island community of Duck Key in the Florida Keys is
pictured above. Duck Key is a small islet located at
mile marker 61 off the Overseas Highway in the Florida
Keys. The Hawk's Cay Resort and Village can be seen in
the foreground with the homes of the residential Duck
Key community behind. Vehicles cross over the island's
canals by way of picturesque arched bridges. In the
distance is Grassy Key which is part of Marathon.
Sixty miles further south is Key West.
AND VISITOR PORTAL
Duck Key community website is a portal to the real world
community of Duck Key in the Florida Keys. Duck
Key Online created this community website as a resource
to residents and visitors of the island community. The
site goes beyond serving up local content, and hopes to
become a community asset and strengthen relationships
within the community by focusing on friends, civic groups
and organizations, social clubs, and community
When you belong to an online community, you can keep in touch with other community members. News worthy items affecting the community will periodically be placed in the WHAT'S NEW section of this index page. Links to archive pages are also provided - 2011 and 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2000, 2003, and 2002
POSTED DECEMBER 2011
1. Duck Key News - additions to island history and news
Roy Cohn and developer Bryan Newkirk history
Duck Key Logo and resort memorabilia
Birds of Paradise
More on the Stazzone downstairs enforcement error
Incredible Hulk's Getaway Island, Duck Key
Termination of Declaration of Covenants by Hawks Cay
Charles Howe and Salt Ponds on Duck Key
Unique 1960s promotional brochure, Entrance to Enchantment, describing the Indies House vacation resort on Duck Key. Text from Entrance to Enchantment.
Story of Duck Key brochure - short and simple abridged version of Entrance to Enchantment - no poetry or watercolor illustrations
Michael Stazzone email - "homes along the outer limits of Duck Key should NOT be in a V zone-- the rock barrier island around Duck Key was never contemplated in the last flood maps issued by FEMA -- changes the flood zone from V to AE . . .) will save a tremendous amount of flood premium to it's residents. . . . " See letter Kenneth E. Morris, President, Floodzone Revisions, LLC
2. Club Duck Key News for November 2011 and December 2011 newsletters in booklet format.
3. Duck Key Property Owners' Association News - Fall and Summer 2011 combined in booklet format
4. Wastewater Construction - Duck Key Utility System update in Booklet format, Also Roger Marriott update report to Duck Key Residents December 2011 - pictures of construction added.
5. Duck Key Security District Advisory Board Minutes - Security camera proposal, crime watch - July 2011, August 2011, Keys Security Renewal Agreement with Duck Key Security District
6. Hawks Cay Resort News
Mortgage Note Changes Ownership - Related Group Venture - purchased a $76.8 million mortgage on the Hawks Cay Resort
Assignment of Mortgage and Security Agreement
Water usage Chart - Behringer Harvard/Northview Hawks Cay ranks 3rd in water usage with 30,971,600,000 gallons costing $237,378. United States Navy and Monroe County numbers 1 and 2 respectively in usage. Hawks Cay, Ocean Reef Club, and Cheeca were among the ten largest consumers in 2010.
HAWKS CAY AND DUCK KEY ISLAND LODGING
A number of different sources of lodging on Duck Key are available. The list starts with the destination resort, Hawks Cay. This is the largest resort in the Florida Keys and was rated number 2 in Florida by Travel + Leisure Magazine in 2009. For Hawks Cay rates and availability go directly to Tropical Adventures.
PREFERRED HOTELS AND RESORTS
Hawks Cay Resort is part of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts group. Located on the tropical island of Duck Key in the heart of the Florida Keys, Hawks Cay Resort is a 60-acre luxury resort that offers a saltwater lagoon, five gorgeous swimming pools, upscale lodging accommodations at the Inn or in Family Villas, a full-service spa, and supurb restaurants. For the angler, there is some of the world's best fishing, and for the active family, water sport activities include diving, snorkeling and kiteboarding. Hawks Cay also has kids and teen clubs, a children's program and an unforgettable dolphin interaction. For Preferred accommodation only go to Hawks Cay
Guests have a choice of staying at the newly renovated Hawks Cay Inn or in a Preferred Villa. Preferred Villas feature stylish décor, kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances and verandahs – most with water views.
