Pretty Joe Rock
A Private Island in the Florida Keys
Pretty Joe Rock - aka Sea Shell Key
(off of 43rd Street), Marathon-includes shore access and dock
There are 1700 Islands in the Florida Keys. 34 offshore properties have houses. Only 9 islands have one house on it. Pretty Joe Rock is one of them. Make this your private island and/or Vacation Rent it with great returns!
This unique island is being offered for $2,500,000 includes right to build.
GPS Coordinates Latitude: N24 43.108 Longitude: W81 05.118
The location close to shore makes it easy to "go off island" to shop and dine just minutes away.
Access to the island is by boat. At the end of the land easement is a private dock for getting to and from the island and parking for island guests.
The island itself has hosted all kinds of vegetation including orchids, mangrove trees and other island exotics. As you snorkel around the clear waters surrounding the island you will find a variety of sea life.
From the many vantage points around the island you are likely to see all kinds of wildlife including dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, pelicans, parrot and angel fish along with a variety of birds.
As evening approaches you will see some of the most beautiful sunsets in the Florida Keys as you look west into the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy the ocean breeze while sipping your favorite drink and join the keys tradition of toasting the sunset as the sun melts into the distant water.
This site is truly a get away from it all. This exposed fossilized ancient reef is foundation for the island so little worry of the island washing away. You can enjoy wandering the paths through the mangrove trees, fishing from the dock, or snorkeling in the crystal clear waters around the island. A grill and picnic table for a tropical picnic in the ocean breezes off the Gulf waters is welcoming. Kayak or paddleboard around the island and enjoy the scenery.
This property has been very successful as a vacation rental in the past and boasts great projections for the future. Once the housing structure is rebuilt this island will once again be popular for the news media and home shows on tv. It's been amazing the free marketing this island has received in the past.
Add this private island to your family trust, investment portfolio or live in it as a retirement home. Make it your own!
This keyzie little island located on a exposed fossilized ancient reef just off the main island of Marathon in the middle of the Florida Keys hosting all the amenities of a shore home. The island features dockage for a boat with an approximate control depth of 4' at the end of the dock. Once on the island you will see swing that will remind you it's time to relax and enjoy all that the views from the island have to offer.
In 2017, hurricane Irma destroyed the house on the island requiring it to be rebuilt under current codes which are similar to that for a shore home. In the documents section of this website you will find the criteria and construction information.
Building Right included
Shore dock and access