Yellowbird by the Sea. Beautiful, Comfortable Beachfront Home for up to 8.
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- Minimum stay:6 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Keewaydin Island house description
Off the Grid/Eco-Friendly/Green Home. Use of Boat provided as a Courtesy, at no extra charge.
Comfortably accommodate up to 8. Children and pets welcome. Beachfront home in your own secluded Tropical Paradise -- 30 minutes by boat from Naples or Marco Island. 20' Hurricane Deck Boat is provided for use of guests, at no extra charge, you simply pay for your gas. Or bring your own boat. You can fish, swim, relax, and recharge on the island all week.
Key West style 3 story home features open deck gathering area on ground floor, with wet bar and bathroom, as well as discrete shower to rinse off sand from the beach. Second floor offers 4 private, comfortable bedroom suites with a/c. 3 king beds, 1 full bed. Third floor Great Room boasts cathedral ceilings, full kitchen, all appliances, large pass-through kitchen window opening up to a spacious open deck with a to-die-for panoramic view of the Gulf of Mexico. This is a wonderful place to have your meals and be mesmerized by the soft breezes and gentle surf, and to be awed by one glorious sunset after another. Another full bath here. TV/DVD/Wi-Fi.
The house is off the grid, so you are completely self-sufficient. Solar power with backup generator, ample clean rainwater, filtered and UV'd for your use (bottled water for drinking and cooking). Two gas grills for outdoor cookouts. The house sits on 2+ acres of pristine mangrove forest and natural island flora, with the beach on one side and the deep-water bay on the other. You have your own dock, where you will park your boat, and an electric golf cart at your service.
Keewaydin Island is accessible only by boat, and it forms part of Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. It is an 8 mile long barrier island, just off the coast of Naples, between Gordon Pass and Marco Island, with a peaceful, unspoiled white sugar sand beach. Sunshine, gulf beaches, blue skies, fresh air and peace and quiet abound. If you need a break from the mad pace of urban living today...a week of relaxing at Yellowbird may be your perfect rejuvenator.
Wildlife is abundant, including dolphins, manatees, key deer, armadillos, and many osprey nests with fledglings being cared from by doting parents. Keewaydin is a migration stopover for 150 different species of interesting birds on their way North or South, and many who live here year-round, including eagles, pelicans, and the gorgeous large pink roseate spoonbills. If you are ever fortunate enough to see one fly over you, I guarantee your heart will stop.
This is a great place to unwind. You can swim and sun, walk and talk, boogie-board or stand-up paddleboard, collect shells on the beach, fish from dock, boat or beach, read, write, relax and re-connect with your yourself and your loved ones, and with the beauty of nature. And yet you are only 30 minutes from civilization and its benefits, if you want it or need it.
It's not too good to be true.
It's here...waiting for you.
- 3 story
- 4500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Events Allowed
- Pets Considered
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- 4 private bedroom suites are on second floor, separated by an open breezeway, which connects the staircases on either end of the house. Bedrooms each have individual a/c units. Each has full bath with shower. One has a tub with shower. Each has French Doors opening up to private terrace, as well as side door opening up to breezeway, and windows in room and bath. 3rd Floor Great Room has a full bath with shower. There is TV/DVD/Wi-Fi, dining room table and chairs and comfortable living room area. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- All fixtures are new. Bathrooms 1 and 2 have tiled showers. Bathroom 3 has shower enclosure. Bathroom 4 has tub and shower. Bathroom 5 has shower enclosure. Bathroom 6 is downstairs, toilet, sink, discrete private shower for washing off sand from the beach. All have toilets, sinks, vanities and mirrors....moreless
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Botanical Garden
- Recreation Center
- Not Necessary
- Paddle Boating
- Eco Tourism
- Outlet Shopping
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
local services and businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
sports and adventure activities
- Water Tubing
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
forms of payment
- Accept Credit Card
- Washing Machine
- Ceiling Fans
- Air Conditioning
- Toilet Paper
- Hair Dryer
- Alarm Clock
- Wireless Internet
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Basic Soaps
- Linens Provided
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Mini Refrigerator
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch Furniture
- Deck / Patio
- Beach Chairs
- Water Sports Gear
- Deck Furniture
- Small Cooler
- Large Cooler
- Walkway To Water
- Boat Dock
- Wood Deck
- Porch / Veranda
- Beach Umbrellas
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Gem at the Edge of the Everglades
Gem at the Edge of the Everglades
