Rent Your Own Private Island with Boat-Seabird Key

Walk along the paths and fully experience the exotic tropical paradise.
Walk along the paths and fully experience the exotic tropical paradise.Be a native!  Climb the coconut trees!The Island home with exotic hardwoods...beautifully furnished.
3 Reviews

From $899 / night

11010 1st Avenue Gulf, Marathon, FL 33050
Rent Your Own Private Island with Boat-Seabird Key
3 bedrooms
8 guests
7 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 8
Type: Home
Per week: $6,295 - $7,995
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Marathon vacation home rental
Seabird Key is a private 10 acre tropical island hideaway located one-half mile offshore Marathon in the heart of the Florida Keys. As our guest, you have the entire Island to yourself, including an exquisite hardwood beach house (the only house on the Island) and a 19' Boston Whaler for your personal use. The runabout is used to visit the mainland, go fishing, snorkel on beautiful coral reefs, or enjoy a serene sunset cruise. The home is fully equipped, sleeps eight persons and is furnished with nautical antiques and Caribbean accents. Special features include multi-level porches, decks and a 35' widow's walk which affords 360-degree ocean views and a spectacular panorama of the bird sanctuary at sunset.

A palm shaded, white sandy beach with hammocks provides an unbelievably beautiful setting for private sunbathing, exploring jungle trails, and enjoying the ocean breezes and relaxing tranquility. Our manager, who lives on the mainland, is a phone call away 24/7 to assist you.

Deborah Davidson

Area Information
Enjoy the breathtaking drive down the historic scenic highway US-1 to the heart of the Florida Keys, Marathon. ''Seabird Key, Your Own Private Island' is located 1/2 mile offshore in beautiful Florida Bay. Marathon is best known as the fishing capital of the World, but you may never want to leave the Island. Drift away in a palm shaded hammock on your own private sand beach. No one but you will know if you've gone fishing or not. If you must have a night out on the town, there are many great restaurants in Marathon or enjoy the 45 minute drive across the seven-mile bridge and down to Key West where you're sure to enjoy fabulous dining, shopping and most of all, the famous Key West sunset at Mallory Dock.

Other Activities: kayaking, tubing, bird watching, canoe, boating, 14' Hobie Cat

Golf: Sombrero Key, but it's not the greatest golf course. Marathon is known as the fishing capital of the world, not a golfing destination.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Deborah Davidson

Deborah Davidson

Deborah Davidson

  • School:

    Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Work:

    Seabird Enterprises, Inc.
  • About:

    I was teaching piano in New York City when my husband decided to purchase Seabird Key (a private island in the Florida Keys.) I still think of myself as a piano teacher although I have not taught in several years. I became the reservations manager, marketing manager, accounting manager, office manager,...
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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2017 Jun 28 2019 - - $7,995 - 1 Week
Jun 29 2017 Dec 19 2017 - - $6,295 - 1 Week
Dec 20 2017 Dec 31 2017 - - $7,995 - 1 Week
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12.5%
Payment Options: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Other Fees: The above rates apply to a group of four persons or less. If there are more than 4 people, there is an extra charge of $375 + tax per person for the week. Max = 8 people. Thanksgiving + Christmas + New Year's are considered Holiday Weeks and have a 10% extra cost to book. 100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

Reviews (3)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Marathon, Florida

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3 reviews
Tosha Seibold


Tosha Seibold

New Smyrna Beach , Florida


March 18, 2016

We have been Lucky enough to get Married at Seabird Key in 2005 & have been going back for our Anniversary ever since. It is truly amazing place away from everything . It is very well kept outside & Inside .very clean. It is beautiful & worth every penny spend. We are so grateful for all the time we got to enjoy there.Very special Island.The owner is great to deal with & there is also a caretaker available 24 / 7 if need be. Thank you , Deborah ! Tosha SEiBOLD

Deborah Davidson

Owner's reply:

Thank you Tosha for the very nice review. We feel fortunate to have an extraordinary couple like you & Jason return year after year to the Island. While island living may not be for everyone, we're happy that you're among those who were looking for total privacy and beautiful surroundings for your wedding, and found that Seabird was the place for you. We love welcoming you back every year! And thank you once again for taking the time to write a review. You're awesome!

Susan and Don Wolter

This place is like no other in the U.S.

Susan and Don Wolter

Roanoke, VA USA

This place is like no other in the U.S.

February 25, 2010

This was our second time to Seabird Key and the place is a true Paradise and just when you think it can't get better, the Davidson's added an outdoor kitchen...the pathways and the grounds are maintined so well and the private beach with all the hammocks is just doesn't get better than this!

Deborah Davidson

Owner's reply:

Susan & Don,
We appreciate the great review. It's taken 30 years to get the Island grounds to where we hoped it would be when we started this adventure. The flowering trees, fruit trees and beautiful gardens...all a result of many, many trips to Fairchild Tropical Gardens in Miami, FL. The process has not always been easy, but our dream of creating the perfect paradise kept our work fresh and exciting. Thank you for spending your anniversary on Seabird.

George Peterson


George Peterson

Glendora, Ca.


