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Check In Procedures


411 Sombrero Beach Rd. CHECKIN

1. Check-in Time is 4:00 PM

Check-out time is 10:00 AM, there is no early check in or late check out.

2. 411 Sombrero Beach Road Marathon, Florida 33050, Both front doors (first floor Mother-in-law suite and second floor main house) are keyed alike and have keyless locks too. There keyless locks on the first and second floors.  We will give you the combination to the doors for the house when you are paid in full. There are two keys in the downstairs Mother-in-law suite) for both the upstairs and downstairs units.  Please make sure all keys are returned on the hook by the door in the downstair Mother-in-law suite upon leaving.

3. We do provide linens, bath and pool towels. There are 2 California king beds and 3 regular king beds, 1 queen size bed, 1 queen size memory foam mattress for the couch downstairs if you need it. We provide pool towels and beach chairs. You can find the towel in the main house in the closet above the washer and dryer too.

4. The Alarm system will be turned off prior to your check-in. And will be turned back on by the cleaning service.

The door will be open downstairs by the pool table and the keys are on a hook by the door for both the upstairs and downstairs. Remember to put the keys back on the hooks where you found them when you finally leave. 

5. We have a guy who cleans our pool take out all of the trash cans to the street at the proper times or we get fines. So you don't have to worry about taking the trash out to the street. But just for your information our - Regular Trash goes out on - Sunday and Thursday for early morning pickups at 5 am the next day.

And on Tuesday is Recycle garbage day please remember they won't pick it up if you put your recycle material in a plastic garbage bags. Everything should be rinsed-out and placed loose in the recycle container (the plastic garbage bags get stuck in their processing plant).  Recycle materials are like: plastic bottles, cardboard boxes, glass and metal. 

  • All trash must be in trash garbage bags and in the cans with lids on.

  • We pay someone to put all of the Trash cans on the street for the garbage trucks to pick it up. You don't have to worry about taking the trash cans to the street since no one ever remembers to do this on time while on vacation LOL

  • Just make sure to put the food garbage in garbage bags tie it tight and in the right garbage cans with lids so the critters don't get in the garbage. They do make a real mess if you don't do this right.

  • All recycle garbage go in the Bright Blue garbage cans and you have to pre wash all of these items because you can't leave these recycle items in a garbage bag in the recycle cans. The garbage bags get stuck in the conveyors so don't leave the recycled cans, or plastic bottles in any bag dump everything in the Big Blue recycle cans directly. (you then can reuse your recycle bags if they don't sink. LOL

  • If we need to put remove your recycle garbage from the garbage bags in the recycle trash cans we will deduct $50.00 off of your security deposit. Please remember to take care of it. We do not want to charge you anything additional.

6. There is a Garbage Disposal on site, please NO Shellfish shells, or corn husk, or grease and Please use cold water only or it will back up for sure!!!

7. The Villa is a NON-Smoking house and we will deduct $500.00 off your security deposit for a heavy cleaning inside or outside the house (including cigarette butts in ash trays or any cigarette butts left on the ground outside the house). If we find cigarette butts in the front yard or back yard we will charge you for having to pick-up all your garbage too! No one wants to see cigarette butts outside of the house if it’s a non-smoking location.


8. The Villa has Wi-Fi, it will come up as:   411Sombrero (no spaces between)- The Pass Word is: vacationrental123 (no capital letters)

The Alarm system will be turned off prior to your check-in. And will be turned back on by the cleaning service.

9. Eating should only take place in the following areas, kitchens, dinning tables, and Outdoor patio’s and outdoor kitchen and bar area, non of these places are areas to eat food, like a couch or bedrooms are designated areas for eating and drinking we want to keep spills and food from ruining the furniture. Thank you for your help!

10. Outdoor kitchen, there is on a large propane tank you will have no problem with plus the smaller grill is also propane with a small tank, there’s a backup tank behind the grill.

11. The pool company comes every week and usually in the morning. Please no diving at all it’s too dangerous to dive in the pool. It’s a major accident waiting to happen. If the water level is on the low side of the pool skimmers please add water but don’t walk away and leave the hose running (people always forget they turned the water on). All Children MUST be supervised at all times in the pool and canal areas.

12. The landscaper comes every week usually on Monday weather permitting.

13. The steps front and rear, patio and baloneys are all tiled, when they are wet they’re EXTREAMLY SLIPPERY. PLEASE USE CAUTION! There are some pitted areas in the patio that will hold pooled or puddled water after the rest has dried, so when you’re not expecting it and again it will be VERY slippery.

14. If you have any questions the 24 hours contact phone numbers are as follows:


  • Liz 954-263-2995 Cell phone If I don’t respond call Captain Bob

  • Captain Bob 206-310-5974 Cell phone we’re in Delray Beach or Marathon FL

  • I respond to phone calls faster then texting so call us first!

  • We do respond to email’s

  • Debbie Stryff our local property manager and house cleaner 305-481-8379


Thermostat Settings: Summer months leave air conditioning on 70, (running the air conditioning lower than 68 will freeze up the compressor and will take 24 hours to thaw so be careful. Please do not lower the thermostat lower than 68.


Our website is: incase you would like to know what accommodations and amenities plus check out the “Family Friendly Vacation Rental” button at the very top of the website for a list of all the children, baby and toddler items we have so you don’t have to bring these with you. Save you money and save you packing headaches!



  •  We do have a cleaning service for the basic living cleaning, if any special or heavy duty cleaning is necessary we will deduct additional money off your security deposit. 

  • Please put back all the House Keys, fans (remotes) and TV remotes - if we can't find either keys or TV remotes we charge you for these so make sure to take the time and go around to all TV's and put remotes by each TV sets. 

  • Make sure to put back all the toys and anything you moved back to it's proper place!

  • Please empty all three fridges and freezers especially the bait freezer.

  • If you have the chance to add a load or two of towels in the washer that would be greatly appreciated since they take the longest to dry. LOL

  • We are an island community. All water is brought in via pipeline. Please watch your usage. Never leave the hose on un-attended, even in the pool or boat, hoses blow out all the time with the sun.

  • Make sure all doors are locked when you leave.  


We love our home and we think it shows, and we expect you will want to treat it as your own.


We hope that you enjoyed your stay. Please feel free to leave us a review.


Thank You Very Much,                                                       


Liz and Captain Bob

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