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“Nice place...staff was horrible..ruined vacation.” 1 of 5 stars
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Indigo Reef Marina Homes Resort
3.5 of 5 Condominium   |   11600 First Ave Gulf, Marathon, FL 33050   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Fort Lauderdale
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Nice place...staff was horrible..ruined vacation.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2009

The grounds keeper / dock master, Joe, was absolutly your typical "Keys" resident that is rude to non locals. Had more than one confrontation with him as did some of the other guests I spoke with. When his behavior was reported to management, they had a take it or leave it attitude. His behavior was carried on infront of my 4 year old son which lead to a long series of, What does moron mean daddy, and what does [--] mean daddy??? Vey unpleasant at the least. Will not be staying here again.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manalapan, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2008

My wife and I are fans of Tripadvisor, so when it came time to find a place to stay in Marathon, we turned to traveler reviews. We read a handful of reviews for Indigo Reef Resort and each one said nothing but good things. So, based on those reviews, we booked 6 nights in July 2008. I'm glad we did. We found the resort very much to our liking. What does that mean? It means that the resort is quiet, secluded, and best suited for those folks who prefer a good book and a glass of wine to a keg of beer and a boom box. My wife and I are very particular in the sense that when a property advertises itself as quiet and serene, we expect the property to be quiet and serene. When we booked our vacation we found out that Indigo Reef has a sister property called Tranquility Bay, which is about 5 miles down US1. The way it was positioned to us was that Tranquility Bay had more stuff to do, and Indigo Reef was quieter. SOLD! Indigo Reef was immaculately landscaped, the pool was huge and clean, with lots of comfy, padded lounge chairs. And since Indigo Reef doesn't have any restaurants, bars, or beach, the pool is the main focus of the property. However, during our time there we basically had the pool to ourselves. The stars must have aligned or something - it was great. The townhouse itself was clean with a modern kitchen and all of the bells and whistles you'd expect of a high-end resort. The townhouse included a covered parking spot. There were a handful of guests who brought their boats to the resort and docked them literally right outside their front porches. I can see this place being a fisherman's dream. I'll sum it up this way. If you're looking for a quiet, comfortable, clean, subdued place to stay in Marathon, then Indigo Reef fits the bill.

  • Liked — The quiet atmosphere
  • Disliked — I wish the townhouses had more of a buffer between each one.
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Everett, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2008

Three adult women, one week in the Keys, and four of them spent at the perfect Indigo Reef. Frank helped me book it- and he was right about every detail. Indigo Reef is the quiet, tranquil property of all the Singh Prperties in Marathon. It is geared towards adult relaxation and quiet. To get away from noise, come here. It starts with just finding it! Off the main highway, through magnificent art gates, down a long winding narrow road. Watch for the raccon family!
The view was wonderful. The 2 story conch style was immaculate and furnished with a white slip covered sofa, three slip covered chairs in white & one red with ottoman, a dining table that seats six, large flat screen television, DVD player , and separating the areas is a granite counter with two tall chairs.The kitchen has everything you need to cook. But who cooks on vacation? Refrigerator was side by side with automatic ice & water dispenser. The floors are all cool tile. A half bath is just inside the front door. Upstairs, the master has an enormus ,soft cushy bed with all white linen and comforter , All wood is white, ceiling fan, flat screen Television, two closets and waffle weave white bathrobes( or pool robe!) Private bath with granite tops, two sinks, glass shower, bathtub, plenty of drawers and cupboards. Hair dryer included. A sitting porch, french doors and two Anderondack chairs with table completed the room. Another bedroom has two twin beds, the third bedroom has a queen. All have flat screens, DVD players, robes and door out to a wrap deck overlooking the parking lot and beyond. Shared bathroom is just outside each room .Every day the bed is made, the towels are hung, new coffee appears and the dishes are whisked into the dishwasher. On the third day, more shampoo, conditioner and lotion appear. Key Lime of course!
The pool was never full, seems I was the only one who discovered it during our stay! First class, it looks just like the photos. And warm!
The only thing the three properties have in common are perhaps the accomodations. All are conch style, two or three bedrooms. Otherwise they are furnished according to the owners desires. There the similarities end. Tranquility Bay is busy. Right off the busy highway, it has the Butterfly Cafe, lots of families with children, water sports, and a tiki bar with a bartender who doesn't come out from behind the bar. It does have a nice view of the Bayside and lighthouse. Noisy, busy. The third property (where you check in at) seems to be geared to the sport fisherman. Again, the buildings are the same, but this has the marina, and it's right off the highway. It has a small store inside and super nice folks at the desk, including Frank.
I don't think I would reccomend small children to stay here, at Indigo Reef, close supervision would be imperative as the boat slips are just steps away and it is all steps & grassy areas down to the water from each porch. Neighboring vacationers consisting of grandparents, parents and a toddler were frantic one afternoon when toddler slipped away. All turned out alright, but I believe that Tranquility Bay might have been a much better choice for them, no immediate deep water just outside the porches and, here at Indigo Reef, leaving the french doors closed would be very, very hard to do.
We were in unit #43, and during our stay it was $299/night and with all taxes came to $333.00 per night total. Were can you get any diamond class accomodation for that price? Here. I have found our new Keys hideaway! A unit next to us was for sale- boat included for $1,192,000.00. I'll take three.

