Ultimate private island retreat in the Florida Keys

04/04/2014 1:03 PM

04/04/2014 1:04 PM

Just off the coast of Marathon in the Florida Keys, the epitome of living an island lifestyle awaits potential home buyers. East Sister Rock Island is being offered by EWM Realty International, the exclusive South Florida affiliate for Christie’s International Real Estate. Priced at $11,500,000, the private island, along with its four-bedroom, three-bath estate, is a rare retreat and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for those desiring a Caribbean-like setting and 360-degree water views.

Located just a quarter mile from the shoreline, the home is extremely secluded and accessible only by boat. Residents of this self-sufficient island can enjoy the benefit of having no utility bills as the property is powered by solar and wind technology, has a full-house generator, an aluminum roof, a large gas propane tank for cooking and a cistern for drinking water.  In addition to panoramic views of the surroundings from every room in the home, a 12-foot-wide wraparound veranda serves as another venue for enjoying sunrises and sunsets over the water.  The home also has a wood-burning fireplace and a guesthouse outfitted with living areas, a private bath, a small kitchen and a bedroom.

The property has its own helicopter pad and three docks, one on the mainland in Marathon and two on the actual island.  A 25-foot Carolina Skiff with a 90-horsepower motor is included with the purchase of the home. A new, saltwater, above-ground pool was constructed in 2013 and sits directly adjacent to the house. The property itself was constructed in 1980, just before a law was passed that prohibited offshore building of new construction on private islands, making this estate a true rarity. East Sister Rock Island is deeded with 6.5 acres of sea bottom (approximately 200 feet wide and leading from the island to the shore) and is only two hours from Miami International Airport and less than an hour from Key West.

Presented by Karen Evans, 305-810-9415, and Aaron Nolte, 305-417-9429, the island estate is within close proximity to a separate listing in Marathon at 619 Sombrero Beach Road. The six-bedroom, five-bath, custom-built boater’s delight in Marathon is the ideal complement to the East Sister Rock Island property, affording residents of the private island the option of inviting guests to stay on the mainland.

Find more details on both properties at www.EastSisterRockIsland.com and www.619Sombrero BeachRoad.com, or visit Karen and Aaron’s website at www.Miami InternationalGroup.com.

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