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Reviewed May 22, 2018

Very overpriced park with horrible customer service. The park is located about 15 minutes from Key West where the sites are each privately owned. Each site has a gravel parking pad, which is very odd given the price, concrete or pavers for the rest of the site and a small tiki hut. The amenities at each hut depends on what the owners have installed. Our tiki had a TV, couch, chairs and bar area. Most sites back up to either the bay side or the canal side. Those sites offer direct access to the water, but not much in the way of views. The park has a common grass area that is half human park and half dog park. They also have a common area along the canal side where about half of the sites back up to the common area instead of the canal. The pool is nice, but the showers and bathrooms are what you would expect at a 20 year old public beach bathroom. The wifi worked decent during our stay. We had a bad experience with the staff while checking in and if you make the mistake of staying here, be sure to be here before 5pm for check in. We have stayed in several RV parks where the sites are privately owned and this park was by far the most expensive and offered the least. I would recommend trying the other park options in the area. See all of our pics and our review at our blog at thegilliamsisland.

Room Tip: None of the views are worth the cost. Unless you bring a boat, stay in the cheapest site you can reserve.
  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Gary G
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misvic1, Member Board of Directors at Bluewater Key RV Resort, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2018

Dear Gary G,

Thank you for your review. We're sorry that you feel you had a bad experience with our customer service, but we wish you would have elaborated more specifically as to your personal issue. Our Concierge Director is always available for customer comments to help us improve on customer service.

Our staff takes pride in trying to greet our guests in a friendly and welcoming manner while going through the registration process. In addition, our maintenance staff will always assist you in parking your rig on your site, getting you set up and orienting you to the amenities provided on that site.

It is important to note that our Resort is located in a flood plain and our gravel parking pads are required as "swales" by Monroe County to prevent water run-off onto other sites. You will also find that our tiki huts vary from small to very large. Each site is privately owned and the amenities provided vary, but our rates are structured according to the tiered level of amenities, such as "Silver, Gold, Platinum or Platinum Plus. All of this information is located on our website.

During the summer season we discount our winter rates up to 20% on the Bayfront lots and 40% on our Tropical lots. Because our Covenants require that each RV unit is completely self- contained with your own personal bathroom facilities, we only provide bathroom/shower facilities for pool use. We do not allow tents, pop-ups or camper shells. Our public restrooms and showers are NOT intended for daily personal hygiene use.

We encourage our guests to arrive before 5pm so that our on-site resident Management team can have their personal time after business hours. Due to unforeseen circumstances, our staff does understand that there are special exceptions and they do accommodate late arrivals, if necessary. Due to the risk of damage to your property and ours, we do NOT park our guests after dark.

Bluewater Key®️ is a 5-star rated RV Resort and our owners and staff make every effort to make sure that your vacation time spent with us is a pleasant and memorable experience. We look forward to our guests returning every year.




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Reviewed May 16, 2018

Beautiful, well maintained resort. Sites are large with a combination of gravel and patio bricks. Landscape is beautiful and provides privacy between each site. Views are of the Gulf. Not far from Old Key West, lots of things to see and do. Nice pool, friendly staff. Love this RV resort and look forward to returning.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled with family
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misvic1, Board Member at Bluewater Key RV Resort, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2018

Dear 6lynn,

Thank you for your great review! We are happy that you had a good time at our Resort and we look forward to your return visit!!

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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

The rv resort itself is lovely and pretty and very well maintained, we visited as part of our rv roadtrip holiday from the UK and were just a little taken back by the ammount of rules that are in place. On our two week stay around the south-east U.S we stayed in many parks including privately owned and state owned and none had such strict, slightly petty rules and all others had more facilities. The positives before negatives are a great pool, nice sized pretty sites (paved), outdoor fridge, tiki hut, it’s a peaceful resort, only 20 mins ($40 uber each way) to Key West and friendly staff. I’m a positive guy and don’t dish out criticism easily or often but there’s a few things you need to know if your thinking of booking.

• There is no onsite store of any kind or vending machines (nearest mini-mart is 2.5 miles & closed on Sundays)

• You are not allowed to take your motorhome out of the park once you have entered until the end of your stay (fine if you have a car, we didn’t)

•Only showers / toilets on site are located by the pool and there’s only two (long walk if end of resort like we were at plot 66) I would’t class these as main shower rooms i belive they’re supposed to be used just for the pool area.

•No charcoal bbq’s allowed (only propane)

•No open flames allowed i.e tiki torches etc

•Not allowed to to arrive to check-in after dusk (wasn’t an issue for us)

•You’re not allowed to hang out your washing on your site

When we booked months ago none of these rules were advertised on the bluekey’s website, we only found the rules via email to us about a week before check-in. Am only giving this advise for future rv’ers as I would of appreciated the details before booking.

