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Reviewed July 6, 2017

This is the most wonderful place to get away for a few days and relax in the Keys. There's no place we'd rather be. It's owned and operated by the kindest hosts who's attention to detail results in a well cared for, meticulous, spotless GORGEOUS setting with homey cottages. The bay view is absolutely breathtaking. The grounds are beautiful. The cottages are so dang cute! I can't decide each day whether I want to read in one of the hammocks (all with views of the bay), or lounge in a comfortable lounge chair or paddle board or kayak or snorkel or all of the above just from the foot of my cottage. One thing I know for sure, I never want to leave the property while I'm there. It's such a pleasure to relax in paradise with only a few other guests and no loud partying going on. It's a place to rest and rejuvenate, flop around in the water, soak up the warm sun and watch the sun go down on the bay. We love that the cottages each have their own BBQ/Grill because we enjoy cooking outdoors and watching the sunset. But the property is very close to many great restaurants if that's what you prefer. Can't wait to go back again. Actually get sad when it's time to leave each visit. We've been staying here for nearly 10 years and wouldn't choose anywhere else in the Keys to go. LOVE IT!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank bassettifl
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

We stayed 8 nights for our 25th anniversary celebration! We had prearranged a late arrival with Mike and Carol at the time of booking. When we arrived they had a welcome note on the door along with a nice note inside congratulating us on our anniversary. We were impressed the moment we turned into the drive and it only got better!! We stayed in the water efficiency room which was very inviting and had all the amenities we needed plus more. We enjoyed BBQing steaks one night on the grill as well as playing corn hole, bocce ball, going snorkeling and kayaking (all of which was provided) then feeding the fish and a few lemon sharks off the pier at night was very relaxing! The kitty cats were very loving and helped ease me missing my pets! We honestly can't say enough amazing things about this place and we are already talking with Mike and Carol about our next trip! We hope to bring ours kids and soon to arrive grandchild next year!

Room Tip: Can't go wrong with any of them!
  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank dawnsim12017
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Reviewed June 30, 2017

Small boutique hotel cottages situated along a tree-lined drive leading to a quiet private beach. Hesitated writing a review because we don't want this place to get too crowded. In the Keys finishing our scuba certifications and loved having this off-the-beaten path spot as our relaxing home base after days of diving. Carol and Mike were friendly and helpful hosts; shared lots of good recommendations for nearby food and activities. Amazing sunsets each and every evening from the beach. Cottages and grounds were clean and well taken care of. Location is right along highway but once inside the grounds you rarely heard traffic noise. We stayed in 3rd cottage from the beach and felt like we had a quiet neighborhood all to ourselves. Really want to make it back; wish we were there right now!

Stayed: March 2017
Thank weather775
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Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

You'll just have to book this spot to see for your self but rest assured you will be perfectly satisfied with your stay at Island Bay. I'll start with your check in... pull up to this resort to find Mike and Carol greeting you with a warm smile and all the best tips and destinations to try. They have been in this business for years and know exactly where do go and where to eat and what to do. They are like a mini personal tour guide service. You're handed your key to your perfectly appointed room. Walk into cool air conditioning, island music, chocolate on the pillow, fresh daily flowers. The rooms are beautiful and all decorated with a theme of the Keys. Kitchenette, full bathrooms, tile work. All new and updated. Big comfy beds and plenty of pillows.
The landscaping and hardscaping is what really has impressed me. There is no corner forgotten here. Lush plants and palm trees in all variety. Tiki huts and private beach lounge chair with umbrellas. Long dock separates the two private beaches which are perfect for snorkeling. Don't feel you need to bring your own gear because island Bay provides snorkeling gear, kayaks, and paddle boards! I saw so many different fish and life right off the docks. Tarpon, barracuda, snapper, jellies, crab etc.
I could go on and on.... really. Just book it. You will NOT be disappointed. Price is right on point. We drove by many many many places and yet od still always want to be here. In the process of booking out next year's trip to Island Bay!

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Mirandty
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Reviewed June 21, 2017

Words will never be able to do this justice but I must say something...Carol and Mike were just the most amazing hosts and all their staff were so personable. The cottage was perfect for a relaxing getaway, they thought of everything right down to the beach towels. Private, quiet with the most beautiful sunsets over the Bay, we will be making this our regular spot to hang out.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank mkgirlaviator
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