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Keewaydin Island House Rental Photos and Description

Gulf Front Beach House! Private Estate Island Adventure Escape

Modern beachfront house on one level. Owner site: www.keeisland.com, or https://www.facebook.com/KEEISLAND

Considered one of Americas' top ten most beautiful beaches, Keewaydin is located directly next to and between Naples and Marco Island. The entire surrounding area is 97% undeveloped and or protected nature preserve. On one side facing the gulf, you have your own private beach to stroll, and on the other side facing east, 1,000 feet from the Gulf, you have bays and mangrove forests called Rookery Bay. (www.rookerybay.org/)

Expect only to see tropical jungle, powder white sand shelling beaches, Armidillos, tourtises, dolphins, manatees, 150 different birds..Calender Below it is updated! Watch Video!

From downtown Naples there is a 40 minute scenic boat ride is most often filled with Osprey and Dolphin sightings along the way to the beach house. Upon arrival at our dock, you'll sense right away your someplace very special within the Florida eco system. The walkway to the house is a nature trail and boardwalk covering ancient mangroves and jungle like nature preserve. With only one neighbor within a mile, you'll start to feel like your on a tropical island adventure...

Arriving at the house and beach is even more exciting...As the grounds, the white sand shelling beach and the new luxury home, all vie for your attention. Then the salt warm air and water bathe you in a way only the warm Gulf waters can... If paradise has a description...its here waiting for you to come recharge and enjoy..

Ultimate Green Home: You will experience a luxury beach home which is entirely powered by state of the art 36 (300) watt solar panels. You are completely off grid yet indistinguishable from on grid living.

State of the art electronics and technology: With a projector screen, HD sattelite television, cellular and cell data repeater antanae and booster, We provide Wi-Fi, free unlimited phone calls and 280 Sattelite tv channels.

Professionaly designed and furnished home, we provide high end linens, towels, soaps, etc. All our applianes and furnishings are of the highest quality. You'll find state of the art blender, bread maker, gas grille etc.

Our goal is that you have total comfort and that you are surrounded by the finest quality creature comforts that you may enjoy at the worlds finest hotels.

Come see for yourself why the most discerning and knowledgeable travelers rate this location the most spectacular of all Florida has to offer....

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  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
We would definitely recommend staying at keeisland! for those of you whom are 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.

We came with our parents and two children. The stay has been the nicest of any our rental house ventures on VRBO or Homeaway. The beach is practically all yours to yourself and its very private as the boat only access keeps all the crowds a few miles away in Naples.

Michael and Espen, the owners representative, made us feel right at home and brought our luggage and groceries onto the boat and up to the house on our arrival. They showed us how everything worked, refered us to a fishing guide, and had several fishing poles set up for us along with fishing tackle boxes. The kids loved the paddleboards, and were seen for hours on both the bay and gulf.

We suggest buying lots of groceries before you head out as you wont want to come into town and take all that time to go buy groceries. It is so peaceful and enjoyable on the island that you really wont want to ever leave.

We cant say enough about the experience, we think everyone would enjoy it. For those of you whom like to learn about off grid homes, it was very interesting to us as the house is entirely off grid yet its just like a luxury home on the grid. We only heard the generator come on once one morning for a few hours.

We suggest winn Dixie by boat in Marco Island for a place to get groceries by boat. We also stayed on night the day before checking in at the Cove hotel on Naples Bay and that was convenient we thought.

Thanks Espen and Mike for such a great stay!
Apr 2014
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Espen Schiefloe

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A back ground in resort real estate development, Espen has a love for the tropical dream...boats...water...sunshine....and having been spoiled by the worlds greatest hotels, resorts and homes...incorporated all that he has learned about what creates the best tropical experience...

Espen Schiefloe purchased this house in 2010

Florida has an abundance of beautiful beaches, waterways, cities and attractions...yet the critical eye and more experienced you get with south Florida, the south west gulf coast city of Naples is as nice as it gets. Then you take it one step further and the 7 mile long barrier island south of Naples is practically undeveloped. so instead of your gulf front home costing 12+ million (starter Naples gulf front home) you have an even nicer gulf front home location with unbeatable natural features of your boat and bay on the back side and essentially a private beach..

