Melody Key


Private Island

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 2 Acre Luxurious Private Tropical Island

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Melody Key is an elite vacation rental in the Florida Keys, unlike Little Palm Island, you will be the sole monarch on the island, no need to share our boats, catamaran, kayaks, beach areas and views with any other guests. So, unlike Little Palm Island, if want to relax and not be disturb by other guest on multi-family islands, Melody Key Private Island is the perfect place to put your feet up, lay back and observe the beautiful sunset from one of the several balconies which circumference the house. Melody Key is located off of Summerland Key and only 30 minutes from Key West.

Why not sit watching the sun setting with a cocktail, feast on fresh seafood fished from the surrounding waters, or just recline on a hammock suspended between two palm trees, simply unwinding and letting go with the outgoing tide. You will be, after all, on Melody Key time. When the heat gets too much, be assured that cooling off in the sea water is only a footstep away. Or perhaps have a refreshing dip in your private plunge pool.

If you want to explore the neighboring waters why not take out one of the kayaks or take a sail in our 14ft Catamaran.
On Melody Key Island, the temperature is around 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius) in January, rising to 84 degrees Fahrenheit (29 degrees) in July.

Melody Key, located near Key West, Florida is totally off the grid with solar inverter and an on-demand muted generator. Water is amply made through a desalination system.

The heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, central air-conditioning, satellite TV, great sound system, Wi-Fi, Washer-Dryer, 5-burner pro Grill and Kayaks are some of the conveniences, but if you require anything else, it can be arranged.

Transportation is provided to and from the Island 24/7 (stay in Key West as late as you like!). The parking area is the closest point of land to Melody Key, located one mile east on Summerland Key with parking for 5 cars.
Communication with caretaker can be made through cell phone, Text or Email (caretaker lives only 10 minutes away) and monitors 24/7.

The Battery Solar House
Our Goal: To eliminate as much as possible; excessive, expensive and highly polluting generator fuel from the Island. To replace it with a silent, green and pollution free solution.

The Result: A system up and running powering the entire resort including the heating of water, the pool, the running of electricity and air-conditioning through-out.

Collectors: 24,205 watts of solar collector consisting of 103 235 W REC Solar panels installed on 2 buildings on 4 roof panels.

Batteries: Over 6700 Amp hours @ 48 volts with automatic watering systems. Three levels of redundancy built into the system for worry free quiet lifetime power. Also, the solar thermal system ensures heating of the water and the pool pump circulating that of the pool water.

The View
Melody Key is an exclusive private island only a stone throw away from little Palm Island, accessed only by boat from Summerland Key. The Florida Keys are totally unique and what you find here you will not see anywhere else in the United States. The Keys are famous for their natural beauty and nature: One hundred and twenty miles of overseas highway connects more than 1700 islands and are there to be explored.

The Master Bedroom
Our elegant Master Bedroom Suite with art deco touches perfectly blends with traditional island details. Unique elements include teak plantation shutters, a hanging oak ceiling fan to give that extra touch and slate 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 ocean rock decor and a falling waterfall shower head.

Second Bedroom
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 trade mark of Southern Florida as well as the Keys.

There is a spacious double bed complimented with the finest Egyptian linen through-out and an in-suite bathroom.
This room has a private balcony overlooking the swimming pool and out to the ocean.

Third Bedroom
The Third Bedroom consists of double bunk beds 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 in-suite shower room.

The Kitchen
In our magnificent bespoke open plan kitchen you will find everything you need to cook delicious meals. Fully equipped appliances include a viking refrigerator, freezer, oven, dishwasher and range cooker.
Alternatively we would be happy to arrange for a chef to come in 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.

Main Lounge
This spacious and luxurious lounge, situated on the top floor, offers panoramic 360 degree views of the ocean. With direct access onto three separate balconies, this room is definitely at the heart of this resort.

With surround sound, a large plasma screen television, and the comfort of fine leathered sofa's - whether you're looking to enjoy a movie, lay back from a fun filled day of activities and read your favorite book, or just gather around the table to plan the next day's adventures, this lounge is where the soul of the house resides!

The first thing you'll notice when you step into this lounge area, is the abundance of light that beams throughout. From the height of this floor, you can over look the grounds as well as the ocean, only to find the kitchen and bar are only footsteps away where the next drink is awaiting!

Entrance Lobby
When you enter the main house you are welcomed by a warming atmosphere and vibrant art work by local artists.
It boasts a generous space which can also be transformed into a double pull-out bed to accommodate additional guests if need be.

Be it as an escape from the live action of the house, or just a cool down from the outdoor sunshine, the warming colors and fresh ocean breeze which can be caught from this room will be like no other in the Keys!

The Location
We recommend flying in to Key West. There, you can rent a car and it's just a 30 minute drive to Summerland Key where you will be met by our staff, taken by boat to the island, and given an orientation tour. If you prefer not to rent a car, limo service can be arranged.

If you are flying in from an international destination, then we suggest you land in Miami International airport- which is 160 miles away and either take a connection to key west, or hire a car and drive down. Airport transfers can be arranged on request.

What place can be the better for snorkeling other than just off of your own private island! Around Melody Key Island, the warm fish filled waters will make your snorkeling or diving exciting! As you go down deeper, the changes in the coral and other marine flora are conspicuously visible. Along with the smaller fish which frequent the reef flats, you will have the chance of seeing larger ones which sometimes come close to the reef to feed.
Don’t panic if you don't have prior knowledge of Snorkeling either- the island keeper will help you learn during the free lesson provided!

