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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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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 days ago NEW

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
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live about 3hrs north and we're looking for a romantic getaway. Upon arrival we were provided with a wealth of local info i.e., local restaurants, reputable dive shops that provide snorkel and dive trips, State Parks, local attractions. If you had any other questions or suggestions they were there to help. Onsite they have kayaks, and snorkel gear available... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My husband and I spent last weekend at the Island Bay Resort. This hotel/motel is run by Mike and Carol who live on the property. What a nice couple and extremely accommodating. The "resort" is immaculately maintain and is very fitting for the Keys. It is small, very clean and has everything you need. The rooms have small kitchenettes with... More 

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Warrenton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Was looking for a small resort which was quiet and private. This resort certainly fit the bill. When you drive in you know you are on vacation. The resort is well kept and has all the expected amenities. The owners are very pleasant and willing to do anything to make your stay more comfortable. One thing to keep in mind... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Small, owner operated resorts not too far down the Keys. Rooms are just as you see them online, and everything has been thought of- even a Sonos in the room. Everything exceptionally clean and tidy. Friendly, relaxed environment, Carol and Mike always happy to help on plans, trips etc, plenty to do in the Keys, and some good places to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I have to say that Island Bay Resort is like being on your own island! Our suite was so clean, spacious and quiet! We had our own beach area for island Bay guest! I guarantee that we will make this a yearly vacation, for Bill and I! Have recommended to my friends! Thank you for a pleasant and unforgettable vacation!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My husband and I came to this resort and found exactly what we were looking for. It is a perfect little place with privacy and it's so much more comfortable and inviting than one of those large resorts. The owners are unbelievably nice and I can tell they take immense pride in this resort. Will come back here for sure.

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