12045 Keewaydin Island Naples, Florida Zip code 34114 was sold to the Biden family 12/23/13 for $2,500,000.
The 5 acre beach estate has an approximate total area under roof at about 6000 square feet and living area about 3550 square feet with five bedrooms and four bathrooms. The stilt home was built in 1996 and in 2013 had an Assessed Value and Market Value of $1,193,423, according to Collier Appraisers records. There is also a tiki bar, caretaker’s quarters and service buildings on the property.
The island home was originally a 10 acre property and was listed on our Naples MLS in 2006 for as much as $15,990,000. Several agents had their had at trying to sell the property over the years with several price adjustments.
Vice President Joe Biden‘s brother James Brian Biden and his wife Sara closed on the deal last year. They will have to take a boat from the mainland at Port Royal, a high end single family home development in Naples Florida. The boat ride will take about 15 minutes to get to the Biden’s boat dock on the north side of Keewaydin Island on the narrow Little Marco Pass waterway.
The southern tip of Keewaydin Island, just yards away from the Biden’s new beach cottage, has always been a popular getaway for weekend boaters and bonfires on the beach are a common sight.
Vice President Joe Biden will be somewhat of a fish out of water in the largely Republican community of Naples and Marco Island. The home adjacent to the boat launch on the Port Royal side of the Gordon River, often hosts Republican fund raisers and many political hopefuls have been guests in to Naples.