Mariposa Retreat 2BR PvtBath&Entry

House - Entire home/apt · Rosalind Rd, Upper Sugarloaf Key, FL 33042, United States
Mariposa Retreat @ Earth & Sea Farm

previously known as Mariposa Retreat ~ Keys Life Suite

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previously known as Mariposa Retreat ~ Keys Life Suite

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A Relaxing Retreat in the Fabulous Florida Keys - enjoy island life like a local. Stay in restful seclusion on the edge of the remains of wilderness. Serene and soothing retreat on our small working family farm.

We are most happy to offer a PRIVATE ROOM in our home on our quiet, working farm. Bright BR with Queen bed; large closet, PRIVATE entrance and PRIVATE en suite bath; PLUS second room (meditation room) with futon and seating area.

We all share our large deck overlooking the Great White Heron Wildlife Refuge for coffee, meals, bird watching or simply relaxing. For more indoor private space see our Mariposa Retreat Suite!

The serene vistas and relaxed atmosphere of Mariposa Retreat at Earth and Sea Farm is a joy to share, Read our Reviews to see how well folks are able to relax on this unique and restful land.

Includes: Coffee or tea service each morning in kitchen; dedicated shelf in refrigerator for guests; use of tea kettle, m/wave included. Meals available on request, in advance.

We offer beach towels, beach blanket, wet bag, beach chairs, reusable water bottles, cooler and beach umbrella for your use during your stay and share of our conch cruiser bicycles for on island use ... as well as a spacious outdoor hot/cold shower to enjoy any time.

Fabulous beaches are nearby: Bahia Honda State Park is at Mile Marker 37 (20miles/30 minutes) and Fort Zachary Taylor State Park is in Key West at the west end of Southard Street (19+miles/45minutes) via the stunning Overseas Highway.

Walking/biking trails and wilderness rambles are available on island.

Local restaurants offer breakfast, lunch and dinner in a range of cuisine and price points. House Manual for booked guests includes restaurant list and an extensive list of our locally owned healthy food stores from Marathon to Key West. Meals available on request, best in advance to offer most options.

Enjoy your stay with no curfew, we offer private entrance with a key to come and go as you wish.

Kitchen use available for additional fee; $35/day 8a-7p
OR Bfast/Lunch for $25 8a-2p;
Organic Meals available; , with ADVANCE NOTICE.

15miles/30minutes to Key West; 20miles/30 minutes to Bahia Honda State Park.

Other Things to Note

*** Honey Bee Hosts - April to September, honey bees are on the land. Bee Yard is located beyond the hammock to east of retreat house. Guest access to this area ONLY by prior arrangement and in company of host farmers.***

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $34 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Monthly Price: $2350 /month
Cleaning Fee: $65
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We had a great stay here! The Mariposa retreat was very quiet and peaceful, and it really felt like home. Coffee in the mornings on the porch was fabulous, and catching the sunset from the porch was a must as well. Definitely recommended.

    May 2014
  • What a joy to spend another vacation at Mariposa retreat with Tom and Midge. This beautiful property allows you to experience the wild nature of the keys, a totally unique experience. The space is serene, comfortable, clean and quiet. Midge and Tom were gracious hosts as always. Mornings on the porch sipping coffee and watching the wildlife were a dream come true for these Mainers escaping a long, cold winter.

    April 2014
  • On the edge of a dream, constellations appear, even the milky way. Key Deer scurry though the mangrove tangles come evening time. Comfy and immaculate, plenty of room to spread out, and practice peacefulness. Admirable hosts who welcome and invite. Respectful of space at either end of the spectrum. This is an extraordinary place, true adventure.Great WIFI connection. Great photography ops. Perfect for writing, and contemplation. The only sounds you will hear are morning sounds of the birds, and the rush of your own breath. Do walk the garden.

    March 2014
  • Our stay at the Mariposa Retreat was amazing. It was very peaceful, relaxing, tranquil and quiet. Midge made us feel right at home in this great location, surrounded by nature. She is a wonderful host and we could not have asked for any more. The rooms were spotless, bright, and very private. She gave us use of the fridge and had hot water for tea every morning. We were warned about the possibility of insects, but did not have any problems. While it was very private and isolated, Key West and other great spots are a short drive away. We highly recommend staying here - the only thing that could have made our visit better would be having more time to stay!

