Melody Key is probably the best kept secret in the magnificent Florida Keys. The Florida Keys are totally unique and the locals are probably the friendliest on the planet. The Keys are famous for their natural beauty and nature: One hundred and thirteen miles of overseas highway connects 42 islands and there are hundreds more you can access by boat only and that are waiting to be explored.
Melody Key is among them and among the very few outer islands with accommodation. It is accessed from Summerland Key (Miles Marker 25 from Key West) where a parking lot with a dock awaits you. The villa of 3,500 sq.ft. is the largest on a private Florida Key island.
The island is totally off the grid, but you don’t have to give up any comfort as everything has been carefully thought out so there is no ‘roughing it’ on Melody Key. This spectacular private island retreat is equipped with the most advanced technology available including state-of-the-art solar system, with a backup generator and a desalination system for self-sufficient green living.
This tropical retreat features an open floor plan with an abundance of large windows and French glass doors to bring the outside in. Offering three bedroom suites each with their own balconies for private moments overlooking the Ocean. The gourmet kitchen features wood cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steel Viking appliances and panoramic Ocean views.
Dine al fresco from one of the many balconies while watching the sunset or go to the rooftop observation deck (‘Widows Walk’) for amazing views from every vantage point. This rare offering provides all the peace and tranquility that island living offers with the security of being only one-half mile from shore.
You will stay in a 3-storey timber home which boasts airy porches, lofty ceilings, cooling foliage and cross ventilation. There are 3 bedrooms, two with a queen size bed and one with double bunk beds. They have all ensuite bathrooms. The home provides generous room for entertaining and offers panoramic views of ever-changing vistas. High-speed Wi-Fi internet, satellites TV’s, DVD’s, X-Box and much more will entertain you.
Our elegant Master Bedroom Suite with art deco touches perfectly blends with traditional island details. Unique elements include plantation shutters, a hanging oak ceiling fan to give that extra touch and travertine tile floors. Guests can enjoy the private balcony with gorgeous ocean views and a substantial king size bed with signature bedding.
This suite has a full stand alone bath, twin sinks and a spacious walk-in shower surrounded by bamboo reed tile decor and a rain shower head.
Complimenting the Master bedroom, this spacious second bedroom has been designed to follow the simple elegance of the Art Deco era – a classic design that has become the trademark of Southern Florida as well as the Keys. There is a spacious double bed complimented with the finest Egyptian linen throughout and an en-suite bathroom. This room has a private balcony, shared with the 3rd bedroom overlooking the swimming pool and out to the ocean.
The Third Bedroom consists of double bunkbeds and sleeps two to four guests. It also comes complete with the full entertainment package of a Flat Plasma Screen TV, DVD player, and Wi-Fi access. The room also has a balcony overlooking the pool and the ocean, and comes complete with an ensuite shower room.
We would be happy to arrange for a chef to come to this private island vacation home and cook for you. We are proud to offer on demand the freshest and most diverse varieties of exotic foods to be cooked while you put your feet up and relax. The food on the Island will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your stay and the open plan kitchen will provide the perfect opportunity for you to watch our chefs work their magic. Serving a mix of international cuisine to your liking, dining can be as formal or informal as you wish, from full four-course gourmet meals to picnics or lighter options.
Melody Key Island is ideally suited for a romantic destination wedding in a beautiful, private and unique setting. There are a variety of picturesque locations on the island to choose from whether it be an intimate twilight ceremony on the pier with canapés and cocktails, a relaxed blessing in the gardens with a gourmet BBQ lunch, or a more formal evening ceremony at the Main House with a sit-down candlelit dinner.
You can just lay down next to the heated pool and to the Jacuzzi, sipping a tropical cocktail, you can also enjoy the island’s pier to fish or just light up a camp fire under the shooting stars. If you feel like having more action all these free activities are ready to be enjoyed: kayaking, paddle boarding; sailing our 14ft catamaran, snorkeling, sightseeing with our captain who will give you a ride on his boat to discover the neighboring islands. Key West is also expecting you with fine dining restaurants, elegant shops, art galleries, vibrant nightlife and sporting facilities like golf courses, tennis courts. The area is considered by many to have the best fishing and diving in the USA.
We recommend flying into Key West (EYW), then you can rent a car and it’s just a 30 minutes drive to reach Summerland Key. For international travelers you can also land in Miami (MIA) and enjoy a 2 hours and half drive south thru the Keys. You can also organize a charter flight directly to the Summerland Key Cove private airfield located 2 minutes only from the mainland plot.