Write yourself a fantasy in author Carl Hiaasen's $3.4 million waterfront abode in Islamorada, FL. Filled with all the trappings of island life, the home is a sweet ode to the Florida Keys penned by the best-selling author.
Hiaasen, a nearly lifelong Florida resident, began his writing career as an investigative reporter before turning to fiction. His novels have been memorialized by Jimmy Buffett ("Tourist Season," whose main character headlined Buffett's song "The Ballad of Skip Wiley") and turned into movies ("Hoot," starring Logan Lerman and Brie Larson).
His gated, six-bedroom home offers all the ocean views the area can muster -- plus a cabana and pool, if you're feeling a bit weary of saltwater.
Stark white interiors let the sun play a starring role, and a breezy open layout makes the home feel welcoming and bright. Plenty of decks make outdoor space easily accessible, but if you're worried about mosquitoes, many offer screens for enjoying the view without the bite.
While the 1.85-acre lot is mostly dedicated to sun and fun, there's plenty of room to make your mark among the landscaped hedges and palm trees.