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I am retired from the Federal government and now do a little teaching, a little consulting and a lot of traveling! I travel yearly to India, teaching Aviation Law at an aeronautical college in Hyderabad.
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Loretta's house was wonderful. Well-maintained, good layout, and 10 seconds' walk from the beach. Everyone we dealt with was really nice, flexible, and easy to work with. I'd stay there again in a heartbeat. Thanks Loretta!
Our family had wonderful trip to the keys. The house is large and clean in a perfect location. You can walk across the road to Sombrero Beach or launch a kayak or paddle board from the dock in the backyard. All the shopping needs are less than 5 minutes away. Loretta was one of the best hosts we ever had. She was quick to reply and give us helpful tips about the area. Will definitely stay in the same house in the future.
We stayed for a little more than two weeks at Lorettas beautiful house which is perfectly situated directly across a little street from the main entrance to the beach. The water there is deep enough to swim in and is all fine white sand. The beach is cleaned at least twice a week. The upper balcony is a perfect place to sit, read and look out at the ocean.
If there is one negative, you should consider if walking up and down 2 flights of stairs regularly is suitable for you.
We are a group of 5 nurses that just returned yesterday (November 2014) from Loretta's beautiful home on Sombrero Beach. It was the perfect week. I really feel it is extremely difficult to accurately describe the home and surroundings. Most of us have been on beach vacations many times but this was definitely our best. Beach access couldn't be better and it is an extremely quiet area with the best of our earth's beautiful nature at your doorstep. The home is perfect - large, very clean with every possible need met. We loved sitting on the deck on the second floor facing the beach. We needed a repair done on a patio door and was completed on a weekend within a few hours of our call. The beach in the front and a beautiful canal in the back with beach chairs, towels, grill and patio table and chairs make the perfect location. Again, every need is met and done with beauty and top quality. We are all anxious to return to Loretta's for more than one week to have the time to truly explore all of nature that surrounds the area. I can recommend this home without one hesitation - it was perfect!!!
Loretta - you and Barbara are the perfect hosts.
Loretta is a truly fantastic hostess. From the initial inquiry, booking questions, to accommodating our special requests she was sweet and very responsive. My family and I have never been to the keys and we had a wonderful week long vacation. This house is Fantastic with great amenities, beautiful views from all the balconies, updated décor, kitchen stocked with every appliance you could possibly need, beach chairs and toys for the kids, and a private dock out back. You can’t beat the location directly across from the beach and the playground for the children. I would highly recommend this property to anyone who wants an affordable yet luxurious vacation home, and I hope we are able to stay there again!
Loretta hat schnell Kontakt hergestellt und immer zügig geantwortet. Die Beschreibung des Hauses stimmt in allem. Es ist sehr hell und passend eingerichtet. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Die Küche ist wirklich mit allem ausgestattet, waschen klappt problemlos und Handtücher sind in allen Größen genügend vorhanden. Bücher und Fernseher helfen beim Zeitvertreib. Im Juli war es wie erwartet sehr heiß. Der Strand ist quasi vor der Tür. Nur eine Straße ist zu überqueren. Leider hat uns der Strand nicht so gefallen. Es gab sehr viel Seegras, dafür aber nichts beim Schnorcheln zu sehen. Es gibt auf Marathon und den anderen Keys viel zu unternehmen und gute sowie auch preiswerte Restsurants. Geschäfte sind auch nicht weit entfernt. Das Haus ist für bis zu 6 Personen sehr gut geeignet und hat auch Utensilien für Kleinkinder.
We had a fantastic stay in Lorettas house. The house is well stocked and has a lot of space. Loretta is very generous. We would love to stay here another time. Thanks!
We had a fantastic time at the villa. The place was very clean and roomy. I would highly recommend it. It is conveniently located across a public beach, which was great except that the sand was full of seaweed which was not cleaned regularly, maybe once a week or two. Loved that there was a BBQ at the backyard to cook our own food. One minor note: On the picture it looks like that it is right on the beach but it is not. There is a road between the house and the beach, but it is not busy at all. We would love to go back there again.
This was our first airbnb booking, but was wonderfully speedy and positive throughout, so it won't be our last. Loretta's house is really lovely-- spacious and elegant with good views of the sea from the huge windows on both floors, with all the facilities we needed, a shaded large balcony, and sunny garden and jetty which the iguanas and crabs share. Sombrero beach is good to sunbathe and swim from, and crossing the quiet road to the beach was not a problem, even on a Sunday with birthday parties and groups having fun. But early mornings and later afternoons were peaceful and lovely, and we saw dolphins in the sea, and in the creek at the back of the house. The shops nearby are fine, and we barbecued a lot.
We had a great time! Excellent location: across the road from the quiet sand beach, about 1 minute walk. Great property: balcony views, powerful A/C, nice backyard, private boat dock, new kitchen appliances, kids friendliness - all was better than we expected. Awesome experience with the host (Loretta), and with the management company that takes care of guests.
Loretta's house on Sombrero Beach is a great place to stay with family and friends. The house is so convenient for enjoying the Keys, as well as clean and well maintained. Loretta is prompt to reply and to ensure your stay is great.