Private Island for Sale
East Sister Rock Island
Sale $ 9,900,00 / Rent $ 15,000 Monthly
Enjoy a Private Island paradise located approximately one quarter mile off shore the city of Marathon in the Florida Keys. At MM 50 East Sister Rock Island is a ¼ mile off the Atlantic shore of Marathon. On the private island sits a dream come true getaway home with 5000+ square feet of living area including a 2700 square foot veranda, boat dock (fisherman's dream), helicopter launch pad and many more surprises.
The Private Island is surrounded by coral reef which makes water sports hard to ignore. Snorkeling and scuba diving from the island itself or and the charted coral reef just minutes away by boat. For the fisherman, East Sister Rock Island is ideal. Between the island and the mainland; pods of permit and bonefish thrive and the flats. World renowned tarpon fishing at the Seven Mile bridge is only a five minute boat ride to the west. To the south lies the Gulf where the deep sea angler can battle sailfish, dolphin, marlinand Wahoo, or simply relax and enjoy the secluded tropical charm of the island. Watch the sun climb out of the ocean in the morning and sink to the most spectacular sunset you have ever seen.
Local Area Attractions
MM 37, Big Pine Key. Voted 2nd best beach in the US last year. Beautiful white sand beach.
MM 55, 743-9100. Come & visit this tropical natural museum designed exclusively for children. Nature trail & interactive exhibits.
MM59, Grassy Key, 289-0002. Swim with the Dolphins! Reservations required.
MM 53.5, Key Colony Beach. 289-1533. Nine hole, par three course. No tee times. Club rental available.
MM 31.5, Big Pine Key, 872-2239. Home for the Tiny deer that stand 2.5' tall & weigh less than 70 pounds.
289-0025. Originally settled in the 1900's by workmen from Henry Flagler's Overseas Railroad project.
How to get to the Island?
Though the area has been settled for some time, Marathon is a relatively new city, incorporated in 1999. The city set its boundaries "from the east end of the Seven Mile Bridge to the west end of Tom's Harbor Bridge". Among the islands found within the city limits Marathon include Boot Key, Knight Key, Hog Key, Vaca Key, Stirrup Key, Crawl Key, Little Crawl Key, East and West Sister’s Island, Deer Key, Fat Deer Key, Long Point Key, and Grassy Key.
Frequent service to Marathon is provided by American Eagle out of Miami. Non-stop service out of Tampa is available on USAir. Marathon services a private airport. Connecting service can be made for nearly anywhere in the world.
Airlines servicing the Marathon Airport are:
American Eagle (800) 433-7300
US Air (800) 428-4322
With the completion of the new $7-million passenger terminal building, a new era in Marathon aviation begins. Built during World War II by the Army Air Corps for bomber training, the Marathon airport also serves private aircraft. If you fly your own plane, you'll find a full-service F.B.O. with both jet and aviation fuels, maintenance, tie down, pilot and passenger facilities.
From the north, take the Florida Turnpike south along the east coast down to just below Ft. Lauderdale to Exit 4 - Homestead/Key West. This is the Turnpike Extension that meets US 1 in Florida City, which takes you to Marathon, some 90 minutes south. From the west, come across 1-75 (Alligator Alley) to the Miami exit and south to the Turnpike Extension. From Miami International Airport, take LeJeune Road south to 836 West, going to Turnpike Extension, south to US 1 and to the Keys.
Mile Markers. Often abbreviated as MM, Mile Markers are conveniently located along the Overseas Highway (US1). Appearing on the right shoulder of the road as small green signs with white numbers, the markers begin at Mile Marker 126, just one mile past Florida City on US1.
Major rental car companies will help you quickly begin your tour of paradise. Renting a car here saves the drive from Miami,and the rates are about the same.
Taxi cabs - even a water taxi - whisk you to anyplace you can reach by road or waterway.
DRIVING TIMES FROM MARATHON TO:
Key Largo 60 minutes
Tavernier 40 minutes
Islamorada 30 minutes
Duck Key 15 minutes
Big Pine Key 25 minutes
Lower Keys 35 minutes
Key West 60 minutes
Boaters can travel to Marathon either along the Intracoastal Waterways through Florida Bay or along the Atlantic Coast. The Keys are full of marinas that welcome transient visitors. Be sure to make reservations in advance.
Though the area has been settled for some time, Marathon is a relatively new city, incorporated in 1999. The city set its boundaries "from the east end of the Seven Mile Bridge to the west end of Tom's Harbor Bridge".
Among the islands found within the city limits Marathon include Boot Key, Knight Key, Hog Key, Vaca Key, Stirrup Key, Crawl Key, Little Crawl Key, East and West Sister’s Island, Deer Key, Fat Deer Key, Long Point Key, and Grassy Key.
The name Marathon dates back to the origin of the Florida East Coast Railroad. The name came about by the railroad workers who were working night and day to complete the railway – due to the unrelenting pace and struggle to complete the project, many of the workers complained that “this [the project] is getting to be a real Marathon”, and was later used to name the local station along the railroad.
Have you ever wished that you owned your own Island? Well, The East Sister Rock Island is what we at Century 21 would consider to be an ideal choice for those looking for an island to call their own. Located in the beautiful and exotic Florida Keys, The East Sister Rock Island is a private island that is not only a perfect place to get away, but it is conveniently close to the city of Marathon. It is easily reachable by boat, so trips to the main city and back will take very little time which is much better than having an island in the middle of nowhere. The Island as a whole is 1.5 acres and can easily provide living space for an average single sized family which includes four rooms, four bathrooms, as well as a guest house in-case you have some visitors that you would like to have stay with you to marvel at the beautiful surroundings and just relax or get away.