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About the Property

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Property Type: Villa
  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights
  • Living Area: 1600 sq. ft.

Vacation Rental License 097. Welcome to Anglers Reef, a very special community of vacation homes with UNOBSTRUCTED OCEAN VIEWS FROM EVERY ROOM!

We are new to this site so no reviews yet, BUT MANY AT OUR DIRECT SITE (SEE "LINKS" TAB ON THE LEFT) AND 12 YEARS of top reviews ON VRBO PROPERTY #186650. If you are seeking an Islamorada rental for your vacation, Anglers Reef is THE place and our #140 is THE home! Built in 2008, Anglers Reef is located at Mile Marker 84.9 in Islamorada. We are a private boutique vacation community of 52 homes inspired by Native Conch & British West Indies architecture. Gated and fenced for privacy, the Anglers community is a palette of Caribbean pastels with metal roofs bordering the ocean’s varying green and blue hues of the flats, the nearby sandbars and the deep Atlantic beyond.

Enjoy morning coffee, a good book, or evening cocktails and a BBQ on our spacious wraparound decks (OVER 600 SQFT OF COVERED DECK SPACE!) overlooking the Atlantic. Relax in the lushly landscaped pool area with heated & chilled community pool. Stroll the palm-lined streets and flowered walking paths, or just get a tan on one of two private beaches.

An optional 31’ boat slip is available with a private deepwater channel offering direct ocean access, as well as Gulf and backcountry access via Snake Creek just a few minutes away – so you have easily get to every type of Islamorada fishing! Whether you launch a kayak and explore the famed Islamorada Flats and nearby mangrove islands or charter with a local captain, there are many reasons why Islamorada is known as The Fishing Capital of the World!” You can even fish right in the Anglers boat lagoon!

Although the Anglers community is oceanfront, only 5 homes are themselves actually oceanfront and we are one of only two that rent. Past guests tell us we have the BEST views because we are directly overlooking the ocean for unobstructed panoramic views of the Islamorada Flats and Atlantic beyond; we are also on the south corner of the community with only two adjacent neighbors for some privacy. Other rental homes may have some ocean “peeks” but none have the wide views that we have – from inside and out!

In addition, we are one of the very few Anglers Reef homes offering 3 private bedrooms and spacious wraparound decks on both levels. We are also the closest home to the South Beach and just 150′ from the gorgeous heated and chilled pool area with His and Hers bathrooms for your convenience (we’re close enough for convenience, but far enough that you can enjoy a quiet afternoon or evening out on your deck!).

On the 1st floor, the fully equipped kitchen includes granite counters, a double sink, Viking refrigerator and convection microwave, KitchenAid stove and dishwasher, garbage disposal, and everything else you could need, from a blender to pasta pot to a pizza pan. There is also a fullsize stacked washer/dryer and half bath. The living area includes a flat screen TV, DVD, stereo, ceiling fan, a queen pullout sofa, loveseat and chair, with 3 full glass French doors providing water views from everywhere. The dining area overlooks the water — with 3 large windows and one of the French doors, it’s like dining al fresco but in the AC! The wraparound deck includes a bar-height dining set, wicker chairs and a quality propane BBQ grill.

The 2nd floor offers a sumptuous Master bedroom suite with king bed and 3 French doors to bring the water views inside. It also includes a private bath with tiled shower and frameless glass doors. The similar hall bath is just steps from the other two bedrooms. The Queen guest bedroom has water views shaded by palm trees from its two large windows. The center 3rd bedroom includes a day bed with twin mattress and also a pull out twin below; it has a near complete glass wall of windows overlooking the ocean as well as access to the second floor deck via another French door. The 2nd floor wraparound deck has a comfortable cushioned seating group as well as another table and chairs.

We have made continuous upgrades each year, including: 2013 – electric fireplace (with heater) in living room; 2014 – new area rugs, new dishwasher; 2015 – new TimberTech boards on 1st floor deck, dining chairs on 1st floor deck; 2016 – entire exterior painted, most of interior painted, new 2nd floor deck seating group; 2017– new carpet on stairs and in Master bedroom, new area rugs; 2018 – new queen sofabed couch and loveseat in living room, new washer/dryer; 2019—new additional outdoor café table and chairs, new BBQ grill. 2020 – 2 new Polywood bar tables and 6 chairs. 2021 – new Weber BBQ grill, new pillows, sheets and towels.

