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6800 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014
Safetyguy_328 Yardley, Pennsylvania
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A great home base for your Keys vacation, near everything. it is clean, well apointed and has nice amenities. The structure is very sound and built to survive a huricane, the cotages sleep six (stricktly enforced) and are elevated about 20 feet above ground level. Not handicaped accessible. The buildings are 30 years old but all recieve rergulare freshening up... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Well, after a spending a night at the Kingsail Resort right next door I was a little worried about coming here but wow was I mistaken! From walking in to the office I knew this was going to be a lot better! We were greeted as if we were family! Maribel took care of us and set us all up... More

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Centerville, Ohio
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1,364 reviews 1,364 reviews
83 hotel reviews
2,599 helpful votes 2,599 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We love the Florida Keys, and found our peace of mind 30 years ago at the Reef Resort in Marathon. This is a very small vacation resort that we holiday annually in March. Most of the detached units have been owned by families from the North (especially Michigan and Ohio) for thirty years. Some families who are Boomers and retirees... More

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DefenderResorts, Public Relations Manager at Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing all this helpful information! We love our location and adore all our owners and return guests that have found us and come back to see us time and time again! Thank you again for your time and feedback!! Happy Travels! :) More

Wilson Point, Maryland, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

this place is great,they thought of every detail. The villas are pretty and weLL maintained. the staff is polite and courtesy. Maribel was just wonderful and very helpful! we are planning a return trip!

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DefenderResorts, Public Relations Manager at Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your stay with us!! Can't wait for your return trip! More

Nunica, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

My family has gone to the Reef every year, for over 30 years. Here's why: Peaceful resort, kitchen, and the ability to do laundry. (It's so nice not having to pack as much!) Excellent salt water pool, beautiful views, kayak's, bikes, canoe's...all included! Super service, the people here become like a second family. Just returned from another excellent week of... More

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DefenderResorts, Public Relations Manager at Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to see us for more than 30 years! It's always a pleasure having you hear - we thrive off that second family feel that the resort creates for so many people! See you next year! More

Parker, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

This is a well maintained and comfortable resort. It has great amenities - pool, bbq's, kayaks and canoes and boat docks! Lots of birds that want to pose - brown pelicans and white herons are plentiful and beautiful! We stayed in the timeshares and found them well appointed, clean and comfortable - there are two bedrooms, one with a double... More

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DefenderResorts, Public Relations Manager at Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review for The Reef! We are glad you enjoyed your trip here and took the time to provide o many helpful details to potential guests! Thank you for noticing the landscaping - it's our pride and joy!! We hope you return to visit us again! More

Baltimore, MD
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90 reviews 90 reviews
10 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

These are individual 2-bedroom/2 bath timeshare condos that are octagonally shaped and sitting on pedestals (the washer/dryer is inside the bottom of the pedestal). The floorplan is a little fun and quirky because of the overall shape. We thought that both bathrooms were pretty small, but we did have two clean and working bathrooms, so that's good. The first unit... More

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DefenderResorts, Public Relations Manager at Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to write a review! We are happy to report that we do have paddleboats, kayaks, and bikes all here now! We have also done renovations to our interiors adding tile and fixing the electrical issue that you mention. We hope that you come back to stay with us again! More

Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We made a trip to the keys and stayed here, opting to stay out of key west during our visit to fantasy fest. This place was fantastic. The pool was nice and up to date, kayaking laundry facilities for each villa. Did I mention how clean it was?! The staff was super friendly...we will definitely plan to stay here again.... More

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The best thing to say is CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN! The two bedroom condo was very clean as were the grounds and pool area. The condo was equipped with everything you need to cook if you so desired and there a barbeque you share with the other condo that shares the stairway. As you enter the condo the dining table is... More

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Florida
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12 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Have been going to The Reef for years, and have enjoyed the laid back atmosphere. This is not the Ritz by any means but plenty of friendly people, and quiet island atmosphere. Condos each have 2 bedrooms, and 2 baths with sleeper sofa, full kitchen, and utensils. They now have the great additions of dvd players, one hairdryer in one... More

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Address: 6800 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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