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Cove Communities Acquires Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge

Cove Communities, announced the acquisition of an iconic RV resort in the Florida Keys, Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge (BPKFL).  Located on ten pristine acres between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, the resort was founded in 1959 and owned and operated by the Gladwell family since 1972.  Cove is the fourth owner of this unique property which offers…

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Historic Islamorada Houseboat Estate Sold for $3.8M

The historic houseboat estate on Upper Matecumbe Key sold recently for $3.8 million, according to Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty. Rich in history, this 5-acre property at 101 Carroll St. has entertained many dignitaries over the years, including President Harry S. Truman, President George H.W. Bush and legendary news anchor Edward R. Morrow. The centerpiece is a…

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Islamorada Village Reviews La Jolla Resort Redevelopment

Requests for redevelopment and expansion of a longstanding resort are set to go before the Village Council on Thursday, Feb. 16. La Jolla Resort, represented by Island Construction Management owner Don Horton, will go before the governing board a second time with requests to redevelop and possibly expand on its Upper Matecumbe Key property through…

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Islamorada Publix Project Under Final Review by Village

Following a lengthy legal battle, the Islamorada Publix has resubmitted plans for its proposed grocery store development on Upper Matecumbe Key. These include a demolition permit as well as a building permit for the mile marker 83.2 property. Village Planning Director Cheryl Cioffari said the documents are currently being reviewed by all departments. If submitted…

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MMD Realty Presents an Exclusive Islamorada Property

MMD Realty will be presenting a rare opportunity to own eight acres of land in exclusive Islamorada Property along the Florida Keys listed for $15,000,000 at the upcoming Top Marques Monaco from April 14th through April 17th. These eight exclusive acres of prime Florida Keys land are perfect to develop a family compound. The parcel of land is…

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Islamorada Parmelee Estate Sale Hinges on Zoning Changes

You may remember the post several months ago about this property being for sale. Rare Chance 40 Acre Parmelee Estate in Islamorada – $19M The roughly 40-acre Parmelee Key property, in the midst of a pending sale that hinges on its subsequent redevelopment into a high-end resort community, is awaiting the state’s OK of land-use and zoning…

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Boutique Luxury Condo Planned in Islamorada Launches Sales

A 21-unit bayfront condominium in Islamorada has launched sales and plans to break ground on June 1.  Heaton Companies, which specializes in oceanfront residential projects, is developing Maison Residences in the Florida Keys. When it’s completed in mid 2017, the condominium will include 12 residences and the existing nine at Maison Matecumbe within the same property. The…

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Carl Hiaasen Selling Waterfront Haven in Islamorada

Write yourself a fantasy in the author’s $3.4 million waterfront abode in Islamorada, FL. Filled with all the trappings of island life, the home is a sweet ode to the Florida Keys penned by the best-selling author Carl Hiaasen. Carl Hiaasen, a nearly lifelong Florida resident, began his writing career as an investigative reporter before turning to fiction. His novels…

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Key Largo Resort Planned by Former Cheeca Lodge Owner

Cheeca Holdings, the Wyoming-based company that sold the luxurious Cheeca Lodge in Islamorada for $100 million in 2011, is planning an upscale boutique hotel/Key Largo Resort. “I plan to do the most high-end resort down there in the Keys,” company owner Jerry Johnson told The Real Deal. In an application received Feb. 2 by the…

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Rare Chance 40 Acre Parmelee Estate in Islamorada – $19M

The Parmelee Estate invites celebrities, real estate developers and privacy-seekers who want to feel like they are on a private peninsula have the rare opportunity to own 40 acres in the upper Florida Keys just aching to become one mega-estate or 10 smaller parcels. AOL has learned exclusively that the Parmelee estate in Islamorada, Fla.,…

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Partial Solution to Unbuildable Lots: 1 Hotel Room for 3 Lots

Unbuildable Lots Resort developers could get approval for 300 new Florida Keys rooms in exchange for protecting (unbuildable lots)  sensitive lands, a state agency proposes. Staff with Florida Department of Economic Opportunity recently outlined a proposed new rule as part of the agency’s Monroe County oversight under the state Area of Critical State Concern law….