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Lower Matecumbe in Islamorada still holds that wonderful feeling of the old Florida Keys. There are only a few places left in Islamorada that can be made into a family compound. Some of these properties are on the wide Sandy Cove basin on Lower Matecumbe. This is a hidden protected deep water area on the bay side with immediate access to the bay as well as the ocean. You are able to walk out your rear door step on to your boat and be in the ocean through Channel Two bridge or straight out to Flamingo for all the back water fishing you could want. This is often refereed to as a Boaters Paradise in the Upper Florida Keys.

I just listed a Lower Matecumbe property with an island style three bedroom two bath Keys classic home located on the beautiful waters of Sandy Cove basin. Drive thru the gates, and you feel you have entered your own private compound.

I see potential is this property. And I do think property, rather than home. This property has the location, the foliage, the privacy, and the rare “grandfathered” ground level home. It has extensive deep water dockage with the ability to easily dock three large boats in a protected basin. A boat ramp to launch a small boat or pleasure craft is also located on the property. This is a property that is timeless with added features.

While the existing house is ready to go, some may think differently. I say the house simply needs a little imagination and a little love. There are only a few properties that are able to be re-developed, due to changes in zoning and buildings codes. With it’s CBS construction and Old Florida Pine cathedral ceilings, this house has potential. I see it as a diamond in the rough. The kitchen has been updated and is placed conveniently at the back of the house for easy access to the backyard, patios and dock. The bedroom, bathroom floor plan needs to be reworked to meet today’s standards. But with a little imagination and a few bucks this could become a grand estate for a family or retirement. You would love it here!

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