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Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   2600 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050   |  
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Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Marathon
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“Couldn't have been any better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011 via mobile

Was very happy with our stay, check in went great and our place was perfect for our long journey down. We sat and ate at the butterfly cafe and it was top-notch, service was perfection and you just wanted to eat more it was so good. The tiki bar was fun all day, the bartender kept making his rob punches for us, and giving us all the secrets of fun in the keys...We can wait to come back down and see the staff again, they just were so pleasant...Thank You guys!

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011 via mobile

We have been traveling through the USA for 2 months now and this is by far the best place we have stayed at . Well furnished right on the beach kids loved it. Lovely pools and relaxing beach. Did not try the restaurant but it looked amazing tiki bar was good and the sunsets spectacular. 8 days of bliss was really hard to pack the bags and move on.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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West Palm Beach, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

We had a great 4-day, 3 night vacation at Tranquility Bay this past weekend. We took our 2 kids, 8 and 10, and the 2-bedroom villa was perfect. The grounds are beautiful, the pool is huge and the beach lagoon is very nice for a quick dip in the warm water. We did not have any issues. The tiki bar has good lunches, the staff is very friendly there. I have to give a special thank you to Jay from the front desk. When I returned home last night I realized I had left behind a special necklace in my bathroom. I called and got Jay, explained the situation, he called me back not 3 minutes later to tell me he had the necklace sitting there and that he would ship it back to me today. Now that is good customer service!! So to sum it up, great place, wonderful staff and great vacation!! I will be back!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scottsville Va
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

From the minute we arrived (3:40 p.m....but checkin time isn't until 4:00) until we left we were continually disappointed in small ways. The facility is very pretty, but set in a not very nice part of the Keys. The front desk struggled to allow us to check in by the 4:00 checkin time. The bartender gave my 21 year old son a hard time about ordering a drink. The facility is a non-smoking resort, meaning that they do not provide even a corner for those that still have the habit, driving those that couldn't not smoke for a week out to the street, again in a not so very nice part of town. While standing out on the street, homeless were constantly walking by, harassing the smokers for a free cigarette or a dollar or two. Housekeeping was slow, and signs were prominently placed warning that a missing towel would be charged at the price of $40/towel on the bill. With beach, pool, and scuba/snorkel trips filling our week, we became inordinately obsessed with counting towels. One day housekeeping didn't even bother to pick up our sodden towels left in a pile by the door, and had to be called twice for replacements. There are signs on every deck explaining the serious prohibition against leaving any items on the decks, forcing us to dry our scuba and snorkel equipment in the room.
The beds were comfortable and the air conditioning worked really well.
As is so common in southern Florida, the floors were ceramic tiled. There were no rugs at the doors to dry or wipe your feet and we were all very nervous about slipping with our wet feet as we came and went from the pool or beach.
We asked about the pool hours and were told that it was only open until dusk, as the "tenants" did not like to be disturbed by noise from the pool.
The restaurant provided a delicious meal, but charged an outrageous sum for it.
The boating rental people were friendly enough, but the equipment, except for the jet skiis, was old and falling apart.
The exercise room was small and two of the cardio machines were not working.
We checked out of the facility two days early and made our way down to Key West, where we stayed at the Santa Maria Resort, a much more welcoming resort.
We got the impression that perhaps the Owner's Association of Tranquility Resort might be responsible for setting the rules of the resort, and that they were biased to the unit owners and their specific comfort.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Parkland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Stayed in a 3 Bedroom with wife, and 4 kids Age 15, 13, 13, and 3

Walked out back door right on the beach....amazing views, fabulous sunsets!

Huge kitchen, dining table and great TV living area on first floor.

Check out the pic...it was like being in a Corona Commercial!

We will go back over and over..

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If you are expecting every day service...this is not your place.


You are renting a Condo...there is daily made service but they only replace towels, and make up the beds. Clean up the kitchen...

Bring lots of Beach towels they provide you with 6 but I say bring your own. Also the floor wil get very sandy because you are on the beach and they did not have a way to wash off your feet before coming in the back door. We took a big pan/sheet filled it with water and laid a towel on the floor so we could wash the dsand off and dry feet before walking in the room.
This type of vacation is like going to your own personal Vacation home...you can fill the fridge full of beer and food. Eat breakfast lunch and dinner at your place...or go out to the on property dining that was FABULOUS! There are so many great place to eat within a few miles...but why miss the sunset!

it is slow paced and terriffic....can't say enough about how great it really was. We will be going back 2- 3 times a year!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

We visited Tranquility Bay for 4 nights the beginning of September. The front desk was great especially Jay and Michael who could not do enough for you. The 3 bedroom house we had was number 77 on the beach. This villa is great with kids as you can sit on the balcony and watch them on the beach or playing in the sea. Although the villa's are a little small they are adequate and very clean. The housekeeping was amazing , just a note that the beach towels were a bid old and wearing thin. We will be returning in April next year and cannot wait to visit Tranquility Bay again. I would recommend it to anybody and thanks guys for a great holiday.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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 September 3, 2011

Great place to stay in Marathon. Great villas and outstanding service.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2600 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Marathon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort located in Marathon Florida, the heart of the Florida Keys. Here you will find more than unrivaled peace and seclusion on your Florida Keys resort vacation, while overlooking the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Sink into serenity with one of our unique two or three bedroom beach houses. Our spacious Marathon Florida resort beach houses have 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 plus baths, gourmet kitchens, expansive porches overlooking the water, flat screen TVs, and handmade furniture, offering an idyllic Florida Keys resort experience nestled in a tropical oasis of calm and ease. Now you can also discover the addition of 16 new luxury single-level "Tropical Garden Guestrooms" which offer more intimate accommodations than the resort's larger beach houses. Enjoy all of the amenities of Tranquility Bay Resort with more affordable luxury in mind, and tropical garden views.Next, try award winning dining at Butterfly Cafe, a 2.5 acre white sand beach, world class fishing, diving, snorkeling and water sports, three tropical swimming pools, and our beachfront TJ's Tiki Bar, all framed by 12 acres of picturesque gardens. Located just 90 miles south of Miami and 45 miles north of historic Key West, Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort is easily reached by car or plane. Boasting delicious dining, Florida Keys' attractions, plus a nearby Championship 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, state parks with incredible beaches, protected waters for diving and some of the best sport fishing in the world, you can define your own paradise at our unique vacation destination in the Florida Keys. Find your center in the Middle Keys at Tranquility Bay Resort. ... more   less 
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