ISLAMORADA, Fla. -- Agents have a new 16-suite, upscale property to
sell with the recent conversion and renovation of the bayside wing
of the Sunset Inn into the Casa Morada.
According to Anne Posschelle, manager, agents earn 10% pay on
A two-night minimum stay is required during weekends and holiday
periods, but on occasion, the property will relax the rule, she
Casa Morada earlier this year was acquired by Robert Parente of
Miami and some partners, who, in turn, spent nearly $1 million
Each suite has different decor featuring mahogany and
The units, all one-bedroom or large studios, offer a garden or
Florida Bay view. All have a terrace, central air conditioning,
cable television, phones with modem ports, electronic safes and
The bedrooms have a king-size bed, and their living rooms
include a queen-size futon or twin beds. The latter are convertible
Posschelle said that one suite can be converted into a meeting
room for 12, and food and beverage service can be arranged.
It is not unusual for wedding parties to rent the entire hotel
for a weekend, she said.
Although the property lacks a dining room, it is steps away from
a restaurant noted for seafood and pasta, she said.
Other on-site facilities include a fresh-water pool, a floating
sun deck, barbecue facilities, a boat ramp and a dock.
Hammocks and lounge chairs are available along with a bocci
court and in-room and outdoor massage services.
Rates for Sundays through Thursdays for the summer are $145 per
night for gardenview suites; $170 for bayview units.
Friday and Saturday night stays cost $170 and $190,
Phone: (888) 881-3030