Melody Key

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 ...

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 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.

The entire island consists of six acres including submerged land with three acres upland ground. If you’re looking for stunning beauty, don’t look any further. The turquoise waters that surround the island and the sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking.

The Accomodation

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.

The Master Bedroom

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.

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 en-suite bathroom.

This room has a private balcony, shared with the 3rd bedroom overlooking the swimming pool and out to the ocean.

Third Bedroom

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.

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.

At an additional cost, 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.

Your stay

Unlike the busy islands in Florida’s Upper Keys, Melody Key has retained its unspoiled nature whilst offering all imaginable facilities for that romantic gateaway for two or for entertaining your guests. Just head to Summerland Key FL, Snug Harbor, 1439 Hudgins Drive to park your car on our ‘mainland’ plot. Mike our captain and island keeper will be waiting for you for a short boat ride to Melody Key. He will provide a 24/7 to and from the Island private boat shuttle transportation (stay in Key West as late as you like!). Mike is discreetly absent but if required can be summoned within 5 minutes by cell phone. Melody Key, the perfect destination for the ultimate experience for family and friends at Christmas, Thanksgiving, Summer time or on every special occasion.

Lounge and Lobby


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 leather 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 colours and fresh ocean breeze which can be caught from this room will be like no other in the Keys!

Melody Key features all the amenities of a modern residence and is ideal for self-catering. Groceries and supplies can be purchased on nearby islands. A delivery service is also available.

The Location

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.


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 night life and sporting facilities like golf courses, tennis courts. The area is considered by many to have the best fishing and diving in the USA.

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 day charter board adventures. Access rare fishing grounds, pristine reef systems and underwater sea mounts – this activity (not included in the rental rate) will be an all round winner for friends, families or couples! The island keeper will be happy to organize this unforgettable game fishing charter trip for you!


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 to learn during the free lesson provided!

The island lays on shallow waters, but the island keeper can organize trips to the Coral Reef.


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!


Come and enjoy jet skiing around the stunning Melody Key Island.

Experience with us the fascination and fun of the jet ski across the shores and waves of the Florida Keys- hours of fun for the entire family.

These machines can be hired from an external local provider.




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.

Couples can choose from a traditional legal wedding, to a religious blessing, a renewal of vows or a simple commitment ceremony. With the assistance of our island keeper, your wedding planner will arrange and advise you on all the legal requirements and help find the right celebrant for you, and will manage all the details from coordinating group travel arrangements, arrivals and transfers, to hair and make-up, flowers, catering and bar services, entertainment, decoration, wedding cakes, wedding favors, invitation coordination, photography and videography, local transport, as well as arrange additional activities for before and after the event.

For an extended celebration, Melody Key and its surrounding archipelago are a stunning destination to spend quality time with your friends and family.


Melody Key Island provides the ultimate romantic retreat for newlyweds who are looking for privacy and cocooning in a beautiful and relaxed environment that allows you to spend your days exactly as you please. Whether swimming off your own private dock, enjoying a special couples massage, or sailing around the island in one of Melody’s kayaks, there will be plenty of opportunities to indulge your loved one and create lasting memories.


Small and intimate by nature, business can be conducted on Melody Key Island in total privacy and without intrusion. Melody Key Private Island is a unique environment and the island would be yours to exclusively create an inspirational meeting, retreat or reward for your special employees or clients.


$ 1,250 / night + 13% tax + $ 400 cleaning fee.

Maximum Occupancy : 8

Minimum stay : 6 nights

Check In on Sundays, Check Out on Saturdays.

Other Check In and Check Out options may be offered depending on availabilities.

Special rates for long stays.

Self Catering.

Half Board or Full Board options available for an extra fee. A private Chef can be also hired.

$ 3,500 security deposit to confirm a booking. Balance due 30 days prior check in.

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