Seabird Key, Your Own Private Island for Rent

Seabird Key, Your Own Private Island for Rent

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 12, 2014
House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 8 Sleeps

"Your Own Private Island" Seabird Key is a ten acre tropical island hideaway located about one-half

mile offshore Marathon in the Florida Keys, "American Caribbean".

When you are a guest of Seabird, you will have the entire island to yourself, including a stilted,

exotic hardwood beach house (the only house on the island) and a runabout to visit the mainland, and

to fish, snorkel, explore the back-country, or to just have a serene sunset cruise.

Your home on the Island, which is fully equipped, sleeps eight, and is furnished with antiques and

fascinating Caribbean accents. In addition, your home has multi-level porches and a 35' widow's walk

which affords 360 degree ocean views and a spectacular panorama of the bird sanctuary.

A palm shaded, sandy beach with hammocks and chaises provides a fantasy setting-right out of Bali

Hai-for totally private sunbathing, exploring jungle trails, and just enjoying the ocean breezes,

sunsets and relaxing tranquility. Within minutes, you will experience the thrill of snorkeling or

scuba diving on some of the most spectacular coral reefs in the world. Offshore and back-country

fishing are the best to be found anywhere!

While you and your group will be the only occupants of "Your Own Private Island", our Manager, who

lives on the mainland, is available 24/7 to assist you as needed. He will greet you upon arrival at

our landbase in Marathon, help you load your gear for the trip out to the Island, give you a brief

boating indoctrination while going out to Seabird (a five minute ride), help you get settled in and

familiar with your home, and then turn the keys to your house and boat over to you and return to the

mainland.

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  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms

Recent Review

About the Owner

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Guestbook comments from the owner

After 14 months in the Iraqi desert, Seabird Key was the paradise that we needed. What an amazing job you all have done to ensure that we wanted for nothing. We loved the wildlife and the kayaking. Even though the Keys were brushed by hurricane Fay during our visit, it was handled beautifully and everything was perfect. We look forward to visiting next year. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Aug 2008
  • 1 of 5

Reviews

business
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+1 305-669-0044
Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

Special Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
There are no true words to describe Seabird Key. It was absolutely breath taking the moment we arrived until the unfortunate day when we had to leave. Every day was a day in paradise, between the private beach, snorkeling, kayaking around the island, and just taking a private walk around the island and seeing the luscious plants. Our family loved it and it will always be a very special memory. Hopefully we can save up and experience Seabird again! Thank you Deborah and Jeff so much for letting us experience such a very special place.
-Trevor & Elissa & Ava-
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of Seabird Key. We're so happy you three had a great experience on the Island and we look forward to your return soon. Stay in touch!
business
Seabird Key, Your Own Private Island for Rent
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+1 305-669-0044
Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

A Unique Experience

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I were planning a special trip for our wedding anniversary and we were looking for something different from the usual tourist attractions when we discovered Seabird Key. I’m glad we did because it was one of our most unique vacation experiences. Jim and Deborah have created a private paradise that is absolutely gorgeous. Jim’s passion for gardening shows in his selection of orchids, stag horn ferns, a variety of palms, banana trees, lime trees and bromeliads planted throughout the landscape. The walk along the path from the dock to the house feels like a stroll though a South Pacific botanical garden.

The house is beautifully decorated in an island décor and with wooden louvers open on all sides, you feel like you’re in a tree house on a deserted tropical island. Except this deserted island has solar power, an outdoor kitchen / Tiki bar, and a private beach complete with music from your favorite playlist.

If you stay at Seabird Key, be sure to have your coffee in the front porch rocking chairs at sunrise. The morning sun shining through the gumbo limbo tree makes the peeling bark glow a brilliant orange against the dark blue morning sky.

Seabird Key is not just a place to stay; it is a unique experience that should be on everyone’s bucket list!

