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Today, I Join The 100,000 Point Club!! - 09/30/11 09:19 AM
With this Post, I will join the illustrious 100,000 Point Club here on ActiveRain.com! 340 Days and 245 Blog Posts got me here. I have been quite fortunate to share my unique, albeit slightly skewed, perspective, on Florida Keys Real Estate and our island lifestyle in general, with some really great folks and have received some really cool commentary. In that time I have seen Active Rain eclipse 200K members, and I was honored to have one of my Posts, "Key Largo Unveils Stunning, New, Welcome Sign", Featured. I have gone on to sponsor several of our communities here on Active Rain (9 comments)
It's Almost Time for The Best Butt in The Keys Contest!!! The Florida Keys - 09/29/11 02:13 PM
Hot, firm, succulent Butts make my mouth WATER!!! Sitting up nice and high. Just the right amount of muscle...just the right amount of fat...mmm makes them, ohhhh so juicy!!! You DO know I am talking about Pulled Pork ..DON"T YOU??? Low and slow, and TASTY!!! A great competition for a great cause, with proceeds benefiting The Good Health Clinic, Wednesday October 12. Held at the little known Hideaway called The Sparrows Nest to the rear of Bud n Mary's Marina Great Food, Prizes and raffle. See the Flier Below...It's gonna be fun!!
Just Closed in Prestigious Stillwright Point - Waterfront Home - Was $795,000 Now Closed At $635,000! - 09/29/11 12:44 PM
Stillwright Point (originally Stellrecht Point) is a great community that is on a natural peninsula positioned perfectly in Key Largo on picturesque Blackwater Sound. 45 Minutes to Miami...But an entire World away. It is a premiere community made up of sumptuous waterfront estates with breathtaking open-water views. 8 Center Lane Key Largo List Price: $729,000 / Sold Price: $635,000 3 bedooms / 2 Bathrooms Mile Marker 106
Description: BAYSIDE BEAUTY in desirable Stillwright Point. Immaculate canalfront; remodeled kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, solid maple cabinets, sit-up island & wine captain. 2 bedrooms on main level, bath with frameless shower (0 comments)
New Road to Florida Keys Dedicated - The 18-Mile Stretch is Finally Complete!! The Florida Keys - 09/29/11 10:38 AM
From late 1950's to the mid 70's, my Grandfather delivered Keg Beer for Budweiser to all the restaurants and bars from Key Largo to the 7-Mile Bridge, and drove a large beer delivery truck. I can still remember his stories about how often his side mirrors would "kiss" other truck mirrors on the impossibly thin, 2-laned, dreaded, "18-Mile Stretch", that desolate, albeit, beautiful stretch of US1between Florida City, the last mainland outpost, and Key Largo as you traverse Jewfish Creek and Lake Surprise. Now, some old time Conchs are not too fond of the new road, as they liked the fact (0 comments)
Key Largo Fisheries Now Has A Take A Way Cafe!!! Super Cool, Super Views!! Key Largo, The Florida Keys - 09/23/11 12:38 PM
I LOVE finding new places to eat in the Keys! I could easily host a Travel Channel show highlighting cool and funky places to eat in the Keys!! The Mile High Key Lime Pie at Blue Heaven in Key West, Ziggy and Mad Dog's for Chops in Islamorada, The Friday night Fish Fry at Shipwrecks in Key Largo, The Charm and food at Porky's in Marathon, ANYTHING at Doc's in Key Largo. Long a Staple of Key Largo's seafood supply, Key Largo Fisheries is located right on Lake Largo, along with the Lobster and Charter Fleet. Super Cool and (1 comments)
Port Antigua, on Lower Matecumbe Key, is Islamorada's desirable Luxury community with waterfront homes that offer easy access to both the Atlantic Ocean and Florida Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. World-class fishing and diving are mere minutes away! Only minutes from Miami, yet a world
161 Toll Gate Lane, Lower Matecumbe, Islamorada List Price; $899,000 Sold Price: $880,000 Orifginal List Price: $1,860,000 2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms Mile Marker 73.5 Bayside Description: Open water view, protected dockage! Few places offer this combination other than Hurricane Creek in Toll Gate Shores. Immaculate 2 bed 2 bath on large (1 comments)
Christie’s International Real Estate released its inaugural “State of the International Luxury Real Estate Market” report. - 09/21/11 08:54 PM