Its really about the experience...Here, you get to get back to nature, see some wild life, have space to feel your soul breathe and expand...to feel that you are one with a tropical paradise...you wont get that in town...

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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based on 29 traveler reviews

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On the Beach! Beach House! Unforgettable!
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews
On the Beach! Beach House! Unforgettable!
Keewaydin Island Naples Area
Broomfield, CO


  • 5 of 5
The home, furnishings, boat and the beach were more then expected, as a matter of fact it was over the top.
Just as many of the previous reviews had stated the beach, wildlife and marine life were fabulous. The front porch and beach were our favorites. Epsen's staff were so friendly and willing to help at all times. They want your experience to be just that a great experience.
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
On the Beach! Beach House! Unforgettable!
Keewaydin Island Naples Area


Off the grid living at it's best!
  • 5 of 5
We loved this vacation house so much we are planning to return next year with same group. Off the grid is the way to go to get away from the stress and routines of daily lives. From our pick-up at dock with Mike and tour of the property we were in love with Keewaydin. Very isolated and few people on the beach. Perfect! Mike and his wife even came back one night to cook dinner for us! At first we were not sure how we would like cooking all our meals and no eating out, but by end of the week we ate great and really felt cooking as a group made for more fun and bonding. Lots of adventure walking the beaches and island for wildlife and shells, day and night!
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Stu and Joan,
Thank you for your kind words and for coming back next year!
We appreciate reviews to help potential guests to realize what a unique home and area this is. Once you have experienced this tropical oasis compared to the concrete paved over jungle of a typical Florida beach front location, it stays with you. The magic of nature and peacefulness combined with tropical foilage and marine life in a setting and house and grounds which we work hard to make it as luxurious as we can, that's what makes keeisland unique. So again thanks for helping us to get the word out and speak to the uniqueness of keeisland.
On the Beach! Beach House! Unforgettable!
Keewaydin Island Naples Area
Broomfield, CO


  • 5 of 5
I would prefer to keep this to myself as social media has a way of taking away from the finer finds in the vacation world. This is a find if you happen to land here. This home and staff under stated and over performed at all levels from start to finish. I don't think words can describe it, however if you are looking for an excellent beach getaway with top notch amenities and little to no people you have come to the right location. Yes you have to work at the logistics a bit as going out to diner is not really available but the kitchen is over the top along with furnishings, beds and baths. I keep trying to find something to be dissatisfied with and it just does not come to mind.
Espen, Mike and staff are great hosts, we will be back. Next time for 2 weeks!
Enjoy and keeping looking up.
  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for writing! Its nice to feel like our hard work over the last couple years is paying off! Where we set out to provide the ultimate beach house in the perfect almost surreal beautiful setting that we instantly fell in love with the first time we set our eyes on keeisland and this beach cottage. After a coupel years of improvements, and dreaming and working and creating, as well as monitoring closely what our guests like and find important, I think we have finally just about got all the details right. We will always keep making it better and working hard to see that our guests continue to have the best possible vacation they can have.
There are many unique challenges and features to having a house off grid away from the roads, the concrete jungle, the towering buildings and roadways of town, once you see the benefits to not having these developed features around you, but instead, just Florida nature as it was before as with almost the entire state of Floida paved over. Out on the island, a unique opportunity exists to experience something real and natural about Florida, about yourself and family, where only you have the wildlife and nature to commune with, it does something to your body and soul that recharges, that soaks in and settles you down.
We look forward to you coming back next year!!
Thanks again for writing!
On the Beach! Beach House! Unforgettable!
Keewaydin Island Naples Area