  • Liked — Quiet, Low Key, Class and Quality.
  • Disliked — The rain for two days kept us inside instead of at the pool! Puzzles! Card Games!
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NYC
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2008

This was the perfect place to get away from it all. The townhouse style home we rented was beautifully furnished and immaculate. Each evening we sat on the porch, watched the sunset and the pelicans heading out to fish. It was very quiet, not a place to party. There are great funky restaurants in the area. Try Key Fisheries, The Island, Cabana Breezes, Hideaway Cafe. There is a very nice yoga studio on the main highway, called Bodies In Motion. On Little Torch Key, try Parrotdise Grill. Loved the whole experience.

  • Liked — Quiet, beautifully furnished and equipped.
  • Disliked — We liked everything.
  • Stayed January 2008
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Ohio
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2008

We have four days left to stay here.(Total of 10) This is the perfect place for R & R. My husband & I got our much needed rest. There is plenty to do--especially if you love fishing or boating. The pool is large and always clean. There are plenty of teak lounges & chairs with lovely soft cushions to relax on. There are beach towels in the condo for your use.
The 3BR/2.5BA condos are nicely decorated and fully furnished. The beds are quite comfy. Ceiling fans plus efficient A/C keep you in comfort no matter what the weather is. The grounds are beautifully kept. Covered parking is included.
The best part for us was the view from our verandas, the great room and the master bedroom. Just beautiful!! The sunsets were so pretty to watch from the deck also.
You won't be disappointed if you stay at Indigo Reef Resort.

  • Liked — The views, condo and furnishings.
  • Disliked — Nothing.
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Apollo Beach
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2007

If you love the Florida Keys, boating, etc, this is the most unbelievable place to stay. The 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath townhouse units look as if noone had ever stayed in it. The back porch overlooked our boat slip where we kept our 21 foot rental that we got from Captain Hook's (highly reccommend also). If you want to do some serious fishing and have a luxury stay, book it! The resort was very quiet and relaxing, the view incredible, and the service was wonderful.
This resort has a sister property about to open called the Coral Lagoon and The Boat House. It is on the Atlantic side and around 3 blocks away. We checked it out and it looks to be another amazing set up

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — Loved all of it...no negatives.
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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chicago, illinois
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2007

We just returned from a 5 day stay at Indigo Reef & we were extremely pleased with the resort. The homes were absolutely beautiful - spacious, clean, and nicely decorated. Very comfortable setting! In addition, the views of the sunset from our home were just picture perfect. We felt that it was definitely a family friendly setting - and we absolutely loved the fact that there was yard space to play ball - frisbee and fly a kite. We did spend some time over at Tranquility Bay & I must say that I preferred the setting at Indigo Reef much better. Overall, we were very pleased with the resort - from the overall setting down to the stafff at the front desk. They were just wonderful & helped out sort out an error with our bank upon check-out! We will definitely return and have already recommended Indigo Reef to a number of families!

  • Liked — overall comfortable setting
  • Disliked — I cannot think of anything that we disliked
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 11600 First Ave Gulf, Marathon, FL 33050
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Indigo Reef Marina Homes Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 67
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