    March 2013
  • My husband, 10 year old son and I stayed at Mariposa for several nights. We had a supremely relaxing time. The spaces are homey without feeling too cluttered or personal. The property feels just remote enough to get away from the noise and bustle of town but still close enough to be able to enjoy getting out and about. The rooms and bathroom were very clean, the sheets and beds comfortable and the area very quiet. Small added things like beach towels and chairs and a tray with tea or coffee in the morning made our stay very special. These hosts really want you to have a nice vacation and have put a lot of thought and care into what they offer. They were on the property most days and had lots to offer in terms of local knowledge and recommendations. We especially likde being in about equal proximity to both Key West and Bahia Honda State park. This is a wonderful opportunity for a truly peaceful and rejuvenating stay.

    February 2013
  • This is a lovely quiet and secluded place with beautiful views from the balcony and everything you will need for your stay. The owners are relaxed and warm hosts. I would stay here again! Thank you Midge and Tom :)

    November 2012
  • Midge and Tom were fabulous hosts during our stay in Florida. They offered us coffee every morning, lent their bikes to us if asked and provided good enough privacy for me and my family. They are scent free so please keep that in mind when staying over here. Don't forget the bug spray too!!

    April 2012
  • We had a great time staying at Mariposa Retreat. We are not the condo-on-the-golf course type and appreciated the alternative amenities at Midge and Tom's home in the Keys. Fresh coffee was offered daily on the deck, and a shelf in the frig was available for our own use. We were free to participate in the fascinating farm-related activities if we chose to, or be left alone to read or seek adventure. Thanks!

    February 2012
  • Very special quiet almost private room in the middle of beautiful salt marshes! Good spot if you love kiteboarding, nature or meditation.

    February 2012
  • three words: peace, serenity, tranquility ...

    two days we were guests of Midge, and they were wonderful!
    spaces were very clean and nothing was missing.

    Midge thank you very much, I wish you to keep your peace ...

    January 2012
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earth & sea farm - salt farmers
Year round residents of Upper Sugarloaf Key, we are Farmers Midge and Tom. We love island life and have lived here since 1981/Midge and 1975/Tom. We specialize in the independent traveler and are happy to cooperate with travelers who are looking for more local info. We make every effort to support the type of experience you wish to have while our guest on the land. Passionate caretakers of the land at Earth & Sea Farm, We are both avid readers, love to travel - with a special fondness for the road less traveled and enjoy hosting (website hidden), reading, sailing, birdwatching, environmental activism and permaculture are among the many interests of your hosts. Mariposa Retreat @ Earth & Sea Farm is 15 miles/30 minutes from Key West and same from the beautiful Bahia Honda State Park with highly rated beaches. Great biking/walking trail on island, small convenience store on island, other public sport space at Sugarloaf School on island. Our quiet working farm is located on the edge of the Great White Heron Wildlife Refuge and there are thousands of acres of native land on our very small island. Close to Bahia Honda State Park for great water enjoyment and close to Key West for city enjoyment. Although we are a working farm, all efforts are made to prioritize the retreat nature of the land while guests are in residence. Rarely do farm activities begin before 10 am within hearing distance of the guest rooms. FARMSTAY ... please inquire about our advanced FARMSTAY experience. For an additional $54 per day, guests may join the flow of farm life. $54 includes breakfast and lunch and up to 4 hours a day of shared work on the land in support of the farm, most often in the morning, but farm needs sometimes insist afternoons as a better fit. Shared work can include anything from collecting seawater, filling salt pans, cleaning/packaging salt, harvesting cultivated and wild foods, weeding, building, planting, domestic sciences, farmers market and more. FARMSTAY must be requested at time of booking to ensure salt farmers availability during your stay on the land. As suggested by airbnb: 5 things midge would find it difficult to live without; books, ocean water, coconut, a plot of earth to farm, silence Earth & Sea Farm motto ... may all benefit
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