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Island Bay Resort
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

The resort is very peaceful and helped us relax very well. It is very unlike the big hotels and we loved our experience. Would definitely recommend to others.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank TravelBum101
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

The owners, Carol and Mike, have thought of everything for a splendid vacation. The individual houses are charming, complete and a few steps from the beach. It is a perfect spot to relax, enjoy nature or jump into your car to explore the keys.

Room Tip: Their website has photos of each little house. When I booked the reservation, Carol suggested #3 and I looked at it in real time on their website.
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled solo
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1  Thank folivier
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

My wife and I stayed here for five nights. The owners, Mike and Carol, have created a wonderful little world here with ten cottages tucked away in a private oasis. As we turned in the driveway, we were suddenly in a charming Caribbean island getaway. There are ten little cottages, a beautiful private sandy beach with a dock, a Tiki hut, beach chairs and a beautiful view of the water. Each night, we would sit on a beach chair and watch the sunset.

Our cottage was beautifully appointed with photographs taken by the owners. The windows and a lovely ceiling fan provided a cooling breeze and we did not even need to turn on the AC. The bed and pillows were so comfortable and the room was so quiet that we slept very well. There was a tiny kitchenette with a stove, microwave, fridge and sink.The bathroom had a nicely tiled shower with plenty of hot water.

The property was ideally located for us. There are restaurants and a convenience store within walking distance, a shopping center a few minutes away by car, and a wonderful bird sanctuary a mile north. Aside from a one day drive out to Key West, we spent most of our trip within an hour of the hotel and had plenty to do. Numerous snorkel and scuba operators are within a short drive. We also found interesting places to hike and explore in the area. Whenever we needed advice on places to go and things to do and places to eat, Carol and Mike had a lot of helpful suggestions.

Room Tip: Definitely get Room 1 - Key West if it is available. It has a private deck facing the beach and is well worth the price.
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank KayakUSA
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Island Bay Resort for 2 nights in mid-Jan. It is a really nice resort - very, very clean and well cared for - with it's own beautiful little beach. The beach area was the best part - several little gatherings of beach chairs and loungers (with their own cushions, umbrellas and tables, a bean bag toss game area, tables and chairs to play cards/games, several fabulous hammocks... The properties around them had their own beach area also but this beach was much better. You can tell they really take pride in their resort and keep everything top notch. The cottages have good space (not massive but totally all that you need) including a small kitchenette, table/chairs, personal outdoor patio with deck chairs and a grill. Tavarnier is a small, quiet area so it is best to have a car to get around. But really, with a trip to the grocery store, a good book (or whatever works for you) - you wouldn't have to leave for several days.

Room Tip: Only one of the cottages is really on the water but even the farthest away is about a 30 second walk to the beach.
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank RJRW1
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

My wife and I stayed here for just one night on our way back to reality from Key West and I wish we could've stayed longer. Mike and Carol are very nice and the property is perfect. Such a great Keys getaway and we will definitely be back.

Mike and I spoke briefly about Photography and fishing...he has some great pictures on display on a digital photo frame in the rooms. Thanks again for letting us hang out a little later on the property since we had a later flight.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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