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Keys home in Anglers Reef with ocean view, dock, community pool & private beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, sleeps 6, ocean views from all 4 balconies, optional dock

This magnificent home with ocean views from all 4 balconies is located in Islamorada at Mile Marker 85 in the exclusive gated community of Angler's Reef, a quiet oceanfront community in the Florida Keys. Anglers Reef is a boutique complex of 52 homes inspired by Native Conch & British West Indies architecture. Quaint streets & walking paths wind through this village-styled retreat. Amenities include a community pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and 500ft of private beach. The home's boat slip is available for rent with a deep channel out to the Atlantic ($250/week). Or launch your kayak from the private beach (kayak and paddle board rentals available for drop-off or ask about using our 2 person kayak). Built in 2007, this home has 2 bedrooms located on the 2nd floor (Master has Tempur-Pedic Mattress and each bedroom has a private bathroom. Basically there is 2 masters upstairs), each having a private porch with an ocean view, and has 2 more porches downstairs with ocean views for morning coffee or cocktails. Homes decor includes stainless appliances, granite counters, Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, 3 flat screen TVs with cable including Movie Channels & WiFi

Islamorada is synonymous with the best fishing - gulf, backcountry or ocean. There are plenty of guides, charters or boat rentals. You can also try for hogfish, snapper, mahi, tuna, bonefish, tarpon, snook, & more. Right at the Anglers Reef docks you can catch mangrove snapper, ladyfish, jack crevalle, moonfish, grunts, mullet & barracuda depending on season. We had one lucky vacationer catch a 70 pound Tuna right off the docks.

For those who don't like fishing there is still a ton to do which is one of the reasons we chose Anglers Reef. The development and the Islamorada area have a lot to do for people who are not into fishing. Just hanging at our home on one of the four porches is enough of a full day for some.

Enjoy our spacious decks with a book or cocktail and the views of the turquoise waters and ocean breeze. Or enjoy the large community pool (heated in winter and cooled in summer!). And if that's not enough you can take a stroll thru the community or relax on the private beaches or you can launch Kayaks and Paddle boards right off our beaches.

Restaurants: a short 5 minute walk are Hog Heaven, Smugglers Grill and the Island Grill. By car a few miles away are lots of oceanfront or bay front restaurants to eat at. All are amazing. See our recommendation book in the home.

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.

Grocery & Other Shopping: There are small markets around Islamorada, including the Trading Post two miles south, there is also a Winn Dixie a few minutes north (around Mile Marker 91 in Tavernier, west side of the highway and a 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).

Parks in Islamorada, Village of Islands: Just 2 miles north is Islamorada Founders Park at MM 87 Bayside, which offers activity or relaxation for the whole family. An Olympic-sized pool with diving area, a shallow water beach, water sports rentals, ball fields, fishing jetty, bocce, tennis and basketball courts, vita course with 18 exercise stations, multi-purpose path, skate park and dog park all are within the 40-acre park. Fees may apply. Village municipal parks also include the Islamorada Library Beach and Anne’s Beach. There is the Windley Key State Geological Site, a state park, at the site of a former coral rock quarry. In addition to shady walks through unique foliage, fossils of sea creatures can be seen throughout the park. A free guidebook is available at the visitors center for use during your stay in the park. Islamorada also offers an 18-mile bicycle path that extends the length of the Village.

Scuba/Snorkel! : Islamorada, long recognized as the 'Sport Fishing Capital of the World,' is now an icon among sport divers for a similar reason: a massive population of tropical marine life. High profile coral heads and broad ledges shelter huge congregates of French grunt and goat fish, while regal queen angelfish casually graze amid the reef recesses. Friendly green moray eels swim freely along the spur-and-groove channels, and reclusive nurse sharks lurk beneath the overhangs. Islamorada offers a wide variety of shallow coral reefs, mini walls, shipwrecks, and even an underwater habitat for scientific research, the Aquarius. To learn more about Islamorada or any other manner of local lore, stop by the Chamber of Commerce at MM 82.5.