Unique Benefits

Best ocean views in the community - from every room!
Spacious wraparound decks!
Fully equipped Kitchen with quality BBQ grill on deck!
Optional boat slip available!
Quiet corner of community (close to but not directly on) the pool!
Closest home to south beach with community kayaks and SUPs for your use!
Walk to two Keysy restaurants, just 150 yards away!

Why Kids Love It

Catch fish right in the Anglers boat lagoon or from the beach!
Gated and 5 mph One-way roads for safety!
Flat screen TVs in every room with Comcast and Roku!
Hi-speed wireless internet!

Area Information

Islamorada is the 2nd Key heading south from Mainland Florida - only about 90 minutes from Miami and perhaps 2 hours from Ft Lauderdale. It is known for offering many upscale restaurants, great shopping (including a Publix grocery store just a mile away), attractions like Theater of the Sea, and much more. Not to mention the great fishing that Islamorada is known for!

Attractions Within Walking Distance

Island Grill, Ciao Hound Italian restaurant, Hog Heaven sports bar and restaurant.
Theater of the Sea 1 mile south

Favorite Places To Eat

Hog Heaven, Island Grill, Morada Beach Cafe, Green Turtle, Chef Michael's, Square Grouper, Lazy Days, many many others

Inside Scoop

Get the big ones - pick your own bait shrimp at Isla Marina (formerly Smugglers) 1/4 mile away just north of the Snake Creek Bridge.
Be careful kayaking near any bridges as the tide can run very strong.
Fish are somewhat picky in the boat lagoon since everyone fishes for them, but are much more accommodating once you get out on the flats or along the mangrove shorelines in a boat or kayak. When you rent I send detailed fishing info!
Snake Creek drawbridge opens on the hour -- traffic backs up so avoid that time!
It can be hard to make a left hand turn out of Anglers in busy times so either be patient and safe, go right and turn around once over the bridge, or go at a less busy time of the day or the week.
If you plan to book a charter, book ahead - the good captains book early. If you wait until you get here, there may be no availability at all. When you book, I send you some captains I have used and lots of local fishing info.

Amenities

  • Beds
  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features
    • Air conditioning
    • Balcony
    • Beach view
    • Beachfront
    • Bed linens provided
    • Communal pool
    • Dock / boat slip
    • Fireplace
    • Free WiFi
    • Heated pool
    • Heating
    • Internet
    • Kayak / canoe
    • Kid friendly
    • Kitchen
    • No pets allowed
    • Non-smoking
    • Ocean view
    • Oceanfront
    • Parking available
    • Patio or deck
    • Towels provided
    • Water view
    • Waterfront
    • Wireless internet
  • Appliances
    • Blender
    • Cable / satellite TV
    • Ceiling fans
    • Coffee maker
    • Dishes & utensils
    • Dishwasher
    • DVD player
    • Freezer
    • Hair dryer
    • Iron and board
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor grill
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove
    • Telephone
    • Television
    • Toaster
    • Washer & Dryer
  • Nearby Activities
    • Beach
      (onsite)
    • Bicycling
      (onsite)
    • Fishing
      (onsite)
    • Kayaking
      (onsite)
    • Ocean
      (onsite)
    • Boating
      (< 1 mile)
    • Live Entertainment
      (< 1 mile)
    • Windsurfing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Basketball Court
      (1 mile)
    • Grocery Store
      (1 mile)
    • Park
      (1 mile)
    • Playground
      (1 mile)
    • Shopping Area
      (1 mile)
    • Tennis
      (1 mile)
    • Theme Park
      (1 mile)
    • Aquarium
      (2 miles)
    • Deep Sea Fishing
      (2 miles)
    • Jet Skiing
      (2 miles)
    • Scuba Diving
      (3 miles)
    • Snorkeling
      (3 miles)
    • Movie Theater
      (10 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities

Anglers Reef 140 is one of the very homes that have spacious wraparound decks on both floors -- a total of nearly 600 sqft of deck space to enjoy!