The only thing missing is "Wilson"
  • 5 of 5
This could very well have been the movie set for "Castaway", with all of the modern conveniences of home behind the "set". A remote and near private island home just a stone's throw from beautifully quiet Naples, Fl. We couldn't have asked for any more, and honestly didn't expect all of the conveniences offered. The house is very spacious, with a master suite that provides an exciting mix of privacy and surprising amenities. One should either bring their own boat, or rent the spacious pontoon boat offered by the owner. The river on the East and Gulf on the West provide opportunities to fish, mingle with manatees and dolphins, or just motor around enjoying nature. The beach is ultra private, and even with a small surf, can be seen and heard from the magnificent screened porch. The first thing that came to mind as I approached the beach was, where is "Wilson"?
  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ha Ha, we like that the experience of arriving and being on keeisland is so much better then photos can tell. Thanks for coming up with a clever way of articulating the natural tropical environment, with a luxury beach home plopped in the middle of it, yet just a few short miles from swanky Naples. The locals like to say where else can you have this experience yet be so close to civilization of Naples, but I like your version better.
We work very hard at continuing to refine the experience by continuously improving the boats, house, grounds, amenities, water toys, down to what type of soaps to provide, its a lot of work to stay on top of everything 100% so that our guests stay is hopefully only graced with one flowing unfolding natural wonder supported and wrapped up in a bit of luxury creature comforts as well as we have been able to imagine and create. Our joy comes from delivering this formula successfully as demonstrated by our guest comments and the smiles on their faces.
Thanks for your comments and coming to keeisland and please come back next year!
On the Beach! Beach House! Unforgettable!
Keewaydin Island Naples Area
Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada


  • 5 of 5
We were not disappointed. Espen was very responsive and helpful. Mike was friendly and most accommodating. The home and location surpassed anything we have ever experienced. The beach and shelling fantastic. The bed was extremely comfortable. We loved the wildlife and numerous things to do. We did get close to the dolphins but regrettably didn't actually get close enough to play with them. We were really hoping to come back time and again but cannot afford the steep increase in rent. Thanks for the great memories.
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for coming for three weeks all the way from Canada!
We have recencly made even more improvements, most significantly, going from two bed two bath to three bedroom three baths. Many of the guests currently staying, booked last year, prior to these improvements and got the latter from free. We strive for high occupancy by providing a bargain value for the guest, but we appreciate that with an evolving now larger island house, our rates for this now larger three bedroom house, espeically for those whom experienced renting it when it was smaller and slightly lower price, even more so, for the ones that want to come for multiple weeks. We will continue to improve the product so as to do as much as we can to provide the highest value and best guest experience possible.
We are really very greatful for all the guests whom come to keeisland.com and wish that everyone of them will come back to stay in our bit of island paradise again and again.
With much gratitude!
On the Beach! Beach House! Unforgettable!
Keewaydin Island Naples Area


  • 5 of 5
We had an amazing week in this beautiful home. Unplugging from the world was a perfect way to reconnect with our family. We spent days shelling, swimming, surfing, paddle boarding, fishing, boating, sunning, eating, playing cards, watching movies, exercising, and enjoying our time together on this amazing island. The home is clean, well-maintained with wonderful amenities. We were met by Mike and Espen, both so helpful and gracious. Mike helped us get organized, took us out to the island on the boat, showed us around the home and checked in throughout the week. We would definitely recommend this property to friends and family.
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you came down from the cold Brandon and Britt and family!
I feel we are starting to get spoiled by our guests, they had all the towels washed and folded when we arrived!
As we gain more experience with each guest visit, we see that the house and area are ideally suited for famiies, couples and about anyone and everyone whom can make it out on a boat ride is going to enjoy this experience.
Do come back next year!
You may want to reserce a little early as the house gets increasingly more popular and is booking earlier.
Thanks again for coming and being such great guests!
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Naples Botanical Garden
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
Philharmonic Center For the Arts, the
Bleu Provence
"Great french restaurant at crayton cove next to our in town dock marina space"
Whole Foods Market
Waterside Shops At Pelican Bay
Handsome Harry's 3rd St Bistro
Sushi Thai Too
Sea Salt-Naples
"Top attraction in Naples, by boat locals and visitors favorite spot to see wildlife, nature ..."
Trader Joe's
Snook Inn
Food & Thought
"Most awesome all organic market in SW Florida. The cafe is great for lunch or dinner or eve..."
Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Fort Myers, Naples, Fort lauderdale and Miami,
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Naples or Marco
Car: not necessary

The south west gulf coast of Florida is world renowned for its white powder sugar sand beaches, safe and warm and calm water for swimming make the water accessable to everyone. Keewaydin Island itself is considered to be one of Americas top 10 most beautiful beaches and considering you have several acres of it to your self, most of the pleasure will be in activities surrounding your beach front home. From shelling, to walking, swimming, stand up paddle boarding, boating, fishing, having your bare feet on the sand, taking in the salt sea air and the abundant nature that surrounds you. Your stay here is about nature and access to the island is by BOAT only. 40 Years ago, the environmental movement finally said enough already and stopped a planned bridge and road to the island. So this is where development in Florida stops. It's as if the entire state of Florida is paved over and then you come to the end of the road at beautiful Naples and across Gordon pass lies a natural paradise, kee Island.

