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Espen Schiefloe

Member since: 2011
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A Beach House on White Sugar Sand? Naples Private Island Escape!

43 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

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Imagine staying in a beach house on your own private island in Naples

Your own, brand-new, elegant and luxurious one-level beach house on Keewaydin Island, called KeeIsland, is nestled in greenery, with a clear view of the white sugar sand beach and sparkling blue water just twenty yards away from windows and openings towards the sea which are practically wall-to-wall, verandahs and balconies.

Stroll or jog along the secluded beach at your leisure. Relax on beach chairs and watch the friendly small rollers coming in at sunrise or sunset. Do some beachcombing or take in a paddle with the provided Stand Up Paddleboards.

Swim or snorkel in the clear, warm waters. Learn how to paddleboard or windsurf!

Birds soar overhead or nest in the surrounding trees. Dolphins and manatees frolic in the water just steps away.

You’ll feel as if you’re on your own private island, but if you feel in the need for company you can take the provided motorboat over to Naples or one of the other surrounding islands to take in the a lunch or grocery shop there.

KeeIsland has three spacious bedrooms and extra sleeping spaces, so there’s plenty of room for up to nine people to enjoy this peaceful island paradise.

About Keewaydin Island:

Keewaydin Island is an eight-mile long barrier island off the coast of Naples, with only 13 private homes on the whole island!

There are no roads on the island and no cars. You’ll be in your own private world– but there’s plenty to do if you love swimming, paddle boarding, beachcombing or just taking it easy and enjoying beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

You can also enjoy the beauty of the protected natural preserve of Rockery Bay, which surrounds us and features bays and mangrove forests. Check out the beauty of Rockery Bay at their website: www.rookerybay.org/.

About KeeIsland House

The oceanfront estate of KeeIsland is surrounded by lush greenery and a great view of the sugar white sand beach and brilliant blue water of the bay. If you’re a bird watcher you’ll be in heaven, and if you love ocean-watching for the chance to see manatees or dolphins, this is the place for you

KeeIsland House is a brand-new home built to the highest specifications for “green” living that is also luxurious living.

This 3,000 square-foot luxury beach home, fully furnished, is entirely powered by state-of-the-art solar panels. You are completely off-grid here, but rest assured you’ll never notice the difference from on-grid living!

As you wait for dinner, relax and chat with your friends in the completely screened-in outdoor patio. From the patio you can see the trees and the oceanscape beyond. There’s also a patio off the Master Bedroom.

All of the patio area features twelve-foot high ceilings and the living room area has plate-glass windows that are practically wall-to-wall. There’s air-conditioning in summer and heating in winter, of course.

The bedrooms come equipped with big-screen TVs and you can choose from over 350 channels. Browse the web on your computer with lightning-like speed thanks to our high speed internet.

Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. The master bathroom is rather special – there’s an outdoor tub (don’t worry – there’s no one around but you and your guests!) and spectacular scenery to enjoy while you bathe.

At breakfast, lunch or dinner time the delicious aromas will waft to you from the open kitchen.

Amenities

All amenities are provided, from luxurious linens for the bedrooms to towels and tropical lemongrass soaps for the bathrooms.

In the kitchen, the refrigerator, microwave and oven are top of the line, as are the blender, toaster and coffee maker. There’s a washer and dryer in the utility room also.

All silverware and plateware are provided, and you’ll arrive to a fully stocked pantry.

A motorboat is definitely an amenity when you’re on an island. The rental of the boat and a full tank of gas is included in the price of your stay. You’ll also find paddleboards, windsurfers, water skiis, which are easy to use and tons of fun.

How You’ll Get to Keeisland House

There is no bridge from the mainland, so we will take you and your entire party and luggage to KeeIsland House via boat, which is a trip of only 40 minutes.

We’ll also be back to pick you up at the end of your stay.

You won’t be marooned, of course. There’s a motorboat at the KeeIsland House dock which is easy to use, and maps to take you to the surrounding islands or in to Naples. We have provided maps for how to get to Winn Dixie and back.

Book with us Today!

Our calendar is always up to date, so check your dates, watch our video, and then book your stay!

Any questions? Don’t’ hesitate to contact us.

Come see for yourself why the most discerning and knowledgeable travelers rate KeeIsland House as the most spectacular vacation rental property that all Florida has to offer...

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Espen Schiefloe (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Espen Schiefloe

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

Why Espen Schiefloe chose Florida South Gulf Coast

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..

What makes this house unique

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...

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have been blessed in my life to travel to many exotic and beautiful places. Your house on Keywadin ranks up there in my experiences as one of the best, if not the best, true vacation paradises in the world. I have never experienced such a remote, off the grid, yet luxurious and close to civilization place in my life. The house was fantastic, the boat was awesome, and the beach was the best! We had miles of beach practically to ourselves, yet Marco and Naples were only a half hour away. When we arrived your Team took over and helped us get settled in, even with an over abundance of supplies. The wildlife is amazing, and sitting on the screened porch at night, just soaking in the whole venue with a cocktail by the fireplace, running out to catch the sunset, and going back to prepare the fish we caught for dinner was priceless. It is truly an amazing place and a lifetime experience. I will definitely be back. I feel lucky to have stumbled onto this gem searching the web. Your hospitality was the icing on the cake. Keep up the great work!