Game Fishing
The Florida Keys beckons millions of dedicated anglers every year who thrill to the chase, and anticipate the rush of catching the fish of a lifetime. Melody Key offers world class game fishing, from hourly to daily charter board adventures. Access rare fishing grounds, pristine reef systems and underwater sea mounts, and expertise provided by the island keeper- this activity will be an all around winner for friends, families or couples!

Come and experience our two brand new Hobie Mirage Outfitter kayaks. This is a chance to get to grips with your paddle and learn some new skills, whilst discovering all about the history of Melody Key Private Island and its neighbors! Our Island Keeper will act as your personal guide.

Whether you're a novice or an experienced sailor, the Florida Keys is the place to go if you want a positively exceptional experience.

With our Hobie 14 foot catamaran and the guidance of our experienced Island Instructor, you can be rested with a peace of mind that not only will you have an enjoyable sail, you're definitely in the safe hands of a professional at all times!

There is no on-line calendar for this property, please call to check availability.
We recommend you reserve early as the islands tend to fill up quickly.


Towels & Linens
Central Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Satellite TV, DVD Player, Great Sound System, Table Tennis, Board Games, Nintendo wii, Wireless Internet, Unlimited Transportation to/from the Island
Fully Equipped Kitchen, Side by Side Refrigerator w/Ice & Water, Oven/Stove, Dishwasher, Microwave, Toaster, Coffee Maker, Blender, Dishes, Utensils, Pots, Pans, Highchair, Etc.
Private Heated Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, 5-burner pro Grill, Decks with Patio Furniture, Balconies, Beach Chairs, Fully Landscaped Gardens, Two Lookout Piers,
Dock, boats, catamaran, kayaks, beach.
Master Bedroom - King Size Bed, Private Balcony, Great Views, Private Bathroom 2nd Master Bedroom - Full Size Bed, Private Balcony, Great Views, Private Bathroom 3rd Master Bedroom - Double Size Bunk Beds, Flat Plasma Screen TV, DVD player, Private Balcony, Great Views, Private Shower Room


  • Baths
  • Bedrooms
  • Deck & Dock
  • Kitchen & Dining
  • Living Area
  • Outdoors
  • Pool


Monthly *
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
6 nights, Sunday to Saturday any week same rate!
Jan 02, 2017 - Jan 06, 2018
6 nights min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
6 nights, Sunday to Saturday any week same rate!
Jan 06 - Dec 31, 2018
6 nights min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Security Deposit to reserve$3,500
  • Cleaning with tax$645
  • Tax Rate12.5%


This property rents Sunday to Saturday, 6 nights. The rate is the same no matter what week is rented including holidays. This owner does not take credit cards. Checks or wire transfers are accepted.



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  • SSG07's avatar
    JUL 03, 2014


    Melody Key is truly the perfect island getaway. Warm breezes, gorgeous views in every direction, and total privacy while still having all modern amenities including wireless internet. The most difficult thing about being there is trying to decide which balcony to sit on while you have your morning coffee (or mai tai later in the day). If you do want to go off of the island, Mike (the island manager) is seriously just a phone call away and always willing to help out. This was truly an extraordinary vacation and we can't wait to go back.
  • laura h.'s avatar
    laura h.
    JUL 03, 2014


    We stayed on Melody Key for the last week in July during the mini lobster season. Wow! It was by far one of the best family trips we have ever had. The island, house and 360 degree views were breath taking. The service was impeccable. Anytime we called for a ride to or from the island Mike was there within minutes, and so friendly and helpful.

    There were a few mosquitos at night but luckily there is a deck off every room in the house and always a great breeze and they never really bothered us.

    I cannot say enough about how beautiful, relaxing and enjoyable it was. The kitchen is amazing and so fun to cook in. We were actually sad anytime we had to leave and made it a point to be back for sunset every night. Unbelievable!!!! Thank you Melody Key.
  • julie p.'s avatar
    julie p.
    JUL 03, 2014

    Most Fantastic Vacation Ever!

    My family had many reasons to celebrate and staying on Melody Island made it more especial! e arrived and Mike helped us get all settled. He gave us tuxedo service and a smile. The island was beautifully groomed. The lookout area was my favorite since I am such an early riser. I could watch the sunrise peacefully as well as watching the dolphins dancing in the water. I felt like this was my private castle with me observing nature at its best. We only wish we could return to watch the eagles nest on the bird tower by look out deck! Each room had its own private balcony which was very nice at the end of the evening to wind down.

    The home was decorated beautifully and every corner had little touches with attention to detail. Kitchen was very nice with high end appliances. The breakfast bar and seating area was very open with lots of counter space. The kitchen had a porch attached to it as well as a wrap around deck for dining and living room area. All of the bedrooms were beautifully furnished. Of course, my favorite was the master bath with oversized tub and shower.

    The pool area was clean and furnished with oversized lounge chairs with plenty of seating. We had a few bonfires, across from pool and relaxed on oversized hammock. Mike was very accommodating. Whenever we needed anything, he would go to store and delivered with a smile. He took us to a few restaurants during our stay and he seemed very happy to help us make this trip special.

    We really loved it here and didn't want to leave. We look forward to returning again and again as long as it is still available! With teenagers and adults, we were all thrilled to experience this beautiful island. There is an area where weddings are performed and I can only imagine how beautiful that must be! FIVE STARS!