About this listing
Come enjoy the Florida Keys like a local in A quiet & relaxing room with private entry/bath in our home, on our remote, low key salt farm, with light breakfast, spectacular views, birds, weather & night sky watching. Bikes and beach supplies to loan.
Your stay Includes: abundant filtered water for drinking and bathing, a new firm queen bed March 2015 with crisp cotton linens, freshly brewed coffee or tea service with organic local fruit and fruit bread, organic staples served each morning in the kitchen 730 -10am; a dedicated shelf in refrigerator; kitchen/common area use 8am-5pm with access to host small staples, common area use 5pm-10pm at our Relaxing Retreat in the Florida Keys - enjoy island life like a local .
Your hosts have been working, loving and caring for this land for over 30 years. We are delighted to be able to share the tranquility of this magical place we call home with you. Our large deck overlooking the Great White Heron Wildlife Refuge is wonderful for sharing coffee, meals, bird watching, and conversation or simply relaxing.
White sandy beaches are nearby: Bahia Honda State Park at Mile Marker 37 (20miles/30 minutes) and Fort Zachary Taylor State Park in Key West (19+miles/30-45minutes).
Biking trails and walking wilderness rambles are available on our island.
Mariposa Retreat provides a fragrance free environment - we provide soap (organic), shampoo and conditioner - all unscented; fresh cotton sheets and fluffy bath linens, beach towels and a beach blanket. On Request we offer: wet bag, beach chairs, reusable water bottles, cooler, sand toys and beach umbrella for use during your stay as well as our conch cruiser bicycles for on-island use. And we have a spacious outdoor hot/cold shower with filtered water to enjoy any time!
Local restaurants offer breakfast, lunch and dinner in a range of cuisine and price points. Our “House Manual” includes a restaurant list and an extensive list of our locally owned health food stores from Key West to Marathon - all of which have their own cafe.
For more indoor private space see our Mariposa Retreat 2BR Pvt Bath&Entry listings!
We offer a private entrance with a key to come and go as you wish. So enjoy your stay with no curfew!
*** fyi *** farm cats live outdoors
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 $4 to Key West or Marathon with bus stop a short walk from Mariposa Retreat.
Other Things to Note
1. Private Space of 1 bedroom & private entry, private bath PLUS Shared Space - hosts have their own suite on the north side of house in this split home. Kitchen, Sitting Room & 1/2 bath 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.
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 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.
*** 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.***