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“Great place, great hostess”
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Tarpon Flats Inn
Ranked #9 of 17 Key Largo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 6, 2006

We booked Tarpon Flats after our booking in the Everglades was cancelled after Hurricane Wilma. We did not know what to expect but thought it was heaven. The only disappointment was that I booked the morning flat fishing for my husband at about $350 and they hardly saw any fish, never mind caught any. In 4 hours he only cast once! Carol is wonderful and the venue can't be faulted. We left there to go and stay in Miami for 5 days and spent that time wishing we could go back to where we had come from!

  • Stayed: October 2005
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Reviewed January 17, 2006

This place is between a neighborhood and a marina. The neigbors are quiet but the marina can get a little noisy at night. Our room was on the third floor and it was beautiful. Large room, wonderful bed, wood floors, wooden window seats, french doors, lovely kitchenette, very clean and well decorated. There was a small beach, kayaks, hot tub, hammock and nice people. You are just down from John Pennekamp state park. The breakfast is great, fresh pasteries, fruit, yogurt, juice, brought to you on a tray. Suzanne was the hostess that weekend and she was most attentive. We dove with Garden cove divers, they only take 6 people out at a time, we took the champagne cruise on the wonderful catermaran Reef Roamer, Roy the 1st mate is great. Be sure to eat at the Buzzards roost and have the yellow tale snapper and Hogfish, this has got to be the best place to eat in the area. We saw the Marriott and that looked great if you want a large chain. It had a nice beach, the Sheraton was in the mangrove and to treed for me. This place was just right. The Jules Vern lodge was behind us, I always thought it was in the ocean, it was really in a canal. We had wine, cheese and fruit in our room which was great. This place is very romantic, we met another couple that had been there many times, the were also having a wedding there over the weekend.
We will return for a longer stay, try it out, you will not be disappointed!

Stayed: January 2006
11  Thank susan822
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Reviewed December 5, 2005

Initially, our reservation was at Cheeca Lodge--supposed to be one of the best resorts in the Keys. Nope! We hated it, and we are still (a year later) in negotiations with the hotel owners to get our money back!! Meanwhile, we looked in the phone book for a small B&B that is dog-friendly. Tarpon Flats was our next stop! We had a one bedroom suite with a pull out couch, a full kitchen and a porch. It overlooked a lake, and there are tons of great, free activities to do right on site. It was beautiful, relaxing, and a hugely fun weekend. We love Tarpon Flats!!

  • Stayed: December 2004
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Reviewed June 24, 2005

Flew to the Keys for a few days with our 14 yr. old son & loved Tarpon Flats. Our room was wonderful- we had a third floor room and a beautiful view! The hammock under the palm trees turned out to be one of our favorite spots! We all enjoyed the kayaks every evening as we paddled along the mangroves. The location of Tarpon Flats is truly one of the most peaceful places we've ever stayed & the breakfast delivered each morning was wonderful. We hope to return again & again!

  • Stayed: June 2005
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Reviewed June 1, 2005

My husband and I live only three hours from Key Largo so we visit often. We have reserved rooms at almost every "hotel" within the area. Tarpon Flats is such a cut above, it is unbelievable! Carol, the manager, is so friendly and accommodating, you feel as though you have known her for years. There are so many things to do onsite...fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, cycling......it is almost like a small resort. Don't miss this place...we will be back for sure!

  • Stayed: June 2005
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Reviewed November 28, 2004

My husband and I found the Tarpon ad on the internet and were quite impressed with the info tabled.
We arrived on 17 November for two nights, and boy did we just love it. Carol, our hostess, was so lovely and laid-back she was almost horizontal!! She brought our breakfast to the room each morning and gave us top tips on what to see, where to go etc. Our accommodation was on the top floor and we had superb views out of over the canal.
We managed to fit in a lovely sunset cruise (in between sleeping off lunch and sightseeing). The cruise again, did not disappoint! If you want total relaxation, no hassle, no worries - do try and visit the Tarpon flats - but also, do try and visit Robbie's. He houses the biggest tarpon fish I have ever seen and you even get to feed 'em. Verdict - just brilliant! Thank you Carol!

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Tamarac, Florida
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Reviewed August 19, 2004

I don't even know where to begin. Tarpon Flats is just incredible. My boyfriend and I were looking for a place to just have a nice quiet relaxing but romantic vacation. Something we both needed. Tarpon Flats provided that and more. I must say our room was amazing from the antique woodwork to the nice soft bed, we were in heaven. Our room even had it's own refrigerator, which was in my mind a nice touch. The continental style breakfast was served with class as was just about everything about Tarpon Flats. We really felt welcome by Carol, the manager and the other members of the staff. On our second day there we decided to go snorkeling kinda last minute, in 30 minutes Carol and her staff had everything ready for us all we had to do was get on the boat. Theres literally endless possibilities when it comes to finding things to do. Im not just talking about fishing either. Diving, snokeling, shopping, fine dining the list just goes on and on. I can't wait to go back next summer if not sooner.

  • Stayed: January 2005
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Address: 29 Shoreland Dr, Key Largo, FL 33037-4750
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key Largo
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Key Largo
Price Range: $202 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tarpon Flats Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tarpon Flats.The Best location in Key Largo. Oceanside next to Pennekamp State Park,Snorkeling and Diving the Reefs, Christ of the Abyss, Spiegel Grove and other wrecks, all nearby, Fishing thru Adams Cut to Back country. Bonefish and Tarpon fishing in Largo Sound from our free kayaks or reef fishing for grouper snapper on the reef out front or just beyond for sail, wahoo, and marlin in the Gulfstream. Get picked up at our docks. Everglades adventures and eco tours by by land or sea. No smoking rooms. Caribbean ambience suites in a Tropical Setting. Private Beach with hammock and pool. Tarpon Flats Features Free wireless Internet,Free Kayaks,BBQ Grill, Full Kitchen,Great for small Gatherings.Do it All... Dive,fish,kayack,explore,...Or...Do Nothing at All... Just Relax and Conch-Out at Tarpon Flats. ... more   less 
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