Off the grid for a week! Our group of 4 couples was a bit apprehensive. Beautiful Yellowbird dispelled all concerns. Owners Kathy and Ahmed accompanied us by boat and provided a thorough tour of the property’s many amenities and eco-friendly features. This is perhaps the best-supplied vacation rental we’ve ever experienced. From the dozens of beach towels to the cupboards chock full of paper products, we had only to provide our food and drinks for the week. Forgot to bring extra camera batteries? Insect repellant? You’ll find these and other supplies graciously provided by the owners who respect the fact that we won’t want to leave this beautiful island for mundane shopping trips. The kitchen is beautifully appointed with everything the foodies in our group needed. An ice machine kept up handily with our cocktail-making all week. Four 2500 gallon tanks hold rainwater that we used for everything; it’s the BEST for hair-washing! Solar panels generated most of our electricity although there is a huge generator that serves as backup in the event of cloudy or rainy days. It’s far enough from the house so that it can’t be heard when it kicks on, which it did for a short time during our stay. The bedrooms are identical except for the smaller bed in the 4th bedroom and the bedspreads, bed linens, pillows, towels, etc all seemed brand new. A telescoping window from kitchen to outside bar and gas grill ensured that no one was stuck in the kitchen. And the beach! Powder sand and the best shelling one can imagine. We rarely saw another soul on “our” stretch of beach the entire week. We experienced a mild surf….enough to generate that soothing sound but easy to navigate into deeper waters when we wanted to. Beach chairs, umbrellas, paddle boards and other toys were all available for our use and neatly stored in cabinets on the fully decked ground floor. This floor also has a huge gathering space with a wet bar and plush outdoor furniture.Our group glimpsed key deer, iguanas, tortoises and numerous ospreys and herons. If any of your group, however, is allergic to noseeum bites as I am, be sure and layer on the repellant; they were particularly mean during our visit. It truly felt as though we had the island to ourselves; the isolation may be a bit much for some; not for us. The remote nature of Yellowbird gave us a new awareness for conserving our natural resources. Luxury amidst a tropical natural habitat!
- Guest Noel S.
- Date of stay 10/12/13
- Review Submitted 10/28/13
a very special part of the world
a very special part of the world
We spent a week at Yellowbird. Our group consisted of two families with children ranging from 5-8yrs old. We really loved our time at Yellowbird. The owners Kathy and Ahmed could not have been more generous and accommodating - helping us transport all our luggage and groceries out to the island and being so generous with their house and their belongings. We felt truly welcome. The house itself is amazing, simple, comfortable and clean. We loved the challenge of living off the grid. The location is just beautiful with it's proximity to a pretty much deserted beach and incredible wildlife. We spent many happy hours body surfing, bird watching, collecting shells and watching the sun slip below the horizon at the end of the day. One challenge that should not be underestimated was steering clear of the "noseeums" which are quite prevalent at the beginning and end of the day. By the end of the week we had adapted to them but there were a few sleepless nights as we learned to keep doors and windows closed during certain hours. Having access to the boat was good fun and we had a few exhilarating morning fishing expeditions where we caught no fish but returned having seen a lot of nature in action - great feeding frenzies of fish, dolphins and birds and even a manatee on the way home. We found the trip into Marco Island doable but not the 20 minute jaunt that we thought it would be. We would definitely recommend staying at Yellowbird to those interested in experiencing a very pristine and wild part of Florida. Our time out there was very restorative and we left feeling very connected to the natural world. Our kids absolutely loved the experience. We love cooking so the packing in of food and cooking all our meals worked well for us. Had one of us been a real fisherman it would have been unbelievable! We hope to hone our fishing skills before returning so that we can enjoy some of the incredible bounty that we witnessed out there! Many thanks to Kathy and Ahmed for sharing this special part of the world.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 04/15/13
- Review Submitted 04/23/13
The yellowbird at the sea home was a dream come true for our family. We were looking to get away from all the hustle and bustle and that is exactly what we got. This is your own little piece of paradise! The home was better than the pictures on the internet shows. The home was immaculate when we arrived. The mattresses on the bed were VERY comfortable and made for a great nights sleep. The owners take great pride in this home and it definitely shows. The views from the top level were outstanding and breathtaking. The path to the white sand beach is less than a minute walk. The owners provided everything you need, even beach chairs and toys! Our girls loved all the animals, such as turtles, lizards, raccoons, possoms, crabs etc that they found each day. The family loved finding new sea shells from the thousands to choose from on the beach. The owners Kathy and ahmad are super nice people and stay in contact and they are very concerned that your stay is as comfortable as possible. If you looking to get away and soak in Gods true nature, then this is the home for you. Our family will definitely be back!
