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Rent Your Own Private Island- Seabird Key, Marathon, Florida

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Your Own Private Island has everything you'll need for a fabulous getaway.

Your Own Private Island has everything you'll need for a fabulous getaway. Be a native!  Climb the coconut trees! Enjoy exploring the jungle trails! Seabird is abundant with natural vegetation. Your Island home is comfortable and architecturally stunning. Seabird's LR/DR from the wooden bridge above The Master Bedroom opens onto a private balcony Seabird's kitchen is fully equipped--galley style. The mood is casual when you're dining on the water Welcome to Seabird Key.  This weathered sign has been on Seabird since 1983. Expect the weather to be just 
terrific most of the time. Fishin' in the Florida Keys!  Nothing better!  Everyday is likely to be good. Marathon, often called 'the fishing capital of the world.'  I would agree. Good catch today! An excellent day of fishing thanks to Seabird's suggestion. Get up close and personal with the local wildlife on Seabird Key.  Baby egret... Your guests will be all smiles!  Families enjoy the unique experience of Seabird The owner's of Seabird did not find the Island quite this way 30 years ago. Seabird's dock provides another great place for both activity & relaxation. Our favorite honeymoon couple explores the beach. There's a hammock for everyone, but surely this bride won't be alone for long. Mom's lovin' the beach!  The kids are kayaking within view and she's all smiles. Just hanging out!  Kids love Seabird's beach!  Mom is reading her book. Toast the day on Seabird's widow's walk @ 35' looking west.  No kids please! The great white heron is always nearby. A favorite photo taken on Seabird's sandy path that goes throughout the Island.

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Seabird Key house description

Seabird Key is a private 10 acre tropical island hideaway located one-half mile offshore Marathon in the heart of the Florida Keys. As our guest, you have the entire Island to yourself, including an exquisite hardwood beach house (the only house on the Island) and a 19' Boston Whaler for your personal use. The runabout is used to visit the mainland, go fishing, snorkel on beautiful coral reefs, or enjoy a serene sunset cruise. The home is fully equipped, sleeps eight persons and is furnished with nautical antiques and Caribbean accents. Special features include multi-level porches, decks and a 35' widow's walk which affords 360-degree ocean views and a spectacular panorama of the bird sanctuary at sunset.

A palm shaded, white sandy beach with hammocks provides an unbelievably beautiful setting for private sunbathing, exploring jungle trails, and enjoying the ocean breezes and relaxing tranquility. Our manager, who lives on the mainland, is a phone call away 24/7 to assist you.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage
          • Concierge

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

            Seabird Key is not equipped for the frail. Getting on and off the 19' Boston Whaler could be a challenge for anyone who is not in fairly good shape. Consider getting on and off the dock when the tide is low and the wind is kicking! It's not easy!! However, if you make it this far, you'll love the island...but, there are fairly steep stairs leading up to the main level of the home and the second floor is accessible via a narrow, spiral staircase. ...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Kids love the 'Swiss Family Robinson' adventure of being on their own island. Parents love the freedom of letting the children run, play and explore on ten acres that it completely safe. The kids also love the kayaks. ...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            We love pets, but Seabird can't allow any dogs on the Island since they could present a threat to the birds who peacefully roost there. ...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25...moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            We respectfully ask that you not smoke inside the Island home. However, there are wrap around porches and decks + 10 acres of beautiful landscape and your own private beach. There are more perfect places to sit and smoke than you will have time for. ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Master: 1 queen

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          • Second: 1 double

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          • Loft: 4 twin/ single

            Loft has 4 bunk beds + 1 full size futon...moreless

          • The bedrooms (like the entire house) are constructed of hardwoods and designed with dramatic high ceilings. The architecturally stunning home features tropical design with wooden louvers and ceiling fans in every room and above every bed for the most exotic away from it all feeling. The bamboo furniture compliments the Island decor and the hardwood floors add to the cool and breezy look. French doors open to porches and balconies adding to the exquisite pleasure of your own island. The views are breathtaking and the outdoor shower is an experience not to be missed. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom: toilet, outdoor shower, shower

