiance will make your stay comfortable and relaxing. The bed is topped with a cooling gel, memory foam mattress to help you sleep comfortably. The ensuite bathroom features a frameless glass shower with a large rain shower head and wand. Large windows in the bedroom showcase tropical landscaping and the beautiful pool area.

For your convenience, the room has a mini refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, dinnerware and closet with space for hanging clothing as well as drawers for more clothing storage. We provide a small selection of coffee, tea , bottled water, and a few snacks to get you started. This room does not have a kitchen, and is not meant for cooking. It is suitable for keeping some snacks in your room, reheating restaurant meals, or having a simple breakfast of cereal, etc.

Also, please note that we DO NOT HAVE CABLE. We provide Roku with your TV so you can access your own Netflix, Amazon Prime, or other accounts.

Guests have access to our free, 5 GHz, wifi. Please note that older devices may not be able to access this level of wifi. If you have older phones or other devices, you are not guaranteed to have wifi access.

Pool/Patio Area: Our 50 foot heated and chilled lap pool features a waterfall, bench seating, and a shallow 'beach' area for lounging. The covered patio's large fans and shade offer respite from the heat, and feature comfortable furniture for lounging, napping and relaxing. The open patio areas offer lounge chairs and a bistro table for dining.

Please do not leave doors and windows open. This only causes our air conditioner to run more. If you do not feel the temperature is comfortable, please tell us and we can adjust the thermostat. Note: both rooms are on the same thermostat. Guests do not have personal control of the thermostat, but we try to accommodate everyone so all can be comfortable. Our AC system features a whole-house allergy filtration system.

About the Gardens at Casa Mariposa: Our extensive garden is listed with the National Wildlife Federation as a certified Wildlife Habitat. Here you can see birds, bees, and butterflies. We also our proud of our developing extensive garden of native tropical plants and trees, many of which are endangered. Come see the large tropical fruit collection which includes 6 varieties of mangoes, 9 varieties of edible bananas, 3 types of tropical cherries, 4 varieties of sapotes, 2 varieties of avocados and other delicious fruits.

Check out our other listing if you prefer two twin beds: "Casa Mariposa: Sombrero Beach Neighborhood".

Like us on Facebook for updates on the happenings at our home and in our garden! Search for Casa Mariposa Airbnb on facebook to check us out.

Our home is licensed and inspected by the City of Marathon.

Guest access
Guests may access the pool, patio and garden areas of our property. The main part of the house is off-limits as hosts live here full time.

Other things to note
*** Our COVID Response - Casa Mariposa is dedicated to the health and well-being of our guests. We have recently gone to remote check-in. Our cleaning procedures follow the guidelines of the American Hotel and Lodging Association. Please contact us if you have any questions. ***

One free parking space is available for each guest room. We may have space to park boat trailers, but please communicate to us ahead of time if you are bringing a boat or personal watercraft.

Your room is stocked with 4 bath towel sets and 4 beach towels. The linens and towels in your guest room will be changed/washed at the end of one week, or when you check out, whichever comes first. We do not provide additional linens, nor wash linens more frequently than once per week. We also provide trash bags, toilet paper, shampoo, body wash and hand soap.

We do insist on only two guests in the room. If you have additional people traveling with you, please note that we have another suite with 2 twin beds. It is listed under Sombrero Beach Neighborhood. The rooms are connected by a short hallway. Two guests are allowed in each room.

We believe in the Keys credo of One Human Family.

Beach gear is available for guests' use, including large beach towels, chairs, a beach bag, and, upon request, coolers for cold drinks and picnics!

Kayaks and bicycles can be rented from local vendors. Snorkel gear can be purchased at local stores.

Pool and patio amenities include pool air mattresses, pool noodles, and large towels, as well as comfortable chaises, and ceiling fans, sofas and chairs under the shaded porch area.

Ours is a NON-SMOKING, non-vaping, property, both inside and out.

Our guest rooms DO NOT HAVE CABLE TV, however we provide a Roku so guests can use their own premium accounts such as Netflix or Amazon Prime to access television. Roku offers some free streaming channels, such as Pluto. Directions on how to use the Roku are available in the room. Please ask for help if you have difficulty with this.

Note: Guests do not have personal control of the thermostat, but we strive to accommodate everyone so all can be comfortable.

Wifi: We offer 5G wifi to our guests. Please note that older phones and devices may not be able to connect to this wifi. Please check to make sure your phone, tablet or lap top can connect to 5G. If it does not, you will not be able to access our wifi.

Tax information: Airbnb collects a 7.5% state and county sales tax; an additional 5% Monroe County tourist development tax is included in the price of the room.
The Keys are open! Join us in Marathon, in the heart of the Florida Keys. Enjoy the Independence day fireworks from poolside at our home near the beach. The perfect solution to social distancing! We look forward to hosting you. Stay in a private suite in our ground-level home. Enjoy our 50' lap pool, large patio, and tropical gardens. Launch rented kayaks from Sombrero Beach, or enjoy activities anywhere in the…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Laptop-friendly workspace
Pool
Hair dryer
Iron
TV
Hangers
Heating
Air conditioning

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Marathon, Florida, United States

Our home is in a quiet, residential neighborhood. A small park is across the street. We live about 3/10 mile from Sombrero Beach, easy walking distance for most people.

Hosted by Robert

Joined in December 2014
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We are a professional couple who enjoy travel, the outdoors, and meeting new people. Our interests include everything from camping in National Parks, to touring overseas, hiking, kayaking, cycling, gardening, and time with family and friends. As guests and hosts, we are quiet, neat and relaxed.
We are a professional couple who enjoy travel, the outdoors, and meeting new people. Our interests include everything from camping in National Parks, to touring overseas, hiking, k…
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  • Merlou
During your stay
The pool, patio and gardens are shared with the hosts, so some casual interaction should be expected.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to ₹14965