Cool listings: East Sister Rock Island, a $16.5M miniature private island in  the heart of Florida Keys

by Georgie Mihaila

a miniature private island and dream getaway that doubles as a thriving vacation rental, is on the market for $16,499,999.

East Sister Rock Island,

This 1.4-acre island is a mere quarter-mile from Marathon, Florida, and is accessible only by boat or helicopter, providing a level of privacy unmatched by mainland properties.

The island’s history is as unique as its location.

Built in the 1970s, before the implementation of stricter environmental laws, the island was created for a New Jersey gastroenterologist, Klaus Meckler.

Its structure, a concrete home resting on 75 pillars drilled into coral rock and elevated on a 15-foot high plateau, showcases both engineering ingenuity and a deep respect for the surrounding natural beauty.

The 2,304-square-foot main residence, complemented by a detached guest house, features three bedrooms and two bathrooms

The main house on the private island

— and has been operating as a popular vacation rental in recent years, with stellar reviews from travelers.

Notable for its luxurious amenities, East Sister Rock Island boasts an outdoor pool, a helicopter pad, and a dock.

The unique mini-island property is currently listed for $16.5 million with Ember Duran of The Agency Miami.

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