*The Eagle - This 287 ft ship was intentionally sunk in 110 ft of water as a dive attraction, cloaked in sponge & coral, populated by grunt, harpoon & jack. *Davis Reef - Reef revered for its incredible concentration of grunts & schoolmaster snapper, as well as several amiable resident green morays, long accustomed to benign interaction with the dive masters. *Alligator Reef - Now marked by a 136-ft-tall lighthouse, on this spot in 1822 the USS Alligator grounded & sank while protecting a convoy from pirates; remains of the wreck are the twin piles of ballast stones, but the coral reef - in just 25 ft of water - is vibrant and alive. *Conch Wall - Offering a precipitous sloping wall & captivating concentrations of barrel sponge & gorgonia punctuating seafloor. *Crocker Wall - A 450+-foot-long wall in 50 ft of water. The wall has a 30 ft decline and features grunts, yellow tail &grouper with spur-and-groove coral & block coral.

*Pickles Reef - Reef's minutia in 15-25 ft of water.

More Details

Owner
Scott Ofstein
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Scott Ofstein

We love the Keys! We purchased our home back in 2009 and loved it so much we bought a second home right across the street (HomeAway #4249038) My wife and I have 2 girls ages 16 and 13 and they also love the Keys. They love boating, fishing, paddle boarding, snorkeling, kayaking, biking and just hanging out at the Keys famous sandbars. Islamorada is an amazing Island and in my opinion the best location in the Florida Keys! You can't go wrong!

Scott Ofstein purchased this house in 2009

Why Scott Ofstein chose Islamorada Area

Our home has great views of the Atlantic Ocean from all 4 porches. The homes is the second back from the ocean. The community is gated and has a pool on the Atlantic Ocean, a beach and a marina with a deep water channel to the Ocean. We are one of Islamorada's limited number of licensed weekly vacation homes, VR-163

What makes this house unique

Pool, Beach and Boat docks right on property. Walking distance to a few restaurant and some attractions.

Amenities

Islamorada House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Tile showers with frame less glass enclosure. Granite vanity tops.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Bed
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa Sleeper
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen Bed Tempur-Pedic Mattress
  • Both bedrooms have temperpedic type queen beds (Master has Tempur-Pedic Cloud Mattress) and each room has french doors, which open to their own private patio with an ocean view. Have a night cap from the private master balcony. Both bedrooms have a flat screen TVs, cable with HBO & HBO On Demand and WiFi. Master bedroom has built in closet system with draws and shelves. Open the french doors and windows to get a ocean breeze.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Homes appliances include a glass top stove, microwave, stainless refrigerator, and a dishwasher. Home also has a very well equipped kitchen with blender, toaster, coffee maker, Kuerig machine, glasses, dishes, pots and pans, and a gas BBQ on the patio, There are 3 flat screen TVs. All TVs have cable, which includes HBO and HBO On Demand. Wood floors in living areas and in bedrooms. 4 Furnished decks on both levels offer views of the turquoise waters of the Atlantic beyond. Surrounded by lush gardens & palm trees, you are just a few steps away from the large heated pool, the private beach, and the boat docks. For multi-week off-season rentals, please discuss with owner. Cleaning fee includes professional cleaning plus a Starter Kit as follows: Each bathroom gets 2 rolls of toilet paper, 1 shampoo, 1 conditioner, 2 bars of soap (shower & vanity), and a liner for the trash can. Kitchen gets a roll of paper towels, dish washing soap, trash liners, and more.

