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Yellowbird by the Sea. Private Island Retreat. Lovely Beachfront Home for 8

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, each with full bath and screened terrace. Boat must also be rented.

Off the Grid/Eco-Friendly/Green Home. 4-Seater electric golf cart, 2 stand-up paddleboards, 2 surfboards, and 2 sea-kayaks add to the fun and activity. Boogie boards, snorkeling equipment, fishing gear, and sand toys for the kids are already here. Ping Pong table, Foosball, volleyball & beach volleyball, bocce ball, horseshoes, corn hole, and tetherball make for fun on the land, too.

Comfortably accommodate up to 8. Children and pets welcome.

Please note that maximum occupancy for the house is up to 8 people, and this includes children and any overnight guests.

Beachfront home in your own secluded Tropical Paradise -- 30 minutes by boat from Naples or Marco Island. 20' Hurricane Deck Boat must also be rented, for additional fee. You can fish, swim, relax, and recharge on the island all week.

Key West style 3 story home features 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. 3 king beds, 1 full bed.

Third floor Great Room boasts cathedral ceilings, full kitchen, all appliances, large pass-through kitchen window opening up to a spacious open deck with a to-die-for panoramic view of the Gulf of Mexico.

Screened outdoor dining area. This is a wonderful place to have your meals and be mesmerized by the soft breezes and gentle surf, and to be awed by one glorious sunset after another. Another full bath here. AC/TV/DVD/Cellular/Wi-Fi (Check email. Surf the Web. Not for live streaming movies, music, games, etc)

The house is off the grid, so you are completely self-sufficient. Solar power with backup generator, ample rainwater, filtered and UV'd for your use (not drinkable, you would need to bring bottled water for drinking and cooking. Gas grill for outdoor cookouts.

The 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.

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 Yellowbird may be your perfect rejuvenator.

Wildlife is abundant, including dolphins, manatees, key deer, armadillos, and many osprey nests with fledglings being cared from by doting parents. 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. If you are ever fortunate enough to see one fly over you, I guarantee your heart will stop.

This is a great place to unwind. You can swim and sun, walk and talk, boogie-board or stand-up paddleboard, go kayaking, collect shells on the beach, fish from dock, boat or beach, read, write, relax and re-connect with your yourself and your loved ones, and with the beauty of nature. And yet you are only 30 minutes from civilization and its benefits, if you want it or need it.

It's not too good to be true.

It's here...waiting for you.

More Details

Owner
Kathy
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

Amenities

Naples House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Town ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , On second floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , On second floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , On second floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On second floor
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , On third floor
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , On first floor
    Bathroom 7 - outdoor shower , On 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , French Doors opening up to Gulf view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , French Doors opening up to Gulf view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , French Doors opening up to Forest view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , French Doors opening up 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Ideal gathering place for family reunions, sleeps up to 8. Kids and pets are welcome. Rental stay of one week required. You provide your own food, drinks and personal items. Don't forget to bring enough for one week, including diapers, medication and bottled drinking water.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
5

A week in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

There is not enough space to write about all of the wonderful things my family experienced during our stay at Yellowbird by the Sea. It is truly a paradise! My children left behind their world of video games and entered a world of tortoise and iguana feeding, swimming in the beautiful water, hunting the shores for treasures of beautiful shells and beach glass, watching dolphins and thousands of dragonflies (we called them fairies), playing and laughing together...all while learning about energy conservation and being on land that is off the grid. We watched gorgeous sunsets, watched the gulf show its might (Hurricane Harvey was across the gulf) and the sky show its magnificence during storms, watched dolphins swim up to our dock and under our paddle board. Our family connected in a unique way that we will never forget. Kathy and Ahmed were wonderful as well. They are very caring and kind people. They provide everything you could possibly need and more. Every minute on Keewaydin was treasured, and we cannot wait to return!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best family beach getaway!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about this beautiful secluded island beach house. From the wildlife to the beautiful secluded beach, it was the best vacation we have ever had. We saw deer, iguanas, tortoises, manatees, manta rays, dolphins, huge star fish and even snorkeled for sand dollars. They have everything you need, just bring clothes, beer and food. The kids stayed in the water on the paddle boards, surf boards and kayaks provided by the owners. Kathy and Ahmid are the nicest people and very helpful with anything you may need while on your vacation. If you are looking to go to your own private island off the grid and relax this is your place. Everything about this place is perfect and we will be back again!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Escape the Ordinary

  • 5 of 5

Yellowbird is the perfect destination to escape the ordinary. The property has everything that was promised in the pictures and description plus more! The entire property inside and out is fully equipped and the owners have made sure absolutely everything you could possibly need is included. The beds were very comfortable and the furnishings were top notch! If solitude is what you are looking for this is the place to go. You can walk the beach for hours and only see a hand full of people, and fish for your supper. One week just isn't long enough! Ahmed and Kathy go above and beyond! They are very easy to work with and extra accommodating! You truly only need some clothes, sunscreen, and your food and water!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A true gem

  • 5 of 5

When I read the amazing reviews of Yellowbird, they convinced me to rent the property. I was not disappointed. It was one of the loveliest vacations my husband and I and our family have ever taken. While the house was so comfortable and the beach was awesome, it was the owners, Kathy and Ahmed who truly made it special for us. They were friendly, helpful, accommodating, understanding and above all, wonderful people. I feel as though we made two new friends. We have booked for another two weeks next year and it will be great to see them again! It is the perfect house for friends or family and though it is stocked with sports equipment, games and any other item you could possibly want or need, it is also the perfect place to just relax and do nothing. The beach is 8 miles of exquisite white sand with hardly a soul in sight. As I said, it is truly a gem.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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March family vacation at Yellowbird

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many vacation homes over the years , but never a place that was so perfectly organized with everything that you could ever want : beach toys, play toys, high chairs for every age, pack-in-play , baby gates and large beach tents. And for the adults kayak, paddle boards, pink pong just to mention a few of the amenities. Kathy And Ahmed were absolutely fantastic, immediately answering every email/ text and making sure every thing was perfect. We returned home last night and are rebooking for next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property with even more amazing owners!

  • 5 of 5

Yellowbird was an amazing experience for my wife, three daughters (13,11,9) and myself. You will not believe the privacy and cleanliness of this property. The owners are some of the most responsive and friendly people we have ever met. My family enjoys the water and adventures and this vacation was exactly that experience. We loved is so much that we booked our return trip before we left. Thank you Kathy and Ahmed for sharing your beautiful island home with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Snook Inn
Esplanade Shoppes -- CLOSED
CJ's on the Bay
Starbucks
Marco Island Water Sports
Hoot's
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Naples (15 min) & Fort Myers
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Everywhere in Naples
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-75
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Over 1,000 Restaurants in 20 mile radius
Nearest Ski
100 Metres
Water skiing only
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Right out the front door
Car: not necessary

Keewaydin is a barrier island that hugs the coast of Naples. It is a 30 minute boat ride through beautiful Naples Bay. The island is a nature preserve, part of Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. 8 mile long pristine white sugar sand beach, unspoiled flora and fascinating wildlife abound. Back to nature - but not too far - and in comfort!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350

Maximum occupancy is 8 guests for the week, including children and any overnight visitors.
Water and power are limited, so guests are asked to conserve both these resources.
Rental of boat $1,200. There is a $350 housekeeping fee. We are also required to add 6% sales tax and 4% tourist tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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