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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are not enough stars to rate the Island Bay Resort in Tavernier, Florida, on Key Largo. In our 17 years of traveling the country we have never found a cleaner place to stay. The property and cottages are kept spotless. The owners, Mike and Carol, are just about two of the nicest people you could meet. We have stayed... More 

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Marden, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Island Bay resort is situated on Key Largo/Tavernier. We stayed there on the way back from Key West to Melbourne on the Space Coast. It is quite a small resort with a row of several separate cosy units each with its own outside area. There is also a small beach area and a dock which extends about 20 metres... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading so many great reviews of the Island Bay Resort I had high expectations prior to our trip. Island Bay delivered and actually exceeded my expectations. We spent almost a full day enjoying the activities at the resort: bocce ball, kayaking, snorkeling, paddeleboarding, reading and just enjoying the view. Our room was charming and spotless as were the whole... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had plans to sightsee and engage in water activities in various locations but were satisfied to stay at the resort where we had privacy, a beach, kayaks, snorkel gear and SUP. The cottages are uniquely decorated and are immaculate, as are the grounds. We were in #7 "Conch Key" which riffed on the shell and beach theme. It was... More 

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Rutland, Vermont
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Reviewed October 30, 2016

Been a couple years since we stayed. Nice to say the Island Bay Resort just keep improving while still providing a neat clean stay. You can feel the effort the owners put into their work while you walk around and look and enjoy your vacation. Very relaxing place, no stress which is what I was looking for. Loved the driveway.

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Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Fourth time staying here. So comfortable and clean with the most accomodating owners willing to do what it takes to keep it that way. The rooms are all decorated different, so we stay in a different room each time. The sunset view is great and better than fighting the crowds, we had the beach to ourselves! They have a sand... More 

Thank Charles Z
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Reviewed October 26, 2016

I was sold after reading the reviews, and Carol and Mike did not disappoint. They and their staff have created a cozy, clean, thoughtful getaway. We appreciated the welcome sign when we arrived at night, the binder full of tips/ideas, and Carol's friendly advice whenever we saw her. We had a fun time just lounging on the beach chairs, eating... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016

First class room, well furnished, very clean, perfect, quiet, air conditioning. Very comofrtable with everything you need inclidig a decent bbq, but oh for a Big Green Egg. Good private beach with great sun loungers and a beach cabin.

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Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Quaint little place. Very well done. A nice relaxing atmosphere with private beach and water sports available on site with great view. Free Wi-Fi and small kitchen with private patio and grill available.

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St. Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Island Bay is simply lovely. The owners, Mike and Carol, have put so much thought and care into every last detail, and it shows! The grounds are beautiful. The rooms are quite small, but very cozy. There is no pool, and the beach has a fair amount of sea grass, so if you are looking to do a lot of... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Island Bay Resort provides you with a complete "Florida Keys experience." Our hotel is centrally located between Key Largo and Islamorada and just two hours from Key West and Miami. Enjoying your Florida vacation is easy. Swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, boating and sunbathing can all be enjoyed from our resort's beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Island Bay Resort

Address: 92530 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, Key Largo, FL 33070-2758
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key Largo > Tavernier
Price Range: $149 - $358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Island Bay Hotel Tavernier
Island Bay Tavernier
Island Bay Resort Key Largo/Tavernier
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“Cottage numbers start at #1 beachfront. Check out photos on the excellent website”
 of 5 bubbles 901PaulL, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“The rooms start with #1 being nearest the beach - we stayed in #4 and were glad to be farther away from the highway, which can be LOUD.”
 of 5 bubbles T6599MErachelg, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“the room beside the beach is superb”
 of 5 bubbles Violaferry, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“Cottage #1 is the only "beach front"...but no matter which one you chose, you are only steps away from the water.”
 of 5 bubbles Savvy1984, Oct 5, 2016 | Read review
“the #1 room is adjacent to the beach, the others are in line with one another. Not sure if #1 is more pricey.”
 of 5 bubbles navsecgru, Oct 2, 2016 | Read review
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