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Ocean Beach Retreat with Private Sandy Beach 1/2 acre on the Atlantic Ocean

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,280 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6 adults 2 children)

Watch the sunrise in this single-family, open water view home located directly on the Atlantic Ocean with its own private beach! This Non-Smoking home has a beautiful private sandy beach with coral rock stairs to the ocean. You can enjoy the incredible view whether your upstairs looking through the 36 feet of sliding glass doors, downstairs under the the large overhang playing games, or directly on the beach enjoying a tan. Privacy is what it is all about!

The Beach Retreat is a casual home with two stories. The upstairs has a large open seating area and has a king and queen bedroom with private bath. Double beds are located in the downstairs room. In addition to the bed and bath, the downstairs has a large covered area with plenty of seating and a hot tub directly on the beach. The house has spacious bedrooms and plenty of storage space. This gated property is over half acre. The property is extremely secluded and private.

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Deanna Rasco
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Deanna Rasco

We have been part of the Florida Key since my birth. I have spent many holidays in the Keys. My Grandparents purchased the home in 1990. Since then, my husband and I have purchased the home and have done updates. We still visit the Keys frequently from South Florida.

Deanna Rasco purchased this house in 1991

Why Deanna Rasco chose Islamorada Area

This home is a very private home with incredible views. On any given day you can see a variety of incredible birds including bald eagle, osprey, pelicans and if you watch closely you may see dolphin swimming in the water. There is no place closer to paradise. Unlike most other homes on the ocean that are set back, this house sits the closest to the edge allowing unobstructed views and extreme privacy.


Islamorada House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1280 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Access through an external staircase
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2). Home sleeps 6 adults and 2 children.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Ocean Beach Retreat with Private Sandy Beach 1/2 acre on the Atlantic Ocean
average rating of 4.6896553 based on 29 reviews

It was a relaxing private beach

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and love the laid back atmosphere. Perfect location but the weather didn't cooperate with us

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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OK except BR In No Man's Land

  • 3 of 5

Very expense week considering the third bed room is downstairs like out side down stairs. Outside stairs to main portion of house - and bad due to that. Our daughter's family went with us so we gave them (her, husband and our grandson) upstairs so we felt a little like we paid BIG bucks to stay in a small hotel room! And AC in it comes on and goes off all the time. Nice view but we found out beaches in Panhandle of Fl are much nicer at a similar condo/house since there is NO beach at this or really hardly any Keys places. No pool and for price should be. Location is great if you do go to Keys. Upstairs of house was nice - but again downstairs and outside, we felt a little like in left field. Would not recommend based on this - if need three bedrooms, make sure ALL are upstairs. We knew this of course before renting but you asked how was the property and you need more than your two choices given! We didn't really love it due to discussion above but we did enjoy our stay since we live for our daughter and family! We've "been there and done that" for the Keys! And anyone reading this DO NOT go to Keys on a three day weekend - traffic was horrendous on our Sat arrival of Memorial Day weekend but was only time our SIL could go. House was OK but did not really love it as the only two rating calls for.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family just returned from a wonderful week at this property! The property delivered everything promised. My husband loves to cook and found the kitchen well stocked with dishes and pots and pans for his needs. It seemed that almost everything we needed was readily available. Even though it was breezier than usual that week, we were still able to make use of the kayaks and paddleboard we rented and had delivered from Robbie's Marina. We were within a few miles of several of our favorite restaurants and Robbie's Marina was just down the road! The rental was stocked with plenty of bath and beach towels and we were able to use the downstairs laundry room during the week to wash during our stay. We enjoyed the view from the hot tub and deck and my youngest son enjoyed the iquanas, lizards and hermit crabs on the beach! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful & Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

My family stayed here in December 2016 and it was a lovely vacation. The house had plenty of room, was open and airy, and had a well-stocked kitchen. The location was just right, close enough to restaurants and activities, and far enough out to be quiet and secluded. The owner was a treat to work with, she was very responsive to questions, and so NICE! Wonderful home in a wonderful location!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Beach Retreat. We are happy to share our home with others. We believe it is paradise!
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  • 5 of 5

This was the first time that I have rented a vacation home for our family vacation- it was the best decision I could have made! I have a family of six and to compare the options of purchasing two rooms at a Hotel vs a vacation home- choosing the later was a no-brainer. In the end, the convenience and cost saving of this beach rental was the right choice and will be my only choice in the future for our vacations.

The home was beautiful! The panoramic view of the ocean/beach right from the living room sofa was amazing and unforgettable! It is decorated perfectly for the beach goers and very clean! The house is a good size to accommodate several people. All the kitchen amenities were perfect for preparing meals instead of eating out which is a HUGE money saver! The same goes for ALL the other amenities offered on the property for cost saving as well (too many to mention)! I do have to mention too that when it's unbearably hot outside and you need to cool off- just step indoors and relax because the AC works great and you still have the view as if you are still outside!

Everyday we were able to snorkel off the private beach and saw some AMAZING sea life! This is great for keeping the kids busy without spending a dime!

The home is centrally located in the Keys and is very convenient to be able to drive a short distance either direction for shopping or dining out.

Overall, we were very satisfied with our stay at the Ocean Beach Retreat and would recommend it to anyone considering this option for their vacation.

It was so hard to leave this vacation home when our time was over in more ways than one! It is truly a home away from home!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Private Beach Home

  • 5 of 5

We were here in Feb. loved the house and the view! The owner Deanna is very friendly and helpful. She provided us with lots of information for fishing, restaurants and places to go. Excellent location and very private. There is a fish market right down the street. We loved just watching the wildlife and ocean right from the hot tub! Really enjoyed our vacation here! Will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Miami International Airport
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Islamorada House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 1 2017 - May 31 2018
28 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Clean Fee for check in a $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $250

Rates may be negotiated. Any credit card or PayPal fee is deducted from the security deposit. Additionally cleaning service covers minimal service. Any extra cleaning including more than two loads of laundry, or improper disposal of trash, or over usage of water/electricity or unauthorized extra cars/persons will result in additional cleaning fee. Please see the owners terms and conditions for further info. Please contact the owner directly for a contract.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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