I would recommend if you can get the state park down the road then do, from my experience they offer a lot more at a lot less price.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled with family
2  Thank Ashley G
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misvic1, Board Member at Bluewater Key RV Resort, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Dear Ashley G,

Thank you for your review and we're happy that you had a nice stay at our Resort. We hope that you return on your next visit to the US. Our staff takes pride in maintaining our common areas and our Owners try to make their sites accommodating to their guests.

In an effort to respond and clarify some of our rules and policies, please see below:

- We do not offer an on-site store as there is a small Baypoint Market within a short 15 minute walk northward outside of the Resort. They provide some basics, and they have a great sandwich shop. There is also a full-service restaurant (Fish) and a coffee shop (Baby's Coffee) within walking distance. In addition, there is a safe walking path right outside gate, adjacent to the Overseas Hwy, that allows for easy access to these local facilities.

- All of our sites are privately owned and separated by lush tropical landscaping and decorative structures. In addition, our streets are somewhat narrow. In order to prevent damage to personal property belonging to our guests and the owners, the maintenance staff assists our guests in parking their rigs upon arrival, and we ask that guests not leave the Resort in those vehicles until departure. Not only is it potentially dangerous moving RVs in and out without assistance, especially at night, but it may be disruptive to neighboring guests.

- According to the governing documents of the Association, all RVs must be self contained with their own bathroom and shower facilities and they must be able to hook up to the water, sewer and electric that we provide on every site. Therefore, the shower facilities provided for public use are primarily designed for pool use. We appreciate that our guests use their own facilities for their other daily hygiene.

- Due to the extreme flammability of our tiki hut roofs that are made from natural thatch material, we do not allow open flames that can produce flying embers. If one tiki hut catches fire, there is the potential for complete destruction of our beautiful Resort.

- We try to maintain guest arrivals before the office closes at 5pm so that our on-site staff can have their own free time after hours. We also recognize that unexpected circumstances can occur that might invoke a late arrival. Under those circumstances, our staff will try to accommodate your late arrival, but we do not park guests after dark due to the same reasons that we do not allow our guests to come and go at night in their RV. Parking RVs at night is a set-up for damage to your property and/or to ours and is also disruptive to our other guests.

- The Association takes pride in that Bluewater Key®️ RV Resort is a 5-star rated luxury RV Resort; it is not a "campground" and we try very hard to maintain it as such. If you have towels or other wet items from swimming, we ask that you not drape them over your awning rails or hang them on clothes-lines. We understand that after swimming, you may have wet towels and swimsuits and we do allow you to be hung from the back of a chair (out of site) under the tiki hut. This restriction is written in our Covenants and even Owners are not allowed to hang out laundry on their own sites where it may be visible from the street.

- We note that all of these rules and policies ARE located on our website under "rules and policies." In addition, many are again listed on your reservation confirmation and noted upon arrival by our Concierge staff. The intent of all of our rules and policies is to provide a comfortable atmosphere of relaxation and enjoyment for our owners and ALL of our guests. We look forward to your visit in the future. Safe travels!

Bluewater Key®️RV Resort
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Very well maintained high-end RV park about 14 miles north of Key West. RV's rest on nice gravel, and the rest of the campsites, (if you can call them that), are mostly all brick. No dirt. Each site has a covered Tiki hut. Ours could seat about a dozen people. Nice pool & laundry room. RV's must be 24' or bigger, & must have a bathroom & shower. No tents or pop-ups here. Landscaping is awesome. Lots of tropical plants. Ocean side can be a bit breezy. Canal side has nice lighting at night. The Lower Keys bus stops right in front of the Park. $4.00 per ride, $1.00 for seniors.

Stayed: April 2018
2  Thank Glennmeister
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misvic1, Board of Directors at Bluewater Key RV Resort, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Dear Glenmeister,

Thank you for your 5-star review. We're happy that you appreciated the appearance and amenities of our Resort. Our staff strives to provide a relaxing, comfortable tropical atmosphere for your vacation enjoyment. We appreciate your business and we look forward to your return.

Bluewater Key®️RV Resort
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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

We just stayed there for 11 days we had an outstanding lot, Park maintenance, wonderful neighbors, excellent staff! The lots are very large private and each lot has it own tiki huts, lanai! We will definitely be back!!!

Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
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misvic1, Board of Directors at Bluewater Key RV Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2018

Dear Jayfaith2,
Thank you for your awesome review, and we’re happy that you enjoyed your stay. Our goal is to help make your vacation memorable!! We look forward to your next visit!!

Bluewater Key®️ Property Owners Association

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