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

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


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

Member since: 2012
Speaks english, italian
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Naples, Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • mini-fridge
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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, and outdoor screened dining area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • 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
  • Groups
  • long term rentals available
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • 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
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
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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average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

Awesome Spot!!

  • 5 of 5

So I have traveled all around the world and this spot ranks high. The remoteness just made it so special, but in reality we were only a 20-30 minute boat ride to Naples and Marco Island if we needed civilization for groceries, gas for the boat, fish tacos from the "food truck" (it's a food boat on the southern tip of Keewaydin island, so cool), or just wanting to eat dinner out. We were two families including a baby and two toddlers, the fact that the house had plenty of fun items and necessity items really made the remoteness of the island enjoyable and not a hassle. Kathy & Ahmed were extremely helpful in pretrip planning and during check-in and check-out. The house is rustic, but it has all of the modern conveniences to keep you busy and comfortable - air conditioning, fans, washer & dryer, baby gear (sand toys, pack n plays, high chair), adult beach toys (paddle boards, kayaks, Adirondack chairs, large portable cabana/tent), easy to use motorboat to get around (definitely checkout southern tip of keewaydin), golf cart to bring items out to the beach or out to the boat, awesome closet full of games and toys for kids of all ages, well stocked kitchen, ping pong in the basement, plenty of bathing and beach towels, TV with cable and tons of DVDs, awesome decks for lounging (screened in for nighttime and open-air for daytime). Bring long pants and bug spray b/c the Noseeums obviously have a presence at night on this island full of vegetation. We spent most of our time on the island or boating and we never felt bored, just relaxed. Thank you Ahmed & Kathy for sharing your house, we had an absolutely wonderful week.

  • Review Submitted: 16/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to get away from it all! Nice and secluded!

  • 5 of 5

Property owners are very nice and will bend over backwards to make sure you have everything you need! A great place for the whole family to vacation together.

  • Review Submitted: 06/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic. Serene. Magnificent.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful. Sad to leave paradise. Stunning beach, water, weather. If you like remote and simple living, this place is perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 23/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a peaceful retreat from our very busy lives and we found it in Yellowbird. Boating to Keewaydin island when we were dating was one of our favorite memories so we decided to book this property for our anniversary getaway. From the moment of first contact, Kathy and Ahmad were absolutely wonderful and accommodating hosts! You could not ask for better people to be assisting your stay. The house is beautiful and fully stocked with everything and anything you could possibly want or need. You can do as little or as much as you want on vacation! The beach is just steps away from your door for paddle boarding or kayaking or you can take the boat into town and go to the local restaurants. You will see deer, raccoon, iguanas, dolphin, sting ray, monarch butterflies and gorgeous sunsets! It really is the perfect island getaway. We loved being off the grid and in an eco friendly home. We hope to rerun again soon! Thank you Kathy and Ahmed for everything! We definitely recommend staying at Yellowbird by the Sea!

  • Review Submitted: 10/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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!!

  • Review Submitted: 28/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 22/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Naples (15 min) & Fort Myers
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Everywhere in Naples
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
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!


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$470.36

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 cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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