Mariposa Retreat ~ Wilderness Camp3

Parking Space - Shared room · Rosalind Rd, Sugarloaf Key, FL 33042, United States
Mariposa Retreat @ Earth & Sea Farm

previously known as Mariposa Retreat-RV Park OR Camp3

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previously known as Mariposa Retreat-RV Park OR Camp3

The Space

listing 7 of 7 ... PARKING spot for YOUR RV or place to RAISE YOUR TENT; with access to spacious outdoor shower and indoor sanitary facilities with scent free toiletries; soap, shampoo, conditioner. Site is on our working farm land that is gated and most private. Easy drive to various keys activities.

... electric and water available for $20/day EXTRA. We have land and can accommodate RV or other type vehicles when other land obligations permit. Still the same wonderful Mariposa Retreat relaxed vibe and rural location. Mariposa Retreat sites have high guest satisfaction for a reason. See our other "Mariposa Retreat" listings in the Florida Keys for more photos of the land.

Close to keys fun, then home to relax and retreat:
Key West 30 minutes away
Bahia Honda State Park under 30 minutes away

Local Restaurants nearby for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Healthy meals available by your hosts, with advance notice.
Public Transportation to Key West and up the keys.

this IS a CAMPSITE or "RV Spot" ONLY (campsite listing not offered by aribnb) on private land on the edge of the Great White Heron Wildlife Refuge. We provide the campsite, outdoor heated shower, indoor sanitary facilities; camper provides EVERYTHING else.

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

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.

The outdoor shower offers fragrance free shampoo.conditioner.soap, we ask that all guests use these as a courtesy to your hosts and other guests.

Vehicles are parked outside camping area after set up.

TENT ADVICE: No-seeum screen is Must! And caution is advised during no-seeum weather to limit entry/exit of tent during hours around dawn and dusk to keep the no-seeums out of tent.

Guest Access

Outdoor tropical shower with hot/cold water, indoor sanitary facilities with 1/2 bath, filtered water in kitchen. WIFI alert - wifi available *not* guaranteed.

Interaction with Guests

While we are most happy to host you on our working farm - farmers availability to interact with guests is variable. Depending hon how many guests are in residence, farm tasks and whether farmers are on or off the land during times that guests are on the land. We are always available to support your best visit to the Florida Keys, simply ask if there is something we might offer toward that goal.

The Neighborhood

EASY walking/biking trail on Great White Heron Wildlife Refuge! Bird watching key deer and more on this salt farm retreat. Remote island with public school athletic field, limited access to completed sections of Overseas Heritage Trail.

Getting around

City of Key West offers public transportation via US1. Search using "City of Key West Transportation". Bus stop for our island is "Sugarloaf".

Bicycling for Very Experienced Cyclists is manageable via US1 and Overseas Heritage Trail by report of same. Not all sections of trail are complete and there is some serious traffic to consider.

Other Things to Note

Edge of Wilderness Camping can be buggy, plan for no-seeums! TENT ADVICE: No-seeum screen is Must! And caution is advised during no-seeum weather to limit entry/exit of tent during hours around dawn and dusk to keep the no-seeums out of tent. Critter Alert ... NO food should be kept in tents or outdoors; raccoons and iguanas are clever critters. WIFI alert ... wifi available NOT guaranteed. BEE ALERT ... bees on the land, near the camping from April to August.

We do request that all Mariposa Retreat guests limit alcohol consumption on the land and there is NO TOBACCO on the land; it is Death to nightshade plants.

There are no open fires on the land, although occasionally the farmers do have an evening fire outside,often on the night of the full moon or special occasions.

Campsites based on availability with various locations on the land. All are on our remote, rural working farm. We offer kitchen privileges for $25/day (breakfast/lunch8a-2p) -- $35/day (unlimited 8a-7p); begin 8am end by7pm. Hostel like rules, tidy up as you go along, leave it cleaner than you found it, that kind of thing. We also offer gentle use of our condiments to avoid waste.

Personal hygiene needs are to be met by using the indoor sanitary facilities; 1/2bath.

The outdoor shower offers fragrance free shampoo.conditioner.soap, we ask that all guests use these as a courtesy to your hosts and other land guests.Hosts are have sensitivities to VOC/volatile organic compounds; synthetic fragrance, additives and we ask that you refrain from using fragrances, sprays, scents and any other of these while visiting on the land and.or in our home.

We are also smoke and drug free, moderate alcohol use is acceptable.

Water is precious, we request guests conserve water in every possible way during your stay.

Parking along south tree line unless loading or unloading at campsite or under house for arrival/departure.
Please place all landfill and recycling in kitchen bins or downstairs locked bins, nothing in open bins OR stored outside.
Please, please, please ... Do Not Feed Wildlife, it is against the law and bad manners.

*** 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: Shared room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Some pets
  • I would stay with Tom and Midge again. Very pleasant environment.

    January 2014
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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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