previously known as Mariposa Retreat ~ Keys Life Suite
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 :)
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!!
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!
Very special quiet almost private room in the middle of beautiful salt marshes! Good spot if you love kiteboarding, nature or meditation.
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 ...
Nestled among the mangroves this is a super place! Midge and Tom are wonderful, gracious and warm. they made us feel completely at home. This is no regular bed and breakfast.... more like home away from home.
Coffee on the balcony in the morning was lovely and gave a us opportunity to bird watch ( osprey, peregrine falcon, vultures, ibis, egrets, herons etc)
I look forward to coming back again.
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