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          • Bathroom: toilet, outdoor shower, shower

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          • Seabird celebrates the outdoor shower! If you're on your own private island, why not? Yes, there is an indoor shower for those who cling to their established habits, however...if you have a bit of a free spirit, enjoy the pleasure of showering with a banana leaf towering overhead. If you think you've lived before, just wait until a great white heron flies over while you're showering. The experience is unforgettable. Seabird's 3 bathrooms are basic, but are not lacking in comfort or refinement....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Over the top amenities: 2 docks on Island + mainland dockage with secure parking for your car (boat included with rental) 19' Boston Whaler outboard, 14' Hobie Cat, 3 Sea Kayaks, Canoe, Towing tube, Chickee Huts, Hammocks, Beach Lounges, 35' widow's walk, multi-level porches & decks, fishing gear, snorkeling equipment, and fabulous bird watching, wooden walkways & sandy paths, outdoor kitchen/bar. Ice maker on mainland property for your exclusive use. A large collection of movies for both adults and children plus an extensive music library complete with lots of Jimmy Buffet CD's. Private yoga instruction is available upon request (at extra cost) as well as a private chef and mid-week maid service. Most of all, a world famous Key Lime Pie awaits you in the freezer as well as a cooler filled with ice and drinks to toast your arrival. Bicycles are provided for your ride across the old seven mile bridge...a 'not to be missed' Keys opportunity. Dont' forget to swim w/ the dolphins!...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Music Library:

                Seabird's music library is extensive with many Jimmy Buffet recordings represented. There is a great mix of classic rock, classical, 'music of the islands,' and many recordings our guests leave for the next group. ...moreless

              • Toys:

                Beach toys, horse shoes, kayaks, Hobie Cat, etc. Mostly the toys on Seabird are for the grown-ups. ...moreless

              • Books:

                There is a fabulous library provided with books related to Island themes. Some guests leave behind the fun, trashy novels if you need a good read by the beach. ...moreless

              • Games:

                Board games for the occasional rainy day...not often needed....moreless

              • Television:

                If there is something you need to catch on TV, Seabird has you covered with a large, flat screen LED TV with surround sound boosted by Direct TV with all the whistles! Hundreds of channels to enjoy!...moreless

              • Stereo:

                Seabird has a beautiful sound system with the capability to play from Direct TV music channels or direct from your I-Pod or I-Phone. Speakers are throughout the home and property for your enjoyment....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Yes! Seabird has an extensive library of classic movies, both for children and adults. Many of the movies have island themes or were filmed on islands. You will love the collection. ...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                If there is something you need to catch on TV, Seabird has you covered with a large, flat screen LED TV with surround sound boosted by Direct TV with all the whistles! Hundreds of channels to enjoy!...moreless

              • Radio
              • CD Player
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Games For Kids
              • Video Library:

                Seabird has an extensive library of classic movies, both for children and adults. Many of the movies have island themes or were filmed on islands. You will love the collection....moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Adventure

              Car

                  • Recommended

                  Attractions

                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Churches
                  • Reefs
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Rain Forests
                  • Marina
                  • Nude Beach
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Cinemas
                  • Water Parks
                  • Library

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Shelling
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Walking
                  • Boating
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  local services and businesses

                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Babysitter
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Medical Services

                  Location Type

                  • Beachfront:

                    Seabird's private beach is for you and you alone. With coconut palms, hammocks, chickee hut, & your own music settings, no place could be more personalized just for you. ...moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    360 degree ocean views from atop the 35' widow's walk. A favorite spot for those sunset cocktails! ...moreless

                  • Water View:

                    An island is surrounded by water...need we say more?...moreless

                  • Beach:

