Private community Ocean Reef Club® in Key Largo, introduces first new development in nearly 20 years.
When you have been quietly shopping for a new home but failed to find what you are looking for, it may be due to lack of inventory. This, in a market that has been introducing a new project on par with new app launches may seem like an oxymoron, but bear with us on this point. You see, we are not referring to your ubiquitous luxury waterfront condo that most likely features all the modern conveniences one would expect. We are talking about the ultimate luxury: exclusivity. And since certain things in life are known to few, they remain in the realm of the sophisticated with ample privacy and a lack of glitz. One such treasure is Ocean Reef Club® in Key Largo, Florida.
Nestled in 2,600 acres of island reserve, Ocean Reef Club® is the antithesis of glitz and glamour, trading such titles in favor of quiet sophistication. Accessible by land, sea or air, the club has hosted notable legends such as Richard Nixon and Jack Nicklaus, and has been home to a very select membership since 1948.
As you arrive, you’ll note that boating is clearly a big factor for most Ocean Reef members as the 175-slip marina comfortably accommodates yachts up to 150 feet and often anchors 2 boats per household. The Club is home to 1,700 residences split evenly between single family and condominium units, and has made vast efforts to offer residents all the most valuable amenities within the community.
As Golf is one of the favored activities, Ocean Reef Club® neatly manicures its 2 courses to make sure they rival world class greens. Tennis is another popular pastime and as such there are multiple courts on the grounds. There is a medical center as well as a veterinary clinic, and the Spa at Ocean Reef offers everything from couples massages and beautification to advanced aesthetics in the form of hydra facials and anti-aging peels.
You’ll understand that the community is very much self-sufficient and highly active, which brings us to 121 Marina — the first new residential development at Ocean Reef Club® in nearly 20 years. Located right at the center of the Club’s marina, 121 Marina offers 29 residences over 3 levels and will reflect the unique way of life at Ocean Reef. The design, clean lines, abundant light, and contemporary wood finishes, accent an open concept. Seamless indoor/outdoor transitions impart a remarkable sense of space.
Because it is set right on the marina, residents will benefit from 750 feet of marina frontage that will allow for boat gazing while enjoying panoramic views on expansive terraces. The idea is very much geared toward the love of boating and the bounty of outdoor activities at Ocean Reef.
Since 121 Marina will be a boutique development in a very unique location, the development team at Blue Jay Capital headed by Eric Soulavy made sure to include bespoke touches throughout. Residents will benefit from a personalized concierge service to tend to their daily needs while an actual coral reef in honor of the project (and bearing the development’s name) will be created to allow each resident to own a piece. The adjacent marina will have 10 slips allotted for residents to make taking the boat out for fishing or water sports a breeze.
Should you wish to keep fit or train for that triathlon, the property’s indoor fitness center along with the Club’s, which was modeled to rival that of the Miami Dolphins, will have your every workout whim catered to. 121 Marina’s outdoor 75-foot lap pool will accommodate residents and guests, while the putting green will be ready for your handicap.
The Club also hosts more than a dozen restaurants and one rather delightful ice cream shop. We sampled the goods and can attest to the rich flavors (chocolate and raspberry were our favorites). But more than provide all the amenities you could ask for in a boutique build, 121 Marina is about location and about surroundings; both in property and in neighborhood.
High season, as one would expect, is between Thanksgiving and Easter, and sees the club’s Equity and Legacy members come back annually to see old friends and enjoy The Reef.
When there you’ll quickly feel the community ambiance via the friendliness of members and those on the grounds. It truly is very much a large family of like-minded individuals, many of whom hail from states farther north, and have been enjoying the Club for years (and generations).
Eager to find out more? Make sure to visit 121marina.com to delve in further.
PARTICULARS 121 MARINA
Place: Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, FL
Property: 29 Residences
Plans: 2,540 – 4,270 square feet
Period: Late 2017
Perks: Location within Ocean Reef Club, putting green, lap pool, fitness center, access to
marina, spa, tennis and golf clubs