Waterfront for Sale in Islamorada Florida Keys

waterfront islamoradaWaterfront for sale in Islamorada offers the finest in Florida Keys real estate opportunity. A premium value is placed on waterfront property in Islamorada. Prices are high due to the fact that there is limited coastline or waterfront on the islands of Islamorada. There is no opportunity to create more waterfront. Basic rules of supply and demand cause these premier properties to demand a higher price and hold their value.

Investing in Islamorada waterfront property provides a tremendous value. Life style and convenience can also be important reasons for a waterfront home buyer. Easy access to sun and water sports, boating and fishing may be deemed important features of owning waterfront property in Islamorada. Incredible views, sunsets, sunrises and ocean breezes provide priceless solace to the property owner.

Focus should be on the property more than the structure. While one may be looking for a house with certain amenities, changes can be made to the house but the location cannot be moved. Location, Location! There are two sides to choose for a waterfront home in Islamorada. Oceanside properties offer access to almost constant ocean breezes and spectacular ocean views. Many of these properties have shallow water access. On the other hand, bayside properties with extraordinary open water views, offer deep water access and beautiful sunsets nightly. One must almost always “pick a side” when choosing waterfront real estate in Islamorada.

Testimonial from waterfront home buyer
Map of Islamorada Waterfront
Health Benefits of Living by the Sea

JOHN VLAD 305-219-5610

Key West Bar for Sale

Key West Bar for SaleKey West Bar has just been listed for sale. Cowboy Bills in Key West is a the southernmost Honytonk in the USA.  Cowboy Bills is located on the historic Duvall Street in downtown Key West where the action is. The ground level restaurant and bar offers something for everyone. The bar features country and western music with great live bands. This Key West bar has its own mechanical bull pit and features sexy bull riding contests every Wednesday, ladies night. This establishment has thirty six televisions and more pool tables than any bar in Key West. Open air dining is an option for patrons. Cowboy Bills in Key West bouts “A warm welcome awaits you here at Cowboy Bills”. This restaurant and bar is a popular place for both locals and tourist to enjoy time and time again.

This is a turnkey operation ready to go to the next level. The established business has a liquor license with zoning for mixed use, restaurant/bar, retail. Long term lease in a prime location in downtown Key West. It is just blocks from the cruise ship docks and Mallory Square. The naval base is within a few miles. Employee housing is also provided for some staff in houses located on same lease property. It has an existing website with photo gallery and a facebook page with 2,500 followers and 11,000 check-ins.

This long standing business, a backbone to the Key West area has far reaching potential for financial growth and business development. Established lease allows for this business and location to benefit from comparably low operational overhead. Most other bars and restaurants in the the area have much higher operational costs. This location lease, existing restaurant equipment, Cowboy Bills decor, pool tables, mechanical bull, televisions, webcams, website, clientele are all valuable components for sale.  Great opportunity to buy into this prime location in Key West.
Cowboy Bills is for sale. Live in Key West  and own an income producing business. Sounds like paradise!

I have the details on this business. Questions ? Give me a call John Vlad 305-219-5610

Ocean Harbour Condo for Sale

ocean harbour condo for saleOcean Harbor condominium are located oceanside in Islamorada. The luxury condominium complex is situated on 12 acres of lushly landscaped property with spectacular ocean views. Each individual condominium unit offers its own oceanview. Sunrises and ocean breezes are standard equipment in these condominium units.
You will find Ocean Harbor or Ocean Harbor ocean side on Plantation Key in Islamorada at mile marker 87.8 in the Florida Keys.
The 68 condos are individually owned. Some owners live at Ocean Harbour full time, others spend the winter season here and many rent out their units for the required 30 day or more lease term. This makes for great Florida Keys living whether you want to spend all your days in the Florida Keys or have vacation rental income to offset the time you do spend in the Florida Keys. Condo ownership offers a turn key experience that fits variable lifestyles. Either way, you will enjoy the waterfront location, the ocean views and the friendly community of people living in Islamorada and the Florida Keys.
The grounds, marina, beach, clubhouse and all other facilities at Ocean Harbour condominium are maintained to perfection.
Other condo features include:
gated community
deep water marina
boat ramp and dry storage for trailers
covered parking
heated swimming pool
fitness center
tennis courts
oceanfront club house
boats slips with water and electric hookups accommodating boats up to 50 feet are available to purchase

All Ocean Harbor condominiums for sale
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Condominium living is great for someone who wants to live in the Florida Keys with minimal responsibility. Ocean Harbour offers that luxury keys lifestyle.