DUCK KEY VACATION RENTALS AT HAWKSCAY
Hawks Cay also offers villas which are not a part of the "Preferred" group. Guests get the same veradah and water views, have access to all Hawks Cay amenities, but the villa interiors do not meet the uniformity standards established by the Preferred Hotels & Resorts group. These Vacation Villa Rentals at Hawks Cay are available at a lesser rate. For such Villa Rentals go to Duck Key Vacation Rentals at Hawks Cay.
For rates and availability in areas other than Duck Key choose a link below:
AND SERVICE FEATURES
you will find comprehensive information about the
residential community, resort lodging and the business community.
You'll find detailed information on Duck Key island
history, architecture and ecology. Portions of the
community site focus on the Duck Key Property Owners'
Association, the Club at Duck Key and the Hawk's Cay
Village Property Owners' Association.
to Duck Key
weather and hurricane hotline information are included as
residents, groups and organizations, and businesses are
provided web space to add items of interest such as news,
fliers and coupons and community events in an effort to
increase communication and information
ESTATE AND HAWKS CAY VILLAS RECENTLY SOLD
site provides residents and realtors with the
ability to list homes and property for sale on the
island. Information may be obtained by going to REAL ESTATE AND HOME SALES.
Information on past home sales may be obtained by going to REAL ESTATE AND HOME SALES.MONROE COUNTY RECORDS - DUCK KEY PROPERTIES SOLD PRIOR YEARS
A complete listing of homes for sale together with real estate sold inprior years may be found under Real Estate and Home Sales
To see listings of residential properties for sale and sold by island on Duck Key follow the links below.
Commercially zoned - Indies Island (Hawk's Cay Village villas and condo units)
Residentially zoned - Center Island, Plantation Island, Harbour Island, and Yacht Club Island.
OF DUCK KEY
a 1960s promotional illustration mapping the island
Additional photos may be seen on the Duck Key History
collection of other photos of Duck Key go to aerial and historic
images of Duck Keys.
Collection of pictures of Duck Key and Indies House from 1950s to more recent times.
JACK STARK POSTCARDS
'St. Pierre', a beautiful two story villa on Duck Key, illustrates the French influence on West Indian architecture. Note the beautiful wrought iron staircase and decorative scrollwork. The soft colour of the Duck Key villas matched with the aged tile roofs imparts the mellow restfulness of the semi-tropical island 95 miles south of Miami."
This was one of a several postcards of Duck Key sites and the Indies House published in the early 1960s by Jack Stark of Coral Gables and printed by Dexter Press of West Nyack, NY. Go to Jack Stark postcards to see images of Villa St. Pierre, Villa Jamaica, and Villa Trinidad.
ARCHIVES - History highlights and humorous postings from past
Monroe County Sheriff's Arrest Records reveal surprises.
Playboy video filmed on Duck Key and in Marathon in 1984.
Is it a Hawk or a Turkey Vulture?
1978 - Fatal Shooting of husband, George deConigh, on Duck Key - Court ruled wife's statements to be suppressed.
Duck Key named Hulk Island
Monroe County Records also provides Maps of Duck Key presenting a visual representation of real estate sales for years 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
DUCK KEY ONLINE
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site offers island residents a chance to become part of a
single-focused, special-interest online community. The
website offers several features for sharing information
and communicating with the community. Since the Duck Key
community has year round residents, seasonal and part
time "snow birds" residents, owners of vacation
properties and business properties, the power of the
Internet would seem to be an ideal means of bringing the
people, businesses, and organizations in the community
Web space is offered to individual residents and
nonprofit organizations for disseminating information of
interest to their membership and the community at large.
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