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Yellowbird by the Sea. Beautiful, Comfortable Beachfront Home for up to 8.

Kathy

Member since: 2012
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Speaks english, italian
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Kathy

Member since: 2012
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Calendar last updated:
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Yellowbird by the Sea. Beautiful, Comfortable Beachfront Home for up to 8.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Keewaydin Island holiday house

4 bedrooms, each with full bath and private screened terrace.

Off the Grid/Eco-Friendly/Green Home. Use of Boat provided as a Courtesy, at no extra charge. 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, 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. Any additions to the number of guests in the original reservation will need to be cleared with us prior to your arrival.

Beachfront home in your own secluded Tropical Paradise -- 30 minutes by boat from Naples or Marco Island. 20' Hurricane Deck Boat is provided for use of guests, at no extra charge, you simply pay for your gas. Or bring your own boat. You can fish, swim, relax, and recharge on the island all week.

Key West style 3 story home features open 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. 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. 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/Wi-Fi/Cellular.

The house is off the grid, so you are completely self-sufficient. Solar power with backup generator, ample clean rainwater, filtered and UV'd for your use (bottled water for drinking and cooking). Two gas grills 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
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kathy (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks english, italian
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2015

Why HomeAway?

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 11 traveller reviews

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Yellowbird by the Sea. Beautiful, Comfortable Beachfront Home for up to 8.
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Baltimore, MD
5

Wonderful stay at Yellowbird!

  • 5 of 5

Kathy and Ahmed the owners were extremely helpful and pleasant. The house was very clean and well maintained. It was a stress free vacation with perfect weather and several animal sightings. It was so fun to have the boat to run to Marco Island or Naples etc. We had so much fun and enjoyed sleeping to the sound of the Ocean. We will definitely be back!

Carol, Susan, Allison and Stella

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Dawsonville, GA
5

BEYOND AMAZING ...

  • 5 of 5

We've (two couples who have traveled for many years together) just returned from our second visit to Yellowbird. WOW! Just WOW!!! The house is amazing and so well stocked beyond anything you would imagine or expect. Kathy and Ahmed are the most welcoming hosts and are beyond amazing to work with. They have truly thought of everything - from paper goods ... to batteries ... to beach shoes ... kayaks ... boogie boards ... beach chairs and umbrellas ... fishing gear ... and everything in between. The details throughout the house will amaze you. I can't imagine needing anything that isn't already there. The four private bedrooms (all have a separate entrance and their own bath - much like a hotel room) offer complete privacy. Each bedroom has french doors that open onto a newly screened patio area. We had these doors open the entire time we were there and were able to hear the ocean at night. The linens are so soft and the beds are so comfy. The cell service (AT&T) is decent on the third level of the house and there wi-fi and a brand new Apple computer if you need it. The island is beyond beautiful and is like walking back into time - into "old Florida". It's quiet and peaceful and you will feel that it is your own private island as often you will see no one else while on the beach. There is much wild life and we so enjoyed the adorable racoons who came to visit nightly - and even a few times during the day. We enjoy the beach but also enjoy fishing and exploring / boating the waterways. A deck boat is provided to guests but we also bring our own boat, which Ahmed has made a perfect spot at the dock for (thank you Ahmed for taking our suggestion from last year). If you are looking for a complete get away and a destination that is (likely) unlike any other you have been ... If you love the water and nature ... and don't need to be entertained with restaurants and shopping, this is the perfect place for you. It's such a restful and stress free vacation. Thank you again Kathy & Ahmed! We had another amazing week at Yellowbird and we are already planning to see you again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

AMAZING VACATION IN A SLICE OF HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Yellowbird. Kathy and Ahmed continue to do everything possible to ensure a wonderful, restful vacation. We have rented houses in other parts of the country, and no one comes even close to the attention to detail and desire to provide a stress free vacation than these two owners. We once again hated to leave both the house and island. Even before we left the dock my kids were asking when we were coming back. New discoveries during this visit were amazing: Moon lit family walks on the beach, a bonfire on the beach, the armadillo, tortoise eggs, schools of fish being chased by cobia, and paddle boarding during the chase. We also had sand castle contests, played football on the beach, found sand dollars, boogie boarded, cooked with friends, hung out at night and in the morning on the deck, played cards and laid in the hammock. This truly is a slice of heaven for two families who look forward to returning to Yellowbird. Thanks Kathy and Ahmed!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

All that and a bag of chips!

