If you are looking for a place that's affordable but apart from the usual stereotype motels this is it. Everytime I think about it, the song Don't worry be happy by Bobby McFerrin comes to my mind and I wish I could be there again. We are a family of 5 from Germany and we stayed there for a few days in December of 2011. We all loved the Carribean flair that surrounds this place. It reminded me of those Bacardi rum commercials showing happy people on a beautiful beach. The place is just totally relaxing and peaceful. We had rented the big house, where we felt very comfortable. It was clean and airy with a full sized kitchen, where we cooked some of the seafood we had bought during our outings. In the evening you just wanted to sit and watch the sun set. Mike and Linda, the couple who runs the place, are wonderful people and helpful in every way. One evening, when we ran out of wine, I just mentioned it to Mike, and a few minutes later, he was there with a bottle to help us out. When we couldn't crack the stone crabs that we had bought, he showed us a little trick how to do it. In a very short time it felt as if we had known them for years and they were good friends. When we finally had to leave again we all wished we could have stayed longer. Mike and Linda, watch out, we will be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located a quarter mile off the highway, this 1.75 Acres of private waterfront property is quiet, secluded, and lush with coconut palms and papaya trees. A slice of Old Keys-style paradise, there are only three units on the property, all of which have beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico and the many mangrove islands in the distance. Three of the units on the property are efficiency units and come with everything you need. Two are perfect for couples, and one is great for larger groups. The old conch-house style units are very clean and comfortable, with just a hint of the old quirky, "Keys-ee" decor. Have you ever wanted to try sleeping on a boat? We have one of sailboats waiting for you. Need room to spread out? Consider staying at the townhouse on the property next door. Only steps away from the water, you will not find accommodations that offer more peace, quiet, privacy, and amenities. Experience the beautiful sunsets every night, and take advantage of our complimentary bicycles, kayaks and snorkeling gear. Have your own boat? We've got plenty of room to dock it during your stay at no extra charge. Maybe you'd like to try sailing? We also have sailboats on the property available to rent. When you are not out sailing, snorkeling or kayaking, there is always plenty to see and do at the Best of Both Worlds, Islamorada. ... more less