Keith and Sandy G.
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Keith & Sandy! You were terrific guests and we hope to see you again one of these days. Like you, we feel that Seabird Key is a "must" bucket list item for anyone who has ever longed to have their own private island. With Seabird, you can enjoy Island living at it's best and get the full experience without the investment. We hope you enjoyed your anniversary and will think of us as you toast the next one!
business
Seabird Key, Your Own Private Island for Rent
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+1 305-669-0044
Marathon Central Florida Keys
5

The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Wow. That's about all my family could say when we first arrived at the island. The four of us (mom, dad, my brother, and me) were truly amazed... And that was just the beginning! I had just graduated from high school in June, so my family decided that traveling to Seabird Key would be the perfect way to celebrate. Throughout the trip, we each found different things on the island that we loved. My brother's favorite part of the island was the dock. He loved floating on his raft in the waves! My dad and I had some nice father-daughter fishing adventures off the dock too! We sure didn't catch much... My mom loved walking around the island on all of the different paths. She was also amazed by the outdoor kitchen too! That was another family hangout spot during the trip. The whole family went on a kayaking adventure around the island too! Dad and I also got to go explore Sombrero Reef!!! That was really incredible. There were so many bright fish that would just swim right up to you. I had never been snorkeling before, so it was a great experience. All in all, the trip was remarkable. Your house is beautiful, the island is full of unique wildlife (loved those hermit crabs), and it really was the perfect getaway. I couldn't have asked for a better graduation trip or a better vacation in general. Thank you for all of your hard work making the island one of a kind.

-The Speight family
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is one of the sweetest reviews we've received to date. This lovely high school senior writes beautifully and is so thoughtful. I applaud Mr. & Mrs. Speight for bringing up their daughter to respect nature and appreciate the beauty of her unique experience on Seabird Key. We find this review so refreshing...Thank you so much and good luck in college. Seabird will always welcome you back!
business
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+1 305-669-0044
Marathon Central Florida Keys
Arizona
5

WONDERFUL UNFORGETTABLE LIFE LONG MEMORIES

  • 5 of 5
This was the 12th year in a row, that our family has enjoyed this magical place. Jim and Deborah have created an oasis in an oasis and their efforts have given us a one of a kind destination to go relax, explore and experience the natural beauty of the island and area, and have irreplaceable family time.

We all voted that this year was the best trip we have ever had. The island and house looked so beautiful. Everything had really grown and most of it was blooming. As usual, the place was spotless clean and everything in perfect working condition, thanks to the caretakers Jeff and Katy. It is always a pleasure visiting with them and they are always available for questions or assistance if needed.

We boated, fished, sailed, wake boarded, swam, snorkeled, and just stayed as busy as we wanted. We all read, took a nap or two, and cooked some fabulous meals. We only went into Marathon to eat dinner one evening the whole week. We just thoroughly enjoyed cooking and visiting in the awesome outdoor cooking and eating area at the island. It is definitely a room with a view...fireflies included!!

After dinner one evening we were out on the dock after dark just visiting and we heard a manatee. It was out in the water past the dock. We went and turned on the hose water at the dock and just sprayed it into the sea to make noise. Sure enough he came swimming up. He laid on his back and we fed him water for almost 1/2 hour!! What a wonderful experience.

We are already looking forward to our time at Seabird next year. We wish that everyone could see and experience such a great place. It is truly a unique and perfect island getaway.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Seabird Key provides a retreat that definitely captures the hearts and souls of our guests. We are most fortunate to have more than half our bookings coming from repeat guests such as Jeff P. and his family. We are grateful for their loyalty and appreciate their love of Seabird Key. We are happy to share Seabird Key with those good people who understand how special it really is and look forward to having them back year after year.
business
Seabird Key, Your Own Private Island for Rent
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7042078
+1 305-669-0044
Marathon Central Florida Keys
Arizona
5

Wonderful Lifelong Memories!!

  • 5 of 5
This was the 12th year in a row, that our family has enjoyed this magical place. Jim and Deborah have created an oasis in an oasis and their efforts have given us a one of a kind destination to go relax, explore and experience the natural beauty of the island and area, and have irreplaceable family time.

We all voted that this year was the best trip we have ever had. The island and house looked so beautiful. Everything had really grown and most of it was blooming. As usual, the place was spotless clean and everything in perfect working condition, thanks to the caretakers Jeff and Katy. It is always a pleasure visiting with them and they are always available for questions or assistance if needed.

