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This is Paradise! Beautiful 2 Acre Oceanfront Beach, A MUST SEE. 3/2 Sleeps 6

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights


About the property

Ocean Front. Cottage-like Home filled with natural light and amazing views.

The single family home has a homey, oceanfront cottage appeal. It sits on the most amazing property with vast ocean views.

The home itself is cozy, tranquil and recently completely remodeled. It has hardwood bamboo floors throughout, lots of natural light, updated kitchen and bathrooms. Maximum is 6 guests. The location is central,within walking or biking distance to everything to do in Islamorada . However, you won't want to leave the property. Just check out our photos and the amazing reviews from our guests over the years. It is truly special.

Master bedroom has private bath, king-size bed, desk, overlooks the ocean and has perfect sunrise view. Living area overlooks ocean with abundant sitting and lounging space . Second and third bedrooms have lots of sunlight, full closets and two single beds and queen-size bed, respectively. Dishwasher, microwave, brand new refrigerator, washer and dryer, and flat screen smart TV. Towels and linens supplied.

Outside has a private dock, palm shaded hammocks, fishing or sea life watching, tree swings, picnic table and lounge chairs. The dock is 160' long and private to the property with water depth ranging from under 1' to 4', low to high tide. Access by boat is limited during low tide.

High-speed WiFi service, beach bikes and Kayaks also available for use by our guests.

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Alex Agurcia
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Alex Agurcia

We have four daughters enjoy the Russel Estate regularly as our family's second home. My wife and I got married on this property and have owned it for over 15 years. Because of their exposure to this property and the keys in general over the years , our daughters have grown up to appreciate and value the profound natural beauty of tropical ocean life. They have spent hours, days and years exploring and collecting all sorts of marine life or just playing or enjoying the outside. As the property has shown us lots of love and beauty over the years, we continue give the love back with regular upgrades and maintenance, new features and play items.

Alex Agurcia purchased this house in 2002

Why Alex Agurcia chose Islamorada

This property has significant historical value as one of 29 red cross homes built after the devastating hurricane of 1935. It was also owned and homesteaded by one of the founding families of Islamorada, the Russell's. Beyond that, the marine wildlife and views around the property are amazing. On any given day you may be able to catch a sighting of dolphins, turtles, stingrays, horseshoe crabs, starfish as well as all types of tropical fish and bird life just by sitting ocean side. Ocean Kayaking and swimming is available right off the property. The yard is large and private and offers perfect, unobstructed views of the Atlantic ocean with breathtaking, colorful horizons as the sun sets and rises on the ocean. And.... if you ever have the motivation to actually leave this tropical paradise, any one of the best restaurants and entertainment in Islamorada is only minutes away --- walking, biking or short drives away.

What makes this house unique

Complete privacy and peacefulness. Easy access to great restaurants, marinas and nightlife. A truly unforgettable, special tropical retreat.


Islamorada House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • TRESSPASSING TO NEIGHBORS PROPERTY is strictly forbidden. We have full time residents as neighbors and would appreciate that you are mindful of the
  • There is a small cottage next to the main house that is not rented out and restricted for the owner’s use. Please do not use or allow entry.
  • For monthly or longer rentals, cancellations more than 60 days, refund is 50% unless property gets rebooked. Rentals are on a Sat. to Sat. basis
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Master bedroom bathroom has a walking shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Playpen (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 beach chairs
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Bicycle and a kayak rentals shops are nearby. Ocean swimming, snorkeling and fishing accessible right off the property. Nearby backcountry boating and tours, Kayak/Jet Ski rentals, Islamorada Founder's Park (with Olympic size pool, tennis courts and beach), famous seven mile bridge, Luxurious Day Spas and Islamorada night life within walking distance. Although it is a single story home, with just 3 steps at main entry, it is not handicap accessible.


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This is Paradise! Beautiful 2 Acre Oceanfront Beach, A MUST SEE. 3/2 Sleeps 6
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Keys Strong - Wish We Could Have Stayed All Winter

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at this amazing property. We love Islamorada, and this oceanside property in particular, and were so worried as we watched the hurricane footage this past Fall. The owner is fantastic, so when he said everything would be wonderful for our stay I knew it would be true, but I still wasn't sure exactly what to expect. When we arrived in December, I was so relieved that Islamorada is as beautiful as ever, as is the house and the grounds. The backyard beach and dock are so peaceful - all of the sealife and birds are back - and the sunrises from the master bedroom are to die for as usual. There is a new beach sand volleyball court which my nephews loved. Inside everything is as good as, or better than, how we left it last year. The master bathroom has been beautifully redone. All of our favorite restaurants and activities were open and in many cases newly renovated. We had the best time and were so sad to leave. We have already booked our upcoming third stay at The Russell Estate and we are counting the days. I can't recommend this property and this owner more highly.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Abbey. We worked hard to get the property back in shape as well as adding some new features like beach volleyball, the tiki hatch sunbrella palaca, sun shades over the hammocks and a new dock. You are terrific guests and we look forward to your visit once again next December.
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  • 5 of 5

We loved The Russell Estate! The views are amazing, and the house is adorable. There is nothing that we needed but the owner is super quick to respond and check in, should anything come up! We will be back. Thank you, Alex!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property for a week in the keys!

  • 4 of 5

Our fanily of 4 stayed here for a week. The property is conveniently located near shops, restaurants, grocery stores and activities like boating and watersports. We saw lots of marine life just of the dock, including dolphins and stingrays! We rented a boat for a day and went to three snorkling spots where we experienced some of the best snorkeling ever. The property is pretty and kept up well. The kayaks were used every day. The kitchen could use some updates and could be stocked better. The number of knives, cup and glasses was limited. Otherwise a very comfortable house to enjoy a relaxing week in the keys!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the positive review and always ask for suggestions. The stove, toaster oven and dishwasher are less than 2 years old and the fridge is 7 years old. The kitchen is stocked for servings for at least 8 persons, including knives, cups and glasses.
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The view and the hanging area are spectacular.

  • 3 of 5

The view and the hanging area are absolutely awesome! And Alex is great to get in touch with when needed.

As for the house, since it's an older house, they were a few things that needed to be mended. The dining room door that lead to the back patio was not opening, my brother-in-law had to fix it. He also try to tightened the toilette sit in the guest bathroom, however it was still loose when we left. In the master bedroom the two sockets by the TV were not working and there was not enough cooling blowing in that room even-though the ventilation was working. We informed Alex about these inconvenience, hopefully they will be repaired for the next renters. I was also a bit disappointed initially that we couldn't swim on the property beach, due to the accumulation of seaweed and a bit of debris ( then again, this was on every beaches we went in the Keys, I guess it was just that time of year). Nevertheless, we had an absolute fantastic vacation! Right off the dock, we saw horseshoe crabs, rays, a small nurse shark (about 2.5 feet), so many different type of fish and birds; a paradise for a marine life lover!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was a charming home on a stunning piece of property - like a resort beach all to ourselves. Spending time on the hammocks was awesome and we saw some of the most amazing sunrises ever! Everyone enjoyed all the sea life around the dock as well. The owner, Alex, was most attentive and responded immediately with any questions we had. We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was excellent. Everything that was promised was delivered.

  • 5 of 5

Awesome property. Great location. Owner is super nice and responsive. Would definitely recommend and stay again.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Miami International (MIA) or Ft. Lauderdale (FLL)
Car: recommended

Located at mile marker 83, .5 miles south of Whale Harbor. Within walking distance to great restaurants, bars, marinas, shops.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
WiFi (optional) $29.9 + Tax

Rentals are on a Saturday to Saturday. There is a $200 cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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