key largo: It's My Spring Collection! Fantastic FL Keys Properties -Try One On! - 04/12/19 07:18 AM

key largo: A Direct Result of My Radio Show! Key Largo Sale - Wtrfrnt Home: $725K - 03/26/19 07:36 AM
You know what's Cool?
Being able to assist really fun, cool, clients turn their Island Dreams into their new Tropical Reality. Yes, yes I know, you've heard me say or post that tag line before. But it's true!!   Home ownership for most people in the Fabulous Florida Keys is a Dream, not a necessity. It's bucket list material.  Something you one day hope to achieve. So you toil, and save, and work for that goal.   And that's where your humble Conchquistador comes in. I'm here to help you find your new toy! Your piece of our Paradise, your very own slice of … (0 comments)

key largo: Tattoo Who?? My Wife Gets Her First Tattoo Ever, In Key Largo. - 03/26/19 07:24 AM
You know, I think all of us have a Bucket List; climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Run with the Bulls in Pamplona, buy a house in the Florida Keys!!  Well, one of the items on your Conchquistador's Wife’s Bucket List has been to get a tattoo! 
So, after a milestone birthday, and considering doing this for almost 15 years, she decided she wanted to get a tattoo in Key West. When I informed her, that until very recent years, tattoo salons had been prohibited in Key West, we realized that we wanted a much more established salon. So, I asked quite a few of my esteemed, … (0 comments)

key largo: Check Out This Trailer for a Fun Real Estate Mockumentary I'm Making - 03/12/19 02:23 PM
In This profession, you've got to have fun! 
I practice real estate here in the Fabulous Florida Keys, and over my many (24+) years selling waterfront homes in South Florida, I've had an adventure or two.
So, with all the great technology out there, I am working on a fun Mockumentary of the real estate biz here in the Keys.... stay tuned.
Until then, please enjoy this trailer that I put together, definately sound up!
Like I said ... Ya Gotta Have Fun!!

key largo: Take a Listen to Our Podcast! The Florida Keys Real Estate Guys -Ep 75 - 03/12/19 01:41 PM
Take a Listen to our award-winning Podcast, heard worldwide on and on our custom app, every Monday from 12-1PM and available after on SoundCloud and Stitcher. 
A fun and irreverent look at our Florida Keys Real Estate Market and our unique Island Lifestyle, hosted by yours truly and my colleague, Mark Mills.
We have so much fun doing this show. Grab yourself an adult beverage, sit back, relax and hear about our Island Lifestyle and how to make The Keys ... Home - Conchquistador
"The Florida Keys Real Estate Guys ... Live!" Episode 75 with 'The Real Estate Conch', Mykael Marinelli & 'Keys' Radio Personality, … (0 comments)

key largo: 15% of Your Travel Time Through The Florida Keys Is On Bridges! - 03/11/19 11:45 AM
Yep, That's right, 15% of your time traveling from Key Largo to Key West is spent crossing Brides.
Harris – 16 – 430′
Sugar Loaf – 15.5 – 1,260′ 
Saddle Bunch 2 – 14.5 – 660′
Saddle Bunch 3 – 14 – 760′
Saddle Bunch 4 – 13 – 900′
Saddle Bunch 5 – 12.5 – 900′
Shark Channel – 11.8 – 2,090′
Rockland  – 10 – 1,280′
Boca Chica – 6 – 2,730′
Stock Island – 5 – 360′
Key West – 4 – 159′
Thank you to my friends at Florida Keys Treasures for some of the great info that assisted me in … (0 comments)

key largo: You've Bought A Fantastic FL Keys Home. Now, Where Do You Go To Fish?? - 03/11/19 11:37 AM
You know, one of the big questions I get asked by my buyer clients is, "Where do we go fish??" 
What You’ve gotta understand is,that’s like asking, "Hey where is the Oasis in the Sahara??"
It’s a big ocean out there boys and girls, and this question is kind of an ambiguous one as well.  A lot of factors go in to determining what’s a great fishing spot. Your style of fishing can also be determined by Where you are in the Keys.I find Upper Keys fishing quite different from Lower Keys fishing especially when you talk about going on the Gulf side … (1 comments)

