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Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Marathon
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Peabody, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
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“Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

We drove from Naples and thought we might just check in after the long drive, and then maybe go on to Key West. After seeing the resort, no one wanted to get back in the car. What a beautiful place! We rented a wave runner, enjoyed the tiki bar, and the pool. The cottage we stayed in was gorgeous!! Two of my kids said this is what they imagine paradise to be like. I have to agree. One drawback is that the beach has a very small swimming area which is cordoned off - seems like a good way to feel safe from sharks. However, the water was loaded with seaweed, and extremely shallow, with no way to get out beyond it. It was so hot, a swim in the ocean would have felt great. Instead we went to the pool and enjoyed watching the iguanas lazing around. We ate at the Butterfly Cafe and it was excellent. Wish we had booked another night! Would go back for sure.

Room Tip: In beachfront cottages, you step out into the sand. Water front steps out onto a boardwalk which lea...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

Simply perfect. I love that it wasn't a party resort. It was quiet, the staff was exemplary and beyond friendly. It takes a place like Tranquility Resort to understand what true relaxation feels like. The only recommendation is to set up a designated smoking area somewhere on the grounds. It's sort of ridiculous to have to walk out to US1. Set one space away from the guests and provide plenty of ashtrays. If someone smokes outside of the area, charge them. Other than that, I'd say this is the best spot in the keys if you are truly looking to wind down and just enjoy an island paradise.

Room Tip: It doesn't make a difference. You can see almost everything from the second floor master balcon...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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LeClaire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

Before booking our trip to the Florida Keys I looked and looked at different properties in the Keys area. Nothing sparked my interest a whole lot until I came across Tranquility Bay. The pictures on the web site were absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Typically I figure they pick the best of the best pictures and it is not always like that once you actually get there. Tranquility Bay was an exception- the property was as beautiful as the pictures on the web site!!! I felt like our vacation was like something off of a postcard. The grounds were immaculately maintained. The villa was spacious and beautiful. The pool areas and beach were both beautiful and relaxing! My husband and I had our 3 teenage girls with us who all agreed it was the most beautiful place we had been! We ate at both TJs Tiki bar on the beach and Butterfly Café while there. Both had exceptionally good food! A little on the pricey side with the 18% gratuity added in, but would return anyway! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone and everyone traveling to the Keys. There are a lot of things to do while in the Keys, but we took a few of the days just to stay at TB in our Villa/pool/etc because it was so nice!!If we ever make it back to that area will definitely stay at Tranquility Bay!!

Room Tip: We had a 3 bedroom waterview villa which was perfect! Everything is close by right there. The water...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

For the Keys, this is upscale, but very lacking on resort feelings.

Seems the units are mostly privately owned and rented out for the night, week, etc. and property is therefore
run by a management company, which results in less than super friendly and professional & and sufficiently staffed
front desk and outdoor drinking and lunch.

Room Tip: try and stay near the bay.....U.S. 1 on top of many rooms
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Long Valley, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

Beautifully done resort, both the interiors and exteriors were nicely designed. My one complaint on this front (and it is a big one) is the extreme lack of privacy. All the decks are right on top of each other and something, anything - even just roll down bamboo curtains - would be preferable to the current exposed porches!

Two other negatives about Tranquility Bay would be that the main pool gets very, very crowded. Even the adult only "Serenity Pool" gets over crowded and cannot be considered very calming. I also saw some kids in this pool one afternoon. Lastly, housekeeping quality is spotty. The resort states that you get a "tidy" every day, which is fine, but they do not always do the same quality, e.g. sweeping out sand, leaving towels, etc.

The best things about Tranquility Bay is that all the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful, the on-site jet-ski rental was great, we loved the Butterfly Café and TJ's Tiki Bar (especially Michelle who ran after us in the blistering heat with our left behind package) and the accommodation was very comfortable.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Viera, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

First time at Tranquility Bay, and it is a really great resort. We stayed in one of the regular rooms #206 and even though it is on the second floor and there are only stairs it was great - there is a handicap lift to the second floor rooms I noted. The room was not just a regular hotel room but a great one, felt like a second floor condo unit just no kitchen, new, big and super comfortable. The grounds, snorkling lagoon, pools and beach are also very beautiful and well kept. This is newer built well upgraded comfort Keys style. If you want to stay in new upgraded comfort and branch out from there to do the other keys things this is your place.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

This resort was perfect for our couples getaway, we were in the beachfront room (2 bedrooms) last room on the side. It was peaceful and quiet. We traveled with another couple. The rentals were conveniently located on site for kayaks and jet skis.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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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 #3 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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