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“Another fantastic stay at Tranquility” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
Caledonia, Michigan
1 review
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“Another fantastic stay at Tranquility”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

This was our third visit to Tranquility! Our family of 5 just loves this place! It really has everything to keep our young children, teenager and adults happy! The lagoon pool is just beautiful and clean. It is surround by lush, tropical plants. The beach is beautiful and relaxing. My 7 year old son spent much of his time hunting crabs in the ocean. The watersports are so fun! (My kids just loved Burt, who rented the water sports items! He is GREAT!) The place was completely sold out, but the amazing thing is that it never seemed busy or crowded! The townhomes are beautifully decoated and classy, stocked with most everything you will need. We are definitely planning another trip to Tranquility! Even though the prices were much higer over Spring Break, our family felt like it was worth it! Highly recommend!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Greenville, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

First let me say the I totally enjoyed my stay at Tranquility Bay but there were a few things that could have made it top notch.

We had a 3 bedroom beach house and it was very clean and comfortable. The master bathroom was way to small, two people could not comfortably be in it at the same time.

We enjoyed the tiki bar but it closes at 8:00. I know they don't want it to be a big party place, it is called Tranquility Bay after all, but 8:00? Come on, it should at least be 10:00. You didn't have time to go to dinner and then walk to the beach for a drink.

The third issue we had was that we wanted to use the putting greens but whenever we went to the front desk to check out the balls and clubs, they would always be checked out but no one would be out playing. It was so frustrating. They should put a time limit on how long they can check out the equipment so you could reserve a time. We never did get to play.

Only other item I would have liked to see was tennis courts.

Even with these issues, I really enjoyed my time there and would go back again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Northbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

Our favorite resort ever! Great size property, it never feels crowded, you never have to scrounge for a beach chair or wait at the bar. Gorgeous grounds. Immaculately clean updated beach houses. Really comfy beds. The porches are heaven, they are a nice respite from the sun and you can still enjoy the outdoors. The staff is stellar from the check in desk to the groundspeople. Jeff the bartender and Burt the watersports guy are truly wonderful ambassadors for TB and will take great care of you. Lots of excellent parks, beaches, sights and dining nearby. Fabulous for a family vacation. I'd recommend a destination wedding, family reunion etc. here in a hot minute.

Room Tip: The kiddie pool area is more lively.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

Overall the place is great. Very nice for families with kids of all ages. Not too big so it was easy to keep track of everyone. For the money I think it's a great resort. The grounds are beautiful. The unit is nice. Ours was 20 steps from the pool, very convenient when you run back & forth all day. Tiki bar is great but only open during the day for food. The only complaint I have is the size of the bedrooms & bathrooms. They are quite small. A large person would have a tough time in the tight quarters. We would go back again.

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

So many missed opportunities here. Bedroom and bath sizes way to small and tight. No BBQ grills allowed or supplied, no poolside / beach drink and meal service. Over half of the overpriced water sports activities out of commission at peak Spring Break time.. Dryer in unit took four days and and five calls to get fixed. Not allowed to bring in an outside rental boat. Beach swimming area felt like a fenced in kiddy pool. Too bad. Virtually invisible on site management. View of huge cell tower from unit.

On the other hand the restaurant was excellent, however only open for dinner.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Superior, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

Many times when you read about a hotel online it does not live up to your expectations. Well in this case it was everything we hoped for and more! Tranquility Bay was as beautiful and peaceful as the pictures make it out to be. Our beach house was clean, neat and adorable! We were feet away from the pool, yet with the well laid out folage, you did'nt realize that the pool was there. Even though it was during the peak of spring break, the pool was not over crowded or noisey. The beach area was beautiful and clean. And the water is gorgeous! Make sure to make a reservation and treat yourselves to a dinner at The Bufferfly Cafe! Wonderful!

Room Tip: I truly feel that because Tranquility Bay is so small, that all the Beach Houses are great!
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

My niece and I had a lovely stay here at Tranquility Bay in Marathon.We stayed in a water view unit near the pool with tropical gardens just near our room. Check-in was smooth and easy. Barry from the front office gave us fantastic suggestions for breakfast near the resort. She recommend The Stuffed Pig( be careful, you will feel like a stuffed pig after you go!).

We spent an entire day at Bahia Honda State Park.The park was just 15 minutes away from the resort and offered plently of activies.We decided to have dinner at Butterfly Cafe after a long day at the beach. The service was wonderful and the food was delightful.Micheal from the restaurant was very kind and made excellent suggestions for our appetizers.

I come tonthe keys once a year and I am already planning my return to tranquilty bay.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Additional Information about Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort

Property: Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort
Address: 2600 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2243
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Marathon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort located in Marathon Florida, the heart of the Florida Keys. Here you will find more than unrivaled peace and seclusion on your Florida Keys resort vacation, while overlooking the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Sink into serenity with one of our unique two or three bedroom beach houses. Our spacious Marathon Florida resort beach houses have 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 plus baths, gourmet kitchens, expansive porches overlooking the water, flat screen TVs, and handmade furniture, offering an idyllic Florida Keys resort experience nestled in a tropical oasis of calm and ease. Now you can also discover the addition of luxury single-level "Tropical Garden Guestrooms" which offer more intimate accommodations than the resort's larger beach houses. Enjoy all of the amenities of Tranquility Bay Resort with more affordable luxury in mind, and tropical garden views.Next, try award winning dining at Butterfly Cafe, a 2.5 acre white sand beach, world class fishing, diving, snorkeling and water sports, three tropical swimming pools, and our beachfront TJ's Tiki Bar, all framed by 12 acres of picturesque gardens. Located just 90 miles south of Miami and 45 miles north of historic Key West, Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort is easily reached by car or plane. Boasting delicious dining, Florida Keys' attractions, plus a nearby Championship 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, state parks with incredible beaches, protected waters for diving and some of the best sport fishing in the world, you can define your own paradise at our unique vacation destination in the Florida Keys. Find your center in the Middle Keys at Tranquility Bay Resort. ... more   less 
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