Islamorada 16-suite luxury property debuts, pays 10%

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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 all sales.

A two-night minimum stay is required during weekends and holiday periods, but on occasion, the property will relax the rule, she said.

Casa Morada earlier this year was acquired by Robert Parente of Miami and some partners, who, in turn, spent nearly $1 million upgrading it.

Each suite has different decor featuring mahogany and wrought-iron furnishings.

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 hair dryers.

The bedrooms have a king-size bed, and their living rooms include a queen-size futon or twin beds. The latter are convertible into couches.

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, respectively.

Casa Morada
Phone: (888) 881-3030
Web: www.casamorada.com

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