Netflix series filming in Islamorada

Netflix filming in IslamoradaNew drama series for Nexflix is filming in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. Apparently, the producers of the Netflix series choose the location because of the color of the water in the Florida Keys. “When they had to make the final decision, it was the color of the water,” Chavez said. “You can’t find that anywhere else.” article
The Netflix series is executive produced by  Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessel, hence KZK. These KZK signs are seen all over the keys as filming locations move about. There does not seem to be a name for this Florida Keys series by Netflix.

Filming of the Netflix series began filming late in March and will probably go thru October.  They have been all over the town of Islamorada filming at all of our favorite local places. Locations vary from the fabulous Moorings Village and Spa  to the local gas station Tiny’s Bait and Gas.  Other locations include Alabama Jack’s on Card Sound Road, The Oceanview Inn and Pub, and the Whistle Stop. Boats have been seen filming on the bay at sunset and other times. The crew has been very discreet and respectful of the community. Locals have been notified in advance whenever filming was occurring in their area. Every once in a while, Sissy Spacek or other stars have been seen in restaurants and places as Islamorada’s own Cheeca Lodge and Spa. A little dazzle in our small community in the Florida Keys.

I am looking forward to watching this new series. One reason, for the story line. Second important reason, to see this town on screen. It is true, that Islamorada in the Florida Keys is a spectacular place for a setting of a story. It certainly is a beautiful place to live.

The Netflix series in Islamorada will be comprised of 13 episodes produced by Sony Pictures Television. It will have any amazing cast:

  • Sissy “Spacek will play Sally, the mother to Mendelsohn and stars Kyle Chandler,the middle son, John,and Linda Cardellini, who is as the youngest of the four siblings.-
  • Kyle “Chandler will play John, the married middle brother who takes care of the family, who is described as the kind of responsible guy who would work in law enforcement and the opposite of his older, black-sheep brother, Danny”.-
  • Linda “Cardellini will play Meg, the youngest of four siblings in the close-knit family. The complex character with secrets is a skilled attorney who is described as a warm people-pleaser who uses her charm to navigate life, including with men, at work and with her family” –
  • “Oscar nominee Shepard (The Right Stuff) will star as Robert, the patriarch of the family” –


Artist House for sale in Islamorada

Local artist house ”Beach Style Cottage” in Islamorada Florida Keys has been listed for sale.

Located centrally in uptown Islamorada, this house is close to the hospital and the schools. The ground level house has been completely remodeled floor to ceiling. The kitchen has up to date stainless steel appliances that look great and are energy efficient. The interior spaces have been decorated by Artist Stacie Krupa. The furniture has been custom designed with modern touches. All furnishings fit perfectly in the spaces. Custom furnishings are included in the price of the home. All Krupa art hanging is negotiable in the sale. The large backyard has been beautifully landscaped to give that beachy island feeling.

The house is ground level on a large lot. Plenty of space on this property. Enough room to add a pool or even house expansion. The street is private in a great family neighborhood.

I love this place. The backyard gives the feeling of being on the beach. The furnishings give the place a roomy feeling. The upscale decor make it feel more expensive. Located in the premier town of Islamorada on Plantation Key, this home offers desirable location, upscale style, turn key decor and Florida Keys value.

Artist Stacie Krupa thrives on the colors around her in the Florida Keys. Krupa’s art depicts ocean life, animals and people. Krupa incorporates iridescent colors layered with drips and sparkles in to her paintings of local ocean life. Krupa artwork complements the decor of this house giving the homeowner the true feeling of living in the Florida Keys.