WOW ! This is REALLY Interesting!! Please follow the link for insightful information regarding the State of the International Luxury Real Estate Market! Our firm American Caribbean Real Estate is the Exclusive Florida Keys Affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate. Christie’s International Real Estate released its inaugural “State of the International Luxury Real Estate Market” report. The research paper compiles the results of a survey completed by affiliated brokerages in the network—all experts in the luxury market—enhanced with their supporting commentaries and insights. “The resulting report is an intriguing snapshot of the current global prime real estate market as viewed by the (0 comments)
The Pilot House Marina In Key Largo, The Florida Keys Has Major Upgrade! - 09/21/11 06:23 PM
The Pilot House in Key Largo at Mile Marker 100 is a Keys Institution. I have been going there since I was 10 years old!! Over the years, I have watched this local eatery on Lake Largo (not really a lake but rather, lagoon that connects to the ocean), set amongst lobster fishermen and the charter boat fleet, expand from a screened-in porch take away restaurant to the Bar/Dining/Marina that it has now become. The latest addition to the complex, is a fantastic floating dock with slips for transient and live aboard vessels. These are slips that can handle the (0 comments)
Testimonials...Humbling and Gratifying! Some Very Kind Words from a recent Client! - 09/21/11 05:38 PM
Testimonials...THE ABSOLUTE Best form of adsvertising in my Opinion. Of course we all enjoy our commission checks but sometimes, the written appreciation from a satisfied client is often, even more gratifying. Here are some incredibly kind words from some recent clients: "Hey Mykael, Just wanted to write a quick note of thanks for your efforts in helping us transition from NJ. Moving a family of five 1,300 miles in less than 30 days seemed impossible. However your assistance in providing keen insight into neighborhoods, schools, and youth sports on top of your market prowess really put us at (0 comments)
Florida Keys Fishing Chart - WHAT to catch and WHEN. - 09/19/11 03:46 PM
Fishing Chart - In the Florida Keys, fishing is fantastic year 'round! With the changing of Summer to Fall though, WHAT you catch may differ. Below, is a handy Fishing Chart courtesy of Captain Matt Johnson's site SeaSquared-charters.com, that showcases which species are best to target and when. Some species such as Yellowtail and Mangrove Snapper are excellent throughout the year. Reel 'em in!!!
New Available Waterfront Home in Port Antigua, Islamorada, The Florida Keys, $756,000! - 09/19/11 01:12 PM
Port Antigua, on Lower Matecumbe Key, is Islamorada's desirable Luxury community with waterfront homes that offer easy access to both the Atlantic Ocean and Florida Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. World-class fishing and diving are mere minutes away! Only minutes from Miami, yet a world away 121 El Capitan Drive, Lower Matecumbe, Islamorada List price: $756,000 3 Bedrooms / 3 bathrooms Mile Marker 74 Description: Exclusive Port Antigua, Spectacular CBS Canal Home with 2/2 up split bedrooms and 1/1 down! Open Living area, Tastefully decorated, Lush Landscape and wonderful view down the canal! Spacious screened porch, Easy Quick bay and (0 comments)
Sandy Beach in your Backyard!! Just Closed in Islamorada, The Florida Keys $1,100,000! The Conchquistador Deal of the Day 9.18 - 09/18/11 01:12 PM
A funny statistic: In Miami-Dade County, you, know...that County wayyyyy up north, there are only about a dozen homes that are directly on the water with a natural sandy beach. Only a dozen!! And you don't even want to know what those babies go for! In the Keys, a much much different story... Take today's Deal for instance. Pearched rightson a gorgeous sandy beach in a great part of Islamorada, The Port Antigua Area. Port Antigua, on Lower Matecumbe Key, is Islamorada's desirable Luxury community with waterfront homes that offer easy access to both the Atlantic Ocean and Florida Bay and the (3 comments)
Just Closed in Prestegious Venetian Shores, islamorada, The Florida Keys. Waterfront Living $ 1,100,000 - 09/18/11 10:55 AM
I Love Venetian Shores. Located at Mile Marker 86 in Islamorada, it's one of my favorite Keys Communities. With its 11 peninsulas reaching out into Snake Creek like fingers thirsty to drink in the sea, it offers hardcore boaters deep water dockage and quick access to Islamorada's famed fishing grounds through the Keys' last Draw Bridge. If you have a Hatteras or other large boat this is the community for you! Venetian Shores is really Heating up! As one of Islamorada's most in demand communities, Venetian Shores is always tops on everyone's list. Only minutes from Miami, yet a world away. As, a (0 comments)