February 2, 2009

The Island was everything a person could ask for in a vacation. Fishing, swimming,scuba diving,snorkling, kayaking, canoing, water skiing. All in the privacy of your own Island. The new outdoor kitchen they have added makes it even more of a paradise.

Deborah Davidson

Owner's reply:

Thank you for this great review. We were so pleased that you visited Seabird and came away with the feeling that you had made a great choice. We always strive to make Seabird better and better every year. We look forward to your next visit.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

August 15, 1992
If I owned a gem in the sea like Seabird Key, I don't know if I would be able to share it. Thank you for your hospitality and for sharing this wonderful treasure. We'll be back!
The Mauks
Mt. Laurel, NJ

March 30, 1992
It would have been better to not have come because its so hard to leave, but its too great an experience to have missed.
P. Norton
Huntley, IL

March 14, 1992
So much contributed to a treasured time together here. Thank you for sharing what you've created! Our second time here.
The Motherwells
Seattle, Washington

January 28, 1995
It is a great pleasure to see there still are individuals with the character willing to create a place of grandeur with flora and fauna that truly belongs in a botanical garden. We are most fortunate to have had the opportunity to make acquaintance with this small slice of paradise. Our thanks to Jeff & Katie, Jim & Deborah and we look forward to our next opportunity to revisit Seabird Key.
The Battles
Miami, FL

December 20, 1994
What a way to start the holidays. This is one of the most beautiful places we've ever been. Our highlight was the moonlight beach and spending time with our dear family. We'll be back!
The McDonalds
Atlanta, GA

March 14, 1993
This is a wonderful place for remembering what's improtant, like watching a pelican catch a fish & forgetting trivia. We saw a sting ray leaping out of the water and we knew why he leaped. We did too.
The Burdicks
Chicago, IL

August 12, 1995
For one week we felt like we were part of a postcard. Seabird Key is the most beautiful place we've ever been. The gardens and condition of the home make it very special.
The Spittles
Huntsville, AL

April 22, 1995
When we were married on Seabird 5 years ago, we promised to return every 5 years. We've changed our minds. We will return to Seabird to renew our vows every year. Thank you Jim, Deborah, Jeff & Katie for the bliss memories. We leave our hearts, but we take those memories.
The Vanderbilts
Baltimore, MD

March 18, 1995
Our third trip back to Seabird, and it was full of new experiences. The island has never looked so lush--Special thanks to Deborah, Jim, Jeff & Katie for your "guardianship" of this remarkable place! We leave with peace and appreciation. God Bless You!
The Hopps
Aurora, IL

November 4, 2006
Came back to the island for 2 weeks this time. It still wasn't long enough! Can't wait to come back again.
Larry & Alex Hurst
Atlanta, GA

July 15, 2006
Forget the Mideast Peace about the "Mid-Keys" peace summit? Our world leaders could certainly learn something about peace here! The home & decor are wonderful with no detail overlooked. Please do nothing to change this special place! This is the keys my grandparents have told us about. To all that have visited Seabird,let's keep it our little secret so we can all continue to come back to thsi very special place!
The Garretts
Flagler Beach, FL

January 29, 2006
What a most gorgeous place for our honeymoon!
Michael & Patricia McEntire

We got married here. The week has been beautiful and everything was meant to be. This place from the house, proches, trees, plants, birds and every little detail is awesome. We love this magical place and we thank you.
Tasha & Jason Seibold
New Smyrna Beach, FL

The island is the most unique, beautiful, serende, private experience I've ever had!!! I feel so blessed to have had a week of beauty, warmeth, sun, fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, bird watching, and just being lazy. Our stay was so comfortable and full of laughter. Thanks! Mindy Maus & Greg Lite

The house and Seabird Key are like something out of a storybook. The grounds with the pathways and tropical landscaping are spectacular. Our family had an awesome time. You put so much attention to detail here which makes the whole experience wonderful. The Kupke's Paul, Kim, Ashley & Amanda Long Island, NY

A day on the island is better than years of therapy.
Dan Schwartz
Miami, FL

The Davidson's vision is a treat for all!
The Milgram Family
Miami, FL

January 3, 2004
Granny, in her wisdom and love, gave the gift of a week each on this island to her three children. After our youngest son returned from fishing, we asked, "So what do you think of Seabird Key?" He replied, "It's kind of weird." "Why?" "Well, because I'm only 20 and I know that Seabird Key is the most beautiful place I'll ever be in my life." My, my, how we all love this dear retreat. A thousand thanks to all the creative energy that went into the building of this home, the love and imagination that went into the garden walks on white sand. How we appreciate those who put this all together. A small miracle, really---Thank you for the attention to detail-the intelligence-the love and respect of what was here in the beginning.
Carl & Kim and family

April 9, 2004
The peace and tranquility of the island is great and so hard to leave. We made a few trips off the island but soon wanted to get back to the peace of the island. This has been our most relaxing family vacation. Everybody was happy. The Hewitt's Gary, Jo, Tim and Jamie

April 10, 2004 This was our 6th year at Seabird Key. It only gets more beautiful. Thanks to the Davidsons for the vision and investment. The Clark Family, Columbia, SC

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