|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
ANGLERS REEF 140 - Our home is known as "Aqua Vistas" and for good reason: THE OCEAN VIEWS DON'T GET ANY BETTER THAN FROM THIS HOME! We are one of only 5 truly OceanFRONT homes in Anglers Reef -- and the only one of those 5 that rents. We are also one of the very few with LARGE WRAPAROUND DECKS ON BOTH LEVELS and offering 3 bedrooms. See the community layout in the photo gallery for our location.
SAVE $150-200 off the quoted rate by booking directly with us - we have been accepting personal checks since 2008 with no issues or additional charges!
ANGLER'S REEF is a boutique gated community of 52 homes inspired by Native Conch & British West Indies architecture with quaint streets & walking paths at Mile Marker 84.9 in Islamorada. With 3 bedrooms (including a King Master en suite) and 2 1/2 baths, plus a queen pullout sofa in the Lining Room, we accommodate up to 6 adults and 2 children.
Relax one one of our spacious decks, in the lushly landscaped pool area, or on one of two stunning private beaches. A boat slip is also available with direct ocean access via our deepwater channel, plus easy Gulf access via Snake Creek just a few hundred yards north. The famous Islamorada Flats are right out front for bonefish, permit and tarpon; Alligator Reef is just 3 miles offshore for a variety of snappers and tasty bottom fish, and just a few miles further gets you over the big reef into a few hundred feet of water for sails, mahi and more. (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.) You can also launch your kayak to explore the coast and nearby sand bars at low tide, or try your luck fishing.
Brand new in 2008 with many upgrades and additions since, this home is fully equipped with all the best - even an electric fireplace for cool winter evenings! The views don't stop when you go inside - the 7 pairs of French doors and numerous windows bring the panoramic ocean views inside to nearly every room. Watch sunrises from every 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 also the closest home to the south Beach 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.
For Fishing People: PLEASE SEE OUR MANY GUEST REVIEWS for the best descriptions of what to expect at Anglers 140! Once you reserve your vacation with us, we will send you our "Fishing Portfolio" and instructions so you or your kids to catch a fish dinner right at Anglers, as well as suggestions for guides, charters, and other places to fish!
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. Right at the Anglers property you can catch mangrove snapper, ladyfish, jack crevalle, moonfish, grunts, mullet & barracuda depending on season - just bring a light rod or two (Basic fishing instructions at the house - detailed instructions will be emailed!)
You'll see the flats guides poling for bonefish just off the Anglers Reef beach! If you don't bring your own boat or charter with a guide, you can bring or rent a kayak, launch from the beach, and try your luck fishing right out front for bonefish, permit, sharks & barracuda. Or check out the mangroves near by Snake Creek (be careful of the strong tides by the bridge) for snook, snappers, tarpon and grouper!
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 in Anglers and great views from our decks and the private beaches, nearby is great shopping & restaurants (including 3 eateries you can walk to!), plus Founders Park, the Diving Museum, and of course Theater of the Sea just 1/2 mile away!
Onsite: Enjoy our spacious wraparound decks with propane BBQ and the views of the turquoise waters; swim in the large pool (heated in winter and cooled in summer!), relax with a book or cocktail on our spacious wraparound decks overlooking the Atlantic; take a quiet stroll thru the complex; or catch some sun on the private beaches.
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 and Islamorada Fishery (all next to Worldwide Sportsman for fishing tackle, clothing, and a large indoor aquarium); also a few miles south you'll find the Green Turtle Inn, Lazy Days restaurant & many more eateries.
Attractions: Swim with dolphins at Theater of the Sea 1/2 mile south. Founders Park is just a mile north with concerts and lots to do. The Islamorada Chamber of Commerce visitors center is also near the entrance to Founders Park for local info as well as affordable postcards, posters, T-shirts and books.
Shopping: So much so close! From upscale gifts and clothing to Keys-ey schtick and souvenirs.
Grocery & Other Shopping: There are small markets in and around Islamorada, including the Trading Post two 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 is 1 mile south and also has well-priced beer/wine, basic foodstuffs and $6 Islamorada baseball hats!
If you are going south, Marathon (about MM 50-ish) has a Publix, Winn Dixie, KMart , and a Home Depot.
From the north, 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 recommend it).
Lots of clothing and gift shops right in Islamorada!
(***ALSO: See our magnificent homes for rent on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, HomeAway #4089892 and #129841, on the 11th Green of the prestigious Currituck Club Golf Resort - and both homes have great views of the Atlantic!)
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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 of our Anglers Reef home - from deep blues and greens to tans and aquas. We also appreciate the fact that the Anglers Reef community is gated for safety and security. Anglers 140 is also one of the few homes here with 3 bedrooms and spacious wraparound decks. These are some of the reasons we chose this area, this complex and this particular home.
Steve Sepanak purchased this house in 2008
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 many great restaurants just minutes away - some even walkable!
3. Great fishing! Anglers has a deepwater channel to the ocean plus convenient access to the Gulf and Backcountry via Snake Creek, just north of Anglers.
