Located just 9 miles to the south of Florida’s famous Key West region, this jewel of an island forms the southern-most point of land in the United States. Promising a sense of privacy like no other, Ballast Key actually forms the only private island within the Key West National Wildlife Reserve. Far away from prying eyes despite being only a short helicopter or boat ride from either Key West or Cuba, your closest neighbours live eight miles away, affording you the space and privacy to truly make the most of this incomparable island idyll.
Home to a decadent main house, a charming guest house, beaches galore and mile upon mile of unspoiled wildlife, this tranquil, 26 acre private island has something of a celebrity past; hosting a veritable who’s who of the American cultural and literary scene and even featuring within 1989’s popular James Bond venture, License to Kill.
Suave enough for Great Britain’s most famous secret agent, the main house is home to a total of five bedrooms, including the stunning master suite, which – thanks to an incredibly well thought out design – is capable of offering both sunrise and sunset views. Just a short distance away, the three-bedroom guesthouse is the perfect spot for entertaining, and even overlooks a palm lined beach. Water is provided by desalination, meaning there’s nothing to stop you enjoying life as a castaway in one of America’s most-sought after regions.