Location, location, location!


Home Description

"Blue Water Retreat" is all about the location, location, location! This home has it all - ocean side Lower Matecumbe location, remodeled in 2009. Relax by the cocktail pool or sunbathe in the private roof top sunning area. There are blue water ocean views from almost every room in this home. It is located on a canal front lot, offers dockage for a boat up to 30' and easy access to the ocean - a straight shot of about 200 yards to open water from the dock. The wrap-around screened balcony provides a respite after a day on the water. Take a dip in the pool and enjoy some afternoon refreshment. Grill your day's catch on the gas grill and dine at home or take it to one of our many fine local restaurants and let the chef cook it to your specifications.

This is a stilt house with the main living area on the 2nd level. You'll enjoy the open great room arrangement of the kitchen, dining and living areas. The kitchen features granite counter tops and an unobstructed view of the ocean from the window over the sink. All appliances are new. You'll love the side by side stainless steel refrigerator with water and ice on the outside. The glass top range-oven is a breeze to clean - if you happen to make a mess. The kitchen is completely equipped with appliances, dishes, flatware, and glasses. Just bring your food. Dining is a pleasure at the square table with 6 high back upholstered chairs. The casual seating area features a leather sleeper sofa, occasional chairs, and an entertainment center. Watch your favorite programs on the wall mounted flat screen TV with digital preferred package - all HBO channels, Encores and 100 other digital channels - or listen to your favorite AM/FM stations on the Bose stereo player. If you need to stay in touch with the outside world there is high speed wireless internet for your convenience. There are two sets of sliding glass doors along the east wall of the great room and another set on the north wall which open to the wrap around screened balcony. From here you can view the ocean and the canal. Relax on one of the many chairs, read a book, gaze at the water or take a siesta. This level also features two bedrooms, one with a queen sized bed and ensuite bath and the other with twin beds. The hall bath offers a tub and shower combination and a single vanity. A full sized washer and dryer are located near the bedrooms.

The 3rd level features a loft style bedroom, ensuite bath plus two roof top viewing and sunning areas. One is located on the east side and one on the west. In addition to the fantastic ocean views, the east area offers secluded roof top sun bathing. Bask on one of the deck chairs in the private area and re-energize with a water spray and a cool towel - truly a heavenly experience.

The ground level of this home offers a brand new in-ground cocktail pool, dockage and covered parking on paver bricks and professional landscaping. There is 40' of dockage, a ladder, fish cleaning station, and an outdoor shower. Make your reservation now. This home is a favorite with our guests.


This property is professionally managed by Keys Holiday Rentals.

About The Area

Located at Mile Marker 76.3 in Islamorada
Convenient to Marathon and Upper Keys
Rain Barrel Artists Village MM 86
Founder's Park MM 87 with community pool, white sand beach, picnic areas, skateboard park, basketball court, driving range, and amphitheater
Theater of the Sea MM 84.5
Holiday Isle Beach Resort & Tiki Bar MM 84
History of Diving Museum MM 82.9
World Wide Sportsman, Shopping, Morada Bay and Pierre’s Restaurants MM 81
Robbie's Marina - Feed the Tarpon MM 77.5
Islamorada Tennis Club MM 76.8
Anne’s Beach MM 73 (Oceanside)
Long Key State Recreation Area MM 67.5
Key Colony Beach Golf & Tennis MM 53.5
Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
Windsurfing, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding
Kayaking, Canoeing
Sailing, Parasailing
Park tours
Kiteboarding and paddle boarding
Charter Boats for Deep Sea or Backcountry Fishing
Bike Trails
Movie Theaters
Gourmet or Casual Dining
Fabulous Waterfront Restaurants
Fishing – Deep Sea or Back Country
Fishing Party Boats
Private Captains and Boats for Charter
Small Boat Rentals
Fitness Centers
Cheeca Lodge
Swim with Dolphin Programs


Room Details

Sleeping Arrangements

  • Master Suite 1 King

  • Guest Bedroom #1 1 King

  • Guest Bedroom #2 2 Single


Bathroom Arrangements

  • Guest Ensuite BathroomFull

  • Hall BathroomFull

  • Master Ensuite BathroomFull

Calendar Last updated Jul 30, 2018
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Oh the VIEWS!

