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White Gate Court
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Reviewed 20 November 2008

We found the White Gate Court after an online search for pet-friendly hotels. We spent 3 wonderful nights in October 2008. The grounds were clean and well-kept. The room was immaculate. The other guests were friendly but not intrusive, as was the owner Susan and her staff. We were able to keep our 5-year-old Boxer-Lab mix off leash the entire time. He loved roaming around, meeting the other dogs, and swimming & playing catch in the water. There was a clean gas BBQ in front of our unit with a patio set and tiki torches. Very peaceful to bring the coffee out there in the mornings and watch Buddy exploring. After reading some of the reviews here, I can only think that some folks cannot be pleased and will find anything to complain about. If you are looking for serenity with your family and pets, this place is great. We are definitely planning to return to the White Gate Court for our next getaway.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank NYMonaLisa
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Reviewed 22 September 2008

Truely a pet friendly location. The dogs ( we have two) were welcome and had a ball. Everyone there brought at least one dog. All the pet and people got along well. Quiet location far enough away from road for the dogs to run loose. We'll go back again. Very typical Keys cottage accommodations. Units must be 20 to 30 years old, but well maintained. The grounds are well tended. Our unit was clean enough and comfortable. The place is well located for fishing, snorkeling or diving.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Lowtechtravel
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Reviewed 12 September 2008

I'm not sure where to start. Overall it is very, very expensive for the value received. The rooms are old and smell like cleaning products covering up smoke and other scents. The front desk staff was less than helpful and rude at some points. The strangest thing is that you are expected not only to tip the housekeepers but the landscapers and other property help as well. The description of the suites make them seem like they were totally remodeled in 1995 but more like just patched up. The sheets are only changed every 3 days. The air conditioners barely kept the room cool. Like the other reviewer said, you have to pay upfront for the entire stay and it is only refundable with 30 days notice, now I know why!!!

  • Stayed: August 2008
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12  Thank worldlytraveler21
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Reviewed 17 February 2008

Folks, don't kid yourselves. Yes - this is no Ritz, but this not even a Motel 6. Motel 6 would have clean sheets and decent, non-hostile front desk service. It's been a couple of years since we visited and we still remember this place as our worst vacation nightmare...

Stayed: July 2006
6  Thank floridatraveler1
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Reviewed 6 January 2008

If you want concierge service, a heated pool, and breakfast in bed don't book here. If you want a "Keys experience" for you and your dog this is the place. We've been here seven times now and always come back whenever we can. The villas are immaculate, located in well landscaped grounds, and just a short walk from a well maintained private beach. You can swim, but as with most Keys beaches the floor is rocky in spots so bring some sandals or booties. Snorkeling under the pier you may spot a grouper or resident lobsters. Each villa has a kitchen, but we barbecue most nights out on our patio under the stars with a glass or two of wine. We have always met friends here as everyone usually has a love of dogs in common, but respects your privacy too. Our Yellow Lab, Breez, loves the swimming and chance to play with the other dogs. The owner,Susan, is a great lady and strives to meet your every need...if it's not there just ask and she'll do her best to make you happy. End each day with the sunset on the pier (and another glass of wine?).

  • Stayed: January 2008, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank breezdog
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Reviewed 4 January 2008

We spend a wonderful week at White Gate Court, arriving on the 18th of December, departing on the 28th. We were so sad to leave! Our cottage was immaculate, with cold filtered water waiting for us in our fridge. The king size bed was very comfortable and fresh towels were available every day, if needed. The staff were wonderful and keep the grounds beautifully. Although every cottage was booked, we felt like we had the beach all to ourselves.
Susanna and her husband were gracious hosts and even gifted us with a bottle of bubbly on Christmas Day. Please disregard the negative reviews posted about this wonderful place. We felt so welcomed, our dog had a wonderful time and we will be back next year!

  • Stayed: December 2007, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank KristinSToronto
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Reviewed 2 January 2008

We arrived on Saturday December 29, 2007 earlier than the check in of 2:00, they immediately had our room ready. It was perfect for the weekend! Beautiful, clean, well kept spot that my one dog did not want to get in the car to go home. It was quiet, serene and truly a nice little getaway from the hustle of everyday life. The owners made us feel welcome, the other guests all were very nice and friendly. My 2 pugs had a blast, off leash with plenty of room to run around to their hearts content. Cleaning people showed up early each morning and walked the grounds cleaning up any issues they saw. Truly a great place if you love your pets and want to bring them along. Beautiful views and very quiet. We will definitely be returning to the White Gate Court.

  • Stayed: December 2007, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Laura B
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Additional Information about White Gate Court

Address: 76010 Overseas Hwy, P.O. Box 1528, Islamorada, FL 33036-4000
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Islamorada
Price Range: £126 - £205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A quiet, secluded getaway, where Pets are always welcome. Only 7 units on 3 acres of tropical beauty, with old time charm and modern comfort. 220 Feet of private white-sanded beach area, free dockage, great snorkeling and night fishing, complimentary beach towels, free use of Kayaks and bicycles. BBQ grills for each unit, filtered water supplied for each refrigerator, fully equipped kitchens and more. Personalized attention, great hospitality. We have a brand new Dock!! ... more   less 
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White Gate Court Islamorada, Florida - Florida Keys

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