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Fabulous stay in Islamorada

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our stay and the house was wonderful! It had everything we needed for a great vacation. The owner was always available and was kind enough to send us a message letting us know about an art festival nearby. Being ocean side is important to us when we vacation in the keys as we bring our boat and want to be out in the "action" quickly. The docking slip that is available with this rental was super close to the house. About a 40 second walk to get to and had water right there to wash down your boat when you come in. We caught a ton of Mahi and yellow tail snapper. Put some on the grill in the evenings for a delicious fresh fish meal! If you like to snorkel or dive, this is a perfect location to get to Alligator reef, Hens and Chickens and many other great spots! If you want a great place to stay in Islamorada, don't miss your chance to stay here. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Wonderful home and vacation! Scott is there for all needs!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this home. Perfect in every way.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Welcoming and livable!

  • 5 of 5

As a family of six we decided to stay in Anglers Reef for vacation. The property is very versatile and close to many amenities. Having our boat just steps away opened up wider spaces to play. The pool area is very private and I looked forward to morning coffee on the many porches off of each room. The house is well equipped and having the washer and dryer was definitely an asset in order to pack light and still have fresh clothing. We could not ask for a better vacation and Scott is very hospitable and accessible if you are need of anything!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

This house is very clean, homey, nicely decorated (Keys style) and has most everything you need for a weeks stay. My boat was only 60 seconds away which is very convenient since we were on the boat about the same amount of time at the homestead (Also, so it was never lonely :) The resort was very nice and the kids loved it. No complaints from the ladies, in fact they loved it.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great. Very clean and well kept. Owner was fabulous to work with, very gracious! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Great house for a stay on the keys

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location to stay for those that seek access to various attractions on the keys as well as miami and the Everglades. In addition coming home from a trip the house is located next to the sea to enjoy great views, use the pool in a private and quiet environment and just relax. The house felt like home to us and was perfect for a family on vacation. Communications and Information provided by the owner was very good and timely so our vacation planning was easy. We can recommend the place!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Miami International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Tiki Bar & Hog Heaven
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Island Grill, Hogs Heaven
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
About 20 steps away
Car: recommended

Islamorada is located in the Upper Keys, about halfway between Miami and Key West. Nicknamed the Sport Fishing Capital of the World and known to have the best restaurants in the Keys, there is much to do in, under, above or near the waters surrounding Islamorada. In the water... you can boat, kayak, para sail, jet ski, snorkel, dive or even cruise out to the Alligator Reef Lighthouse or to Barnacle Bobs at the Tiki sandbar for a burger in the middle of the ocean. You can also swim with dolphins, sea lions and sea rays at Theater of the Sea (less than a mile south). Or if you have had enough water, check out the local parks, pampering spas, exclusive shops and a large array of amazing restaurants. Be sure to catch a sunset from the many restaurants or bars along the gulf side. And if it's a full moon, adults may want to head over to Morada Bay & Pierre's for their famous Full Moon Parties, beach parties with bonfires in the sand, specialty drinks and live entertainment (covers apply).

Other Activities: Boating

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Rates & Availability

Islamorada House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2017 August 19-26
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
 
2017 September Special
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
2017 Oct -Nov 17
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,550
 
 
Early December 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
 
XMAS/NEW YEARS 2018
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
2018 January 6-April 27
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,550
 
 
April 28th to May 26, 2018
Apr 28 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,150
 
 
2017 May 26- July 21
May 26 2018 - Jul 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,550
 
 
Lobster Week July 21-28 W/DOCK
Jul 21 2018 - Jul 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
July 28, 2018-2019
Jul 28 2018 - Jul 19 2019
7 night minimum stay
$2,550
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Deposit $1,000

We are one of Islamorada's limited number of licensed weekly vacation homes, VR-163.
Boat slip w/ electric/water can be rented for $250/wk. Max length allowed is 31' and a max height of 10.5'.
Rentals-Saturday to Saturday, exceptions please inquire.
$1000 security deposit. Returned within 10 days of check out as per agreement.
PLEASE BOOK YOUR WEE(S)*EARLY* AS MANY WEEKS FILL UP 6-12 MONTHS AHEAD

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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