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“Our Home Away From Home”
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White Sands Inn
Ranked #6 of 17 Marathon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 4, 2012

We have been coming to this wonderful little paradise for 11 years. As a matter of fact, as we check out, we make reservations for the next year, making sure that we can get our favourite room back.

When the snow is piled high at home, we dream of the lovely, bright turquoise bedroom, kitchen-dining room and the balcony with a view of the Atlantic ocean, the quaint little beach, the palm trees, the herons, sandpipers and pelicans.

From the dock it looks like a delightful tropical doll house in all its lush pastel colours.

The inn is clean, the staff very friendly and helpful. Janice and Rachel are the perfect hosts, always happy, with a great sense of humour. The White Sands Inn is our home away from home.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

This is the Keys! I've been living in South Florida for the past 25 years and for the past three or so the White Sands has been our vacation spot. The whole family loves this place and the staff there will bend over backwards to help make you comfortable.

Room Tip: ROOM 7 is easily the best. We've stayed in most of them and enjoy 7. Awesome LARGE balcony.
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Greg A
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Reviewed September 24, 2011

We loved our visit to the white sandsinn. Reasonable rates relaxing Atmosphere close to the water,and great ocean front pool.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2011

This little hotel is cute as can be painted in tropical colors, lots of plants, a great little pool, hammocks, boats and a great area for just relaxing. Our room was so cute and it faced the water just as Rachel promised, the owners were so helpful in making my reservation and we just loved it there, My friend had never been to the Keys and fell in love with it at first sight. This is a cute place to relax, away from the towns and within driving distance of everything else. We loved it there, their waterfront is now on my phone and computer, a great view for sure. If you want to get away from it all, this is the place to go.

Room Tip: We had room #4, facing the water, what a view, tables and chairs right at your door to have coffee o...
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

The White Sands Inn is a gem. It's a little place, on Grassy Key, not far from the Dolphin Research Center. We have gone there 3 summers in a row now and love it more each time. The owners are very laid back and very accommodating. This year they even upgraded us - we loved this room even more than the one we usually stay in. The rooms are clean, colourful and spacious. The pool is great, the hammock is oh-so-relaxing! And the sunsets are the best!
You can't go wrong staying here.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank rjsctravel
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RachelPrice, Manager at White Sands Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2012

I wanted to say Thank You, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor.
I have so many regulars that enjoy our paradise every year but yet they are the ones who no-longer need to look on line for a review as they have found thier paradise.
So again, thanks for taking the time and thanks for coming home to us each year.
Rachel Price
Manager
White Sands Inn

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Reviewed June 19, 2011

We had a great time here. We stayed 2 nights and it was about what we expected. We stayed in room 5 and had a beautiful view from our door. Yes, low tide was a little smelly, but not all that bad. My 13 year olds loved exploring low tide sand bars right off the dock (a bit mushy the first few steps). We found loads of creatures, like snails, hermit crabs, and shrimp. We enjoyed the pool - nice and warm. And had a lovely dinner at the outside table. We were also greeted by a nice cat and a curious crab. Hammocks and a swing made evenings perfect. Watched a beautiful moonrise over the ocean from the swing. The room was adequate and met our needs. Not a four star place, but that is not what we expected. My only complaint was that the room wasn't swept out daily and there was sand on the tile. We just used a towel to clean it. It must not have bothered us too bad, because no one searched for a broom. The square shaped shower was on the bit on the small side. If you dropped the soap, you'd have to get out to pick it up. But the water pressure was good and we never ran out of hot water. WiFi was great to load pictures online and check email. Full size fridge was wonderful for all our food. There was no ice machine at the hotel and so we had to stop to get ice for the cooler. Made a perfect stop over to visit Bahia Honda Beach, which was gorgeous and no crowded. Laid back, Keys style, all the way.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 8, 2011

We arrive at the white Sands Inn and had to check our shelf’s in as there were no staffs to greet us. We find our room after walking around and find Rm 1. We were so disappointed to find the room smell and had not been decorated in many years, the door blinds were broken and after asking the owners daughter to replace the blinds, there were never replace. We used the pool in the morning but had not been clean and could not use the pool. I & my wife left after 1 night, we ask for our money back but were refused. We had to wait for the owner to arrival and she was very rude to us. We would never recommend White Sands Inn.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about White Sands Inn

Address: 57622 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 57.5 Oceanside, Marathon, FL 33050-5625
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Marathon
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Marathon
Price Range: $139 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — White Sands Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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