                    Your own private beach. The beaches in the Keys are not the greatest on earth, but Seabird's beach is one of the best of the Keys! ...moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Sailing
                  • Hiking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Fishing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Tennis
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Jet Skiing

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining:

                        There is a dining room in the main house which seats 8 comfortably, but most guests enjoy dining 'Al Fresco' out on the bay. The chickee hut has a custom built picnic table for casual dining. ...moreless

                      • Dining Room

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Towels Provided:

                            Seabird provides towels + beach towels. Please don't overload your suitcase with beach towels! ...moreless

                          • Living Room:

                            The casual feel of the open wooden louvers with slowly turning ceiling fans provides a perfect tropical setting. Not that you'll want to watch TV, but should you, the set-up is top notch & awesome....moreless

                          • Telephone:

                            Seabird provides a telephone for guests with free long distance calling....moreless

                          • Linens Provided:

                            Linens are provided. The beds are made and ready for your arrival. Beach towels are also provided. ...moreless

                          • Washing Machine:

                            The onsite washing machine is provided for your use. We ask that you consider that Seabird is an off-shore Island and use water + electricity sparingly. ...moreless

                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            Seabird has a gas dryer for your use. ...moreless

                          • Parking:

                            We provide secure parking on Seabird's mainland base located on a canal. The property will accommodate your cars, boat trailer, etc. Park the car and take the Boston Whaler out to Seabird Key....moreless

                          • Internet:

                            Wireless internet is accessible in and around the home and outdoor kitchen/dining area. Seabird does not provide a computer, but your laptop will work great on the Island....moreless

                          • Wireless Internet:

                            Wireless internet is accessible in and around the home and outdoor kitchen/dining area. Seabird does not provide a computer, but your laptop will work great on the Island....moreless

                          • Parking Off Street:

                            We provide secure parking on Seabird's mainland base located on a canal. The property will accommodate your cars, boat trailer, etc. Park the car and take the Boston Whaler out to Seabird Key....moreless

                          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                            The above mentioned property has more than enough room for your RV/Boat/or Trailer. ...moreless

                          • Free Long Distance:

                            Seabird provides a telephone for guests with free long distance calling....moreless

                          • Broadband Access
                          • Safe
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Mosquito Magnet
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Shampoo
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Mobile Phone

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional

                              Kitchen

                              • Refrigerator:

                                There is a full refrigerator/freezer in the house with an additional 1/2 size refrigerator in the outdoor kitchen. ...moreless

                              • Freezer:

                                An adequate freezer is located in the house on the island. However, a commercial size ice maker is located for your use on Seabird's mainland property. ...moreless

                              • Stove:

                                A stove with 4 burners is located in the home on the island. There are 2 additional burners on the gas grill in the outdoor kitchen....moreless

                              • Oven:

                                There is an oven in the kitchen on the island. In addition, there is a small oven located in the outdoor kitchen....moreless

                              • Microwave:

                                There is a microwave in the kitchen and a small microwave in the outdoor kitchen. ...moreless

                              • Cooking Utensils:

                                Everything you'll need in the way of cooking utensils is provided....moreless

                              • Coffee Maker:

                                There are standard, full coffee makers available with coffee filters provided plus one day supply of coffee....moreless

                              • Toaster:

                                Basic. ...moreless

                              • Pantry Items:

                                We leave things like coffee filters, olive oil, salt, pepper, and a few basic spices for your use. ...moreless

                              • Dishes & Utensils:

                                Everything is provided! Dishes, cookware, serving dishes, glasses, coffee cups, wine glasses, etc. ...moreless

                              • Catering Available:

                                There are several options: Since Seabird Key provides the most beautiful and exotic setting in all the Florida Keys, you'll want to experience a first class meal served right on your own private island. The chef is not a member of Seabird's staff, but is available to come over and provide you with great service. Arrangements should be made well in advance of your arrival. ...moreless

                              • Kitchen:

                                The kitchen is fully equipped for gourmet cooking with the exception of a dishwasher. No one will complain, since the view from the kitchen overlooks Seabird's fabulous tropical gardens. There is a commercial ice maker located on the mainland lot for your exclusive use. ...moreless

                              • Blender
                              • Coffee Grinder
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Lobster Pot
                              • Stove
                              • 4 Ring Stove

                              Outside

                              • Sailboat
                              • Canoe
                              • Sand Box
                              • Motorboat
                              • Terrace
                              • Barbecue
                              • Beach Chairs
                              • Beach Towels
                              • Boat With Paddles
                              • Large Cooler
                              • Small Cooler
                              • Crow's Nest
                              • Fish Cleaning Table
                              • Raft
                              • Wood Deck
                              • Boat Dock
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                              • Walkway To Water
                              • Gazebo:

                                Chickee huts are scattered over the Island. They provide shade as well as that 'Gilligan's island look' that we all expect on an island. Combined with the hammocks & the coconut palms, your vision of tropical paradise becomes reality on Seabird Key....moreless

                              • Deck / Patio:

                                There are multi-level decks, porches and patios. Some covered, some open. You have the option to sun bathe on the widow's walk towering 35' where there are lounge chairs. The front porch has old fashioned rocking chairs where you're likely to sit and visit. The other decks have a variety of lay-outs that provide guests with a private place to go, or to be in the middle of the action...moreless

                              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                                We call them Chickee Huts on the Island! There are 3...one on the beach, one on the dock, and one next to the outdoor kitchen used for dining. ...moreless

                              • Water Sports Gear:

                                Seabird has a towing tube which is enjoyed by children of all ages. Hook it up to the back of the Boston Whaler and go round and round making turns just beyond the dock while all the family cheers....moreless

                              • Golf:

                                Guests do play golf in town at the Sombrero golf course. Needless to say, we don't think you come to Seabird Key with golf in mind...but if you must, it's accessible....moreless

                              • Lawn / Garden:

                                The gardens alone are a reason to visit Seabird Key. You'll appreciate the term 'tropical paradise' when you see the landscaping. Miami's Fairchild Tropical Gardens was the inspiration for Seabird....moreless

                              • Balcony:

                                Balconies are located off each bedroom in the home. ...moreless

                              • Kayak / Canoe:

                                Seabird Key has 3 comfortable sea kayaks available for your use at not extra cost. One of the kayaks is larger and accommodates 2 people. The kayaks are used for exploration around the Island....moreless

                              • Bicycles:

                                2 are provided for your exclusive use. More can be rented nearby. Take a bike ride on the historic older part of the 7 mile bridge and enjoy views of the water below. Dolphin & sea turtles abound....moreless

                              • Boat:

                                Our 19' Boston Whaler is available for your exclusive use for transportation to and from the Island as well as recreation around the Island. There are restrictions outlined in the contract....moreless

                              • Porch / Veranda:

                                Wrap around porches and private decks with a 36' towering widow's walk for those breathtaking panoramic ocean views. If you love verandas...Seabird is for you....moreless

                              • Outdoor Grill:

                                A fine Viking outdoor grill will take care of your group. ...moreless

                              Payment Type

                              • Amex
                              • Visa
                              • Mastercard
                              • Discover
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Special Family Vacation

                                Special Family Vacation

                                • Guest Trevor
                                • Date of stay 11/30/13
                                • Review Submitted 01/11/14
                                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-

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children.

                                Owner 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!

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                              • A Unique Experience

                                A Unique Experience

                                • Guest Keith G.
                                • Date of stay 05/18/13
                                • Review Submitted 11/11/13
                                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.

                                Owner 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!

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                              • The Perfect Getaway

                                The Perfect Getaway

                                • Guest Anonymous
                                • Date of stay 07/27/13
                                • Review Submitted 10/20/13
                                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

                                Owner 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!