If you have fisherman or woman in your group, its tough to beat the fishing right off the beach (there is a great sand bar just off shore) and then the dock side has the best snook fishing anywhere.

There are more places to explore then you can imagine. An easy trip is to good land, with a couple of bars and live music. Marco Island and Naples in either direction offer plenty of places to explore.

If you want some fine dining and shopping, water parks and so forth, venturing out to Naples and Marco Island opens up other possibilities. First and foremost, great shopping and dining. Naples is a haven for wealthy retirees, and therefore you can expect the top world class dining, shopping and golfing. Two recomended in town adventures are the Botanical gardens and the Zoo. Either one is a 15 minitue drives from our marina in town.

Within Naples, we have a whole foods, trader joes and a couple organic markets. Our favorite organic market, food and thought,(www.foodandthought.com/) happens to be where we go frequently to dine for lunch, grab some organic food and head out to the island. That concludes our in town Naples suggestions.

Very often, we charachterize this island beach house experience as a place to for a wonderful peaceful escape...a place to hang out with family and friends....a time to relax..

A typical stay for our guests starts with a grocery store shop for several days. The house has all the staples already, such as spices, drinking water, towels etc. you only need to plan your meals and bring the fresh whole foods with you.

Arriving at our check in time at 3 pm. our representative loads your groceries and lugguge on to the boat. You can park and leave your car there free of charge for the week.

Once aboard, the 45 minute scenic boat ride follows navigation makers south through Naples bay, down the intercoastal water way for approximately 5-6 miles. Then you arrive on our bayside dock. We show you how to tie up the boat, bring your luggage and groceries to the house and orientate you with the home and answer any questions you have. This is the fun part because at this point your in awe at how beautful it is and how happy you are to have your own island and private beach.

We call this adventure our tropical dream...As it combines the absolute very best that Florida has to offer. From the most beautiful waters and beaches and nature and wild life...you leave concrete and mayhem behind and enter paradise...Its what the salt air and warm sun and the entire environment surrounding you bathes your soul...

The house manager will provide Chef services and Grocery provision shopping for a daily fee of $300.00 plus cost of goods.

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Availability & Rates


Keewaydin Island House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 20 2014 - Aug 30 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Jan 4 2015 - Feb 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
Feb 15 2015 - Apr 19 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
Apr 20 2015 - Aug 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Boat Rental Deck Boat $850.00 + Tax
Damage Protection $2000 $69.00 + Tax
Housekeeping Turnover Orientation $350.00 + Tax
Prepaid Boat Fuel Full Tank $250.00
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Keewaydin Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Telescope
  • Internet
  • Split-System Heating
  • Solar Panels
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Outdoor Shower
    Master Suite - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower , Master Suite has Outdoor Tub And Outdoor Shower!
  • Second Bathroom has his and her glass bowl sinks. Spacious shower and private toilet area. Second Bathroom features jetted tub and private toilet area. Well let modern light and bright. Master Suite has outdoor shower and outdoor tub. Double vanities and toilet room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Living Area - 1 queen , Located in living area we have a Queen Bed
  • Master Bedroom Suite: Spacious and luxurious, features outdoor shower and bath, 10' celings and dual vanities and separate toilet room. Second Bedroom: His and Her Sinks, large two person shower, private shower/toilet area. Brand new KING luxury foam type mattress. Luxury sheets, pillows. Third Bedroom: QUEEN pillow top mattress, luxury linens and pillows. Jetted tub and shower, private toilet room. Living area: One Queen Bed. Patio area: Couch has a pull out Queen Bed. NOTE: There are three bedrooms with ensuite bathroom. The beds in living area and patio are out in the open..Not separate private spaces to speak of. Three couples can enjoy the three bedrooms and then kids and or non demanding guests can enjoy the comfortable queen beds in the living area and possibly patio area if you need a third queen. As the couch in the patio area has a pull out queen.
  • Radio
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Motorboat
  • Water Skis
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • marina
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • photography
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
The living room features a desk, large dining area, and spacious comfortable furniture.
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