Other condos in Islamorada include Palms of Isla also oceanside

Morton Street on Grassy Key

Morton Street WaterfrontMorton Street wanders along the gulf side of Grassy Key of the middle keys. Morton Street is a premier waterfront neighborhood situated privately on Grassy Key. Grassy Key is the northernmost island in the Middle Keys of the Florida Keys. Grassy Key is located via mile markers 57 to 58 with properties both bayside and gulfside. It is the home of the Dolphin Research Center .

Many people think of the city of Marathon when they hear of the middle Florida Keys. It is true that Marathon is the major incorporated area in the middle keys. Many other beautiful keys make up this area. Key Colony Beach, Stirrup Key, Vaca Key, Pigeon Key, Grassy Key and Big Pine Key are all important islands in the middle Florida Keys. These islands have their own individual features. Grassy Key is close to historic Pigeon Key, sandy Sombrero Beach, the Dolphin Research Center, the Turtle Hospital, spectacular reef for diving and many marinas. While the area is bustling with tourists, living on Morton street allows one to relax and enjoy the beautiful Florida Keys on ones own private waterfront estate.

Morton Street on Grassy Key offers waterfront living on a secluded street. Deep water dockage and spectacular sunsets are prime features of this upscale neighborhood. Easy access to the Florida Gulf and Atlantic Ocean makes Grassy Key living perfect for the avid boater and fisherman. Minutes from the incorporated city of Marathon and the Marathon Airport, one can be connected quickly. The secluded drive down private Morton Street makes one feel that he has disappeared on a tropical island.

I have recently listed a beautiful home for sale at 57151 Morton Street, Grassy Key Florida. It is a beautiful bay front home with a spectacular boat basin. This fabulous home features custom Honduran wood ceilings and doors throughout, expansive great room, a chef’s gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and custom cabinets, a beautiful master suite and a home office with a wet bar. The custom tiled swimming pool has a cascading waterfall surrounded by a large deck. Dockage, views, comfort, privacy are prime on this estate home in the Florida Keys.

View details of listing for 57151 Morton Street, Grassy Key, Florida Keys


Properties for sale on Morton Street on Grassy Key
John Vlad 305-219-5610

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.”-skift.com 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.- Hollywoodreporter.com
  • 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”.- Hollywoodreporter.com
  • 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” – Hollywoodreporter.com
  • “Oscar nominee Shepard (The Right Stuff) will star as Robert, the patriarch of the family” – Hollywoodreporter.com


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


Follow this link to view hotels and motels for sale in Islamorada in the Florida Keys
Hotels and Motels for sale in Islamorada

Follow this link to view hotels and motels for sale in the Florida Keys
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.

Lorelei Sunsets

Jessie Brown in IslamoradaI enjoy the sunsets at the Lorelei. It was Friday night in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. I spent the evening with a few of my Islamorada favorite friends. We gathered at sunset at The Lorelei Restaurant and Cabanna Bar. The Lorelei is located about mile marker 82 bayside with a casual beach cabana bar situated for perfect sunset celebration. The place was filled with people who were visiting from all over the country and the world and also locals living in the the Florida Keys. They were both young and old. The evening temperature was a perfect 80 degrees. Sitting outside in the open air with a beer in my hand, the sky began its regular light show of glorious changing colors as the sun began to set in the west. There was music. I listened to Jessie Brown playing songs from her new album “Take me Home” From Indiana, she is an up and coming country music artist. Fantastic listening! After sunset, the magic show began. “Magic by Michael Trixx After Sunset” was a fantastic show. Entertainment and fun for all ages. This is “a high-energy, must-see show!” His combination of rock n roll and magic brought an exciting show filled with levitation, fire magic and vanishing doves. I was truly entertained.  I relaxed and enjoyed the evening with my friends in pure Florida Keys ambiance.  Wow, what a night. I must say, “Islamorada in the Florida Keys is the best place to be !!Magic in Islamorada

