About this listing
Come Enjoy the keys like a local with Private Suite INSIDE home, on our low key farm: 2BR with private entry & bath - shared sitting room and kitchen, plus spacious outdoor tropical shower, bikes to loan and decks to enjoy serene views & wildlife.
A Relaxing Retreat in the Fabulous Florida Keys - enjoy island life like a local. Relax 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 PRIVATE ROOMs in our home on our quiet, working farm. Bright BR with Queen bed; large closet, with PRIVATE entrance and PRIVATE en suite bath; PLUS second room (meditation room) with full futon and single futon (can be booked with full futon and seating area instead of single futon - upon request) Default set-up for meditation room as part of this suite is as sitting room, unless requested with bed(s) set up. FYI & Pleae be advised - airbnb will only allow us to show 2 BR if we also choose 'entire house' as our accommodations - see 'other things to note' below.
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 & 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 with organic condiments, organic fruit and artisan bread in kitchen; dedicated shelf in refrigerator for guests; full kitchen use 8a-5p and light use 5pm-8pm.
We offer beach towels, beach blanket, wet bag, beach chairs, reusable water bottles, cooler and beach umbrella for use during your stay and share of our conch cruiser bicycles for on island use by arrangement ... 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.
Enjoy your stay with no curfew, we offer private entrance with a key to come and go as you wish.
15miles/30minutes to Key West; 20miles/30 minutes to Bahia Honda State Park.
Deck overlooking Great White Heron Wildlife Refuge, bicycles for loan, beach supplies, shared sitting room and kitchen.
Interaction with Guests
Hosts usually greet guests and show them around the house and help out first morning with coffee service then leave it to guests to enjoy their holiday in our island home.
We are on a small island on the edge Great White Heron Wildlife Refuge and near a quiet neighborhoods. Very little city lights and lots of dark sky at night.
Bicycles for on island exploring, bus service $3 to Key West or Marathon with bus stop a short walk from Mariposa Retreat.
Other Things to Note
1. THIS IS NOT Entire Home/Apt: Listing includes Private Space of 2 bedrooms & private entry, private bath on south side of house PLUS Shared Space - hosts have their own suite on the north side of house in this split home. THIS listing is not an entire home/apt - airbnb will only allow host to identify more than one bedroom IF we select 'entire house/apt'. Kitchen, Sitting Room & 1/2 bath in east wing of house are shared space.
2. Free Parking - Parking is abundant.
3. Washer/Dryer - Laundry Service available by arrangement with hosts: in by 9a back by 9a next day, $10 load; wash/dry/fold.
ABOUT OUR RATES; Please be sure to carefully review airbnb rates as shown BEFORE requesting a reservation. FYI - Our room rates do vary throughout the year/season.
ENJOY: We are here to help make your visit to the Florida Keys the best possible, We Trust that our guests will let us know how we might serve that goal.
FRAGRANCE/CHEMICALS/SCENTS: Please no fragranced or scented products while with us. Unscented shampoo and soaps are provided for your use during your stay on the land. Hosts have intolerance to fragrance chemicals & VOC/volatile organic compounds and we ask that you refrain from using these while in our home.
TOBACCO: Please, no tobacco on the land.
SHOES: NO Shoes In House for health of all.
There is NO CURFEW, you have a private entrance with a key to come and go as you wish.
Technically NOT HOUSE RULES, but added since 'INSTANT BOOK' guests will be required to confirm having read the house rules, this seemed like a good place to be sure we all knew these things.
We trust that all guests will have thoroughly read our descriptions and reviews to increase the chance of a good fit while sharing our home.
BE ADVISED: This is a 2BR private suite in a private home - airbnb has no way (yet) for us to indicate two rooms without identifying as 'entire home'.
*** fyi *** farm cat lives outdoors
*** Honey Bees: April to September, Earth & Sea Farm hosts honey bees on the land. Bee Yard is located beyond the forest to east of retreat house. Guest access to this area ONLY by prior arrangement and in company of host farmers.***