Life is a beach...so celebrate your destination wedding, LGBT wedding or special event at Papillon, on a 120 ft. private Florida Keys beach. For larger weddings up to 200 guests, we recommend booking Papillon and its adjacent property, Mariposa for 240 feet of beach, access to the entire property, and overnight accommodations for up to 24 guests.
This venue is an architect-owner's brand new dream home, gated and set far back and elevated, Idyllic, acre plus private beach front, 2 hours from Miami AND 1-1/4 hours from Key West. A grass motor court leads to the stunning Coral stone-clad minimalist contemporary, with the glass entrance flanked by illuminated reflection pools with shooting water arcs.
It is designed to maximize beach and sunrise views, and oriented to catch prevailing ocean and bay breezes. The spacious, luminous reception area, with walls of glass for breathtaking ocean and garden views, features a floating staircase and a wine room with glass doors. Downstairs guest quarters or bedroom suites with recreation/meditation room. Spacious terrace and fully equipped summer kitchen with a large island/bar featuring a raw-bar or chilling trough and mirrored back splash for ocean views. Heated spa and infinity edge pool with swim-in place feature. Indonesian 'Bale' tiki on beach.
Wake up to sunrise views from the upstairs master suie with walls of windows and glass doors open to the upstairs terrace, framed by the sea and sky. The fabulous bath and dressing suite includes 2 walk-in closets. Three additional upstairs bedroom suites have versatile folding walls for privacy or open plan. Large upstairs terrace floats above pool and overlooks the beach.
Dramatic illumination and water features and limestone floors throughout, marble and granite custom designed sinks and countertops. Top of the line appliances, two-car garage, laundry/utility area. 4-zone AC.
Designed to meet Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and built to green specifications.
Great for weddings, birthdays and similar celebratory family and corporate events. Weddings and similar events require an extra charge.
PLEASE NOTE: We own two homes one next to the other. They are architectural twins, both having the same space distribution, just somewhat different furniture, though both in modern Asian décor. The two houses are shown as an aerial in the photo gallery section of this listing.
We recently had our wedding and also spent the week with family at Bernard's house in Marathon. In almost all ways, we are very satisfied. First off the house is maybe the most amazing house I've ever been in. It's really big. And the style of the house is very modern/minimalist, so the house feels even more spacious. The kitchen has a very nice barstool area, and came quite stocked. This was appreciated and is much nicer than going into an empty house. The backyard pool is another amazing sight to see. The pool is rather large and includes a small spa area which gets nice and warm. Expect to spend a few fun afternoons by the pool. In the vicinity of the pool is a nice large BBQ grill. It works quite well and we used it almost every day to cook out. The beach area behind the pool is (like most things at the house) huge. Including multiple palm trees with coconuts. Perfect for tanning, playing sports, etc. Everything is as amazing as it looks in the pictures. It is as advertised. If you do want to do ocean stuff, there are many places nearby such as to rent jet skis and the owner is helpful with recommendations. As for our wedding, the location was the best. Everyone loved the house, and in general it was a good size. We fit 75 people and food and DJ all in by the pool. With the ceremony out by the sand/trees. The guests were a little tight by the pool, however it fit fine, and there would have been even more space had we done more events in the sand.
We had a wedding here about 70 people, it was the perfect setting . All of our guests said it was one of the best wedding they had ever been to. The palm trees on the beach with the beautiful water and sky were an amazing back drop for pics. Our photographer wished she could do all her wedding shots with this kind of back drop. The owner was very good about making sure everything was going well and checking to see if we needed anything. The property was very clean and beautiful. I would recommend to anyone wanting a nice relaxed amazing wedding, or any family gathering or reunions. There are plenty of things to do outside of the house in Marathon great places to eat, the Dolphin Research Center within walking distance from the house to go swim with the dolphins. The pool and outdoor setting is great for entertaining.
<p>We stayed at the home for a week and also hosted our wedding there. It was above and beyond anything we could have imagined! The owner is very kind and helpful and was so attentive all the way through the process. Every one of our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been too because the house and property was so beautiful and the view and location was unbeatable. It truly feels like you're the only people on earth when you stay there. The beach is amazing, the pool and spa are perfection, and nothing can top the wide open feel of the home with spacious rooms and windows everywhere. We never wanted to leave! I would absolutely recommend this home to vacationers looking for a luxurious paradise, and I definitely feel like it is an ideal location for a wedding. Weeks later and our guests are still raving about what an amazing location we chose. We will never forget the memories we created during our wonderful stay.</p>