key largo: And Thus, We Bid The Devil Adieu - Today Ends a Harsh Hurricane Season - 12/05/17 06:43 AM
So, today, as we pack away our generators and store away our shutters and get ready to say goodbye to a very trying Period, we remember those that lost so much, and commend those whose efforts are unparalleled in helping us to effectively rebuild.
As once again, we try to reason with Hurricane Season
Work with an Agent whose ridden the Storms.  Put the experience and expertise of The Conchquistador to work for you! For more information on the outstanding real estate opportunities that exist in the Keys, call me at 305.439.7730 or email me at

key largo: It's October 15th ...Let's Get Stoned!!! Stone Crab Season Opens Today! - 10/15/14 04:55 AM
October of my favorite days of the year.  Why? you ask?....Well it's time to get stoned....   No, no, no, put down your smokeless hitters and step away from the bong and turn down the Jack Johnson songs ....we're not talking 420, but Stone Crabs!!
October is my favorite time of year here in the Keys.  The obsessive heat has dulled its edge, and the Northern breezes start to glide in, making it, to me, one of the greatest places to be, especially when you are out on the water.
Turn up the Buffett, crack open a Key West … (3 comments)

key largo: Florida Keys Profanity-Yep...It's That Time of Year! - 06/02/14 03:07 AM
Forget George Carlin's 7 dirty words. Forget the F, S, C, P, D, and just about any other A thru Z words....When it comes to June 1st in the Florida Keys, one word is MOST Profane!!!! Wash your mouth out with bad Zest Profane..and that is The H-Word....Hurricane.
All joking aside, Hurricanes have had an indelible effect on the Florida Keys. One visit to the lovely, yet somber Hurricane Memorial in Islamorada, quickly paints the image of the power and destructive capability these massive weather phenomena posses.
Who can deny the impact the 1935 Storm had. It virtually and … (1 comments)

key largo: The Island Smoke Shop in Key Largo Named S FLA's #1 Cigar Shop - 03/20/14 05:27 AM
The Island Smoke Shop, located in Key Largo, was just named the BEST Cigar Shop in all of South Florida by South Florida Television Station WPLG, Channel 10!
And no surprise, if you have ever been there, you know why.
An Amazingly Incredible selection, super helpful staff and just an overall cool vibe.
If you enjoy cigars, like I do, or are looking for a gift for someone who, does stop by!
Conchquistador recommended!
Saturday, April 12, they are throwing a party to celebrate.  Lots of great fun to be had.

The Island Smoke shop is located … (2 comments)

key largo: Stop The Presses!! Here's My Feb Florida Keys Real Estate Resource! - 03/09/14 05:02 AM
Supply and Demand ...Supply and Demand.
Right now here in the Florida Keys...we are out of Whack with Supply and Demand.
Like itchy Meth Heads  not unlike those seen in Breaking Bad, there are Buyers here in the Florida Keys that are HARDCORE jonesing for some fresh new Real Estate offerings.
They are Hungry.  I'm about to start walking around in a Trench Coat with brochures stapled to the interior lining, hustling Buyers at places like Holiday Isle, (Yes I Called It Holiday Isle!!! PCI?? Hmmm that's for another post),  going pssst, "Hey I got some premium Canal Front for ya.... … (0 comments)

key largo: How Do YOU Blow off Steam? Here's how I like to - "Roadhouse Blues" - 03/07/14 05:42 AM
Here's how I like to blow off steam when not out working with Real Estate Buyers and Sellers!
Had the privilge of performing The Doors' "Roadhouse Blues" with a friends band recently in Islamorada.
I sponsor  a live Local Radio Talkshow at Smuggler's Cove, and am their featured Keys Real Estate Expert, and after the show we have a live band.
How do you blow off steam???