We boated, fished, sailed, wake boarded, swam, snorkeled, and just stayed as busy as we wanted. We all read, took a nap or two in the hammocks on the beach, and cooked some fabulous meals. We only went into Marathon to eat dinner one evening the whole week. We just thoroughly enjoyed cooking and visiting in the awesome outdoor cooking and eating area at the island. It is definitely a room with a view...fireflies included!!

After dinner one evening we were out on the dock after dark just visiting and we heard a manatee. It was out in the water past the dock. We went and turned on the hose water at the dock and just sprayed it into the sea to make noise. Sure enough he came swimming up. He laid on his back and we fed him water for almost 1/2 hour!! What a wonderful experience.

We are already looking forward to our time at Seabird next year. We wish that everyone could see and experience such a great place. It is truly a unique and perfect island getaway.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Seabird Key, Your Own Private Island for Rent
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7042078
+1 305-669-0044
Marathon Central Florida Keys
wilton,ct
5

a perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5
An absolutely remarkable retreat, Seabird Key’s private ten acre island may just be the best kept secret of the Florida Keys. A full on emersion into paradise awaits prospective visitors with an added bonus; an all inclusive boat rental for the stay. Exuding authentic charm and undeniable character while at the same time tastefully including a great deal of modern conveniences, Seabird Key is perfect
  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We very much appreciate the review from Cast5 and assume that their comments are sincere given they have visited Seabird on an annual basis for years. We welcome their return to Seabird Thanksgiving 2010.

Location

Activity and Interests

All water sports: Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Diving, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Tubing, Sailing, and

canoeing + Sunbathing.

Bird watching: the best opportunity to view exotic tropical birds from high above the 35' widow's

walk as well as winding wooden board walks and sandy paths throughout the island. Pelicans, ibis,

osprey, great white heron, finches, snowy egret, and many other birds found in the Florida Keys.

Our Manager is available to assist you with arranging many special activities: Guided ocean kayak

and nature survival trips, scuba trips, fishing trips, private yoga classes, massage therapy and

sunset cruises. Island meal services, baby sitting and mid-week cleaning services are also available

at an extra charge. Ask to see our special Caribbean menus.

Our guests all love the tranquility and privacy of Seabird Key, as well as the natural beauty of

being on a tropical island with a white sandy beach to live-out their fantasies. The local coral

reefs and offshore and back country (Everglades) fishing is legendary (bonefish, tarpon, permit,

sailfish, wahoo, snapper, grouper) and is ranked as the best in the world. Other popular attractions

include the Dolphin Research Center (swim with the dolphins), sunken ship artificial reefs, and the

attractions of Key West, an hour's drive away.

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Notes

  • Weekly Rate: $6995 - $7995


  • July-Late December:
    Off-Season Rate $6,995.00 per week (group of four persons or less) $375 each additional person
    Christmas week-end of June
    High-Season Rate $7,995.00 per week (group of four persons or less) $375 each additional person
    Christmas + New Year's +10%
    8 persons max

    Booked on a Saturday to Saturday basis
    State and Local Taxes Apply
    4PM Check-in
    10AM Check-out

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Family

Suitability

  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View

Bathrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3

Notes:

  • Your island home is furnished with everything you will need for a very special time: + 19' Boston Whaler for your exclusive use during your stay + 3 Sea Kayaks + 14' Hobie Cat + Canoe + Secure mainland parking + Sandy beach with palm trees & hammocks + Beautiful Tropical Gardens with Ocean Views throughout the island + Chickee Huts for outdoor dining on the water + Wooden walkways & sandy paths throughout the island + Bird aviaries + 35' Widow's Walk with treetop ocean views & bird watching + Outdoor showers + Totally equipped kitchen + Wireless internet telephone with free long distance + CD player with both indoor and outdoor speakers,(your favorite music on the beach!) + Satellite TV/VCR/DVD + Extensive movie collection for both adults & kids + Gas BBQ + Snorkeling equipment + Towing tube + Jogging paths + Board games + Washer/Dryer + Ceiling Fans throughout house + Floor to ceiling wooden louvers with screens (no air conditioning)
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