DIRECT GULF FRONT HOME ON PRIVATE BEACH ON EXCLUSIVE KEEWAYDIN ISLAND

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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DIRECT GULF FRONT HOME ON PRIVATE BEACH ON EXCLUSIVE KEEWAYDIN ISLAND

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Gulf Front Beach House Estate on Private Island

Take a break from the stress of everyday life to Southwest Florida’s remote paradise; Keewaydin Island. Just off the coast of Naples and Marco Island, this 9 mile stretch of pristine white powdered beaches is home to an abundance of wildlife including dolphins, manatee, loggerhead sea turtles, deer, armadillos, tortoises, bald eagles, and countless birds and other wildlife.

Keewaydin Island is more than just a vacation, it is a tropical experience. Tranquility, serenity, and pure bliss await you. Sway in a hammock, swim, paddleboard, kayak, fish, or just relax with your toes in the sand. Our home offers a large kitchen with Viking stove, eat in dining area, sleeps up to 6 people comfortably, and each bedroom has its own patio and private bathroom with views of the Gulf of Mexico from every room in the house. Enjoy an evening cocktail or sunset from our roof deck, with spectacular views of the surrounding area.

Transportation to and from the island is provided, or allow us to arrange a boat rental for you if you prefer your own. Nearby shopping and dining in downtown Naples on world renowned 5th Ave is only a 30 minute boat ride away. Also, allow us to alleviate any stress upon arrival by arranging your initial provisions ahead of time. Your only worry will be what color bathing suit to wear!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Peter (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
Speaks german, english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family had an awesome time at your house, it met all our expectations and more! The trip out was easy and fast and Fred managed everything-even lugging our 80 pound suitcase in for us! Beach was very nice and inviting and the kids were on the beach every morning by 0900. The interior was even nicer than the pictures, we felt we were living in a 5-star resort but couldn't see anyone else. We shall return next year for sure.
May 2014
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4.6
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Direct Gulf Front Home On Private Beach On Exclusive Keewaydin Island
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
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Direct Gulf Front Home On Private Beach On Exclusive Keewaydin Island
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Keewaydin Island Naples Area
KC, Missouri
5

An adventure in paradise

  • 5 of 5
We traveled to this home with our 3 teenage children. Everyone had a great time! Both the owner (Pierre) and the property manager (Freddy) were patient in answering my questions before booking and arrival. (For example, I was concerned about drinking water- Freddy assured me that there was a bottled water cooler to provide clean and clear water for drinking.) The home was clean and comfortable-just as pictured in the many photos above. Being off the grid, we knew that we'd be conserving the a/c usage during the day. This was the biggest challenge for our family. We didn't want to over-use the generator, and were very hot and muggy when we'd try to get a break from the sun in the afternoon. A small price to pay for the experiences we had when on island.

The use of the kayak and SUP, in addition to the fishing poles and supplies were what really put this vacation over the top. We spent time every day fishing-from the beach, dock, and even from the kayak in the mangroves across the channel. The poles and tackle provided were a good start, but visitors should plan to bring additional hooks, bait (frozen shrimp, cast net, etc), and lures. During our stay we caught pompano, snook, snapper, Jack Crevale and many catfish... also, a bonnet head shark, horseshoe crabs, starfish, and a sea hare. We did not rent a boat for our stay, but probably would if we return.

There is a lot of wildlife on the island- turning this vacation into an adventure! We saw dolphin, manatee, wild pigs, gopher tortoises, snakes, iguanas and deer nearly every day. If we go back again, we will probably bring thundersticks to scare away the hogs when encountered on the trail. We didn't have any problems with them, but I was a bit nervous.

This island was nearly deserted. We only saw a few other people on the beach during our entire stay. It really added to the feeling of being away from it all. The water was calm for most days during our stay, but really kicked up for a few days near the end of the week- the kids really enjoyed the crashing waves. Shelling was good. The water went from clear(ish) to murky depending on the waves and the sun. No complaints!

One last thing a visitor should know about is the bugs. This is S. FL and the insects are everywhere. We were able to minimize bites with skin-so-soft bug spray(avon)- which is the best for the no-see-ums. With spray on, we weren't too bothered at all.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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5

Keewaydin Dream

  • 5 of 5
I just wanted to say how much we loved your house and the beach! We have never had such a wonderful vacation. Fred’s assistance in getting us settled was invaluable and his interest in insuring our enjoyment was refreshing and made our stay like no other. The beach and water were perfect and we
spent our days swimming and evenings toasting marshmallows around the fire we built on the beach every night. Our kids caught their first ocean fish and were so thrilled to be able to fish whenever they wanted. We all didn’t want to leave and are working on dates to return this November. Thank you for
everything!
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jason for your kind words, I am happy that we could make your stay so memorable and are looking forward to your next visit.
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Direct Gulf Front Home On Private Beach On Exclusive Keewaydin Island
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Keewaydin Island Naples Area
5

Keewaydin Dream

  • 5 of 5
I just wanted to say how much we loved your house and the beach! We have never had such a wonderful vacation. Fred’s assistance in getting us settled was invaluable and his interest in insuring our enjoyment was refreshing and made our stay like no other. The beach and water were perfect and we spent our days swimming and evenings toasting marshmallows around the fire we built on the beach every night. Our kids caught their first ocean fish and were so thrilled to be able to fish whenever they wanted. We all didn’t want to leave and are working on dates to return this November. Thank you for everything!
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

