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Marathon, Florida

Your Own Private Island Vacation Rental off the Coast of Florida

Location: Marathon, Florida IVR # 2451

Accommodations: Villa - 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 BathRooms, Sleeps 6

pets NOT allowed  smoking NOT allowed

Description: Private Island "just for you" and ?

The residence was built in 1995 as a unique home consisting of two octagonal structures linked together and surrounded by airy verandahs. At 3,500 square feet, plus another 1,500 square feet of screened verandahs (thus bringing the overall total to approximately 5,000 square feet), the home is both the largest and newest on any offshore island in the Florida Keys.

Entering the ground floor of the house, one finds a large anteroom and a staircase ascending to the living quarters above. The second floor contains the three bedrooms along with the two guest bedrooms both spacious and outfitted with beautiful Teak furnishings and queen size beds in addition to their individual full bathrooms. Glass french doors lead to an adjoining 12 ft. by 30 ft. balcony upon which one can relax while overlooking the pool. The master bedroom features Teak furnishings as well with a King size bed and a luxurious bathroom including a whirlpool/jacuzzi/shower combination. Leading out of the master bedroom french doors is yet another large private balcony with a wonderful view overlooking the front yard.

With the installation of separate central air-conditioning systems for the 2nd and 3rd floors, guests can choose their comfort level for the living and sleeping quarters and, with a full laundry room on the 2nd floor, guests are thus able to pack less during their stay at Melody Key.

The house is equipped with every convenience, including clothes washer and dryer, dishwasher, satellite television, CD player, VCR, Tivo, free wireless internet, a Hi-Definition plasma TV, a state-of-the-art stereo system, and a DVD player to complete the package. There is also a small library of DVD's about what is fun to do in the Keys as well as a few movies that are set in and around the Keys.

The third floor sports a spacious great room with a 14-foot beamed ceiling and a wet bar. The bar tops a magnificent 300 gallon salt water aquarium stocked with native tropical fish and invertebrates. The dining room offers a spectacular view of the Atlantic ocean and surrounding islands which, combined with the great room and sprawling balcony with 35 ft. of glass, gives you a one-of-a-kind dining experience. The house has verandahs facing every direction. No matter what time of day or night there is a place to relax with a fabulous view.

The fully equipped gourmet kitchen features a large side-by-side refrigerator island cook-top including grill, oven, dishwasher, and breakfast bar. Just off of the kitchen is a work station that is Wi Fi ready for your convenience.

The kitchen opens onto yet another verandah which contains a spiral staircase leading to the “crows nest” balcony. Up here, four stories above the island, you can experience superb bird watching, unparalleled panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. The crows nest is at the maximum height allowed by law in the Keys giving it what most consider to be the best panoramic view one can find in the Lower Keys. Breathtaking is the word most would use to describe the 360 degree view provided only at Melody Key.

We recommend flying in to Key West. There, you can rent a car and it's just a 30 minute drive to Summerland Key where you will be met by our staff. taken by boat to the island, and given an orientation tour. If you prefer not to rent a car, limo service can be arranged.

Presidential Retreats


  • After extensive remodeling during summer '05, we are excited to announce the following improvements:
  • -Beautiful pool and jacuzzi.
  • -Extensive landscaping including an outdoor fire pit and large grill.
  • -Central A/C.
  • -All new gorgeous teak bedroom furniture.
  • -Top of the line entertainment system including HD plasma tv.
  • -The outdoor facade of the house has been completely redone and looks like new.
  • -Outdoor bamboo enclosed shower.
  • -Many more improvements including hurricane windows and new wall hangings.
  • Virtual connection to the outside world is also readily available on Melody Key. The island is newly equipped with a high speed internet satellite. Bring your laptop computer and surf the web connected by ethernet cable or wireless connection. The wireless connection is a "Wi-Fi hot-spot" that will enable you to get high speed internet connection anywhere in or around the house if your computer is wireless enabled. This service is included with your stay and is absolutely free.
  • Melody Key is completely self sufficient with primary electricity provided by solar panels, an extensive bank of newly upgraded, high-powered batteries, and a back up generator. Water is supplied by a 22,000 gallon cistern and desalination machine. Telephone communication is provided by cellular phone. The island also includes a Hi-Def satellite television in addition to its own Tivo system.
  • You’ll have complete privacy on Melody Key. However, should you require assistance, our discrete caretaker lives on a neighboring island, five minutes away by boat, and is just a phone call away, accessible 24 hours a day. Optional services are happily arranged with fees quoted separately, including limousine service from either Miami, Key West or Marathon airport. Also available are fishing and diving charters, grocery shopping and stocking, maid service, massage, and even chef service.

Activities: Sailing, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, fishing. A boat is included in the rental price and enables you to travel to larger islands such as Summerland Key or drive to Key West with its wonderful restaurants, elegant shops, art galleries and sporting facilities such as golf and tennis. An endless supply of games and books, and fishing gear is supplied. A mobile phone is provided if needed. The area is considered by many to have the best fishing and diving in America.

(A 18-foot jetboat is provided at no extra charge with island rental.) And for those who prefer not to operate a boat, pickup and drop off service 24/7 is easily arranged.

Vacation Rental Rates (in US dollars)
In season rates : $ 8,000.00 weekly
Off season rates : $ 6,800.00 weekly
In season rates : $ 8,000.00 weekly

Off season rates : $ 6,800.00 weekly
(July 1st through September 30th)

Security deposit: $2,000.00


***All the above quoted prices DO NOT include taxes***

Florida State Tax = 7.5 %
Monroe County Tourist / Bed Tax = 4 %
Rental Rates and terms are subject to change without notice.

Note: Each vacation rental is individually owned or managed.

Currency Accepted: US dollars

Payment Options: Paypal, Wire Transfer, Bank Checks

Check In Time: 3:00 PM

Check Out Time: 11:00 AM

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