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“Beautiful condos on the gulf.” 4 of 5 stars
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Islander Bayside
3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   81450 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036   |  
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Ranked #4 of 13 Islamorada B&B and Inns
Florida, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful condos on the gulf.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Overall a nice place to stay and would return. The condos were immaculate and the location in Islamorada was ideal. Only a few items that could have improved our stay. The boat slips are very tight and our 23 ft pontoon boat was not easily maneuvered in and out of the dock space. Would recommend the dock spaces closer to the condo as the gate on far side is locked at times and causes some difficulty loading and unloading boat. Also, there are only 4 of everything in the kitchen (4 plates, 4 glasses, etc) would strongly suggest bringing paper plates and cups. And the size of the condo is ideal for a maximum of 4 people. Any more than that would be cramped. (We rented the 2 bedr/1.5ba unit) Lastly, parking was horrendous. If you have more than one vehicle you might find yourself without a parking space. We were there during Sportsmans lobster week and we were afraid to go out for dinner in fear we'd have no parking place upon returning.
Overall though its beautiful resort, lots of great restaurants nearby and be sure to visit the beach at the sister Islander resort! Great!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We had a two bedroomed villa for 5 nights in earlyJuly. Everything you could possibly need was provided in these well designed villas. There is a small swimming pool and you can relax in the hammocks that surround it. Beds are super comfortable and kitchen is very well equipped. There is a barbecue if you want to cook and plenty of local restaurants if you feel like eating out. We enjoyed some excellent Chinese and Thai food from the aptly name Taki Outi and 2 miles away, where one portion would feed 3! islander Bayside is perfectly located for exploring the keys. The property is located near the main road, so there is traffic noise when you are at the pool or on your porch or balcony, but not audible when indoors. Staff were friendly and helpful and wifi is provided free. Don't miss a trip to Hemmingways house in Key West, this waste highlight of our trip.

Room Tip: Choose a room near the water and further from the road.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Karen T, Director of Sales at Islander Bayside, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Thank you for your post and you do make a good point about pontoon boats. Although our web site says 24ft or less, we didn't think about berth. We'll definitely mention that in the future. The parking is limited and we do say "only one vehicle per unit" but sometimes guests will test us on that and Mini Lobster Season is about as crowded as it gets. Thanks again and we hope to see you back soon.
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Miami, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Had to find a last minute place to go when our trip to Bimini fell through. This place was ideal, the town house is perfect size for a family with two children. Can dock your boat at the marina for 25 dollars a day, which is super cheap for the keys. The beds in the town house are very comfortable, and the kitchen is fully stocked. GreAt fishing and diving close to the hotel. The location couldn't be better as you have great restaurants close by. If you stay here ask for and end unit near the water, you wont regret it. Service was Impeccable. It was truly a pleasure to stay here. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Karen T, Director of Sales at Islander Bayside, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Wea re so glad you came to see us rather than going to Bimini. Thank you for taking time to write a review. And fyi - notice you have 2 kids and we just added twin beds to some of the guest bedrooms, as well as, a few sofa sleepers. Hope to see you again soon !
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Delray Beach, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I chose Islander Bayside because there was a special on Expedia. I am so glad I did! We had a luxury 2-bedroom 2-bath townhouse with sleeper sofa in the living room right on the bay. What a magnificent view to wake up to every morning! The townhouses are almost better equipped than my own home, with full modern kitchens and baths and 2 balconies. They are very well decorated and have a beautiful tropical feel, both inside and out. The room was immaculate, as were the grounds. The pool is beautifully situated right on the bay, with lots of chairs, a couple of hammocks, and barbecue grills, all in excellent working condition. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. I sure hope Expedia runs more specials on this resort, because I would definitely stay there again!

Room Tip: There are 4 bayfront units. We stayed in #114. The view was absolutely fantastic!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Thi place is great especially if you have a boat and a pet. The townhouses are very nice and the pool is right on the bay, perfect for sunsets. The staf was also very accomodating and I thank them for everything.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We chose this resort because it's pet friendly.
Villas are amazing!!! New, clean and spacious. Fully equipped.
Nice and friendly stuff. Almost everything was perfect!
But I really don't know what to do there for longer time or if it would be full...

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Detroit, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Great location. Townhouses are perfect for families.Great pool and clean grounds. Townhouse was clean and decorated nicely. Plus you get access to the main Islander Resort across the street. Definitely will be back!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Islander Bayside

Address: 81450 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Islamorada
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Islamorada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Islander Bayside 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located directly on the Florida Bay in the heart of Islamorada, Indigo Bay Hotel offers 25 townhome style accommodations with gorgeous water views from private balconies. Each unit has two bedrooms, and comes with a fully appointed gourmet kitchen, dining and living areas. Amenities include: Waterfront Pool, Boat Slips, Grill Areas, Room Service and Much More! Brand New and Beautiful! ... more   less 
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