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 south 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.
Everyone raves about the views from inside and outside the home, and the specific location. They love to relax on our large decks with a cup of coffee watching the sunrise and the flats fisherman, or enjoying 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 even 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!
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.
We have rented lots of houses in the US, some good, some bad - this was one of the very best. After a long journey from the UK, we were delighted to arrive at this beautiful house, it went far beyond our expectations.
It was lovely to stay in a house, which was clean, well equipped and beautifully presented. Likewise it was great to be provided with a detailed information pack, prior to our arrival, by Steve the owner. The house has all of the amenities needed, for a stress free and relaxing holiday. All of the fittings and furnishings are of a high standard and it all makes for a luxurious holiday experience. The kitchen is fully stocked with all you need and a trip to the nearby store, enabled us to eat in the house, whilst enjoying the views and the breathtaking sunsets.
This property has the best location on Anglers Reef, overlooking the ocean, away from the Highway and in a secluded and peaceful spot. We spent time on the decks, simply gazing at the ocean, watching the comings and goings of boats and kayaks and were entertained by a wide variety of exotic birds and wildlife.
We hired a boat and enjoyed a fabulous afternoon on the ocean. On return to the boat dock, we were met by a manatee - what a wonderful experience to have - a memory which will stay with us for ever.
We loved using the pool and on many afternoons, had it to ourselves. The pool is lovely, clean and well cared for and again offers fabulous views. When we met other guests and residents, they were friendly and keen to chat to us.
There are several places to eat close to the house, which was great and meant we could enjoy a meal and drinks, without worrying about driving.
We visited Key West and enjoyed a visit to Ernest Hemingway's home (especially good for fellow cat lovers), we fished with a knowledgeable guide, catching bone fish and tarpon and all in all, had a fabulous and memorable holiday.
Thank you Steve, for sharing your wonderful home with us.
We had a truly amazing time at this home in Anglers Reef! It was everything we had hoped for and more! The house was fully funished with anything you might need for cooking, going to the beach, heading to the pool, etc. The pool was heated and our 4 kids had a great time swimming every day. We were able to fish off the docks and caught a few small fish. We also got to see a manatee that swam up to the docks and an iguana that was sunning itself. Vary cool! We saw a ton of fish in the water and every morning we took a "fish walk" to see what kind we could see that day. The neighbors were exceptionally kind and overall there was a friendly feeling here. We decided to go on a charter fishing trip that specifically went out from 4-7pm and was for catching sharks. We caught a nurse shark and the kids got to touch it, so awesome! We had 2 bull sharks on the line but they were so big they ran off. We went to many restaurants that we really enjoyed; The Island Grill, Lor-e-lei, The Fish House in Key Largo, Robbie's and Lazy Days. We also took a day trip to Key West and had a great time taking in the sights and experiencing Sunset Celebration in Mallory Square. We fed the tarpons at Robbie's; highly recommend! We also went to Founders Park which is free to get into with your lease agreement. Overall, our experience with Steve and our vacation at Anglers Reef was fantastic from start to finish!! It was an amazing vacation and we can't thank Steve enough for allowing us to stay in his home!
My husband and I came here for a week in celebration of our 30th anniversary. The home is gorgeous and spacious. I was so pleased to find that it was very clean, updated and welcoming. It has all the amenities that you would need, including a blender for margaritas poolside. One of my favorites was the serene porches on the upper and lower levels. This was absolutely wonderful to take in the picturesque view, enjoy my morning coffee and relax with a favorite book. Everyone is very friendly and the pool area was great. The owners were also great to work with. Two thumbs up for a relaxing get-a-way!
Can't say enough good things about this place! Finding a comfortable, CLEAN place to stay is very important to us and this home fit the bill. Beautiful accommodations with plenty of space for my family. Fully equipped kitchen, a few fishing rods, nice decor, close to the water in a very quiet peaceful setting. I could not have asked for anything better. We were in desperate need of a quiet get-away and this was perfect.
The owner, Steve, is excellent with communication and will send you a TON of information about things to do in the area. All I would add is to suggest you go to the house and see what previous guests may have left before you go shopping!
