About Seabird Key
Escape to Seabird Key and immerse yourself in the dream. Your own private island getaway...a place abundant with beauty, privacy and ultimate tranquility, located in the heart of the Florida Keys.
Seabird Key is a ten acre island featuring a large cottage home with gracious porches and multi level decks. Swiss Family Robinson meets Ernest Hemingway, charmed by an old Florida style at its finest. The tropical island decor is enhanced with nautical antiques. The home comfortably sleeps eight: two bedrooms on the main level (one queen and one full) each with private baths, and a shared "Adam and Eve" unique, yet private outdoor shower. The upstairs open loft sleeps four, and a wooden catwalk connecting the two ends of the loft complements the tree house environment.
Enjoy a private sandy beach with towering coconut palms, and stroll through natural hammocks and exotic tropical gardens. Surrender yourself to the unspoiled nature of the Island; a sanctuary for nesting pelicans, herons, ibises, cormorants, ospreys, and other avian species, Seabird's only other residents. Wander along jungle trails and through ten-acres of flowering plants, native trees and over 50 varieties of palms. Don't miss the 18,000 gallon cistern built for rainwater collection. The design reflects old Caribbean sugar mill construction, with a native coral rock face. Capture unique, unforgettable photographs on Seabird Key with natural, creative colors and textures.
The owners of Seabird Key are dedicated to complete sustainability with little or no impact to the surrounding environment, while offering beautiful accommodations and most mainland "creature comforts." The home is solar powered, and naturally cooled. The water is supplied by a cistern for rainwater collection. A generator waits on stand-by for emergency use. Green practices at Seabird include recycling and eco-efficient technology whenever possible.
Boating in the Keys has something to offer everyone! Explore the deep blue ocean waters and see dolphins swimming in the wild, or witness living coral reefs in tranquil surrounding waters. Take a late afternoon sunset cruise. Seabird's 19' Boston Whaler is provided for your exclusive use (at no additional fee) for recreation around the island and nearby reefs, as well as transportation to and from the mainland. The boat is also equipped with an assortment of masks, fins, snorkels, and life vests. Seabird is only 5 minutes by boat from the mainland base in Marathon.
Have the fishing trip of your dreams! The Florida Keys beckons millions of dedicated anglers every year who thrill to the chase, and anticipate the rush of catching the fish of lifetime. Whether you desire game fishing, sport fishing, flats fishing, or capturing a treat for a tasty meal, there's no shortage of opportunity. Fishing guides and captains are available.
Take Seabird's Whaler for a 20 minute trip out to Sombrero Reef for snorkeling or scuba diving and explore the amazing marine life! Brilliant colors and a diverse marine eco-system make this reef a most popular dive site, along with an eight foot high natural coral bridge known as "The Arch".
Kayaking is a favorite past time in the Florida Keys. As you paddle through the back country waters, observe the enchanted world of pristine mangrove forest. Paddling is fun; the slower you go, the more you see. If sailing is more your speed, take the 14' Hobie Cat out in the bay for an adventure sail. The sailboat and kayaks are included for your exclusive use during your stay. Seabird provides three sea kayaks for your enjoyment; one double and two singles. No sign-up, no check-out...just push off and get underway. For a ride on the mainland, Seabird provides two classic bicycles, "conch cruisers". This is not to be missed...You will love the fantastic view of the Gulf, as you bike down the old seven mile bridge that leads to Pigeon Key.
Relax and Soak up the Florida sunshine on your own private beach, or find a perfect shady spot with an empty hammock. This is the moment to get back to that favorite Hemingway novel or nod off in the gentle Florida breeze. Toast the sunset atop Seabird's 35' widows walk. The 360 degree ocean view is spectacular!
Make your own memories at Seabird Key is the perfect romantic getaway, the fishing trip of a lifetime, or a unique family vacation. You can live the dream!
Five minutes offshore Marathon, within minutes to the scenic Seven Mile Bridge. Historic Key West, an easy 45 minute drive. Private dock and secure mainland parking.
Personal Service: upon arrival you'll find a freshly made key lime pie and a cooler stocked with chilled assorted beverages.
Private docks (maximum 4 ½’ draft) on island
Secure mainland parking
19 Boston Whaler, Hobie Cat, sea kayaks and canoe
Hammocks and lounge chairs
Modern media (internet, Wi-Fi, DVD and CD library collections) bring your laptop and I-Pod.
Red Flower shower and bath supplies and linens
Outdoor Viking BBQ
Additional services available at extra cost: personal chef, yoga instruction, massages therapy, babysitting, secretarial service, mid-week maid service, and personal shopping.