  • 5 of 5

We have 3 couples that vacation together every year. I organize the trip. I must say I was a bit nervous on this one as were the ladies but the owners from booking to departure were purely delightful to work with. The information, attention to detail, willingness to bend over backwards to make our stay in their home delightful was unparalleled. Their house is incredible and the island is virtually private so if you want to escape from people for a while, this is your place. The house has literally everything you would need from water shoes in every size, to kayaks, paddle boards, boogie boards, snorkel gear, games, beach chairs/umbrellas, fishing equipment, toys for kids, etc, etc. I am not sure I could think of something this house does not have. Cellular service is decent and the house has good internet/WiFi if you need to connect to civilization for a minute. The boat ride to and from Naples and too Marco is scenic and peaceful. The wildlife is amazing. We saw wild boar on the property, deer, turtles, dolphin, iguanas, eagles and many other bird species. The home and all the linens are impeccably clean. We would highly recommend this house and destination for something out of the ordinary. Probably our most memorable and special couples trip.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Best vacation in Florida paradise! Private home, ocean, beach, pier, boat, woods... Remote island!!!

  • 5 of 5

Meeting owners:

First I want to tell this is my first time in south Florida. I visit Florida twice every year but always north. This is first time we went south. I not sure if I must make review because it will make me competitors for my next visits there and will be harder find open days, but experience what I have I must share. We meat best people there, Ahmed and Kathy - owners of this beautiful house! Very nice people, very helpful and friendly. They take care of us even before we get there with so much information, directions, phone calls, etc. I felt like special guest in 5 star resort. Our adventure started even before we met house owners because place where we met was very nice restaurant, right on bay channel with very delicious food, cold beer and wine. Very nice after almost 18 hours in a car. Owner of restaurant and all people who work there knows Ahmed and Kathy and will take care of you as special guests! Also owner of restaurant not ordinary person, she is famous.

Trip to Keewaydin island:

I was very surprised when 3 boats meet us and people loaded all our baggage and stuff. They took everything on island in safe condition. When we get on island everything was unloaded and ready. Even my 14' ocean kayak was delivered there. You will have very nice trip to island looking on millions $ property, boats and beautiful bay. Owners will introduce you everything including: maps, rules, directions, tips, etc.

Meeting Yellowbird:

I rent property in Florida almost twice every year and owners always say they have everything for leaving. This time was same thing, but difference they do mean EVERYTHING! From batteries, emergency water, bugs sprays, flash lights, garbage bags and towels to many umbrellas, chairs, water toys, kayaks, stand up boards, golf cart, grills, snorkeling equipment, fishing gear. You need only drinks and food, they provide everything you can imaging!

Vacation:

I have only about 3000 characters to write review, it is nothing to describe Yellowbird, you can write book about it. I wish I can upload my pictures. We catch so much fish from Snook and Grooper to Jack and sharks, right from house pier, met dozens different animals on island, swim, have fun and relax. And all on private island, when you on beach no one around miles away, everything yours! We have 7 people in house but it can hold much more. 4 private bedrooms and about 7 toilets in a house.

If you looking for own private house and beach - this is all you need!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Our (your!) own private island paradise...

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start? My family takes a summer trip each year to different beaches in Florida. We have stayed in multi-million dollar homes up and down the west coast, and this was by far our favorite. The owners, Kathy and Ahmed, go out of their way to be sure that you have everything that you need to make your stay comfortable and fun. We had a blast with paddle boards, kayaks, boogie boards, masks/fins/snorkels, fishing poles, the golf cart, the boat, board games, puzzles, and a huge array of DVD's.

The beach - WOW - a 3 min stroll or a short golf cart ride to miles of deserted, pristine, white, fluffy sand, clear water, shells, dolphins, and manatees. The house has umbrellas and chairs, to sit in the sun or watch the gorgeous sunsets. The view from the house is also wonderful!

The house is unbelievably clean (important to our group) and the beds are super comfortable! There is a bathroom in every bedroom, and one on the ground floor and main living room floor - very convenient! The pics to not do justice to this beautiful home.

Thank you for this incredible family vacation so special that we will remember it forever. We will be back!

Scott, Carolyn, George, Elaine, Garrett, Erin & Ollie :-)

P.S. Bring grapes to feed the iguana!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

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

From US$550 Per night

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Keewaydin Island, Florida

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6 night minimum stay
US$550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping US$300.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Maximum occupancy is 8 guests for the week, including children and any overnight visitors.
Any additions to the number of people in the original reservation, will require prior approval by owner.
Water and power are limited, so guests are asked to conserve both these resources.
Use of boat is included in house rental fee, guests pay only for gas.
There is a $300 housekeeping fee. We are also required to add 6% sales tax and 4% tourist tax.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Keewaydin Island, Florida

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • PC
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • mini-fridge
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , On second floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , On second floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , On second floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower , On second floor
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure , 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 extra lg. double bed , French Doors opening up to Gulf view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , French Doors opening up to Gulf view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , French Doors opening up to Forest view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed , 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wooden decking
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • 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.

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