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                              • WONDERFUL UNFORGETTABLE LIFE LONG MEMORIES

                                WONDERFUL UNFORGETTABLE LIFE LONG MEMORIES

                                • Guest Jeff P. (Arizona)
                                • Date of stay 05/12/12
                                • Review Submitted 07/25/12
                                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.

                                Owner 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.

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                              • Wonderful Lifelong Memories!!

                                Wonderful Lifelong Memories!!

                                • Guest Jeff P. (Arizona)
                                • Date of stay 05/12/12
                                • Review Submitted 07/25/12
                                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.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                              • a perfect retreat

                                a perfect retreat

                                • Guest Cast5 (wilton,ct)
                                • Date of stay 11/21/09
                                • Review Submitted 11/08/10
                                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

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children.

                                Owner 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.

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                              • Castaldi Family, Wilton Ct

                                Castaldi Family, Wilton Ct

                                • Guest Cast5 (wilton,ct)
                                • Date of stay 11/21/09
                                • Review Submitted 11/08/10
                                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

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children.

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                                • Guest Christine & Joshua Baker
                                • Date of stay 08/23/08
                                • Review Submitted 08/23/08
                                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!

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                                • Guest Marlin Ebbert
                                • Date of stay 12/02/04
                                • Review Submitted 12/02/04
                                Just had to thank you for allowing us to celebrate our Thanksgiving Holiday on Seabird Key. We all had a wonderful time! It was interesting for me to watch my adult/children as they marveled at the effort, time and love that has gone into the creation of Seabird Key. It truly is a tropical paradise! Our Thanksgivings in the future will always pale when compared to Thanksgiving 2004!

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                                • Guest Mary & Mark Mills
                                • Date of stay 05/28/04
                                • Review Submitted 05/28/04
                                On behalf of the Mills family, we thank you for the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of your island. You have the finest piece of real estate on God's earth. It is georgous and so exotic and the house is one to treasure.

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                              Rental basis: Per property
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                              Prime-Season Rate
                              Dec 21 - Jun 28, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $7,995

                              Changeover Day: Saturday


                              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $375 per night, per additional guest

                              Off-Season Rate
                              Jun 29 - Dec 20, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $6,295

                              Changeover Day: Saturday


                              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $375 per night, per additional guest

                              My Standard Rate
                              7 night min stay

                              $7,995

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                              Fees and Rental Conditions:

                              • Property Damage Protection $89
                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                              • Tax Rate 12.5%

                              Cancellation policy:

                              100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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                              Last updated: 04/05/2014
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                              Location

                              • Nearest Airport: Marathon for private jets. Miami International. at 90 Miles
                              • Nearest Motorway: US-1 at 0.03 Miles
                              • Nearest Barpub: Island Restaurant is just across the bay. at 0.02 Miles
                              • Nearest Golf: Sombrero Golf Club at 0.05 Miles
                              • Nearest Restaurant: Island Restaurant is a short zip across the bay. at 0.02 Miles
                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1983

                              About the owner: My husband & I currently live in Miami where Jim works in the financial industry and I work with Seabird Enterprises, Inc. in the marketing/reservations/accounting areas. We have 2 college age kids and an older daughter + family. I play the piano for fun and accompany a couple of local groups. Jim and I both stay busy with work, but also find time to volunteer in our local school, church, opera and community homeless assistance center. Jim and I were both working in New York City when we purchased the Island. We share a passion for creative projects. Jim worked long hours on Wall Street, but co-owned a Southern Style restaurant as a hobby. The fun for him was in designing and building the restaurant. When that was sold, he purchased the Island and our new adventure began.