Schedule of entertainment at the Lorelei


Michael Trixx

Real Estate for sale in Islamorada





Venetian Shores Real Estate

Venetian Shores real estate

Homes for sale in Venetian Shores

Venetian Shores Homeowners Association

Venetian Shores in Islamorada offers unique waterfront real estate. Venetian Shores is considered a premier boating neighborhood in the upper Florida Keys. Immediate access to both the Atlantic Ocean and the Florida Bay. This makes this a desirable place to dock your boat at a permanent residence or vacation home. The wide deep channel Snake Creek runs between the island Plantation Key and Windley Key. This allows access for boats of all sizes.The Snake Creek Drawbridge opens on request for tall boat traffic. The majority of homes in Venetian Shores are on wide deep channels.  The canals offer  protected dockage for most any size boat. This upscale neighborhood, a subdivision in Islamorada is located at bayside Mile Marker 86.

Properties on the south side of Venetian Shores are on open canals.  They have access to the Ocean and the Florida Bay via Snake Creek Channel. Deepwater dockage is at one’s backdoor with  protected sea walled properties. Some homes are located directly on Snake Creek offering even more  spacious waterfront views, yet have protected canal front dockage.

Properties on the north side of Venetian Shores are on plugged canals. These canals do not have boating access to open water. Many of these homes have deeded dockage at Venetian Shores’s bayfront marina giving them easy boating access. These homes  provide waterfront lifestyle and privacy. Kayaking and swimming are popular activities on these clean canals.

The streets of Venetian Shores have names with an Italian influence. They reflect the feeling of Venice and the lifestyle of living along local waters. Venetian Shores in Islamorada has location as it’s prime asset. It is conveniently situated in the Village of Islamorada. It is close to Founders Park, Tavenier Shopping Plaza and many popular restaurants. It is ideally located on Snake Creek Canal. This provides immediate access to the Atlantic Ocean and the Florida Bay. The unique waterfront subdivision called Venetian Shores in Islamorada is a boat lovers paradise. It is a great neighborhood for families with people walking and biking through the pleasant streets of Venetian Shores. Click on the aerial photos of Venetian Shores to browse all real estate for sale in the subdivision.

Houses for sale in Venetian Shores

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Venetian Shores homes for saleVenetian Shores islamorada

Best Websites for Florida Keys Real Estate

jvlad_mapWhen buying real estate in the Florida Keys, finding a house can be an overwhelming task. Many people start their search on the internet. This is a great place to begin.  There are several websites that are very popular on the internet for house hunting. Zillow.com is the number one internet property searched site. It offers a wide range of search functions and filters so that one can browse by price and location. Trulia.com is also a popular site that has the same basic search functions but also offers local information about an area linking to sites such as Yelp. Both sites offer mortgage calculators to help determine the price range of a house one can afford to buy. They offer property comparisons, “zestimates”.  They give a general overview of an area and the homes available for sale. These sites pull from the MLS (multiple listing service) of an area.  They are not specific to the Florida Keys real estate. They are automated imports of sales information. I agree that these sites are both a great place to gain an overview, but not the best real estate “buying tool”.

Because the Florida Keys real estate is unique, not a typical real estate purchase. I recommend working with a local Florida Keys real estate website. This brings you right to the live source, the Florida Keys board of real estate’s actual MLS system. This information is accurate, and detailed and up to date. They are monitored by the individual listing real estate agent. They offer the same basic search function and filters and so much more. The local Florida Keys MLS system offers added search options for waterfrontage, waterfront views and access, types of building construction, communities, boat dockage and even bay side verses ocean side.

Conchland.com breaks now the available real estate by island. It is driven by local knowledge. It is linked to the actual Florida Keys MLS system, offering maps and property details. It has every property that is for sale in the MLS.  No bias is given to a particular property. It offers a personal custom search system, which sends out emails when a new listing comes onto the market that meets the search criteria.

The best combination for finding real estate in the Florida Keys is one with a savvy internet buyer working with a knowledgeable local Florida Keys real estate agent.

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