Bob=
Nov 2015
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A Beach House on White Sugar Sand? Naples Private Island Escape!
average rating of 4.976744 based on 66 reviews
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Wonderful time in unspoiled paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My family of six (kids 3-13) stayed on Keewaydin island the first couple weeks of June. We found the home to be better than advertised, well-maintained and very well-stocked. We were well taken care of and wanted for nothing while on the island.

Prior to our trip, my wife was concerned about the remoteness of the island and likely challenges that might ensue. Once on the island, we quickly realized that a little planning and organization neutralized any challenges presented by the remote location.

While on the island, our family enjoyed paddle boarding, swimming and boating into Naples and Marco for dinner. In addition, we found the fishing fantastic, catching snook daily on the beach and a wide array of fish on the bay side. Lastly, the beach was largely deserted which made for fantastic shelling every morning.

The setting of this home is very special. If you are looking for a beautiful beach vacation in a natural setting, this home will not disappoint you.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Owner's Response: A stay at Keewaydin always brings our family back to a connection with nature. It's the experience of the smells, sights, wildlife that echo our true nature devoid of the city streets and noise. We thank you for your review describing your experience. As with most things in life, in order to know it, we must ourselves experience it. Reviews are especially important for this location and experience precisely because of its unique off the grid eco friendly remote yet near bye civilization. Many of our guests come back each year, and we hope that you do as well. Thanks again for taking the time to provide a review.
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An amazing house in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We have rented vacation homes in some very beautiful places in the past (Key West, Big Pine Key, St John USVI) and this property stands out as the most enjoyable we have ever rented. The combination of the beach, the island and the house were an incredible experience for our entire family. The owner and his team do a wonderful job of assisting without being intrusive.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Owner's Response: Thanks Tony for your kind words. We look forward to your coming back some time.
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Great Relaxing Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

If you want to get away from it all and spend time with the family- this is your place. The house is better than shown in photos. The beds are super comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked. The beach was beautiful and most of the time completely empty except for us. We felt like we were in our own private paradise. We fished, paddleboarded, collected magnificent shells and spent time together as a family. We have 4 kids, 14, 13, 11 and 11 (boys and a girl) and the all found fun things to do and try. We loved the sandbar where you could find live sand dollars by the handfull. We went to the south tip and boat lunch and ice cream from the food boats. We went to Naples and San Marco out to eat. Loved Island Gypsy Cafe. We saw raccoons, turtles, armadillos, iguanas, man of war, stingrays, butterflies, all kinds of birds, fish, and dolpins. The best trip I've ever had. I want to go back again and this time let our extended family in on our secret place. The hosts were amazing and highly recommended. I am like others who have stayed here- want to keep this our secret so we can continue to book time here in the future. We were there in August 2015

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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ONE OF THE BEST FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5

We live in Miami and spending a week at the house felt like going to a luxurious paradise island with on of the best private access to the beach we have ever been to.

Our 3 children enjoyed the beach house very much and are looking forward to going again next summer.

Thank you Espen for the great service, availability and making sure that our week stay in the house felt like a paradise island!

Look forward to coming back next year.

Hernan and Ximena

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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A true getaway

  • 5 of 5

Hard to explain what a great experience this was. We had an entire beach to ourselves for almost all the week we stayed. Watching the sunsets and retiring to the amazing indoor/outdoor living space was just perfect.

For a house that is off-grid you don't really want for anything. Espen and Mike we're really great and helpful. We're trying to figure out how we can do this again.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Heavenly Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a week at the beach house and had an amazing experience. It was one of the most beautiful, tranquil and fun vacations we have ever had as a family. We brought along my parents, my aunt, our 3 year old son and his 6 year old cousin - and there was more than enough space for all of us. Our days included swimming on a secluded sugary white beach, paddle boarding, collecting sea shells and napping. Our afternoons included sunset boat rides with daily dolphin sightings and ice-cream from the ice-cream boat (yes - there's an ice-cream boat that cruises by). And our evenings were full of cooking and eating great food and wine. It was a dream vacation we're hoping to make a regular family tradition. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Owner's Response: Good point about the icecream boat! For guests wodering about how an ice cream boat come by, the southern tip of Keewaydin Island is the local favorite hang out for boaters. Its about 2.5 miles down on southern tip, not so close to walk but you can take the boat there in a few minutes. Thanks for staying on keeisland! We hope to see you back another time!
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Naples Botanical Garden
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
BLEU Provence
"Great french restaurant at crayton cove next to our in town dock marina space"
Whole Foods Market
Sushi Thai
Sea Salt
Roy's - Downtown Naples
Keewaydin
"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, 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...

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Rates & Availability

Keewaydin Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2016
Feb 13 2016 - Jul 29 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Late NOV Early DEC
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 16 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Holidays
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 23 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
January 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Spring
Jan 28 2017 - Mar 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $350 + Tax
Damage Protection $2000 $89 + Tax
Housekeeping Turnover Orientation $500 + Tax
Boat Fuel (Full Tank) $200
Boat Rental (7 Days) $1,300 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Fishing Charters and Guides are available.

Alternate for non boat drivers: Accessing the house can be done by a shuttle such as www.keewaydinexpress.com or www.napleswwt.com or www.facebook.com/napleswwt or last but not least, we can be hired with a boat captain, so there are some options if you lack boating experience and skills.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Florida South Gulf Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Solar Panels
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Living Area - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , Living area we have a Queen Bed and Bunk Bed (2 plus trimble
  • 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 can enjoy the living area where there is a queen bed, and three twin Bunk Beds (twins)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The living room features a desk, large dining area, and spacious comfortable furniture.

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