Small property on a quiet beach. Each condo is individually owned, so they are decorated differently, and rentals are managed by office staff. You can book by the night rather than the week, which makes it a great place for a weekend getaway. Office staff were VERY helpful and knowledgeable about the condos. It is directly on the ocean. Some units are not oceanfront however, so if that is important to you ask the office. Plenty of free parking, nice pool and bbq area between the building and the beach. Our condo was 301 and was well equipped with everything we needed - full kitchen with plenty of kitchenware, even had a blender (and the all-important bottle openers and corkscrew). This helped us hold down costs and calories. The condo felt spacious, the bedroom was a full separate room. This particular unit has had the living room glassed in for a full-wall view of the ocean. There is an oceanfront balcony from the bedroom that we really enjoyed. Comfortable king bed. I like the color scheme of blue/brown.
The only things I would change is that we could occasionally smell smoke from someone smoking on another unit's balcony, and I would bring paper towels as there were none provided. They've had a lot of beach erosion this year and at high tide there is very little beach left - but it is still there!
It was lovely to take a morning's stroll on the beach. We rode our bikes on nearby trails which was a big plus for us - sidewalk to trail was seamless. The trail is about 20 miles long, goes along Ocean Drive.
We did eat at the attached restaurant Saturday night and enjoyed the meal. The restaurant is oceanfront as well and they have a dining patio/bar overlooking the beach.
Overall, we had a great weekend getaway at the Island Beach Resort and would definitely return again. Clean, comfortable, safe, and a good value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Island Beach Resort is located directly on the ocean with miles of unspoiled and non-crowded beaches. Our resort has a heated oceanfront pool, two sun decks, and two outdoor BBQ grilling areas. Our guests are treated to complimentary WIFI and gated resort-only parking. All guest rooms are 1 and 2 bedroom suites with fully appointed kitchens and bathrooms. Central AC, dishwasher, kitchen supplies, cable TV, DVD players, linens, hair dryers, iron and ironing board are among our basic amenities for guests. The upper floor units feature private balconies with views of either the Atlantic Ocean or the beautiful Florida sunsets. Hutchinson Island in Jensen Beach, FL is best known for local activities such as surfing, river or ocean fishing, scuba diving, golf, museums, nature excursions, day cruises and Major League Baseball training. We are located directly on Hutchinson Island, with miles of ocean views. The Island Beach Resort provides an on-site laundry facility located on the first floor. Our gift shop/boutique offers clothing, sundries, gifts and many other items. Shuckers, our restaurant and lounge, serves lunch and dinner daily and has full liquor service in the main dining room and on the beach deck and Tiki Bar. Historic Downtown Stuart and Fort Pierce are only minutes away and offer hot spots for shopping, entertainment and night-life. Orlando/Miami/Daytona are only a two hour drive. For unforgettable weddings and group travel excursions, as well as corporate meetings, there's simply no place like the Island Beach Resort! Our beautiful, tropical location serves as the perfect setting for your group gathering, from business to pleasure, fun to formal, and serious to social. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Island Beach Hotel Hutchinson Island