**See our many REVIEWS, which tell it all about ANGLERS REEF 140! Our home is known as "Aqua Vistas" and for good reason: THE OCEAN VIEWS DON'T GET ANY BETTER THAN FROM THIS HOME - inside and out on the spacious decks! We are one of only 5 truly OceanFRONT homes in Anglers Reef -- and the only one of those 5 that rents. We are also one of the very few with LARGE WRAPAROUND DECKS ON BOTH LEVELS and offering 3 bedrooms. See the community layout in the photo gallery for our location.
ANGLER'S REEF is a boutique gated community of 52 homes inspired by Native Conch & British West Indies architecture with quaint streets & walking paths at Mile Marker 84.9 in Islamorada. With 3 bedrooms (including a King Master en suite, Queen guest bedroom and a 3rd bedroom with two twins), 2 1/2 baths, plus a queen pullout sofa in the Lining Room, we accommodate up to 6 adults and 2 children.
Relax on one of our spacious decks, or in the lushly landscaped pool area, or on one of two stunning private beaches. A boat slip is also available with direct ocean access via our deepwater channel, plus easy Gulf access via Snake Creek just a few hundred yards north. The famous Islamorada Flats are right out front for bonefish, permit and tarpon; Alligator Reef is just 3 miles offshore; the inshore patch reefs offer a variety of snappers and tasty bottom fish; and within 5 miles of shore there are sails, mahi, kingfish, wahoo and more along the big reef in a few hundred feet of water. (Maximum allowed boat length is 31 feet including engines, max draft is 3.5 feet and max height above the waterline of 10.5 feet.) You can also launch your kayak to explore the coast and nearby sand bars at low tide, or try your luck fishing the flats or the mangroves.
Brand new in 2008 with many upgrades and additions since, this home is fully equipped with all the best - even an electric fireplace for cool winter evenings! The views don't stop when you go inside - the 7 pairs of French doors and numerous windows bring the panoramic ocean views inside to nearly every room. Watch sunrises from every bed! Tile showers, Viking and Kitchenaid appliances, granite kitchen counters, 4 Flat Screen TVs, & more! See link to our many GUEST REVIEWS & VIRTUAL TOURS! We are also the closest home to the south Beach and just 200' from the pool (close enough for convenience, but far enough to enjoy a quiet afternoon on your deck if you choose!)
Please see our Availability Calendar for open weeks. We keep it very up to date with the exception of leases in process which do not show as booked until the lease and deposit are received.
For Fishing People: PLEASE SEE OUR MANY GUEST REVIEWS for the best descriptions of what to expect at Anglers 140! Once you reserve your vacation with us, we will send you our "Fishing Portfolio" and instructions so you or your kids to catch a fish dinner right at Anglers, as well as suggestions for guides, charters, and other places to fish!
Islamorada is synonymous with great fishing - gulf, backcountry or ocean. There are plenty of guides, charters, 'head boats' and boat rentals. You can also try for tarpon, permit, snook, spanish mackerel & more at nearby bridges or the many other access points. Right at the Anglers property you can catch mangrove snapper, ladyfish, jack crevalle, moonfish, grunts, mullet & barracuda depending on season - just bring a light rod or two (Basic fishing instructions at the house - detailed instructions will be emailed!)
You'll see the flats guides poling for bonefish just off the Anglers Reef beaches! If you don't bring your own boat or charter with a guide, you can bring or rent a kayak, launch from the beach, and try your luck fishing right out front for bonefish, permit, sharks & barracuda. Or check out the mangroves near by Snake Creek (be careful of the strong tides by the bridge) for snook, snappers, tarpon and grouper!
For Non-fishing People: One of the reasons we chose Anglers Reef is that both the development and the Islamorada area offer a lot to do for people who are NOT into fishing. Besides the gorgeous pool area in Anglers and great views from our decks and the private beaches, nearby is great shopping & restaurants (including 3 eateries you can walk to!), plus Founders Park, the Diving Museum, and of course Theater of the Sea just 1/2 mile away!
Onsite: Enjoy our spacious wraparound decks with propane BBQ and the views of the turquoise waters; swim in the large pool (heated in winter and cooled in summer!), relax with a book or cocktail on our spacious wraparound decks overlooking the Atlantic; take a quiet stroll thru the complex; or catch some sun on the private beaches.
Restaurants: Just a short walk north are Hog Heaven, a fun sports bar on the water with great happy hour and surprisingly good food. slightly further north is a Puerto Vallarta, a very good Mexican restaurant. A few miles south is upscale Pierre's on the Gulf and the more casual Morada Bay beach cafe and Islamorada Fishery (all next to Worldwide Sportsman for fishing tackle, clothing, and a large indoor aquarium); also a few miles south you'll find the Green Turtle Inn, Lazy Days restaurant & many more eateries.
Attractions: Swim with dolphins at Theater of the Sea 1/2 mile south. Founders Park is just a mile north with concerts and lots to do. The Islamorada Chamber of Commerce visitors center is also near the entrance to Founders Park for local info as well as affordable postcards, posters, T-shirts and books.
Shopping: So much so close! From upscale gifts and clothing to Keys-ey schtick and souvenirs.
Grocery & Other Shopping: There are small markets in and around Islamorada, including the Trading Post two miles south, but you may want to do most of your grocery shopping at either the Winn Dixie a few minutes north (around Mile Marker 91 in Tavernier, west side of the highway - NOTE: There should be a Winn Dixie discount card attached to the house keys) Or at the Publix a few miles farther north in Key Largo around Mile Marker 101 (east side at a traffic light in a shopping center with a KMart). Buy your beer and wine there too - less expensive than liquor stores. CVS is 1 mile south and also has well-priced beer/wine, basic foodstuffs and $6 Islamorada baseball hats!
If you are going south, Marathon (about MM 50-ish) has a Publix, Winn Dixie, KMart , and a Home Depot.
From the north, at Florida City right where you get off onto Rt 1 is a BJ's Wholesale (membership required). There is also a Walmart there (but it seemed a little sketchy to us so we do not recommend it).
Lots of clothing and gift shops right in Islamorada!
(***ALSO: See our magnificent home for rent on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, HomeAway #129841, on the 11th Green of the prestigious Currituck Club Golf Resort - including a circular "Ship's Watch" room with great views of the Atlantic!)
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