AffordableTropical Paradise for the Family

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful place! Private island escape was all that I expected and much more!
We have stayed many times in Naples and always wanted to stay on Keewaydin Island and experience all the island had to offer. What an experience it was. I was worried my kids would not find things to do after a few days but every day was filled with something new from fishing, hiking, exploring the island, learning about the sea turtles that nest on the island, paddle boarding, swimming and fires on the beach (with s’mores) at dusk…….we had the most incredible time. My kids were so upset when we had to leave. The beach is perfect for kids as it is very shallow close in and no currents; there is even a sandbar you can stand on at low tide 100 feet from shore! Almost daily we saw both manatees and dolphins swimming along shore. The house was beautiful and had all the amenities of a modern home including high speed internet (my husband needs to stay connected!) and cable TV though we never had a lot of time to watch TV as we were always busy. The kitchen is truly a chef’s kitchen with a great stove and lots of room to work; it was even larger than our kitchen at home. There is also an patio grille for grilling burgers and fish, which we used most evenings. The home was decorated exactly like you would expect a home on an island to look. Tropical colors, shells, and furniture gave the house a Caribbean feel. The views from the upper deck are to die for; you are literally above the trees and can see 360 degrees around-just unbelievable! Our bedroom had a wonderful private deck for sunbathing and sweeping views of the beach and our bathroom had an incredible jungle view which made me feel as though I was in Costa Rica.
Fred, the property manager, was wonderful and gave us a great introduction to the house and island and was always available to assist in any way possible, he made us feel as though we were his only concern and even brought us a bottle of champagne to celebrate our anniversary one day! Our only disappointment was that the week went by so fast. I have already decided we will return next May though we may try to come back in August to watch the sea turtles hatch. I highly recommend this property for anyone wanting a once in a life time experience for the whole family.
  • Submitted: May 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your time and look forward to welcoming you again soon!
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Black flies; professional boaters only

  • 2 of 5
The house itself is quite nice and the island has a lot of natural beauty (in a Florida sort of way), but many things were broken or unavailable. For example: broken frame on master bed (I propped it up with a log), extremely noisy clothes dryer with no lint filter (fire hazard), golf cart didn't work, fishing poles broken, keys removed from 4-wheeler, dry sauna power disabled, etc. But the big problems were i) literally, unusable beach/outdoors for most of the day (unless it was very windy) due to aggressive black fly problem (even with heavy insect spray), ii) cockroaches in kitchen (I found dead ones on the floor most days and droppings on the clean dishes), iii) water quality (undrinkable: rain collection system makes for yellow bathwater), iv) air conditioning (since the house requires solar and backup propane generator, you have to be very restrictive unless you want Fred calling you late at night to ask "hey, why's the generator been running since you arrived?" - apparently, there's a monitor - creepy.

The other HUGE problem was getting there and the relationship with the boat rental guy. If it is windy and you rent the boat from the same service Pierre recommends, be prepared for a long, rough trip and you need to be a boat captain to dock in these waters. Not something for small children (which we had). Then we were hounded via phone/text after we arrived because we didn't sign the paperwork or provide cash payment at pickup. No credit cards. You'd think Fred would have told us about this before we shoved off, but the Fred/Pierre (owner)/boat guy relationship was not at all integrated. So I had to go back into town to pay the boat guy later. Also, I was expected to pay Fred for his time to grocery shop for me, even though it is listed above as a service. All of this financial headache was not condusive to much relaxation in the first 2 days.

Eventually, we left a day early after finding another dead roach in the kitchen and another morning of black fly bites as we attempted to go outside.

All that having been said, we had some good times. I would only recommend the house to people with older children, who are experienced boaters, and those used to camping or living a little rough. Classifying this as a luxury or executive beach house experience is inaccurate.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kevin,

I am sorry your stay did not turn out as well as you and I both expected and this is certainly not the normal outcome for our guests when they experience Keewaydin island. I prepared and emailed you personally a full response to all your concerns and comments and we are addressing items which we can improve at to provide a better guest experience. I do want to point out that the property is inspected weekly and treated monthly for all pests and the water is filtered and sanitized and safe for all uses. In addition, prior to your arrival we had an issue with the generator not shutting off and therefor Fred wanted to insure it was functioning properly. We do monitor the power use through an automated system as we must generate our own power from both solar and generator.

In summary, I appreciate your comments and we will work very hard to address areas which need improvement and I hope you will give us another opportunity to show you just how beautiful the island and our home are.
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5

Island Paradise

  • 5 of 5
What a fantastic property, the home owner Pierre and the property manager Fred made sure we were familiar with all of the amenities and we were enjoying our stay. The home is a luxurious tropical oasis . The screened in porch became our most favourite room with its beautiful sunsets and the lulling sound of the waves made it an unbelievable relaxing spot. The beach is fantastic with literally miles of beautiful sand and terrific shelling opportunities, and the swimming was fantastic. The wildlife both on land and aquatic made for some "National Geographic" type moments. The docking facilities are top notch and we had no difficulties with the water access aspect at all. The pictures and description do not come close to doing it justice
Thanks Pierre
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Pierre
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Keewaydin Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
September Special
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 4 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping & Orientation $300
Damage Waiver $69
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes 7 Night minimum

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Keewaydin Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1-Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Spacious and private bathroom with incredible views
  • Modern fully tiled bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Each bedroom has a en-suite bathroom and ocean view
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
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