Conchtoberfest is almost here!!! Sept. 30 thru Oct 2, Duck Key, The Florida Keys!!! - 09/14/11 12:16 PM
OK ...You KNOW I will be here!!! As the CONCHquistador, I MUST represent!!!!DUCK KEY, Florida Keys — Florida Keys visitors can celebrate chowder power and fritter flavor during the second annual Conchtoberfest, set for Friday through Sunday, Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, at one of Marathon's premier locations at Duck Key. A deliciously themed and decorated weekend event, Conchtoberfest includes food, specialty drinks, family activities and games, conch shell blowing contests and live local music entertainment at the Hawks Cay Resort marina, in front of Tom's Harbor House at 61 Hawks Cay Blvd. The laid-back Florida Keys lifestyle and all things (0 comments)
It's Time for The 13th Annual Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Festival.! - 09/14/11 10:11 AM
One of my greatest pleasures, and I get this from my Dad, is bird and wildlife watching. There is nothing like cruising your boat at slow speed as you motor across a backwater bend and come upon the Majestic Beauty of a group of snow white Egrets or Herons lounging in the mangroves. Add to that a pod of porpoises racing parallel to your boat, a sight I had this very weekend! Well, for these of you who enjoy Nature in its fullest, as I do, there is the 13th Annual Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Festival. Always a (3 comments)
New Available Waterfront Home in Prestigious Port Antigua, Islamorada, The Florida Keys - $925,000! - 09/12/11 04:02 PM
Port Antigua, on Lower Matecumbe Key, is Islamorada's desirable Luxury community with waterfront homes that offer easy access to both the Atlantic Ocean and Florida Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. World-class fishing and diving are mere minutes away! Only minutes from Miami, yet a world away 133 Buena Vista Court, Lower Matecumbe, Islamorada Description: Exceptional Cul-de-sac home with 149ft of concrete dockage, davits and 2 boat lifts. Immaculate maintained and ready for easy Keys living. Turn key, ready to enjoy. Luscious tropical landscaping with large Tiki to enjoy outdoor living. Port Antigua has a gorgeous sandy beach for family fun (0 comments)
THE ABSOLUTE ESSENCE OF ELEGANT FLORIDA KEYS LIVING. Just Closed in Islamorada $3,100,000! - 09/12/11 02:01 PM
298 South Dr Plantation Key, IslamoradaTHE ESSENCE OF ELEGANT FLORIDA KEYS LIVING. (That period there, was for dramatic effect, as anyone who reads this blog knows that I have an overwhelming affinity fore punctuation marks.) Seriously though, this sumptuous estate that was listed thru my colleagues Leslie Leopold and Cheri Tindall, is absolutely spectacular in every way. Add it the fact that it rests on glorious Florida Keys water and positioned on Islamorada's "Millionaire's Row", and you have the absolute Ideal in Luxury Living...Keys Style! Real Estate in the Keys lately has been quite dynamic with all sectors of (1 comments)
New available Waterfront Home in Prestigeous Stillwright Point, $875,000!! Key Largo, The Florida Keys - 09/07/11 01:39 PM
Stillwright Point (originally Stellrecht Point) is a great community that is on a natural peninsula positioned perfectly in Key Largo on picturesque Blackwater Sound. 45 Minutes to Miami...But an entire World away. It is a premiere community made up of sumptuous waterfront estates with breathtaking open-water views. 26 North Drive, Key Largo Description: Bayfront concrete home in well loved Stillwright Point. 2/2 upstairs and pre-firm (grandfathered in) 2/1 downstairs. Enjoy relaxing on expansive porches overlooking the beautiful Florida Bay WITHOUT seeing your neighbors homes. List Price: $875,000
Groundbreaking Staged for New Keys History Museum in Islamorada, The Florida Keys - 09/06/11 11:12 AM
Two of my great passions are The Florida Keys and South Florida History, now we will have the opportunity to combine the two with the eventual opening of the Irving R. Eyster Museum of Florida Keys History.As a member of the Matecumbe Historical Trust, I am so proud to see that this will finally come to fruition. With so much incredible history that has flowed through our island chain, a terra firma repository is so very much needed. Spanish Conquistadors, Seminole uprisings, shipwrecks, treasure, pirates, smugglers Zane Grey, Flagler, Truman, Hemingway...the list goes on and on , and on.Below, is an (1 comments)
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