We had an amazing week at Angler’s Reef 140. My husband has been to Islamorada many times fishing with clients and really wanted to bring our sons, ages 13, 10 and 6 down to experience the beautiful water and wide array of fish available to catch. Angler’s Reef was simply the perfect place for our family to stay. The house was so spacious that we could all spread out and relax. Everyone slept so well in their own spaces and the house had every amenity we could have wanted. I especially loved the high ceilings and view of the water. Although it was very hot for our August trip, we used the porch quite a bit in the evening and enjoyed relaxing there with a cocktail to watch the sunset. We also all really enjoyed the pool- it had such a gorgeous view and was our favorite place to relax after a day on the boat. We rented a boat Mon- Thurs. which was so convenient to have right there at our disposal. Although we were new to navigating the area on our own, we did manage to catch a nurse shark, a barracuda, grunts, grouper, yellow tail snapper and mangrove snapper. Our depth finder wasn’t super reliable on our rental making that part a little nerve wracking! I would definitely recommend fishing with a captain for a charter for a couple of days and maybe renting for one or two if you are new to the area. We also visited the Theatre of the Sea which the whole family really enjoyed. We also visited the Sea Turtles which the kids enjoyed but may have been a bit long!! Our favorite part of the trip was probably eating out at all the nearby waterfront restaurants and watching the gorgeous sunset while enjoying fresh, local fish. We hit Lazy Days, Islamorada Fish company, Morada Bay, Hog Heaven, Loralei’s and Wahoos. All were amazing but Morada Bay tops my list of favorites with an amazing sunset and dining right on the beach. I happen to love finding new treasures for my home and loved shopping at Ocean Gardens. We also took a cruise on the Happy Cat to go snorkeling which the kids loved! The jellies were a little bad but again, it was August! We will probably return at a cooler and less crowded time of year. But we will definitely return! It was a great trip!
We were fortunate enough to have this house for the week and it was an amazing week in a fantastic village like atmosphere. The home was in perfect condition and it shows that it's cared for very well. The owner of the property provided more information about the home and the surrounding area than i've ever had in previous stays around the country. The level of detail provided to us in advance was extremely thoughtful and saved us a ton of time by not having to figure out things are our own. We had a blueprint for success all the way down to details like what type of bait to use for the kids when they fished off the docks, where to get the bait, places to visit all the way down to how to use the washer and dryer. Waking up everyday with the views the home provides made our exit even harder to leave! The lower level wrap around deck and the upper level wrap around deck had access points from virtually every room in the home. Coffee in the morning, a glass of wine or an evening beer on the porch all tasted better than they've ever been before on those porches with the view and smells of the ocean in your face. Right outside our front door we had access to boat docks that our 3 boys could fish on anytime they wanted. Not a moment of boredom for a 12,11 and 8 year old! We booked two charter trips with Capt. Jeremy Pfaffendorf at Lil Tails Charters. He put us on fish on both days. One half day trip brought us 37 yellow tail snapper back home and another day in the backcountry was a blast reeling in Snook left and right. Breakfast at Mangrove Mikes was amazing and was our choice all week long since they had gluten free options for one my boys. We really, really loved the little village area where Robbie's was located. Hand feeding the enormous Tarpon was a huge hit for the boys! Robbie's was also a film location for the hit Netflix series Bloodline that we had watched previously. Being there and several other film locations around Islamorada was pretty neat to take in. Love the house, love the area and we can't wait to go back!
Weekly Vacation Rental License VR-097. Islamorada is located in the Upper Keys, 90 mins from Miami. Our home is directly on the Atlantic, near Snake Creek for easy Gulf access. Islamorada is the 'Sportfishing Capital of the World'. A boat slip is available for $200/wk plus tax. Besides some of the best fishing in the world (Gulf or Ocean), there is parasailing, windsurfing, kayaking, snorkeling & diving - all within minutes. When not on the water, enjoy pampering spas, exclusive shops & boutiques and a variety of restaurants. Nearby is John Pennekamp State Park. Just down the street is Theater of the Sea: swim with dolphins, sea lions and rays or take an eco snorkel cruise, all in a beautifully landscaped setting with private beach & lagoon. Founder's Park is a mile north, with heated pool, beach, tennis, fishing jetty, skateboard park, marina, walking trails, dog park, basketball court & more. Enjoy 'full moon' parties at MM 81.6 or motor out to the 'Sandbar' off of Whale Harbor for a low tide party.
Other Activities: kayaking, shopping, diving
Golf: We aren't golfers (it's hard to catch a fish with a golf club!), but I understand that there are golf courses in Marathon and one in or near Key West, as well as just north up toward Homestead and Fla City.
** Email Owner for Virtual Tour of home, more photos, and a layout of the Anglers reef complex showing the pool, beach and location of this home. **
** Email Owner for Virtual Tour of home, more photos, and a layout of the Anglers reef complex showing the pool, beach and location of this home. **
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|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
Cancellation Policy: If a tenant cancels after leaving a deposit and signing a lease, every effort will be made to re rent the premises. If successful, your funds will be returned less a $100 fee for processing and the return of the funds and less any reduction in rental rate to obtain the replacement rental. If the premises are not re-rented, the funds paid will be forfeited. Notwithstanding the above, if the Village of Islamorada or the State of Florida calls for a mandatory evacuation order, or such official order prevents or delays your arrival, tenant will be credited for any days such order is in effect during their rental period.
We are one of Islamorada's limited number of licensed weekly vacation homes, VR-097.
Email us for floorplans, complex layout, & virtual tours of house.
Minimum 7 nights, Sat-Sat rentals. Other checkin dates possible in Sep-Nov
Renters may NOT bring pets.
Families or responsible working adults only.
No graduations, weddings, events, etc
Max Occupancy: 6 adults & 2 children