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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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 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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Beautiful property & excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at this house. The property is absolutely nice to have such a pretty beach to hang out on. I rocked my 10 month old son everyday on the hammock to get him down for his nap. Alex was great communicating with us to make sure we didn’t need anything. Since it was too windy to take the boat out to fish most of the time we were there, we took the kids to Theater of the Sea, which was super close to the house. We have driven by this place a million times, but never stopped. I would definitely recommend spending a few hours there. The dolphin show was great, and my daughter got to swim with a sea lion. All in all it was a great trip and I’m glad we booked this house since we had a lot of down time, not being able to fish! Great place to hang with the family! Would definitely rent again. Thanks Alex!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peru, IN

Beautiful place

  • 4 of 5

The place is beautiful. We never had to leave; had the beach, fishing and activities all in one. House was clean, however, there were a few things that needed maintenance. I contacted the owner so hopefully these items will be fixed for the next guests. I would advise you to bring oars for the kayaks if you want to be able to use them all. There was only 1 oar when we arrived and the 2nd was broken. We fixed it so we were able to use it but still had to purchase 2 so that we all could go out together. There was plenty of wildlife to be seen which we loved. Location was perfect for us. We would stay again

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hamilton MI

Beautiful property. Awesome location directly on the beach. Private location.

  • 5 of 5

Everything went smooth and met all our expectations. Property well appointed with updated baths and kitchen. Beds were very comfortable and living area was spacious. The property location was conviently located within 3-5 minutes of multiple restaurants, fishing charters and convience stores. I'd highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than advertised

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I went expecting a lovely stay. The house was very nice; the beach was nothing short of spectacular. Sunrise every day, fishing off the dock, clear water, and a beach that was perfect Florida white. I'd go again anytime.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wilmington, Delaware

All the best of Islamorada in your private paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th time staying at the Russell Estate since 2013. EVERY year, BEFORE we arrive, I tell my husband THIS TIME I want to "explore" more of the Keys. Every year, I think I want to go see the parks and beaches. Then we get here and I don't want to leave! From sunrise to sunset and often after, we walk the dock and seawall and marvel at the birds, sea life, and all the colors of blue and green of the water as the tides come and go. We have kayaked and floated around the yard with nurse sharks, rays and fish in arm's reach. The "yard" is your own private aquarium and wildlife preserve. Herons, egrets, pelicans, osprey, cormorants, frigate birds, ibis and gulls too numerous to name fly overhead and hunt in the ocean. At your feet, corals, crabs, colorful trunk and cowfish, snappers and more. The house is lovely and every window has a wonderful view of the ocean or palms and flowering trees, complete with iguana and lizards.

Alex is a most attentive owner and wonderful to work with and he has stocked the place with kayaks, fishing poles and all manner of rafts, bikes and snorkeling gear.

We will be back and I will think I want to explore other places. Until we get here and find we already have all the best of Islamorada right here at the Russell Estate.

Ellen R.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • 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.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
WiFi (optional) $29.9 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

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.