Krupa says “I came here because if you’re going to live in Florida, you should live in the Keys,” she says. “Moving here also gave me the opportunity to bring the mentality and the essence of fine art from the Northeast to the Keys.”More about the artist

international HGTV  and Islamorada Dream Home Artist Stacie Krupa Lee Design and Interiors

The house is being marketed by Sotheby’s International Realty in Islamorada. Ocean Sotheby;s International Realty

Three bedrooms two baths house on Plantation Key in Islamorada in the Florida Keys Details on this listing

  • Listing Price: $445,000
  • Address: 200 THOMPSONVILLE Road
  • Plantation Key, Florida 33070
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Full Baths: 2
  • Square Feet: 1,200

Artist House for sale in IslamoradaArtist House for sale in Islamorada


Hotel for Sale in Islamorada Florida Keys

hotel and motel for sale in IslamoradaSeveral hotels and motels for sale in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. One of the great investment opportunities in real estate in Islamorada and the Florida Keys is a hotel or motel. There is a large price range of this type of commercial real estate. Small motels or hotels for sale in Islamorada are a rare find. They offer the opportunity for investment real estate with a consistent income. Pools, beaches, dockage, oceanside views are important amenities necessary for a successful motel or hotel in the Florida Keys. Opportunities include Bed and Breakfasts, Boutique Hotels, Inns, Motels, and Full Service Hotels and Resorts in the Islamorada and Florida Keys area.

Islamorada in the Florida Keys is a prime location for the small hotel and motel business. As a resort destination, hotel business in Islamorada or the Florida Keys makes prfect sense. These hotels and motels offer ocean or bay view, beaches and dockage. Popular activites include boating, fishing, weddings, and quiet relaxation. Proximately to downtown Islamorada is key to the success of these hotels and motels. Islamorada real estate opportunities are limited and opportunities to purchase in this area move quickly. Several of the major hotels in the Islamorada area are being pursued for purchase by the Carlye Group. “Carlyle’s interest in the Postcard Inn at Holiday Isle and La Siesta comes on the heels of its purchases of the Pelican Cove and former Hampton Inn properties, both within the past 11 months”-Article in the Free Press 

I have access to all of the Hotels and Motels listed for sale. Simply give me a call for more info or to arrange a showing now


Strong fundamentals and investment interest should keep the Florida Keys’ hotel market booming for a long time to come. “A location that is constrained in its growth but not in its demand is an investor’s dream — and it makes for a terrific market,” says Singh, founder and president of The Singh Company –Article in CNN Money


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Hotels and Motels for sale in Islamorada

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Hotels and Motels for sale in the Florida Keys

Testimonial from seller of the Sands of Islamorada

La Jolla Hotel for sale

La Jolla Hotel for sale in islamorada

There is a limited selection of hotels or motels for sale in Islamorada. The La Jolla Resort and Marina is currently for sale. This bayside motel, together with two residences, is located in the center of downtown Islamorada. This hotel for sale is the perfect quaint Old Florida’ boating and fishing family-style property. It features a deep water 10 slip marina and boat ramp on the bay of Islamorada. Guests enjoy the most beautiful sunsets in the world! This Islamorada motel for sale contains 20 rooms (16 kitchenettes.) A pool, boat ramp and beach rounds out the amenities. Small motels like this offer a unique investment opportunity for income producing waterfront property in the heart of Islamorada in the Florida Keys. For more detail information on the La Jolla Resort and Marina for sale follow this link

Hotel for sale in Islamorada

Drop Anchor Motel for sale in Islamorada

The Drop Anchor Resort and Motel is for sale. This hotel property is located oceanside on Windley Key in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. This motel features 18 Remodeled oceanfront units. The Drop Anchor resort property has a beautiful sandy beach with approximately 85 palm trees. The pool is heated. The ocean dockage for 10 boart spans 290 feet.  Property includes a desired boat ramp.  This is another of the limited boutique hotels for sale in the prime Florida Keys area of Islamorada. For more specific listing information follow this link

Days Inn in Islamorada is for sale

Days Inn Hotel Oceanside in Islamorada

The Days Inn Hotel is located oceanside in the heart of downtown Islamorada.  This is a great opportunity to own one of Islamorada’s most successful hotels.  Purchase of this hotels includes 37 Transient Rights with a valuable beer and wine license. The property has a rare boat basin. Atlantic oceanside dock and deck complete with a tiki bar. Property includes owned bay bottom.  Days Inn is a Branded Hotel Motel. Follow this link for more detailed listing information