- Guest Steve F. (-)
- Date of stay 03/08/13
- Review Submitted 03/17/13
Perfect Week at Yellowbird on Keeywaydin Island
Perfect Week at Yellowbird on Keeywaydin Island
Our trip to Yellowbird on Keewaydin Island could not have been better. We were looking for a place to unplug from the world and spend a week with our dear friends. We selected the house online and the detailed description and pictures of the house was critical to us selecting the house. The house was perfectly situated for the four adults and five childern in our group, with large private bedrooms, each with a private bath. We were greated with warmth and enthusiasm by the owners to start our journey out the island. We have rented many houses in our past vacation travels and have never had the level of personal attention and care by the owners. For instance we asked about sand toys at the house before our visit, when we arrived not only were there toys there but it was clear that the owners had specifically bought some new toys to match our children's age. The house was stocked with plenty of games and movies. Also, during the week, we had a minor problem with an appliance that we reported to the owner on Saturday night (of a holiday week). On SUNDAY MORNING the owner arrived by boat with a technician to take care of the issue. The description of the listing online and the pictures of the house were very accurate. The house was spotless upon our arrival and everything is very new and in excellent condition. The views are even better in person then they could possibly be online. We also had the boat for the week which we used for several excursions to see the island as well as to visit Naples and Marco Island. The boat was clean, started right up every time and was very comfortable. While on the boat we saw several pods of dolphins which came right up to the boat! The eco infrastructure of the house is amazing with solar panels, coupled with a full gas generator. With not much effort we were proud that we never had the solar batteries slip below 70% capacity. Now for the island. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world, not just the US. Everyday we walked onto a pristine seemingly private beach to a new collection of shells to hunt. Watching the dolphins offshore and the pelicans fishing was an unexpected pleasure. The gulf waters were calm and warm and the sandbar out in front of the house gave the kids plenty of freedom in the water. We would absolutely recommend Yellowbird to a friend or any family or group looking to unplug for the world and get back to nature in an spectacular setting. We will be back!!!!!
- Guest terri o.
- Date of stay 12/26/12
- Review Submitted 01/06/13
A taste of paradise
A taste of paradise
It's hard to believe you can have it all-- luxurious accommodations, white sands and gentle surf, all using a green living approach to vacationing in a nature preserve. Breathtaking sunsets, nights under the stars and good times with friends and family. all rolled into one. The owners went above and beyond to provide for our comfort, convenience and fun. I highly recommend Yellowbird for an unforgettable experience
- Guest Arlene W.
- Date of stay 12/23/12
- Review Submitted 12/29/12
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|My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Use of boat is included in rental fee, guests pay only for gas. 6% sales tax and 4% tourist tax will be added, as well as $250 housekeeping fee.
- Housekeeping: $250 + tax
- Tax Rate 10%
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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- Nearest Airport: Naples (15 min) & Fort Myers at 40 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: I-75 at 5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Right out the front door at 100 Metres
- Nearest Ski: Water skiing only at 100 Metres
- Nearest Golf: Everywhere in Naples at 2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: 900 Restaurants in 20 mile radius at 1 Miles
You are here, surrounded by the beach, the Gulf of Mexico, and Naples Bay.
Frolicking dolphins greet you coming and going on the boat and the dock.
Boardwalk through the mangrove forest to the boat dock.
Breathtaking beauty. Every day brings new colors and cloud formations.
Dining and seating area. Interior of house is all wood, much like a log cabin.
Bedroom 2, King bed, with French Doors overlooking Gulf of Mexico.
Bedroom 4. Double bed. French doors to terrace overlooking forest.
Open air breezeway on second floor provides access to all 4 bedroom suites.
Peace and Quiet. 8 mile long, secluded, white sugar-sand beach.
Beautiful Gulf of Mexico - great sunning, swimming, shelling, fishing, surfing.
Use of 20' Hurricane Deck Boat is included in your home rental fee.
Indescribably glorious sunsets, night after night.
Yellowbird by the Sea -- unique Key West style Beach House
Tropical breezes. Glorious sunshine. Lazy day. Relax and enjoy life.
Sunrise from our dock, overlooking the channel.
Fully equipped Kitchen and comfortable Great Room, with tv/dvd, a/c and wi-fi.
Great room has cathedral ceilings, with continuous East/West breeze.
Bedroom 3. King bed. French Doors to terrace overlooking forest.
Panoramic view of Gulf of Mexico from Great Room Terrace.
The path to the beach - about two minutes from the house.
'Speedy,' endangered gopher tortoise, your friendly neighbor.
Pelican family. Keewaydin Island is a migration stopover -- great birdwatching!
Complete with happy little bluebirds.
Enjoy your meals in the open air, with a beautiful Gulf view.
4 Bedroom / 5.5 Bathroom
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