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Keys home in Anglers Reef with ocean view, dock, comm. pool & beach

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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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.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Scott Ofstein (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

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 15 and 12 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 Upper Florida Keys

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.

What makes this house unique

Anglers Reef has its own Pool, Beach and Boat docks.

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.
Dec 2011
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Keys home in Anglers Reef with ocean view, dock, comm. pool & beach
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 41 reviews

Nice family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Nice property with balconies. Quiet and nice pool. Well equipped

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly Recommend!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five had a wonderful vacation in April in the Florida Keys, and this was the perfect place to stay. We were centrally located and were easily able to get to great beaches, restaurants, state parks, etc.

Angler's Reef is a meticulously maintained community, beautifully landscaped, secluded and safe. The unit itself was very clean and spacious. Comfortable beds and furniture, very well-appointed kitchen, nice grill. The pool was fantastic, and though we are not boaters, the dock looks wonderful and must be a great benefit to those who chose to rent a slip/boat. Scott graciously offered us the use of his kayak, which was a nice bonus.

Scott was very considerate owner, and responded very quickly if we had any questions. He was wonderful to work with and we couldn't be more pleased that we chose to rent from him for our vacation. I wouldn't hesitate to go back! We have rented many properties over the years and this was one of the nicest, and Scott was one of the best people we've dealt with. Thanks for everything!!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The rental home was fabulous! All the furniture is very nice and comfortable. The house looks just like the pictures. It was so nice to have the grill out back, the veranda off the master suite and the washer dryer. The community is secure and beautifully landscaped. The pool is warm and clean and spacious. Its great to look out over the ocean at the beautiful views. We also opted for the boat slip and rented a boat for the entire week. Very fun for the kids and I to go fishing and snorkeling each day. You can catch fish from the beach or dock or kayak out to the flats and look for starfish, crabs, fish, etc. Scott was an excellent owner and answered all our questions in short order. I just cant say enough about what a great time we had and what a lovely place to stay. Would rent here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This property certainly did not disappoint us. It is just as the pictures show and more so. Angler's Reef is a beautiful property with lush grounds, a beautiful pool and dock with easy access to the ocean.

This unit is super clean and well maintained by Scott. We had heard other owners were not accessable but this is not the case with Scott. He is only a phone call away if you have any questions.

Angler's Reef has a wonderful location. It is close to Founders Park, Theatre of the Sea, and many wonderful restaurants. We have already recommended this property to several people. Thanks Scott for a fabulous vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Property was clean, well appointed, very comfortable and contained all of the basics we needed for

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year renting property at Angler's Reef. We would definitely rent this home in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Super nice vacation house!!

  • 5 of 5

This home was beautiful! Everything was exactly like the pictures of the house and the community amenities. Super clean!! Scott was very helpful and answered any of my questions quickly. The gated community was beautiful and the pool area was very nice. The location of the dock was very convenient and just a few steps away from the house. We also brought kayaks and kept them on the beach area. We go to Islamorada every year the week of the fourth. This was our first time staying in Angler's Reef and we loved all the amenities in the gated community. We absolutely loved the house and can't wait to return next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Alligator Reef
Lorelei Restaurant & Cabana Bar
Theater of the Sea
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center
Key West
PADDLE! The Florida Keys Inc.
Backcountry Cowboy Outfitters
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Tiki Bar, Hogs Heaven, Island Grill
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Island Grill, Hogs Heaven

Islamorada is located in the Upper Keys, about halfway between Miami and Key West. Nicknamed the Sport Fishing Capital of the World and known to have the best restaurants in the Keys, there is much to do in, under, above or near the waters surrounding Islamorada. In the water... you can boat, kayak, para sail, jet ski, snorkel, dive or even cruise out to the Alligator Reef Lighthouse. You can also swim with dolphins, sea lions and sea rays at Theater of the Sea (less than a mile south). Or if you have had enough water, check out the local parks, pampering spas, exclusive shops and a large array of amazing restaurants. Be sure to catch a sunset from the many restaurants or bars along the gulf side. And if it's a full moon, adults may want to head over to Morada Bay & Pierre's for their famous Full Moon Parties, beach parties with bonfires in the sand, specialty drinks and live entertainment (covers apply).


Rates & Availability

Islamorada House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 30th-Aug 26
Jul 30 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Aug 27-November 18th
Aug 27 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 26-Dec 16
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Jan-April
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Apr 29 - May 26
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 May 27- Aug 25
May 27 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

We are one of Islamorada's limited number of licensed weekly vacation homes, VR-136
Boat slip w/ electric/water can be rented for $250/wk. Max length allowed is 31' and a max height of 10.5'.
Rentals-Saturday to Saturday, exceptions please inquire.
$1000 security deposit. Returned within 10 days of check out as per agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Upper Florida Keys House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Tile showers with frame less glass enclosure. Granite vanity tops.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed
    Living Room - Sofa Sleeper
  • Master Bedroom has french doors, which open to a private patio with an ocean view. Have a night cap from the private master balcony. Both bedrooms have a flat screen TV with a DVD player, cable with HBO & HBO On Demand and WiFi. Open the french doors and windows to get a ocean breeze.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Homes appliances include a glass top stove, microwave, stainless refrigerator, and a dishwasher. Home also has a very well equipped kitchen with blender, toaster, coffee maker, glasses, dishes, pots, Kuerig machine and pans, and a gas BBQ on the patio, There are 3 flat screen TVs with DVD players. All TVs have cable, which includes HBO and HBO On Demand. Tile floors in living areas, wood in bedrooms. Furnished decks on both levels offer views of the turquoise waters of the Atlantic beyond. Surrounded by lush gardens & palm trees, you are just a few steps away from the large heated pool, the private beach, and the boat docks. For multi-week off-season rentals, please discuss with owner. Cleaning fee includes professional cleaning plus a Starter Kit as follows: Each bathroom gets 2 rolls of toilet paper, 1 shampoo, 1 conditioner, 2 bars of soap (shower & vanity), and a liner for the trash can. Kitchen gets a roll of paper towels, dish washing soap, trash liners, and more.

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