Sotheby’s International Realty Global Networking Event 2014

#GNE2014I just returned to Islamorada in the Florida Keys after attending the Sotheby’s International Realty Global Networking Event for 2014 or #GNE2014 on Miami Beach. Top producing Sotheby’s Realty  agents from all over the world were in attendance. The networking conference provided a professional venue for connecting with over 1400 top Sotheby’s Realty agents and brokers across the country and the world. Building these relationships are key in increasing my reach through referrals into prime real estate, motivated buyers and luxury property sellers.

I had the unique opportunity to hear from Pat Riley, president and former head coach of the Miami HEAT, as our keynote speaker. His winning philosophy is a true inspiration, making me want to be the best Sotheby’s agent that I can be. The event “speaks to the power of the brand and the strength of our relationships worldwide, which are invaluable to our clients,” One Sotheby’s president Daniel de la Vega said. — Eric Kalis of the Real Deal

I was able to meet with the entire Sotheby’s International Realty team and understand how Sotheby’s International Realty is moving forward “as the go to place” to market Real Estate in the future. Sotheby’s International Realty offers an integrated user friendly app making it possible to shop for real estate from anywhere in the world. This online ability reaches beyond most exceptions.

Through these types of connections I will be able to connect buyers and sellers from all over the world. Together with Ocean Sotheby’s Realty based in my own Islamorada, we are able to market all types and prices of homes to anyone looking to come to the Keys. After speaking with so many agents from the rest of the world, I am convinced that the Florida Keys and Islamorada  is on the top of many people’s list for primary and second homes.

Islamorada Buyer Review KMM

John is a natural when it comes to real estate. He not only knows the market but how to interface with both purchasers and buyers to ensure a smooth, successful transaction. In my case, I put an offer on a bay front property where the owners were in bankruptcy. The selling agent appointed by the court was incompetent. Plus because of the bankruptcy, new bids could be considered even though I had a signed contract to purchase. Back taxes, an IRS lien and other legal issues made this transaction a real challenge. John was proactive every step of the way, He negotiated contract extensions, ensured that deadlines were met, and all contingencies satisfied. Finally the legal issues were resolved and clear title established. I know that without John’s professional expertise, I would not have been able to successfully purchase my dream home. See actual review as posted on Zillow

-Buyer Kathleen Monahan
Islamorada Florida

John Vlad joins Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty

John_Vlad Ocean Sotheby's International RealtyJohn has joined the team at Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty. This is exciting news ! John Vlad already offers the valuable tool of virtual Florida Keys real estate search with his website  This will not change. He will continue to offer his clients the ability to browse all Florida Keys real estate from their own computers and home on their own schedule. A real estate agent also needs a professional physical location and resources to work with in order to successfully complete that Florida Keys real estate transaction in the best interest of his buyer and/or seller.  Based in Islamorada in the Florida Keys, Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty with its affiliate of Sotheby’s International Realty has access to a global real estate network unmatched in the Florida Keys. This boutique real estate office is located in the center of downtown Islamorada at 81888 Overseas Highway. The spacious office complete with its own art gallery  gives one the feeling of luxury Florida Keys living set in a professional real estate environment.  Global marketing and extraordinary photography are features that Ocean Sotheby’s is proud to offer. John is enjoying the increased level of real estate resources which he has and can make available to both his buyers and sellers. A professional staff completes this office making it both a friendly yet top notch real estate office.  John feels that his new relationship with his broker Russell Post at Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty is the best Florida Keys real estate has to offer. Together they can provide the best service in luxury brand real estate in the Florida Keys. John Vlad’s clients will be comfortable knowing that they are dealing with the most extraordinary real estate brokerage in the Florida Keys. Everyone agrees that this is a smart move. Simply said, John Vlad is happy !

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