About the Property
Sea Gulls 511 is one of the nicest condos in the Islamorada area. It has been completely rebuilt following Hurricane Irma so everything about it is new, upscale, and extremely clean.
The living area is open plan with a large island, full kitchen, and most importantly, a fabulous direct ocean view from inside and from the adjoining screened balcony. Each of the two bedrooms also face the ocean and have access to the balcony. The ocean view is expansive (not just a glimpse of ocean) and especially enjoyable at sunrise--or with a glass of wine at sunset.
The Master bedroom is large, light, and airy with a walk-in closet and spacious bath with double sinks and a most pleasant walk-in tiled shower. As noted, it opens to the screened balcony.
The second bedroom has two twin beds, large closet, and, again, a great ocean view through the sliding glass doors leading to the balcony.
Our grounds and common areas are being rebuilt following Hurricane Irma, and will be increasingly complete early in 2019. The heated pool is open and delightful as is the large sandy beach with Tiki huts and a barbecue. (There is no swimming off this beach.)
Sea Gulls 511 has an open plan with an island and full kitchen. If you want to cook, enjoy! But there are so many great restaurants nearby that one almost feels guilty not going out all the time. We start each visit, after a long two-day drive from Ohio, by having dinner (and a Boss Margarita) on the beach at Lorelei Restaurant and Cabana Bar (Mile Marker 82)
But just to mention a few other favorite, and excellent, dining spots: Snooks Bayside, Made to Order (breakfast, lunch), Snappers (either at the bar or on the water). And so forth--it is a dining paradise around here. We have included some photos of our favorites.
Eating out is just one of the great activities here. We enjoy the many museums, galleries, John Pennekamp State Park, Theater of the Sea, hiking along the bike path and along the old highway and so forth--this list is endless.
Islamorada is a third of the way down the Keys. Far enough to be fully in the Keys but still in proximity to Miami International Airport as well as Ft. Lauderdale International Airport. Yet, if you want to go to Key West for a day, it is only 90 miles away. (If you go, we suggest the Hemingway House, the Truman Library, and dinner at Maison de Pepe!)
If fishing is your thing, Tavernier is the Sport Fishing Capital of the World! Half and full day fishing charters are abundant in all sizes and configurations, as are scuba, snorkel, and diving opportunities. Kayaks, paddle boards, boats, and jet skis are easily rented from several local outfits. Several nearby transient marinas can even accommodate your own boat!
As the United States becomes more homogenized with the same chain restaurants in every city, the same shopping malls, and the same freeways, the Keys may be one of the last areas with a true and distinct character. They are unique, colorful, and full of character (and characters). This is a place to be savored and enjoyed to the fullest.
Favorite Places To Eat
We noted above how many good or great restaurants there are in the area. But here is a more complete list. Understand there are so many we have yet to try them all...but we are making an attempt.
Mrs Macs Kitchen (and the smaller Mrs Macs is a hoot)
Key Lime Pie Factory
Moka (French Coffee Shop--not exactly Starbucks, but if you must, one is just a few miles up the street!)
Made to Order
Look for restaurants that don't have a showy facade. The really good ones don't have to make a show--the locals already know where they are. You may say, "The smaller the sign, the better the restaurant." For example, no one would have any idea of Snooks Bayside from their sign, and it is a hidden treat as are Lorelei and others. Explore and take a chance.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Dec 08 2019 - Apr 24 2020
Apr 25 2020 - Jun 19 2020
Jun 20 2020 - Jul 10 2020
Jul 11 2020 - Dec 11 2020
Dec 12 2020 - Dec 18 2020
Dec 19 2020 - Apr 23 2021
Cleaning fee: $125
Tax Rate: 12.5%
Refundable Security Deposit: $350.00
Last updated on October 16, 2019
Calendar last updated: October 16, 2019
Frequently Asked Questions
No, we do not allow pets
No, we do not allow smoking in the condo or on the balcony.
What is your minimum stay?
We rent from Saturday to Saturday only. We know this is inconvenient for some but is the only way we can manage weekly only booking.
Do you negotiate rates?
I'm sorry, no. We try to rent at a rate that is fair to us and yet a bargain to you compared to competing properties. Unfortunately other than advertised specials, we cannot negotiate lower rates.
Beautiful oceanfront view!
The location of the condo was very nice, there are plenty of restaurants and attractions to go to. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation this is the place to stay. We will be back in the future! Love this area, there are things to do not just for adults but for kids as well! The condo complex is very well kept. Just beautiful!
Stayed: June 2019Submitted: July 02, 2019