Sunday, August 19, 2012

For Sale: Private Island in Florida

Many homes in the Florida Keys boast private beachfront and spectacular water views. Few, however, can lay claim to having a 360 degree beachfront, but this special private island home does.  Located 500 metres off the Atlantic shore of Marathon, Florida, this small and private oasis on East Sister Rock Island is surrounded by white sand and coral reef.

Built in 1980 as a family getaway spot, the home holds all the vacation essentials: a wrap-around porch measuring 2700 square feet, private dock and 21 foot long boat, which is included in the sale. The island also has a helipad for ease of transportation to the Marathon and Miami airports.  The Bahamas-style residence was updated in 2001 and features enormous windows and 19 sliding glass doors that open out to veranda. In addition to the three bedrooms and two bathrooms in the main home, there is a smaller, detached 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom guest house.

The property is designed to be a vacation paradise. The coral reef surrounding the home is perfect for snorkeling and just off the home’s shores are plenty of fishing areas or other opportunities for water sports, explained Arrieta.

If you find the $12 million price tag a bit too much too swallow at once, the private isle is also available for rent: $5,000 a week...eek!