We need more space and this is the place. Posted April 10, 2012 by LuAnn Apple


Malabar School House est. 1927

If you can, imagine a place, with the kind of space it takes for a successful bird sanctuary to thrive.

The space to allow the numbers of birds awaiting a place at M.A.R.S. to actually come and live and hopefully thrive and above all, to be available for adoption into an amazing new home, possibly one of yours.

Well here is a picture of the place, it has ample space, and property. On three sides it backs up to natural sanctuary. Preserved and wonderful.

Imagine a place that allows a rescue to become self generating, money always being the hardest commodity to come by. Now there is an idea for you to ponder.

Weekend events, special parties for donors and the curious to discover a world they never touched before. Dinners in the garden under the magnificent ficus tree, supervised walks in the surrounding sanctuary and on and on. Stretch your imagination and come up with ideas for us as well.

So here is the place. It has direct access not far from  I95. Picture a  billboard that invites those who are visiting or traveling to take a little side journey. To discover who we are and maybe  become a future adopter.

Is there anyone person or persons that can put enough faith into a plan that would last and be a safe haven for parrots. A place to visit and enjoy all the beauty of the natural sanctuary surroundings. A place where volunteers would want to come and be involved with all the goings on that will become a part of  M.A.R.S. on a daily weekly and monthly schedule.  A place where all visitors can enjoy hands on something they might have never experienced otherwise.

Help make this a reality, the price has never been lower then it is right now. The place is in amazingly great shape, Ipersonally know this as I do have experience in prior renovation, but this is move in ready with a few additions to the existing structures.

More later as we always say, the adventure that is M.A.R.S. continues…………………………

The ficus tree for Jakers of course


  • Shelly April 10, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    This would be amazing!!!

  • Nsmithzoo April 10, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Wow. Right down the road from me and in such a peaceful area too. It would be perfect. I am praying that it happens.

  • Chen Liu April 11, 2012 at 5:57 am

    This looks like a great place

  • Linjimnoble April 11, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    I would love to see the beautiful historic schoolhouse and it’s 2.4 ac. become a sanctuary.
    Good location, great atmosphere, and plenty of room. How about a fundraiser?

  • LuAnn Apple May 20, 2012 at 4:03 am

    Wow are you right about that. Thank-you for visiting M.A.R.S..Thank-you for supporting our organization. Yes it is a perfect place M.A.R.S., WE JUST NEED FUNDING.

  • trent August 9, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    This place looks beautiful! HOWEVER being filled with gorgeous parrots wil make it come alive for sure! How much do you need?

  • LuAnn Apple August 16, 2012 at 1:49 am

    At one time it was listed for 800,000.00. Of course that was a few years back when Florida prices were really really high. Now, 330,000.00 would get it all. Amazing how it’s still available, but it is.

Leave a Comment