Most people dream of living in a private island and be able to enjoy nature's beauty. For those who can afford the price tag of $110 million, this little bit of heaven on earth can be found in the Florida Keys.
The Florida Keys island will give you the satisfaction of power and obscurity as well as having the calm feeling of being surrounded by clear and tranquil turquoise waters and the fresh, salty smell of the ocean.
The 26-acre Florida Keys island —Pumpkin Key — although situated remotely can still be accessed easily.
The 5,000-square-foot main house within the Florida Keys island, Pumpkin Key, has three bedrooms. It also boasts of a dock master's apartment and two neighboring caretaker's cottages which are readily available for occupants. But, take note, the structure itself is not the one that merits the whooping cost of $110 million, rather, the island's potential which has been circumscribed for 12 bayfront homes within 1.5-acre lots.
RobbReport added the Florida Keys island can be reached within 10 minutes by helicopter from Miami. The existing tennis courts located in the island's center serves as the landing pad. Residents looking for some peace and quiet or a bit of R&R can also access the island by slipping into the 20-slip marina in their megayachts.
Some of the activities that you can do within the Florida Keys island are lobster hunting since lobster holes holes enclose the island and naturally, fishing. Another thing, Pumpkin Key is located 3 miles offshore North America's only living barrier reef. Now, that surely would be inviting if you're a certified ocean lover.
Furthermore, one can also take a 10-minute boat ride and have an excursion to a private club in Key Largo called Ocean Reef. The vast 25, 000-acre community has several golf courses, shops, restaurants, a medical center, a 175-slip marina and a private airstrip.
Meanwhile, local Realtor Maryann Warren who has been living in the Florida Keys since the 1990s was featured in HGTV's "Island Life" — which gives viewers a quick glance at what happens when one wants to move into the island.
Warren who's affiliated with Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate commented the show tackled the advantages and disadvantages of living in an island and added that it explored "how families decide to move to an island and the process and choices they make when they do buy,” as per KeysInfoNet.
If you're interested in living in the Florida Keys island, here's what she has to say about the place she calls home: “We have the best of both worlds – a Caribbean island stretching out into the open ocean yet attached by a bridge to the mainland United States."
“The Keys offers culture as well. We have performing arts, world class music, and many sports. “
"Why live in a foreign country when we have it all right here?," ended Warren.