Anglers Reef now provides community kayaks and SUPs on site for the free use of our guests and renters. A Usage Agreement is required and is part of our lease.

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Nov 27 2021 - Dec 11 2021
$3,200 7 nights
Jan 01 2022 - May 06 2022
$3,800 7 nights
May 07 2022 - May 20 2022
$3,200 7 nights
May 21 2022 - Aug 19 2022
$3,800 7 nights
Aug 20 2022 - Sep 09 2022
$3,200 7 nights

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Fees:

Linen/Setup w/ starters: $200

Tax Rate: 12.5%

Notes:

Optional boat slip available for $280/wk includes water and electric. Max length 31' including motors and overhangs, max bridge height 10.5' (no flybridges). Please tell me at time of booking to ensure availability.
No smoking in house or on decks.
No Pets.
Sat to Sat weekly rentals, other checkin/out days may be possible in Sep-Dec -- contact owner.
Max occupancy per Islamorada is 8 total persons - 6 adults plus two children.
Minimum 7 night stay required per Islamorada.

Tax ID:

Islamorada rental license #097

Availability

Last updated October 27, 2021

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Map

Nearest Airport: Miami - 90 miles
Nearest Bar: Hog Heaven - 150 yards
Nearest Beach: Private sunning beaches at Anglers - 50 yards
Nearest Theme Park: Theater of the Sea - 1 mile
Nearest Restaurant: Hog Heaven Or Island Grill - 150 yards

Owner Info

Steve Sepanak

Steve Sepanak

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: I have lived at the beach on Long Beach Island in southern NJ since 1988 and am a boater and fisherman. Water and water views have always been important to me. I have also been a real estate broker here, doing both sales and rentals, and have owned several vacation home properties here at the beach as well as in the Outer Banks of NC, so I have learned what vacationers are looking for.

We are the original owners of 140 Anglers Reef, purchasing it brand new in 2008 after spending a month looking throughout the Keys for the right area and home. We wanted to be as far south as we could within the US, but not so far south in the Keys that the trip from the airport would be onerous. And we wanted an area with good restaurants and shopping, good fishing, and easy access to both Atlantic and the Gulf side - many areas (like Key Largo) have very limited Gulf-access points). We also fell in love with the style of the community and the blue/green hues of the Islamorada Flats right out front.

Why this property? First, we wanted one of the few homes that are directly overlooking the ocean -- we wanted unobstructed ocean views that we can enjoy from our decks and throughout the home. We chose to be on the south side of the community as the views are more open than the homes on the north side. The north side also gets the overflow of music at night from Hog Heaven on most weekends. We also did not want to be directly on the pool, which can get noisy (although we are only steps away from it).

Most other homes in Anglers are 2 bedrooms and some of those do not have both a living and dining area. We wanted 3 bedrooms for our family's flexibility and also for rental guests. We also are one of the few homes with large wraparound decks on both floors -- most have small balcony type decks that can only seat 2-3 people tightly.

Calendar last updated: October 23, 2021

Links to more information:
CLICK HERE - Our direct rental site with Availability Calendar, more reviews, and more info

Guestbook comments from the owner:

Hi Steve, We loved our stay at your home in Anglers Reef! Anglers Reef unit 140 was a perfect location for our fishing/boating trip to the Florida Keys. We enjoyed the kayaks, paddle boards, bikes, boat dock and pool complex. The house was furnished with everything we needed, had comfy beds and the location right on the water was ideal. We would definitely like to visit again.


Jul 2021

Location, location, location! This house is perfect for gazing out to the sparkling ocean waters, or watching the successful fisherman fileting their catch from the dock. This corner house has lots of fabulous French doors with delightful breezes and an upper and lower balcony. ( And, of course, there's great AC and ceiling fans in the bedrooms.) There's lots of tables on each balcony for outdoor dining. The table inside seats 6 easily and the kitchen counter seating is right next to the table. The kitchen is amazingly well set up, the kayak option for renters is wonderful (sign the paperwork!) and having two bikes with helmets is a nice addition. The pool is fabulous - always heated comfortably, and the Adirondack style chairs on the beach are great (no umbrellas). Steve is very responsive to messages. We've been back and will be back!


