Islamorada House Rental Photos and Description
2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, sleeps 6, ocean view from balcony, optional dock
This magnificent home with an ocean view from the balcony 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. Or launch your kayak from the private beach (kayak rentals available for drop-off). Built in 2007, this home has 2 bedrooms located on the 2nd floor. Master bedroom has a private porch with an ocean view and the porch downstairs has a partial ocean view for morning coffee or cocktails. Homes decor includes stainless appliances, granite counters, tile floors, 3 flat screen TVs w/DVD players, cable with HBO & WiFi.
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.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
About Scott Ofstein
We love the Keys! We purchased our first Keys home next door to this one (HomeAway #326184) back in 2009 and loved it so much we bought this second home right next door. My wife and I have 2 girls ages 13 and 10 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 2012
Why Scott Ofstein chose Islamorada
Our home has nice views of the Atlantic Ocean and is not backed to any roads. The community is gated and has a pool right on the Atlantic Ocean, a marina with a deep water channel to the Atlantic Ocean and a beach. We are one of Islamorada's limited number of licensed weekly vacation homes, VR-136.
Guestbook comments from the owner
In preparing for our trip to Anglers Reef, we rented kayaks for the week and set up a sailfish trip and a backcountry trip. This was a great place to be! Short paddle out onto the flats with our 7 and 10 year olds searching for shells and observing marine life - no more than 10 minutes from any of our fishing guides and we could walk to dinner at the Island Grill. We also made a day trip into Key West to see Scott Kirby at the Smokin' Tuna - great place, great musician, good guy. Great location for the outdoor types - the Geological Park across the street is a must see, you can bike to Theatre of the Sea, and (again) several afternoons walking barefooted in the flats out front with the kids after a short paddle out - wonderful place. This house is a definite repeat for us. We've been doing Christmas in the Keys for the past five years, accompanied by some summer weeks. You should not hesitate to get here. Scott was great with food and Backcountry Cowboy suggestions. And, hey, the bottle of Sailor Jerry waiting for us on arrival was spot on - got Caribbean soul ... and some Texas here ... Get out of the cold and grey; book that flight; go to Anglers Reef now.