Islamorada House Rental Photos and Description
3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, plus Queen pull out sofa in Liv Rm
THE VIEWS DON'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS! We are the ONLY truly OceanFRONT home for rent - and one of the few 3 bedroom homes- in exclusive ANGLER'S REEF, a boutique complex of 52 homes inspired by Native Conch & British West Indies architecture with quaint streets & walking paths at Mile Marker 84.5 in Islamorada. We accommodate up to 6 adults and 2 children in 3 private bedrooms plus a queen pullout sofa in the living room.
Relax in the lushly landscaped pool area or on 500' of stunning private beach. A boat slip is also available with direct ocean & easy Gulf access - Alligator Reef is just 3 miles offshore. (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.) Or launch your kayak & try your luck on Islamorada's famed bonefishing flats. Brand new in 2008, this home is fully equipped with all the best - even an electric fireplace for cool winter evenings! Large wraparound decks with numerous French doors take in the panoramic ocean views from nearly every room. Watch sunrises from your bed! Tile showers, Viking appliances, granite kitchen counters, 4 Flat Screen TVs, & more! See link to our many GUEST REVIEWS (above) & VIRTUAL TOUR (way below)! We are the closest home to the Beach -- just 200 ft away. 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.
To view an all-inclusive quote for your week, please click on the Instant Quote button to the right near the top of the page. (Please note that Mini-Lobster Week -- the last Wed and Thurs in July -- is $200 extra.)
(***ALSO: See our magnificent homes for rent on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, HomeAway #121031 and #129841, on the 11th Green of the prestigious Currituck Club Golf Resort - and both homes have great views of the Atlantic!)
For Fishing People: PLEASE SEE OUR MANY GUEST REVIEWS for the best descriptions of what to expect at Anglers 140! 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. The kids can even catch mangrove snapper or redfish for dinner right in the boat lagoon. Jack crevalle, moonfish, grunts, mullet & barracuda are there too - just bring a light rod or two (Basic fishing instructions at the house - detailed instructions can be emailed!)
You'll see the flats guides poling within 200 yards of the Anglers Reef beach! If you don't bring your own boat or charter with a guide, you can rent a kayak, launch from the beach, and try your luck fishing right out front for bonefish, permit, tarpon, sharks & barracuda. Or check out the mangroves near the Snake Creek bridge for snapper & snook!
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 and great views from our decks and the private beach, nearby is great shopping & restaurants (3 you can walk to!), plus Founders Park, the Diving Museum, and of course Theater of the Sea just 1/2 mile away!
Onsite: Enjoy the wraparound decks and the views of the turquoise waters; swim in the large heated pool or just relax on our large wraparound decks overlooking the Atlantic; take a quiet stroll thru the complex; take in some sun on the private beach.
Restaurants: a short walk north are Hog Heaven, Smugglers Restaurant and the Island Grill. A few miles south is upscale Pierre's on the Gulf and the more casual Morada Bay beach cafe or Islamorada Fishery (all next to Worldwide Sportsman for fishing tackle, clothing, and a large indoor aquarium); also a few miles south is Holiday Isle, the Green Turtle Inn & many more eateries.
Attractions: Swim with dolphins at Theater of the Sea 1/2 mile south. Founders Park is just a mile north. Islamorada Chamber of Commerce visitors center is also nearby for more local information, as well as postcards, T-shirts and books.
Shopping: So much so close!
Grocery & Other Shopping: There are small markets in and around Islamorada, including the Trading Post 2 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 1 mile south also has some well-priced beer/wine & basics.
If you are going south, Marathon (about MM 50-ish) has a Publix, Winn Dixie, KMart , and a Home Depot.
Also, if you are taking the FLA TPK down, 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 go there).
Lots of clothing and gift shops right in Islamorada!
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
About Steve Sepanak
We are beach people from NJ who love water views! We've owned oceanfronts and currently live in a bayfront home, but none of our home views can match the colors of the Islamorada Flats right outside our Anglers Reef home - from deep blues and greens to tans and aquas. That's why we chose this complex and this particular home.
Steve Sepanak purchased this house in 2008
Why Steve Sepanak chose Islamorada
Having visited for a month in the Middle Keys, we searched north and south for the right area for a purchase. Islamorada quickly became the obvious choice for many reasons:
1. An easy ride from Miami or Ft Lauderdale airports.
2. Great upscale shopping and restaurants.
3. Upscale communities like Anglers Reef
We specifically chose Anglers Reef for:
1. The great design, beauty and security of this gated complex.
2. The deep private channel through the flats to the ocean.
3. Easy gulf/backcountry access via Snake Creek.
4. The location of this specific home within Anglers -- on the southeast corner of the development, the closest home to the beach, and one row back from the pool (close but quieter than overlooking the pool!).
5. The design of the home, with amazing views from every room, one of the few with large wraparound decks, and the convenience of the 3rd bedroom.
What makes this house unique
Everyone raves about the views and the location. They love to relax on our large decks with a cup of coffee watching the sunrise and the flats fisherman, enjoy a dinner of fresh-caught fish, or a cocktail (or two) in the evening.
We also have the 3rd bedroom (plus the pullout queen sleeper sofa in the living room) so we can sleep 6 in comfortably in bedrooms or 8 total with the sleeper. There is an electric fireplace in the living room for some unique ambiance on cool mornings or evenings in the winter. There is a fully equipped kitchen with Viking appliances, a full-size washer and dryer, flatscreen TV's in all bedrooms and in the living room, and a quality Weber BBQ grill on the deck.
As a result, we do have many repeat guests - so please book your week early!
Guestbook comments from the owner
Just a quick note to let you know how much my family (and our friends) enjoyed our trip to Islamorada. It was a bit stressful traveling for the first time with our 15 month old but your house at Angler's Reef made everyone feel very comfortable upon arrival. The location was great and the views of the ocean were spectacular.
The kids enjoyed the unexpected fireworks shows nearby both the day we arrived and the night before we left. They also had countless hours of fun fishing at the boat docks, kayaking along the shore and out to the sand bars, and taking dips in the pool.
Although we ate in a lot, we were pleasantly surprised at the many options when we did decide to venture out for lunch or dinner. The food at Wahoo, Ma's Fish Camp and Boardwalk Pizza was perfect for our crew. We also decided to conduct our own key lime pie taste test during the week (one pied from a different spot each day). There was no real consensus among the family as to who had the best pie, but there wasn't one that went uneaten. We tried Ma's (which was my favorite), Island Grill, Mel's deli, the Trading Post deli (a close second).
For your future guests who want to charter a fishing trip, I recommend Capt. Juan or Capt. Tenbow (for backbay fishing), and Capt. Mel Walker (owner of the "Gotcha") for deep sea fishing. All were excellent and reasonable on price.
The kids also enjoyed an afternoon at Founders Park. It has a little bit for everyone. And the price was right . . . free (upon showing the attendant our lease at Angler's Reef).
All in all, we were very pleased with our first trip to the Keys and found your house and Islamorada a wonderful desitination.