Feb 2021

Hi Steve,

Thank you for an incredible stay! The house was perfect for our family and your location is awesome.  Hope we get back down to Islamorada soon! The guest book is a great idea - we’ve stayed at several vacation rentals and yours is the first one I’ve seen.

This property is going to be really hard to beat! This unit is closest to the water and just a few steps away from fishing right off the dock, which we did almost everyday. The community paddleboards and kayaks are great for exploring the shallow waters right off the beach. Kitchen is well-stocked, though we didn’t do much cooking this week. The appliances are in great condition, a nice big Viking fridge and a washer/dryer with a surprisingly large capacity for a stacked unit! Plenty of linens and towels for everyone. Publix is SO conveniently close that we made numerous stops throughout the week. Also very close to Theater of the Sea, multiple restaurants, and marinas for boat excursions. The property is clean, well kept, and hopefully we will be able to return soon! Thank you again for a fantastic week at your place!


Feb 2021

The house was wonderful and perfect for our family. The owner was very communicative and helpful. The view - spectacular!


Jan 2021

Thank you for allowing my family to enjoy your wonderful home in Islamorada again, we had an absolute blast!


Thanks again and we look forward to staying there again soon.


Sep 2020

Hi Steve, my wife and I loved staying at your home again!  I would also like to reserve your house again for next summer.  Your home is very nice and we absolutely liked staying there and spent lots of time enjoying the views from the porch.  If there was a single thing I would like to see changed, it would be to replace the tired old grill (they don’t last long in south Florida’s salt water environment).

[Owner reply: Yes the "stainless" grills aren't really, and this one is not even 3 years old - but 3 years is about it when they are outside 24/7 in the salt air. No worries - I will be replacing it with a new one when I am there this Fall.] DONE!


Jun 2020

Thanks, Steve. We thoroughly enjoyed 140 and can’t wait to come back next Feb...Thanks for your efficient and prompt communication- greatly appreciated. 

What a wealth of fishing info!!  Thanks for including the pics in your portfolio!


Feb 2020

Lu

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:

Do you only rent Saturday to Saturday?

A:

Because we are historically fully booked from Christmas thru late August, we do limit check in and out to Saturdays during this time. We do offer flexibility from September into December depending on other bookings and lead time - just check with us.

Q:

Is a boat slip included?

A:

We make our boat slip optional because about half of our guests do not bring or rent a boat, so they should not have to pay for an unused boat slip. If a guest wants the slip, the cost is $280/wk including water and electric. Since there are 52 homes and only 36 slips, if one of our guests is not interested in the slip we rent it to other owners for themselves or for their guests.

Q:

How large a boat can be accommodated?

A:

The Anglers Property Owners Association and our state permit limits the length of vessels to 31 feet including engines. Boat height is limited to 10.5 feet about the water line (ie, no flybridge vessels), and maximum draft ta 3.5 feet.

Q:

What is the minimum rental period?

A:

Both Anglers and Islamorada require a minimum stay of 7 nights.

Q:

How far ahead do people usually book?

A:

For prime months, we get many booking requests 6 months to a year ahead. In that prime time, open weeks are rarely available within 30-60 days of checkin.

Q:

Why are there no reviews here?

