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“paradise found” 5 of 5 bubbles
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White Sands Inn
Ranked #6 of 17 Marathon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
101viola avenue staines middlesex
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“paradise found”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2012

My wife and I have been coming to the sands (as we call it) for more than 10 years, sometimes twice a year, It is like coming home to friends. The owners and staff are first class, they will do anything to make your stay perfect, and for us it always has been. The heated pool is awesome, and just to sit on the beach under the palm trees with a cool breeze coming off the ocean, beautiful. I go for walks in the surf at low tide to look at the sea life and there is so much to see, and what with the pelicans,herons, egrets & ibis, the buzzards and the ospreys, we even saw some humming birds the last time we were here. most of our family and a lot of our friends have stayed here and all have loved it. We have stayed in all the rooms but our favourite is room 7 with a private balcony overlooking the ocean.they get many repeat customers, try it and you will see why. we will be back again this year.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2012

This hotel is wonderful! The rooms are quaintly decorated, the hotel itself is relaxing just to look at. The staff are accomodating and friendly. Walked right from our room into the sand. A great ocean view from every window. It really did feel like we were in our own backyard with a heated pool! It was close enough to everything so we felt we were away from it all but not so far away if we wanted activities or excitement. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Madison, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2012

We have stayed here ten times in eight years. Each time we discover something new about the place and the area. Great place to kick back and relax, explore the natural beauty of the keys, read, and just chill out. Friendly, helpful owners who don't hover, well stocked, tropically decorated housekeeping rooms. Great pool and the lovely Atlantic steps from our door. My husband and I walk the flats at low tide, fishing and watching for wildlife (dolphins, eagle rays, tarpon pelicans and all sorts of tropical birds). There's a wreck that you can kayak to and watch the tropical fishes right from the kayak. The sunsets are spectacular, and my husband says the sunrises are as well (I don't usually catch them!). We have literally stayed a week leaving only to go to Marathon for groceries.
Feels like a home away from home. We will return again this April.

Room Tip: If you want cook, as for a room with a full kitchen. The oceanfront rooms have awesome views
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Lexington, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank MARY D
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — White Sands Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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