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Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
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“Safe Haven!!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Beyond paradise this place by far exceeded my expectations!!!!! Gorgeous surroundings, friendly staff, quiet all around, just an amazing place. We are a family of 6, rented a three bedroom house, very spacious, cleanliness 100%, decorations are exquisite. Definitely repeating this trip next month, because we just could not get enough of this little piece of heaven!!!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

We stayed in the 3 bedroom condo with 4 children, two of ours and a friend each. This was possible due to the spacious condo. It was a perfect set up. We ate breakfast in the room and mostly packed lunch sandwiches when we had activities.

Pros: full kitchen, comfy beds, 2.5 bathrooms, excellent staff at the Tiki Bar (Jeff and a new fellow from the east coast), good activities and Butterfly Cafe was very good.

Cons: the towel situation. We just washed our yellow towels most nights as they are not frequently replaced. Housekeeping is advertised to be minimal but was also inconsistent. The room needed more frequent sweeping due to the sand and stocking TP was overlooked one day. This is picky but the coffee pot is not simple and there was not a baking sheet provided for pizza or biscuits. The beach is not great but it's normal for the keys.

We will be going back. It was a really good arrangement. We rented jet skis and a motorboat for snorkeling. We stayed in a room near the Tranquility Pool which was perfect for our age group.

We loved the wildlife. We saw geckos, iguanas, cats and a raccoon.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Anderson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Guess when I booked I didn't know we were getting a whole complete house/ condo! Wow this place had absolutely everything you need to make your stay comfortable ! The bed was super comfy, the kitchen well equipped with everything (we never used because we wound up out and about all day and most of the night)
Super clean, great value for your money, we would stay here again in a NY minute!

Stayed August 2014
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Englewood, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

We just got back from Marathon yesterday. We were all sad to come home. We really enjoyed Tranquility Bay. It truly is tranquil and charming. We stayed in a 2 bedroom beachfront house and it was just as it appears on their website. I think the next time we will go with a 3 bdrm just for a little more room for a family of 4. Our unit had a full kitchen, washer/dryer, nice patio leading to the beach at your back door. Living area, kitchen, and a 1/2 bath are down stairs. Master, second bedroom and 2 full baths upstairs. Washer/dryer are in closet in second bedroom. Wifi is offered for free but connectivity was terrible where we were. Unit 40.

Only complaints on our unit was there wasn't a lot of comfortable seating for family of 4 in family room which is why we are considering the 3 bdrm next time, even though you really aren't there to stay inside. :). Also master bathroom is very small. Trying to get two people ready in there at the same time was impossible. It also would have been nice to have some way to wash the sand off your feet when coming in from the beach so you don't track sand everywhere. We ended up putting a big bowl from the room filled with water out on the porch to rinse our feet. Another nice to have would have been a broom to sweep up in between housekeepings. Minor things. Tried to use the oven once and when I opened it while preheating I was greeted with a cloud of smoke. It needs a serious cleaning. Had to turn it off for fear of setting off the smoke detectors. Another odd thing was they only give you 4 beach towels and they tell you they replace every 4th day of stay. Ours disappeared after the second day and were never replaced. Thankfully we had brought our own so it wasn't a big deal but for people who fly they may not have room for beach towels in their bags. When checking out I did see a couple getting fresh pool towels from the front desk so I'm sure if we asked we could of gotten more.

They have 2 restaurants on site. One thing people complained about is they do not serve breakfast on site. Wasn't a problem for us, we ate in the room and there are lots of restaurants and cafés in walking distance. The butterfly cafe was a bit pricey for our taste but everyone says it is excellent. The other restaurant was TJs tiki bar. We ate there twice just for convenience and had no complaints, sandwiches, salads, pizza, kids menu. Cocktails are ~$10. Really liked the blueberry mojito and the key lime pie drink. Oh! The room comes with a blender too.

The beach is man made so there are some rocky areas. There is also sea grass in the water at the which freaks some people out. They have a barrier around the beach area to keep out floating sea weed/sea grass. I have seen others complain about in their reviews that it stinks up the beach. For us there was no problem with it. There are 2 pools on the property. The main pool was really nice and quite large. Only complaint is the water was too hot! Lol. I know it's the middle of August so shouldn't have been surprised. Not like they can control Mother Nature! Second pool is a smaller adult only pool. It was nice, again too warm to be refreshing.

Water sports on site that our family participated in was kayaking and wave runner rentals. They only have single kayaks. Would have been nice to have a double so my youngest could of gone out with one of us. For the jet skis I recommend making a reservation. They book up fast and are often rented for several hours at a time, at least that was our experience.

Overall we really enjoyed the resort and will be returning

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

We were very positively surprised when we entered our room. We had the 3 bedroom waterview room which had a kitchen/living area, 1/2 bath and porch on the 1st floor and 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the second floor. The room/apartment was very clean, something hard to find on the Florida Keys.

The resort is directly on the Gulf side of the keys with a small sandy beach. The pool area is quite large but the water not as clear as I hoped it to be...

I didn't realize that the hotel was not offering breakfast services which was the only real disappointment during our stay. I asked the front desk staff if they're planning to offer breakfast services any time soon but he didn't know.

We certainly would recommend this resort to anybody.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Eslov, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

We were on our way down to Key West, had planned to make a quick check in and then go to Key west, but after we checked in we didn´t want to leave the place. It was so nice. we were 5 people in a villa. There was also a laundrymachine and a dryer. Perfect

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Islamorada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Tranquility Bay is one of the finest resorts in the Florida Keys, and by far the finest in Marathon. The accommodations, staff, and service are all 5 star. Convenient to everything in Marathon, you will find your stay at this resort to be one if your favorites.

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  • Stayed April 2014
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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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