A:

We are brand new to this site ! Please see our many reviews on our direct rental site noted in the LInks section and also on VRBO Property #186650

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  • Our Home
    Our Home
  • Our view
    Our view
  • Our home from the south beach
    Our home from the south beach
  • Great Room to Kitchen
    Great Room to Kitchen
  • Great Room to Powder room and back door
    Great Room to Powder room and back door
  • Great room to stairs to 2nd floor
    Great room to stairs to 2nd floor
  • Great room showing TV, electric fireplace and two French doors to deck
    Great room showing TV, electric fireplace and two French doors to deck
  • Breakfast bar with generous seating
    Breakfast bar with generous seating
  • Fully stocked Kitchen with dbl sink, DW, garbage disposal, stove and micro
    Fully stocked Kitchen with dbl sink, DW, garbage disposal, stove and micro
  • Fridge and full size Laundry opposite kitchen
    Fridge and full size Laundry opposite kitchen
  • 1st floor powder room
    1st floor powder room
  • Dining area with great water views
    Dining area with great water views
  • Closer up view from Dining area
    Closer up view from Dining area
  • Bar height Polywood tables & chairs for al fresco dining on 1st floor deck
    Bar height Polywood tables & chairs for al fresco dining on 1st floor deck
  • Additional 1st floor deck seating
    Additional 1st floor deck seating
  • View from our 1st floor deck
    View from our 1st floor deck
  • Another viewing angle from our 1st floor deck
    Another viewing angle from our 1st floor deck
  • BBQ Grill on first floor with spare tank
    BBQ Grill on first floor with spare tank
  • Access to the boat docks is just steps from our home
    Access to the boat docks is just steps from our home
  • Wake up to water views from the Master bedroom with access to the 2nd floor deck
    Wake up to water views from the Master bedroom with access to the 2nd floor deck
  • Another view of the Master bedroom
    Another view of the Master bedroom
  • Master bath with tiled shower
    Master bath with tiled shower
  • Queen bedroom with water views thru the palms
    Queen bedroom with water views thru the palms
  • Trundle bedroom (2 twins) with great water views
    Trundle bedroom (2 twins) with great water views
  • View from the trundle bedroom
    View from the trundle bedroom
  • Hall full bath with tiled shower just steps from Queen and trundle bedrooms
    Hall full bath with tiled shower just steps from Queen and trundle bedrooms
  • Sunrise from our 2nd floor deck
    Sunrise from our 2nd floor deck
  • View over the boat basin from our 2nd floor deck
    View over the boat basin from our 2nd floor deck
  • Enjoying the sunset in a kayak just offshore from Anglers
    Enjoying the sunset in a kayak just offshore from Anglers
  • A colorful sunset over trhe Anglers boat lagoon
    A colorful sunset over trhe Anglers boat lagoon
  • Manatees are frequent visitors to the Angler boat lagoon
    Manatees are frequent visitors to the Angler boat lagoon
  • A painting of our home done by one of our guests
    A painting of our home done by one of our guests
  • Directly OceanFRONT, Panoramic Oceanviews, Wraparound Decks, Optional Boat slip #1
  • Directly OceanFRONT, Panoramic Oceanviews, Wraparound Decks, Optional Boat slip #1
  • Directly OceanFRONT, Panoramic Oceanviews, Wraparound Decks, Optional Boat slip #1
  • The lush Anglers pool area
    The lush Anglers pool area
  • The Anglers docks and walkway
    The Anglers docks and walkway
  • One of two fish cleaning stations
    One of two fish cleaning stations
  • A backcountry snook
    A backcountry snook
  • A little redfish from the Anglers boat lagoon
    A little redfish from the Anglers boat lagoon
  • A nice catch of mutton and mangrove snappers on the patch reefs
    A nice catch of mutton and mangrove snappers on the patch reefs
  • A blackfin tuna that a shark got to first
    A blackfin tuna that a shark got to first
  • A fat mangrove snapper from the mangrove shorelines near Anglers
    A fat mangrove snapper from the mangrove shorelines near Anglers
  • A nice bar jack from deeper water nearby
    A nice bar jack from deeper water nearby
  • A nice Mahi-mahi
    A nice Mahi-mahi
  • A hog snapper, also called a hogfish
    A hog snapper, also called a hogfish
  • A surprise amberjack caught on the inshore patches
    A surprise amberjack caught on the inshore patches
  • One of the many similar fish in the Anglers boat lagoon
    One of the many similar fish in the Anglers boat lagoon
  • A good sized Spanish mackerel from the Gulf
    A good sized Spanish mackerel from the Gulf
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