Southern Gulf Coast, Florida, United States
Keewaydin Cottage will provide a beach vacation you’ll never forget. The beachfront home is your own secluded Tropical Paradise, just 30 minutes by boat from Naples or Marco Island. 20' A Hurricane Deck Boat is provided for transportation and recreation 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.
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 Keewaydin Cottage is in store.
The 4500 sq foot 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. Wildlife is abundant, including dolphins, manatees, key deer, armadillos, and many osprey nests with fledglings. 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.
This Key West style 3 story home has 4 bedrooms, each with full bath and private screened terrace. It features a screened 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 and private screened terrace. The third floor Great Room boasts cathedral ceilings, full kitchen with all appliances, a large pass-through kitchen window opening up to a spacious open deck providing incredible panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico and spectacular sunsets, night after night. The screened outdoor dining area is a wonderful place to have your meals and be mesmerized by the soft breezes and gentle surf.
The house uses solar power with a backup generator. Rainwater is collected, filtered and UV'd for use (though this water is not drinkable, bring bottled water for drinking and cooking). The cottage does provide wifi to check email or surf the web. It is not for live streaming movies, music, games, etc.
Location and Access
Near: Naples, FL
The cottage is access via a 30 minute boat ride from Naples or Marco Island.
Keewaydin Island forms part of Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. The Reserve is full of wildlife and offers access to:
Scuba diving or snorkeling, Surfing, Swimming, Water skiing, Windsurfing, SUPing, Deepsea fishing, Fishing from dock, boat, or beach, Jet skiing, Paragliding, Beachcombing, Bird watching, Sailing, Beach volleyball
Enjoy sunning, swimming, shelling, kayaking, surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, fishing and relaxing right out the front door.
- Sleeps eight
- Bedroom 1 - king bed, French Doors open to Gulf view
- Bedroom 2 - king bed, French Doors open to Gulf view
- Bedroom 3 - king bed, French Doors open to Gulf view
- Bedroom 4 - double bed, French Doors open to Forest view
4 private bedroom suites are on second floor, separated by an open breezeway, which connects the staircases on either end of the house. Breezeway has gates on both ends, which can be locked at night for security. 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 screened 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, and outdoor screened dining area.
5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
- Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower, second floor
- Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower, second floor
- Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower, second floor
- Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower, second floor
- Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower, third floor
- Bathroom 6 - toilet, first floor
- Outdoor shower, first floor
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.
What you need to bring
Food and drinking water (enough for your entire stay)
- 4-seater electric golf cart
- 2 stand-up paddleboards
- 2 surfboards,
- 2 sea-kayaks
- Boogie boards
- Snorkeling equipment
- Fishing gear,
- Sand toys for the kids
- Ping Pong table
- Beach volleyball
- Bocce ball
- Corn hole
- Ping Pong Table
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- Washing machine and clothes dryer
- 4 Ring Stove
- Mini Refrigerator
- Beach Chairs and umbrellas
- Boat Dock
- Deck / Patio and furniture
- Kayak / Canoe
- Large Cooler
- Water Sports Gear
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
Water and power are limited, so guests are asked to conserve both these resources.
Use of the boat is included in house rental fee, guests pay only for gas.
$350 cleaning fee.
6% sales tax and 4% tourist tax will be charged in addition to the nightly fee.
50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Well-behaved dogs are allowed.
Rates and Availability
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|Standard Rate||$600 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||6 nights||N/A|