We recently returned from a month long vacation stay at Blue Water Retreat and it was so hard to leave! This house is situated on an ocean canal with spectacular ocean views from EVERY room. The owners have capitalized on this fantastic location with an enormous screened in porch on the main level as well as an expansive roof top patio. Combined with the pool and patio on the ground level, it was sometimes difficult to decide where to partake in our evening cocktail. The house lives comfortably and feels cozy without being cramped. This is one of the most well stocked houses in regards to linens and towels, we've stayed in. The beds and furniture are all clean and comfortable with a nice beachy vibe. The kitchen is well stocked and we loved cooking our fresh catch while staring out at the Atlantic Ocean. The outside is well kept and soaking in the cocktail pool was one of our favorite daily activities. The owners have a storage shed with a bait freezer and they generously allow use of their kayak as well as other fun toys. We brought our paddle boards and the kids spent many afternoons exploring the canal and ocean. We brought our boat and loved the convenience of the dock and fish cleaning station. It's the Keys, you have to be on the water! We fished daily and many nights dined on fresh snapper, lobster, triggerfish, etc. There's a reason Islamorada is called the Sportfishing Capital of the World! We also loved the ease of boating to Alligator Reef and Indian Key for snorkeling and adventuring. We had our bikes with us and biked to Robbies many afternoons for a cocktail and appetizer. The kids love exploring all the shops and feeding the tarpons. We also rode bikes to Mr. Lobster for fresh seafood; Safari Lounge for a cold beer and fabulous fish sandwich; MM74 gas station for supplies and surprisingly good Cuban sandwiches and a few other fun finds! The house is on a quiet street, but the canal is busy because it's across the water from a lively resort. We enjoyed watching all the action and boats coming in from their fishing trips each day. We never heard any evening noise and the resort seemed to mostly be families. I thought this house was a fantastic value and a perfect location for exploring the Keys! We will definitely return!

Visited on "July - 2017

We LOVED Blue Water Retreat!

We stayed from mid December 2016 through January 2017 and celebrated the holidays with 3 generations of family. There was something for everyone! My husband and grandsons enjoyed fabulous fishing on our boat while the girls relaxed and read by the pool. I especially enjoyed the sunrise each morning with my coffee! The views were just spectacular!

Visited on "December - 2016

FABULOUS HOME! GREAT RENTAL AGENCY---All we could Ever hope for on vacation...

We have stayed in this home 4 times and it Never disappoints. The rental agency is one of the Best I have Ever worked with when renting. Andi and Ashley are always Top Notch....There are not enough words to say about the home and the experience. I am looking forward to next year...

Visited on "June - 2015


We had excellent weather and caught tons of fish. Direct ocean access is one of the best features of this home. The kitchen is well stocked and great if you like to cook. All of the extras in the storage room were great, from the kayak to the pool floats. Our only complaint would be that the beds could be upgraded.

Visited on "December - 2014

Great Time!

We had a great time staying at the Bluewater Retreat. Having a pool was a fantastic place to retreat to from the heat! The canal access was also key to our stay which kept our kayak fishermen out in the bluewater! Overall, the home was a awesome place which could accomodate our party of four adults and three children.

Visited on "June - 2014

This Place Delivers!

You never really know what you are going to get from looking at a website and photos. I just stayed there July/2013 and this place is great, everything is new and clean. Most of all the house is on a peninsula that looks at the ocean from all sides and is just a few miles south of most of that main attractions in Islamorada giving the home a calm but close feel. Also working with Keys Holiday Rentals was a very good experience. Would definitely recommend and will visit again.

Visited on "July - 2013

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