key largo: Starting Tomorrow, The Pirates Take Back The Waves...Air Waves That Is - 03/02/14 11:28 PM
I cannot tell you how jazzed I am about this!
Our main local radio station here in the Upper Florida Keys, is changing it's format...a bit.
Good Bye Corporate Homoginized, Stale Milque-Toast, Clear Channel, and Hello Florida Keys centric, grab a Conchtail, it's 5 O'Clock Here, here's what's going on, and the trop-music you (and our beloved Tourists) want to hear, Local programming!!
Starting tomorrow, the Pirates take back the waves ...  air waves that is.
Sun 103.1 FM has been purchase by a group that is committed to local programming and locally preferred music.
As a sponsor of two of … (1 comments)

key largo: Captain Matt Bellinger's Florida Keys Fishing Report ... Go Fish!! - 03/02/14 12:25 AM
Get your slickers on, cause it's time to fish!!
Even on a potentially rainy day in the Florida keys, the fishing is great!
Take a listen to Captain Matt Bellinger, of Bamboo Charters, give us a great fishing report for the last day of February.
Click on the image below.
Talking about Blacking Tuna, Wahoo, Kingfish, and today's opening of Snook Season.
As Captain Matt says..."Get out on the water...Go Fish!"
Put the experience and expertise of The Conchquistador to work for you! For more information on the outstanding real estate opportunities that exist in the … (1 comments)

key largo: Important Info Regarding Florida Keys Seller Referrals. Quick Video from Mykael Marinelli - 01/24/14 08:37 AM

Hi There!
Please see the video that I Put together for you regarding our Market here in The Florida Keys, and fantastic referral opportunities!
Buyers are looking for quality properties and we need more inventory! If You know someone with a property down here, please send them my way!
It may be the best opportunity that they have had in years to capitalize on their property!


key largo: Take a Boat Ride with me Up North Sound Creek in Key Largo. My Favorite Keys Waterway. Quick Video - 01/22/14 08:22 AM
What can I say, I LOVE the Keys.  Like a junkie coming down on a Sunday Morning ( wait , isn't that a Cash song?), when I am away, I can't wait to get in my boat, the Conch-Keys-Tador and head for a ride through North Sound Creek, my favorite Keys Waterway
A great stretch to run the boat at full throttle, flying past Mangroves and Herons, Eagles and Ospreys.  The wind in what little hair I have left and a Tonic for the Soul.  Conversely, sometimes its nice to just kick back and cruise slowly through this masterpiece of nature.

key largo: $423,000 Just Sold In Buttonwood Bay Key Largo. I Sold This In Just 19 Days!! Check out the video! - 01/17/14 07:44 AM
Ahhh Buttonwood Bay.
Tucked behind it's Guard Gated Entry sits a Florida Keys Community that is an Oasis and Lifestyle in and of itself..
I was recently privileged to once again  have another transaction in this laid back Keys-z destination.
Located Bayside, at Mile Marker 96 in Key Largo, Buttonwood Bay is a  mix of waterfront townhomes and Condominiums.  Buttonwood Bay, is loaded with amenities including
Multiple Pools, a Clubhouse, 5 Tennis Courts, Fitness Center, Boat Ramp, Multiple Fish Cleaning Stations, Sandy Beach, and even a Marina Store with Bait and Fuel!!
Lay out on the Beach with a nice cold … (0 comments)

key largo: Video of Fantastic Florida Keys Properties On Today's Caravan! From Oceanfront Estates to Waterfront Condos. Something for Everyone! - 01/15/14 05:39 AM

Some really nice properties on today's caravan for our firms, American Caribbean Real Estate and Marr Properties.
From spectacular Oceanfront Estates to lovely Waterfront Condos, something for Everyone and every budget.
The timing is excellent to find your own tropical oasis in the Fabulous Florida Keys.
For more info Contact me today!!

key largo: View My Quick Keys Video! This is the Year of Video for me. - 01/10/14 02:40 AM
This year, I plan to incorporate a good deal more Video into my Blogging experience.
Here is a quick one that I put together yesterday that has some really fantastic Aerials of Communities in the Florida Keys.

Look forward to seeing more video from The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador in 2014!

Mykael Marinelli,  The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador (American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate)

Mykael Marinelli

The Florida Keys Real Estate Conchquistador

Key Largo, FL

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American Caribbean / Christie's International Real Estate

Address: 81800 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, Fl, 33036

Office: (305) 664-4966

Mobile: (305) 439-7730

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My Blogs are geared primarily to the History, Happenings, Lifestyles and Real Estate of the Florida Keys. As a native South Floridian with family ties to the Keys that stretch back to the 50's, I look forward to sharing my unique perspective on the Jewels of Florida, America's Caribbean...the fabulous Florida Keys.



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