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Island Bay Resort

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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2012

I should just copy last years review. Lovely small personal quaint resort, fantastic views on the beach too. Quiet and the most relaxing place to be. If you want to go fishing or any type of boating Mike and Carol have 2 boats, one large and one speedy,

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Pompton Lakes, NJ
Reviewed 3 September 2012

We stayed at Island Bay Resort in February of 2011 and 2012, each time for a week. The Keys can be crazy, but this place is private, quiet, immaculately clean, and run by wildlife enthusiasts. Our cabin was quite spacious, kitchenette was a big help, and we truly enjoyed the private outdoor area with a grill and little deck. During...

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1Thank Kloobok
Portland, Maine
Reviewed 2 September 2012

We're back from our second stay at IBR and they once again out did themselves! We booked in back in May knowing full well that our stay was smack dab in the middle of hurricane season but it's been a slow couple of years in the hurricane world, why worry right? Yup you guessed it, three days before we leave...

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3Thank bailey827
Ellicott City, Maryland
Reviewed 1 September 2012

Have a place in Naples but come to the Keys on occasion. This is the second time we've stayed at the Island Bay Resort. Mike & Carol have done a great job with this place. The attention to detail shows throughout the property. Found enough activities around the property and nearby to occupy us for three days. We'll be back....

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1Thank IslandHopper2922
Edgartown, MA
Reviewed 28 August 2012

We read all the reviews and couldn't believe the Island Bay Resort could be as good as everyone said it was, but the reviewers were right. We only stayed two nights on a May trip through the Keys, but wish it could have been more. Small, quiet, quaint, unobtrusive, friendly and clean are all good adjectives. The Island Bay Resort...

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3Thank angler65
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights as part of our 2 week honeymoon in Florida after readibg the reviews. Can't really say more than has already been said on here! Amazing location, fantastic hosts and just really really relaxing. Go and visit - you won't be disappointed.

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1Thank Chelseastew
Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 16 August 2012

We stayed here a week while scuba diving and loved this place. The rooms/cabins are extremely comfortable with fully equipped kitchens (including gas stoves and blenders!). The beds are super comfortable (and I'm pretty picky about beds) and the air conditioner and ceiling fan kept us cool without keeping us awake. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and the hosts are...

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3Thank lindencraig
Elgin
Reviewed 7 August 2012

Island Bay Resort consists of 10 quiet cottages. We stayed in cabin #5 and could not have been happier. The owners, Mike and Carol, were fabulous hosts. They were very helpful in giving recommendations in the area and were just very friendly. Everything about this resort was immaculate, from the cleanliness of the cottages to the clean cushions on the...

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2Thank Bethany S
San Diego, California
Reviewed 26 July 2012

We spent 2 days at the Island Bay Resort on July 21 and 22. Our biggest disappointment was that we couldn't stay longer! What a beautiful, relaxing setting. We will definately be back! Mike actually rakes the beach - it always looks prestine. Try the kayaks they're included! Mike and Carol, our hosts, had great advice on things to do...

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2Thank Mark S
Europe
Reviewed 20 July 2012 via mobile

Lived up to the high expectatons and then some. High attention to even the small details. Treat yourself and stay here. Highly recommend.

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Island Bay Resort provides you with a complete "Florida Keys experience." Our hotel is centrally located between Key Largo and Islamorada and just two hours from Key West and Miami. Enjoying your Florida vacation is easy. Swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, boating and sunbathing can all be enjoyed from our resort's beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Island Bay Resort

Address: 92530 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070-2758
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key Largo > Tavernier
Price Range: £119 - £287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Island Bay Hotel Tavernier
Island Bay Tavernier
Island Bay Resort Key Largo/Tavernier
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“All rooms are cottages that face the parking spots, and the beach/dock is steps away. Cottage #1 you see the beach/dock from your deck.”
 of 5 bubbles hawaiiandreamer, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All cottages feel private b/c of careful landscaping and other attention to detail. Cottage "one" is closest to beach -”
 of 5 bubbles ehill22017, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“all are great”
 of 5 bubbles abcman33, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We choose cottage 8 to have a separate bedroom from the living room, their website, has pictures of all the cottages!”
 of 5 bubbles KatyJ4, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Each cottage is steps to the beach...”
 of 5 bubbles maureenm128, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
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