                              Why the Owner Chose Seabird Key:
                              It was my husband's childhood dream to own an island.We lived in NYC and came down to the Keys for a quick vacation and fell in love with the Florida Keys. The weather, the gorgeous water, the coral reefs, the fabulous fishing and the 'laid-back' feeling of the area captured our hearts and provided the perfect get away from New York's fast pace. While visiting the Keys, Jim saw an ad that read 'Island for Sale.' The Island posted for sale was fabulous with white sandy beaches, but it was a risky purchase because it could literally get blown away in a hurricane. We returned to NY with a seed planted in Jim's mind. Months later we got a call from a broker who said an island was for sale that might meet our needs. Located on the bay side and made of solid coral with good water access, it didn't matter that the island looked pretty rough. Jim realized that a thorough clean-up and some heavy duty palm tree planting could transform the Island into the paradise we feel it was meant to be. 26 years later, we're all enjoying Jim's vision.


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                              Photos

                              • Your Own Private Island has everything you'll need for a fabulous getaway.

                                Your Own Private Island has everything you'll need for a fabulous getaway.

                              • Enjoy exploring the jungle trails! Seabird is abundant with natural vegetation.

                                Enjoy exploring the jungle trails! Seabird is abundant with natural vegetation.

                              • Seabird's LR/DR from the wooden bridge above

                                Seabird's LR/DR from the wooden bridge above

                              • Seabird's kitchen is fully equipped--galley style.

                                Seabird's kitchen is fully equipped--galley style.

                              • Welcome to Seabird Key.  This weathered sign has been on Seabird since 1983.

                                Welcome to Seabird Key. This weathered sign has been on Seabird since 1983.

                              • Fishin' in the Florida Keys!  Nothing better!  Everyday is likely to be good.

                                Fishin' in the Florida Keys! Nothing better! Everyday is likely to be good.

                              • Good catch today! An excellent day of fishing thanks to Seabird's suggestion.

                                Good catch today! An excellent day of fishing thanks to Seabird's suggestion.

                              • Your guests will be all smiles!  Families enjoy the unique experience of Seabird

                                Your guests will be all smiles! Families enjoy the unique experience of Seabird

                              • Seabird's dock provides another great place for both activity & relaxation.

                                Seabird's dock provides another great place for both activity & relaxation.

                              • There's a hammock for everyone, but surely this bride won't be alone for long.

                                There's a hammock for everyone, but surely this bride won't be alone for long.

                              • Just hanging out!  Kids love Seabird's beach!  Mom is reading her book.

                                Just hanging out! Kids love Seabird's beach! Mom is reading her book.

                              • The great white heron is always nearby.

                                The great white heron is always nearby.

                              • Be a native!  Climb the coconut trees!

                                Be a native! Climb the coconut trees!

                              • Your Island home is comfortable and architecturally stunning.

                                Your Island home is comfortable and architecturally stunning.

                              • The Master Bedroom opens onto a private balcony

                                The Master Bedroom opens onto a private balcony

                              • The mood is casual when you're dining on the water

                                The mood is casual when you're dining on the water

                              • Expect the weather to be just 
terrific most of the time.

                                Expect the weather to be just terrific most of the time.

                              • Marathon, often called 'the fishing capital of the world.'  I would agree.

                                Marathon, often called 'the fishing capital of the world.' I would agree.

                              • Get up close and personal with the local wildlife on Seabird Key.  Baby egret...

                                Get up close and personal with the local wildlife on Seabird Key. Baby egret...

                              • The owner's of Seabird did not find the Island quite this way 30 years ago.

                                The owner's of Seabird did not find the Island quite this way 30 years ago.

                              • Our favorite honeymoon couple explores the beach.

                                Our favorite honeymoon couple explores the beach.

                              • Mom's lovin' the beach!  The kids are kayaking within view and she's all smiles.

                                Mom's lovin' the beach! The kids are kayaking within view and she's all smiles.

                              • Toast the day on Seabird's widow's walk @ 35' looking west.  No kids please!

                                Toast the day on Seabird's widow's walk @ 35' looking west. No kids please!

                              • A favorite photo taken on Seabird's sandy path that goes throughout the Island.

                                A favorite photo taken on Seabird's sandy path that goes throughout the Island.

                              $6,295 - $7,995 per week (USD)
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                              3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 8

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                              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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