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Island Bay Resort

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92530 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're driving from South Florida to Key West, stop here on the way there or back. It's incredibly efficient and peaceful. The kayaks, masks/snorkels and noodles are easy to access any time. There are lots of little outdoor games around. The lounge chairs have plenty of shade. You'll see a sunset, possibly from a kayak. It's just easy. No... More 

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Ennis, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent two amazing nights in the Island Bay Resort. The attention to detail in the entire property was just superb. The team are so helpful, friendly and relaxed. The room was so clean and comfortable and had absolutely everything we needed and more beyond. Beautiful location right on the water with lovely little garden to relax in and then... More 

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chester, cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in room 3, Flaura and Fauna. Approx 10 feet to start of beach and 50 feet to water's edge. The 'bungalow' was superb. Quite compact, but everything you needed was there and worked very well. Lots of little personal touches in all of the decoration. Incredibly comfortable and quiet. Kitchenette is small, functional and well equipped. There is... More 

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Waupaca, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 night stay at the Island Bay Resort! The owners Carol and Mike could not have been more friendly and hospitable. They directed us to their favorite restaurants, activities, and recommended charter services. The resort is quiet and peaceful. Everything is immaculate. You can see Mike and Carol's pride in ownership of this wonderful little resort.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether a resort or motel in name or appearance, Island Bay Resort could just as easily be a B&B (without the breakfast) or friendly senior-living neighborhood. Each of the cottages has its own theme and you are immersed in an experience that makes you feel like you are staying at your aunt or uncle's home (including the water heater that... More 

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Scottsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We LOVED this place! Our only complaint was that we couldn't stay longer. The owners, Carol & Mike, were very nice and friendly and live on site, so they were also very available. Our cottage, an efficiency, was perfect for a couple, one room with a little kitchenette and bathroom. But they have bigger cottages also. The outdoor areas were... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We LOVE Island Bay Resort! We've stayed at the resort for the past 2 years to fish in the Rotary Club's Take Stock in Children tournament. This year we were here for a week long vacation and were finally able to fully enjoy the property. The attention to detail that Mike and Carol give to IBR is incredible! The grounds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed ourselves at this place. QUIET, except a few times from kids on neighboring docks. Even though it showed no vacancy and we saw cars in parking we very rarely run into any one. Felt like our only little private getaway.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The place was the perfect getaway! My husband and I spent 5 nights at Island Bay Resort and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The hosts, Mike and Carol, were extremely helpful and friendly. They have given attention to every square inch of their resort. Hospitality must run in their blood because they know how to run a resort and... More 

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Meridian, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

On a whim, I brought my 15 year old son down there to snorkel, kayak and decompress. What a great place to stay. The owners have built an entire PRIVATE paradise. No one bothers you. The property is very clean, nicely decorated, and centrally located. The price to stay there is very fair and well worth every cent. I wont... More 

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